All Access: Star Trek News Roundup & ‘Lower Decks’ Season 4 Preview With Barry Kelly

Anthony and Laurie catch up on all the news from August including Paramount’s plans from Star Trek Day and some Trek celebrity plans for some picket line counterprogramming. Much of the news covers updates on Star Trek: Prodigy including Aaron Waltke’s update on season 2 (and hopes for season 3) and the latest fan campaign efforts including the aerial banner. The podcasters also pick up on Strange New Worlds ratings, comments from showrunners on season 3, and discussion talk about the Gorn, of course.

The featured topic for the podcast is previewing the upcoming fourth season of Lower Decks, premiering next week. We get an update with Tony’s interview with supervising director Barry Kelly talking about what’s new for season 4 including how T’Lyn makes the show “10% funnier.” The podcasters go over all the trailers and previews to offer thoughts on what has them most excited about the upcoming season with the general consensus that it looks to be one of the best yet.

They close things out with their bits of the week with Tony hoping an effort to get Leonard Nimoy on a US postal stamp pays off and Laurie reporting on her odd discussions with ChatGPT about Jewish characters in Star Trek.