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Trek Geeks #182: Michael Burnham

WOMEN OF STAR TREK This week, we offer another in our series on the “Women of Star Trek!” One of the newest members of that group is the central figure in Star Trek: Discovery–the character of Michael Burnham. We’ll take a look at this character and why she’s so important, not just in Trek but…

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Trek Geeks #181: The People Who Made TOS Work

IT TAKES A VILLAGE No one does it alone. Not even “The Great Bird of the Galaxy.” The idea was Gene Roddenberry’s, but it took an amazing group of people to help make it a reality. This week, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Turnabout Intruder–the last episode of The Original Series–we look at The…

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Trek Geeks #180: The Voyage Home

THE ONE WITH THE WHALES It’s one of the greatest Star Trek movies of all time, and it was one that non-fans loved as much as some of Trek’s most ardent supporters. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home debuted in 1986 and found a huge mainstream audience with its wit, humor, and awareness.┬áSadly, today this…

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Trek Geeks #179: Available Light

AUTHOR DAYTON WARD It’s the first Star Trek: The Next Generation novel in nearly two years and it picks right up with the fallout from the exposure of Section 31! “Section 31, the covert organization which has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries, has been exposed. Throughout the Federation, the…

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Trek Geeks #178: The Inner Light

SEIZE THE TIME It’s widely regarded as one of the best hours of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and possibly of the entire franchise. “The Inner Light” changed Jean-Luc Picard and viewers forever with it’s poignant story about a civilization wiped out by its own star going nova a thousand years before. Picard lives a…

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Trek Geeks #177: Do You Wanna Build a Theme Park?

THE TREKKIEST PLACE ON EARTH! This week, Dan is on vacation in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and it seemed like a good time to discuss this particular topic! Last month on our Patreon Subscribers Feed, we talked about this topic in one of our Carpool KHAAANN-versations: one topic discussed in the time that…

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Trek Geeks #176: The Wrath of Khan

KHAAANN! It is the Star Trek film to which all others are invariably compared at some point or another. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise in the summer of 1982, and began a string of successful films which eventually resulted in Trek returning to television. We’ll…

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Trek Geeks #175: What You Leave Behind

DS9’s FINAL EPISODE It’s the end of an amazing Trek. Deep Space Nine wrapped shooting 20 years ago this week and it’s final episode, “What You Leave Behind,” wraps up a nine part finale and a multi-season arc that changed Star Trek forever! Bill and Dan will look at this last episode of DS9 and…

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Trek Geeks #174: Devil in the Dark

NO KILL I Essential Star Trek. Almost everyone has their own definition, but almost every Trek fan believes that this episode should be on that list–and we agree completely. “The Devil in the Dark” tells a story that speaks to the very heart of Star Trek and was some of the best science fiction produced…

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Trek Geeks #173: How to Be a Star Trek Fan

THE DEFINITIVE HOW-TO GUIDE Social Media. It brings out the best and worst in people. This can be especially true of Star Trek fandom. The loudest voices are a small minority trying to impact the fandom of others. That’s why we’re here! We’ll tell you about why Star Trek fandom is so great and how…

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