This Week in Trek: A Star Trek Podcast
About This Show
Michael Gaines and Darrell Skeels, two verteran Star Trek fans, talk each week about Star Trek in the news, its influence on today's culture, and look back at an episode from the past.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 303, "They're made of bacon"
5 days ago
Shortly before Fontana's report, NBC had replaced its old Nielsen rating system with a new and updated one. When they ran the original figures through their new system they found out much to their surprise that it had not only reached full penetration into their most coveted target audience, the male population between 18 and 45, but also that the series had been one of the most successful series the network had ever aired. The sickening realization hit upon the dismayed network executives that they had slaughtered the proverbial goose that laid the golden eggs, something that every fan at the time could have told them.
Anovos: TAS Klingon tunic $50. Preorder now!
Star Trek cruise: 2 cruises the first 2 weeks of Jan 2018.
Complete Discovery merch licensing list:
Simon & Schuster for a worldwide publishing program
IDW for comics
Titan Entertainment for souvenir magazines
Disruptor Beam for a mobile game update to “Star Trek: Timelines”
Rubie’s for costumes
Eaglemoss for die-cast ship models
Trevco for t-shirts in the U.S.
Anovos for replicas of the new Starfleet uniforms in the U.S.
Rizzoli for calendars in the U.S.
McFarlane for figures in the U.S.
QMX for prop badges and replicas in the U.S.
FanSets for pins in the U.S.
Gentle Giant for 3D replicas in the U.S.
Danilo for calendars in Europe
Pyramid for posters, prints and fan gear in the U.K.
Cotton Division for apparel and accessories in France
Impact Rock for posters and prints in Australia.
Think Geek pin - $29.99, get a $24.95 CBSAA credit
Jason Isaacs says, “Fans are going to have to adjust”
Kurtzman says more Trek is possible, if people would stop crapping on this one:
“I think that’s totally possible, it was a really cool idea, but it wasn’t necessarily an idea that everyone immediately agreed with.”
“I think the idea might be that there are more Star Trek series [further down the line].”
Chris on Twitter: Have u ever referenced anything in Trek when giving advice to a friend?
Star Trek in pop culture:
Senior Skip Day (2008). Canadian high school party movie.
Last week in Trek
Episode insight: Voyager S1: Phage
Character insight - Ben
Rated 5 out of
I love this show and listen to it all the time. When I finish with the current week I often go back and listen to the older shows. If you like Star Trek you will love this.
Date published: 2014-04-22