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Episode 84: See-It or Skip-It: DS9 Season 1

ALLAMARAINE, COUNT TO FOUR!

ep-84-ds9-season-1This week, we decided to tackle our all time favorite Star Trek series, Deep Space 9 with our signature “See-It or Skip-It” extravaganza!  You would think that we love every aspect of every episode, but we think you will be surprised on what we say about the first season of this completely “not Gene’s vision” series.  From the Battle of Wolf 359 all the way through the season ending tension with the Bajorans, we hit every episode and give you our take on whether you should “See-It or Skip-It”.

WIN STAR TREK BEYOND!

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For more details and official rules, go to http://trekgeeks.com/beyond RIGHT NOW!

We’ll announce the winner in the episode of the Trek Geeks Podcast dropping on November 29th, 2016!

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
Catspaw – [Track 5] – Year Three
Colder in Russia – [Track 6] – Spock’s Brain
Return of the Archons – [Track 6] – Year Two

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 82: First Officer Thunderdome

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

First Officer ThunderdomeThey’re the second in command on their respective ships, carrying out the orders of the Captain—they’re the First Officers and they play a critical role in Star Trek.

In this week’s episode, we’ll take a look at the five First Officers to date and talk about several key areas where these individuals excel and, in the end, only one will be left standing!

Plus, we’ll talk about the latest news in the Star Trek universe from our good friends at TrekNews.net, and we’ll also tell you how “The Trial of the Century” went during the 24 hour fundraiser by the amazing folks at The G&T Show!

Five officers enter–ONE OFFICER LEAVES!  Who will be left standing in Episode 82 of the Trek Geeks Podcast? Find out and LISTEN NOW!

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
Mudd’s Women – [Track 7] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 4 – [Track 4] – The Trouble With Tribbles

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 80: The Ultimate Crew

WHOM WOULD YOU PICK?

The Ultimate CrewOne of the coolest ideas in Star Trek Timelines is the ability to have any single member of the Star Trek Universe as part of your crew.  We are talking ANY character from any series, ship, timeline, universe, etc.  That got us thinking.  Who would WE pick for our ULTIMATE Crew?  We break down all the main crew assignments in this “infinite possibilities episode”.  Heck, even waste extraction is discussed because Bill thinks that would be perfect for Dan!

In Star Trek news, perhaps one of the most EPIC and awkward pics in history was taken recently at Star Trek Destination Europe as almost two dozen Star Trek alums got together on the bridge of the Enterprise!

Also, time to fork over some quatloos or gold pressed latinum because the revised and expanded Star Trek Encyclopedia is now available and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive!

Finally, both Bill and Dan received some swag in the mail over the weekend.  What did they get and who is more excited?

It’s Episode 80 of Trek Geeks–beam aboard, won’t you?

STAR TREK TIMELINES

Special thanks to our friends at Disruptor Beam–the creators of the Star Trek Timelines game–for letting us use their artwork in our album cover this week!

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 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
Dagger of the Mind – [Track 10] – Year One
Metamorphosis – [Track 7] – Year Three

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 78: Recasting DS9

NEW FACES FOR BELOVED CHARACTERS

Recasting DS9This past Spring, we asked the members of our Camp Khitomer group on Facebook to send us their questions for an “Ask Us Anything” episode!

Their questions were fantastic, but there was one we thought could truly be its own episode–we were asked to pick a series and recast the characters with different actors.

Challenge accepted!

This week we’ll recast our favorite series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, with an all new set of actors–and some of the selections may just surprise you!

Plus, we’ll update you on the latest Blu-Ray release in the Star Trek universe and discuss a wonderful essay that highlighted our Trek50 episode!

We hope you’ll join us for an entertaining discussion this week on the Trek Geeks Podcast!

TREKKING THROUGH PODCASTS

Read Brian Donlon’s LinkedIn essay here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/trekking-through-podcasts-brian-donlon

SPECIAL THANKS

Spock's Brain - Available at FiveYearMission.netWe 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!

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
The Galileo Seven – [Track 1] – Year Two
The Doomsday Machine – [Track 3] – Year Three

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 57: The Dominion

The DominionVICTORY IS LIFE!

This week on Trek Geeks, we take a look at what could possibly be the greatest adversary the Federation has ever faced–The Dominion!

More menacing than the Borg.
More dangerous than the Klingon or Romulan Empires.
More evil than the dreaded Aquatic or Arboreal Xindi.

From the introduction of the Jem’Hadar in Season 2 of Deep Space Nine, they would play a major role in the series through the finale, we’ll discuss the far-reaching hand of the Founders and the Dominion!

We’ll talk about the aspects of the Founders, the Vorta, and the Jem’Hadar we appreciated the most–as well as some pretty big inconsistencies that we’ve always wondered about.

In addition, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite moments through out the Dominion story arc–plus, you’ll learn what Dan thought the name of “The Great Link” was when he first heard it!

Plus, we’ll discuss The News from TrekNews.net, and we’ll announce some great news for Android phone users regarding Google Play!

We can vouch for the loyalty of these Geeks–receive this reward from them, may it keep you entertained!

 

SPECIAL THANKS

FIVE YEAR MISSIONWe’re so fortunate every week to have the music of Five Year Mission as part of our podcast! We truly can’t thank them enough. Please check out all of their music–songs based on episodes of The Original Series–and don’t forget that they’re YOUR House Band at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this August!

Year 1–Year 1–Year 3–Spock’s Brain…Download them all now!  Get some strips of gold-pressed latinum and download their albums now!

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 53: The Dreamer & The Dream

ONE OF TREK’S FINEST HOURS

Ep 53 - The Dreamer and The DreamAs Bill was gallivanting on an awe inspiring Tattoo Trek to Las Vegas, Dan decided that this week would be a great time to discuss one of  the best episodes in Star Trek History: Deep Space Nine’s “Far Beyond the Stars”, and when Bill returned, he wholeheartedly agreed!

Star Trek has always been about facing ‘issues of the day’ head on, and this episode is the PERFECT example of just that.  From the incredible acting, to Avery Brooks’ amazing directing, to the ugly truth about racism and bigotry, this episode is considered by fans and cast alike as one of the greatest.

We discuss all the things that we loved about the episode as well as a couple of things that we actually didn’t like. This kind of episode can really cause some intense discussion because of the subject matter, and our discussion is no exception!

In addition, we announce the winners of our Star Trek Timelines Poster contest, discuss or trip to Boston to see Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage and what we think of the announcement that Star Trek The Animated Series is coming to Blu-Ray.  Wait…what?

So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 53 of Trek Geeks – A Star Trek Podcast!  It isn’t a dream!  It is REAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!  It’s REAAAALLLLLLLLL!  It is REALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

CHECK OUT BILL’S NEW TATTOO!

Bill was in Las Vegas recently to get a brand new Star Trek tattoo! He had a TOS style pinup tattoo designed and it was tattooed by a true Ink Master–Sausage from Revolt Tattoos!

Check out a couple of photos below and check out the current season of Ink Master on Spike! (Check local listings for times.)

Bill's Tattoo 1Bill's Tattoo 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionDid you like the bumper music between segments in our podcast? Of COURSE you did!

That’s because every single episode we use music from this year’s House Band at STLV50!  They’re our friends at Five Year Mission!

We can never thank them enough for letting us use their amazing music in our podcast every single episode. PLEASE head on out to their website and pick up all of their albums!

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Episode 45: Happy Birthday Trek Geeks!

IT’S OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY!

Trek Geeks 1st BirthdayAfter an impromptu week off because of ailing parents, Dan and Bill are back–and it’s time to celebrate Trek Geeks’ First Birthday!

Last year at this time, we had no idea what to expect and it’s been nothing short of amazing. We’ll take a look back at the last year and some of our favorite moments, as well as what we’ve learned in the process of launching this show. In addition, we’ll also reveal our favorite episodes of the podcast so far as we look to the future!

Then, it’s time for some role playing: imagine you’re the only person stationed at an outpost in the furthest reaches of the galaxy. What Star Trek episodes would you select to bring with you to watch until the end of time? Some of the answers may surprise you!

We’ll start the show with some current news developments including news about Star Trek Timelines, the latest developments in the lawsuit between CBS/Paramount and Axanar Productions, and an update on tickets for this year’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas!

It’s all in Episode 45 and, well, it’s our birthday…so check it out!

 

OTHER LINKS

Star Trek Timelines is live!
http://www.disruptorbeam.com/games/star-trek-timelines

Axanar has retained counsel for the suit brought by CBS and Paramount.
http://www.axanarproductions.com/axanar-signs-winston-strawn-to-defend-cbsparamount-lawsuit/

Peters: ‘Axanar Quality Spurred Lawsuit’
http://1701news.com/node/1001/peters-axanar-quality-spurred-lawsuit.html

Alec Peters’ transcribed quotes from 1701News interview.
http://1701news.com/node/1004/quote-quote-quote-quote.html

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Buy all their albums online at FiveYearMission.netWe truly can’t thank the guys in Five Year Mission enough for allowing us to use their amazing music each and every episode! Please–support them. Go out to FiveYearMission.net and check out their music, including their new album, “Spock’s Brain!”

In addition, we really want to see Five Year Mission back as the House Band at Creation Entertainment’s Official 5oth Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas in 2016. Please send a message to Creation and to CBS to let them know you would, too!

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 40: TOS State of Mind!

WE HAVE ‘TOS’ ON THE BRAIN! (BRAIN AND BRAIN – WHAT IS BRAIN??)

Ep 40 - TOS State of Mind

It’s really no surprise that we are still riding high from our visit to the Star Trek Continues set recently.  As a result of being immersed in the TOS Universe for several days, we felt it was only fitting to dedicate Episode 40 of the Trek Geeks Podcast to The Original Series.

We will mix it up a bit by talking about things that we love as well as things that we hate about Kirk’s crew.  First we will discuss the characters from the Original Series that we truly despised for one reason or another.  Which characters, whether special guests or series regulars that just got under our skin, and why?  Then, as if were hit by the spores of Omicron Ceti III we delve into our most loved episodes of TOS!  You may be surprised.  As we like to say, the “Champion Rule” dictates that someone’s most loved episode is someone else’s most hated!

Also, our friends at Star Trek Continues had a lot of news this past week.  We will discuss the ribbon cutting ceremony they had for the new Engine Room, the announced title of Episode 6, the surprise visit of the one and only Rod Roddenberry to the set (yes we did get to meet him) and what it felt like for us when STC posted a pic of us with the Captain himself on their official Facebook page!

In addition we will talk about the latest levels of the Star Trek Renegades fundraiser and whether or not we think they will meet there goal.  With just days to go at the time of recording, they are close, but are they close enough?

Plus, a short, fan made teaser for Star Trek Deep Space 9 on Blue Ray recently started getting some traction on the web.  We will discuss why one of us is very excited about the possibility, while the other thinks is completely meaningless!

All this, plus the triumphant return of a special all TOS version of Stump The Geek in this week’s all-new episode of Trek Geeks – A Star Trek Podcast.

RENEGADES UPDATE

Since recording this episode, Star Trek Renegades surpassed their crowdfunding goal of $350,000.00 with approximately 32 hours to go in the campaign. How quickly things can change in less than a day!

SEE THE DS9 FAN TRAILER

Here is the Deep Space 9 on BluRay fan made teaser trailer…you decide!

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Buy all their albums online at FiveYearMission.netWe truly can’t thank the guys in Five Year Mission enough for allowing us to use their amazing music each and every episode! Please–support them. Go out to FiveYearMission.net and check out their music, including their new album, “Spock’s Brain!”

Plus, we really want them back as the House Band at Creation Entertainment’s Official 5oth Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas in 2016. Please send a message to Creation and to CBS to let them know you would, too!

LISTEN NOW!

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Episode 12: Walking the Promenade

DS9 SpecialWINNER, WINNER. CHICKEN DINNER.

In this “geekful” episode, Dan and Bill take a look at the last couple of podcast episodes featuring DS9’s Nana Visitor and Andrew Robinson. Bill talks about his finally having read David Mack’s “Sorrows of the Empire” while on vacation. Dan and Bill reveal the 5 episodes they’d each show someone to get them into Deep Space Nine. Dan is subjected to yet another round of “Stump the Geek.”

Plus, the winners of the Trek Geeks Blu-Ray Giveaway are announced!  One lucky listener will win the Library of the first TEN Star Trek movies on Blu-Ray!  Two other listeners will win a $35 e-gift card to Amazon.com and a t-shirt from the Trek Geeks Shop, respectively!

Who will win?? Listen now and find out!

SHOW NOTES

SPECIAL THANKS

 

 

 

 

As always, we can’t thank the guys of Five Year Mission enough for letting us use their music for the Trek Geeks Podcast! Check out their all-original songs based on TOS episodes from their Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 albums online at http://fiveyearmission.net!

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Episode 11: Andrew J. Robinson

AndrewRobinsonPLAIN, SIMPLE GARAK

This week on the Trek Geeks Podcast, we’re joined by the actor behind one of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s most intriguing characters, Andrew J. Robinson!

Given Garak’s popularity among fans, it’s hard to believe that he was only in 39 episodes of the series, isn’t it?

Andy chats with Bill and Dan about his time on DS9, his insight into creating his character Scorpio in “Dirty Harry,” his novel based on Garak, and how the Mirror Universe episodes weren’t exactly his favorite (Sorry, Dan.), and his role now as a Professor at the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts!  He might also talk a little “Hellraiser” with us. Allegedly. 😉

We hope you enjoy this week’s episode as much as we did!

SPECIAL THANKS

 

 

 

 

As always, we can’t thank the guys of Five Year Mission enough for letting us use their music for the Trek Geeks Podcast! Check out their all-original songs based on TOS episodes from their Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 albums online at http://fiveyearmission.net!

 

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