Podcast: All Access Star Trek Follows Its Prime Directive To Talk ‘Section 31’ And “First Con-tact” From ‘Prodigy’

All Access Star Trek podcast episode 74 - TrekMovie

[Prodigy review starts at 13:39]

Tony and Laurie report that production on season 3 of Star Trek: Picard is back up and running after a brief Covid break, then discuss the upcoming Picard audio drama starring Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan. They talk about Discovery‘s nomination for a Make-up Guild Award (and a bit of Trek’s Emmy history) and a recent interview with Shazad Latif where he was asked about the status of the Section 31 show.  They wrap up the news with a plug for the TrekTalks livestream event to benefit the Hollywood Food Coalition happening this weekend.

After that, they review the latest episode of Star Trek: Prodigy, “First Con-tact,” with some help from Tony’s nine-year-old nephew David. (Ani was unavailable this week.) They close out the podcast with a Star Trek-themed sports team, and a Star Trek-themed hotel.

Links:

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Returns To Production Following Covid Pause

Michelle Hurd And Jeri Ryan Voice ‘No Man’s Land,’ A New ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Audio Drama

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Nominated For Make-Up Guild Award

Shazad Latif Talks Section 31 Series And Why Tyler Was Left Behind In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2

60+ Star Trek Guests Slated For Six-Hour Trek Talks Live Charity Telethon

Floor pie on The Simpsons

Trekbits: 

Tony: Atlanta hockey team Star Trek Day jersey

Laurie: The Itty Bitty Inn’s Star Trek-themed room

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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My nitpicks,

1) How did Nandis get into the Delta Quadrant in the first place?

2) If the Diviner is 4,000 light years away, how is he going to get to the protostar? How did a bounty get out that far? Does the Diviner have another form of travel?

Overall it’s a good not great episode and agree with Tony and Laurie’s analysis.

Hopefully those are mysteries that will be revealed. With 24m runtime hard to put everything in but Nandi is going to be back so we should learn more, same with Diviner.

You’re right. I just need to be patient. Im enjoying the show so far.

I’m not a big guesser; I’m usually happy to let the story unfold and see where it takes us. But those are good questions!

I find it curious that Janeway and Chakotay are wearing different styles of uniform. His seems to be a type we haven´t seen before which further speaks to the theory that there is timetravel involved. But if she was somehow part of the crew (emergency command hologram?) then she would be wearing the same style?

My biggest nitpick is the Tellarite. How can he know about Tellarite food, is from the Alpha Quadrant, but is ignorant of transporters? I mean, if he was old enough to know about food from his culture, he should be aware of a common tech as transporters. He is a mystery and is my favorite character.

Btw: that Star Trek motel looks great.

He did mention being on a Tellar sleeper ship, which explains why he knew about the food. But the transporter question is a good one. And yes, I want to go stay at that motel! I just need a reason to go to North Bend, Oregon.