Episode 159: Take a look. It’s in a book, Book.

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And finally, in the ongoing battle for Paramount Mountain

Here are links to 135  additional stories.broken out by series, movies and other categories. 

CLASSIC TV SERIES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: The Original Series

  1. One Of Star Trek’s First Deaths In The Original Series Had William Shatner Cracking Up – IMDb
  2. Star Trek’s Infamous Spock’s Brain Episode Was A Sneaky Dig At NBC Itself
  3. Why Star Trek’s “City On The Edge Of Forever” Is So Important

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  1. Star Trek’s Walter Koenig Knew How To Bring Chekov to The Next Generation
  2. The Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode That Was So Controversial the UK Banned it – IMDb
  3. Deep Space Nine Used the Budget for Star Trek: TNG’s The Chase Episode
  4. Star Trek Creator’s Vicious Rant About Women | GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

  1. Star Trek: DS9 Had A Real Jerk On Set
  2. Star Trek: DS9 Blew Up An Enterprise Starship To Make A Point
  3. Star Trek: DS9 Needed USS Defiant & Season 2’s Finale Is Proof
  4. When Star Trek Deliberately Misled Fans | GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT

Star Trek: Voyager

  1. Star Trek Voyager Doctor Robert Picardo Was Unhappy With Character Change
  2. The Male Cast of Star Trek: Voyager Was Jealous of The Doctor’s Love
  3. Having Seven Of Nine In Star Trek: Voyager Raised Concerns For Another Character
  4. The crew on Star Trek: Voyager were not always kind to the cast
  5. Robert Picardo actually turned down the role of The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager
  6. Robert Picardo wasn’t onboard for a Doctor/Seven of Nine relationship

STREAMING SERIES AND MOVIES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: Discovery

  1. Star Trek Returns To A DS9 & Voyager Location For The First Time In 25 Years
  2. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Debuts On Nielsen Streaming Top 10 – TrekMovie.com
  3. Decades-Old Star Trek Mystery Finally Solved? | GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT
  4. 5 Star Trek: Discovery Characters Who Left Burnham’s Ship (& Who Came Back)
  5. Star Trek: Discovery Lands In Nielsen Streaming Top 10 Like Picard & Strange New Worlds
  6. 5 Star Trek: Discovery Characters Progenitors’ Treasure Could Resurrect
  7. When Star Trek: Discovery Ends, I’ll Miss Tig Notaro’s Jett Reno The Most
  8. Russell T. Davies Wishes Star Trek And Doctor Who Could Crossover, And Confirmed The Steps He’s Taken Steps To Make It Easier | Cinemablend
  9. Is ‘Star Trek’ Real in ‘Doctor Who’? | The Mary Sue
  10. How Star Trek: Discovery Brought Two Stamets Together In Season 1
  11. Star Trek: Discovery’s Breen Go Too Far Beyond Other Enemy Alien Ships
  12. A Classic Star Trek Movie Alien Returns In Discovery Season 5 Episode 8
  13. New photos + a sneak peek at Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episode 8 “Labyrinths” – TREKNEWS.NET | Your daily dose of Star Trek news and opinion
  14. Star Trek: Discovery’s Spore Drive Replacement May Not Be Explained
  15. Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green Is “The Best Number One” Elias Toufexis Has Ever Worked With
  16. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ season 5 episode 8 ‘Labyrinths’ is a fun, format-following installment | Space
  17. Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episode 8 Ending Explained
  18. Star Trek: Discovery Took the Best Episode of Its Season and Gave Us a Much Less Interesting Version of It
  19. Recap/Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Navigates Its Way Through In “Labyrinths” – TrekMovie.com
  20. RECAP | Star Trek: Discovery 508 – ‘Labyrinths’ | Star Trek
  21. Star Trek: Discovery’s Spore Drive – How It Works & Why It’s Controversial
  22. Inside How ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Transformed A Toronto University Library Into The Eternal Archive – TrekMovie.com
  23. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Climbs Streaming Top 10 Chart – TrekMovie.com
  24. Star Trek: Discovery’s Tig Notaro Talks Season 5, Her Casting Story, And Jett Reno’s Future
  25. ‘Discovery’s’ Most Unlikely Star Doesn’t Understand Star Trek Canon At All
  26. Star Trek: Discovery’s Neelix Reference Reveals What Happened After Voyager
  27. Star Trek: Discovery Reveals Legacy Of Fan-Favorite Voyager Character  | GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT
  28. Star Trek: Discovery Connection To Strange New Worlds Hidden in Plain Sight? | GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT
  29. Is Star Trek: Discovery Planning To Resurrect Book’s Dead Planet?
  30. Less people are watching Star Trek: Discovery as the season goes on
  31. Star Trek: Discovery’s Tig Notaro Clarifies Whether She Helps Writers With Jett Reno’s Lines, And I’m Surprised | Cinemablend
  32. Interview: ‘Discovery’ Writer Eric J. Robbins On Efrosians And More Star Trek Connections In “Labyrinths” – TrekMovie.com
  33. L’ak’s Star Trek: Discovery Costume Hinted At His True Identity As A Breen
  34. Is Star Trek: Discovery Planning To Resurrect Book’s Dead Planet?
  35. Preview ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Episode 509 With New Images, Trailer, And Clip From “Lagrange Point” – TrekMovie.com
  36. Star Trek: Discovery Finally Brought Back Saru
  37. ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Climbs Streaming Top 10 Chart – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: Picard

  1. Star Trek Picard Originally Planned to Reveal Even More About the Enterprise-E’s Fate | Den of Geek

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

  1. Star Trek’s Jonathan Frakes Nailed It In Explaining Why Strange New Worlds Is Arguably Fans’ Favorite Show Since The Next Generation | Cinemablend

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES (in order of premiere)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

  1. “It didn’t do us any good”: Star Trek Legend Leonard Nimoy Never Forgave a Movie That “Nearly Derailed” the Franchise

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

  1. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock Returning To Cinemas For 40th Anniversary – New Poster Exclusive
  2. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Will Return to Theaters for 40th Anniversary
  3. Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock Is Returning to Theaters, But There’s a Catch

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

  1. Did Captain Kirk Really Meet God In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier?

Star Trek: First Contact

  1. I’m Glad Star Trek: First Contact Didn’t Ruin The Borg On Voyager

Star Trek: Nemesis

  1. Star Trek: Who Is Shinzon And How Did He Take Over The Romulan Star Empire?

Untitled Star Trek Kelvin-vser movie [currently NOT on Paramount announced roster]

  1. Chris Pine was surprised by new Star Trek 4 update
  2. Chris Pine Gives Uninspiring (and Unsurprising) Update on Star Trek 4

Star Trek books, audio books and DVDs

  1. Review: The Promise Of A DS9 Prelude Falls Short In ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pliable Truths’ – TrekMovie.com

Star Trek video games/board games

  1. Denise Crosby Returns As Captain Sela From Another Universe For ‘Star Trek Online: Unparalleled’ – TrekMovie.com
  2. Star Trek Online’s Next Season, Unparalleled, Brings A New Type Of Borg Threat On May 28th | MMORPG.com
  3. Star Trek Online’s 32nd Season — “Unparalleled” — Let’s Players Change Their Gender

Star Trek Comics/graphic novels/magazines

  1. Star Trek #20 Preview: Space Gods & Spy Games
  2. STAR TREK 500 from IDW Sets Up Massive Trek Crossover Event for 2025 – Nerdist
  3. IDW Celebrating 500th Star Trek Comic With Big Era-Spanning Anthology – TrekMovie.com
  4. See Captain Sisko Meet A Familiar Face From ‘Picard’ In Preview Of ‘Star Trek’ #20 – TrekMovie.com
  5. Star Trek’s New Warp Drive Makes All Others Look Pathetic (In Any Era)


Paramount+ News

  1. Paramount Global, Korea’s CJ ENM Scale Back Strategic Partnership
  2. Peacock Content Spending Patterns Show Shifting Priorities
  3. Shari Redstone was poised to make Paramount a Hollywood comeback story. What happened? – Natura Hoy
  4. Seth Meyers Roasts Paramount and Peacock at the NBCUniversal Upfront
  5. Shari Redstone Hits Red Carpet For Paramount Pictures’ ‘IF’ Premiere
  6. Paramount Global Communications Chief Jenny Tartikoff Exits
  7. Paramount Stock Falls on Report Sony Is ‘Rethinking’ $26 Billion Bid
  8. S&P 500 Gains and Losses Today: Paramount Global Sinks as Sony Reconsiders Bid
  9. Paramount Shares Dip On Report Sony May Be Cooling On $26 Billion Bid
  10. Sony getting cold feet over Paramount deal, report claims | NASDAQ:PARA
  11. Paramount holds talks with Amazon to expand partnership in media businesses | World News – Business Standard
  12. Paramount M&A Fiasco Teaches a Lesson About Investor Inequality – Bloomberg
  13. Paramount Global (NASDAQ:PARA) Given Average Recommendation of “Reduce” by Brokerages
  14. Sony & Paramount Sign Non-Disclosure Agreement Allowing Talks To Start
  15. Paramount Global Chief Communications, Corporate Marketing Officer Julia Phelps to Exit
  16. Free streaming channel count drops slightly to 1,943, report says
  17. Paramount Global’s Communications & Corporate Marketing Chief To Exit
  18. Paramount Global Taps Jonathan Bingaman To Head Domestic Distribution
  19. Paramount Global Head of Marketing, Communications Julia Phelps Exits
  20. Paramount Global Chief Communications Officer Julia Phelps to Exit
  21. Sony and Apollo step closer to Paramount Global deal (reports) | News | Screen
  22. Sony Joins Talks To Buy Paramount—Boosting Paramount Shares 12%
  23. Sony and Apollo’s Plan for Paramount: Break It Up – The New York Times
  24. CBS News Could be Sold Should Apollo and Sony Acquire Paramount Global
  25. Sony’s plans for Paramount include sale of famous studio lot
  26. Shari Redstone Has Three Options for Paramount Global – Bloomberg
  27. How to stop another Paramount fiasco | The Star
  28. PBR hails new domestic media rights deals as ‘game changer’ – Sportcal
  29. Why You Don’t Want ‘the Bundle’ to Come to Streaming Services
  30. Comcast to Offer Apple TV, Netflix, Peacock in Bundle – Bloomberg
  31. RedBird Capital ‘has US$4.7bn arsenal’ to pursue further deals – SportsPro
  32. Paramount Global Cl B stock remains steady Monday, underperforms market – MarketWatch
  33. Byron Allen Resubmits $3.5 Billion Bid For Paramount Global’s BET, VH1
  34. Paramount Global executive Phelps to depart


  1. Star Trek Creator’s Overlooked Sci-Fi Series Streaming Without Netflix  | GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT
  2. Star Trek: Discovery’s Commander Rayner Tragedy Echoes Strange New Worlds’ La’an
  3. Star Trek: Discovery – The Tardigrade, Explained
  4. Interview: Elias Toufexis On Making Star Trek History Playing L’ak And Nerding Out In ‘Discovery’ – TrekMovie.com
  5. Star Trek’s Biggest Year? What Discovery’s Callback To 2371 In TNG’s Era Means
  6. Star Trek: Discovery Is Ending Soon, And L’ak Actor Elias Toufexis Told Us Why He Thinks The Show ‘Wraps Up Really Nicely’ | Cinemablend
  7. Every Star Trek Captain Who Led a Series, Ranked
  8. 5 Star Trek Actors With Real-Life Children In TV & Movies
  9. The One Thing Star Trek’s George Takei Really Wanted For Sulu But Never Got
  10. Seven Of Nine Became Starfleet Famous Because Of Star Trek: Picard, Not Voyager
  11. Star Trek’s Time Travel Rules, Explained
  12. Picard’s Enterprise Tried To Save Chief O’Brien After Star Trek: TNG’s Finale
  13. The Baddest Part of Space: A Brief History of the Badlands | Star Trek
  14. 10 Star Trek Aliens Who Don’t Look Human
  15. Star Trek: World War III, Explained
  16. Chris Pine’s Best Moment As Star Trek’s Captain Kirk Isn’t the One You Think
  17. 8 Important Star Trek Events That Happened In The Badlands
  18. Going Nucleonic: Star Trek’s Wildest Mindscape Episodes | Star Trek
  19. “We absolutely keep track of it”: Despite 5 Seasons, Star Trek: Discovery Failed to Learn the Real Reason Strange New Worlds is a Better Show
  20. New photos + a sneak peek at Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episode 9 “Lagrange Point” – TREKNEWS.NET | Your daily dose of Star Trek news and opinion
  21. FIRST LOOK | Star Trek: Discovery – ‘Lagrange Point’ | Star Trek
  22. Star Trek’s New Warp Drive Breaks the Prime Directive in a Way No-One Expected

Convention news/fandom

  1. Every Partner Announced for IGN Live (So Far) – IGN

Actor Watch

  1. Fallout’s Ella Purnell Shines in Star Trek Role – ScreenRant – YouTube
  2. “I think I stole them”: Marina Sirtis Stole 2 Star Trek Props, One of Which She Ended up Wearing 18 Years Later in ‘Picard’
  3. Christina Chong & Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Cast Collaborate On New Song ‘Space Girlz’

Before we begin our main mission, I have a question from Listener Kyle:

What is the significance of your ratings?
Some seem to struggle over awarding half points for no perceivable
reason.  What’s the difference between 7.5 and 8 McGuffins?
When I replay an audiobook for background listening, that book series is
at least a 8 out of 10 stars in my personal opinion.
I won’t recommend a movie / TV show/ author / book series unless it is 9
out of 10 stars.

Main Mission, Part 1

Star Trek Discovery
Season 5, Episode 8
Written by Lauren Wilkinson & Eric J. Robbins
Directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour

Main Mission, Part 2

Star Trek Discovery
Season 5, Episode 9
“Lagrange Point”
Written by Sean Cochran & Ari Friedman
Directed by Jonathan Frakes

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