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All Access: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 202 “Kayshon, His Eyes Open” Review

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All Access: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 202 “Kayshon, His Eyes Open” Review
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Tony and Laurie talk discuss the news from The 55-Year Mission Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, covering Strange New Worlds, Discovery, Picard, Prodigy, and the Voyager documentary. (We’ll have more on the convention itself on the Shuttle Pod podcast.) They also get a quick update on the production of The Orville, ViacomCBS’ new European partnerships, and the remastered Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan soundtrack. Then they jump into their review of Lower Decks’ second episode of season 2, “Kayshon, His Eyes Open.” They wrap up with a look at some Star Trek ukulele music and Tig Notaro’s advice podcast.


All Access: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ 201 “Strange Energies” Review

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All Access: 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' 201 "Strange Energies" Review
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Tony and Laurie are recording together for the first time—having finally met in person—in Las Vegas, where they’re joined by friend of TrekMovie Jon Spencer to talk about what’s been happening in the first few days of The 55-Year Mission, formerly known as Star Trek Las Vegas. The trio discusses what they learned about Ken Mitchell’s involvement in Discovery season 4 and David Cronenberg’s reveal that he’s in it too, covers then digs into the latest info drop on the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie. After that, they get to the main topic: their review of the season 2 premiere of Lower Decks, “Strange Energies.” Links to news topics discussed in the pod: Kenneth Mitchell Hints At Unique Return For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 David Cronenberg On Kovich’s Return In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ In Season 4 Screenwriter Reveals Details For Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek “Gangster” Movie Additional mentions: Interview: Mike McMahan On How ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Has Grown The Beard For Season 2… And 3 Interview: Jerry O’Connell On How ‘Lower Decks’ Season 2 Is A Celebration Of All Things Star Trek Tony’s review: Review: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Powers Up For The Season Two Premiere “Strange Energies” Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments at TrekMovie.com.


All Access: Alex Kurtzman’s 5-Year Star Trek Universe Deal And ‘Lower Decks’ Cast Interviews

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All Access: Alex Kurtzman's 5-Year Star Trek Universe Deal And 'Lower Decks' Cast Interviews
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Tony and Laurie start with the big news about Alex Kurtzman’s extended $160 million 5-year deal at ViacomCBS, and what that means for the Star Trek Universe. They discuss the departure of most of the Star Trek movie catalog from Paramount+, the 2022 launch of Paramount+ in Europe (including Prodigy), more actors wrapping up their work on Discovery season 4, and quickly go over the Covid precautions being taken at next week’s upcoming 55-Year Mission convention in Las Vegas. For a full preview of the con (including a chat with Chase Masterson) check out the newest episode of the Shuttle Pod. Then they get to the main topic: Star Trek: Lower Decks. Tony tells Laurie about the outdoor screening party in LA the night before and a preview of his red carpet interviews with the cast and show creator Mike McMahan. Then they play excerpts from TrekMovie’s roundtable interviews with the four Lower Decks stars: Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Eugene Cordero, and Noël Wells. [WARNING: Minor season 2spoilers] They wrap things up with a fan’s detailed look at the USS Protostar (the ship featured on Prodigy) and a trip back in time to when future Star Trek historians’ parents could film William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Catherine Hicks shooting Star Trek IV.  Links to news topics discussed in the pod: ViacomCBS Extends Alex Kurtzman’s Contract As They Map Out Star Trek Universe Future On Paramount+ Star Trek TOS And TNG Movies Jump From Paramount+ To AMC+ ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Coming To UK/Europe With Launch Of Paramount+ And New Deal With Sky More Actors Wrap Up As ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Production Approaches Finish 55-Year Mission Las Vegas Star Trek Convention To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or COVID Test The Shuttle Pod Previews The 55-Year Mission Convention With Chase Masterson Interview: Tawny Newsome And Jack Quaid On How ‘Lower Decks’ S2 Is Great Star Trek… And Gives “Zero Fs” Interview: Noël Wells And Eugene Cordero On Their “Intellectual Love Affair” In ‘Lower Decks’ Season 2 Additional mentions: Star Trek: Prodigy writer Aaron J. Waltke talks starship crew size on Twitter Robert Duncan McNeill lobbies for Captain Proton series on Twitter, tags Voyager castmates & Alex Kurtzman TrekMovie’s tweets from the Lower Decks block party Trekbits:  Tony: Star Trek Prodigy USS Protostar Detailed Breakdown on Junkball Laurie: John Tenuto’s tweet with his parents’ video of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home aquarium scene and his 2007 article on TrekMovie  


All Access: ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ And ‘Lower Decks’ Comic-Con@Home Trailers And Panels Recap And Analysis

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All Access: 'Star Trek: Prodigy' And 'Lower Decks' Comic-Con@Home Trailers And Panels Recap And Analysis
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Tony and Laurie give production updates on Star Trek: Discovery, Strange New Worlds, and Star Trek:Picard, and discuss the latest news about Robert Duncan McNeill pitching his Captain Proton series to Alex Kurtzman, LeVar Burton’s Jeopardy! gig, and what’s happening with conventions—Las Vegas in a few weeks and Chicago in April 2022. After that, they unpack everything that came out of Comic-Con@Home with a deep dive into the trailers and panels for Prodigy and Lower Decks, covering familiar voices, guest stars, cool ships, and a Tom Paris commemorative plate hallucination. They wrap things up with the Klingon Empire’s official recognition of Wales and Robert Picardo’s witty vaccination incentive for Star Trek fans. Links to news topics discussed in the pod: Doug Jones And Anthony Rapp Preview What’s In Store For Saru And Stamets In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ S1 Wraps Production, Anson Mount Hopes TOS Fans Will Be Pleased ‘Howard the Duck’ Turns 35: Stars Revisit Notorious Bomb Amid New Fervor for Marvel Character [THR article that mentions Lea Thompson directing Picard) Robert Duncan McNeill Has Pitched ‘Captain Proton’ Series To Star Trek Universe Producers Watch: LeVar Burton Previews This Week’s Run As ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host Creation 55-Year Mission Convention Bringing Over 100 Star Trek Celebrities To Las Vegas In August Star Trek: Mission Chicago Convention Tickets And Hotel Rooms On Sale Now Watch: First Trailer For ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Is Gorgeous… And Reveals The Ship ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ SDCC@Home Panel Talks Character Details And Klingons Trailer Analysis: Escape To A Whole New World In The Teaser For ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Watch: The Cerritos Gang Is Back In Fun ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Comic-Con@Home Season 2 Trailer ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Comic-Con Panel Promises More Fun, Cameos, And A Surprising New Character Trailer Analysis: More Fun, Easter Eggs, And Crazy Sci-Fi Is Coming In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Confirmed For August Debut On Amazon Prime Video Internationally Titmouse T-Shirt Club coming back (Twitter) Additional mentions: Anthony Rapp Talks Stamets, Science, And Singing On All Access Star Trek Watch Captain Burnham Deal With A New Threat (And New Uniforms) In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer Analysis: The Gravity Of The New Mission Comes Together In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Teaser Robert Duncan McNeill Was Asked To Reprise Tom Paris For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1 (and 2) Voyager episode “Lifeline” Mike McMahan On Exploring Ensigns And Unexpected Cameos In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2… And 3 Trekbits:  Tony: Wales officially recognized by the Klingon Empire thanks to Welsh Star Trek fan Laurie: Robert Picardo offers vaccination incentive for Star Trek fans Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments at TrekMovie.com, and please post your suggestions for topics we should cover in the future as well as guests you’d like us to have on.


All Access: Anthony Rapp Interview And ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S3 Blu-ray Discussion

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All Access: Anthony Rapp Interview And 'Star Trek: Discovery' S3 Blu-ray Discussion
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After a quick reminder that it’s NEXT week’s episode that will cover Comic-Con@Home, Tony and Laurie discuss this week’s Star Trek news, which includes the surprising news that producers were interested in bringing Voyager’s Tom Paris to Star Trek: Picard. They also discuss Brent Spiner’s joy at working with Jonathan Frakes again, and the latest on the Section 31 show, plus production updates on Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Discovery. Then they dig into the main topic: Anthony’s new interview with Discovery’s Anthony Rapp, who talks about Stamets’ character arc across the seasons and his conflict with Burnham, being directed by Jonathan Frakes, the new uniforms, his thoughts on a musical episode, and more. They wrap up with some real-life Star Trek science and a reminder that LeVar Burton’s run on Jeopardy! begins Monday, July 26. Links to news topics discussed in the pod: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ And ‘Prodigy’ Cast And Producers Headed To Comic-Con@Home Robert Duncan McNeill Was Asked To Reprise Tom Paris For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1 (and 2) Brent Spiner On The “Pleasure” Of Being Directed By Jonathan Frakes In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Filming In New Mexico For VFX Alex Kurtzman “Very Optimistic” About Star Trek Section 31 Series Giveaway: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Blu-rays And USS Discovery Hats Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Blu-ray Takes You Inside Series’ Great Leap Forward ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Production Update And First Look At AR Wall Virtual Set Interview: Anthony Rapp On Stamets Balancing Science And Family In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Additional mentions: Die Standing, the Star Trek: Discovery novel with Georgiou and Emony Dax Alex Kurtzman On Why The World Needs More Star Trek… And Possibly A Musical Episode Interview: Jonathan Frakes On ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’; Hopes To Helm ‘Short Treks’ Musical Trekbits:  Tony: Mysterious DNA sequences, known as ‘Borgs,’ recovered from California mud [Science]. Massive DNA ‘Borg’ structures perplex scientists [Nature], Star Trek’s Warp Drive Leads to New Physics [Scientific American] Laurie: Dr. Birko-Katarina Ruzicka’s study of gender ratios in “Star Trek” series Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments at TrekMovie.com.


All Access: 2023 Star Trek Movie Picks Up Marvel Writer And Director

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All Access: 2023 Star Trek Movie Picks Up Marvel Writer And Director
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Tony and Laurie start off by discussing Star Trek: Discovery‘s and Star Trek: Lower Decks‘ Emmy nominations, then cover the new (short) scene released to promote Lower Decks season 2, Jerry O’Connell’s new gig on The Talk, the latest from John de Lancie and Jonathan Frakes about filming Star Trek: Picard, Sonequa Martin-Green’s interviews about the journey to becoming Captain Michael Burnham, the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray/Steelbook release of Star Trek: Discovery season 3 (along with an upcoming giveaway). They also talk about the big news with Playmates Toys returning to the franchise, William Shatner’s endorsement of LeVar Burton as the permanent Jeopardy! host and Terry Farrell’s recent comment about being open to returning to Star Trek as Jadzia Dax. Then they dig into the BIG news: Director Matt Shakman (WandaVision) has been hired for the new J.J. Abrams-produced Star Trek movie, with a script already in play from Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer. They theorize about whether or not it will include the Kelvin cast, and Paramount’s strategy for the movie. Finally, they wrap things up with a claymation version of Kirk’s “Khaaaaan” moment from The Wrath of Khan and some hilarious Tilly cosplay from Mary Wiseman’s brother.


All Access: Star Trek Universe Shows Update And TOS Movies Finally Going 4K HDR

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All Access: Star Trek Universe Shows Update And TOS Movies Finally Going 4K HDR
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Tony and Laurie return after a 4th of July hiatus for the 47th episode of All Access Star Trek, and they catch up on all the news on the Star Trek Universe TV shows, including a preview of the Lower Decks and Prodigy panels at Comic-Con@Home, an update on Strange New Worlds from Anson Mount, clues in the latest Star Trek: Picard tie-in novel synopsis, and then even more Picard clues from John de Lancie. Also up for discussion is the status of Discovery production and whether or not the cast will be able to make it to the big Las Vegas Trek convention in August.  They round out new Star Trek show news with the observation that Michelle Yeoh keeps picking up new jobs and not working on that Section 31 show. They’re also excited about the news that Robert Wise’s Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is finally being remastered into 4K HDR for Paramount+, along with the first four Star Trek movies getting a 4K HDR release on Blu-ray. And Star Trek IV is headed back to theaters in August for a special two-day event. But wait, there’s more! They dive into more news: Simon Pegg is working on a Galaxy Quest TV show, Marina Sirtis thinks Michael Dorn’s Captain Worf show should be the next Trek series, LeVar Burton laments that Geordi never got the girl on TNG, and Ethan Phillips still wishes a deleted Neelix/Kes breakup scene had made it into Voyager. The pod wraps up with Dave Bautista’s proclamation that he would make a great Klingon, plus we indulge in some nostalgia for the Star Trek: The New Voyages short story collections from the ’70s. Links to news topics discussed in the pod: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ And ‘Prodigy’ Cast And Producers Headed To Comic-Con@Home Anson Mount Sends Message To “Old School” Fans As ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Begins Finale Shoot 2022 ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Novel Could Bridge The Gap Between Seasons 1 And 2 ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’: Michelle Yeoh Cast As Scian In Netflix Prequel Series [DEADLINE] Marina Sirtis Endorses Michael Dorn’s Captain Worf Pitch As Next Star Trek Series Star Trek’s Simon Pegg Working On ‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ Director’s Edition To Be Restored In 4K/HDR For Paramount+ Paramount Releasing Star Trek: TOS Movies 4K/UHD Blu-ray Set ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’ Returns To Theaters In August For 2 Nights; Tickets Available Now LeVar Burton Wanted Geordi To Get The Girl On ‘Star Trek: TNG,’ And Really Wants That ‘Jeopardy!’ Gig Ethan Phillips Laments ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Breakup Scene With Neelix And Kes Was Never Shown Additional mentions: The number 47 in Star Trek John de Lancie on Cameo 55-Year Mission Tour Las Vegas Convention Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary Laurie’s interview with Una McCormack Tony’s interview with Michael Dorn LeVar Burton’s wedding photo with TNG cast Marina Sirtis on Gates McFadden’s podcast The Delta Flyers podcast Trekbits:  Tony: Dave Bautista wants to be a Klingon in Star Trek Laurie: Star Trek: The New Voyages short story collection from 1976 Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments at www.trekmovie.com, and please post your suggestions for topics we should cover in the future as well as guests you’d like us to have on.


All Access: Mark Altman Interview On ‘1982’ Doc And All Things Star Trek

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All Access: Mark Altman Interview On '1982' Doc And All Things Star Trek
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After a look at the news—streaming business update on Paramount+, Alex Kurtzman offering his philosophy for the franchise,  John de Lancie talking more Picard, Jason Isaacs still yearning for Prime Lorca, an update on the Voyager doc, and more—Tony and Laurie welcome guest Mark Altman to chat about his new documentary project 1982: Greatest Geek Year Ever!, his podcast Inglorious Tresperts, his books including the two-volume 50-Year Mission, and more of his always frank views on Star Trek, past and future. The podcasters wrap up with a look at Jonathan Frakes reprising an iconic (non-Star Trek) role for a video game, and Robert Picardo recreating Voyager moments on YouTube. For more on Mark’s new documentary project visit: tinyurl.com/Nineteen82


All Access: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ S2 Trailer And ‘Prodigy’ Character Reveal Discussion And Analysis

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All Access: 'Star Trek: Picard' S2 Trailer And 'Prodigy' Character Reveal Discussion And Analysis
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Lots of news this week! Tony and Laurie talk about Paramount + adding more Star Trek movies and Noah Hawley’s reveal of just how close to production his Trek movie was, then round up production updates from Strange New Worlds, Picard, and Discovery‘s Tig Notaro (Jett Reno). Then they spend the most time digging into the big news: the Star Trek: Prodigy voice cast, characters, and images that just came out, and the new Q-infused teaser trailer for Picard season 2. They wrap up with some Star Trek burlesque and Joe D’Agosta, the casting director on The Original Series, because why not? Links to news topics discussed in the pod: 11 Star Trek Movies Now Available On Paramount+ Noah Hawley Laments Paramount Halting His “Really Fun” Star Trek Movie Just Before Production Star Trek Cast And Crew Share Production Updates On ‘Strange New Worlds,’ ‘Picard,’ And ‘Discovery’ Leslie Hope (Kira Meru on DS9 and Strange New Worlds director) on Memory Alpha Tig Notaro Is Doing As Much ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ As She Can, Promises Reno Will Never Be Killed Off ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Character Details And Voice Cast Revealed Along With First Look Images ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Showrunners And Writers Nerd Out With Hype And Tidbits For New Series Check Out 4 New Preview Images From ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Showing Stunning Alien Worlds Watch Second ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Teaser With First Look At Q Correction: Mark Bernardin is not working on Star Trek: Picard season 3  ‘Star Trek Fleet Command’ Celebrates Captain Picard Day With TNG Update And Star-Studded Promo> Assimilate The Season With The Borg Cube Advent Calendar Full Of Star Trek Goodies Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe tweet about “A Call To Arms” Trekbits:  Tony: Boldly Stripped Laurie: Inglorious Treksperts with Joe D’Agosta


All Access: Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Tidbits And Speculation

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All Access: Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Tidbits And Speculation
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Tony and Laurie start with the news about the new tier for Paramount+ and the movies coming on the streaming service, then dive into the latest on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & Prodigy distribution in Canada, Lower Decks’ production status, the tweet that revealed a TNG vet is writing for Star Trek: Picard, and details on the new documentary 1982: The Greatest Geek Year!. After that, they spend the main part of the podcast on a round-up of everything they learned from all the recent Discovery panels. They wrap it up with a look at fun facts about Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and bloopers from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.


All Access: Star Trek News Discussion From Current Productions To Paramount+ Future

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All Access: Star Trek News Discussion From Current Productions To Paramount+ Future
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Tony and Laurie have a lot to catch up on after a week off: They check in to see what new secrets John de Lancie’s been spilling on Cameo, Rebecca Romijn’s latest report from the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds set, and Mike McMahan and Jack Quaid’s musings on Lower Decks. They cover Denes House’s review of Una McCormack’s book Wonderlands about Michael Burnham’s gap year, the newest addition to Star Trek Online (with a bonus giveaway), what the future might hold for ViacomCBS and Paramount+, and Tony’s interview with Todd Thompson, the director of the Nichelle Nichols/NASA documentary Woman in Motion. They wrap up with a look at William Shatner’s new K-Pop connection, and a book by Star Trek writer Paul Robert Coyle.  Links to news topics discussed in the pod: John de Lancie Indicates Data Is Back For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season Two Akiva Goldsman talks Data’s arc in Nemesis and Star Trek: Picard Rebecca Romijn Teases TOS Easter Eggs And Fun With Spock On ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Mike McMahan On Exploring Ensigns And Unexpected Cameos In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2… And 3 Jack Quaid On Boimler Freaking Out On The Titan In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Book Review: Feel The Burn With ‘Star Trek: Discovery: Wonderlands’ Star Trek Online releases ‘House United’ season Star Trek Online Giveaway: Win A Mini Bat’leth Tool And Klingon Cruiser ViacomCBS changes could mean changes for Paramount+ and Star Trek Interview: ‘Woman In Motion’ Director On Being Inspired By Nichelle Nichols From ‘Star Trek’ To NASA Recruiter Additional topics:  The Shuttle Pod Crew Takes A Seat To Talk Star Trek Chairs Picard and Q in the white void / John Oliver’s white void Homer Simpson in the real world Trekbits:  Tony: William Shatner endorses Jungkook from BTS’ “Live long and prosper” Laurie: Paul Robert Coyle’s Swords, Starships and Superheroes From Star Trek To Xena To Hercules: A TV Writer’s Life Scripting the Stories of Heroes


All Access: Star Trek Section 31 Michelle Yeoh Georgiou Show News And Speculation

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All Access: Star Trek Section 31 Michelle Yeoh Georgiou Show News And Speculation
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Tony and Laurie start analyzing the latest news including Kate Mulgrew revealing setup for Star Trek: Prodigy, writers wrapping work on season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery, and Tig Notaro talking about being back on set as Jett Reno. We also have some merchandise updates on Star Trek books, comics, games, and home video. We then discuss science advisor Dr. Erin McDonald’s new official Star Trek podcast interview and how she mentions working on six Trek shows along with Shazad Latif talking about “rumblings” for the long-in-development Section 31 show as jumping-off points for some speculating on what to do with Michelle Yeoh’s Emperor Georgiou. We consider Georgiou heading up her own series and other possible options including feature films, mini-series, and guest spots on other Trek shows. Beyond Section 31 we also ponder some other show premises for her Georgiou we might prefer to see her in.


All Access: Interview With Mike McMahan On ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

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All Access: Interview With Mike McMahan On ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’
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After talking through the news—a Strange New Worlds update from Anson Mount, John de Lancie’s return to sharing Picard news on Cameo,, the latest on cons in Europe and the U.S., the death of actor Norman Lloyd at 106, a “Live Long and Prosper” vaccination campaign, Gates McFadden’s podcast launch, and the Discovery season 3 DVD offerings—Tony and Laurie get to the main part of their podcast: Tony’s brief but packed interview with Lower Decks creator/showrunner Mike McMahan. Mike talks about Easter eggs, Riker’s personality traits, and the way all the Star Trek showrunners touch base to maintain “a cohesive understanding of the timeline.” They wrap things up by recommending an Inglorious Treksperts episode featuring a staged, live reading of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the results of some Emmy sleuthing around TNG’s “Nemesis.” Links to topics discussed in the pod: Anson Mount Says ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Is Off To A Smooth Start, Despite Protocols John de Lancie on Cameo Destination Star Trek Germany Moved To 2022, London Event Re-Confirmed For November 2021 Norman Lloyd, Star of ‘Saboteur’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 106 in The Hollywood Reporter Norman Lloyd interview from April 2020 in The Hollywood Reporter Los Angeles Healthcare Group Launches “Live Long & Prosper” Vaccination Campaign InvestiGates on Apple Details Revealed For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Blu-Ray, DVD And Steelbook; Arriving In July Additional mentions: Interview: Mike McMahan Talks ‘Lower Decks’ Season 2, Star Trek Easter Eggs, And Coordinating With ‘Prodigy’ All Access Star Trek Explores The New Extended Literary Universe With Author James Swallow Trekbits:  Tony: Inglorious Treksperts podcast: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home live with Mary Stuart Masterson, Terry Farrell, Ethan Phillips, and more. Laurie: The 1994 Emmys program book page featuring nominations in Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup For a Series   Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments at TrekMovie.com, and please post your suggestions for topics we should cover in the future as well as guests you’d like us to have on.


All Access: Interview With Gates McFadden From ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

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All Access: Interview With Gates McFadden From 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
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After a look at the news—new John de Lancie updates via Cameo, Discovery’s costume awards win, the new Fleet Command ads featuring Sonequa Martin-Green and Karl Urban, and the latest business news from Paramount+ and ViacomCBS—Tony and Laurie eagerly welcome guest Gates McFadden to chat about her new podcast InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? and her work on the upcoming History Channel documentary The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Star Trek. She also talks about TNG’s “Sub Rosa” (!), directing the episode “Genesis,” and Beverly Crusher’s past as well as her future. The podcasters wrap up with a look at a Q&A session from the very first Star Trek convention and William Shatner’s guest appearance on Mork & Mindy.  Links to topics discussed in the pod: John de Lancie Reveals He Is Shooting Two Seasons’ Worth Of A “Very Different Q” For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ The Shuttle Pod Crew Visits The Continuum To Contemplate The Future Of Q ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Wins 3 Costume Guild Awards Watch: Karl Urban And Sonequa Martin-Green Spar In ‘Star Trek Fleet Command’ Game Promos Paramount Plus Leads Quarterly Gain Of 6M Streaming Subscribers As ViacomCBS Beats Wall Street Estimates (from Deadline) Additional mentions: Exclusive: New Gates McFadden Podcast ‘InvestiGates’ To Feature Conversations With Her Star Trek Friends History Channel Launching ‘The Center Seat’ Docuseries All About Star Trek TNG’s “Genesis” Treksperts Briefing Room podcast with Brannon Braga Interview: Gates McFadden On Cons, COVID, Crusher, And “Code of Honor” From ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Trekbits:  Laurie: Dorothy Fontana & Majel Barrett talk to fans at the first Star Trek convention (from Fact Trek, via Neil Shurley’s Star Trekking newsletter) Tony: William Shatner on Mork & Mindy


All Access: Interview With Star Trek Composer Jeff Russo

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All Access: Interview With Star Trek Composer Jeff Russo
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Tony and Laurie start with the latest Star Trek news including John de Lancie revealing more about Picard season 2, LeVar Burton confirming he won’t be in season 2 (but maybe season 3), a COVID contact temporary production shutdown of Discovery season 4, and Michelle Yeoh talking about the possible return of Emperor Georgiou. We also get an update on the In Search of Tomorrow documentary all about 1980s sci-fi cinema, including a clip from Walter Koenig. The main focus of the podcast turns to our interview with Star Trek composer Jeff Russo. We talk about the new Star Trek: Discovery season 3 soundtrack and how he changed things up for the show’s big jump into the future. He also takes us behind the scenes on recording during a pandemic, as well as some talk about early plans for Discovery season 4 (and Picard season 2). Russo also gives us some insight into the (currently paused) Noah Hawley Star Trek movie which he had started writing music for last year.


All Access: Mary Wiseman And Noah Averbach-Katz ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Interview

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All Access: Mary Wiseman And Noah Averbach-Katz 'Star Trek: Discovery' Interview
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After going over this week’s news—Anson Mount’s thoughts on Strange New Worlds’  episodic nature, Michael Dorn’s return as Worf for a new game, LeVar Burton’s upcoming Jeopardy! gig, John de Lancie’s Picard update (which includes Whoopi Goldberg)—Tony and Laurie are joined by guests Mary Wiseman (Tilly) and Noah Averbach-Katz (Ryn) of Star Trek: Discovery, who talk about sharing scenes, lives, and cats together.


All Access: A New Movie For 2023 And Connecting The Star Trek Universe

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All Access: A New Movie For 2023 And Connecting The Star Trek Universe
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This week Tony is joined by Shuttle Pod’s Matt Wright stepping in for a busy Laurie. The podcasters talk about the news of the Star Trek week including Discovery’s GLAAD Award and Season 3 Soundtrack and Blu-ray releases. We also cover Gates McFadden’s new podcast and how LeVar Burton really wants to be the new Jeopardy! host. The rest of the pod focuses on all the latest Star Trek Universe TV news including Star Trek: Prodigy and how it is apparently a big deal with ViacomCBS, how Q fits in with season two of Star Trek: Picard, and how Strange New Worlds is shaping up to be a TOS nostalgia machine. We finish with a dive into what we know (and think is true) about the new Star Trek movie Paramount has scheduled for June 2023. And we try to all of this together with a little help from Alex Kurtzman’s latest comments about the state of things.


Shuttle Pod/All Access Star Trek: Recap And Review Of First Contact Day Event

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Shuttle Pod/All Access Star Trek: Recap And Review Of First Contact Day Event
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With so much news coming out of Star Trek First Contact Day, it was only logical for the Shuttle Pod crew to team up with All Access Star Trek—our first crossover event—to debrief! Kayla, Jared, Matt, Tony, and Laurie discuss the new teasers, trailers, and intel on Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Prodigy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, the panels about the Nichelle Nichols documentary Woman in Motion and Star Trek: First Contact’s 25th anniversary, and the announcement of a new (and official) yearly Star Trek convention.


All Access: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Retrospective And Future Speculation

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Tony and Laurie cover the latest news: To The Journey (the Voyager doc) breaks a fundraising record, Paramount+ plans a panel-packed First Contact Day, science advisor Dr. Erin Macdonald joins the writing team, and awards and honors are given to John Eaves, William Shatner, and Leonard Nimoy. Then they jump into this week’s topic: Star Trek: Short Treks. They look at why it was created, what it evolved into, what they hope for the future, and do a quick take on each episode. The podcasters wrap up with a look at recent invocations of Star Trek in American politics and a huge repository of behind-the-scenes photos. Links to news topics discussed in the pod: ‘To The Journey’ Wraps Up Campaign As Most Successful Crowdfunded Documentary In History Celebrate First Contact Day 2021 With Paramount+ Star Trek Celebrity Panels, Marathon, And More WonderCon CBS panel on “Science of Smart TV” with Star Trek science advisor Dr. Erin McDonald  Veteran Star Trek Illustrator John Eaves Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award By Art Directors Guild William Shatner Slams His Way Into WWE Hall Of Fame; Suggests He Should Have Wrestled As Captain Kirk Vulcan Salute Monument Honoring Leonard Nimoy Being Developed For Boston’s Museum Of Science Additional mentions:  SDCC18: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Mini-Episodes, Spock and Number One Confirmed for Season 2 Showrunners Promise ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Will Fit Together With “Calypso” Canon The USS Discovery Refit And Two ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Theories To Resolve A Canon Conundrum Are The Planets Aligning For Captain Proton From ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ To Rematerialize In ‘Short Treks’? Interview: Jonathan Frakes On ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’; Hopes To Helm ‘Short Treks’ Musical ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ With Ethan Peck And Rebecca Romijn Coming The All Access Star Trek Podcast Ponders A ‘Strange New Worlds’/’Lower Decks’ Crossover Trekbits:  Laurie: Star Trek behind-the-scenes picspam Tony: Star Trek and politics: Iowa House approves bills to facilitate broadband, cryptocurrency and State Senator Proposes “Star Trek” Rule to Protect Florida’s Economy from Restrictions


All Access: ‘To The Journey’ Interview With ‘Voyager’ Doc Producer/Director David Zappone

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All Access: 'To The Journey' Interview With 'Voyager' Doc Producer/Director David Zappone
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Tony and Laurie cover the latest news: Colm Meaney’s newest comments on returning to Star Trek, Jackie Cox as Number One and her interview with Anthony Rapp, Hanelle Culpepper’s NAACP Image Award win, Lower Decks on Blu-ray, and all the celebrations around William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy’s birthdays. Then they bring in producer and co-director David Zappone to talk about his new documentary To The Journey: Looking Back at Star Trek: Voyager. He fills them in on who he’ll be interviewing next, secret stretch goals, what’s already been filmed, and what’s on the to-do list. The podcasters wrap up with a look at old-school Star Trek audiobooks (narrated by stars like James Doohan, George Takei, and Jonathan Frakes) and dueling John Billingsley podcasts.


All Access: ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Additional Cast Announcement And Speculation

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Tony and Laurie start with the latest news: The Voyager Doc is going HD, Grudge is getting her own book, and Star Trek is coming to WonderCon@Home. There is also a bit more from our recent interview with Nicholas Meyer. The podcasters then turn to the main topic which was the big Star Trek: Strange New Worlds announcement, with the official start of production and introduction to five new members of the regular cast. They discuss each new actor as well as speculate as to what roles they could be playing.


All Access: Nicholas Meyer Star Trek Interview

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Tony and Laurie start with the latest news: the new Star Trek documentary miniseries coming to the History Channel, Kate Mulgrew talks Star Trek: Prodigy, Colm Meaney on if he would play O’Brien again, Michael Chabon’s deep dive into Romulan culture, the final award season nominations for Star Trek Universe shows, and the latest on the Voyager documentary. Then the devote the rest of the podcast to Tony’s new interview with writer/director/producer Nicholas Meyer, playing excerpts from it and discussing Meyer’s revelation that he pitched a new Trek movie to Paramount, the status of his Khan mini-series, and tales from his work on Star Trek II, IV, and VI.


All Access: What’s Next For Star Trek On The Big Screen

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Tony and Laurie start off with breaking news about Kalinda Vazquez being hired to write a new Star Trek movie—which happened AFTER the podcast was done, so they jumped back on the mics to add it. They also cover the latest on the Voyager documentary, Robert Duncan McNeill’s lobby for a Captain Proton show, the upcoming Lower Decks Blu-ray/DVD set, Jonathan Frakes’ latest hint-not-a-hint about Star Trek: Picard, and the not-so-new-looking launch of Paramount+. Then they dive into today’s main topic: the state of Star Trek movies, looking at the big options that had all been on the table last year, and what might come next. They wrap up with a look at Star Trek stars speaking out about the current rise in violence against Asian-Americans, and a walk through Jonathan Frakes’ early acting career in the 1970s.


All Access: The Star Trek Universe’s Future On Paramount+

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Tony and Laurie discuss the latest in Star Trek books, Brent Spiner’s prediction for a recast Star Trek: The Next Generation movie, and what inspires the showrunners of the Section 31 show in development. Then they jump into the main topic: the impending launch of Paramount+ and what it means for the Star Trek Universe.  


All Access: Looking Back At ‘Star Trek: Picard’ S1 And Forward To S2

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Tony and Laurie give the latest updates on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Picard season 2 going into production and talk about the return of Billy Campbell to the Trek franchise as the unnecessarily outrageous Okona. They also play an excerpt from Tony’s new interview with Ron Moore about the challenges of making Star Trek movies. After the news, they dive into the week’s main topic: Star Trek: Picard. They cover what worked and what didn’t about season 1 plus everything known so far about season 2, along with some of their hopes for the show’s future. Links to topics discussed in the pod: Billy Campbell Talks Reprising (And Redeeming) His “Okona” Character On ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards nomination for Star Trek: Picard Interview: Ron Moore On How ‘For All Mankind’ Is Building The Road To Star Trek Interview: Ron Moore On Why Star Trek Is An Uncomfortable Fit For The Big Screen Production On ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Appears To Be Imminent Production Has Begun On ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Other mentions: US Naval Academy Professor Argues For Single Ship Design Seen In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Battle Of Coppelius Book Review: ‘Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope’ By Una McCormack All Access Star Trek Explores The New Extended Literary Universe With Author James Swallow Trekbits:  Tony: Engage! A brief history of ‘TNG’ memes Laurie: Star Trek Beyond Pitch Meeting


All Access: Mary Chieffo Interview

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Tony and Laurie look at the latest Star Trek news: more Paramount+ Trek-themed promos, quotes from Discovery showrunners on how they plan to tie into the Short Treks episode “Calypso,” a new book on the way about Michael Burnham’s gap year in season 3, and the death of legendary actor Christopher Plummer, who played General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. After the news, they talk to Star Trek: Discovery’s Mary Chieffo about reprising L’Rell for Star Trek Online, her time on Discovery, and her thoughts on L’Rell’s future in the franchise as well as her appreciation for the Klingon characters who came before her. 


All Access: Exploring The Extended Star Trek Universe With Author James Swallow

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Tony and Laurie give a production update on season two of Star Trek: Picard, discuss why Jeri Ryan prefers playing Seven on the new show, ponder Alex Kurtzman’s latest cryptic hints about Discovery season 4, catch up on how the new shows are doing this award season, and take a look at the growing Paramount+ promotional campaign. After the news of the week, they talk to author James Swallow about the extended universe of Star Trek books and comics, how they tie into current Star Trek shows, and his latest tie-in novel, Star Trek: Picard: The Dark Veil.      


All Access Star Trek: ‘Strange New Worlds’ – What We Know, And Are Hoping For

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Tony and Laurie discuss the latest news on Star Trek: Discovery season 4, the GLAAD Media Awards, Trek stars getting their Covid vaccines, Michael Dorn’s pitch for his Captain Worf series, and the new promo video for Paramount +. Then they take a deep dive into the upcoming series Strange New Worlds, summarizing everything that’s already known about the show, and sharing their hopes for what it will—and won’t—include.


All Access Star Trek: Interview With Mohamed Noor And Jayne Brook

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Tony and Laurie chat with Star Trek science consultant and biology professor Mohamed Noor and Discovery actress Jayne Brook (Admiral Cornwell) about their new web series, BioTrekkie with the Admiral, talking about The Burn, Cornwell’s death scene in season 2, tranceworms, and technobabble, among other topics. Before the interview we do the usual news of the week roundup, including playing part of Tony’s interview with Michael Dorn about Star Trek: Picard and cover the latest on Lower Decks, Star Trek: Discovery season 4, and Paramount+. The pod then wraps things up with a Trekkified Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and a fun story about Tim Russ and Garrett Wang.


All Access Star Trek: ‘Picard’ Update And Looking Back At ‘Discovery’ Season 3

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Tony and Laurie talk about Patrick Stewart and Sonequa Martin-Green at the Critics Choice Awards and cover the latest news on the upcoming seasons of both Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery. They review Discovery season 3 as a whole—what they liked, what they didn’t, and what they hope to see next season—and wrap up the podcast with a Data deepfake and some very nerdy donuts. Links to topics discussed in the pod Patrick Stewart Wins Best Actor At Critics Choice Super Awards For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Watch the Critics Choice Super Awards on the CW  Book Review: ‘Star Trek: Picard – The Dark Veil’ Delivers An Action-Mystery With Riker And Troi ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producers And Stars On What’s Next For Captain Burnham And Season Four Listen: Saru And Michael’s Final ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Logs Hint At What’s To Come In Season 4 Other mentions: Captain Janeway talks about the “different time” of Captain Sulu, Captain Kirk, and Dr. McCoy An Ursula K. Le Guin Short Story Inspired The Big Mystery For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 BioTrekkie and The Admiral with Mohamed Noor & Jayne Brook: Episode 1 – Analyzing Alien Life: Biology in Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Episode 1 Trekbits:  Tony: Data Gets A Deepfake Upgrade In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Laurie: Dave Rothstein’s Sci-Fi Minis (from Neil Shurley’s Star Trekking newsletter) Buy your own talking Captain Picard action figure