Conventions

Episode 111: STLV Recap

DISCOVERING DISCOVERY

STLV is the biggest Trek Family Reunion on the planet, and this week we’re joined by family member Adam Drosin to talk about the big events of Creation Entertainment’s Official 2017 Star Trek Convention in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

Plus–our Cosplay For Good campaign was a HUGE SUCCESS and we’ll update the fund raising for the Nevada SPCA!

Finally, we’re joined by our great friend Lew Halboth from Fan Sets to talk about their new line of pins for Star Trek: Discovery and we’ll make a special announcement regarding Discovering Trek! You won’t want to miss this, we guarantee it!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year Mission

We can’t thank Five Year Mission enough for all the amazing music they let us use on Trek Geeks!

They’re writing one original song for each episode of Star Trek. The guys are hard at work on Year 4 right now and we know it’s going to be amazing! Please head on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and download all their albums–we know you’ll become a huge fan, just like we are!

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Episode 110: Badda Bing Badda Bang

IT’S VEGAS WEEK!

STLV has arrived and we’re on our way to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

To celebrate this annual pilgrimage, we’re taking a look at the 7th season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Badda Bing Badda Bang!”

It’s a fun episode that channels the old-time Vegas feel with a great heist!

Speaking of heists: we’ll also take a look at the film that served as the inspiration for this fun holosuite caper, the 1960 classic, “Ocean’s 11” starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the rest of the Rat Pack.

Plus, we’ll update you on the latest from Star Trek: Discovery including the programming for the upcoming series on the STLV schedule!

We’ll also have a final look at the Cosplay for Good tote board–and the news is amazing! Our great friends Heather and Jeff from Shore Leave have come up with a really creative way to help us raise money for the Nevada SPCA during STLV and we can’t wait to tell you about it!

It’s all in Episode 110 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, pally! Join us!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

Five Year MissionWe love FIVE YEAR MISSION and we can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music on Trek Geeks each and every episode. We’re huge fans and we hope you’ll become one, too–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 each and every one of their incredible albums! You can hear them all: Year One, Year Two, Year Three, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain! Plus, don’t forget that they are working on Year Four right now!

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 108: See-It or Skip-It TNG S4

AHEAD FULL, MR. CRUSHER!

It is time for another fun filled See-It or Skip-It episode from your two favorite Trek Geeks! This week we will tackle Season 4 of The Next Generation and we are joined by fellow podcaster and good friend David Duncan from The Synthaholics Podcast!  He will referee the discussion and make sure Bill and Dan stay on point!  Last SIoSI we had pretty high marks for Season 3.  Will Season 4 be just as recommended or will the percentages start to level out a bit?

In addition, the “Cosplay for Good” fundraising campaign is in full swing!  The Geeks are raising money to help the Nevada SPCA, the largest no kill animal shelter in the Las Vegas and have the latest update on their progress.  On the busiest day of STLV, they will be wearing skants from TNG Season 1 for a really great cause!  They are getting close to their goal of 1,000.00 but still need your help!

It’s all in Episode 108 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast! This DEFINITELY is a “HEAR IT”!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

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!

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

Bumper Music
Court Martial – [Track 5] – Year Two
Hey, Kara! – [Track 1] – Spock’s Brain

SPECIAL THANKS

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!

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 107: Yesterday’s Enterprise

IT HAS BEEN A LONG WAR – OR HAS IT?

Let’s make sure history never forgets the name…Enterprise!” – Jean-Luc Picard

Military Log – Podcast Date 7/4/17.  It is considered to be one of the finest hours in Star Trek history.  Almost every list of favorite episodes includes this one.  It brings back a familiar face with the return of Tasha Yar and offers up an interesting moral dilemma!  It is Yesterday’s Enterprise and the Trek Geeks finally have the discussion they have hinted at for quite a while!

It is no secret that Bill is not a huge fan of this episode and today you will finally get all the details of why.  While Dan admits he thinks it is a spectacular stand alone hour of Star Trek, he too has reservations about the ramifications of this episode in future seasons.  It is an interesting discussion that may have you re-thinking how you feel about good ole NCC-1701-C!

Plus, there are tons of new details about Star Trek Discovery including a “set in stone” premier date, an old friend will be directing an upcoming episode and we finally get a Discovery panel at an upcoming convention!

Finally, the Cosplay for Good fundraiser to help the Nevada SPCA is in full swing!  The Trek Geeks are raising money to help the largest no kill animal shelter in the Las Vegas area by wearing TNG Season 1 skants at STLV!  With a little over a month to go before the convention, the guys have an update on how things are going so far.

It’s all in Episode 107 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast! Whatever you do, don’t alter the timeline by not listening!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

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!

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

Bumper Music
The Galileo Seven – [Track 1] – Year Two
The Return of the Archons – [Track 6] – Year Two
The Naked Time – [Track 5] – Year One

SPECIAL THANKS

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!

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 106: Star Trek Nemesis

WAS IT THE PROPER SEND-OFF?

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 MISSION

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!

Themes
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

SPECIAL THANKS

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!

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 73: STLV Wrap-Up

VIVA GEEK VEGAS!

STLV50 Wrap-UpIt seems like forever since we’ve sat down and recorded a standard Trek Geeks episode, and we’re back with our wrap-up of the amazing 2016 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention!

We met so many amazing people during the convention, one of whom was one of our favorite podcasters: Norman Lao from Trek.FM and also the Fandom Podcast Network, where he hosts Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast!

Norm sits down to talk to us about his first-ever STLV and some of his cosplay! We’ll talk about some of our favorite experiences, convention going, dressing the part, and even throw in a healthy dose of pop-culture references for good measure!

Plus, we’ll play catch up on some of the things that have happened since our last pre-Vegas episode, we’ll run through the latest Star Trek news from TrekNews.net, and we’ll make a special announcement regarding a new podcast for you to enjoy in January 2017!!

We had a lot of fun recording this episode and we hope you’ll enjoy it!

BLOOD OF KINGS

Check out the latest episode of Blood of Kings: A Highlander Podcast below!

Direct Download Linkhttp://fpnet.podbean.com/mf/web/86x3wh/BOK_9_G2-2.mp3

SPECIAL THANKS

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.

Beam 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!

Here’s a rundown of the 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

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

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

LISTEN NOW

Direct Download Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/TGP_Episode073.mp3

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Supplemental #5: STLV50 Podcast Summit

HOSTED BY MISSION LOG

SE005This will be an episode of Trek Geeks unlike any other!

Why is that you ask? Well, that’s because it’s largely hosted by two amazing podcasters! (Well, OK…ONE amazing podcaster and also John Champion.)

Return with us now to the Sunday of STLV50! Dan was off getting his DS9-themed tattoo and Bill was one of the invited panelists on the Roddenberry Stage for the Podcasting Summit, hosted by Mission Log!

Eight Star Trek podcasts were represented to talk about the focus of their respective shows, the challenges and rewards of podcasting, and how they determine success among other topics.

We can’t thank the folks at Roddenberry Entertainment enough for allowing us to share the stage with so many amazing people and for making this audio available. It was a true honor to be included with such amazing talent.

We definitely encourage you to check out the podcasts of the assembled panel at their links below:

HOSTS

John Champion & Ken Ray
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
http://missionlogpodcast.com

PANELISTS

Andi
Women at Warp
http://womenatwarp.com
Lisa Guetzkow
TrekRadio.net
http://trekradio.net
Aaron Harvey
Saturday Morning Trek
http://trek.fm/saturday-morning-trek-home
Terry Lynn Shull
The G & T Show
http://gandtshow.com
Elijah
Priority One Podcast
http://priorityonepodcast.com
Bill Smith
Trek Geeks
http://trekgeeks.com
Kayla Iacovino
Trek Movie Shuttlepod
http://trekmovie.com

 

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 72: Viva Geek Vegas II

Viva Geek Vegas II

THE WRATH OF THE RIO

The second of our mini-episodes from the Official 2016 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino! We’ll catch you up on what’s been going on during our trip and talk a little bit about today’s events!

Direct Download Linkhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/TGP_Episode072.mp3

Episode 71: Viva Geek Vegas

Viva Trek Vegas I

FINALLY!

It’s the first of our Vegas Mini-Episodes! In today’s update, we talk about our disappointment in the Leonard Nimoy panel, Dan’s first ever cosplay as Guy Fieri, and the chaos of the Whoopi Goldberg appearance!

Plus, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page tomorrow morning for another STLV Briefing!

Direct Download Linkhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/TGP_Episode071.mp3

Episode 70: STLV50 Preview

STLV50 Preview

TREK FAMILY REUNION

Our countdown has finally ticked down to zero and we’re on our way to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada for Creation Entertainment’s 2016 Official Star Trek Convention to celebrate the 5oth Anniversary of the franchise we all love so dearly.

We’re joined in this episode by our great friend, Adam Drosin, who we met at last year’s STLV! We’ll talk to Adam about his fandom, what made him decide to start going to conventions, and his plans for this year. Then, we’ll all take a look at this year’s STLV schedule and highlight the things we’re really excited about–and the things you shouldn’t miss!

In addition, we’ll discuss our plans for social media on the days of the convention! You may not be albe to make it to Las Vegas this year, but we’ll do our best to keep you all informed!

Our plane touches down in Las Vegas shortly, but you can listen to our STLV Preview in Episode 70 RIGHT NOW!

KEEP UP WITH US AT STLV50!

Facebook: http://facebook.com/TrekGeeks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TrekGeeks
Camp Khitomerhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/CampKhitomer/

FIVE YEAR MISSION!

Five Year MissionWe’re here in Vegas and so is 5YM to play for five straight days as the house band for Creation’s 2016 Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention!

We’re excited to see them again and we are truly grateful to them for letting us use their amazing music for the podcast. Please support them and buy their albums! Plot a course over to FiveYearMission.net and check out all their tunes–and get yourself some cool Five Year Mission gear!

Here’s a rundown of the 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

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

Bumper Music
Beam Down
Take a Ride

LISTEN NOW

Direct Download Link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/TGP_Episode070.mp3

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