This Week in Trek

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Star Trek is one of the most popular television shows ever created. While the original series alone is well known, its spinoff shows and motion pictures are the most successful in Hollywood. Michael Gaines and Darrell Skeels, two Star Trek veterans, take a look at current news and looks back at what made the franchise as great as it is.

 

 

  • This Week in Trek Episode 339, “Angry Uhura light show”

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    News

    CBS All Access Expands To Canada, but without DSC. bit.ly/2qS3Lff

    https://trekmovie.com/2018/04/19/see-and-hear-the-2018-hallmark-star-trek-ornaments-in-action/

    (there’s no music in the sulu one!)

    Original Series t-shirts at amzn.to/2EZVeLC pic.twitter.com/Jdv5UuIEEB

    Star Trek Adversaries now on Steam

    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: Being assimilated by the Borg, tortured by the Cardassians, living another life in “The Inner Light”, possessed/captured by numerous aliens; when does it become unrealistic on how much Picard or anyone can endure?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt

    In this clip, he’s trying to propose to her & gets interrupted

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: TAS: BEM

    Subspace communications

  • This Week in Trek Episode 338, “Delete this guy”

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    News

    DSC nominated for Peabody Award in the entertainment category to “honor the most powerful, enlightening and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media. Other nominees: Better Call Saul, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. TNG won a Peabody award in 1988 for “The Big Goodbye” (Holodeck, Dixon Hill).

    DSC Season 2 began filming yesterday!

    Jonathan Frakes will direct ep 2 & 10.

    Many ask who will play Spock, but he wasn’t the first officer in “The Cage”, that was Number One played by Majel Barrett.

    Chief Engineer Denise Reno of the USS Hiawatha, played by Tig Notaro!

    Last week Amazon started selling exclusive DS9 shirts. They’ve now done the same with TNG.

    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: Which TOS character (Scotty, Uhura, Chekov or Sulu) deserved to have more screen time and backstory better told?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    The Middleman (2008) S01E12 The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: VOY: Bride of Chaotica

    Character insight – Enabran Tain

  • This Week in Trek Episode 337, “It’s the only way to be sure”

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    News

    Anson Mount is Capt. Pike

    New DS9 shirts only at Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ds9+shirts

    Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt Paris) and Robert Picardo (the EMH) both back working on The Orville, S2.

    Star Trek: Lost Scenes Hardcover – August 21, 2018. Preorder now. $39.95

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    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: Do u think that Trek 2 saved the Trek movie franchise and sets the bar for all other movies?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    From a 2012 NASA video about why it’s hard to go to Mars. https://youtu.be/fturU0u5KJo

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: ENT S3: The Shipment

    Character insight – Vice Admiral Nakamura

    Subspace communications

  • This Week in Trek Episode 336, “I’m not dead!”

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    News

    Dan Curry stuff up for auction at Heritage Auctions https://entertainment.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=53+793+794+792+4294948259+4294967090

    DSC episode Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad nominated for Hugo award in the the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category.

    DSC Vinyl soundtrack has now been revealed by Lakeshore Records, coming this summer! 2 record set, 2 per customer. $34.98.

    Misc. comments on Twitter about DSC S2.

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    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: You are in charge of your cohosts bachelor party. Which 3 Star Trek characters would you invite to it?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    What’s My Line 1974

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: TOS S2: Friday’s Child

    Character insight – Hugh

  • This Week in Trek Episode 335, “Got anymore of those emotions?”

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    News

    https://twitter.com/startrekcbs/status/977685643689017344

    From CBS on Twitter: “The backdrop of Season 1 was war. Next season will have a more exploratory and diplomatic tone.”

    Season 2 will be 13 episodes.

    Filming begins in April.

    Shazad Latif is confirmed to be back.

    Jonathan Frakes to direct an early DSC S2 episode.

    If CBS re-merged with Viacom (Paramount), CBS management would be in charge.

    Terry Farrell and Adam Nimoy got married yesterday

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    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: At the dentist office now. Do u think there will be a need for dentists by the 23rd century?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    Levar Burton was on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me last weekend.

    Episode insight: TNG S6: Descent part 2

  • This Week in Trek Episode 334, “Raktajino in Paradise”

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    News

    Saturn Awards nominations:

    Best New Media Television Series

    Sonequa Martin-Green for Best Actress on a Television Series

    Jason Isaacs for Best Actor on a Television Series

    Doug Jones for Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series

    Michelle Yeoh for Best Guest-Starring Performance on a Television Series

    Jason Isaacs won best actor in a TV Series from Empire Magazine

    Simon pegg sez the Tarantino Trek would not be rated R and is an old idea.

    Sets now under construction for season 2.

    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: Do u think that Voyager overused the Borg in that any other potential series couldn’t use them with any effectiveness?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    NPR’s interview of Jimmy Buffett about his new musical, Margeritaville.

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: TNG S6: Descent part 1

    Character insight: The characters of Brock Peters

  • This Week in Trek Episode 333, “This is all Chris’ fault”

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    News

    The Anovos phaser is based on an early prototype & isn’t what’s on-screen. It was changed from the original design for ease of show production.

    Creation Entertainment has canceled all its Trek cons except for STLV.

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    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: If you consider the Doctor on Voyager a sentient being, then would all EMH’s be considered the same?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    Gilmore Girls. 2004. S4 E11. A character named Kirk tells of his Tinnitus.

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: VOY: False Profits

    Character insight: Timothy Lang

  • This Week in Trek Episode 332, “Awaiting endpoint”

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    News

    2-foot Polar Lights K’t’inga Klingon Battlecrusier Model Kit Coming This Fall bit.ly/r2ktinga

    THinkGeek Ent-D speaker OVERPRICED GARBAGE

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    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: Do u think Discovery succeeded in bringing new fans to Star Trek?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    30 Rock. 2012 S7 E4. Discussing an upcoming election and a scandalous photo.

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: TNG: S3 The Price

    Character insight: Dr. Timicin

  • This Week in Trek Episode 331, “Three lieutenants and a baby”

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    News

    My prediction for DSC S2: Burnham will have a Klingon baby.

    Why didn’t Saru’s hackles go up 100 times on the Mudd Time loop episode ?

    DSC: 56M, GOT: 42M, https://twitter.com/startrekmoments/status/968233291370377218/photo/1

    The Nimoy doc being on iTunes in spring that I posted in Discord

    Today is the 3rd anniverary of Nimoy’s death

    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: What commonly used Trek tech (no Technobabble) do u think has zero chances of ever becoming invented? My first choice is inertial dampers.

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Jerry Seinfeld talking to comedians. Here, talking about gambling. S4, E12

    00:18

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: DS9 S3: Through The Looking Glass

    Character insight: Buck Bokai

    Subspace communications

  • This Week in Trek Episode 330, “Honey, I Shrunk the City”

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    News

    McFarlane Toys phaser all kinds of lights, sound, and accuracy!

    Ten Forward:

    Chris on Twitter: Would you put Captain Jellico from TNG in your top 10 list of best Trek captains?

    Star Trek in pop culture:

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer. S1, E12 Prophecy Girl

    Last week in Trek

    Episode insight: TAS S1: The Terratin Incident

    Character insight: Koss

    Subspace communications

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