Episode 1: He’s Dead Jim

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Subspace Chatter” (NEWS)


Roddenberry Presents:
Thurs, July 20th, 1:30pm, Room 24ABC

Television and film producers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will share some rarely seen treasures from the Roddenberry Vault and discuss this year’s 30th Anniversary of the beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Your Star Trek Podcast HQ: SoCal
Thurs, July 20, 4pm, Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek joins nationally known Trek podcasters from SoCal to talk about the recent boon of diversity and the role that podcasts and Internet radio play in keeping fan interest up during the “fallow time” . . . and what they can expect with Trek finally back in series.

Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
Thurs, July 20, 5pm, Room 25ABC

The authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling two-volume series “The Fifty-Year Mission,” Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, along with Access Hollywood’ s Scott Mantz, look back at five decades of Star Trek and speculate on where the franchise will boldly go over the next 50 years, including the latest news from the set of Star Trek: Discovery, the future of the movie franchise, and why we need Trek today more than ever.

Larry Nemecek’s Trekland 2017: TNG at 30 and Discovery at T-minus
Friday, July 21, 8pm, Room 29AB

Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek aims his annual archive deep-dive at the Big 3-0 for The Next Generation and counts the latest Twitter headlines on Discovery ’til it finally hits the streaming screen. As usual, look for all Trek via bloopers, in-jokes, and touchstone visuals–and, if lucky, an extended sneak peek at The Con of Wrath documentarynow in postproduction.

Klingon Lifestyles
Friday July 21, 2017 8:30pm, Room 6A

Klingons, weapons, an invasion into Klingon Space, and a live-action bat’leth sword battle–come join the fun and mayhem for the 24th annual Klingon stage play.  Come in your best Trek attire–all alien races welcome.

Star Trek: Discovery
Saturday July 22, 2017 2:30pm, Ballroom 20

This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Join members of the cast alongside the creative minds behind the new series for a conversation and introduction to Star Trek: Discovery.

Main Mission Question

Recently, “Star Trek: Discovery” showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts told Entertainment Weekly that main characters on “Discovery” aren’t safe from the slaughterhouse. They said their approach was influenced by “Game of Thrones,” where even the most beloved, characters could die horribly at any moment.

“They almost made it difficult to fall in love with people because you didn’t know if they were going to be taken away from you,” Berg said.

How do you feel about this?

Through the Looking Glass

I give a movie or episode, and each of us quickly says how it would change if it took place in the Mirror Universe.

  • Spock’s Brain


“Time to boldly go that-a-way until next episode.”

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Until next time, on behalf of Chuck, Kreg and myself, I’m Clinton, thanking you for listening. And, as we always say here on “The Topic is Trek”:

“Don’t put on the red shirt!”


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