Trek Geeks #77: The Man Trap

This Episode of Trek Geeks is Dedicated to the Memory of Eric Cone



The Man TrapIt quite possibly was the television event that forever changed history!  On September 8, 1966 the very first episode of Star Trek was shown on NBC.  It was “The Man Trap” and this week the Trek Geeks are ready to discuss the great Salt Vampire of M-113!

Bill and Dan will discuss all the interesting and quirky things about this episode.  After watching it countless times over the last 40+ years, they certainly have a lot to say about this unique premier episode!  Was that REALLY red blood on Spock’s forehead?  Why does McCoy have a virtual pharmacy in his bedroom?  And how does Ole Salty know to speak Swahili to Uhura? And what’s with that hand-plant in the Botany Lab?

In addition, they ask and discuss if hunting down the creature made this debut episode of Star Trek seem like every other space-themed tv show in the 1960’s where we kill what we don’t understand?

Also, in the news, get your microwave popcorn ready because Star Trek Beyond is coming to digital download and DVD soon, past guest Manu Intiraymi’s project “The Circuit” has started their Kickstarter fund raising, and Adam Nimoy’s “For The Love of Spock” is now available!

All this and more on what certainly is NOT the last of it’s kind – it’s Episode 77 of the Trek Geeks Podcast!


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!

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
(Gotta Save) Spock’s Brain – [Track 7] – Spock’s Brain
Within the Mainframe – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain


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