William Smith

Discovering Trek: Drastic Measures

AUTHOR DAYTON WARD

In this bonus episode, Dan & Bill are joined by New York Times Best Selling Author Dayton Ward to discuss his brand new Star Trek: Discovery tie-in novel, Drastic Measures!

Plus, we’ll talk about some breaking Discovery casting news and tell you how you can win a signed copy of Dayton Ward’s new book!

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Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series and their brand new album, Year 4, is coming soon!

Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

Episode 134: Stump the Geek

AN EPIC BATTLE OF WILLS

This week, the fan favorite “Stump the Geek” returns–and this time, it’s bigger than ever!

Dan must answer TEN trivia questions using no reference other than his brain! No books, no internet, no notes, no lifeline of any kind! Plus, this time the stakes are even higher!

Instead of the patented “Double or Nothing Bonus,” Dan will have to answer the brand-new “QUADRUPLE OR NOTHING BONUS!”

Will he be victorious?!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 133: The Undiscovered Country

CONSTANT AS THE NORTHERN STAR

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country debuted in 1991 and it marked the end of the adventures from the cast of the original Star Trek.

A whodunit with political overtones, this movie was a great success, leaving many wondering why it was the last movie with Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew. It was a film that performed well during a disappointing year at the box office and was also the only Trek movie to win a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.

This week, we’ll take a look at The Undiscovered Country and talk about one of our favorite Star Trek adventures. Plus, we’ll look at the Klingons and whether Chang may be among the best of them. We’ll also examine the central questions this film brings up for us–like whether it stands the test of time.

Plus news on a Star Trek: Discovery panel at Wondercon, Saturn Award nominations for Discovery, and Star Trek Online players can now “send their ships” to get printed—it’s all in this week’s episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 132: Jetrel

CONFRONTING THE PAST

This week, we take a look at the Star Trek: Voyager episode, “Jetrel,” which is an amazing first season installment of the third live-action spinoff series.

Dr. Ma’bor Jetrel created a weapon fifteen years ago that was used against the Talaxians. 300,000 of Neelix’s people–including his own family. Now, Jetrel has come looking for Neelix who cold be terminally ill with Metremia, and Jetrel has been working on a cure.

We’ll talk about this standout episode from Voyager’s freshman season and the incredible performances from both James Sloyan and Ethan Phillips and whether or not either character achieves any sense of redemption.

Plus, news on the Star Trek Cruise, the Star Trek Mission Crate, and William Shatner’s tour screening Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan all in this installment of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 131: See It or Skip It – DS9 S2

THE FAN FAVORITE RETURNS!

One of our most popular episodes is the “See It or Skip It” series where we rate an entire season of Star Trek and tell you which episodes you can check out or avoid entirely! We’ll be making our way through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in this 25th Anniversary Year and this week, we consider the sophomore season of the second live action spin-off series.

Joining us as Special Guest Geek “for the full hour,” is none other than Andy Fark–the percussive force of our favorite band, Five Year Mission! He’ll guide us through the entire season and even tell us how he rates each and every episode along with us!

How will this season rate? Check out Your Independent Star Trek Podcast now to find out! (Spoiler Alert: It’s pretty FARKTASTIC!)

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SPEAKING OF FIVE YEAR MISSION…

We truly can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are so grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Discovering Trek: S1 Wrap-Up Extravaganza

SPOILER ALERT

In our Season 1 Wrap-Up Extravaganza, Dan & Bill are joined by special guest Ken Ray from Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast to talk about the Star Trek: Discovery’s entire first season.  We’ll look at some favorite moments from the season, discuss what we think the show might have done differently, and even give predictions for what we’d like to see in season two!

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SPECIAL THANKS

Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series and their brand new album, Year 4, is coming soon!

Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

Episode 130: Benjamin Lafayette Sisko

THE EMISSARY

Father.

Starfleet Captain.

The Emissary of the Prophets.

Benjamin Sisko is perhaps the most complex of the Starship Captains, and this week, we’ll take a long look at why he’s one of our favorite characters in all of Star Trek!

Plus, product news, an update on Five Year Mission’s YEAR 4 album, and an incredible giveaway from our friends at FanSets.

This is one episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast that you won’t want to miss!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 129: The Conscience of the King

THE PLAY’S THE THING

4,000 people.

That’s how many were executed at the directive of Governor Kodos of the failed Tarsus IV after a fungus destroyed most of the colony’s food supply leaving 8,000 colonists to starve to death. Kodos ordered the deaths of the 4,000 so the other 4,000 colonists might live.

Among those survivors was James T. Kirk and, now, he’s left with the task of figuring out if actor Anton Karidian is really Kodos the Executioner.

This week, we’ll discuss this classic TOS episode and why it was one of Bill’s favorites, even as a child. We’ll talk about our favorite moments from this episode and examine the central question, “What, if anything, could Captain Kirk have done differently?

Plus, news on a brand new Star Trek merchandise portal on the world’s biggest retailer, how William Shatner thinks he could be incorporated into Star Trek again, and listener voice mails in this episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

Get SPOCK'S BRAIN NOW!We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Warp on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out all of their fantastic albums! You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain! Plus, they’re wrapping up Year 4 right now!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Discovering Trek S01E15: Will You Take My Hand?

SPOILER ALERT

The first season finale of Star Trek: Discovery bring us to the Klingon homeworld and a battle with our own principles! This week we’ll break down Episode 15, “Will You Take My Hand” as we discover how this epic first season draws to a close.

Returning to Discovering Trek to join us in the discussion is our great friend Barry DeFord from PoliTreks on The Tricorder Transmissions network of podcasts.

In addition to breaking down all the developments in this episode, we’ll also tell you what we discovered about our own humanity in this latest episode of Discovery.

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Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series and their brand new album, Year 4, is coming soon!

Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

Discovering Trek S01E14: The War Without, the War Within

SPOILER ALERT

The fourteenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery finds us in the midst of a war with the Klingons that is not going well. Join us for “The War Without, the War Within” as we find out just how far the Federation will go to win.

Joining us to examine this episode is Kevin Reitzel from the Fandom Podcast Network in his first appearance on Discovering Trek!

We’ll also give you predictions as to what we think could happen in next week’s season finale, and reveal what we discovered about our own humanity in this latest episode of Star Trek.

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Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series and their brand new album, Year 4, is coming soon!

Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

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