Anthony Rapp Talks Stamets, Science, And Singing On All Access Star Trek

All Access Star Trek podcast episode 49 - TrekMovie.com

[Anthony Rapp section begins at 33:20]

After a quick reminder that it’s NEXT week’s episode that will cover Comic-Con@Home, Tony and Laurie discuss this week’s Star Trek news, which includes the surprising news that producers were interested in bringing Voyager’s Tom Paris to Star Trek: Picard. They also discuss Brent Spiner’s joy at working with Jonathan Frakes again, and the latest on the Section 31 show, plus production updates on Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Discovery.

Then they dig into the main topic: Anthony’s new interview with Discovery’s Anthony Rapp, who talks about Stamets’ character arc across the seasons and his conflict with Burnham, being directed by Jonathan Frakes, the new uniforms, his thoughts on a musical episode, and more.

They wrap up with some real-life Star Trek science and a reminder that LeVar Burton’s run on Jeopardy! begins Monday, July 26.

Links to news topics discussed in the pod:

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ And ‘Prodigy’ Cast And Producers Headed To Comic-Con@Home

Robert Duncan McNeill Was Asked To Reprise Tom Paris For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1 (and 2)

Brent Spiner On The “Pleasure” Of Being Directed By Jonathan Frakes In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Filming In New Mexico For VFX

Alex Kurtzman “Very Optimistic” About Star Trek Section 31 Series

Giveaway: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Blu-rays And USS Discovery Hats

Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Blu-ray Takes You Inside Series’ Great Leap Forward

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Production Update And First Look At AR Wall Virtual Set

Interview: Anthony Rapp On Stamets Balancing Science And Family In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4

Additional mentions:

Die Standing, the Star Trek: Discovery novel with Georgiou and Emony Dax

Alex Kurtzman On Why The World Needs More Star Trek… And Possibly A Musical Episode

Interview: Jonathan Frakes On ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’; Hopes To Helm ‘Short Treks’ Musical

Star Trek: The Musical – The Most Memorable Song And Dance Moments

Trekbits: 

Tony: Mysterious DNA sequences, known as ‘Borgs,’ recovered from California mud [Science]. Massive DNA ‘Borg’ structures perplex scientists [Nature], Star Trek’s Warp Drive Leads to New Physics [Scientific American]

Laurie: Dr. Birko-Katarina Ruzicka’s study of gender ratios in “Star Trek” series

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


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Hey Laurie, you were incorrect about Devil in the Dark. The Horta was a female. Lol!

Technically not a speaking part. If she’d SAID, “No Kill I”—different story. :)

As ever thanks for the round up. Great to listen to and I feel fully briefed on what’s happening with my favorite franchise. Any plans for more teams ups with the Shuttle Pod crew? The last one was great. As you’ve reported, the movies are getting a much needed remastering for HD/UHD release. Would it be possible to conduct interviews with some of those responsible? Thanks again for all your efforts which must be difficult to do every week.

Your comments always make my day. Glad you are enjoying the podcast. We hope to team up with the Shuttle Pod crew when we are all together in Vegas for The 55-Year Mission!

Sounds great Laurie. Thanks again.

There will be more coverage of the HD/UHD releases on the site and probably on both pods. I think the Shuttle Pod crew will be the more likely spot for a full interview with people from the TMP DE HD project.

Thanks Tony