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The Engage Podcast
79 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
193. TNG Series Review episode
With all our Star Trek TNG Season Reviews done, we take a retrospective look back over all the seasons to see whether there’s anything we can gleam from all the candidates and choices for our favourite episodes for each season. Please note that the episode unfortunately suffers from a few minor technical difficulties.
114 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
192. Star Trek TNG Technical Memos Binder complied by Rick Sternbach episode
In this fun episode we enjoy discussing various pages of different topics and interesting tid-bits we found from the excellent TNG Memos Binder by Rick Sternbach. Well worth buying and reading to get a in-depth look behind the scenes at how TNG was made. Enjoy!
67 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
191. Conventions Chat Episode with Neil Green
With the world getting back to normal after the disruption of the past couple of years, and the return of conventions on mass. We along with Honorary podcast member Neil Green discuss all the tips and tricks you’ll need to survive them! TEP Conventions guide: http://goo.gl/Kxn1Iq
43 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
190. Mum topic 2- Artificial Intelligence episode
In this episode we look into the interesting and complex topic of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in it's uses and our thoughts and feelings on the subject. You can find out more about the topic at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-61784011, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30290540 and at https://futureoflife.org/background.
73 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
189. Teaser Episode 2: Star Trek Rites of Passage Redux
For the podcast’s 8th Anniversary year, I thought that instead of revisiting the second (Memory Alpha Random Page Game) of our Teaser Episodes. As we’ve played the far too often, we could instead revisit another subject which we recorded all the way back in 2013 as a 'Lost File'.
76 minutes | May 25, 2022
188. How we would improve Star Trek: Discovery feat. Trekmate
As the title suggests, in this episode we’re joined by Wayne and Jude (from Trekmate) to discuss how we’d individually go about improving Star Trek: Discovery. Ranging from the smallest adjustments to the most severe changes. Warning this episode contains swearing throughout, and unfortunately suffers from a few minor technical difficulties.
73 minutes | May 11, 2022
187. Gene Roddenberry Starship Design Guidelines episode feat. SKoST
In this episode we’re going to explore the original Starship Design Guidelines set out by Gene Roddenberry. By giving our thoughts and feelings on them, and to see how faithful the Federation starship designs have been to these rules over the years. Warning this episode contains swearing throughout, and unfortunately suffers from a few minor technical difficulties. https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/design.htm
48 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
186. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
In this week’s show, we discuss the many odd minor obscurities in the Star Trek universe that don’t make any sense. Including episodes which contain real alcohol, weaponry in people’s Quarters, unguarded shuttlecraft, and obvious solutions. Warning unfortunately this episode is quite loud, so I'd recommend listening to it at a lower volume.
50 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
185. Should the Federation have banned Genetic Engineering?
As the title suggests in this episode, we’ll be debating whether the Federation was right in outright banning Genetic Engineering in the early 22nd Century. Whilst discussing its effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) due to its availability off world (Earth) elsewhere in the galaxy. https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Genetic_engineering https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies/genetic_engineering.htm
49 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
184. "Q Who" Episode Commentary
Following on from our Star Trek: First Contact film commentary, we now transition back to episode commentaries. This time around "Q Who" from Star Trek: The Next Generation, which is a bit ‘timey wimey’ considering what we’ve just watched!
32 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
183. What if... Columbia NX-02 had got launched sooner on its original date?
In another of our "What If" hypothetical series, we theorise what would have happened if Columbia NX-02 had successfully been launched closer to its original launch date. Enjoy! https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Columbia https://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/database/history2.htm
38 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
182. Simon’s Birthday Randomness Episode
In this lowkey (and unplanned) episode we talk about what I got for my Birthday, and how we got here. After the two previously scheduled episode idea’s (Star Trek: Bridge Commander 20th Anniversary episode and Gene Roddenberry Starship Design Guidelines episode) featuring Clive sadly fell through for various reasons. Please note that the episode unfortunately suffers from a few minor technical difficulties.
91 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
181. Simon's Star Trek Collection Spotlight
In Simon's birthday episode we delve into the first of the series, his Star Trek collection full of interesting items, most of which I've never seen! Enjoy!
40 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
180. WandaVision Episode
In this episode we review the Marvel Disney Plus show WandaVision and what we think, so spoiler warning! We hope you enjoy listening!
56 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
179. What do the Borg species designations mean? Part Two episode
In our first episode of 2022, we revisit the Borg species designations as we delve more into what it means! You can find out more at by https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Borg_species_designations and watch these fantastic videos from Geekology https://youtu.be/v3vYZPrUHDc and The Geeks Handbag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsUMmTtQkVo. Enjoy!
61 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
178. Yearbook 2021
In our final episode of this year we share our favorite moments from across the podcast! We wish all our listeners a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
43 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
177. What Star Wars can and has taught Star Trek
Once again joined by Jamie's housemate/friend Andy, we discuss what we think one of the biggest sci-fi franchises can and has taught the other! Please note that the episode unfortunately suffers from a few minor technical difficulties.
71 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
176. The Engage Podcast at DSTL 2021
This week we’re back exploring a Showmasters Destination Star Trek London convention after a five-year absence (since 2016). Giving our thoughts and feelings about our Saturday day trip up to the event, including spending our time with Wayne and Jude (from Trekmate), meeting the guests, and going to the talks. Please note that the episode unfortunately suffers from a few minor technical difficulties.
54 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
175. Absent Friends 2021 episode
In this (annual) edition of the podcast, we discuss (and celebrate) the lives of four people associated with the Star Trek franchise we lost this year, and in previous years. With focus placed on people related to the Star Trek franchises 55th Anniversary and Star Trek: Enterprise’s 20th Anniversary this year. In this year’s episode we talk about two actors (Fran Bennett & James Avery) and two members of production (Joan Pearce & Richard Arnold). May they all Rest In Peace.
55 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
174. Star Trek: Discovery Season Three Retrospective
In this episode we reflectively look backwards at Star Trek: Discovery’s third season, giving our opinions on what we think they got right and what they got wrong. Warning unfortunately this episode is quite loud, so I'd recommend listening to it at a lower volume. Certifiably Ingame- Does "The Burn" make sense (Star Trek) https://youtu.be/HtxycBV0Kx0 Warp Factor Trek- True Believers Connected in the Third Season of Star Trek: Discovery https://warpfactortrek.com/true-believers-connected-in-the-third-season-of-star-trek-discovery/
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