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Episode 110: Badda Bing Badda Bang


STLV has arrived and we’re on our way to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

To celebrate this annual pilgrimage, we’re taking a look at the 7th season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Badda Bing Badda Bang!”

It’s a fun episode that channels the old-time Vegas feel with a great heist!

Speaking of heists: we’ll also take a look at the film that served as the inspiration for this fun holosuite caper, the 1960 classic, “Ocean’s 11” starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the rest of the Rat Pack.

Plus, we’ll update you on the latest from Star Trek: Discovery including the programming for the upcoming series on the STLV schedule!

We’ll also have a final look at the Cosplay for Good tote board–and the news is amazing! Our great friends Heather and Jeff from Shore Leave have come up with a really creative way to help us raise money for the Nevada SPCA during STLV and we can’t wait to tell you about it!

It’s all in Episode 110 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, pally! Join us!


Five Year MissionWe love FIVE YEAR MISSION and we can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music on Trek Geeks each and every episode. We’re huge fans and we hope you’ll become one, too–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 each and every one of their incredible albums! You can hear them all: Year One, Year Two, Year Three, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain! Plus, don’t forget that they are working on Year Four right now!


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Episode 68: Shore Leave Crossover

Tricorder Transmissions' Shore Leave Crossover


It is certainly no secret how much we love the folks over at Tricorder Transmissions, and specifically Shore Leave!  Heather, Jeff and the whole team are amazing and bring listeners awesome information about conventions each and every week!

As STLV gets closer and closer and the excitement continues to build, we felt this would be the perfect time to welcome Heather Barker and Jeff Hulit to the podcast to talk about Vegas and what we can expect in just TWO SHORT WEEKS!

We will discuss all kind of interesting details, from pre-registration to the “Cosplay Is Not Consent” movement!

Additionally, there has been some amazing Star Trek news this week including Star Trek 4 already in the works, the new Trek Series to be on Netflix (for some people), and Dan will be geeking out very soon as he starts to build his Mega Bloks Enterprise!


Heather and Jeff chat with Dani Schwartz of ShopLLAP about the history of the store, designing merchandise with her grandfather Leonard Nimoy, and the special items she will have available at the convention.


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 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!

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

Bumper Music
Metamorphosis – [Track 7] – Year Three
The Galileo Seven – [Track 1] – Year Two
Within the Mainframe – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain


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