Trek Geeks

Episode 116: Twilight

ONE OF ENTERPRISE’S BEST

This week, Your Independent Star Trek Podcast returns with a look at one of the best “Reset Button” episodes ever.

You know, it’s one of those episodes where things occur and then everything is taken back to an earlier time and none of the characters remembers anything that actually happened in the episode?

It’s been used at various times throughout Trek, and this time, it’s one of the best uses of the style.

We’ll consider the episode “Twilight” from the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise and tell you why we love it. In fact, we’ll just tell you right up front why you need to watch this episode and what makes it so memorable, no pun intended.

Plus, Discovery news, Star Trek Online news, and the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation in this week’s episode of Trek Geeks!

FIVE YEAR MISSION!

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, they’re wrapping up Year 4 right now!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 115: Workforce

A DIFFERENT LIFE FOR THE CREW

Bill was watching BBC America recently and came across two Voyager episodes he’d never seen.

It was the season 7 two-parter, “Workforce,” in which the crew finds themselves kidnapped by an alien race and put to work in their industrial plants.  Their memories have been altered and they have no memory of the life they know.

We’ll examine this episode in true Trek Geeks style and tell you the things we liked, as well as some of the things we didn’t. Plus, we’ll take a look at some central questions this episode raises for us.

Believe it or not, there’s one aspect of this story on which Bill and Dan disagree! Find out what it is in this week’s episode.

Plus, there’s lots of news regarding Star Trek: Discovery, brand new pins from our friends at FanSets, and the very first installment of Discovering Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Companion has been released and you can subscribe right now!

All that and more in Episode 115 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We 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 FiveYearMission.net and check out each andevery one of their incredible albums! You can hear them all: Year OneYear TwoYear ThreeThe 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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Supplemental #13: Geek the Stump

TRIVIA FOR PEOPLE BAD AT TRIVIA!

This week, Dan puts Bill’s Star Trek knowledge is to the test in a truly epic round of Geek the Stump!

Five tough trivia questions. (Well, more like tough for “Teen Jeopardy.”)

One multi-part bonus. (Weeeellll…we’ll see about that.)

Bill can’t use any reference materials of any kind–he has to rely on the knowledge in his tiny pea brain to answer the questions posed to him!

Will he be victorious?!  I think we all know the answer to that but, still…find out on this week’s episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

5YM!

We 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 FiveYearMission.net and check out each andevery one of their incredible albums! You can hear them all: Year OneYear TwoYear ThreeThe 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 114: Captive Pursuit

PARENTAL ADVISORY

The following episode of the podcast contains mature content and themes including an open and frank discussion on the topics of suicide and self-harm which may be unsuitable for younger listeners.

Parental discretion is strongly advised.

This week, we look at the sixth episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Captive Pursuit introduces us to the first visitor to the station from the Gamma Quadrant. He is Tosk and there’s a lot he’s not telling our crew.

This was an episode that demonstrated that DS9 could be every bit as much Trek as TOS and TNG before it, and there’s a lot to discover in this story.

Additionally, this was the episode that literally saved Dan’s life and we’ll talk about the episode in that context as well.

We hope you will join us for this very special episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast.

DISCOVERING TREK

This episode also features a preview of the full-length Episode 0 of our brand new podcast, “Discovering Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Companion!”

Stay tuned after the end theme for our introduction to the new show and when you’re done, head on over to DiscoveringTrek.com to find out more!

 

FIVE YEAR MISSION

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, they’re wrapping up Year 4 right now!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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Episode 113: See-It or Skip-It: TNG S5

A RETURNING FAVORITE!

Our See-It or Skip-It episodes are always fun, and this one is no exception!

This time, we’ll take a good, long look at the 5th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. With episodes like “Darmok,” “Unification I & II,” and “The Inner Light,” there is plenty to talk about in TNG’s fifth season!

Joining us for the fun will be “The Godfather of the Trek Geeks Podcast,” Bill’s long time friend, Dan Kregor of the Inside Podcast Network!

(You have Dan to blame for introducing Bill to podcasting in the first place.)

He’ll attempt to referee the chaos that is See-It or Skip-It, but that’s always a monumental task when Bill and Dan are involved.

We’ll have that, plus lots of news in this week’s installment of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

Five Year MissionMusic for the Trek Geeks Podcast is provided by FIVE YEAR MISSION and we are can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music each and every week.

They’re working on their brand-new Year 4 album right now! In the meantime, head on over to FiveYearMission.net and get yourself their complete discography: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble With Tribbles, and Spock’s Brain!  We’re huge fans of theirs and we know you will be, too!

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Episode 112: What Ships Are For

SPOILER ALERT!

This week we take a look at the ninth installment of the acclaimed web series Star Trek Continues, “What Ships Are For.”

We’ll be joined by STC’s Creator/Executive Producer/Captain Kirk himself, our wonderful friend Vic Mignogna, to talk about this unique episode and some of the challenges presented by its production!

Then, we’ll dive in on Episode 9 and we’ll tell you why it stands up with the best of Star Trek!

Plus news, news, and more news on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, so beam on down!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionMusic for the Trek Geeks Podcast is provided by FIVE YEAR MISSION and we are can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music each and every week.

They’re working on their brand-new Year 4 album right now! In the meantime, head on over to FiveYearMission.net and get yourself their complete discography: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble With Tribbles, and Spock’s Brain!  We’re huge fans of theirs and we know you will be, too!

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Episode 111: STLV Recap

DISCOVERING DISCOVERY

STLV is the biggest Trek Family Reunion on the planet, and this week we’re joined by family member Adam Drosin to talk about the big events of Creation Entertainment’s Official 2017 Star Trek Convention in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

Plus–our Cosplay For Good campaign was a HUGE SUCCESS and we’ll update the fund raising for the Nevada SPCA!

Finally, we’re joined by our great friend Lew Halboth from Fan Sets to talk about their new line of pins for Star Trek: Discovery and we’ll make a special announcement regarding Discovering Trek! You won’t want to miss this, we guarantee it!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year Mission

We can’t thank Five Year Mission enough for all the amazing music they let us use on Trek Geeks!

They’re writing one original song for each episode of Star Trek. The guys are hard at work on Year 4 right now and we know it’s going to be amazing! Please head on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and download all their albums–we know you’ll become a huge fan, just like we are!

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Episode 110: Badda Bing Badda Bang

IT’S VEGAS WEEK!

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 MISSION

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 FiveYearMission.net 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!

LISTEN NOW

Direct Download Linkhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/TGP_Episode110.mp3

Episode 109: TNG’s 10 Worst

NO WRONG ANSWERS

We’re joined this week by our great friend Enterprise Extra–Jim Moorhouse from the Trek Ranks Podcast and TrekRanks.com to consider the ten worst episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

Even bad Star Trek is worth watching, but these ones are at the bottom of our respective lists! We’re following the Trek Ranks mantra of #NoWrongAnswers!

Which episodes will be on our lists? Listen to Your Independent Star Trek Podcast now and find out!

Plus, we’ve HIT OUR GOAL in the Trek Geeks Cosplay for Good campaign to raise money for the Nevada SPCA!! Skants WILL be worn! Bill will also tell us about an additional surprise now that we’ve raised $1,000!  (We’re not stopping there, though—find out what we have in store for STLV, you’re going to love it!)

Plus, the folks at FanSets have announced a Launch Party in Las Vegas—and we’ll be part of it! Get all the details now!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

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!

LISTEN NOW

Direct Download Linkhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/TGP_Episode109.mp3

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Supplemental #12: Stump the Geek

AN EPIC TEST OF KNOWLEDGE!

This week, Dan’s Trek knowledge is put to the test in a truly epic round of Stump the Geek!

Five tough trivia questions.

One multi-part bonus.

Dan can’t use any reference materials of any kind–he has to rely on the knowledge in his brain to answer the questions posed to him!

Will he be victorious?!  Will he retain his crown as the reigning Stump the Geek Champion?!

Find out on this week’s episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

 

5YM!


We 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 FiveYearMission.net and check out each andevery 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!

LISTEN NOW

Direct Download Linkhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/SE012-StumpTheGeek.mp3

SPECIAL THANKS

The Trek Geeks Delta was designed by Aaron Harvey. You can find him on Twitter @GeekFilter and please check out his podcast, “Saturday Morning Trek,” on Trek.FM!

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