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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 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 131: See It or Skip It – DS9 S2

THE FAN FAVORITE RETURNS!

One of our most popular episodes is the “See It or Skip It” series where we rate an entire season of Star Trek and tell you which episodes you can check out or avoid entirely! We’ll be making our way through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in this 25th Anniversary Year and this week, we consider the sophomore season of the second live action spin-off series.

Joining us as Special Guest Geek “for the full hour,” is none other than Andy Fark–the percussive force of our favorite band, Five Year Mission! He’ll guide us through the entire season and even tell us how he rates each and every episode along with us!

How will this season rate? Check out Your Independent Star Trek Podcast now to find out! (Spoiler Alert: It’s pretty FARKTASTIC!)

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SPEAKING OF FIVE YEAR MISSION…

We truly can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are so 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 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 114: Captive Pursuit

PARENTAL ADVISORY

The following episode of the podcast contains mature content and themes including an open and frank discussion on the topics of suicide and self-harm which may be unsuitable for younger listeners.

Parental discretion is strongly advised.

This week, we look at the sixth episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Captive Pursuit introduces us to the first visitor to the station from the Gamma Quadrant. He is Tosk and there’s a lot he’s not telling our crew.

This was an episode that demonstrated that DS9 could be every bit as much Trek as TOS and TNG before it, and there’s a lot to discover in this story.

Additionally, this was the episode that literally saved Dan’s life and we’ll talk about the episode in that context as well.

We hope you will join us for this very special episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast.

DISCOVERING TREK

This episode also features a preview of the full-length Episode 0 of our brand new podcast, “Discovering Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Companion!”

Stay tuned after the end theme for our introduction to the new show and when you’re done, head on over to DiscoveringTrek.com to find out more!

 

FIVE YEAR MISSION

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 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 110: Badda Bing Badda Bang

IT’S VEGAS WEEK!

STLV has arrived and we’re on our way to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

To celebrate this annual pilgrimage, we’re taking a look at the 7th season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Badda Bing Badda Bang!”

It’s a fun episode that channels the old-time Vegas feel with a great heist!

Speaking of heists: we’ll also take a look at the film that served as the inspiration for this fun holosuite caper, the 1960 classic, “Ocean’s 11” starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the rest of the Rat Pack.

Plus, we’ll update you on the latest from Star Trek: Discovery including the programming for the upcoming series on the STLV schedule!

We’ll also have a final look at the Cosplay for Good tote board–and the news is amazing! Our great friends Heather and Jeff from Shore Leave have come up with a really creative way to help us raise money for the Nevada SPCA during STLV and we can’t wait to tell you about it!

It’s all in Episode 110 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, pally! Join us!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

Five Year MissionWe 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 and every 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!

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Episode 104: My Directive Is Prime

GENERAL ORDER #1

It’s the most far-reaching concept in all of Star Trek–Starfleet’s Prime Directive of non-interference in other cultures!

Every crew has had to contend with it in some form and, at times, even defy this guiding principle. In this week’s episode, Dan and Bill will discuss some of the finer points of the Prime Directive and how it has impacted the Star Trek Universe!

Plus, they’ll discuss some of their favorite Prime Directive episodes–and some of their answers may surprise you!

But wait–there’s more!  There’s an update on the Cosplay for Good campaign to raise money for the Nevada SPCA–and find out how YOU can help the adoptable dogs, cats, and other animals at Las Vegas’ largest no-kill animal shelter.

Then, there’s news about Discovery toys and we’ll observe the 35th Anniversary of the best Star Trek movie ever!

Episode 104 of  Your Independent Star Trek Podcast is here and we hope you enjoy it!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

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 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, 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!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Amok Time – [Track 15] – Year Two
Obsession – [Track 11] – Year Three
My Directive Is Prime – [Track 10] – Spock’s Brain

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 103: J.G. Hertzler

CHANCELLOR OF THE HIGH COUNCIL

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 MISSION

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 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, 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!

Themes
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

LISTEN NOW

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Episode 84: See-It or Skip-It: DS9 Season 1

ALLAMARAINE, COUNT TO FOUR!

ep-84-ds9-season-1This week, we decided to tackle our all time favorite Star Trek series, Deep Space 9 with our signature “See-It or Skip-It” extravaganza!  You would think that we love every aspect of every episode, but we think you will be surprised on what we say about the first season of this completely “not Gene’s vision” series.  From the Battle of Wolf 359 all the way through the season ending tension with the Bajorans, we hit every episode and give you our take on whether you should “See-It or Skip-It”.

WIN STAR TREK BEYOND!

Win Star Trek Beyond

We’re giving away a copy of the Star Trek Beyond Ultimate Blu-Ray Gift Set which is available only at Walmart!

To be eligible, all you have to do is share the episode pinned to our Facebook and Twitter with your friends, telling them why you like Trek Geeks!

For more details and official rules, go to http://trekgeeks.com/beyond RIGHT NOW!

We’ll announce the winner in the episode of the Trek Geeks Podcast dropping on November 29th, 2016!

SPECIAL THANKS

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 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, 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!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Catspaw – [Track 5] – Year Three
Colder in Russia – [Track 6] – Spock’s Brain
Return of the Archons – [Track 6] – Year Two

LISTEN NOW

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