Episode 129: Pride and Prodigy

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Here are links to at least 79 stories broken out by series, movies and other categories. 

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation set up William Riker’s issue w/ Thomas

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  1. The Best One-Off Characters From Star Trek: Deep Space 9
  2. 30 Years Later Deep Space Nine’s First Episode Is Amazing Trek
  3. Top 10 Fan-Favorite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Quotes

Star Trek: Enterprise

  1. Star Trek: Enterprise’s Captain Jonathan Archer had seen Dr. Who
  2. ‘Supernatural’ Actress Kim Rhodes Was Rejected As T’Pol On ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ For “Wrong Body Type” – TrekMovie.com
  3. Every Way Archer’s Enterprise Is Different From Kirk & Picard’s

Star Trek: Discovery

  1. Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Leaves The Galaxy On Blu-ray – TrekMovie.com
  2. Every Change That Happened Between Star Trek: Discovery Seasons 3 & 4

Star Trek: Picard

  1. Check Out Worf’s New Look For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 – TrekMovie.com
  2. Star Trek: Picard distanced itself from one Trek staple
  3. Troi Needs To Know Picard’s Season 2 Revelation
  4. Star Trek: Picard should’ve always been a sequel to the Next Generation
  5. Patrick Stewart Talks Tension Between Jean-Luc And Beverly Crusher In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 – TrekMovie.com
  6. Why Star Trek: Picard didn’t distance itself from a Star Trek staple
  7. Star Trek Retcon Means Picard Is Part Of Enterprise’s Opening Credits
  8. Star Trek: Picard Showrunner Confirms How the Enterprise-F Fits Into Season 3 | Den of Geek
  9. New Clip From Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Teased On Latest Episode Of The Ready Room — Daily Star Trek News
  10. BIG Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Reveals – Terry Matalas Interview – YouTube
  11. Star Trek: Picard Season 3’s Soundtrack Contains Spoilers
  12. ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Showrunner Reveals If The USS Enterprise-E Is In Season 3 [UPDATED] – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: Prodigy

  1. Kate Mulgrew Has Been Playing A Star Trek Villain All Along
  2. Star Trek: Prodigy’s most recent episode highlights the real issues with AI
  3. Star Trek: Prodigy Connects to Picard’s Season 3 Villain
  4. Interview: ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Writer On Janeway’s Twist, Murf’s Singing And More From “Ghost In The Machine” – TrekMovie.com
  5. Star Trek: Prodigy Parodies The Shining, with a 24th-Century Twist
  6. INTERVIEW: Star Trek: Prodigy Writer Chad Quandt – Trek Central
  7. Interview: ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Writers Talk Body Swaps, Janeways, And What’s Driving The Diviner – TrekMovie.com
  8. Admiral Janeway Just Proved Star Trek’s Most Important Virtue
  9. Interview: John Noble On Finding The Diviner’s Truth And Hope For Redemption In ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ – TrekMovie.com
  10. The Hageman Brothers and Brett Gray Drop More Hints About What’s To Come In Star Trek: Prodigy Season 2 — Daily Star Trek News
  11. ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Creators Talk “Magical” Season 2 With “A Lot More” Legacy Characters – TrekMovie.com
  12. Star Trek Perfectly Homages Kirk & Spock In Wrath Of Khan
  13. Has Star Trek: Prodigy seen the last of one particular Janeway?

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  1. Why Pike Really Wore Kirk’s Green Shirt In Strange New Worlds
  2. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Makes Rolling Stone’s List of Top 20 TV Shows in 2022 — Daily Star Trek News
              >> The 20 Best TV Shows of 2022 – Rolling Stone
  3. Anson Mount Says ‘Strange New Worlds’ Season 2 Will Explore The Limits Of Star Trek’s Idealism – TrekMovie.com
  4. Star Trek: Explaining The Legacy Of Captain Pike

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

  1. Star Trek’s Original Movie Eliminated Every Spock Replacement

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

  1. What Happened To Kirk’s Klingon Ship After Star Trek IV?

Star Trek: Nemesis

  1. ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’: Patrick Stewart on Tom Hardy’s ‘Naked’ Audition Tape to Play Younger Jean-Luc Picard | Entertainment Tonight

Star Trek books, audio books and DVDs

  1. Star Trek: The Original Series “Harm’s Way” Book Review – TREKNEWS.NET | Your daily dose of Star Trek news and opinion
  2. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Limited-Edition Steelbook on March 21
  3. ‘Star Trek: ‘Q and False’ and Other Stories’ anthology launches | Space
  4. REVIEW: Is Chet Richards’ New Memoir As Good As His Star Trek Episode? — Daily Star Trek News

Star Trek toys/collectibles/other merchandise

  1. Science Division Says Goodbye to Making App-Enabled Tribbles — Daily Star Trek News
  2. Review: Playmates Star Trek: TOS Phaser And Enterprise Will Make You Feel Young Again – TrekMovie.com
  3. UPDATE: Ben Robinson Finally Drops Some Solid News About the Fate of Eaglemoss’ Starship Line, and More — Daily Star Trek News

Star Trek Comics/graphic novels/magazines

  1. Star Trek: Resurgence #2 Reviews
  2. Star Trek Confirms a Fan-Favorite Race Are a Klingon-Level Threat
  3. Star Trek Reveals Why Worf Rejoined Starfleet
  4. Data Just Redefined Humanity as Star Trek’s True Gods
  5. See A Flashback To Geordi And Leah Brahms On The Enterprise-D In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Resurgence’ #2 – TrekMovie.com
  6. Star Trek Announces Release of DS9’s “Lost Episode” – The Dog of War
  7. Star Trek Confirms Even Vulcans Respect One Godlike Society
  8. Star Trek: Data Explains the Real Reason Picard Doesn’t Trust Sisko
  9. Star Trek Confirms One Klingon Is a Sex Symbol All Over the Galaxy


  1. 10 Star Trek Twists You Never Saw Coming
  2. INTERVIEW: Rod Roddenberry Discusses Producing Star Trek and His Foundation’s Current Projects — Daily Star Trek News
  3. 10 Star Trek Scenes Even More Impressive When You Know The Truth – YouTube
  4. Actors Who Refused Roles On Star Trek
  5. DS9 Predicted Star Trek’s New Augment Obsession
  6. Screen Rant’s Star Trek 2023 Preview
  7. 3 things we hope happens within Star Trek in 2023
  8. Nichelle Nichols’ Friends and Family Band Together to Carry on Her Legacy — Daily Star Trek News
  9. 3 of our favorite episodes from across Star Trek in 2022
  10. Star Trek’s Future Lies With Picard, Not Strange New Worlds
  11. Star Trek In 2023: What We’re Most Looking Forward To – TrekMovie.com
  12. Star Trek: Why Is It So Easy To Break The Prime Directive?
  13. Best Sci-Fi Series That Started In 2022, Ranked
  14. SpaceX to launch diversity tribute to ‘Star Trek’ creator | Space

Convention news/fandom

  1. No Man’s Sky Player Creates Star Trek’s USS Enterprise

Actor Watch

  1. (11) Star Trek’s Bruce Greenwood on Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, JJ Abrams, sitting in the captain’s chair – YouTube
  2. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Armin Shimerman On Shakespeare, Star Trek, and the Late, Great Rene Auberjonois — Daily Star Trek News
  3. Watch: Zoe Saldaña On Which Sci-Fi Language Is Easier—Star Trek’s Klingon Or Avatar’s Na’vi? – TrekMovie.com
  4. Star Trek Legend William Shatner Has No Idea What “Slowing Down” Means
  5. Sofia Boutella Wants To Return For ‘Star Trek 4,’ Hopes To See Jaylah “Evolve” – TrekMovie.com

  6. Gabrielle Beaumont, the First Woman to Direct a Star Trek Episode, Dies — Daily Star Trek News
  7. 35 Star Trek Actors Who Died In 2022 – YouTube

Main Mission

Star Trek: Prodigy
Season 1, episode 18
Written by Julie Benson and Shawna Benson
Directed by Sung Shin

“Supernova, Parts 1 and 2”
Season 1, episodes 19 and 20.
Part 1, written by Erin McNamara
Part 2, written by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman
Directed by Andrew L. Schmidt and Ben Hibon

Warp Speed Round Table

This time, we review our predictions for 2022 and foolishly, er, boldly make new ones for 2023.

Clinton’s 2022 predictions were…

  • (X) It will be announced that Mary Chiefo will have a recurring role as L’Rell on “Strange New Worlds”*
  • (X) Gray will become Discovery’s ship’s counselor
  • (X) We will get casting news on the new “Star Trek” movie
  • (✔) We will see Captain April in “Strange New Worlds”

Kreg’s 2022 predictions were…

  • (X) Arex will appear as an officer on “Strange New Worlds”*
  • (X) We will see Worf in “Picard” season 2 (and possibly Robert Picardo)*
  • (X) The DMA is tied to the evolved form of V’ger, last seen at the end of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”
  • (✔) We will see Kyle (TOS, Wrath of Khan) on “Strange New Worlds”

Chuck’s 2022 predictions were…

  • (X) “Picard” Season 2 will not involve a familiar trope (time travel, klingon alliance, mirror universe)**
  • (✔)  When the source of the DMA is located, Cleveland Booker will try to attack it, no longer able to contain his anger 
  • (X) We will see Geordi LaForge in season 2 of “Picard”
  • (✔) We will learn what species Dal R’El (“Prodigy”) belongs to (side prediction, he is a Talaxian)

And here are our predictions for 2023


  • This will be the last season of “Discovery”
  • There will be no word at all on the next Star Trek theatrical movie
  • We will get word on the next Trek series to go into rotation on Paramount+.
  • We will see or have mention made of Dr. Roger Korby on “Strange New Worlds”
  • We will see or have mention made of Gary Mitchell on “Strange New Worlds”
  • Voyager-A will appear on “Prodigy”
  • Barclay will appear in “Picard”


  •  I think we will hear an announcement for a Worf Show
  • A new NEW Star Trek movie will be on the horizon
  • We will see Mudd on Strange New Worlds
  • Somehow we will see some characters from Prodigy crossover
  • Bonus: Edward from Short Treks will return


  •  We’ll get a “Strange New Worlds” appearance from a TOS characters like Scotty and McCoy
  • Book won’t serve his entire sentence and Burham will find another love interest
  • They are going to make an exception to the augment rule for Dal R’El
  • “Prodigy,” Season 2 will not premier until 2024
  • If we do hear something about “Star Trek 4,” it will be about more delays

End Of Show

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

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