Episode 72: Wait. Romulans have whiskey?

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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

Subspace Chatter

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 

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  4. Nichelle Nichols NASA Film ‘Woman In Motion’ Gets North American Deal – Deadline
  5. Star Trek: Picard Stunning Romulan Makeup Transformation | Star Trek
  6. Star Trek: Picard Tellarite Prosthetic Makeup Timelapse | Star Trek
  7. US Space Force explains why its logo isn’t a Star Trek ripoff – The Verge
  8. Star Trek: Discovery Shares New 360º Photos of Set | Star Trek
  9. CBS’ overzealous copyright bots hit Star Trek virtual Comic-Con panel | Ars Technica
  10. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Radical Depiction of Black Love
  11. Amazon.com: Star Trek Starships Coaster Book: Set of 6 Collectible Coasters (9780762494415): Carter, Chip: Books
  12. Help recover missing Roddenberry Nexus items in Sansar’s VR scavenger hunt, and win an Oculus Rift — Daily Star Trek News
  13. Star Trek Debuts New Discovery and Lower Decks Footage | CBR
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  19. Star Trek: Lower Decks Exclusive T-Shirt Club Announced From Titmouse
  20. Star Trek: Picard Makeup Timelapse — Rhomsew | Star Trek
  21. Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing Book Review – TrekToday
  22. The Orville: Every Star Trek Guest Star Cameo | Screen Rant
  23. Jeri Ryan should’ve starred in Star Trek: Nemesis as Seven of Nine
  24. Hulu Added A Ton Of Classic Star Trek Movies Today – Gruntstuff
  25. Smithsonian: Building Star Trek DVD | Shop.PBS.org
  26. Star Trek Asks… Will it Blend?
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  28. How the Star Trek Franchise is Blazing a Trail for Actors of Color
  29. 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
  30. Star Trek: Discovery season 3 promotional artwork shows off new-style combadge — Daily Star Trek News
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  40. ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ explores a sillier side of the Trek frontier – ABC17NEWS
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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.

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”?

Main Mission

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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