Podcast: All Access Gets Animated Over ‘very Short Treks’ And The Latest ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

All Access Star Trek podcast episode 156 - TrekMovie - Lower Decks

[Review starts at  21:40]

Anthony and Laurie give an update on the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and talk about their day on the picket lines in Los Angeles and New York on Star Trek Day. They discuss Prodigy‘s recent award win, how to find a cool Easter egg on the Star Trek: Picard – The Final Season DVD, some new Star Trek games, and review the newest very Short Treks, “Holiday Party.”

After a couple of Lower Decks updates, they review this week’s episode “In the Cradle of Vexilon,” with both agreeing it was funny and very Star Trek-y.

They wrap up with Star Trek connections in the new game Starfield and a Star Trek lesson in high school about persuasion.


TrekMovie at United We Trek on the West Coast and the East Coast (Twitter)

Picket sign with Janeway (Twitter)

William Shatner billboard  (PassItOn.com)

Mikros Animation celebrates Prodigy Ann Award (Twitter)

Bob James disco version of TMP theme and Shaun Cassidy’s “A Star Beyond Time (Ilia’s Theme)”

Watch: Hemmer Returns And Spock Tries To Be Funny In ‘Star Trek: very Short Treks’ Episode 2 “Holiday Party”

Star Trek And Kid Cudi Launching New “Boldly Be” Campaign

Review: The Stars Are In The Favor Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 On Blu-ray

How To Find A Cool Easter Egg In ‘Star Trek: Picard – The Final Season’ On DVD And Blu-ray

‘Star Trek: Infinite’ Strategy Game Coming In October – Available For Pre-Order With ‘Lower Decks’ Bonuses

‘Star Trek Online: Incursion’ Out Now – Watch Captain Kim Take On New Borg In Launch Trailer

Play “DECKD,” The Free Weekly ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Word Game

Trekle game

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Theory: The Mysterious Season 4 Threat May Not Be What It Seems

Watch The ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 4 Premiere For Free In USA


Anthony: Star Trek mission, actors, and ships (and Borg cube) in Starfield

Laurie: Text exchange about using Star Trek to teach persuasion and “Captain Troy” (Twitter)

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He he the word for the day in Trekle is funny to me.


There have been a few voices of reason in management speaking out of late, but broadly, it’s collective left hand still doesn’t seem to know what its right hand is up to.
I’m not too optimistic this will be resolved before the end of the year. I hope I’m wrong about that assessment…..

One of the problems (as I’ve seen articulated by people like Seth Rogen & others) is that the studios are rivals who don’t like each other. The writers (or actors, depending on which union) are all colleagues who collaborate. So unity is natural on one side but pretty much unheard of on the other.

The analysis I’ve seen from business writers is that Amazon and Apple feel no need to negotiate because streaming is a relatively minor business for them, whereas for the traditional studios and Netflix, getting production working again is essential for business.

Well then. Amazon and Apple can just stop making shows. They can just be the next two casualties of the streaming wars.

Isn’t this Boimler’s second death? He met Sulu last time.

No he didn’t die then. It was just a near death experience. Or more accurately, a near Hikaru Sulu experience.

T’Ana said he was clinically dead.

I forgot that

I’ve considered myself a failed parent because, try as might, I simply cannot get my daughter interested in Trek. It gives me some comfort to know that even Laurie has the same problem…

Ha! You are not alone. When she was little, at least she’d watch TNG’s “Rascals” with me.

Same. My daughter has never had any interest whatsoever in it. She’s 28 now, I’ve given up.

Here too. I tried to sell Trek as best I could to my son. He doesn’t hate it. But just doesn’t care that much.

I, too, gave up many years ago. It’s fine, though. He’s turned out pretty good anyway. :)

Ha! Yeah, I’m pretty happy with my kids despite their lack of interest in Trek. I took my son to see Star Trek II and Star Trek IV in theaters and he really enjoyed them, so there’s that! And my daughter now finds herself humming Uhura’s big song from the SNW musical because I listen to it so much… I’ll take what I can get.

The best way to attract a young audience is to write great stories. They don’t have to do these absurd and bizarre shorts or turn Star Trek into Friends in Space. Studios always underestimates the audience.

I got my blu-ray of Picard S3 and it looks great. I hope it sells out and convinces Paramount to greenlight Legacy.

As far as the episode goes, I loved the ringworld. It is very TNG and appreciate Mike for being bold and unafraid to give us something new.

I do love how Mike can take something goofy like the allamaraine game and make it work for LDS.

T’Lyn is a great character and she is written like a Vulcan. I’m glad they don’t have her eating bacon or crying over someone in the middleofan emergency.

Another strong episode.

But..but…but…Picard S3 was *not* a great story. It was pandering to the nostalgia seekers and it was an egregious example of ‘Friends in Space’.Agree with your comments on ‘Lower Decks’, though. It’s a fun and well-written show. McMahaon actually steers that series and keeps it fresh. The other showrunners, including the vaunted Matalas, are absolute hacks.

But..but…but…Picard S3 was *not* a great story. It was pandering to the nostalgia seekers and it was an egregious example of ‘Friends in Space’.Agree with your comments on ‘Lower Decks’, though. It’s a fun and well-written show. McMahaon actually steers that series and keeps it fresh. The other showrunners, including the vaunted Matalas, are mediocrities.

It wasn’t overly nostalgic until the Enterprise showed up at the end, and that was earned after three seasons of great storytelling.

The strike is circling the drain. Trying to put AI back into the bottle ain’t going to work.

Very Short Treks is dire. It’s the worst thing to come out of Star Trek, ever.

I liked the second one.

Yup. So far, it is just awful.

Gotta go the other way on that one. Those two Very Short Treks have actually been easily the best Trek made by Secret Hideout. It was supposed to be an irreverent amusing Trek short and it has succeeded. I’m truly thinking that the fact they never considered them to be canonical and just a lark to begin with helps tremendously. It very well might be that Secret Hideout might actually be able to make something decent if it was just presented as it’s own thing independent of every other Trek made from the very beginning.