This week David Ivy and Darren Benjamin take another tour down the nerd worm hole and go completely off topic and just talk about Star Trek. We did find out there might be an episode that Darren hasn’t seen and David had lunch with Worfs Brother.
David hangs with Shatner, Darren forgets an episode and the Trekcast team discusses what would make Star Trek appeal to kids and mass market merchandise. Is it “war”?
Darren and David complete their in-depth look at one of the most acclaimed episodes on Star Trek :The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds. We break it down scene by thrilling scene. again!
We are also joined by Dan Thale: creator of a new Star Trek fan project Star Trek Futures.
Darren returns from the Nexus to join David on an in-depth look at one of the most acclaimed episodes on Star Trek :The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds. We break it down scene by thrilling scene.
This week David and Vernon take on the most comprehensive discussion of Star Trek music ever attempted by mortals. The soundtrack to Start Trek is amazing, beautiful and we discover that it’s also very diverse. From Alexander Courage to Jerry Goldsmith, we listen to it all and marvel at Star Trek’s audio history.
This week Vernon joins David to discuss Visual Effects throughout the years in Star Trek and how Computer Graphics (CG) have influenced story telling. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? I thing we decided that this new overly digital form of film making has hurt overall story telling, but it’s really up to you to decide.
Man, we are divided on this issue? Do you like Star Trek: Into Darkness? Darren Benjamin likes it and David Ivy doesn’t like it and that seems to represent the Star Trek community as a whole.
We also start a new segment we call “what Star Trek got wrong”. Where we discuss the predictiobs of the futre that didn’t quite happen the way Trek thought they would.
Whoa, did we nerd out this week? No topic planned, no show notes, nothing. Darren Benjamin and David Ivy just turned on the microphones and let the geek fly! From Trills to Changelings, from Grays to little known Star Trek characters. This is why we listen to Trekcast… Just nerds talking Star Trek! …and if you aren’t careful, ya just might learn something. …but probably not.
This week we delve into the Star Trek fandom and nerdom. Did Star Trek write the book on this level of fandom and why can we so passionate about Trek? We are pleased to be joined by Star Trek author, actor, editor, archivist, consultant, interviewer, producer and good friend, Larry Nemecek. There aren’t many people that know this much about our beloved Star Trek so it’s a treat to be able to sit down and pick Larry’s unusually keen, Spcok sized brain.
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Blog and guest vidchats: www.treklandblog.com
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What is the next, next generation of Star Trek going to be? A gig, deep, Game of Thrones style show with violence and thirty characters that is hard to follow, a kids show with a talking prairie dog or a reality show about a bunch of fans making a fan film? Should Star Trek take a break and be pulled for a few years? All of these ideas sound pretty frightening, but as Trek fans we are going to have to take the risk at some point.