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The Shuttle Pod is a podcast run by the editors of TrekMovie.com, your source for Star Trek news and information. Our hosts Brian Drew, Jared Whitley, Kayla Iacovino, and Matt Wright cover a large range of topics in Star Trek, from TOS to Discovery. As on TrekMovie.com, we have guests to talk about all aspects of the Star Trek franchise, including television, movies, art, novels, comics, science, technology, fashion, and more.

The Shuttle Pod is a podcast run by the editors of TrekMovie.com, your source for Star Trek news and information. Our hosts Brian Drew, Jared Whitley, Kayla Iacovino, and Matt Wright cover a large range of topics in Star Trek, from TOS to Discovery. As on TrekMovie.com, we have guests to talk about all aspects of the Star Trek franchise, including television, movies, art, novels, comics, science, technology, fashion, and more.
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The Shuttle Pod is a podcast run by the editors of TrekMovie.com, your source for Star Trek news and information. Our hosts Brian Drew, Jared Whitley, Kayla Iacovino, and Matt Wright cover a large range of topics in Star Trek, from TOS to Discovery. As on TrekMovie.com, we have guests to talk about all aspects of the Star Trek franchise, including television, movies, art, novels, comics, science, technology, fashion, and more.

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Episodes

Shuttle Pod 62 – Comedic Trek

11/29/2018
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Inspired by the news of the animated show Lower Decks, which we discussed on the previous episode, the Shuttle Pod crew looks at a smattering of comedy-influenced episodes in the Trek franchise. Listen along as Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt chat about: “The Trouble With Tribbles” (TOS), “Qpid” (TNG), “Little Green Men” (DS9), “The Magnificent Ferengi” (DS9), and then end with perhaps the most broadly comedic episode of the franchise, the delightful “A Piece of the Action” (TOS).

Duration:01:26:08

Shuttle Pod 61 – ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’, Section 31 Rumor, Picard Show, and “Calypso”

11/14/2018
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Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt work through the latest news and rumors about upcoming CBS Trek shows. Including: the official announcement of a new cartoon series called Lower Decks, and the rumors of a Michelle Yeoh show focusing on Emperor Georgiou in Section 31. We also discuss some of the comments author Michael Chabon has made about his outlook on writing for the untitled Picard show. Finally, last week saw the release of the second Short Treks episode, co-written by Chabon, titled...

Duration:01:06:11

Shuttle Pod 60 – The Lasting Legacy of ‘The Wrath of Khan’

10/26/2018
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The full complement of the Shuttle Pod crew discuss the beloved second Star Trek movie The Wrath of Khan. Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt go in depth: touching on the history of how Wrath of Khan came to be made, why the movie is generally regarded as the best of the franchise, and the long ranging effects Khan has had on the larger franchise — Khan in some way touches all eras of Trek. Listen along with the crew as they recollect about their first viewings of Khan and more!

Duration:01:08:50

Shuttle Pod 59 – New York Comic Con 2018 And ‘Short Treks’ “Runaway”

10/10/2018
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The final convention of the season, New York Comic Con, was last weekend and we learned more about season two of Star Trek: Discovery. Kayla, Brian, and Matt discuss the Star Trek: Discovery panel and trailer from New York Comic Con. Also at NYCC we learned a tiny bit more about the upcoming Picard show. Lastly, we review the first Short Treks episode, the Tilly centric “Runaway.”

Duration:01:13:26

Shuttle Pod 58 – All I ask is a tall ship …and plenty of merchandise for it

9/21/2018
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On this episode of the Shuttle Pod, Jared and Matt talk with Thomas Marrone of Star Trek Online about favorite starships, starship design, and of course working on Star Trek Online. We also touch on the news that the new Picard series will take place in 2399, which is a stone’s throw away from the early 25th century were Star Trek Online takes place.

Duration:01:15:33

Shuttle Pod 57: ‘Disco’ Spock and a Chris Crisis

8/22/2018
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Brian, Jared, and Matt discuss the latest in Trek happenings since the big Star Trek Las Vegas convention. Probably the biggest news in the last few weeks was that Ethan Peck was announced as Spock in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. We discuss our thoughts on the casting, and just how much we’ll actually see Spock this season. The next big piece of news is that Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth are threatening to walk away from the next Kelvin universe movie. Paramount wants to renegotiate...

Duration:00:41:28

Shuttle Pod 56: Star Trek Las Vegas 2018

8/15/2018
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Another summer and another big Star Trek Las Vegas convention has come and gone. The Shuttle Pod crew was there in Las Vegas, we share our thoughts on the main events of the convention. The biggest, most exciting, news was of course the announcement of the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, also nearly the entire the cast of Star Trek: Discovery came out to Las Vegas, and the 25th anniversary of Deep Space Nine was celebrated. Listen in as Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt look...

Duration:01:03:53

Shuttle Pod 55: Comic-Con 2018 Debrief

7/27/2018
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On this episode of the Shuttle Pod, Brian and Matt are joined by TrekMovie founder Anthony Pascale for a look at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Anthony was one of the “boots on the ground” in San Diego, and has gone to Comic-Con many times in years past, so we get his thoughts on what Comic-Con of today looks like compared to previous years. Of course we discuss the big Star Trek: Discovery news from the panel and press conference, as well as our impressions of the First Look trailer CBS released...

Duration:01:16:52

Shuttle Pod 54: Tips and tricks for the Star Trek Las Vegas convention

7/12/2018
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On this episode of the Shuttle Pod, your crew is joined by TrekMovie’s social media maven and Star Trek Las Vegas veteran Christine Rideout (better known as “Starfleetmom” on social media). Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt discuss what to look forward to for this year’s convention, and then we chat with Christine about her Vegas convention going tips and tricks. Including how to save money on airfare, what to pack if you’re driving, how to save money once you’re in Vegas, and more!

Duration:01:09:41

Shuttle Pod 53: Do The Showrunner Shakeup – Discovery’s Change In Leadership In The Context of Star Trek History

6/28/2018
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After the news that the Star Trek: Discovery showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg were suddenly ousted, the Shuttle Pod assembled her crew to talk about the news and place it within the context of Star Trek history. This week’s podcast looks forward to what’s to come for season two of Discovery and then looks back at the history of leadership shakeups throughout the franchise. *Podcaster’s note: This podcast was recorded the day before the news that Alex Kurtzman, who is replacing...

Duration:00:50:22

Shuttle Pod 52: The Kurtzman Era?

6/21/2018
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The Shuttle Pod crew scrambled to our shuttle so we could talk about the recent announcement by CBS that Alex Kurtzman and his production company Secret Hideout would be expanding the Trek TV franchise with a new 5 year production deal. Jared, Kayla, and Matt discuss what the official press release says, the rumored project pitches for new series, mini-series, and a cartoon. One of more exciting rumors is that there may be a Captain Picard mini-series in the works with Patrick Stewart....

Duration:01:11:28

Shuttle Pod 51: Star Trek’s Under-appreciated Episodes

6/14/2018
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You're out-manned, you're out-gunned, you're out equipped... what else have you got? These four often overlooked episodes.

Duration:00:55:15

Shuttle Pod 50: That Nostalgia Show

5/31/2018
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Today can be a good day for nostalgia. But can too much nostalgia – which can be like “the pain from an old wound” – feel like getting hit with a pain stick? In this episode of the Shuttle Pod, we discuss the retro-fixation of modern media, exploring the differences among nostalgia, references, continuity, and the divisive concept of fan service. Brian, Jared, and Kayla take a deep dive into the nostalgic themes and content of 21st century Trek: Enterprise, the Kelvin-verse, fan films, and...

Duration:01:04:19

Shuttle Pod 49: A Discussion Of The Four Berman Era Pilots

5/17/2018
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Pilots are important to any series. They set up the story arc and introduce us to the people who will guide us through a brand new world over the coming years. In this episode of the Shuttle Pod we discuss the pilots made during the Rick Berman-era of Star Trek. This includes four pilots, from Next Generation through Enterprise: Encounter at Farpoint (TNG) Emissary (DS9) Caretaker (VOY) Broken Bow (ENT) Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt each take a pilot and discuss. We also asked ourselves:...

Duration:01:20:08

Shuttle Pod 48: Our First Look At ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season Two And Two More Trek Movies

5/3/2018
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This week on the Shuttle Pod, your podcast crew discuss the exciting news that came out last week. In the same week we got a quick look at the start of production on Star Trek: Discovery season two, and then official confirmation that Paramount was planning not just one, but two, feature films. Brian, Jared, and Matt discuss. We were excited to get a glimpse at the USS Enterprise crew uniforms on Discovery, and that both the fourth Kelvin movie, with Chris Hemsworth returning as George Kirk,...

Duration:01:03:11

Shuttle Pod 47: What’s Next in Trek – Discovery Season 2, Kelvinverse Films, and a Corporate Merger

4/12/2018
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This week on the Shuttle Pod, your podcast crew discuss what’s on the horizon for the Star Trek franchise. And, a lot is brewing. Oh Captain, My Captain (and Discovery Season 2) Earlier this week, CBS announced the casting of a well-known Star Trek character for Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery sure to have the fan base buzzing. Anson Mount is set to play the determined Captain Pike of the USS Enterprise, a ship whose redesign we got a glimpse of at the tail end of the Season 1 finale. He...

Duration:00:54:36

Shuttle Pod 46: A look back at ‘The Voyage Home’

3/23/2018
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“Everybody remember where we parked!”, the Shuttle Pod crew goes to find a “nuclear wessel” as they do a look back at the success and general all around love Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home gets from fans and the movie going public alike. Listen in as Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt discuss their memories of the movie, how it holds up today, and how the success of The Voyage Home helped sow the seeds for the return of Trek on TV with Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Duration:01:14:38

Shuttle Pod 45: The Best of the Weird, Volume 2

3/9/2018
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There are good Star Trek episodes, there are bad Star Trek episodes, there are forgettable Star Trek episodes, and then there are the just plain weird ones. This week, the Shuttle Pod crew went back to the well of oddball episodes and we each chose a weird episode of Star Trek on television to rewatch and analyze. For Volume 2 of The Best of the Weird, we watched the The Next Generation episode “Sub Rosa” (Dinnae light that candle!), Voyager’s “The Thaw“, The Animated Series “The Magicks of...

Duration:01:13:29

At The Disco 15 – A Look Back To The Birth And Development Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

2/22/2018
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The Shuttle Pod crew has a final Star Trek: Discovery episode to wrap up the season. We look back at the development of Discovery, starting all the way back in November 2015, and how it changed after the loss of the person who initially conceived the show, Bryan Fuller. First seasons are always a little rough, and creating a first season of an entirely new Star Trek show — the first show since since Enterprise was canceled and CBS split from Viacom – makes for even more challenges. Listen in...

Duration:01:24:29

At The Disco 14 – The Season One Finale – “Will You Take My Hand?”

2/15/2018
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The whole Shuttle Pod crew is back this week to discuss the season one finale of Star Trek: Discovery. So, take our hand (sorry) and dive into this season’s last episode of Shuttle Pod At The Disco. Star Trek: Discovery Season 1, Episode 15 – Debuted Sunday February 11th, 2018 Written by Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg and Akvia Goldsman Directed by Akvia Goldsman After a rocky penultimate episode and with so many narrative threads left in the balance, did Discovery pull off a...

Duration:01:30:05