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Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek. Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last ...
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Your weekly deep-dive into the archives of Roddenberry Entertainment, from the personal files of Gene Roddenberry. Each week, “Dr. Trek” himself, Larry Nemecek, and his guest host will take a behind-the-scenes look at documents that haven’t been viewed in decades—many being revealed publicly for the very first time!
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Visit Geekfest Rants to hear great shows about the latest happenings in the wide world of Geekdom! Hear your favorite Geeks discuss film, television, science fiction, comics, toys and more!
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Trek Talking is a live call-in podcast run by Trek fans for Trek fans! We discuss everything Star Trek related including the shows, comics, books, toys and more. Thursday nights at 7:30 eastern you can tune into Trek Talking and join the conversation LIVE on air by calling (646) 668-2433 during the show. Join us Monday nights at the same bat time, same bat channel for Trek Talking 2, our overflow show. Our growing Facebook community of almost 100,000 followers would love to have you! Here, w ...
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There are 930 episodes of Star Trek. Some of them we love because they are a perfect combination of Star Trek ideas and human drama, some of them we like because they're just good examples of Star Trek, and the rest are ones we'll watch because why not? Star Trek is like pizza or sex: even when it's bad it's still good. Join Bryan and Kristen (and the occasional special guest) as they take the schoolyard game of F***, Marry, Kill and apply it to episodes from all 11 series asking specific qu ...
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The Orville Roddenberries is an unofficial, fan-run podcast discussing opinions about Star Trek, The Orville, Star Wars, and other related topics. The Orville Roddenberries is not associated with CBS, FOX, DISNEY, or other official properties or entities.
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Sci-Fi 5

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Your daily Sci-Fi 5 is five minutes of science fiction history. Presented by a panel of hosts who share some of the least-known details about some of the best-known stories in popular culture. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.
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Quoting Gene Roddenberry

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2021 marks the centennial birthday of legendary writer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry - and interestingly enough - this television icon who passed away over 30 years ago still has an enormous amount to say! Listen now as various celebrities and notables along with hosts Trent Vanegas and Rachel True digest and discuss quotes from Gene Roddenberry.
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Fanaddicts

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Fanaddicts is a weekly podcast that explores unique obsessions and the celebrities obsessed with them. Produced by Roddenberry Entertainment and hosted by Clare Kramer and David Magidoff, each week we follow a special guest down the rabbit hole of their favorite fixation – whether that be woodworking, puppetry, baking bread, or zorbing (yep, it’s a real thing). This is the podcast that understands everyone, even your favorite celebrity, is a Fanaddict about something.
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Uncle Jim and his Treksperts take a deep dive into the Star Trek Discovery season five episode "Jinaal". Culber has a six pack, Booker gets stung, Saru is engaged, and Tilly says what? We visit Trill and find the next piece of the map, and the new first Officer gives the crew a few seconds of his time. Strange New Worlds gets some good news, but Lo…
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Author David Mack joins us before we warp back to the Delta Quadrant! We discuss David's story contributions to DS9 and he reveals fascinating details about a Voyager script that never made it to production! Finally, we explore more of Seven of Nine's story with his latest novel, Star Trek: Picard "Firewall." Sponsored by Sponsored by - three for t…
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A LOVE STORY? When Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Commissioner Nancy Hedford discover Zefram Cochrane is both still alive and under the influence of an electrical cloud that has fallen in love with him, it's just the setup for perhaps the deepest exploration of love in Star Trek history. Joining Bryan to discuss this BIG SWING from 1967 is Laurie Ulster f…
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Wrapping up our 11th season, The Trek Files is proud to welcome Walter Koenig to the show to look back at his own involvement in Star Trek TAS as a writer. Stay tuned for the revelations about Walter's pitch (and subsequent rejection) from TNG, shared here for the first time! See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles Visit the Trekland site for …
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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton run screaming away from cloaked bees while engaging with the third episode of Discovery's final season, Jinaal. From the return of Gray Tal, to Dr. Culber's symbiont possession and Saru's relationship anxieties, the duo break it all down. Plus, the duo discuss the end of Lower Decks and the next Trek film. Join our F…
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Join Uncle Jim and his Treksperts as we discuss Star Trek Discovery Season five episodes, "Red Directive" and "Under the Twin Moons", not only will you hear what we think, but what our FB fans scored the episodes as well. We also have Star Trek Birthdays and fan shout-outs. Call 646-668-2433 to share your thoughts. Let's Fly...…
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As we say goodbye to season 4 of Star Trek: Voyager, we say hello to writer Lisa Klink! Lisa spent three seasons in the Delta Quadrant, and in this interview she reminisces about shaping some of her favorite episodes, areas left unexplored, and stories that didn't hold up quite as well as others. Sponsored by - take 50% off your first box with code…
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OFF THE SCALE! The Enterprise is thrown to the edge of the universe in one of the biggest swings Star Trek has ever taken. Joining Bryan to discuss this important early episode of TNG where Captain Picard talks to his dead mother and when Wesley Crusher meets the Traveler, are Mark Farinas & Ryan T. Riddle from the Ship Full of Jerks Podcast. They'…
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Ben Robinson returns to The Trek Files for another look at some of the roads not taken when Star Trek: The Next Generation was in development. This time, the complexities of bringing Wesley/Lesley Crusher to life and how TNG could have broken new ground in 1987. See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles Visit the Trekland site for behind-the-sce…
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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton perform high-speed sprints through the forest while reuniting with Discovery for the first two episodes of its final season, Red Directive and Under the Twin Moons. From the introduction of Captain Rayner, to the new devious villain duo and an intriguing connection to the classic TNG episode The Chase, the duo cover …
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There’s a lot of fan crossover between Star Trek and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. In fact, the world’s first consulting detective makes a few cameos in our favorite science fiction series. Robert Stek and Monica Schmidt are Star Trek fans who also happen to belong to The Baker Street Irregulars, America’s p…
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A friendly alien shows up on Voyager at the same time that a prototype Starfleet ship with slipstream warp drive appears in the Delta Quadrant. Janeway's skepticism goes into overdrive while the crew get to the bottom of the mystery. Hope and Fear go into the Mission Log. Sponsored by - get three months free with our link. Sponsored by - get 10% of…
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BOIM US UP! This month's animated spotlight looks at the highs and lows of being a lower decker as well as the highs and lows of Star Trek stories told via animation. Joining Bryan to discuss are two animation veterans: Cassie has written for multiple animated series and hosts a podcast that spotlights women & nonbinary talent in animation called T…
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The Trek Files revisits an early document from Star Trek: The Next Generation's development. David Gerrold sketched out a guide to how the main characters would relate to each other, and in this excerpt, focuses on Deanna Troi's special talent as a telepath. Ben Robinson joins us to look back at the Trek that might have been! See the documents: fac…
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SCOTTY GETS DRUNK with a Kelvan and Star Trek fans are given a scene to enjoy forever. Does the rest of the episode rise to the occasion or is there a "just play the hits" quality to it? It's Trek Marry Kill's 79th episode, and so it seemed only fitting to do an episode of TOS. The Enterprise is once again taken over by superior beings and once aga…
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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton become feckless elderly robots while diving into Star Trek's rich history of character arcs. From Kirk's grapples with mortality, to Bashir's maturation and T'Pol's evolving trust in humans, the duo debate which journeys work and which ones come up short. Plus, the hosts break down all the latest news surrounding Tre…
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Uncle Jim and his Treksperts are joined by a very special guest, Paul Dr. Mego" Clarke, production manager for Mego toys. The Mego Corporation was first founded in 1954. In 1971 the company shifted direction and became famous for producing licensed action figures, including, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Wizard of Oz, Moonraker, Buck Rogers in the…
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When Voyager enters a toxic nebula, the crew go into stasis leaving Seven and the Doctor in charge. The two experience an array of technical difficulties as well as symptoms of cabin fever. Seven especially is susceptible, but her hallucinations may prove to be revelatory. One goes into the Mission Log. Sponsored by…
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ANSON MOUNT'S RETURN from paternity leave thrusts Captain Pike into an adventure where he loses his memory and becomes... the darkness that's been inside him all along? And it's because an asteroid crashed on a planet thousands of years ago? Huh? This week, Bryan is joined by Michael Baumann of the cycling blog Wheelysports and the baseball blog Fa…
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Continuing our conversation about Gene's Star Trek III memo, we are thrilled to welcome Eugene Roddenberry to share his insights into his father's notes! Examining Vulcan mysticism and how those "small feathers" make a big difference in Star Trek storytelling on a can't miss episode of The Trek Files! See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles Vi…
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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton beat each other with Ma'Staka sticks while revisiting the classic DS9 episode You Are Cordially Invited. From Jadzia's battle of wills with Sirella, to Worf's painful bachelor party and Martok's romantic musings, the duo break it all down. Plus, the hosts review the new William Shatner documentary You Can Call Me Bil…
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There’s a lot of fan crossover between Star Trek and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. In fact, the world’s first consulting detective makes a few cameos in our favorite science fiction series. Robert Stek and Monica Schmidt are Star Trek fans who also happen to belong to The Baker Street Irregulars, America’s p…
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Where we're going, you don't need roads. Join Uncle Jim and his Treksperts as we take the time machine back to the 1980's. A time when phrases like, Hasta la vista, baby, Luke, I am your father, Dead or Alive, you're coming with me, Gordon's Alive, get away from her you BITCH, and KHANNNNNN! could be heard in every cafeteria. We are going to revisi…
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Critically low on deuterium, Voyager makes a pit stop on a deadly planet. Harry and Tom get lost and encounter a strange silver liquid, but when Chakotay and Seven find them later, they're fine. The two are happily breathing the toxic atmosphere and enamored with the desolate landscape - which means all is not as it seems when Demon goes into the M…
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GATES MCFADDEN DIRECTS one of the biggest swings in the history of the Star Trek franchise: the crew de-evolves! How did the Dancing Doctor's perspective improve the episode and is her directorial debut a classic? Joining Bryan this week is actor-writer-producer-director Heidi Cox, creator of the web series "Stalking LeVar" and co-founder of Dweeb …
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While developing "The Next Generation," Gene Roddenberry was also fielding notes on the next Star Trek feature film "The Final Frontier." Our featured document highlights some of the strong misgivings Gene had about the script and story, and we pick apart the areas where he may have missed the mark or was right on target. See the documents: faceboo…
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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton bid Neelix a tearful farewell while delving into Star Trek's shaky track record with final seasons. From TOS's third season cost-cutting, to DS9's Dominion War finale and Picard's nostalgia-drenched endgame, the duo determine which series went out on highs and which ones were coasting on fumes. Join our Facebook page…
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Today on GeekFest Rants we look at the pre-Star Wars George Lucas hit, America Graffiti and it's sequel, More American Graffiti. Join Carlos and James as they chime in on their views on these two films. Does the sequel live up to the original? What is the Happy Days connection to the original film. Is life today anything like it was in 1962? Stream…
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Uncle Jim and his Treksperts are joined by David Gerrold science fiction screenwriter and novelist. He wrote the script for the original Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles", contributed two stories for the Emmy Award-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, "More Tribbles, More Troubles" and "Bem". He created the Sleestak race on the TV se…
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MASAKA IS SLEEPY! Writer-Director-Actor Thomas Tulak joins Bryan to discuss one of the most extreme examples of writing, directing, and acting in all of Star Trek history. Is Brent Spiner up to the task of playing multiple characters from an entire civilization? Is Patrick Stewart sleepwalking through his performance or does he manage to act just e…
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With Gene Roddenberry relegated to a consultant role on the Star Trek feature films, the "Great Bird" still had strong opinions about the shape of each sequel. In the first part of our look at a memo from 1983, Gene lays out his concerns around keeping Trek's format intact and his problems with destroying the Enterprise. See the documents: facebook…
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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton get trapped in a warp bubble while examining the journey of the Enterprise-D's chief medical officer Dr. Beverly Crusher. From her rocky series start, to her milestone career highlights and Picard S3 Commando Crusher reinvention, the duo chart her fascinating, and often underexplored, evolution. Join our Facebook pag…
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Join Uncle Jim and his Treksperts as we discuss Romulan Commander Sela. Where did she come from, where has she been, and where is she going? This is a special crossover show, we discuss TV appearances and comics. We have Star Trek Birthday's, fan shout-outs, and Star Trek News. Call 646-668-2433 to join the fun. Let's see what's out there...ENGAGE!…
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PARTY OF LINCOLN! We continue to look at Star Trek's BIG SWINGS with the episode where literally Abraham Lincoln beams aboard the Enterprise. It's a classic Star Trek story that includes wacky 1960s predictions about the future, alien gods pitting our crew against the forces of evil itself for their own amusement, and some really unsubtle Kirk-Spoc…
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The faster Star Trek: The Next Generation ramped up production for its first season, a very real crisis loomed: they didn't have enough scripts. Bob Justman wrote to Gene Roddenberry in no uncertain terms about the production's needs, and we've got Mike DeMeritt to help us pick apart the details. See the documents: facebook.com/thetrekfiles Visit t…
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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton emerge unshaven from the Mycelial network in order to showcase the most memorable examples of Star Trek writing out a fan favorite character only to pivot and resurrect them. From Spock and Data's undone movie deaths, to Ro's Picard S3 return and Culber's spore clone, the duo separate the rewarding cases from the irr…
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COOL OR FOOL? In the this month's animated spotlight, Bryan and Katie Hampton from the Napping Through Happy Hour podcast take a look at two Lower Decks episodes that firmly push the freshman series in its own direction. In the first, Mariner suspects that Boimler's long distance girlfriend is a parasite. In the second, Tim Robinson screams his way…
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Uncle Jim and his Treksperts jump back to season four of Star Trek Voyager and take a look at "Year of Hell" parts 1 and 2. We hear what the fans thought about this episode and what we had to say. We also have Star Trek trivia, fan shout-outs, Star Trek Birthdays and Star Trek News. Call 646-668-2433 to join the fun. Let's see what's out there...EN…
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Do not attempt to adjust your monitor. Only authorized personnel with appropriate clearance level may access the following confidential information. When you have passed Starfleet security protocol, you may add The Omega Directive to the Mission Log. Sponsored by - try online therapy today. Sponsored by - sign up for special announcements and exclu…
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CAMP OR CLASSIC? The Emmy-winning and New York Times-bestselling writer Joshua Pruett returns to walk Bryan through the high camp of one of Star Trek: Voyager's most tragic episodes in which the crew discovers that they are merely mimic goo that's now disintegrating because of an enhanced warp drive. Did Bryan Fuller and Nick Sagan have higher aims…
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