Star Trek Beyond

Episode 88: The Year in Review

WHAT A YEAR!

This week, we give 2016 one last look and talk about the biggest Star Trek stories of 2016!

Several weeks ago, we asked the members of our official Facebook group, Camp Khitomer, to vote on what they thought the biggest news items were over the last year. They’ve spoken, and we run down their list in this week’s show!

Plus, we’ll catch up on some of the things that happened during our Holiday Break, including huge casting news for Star Trek: Discovery and, if you stay through the end theme, you just might hear what happened when Dan and Bill exchanged Christmas presents this past weekend!

It’s all in Episode 88 of the Trek Geeks Podcast–start your New Year of Trek off with us, won’t you?

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionWe are incredibly grateful to FIVE YEAR MISSION for allowing us to use their music in our podcast each and every week. 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!

Plus, we absolutely want to see them back as the House Band for this year’s Star Trek convention in Las Vegas! Don’t forget to let Creation Entertainment know you’d like to see them, too! Tweet them, Facebook them, email them…and be sure to use the hashtag #5YMSTLV2017!

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Episode 79: Insurrection

THE BATTLE FOR PARADISE HAS BEGUN?

Star Trek: InsurrectionThe year was 1998. Dan and Bill were working in telephone support jobs supporting stock trading software and 56k dial-up modems ruled the day.

One day at work, they got the bright idea to download the brand-new trailer for the third movie featuring the cast of The Next Generation–Star Trek: Insurrection!  It took hours for the trailer to download and these two future Geeks looked forward to December.

Then they saw the movie.

The follow-up to First Contact didn’t exactly overwhelm. It’s been a long time since they’ve watched Insurrection, but the Trek Geeks will take a long look at this often maligned movie–and maybe even explain why it’s really not as bad as people make it out to be.

In addition to elements of the movie that they liked (and didn’t), they’ll answer the central question that this movie raises: would it have been better served as an episode of NextGen?

It’s a skin-stretchingly good time in Episode 79 of Trek Geeks–beam aboard, won’t you?

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!

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
Mudd’s Women – [Track 7] – Year One
A Taste of Amageddon – [Track 8] – Year Two
Within the Mainframe – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain

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Episode 69: Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek BeyondSPOILER ALERT!

The long wait is finally over!

Star Trek Beyond debuted in theaters this past weekend and both Dan and Bill attended Thursday night IMAX 3D showings in their towns.

This week’s episode contains nothing but spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Star Trek Beyond yet, you should skip this episode for now.

After a discussion on the plot, we’ll take a look at the aspects of Beyond that we really enjoyed, and those we didn’t. We’ll also examine whether this film reflects The Original Series, as well as where it falls in an impromptu stack ranking of all the Star Trek movies.

Plus, there’s news out of San Diego Comic Con about the new Star Trek series coming to CBS All Access in January!

There’s LOTS of new Star Trek in Episode 69, and we hope you’ll join us!

FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS OF 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.

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!

If you’re headed to Creation Entertainment’s 15th Annual Las Vegas Official STAR TREK Convention 2016, don’t forget to check out their space in the Vendor’s Room where they’ll have some special STLV merch! Please show them some love and support them!

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

SPECIAL THANKS

Additional music for this episode was performed by Giancarlo C. Please check out his YouTube channel and see his full performance of the Star Trek movie theme below!

(If you’re unable to see the embedded YouTube video above, click here.)

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Supplemental #3: Star Trek Beyond Press Event

Star Trek Beyond Press Event

SPOILER ALERT!

Last week, Paramount held a screening of Star Trek Beyond for the media and hosted a press event the following day.

TrekNews.net was there, and thanks to Laura Sirikul, we have the audio!

You’ll hear Scott Mantz from Access Hollywood moderate two panels: one with the cast of Star Trek Beyond featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and others, and one with the production team including producer J.J. Abrams, director Justin Lin, as well as writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.

It goes without saying that this audio contains spoilers of some nature, so if you haven’t seen Star Trek Beyond yet, GO NOW! It opens today!

SPECIAL THANKS

Music for this Supplemental Episode was performed by Giancarlo C. Check out his YouTube channel and see his full performance of the Star Trek movie theme below!

(If you’re unable to see the embedded YouTube video above, click here.)

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Supplemental #1: Trailer Reaction

Star Trek Beyond Trailer Reaction

SUPPLEMENTAL EPISODE

It’s our first-ever Supplemental Episode and we examine the first full-length trailer for Star Trek Beyond!

We’ll share our thoughts on the trailer and analyze some of the scenes, discuss our hopes for the film, and decide whether or not we think Beyond is starting to look like a Star Trek movie–especially after the first trailer didn’t receive a warm reception from some fans.

 

SEE THE TRAILER

 

SPECIAL THANKS

FIVE YEAR MISSIONWe can’t thank the guys in Five Year Mission enough for allowing us to use their amazing music in every episode of our podcast! They’re YOUR HOUSE BAND for this year’s STLV in August! Five straight days of their music—oh, and a little thing called the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

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

 

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Episode 59: The JJ-verse

The JJ-verse

LOTS OF LENS FLARE!

Ever since the reboot of Star Trek took place in 2009, there have been polarizing opinions on the so called “JJ-verse”  This week, Dan and Bill tackle this controversial topic and give their insights into what they like and what they don’t like about this alternate timeline.

It seems that the majority of people that don’t like this timeline are extremely vocal in how JJ Abrams “destroyed Star Trek”.  The Trek Geeks discuss those topics and bring up several facts about how these stories actually honor the original series on a variety of different levels!  Is everything in this universe perfect?  Heck no, and they discuss the things that rub them the wrong way, too.

[0:00]  Show Open/Intro: Star Trek Continues’ Cat Roberts
[1:30]  Bill Intros Dan
[4:17]  Listener eMail: Trey Womack disagrees with Bill on Trek III
[8:34]  Listener eMail: HubcapDave asks us to clarify our comments on Axanar
[14:56]  The News from TrekNews.net!
[25:58]  iTunes Subscribe & Review Info
[27:22]  The JJ-verse
[60:04]  Trek50 Information
[62:05]  Five Year Mission Thanks
[63:34]  Preview of Episode 60!
[65:01]  COCONUT!

DID THEY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TREK??

NEW STAR TREK ONLINE TRAILER

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
Amok Time – [Track 15] – Year Two
Colder in Russia – [Track 6] – Spock’s Brain

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Episode 43: To Axanar and Beyond!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

To Axanar and Beyond!While we were away on our holiday break, there were a few…uh…developments…in the world of Star Trek, too.  The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was released along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens! We’ll break down what we thought of it–AND why we’re not freaking out yet. We’re also going to take some time to talk about the lawsuit brought against Axanar Productions by CBS and Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement.

In full disclosure, we’ve both donated to Axanar on two different occasions.  We are not attorneys and do not claim to know the intricacies of intellectual property law. There are things we’ve observed and questions/concerns was have AS DONORS that will be the focus of our discussion in today’s episode.

Allow us to say up front that we have absolutely no beef or problem with Alec Peters, Rob Burnett, or anyone associated with Axanar. We’ve had Alec on our podcast twice–once at our invite and once at Axanar’s request. We’ve asked our listeners to consider donating to this project in the past, and we feel justified in asking some of these questions in the wake of the lawsuit.

Let us also say that we do NOT believe that anyone associated with Axanar has done anything illegal or malfeasant in any way. That’s not what this episode is about.

Most importantly, we want to see the Axanar feature completed. We LOVE the concept. We LOVE the story. Truthfully, that’s why we donated our money in the first place. We hope for a resolution in this dispute so the movie can be made and fans around the world can enjoy the movie.

TREK50

Trek50

We’ll also kick off our Trek50 Project for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary and YOU play a direct part in it!  All you have to do is tell us about the very first time you ever watched Star Trek!  Find out more in today’s episode or on our Trek50 page!

SPECIAL THANKS

Get SPOCK'S BRAIN NOW!It’s a new year and, odds are, you’ve made a few resolutions. We’re sure one of those had to have been to break out some quatloos and get yourself a copy of Spock’s Brain by our friends, FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We truly can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music in every episode of Trek Geeks. Please, check out their music and show them some love!

Please let CBS and Creation Entertainment know you’d love to see Five Year Mission as the House Band at this year’s Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas!

 

 

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