Trek Geeks #103: J.G. Hertzler


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 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!  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!

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


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