Star Trek Continues

Episode 121: To Boldly Go, Part II

THE END OF AN ERA

This week, we welcome our dear friend Vic Mignogna back for his record eighth appearance on Trek Geeks to discuss the series finale of his acclaimed fan film series.

“To Boldly Go, Part II” is the eleventh and final episode of Star Trek Continues and it is truly epic in every way!

Hear all the behind-the-scenes stories from the production of this episode–and some that will definitely stun and surprise you!

It’s an episode that ranks right up there with the finest hours of Star Trek and we hope you’ll join us for this amazing conversation!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

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.

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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Episode 118: To Boldly Go, Part I

SPOILER ALERT

This week on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, we look at the newly released tenth episode of Star Trek Continues!

“To Boldly Go, Part I” is the first half of the two-part finale for the critically acclaimed fan film series. We’ll break down our favorite elements of this episode and we’ll talk about what it might mean for the final episode.

Then, we’ll be joined by Star Trek Continues’ creator and executive producer–our dear friend, Vic Mignogna. He’ll bring his insight and some behind the scenes stories to the podcast.

It’s a discussion you won’t want to miss!

 

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.

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!

Episode 112: What Ships Are For

SPOILER ALERT!

This week we take a look at the ninth installment of the acclaimed web series Star Trek Continues, “What Ships Are For.”

We’ll be joined by STC’s Creator/Executive Producer/Captain Kirk himself, our wonderful friend Vic Mignogna, to talk about this unique episode and some of the challenges presented by its production!

Then, we’ll dive in on Episode 9 and we’ll tell you why it stands up with the best of Star Trek!

Plus news, news, and more news on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, so beam on down!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionMusic for the Trek Geeks Podcast is provided by FIVE YEAR MISSION and we are can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music each and every week.

They’re working on their brand-new Year 4 album right now! In the meantime, head on over to FiveYearMission.net and get yourself their complete discography: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble With Tribbles, and Spock’s Brain!  We’re huge fans of theirs and we know you will be, too!

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Episode 100: A Journey to Future’s Past, Part 1

BEAMING ABOARD STAR TREK CONTINUES!

Well, here we are.  Who would have thought two and a half years ago when we started this incredible journey that we would be bringing you Episode 100 of the Trek Geeks Podcast.  We could not be more thankful to each and every one of our listeners for making this happen.  We are so grateful to all of you.  For this wonderful occasion we felt we wanted to do something special and unique.  It isn’t everyday you celebrate Episode 100, so we wanted it to be something that is very near and dear to our hearts.

In November of 2015, we had the trip of a lifetime.  Vic Mignogna, creator, executive producer and star of Star Trek Continues, invited us to Stage 9 while the cast and crew were filming Episodes 6 and 7. We were able to witness first hand what it was like to see an episode of Star Trek being made and we were able to walk the corridors of the U.S.S. Enterprise.  We met so many wonderful people, we became friends with all of them, and most importantly we became family.  It was an experience like none other so we wanted to share that experience with you.

We hope you enjoy our audio documentary of our experience on the set of Star Trek Continues in our super-sized Episode 100: A Journey to Future’s Past, Part 1.

SPECIAL THANKS

Music for the Trek Geeks Podcast is graciously provided by our friends, the band FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We can’t begin to thank Noah, Fark, Patrick, Mike, and Chris enough for allowing us to use all of their amazing music for the podcast every week. Please, do yourself a favor and check all of their albums: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!  Plus, they are working on Year 4 RIGHT NOW!  We cannot wait to hear what the guys have in store in this new collection of Trek Music Awesomeness!

Get yourself on over to FiveYearMission.net and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

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Episode 99: Still Treads the Shadow

SPOILER ALERT! 

It has been too long since the cast and crew of Star Trek Continues released Episode 7, so we have been waiting as patiently as possible for the latest adventure from our friends at STC.

As Nero would say, “The wait is over!” and we are thrilled that Episode 8 of this highly acclaimed fan production is now available.  Released to fans over the weekend of April  1st, “Still Treads the Shadow” continues the story first told in the TOS episode “The Tholian Web.”

While investigating an event horizon in an uninhabited system, the crew of the Enterprise are shocked to come across the U.S.S Defiant, thought to be lost in interspace over a year ago!  The surprises don’t stop there when it is revealed that the Defiant has a single passenger on board, and the condition and identity of that someone is what the crew least expected!  We think you will agree that STC has once again given us an amazing episode filled with drama and awesome guest stars!

Plus, as a special bonus we are joined by The Captain himself, Vic Mignogna (in a record 4th appearance on Trek Geeks), to discuss this amazing story and the INCREDIBLE performance he gives in this episode.

It’s all in Episode 99 of “Your Independent Star Trek Podcast” and we hope you’ll join us!

SPECIAL THANKS

Music for the Trek Geeks Podcast is graciously provided by our friends, the band FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We can’t begin to thank Noah, Fark, Patrick, Mike, and Chris enough for allowing us to use all of their amazing music for the podcast every week. Please, do yourself a favor and check all of their albums: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!  Plus, they are working on Year 4 RIGHT NOW!  We cannot wait to hear what the guys have in store in this new collection of Trek Music Awesomeness!

Get yourself on over to FiveYearMission.net and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

Here’s a rundown of which 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
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year 2
Awful Lot of Trouble – [Track 4] – Spock’s Brain
Gotta Save Spock’s Brain – [Track 7] – Spock’s Brain

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 80: The Ultimate Crew

WHOM WOULD YOU PICK?

The Ultimate CrewOne of the coolest ideas in Star Trek Timelines is the ability to have any single member of the Star Trek Universe as part of your crew.  We are talking ANY character from any series, ship, timeline, universe, etc.  That got us thinking.  Who would WE pick for our ULTIMATE Crew?  We break down all the main crew assignments in this “infinite possibilities episode”.  Heck, even waste extraction is discussed because Bill thinks that would be perfect for Dan!

In Star Trek news, perhaps one of the most EPIC and awkward pics in history was taken recently at Star Trek Destination Europe as almost two dozen Star Trek alums got together on the bridge of the Enterprise!

Also, time to fork over some quatloos or gold pressed latinum because the revised and expanded Star Trek Encyclopedia is now available and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive!

Finally, both Bill and Dan received some swag in the mail over the weekend.  What did they get and who is more excited?

It’s Episode 80 of Trek Geeks–beam aboard, won’t you?

STAR TREK TIMELINES

Special thanks to our friends at Disruptor Beam–the creators of the Star Trek Timelines game–for letting us use their artwork in our album cover this week!

SPECIAL THANKS

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 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
Dagger of the Mind – [Track 10] – Year One
Metamorphosis – [Track 7] – Year Three

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 76: Embracing the Winds

SPOILER ALERT! 

Embracing the WindsAfter a one week hiatus, the Trek Geeks are back in their podcast chairs and ready to discuss the latest amazing episode from Star Trek Continues.

Episode 7 of this highly acclaimed fan production tackles a very interesting and controversial topic that began almost 50 years ago with the final episode of TOS, “Turnabout Intruder.”  In “Embracing the Winds,” we finally find out why female officers have never been in command of a constitution class starship!  Additionally, we see yet another ship–the U.S.S. Hood–fall prey to a mysterious anomaly.  We think you will agree that STC has once again given us an amazing episode filled with drama and awesome guest stars!

In addition to a spoiler-filled rundown of the plot, Dan and Bill discuss the myriad of Star Trek themed easter eggs in this episode and as always discuss whether or not it IS Star Trek!

Plus, there are lots of interesting news topics to discuss including the pushed back premier date of Star Trek Discovery to May 2017, the debut of Star Trek Online to Xbox One and PS4 consoles and we may even get to hear our beloved Majel Barrett as the computer voice in DSC and maybe even your mobile phone someday!

All this and more as Dan returns from Walt Disney World!  “Happiest Place on Earth?”  No way!  That’s right here, rejoining Bill in Episode 76 of the Trek Geeks Podcast!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year Mission

Music for the Trek Geeks Podcast is graciously provided by our friends, the band FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We can’t begin to thank Noah, Fark, Patrick, Mike, and Chris enough for allowing us to use all of their amazing music for the podcast every week. Please, do yourself a favor and check all of their albums: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Get yourself on over to FiveYearMission.net and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

Here’s a rundown of which 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
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year 2
Awful Lot of Trouble – [Track 3] – Spock’s Brain
Colder Than Russia – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain

LISTEN NOW

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Supplemental #2: Vic Mignogna

Come Not Between the Dragons w/ Vic MignognaSPOILER ALERT

In our second Supplemental Episode in as many weeks, we’re joined by our great friend Vic Mignogna to talk about the latest episode from Star Trek Continues, “Come Not Between the Dragons!”

We’ll talk about Captain Kirk’s evolution as a leader, the creation of the Usdi character, and some of the challenges in shooting an eight foot tall creature. Plus, Vic will tell us about some of the reactions he’s received in email regarding this amazing episode.

If you haven’t seen Episode 6, please know there are spoilers in this episode and we do talk about specific plot details in this podcast. We hope you’ll watch “Come Not Between the Dragons” and then come back for our conversation with the amazing Vic Mignogna!

 

SEE EPISODE VI!

(If you are unable to see the embedded video above, please click here to watch “Come Not Between the Dragons.”)

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 61: Come Not Between the Dragons & Michele Specht

Come Not Between the DragonsSPOILER ALERT

This week we take a super-sized look at the highly anticipated sixth episode from Star Trek Continues–Come Not Between the Dragons!

BE WARNED, THOUGH: This episode of our podcast is FILLED with spoilers! If you don’t want to know what happens in “Come Not Between the Dragons,” then stop now! We absolutely recommend watching this Star Trek Continues episode first before you listen to our analysis!

Then, come on back and listen to our analysis of the show and we’ll even give you the ultimate verdict: “Is this Star Trek?

Then, we’ll be joined by our great friend and our first-ever guest on Trek Geeks, Michele Specht! We’ll chat about this episode, talk some behind-the-scenes, and even discuss how everything that happens in the world is pretty much Dan’s fault. (It’s true.)

WATCH IT NOW

(If you are unable to see the embedded video above, please click here to watch “Come Not Between the Dragons.”)

Spock's Brain - Available at FiveYearMission.net

SPECIAL THANKS

There just aren’t enough words to convey our gratitude to FIVE YEAR MISSION for allowing us to use their music in every episode of our podcast! They are a fantastic group of guys and we’re excited to see them on stage at Creation Entertainment’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this August! Five straight days of Five Year Mission–we feel spoiled!

Prepare yourself, though–head on over to FiveYearMission.net and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

Here’s a rundown of which 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
Catspaw – [Track 5] – Year Three
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year 2
Journey to Babel – [Track 8] – Year 3
Shore Leave – [Track 16] – Year 1

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 51: Vic Mignogna

A RETURN VISIT FROM THE CAPTAIN!

Vic Mignogna Returns!This week, Bill and Dan are joined by their good friend, Vic Mignogna from Star Trek Continues!

Vic comes by to talk about the latest crowdfunding campaign for his award-winning series, “To Boldly Indiegogo!” Over the next two months, STC hopes to raise $350,000 which will help them finish their seventh episode, as well as provide funding for three more installments!

In addition, we’ll talk about the state of fan films in the wake of litigation taken by CBS and how that may affect the crowdfunding landscape.  We’ll also chat about “The White Iris,” the perks for the current crowdfunding campaign, and we’ll have a couple of questions from our Camp Khitomer group on Facebook! He’ll even have an exclusive tidbit for our Trek Geeks listeners regarding their upcoming sixth episode, “Come Not Between the Dragons!”

Plus, we’ll cover some Star Trek news including:

PARENTAL ADVISORY: This week’s episode has some serious conversation around how Star Trek has actually helped prevent suicide. Some of the discussion may be intense for younger listeners.

 

BOLDLY INDIEGOGO!

Indiegogo video 1 from Star Trek Continues on Vimeo.

Find out more about the Star Trek Continues “To Boldly Indiegogo” crowd funding campaign now: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/star-trek-continues

Their goal is to raise $350,000. With that money, they will:

  • Complete post-production on Episode 7
  • Produce three more episodes!
  • Cover rent and utility costs at “Stage 9” over the next 18 months (which have increased substantially due to our set expansion and the sole acquisition of “Stage 9” by Trek Continues Inc.)

They also have an additional stretch goal of $450,000 which would enable them to produce an additional episode as well as cover studio expenses long enough to do so.

Dan and Bill have seen first-hand the kind of care and detail that goes into making an episode of Star Trek Continues. There is no extravagance and the producers have never taken a salary from the production.  Most importantly, this show is fueled by love of Star Trek and the generosity of donors.

Five episodes of Star Trek Continues have been released and another two have been filmed. Here’s hoping that we can help them produce even more amazing episodes! We will “Boldly Indiegogo” and we hope you will, too!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionDid you like the bumper music between segments in our podcast? Of COURSE you did!

That’s because every single episode we use music from this year’s House Band at STLV50!  They’re our friends at Five Year Mission!

We can never thank them enough for letting us use their amazing music in our podcast every single episode. PLEASE head on out to their website and pick up all of their albums!

LISTEN NOW!

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