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 91: The Axanar Settlement


The Axanar Settlement with AxamonitorWith just 11 days before the start of a copyright infringement trial, Axanar Productions and Alec Peters announced they had settled the lawsuit brought against them by CBS and Paramount Pictures.

It was a case that had taken many twists and turns, ultimately revealing in court filings that the “Independent Star Trek Film” was out of money, having spent $1,400,000.00 with nothing to show for it.

Joining us to talk about the settlement is screenwriter and producer Carlos Pedraza–the principal behind–the fact-checking and reporting that was created in the wake of the lawsuit against Axanar Productions and Alec Peters. He is also a former educator, Associated Press writer, and Fan Film Producer—three past lives which have all added a unique and wonderful perspective to his coverage of this whole mess.

We’ll discuss what this agreement means for the beleaguered production and what will happen to the film itself. Plus, we’ll discuss the potential ramifications for Star Trek fans who donated to the crowdfunding and what recourse they might have. We’ll also pose questions to Carlos from our Official Facebook Group, Camp Khitomer!


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 1
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble with Tribbles

Bumper Music
Mudd’s Women – [Track 7] – Year 1
The Trouble With Tribbles 4 – [Track 4] – The Trouble with Tribbles
Shore Leave – [Track 16] – Year 1


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