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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 72 – Talking Trek Trailers with Larry Nemecek: ‘Picard’ Season 1 and ‘Discovery’ Season 3

10/11/2019
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Kayla and Brian welcome on special guest and friend of the show, Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek to do a bit of a New York Comic Con debrief. Listen along as we discuss the new trailers for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and the much anticipated ‘Star Trek: Picard.’ All this talk of new Star Trek stories had us looking back at old ones that never got off the page of a script. In particular, we looked at how Discovery season 3 compares to pitches such as ‘Star Trek: Federation’ and the would-have-been...

Duration:01:24:00

Shuttle Pod 71 – Star Trek Day Celebration

9/19/2019
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The Shuttle Pod crew celebrate September 8th with reflections on their early fandom. Join Brian, Jared, Kayla and Matt, as they discuss a bit of news since the last podcast, and then jump in to discussing their earliest memories of Star Trek, and how they became a Trekkie.

Duration:00:56:58

Shuttle Pod: Supplemental – “Balance of Terror”

8/30/2019
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While Trek news is light, and a few of the podcast crew are off traveling, Brian and Matt try something a different and record a commentary for the classic ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ episode “Balance of Terror.” The hosts offer up trivia and and behind-the-scenes tidbits while watching the episode. Cue up your copy of the episode and listen along!

Duration:00:52:55

Shuttle Pod 70 – Star Trek Reunified At Last! And Star Trek Las Vegas 2019

8/15/2019
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The Shuttle Pod crew reconvene after Las Vegas to discuss the big the news of the last week, along with our reflection on the big Star Trek Las Vegas convention earlier in the month. Of course the big news is that CBS and Viacom finally came to an agreement to merge, bringing Star Trek back under one roof. Brian, Kayla and Matt discuss the history of Star Trek ownership and what the future of Trek could look like now that things are reunified. The other big Trek topic of late was what...

Duration:01:12:25

Shuttle Pod 69 – San Diego Comic-Con 2019

7/25/2019
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The Shuttle Pod crew assembles to discuss all the news out of San Diego Comic-Con. The Star Trek Universe panel didn’t disappoint, giving us updates on the new expanded universe of CBS Trek on TV. The big one, of course, was ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ plus the irreverent fun of ‘Lower Decks,’ more ‘Short Treks’ coming this fall, and a small glimpse into season three of ‘Discovery.’ The podcasters also discuss the happy surprise that there may be a ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s...

Duration:01:12:20

Shuttle Pod 68 – “The Future Begins” With ‘Star Trek’ (2009)

7/3/2019
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the movie that was influential in the creation of TrekMovie.com, Shuttle Pod crew members, Jared, Kayla, Laurie, and Matt travel through “a lighting storm in space” to discuss the first Kelvin universe movie. Listen along as the podcasters discuss the buzz around the movie when it was released in 2009, the casting, the music, and more.

Duration:01:32:41

Shuttle Pod 67 – Return To Genesis With ‘The Search For Spock’

6/20/2019
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The full complement of the Shuttle Pod crew report in to celebrate ‘Star Trek III: The Search For Spock’ on its 35th anniversary. Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt discuss the middle child of the unofficial “Genesis Trilogy,” as they reflect on the good, the not so good, and the downright cheap. And yet also the movie created new costumes, props, ships, and tweaked the makeup of the Klingons, all of which would be carried through the rest of the franchise. Listen along and see if you agree with...

Duration:01:32:00

Shuttle Pod 66 – ‘Picard’, ‘Lower Decks’, and ‘What We Left Behind’

5/30/2019
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Recorded on the day the ‘Star Trek: Picard’ teaser dropped, Brian, Jared, Matt, and Laurie discuss the Picard show news. Plus, writing on ‘Lower Decks’ is well underway. Then the Shuttle Pod crew discuss the long awaited ‘Deep Space Nine’ documentary ‘What We Left Behind.’

Duration:01:14:50

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 15 – A Look Back At Season 2

5/9/2019
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Brian, Jared, Kayla, Matt, and returning guest Laurie, look back on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. The Shuttle Pod crew discusses the season’s themes, writers’ goals, plot arcs, and general feelings about the season as a whole.

Duration:01:25:08

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 14 “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2”

4/25/2019
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Jared, Kayla, and Matt board the shuttle pod this week to discuss the finale of season two. With lots of excitement, and top notch special effects, the final episode of the season was both nail biting and gorgeous, but there were a number of issues, including needing to service nearly every character from the season. Also, it’s not clear what happened to Control now that Leland has been neutralized, and whether the Discovery really needed to go to the future in the end. The epilogue, with...

Duration:01:19:59

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 13 “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1”

4/17/2019
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Brian, Kayla, and Matt board the shuttle pod this week to prepare for the coming battle with Section 31 as they discuss the penultimate episode of season two. The episode sets up the final battle and whatever the future holds for the USS Discovery crew quite nicely. Po brings the weird science back to Discovery, and apparently the Red Angel suit is easy to whip up. Also Sarek and Amanda show up, but don’t bring help? The podcasters also discuss their thoughts on seeing the reimagined...

Duration:01:15:01

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 12 “Through The Valley Shadows”

4/10/2019
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Jared, Kayla, and Matt board the shuttle pod this week and head to Boreth to discuss the twelfth episode of season two, which sets up the two-part finale. The episode offered nice moments of closure with L’Rell and Tyler, so they can go their separate ways for the next season. The podcasters discuss how Boreth is not only home to the devout Followers of Kahless monks but also time crystal keepers, which adds a new fantasy element to the Klingon culture. The big scene on Boreth was when...

Duration:00:53:17

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 11 “Perpetual Infinity”

4/3/2019
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The full complement of the shuttle pod crew (Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt) made it this week to discuss “Perpetual Infinity.” The episode was well acted, with major kudos going to guest star Sonja Sohn as Dr. Gabrielle Burnham. We have questions about just how the Red Angel suit works, and why it’s tethered to a point 950 years in the future. The newly AI rebuilt Leland also raises a number of questions about the end goal for Control, and of course we discuss the (Borg) elephant in the room...

Duration:01:06:26

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 10 “The Red Angel”

3/27/2019
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Jared, Matt, and returning guest Laurie strap themselves in and discuss “The Red Angel.” The episode was well crafted, and most of the questions or concerns we had were part of the larger season themes and not with this episode specifically. The podcasters still have questions about Section 31, and the notion of a temporal arms race. Outside of these larger season long plot questions, there were lots of satisfying smaller character moments, with especially poignant scenes between Burnham and...

Duration:01:06:29

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 9 “Project Daedalus”

3/20/2019
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This week, Matt and returning guest host Laurie navigate through the minefield of “Project Daedalus.” There were lots of good character moments, and we loved finally learning about Airiam, but we weren’t so happy that this all just happened for the first time now. In a TV show that is supposed to be serialized, we’d have liked to have seen Airiam’s character growth sprinkled in all season long. Michael and Spock’s continued icy estranged sibling relationship was another highlight of the...

Duration:01:38:16

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 8 “If Memory Serves”

3/12/2019
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Brian, Matt, and returning TrekMovie editor Laurie land the shuttle pod on Talos IV and discuss “If Memory Serves.” There’s a lot of TOS love, specifically for “The Cage.” Burnham attempts to fix Spock with some Talosian memory tricks, and Spock returns to coherence, with sharp sibling barbs in tow. And the reveal of what drove a wedge between the two is heartbreaking, but also struggles to live up to the hype that’s been building. We feel Stamets’ confusion and loss over the new Culber, and...

Duration:01:10:45

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 7 “Light and Shadows”

3/6/2019
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Jared, Kayla, and Matt board the shuttle pod this week and head to Vulcan in “Light and Shadows.” Before diving into the episode, the team just had to briefly talk about the movement on the Picard show; more details are starting to come out since production begins in mid-April. Refocusing on this week’s episode, the search for Spock comes to an end after half a season of teases. Burnham airs the Sarek family’s dirty laundry, and the character of Amanda continues to show new depth. Sarek’s...

Duration:01:23:20

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 6 “The Sound of Thunder”

2/27/2019
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This week the full Shuttle Pod compliment of Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt was aboard to talk about Saru’s big episode. Beautiful performances from Doug Jones and Hanna Spear carried the episode through the exciting adventure. While he wasn’t given much time this week, the small moments with Wilson Cruz as Culber were also nicely done. The Shuttle Pod crew was rather flabbergasted at the ease with which Pike and the Discovery crew decided to transform all the Kelpiens, plus they discuss a...

Duration:01:13:24

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 5 “Saints of Imperfection”

2/20/2019
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Jared, Kayla, and Matt board the shuttlepod this week and wedge themselves halfway in to the mycelial network to discuss “Saints of Imperfection.” We’re greeted with yet another Spock fake out (have we found him yet?), then Tyler the liaison officer to Section 31 comes aboard leaving us all a little uneasy. In a real bright spot of character development, we get to see Pike acting like a captain who may not always make friends with his staff and properly keeps untrusted visitors at arms...

Duration:01:15:36

At The Disco – Season 2, Episode 4 “An Obol For Charon”

2/13/2019
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This week Kayla, Matt, and TrekMovie editor Laurie discuss “An Obol For Charon.” As with most Discovery episodes, there’s a lot going on: We get our first few moments with Number One, right before the ship encounters a huge sphere–a classic Trek mysterious entity that’s misunderstood. Saru goes through a change of life and exposes a truth that his society has obscured with mythology, while Stamets and Reno face off in a delightful exchange of barbs, then team up to solve a crisis. Tilly’s...

Duration:01:11:46