For Star Trek fans, the franchise is about science, optimism, and a future to strive for. But there are antagonistic elements that show a darker path for humanity in the 22nd century and beyond. Section 31 was introduced in DS9 as a faction of Starfleet that put security first, and all other considerations second. Other series probed further into this secretive organization, as well as feature films. The trio each choose an episode or movie that features Section 31 - what is their history? What do they add to the franchise? Reveal your secrets as we plunge into all things Section 31.
When Star Trek fans are stuck in quarantine, what better time to play the only podcast Star Trek game show hosted by Phillip - BridgeMates! Darren and Daniel face off against fellow podcasters from The Nerd Party, Tristan and Char. However, will these two teams survive a challenge from the Roddenberry Network's "Women at Warp" team of Sue and Jarrah?
It's Trek trivia mixed in with some 1970s "Newlyweds" questions - which team will face the dreaded "Netflix summaries" Bonus Round? Join in the fun and questions with BridgeMates!
With the world keeping safe from COVID-19, what guidance does "Star Trek" offer about dealing with potentially deadly illnesses? The trio tackles two episodes from the franchise: "For the World Is Hollow And I Have Touched the Sky" focuses on Dr. McCoy contracting a terminal illness and "Resolutions" leaves Captain Janeway and Lt. Cmdr. Chakotay quarantined on an unexplored planet.
How did the characters react to these life changes? What does that tell us about today? Let us know how these episodes from The Original Series and "Voyager" compare.
When comparing science fiction franchises, there are many movies and series that concentrate more on special effects, specifically space battles. However, the Star Trek franchise does not shy away from ships trading phaser blasts or torpedo volleys. The trio look at the memorable space battles of Starfleet and beyond. Which series did it the best? Which movies contain the best ship choreography? Let us know your favorite Trek space fight.
Star Trek: Picard Season One Round-Up
There's no new Star Trek for now, so let's talk about "old" Trek! "Star Trek: Picard" has concluded its inaugural season - what did it all mean? Daniel, Darren, and Phillip look at their favorite moments, their not-so-favorite moments, and what this all means for season two. What do you think is the most memorable aspect that "Picard" brought to the "Star Trek" franchise?