Episode 106: Star Trek Nemesis


Can you learn to see in the dark, Captain?” – Shinzon

It was a dark movie. Literally and figuratively.  It ended up being the last of the Star Trek movies with the TNG cast.  But was it a worthy finale??

This week, the Trek Geeks will give their take on Star Trek: Nemesis.  Their memories of the 2002 film are not as positive as other feature films, and they will jump right into the reasons why this was a less than stellar big screen exit for Picard and his crew.

Prime Directive violations, dark sets, “tired” acting.  This list goes on and on.  But fear not, there are plenty of things that the Geeks liked, and they will get into those too!

Plus, perhaps the biggest announcement ever from our good friends at Star Trek Continues dropped this week!  Also, a familiar face recently got to test out the new Star Trek Bridge Crew virtual reality game.  What did she have to say?

In addition, if you are attending San Diego ComicCon or STLV, you may want to make some room for a new con exclusive Holiday Keepsake ornament!  Finally, QMx is releasing a replica of a classic TOS piece of furniture and we have all the details for you!

It’s all in Episode 106 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast! We hope you’ll join us as we raise a glass of Chateau Picard!


Five Year MissionWe 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, here is a little secret…they are working on Year 4 right now!

Here’s a rundown of the Five Year Mission songs you’ll hear in this episode!

The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year Two
Awful Lot of Trouble – [Track 4] – Spock’s Brain
The Return of the Archons – [Track 6] – Year Two


The Trek Geeks Delta was designed by Aaron Harvey. You can find him on Twitter @GeekFilter and please check out his podcast, “Saturday Morning Trek,” on Trek.FM!


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2013 Hallmark Ornaments Arrive This Weekend

Hallmark Cards celebrates 40 years of their Keepsake Ornaments with their Premiere Event at all Hallmark Gold Crown Stores this weekend, July 13-14, 2013.

They are offering many special offers on their line of ornaments and, in addition, Hallmark is also offering a special bonus for their Crown Rewards Members:

Crown Rewards Members:
Receive 200 Bonus Points for every Keepsake Ornament you buy during Ornament Premiere Weekend, July 13 – 14. After that, receive 100 Bonus Points for every Keepsake Ornament you buy the week of July 15 – 21.

Plus, during Ornament Premiere Weekend (July 13 – 14 only), get an extra 1000 Bonus Points when you purchase 10 Keepsake Ornaments and another 1000 when you purchase 15.

The last 20 years have seen multiple Star Trek ornaments offered and this year is no exception.  Hallmark adds three brand new Star Trek ornaments for 2013, all of which I’m sure will be on my Christmas Tree this year.



“Arena,” designed by Hallmark Keepsake Artist, Valerie Shanks. 

The first ornament is highlight’s Captain Kirk’s battle against the Gorn as organized by the Metrons in the 1967 Star Trek episode, Arena.

The ornament is battery operated and features sound and music from the episode and is dated for 2013. It retails for $29.95 and can be purchased at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store and on Hallmark.com.



“Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott,” designed by Hallmark Keepsake Artist, Anita Marra Rogers

Fourth in the “Star Trek Legends” series, the Chief Engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise materializes in ornament form for your tree.  Standing at 4.25″ tall, Scotty is dated for 2013 and retails for $14.95 in stores and online.



“U.S.S. Kelvin,” designed by Hallmark Keepsake Artist, Lynn Norton

The starship that George Kirk captained for 12 minutes is the third offering from Hallmark this year. Featured in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” from 2009, the Kelvin lights up when you press a button.

The U.S.S. Kelvin is priced at $32.95 and you can pick it up in store or order it on the web.

I have a feeling one or more of these might be added to my tree this year!


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