Best warp drive podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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Warp Drives is a science fiction/fantasy podcast co-hosted by TJ Berry and Dave L. We talk about Science Fiction & Fantasy literature, authors, writing, television, movies and more.
 
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These are the podcasts of the podcast Discovering Star Trek. Their ongoing mission: to examine the relationship between Star Trek: Discovery and the other Star Trek shows. Join Star Trek newcomers as they discover the old shows for the first time along with old school Star Trek fans as they try to explain how stardates and warp drives work.
 
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Join the Discovering Star Trek podcast team for an in-depth discussion of 1999's Galaxy Quest starring every actor who matters. How will the newly discovered knowledge of Star Trek affect the enjoyment of this classic parody? Will James figure out a way to work in a discussion of real life astrophysics? Will Conrad declare it a great movie or t ...…
 
In this Discovering Star Trek bonus episode we discuss the life and legend of Harlan Ellison and take a look at his season one original series episode "The City on the Edge of Forever." Join the team as we go from the off screen drama of 1960s television to the on screen drama of the far future where two best friends have to go back in time to ...…
 
It' that time of year again, Clarion West is back in swing and the students are running through the six-week gauntlet that forges them into the great sci-fi fantasy writers of tomorrow! In this episode TJ and I welcome Shiv and Elizabeth, two of her classmates from CW 2016's class, aka "Team Arsenic"…
 
It's the SEASON FINALE! This week the first season of Discovering Star Trek gets wrapped up in a dark and inappropriate bow as our stalwart podcasters embark on a journey through the looking glass into the mirror universe. Archer and the crew of the ISS Enterprise go on a quest to find the USS Defiant from last week's episode, and along the way ...…
 
This week's episode of Discovering Star Trek finds our fearless podcasters braving the sticky entrapments of "The Tholian Web," an original series episode where Kirk is turned into a ghost while Spock and McCoy have to learn to play nice. Join the team as they discuss the connections this episode has to Star Trek Discovery, connections to other ...…
 
All you ever wanted to know about insulin pumps, Phillip K. Dick, the Iron Man comics, and the new show Counterpart.
 
Episode 13 of Discovering Star Trek finds our intrepid podcasters in the 23rd century where they find out what happens when Ambassador Sarek beams aboard the Enterprise-D in the third season Next Generation episode "Sarek." We wrap up our Vulcan analysis and once and for all decide whether it would be better to be raised by Klingons or Vulcans. ...…
 
It seems like we're not going to talk about anything Sci-Fi related...and we don't for a long time but we actually end up talking about the new Han Solo movie, which we both liked. If you enjoy hearing about our lives...you'll like this one for sure. TJ and I talk about how we both got into technology for our careers and which Geocities communi ...…
 
In this week's episode of Discovering Star Trek, the podcast crew spend an hour discussing the original series episode "Journey to Babel" and the animated series episode "Yesteryear." The crew analyze the issues between Spock and his father Sarek as well as the fighting effectiveness of a flying double drop kick. When were fax machines invented ...…
 
This week's episode of the weekly Discovering Star Trek podcast finds our fearless podcasters discussing the original series episode "Amok Time" where Spock must return to Vulcan to get married to his childhood betrothed or else he's going to die. Kirk agrees to be his best man, not realizing that means a fight to the death. Tune in for the onl ...…
 
In this exclusive behind the scenes look at the podcast crew we listen in on Conrad, James, and Lance getting warmed up for recording their discussion of "Amok Time." What are people really up to when they are not in your presence? What is the proper way to talk on your cell phone? The answers lie withing. When you're done with this one, go wat ...…
 
This is the exciting 10th episode of the Discovering Star Trek podcast. This week our courageous podcasters take on THREE episodes of the final season of Star Trek: Enterprise. The journey will take them to the famous Vulcan Forge as well as deep into Andorian space. It's a sprawling epic filled with sehlats, mind melds, and a bunch of names th ...…
 
This week's episode of Discovering Star Trek finds our intrepid podcasters seeing last week's episode from a new perspective. The Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" is up for discussion. Sisko and crew get mashed up with Kirk and crew in special two for one episode. Join Conrad, James, and Lance as they discover some Star Trek! ...…
 
In this bonus episode of Discovering Star Trek, Lance talks to his kids about their experience with homemade tribbles. Was it a wonderful parenting idea that captured the children's imagination, or was it a traumatic experience that has scarred them for life? Listen and find out... Bonus Episode - Real Tribbles: Magical or Disturbing?…
 
Infinity War arrived this weekend to both fanfare and tears. We’ll talk about the big reveals, the story structure, and what we think might happen in Avengers 4. This episode is full of both Infinity War spoilers and fan theories about Avengers 4, so beware!
 
Join us for Season 1, Episode 8 of Discovering Star Trek where the podcast crew discusses the classic original series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles." Join the team as they talk about the connections this episode has with other Star Trek episodes, as well as connections to Star Trek Discovery. Do tribbles taste like chicken? Listen and find ...…
 
Welcome to Episode 7 of Discovering Star Trek. This week we discuss the Season 7 Deep Space Nine episode "Once More Unto the Breach." Join the guys as they journey into the heart of the Dominion War and bear witness to Kor's quest to die with honor. Be sure and check out the website for a list of episodes to watch before listening. Q'apla! Epis ...…
 
Welcome to episode 6 of Discovering Star Trek. After some technical difficulties on the first go around, the podcast team managed to record themselves discussing the Deep Space Nine fourth season episode "The Sword of Kahless." Worf, Kor, and Jadzia Dax go on a quest to find an ancient Klingon artifact. The journey will test their skills, their ...…
 
Listeners demanded it, so here it is, a list of the episodes we will be watching and when the podcasts will drop. The Episode Watch List is on the Discovering Star Trek website linked below. Thanks for listening... Qapla'! Episode Watch ListBy discoveringstartrek@gmail.com.
 
Would a virtual world really look like the Oasis? This week, we delve into Ready Player One and take a look at the plot differences between the book and film. We also talk about how assuming the real world is intrinsically better than a virtual world can be an ableist trap.
 
Worf has a crisis of faith, Picard sends him on sabbatical, Kahless the messiah returns... A lot happens in this episode of Discovering Star Trek as we watch The Next Generation episode "Rightful Heir" from Season 6. Continuing on our deep dive into Klingon culture, the team follows Worf on a meaningful religious journey. We meet Kahless (or do ...…
 
"Errand of Mercy" from the original series is the first time viewers met a Klingon. That first Klingon commander that captured our hearts was Kor. He's got charm, he's got closed circuit television, he's got a reason for conquering the cosmos. 'Cause he can. Join the Discovering Star Trek podcast team as they discuss this classic episode and fi ...…
 
Emerald City Comic Con and Norwescon were both this month and Dave and TJ talk about barconning while sober, as well as how to barcon when you’re too shy to approach people. We discuss whether the Retro Hugos are really necessary or just an exercise in romanticizing the history of sci-fi.
 
One hundred years before Kirk, there was the NX-01 Enterprise and its crew of scrappy humans, a Vulcan, and an alien witchdoctor. This week, the podcast team discusses the maiden voyage of that illustrious crew. Join us on the journey where a lone Klingon visits Oklahoma and is promptly shot for it. It's up to Captain Archer and Lady Spock to g ...…
 
Welcome to episode two of Discovering Star Trek, a podcast where three nerds take a look at the connections between Star Trek Discovery and the other Star Trek shows, and learn a little something about life along the way. This week, the team analyzes the season one episode of the original series called "Devil in the Dark." Is it a devil? Is it ...…
 
We promised a discussion about stardates, and here it is. In this very special episode of Discovering Star Trek, the team focuses on how stardates work, or don't work, of should work. Join the discussion by leaving comments on iTunes, or emailing us at discoveringstartrek@gmail.com. We'll eventually get around to reading listener mail on the po ...…
 
Join Conrad, James, and Lance for their first discussion of classic Star Trek episodes connected to the new Star Trek: Discovery series. Conrad and James followed the new show, but these classic episodes are brand new to them. Lance is an old codger who was playing Star Trek RPGs and going to Sci-Fi conventions in the 80s. This first trip into ...…
 
Star Trek: Discovery finally wrapped up with a class trip to Qo’noS, the Klingon home world. We talk about our impressions of the finale, plus a look back over all fifteen Discovery episodes to see if the promises made at the start of the season were fulfilled.
 
Black Panther was one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. This week, we talk about the costumes, music, story, and characters in this amazing movie.
 
TJ wrote a book! Space Unicorn Blues will be out from Angry Robot Books on July 3, 2018. We talk about how an offhand comment from Dave inspired TJ to spite-write the weirdest space opera she could come up with… and then she sold it! We talk about upcoming conventions we’re attending, the editing process, and the role of sensitivity readers.…
 
The Shape of Water wasn’t our favorite film of the year, but there were a few things we enjoyed about this modern-day fairy tale. We’re also quite concerned about Eliza’s pH balance, because she was being intimate with a fish man in a bathtub full of potpourri.
 
We return to the mirror universe in episode 11 of Star Trek: Discovery and were exasperated to find that even more main characters are kicking the bucket. But some are returning to life… and there were some incredibly satisfying moments as well.
 
Holy macaroni, we’re talking about the midseason premiere of Star Trek: Discovery and it’s a doozy. There were reveals, transformations, and a sudden death that had us scream-crying in our comfy chairs. Strap in for some Discovery spoilers, because we’re talking about it all.
 
In our first episode for 2018, TJ and Dave talk ALL about The Last Jedi. There's so much about this movie that is great, and we love the Tikka sisters so much!
 
This is our third and final part of the Star Trek Discovery discussion where we spend the majority of the episode talking about the Fall finale episode and share lot and lots of spoilers, and some theories on what is to come in the second half of the season. Content Warning: There is some discussion of a sexual assault scene that occurs in the ...…
 
We keep the conversation going on Star Trek Discovery! There's so much great stuff to say about this show that we had to keep on talking, and we end this episode on TJ's favorite line from the season so far...
 
This week TJ and Dave FINALLY get back to recording after a bunch of mishaps, damaged cars, power outages and general life to talk about Star Trek Discovery! We were so excited to cover this topic that we ended up talking for so long that we are splitting this into three episodes that will air over the next three weeks. Oh, and we talk about tr ...…
 
This week, we talk to Alasdair Stuart, co-owner of the Escape Artists network of podcasts including Pseudopod, Escape Pod, Cast of Wonders, and Podcastle. Alasdair shares how he ended up as the host of Pseudopod and the owner of Escape Artists. We also delve into the state of the short fiction market and how science fiction and fantasy have gon ...…
 
This week, TJ and Dave talk to Mike Stop Continues, author of the King Cage urban fantasy series. We talk about the intricacies of being an independently published author, writing diverse characters, and Mike’s uncanny descriptions of the NYC subway system. Mike’s new book, King Cage and the War of Rikers Island will be out in December and the ...…
 
This week, Dave travels to Singapore to talk to J.Y. Yang about their twin novellas; The Black Tides of Heaven and The Red Threads of Fortune released in September. In the episode, Dave and J. talk about several aspects of the books like the mix of Asian cultures, the unique handling of gender within that society, and of course... those stunnin ...…
 
In this week's episode, TJ and I sit down with Spencer Ellsworth and talk all about his new book from Tor, Starfire: A Red Peace. It is an amazing chat in a local Bellingham, WA coffee shop and we loved hanging out with him. We talk Giant Spiders, Old Moth Carcasses and Transformers.
 
This week, TJ and Dave talk all about The Orville. You can guess from the episode title how that went. With a little less cringe-worthy bathroom humor and a lighter touch with the pop culture references, this could pass as a mediocre creature of the week copy of Next Generation. But is that the best we can do thirty years later? We also come up ...…
 
This week TJ and I talk all about the finale of Game of Thrones, a dust up in the YA writing world, and my request that SYFY Channel stop cancelling all of my favorite shows.
 
We’ve watched all eight episodes of The Defenders and though there’s lots to love, we also had a few nitpicks about the series. For example, no one likes Iron Fist… so why is he the focal character of the story arc? It’s hard to be sympathetic for a character who whines so much. We have lots to say about The Defenders. Check out the episode to ...…
 
We took a field trip to Funko Headquarters and bought way more Pop figures than we needed. In this episode, we’re talking about Mary Robinette Kowal’s book, Ghost Talkers. And TJ has a short story coming out in Pseudopod this week!
 
In this episode, TJ and Dave wrap up their discussion of WorldCon by giving tips and tricks for Panelists as well as for Con-goers attending panels. Take home message...it's not about you. :)
 
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In this episode, TJ and Dave talk about Worldcon, logistics of the convention and some of our observations from Helsinki. It was a great trip, but we have some suggestions for future generations of nerds!
 
VNN... for all the news you'll never get on CNN Recorded "LIVE" at the LAUNCHING PAD studio in Scottsdale AZ, join Aurora Light and Doctor Whodini every Monday Evening starting at 6:00PM PT (9:00PM ET). 2-hours a week of talk radio like nowhere else on the Earth! We Talk About: Government Cover-ups - UFOs & ET Contact - Suppressed Technologies ...…
 
We come to you from Kiel, Germany this week where we’ve just disembarked from the Writing Excuses Retreat 2017. It was an incredible experience and during this episode, we share our favorite parts of the workshops, ports, and activities. The cruise was full of incredible people and we love Tallinn! Also this week, we both read HEX by Thomas Old ...…
 
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