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43 minutes | 2 days ago
Shuttle Pod 97 – The Future Of Q On ‘Star Trek: Picard’
John de Lancie is returning to play Q in Star Trek: Picard, so Kayla, Brian, and Jared take a look back at this iconic character from Star Trek: The Next Generation and peer forward to imagine how he might fit into the new TV show. Will the immortal Q return as an older man, mocking Picard? Will he and Guinan make jazz hands at each other once again? We speculate about this and much more on the latest Shuttlepod!
80 minutes | a month ago
Shuttle Pod/All Access Star Trek: Recap And Review Of First Contact Day Event
With so much news coming out of Star Trek First Contact Day, it was only logical for the Shuttle Pod crew to team up with All Access Star Trek—our first crossover event—to debrief! Kayla, Jared, Matt, Tony, and Laurie discuss the new teasers, trailers, and intel on Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Prodigy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, the panels about the Nichelle Nichols documentary Woman in Motion and Star Trek: First Contact’s 25th anniversary, and the announcement of a new (and official) yearly Star Trek convention.
66 minutes | a month ago
Shuttle Pod 95 – Celebrating William Shatner’s 90th Birthday
Wish the legendary Bill Shatner a happy birthday with this podcast celebrating the legend! To honor the 90th birthday of our dear Captain Kirk – today, March 22! – Brian, Jared, and Laurie share their favorite William Shatner moments, whether he’s out there hopping galaxies or pushing Priceline.com.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Shuttle Pod 94 – Trek Romances
In honor of half-price boxes of chocolate after Valentines Day, Kayla, Jared, and Matt join together to discuss Trek romances, couplings, unrequited loves, bromances, and a little bit of fanon ‘shipping.
70 minutes | 3 months ago
Shuttle Pod 93 – A Deep Dive Into Section 31
Jared and John are joined by TrekMovie founder Anthony Pascale to take a deep dive into Section 31, discussing how the inclusion of Starfleet’s enigmatic clandestine organization has worked over the years. The Shuttle Pod team examines the organization’s Star Trek history—from its first appearances in Deep Space Nine to popping up in season four of Enterprise and being the real bad guy in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and its prominent role in season two of Discovery. With Section 31 possibly being central to a potential upcoming Michelle Yeoh-led Star Trek spinoff series, we discuss whether this story device works best as a super-secret covert action organization (as seen on DS9 and Enterprise), or as a more militaristic branch of Starfleet (as seen on Discovery and Into Darkness).
61 minutes | 4 months ago
Shuttle Pod 92 – “Top Three Characters”
How well do you know the Shuttle Pod Crew? For that matter, how well do you know your Trekkie friends? Think you could guess their top three favorite characters in all of the Star Trek franchise? This week, Kayla, Brian, and Jared sit down to discuss their top three, but with a fun twist. They first have to try and guess each others’.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Shuttle Pod 91 – Star Trek’s Legacy Of Social Commentary: TNG’s “The Drumhead”
Kayla, Jared, and returning host John Duchak discuss one of their favorite episodes of Star Trek — The Next Generation’s season 4 episode “The Drumhead” — in the context of how Star Trek has done social commentary. And, importantly, Kayla invites you to join her in never again being able to unsee the fact that the interrogation chair is actually a mediocre 1990’s office chair, complete with caster wheels, arm rests, and those little levers to adjust the height. So, go ahead and sit down in an office chair while we probe into the ancestral origins of your great-great-great-granduncle to decide whether or not you are allowed to hang out with us.
73 minutes | 5 months ago
Shuttle Pod 90 – David Zappone And Joe Kornbrodt: Making Star Trek Documentaries
Brian and Kayla sat down with filmmakers David Zappone and Joe Kornbrodt who, through their production company 455 Films have brought eight Star Trek documentaries into the world. Zappone, who runs the company, started working with William Shatner and produced William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet in 2009. The pair worked so well together that the rest, as they say, is history. The company’s latest product is a special 4- or 5-disc set (depending on which set you buy), The Captains Collection, which Brian reviewed before our chat. We spoke with David and Joe on the new box set and much, much more including What We Left Behind, the Deep Space Nine documentary that debuted in 2018, plans for another DS9 doc that is planned, and their work on the currently in production documentary on Star Trek: Voyager. The Captain’s Collection Box Set Definitely check out Brian’s thorough review of the set, which includes: The Captains The Captains Close-up Chaos On The Bridge Get A Life! Extended interviews and William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet (5-disc Special Edition set only) You can grab the 4-disc set for $42.51 on Amazon and the 5-disc Special Edition, which retails exclusively through Shout Factory, for $74.98.
78 minutes | 6 months ago
Shuttle Pod 89 – Reevaluating TNG Season 2
Seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ are often lumped together. The crew discusses how season 2 is quite a different show than the first. Season 2 took risks with the introduction of Kate Pulaski, and because they were still finding their footing the writers gave us a variety of styles of stories. Season 2 also introduced many mainstays for the series, including: Guinan, the weekly poker game, The Borg, Riker’s beard, plus Worf and Geordi get their key positions in the senior staff.
79 minutes | 6 months ago
Shuttle Pod 88 – Horror Trek
The full compliment of the Shuttle Pod crew hunker down by the campfire and discuss the cooky, the spooky, the disturbing, and the downright scary episodes of Star Trek. Listen along as Brian, Jared, Kayla, and Matt pick episodes from all over the franchise, creating a non-exhaustive list (of course there’s too many to talk about in just one episode!) of fun frights for your All Hallows’ Eve viewing pleasure.
49 minutes | 7 months ago
Shuttle Pod 87 – The Crew Ponders The Future Of Star Trek Films
Using Noah Hawley’s recent comments about making a smaller budget Star Trek movie as a springboard, Brian, Jared, and Matt discuss the business of making movies. The podcasters discuss where Trek fits into the current business models, and the pressures to make Star Trek films a worldwide success.
54 minutes | 7 months ago
Shuttle Pod Supplemental: “Sub Rosa” Audio Commentary
This week we bring you another audio commentary, wherein you, the listener, are invited to watch an episode of Star Trek along with the Shuttle Pod crew, who just won’t shut up and talk over the whole thing. It’s a fun time and an opportunity to listen to the opinionated chit chat of some internet strangers while you watch Star Trek. What’s not to love, particularly when that episode is none other than the infamous episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Sub Rosa”. Yes, that one. Yes, the one where Beverly Crusher reads erotic diary entries in her recently departed grandmother’s diary and makes love to a ghost candle. Shuttle Pod hosts Kayla Iacovino and friend-of-the-show Kara Brugman sit down to discuss this, erm, special episode.
77 minutes | 8 months ago
Shuttle Pod 86 – Star Trek: Voyager’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Kayla, Jared, and Laurie celebrate Star Trek: Voyager’s 25th anniversary by choosing two standout episodes, one from each category: pre- and post-arrival of Seven of Nine. They also discuss some of the early plans for the series that never happened, and look at its overall legacy.
57 minutes | 8 months ago
Shuttle Pod 85 – “Comfort Food” Star Trek Episodes
Kayla, Jared, and Matt sit down and chat about episodes of the Star Trek franchise that they’ll watch again and again, episodes that they’ll watch if they’re having a bad day. Their “comfort food” of Trek if you will. Each podcaster selected two episodes to discuss. Listen along to hear their picks and why they like them.
62 minutes | 9 months ago
Shuttle Pod 84 – ‘Lower Decks’ Is Here!
Brian, Kayla, and Matt catch up about the latest goings on with the CBS Star Trek Universe — including ‘Discovery’ season 3, ‘Picard’ season 2, and what 2021 will probably look like for Trek content. Then the crew review “Second Contact” the first episode of the highly anticipated animated comedy ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks.’ And they give their (spoiler free) impressions of the next three episodes.
47 minutes | 9 months ago
Shuttle Pod 83 – Comic-Con@Home 2020
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con was quite a bit different, with pre-recorded virtual panels. Join Brian, Jared Kayla, and Matt as they break down everything from the CBS Star Trek Universe event.
36 minutes | 10 months ago
Shuttle Pod Supplemental: Interview with Gates McFadden
TrekMovie editor Laurie Ulster sits down for a phone interview with Gates McFadden. The two talk topics from virtual Star Trek conventions to politics to what it was like for Gates to play a role that inspired so many in the medical profession. Take a listen! The interview was recorded on June 29th and is available, in part, as a transcription at TrekMovie.com. Shuttle Pod Supplemental: Interview with Gates McFadden Your browser does not support the audio element.
73 minutes | a year ago
Shuttle Pod 82 – The Shuttle Pod v. TNG Season 1
Kayla has been rewatching all of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ and has reevaluated season one. She feels the common wisdom of TNG S1 being generally poor, and often hard to watch, is flawed. She presents her points to fellow her Shuttle Pod crew members — Brian, Jared, and Matt. Listen along to see where the podcasters land in their appraisal of season one of ‘Next Generation.’
29 minutes | a year ago
Shuttle Pod Supplemental: Interview With Kate Mulgrew
Listen to the audio of our full interview with Kate Mulgrew. TrekMovie editor Laurie Ulster sat down with Kate to talk the state of the world, reunions with the Voyager cast, and new projects in Kate’s life. Listen in! Note that this interview was recorded just before the murder of George Floyd, and so while Kate discusses the COVID-19 crisis, the recent Black Lives Matter protests hadn’t yet happened and so are not discussed.
67 minutes | a year ago
Shuttle Pod 81 – Strange New Streaming Services
This week, Brian and Kayla welcome back special guest Anthony Pascale, owner and founder of TrekMovie.com, to discuss the recently announced Captain Pike show, Strange New Worlds and take a bit of a dive into the business side of Star Trek, CBS All Access, the CBS-Viacom merger, and what it all means for Trek going forward.
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