Episode 101: William T. Riker


This week, we kick off our post Episode 100 journey with a fun discussion about the one and only William T. Riker, first officer of the Enterprise D and E.  As the reigning champion of our First Officer Thunderdome Episode last year, we felt it was time to give the Commander the attention he deserves!

Not only will we dive into his past, his present and his future, we will do so with a very special guest! This week, Terilynn Shull from The G & T Show is with us to talk about her favorite First Officer.  We are thrilled to welcome her to the show and we think you will agree – she has some very special love for ‘ole Will Riker!

Additionally, we will give our thoughts to the response we have been getting from Episode 100 “A Journey to Future’s Past, Part I” and maybe even give a little sneak peek into what Part II will bring later this year.  Also, we discuss some great new details about casting for Star Trek: Discovery, will there be a Star Trek 4 in the Kelvin Timeline and William Shatner is ready to play Captain Kirk again at the ripe young age of 86!

It’s all in Episode 101 of “Your Independent Star Trek Podcast” and we hope you’ll join us!


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 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!

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

Bumper Music
Amok Time – [Track 15] – Year Two
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year Two


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Episode 96: Star Trek Generations


The passing of the baton.

In 1994, Paramount debuted the first of the movies to feature the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It would serve as a bridge for the two generations of the franchise and do so in epic fashion!

…but did it?

Joining us to talk about this seventh Star Trek film is our friend Brandon-Shea Mutala from Trek.FM! He’s the host of Melodic Treks and the co-host of Warp 5–and Generations is his favorite TNG movie!

Sadly, Brandon is outnumbered: Bill and Dan don’t count this film among their favorites. We’ll discuss the plot elements and the areas that we thought the film could have improved on, and we’ll debate the personal Nexuses (Nexii??) for Kirk and Picard and whether they fit the characters.

Plus, lots of Star Trek news on the DS9 Documentary and a new release of the ST:TMP soundtrack on vinyl! Enter the Nexus with us and Episode 96 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!  MAKE IT SO!


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 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
Colder in Russia – [Track 6] – Spock’s Brain
The Galileo Seven – [Track 1] – Year Two


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Episode 55: The Worst of Times

“IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES…Ep 55 - The Worst of Times

…it was the worst of times.  Message, Spock?”

“None that I am conscious of, except of course, these movies sucked.  Surely, the worst of times.”

This week on Trek Geeks, Dan and Bill tackle what they think are the worst of the Star Trek movies!

It isn’t always rainbows and unicorns and eternal happiness when it comes to good Trek stories and today’s discussion focuses on the the ones that they would both like to flush down the Trek toilet!

Once their lists have been revealed and discussed, it is THUNDERDOME time as they go head to head for the ultimate Star Trek Toilet Trophy for Worst Trek Film EVER!

Plus, from our friends at, we can look forward to a new BluRay of ST:TWOK, a new ST:BEYONNND trailer, and some rumors about the new CBS ALL ACCESS Star Trek series, set for launch in January 2017.  Also, we have a special favor to ask of the listeners of our podcast–and you could win $25 as a result!

And what’s this?  A special message from Balok?  Well then, sit!  Be comfortable!

The conversation may be about the worst, but you will have the BEST time tuning into this week’s episode!


All of the music you hear on Trek Geeks has been graciously provided by your house band for the Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this summer–FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We truly can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music every single episode. Please go to their website and get yourself a copy of Spock’s Brain. While you’re at it, pick up all of their albums including Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, and The Trouble With Tribbles!


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