Episode 104: So Near, and yet Ni’Var

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CP train derails near hamlet southeast of Calgary | Globalnews.ca

Here are links to 37 additional stories.broken out by series, movies and other categories. You’ll find everything from a video that disproves the assumption that Data can not use contractions, to a look at the company that is producing all those “Star Trek” adult beverages – and a lot more. Just go over to the show notes for episode 104, over at The Topic is Trek.com

Star Trek: The Next Generation 

  1. Star Trek: Data CAN Use Contractions | CBR

Star Trek: Discovery

  1. Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Episode 2 Easter Eggs & References – Den of Geek
    Star Trek Discovery Recap: “Anomaly” Goes Big on Classic Tropes
  2. Star Trek: Discovery Reveals Its Biggest Picard Connection Yet
  3. ‘Discovery’ just changed Star Trek robot canon in one surprising way
  4. Star Trek: Discovery Reveals the Source of Season 4’s Biggest Danger
    Discovery Season 4 Changes Star Trek’s Holodeck (& Gets It Very Wrong)
  5. Star Trek: Discovery Brings Back Saru in an Important New Role
  6. The Discovery Finally Joins A Star Trek Starfleet Tradition
  7. Star Trek Theory: What Discovery Season 4’s Anomaly Really Is
  8. Star Trek: Discovery Brings Back Picard Season 1’s Most Badass Part
  9. Star Trek: Discovery Twists Star Wars and Alien Tropes on Their Head
  10. Star Trek Discovery Choose to Live Recap: Qowat Milat, Michael’s Mom
  11. Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Episode 3 Easter Eggs and References | Den of Geek
  12. Star Trek: Discovery sets powered by Brompton processors

Star Trek: Picard

  1. Michelle Hurd Talks Raffi’s Challenges And Working With Whoopi Goldberg In Star Trek: Picard Season 2 – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: First Contact

  1. Ron Moore Shares a Riker/Picard Flip That Occurred on Star Trek: First Contact | Tor.com

Star Trek books

  1. Star Trek: Villains Review: A collection of some (but not all) of Trek’s biggest baddies – TREKNEWS.NET | Your daily dose of Star Trek news and opinion

Star Trek toys/collectibles/other merchandise

  1. Discovery Refit, Book’s Ship and Section 31 Deimos Class added to the Star Trek Universe Official Starships Collection from Hero Collector — Daily Star Trek News
  2. Hero Collector Expands Star Trek Starfleet Starships Collections With Classic And New Show Ship Models – TrekMovie.com
  3. Star Trek Borg Cube Advent Calendar Review: Resistance Is Festive — But it comes with a price – TREKNEWS.NET | Your daily dose of Star Trek news and opinion
  4. Go Behind the Scenes Of Wines That Rock’s Star Trek Collection

Star Trek Comics/graphic novels/magazines

  1. Star Trek: The Mirror War did what Deep Space Nine producers couldn’t
  2. Chief Visaggio – The First Canonical Trans Woman Star Trek Character


  1. Star Trek: Discovery Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New AR Wall
  2. Star Trek Introduces Picard & Discovery Warp Drive Plot Hole
  3. Star Trek: First Contact is really a meta movie about Trek’s creation – Polygon
  4. What Star Trek ep made the biggest impression on Rod Roddenberry?
  5. This Star Trek Fan Theory Turns Cheers Into a Holodeck Program
  6. Why Star Trek: Discovery Is Doing Romulan Warrior Nuns Better Than Picard
  7. All 13 ‘Star Trek’ Movies Ranked From Worst To Best
  8. All Of The Times That Star Trek Inspired The MCU
  9. ‘Star Trek VI’ Farewell to the Original Series Cast and Its Ties to ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (Flashback) | Entertainment Tonight

Actor Watch

  1. Star Trek: Discovery Star Thanks TNG’s Whoopi Goldberg | CBR
  2. William Shatner attends and blesses wedding of Star Trek fans in Ticonderoga, New York — Daily Star Trek News
  3. LeVar Burton Talks Geordi’s “Plausible” Return On ‘Star Trek: Picard’ And “Insulting” Romance Storyline On TNG – TrekMovie.com
  4. Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols, 88, lights up Comic Con LA during tribute celebrating her retirement | Daily Mail Online
  5. William Shatner’s Space Trip Gets Documentary on Prime Video

Main Mission

Written by Anne Cofell Saunders and Glenise Mullins
Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi

“Choose to Live”
Written by Terri Hughes Burton
Directed by Christopher J. Byrne

Warpspeed Roundtable

Do you think the “Section 31” series will ever get made?

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

End Of Show

It’s about time to refill the dilithium chamber and get on out of here. 

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