Trek Geeks #79: Insurrection


Star Trek: InsurrectionThe year was 1998. Dan and Bill were working in telephone support jobs supporting stock trading software and 56k dial-up modems ruled the day.

One day at work, they got the bright idea to download the brand-new trailer for the third movie featuring the cast of The Next Generation–Star Trek: Insurrection!  It took hours for the trailer to download and these two future Geeks looked forward to December.

Then they saw the movie.

The follow-up to First Contact didn’t exactly overwhelm. It’s been a long time since they’ve watched Insurrection, but the Trek Geeks will take a long look at this often maligned movie–and maybe even explain why it’s really not as bad as people make it out to be.

In addition to elements of the movie that they liked (and didn’t), they’ll answer the central question that this movie raises: would it have been better served as an episode of NextGen?

It’s a skin-stretchingly good time in Episode 79 of Trek Geeks–beam aboard, won’t you?


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 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
Mudd’s Women – [Track 7] – Year One
A Taste of Amageddon – [Track 8] – Year Two
Within the Mainframe – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain


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