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Episode 141: Odo & Quark

A COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP

Of all the relationships in Star Trek, perhaps none is as layered and complex as the one between Odo and Quark.

On one side, you have the lawful Odo who is responsible for ensuring the safety of one of the Alpha Quadrant’s most strategic locations. On the other, you have Ferengi bar owner Quark (he’s *not* a barkeep) who seems to turn every situation into gray area with his dealings.

It’s an unlikely friendship and we’ll dive in on it this week!

Plus news, and an announcement from Dan and Bill on their new venture in this week’s episode of 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.

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 138: Balance of Terror

AN ALL-TIME CLASSIC

This week, we take a look at one of the best episodes of Star Trek. Seriously, this is one you show someone who has never seen Star Trek before–it’s that good. It’s one we’ve wanted to talk about for a while and the time has finally come!

That episode is “Balance of Terror,” from season one of The Original Series. We’ll examine why this episode is so memorable–and how it made an impression on us at a young age.

Plus, lots of news including brand new Star Trek swag, news of a brand new Discovery comic from IDW, a special milestone for the Trek Geeks Podcast, and we’ll announce the winners of two copies of Drastic Measures, signed by author Dayton Ward himself!

It’s all in Episode 138 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, so beam aboard, Podfleet!

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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 137: Blaze of Glory

THE FINAL ROUND

The first two rounds of this epic struggle have been amazing and, this week on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, we consider the final round of Sisko vs. Eddington with “Blaze of Glory” from Season 5 of Deep Space Nine!

It’s been a contest of wills with each move being incredibly calculated by each man. Now. Benjamin Sisko must rely on the help of Maquis operative (and Starfleet prisoner) Michael Eddington to prevent an attack on Cardassia.

Can the attack be stopped in time before it starts a full scale war? Find out on this week’s episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

Plus, Star Trek news and find out how YOU can win the USS Enterprise D from The Official Star Trek Starships Collection from Eaglemoss in this week’s episode!

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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 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 129: The Conscience of the King

THE PLAY’S THE THING

4,000 people.

That’s how many were executed at the directive of Governor Kodos of the failed Tarsus IV after a fungus destroyed most of the colony’s food supply leaving 8,000 colonists to starve to death. Kodos ordered the deaths of the 4,000 so the other 4,000 colonists might live.

Among those survivors was James T. Kirk and, now, he’s left with the task of figuring out if actor Anton Karidian is really Kodos the Executioner.

This week, we’ll discuss this classic TOS episode and why it was one of Bill’s favorites, even as a child. We’ll talk about our favorite moments from this episode and examine the central question, “What, if anything, could Captain Kirk have done differently?

Plus, news on a brand new Star Trek merchandise portal on the world’s biggest retailer, how William Shatner thinks he could be incorporated into Star Trek again, and listener voice mails in this episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

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FIVE YEAR MISSION

Get SPOCK'S BRAIN NOW!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 128: Dear Doctor

BEFORE THE PRIME DIRECTIVE

This week, we examine an episode that foreshadows Starfleet’s Prime Directive!

“Dear Doctor” was the thirteenth episode of Enterprise (later to be renamed Star Trek: Enterprise) and it presented an interesting dilemma for the Chief Medical Officer and Captain of the NX-01.

It’s an episode that presents our characters with changing the evolution of an entire race and the potential ramifications.  This is a fantastic episode of Enterprise and we’ll tell you why we love it–and why it took us almost 17 years to rewatch it.

Plus, news about a brand new Star Trek game, STLV guest updates, and rumors on when Star Trek: Discovery might go before the cameras to start shooting their second season on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

Spock's BrainFIVE 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 127: Harry Kim Must Suffer

STILL AN ENSIGN

Man, has this guy been through a lot.

Ensign Harry Kim of the Starship Voyager. Operations Officer of the only Starfleet vessel in the Delta Quadrant. In seven years, he has seen a lot of things happen.

The problem is, they’ve happened to him. Harry could be the most abused character in the history of Star Trek and, this week, Dan and Bill will take a look at the oft-tortured and long-suffering ensign. They’ll discuss some of the more creative ways he was tortured and consider why he wasn’t promoted once by Captain Janeway.

Plus, there’s news on a new book on TOS, award nominations for Star Trek: Discovery, a brand-new podcast from Dr. Trek, and we’ll fondly remember DeForest Kelley who would have been 98 years old this week.

It’s all in Episode 127 of Your Independent Star Trek 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.

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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Discovering Trek S01E11: The Wolf Inside

SEASON 1, EPISODE 11

SPOILER ALERT

The eleventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery continues our journey through the looking glass! Join us for “The Wolf Inside” as we continue to dive in to the Mirror Universe!

We’ll break down with our friend Amy Nelson from Trek.FM’s “The Edge,” give you predictions as to what we think could during the rest of the season, and reveal what we discovered about our own humanity in this latest episode of Star Trek.

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Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series and their brand new album, Year 4, is coming soon!

Find out more and download all their albums at FiveYearMission.net

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