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Trek Geeks is a casual discussion on Star Trek between two friends that have known each other for 20 years. Each week, Dan Davidson and Bill Smith will highlight various Star Trek topics covering The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise...as well as the new feature films and independently produced shows! In addition, they'll stump one another with trivia and have conversations with various contributors and celebrities throughout the Star Trek Universe.

Trek Geeks is a casual discussion on Star Trek between two friends that have known each other for 20 years. Each week, Dan Davidson and Bill Smith will highlight various Star Trek topics covering The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise...as well as the new feature films and independently produced shows! In addition, they'll stump one another with trivia and have conversations with various contributors and celebrities throughout the Star Trek Universe.
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Trek Geeks is a casual discussion on Star Trek between two friends that have known each other for 20 years. Each week, Dan Davidson and Bill Smith will highlight various Star Trek topics covering The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise...as well as the new feature films and independently produced shows! In addition, they'll stump one another with trivia and have conversations with various contributors and celebrities throughout the Star Trek Universe.

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Episodes

184 - Our Character Series Choices

7/16/2019
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This week, while Dan and Bill are on vacation, we bring you one of our Carpool Conversations originally recorded for our Patreon subscribers. Star Trek: Picard promises a different look at Jean-Luc Picard at this phase of his life, and that got us to thinking about which other Star Trek characters we'd like to see examined in their own theoretical spin-off series! We'll discuss our spontaneous choices as we commute to work together in this episode! Plus, don't forget about your FanSets...

Duration:00:32:25

Special Announcement

7/9/2019
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This week, we are excited and proud to welcome Barry DeFord and Shashank Avvaru to Trek Geeks to officially announce the Trek Geeks Podcast Network as the new home of PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast! PoliTreks! Barry DeFord and Shashank Avvaru talk politics, religion, and society around the replicator. Along with special guests, we choose to Boldly Go straight into the social, political, and sometimes spiritual underpinnings at the core of Star Trek. In this podcast, we aim to seek out new...

Duration:00:16:23

183 - Worst Case Scenario

7/2/2019
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Star Trek has had a lot of holodeck stories where a malfunction has posed danger to the crew, but the concept rarely gets executed better than Voyager's third season episode, "Worst Case Scenario." A tactical training program written by Tuvok becomes entertainment for the crew, and trying to write an ending executes potentially deadly subroutines left behind by Seska. We'll discuss this great take on the holodeck and what makes this episode fun to watch, as well as some of the questions it...

Duration:01:15:42

182 - Michael Burnham

6/25/2019
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This week, we offer another in our series on the "Women of Star Trek!" One of the newest members of that group is the central figure in Star Trek: Discovery--the character of Michael Burnham. We'll take a look at this character and why she's so important, not just in Trek but in this day and age. Plus, we're joined by Andy Fark of Five Year Mission for a special announcement! There's also news and your exclusive FanSets discount code all in this week's episode! FIVE YEAR MISSION We...

Duration:01:22:54

181 - The People Who Made TOS Work

6/11/2019
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No one does it alone. Not even "The Great Bird of the Galaxy." The idea was Gene Roddenberry's, but it took an amazing group of people to help make it a reality. This week, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Turnabout Intruder--the last episode of The Original Series--we look at The People Who Made TOS Work to shed some light on some names you may or may not know, and why their contributions to Star Trek were essential. Joining us this week to look at some of the amazing contributors...

Duration:01:36:52

180 - The Voyage Home

6/4/2019
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It's one of the greatest Star Trek movies of all time, and it was one that non-fans loved as much as some of Trek's most ardent supporters. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home debuted in 1986 and found a huge mainstream audience with its wit, humor, and awareness. Sadly, today this film seems more relevant than ever. We'll look at some of the best moments of this film and discuss why it's so important in the pantheon of Star Trek films. Plus, we'll have your weekly discount code from our...

Duration:01:15:57

179 - Available Light

5/28/2019
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It's the first Star Trek: The Next Generation novel in nearly two years and it picks right up with the fallout from the exposure of Section 31! "Section 31, the covert organization which has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries, has been exposed. Throughout the Federation, the rogue group’s agents and leaders are being taken into custody as the sheer scope of its misdeeds comes to light. Now Starfleet Command must decide the consequences for numerous...

Duration:01:33:02

178 - The Inner Light

5/22/2019
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It's widely regarded as one of the best hours of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and possibly of the entire franchise. "The Inner Light" changed Jean-Luc Picard and viewers forever with it's poignant story about a civilization wiped out by its own star going nova a thousand years before. Picard lives a lifetime in the course of twenty five minutes in an episode that tugs at your heartstrings. We'll discuss what makes this episode so great and why we love it. Plus, your weekly FanSets...

Duration:01:05:08

Introducing Trek Geeks Game Night

5/19/2019
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We are proud to introduce Trek Geeks Game Night--the Star Trek Adventures game play podcast! Meet the crew of the USS Hathaway, the ship exploring the galaxy and boldly going in search of strange new worlds, new lifeforms, and new civilizations. They'll introduce themselves in this special audio introduction and Game Master, Dan Garcia, will introduce their mission! See all the latest Trek Geeks Game Night episodes on our YouTube channel YouTube.com/TrekGeeks and subscribe today! =/\=

Duration:00:27:55

177 - Do You Wanna Build a Theme Park?

5/7/2019
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This week, Dan is on vacation in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and it seemed like a good time to discuss this particular topic! Last month on our Patreon Subscribers Feed, we talked about this topic in one of our Carpool KHAAANN-versations: one topic discussed in the time that it takes us to get to work commuting down Route 3 between Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. We'll discuss what attractions we might like to see, as well as what components we think a Star...

Duration:00:54:07

Bonus Episode: Mary Chieffo

4/30/2019
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This week, we bring you a special bonus episode of Discovering Trek! CHANCELLOR OF THE KLINGON EMPIRE! In this very special bonus episode, Dan & Bill are joined by "The Mother of all Klingons," "The Chancellor of the Klingon Empire," the honorable L'Rell of House Mokai!! That's right, the one and only Mary Chieffo stops by to talk about her incredible experience playing this amazing character on Star Trek: Discovery! The Trek Geeks were honored and humbled to have Mary join them to...

Duration:00:53:48

176 - The Wrath of Khan

4/24/2019
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It is the Star Trek film to which all others are invariably compared at some point or another. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise in the summer of 1982, and began a string of successful films which eventually resulted in Trek returning to television. We'll discuss why we love this movie and what makes it the greatest of all time. Everything from favorite scenes to the captivating performance of the late Ricardo Montalban. Plus, news and this...

Duration:01:10:05

175 - What You Leave Behind

4/18/2019
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It's the end of an amazing Trek. Deep Space Nine wrapped shooting 20 years ago this week and it's final episode, "What You Leave Behind," wraps up a nine part finale and a multi-season arc that changed Star Trek forever! Bill and Dan will look at this last episode of DS9 and examine what makes this episode so special--from where the characters end up at the end to the end of Benjamin Sisko's journey. Plus, this news and this week's exclusive FanSets discount code on The Flagship of the...

Duration:01:16:40

174 - Devil in the Dark

4/10/2019
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Essential Star Trek. Almost everyone has their own definition, but almost every Trek fan believes that this episode should be on that list--and we agree completely. "The Devil in the Dark" tells a story that speaks to the very heart of Star Trek and was some of the best science fiction produced for television then or now. We'll discuss why this episode is so truly amazing and why it still is one of Trek's best outings and why it has stood the test of time. Plus, we've got news and your...

Duration:01:10:54

173 - How to Be a Star Trek Fan

4/2/2019
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Social Media. It brings out the best and worst in people. This can be especially true of Star Trek fandom. The loudest voices are a small minority trying to impact the fandom of others. That's why we're here! We'll tell you about why Star Trek fandom is so great and how to enjoy this thing we all love even more. We aren't doing this alone, though. We put out the call to our Official Facebook Group, Camp Khitomer, for help! You'll get to hear from some of the Campers on what Star Trek...

Duration:01:28:43

172 - The Women of Star Trek

3/26/2019
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One of the reasons we love Star Trek is because of its incredible and amazingly strong women that have been a part of the franchise since the very beginning. Characters. Actors. Writers. Producers. Directors. Artists. They've all contributed to a rich tapestry for more than half a century and Star Trek wouldn't be what it is today without every single one of them. This week, we'll look at the characters that have helped shape this franchise at every turn. From Lieutenant Uhura to Michael...

Duration:01:27:21

171 - Carbon Creek

3/20/2019
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April 5, 2063. Bozeman, Montana. First Contact between Humans and the visitors from Vulcan. ...or...was it? Turns out in 1957, the initial contact we never knew about occurred in Pennsylvania when a Vulcan ship crash landed in the woods outside a small town in the eastern United States. This week, we'll take a look at Carbon Creek from Star Trek: Enterprise's second season. T'Pol's second foremother was part of a group of Vulcans stranded in a Pennsylvania mining town in 1957. We'll see...

Duration:01:07:42

170 - Our Favorite Collectibles

3/13/2019
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Collectibles. It might be a fancy word for "stuff you buy," but these things mean something to us as Star Trek fans. It gives us a way to connect to this universe that we all love so much. This week, we'll look at some of our favorite products from over the years. From things we had as kids, to things we WISH we had, to things we've collected as adults, and even those items we STILL want to this day! It's a trip down memory lane this week on the Flagship of the Trek Geeks Network! Plus...

Duration:01:20:24

169 - The Killing Game

3/5/2019
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Back in October of 2018, we met our new friend Emilie at Northeast TrekCon in Albany, NY. We asked her to tell us her favorite Voyager episode and she didn't wait very long to tell us it was the two-part epic, "The Killing Game," from Star Trek: Voyager's fourth season. We told her that we'd cover that episode just for her and that's what we're doing this week! Then, we gave her homework. We asked Emilie to leave us a voicemail telling us WHY The Killing Game was her favorite Voyager...

Duration:01:17:13

168 - Say Something Nice, Part Deux

2/12/2019
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This week, we revisit some not-so-great episodes of Star Trek with a dear friend! Every episode of Star Trek is someone's favorite and also someone's least favorite. We're going to take some episodes that we don't like as much and try to find something nice to say about them. Joining us to mine something wonderful out of the mediocrity will be our friend, Michele Specht, from Star Trek Continues! Plus, we'll have an announcement about a brand new podcast coming to the Trek Geeks Network...

Duration:01:27:24