All Access Star Trek Assimilates ‘Picard’ Season 3 Hints And Reviews ‘Lower Decks’ 208, “I, Excretus”

All Access Star Trek podcast episode 59 - TrekMovie

[Lower Decks review starts at 39:35]

Tony and Laurie look for clues in the latest images on social from the Star Trek: Picard set and mention James McAvoy’s wish to join the franchise as a young Jean-Luc Picard. They mine Tony’s interview with Anson Mount for info on Strange New Worlds (and listen to a little of it), check out new character images from Prodigy, and cover Tony’s interview with Discovery‘s Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio, and Ian AlexanderThey discuss the changes in management at Paramount and how that might affect future Star Trek films as well as the potential for an IATSE strike that would impact current production.

The podcasters celebrate getting a premiere date for the new season of The Orville and discuss Laurie’s interview with Voyager writer Lisa Klink as well as William Shatner’s latest projects, which include a reboot of TekWar and a possible journey into space. They talk about the new TOS book, Star Trek – A Celebration, and wrap up the news with a look at Tony’s interview with Carl Tart (Kayshon) from Lower Decks.

They review the newest episode of Lower Decks, “I, Excretus,” and while they both really enjoyed it, they have a minor disagreement on its resolution. They wrap up the podcast with a look at a Voyager/science-related practical joke that became canon on Lower Decks and an artist who makes spectacular use of her Star Trek action figures.


Set Images From ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 Hint At A New Ship And More

James McAvoy Still Hoping To Get A Star Trek Role, But Worries He’s Too Old To Play Young Picard

Interview: Anson Mount On How Every ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Episode Is Its Own Story

Check Out New ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Character Posters

Interview: Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio, And Ian Alexander Talk Family Life On ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4

Emma Watts out, new studio chief mentions Trek in production (Deadline)

IATSE Gears Up For Strike-Authorization Vote (Deadline)

‘The Orville’ Season 3 Release Date Announced—Watch “New Horizons” Teaser

Interview: Lisa Klink Takes Us Inside The ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Writers’ Room

William Shatner’s ‘TekWar’ Being Developed As Animated Series, And He May Be Headed To Space

Book Review: ‘Star Trek – A Celebration’ Delivers On Its Promise And Then Some

Designer Reveals Story Behind TOS Phaser Rifle, Exclusive Excerpt From ‘Star Trek – A Celebration’

Interview: Carl Tart On Kayshon Just Trying To Fit In On ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

Donald Sutherland in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (spoiler alert, it’s the final scene of the movie)

Chief O’Brien at Work comic


Tony: A Practical Joke becomes Star Trek Canon

Laurie: Antje Strauch on Twitter / Antje’s blog / Laurie’s Twitter thread starring Little Riker

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That episode was absolutely fantastic. The medical ethics scene, the Borg Encounter, and the “Fail me fail me” out the airlock moment. Just plain gold.

Lisa Klink and Bryan Fuller have now done a couple of episode commentaries on the Treksperts Briefing Room podcast. They talk in depth about what the Voyager writer’s room was like. In the latest commentary on the Voyager episode Retrospect, and it sounds like the writer’s room could be quite ugly sometimes.

I haven’t listened to that one yet, but now it’s on my list for this weekend! Thanks.

i took a stab at trying to make James McAvoy work in a meaning full way and would love to get your guys opinion on it.

you dont need our permission to post ideas in the comments, people do it all the time.


I loved the part when Boimler threw a phaser at the Borg and when the drill instructor’s body parts kept being thrown around by the anomalies.

There were so many funny moments here and I am sad it will soon come to the end of the season. I have become a true believer in this show!

Once again, great podcast.

Totally agree on the phaser! And I’m also sad we’re almost at the end of the season.

LDS is absolutely on a roll now, with another great episode. I agree that last weeks episode was more in keeping with a “classic” Star Trek episode format, but this was great in it’s own way. Nice touches were the use of musical call-backs during the Mirror Mirror and Borg segments. During the spacewalk scene when Mariner et al got stranded, was anyone else reminded of the 20th century cryogenic vessel, that the Enterprise-D found in the TNG S1 finale “The Neutral Zone”?