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Episode 101: William T. Riker

OUR #1 NUMBER ONE!

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!

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

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Episode 81: The Pegasus

DON’T TELL HIM WHAT HE CAN’T DO!

ep-81-the-pegasusThis week, Dan and Bill deep dive into arguably one of the very best episodes of TNG, “The Pegasus!”  Riker’s past comes back to haunt him in the form of his former Captain, Admiral Eric Pressman.  What is the secret they are both hiding from Captain Picard?  Terry O’Quinn shows us why he is one of our favorite actors with his portrayal of the admiral with questionable intentions.  Was he simply a “badmiral” or was he just “Lost” with his twisted sense of devotion to the Federation?  Either way, you can see the beginnings of John Locke himself start to form with this unique character.

Also, this is a very Riker-centric episode and they discuss why it may be one of the best for the development of this character.  Many relationships for Riker are put to the test due to the secret he is hiding and as a result he seems very unsure about the choices he is making!  Plus we will discuss if using this episode as the reference point for the series finale of Enterprise was a smart move by the studio, or just an attempt to pull in some hard core fans for what would be the last episode of Trek for more than a decade!

In addition, it was a quiet week for Star Trek news, but there are always little tidbits floating around in the quadrant, such as the first guest confirmation for STLV51!

So sit back, grab a glass of Romulan Ale and get comfortable next to your little phasing cloaking device because it’s all here in Episode 81 of the Trek Geeks Podcast!

24 HOURS OF G&T

24 Hours of G&TWe’re proud to support our friends at The G&T Show in their annual fundraiser THIS WEEKEND! We’ll be guests along with Fark from Five Year Mission in the Trial of the Century!

We hope you’ll check out the schedule of guests and join in the fun. More importantly, we hope you’ll consider donating to support their show for the upcoming year. They’ll be doing their live fundraiser for a full 24 hours–so be sure to keep checking in on them!

It all starts Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Noon EDT/9am PDT on their website!

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 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
Colder Than Russia – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain

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Star Trek 3 Director Short List?

There has been a lot of speculation as to the next director of Star Trek 3 now that Roberto Orci has stepped away from the Center Seat.

Last week, a fan movement was started to #BringInRiker–a hope to draft TNG’s Jonathan Frakes to helm the next Star Trek movie. While nothing was official, Frakes was very much on board with the idea.

Today, Deadline Hollywood reports that there’s a short list of five names to direct the movie and it doesn’t appear that Number One is anywhere on it.

Rupert Wyatt

Rupert Wyatt

 

The name mentioned first in most reports appears to be that of Rise of the Planet of the Apes director, Rupert Wyatt. Wyatt has also worked on the AMC spy series about the Revolutionary War, Turn, as well as the forthcoming Mark Wahlberg movie, The Gambler. Wyatt could be favored based on the success of the latest Apes movie.

Morten Tyldum

Morten Tyldum

 

Also reported on the list is Norwegian director, Morten Tyldum who directed the new Benedict Cumberbatch film, The Imitation Game. Although a capable director, Tyldum seems like a bit of a longshot to get a major studio tentpole, let alone Star Trek.

Daniel Espinosa

Daniel Espinosa

 

Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is allegedly also on the list. Like Tyldum, Espinosa doesn’t have a whole lot of large studio releases and it’s difficult to imagine him landing Star Trek.

Justin Lin

Justin Lin

 

Justin Lin, however, has a lot more credits on his resume. To date, Lin has directed four films in The Fast & The Furious franchise as well as episodes Community, True Detective, and the pilot of the new CBS series Scorpion.  He is also attached to a Bourne sequel with Jeremy Renner in 2016–but that could change quickly if Lin lands Trek.

Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones

 

The last name reported by Deadline is that of Duncan Jones, director of Moon, Source Code, and the upcoming Warcraft–a game based on the popular online game slated to be released in 2016. If Jones’ name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the son of music legend David Bowie. The director formerly known as “Zowie Bowie” has some interesting work, but he seems like he’d be a stretch for Star Trek.

Not mentioned at all is Edgar Wright, who has worked frequently with Simon Pegg (Scotty) and also directed one unnamed shot in Star Trek Into Darkness.

There’s certainly more to come on this issue. Paramount and Bad Robot will need to make a decision soon if the film is to make it’s 2016 projected release for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.

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