The Shuttle Pod And All Access Star Trek Unite To Discuss First Contact Day

The Shuttle Pod and All Access Star Trek podcasts cover Star Trek Day 2021

With so much news coming out of Star Trek First Contact Day, it was only logical for the Shuttle Pod crew to team up with All Access Star Trek to debrief! Kayla, Jared, Matt, Tony, and Laurie discuss the new teasers, trailers, and intel on Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Prodigy, Star Trek: Lower Decks,  the panels about the Nichelle Nichols documentary Woman in Motion and Star Trek: First Contact’s 25th anniversary, and the announcement of a new (and official) yearly Star Trek convention.

Links to news topics discussed in the pod:

5 Things We Learned About ‘Star Trek: First Contact’ On Its 25th Anniversary Year

New Official Star Trek Convention Announced For April 2022 In Chicago

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Arrives In August; Watch The Gang Do Cool Sci-Fi Stuff In New Teaser

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ First Look Reveals A Whole New Janeway And More Show Details

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Theory: How Kate Mulgrew’s Captain Janeway Fits Into The New Series

Watch Captain Burnham Deal With A New Threat (And New Uniforms) In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Teaser

Surprise Casting Announced For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2; Watch The First Teaser Trailer

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Analysis

‘Woman In Motion’ Nichelle Nichols Documentary Coming To Paramount+

12 More Reveals For ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ ‘Discovery,’ ‘Lower Decks,’ And ‘Prodigy’ From First Contact Day

Additional mentions: 

Interview: Wil Wheaton Talks ‘Rent-A-Pal’ And Why He Proudly Embraces Wesley’s Star Trek Legacy

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Creator Wishes T’Pol And Wesley Could Appear; Also Watch Episode 3 Clip

Mike McMahan’s TNG Season 8 Twitter account

The “bubble universe” in TNG’s “Where No One Has Gone Before”

Yarnek from “The Savage Curtain”

Leonard Nimoy on The Simpsons

Interview: Doug Jones On The Human Side Of Saru And Keeping The Captain’s Chair In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Star Trek TV Productions To Add AR Wall To Create Virtual Sets, Like ‘The Mandalorian’

‘To The Journey’ Wraps Up Campaign As Most Successful Crowdfunded Documentary In History

History Channel Launching ‘The Center Seat’ Docuseries All About Star Trek

Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments, and please post your suggestions for topics our podcasts should cover in the future as well as guests you’d like us to have on.

Subscribe to our podcasts

The All Access Star Trek podcast joins the long-running Shuttle Pod as part of the new Podcast Network. If you already subscribe to The Shuttle Pod, your subscription will now include both shows from Network. If you prefer, you can also sign up for only The Shuttle Pod or All Access Star Trek using the links below. Podcast Network of Shows Podcast Network All podcasts Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPocket CastsStitcher
The Shuttle Pod Podcast The original podcast Apple PodcastsSpotifyPocket CastsStitcher
All Access Star Trek Podcast All about the Star Trek Universe Apple PodcastsSpotifyPocket CastsStitcher

Keep up with everything to do with the Star Trek Universe at

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

I listened to All Access Star Trek and thought it was great! I was putting it off because the name is so bad. Is it too late to change it?

I so enjoy this podcast; it is the most thorough news for all Star Trek fans.

I really enjoyed the podcast and as ever it was great to hear what you thought of all the news that was released in the last few days. Despite all the mentions for “First Contact” your coming together reminded me of that films immediate predecessor, “Star Trek: Generations”. To paraphrase the tagline for that movie “Two Podcasts, One Destiny”.

Ha! That’s perfect. We hope to team up again, maybe for the Las Vegas con.


I loved this weeks podcast. It was a great discussion and I enjoyed having the two casts share their thoughts on all the news from First Contact Day!

I do agree that Discovery and Lower Decks need to rely less on nostalgia and easter eggs. They just need to make it their own unique story.

Good podcast. I was hoping you would discuss the Bajoran tablet that Sisko broke a bit more, but that is just me as a biased DS9 fan. I am still holding out hope that we will see Avery Brooks as Sisko somehow on the show.

Anyway, Kayla is right that the fact there are FIVE Trek shows (and a Trek movie) currently in production is a big deal. I still say that the 90s are the Golden Age of Star Trek (or is it Latinum Age?), but the 2020s could be the Silver Age.

I always thought there was a missed opportunity on DS9: I would’ve liked to have seen Picard come back at some point and see that Sisko really belonged there, given the nature of their meeting in the pilot. Ah well.

You are right. There was the TNG episode Birthright Part 1 where the Enterprise docked at DS9. Picard should have had at least a short scene with Sisko then. But the only DS9 character we got from that episode was Bashir, who was acting totally out of character, IMHO.

Not had much free time to spend on Trek Movie lately, so this podcast was the ideal way to catch up on what I’ve been missing…

Wow, so many new announcements. Really picked a good time for a break, didn’t I?!!

Just wanted to say how good it was to hear the two podcast ‘crews’ working together. Came across as a really good round-table discussion. I’m definitely pleased to hear you’re planning to do it again at some point.

So, then…

New movie news: we’ve been here before, but seems like it might the real thing this time. Fingers crossed.

Prodigy definitely sounds more and more interesting, the more they announce about it. Really good to see something specifically targeting a young audience.

And the best piece of news, as far as I’m concerned anyway: Q’s return!!! So excited about this. It could even lift PIC S2 above SNW in terms of anticipation for me now.

Anyway, lots of articles to catch up on, and two of the last three podcasts still to listen to. Thanks again for this review. Glad you all enjoyed FC day.