Coming up in this episode:
- Dr. Bashir is off to save an old frenemy
- San Diego comes to us
- The USS Cerritos emerges from drydock
Listen below or click here for full show notes
- Watch ‘Alone Together,’ A 4-Part Remote Series Read By ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Actors In Character – TrekMovie.com
- Star Trek: Voyager 25th anniversary documentary to resume filming — Daily Star Trek News
- Star Trek earns 6 Emmy nominations: 5 for Picard and 1 for Short Treks — Daily Star Trek News
In Vulcan, Alberta, Canada news:
- Nothing to report. Please stand by while we reacquire subspace communications..
46 additional stories we did not have time to cover, including articles about
- ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Will Debut In October – TrekMovie.com
- The Story Behind Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’s Musical Moment
- Star Trek: Picard First Season Blu-Ray and Steelbook Announced
- Nichelle Nichols NASA Film ‘Woman In Motion’ Gets North American Deal – Deadline
- Star Trek: Picard Stunning Romulan Makeup Transformation | Star Trek
- Star Trek: Picard Tellarite Prosthetic Makeup Timelapse | Star Trek
- US Space Force explains why its logo isn’t a Star Trek ripoff – The Verge
- Star Trek: Discovery Shares New 360º Photos of Set | Star Trek
- CBS’ overzealous copyright bots hit Star Trek virtual Comic-Con panel | Ars Technica
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Radical Depiction of Black Love
- Amazon.com: Star Trek Starships Coaster Book: Set of 6 Collectible Coasters (9780762494415): Carter, Chip: Books
- Help recover missing Roddenberry Nexus items in Sansar’s VR scavenger hunt, and win an Oculus Rift — Daily Star Trek News
- Star Trek Debuts New Discovery and Lower Decks Footage | CBR
- Which Alien Race is This Star Trek Character?
- Star Trek Discovery is a worthy entry in the franchise | Lifestyles | wvnews.com
- Star Trek: The Defiant’s Original Name (& Why DS9 Changed It)
- Review: Find Honor and Glory in the Star Trek Adventures Klingon Core Rulebook | Third Coast Review
- Star Trek: Lower Decks Exclusive T-Shirt Club Announced From Titmouse
- Star Trek: Picard Makeup Timelapse — Rhomsew | Star Trek
- Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing Book Review – TrekToday
- The Orville: Every Star Trek Guest Star Cameo | Screen Rant
- Jeri Ryan should’ve starred in Star Trek: Nemesis as Seven of Nine
- Hulu Added A Ton Of Classic Star Trek Movies Today – Gruntstuff
- Smithsonian: Building Star Trek DVD | Shop.PBS.org
- Star Trek Asks… Will it Blend?
- 24 Star Trek Adjacent Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read this Summer
- How the Star Trek Franchise is Blazing a Trail for Actors of Color
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Chase Masterson on working with Voyager stars Garrett Wang and Tim Russ on parody film Unbelievable!!!!! — Daily Star Trek News
- Star Trek: Discovery season 3 promotional artwork shows off new-style combadge — Daily Star Trek News
- Star Trek fans would love a Stargazer series with a younger Picard
- Star Trek’s Funniest 15 Episodes
- Michelle Hurd and Isa Briones of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Join ReedPop Metaverse Convention – Nerds and Beyond
- Why Seven of Nine Didn’t Cameo In Star Trek Nemesis | Screen Rant
- Grace Potter Offers Space-Themed Livestream from the Original ‘Star Trek’ Set
- Star Trek Fandom Heroes: Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah
- All 9 Star Trek Actors In Gargoyles The Animated Series
- Adil Hussain on ‘Pareeksha’, ‘Star Trek” Discovery’, and balancing commercial with indie films
- Pop Culture Spotlight on Star Trek: Picard Author Una McCormack | Get Literary
- ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ explores a sillier side of the Trek frontier – ABC17NEWS
- About 60% of a Good Episode — Star Trek: Lower Decks’s “Second Contact” | Tor.com
- Review: Star Trek: Lower Decks is more of a curiosity
- Review: ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Broadly Goes Where No Trek Has Gone Before : NPR
- Star Trek comedy’s No. 1 rule: Don’t make fun of Star Trek – CNET
- ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ aims to phaser your funny bone – New York Daily News
- Star Trek: Voyager and the Destroyer of Worlds
Things we learned from San Diego ComicCon@Home
Star Trek had a rather wide-reaching presence at San Diego Comic Con@Home. Here are the panels that included Trek Actors, writers, musicians and even scientific advisors.
- Star Trek Universe. Featured “Discovery,” “Lower Decks,” and “Picard” casts
Star Trek Universe Virtual Panel | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- All the Star Trek Ladies. Concentrated on the women of Trek as envisioned in novels, wth some associated talk about Trek on the screen.
All the Starfleet Ladies: Then and Now | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- LGBTQ Characters on Televison — What’s Next? Including Wilson Cruz and Anthony Raplp “Discovery”)
LGBTQ Characters on Television – What’s Next? | Comic-Con@Home2020 – YouTube
- The Science of Star Trek: Three Generations of Advice. Included friends of show Larry Nemecek and Drl Erin Macdonald
The Science of Star Trek: Three Generations of Advice | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- LGMI – Hollywood Location Scouts. Included Jeff Hunter, location scout for “Picard”
LMGI – Hollywood Location Scouts | Comic-Con@Home 2020 – YouTube
- The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars. including Todd Stashwick (“Enterprise)
The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- Unmasked: Rhapsody PR’s Behind-the-Music Panel. Included “Picard” and “Discovery” composer Jeff Russo. Moderated by Mary Chieffo (“Discovery”)
UnMasked: Rhapsody PR’s Behind the Music Panel | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- TV Guide’s Fan Favorites. Included Jeri Ryan (“Picard”)
TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- Ingloreous Trekxperts: 30 Years of Best of Both Worlds
Inglorious Treksperts: 30 Years of Best of Both Worlds | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- Picard 2020 A Literary Retrospective. How Picard evolved on the page and screen.
(12) Picard 2020: A Literary Retrospective | Comic-Con@Home 2020 – YouTube
- Harry Potter and Black Panther: Using Pop Culture to Become Superheroes IRL. Included Chase Masterson (“Deep Space Nine”)
Harry Potter and Black Panther: Using Pop Culture to Become Superheroes IRL | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- Afrofuturism – “Black To The Future 3(D): Real A.F.” Included Jimmy Diggs (“Voyager”)
Afrofuturism – “Black To The Future 3(D): Real A.F.” | Comic-Con@Home 2020
- Outi in Comics 33: Virtually Yours. Included “Star Trek” comic writers Andy Mangels and Christian Cooper
Out In Comics 33: Virtually Yours | Comic-Con@Home 2020
While each of the panels had its own highlights, and we encourage you to watch them all (we have links to all the panel in the show notes for episode 72, over at TheTopicIsTrek.com), it was, naturally, the “Star Trek Universe” panel that demanded the most attention.
Did we learn more about “Strange New Worlds”?
Now, something that hasn’t happened in — months. The premier of a new Star Trek series. Namely, “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” which premiered on CBS All Access on Thursday, August 6th. The series will debut episodes on a weekly basis. So, in this episode we will speak about the pilot, episode one, entitled, appropriately enough “Second Contact.”
Warp Speed Round Table
This time around…
With “Star Trek’s” rebirth on the small screen, there has been debate on whether new installments should always move forward in the Federation timeline, like TNG, Deep Space Nine and Voyager did, precede known events, like Enterprise, or fill in the gaps, like Strange New Worlds will do. Given the choice, do you have a preference?
Time to refill the dilithium chamber and try to warp on out of here.
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