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Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast

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Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast is a weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.

Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast is a weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.
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Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast is a weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.

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Episodes

Engage: The Final Episode

4/5/2018
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Sad to say, but this will be the last episode of Engage. This episode we reminisce a bit about our time recording and we talk about one of the most infamous episodes in Star Trek's history, "Spock's Brain". It's been a great almost 2 year run and we hope you've enjoyed listening as much as we've had making the show. Live Long & Prosper!

Duration:00:42:24

Episode 89: Engage Presents People of Times Square: What Do They Know About Star Trek? Do They Know Star Trek? Let's Find Out!

3/21/2018
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This week on Engage we hit the pavement of the world famous Times Square in NYC to find out what people know about Star Trek. Who's the more famous Captain? Kirk or America? Who is the most famous Star Trek Princess? Elaan of Troyius or Leia? Just how much is Star Trek like Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings? Alright, folks see where I'm going with this? This is a fun idea we had, that didn't quite pan out as expected, but we thought it was funny and decided to release it anyway. Thanks to...

Duration:00:26:20

Episode 88: AI, Star Trek & You with John Madden

3/16/2018
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This week on Engage we are talking about Artificial Intelligence with John Madden of IPsoft, creators of Amelia, The Most Human AI. Before you ask, no they are not creating skynet! Amelia is one of the most advanced AI in the world and sets itself apart with its advanced contextual awareness. Learn about all the advancements with this amazing technology and how it Star Trek inspired it as well as some of our favorite AI related spisodes.

Duration:01:12:18

Episode 87: Kirk Drift!

3/5/2018
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What if I told you that James T. Kirk Is not really the macho, womanizing captain that he is often remembered as? This week on Engage, we welcome writer Erin Horáková, author of "Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift" which explains just how our collective conscious settled on this exaggerated depiction of our beloved captain. You can check out the article in full at strangehorizons.com.

Duration:01:31:49

Episode 86: Engage LIVE with Ethan Phillips & Armin Shimerman!

2/26/2018
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This week on Engage we travel back in time to a live taping of Engage from Star Trek: The Cruise 2018 with special guests Ethan Phillips & Armin Shimerman!

Duration:00:59:00

Episode 85: After "After Trek" With Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp & Matt Mira

2/19/2018
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This week on Engage we are proud to bring you Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin Green and Anthony Rapp! And if that wasn't enough, we also have "After Trek" host Matt Mira! Two interviews for the price of none! Thanks to the kind folks at "After Trek" we were able to attend a taping of their season finale and got to spend some time with these very talented people.

Duration:01:13:23

Episode 84: "WIll You Take My Hand?" Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale Review

2/12/2018
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This week on Engage we review Star Trek: Discovery's season 1 finale, "Will You Take My Hand?", Michael Burnham comes full circle from episode one and we see a few cast members exit the Discovery as it embarks on its newest mission. We also specualte on the HUGE cliffhanger and what we'd like to see in season 2,

Duration:00:49:59

Episode 83: "The War Without, the War Within" Review

2/5/2018
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This week on Engage we review Star Trek: Discovery euepisode 14 "The War Without, the War Within". After the breakneck pace of the last few episodes we get a more non-descript episode to set up next week's big finale. We also talk about Zachary Quinto's reboot of "In Search Of" and catch up on "The Orville".

Duration:01:05:27

Episode 82: Mary Wiseman & "What's Past Is Prologue" Review

1/29/2018
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This week on Engage we welcome Cadet Tilly/Captain Killy herself Mary Wiseman! Special guest host Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Screencrush talks with Mary about her expirences on the Discovery set and shares a few behind the scenes stories. Also this week, Jordan returns just in time to review the absolutely explosive "What's Past Is Prologue" episode of Star Trek Discovery.

Duration:02:15:30

Episode 81: "Vaulting Ambition" Review

1/22/2018
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This week on Engage guest host Matt Patches of Thrillist returns for his 4th appearance to lead a discussion on Discovery episode 112 "Vaulting Ambition"! We talk about this week's major revalation and how we see the rest of the season playing out.

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 80: "The Wolf Inside" Review

1/15/2018
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This week on Engage we have a very short recap of Discovery Episode 11 "The Wolf Inside" by Engineer Brian while Jordan is away on The Star Trek Cruise.

Duration:00:10:37

Episode 79: Discovery "Despite Yourself" Recap

1/8/2018
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Star Trek Discovery is back so are we! This week we review Discovery episode 110 "Despite Yourself" with special guest Matt Patches of Thrillist! We also talk about the Black Mirror episode "U.S.S. Callister" and throw around some crazy theories about what we'll see in the remaining 5 episodes of Discovery's inaugural season.

Duration:01:17:53

Episode78: Transgender Representation in Trek

12/19/2017
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In the 90's Star Trek was a little ahead of the curve in the representation of the LBGT community. This week Jordan and special guest Oliver Whitney of Screencrush take a look back at TNG's "The Outcast" & The Host" as well as DS9's "Rejoined" to see how they hold up today. This will be the last episode of the year for Engage. We're going to be taking a little hiatus and will back late January/Early February 2018. Happy Holidays to all and Live Long & Prosper!

Duration:01:22:47

Episode 77: Discovery Book Club

12/13/2017
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This week on Engage we discuss the first Star Trek:Discovery tie in novel, "Desparate Hours" by David Mack, with our special guest Karen Han of the Daily Beast! Taking place a year before the battle at the binary stars, we get a glimpse into the Shenzou crew's past and maybe see a few other familiar faces along the way. BLACK ALERT! This episode does contain major spoilers for both "Desperate Hours" and what has aired of Star Trek: Discovery, so consider yourselfs warned!

Duration:01:18:08

Episode 77: Tarantino Does Trek & Discovery Roundtable Part 2

12/5/2017
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This week we talk about Quentin Tarantino's rumored Star Trek pitch to J.J. Abrams and finish up our Discovery rountable with Matt Patches of Thrilist, Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Dave Sims of The Atlantic.

Duration:01:15:22

Episode 75: Discovery Roundtable Part 1

11/28/2017
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This week Jordan is joined by Matt Patches of Thrilist, Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Dave Sims of The Atlantic to discuss the front 9 of Star Trek: Discovery as a whole (a half of a whole?). Topics include the intergration of discovery into the lore, Michael Burnham's Human/Vulcan Character arc and more!

Duration:00:49:24

Episode 74: Discovery Co-Executive Producer, Ted Sullivan!

11/21/2017
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This week on Engage we welcome Star Trek Discovery's Co-Executive Producer and writer of "Lethe", Ted Sullivan! Recorded shortly before the mid-season finale, Ted is here to give us a behind the scenes look into the Discovery writer’s room. Special appearance by #jasongorn!

Duration:01:11:38

Episode 73: Where No Spore Drive Has Gone Before!

11/13/2017
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Wow, what a mid season finale! This week we review the fantastic mid-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, "Into The Forest I Go". Picking up right were epiosde 8 left off, Captain Lorca takes some risks to try even the odds against the Klingons.

Duration:01:05:23

Episode 72: CVIII Inventionis

11/5/2017
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This week we review episode 108 of Star Trek Discovery, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" or "If you want peace, prepare for war". We finally get a classic Trek planetary away mission, check in with our klingon friends and continue the debate on Lt. Tyler.

Duration:00:49:25

Episode 71: Mudd & Effect

10/29/2017
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This week on Engage we review episode 7 of Discovery "Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad". Discovery has its most self-contained episode to date, and it’s a time loop to boot! Harry Mudd is back to wreak havoc on the enterprise and we see some sparks fly between two crewmates. Did Mudd go too far? And how does this episode affect a certain popular fan theory? Tune In To find out!

Duration:00:57:25