Prequel Madness. The success of "Strange New Worlds" begs the question - what other prequel possibilities are there in the Star Trek franchise? The trio has some fun pitching ideas for other prequel series set 10 years or so before the other Trek series. How would a pre-Voyager Maquis series fair? What about Terek Nor, the Occupation-based show set on the Bajoran space station? How many prequels can be made?! Let us know any ideas you have in establishing the various worlds and characters we see in Trek.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
It's here! The Trek franchise continues to expand with its newest entry - a series focused on the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701, under the command of Captain Christopher Pike and his crew, exploring and having adventures preceding the events of The Original Series. The trio talks about the first episode, what it establishes for the familiar characters of Pike and Spock, what this means for the rest of the series, how it differs to what has come before, and our favorite moments. Bring your coolest haircut to our discussion of the newest Trek show, SNW.
Selling Trek, old and new. It's easy to critique Star Trek - whether from the dated sets and attitudes of The Original Series to the convoluted storylines of the recent series. But we are Trek fans, so it's time to celebrate what we love about this franchise. The trio takes turns "selling" each series of Trek to a hypothetical new viewer: Why should you begin with TOS? Or the Animated Series? Where should you start if you're just beginning to watch Deep Space Nine or Enterprise? We also examine all the good things the 21st Century Trek shows have brought to the franchise, from the cast of Discovery to the ideals in Picard. But just to satisfy our need to still critique things, we end the show with each person nominating one series of Star Trek to erase from franchise history.
Picard Season Three: Hopes and Wishes
As "Star Trek: Picard" closes its second season, fans are already clamoring for season three which promises to reunite the main actors/characters from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." The trio looks at where season two has taken us and where we can go from there. What do we want to see from Worf, La Forge, and Crusher? Where will Riker and Troi go from where we saw them last? What character will Brent Spiner play? How should Picard's story end? Join us as we look into the crystal ball and see where we go from here.
Crossover with old episodes.
During '90s Trek, there was the occasional use of crossovers - the Enterprise-D goes to Deep Space Nine, Riker shows up on Voyager, Riker (Thomas) shows up on Deep Space Nine, Riker shows up on the NX-01 ... and some other non-Riker examples. Then a crossover happened that blew fans' minds - the crew of DS9 visits station K-9 and the NCC-1701 in "Trials and Tribble-ations." Now in the 21st Century, what crossovers with older episodes do we wish other series' crews could visit? Should we give the "Star Trek: Enterprise" crew their revenge, and allow them to take over another show's episode? Could the crew of the USS Discovery visit their future or past, depending on which season we use? Let us know what Trek episode should be visited by another show's characters to make it even better.