Stump the Geek

Episode 144: Stump the Geek

WELCOME TO THE ROCK!

It is a contest as old as Star Trek itself. OK, well maybe it’s not THAT old.

Once again, Dan Davidson will attempt to tame the behemoth that is Stump the Geek!

Dan will have to answer five questions of varying point values and he can’t use any reference material. No websites. No books. No notes. He has to rely on the information in his walnut sized brain to answer these questions–and they are tougher than EVER!

After that, Dan will face the un-patented Double or Nothing Bonus Round! He’ll wager everything in an attempt to be victorious!

Will he succeed? Check out this week’s episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast to find out!

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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.

YEAR 4 IS HERE! Get the brand-new album from Five Year Mission RIGHT NOW at FiveYearMission.net

While you’re at it, you should also pick up 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 134: Stump the Geek

AN EPIC BATTLE OF WILLS

This week, the fan favorite “Stump the Geek” returns–and this time, it’s bigger than ever!

Dan must answer TEN trivia questions using no reference other than his brain! No books, no internet, no notes, no lifeline of any kind! Plus, this time the stakes are even higher!

Instead of the patented “Double or Nothing Bonus,” Dan will have to answer the brand-new “QUADRUPLE OR NOTHING BONUS!”

Will he be victorious?!

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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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Supplemental #12: Stump the Geek

AN EPIC TEST OF KNOWLEDGE!

This week, Dan’s Trek knowledge is put to the test in a truly epic round of Stump the Geek!

Five tough trivia questions.

One multi-part bonus.

Dan can’t use any reference materials of any kind–he has to rely on the knowledge in his brain to answer the questions posed to him!

Will he be victorious?!  Will he retain his crown as the reigning Stump the Geek Champion?!

Find out on this week’s episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

 

5YM!


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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SPECIAL THANKS

The Trek Geeks Delta was designed by Aaron Harvey. You can find him on Twitter @GeekFilter and please check out his podcast, “Saturday Morning Trek,” on Trek.FM!

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Supplemental #8: Superbowl Stump The Geek

THE BIGGEST GAME EVER!

Superbowl Stump The GeekIt’s the biggest stage.

It’s the ultimate competition.

It’s a national past time.

Football?  Heck, no! We’re talking, of course, about the return of Stump The Geek and this time, it’s Superbowl Sized! Dan will have to answer double the amount of questions in addition to one mega bonus.

It won’t be easy, especially since some of the questions came from our Camp Khitomer Facebook Group!

Will Dan be victorious and bring home the STG trophy?  Find out in this special supplemental episode!

FIVE YEAR MISSION!

The Official Theme of Stump The Geek is “Miri,” by our great friends in FIVE YEAR MISSION! Go and get their Year One album RIGHT NOW and hear the rest of the amazing tracks! They’re writing an original song for each episode of The Original Series and every one of them is bound to become a favorite of yours.

Check out their website at FiveYearMission.net and show them some love! They may even be playing at an event in your neck of the woods!

LISTEN NOW

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Supplemental #4: Stump the Geek!

BONK BONK ON THE HEAD

Stump the Geek!It’s been a long time coming, but this day was inevitable.

We’re on our way back to New England from Las Vegas, and we figured what better time to feature the return of listener favorite, “Stump the Geek!”

The rules are simple: Bill has created five trivia questions for Dan to answer and each one is worth a random point value. Dan is not allowed to use any reference material at all–no internet, no books, no notes–nothing! He can only rely on his memory and the information trapped in his wee brain!

If Dan makes it through all five questions, he proceeds to the “Double or Nothing Bonus Round!” Plus, in this special post-Vegas edition, there may be an added level of complexity.

Will Bill stump Dan? Find out in our fourth Supplemental Episode!

FIVE YEAR MISSION!

Five Year MissionIt was so amazing to see Five Year Mission play for five straight days as the house band for Creation’s 2016 Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention! It flew by and we can only hope that Creation brings them back next year for the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

We’re truly grateful to them for letting us use their amazing music for the podcast. Please support them and buy their albums! Plot a course over to FiveYearMission.net and check out all their tunes–and get yourself some cool Five Year Mission gear!

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Episode 47: Away Team Mission – Disruptor Beam

VISITING STAR TREK TIMELINES!

Disruptor Beam Star Trek TimelinesIn this week’s episode of Trek Geeks – A Star Trek Podcast, Dan and Bill embark on an Away Team mission to the offices of Disruptor Beam–the game company producing the brand new Star Trek Timelines game!

We sit down with Disruptor Beam CEO Jon Radoff and Marketing Director Elicia Basoli to talk about the reaction to the game’s release and the feedback from Star Trek fans. We’ll also discuss game play, changes made on the game from beta feedback, and what the future may hold!

Plus, we’ll talk a little Star Trek news: The new Star Trek series has a showrunner and the fan film, “Star Trek: Horizon” will leave Spacedock at the end of February! We’ll have our reactions to both items.

Dan also found a way to take over the show again, which means that Bill is subjected to yet another round of “Geek the Stump!” That’s right, Dan is bringing trivia to the table, and what’s left of Bill’s honor is on the line. Will he be victorious??

It’s all in Episode 47 of Trek Geeks!

TIMELINES TUTORIAL

Check out this guide on how to play the game!

(If you are not able to see the tutorial video for Timelines above, please click here.)

ENTER TO WIN A LIMITED EDITION TIMELINES POSTER!

Win This Poster!

Disruptor Beam has given us two copies of the original limited-edition poster created exclusively for Star Trek Timelines by Cat Staggs, the talented artist who has created memorable covers for Star Trek comics and much more.

Conceived as an homage to legendary illustrator Bob Peak – best known to fans for his work on the first five Star Trek movie posters–this piece brings together five iconic captains and a mysterious space-time anomaly under the all-seeing gaze of Q himself.

This theatrical “one sheet” is 27” wide x 40” tall and it’s guaranteed to look amazing on your wall–all you have to do is enter the drawing!

Click the poster for more details over on our Facebook page!

 

STAR TREK: HORIZON

Check out the latest preview from this amazing looking fan film! It premieres to the world February 28th, 2016 on YouTube!

(If you are unable to see the preview of Horizon above, please click here.)

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Get SPOCK'S BRAIN NOW!We can’t thank our friends in the band FIVE YEAR MISSION enough!

We love their music and they’re absolutely kind and gracious enough to allow us to use their songs in our podcast. We’d truly appreciate it if you’d shoe them some love and go buy a copy of their new album, “Spock’s Brain,” NOW!  Click the album cover to buy a digital download from their website today!

We’d also love for them to be the House Band once again at the gigantic Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas in 2016, so please let Creation Entertainment know you would, too!

TREK50

Trek50

While we were at Disruptor Beam, both Jon and Elicia participated in our Trek50 Project and told us the stories of how they started their Star Trek Fandom!

All you have to do is tell us about the very first time you ever watched Star Trek!  Find out more in today’s episode or on our Trek50 page!

 

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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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