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Episode 136: For the Uniform

AN INTENSE MIDDLE ACT

Last week, we began our look at what we refer to as “The Eddington Arc” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine–the final three episodes with Starfleet officer turned Maquis terrorist, Michael Eddington. In part 1, we looked at his betrayal of Starfleet and Benjamin Sisko in “For the Cause,” and, this week, we look at the second act of this trilogy in the fifth season episode, “For the Uniform.”

We’ll examine the pursuit of Michael Eddington and the obsession of Benjamin Sisko and the lengths both men are willing to go.

It’s the middle act of a great Deep Space Nine mini-arc this week on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

We can’t possibly 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 THIS WEEK–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 135: For the Cause

THE EDDINGTON ARC

This week on Trek Geeks, we begin a three-part arc examining “The Eddington Arc,” and the conflict between Captain Benjamin Sisko and Maquis operative Michael Eddington!

We thought we knew who he was, and then Michael Eddington reveals his true colors in this pivotal episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  We’ll examine this “Round 1” in the Sisko vs. Eddington struggle and discuss the two different betrayals Sisko experiences in this episode.

Plus, Star Trek Discovery news, the cancellation of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, and a brand new sponsor 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!

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 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 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 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

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Episode 103: J.G. Hertzler

CHANCELLOR OF THE HIGH COUNCIL

When we started the Trek Geeks Podcast two years ago, we compiled a list of names–those people we’d love to talk to on the show someday.

At the top of Dan’s list was J.G. Hertzler–the actor who played General/Chancellor Martok in 25 episodes Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and appeared as two other characters on that series.

We are honored and humbled to welcome J.G. to the podcast this week!

We’ll talk to J.G. about his time on the show and ask why he thinks that DS9 is enjoying such a resurgence now. We’ll also talk about what it’s like to work with Avery Brooks and also about his “The Left Hand of Destiny” series of novels featuring Martok!

We’ll also find out who the better rapper is: J.G. or actor Robert O’Reilly who played Gowron!

Plus–we’ll have an update on our Cosplay for Good campaign to raise money for the Nevada SPCA and we’ll announce the winners of our Star Trek Cats giveaway!

It’s all in Episode 103 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast—Q’APLA!!

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
Friday’s Child – [Track 9] – Year Three
Hey, Kara! – [Track 1] – Spock’s Brain
Catspaw – [Track 5] – Year Three

LISTEN NOW

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Supplemental #10: Geek The Stump – Again!

PAYBACK!

A message from Dan Davidson, co-host of Trek Geeks: YOUR Independent Star Trek Podcast

“Not too long ago, oh about the time the Patriots were hoisting their 5th Lombardi Trophy, my illustrious Executive Producer decided to subject me to a “Superbowl Sized” Stump the Geek episode.  I wasn’t at the top of my game, however I fared OK.  I told him that he would pay…and well, the time has come.

Ahhh Bill, my old friend.  Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is trivia that is best served cold? It is very cold….is spaaaaaacccccceeee.”

On this Supplemental Episode, Dan rolls out another special edition of “Geek the Stump,” where the tables are turned and Bill has to answer Trek related questions with a completely made up point system!  Can Bill hold his own?  Will Dan throw in a couple softball questions to make things easier on his best friend, or will he show no mercy to retain his title as ultimate Trek Geek Trivia Champion?

Find out in this special Supplemental Episode 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 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

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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!

Win Star Trek Beyond

We’re giving away a copy of the Star Trek Beyond Ultimate Blu-Ray Gift Set which is available only at Walmart!

To be eligible, all you have to do is share the episode pinned to our Facebook and Twitter with your friends, telling them why you like Trek Geeks!

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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