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The Biggest Little Show This Side of the Alpha Quadrant! 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.

The Biggest Little Show This Side of the Alpha Quadrant! 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

Description:

The Biggest Little Show This Side of the Alpha Quadrant! 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

297 - Operation -- Annihilate!

11/17/2022
This week, Bill & Dan look at the season finale of Star Trek's first season! The Enterprise tries to rid the Deneva colony of single cell organisms that have wiped out an entire city--including Kirk's brother--and now threaten even more life in the galaxy! We'll dive in on this episode and tell you what we love about it--and the things we didn't. And, yes, flying fake vomit and Shatner in a mustache are on the table!

Duration:01:13:41

The News from TrekNews.net: 11/17/2022

11/17/2022
Bill and Dan discuss the cancellation of Star Trek: Mission Seattle by ReedPOP, the officially licensed producer of Star Trek conventions in the United States.

Duration:00:14:57

296 - Dr. Erin & My First Book of Space

11/10/2022
Our good friend Dr. Erin Macdonald returns to The Flagship to talk about her new book--and it's not what you might expect! Sure, she's an astrophysicist and an official Star Trek science advisor, but she's penned her very first children's book titled "My First Book of Space" and it explains things in space to kids. It also features original illustrations set against real photographs of space, which will let kids see space like they never have before (and get a little Star Trek in their...

Duration:01:14:14

295 - Prey

11/4/2022
Bill & Dan have talked about a LOT of Star Trek in almost 8 years. Every now and then they forget that they've discussed a particular episode but, this time, they forget WHY they wanted to talk about an episode. They'll look at Voyager's "Prey" from Season 4 which features a performance by the wonderful Tony Todd, as well as some standout tension between Seven and Janeway. Oh, and there are a LOT of corridor walk-and-talks in this episode. No, seriously. Like way too many. While they...

Duration:01:13:34

294 - Picard Season 2 Recap

10/20/2022
This week, Bill and Dan take a look at the second (and penultimate) season of Star Trek: Picard! Forced into an alternate timeline by the return of Q, Picard and crew must travel back to the 21st Century to protect an ancestor and protect the future that they know. Oh, and there's the Borg Queen, so you know some serious *BLEEP* is going to happen there. It was a season that had a lot going on, and we'll try to make sense of it all--and we'll tell you how we'd rate it, and the answers...

Duration:01:38:41

293 - Defending Spock's Brain

10/13/2022
Ask a lot of long-time fans of the original Star Trek what the worst episode of the series is and, odds are, you'll get a response like this: "UGH....Spock's Brain!" This much-maligned season 3 premiere of TOS has been beaten up for decades and, this week, Bill and Dan stand up in defense of this installment. Find out why this is an episode they love and why they think you need to watch it again. So, strap on that Teacher helmet and learn a whole bunch of reasons to fall in love with this...

Duration:01:19:26

The News From TrekNews.net: Week of Sept. 30, 2022

9/30/2022
Dan and Bill discuss the 35th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the off-again 4th Kelvin Timeline movie, revisiting Deep Space Nine, and the death of Academy Award winning actress Louise Fletcher.

Duration:00:12:51

292 - David Livingston

9/22/2022
This week, Bill and Dan welcome Star Trek royalty to the Trek Geeks Podcast! He's helmed a record 62 episodes of Star Trek across The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. He's even directed the episode we refer to as "Star Trek's Finest Hour," DS9's "The Visitor," from Season 4. We are thrilled to be joined this week by our very good friend, David Livingston for a discussion about his time on Star Trek, the gift that was "The Visitor," the Hollywood Food Coalition,...

Duration:01:23:45

291 - 56 Year Mission Recap

9/15/2022
This week, Bill & Dan review their first Vegas convention in over three years as they recap the goings on at the 56 Year Mission Convention which took place a couple of weeks ago. What went right, what went wrong, and what was up with that live music at the FanGeeks Party, anyway? They'll talk about it all and how they hope next year's return to the Rio All Suites Hotel brings back some qualities this year's show was apparently lacking. All things considered, we still want to thank...

Duration:01:11:25

290 - LIVE FROM VEGAS: Stump the Geek

9/8/2022
For the first time ever, Bill & Dan had one of their legendary Stump the Geek contests live on the Las Vegas Strip as part of Creation Entertainment's 56 Year Mission Convention at Bally's Hotel and Casino! Ten questions. One massive bonus. Eleven lucky winners---and one panel-crashing Denobulan?! Join the Trek Geeks in Vegas and special surprise guest John Billingsley from Star Trek: Enterprise as they engage in the first-ever Stump the Geek LIVE!

Duration:01:12:56

289 - The Royale

8/24/2022
After more than 3 years, Bill and Dan FINALLY return to the Vegas Star Trek Convention, and to kick off their trip, they're looking at one of TNG's Season 2 episodes! Five years ago, they reviewed TNG's second season in a See It or Skip It episode. Both Bill and Dan gave "The Royale" a big SKIP IT! Now, they look at this casino-themed episode and explain why their views on it have changed! Plus, how would they rate it today? Find out in this week's episode of The Flagship! VIVA LAS VEGAS!

Duration:01:06:40

288 - Blood Oath

8/18/2022
Kor. Koloth. Kang. Three names which would strike fear into even the bravest of Starfleet officers. They were among the finest warriors in the Klingon Empire in the time of Captain James T. Kirk! Eight decades later, the elderly warriors have arrived at Deep Space Nine to fulfill an oath of vengeance. They're seeking their old ally Curzon Dax, and they are surprised to find their friend looks a little different. Will Jadzia be able to help them complete their Blood Oath?

Duration:01:18:25

287 - Our Top 5

8/12/2022
With the Vegas convention on the horizon, we take a look at a topic that you can generally hear in casual conversation--our favorite episodes of Star Trek! Everyone has their own list, and in this episode of The Flagship, you'll hear ours! These are the episodes we each think are the five all-time best episodes of Star Trek, plus a list of honorable mentions. How does our list compare to yours? Let us know!!

Duration:01:25:58

286 - In Memoriam: Nichelle Nichols

8/4/2022
This week, Dan and Bill recall the life, career, and legacy of Nichelle Nichols who passed away at the age of 89 on July 31, 2022.

Duration:00:32:13

285 - The Tholian Web

7/21/2022
Bill and Dan return to The Flagship with a look at a classic episode from the original Star Trek! Season 3 saw Captain Kirk trapped in a different universe after investigating what killed the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant. He can't get back to the Enterprise in time and the crew has precious few chances to get him back in one of Dan's favorite episodes, "The Tholian Web!" We'll look at why this episode is one of Season 3's best, what bothers us about it, and some of the times this episode has...

Duration:01:14:21

The News from TrekNews.net: Week of 7/7/2022

7/8/2022
This week, it's the return of The News from TrekNews.net: Prodigy premieres on Nickelodeon, Creation announces no discount tickets this year, even more guests for Vegas, and the Season Finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!

Duration:00:16:42

284 - The "Problem" with Discovery

7/7/2022
Back in May, Bill wrote an op-ed style piece for TrekNews.net titled, "Star Trek: Discovery Has Problems (& How They Can Be Fixed)," which was a constructive look at the issues many fans feel that Discovery has as far as crisis fatigue. It was an article that caused a lot of discussion and, this week, Bill and Dan return to break down the points the article makes and discuss how this enormously successful show might improve.

Duration:01:16:46

283 - The Search for Spock

6/2/2022
Dan and Bill return to The Flagship this week to discuss the third Star Trek film--the feature film directorial debut of Leonard Nimoy, "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock!" This is a movie that the Trek Geeks have been split on over the years and, in this episode, they'll discuss why. From casting, to script, to memorable scenes and what may just be William Shatner's finest performance in Star Trek, they'll cover it all this week on Trek Geeks!

Duration:01:19:16

282 - Strange New Worlds

5/19/2022
SPOILER ALERT! This week, Bill and Dan look at the debut of the latest live action Star Trek series, "Strange New Worlds!" Normally this is a topic reserved for Discovering Trek, but with all of the acclaim the series has received from fans and critics alike, they couldn't help but talk about it on this installment of The Flagship! In addition to talking about the characters, they'll also discuss highlights from the series' first two episodes, "Strange New Worlds," and "Children of the...

Duration:01:23:19

281 - My Kind of Town?: Mission Chicago Wrap-Up

4/27/2022
Thanks to a global pandemic, it's been nearly three years since there has been an Official Star Trek Convention to attend. That all changed a few weeks ago when ReedPOP--the new licensee for Star Trek conventions--held their first event in Chicago, Illinois! Star Trek: Mission Chicago saw fans of all ages return to the convention scene to celebrate the franchise we love, and it wasn't without its issues. Bill and Dan will be joined by Ron Wrobel, host of the brand-new podcast "Con Pod: A...

Duration:01:21:41