Discovery

Discovering Trek S01E02: Battle at the Binary Stars

SEASON 1, EPISODE 2

SPOILER ALERT

In the second episode of Discovering Trek, we’ll consider “Battle at the Binary Stars” with our guest Norman Lao from the Fandom Podcast Network!

We’ll look at the fallout from the first episode and tell you what we think the second installment might mean, as well as give you some predictions as to what we think could happen down the road.

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Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series. Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

Discovering Trek S01E01: The Vulcan Hello

SEASON 1, EPISODE 1

SPOILER ALERT

It’s the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery!

In this debut episode of Discovering Trek, we’ll examine “The Vulcan Hello” with our special guests Jim Moorhouse from Trek Ranks and Jeff Hulit from The Tricorder Transmissions.

We’ll break down the events of Episode 1 and tell you what we think it means, as well as give you some predictions as to what we think might happen.

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Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series. Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

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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Discovering Trek S01E00: Discovering Discovery

SEASON 1, EPISODE 0

In this introductory episode of Discovering Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Companion presented by FanSets, Trek Geeks hosts Dan Davidson and Bill Smith talk about the forthcoming premiere of the sixth live-action Star Trek series.

Discovering Trek will be the definitive look at each episode of Star Trek: Discovery! This podcast will look at the story and characters, but will also look to see what we might discover about humanity–and maybe even ourselves–in the process.

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Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series. Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

Episode 107: Yesterday’s Enterprise

IT HAS BEEN A LONG WAR – OR HAS IT?

Let’s make sure history never forgets the name…Enterprise!” – Jean-Luc Picard

Military Log – Podcast Date 7/4/17.  It is considered to be one of the finest hours in Star Trek history.  Almost every list of favorite episodes includes this one.  It brings back a familiar face with the return of Tasha Yar and offers up an interesting moral dilemma!  It is Yesterday’s Enterprise and the Trek Geeks finally have the discussion they have hinted at for quite a while!

It is no secret that Bill is not a huge fan of this episode and today you will finally get all the details of why.  While Dan admits he thinks it is a spectacular stand alone hour of Star Trek, he too has reservations about the ramifications of this episode in future seasons.  It is an interesting discussion that may have you re-thinking how you feel about good ole NCC-1701-C!

Plus, there are tons of new details about Star Trek Discovery including a “set in stone” premier date, an old friend will be directing an upcoming episode and we finally get a Discovery panel at an upcoming convention!

Finally, the Cosplay for Good fundraiser to help the Nevada SPCA is in full swing!  The Trek Geeks are raising money to help the largest no kill animal shelter in the Las Vegas area by wearing TNG Season 1 skants at STLV!  With a little over a month to go before the convention, the guys have an update on how things are going so far.

It’s all in Episode 107 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast! Whatever you do, don’t alter the timeline by not listening!

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!

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
The Galileo Seven – [Track 1] – Year Two
The Return of the Archons – [Track 6] – Year Two
The Naked Time – [Track 5] – Year One

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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Supplemental #11: Star Trek Discovery Trailer Reaction

FIRST LOOK AT DISCOVERY!

On Wednesday May 17, 2017 CBS Upfronts released the first official trailer for the upcoming CBS All Access Series, Star Trek Discovery.  In this special Supplemental episode, Dan and Bill will break down the 2 minute and 24 second trailer and discuss all the awesome things they saw and speculate on what will be happening in the exciting new series, coming this fall!

It certainly looks like CBS is not pulling any punches with this new series.  Everything from special effects to wardrobe to makeup looks like it is big screen production quality and its easy to see how excited the Trek Geeks are with the trailer!

Did Michael Burnham grow up on Vulcan?  What is her connection to Sarek?  What species is the AWESOME looking Saru (played by Doug Jones)? What can we expect from these new look Klingons?  All these questions and a lot more will be asked and discussed in this special supplemental edition of Trek Geeks!

SPECIAL THANKS


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 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 92: Equinox

A DARK SECRET

EquinoxThis week, we’ll take a look at the fifth season cliffhanger/sixth season premiere of Star Trek: Voyager!

“Equinox” premiered in May of 1999 and told the story of a second Starfleet ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, the U.S.S. Equinox, and its crew has been doing some very dark things to get home.

We’ll discuss the events of this episode and some of the fantastic character moments and Captain Janeway’s obsession with going after Captain Ransom and whether or not that was in character for her.

We’ll also talk about the genocide committed by the crew of the Equinox and whether there was any possible justification for their actions. Plus, we’ll look at whether Chakotay should have relieved Captain Janeway of her command in this episode.

Plus, we’ve got LOTS of news on Star Trek: Discovery including leaked photos and brand new casting information!

It’s all in episode 92 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

Spock's BrainWe 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!

These are the Five Year Mission songs you’ll hear in this episode of Trek Geeks!

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

Bumper Music
Arena – [Track 3] – Year Two
A Piece of the Action – [Track 15] – Year Three

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Episode 88: The Year in Review

WHAT A YEAR!

This week, we give 2016 one last look and talk about the biggest Star Trek stories of 2016!

Several weeks ago, we asked the members of our official Facebook group, Camp Khitomer, to vote on what they thought the biggest news items were over the last year. They’ve spoken, and we run down their list in this week’s show!

Plus, we’ll catch up on some of the things that happened during our Holiday Break, including huge casting news for Star Trek: Discovery and, if you stay through the end theme, you just might hear what happened when Dan and Bill exchanged Christmas presents this past weekend!

It’s all in Episode 88 of the Trek Geeks Podcast–start your New Year of Trek off with us, won’t you?

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionWe are incredibly grateful to FIVE YEAR MISSION for allowing us to use their music in our podcast each and every week. 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!

Plus, we absolutely want to see them back as the House Band for this year’s Star Trek convention in Las Vegas! Don’t forget to let Creation Entertainment know you’d like to see them, too! Tweet them, Facebook them, email them…and be sure to use the hashtag #5YMSTLV2017!

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Episode 76: Embracing the Winds

SPOILER ALERT! 

Embracing the WindsAfter a one week hiatus, the Trek Geeks are back in their podcast chairs and ready to discuss the latest amazing episode from Star Trek Continues.

Episode 7 of this highly acclaimed fan production tackles a very interesting and controversial topic that began almost 50 years ago with the final episode of TOS, “Turnabout Intruder.”  In “Embracing the Winds,” we finally find out why female officers have never been in command of a constitution class starship!  Additionally, we see yet another ship–the U.S.S. Hood–fall prey to a mysterious anomaly.  We think you will agree that STC has once again given us an amazing episode filled with drama and awesome guest stars!

In addition to a spoiler-filled rundown of the plot, Dan and Bill discuss the myriad of Star Trek themed easter eggs in this episode and as always discuss whether or not it IS Star Trek!

Plus, there are lots of interesting news topics to discuss including the pushed back premier date of Star Trek Discovery to May 2017, the debut of Star Trek Online to Xbox One and PS4 consoles and we may even get to hear our beloved Majel Barrett as the computer voice in DSC and maybe even your mobile phone someday!

All this and more as Dan returns from Walt Disney World!  “Happiest Place on Earth?”  No way!  That’s right here, rejoining Bill in Episode 76 of the Trek Geeks Podcast!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year Mission

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!

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
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year 2
Awful Lot of Trouble – [Track 3] – Spock’s Brain
Colder Than Russia – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain

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Episode 69: Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek BeyondSPOILER ALERT!

The long wait is finally over!

Star Trek Beyond debuted in theaters this past weekend and both Dan and Bill attended Thursday night IMAX 3D showings in their towns.

This week’s episode contains nothing but spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Star Trek Beyond yet, you should skip this episode for now.

After a discussion on the plot, we’ll take a look at the aspects of Beyond that we really enjoyed, and those we didn’t. We’ll also examine whether this film reflects The Original Series, as well as where it falls in an impromptu stack ranking of all the Star Trek movies.

Plus, there’s news out of San Diego Comic Con about the new Star Trek series coming to CBS All Access in January!

There’s LOTS of new Star Trek in Episode 69, and we hope you’ll join us!

FIVE STRAIGHT DAYS OF 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.

Beam 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!

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!

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

Bumper Music
Awful Lot of Trouble – [Track 4] – Spock’s Brain

SPECIAL THANKS

Additional music for this episode was performed by Giancarlo C. Please check out his YouTube channel and see his full performance of the Star Trek movie theme below!

(If you’re unable to see the embedded YouTube video above, click here.)

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