Episode 84: You say ‘Orion.’ I say ‘Orion.’

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  3. Catching Up With Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Blu del Barrio, and Ian Alexander
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  5. Oyin Oladejo of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ talks diversity and elephants for ‘Endlings’ Season 2 on Hulu (exclusive interview) | Space
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  7. Star Trek: Discovery and Lower Decks took turned the Orions from sex slaves and pirates into take-charge villains and scientists.
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  13. From ‘Star Trek’ to Wheeling | News, Sports, Jobs – The Intelligencer
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  16. Star Trek: Discovery Is Missing A Key Franchise Element (But Season 4 Could Fix)
  17. Fan-Favorite ‘Star Trek’ Character Confirmed as Gay | Heavy.com
  18. Virtual look at original Star Trek offered by Bernards Township Library | Bernardsville News News | newjerseyhills.com
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  33. Interview: Michael Dorn Pitches ‘Captain Worf’ Show; Explains What It Would Take To Do ‘Star Trek: Picard’ – TrekMovie.com
  34. ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ explores strange new worlds to great effect
  35. Star Trek Star Says ‘Endlings’ Helps Kids Tackle Big Issues Through Sci-Fi
  36. Designing the La Sirena
  37. How Star Trek: Discovery Bungled Michael Burnham’s Path to Captain | Den of Geek
  38. Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Ensigns May Be the Biggest Star Trek Fans of All Time
  39. WATCH: Celebrating America goes Star Trek with inaugural evening performances — Daily Star Trek News
  40. Take your own virtual Star Trek tour of the original U.S.S. Enterprise
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  46. Star Trek: The Next Generation and Picard actor Marina Sirtis announces she will move back to the U.K. — Daily Star Trek News
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  54. Star Trek: Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s Age In TNG Explained
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  56. Star Trek: Voyager actors were supposed to suppress emotion
  57. Star Trek Archivist Richard Arnold Dies at 66
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  67. Mary Chieffo Interview: Star Trek Online | Screen Rant

Time to disconnect from Subspace Chatter —  goodbye Charlie.

Main Mission


This week we’re talking about the first two episodes of the shortened second season of “Star Trek: The Animated Series.” Specifically, “The Pirates of Orion,” and “BEM.”

  • “The Pirates of Orion”
  • Written by Howard Weinstein
  • Directed by Bill Reed
  • First aired on September 7, 1974
  • “Bem”
  • Written by David Gerrold
  • Directed by Bill Reed
  • First aired on September 14, 1974

Warp Speed Round Table

A follow up with some feedback on our last Warp Speed Round Table topic:

What do you hope will happen in the next season of “Discovery”? 

Listener Diane had three items

This time around…

What is your favorite Kirk moment?

End Of Transmission

Time to refill the dilithium chamber and try to warp on out of here. 

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