[David Zappone interview starts at 18:00]
Tony and Laurie cover the latest news: Colm Meaney’s latest comments on returning to Star Trek, Jackie Cox as Number One and her interview with Anthony Rapp, Hanelle Culpepper’s NAACP Image Award win, Lower Decks on Blu-ray, and all the celebrations around William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy’s birthdays.
Then they bring in producer and co-director David Zappone to talk about his new documentary To The Journey: Looking Back at Star Trek: Voyager. He fills them in on who he’ll be interviewing next, secret stretch goals, what’s already been filmed, and what’s on the to-do list.
The podcasters wrap up with a look at old-school Star Trek audiobooks (narrated by stars like James Doohan, George Takei, and Jonathan Frakes) and dueling John Billingsley podcasts.
Links to news topics discussed in the pod:
Exclusive: ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Documentary Name Revealed
Colm Meaney Explains What It Would Take For Him To Appear In ‘Star Trek: Picard’
Great Links: ‘Drag Race’ Does Star Trek, Picardo Recreates Pon Farr Opera, And JJ Trek On ‘Simpsons’
Anthony Rapp Talks Expanding His Repertoire In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4
Hanelle Culpepper Wins NAACP Image Award For Directing ‘Star Trek: Picard’
Watch Trailer For ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season One On Blu-ray and DVD
The Shuttle Pod Crew Celebrates William Shatner’s 90th Birthday
Exclusive: Watch William Shatner Impressionists Maurice LaMarche And Kevin Pollak Honor His 90th Birthday
City Of Boston Honors A Star Trek Legend By Declaring March 26 “Leonard Nimoy Day”
Mentions during David Zappone interview:
To The Journey: Looking Back at Star Trek: Voyager on Indiegogo
VOY Doc Announces Crowdfunding Goals To Remaster Original ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Footage In HD
Laurie: John Billingsley on Hungry Trilobyte on Apple and YouTube / John Billingsley on I Quit Star Trek
Tony: Old-school Star Trek audiobooks on Hoopla.
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I look forward to hearing this!
Could the secret project that David Zappone is teasing if they get enough money be a new Captain Proton episode?
Definitely something we thought about. I’d rather see a “real” adventure of the crew myself, but there are a lot of Captain Proton fans out there.
I am so grateful I found this podcast late last year. I look forward every Friday for this podcast. Thank you so much for all the news, links and your unbiased opinion. It is refreshing.
Thanks for another great podcast. Really like how you let the guest have their say without interruption. Laurie thanks for asking the “Enterprise” question. Having done a complete series re-watch on Netflix recently, I would would love to see a documentary on that.
Regarding future topics? How about podcasts on “Enterprise” and also TOS, both of which have 20 and 55 year anniversaries this September.
Thanks for the ideas. Those are good topic ideas, but so far for All Access, we have been trying to keep the focus on new projects (CBSAA/Paramount+ shows, new Paramount movies, new docs, etc). But we might take some looks but there is always the great Shuttle Pod crew to do those kind of deep dives into those shows.
Thanks for your reply Anthony and understood. I totally agree about the Shuttle Pod being great and well suited to deep dives.
I’m rewatching the entire franchise and of course Enterprise is what I started with and honestly I really love this show as much as the other classic Trek shows now. But it was the only Star Trek show I ever stopped watching. What a difference a little time makes.
I would take Enterprise over Discovery now and I actually don’t like prequels much (a big reason why I couldn’t get into the show like a lot of people I’m assuming). I just love it’s low grade and exploration feel. And unlike Discovery, it really fits it’s time period beautifully. The first season was pretty bland though but have really grown to liking even a lot of those episodes too.
I really enjoyed S3 of Enterprise which was their version of Voyagers “Year of hell”. A much under rated part of the Trek universe and I still regret it not getting the additional seasons it so deserved.