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Episode 133: The Undiscovered Country

CONSTANT AS THE NORTHERN STAR

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country debuted in 1991 and it marked the end of the adventures from the cast of the original Star Trek.

A whodunit with political overtones, this movie was a great success, leaving many wondering why it was the last movie with Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew. It was a film that performed well during a disappointing year at the box office and was also the only Trek movie to win a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film.

This week, we’ll take a look at The Undiscovered Country and talk about one of our favorite Star Trek adventures. Plus, we’ll look at the Klingons and whether Chang may be among the best of them. We’ll also examine the central questions this film brings up for us–like whether it stands the test of time.

Plus news on a Star Trek: Discovery panel at Wondercon, Saturn Award nominations for Discovery, and Star Trek Online players can now “send their ships” to get printed—it’s all in this week’s episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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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.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 132: Jetrel

CONFRONTING THE PAST

This week, we take a look at the Star Trek: Voyager episode, “Jetrel,” which is an amazing first season installment of the third live-action spinoff series.

Dr. Ma’bor Jetrel created a weapon fifteen years ago that was used against the Talaxians. 300,000 of Neelix’s people–including his own family. Now, Jetrel has come looking for Neelix who cold be terminally ill with Metremia, and Jetrel has been working on a cure.

We’ll talk about this standout episode from Voyager’s freshman season and the incredible performances from both James Sloyan and Ethan Phillips and whether or not either character achieves any sense of redemption.

Plus, news on the Star Trek Cruise, the Star Trek Mission Crate, and William Shatner’s tour screening Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan all in this installment of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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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.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 131: See It or Skip It – DS9 S2

THE FAN FAVORITE RETURNS!

One of our most popular episodes is the “See It or Skip It” series where we rate an entire season of Star Trek and tell you which episodes you can check out or avoid entirely! We’ll be making our way through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in this 25th Anniversary Year and this week, we consider the sophomore season of the second live action spin-off series.

Joining us as Special Guest Geek “for the full hour,” is none other than Andy Fark–the percussive force of our favorite band, Five Year Mission! He’ll guide us through the entire season and even tell us how he rates each and every episode along with us!

How will this season rate? Check out Your Independent Star Trek Podcast now to find out! (Spoiler Alert: It’s pretty FARKTASTIC!)

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SPEAKING OF FIVE YEAR MISSION…

We truly can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are so 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.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 130: Benjamin Lafayette Sisko

THE EMISSARY

Father.

Starfleet Captain.

The Emissary of the Prophets.

Benjamin Sisko is perhaps the most complex of the Starship Captains, and this week, we’ll take a long look at why he’s one of our favorite characters in all of Star Trek!

Plus, product news, an update on Five Year Mission’s YEAR 4 album, and an incredible giveaway from our friends at FanSets.

This is one episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast that you won’t want to miss!

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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.

Get ready, because their brand-new album YEAR 4 debuts on April 27, 2018! To prepare, get yourselves over to FiveYearMission.net and get your mitts on their entire catalog! You can get them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 129: The Conscience of the King

THE PLAY’S THE THING

4,000 people.

That’s how many were executed at the directive of Governor Kodos of the failed Tarsus IV after a fungus destroyed most of the colony’s food supply leaving 8,000 colonists to starve to death. Kodos ordered the deaths of the 4,000 so the other 4,000 colonists might live.

Among those survivors was James T. Kirk and, now, he’s left with the task of figuring out if actor Anton Karidian is really Kodos the Executioner.

This week, we’ll discuss this classic TOS episode and why it was one of Bill’s favorites, even as a child. We’ll talk about our favorite moments from this episode and examine the central question, “What, if anything, could Captain Kirk have done differently?

Plus, news on a brand new Star Trek merchandise portal on the world’s biggest retailer, how William Shatner thinks he could be incorporated into Star Trek again, and listener voice mails in this episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

Get SPOCK'S BRAIN NOW!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 128: Dear Doctor

BEFORE THE PRIME DIRECTIVE

This week, we examine an episode that foreshadows Starfleet’s Prime Directive!

“Dear Doctor” was the thirteenth episode of Enterprise (later to be renamed Star Trek: Enterprise) and it presented an interesting dilemma for the Chief Medical Officer and Captain of the NX-01.

It’s an episode that presents our characters with changing the evolution of an entire race and the potential ramifications.  This is a fantastic episode of Enterprise and we’ll tell you why we love it–and why it took us almost 17 years to rewatch it.

Plus, news about a brand new Star Trek game, STLV guest updates, and rumors on when Star Trek: Discovery might go before the cameras to start shooting their second season on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

Spock's BrainFIVE 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 127: Harry Kim Must Suffer

STILL AN ENSIGN

Man, has this guy been through a lot.

Ensign Harry Kim of the Starship Voyager. Operations Officer of the only Starfleet vessel in the Delta Quadrant. In seven years, he has seen a lot of things happen.

The problem is, they’ve happened to him. Harry could be the most abused character in the history of Star Trek and, this week, Dan and Bill will take a look at the oft-tortured and long-suffering ensign. They’ll discuss some of the more creative ways he was tortured and consider why he wasn’t promoted once by Captain Janeway.

Plus, there’s news on a new book on TOS, award nominations for Star Trek: Discovery, a brand-new podcast from Dr. Trek, and we’ll fondly remember DeForest Kelley who would have been 98 years old this week.

It’s all in Episode 127 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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 126: The Motion Picture

A NEW ERA FOR STAR TREK

December, 1979.

Dan and Bill were both ten years old and went to see the first big screen adventure of the Starship Enterprise and her crew. It was a movie that made a lasting impression on them and, this week, they’ll talk about it on Trek Geeks!

Star Trek: The Motion Picture ushered in a brand new era and second life for Star Trek. It’s a movie that has generated a lot of discussion, and they’ll talk about their perceptions of this film then and now.

Plus, STLV news, Discovery novel and ship news, and find out why Bill now calls Dan “Maestro” this week on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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 125: DS9 25

DS9’s SILVER ANNIVERSARY

On January 3, 1993, Star Trek’s second live-action spin-off series hit the airwaves and featured a completely different setting and mission!

Over the years, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has grown in popularity and is finally getting the love and respect it so richly deserves.

This week, Bill and Dan consider the 25th anniversary of what has become their favorite Star Trek series by examining the pilot episode, “Emissary,” and talking about the characters and relationships in this most different of Star Treks.

Plus, lots of Star Trek news, 2017 by the numbers, and Dan and Bill talk about not winning the Parsec Awards.

Journey with us to the Bajor Sector in Episode 125 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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 124: Shatnermas, Part Deux

A HOLIDAY FAVORITE RETURNS

Last year, we resurrected a holiday we created: Shatnermas!

Back in 2009, Bill declared the first-ever Shatnermas on his Facebook page and it returns this year with a special focus!

We’ve each picked our five favorite clips with William Shatner’s portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk to celebrate. There are so many great moments to celebrate the long career of The Shat–which Captain Kirk scenes are your favorites??

Happy Holidays from Trek Geeks and Merry Shatnermas, one and all!

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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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