Episode 35: Happy New Yar!

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Subspace Chatter

Star Trek The Cruise IV Announced – TrekToday

‘Star Trek’ Short Treks: Trailer for Harry Mudd’s “The Escape Artist” Episode

New Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Photo Teases A Possible Pike Romance

Get A Look At ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ In HD As Part Of Documentary Update Video – TrekMovie.com

‘The Ranch,’ ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Voltron’ Return to Top 10 Digital Originals Chart – Media Play News

Star Trek’s Enterprise Just Became a Transformer

Dreamland Theater in Ypsilanti to host ‘Star Trek’-themed…

Star Tracks: The Exposition Menace | Idaho County Free Press

Star Trek Comics Now Available to Read on Nintendo Switch

Home – Montgomery Scott

Many Stories Are Told Through the Typography in Science Fiction Films

The Orville Season 2 Will Be Bigger and More Intense | TV Guide

In news from Vulcan, Alberta, Canada

County council approves gravel purchases | Vulcan Advocate

Additional stories we didn’t have time to cover:

Fans deserve to finally get a Star Trek: Enterprise movie

Everything you didn’t know about Star Trek: Insurrection | SYFY WIRE

Star Trek: Fleet Command – Mobile Archetypes Blended Poorly | Appolicious mobile apps

Star Trek: 6 Actors Who Regretted Being On Deep Space Nine (And 14 Who Adored It)

Personal translator device brings us a step closer to Star Trek

The top 10 actors to replace Brent Spiner as Data on Star Trek

In a surprise tribute, the Senate votes to name Salt Lake City’s federal courthouse after retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch – The Salt Lake Tribune

NASA astronauts make ‘movie’ posters for their missions, and we can’t stop laughing – HoustonChronicle.com

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 Featurette Reveals Enterprise Details

Would you watch a Captain Robau Star Trek series?

One of the Stars of the Original ‘Star Trek’ Has a New TV Series | TVWeek

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 – a history of Spock’s smiles | Den of Geek

Reading The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Young Adult Novels | Tor.com

Arduino Heart Rate Monitor Has Star Trek Chic | Hackaday

INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE’s “A Very Spidey Christmas” Is Now Online For Your Listening Pleasure | Birth.Movies.Death.

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Doug Jones Teases Changes Ahead for Saru and the Show

Live Long and Prosper With This Star Trek Tea Set | Mental Floss

Is recasting Data for Star Trek: Picard a good idea?

Star Trek: The 20 Most Powerful Ships In The Galaxy, Ranked | CBR

Main Mission

Now it’s time to take a Z minus 10,000 meter dive into one subject and try to say on track.

Writing on the Topic is Trek Facebook page, listener Ken asked: “Did the whole ‘redshirt’ thing on ‘Star Trek’ occur by accident, or was it planned that way?”

Warp Speed Round Table

Last time we asked:  Which Trek character’s “origin story” would you like to learn?

Melissa  replied: “We know about Data’s creation story. And we know that by the time he faces Sela’s incursion he’s been on active duty for 26 years. I’d like to see his first years – his time at the academy, his early assignments.”

Sandi replied: “Mr. Spock.”

Parwez said: “In 3 years of TOS, they never once had their first names spoken. We got to know names like LEE Kelso, MARK Piper, PHIL Boyce, KEVIN Reilly, MIRA Romaine (even her parents full names), ANGELA Martinez, ESTEBAN Rodriguez, ROBERT Tomlinson, HELEN Noel, but never the first names of Uhura or Sulu. What brought them to the academy? How many hobbies did Sulu have before he became a Starfleet officer. Could Uhura have pursued a singing career instead of enlisting in Starfleet. I’d like to know.”

JT wrote: “Miles O’Brien.”

Now on to this episode’s topic:

We are approaching the new year, so it’s time to make some predictions. What do you think we will be hearing about in “Star Trek” news in 2019?

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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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