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All Access: Review Of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Episode 307 “A Mathematically Perfect Redemption”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Episode 307 "A Mathematically Perfect Redemption"
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[Review starts at 22:39] Tony and Laurie start with the news that all of the TOS and TNG movies have been removed from Paramount+, then round up the latest tweets from Star Trek: Picard season 3 showrunner Terry Matalas and tell listeners how to enter a drawing to win the Picard season 2 Blu-ray or DVD set. They talk about William Shatner’s new book and his estrangement from Leonard Nimoy, and check out reactions to last week’s Lower Decks episodes from DS9 vets Nana Visitor, Armin Shimerman, and Cirroc Lofton (and clear up the mystery of Quark’s teeth). They look ahead to Lower Decks‘ future and Mike McMahan’s interest in working some of the Enterprise cast into the show. After that, they take on the hefty task of reviewing Lower Decks‘ wackadoo new episode “A Mathematically Perfect Redemption.” They wrap up with the Doctor Who movie that could’ve been directed by Leonard Nimoy and a way to celebrate Star Trek Christmas year-round.


All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 306 “Hear All, Trust Nothing” & ‘Star Trek 4’ Movie Update

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All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 306 “Hear All, Trust Nothing” & 'Star Trek 4' Movie Update
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[Review starts at 21:56] Tony and Laurie kick things off with the very predictable news that the next Star Trek movie has come off of Paramount’s release calendar for 2023 and discuss what that may or may not mean for the future. They look ahead to Star Trek: Picard season 3 thanks to Tony’s Star Trek Day interview with makeup designer James MacKinnon and a tweet from the scoring stage from showrunner Terry Matalas, then check out new comics for Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks. After that, they talk about Tony’s Star Trek Day interviews with Mike McMahan and Nana Visitor, then dive into their review of Lower Decks episode 306, “Hear All, Trust


All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 305 “Reflections”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 305 “Reflections”
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Tony and Laurie start the news with more of Tony’s interviews from the Star Trek Day purple carpet. They discuss Strange New Worlds showrunner Henry Alonso Myers’ big plans for season 2 and Lower Decks‘ star Tawny Newsome’s thoughts on the ways her show has changed in season 3 and how she got to bring her improv training to the set for the show’s crossover with Strange New Worlds. Then they take a look at what’s going on in the world of Star Trek merchandise, from the books, games, and figures that are out now to what’s coming in time for the holidays. After that, they review Lower Decks episode 305, “Reflections,” which they both felt was one of the strongest ones of the season. They wrap up with a look at Zachary Quinto’s ancestor’s history with a famous Vulcan phrase and a Klingon-themed gift from Bryan Fuller to Ron D. Moore during their time on Voyager. 


All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 304 “Room For Growth” & More ‘Picard’ News

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All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 304 “Room For Growth” & More 'Picard' News
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Matt Wright from Shuttle Pod steps in for Laurie, joining Tony to break down the latest news including a TNG cast reunion for a Picard panel at New York Comic Con on October 8, more ship details from Terry Matalas, and hints about Raffi’s evolution in season three. Plus Discovery has wrapped up writing on season five, Paramount Plus continues to expand into Europe, and Kate Mulgrew is talking more about returning to live-action Star Trek. After the news, the podcasters dive into the fourth episode of Lower Decks season three, “Room for Growth,” with both enjoying a Seinfeld-like episode that was sort of about nothing and yet full of character comedy. They wrap up with a recommendation on a thoughtful TOS YouTube analysis and some silliness from New Zealand regarding the police and a Klingon flag.


All Access: Star Trek Day 2022 Recap & Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 303 “Mining The Mind’s Mines”

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All Access: Star Trek Day 2022 Recap & Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 303 "Mining The Mind's Mines"
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Fresh from Star Trek Day, Anthony and Laurie round up all the reveals about Star Trek: Picard season 3, Discovery season 5, and Lower Decks, plus casting news and clips from Prodigy and Strange New Worlds, and the announcement of a new scripted podcast, Star Trek: Khan – Ceti Alpha V from Nicholas Meyer. And we finally have a few premiere dates! After they cover the news they review the latest episode of Lower Decks, “Mining The Mind’s Mines.” They wrap up with some amusing Chris Pine memes from the Venice Film Festival and a slew of podcasts Laurie has been guesting on.


All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 302 “The Least Dangerous Game” & STLV 2022 Recap

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All Access: Review Of ‘Lower Decks’ 302 “The Least Dangerous Game” & STLV 2022 Recap
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Matt Wright (of Shuttle Pod fame) fills in for Tony this week as the TrekMovie team returns from The 56-Year Mission in Las Vegas and starts their recap, covering comments from TNG’s Denise Crosby about Star Trek: Picard, ideas for the future of Dax and stories from her Deep Space Nine past from Terry Farrell, and laments from a justifiably disappointed Anthony Montgomery about his lack of development on Enterprise. Matt and Laurie also recap some of their favorite moments, from a panel featuring Ande Kindryd (assistant to Gene Coon during TOS) to a Nichelle Nichols tribute, and other highlights, including the TrekMovie panel itself. Then they cover the news: the loss of director Matt Shakman from the upcoming (?) Star Trek movie, the schedule and special events planned for Star Trek Day on September 8, the upcoming launch of Nichelle Nichols’ ashes into space, and the Picard season 2 Blu-ray/DVD coming out next month. After that, they review the latest episode of Lower Decks, “The Least Dangerous Game.” They wrap up with a sneak preview of the TOS movie collection in 4K and a talented trumpeter who takes on the TNG theme.


TrekMovie Podcast Network Live: Star Trek Las Vegas Panel – The State Of Star Trek

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TrekMovie Podcast Network Live: Star Trek Las Vegas Panel - The State Of Star Trek
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This special podcast features a live recording of the TrekMovie.com “State of Star Trek” panel from the 56-Year Mission Las Vegas Star Trek convention. On the panel were TrekMovie.com editors and podcasters: Anthony Pascale, Laurie Ulster, Kayla Iacovino, and Matt Wright.


All Access: Review Of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Premiere “Grounded”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Premiere "Grounded"
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As Tony and Laurie are attending the 56-Year Mission Star Trek convention in Las Vegas there isn’t a news update this week, but we do have a review of “Grounded,” the third season premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks. And for an added bonus, Matt Wright from The Shuttle Pod joins us to review the return of the animated comedy series.


All Access: Interview With ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Showrunner Terry Matalas (Part 2)

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All Access: Interview With ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Showrunner Terry Matalas (Part 2)
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[Matalas Interview starts at 19:34] Anthony and Laurie start with a preview of The 56-Year Mission in Las Vegas, covering venue capacity, Covid procedures, guests, and panels, including one on Thursday from TrekMovie. They cover the Saturn Award nominations for Discovery, Strange New Worlds, and Lower Decks, discuss fan reactions to SNW showrunner Henry Alonso Myers’ comments about his pitch for the show, round up more San Diego Comic-Con interviews from the SNW cast, and talk about the latest comics, books, and games coming our way (with some surprising tie-ins). Then it’s time for Part 2 of the epic interview with Picard showrunner Terry Matalas, going back to talk a bit about season two and taking an even deeper dive into season three and the return of the TNG crew, including how he had to keep his inner fanboy in check on set. He also offers up some hints about what kind of Star Trek show he would like to do next, talks about how he just can’t help responding to critics on Twitter, and more. The podcasters wrap up with Kate Mulgrew’s promise to avoid causing temporal anomalies by visiting the Janeway statue and some surprising history about what’s probably the most important scene in The Wrath of Khan.


All Access: Interview With ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Showrunner Terry Matalas (Part 1)

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All Access: Interview With ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Showrunner Terry Matalas (Part 1)
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Anthony and Laurie cover the latest on The 56-Year Mission in Las Vegas, the success of Strange New Worlds on Paramount+, and new interviews from the Lower Decks crew. Tony discusses his recent interview with former Eaglemoss head of licensing Ben Robinson, and they round up the latest intel on Picard from LeVar Burton, Patrick Stewart, and Gates McFadden. Then it’s time for part 1 of their epic interview with Terry Matalas, EP and showrunner of Picard season 3. They wrap up with a look at the Prodigy pizza party and Sarah Cooke’s excellent opinion piece about the Gorn.


All Access: Remembering Nichelle Nichols And Star Trek News Update

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All Access: Remembering Nichelle Nichols And Star Trek News Update
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Tony and Laurie keep it short this week and just focus on the latest news. They start with a discussion of the legacy of the great Nichelle Nichols, who died on July 30th, and how much she meant not just to Star Trek fans but to people across the globe who poured out their sentiments on social media. They parse through the latest tweets from Star Trek: Picard season 3 showrunner Terry Matalas (including a look at the new composer for the show) and round up the interviews done with the Strange New Worlds cast in San Diego after the Comic-Con panels. They wrap things up with some amazing footage and interviews with Nichelle Nichols that fans will definitely want to check out.


All Access: Star Trek At Comic-Con 2022 Roundup

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Tony and Laurie are joined by Matt from the Shuttle Pod to round up all the news from San Diego Comic-Con about Star Trek: Picard, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds, the Lower Decks/Strange New Worlds crossover, the latest on the next Star Trek movie, William Shatner’s out-of-context, misinterpreted comments, a quick Orville update, the new Sisko-focused comic series from IDW, and more. They wrap up with a Lower Decks Easter egg on Solar Opposites, a look at the sneaky Lower Decks trailer strategy, and a new podcast interview with Jonathan Frakes.


All Access: Interview With ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ EP Aaron Waltke And ‘Strange New Worlds’ S2 Update

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All Access: Interview With ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ EP Aaron Waltke And 'Strange New Worlds' S2 Update
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[Interview starts at 21:02] It’s our 100th episode! Tony and Laurie start the news with the five Emmy nominations for Star Trek and the reveal of the season 3 premiere date for Lower Decks. They talk about Sonequa Martin-Green’s latest comments on the future of Discovery, then round up all the post-season 1 finale intel on Strange New Worlds. Then they welcome special guest Aaron Waltke, executive producer of Star Trek: Prodigy, to talk about what we’ve already seen in the first half of season 1, what’s coming in the second half, what it’s like in the writers’ room, and what makes the show both unique and very much part of the Star Trek legacy, then gives an update on the production status of the show. They wrap up with Mike McMahan revealing his secret cameo in season two of Lower Decks and a Star Trek family connection to the James Webb Telescope.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ Season 1 Finale “A Quality of Mercy”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ Season 1 Finale “A Quality of Mercy”
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[Strange New Worlds news and review start at 16:35] It’s episode 99! Tony and Laurie start the news with the nominations for Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks from the Hollywood Critics Association and the arrival of Prodigy on Nickelodeon. They segue into Kate Mulgrew’s hinty comment about the THREE different Janeways on Prodigy,  and how the whole Voyager gang would love to be back in action together. Tony gives an update on what to expect at San Diego Comic-Con this year, which will include a panel with William Shatner and Kevin Smith for Shatner’s new documentary (about himself). They talk about the new Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Directors Edition on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, offer up a way to win Lower Decks season 2 on Blu-ray, and round up the latest intel on Strange New Worlds. Matt Wright from the Shuttle Pod joins in to review the season finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, “A Quality of Mercy,” covering (and sometimes debating) everything from Kirk to “Balance of Terror” to the glories of monster maroon. Tony and Laurie wrap up with some worthy Twitter account follows and a 1992 set visit to TNG from Good Morning America.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 109 “All Those Who Wander”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 109 “All Those Who Wander”
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[Strange New Worlds news and review start at 9:49] Tony and Laurie start with Sonequa Martin-Green’s barely-a-tidbit about season 5 of Star Trek: Discovery, then speculate on whether or not the crossovers she’s hoping for have already been filmed or not. Then they give an update on Lower Decks, courtesy of Tawny Newsome and showrunner Mike McMahan, and talk about the show getting its first comic book series at IDW, along with other excitement around IDW’s 400th Star Trek comic. They take a look at the latest Strange New Worlds season two news about potential Klingons, then review episode 9, “All Those Who Wander.” (It’s a dark one, folks.) They wrap up with a look at Star Trek’s presence in the new Elvis movie from Baz Luhrmann along with Elvis’ horse-related fandom, and expert (but gross) biology info from Dr. Mohamad Noor, with a reminder to keep watching BioTrekkie With the Admiral with Dr. Noor and Jayne Brook.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 108 “The Elysian Kingdom”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 108 “The Elysian Kingdom”
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[Strange New Worlds review starts at 21:23] Tony and Laurie discuss the high-profile launch of Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland (and the less high-profile one in South Korea), as well as its upcoming expansion across Europe. Then they dig deep into a recent interview with Terry Matalas, where he talks about his love of TOS movies and his plans for Picard season 3 with the reunion of the TNG cast and as-yet-unnamed TNG guest stars. They take a look at a new Sonequa Martin-Green interview about Discovery with a hint of Tilly’s possible return, and clarify last week’s statement from Kate Mulgrew about live-action Janeway. Then they review the newest Strange New Worlds episode “The Elysian Kingdom,” which they both found fun but somewhat disappointing at the same time. They wrap things up with a look at a Star Trek fan at the Jan. 6 hearings and some surprising Star Trek mentions on a couple of non-Trek podcasts.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 107 “The Serene Squall”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 107 “The Serene Squall”
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[Strange New Worlds news and review start at 24:42] Tony and Laurie start with the big Ready Room interview with Alex Kurtzman, discussing possible crossovers among the various current Trek series, and the way producers are listening to fans while planning Star Trek’s future. They dissect Kate Mulgrew’s latest comments about the possible return of live-action Janeway, ponder the possibilities of Nicholas Meyer’s Ceti Alpha V podcast, celebrate the Picard spoiler that Geordi will have a family in season 3, and talk about the start of production on Discovery season 5. Then they cover the latest Strange New Worlds news including Kurtzman discussing the Gorn as season 1 antagonists and the possibility that other TOS characters might turn up in season 2, and the cast talking more about Kirk’s season 2 appearance. The podcasters then dive into their review of this week’s episode, “The Serene Squall.” They wrap up the podcast with a look at how progressive James T. Kirk always was, and the new TAS-style adaptation of Voyager‘s “Threshold” from Gazelle Automations.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 106 “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 106 “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach”
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[Strange New Worlds news and review starts at 16:05] Tony and Laurie start with an update from Paramount studio chief Brian Robbins on the next Star Trek movie, enhanced by Simon Pegg’s “I don’t f-ing know” comment (and enthusiasm for filming the movie) at FedCon in Germany. Then they discuss Marina Sirtis’ report on the great send-off the TNG cast is getting in Picard season 3 (vs. how things went in Star Trek: Nemesis), Prodigy executive producer Aaron Waltke’s explanations about the USS Dauntless, and the imminent return to production of Discovery. They recommend the latest episode of The Shuttle Pod podcast, talk about the 20-pound Enterprise in the room made by TOMY, then cover the latest news on Strange New Worlds, including a guest appearance by Jesse James Keitel, more info on Kirk’s presence in season 2, and the future appearance of Dr. Roger Korby. Then they jump into their review of SNW episode 6, “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach.” They wrap up with a look at Wrath of Khan ice cream (and other related festivities), and a surprise Star Trek connection between TOS matte artist Albert Whitlock and the great Mel Brooks.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 105 “Spock Amok”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 105 “Spock Amok”
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[Strange New Worlds review starts at 16:31] Tony and Laurie start with an update from Picard showrunner Terry Matalas on how Jurati’s merging with the Borg Queen affected existing timelines, production status on Discovery (starting soon!), and the cancellation of Destination Star Trek London as well as some news on upcoming conventions. They take a quick look at Tony’s recent interviews with producers, writers, and cast members from The Orville, then dive into their review of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds‘ “Spock Amok.” They wrap up with a Star Trek shoutout from Top Gun: Maverick and a worthwhile Twitter follow for fans of Picard‘s motion graphics and displays.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 104 “Memento Mori”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 104 “Memento Mori”
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[Strange New Worlds news and review starts at 10:24] Tony and Laurie start with the latest updates from Terry Matalas on season three of Star Trek: Picard, along with the news of a comic book that will bridge seasons two and three. They discuss Denise Crosby’s TrekMovie interview about the 25th anniversary of Trekkies and her thoughts on leaving TNG. Plus a quick reminder The Orville’s third season premieres on Hulu June 3 and Tony’s cast and crew interviews will arrive on TrekMovie over the upcoming week. Then, they quickly discuss comments from Rebecca Romijn and Strange New Worlds writers about how Number One’s big secret will play out through season two, before they take a deep dive for their review of the newest episode, “Memento Mori.” They wrap up with a look at how Bloomington, Indiana celebrated Katrhyn Janeway’s birthday (with help from some Voyager cast) and look back at Orson Welles’ narration of Star Trek: The Motion Picture teaser trailers.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 103 “Ghosts of Illyria”

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 103 “Ghosts of Illyria”
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[Strange New Worlds news and review starts at 13:29] Tony and Laurie start with Karl Urban’s comments about the next Star Trek movie, which mirror everything his co-stars have said about the project. They remind listeners about the upcoming Star Trek: The Motion Picture screenings happening across the country, then turn their attention to Star Trek: Picard to get the latest on sets and ships from Doug Drexler and Dave Blass. They also do a roundup of the latest intel from showrunner Terry Matalas that includes his wish for a spin-off featuring Seven and Raffi. Then they take a quick look at the new Star Trek: Prodigy game coming in October and the trailer for The Orville’s third season, which premieres on Hulu June 3. Then, they take a look at some of the tech used to create those strange new worlds (and engineering) on Strange New Worlds, showrunner Henry Alonso Myers’ thoughts on Star Trek and comedy, and review the newest episode, “Ghosts of Illyria.” They wrap up with a look at how the Klingon language is being used to help teach other (real-world) languages, and new Twitter commentary from TNG/DS9 writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe.


All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 102 “Children of the Comet” And Preview Of ‘Picard’ S3

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All Access: Review Of ‘Strange New Worlds’ 102 "Children of the Comet" And Preview Of 'Picard' S3
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[Strange New Worlds news and review starts at 17:51] Tony and Laurie start with a chat about Alex Kurtzman and Tig Notaro’s discussion of Star Trek philosophy on Tig’s Don’t Ask Tig podcast. Then they spend a little time on Star Trek: Picard, covering the news that the different Star Trek showrunners fought over putting Wesley Crusher in their shows, Terry Matalas’ hints about ships and returning cast members in season 3, Patrick Stewart’s assurance that it’ll be more than just a TNG reunion, and Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd’s comments on their characters’ relationship and what it was like working with the Next Generation crew. After a quick roundup of the rest of the interviews from the Strange New Worlds premiere in NYC, Tony and Laurie review episode 2, “Children of the Comet,” which they were both quite happy with, minus a few quibbles. They wrap up with a look at a virtual set recreation of “The Cage” from The Roddenberry Archive and an unexpected endorsement of the pod from Prodigy showrunner Aaron Waltke.


All Access: Reviews Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ S2 Finale “Farewell” And ‘Strange New Worlds’ Series Premiere

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All Access: Reviews Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ S2 Finale “Farewell” And ‘Strange New Worlds’ Series Premiere
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[Picard review starts at 05:30 / Strange New Worlds news and review starts at  43:48] Tony and Laurie start with the latest news from Alex Kurtzman about what might be next for the franchise, straight from the gold carpet at the Strange New Worlds NYC premiere. They discuss Zachary Quinto’s comments about the new Trek movie, the upcoming Paramount+ expansion to the UK and beyond, and Gates McFadden’s comments on the “awesome” TNG reunion coming in Picard season 3. Then they review the Star Trek: Picard season 2 finale, which was a disappointment to both of them, although they remain optimistic about season 3. After that, a quick look at Strange New Worlds news from our interviews with showrunner Henry Alonso Myers and the cast, and then a full-on review of the series premiere.


All Access: Review Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ 209 “Hide And Seek” And Preview Of ‘Strange New Worlds’

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All Access: Review Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ 209 “Hide And Seek” And Preview Of ‘Strange New Worlds’
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Tony and Laurie extract every bit of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds info they can from Tony’s junket interviews with the cast and talk about how some of the characters are like (or not like) their counterparts on The Original Series. They also cover the latest promotions and news on the international release of the series that debuts next week. The pod team also quickly covers the upcoming release of Lower Decks season 2 on Blu-ray/DVD, the Enterprise panel at Missions Chicago, and what it’s like being on Star Trek: The Cruise. Then they dig into “Hide and Seek,” this week’s episode of Star Trek: Picard, happy the show is picking up the pace as we head towards the season two finale next week. They wrap up with a look at how holodeck-like technology is being used on Star Trek: Discovery and Strange New Worlds and an outtake from The Original Series of Nichelle Nichols singing a love song to Spock.


All Access: Review Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ 208 “Mercy” And Preview Of ‘Strange New Worlds’

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All Access: Review Of 'Star Trek: Picard' 208 “Mercy” And Preview Of 'Strange New Worlds'
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We start off by previewing Star Trek: Strange New Worlds including discussing Rebecca Romijn’s TrekMovie interview, as well as discussing outdoor promotions, an upcoming Paley Center New York exhibition and screening, and more. Tony and Laurie then discuss the latest The Orville news and give an update on the May theatrical showings of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The podcasters then focus on reviewing Star Trek: Picard’s “Mercy,” including making some predictions about how the season is going to wrap up in just two weeks. For their final fun bits: a look at a real holographic doctor giving a Vulcan salute on the ISS and revisiting last year’s All Access interview with Mary Wiseman and Noah Averbach-Katz in honor of his birthday.


All Access: Star Trek: Mission Chicago Recap And Review Of ‘Picard’ 207 “Monsters”

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All Access: Star Trek: Mission Chicago Recap And Review Of ‘Picard’ 207 “Monsters”
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[Picard review starts at 33:50] We start off with Tony recounting his trip to the Star Trek: Mission Chicago convention including recaps from the five big show panels. Tony and Laurie also go over all the other news from the con and beyond including the new Lower Decks teaser trailer, the Strange New Worlds reveal (and then removal) of Spock’s first name, a Prodigy game announcement, and an update from Michelle Yeoh on the Section 31 show. They turn to the review of the latest episode of Picard “Monsters,” and how they feel season two is going so far. And they wrap up with some fun bits reacting to videos of Tawny Newsome jamming with the band at Mission Chicago and an amazing recreation of Star Trek: TNG in the style of the classic Star Trek animated series.


All Access: Star Trek: TNG Reunion News And Review Of ‘Picard’ 206 “Two of One”

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All Access: Star Trek: TNG Reunion News And Review Of 'Picard' 206 "Two of One"
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[Picard review starts at 34:25] Tony and Laurie start off with the biggest news: The Star Trek: The Next Generation main cast is reuniting in season 3 of Star Trek: Picard, getting a proper sendoff in the show’s final season. They dig into Picard showrunner Terry Matalas’ tweets with more season 3 details, then switch over to Strange New Worlds to cover the new trailer and character promos. But wait, there’s more! Next, it’s a discussion of Chris Pine’s comments that the next Trek movie shouldn’t be aiming for Marvel-level audiences, then an update on the just-released remastered Star Trek: The Motion Picture, new footage from the upcoming Star Trek: Voyager documentary, and the latest guests booked at Mission: Chicago. They talk about Tony’s recent interviews with Jonathan Frakes and Orla Brady, then—finally!—get to their review of the newest Picard episode “Two of One.” They wrap up with Gates McFadden’s response to a “Sub Rosa” tattoo and some new Trek tech being worked on at Apple.


All Access: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ 205 “Fly Me To The Moon” Review And ‘Strange New Worlds’ Preview

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All Access: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ 205 “Fly Me To The Moon” Review And 'Strange New Worlds' Preview
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[Picard review starts at 19:36] Tony and Laurie take a look at the newest character promos for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Anson Mount’s happy comments after watching the first three episodes. They note that Chris Pine has met with the director of the next Star Trek movie and discuss the upcoming panels and plans for Mission: Chicago (which will have panels for all five current Trek shows) and WonderCon. Then they turn their attention to Star Trek: Picard, starting with a quick look at last week’s episode via Tony’s interview with Kirk Thatcher and showrunner Terry Matalas’ comments on time travel logic and how the past Trek history does or doesn’t fit in with the timelines. Then they dig into their review of episode 405, “Fly Me to the Moon.” They wrap up with a surreal, Star Trek-themed sketch from Jimmy Kimmel Live!  that got very meta, and Rick Berman’s tweet about finally starting his autobiography.


All Access: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ 204 “Watcher” Review

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[Picard review starts at 13:56] Tony and Laurie extract what they can from Tony’s recent interview with showrunner Michelle Paradise about the season finale of Star Trek: Discovery and Mary Wiseman’s appearance on The Ready Room, and Laurie talks about seeing Mary’s play in NYC. They also give an update on the 4K Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture coming on Star Trek Day and Prodigy‘s upcoming arrival on Nickelodeon and in multiple countries across the globe. Then they review “Watcher,” the latest episode of Star Trek: Picard, and do some time travel/timeline unraveling along the way. They wrap up with a look at how TNG’s “Cause and Effect” (successfully) broke franchise rules and some DS9 sex talk from Robert Hewitt Wolfe.


All Access: Reviews Of ‘Picard’ 203 “Assimilation” And ‘Discovery’ S4 Finale “Coming Home”

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All Access Star Trek - A TrekMovie.com Podcast
All Access: Reviews Of ‘Picard’ 203 “Assimilation” And ‘Discovery’ S4 Finale “Coming Home"
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[Picard review starts at 18:58 / Discovery review starts at 52:25] Tony and Laurie cover the week’s two big news stories: the addition of Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk to Strange New Worlds season 2, and the latest comments from Chris Pine and Karl Urban about the Star Trek movie (hopefully) coming in 2023. Then they review Star Trek: Picard episode 203, “Assimilation” and the Discovery season 4 finale, “Coming Home,” as well as season 4 as a whole.