[Mike McMahan interview starts at 23:11]
After talking through the news—a Strange New Worlds update from Anson Mount, John de Lancie’s return to sharing Picard news on Cameo,, the latest on cons in Europe and the U.S., the death of actor Norman Lloyd at 106, a “Live Long and Prosper” vaccination campaign, Gates McFadden’s podcast launch, and the Discovery season 3 DVD offerings—Tony and Laurie get to the main part of their podcast: Tony’s brief but packed interview with Lower Decks creator/showrunner Mike McMahan. Mike talks about Easter eggs, Riker’s personality traits, and the way all the Star Trek showrunners touch base to maintain “a cohesive understanding of the timeline.”
They wrap things up by recommending an Inglorious Treksperts episode featuring a staged, live reading of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the results of some Emmy sleuthing around TNG’s “Nemesis.”
Links to topics discussed in the pod:
Norman Lloyd, Star of ‘Saboteur’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 106 in The Hollywood Reporter
Norman Lloyd interview from April 2020 in The Hollywood Reporter
InvestiGates on Apple
Tony: Inglorious Treksperts podcast: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home live with Mary Stuart Masterson, Terry Farrell, Ethan Phillips, and more.
Laurie: The 1994 Emmys program book page featuring nominations in Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup For a Series
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