All Access Star Trek Delves Into ‘Picard’ Season 2 And Basks In “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie”

All Access Star Trek podcast episode 58 - TrekMovie.com

[Lower Decks review starts at 35:10]

Tony and Laurie start the news with Tony’s Star Trek Day red carpet interview with Akiva Goldsman about Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, then an analysis of the latest Picard trailer, plus a quick status update on Discovery wrapping post-production on season 4. They discuss a recent podcast appearance from Scott Bakula about Enterprise (and a possible Quantum Leap revival), and talk about Tony’s interviews with Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan and guest star Jeffrey Combs, which leads them into their enthusiastic review of episode 207, “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie.”. They wrap up with some upcoming D&D/Star Trek: Discovery events and fun memories from an actress about being on TOS when she was nine.

Links:

Interview: Akiva Goldsman On How Episodic ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Allows For Classic Twists

Analysis: ‘Picard’ Season 2 Star Trek Day Trailer Reveals A Time Travel Fight For The Future

Scott Bakula On How 9/11 Changed ‘Star Trek: Enterprise,’ And Possible ‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot

Interview: Connor Trinneer Talks Math, Trip’s Pregnant “Enterprise” Days And “Star Trek: Discovery” Possibilities

Interview: Mike McMahan Talks Yanking Mugato And What’s Next For ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

Interview: Jeffrey Combs On Returning To Star Trek As An Evil Computer In ‘Lower Decks’

Paul Scheer on Star Trek: The Pod Directive

How Did This Get Made? podcast hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas

Trekbits: 

Tony: Disco Does D&D / The Circus of Sound – a D&D Musical

Laurie: Pamelyn Ferdin’s Facebook posts about being on Star Trek: The Original 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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Even with its 9/11 influences, I always found Enterprise to be one of the more optimistic Trek shows. The Xindi arc, which was their biggest 9/11 parable, ended with Archer making peace with the Xindi and persuading them that they were wrong to attack Earth. That’s a very Star Trek kind of message. Dark things happened on Enterprise all the time, but the crew always showed that they were at their best when they stuck to Starfleet ideals.

Totally agree. I did a complete series re-watch last year and you are spot on.