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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

135 - For the Cause

4/17/2018
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This week on Trek Geeks, we begin a three-part arc examining "The Eddington Arc," and the conflict between Captain Benjamin Sisko and Maquis operative Michael Eddington! We thought we knew who he was, and then Michael Eddington reveals his true colors in this pivotal episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. We'll examine this "Round 1" in the Sisko vs. Eddington struggle and discuss the two different betrayals Sisko experiences in this episode. Plus, Star Trek Discovery news, the...

Duration:01:19:11

Discovering Trek: Drastic Measures

4/9/2018
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In this bonus episode of Discovering Trek, Dan & Bill are joined by New York Times Best Selling Author Dayton Ward to discuss his brand new Star Trek: Discovery tie-in novel, Drastic Measures! Plus, we'll talk about some breaking Discovery casting news and tell you how you can win a signed copy of Dayton Ward's new book! =/\= Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of The Original Series and their brand new album, Year 4, is...

Duration:00:53:38

134 - Stump the Geek

4/3/2018
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This week, the fan favorite "Stump the Geek" returns--and this time, it's bigger than ever! Dan must answer TEN trivia questions using no reference other than his brain! No books, no internet, no notes, no lifeline of any kind! Plus, this time the stakes are even higher! Instead of the patented "Double or Nothing Bonus," Dan will have to answer the brand-new "QUADRUPLE OR NOTHING BONUS!" Will he be victorious?! FIVE YEAR MISSION We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly...

Duration:00:57:10

133 - The Undiscovered Country

3/20/2018
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country debuted in 1991 and it marked the end of the adventures from the cast of the original Star Trek. A whodunit with political overtones, this movie was a great success, leaving many wondering why it was the last movie with Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew. It was a film that performed well during a disappointing year at the box office and was also the only Trek movie to win a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film. This week,...

Duration:01:15:08

132 - Jetrel

3/13/2018
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This week, we take a look at the Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Jetrel," which is an amazing first season installment of the third live-action spinoff series. Dr. Ma'bor Jetrel created a weapon fifteen years ago that was used against the Talaxians. 300,000 of Neelix's people--including his own family. Now, Jetrel has come looking for Neelix who cold be terminally ill with Metremia, and Jetrel has been working on a cure. We'll talk about this standout episode from Voyager's freshman season...

Duration:01:16:01

131 - See It or Skip It: DS9 S2

3/6/2018
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One of our most popular episodes is the "See It or Skip It" series where we rate an entire season of Star Trek and tell you which episodes you can check out or avoid entirely! We'll be making our way through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in this 25th Anniversary Year and this week, we consider the sophomore season of the second live action spin-off series. Joining us as Special Guest Geek "for the full hour," is none other than Andy Fark--the percussive force of our favorite band, Five Year...

Duration:01:42:07

Discovering Trek S1 Wrap-Up Extravaganza

2/27/2018
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In the Discovering Trek Season 1 Wrap-Up Extravaganza, Dan & Bill are joined by special guest Ken Ray from Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast to talk about the Star Trek: Discovery’s entire first season. We’ll look at some favorite moments from the season, discuss what we think the show might have done differently, and even give predictions for what we’d like to see in season two! SPECIAL THANKS Music for Discovering Trek is provided by Five Year Mission. They’re writing one...

Duration:01:11:11

130 - Benjamin Lafayette Sisko

2/20/2018
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Father. Starfleet Captain. The Emissary of the Prophets. Benjamin Sisko is perhaps the most complex of the Starship Captains, and this week, we'll take a long look at why he's one of our favorite characters in all of Star Trek! Plus, product news, an update on Five Year Mission's YEAR 4 album, and an incredible giveaway from our friends at FanSets. This is one episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast that you won't want to miss! Direct Download Link:...

Duration:01:08:03

129 - The Conscience of the King

2/13/2018
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4,000 people. That's how many were executed at the directive of Governor Kodos of the failed Tarsus IV after a fungus destroyed most of the colony's food supply leaving 8,000 colonists to starve to death. Kodos ordered the deaths of the 4,000 so the other 4,000 colonists might live. Among those survivors was James T. Kirk and, now, he's left with the task of figuring out if actor Anton Karidian is really Kodos the Executioner. This week, we'll discuss this classic TOS episode and why it...

Duration:01:18:31

128 - Dear Doctor

2/6/2018
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This week, we examine an episode that foreshadows Starfleet's Prime Directive! "Dear Doctor" was the thirteenth episode of Enterprise (later to be renamed Star Trek: Enterprise) and it presented an interesting dilemma for the Chief Medical Officer and Captain of the NX-01. It's an episode that presents our characters with changing the evolution of an entire race and the potential ramifications. This is a fantastic episode of Enterprise and we'll tell you why we love it--and why it took...

Duration:01:12:28

127 - Harry Kim Must Suffer

1/22/2018
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Man, has this guy been through a lot. Ensign Harry Kim of the Starship Voyager. Operations Officer of the only Starfleet vessel in the Delta Quadrant. In seven years, he has seen a lot of things happen. The problem is, they've happened to him. Harry could be the most abused character in the history of Star Trek and, this week, Dan and Bill will take a look at the oft-tortured and long-suffering ensign. They'll discuss some of the more creative ways he was tortured and consider why he...

Duration:01:10:02

126 - The Motion Picture

1/16/2018
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December, 1979. Dan and Bill were both ten years old and went to see the first big screen adventure of the Starship Enterprise and her crew. It was a movie that made a lasting impression on them and, this week, they'll talk about it on Trek Geeks! Star Trek: The Motion Picture ushered in a brand new era and second life for Star Trek. It's a movie that has generated a lot of discussion, and they'll talk about their perceptions of this film then and now. Plus, STLV news, Discovery novel...

Duration:01:16:10

125 - DS9 25

1/9/2018
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On January 3, 1993, Star Trek's second live-action spin-off series hit the airwaves and featured a completely different setting and mission! Over the years, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has grown in popularity and is finally getting the love and respect it so richly deserves. This week, Bill and Dan consider the 25th anniversary of what has become their favorite Star Trek series by examining the pilot episode, "Emissary," and talking about the characters and relationships...

Duration:01:19:21

124 - Shatnermas, Part Deux

12/19/2017
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Last year, we resurrected a holiday we created: Shatnermas! Back in 2009, Bill declared the first-ever Shatnermas on his Facebook page and it returns this year with a special focus! We've each picked our five favorite clips with William Shatner's portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk to celebrate. There are so many great moments to celebrate the long career of The Shat–which Captain Kirk scenes are your favorites?? Happy Holidays from Trek Geeks and Merry Shatnermas, one and all! Direct...

Duration:01:31:46

123 - All Good Things...

12/12/2017
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This week, we wrap up our year-long retrospective of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a look at the series finale, "All Good Things..." Airing in 1994, it was the first true finale for a Star Trek series getting a chance to do something that TOS never did. Some have called it the best finale of all the Treks, and others the best finale of all time! Bill and Dan will look at the episode and what makes it so great and see if it still holds up when compared to the other series...

Duration:01:18:41

122 - See It or Skip It: TNG S7

12/5/2017
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This week, we continue to wind down our coverage of Star Trek: The Next Generation's 30th Anniversary with our final "See It or Skip It" episode of 2017! Joining us for this fan-favorite episode is our great friend, Jason Inman of Geek History Lesson, DC All Access, and now also of the brand-new Jupiter Jet comic (available at comic stores nationwide and on Comixology)! We'll run down the 26 episodes in Season 7 and tell you which ones you should absolutely see, and which ones you could...

Duration:01:49:51

121 - To Boldly Go, Part II

11/21/2017
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This week, we welcome our dear friend Vic Mignogna back for his record eighth appearance on Trek Geeks to discuss the series finale of his acclaimed fan film series. "To Boldly Go, Part II" is the eleventh and final episode of Star Trek Continues and it is truly epic in every way! Hear all the behind-the-scenes stories from the production of this episode--and some that will definitely stun and surprise you! It's an episode that ranks right up there with the finest hours of Star Trek and...

Duration:02:03:51

120 - Encounter at Farpoint

11/14/2017
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This week, we travel back to 1987 and the episode that ushered in a brand new era for Star Trek fans! "Encounter at Farpoint" was the first brand new Star Trek on television in almost twenty years and, we didn't know it at the time, but it was the beginning of 25 straight seasons of television across four different shows. We'll look at this first episode of TNG as part of our TNG30 celebration. We'll tell you what we enjoy about this episode, as well as what we might have done...

Duration:01:04:57

119 - The Discovery Social Media Microscope

11/7/2017
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This week on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, we examine some of the most common complaints on Social Media regarding Star Trek: Discovery. DSC is the first new Star Trek series in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites and it's been the subject of a lot of posts. We'll look at the most commonly repeated complaints and break down why they're absurd. It's like Buzzword Bingo for whining and we're going to sort through the noise. It's a discussion you won't want to...

Duration:01:18:41

118 - To Boldly Go, Part I

10/31/2017
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This week on Your Independent Star Trek Podcast, we look at the newly released tenth episode of Star Trek Continues! "To Boldly Go, Part I" is the first half of the two-part finale for the critically acclaimed fan film series. We'll break down our favorite elements of this episode and we'll talk about what it might mean for the final episode. Then, we'll be joined by Star Trek Continues' creator and executive producer--our dear friend, Vic Mignogna. He'll bring his insight and some...

Duration:01:57:16

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