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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

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

280 - Mission Chicago Preview

4/6/2022
It's been over two years since there's been an official Star Trek Convention and, this weekend, we gather again to celebrate the franchise we love! Bill and Dan are headed to Star Trek: Mission Chicago and, this week on the Flagship, they look at this new convention experience looks like. From panels to vendors, Bill and Dan break it down. They'll also talk about what they hope to see from their weekend on Chicago's South Side.

Duration:01:13:08

279 - Newsapalooza

3/24/2022
With all the craziness in our lives, it's been a while since we've been able to talk about some of the amazing news we've had in the Star Trek Universe the past couple of months. In this episode, we attempt to rectify that gap in your podcast listening! We'll discuss a bunch of major Trek stories including Kelvin Timeline movies, action figures, casting news, Mission Chicago updates and so much more! Plus, Dan announces the winner of the Farkism contest and reads the best Farkism this...

Duration:01:21:59

278 - It's Only a Paper Moon

3/10/2022
This week, Bill & Dan look at the standout Season 7 episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "It's Only a Paper Moon!" Nog returns to DS9 after losing his leg in the events of "The Siege of AR-558" in an effort to continue his recovery. Starfleet has put him on medical leave, but Nog wants nothing to do with the real world. He escapes into the holosuites and the Vic Fontaine program--but will he ever leave? Aron Eisenberg truly shines in this episode, and we'll talk about all the reasons...

Duration:01:12:51

277 - SyFy Sistas

2/24/2022
Last year at this time, we invited a relatively new podcast called SyFy Sistas to take over the Trek Geeks Podcast for an episode during Black History Month. They wowed us with their passion and they spoke to our hearts with their positivity. Shortly after that they became part of the Trek Geeks family and we celebrate that--and them--today as Bill and Dan welcome Tamia, Yvette, and Subrina to The Flagship to discuss their fandom, how the podcast started, the concept of Afrofuturism, and...

Duration:01:35:57

276 - Armin Shimerman

2/9/2022
This week, Bill & Dan are honored to welcome a very special guest to the podcast. When Trek Geeks began seven years ago, this person was one of the first we put on our "wish list" of guests--those we really hoped to be able to chat with some day. Armin Shimerman from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine joins The Flagship to discuss his time on Trek, his novels, his involvement with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) and why that charity means so much. This is a discussion you won't want...

Duration:01:35:58

275 - TREK*talks with Jeri Ryan & John Billingsley

1/28/2022
This week, we bring you the audio from our conversation with Star Trek: Voyager & Star Trek: Picard's Jeri Ryan! Then following that, we have a special TREK*talks follow-up segment with John Billingsley to talk about the telethon and plans for next year! Plus, tell you about everything else that's been going on in the lives of the Trek Geeks as we celebrate our 7th anniversary on this installment of The Flagship! SUPPORT THE HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALITION If you didn't get a chance to check...

Duration:01:39:09