Almost five years ago, TrekMovie.com launched the Shuttle Pod podcast. Since then, Brian, Jared, Matt, and Kayla (plus some occasional guests) have been bringing you Star Trek news and views over the podwaves. For the first time, we are reaching out to our growing fan base for support.
A tip jar for our podcasters
TrekMovie.com is a labor of love and is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. But hosting the site costs money (which is why we run ads), and takes time and effort. Since 2015, the Shuttle Pod has been producing mostly bi-weekly episodes, with new podcasts every week whenever new shows (Discovery and Picard) are airing. To date, we have published 121 episodes.
We love producing the pod, and we hope you’ve loved listening. If so, and if you are able to, please consider donating to the cause! Become a patron for $1, $5, $20, or any other monthly amount. All levels get you access to anything posted on the Patreon page, which I’m guessing will mostly consist of funny behind-the-scenes moments that didn’t make it into a final podcast episode. At $5, we’ll give you a shout-out on the podcast, if you so desire. And at $20, you get a very exclusive sticker sent to you in the mail. It’s not even a special sticker, except for the fact that you have to donate $20 per month to get it, which makes it special, right?
New to the pod?
Never listened to the podcast? Got some extra time on your hands? Why not give us a shot! Here are just a few ways to listen, but we should be available wherever you get podcasts. (If we’re not, let us know!)
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Shuttle Pod 70 – Star Trek Reunified At Last! And Star Trek Las Vegas 2019
Published on: Aug 15, 2019
The Shuttle Pod crew reconvenes after Las Vegas to discuss the big the news of the last week, along with our reflection on the big Star Trek Las Vegas convention earlier in the month. Of course the big news is that CBS and Viacom finally came to an agreement to merge, bringing Star Trek back under one roof. Brian, Kayla, and Matt discuss the history of Star Trek ownership and what the future of Trek could look like now that things are reunified. The other big Trek topic of late was what happened in Star Trek Las Vegas. The podcasters discuss the general vibe of the convention this year, and the top panels that they were most excited to attend: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘Lower Decks.’ Lastly, there’s a grab bag of news items since the last podcast that the trio of hosts discuss.
Shuttle Pod 73 – On the Ground At NYCC & ‘Short Treks’ Season 2 Reviews
Published on: Oct 21, 2019
Host Matt talks with Laurie about what it was like to be in the stadium for the New York Comic Con “Star Trek Universe” and The Orville panels. Then the duo goes in depth — discussing the two newest Star Trek: Short Treks: “Q&A” and the rather polarizing “The Trouble With Edward.”
Shuttle Pod 71 – Star Trek Day Celebration
Published on: Sep 19, 2019
The Shuttle Pod crew celebrates September 8th with reflections on their early fandom. Join Brian, Jared, Kayla and Matt as they discuss a bit of news that’s come out since the last podcast, and then jump into discussing their earliest memories of Star Trek and how they became Trekkies.
At The Disco 15 – A Look Back To The Birth And Development Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’
Published on: Feb 22, 2018
First seasons are always a little rough, and creating a first season of an entirely new Star Trek show — the first show since since Enterprise was canceled and CBS split from Viacom – makes for even more challenges. Listen in as Jared, Kayla, and Matt discuss the trials and tribulations of Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery. Now that the first season of Star Trek: Discovery is over, The Shuttle Pod will be back to standard form, with bi-weekly podcast topics that span the Trek franchise.
Episode 26: Captain Picard’s Best Speeches
Published on: Nov 30, 2016
Picard is the kind of captain who can energize his crew with an inspiring speech right around the climax of an episode. Is Picard the best speech-giver in all of Star Trek? This week, the Shuttle Pod crew take a look at Picard’s best speeches. Listen to the podcast to hear Picard’s best speeches and our thoughts on each, plus rewatch these classic moments below.
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