All Access Star Trek Celebrates Kate Mulgrew, NYCC, Brannon Braga, And The ‘Lower Decks’ Season Finale

All Access Star Trek podcast episode 10

On an epic, jam-packed episode, the Shuttle Pod’s Matt joins Tony and Laurie to talk about the Trek news from New York Comic Con (Janeway! Janeway!), check out interview clips from TrekMovie’s interviews with Brannon Braga and Kate Mulgrew, and review the season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks, “No Small Parts.”

Links to topics discussed in the pod


Kate Mulgrew To Return As Captain Janeway In ‘Star Trek: Prodigy

Kate Mulgrew interview from May 2019

Kate Mulgrew interview from May 2020Shuttle Pod: Supplemental—interview with Kate Mulgrew (audio)

Mike McMahan And The ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Cast Reveal What We Will (And Won’t ) See In Season 2

Watch The Opening Scene From ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Premiere

Watch New ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Teaser; NYCC Panel Reveals More 32nd Century Clues

Interview: Brannon Braga On Taking Risks In ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ And The Thrill Of Seeing Seven In ‘Picard’

Other mentions:

Kether Donohue, You’re the Worst

Independence Day: “I gave it a virus”

Mariner’s contraband collection – a closer look, thanks to Jörg Hillebrand

Enterprise to the rescue in Star Trek: First Contact

The Purge movie franchise

Klingon helmets in Star Trek Into Darkness

The Reliant damaged in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


Matt: Fashion It So (and his review of Star Trek: Picard season 1 Blu-ray)

Laurie: The Three Questions With Andy Richter podcast with Scott Thompson

Tony: Propology 101 (and more on propmaker Michael Moore)

Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments.

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Star Trek: Prodigy is a kids show but I’m happy Captain Janeway is coming back.

Lower Decks is a fun little corner of the Star Trek universe. The season one finale was a fun adventure with TNG cameos and other Easter Eggs from all across trek.

Another lovely podcast Trekmovie. We all appreciate it.

Yes, definitely.

I especially enjoyed Laurie bringing back audio from her interviews with Kate Mulgrew in 2018 and 2019 to hear how her response to questions about reprising Janeway have evolved.

So glad you both are liking it! (And that was 2019 & 2020, to be precise…)

Loved this episode of LDS. Loved everything Riker in this episode. Now, give me warp in the factor of a 5, 6, 7, 8.

Samuel Cockings (of Trekyards) asked the uniform question at Star Trek Las Vegas.

On the question of different uniforms, I will raise once again the point that current-time military in combat environments wear different uniforms than those in home territory or on non-combat deployments.

More, as a way distinguish those who have served in wartime missions once they return to peacetime service, there can be a fairly lengthy period where officers and enlisted can carry on wearing their combats after returning home. (Canada has had a protocol for this for those who return from U.N. deployments.)

As a naval vessel is posted as a single unit, everyone on a given ship would have the same uniform type, so one would see the difference across ships.

The First Contact / Dominion War era uniforms are definitely that. More, we first saw dark wartime uniforms in Yesterday’s Enterprise, so it’s definitely established for the universe. Somber uniforms would make sense for the Titan is a deep space frontier explorer and her captain has combat experience.

The California class vessels aren’t designed for either wartime or for the risks of first contact. They’re second contact role is to help establish trade and ties to Federation authorities. So, colourful peacetime uniforms would fit.

I don’t think I see Star Trek: The Pod Directive In the list this time.

The episode where Mike McMahan is interviewed is helpful background for the season in general.

We only put up links to things we’ve talked about. I agree with you though, and enjoyed that episode a lot. I especially liked when he said that the animation team draws themselves in as background characters.

Enterprise theme was written and performed by Riker. We watched a holonovel he created in four seasons.