Episode 153: Soval, and thanks for all the Plomeek Soup

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Gary Graham, ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ and ‘Alien Nation’ actor, dies at 73

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>>> Graham as Soval in scene from “Axanar”  Ambassador Soval & Minister T’Lera on Vulcan

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In Vulcan, Alberta, Canada news…

Here are links to 117  additional stories.broken out by series, movies and other categories. Including stories on the frantic pre-production process for “Star Trek Beyond”, how the actor who played Tuvix really feels about what happened to that character, how Shatner feels about A.I. Kirk and more.

CLASSIC TV SERIES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: The Original Series

  1. A Tough Episode In Star Trek: The Original Series Left Grace Lee Whitney ‘Black And Blue’
  2. Star Trek: The Original Series – “Spock’s Brain” Episode, Explained
  3. Star Trek: Most Impressive Things Kirk Did Before Joining The Enterprise
  4. The Long Lost Star Trek Episode Starring Milton Berle

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  1. Star Trek: What Happened To Wesley Crusher?
  2. Star Trek: Impressive Things Jean-Luc Picard Did Before The Enterprise
  3. Star Trek: How Did Data’s Cat Save the Enterprise Crew?
  4. 1 Patrick Stewart Quote A Star Trek: TNG Guest Star Will “Always Remember”
  5. Tasha Yar’s Daughter Is the Reason Spock’s Vulcan/Romulan Reunification Worked, Star Trek Confirms
  6. Top 10 Data Moments | Star Trek
  7. Star Trek’s Jonathan Frakes Has Some Surprising Thoughts on the Riker Maneuver
  8. Star Trek Reveals Captain Picard’s Command Between the Stargazer & Enterprise
  9. Picard’s Enterprise-D Bridge Had Secret Star Trek In-Jokes

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  1. Star Trek: The Deep Space Nine episode that predicted a US crisis
  2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Gave the Franchise An All-Time Character
  3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Who Is General Martok?
  4. Science Fiction Allows Penny Johnson Jerald to Open Doors for Those Who Aren’t Represented | Star Trek
  5. Star Trek: DS9 Showrunner Says Ezri Dax Was The “Smartest Thing We Ever Did”
  6. Star Trek: DS9 Never Punished Quark For An Unforgivable Crime
  7. 1 Star Trek Producer Is Wrong About A Big DS9 Season 2 Death

Star Trek: Voyager

  1. 1 Polarizing Star Trek: Voyager Character Was Saved By Scheduling Issues
  2. Jeri Ryan shares Seven of Nine Voyager scene she always hated
  3. Star Trek: Voyager Set Up A Great Villain, Then Ruined Her
  4. Star Trek: Voyager’s Most Bizarre Episode
  5. Kate Mulgrew Reveals Her Last Days On Star Trek: Voyager & Biggest Memory
  6. Star Trek: Voyager Had A ‘Get Out Of Delta Quadrant’ Plan (& Why It Wasn’t Used)
  7. Happy ‘Threshold’ Day, Star Trek Sickos
  8. Tuvix Actor Says Controversial Star Trek: Voyager Character “Had to Go”

Star Trek: Enterprise

  1. Why Did Star Trek: Enterprise Use Shuttles?
  2. Star Trek: Enterprise Airing 26 Episodes A Year Was “Stupid,” Says Scott Bakula
  3. The Season One Star Trek: Enterprise Episode That Spelled Doom For The Entire Series
  4. Enterprise Was “Supposed To Be Set On Earth”: Star Trek Producer Reveals Original Prequel Concept

STREAMING SERIES AND MOVIES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: Discovery

  1. The upcoming Star Trek: Discovery ending brought one of its stars to tears | GamesRadar+
  2. Doug Jones Talks Saru Romance And “Gorgeous” Epilogue Added To ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 5 Finale – TrekMovie.com
  3. Star Trek: Discovery Fans Will Be “Very Pleased” With Saru’s Romance In Season 5, Says Doug Jones
  4. Every Star Trek Theory On Discovery Season 5’s Treasure
  5. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Villain Calls Season 5 “Pure Adventure” From Beginning To End
  6. Interview: Doug Jones Talks “Dignified” Change For Saru In “Sentimental” Final Season Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ – TrekMovie.com
  7. Star Trek: Discovery Drops A Big Hint At Season 5’s Treasure – A TNG Connection?

Star Trek: Picard

  1. Star Trek: Picard Sequel Movie Update Should Worry Next Generation Fans | Den of Geek
  2. Jeri Ryan Says Seven of Nine Becoming Captain In Star Trek: Picard Season 3 “Was Always Endgame”
  3. Jonathan Frakes Explains The Reason Why Star Trek: Picard Finale’s Poker Scene Worked
  4. Seven Of Nine’s Funniest Data Line Origin Explained By Star Trek: Picard Showrunner
  5. Star Trek: Picard’s Breakout Actor Was Surprised By The “Breadth” Of Captain Shaw (But Jeri Ryan Called It)
  6. Dahj, Soji, Girl Dads, and Me | Star Trek
  7. It’s Time for Star Trek to Let Jean-Luc Picard Rest | Den of Geek
  8. Star Trek Works Better When It’s Cheaper and One Show Proves That

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  1. No Wins For Star Trek At Critics Choice Awards; ‘Strange New Worlds’ Nominated By Cinematographers Guild – TrekMovie.com
  2. Strange New Worlds Crossover Almost Featured A Surprise Star Trek Vulcan Cameo
  3. More Scotty In Strange New Worlds Season 3? “Definitely”, Says Star Trek EP

Unnamed Section 31 streaming “event movie”

  1. Michelle Yeoh’s ‘Star Trek’ Movie Rounds Out Cast With Omari Hardwick, More
  2. Production Officially Underway On Star Trek: Section 31. – Paramount ANZ
  3. Everything We Know About STAR TREK: SECTION 31 | Yardbarker
  4. Michelle Yeoh’s STAR TREK: SECTION 31 Starts Production; Full Cast Announced — GeekTyrant
  5. Omari Hardwick And Sam Richardson Join Michelle Yeoh In Star Trek: Section 31
  6. Cast For ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ TV Movie Announced As Production Starts – TrekMovie.com
  7. ‘Star Trek: Section 31’ Begins Production: See Michelle Yeoh on Set (PHOTO)
  8. Star Trek: Section 31 Confirms Start of Production with First Look | Star Trek
  9. Star Trek: Section 31 Begins Production as Cast Expands
  10. 10 Section 31 Things To Know Before Michelle Yeoh’s Star Trek Movie

(unannounced “Star Trek: Legacy” series)

  1. ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Spin-Off Still Not In Development, But Terry Matalas Has Thoughts On “What If We Did More?” – TrekMovie.com
  2. “What If We Did More?”: Star Trek Picard’s Story Continuation Mused By Showrunner
  3. Star Trek: Terry Matalas/”Legacy” Update; Panel Contemplates Future
  4. Star Trek: Picard Follow-Up Not In Development, Patrick Stewart To Blame?
  5. Star Trek Picard Spinoff Project May Be Canceled By Paramount
  6. ‘Picard’ Production Designer Says ‘Star Trek: Legacy’ Spin-off Is “Just A Nice Idea” – TrekMovie.com
  7. Exclusive: John de Lancie Saw Final ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Scene As Spin-off Setup, But Doesn’t Think It’ll Happen – TrekMovie.com

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: Nemesis

  1. Star Trek: What Happened to B-4?

Star Trek (2009)

  1. J.J. Abrams Made A Star Trek Decision That Concerned Zoe Saldana
  2. Star Trek Challenged Jennifer Morrison With A Devastating Scene In Her Audition

Star Trek into Darkness

  1. The Star Trek Sequel That Is Secretly Brilliant
  2. Zoe Saldana Says Paramount Still Wants To Bring Back Kelvin Cast For “One Last” Star Trek Movie – TrekMovie.com

    Star Trek Beyond
  3. Why making STAR TREK BEYOND was so difficult – YouTube

Untitled Star Trek movie [currently removed from Paramount roster]

  1. New Star Trek Movie Set Before Kirk And Spock Happening, Is Star Trek 4 Canceled?
  2. Whatever Happened to Star Trek 4?
  3. Zoe Saldaña Hopes to Go Back to ‘Star Trek’ One Last Time | The Mary Sue

Star Trek books, audio books and DVDs

  1. ‘Star Trek: ‘The Mission’ and Other Stories’ offers fans a stellar new anthology | Space
  2. Star Trek Explorer Presents Star Trek ‘The Mission’ and Other Stories | Star Trek
  3. Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 4 to Arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital | Star Trek
  4. ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 4 Arrives On Digital Today, DVD And Blu-ray In April – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek video games/board games

  1. Nicole de Boer Returning As Captain Ezri Dax For ‘Star Trek Online: Both Worlds’ – TrekMovie.com
  2. Star Trek Online Is Bringing Back Deep Space Nine’s Dax
  3. Star Trek: Discovery – Black Alert Board Game Review – IGN
  4. ICv2: Relive Star Trek’s Federation-Klingon War

Star Trek Comics/graphic novels/magazines

  1. Star Trek Lore Changes Forever With the Introduction of the Pleroma – The Dimension of the ‘Gods’
  2. Star Trek’s Darkest Timeline Turns Wesley Crusher into Picard’s Opposite
  3. Get a 1st look at debut issue of ‘Sons of Star Trek’ miniseries (exclusive) | Space
  4. Star Trek Retcons a Next Generation Character’s Origin Story


Paramount+ News

  1. What Could a Skydance and Parmount Merger Mean for Star Trek?
  2. Watch Patrick Stewart Lead The Paramount+ Team In New Super Bowl Commercial – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek related science news

  1. Human remains to burn in atmosphere after failed moonshot | Miami Herald
  2. Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Darwin: What Star Trek can teach us about evolution | Clemson News
  3. ‘The Archive’ Star Trek Spatial Experience Released For Apple Vision Pro – TrekMovie.com
  4. “Star Trek Technology Made Real”: Scientists “Teleport” Images Using Light


  1. Star Trek Is Spread Out Across 3 Streaming Services Now – Where To Watch
  2. The Worst Times Starfleet Got Its Ass Handed to It
  3. Kirk And Pike Have 2 Tragic Star Trek Things In Common
  4. Chris Pine’s Star Trek Movies Ranked Worst To Best
  5. 10 Star Trek Movies Ranked By Kirk’s Crimes
  6. Most Tragic Characters In Star Trek
  7. The Orville Can’t End Until This Star Trek Star Makes A Guest Appearance
  8. 12 Star Trek Commodores Ranked Worst To Best
  9. Star Trek: What is the Highest Starfleet Rank?
  10. Best Time Travel Episodes In Star Trek
  11. The Hardships of Miles Edward O’Brien | Star Trek
  12. Star Trek series ranked from worst to best | Radio Times
  13. Brannon Braga And ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Producers Talk Janeway And “Complicated” Chakotay Relationship – TrekMovie.com
  14. Star Trek III’s John Larroquette Plays A Klingon Again For ‘Night Court’ – TrekMovie.com
  15. Interview: Tawny Newsome On ‘Lower Decks’ Season 5 And Star Trek Love In ‘Starfleet Academy’ Writers Room – TrekMovie.com
  16. STAR TREK Characters We’d Love to See Nicolas Cage Play | Yardbarker

Convention news/fandom

  1. What to Expect and How to Prep for Star Trek: The Cruise VII | Star Trek

Actor Watch

  1. All 5 Star Trek Characters Played By Tuvok Actor Tim Russ
  2. Every Star Trek Species Played By Jeffrey Combs
  3. Why Did Leonard Nimoy and Gene Roddenberry Feud on Star Trek?
  4. Jason Isaacs’ 10 Best Acting Roles (Including Star Trek: Discovery’s Lorca)
  5. 10 Best Star Trek Episodes Directed By Jonathan Frakes
  6. William Shatner Open To AI Version Of His James T. Kirk In New Star Trek, Under A Specific Condition – TrekMovie.com

Main Mission


“The Murdered Sun”
First published in February 1996
Written by Christie Golden

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