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Trek Geeks - A Star Trek Podcast

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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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@trekgeeks

Language:

English


Episodes

211 - Variations on a Theme

3/25/2020
Let's face it. Depending on where you live, you've probably been socially distancing in your house, trying to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. It's probably been at least a couple of weeks and you might be starting to get a little stir crazy. That's where we come in! We've all seen Star Trek a bunch, so we came up with some themed re-watches to help you watch the episodes a little differently and help pass the time! Joining us is our great friend, Trek Geeks Producer, and Camp Khitomer...

Duration:01:29:58

BONUS: Distractions

3/19/2020
This is the audio-only version of the live stream to Facebook/YouTube on March 19, 2020. There’s a lot going on in the world, so let’s get together and talk about…well…nothing! We could all use a distraction so we’re going to do our best to provide one. We don’t even know if we have a topic or a plan, but we’ll give this a shot anyway! Join Bill, Sara, Barry, and Dan for a discussion about whatever comes up to distract us from the news of the day!

Duration:01:08:16

210 - Embracing the Suck: Threshold

3/18/2020
Last week we looked at one of Star Trek: Voyager's best episodes and now the pendulum must swing the other direction. It's probably one of the most maligned Voyager episodes of all time, and this week, we're going to look at it a little differently. Join us as we kick off a new series which looks at some episodes that aren't as popular and finds a reason to love them! It's "Embracing the Suck," and in this episode we'll examine Voyager's "Threshold" in our first installment. Even Brannon...

Duration:01:18:02

209 - Blink of an Eye

3/11/2020
Our year-long celebration of Star Trek: Voyager's 25th Anniversary continues and, this week, we look at one of Voyager's best. "Blink of an Eye" from Season 6 puts the crew in a situation we've never seen: stuck in the orbit of a planet where time passes much faster. They witness centuries of development of this planet and shape much of the society's progress. We'll discuss what makes this such an amazing episode of Star Trek, along with standout performances and the questions it makes us...

Duration:01:06:47

208 - The Romulans

3/4/2020
They're one of the most feared and most deceitful adversaries we've ever seen. From their first appearance in Balance of Terror, the Romulans have been a constant threat to Starfleet and the security of the United Federation of Planets. They've been featured pretty heavily in Star Trek: Picard, so we decided this would be a great time to look at this race. We'll examine the Romulan society and the history of the Romulans, plus we'll take a look at some of our standout episodes and some of...

Duration:01:20:04

207 - Paradise

2/19/2020
Trapped on a planet where electronics and devices are rendered inoperable, Sisko and O'Brien are taken in by a group of human colonists in the Gamma Quadrant--but what are they doing there? All is not as it appears as we look at Deep Space Nine's "Paradise" from Season 2. We'll examine the things that work (or don't) in this episode and how it might be even more relevant today than it was in 1994. Plus, when we tell you that there's a lot of news from FanSets, that's almost not doing it...

Duration:01:11:54

206 - See It or Skip It: Voyager Season 2

2/12/2020
It's been fourteen months since we last went through a season of Star Trek with our votes to "See It or Skip It," and this week the fan favorite series returns! What better way to continue our year long celebration of Voyager's 25th Anniversary than to vote on the seasons! This week we're joined by Guest Referee, Debbie Moltisanti to go through Voyager's second season to pass judgment on each and every episode. Plus, we'll tell you where the members of our Official Facebook Group, Camp...

Duration:01:30:42

205 - Gone Hollywood

2/5/2020
Photo Credit: @StarfleetMom Recently, Bill and Dan made the trip out to Hollywood, California to attend the red carpet premiere for Star Trek: Picard--the latest series in the Star Trek universe starring none other than Sir Patrick Stewart. This week, they'll talk about their trip to the La-La Land from dinner at Hollywood's oldest restaurant, to a special VIP tour of Paramount Pictures, all the way through the screening of the first three episodes of Picard! It was an experience of a...

Duration:01:11:45

204 - Voyager 25

1/29/2020
This week, we return after our holiday hiatus with a look at Star Trek: Voyager! As we prepare to celebrate Voyager's 25th Anniversary all year long, we'll look at Voyager's premiere back in 1995 and the hope we had for the series and how our appreciation has evolved over the last quarter century. Plus, we'll look at Voyager's characters and how they were able to break new ground while also creating stories that engaged and made us think. Plus news, and your weekly FanSets discount on The...

Duration:01:11:26

203 - René Auberjonois (1940-2019)

1/22/2020
This week, we return to our microphones to pause and reflect on the passing of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's René Auberjonois who died last month at the age of 79.

Duration:00:23:05

202 - 2019 Outtakes Special #2

1/7/2020
After the end music of every episode of Trek Geeks, Bill and Dan have an outtake–a bit of their conversation before the actual podcast recording. Last year, we didn’t do an Outtakes Special and we heard from a lot of people. So, back by popular demand, it’s the return of our year-ending Outtakes Special, and this week we bring you the second part of this year's shenanigans! Regular episodes of Trek Geeks return on January 21, 2020! FIVE YEAR MISSION In the mean time, check out Five Year...

Duration:02:29:52

201 - 2019 Outtakes Special #1

12/24/2019
After the end music of every episode of Trek Geeks, Bill and Dan have an outtake--a bit of their conversation before the actual podcast recording. Last year, we didn't do an Outtakes Special and we heard from a lot of people. So, back by popular demand, it's the return of our year-ending Outtakes Special, and this year we have two installments for you! Part 1 will drop on Christmas Eve, and Part 2 will drop on January 7th, 2020! We hope you have a safe and happy Holiday Season!

Duration:01:39:12

200 - The 200th Episode

12/17/2019
This week, we celebrate a milestone in the history of the Trek Geeks Podcast: the release of our 200th Episode! It's been a long road, getting from there to here--and we've had nothing but fun along the way! Join the hosts for this special episode, Barry DeFord and Shashank Avvaru from PoliTreks as they discuss the history of Trek Geeks, chat with special guests, and remind Bill and Dan exactly how much they've forgotten about their own podcast! Plus, there's an extra special discount from...

Duration:01:13:04

199 - T'Pol

12/10/2019
This week, we continue with our Women of Star Trek spotlight series, focusing on the character of T'Pol from Star Trek: Enterprise! Hear why we love this character and why she's important to Star Trek in the 199th episode of The Flagship of the Trek Geeks Podcast Network! FIVE YEAR MISSION Episode 5 of Five Year Mission: The Podcast is available now and this week sees the band chatting with writer Steve Palopoli who penned a couple of 5YM related articles for StarTrek.com! Subscribe now...

Duration:01:16:57

198 - The Wire

12/3/2019
Dr. Julian Bashir has one of his toughest patients yet. At lunch with plain, simple Garak one afternoon, the Cardassian tailor begins to experience a severe headache. It turns out that a device in Garak's head meant to help him survive torture, is now helping him survive his exile on Deep Space Nine. Now he's addicted to it, and the device is starting to break down after nearly two years of constant use, and Garak's life hangs in the balance. We'll look at this amazing second season entry...

Duration:01:11:23

197 - Peak Performance

11/12/2019
In the wake of the newly realized Borg threat, Starfleet has begun war games to test the strategy and the battle readiness of the crew and the USS Enterprise is front and center. Their opponent is the derelict starship USS Hathaway that shouldn't have a chance--but with Will Riker in command, anything is possible! "Peak Performance" is the last totally original episode in Season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation before the 1989 Writers Strike, and it's a fun watch. Sure, this episode has...

Duration:01:20:33

196 - The Completist

11/5/2019
There are approximately 750 hours of Star Trek and fans who have seen every episode and movie are typically referred to as "completists." Until recently, Bill had not been part of that club. He hadn't seen most of Star Trek: Voyager and had a goal of finishing that by the 25th anniversary of the series in 2020. Just a couple of weeks ago he completed the series, earning him his completist badge and we figured it would be a great time to hear his thoughts on the fourth live action Star Trek...

Duration:01:46:21

195 - Kira Nerys

10/30/2019
Our Women of Star Trek spotlight series continues with a character that broke the mold for female characters in Trek! She's the First Officer of space station Deep Space Nine and the Bajoran military liaison to Starfleet. A former terrorist, we meet her as part of the mainstream government that settled in after the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. This week, we examine the character of Kira Nerys and her journey across the seven seasons of Deep Space Nine. We'll discuss the arc of her...

Duration:01:14:16

194 - The Andorian Incident

10/16/2019
A Vulcan Monastery on a planet that's not on the star charts? That's what the crew of the NX-01 decides to visit and they soon discover that they're not alone. This week, we look at the Season 1 episode, "The Andorian Incident" from Star Trek: Enterprise! Airing on Halloween Night 2001, this episode brought back an alien species that we hadn't seen since The Animated Series in the 1970's--and they cast the incredible Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun, DS9) as the perfect foil for Captain Jonathan...

Duration:01:05:04

193 - Artificial Intelligence in Star Trek

10/8/2019
It seems that technology touches our everyday lives, and Star Trek seems to have inspired it all! From smart phones to digital assistants, Trek showed us that artificial intelligence would become part of our daily routines, and how right it was. We'll examine everything from computers to androids and photonic beings! Joining us in this special roundtable discussion are two of our Patreon Producers, Jamie Rogers and Ken Byrd! It's a discussion that our favorite Vulcan might...

Duration:01:40:59