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Now that Picard Season 2 is fully behind us, we can fully focus on Strange New Worlds! This week, we have an Uhura-centric story in "Children of the Comet," and for once in quite some time Mike and Johnson have a lot less to argue about. We discuss how this show is giving us characters that seem fully fleshed out and lived in, and we talk about some of our favorite moments from the episode.
We experienced so many cool things, people, and places thanks to Anson Mount's kind invitation to the NYC Premiere. He is the real deal. We got to do something we never dreamed we'd do and had to share it with you. We'd like to thank Trek Geeks Bill and Dan (Hi, Ted!) for getting us on the screeners and junket lists, which starting this whole incredible thing. We'd also like to acknowledge Mackenzie who helped us on interview day and got us that spot on the Red Carpet, and Leigh for helping us at the theater and later at the V.I.P. Party (thanks for letting us give Anson our tee shirt). Click to watch the Red Carpet video Others mentioned in this show: TrekCore.com Guys you were the best. Thanks for calming us down. TrekMovie.com Ladies, thanks for the fun conversation and ALL the tips. Deep Space Pride Mike and Johnson, we are so sorry we miss you at brunch with Fran. Here's to the best car service in New York BKM Car Service and our favorite driver Augustine Thank you, PSI Security We give a special shout out to our sound engineer DoS, the Anonymous. Find him at email@example.com Thank you Dena Massenburg for our dope logo https://instagram.com/blackbeanz70 You can find the SyFy Sistas online at syfysistas.com Facebook @SyFy Sistas Twitter: @Syfy Sistas Instagram: @syfy.sistas And of course, trekgeeks.com/syfysistas
SPOILER ALERT! This week, Bill and Dan look at the debut of the latest live action Star Trek series, "Strange New Worlds!" Normally this is a topic reserved for Discovering Trek, but with all of the acclaim the series has received from fans and critics alike, they couldn't help but talk about it on this installment of The Flagship! In addition to talking about the characters, they'll also discuss highlights from the series' first two episodes, "Strange New Worlds," and "Children of the Comet." If you HAVEN'T watched Star Trek: Strange New Worlds yet, you might want to wait until you do before you dive in on this episode! Plus, news about FanGeeks Party 2022 in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada that you're not going to want to miss!
This week Mike, Yvette, and Matthew, discuss the next episode of Strange New Worlds, "Children of the Comet." Captain Pike invites members of the crew to his quarters for dinner, and the party includes Cadet Uhura. We learn a lot about her background, including that she's not sure if Starfleet is for her. She's also a singer, but more on that later. A rogue comet is going to strike an inhabited world and the Enterprise tries to alter its course, only to find out that there's a structure on the comet. While a landing party heads over to try and figure out why this comet has a forcefield, the Enterprise comes across the Shepherds, who don't want them to do anything to the comet, who they revere as a god. Uhura figures out that the comet responds to music, and that is the basis of its language. Spock is able to break up the comet without touching it, using heat shields from a shuttle, making the Shepherds happy. What did we think about the episode? Will Uhura continue her path in Starfleet? Find out on this episode of Discovering Trek: Strange New Worlds!
WARNING: This episode contains frank discussion about suicide and its role in Episode 209 of Star Trek: Picard. Mike B., Tamia, Jamie, and Mike T., breakdown Hide and Seek on this week's episode. We finally find out what the trauma was that Picard suffered as a child... and it was shown quite vividly on screen. We'll attempt to tackle that as well what all of this means leading into the season finale. How did we feel overall about the episode, and how do we think this season will end? Listen to find out that and much more on this episode of Discovering Trek!
We've finally made it to the finale of Picard S2! Are all of our burning questions successfully answered? We discuss in detail our thoughts on the resolutions to this season's dangling plot threads, before we each give the season an overall rating (spoiler: Johnson gives a lower score than Mike). We then both talk about something that we're both on the same page on - the premiere of Strange New Worlds! Other than gushing about our excitement for this new show, we also can't help but talk about the men in the series that we think are cute. Yes, this is definitely a gay Star Trek podcast.
The SyFy Sistas sit down with Jayne Brook, a film and TV actor that has earned three Screen Actors Guild nominations for Chicago Hope and a Prism Award for Performance in a Drama Series for Boston Legal. We know her for her role as Star Trek Discovery's Vice Admiral Katrina Cornwell. This role finally redeems StarFleet Admirals in every Star Trek "universe" and/or "timeline". Our conversation ranges from underwear fittings, the Garage Door explanation, the epic tweet, SMG, Bio Trekkies, being a DS9 newbie, white Jesus, scattered Black rocks and Jayne's oh-so detailed research of the SyFy Sistas. For more on Jayne Brook check out her IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0111632/ BioTrekkies w/ Dr. Mohamad Noor https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zvlD5RnkzhIegG0gnSeSw Follow her Instagram and on The Twitter: @thejaynebrook Star Trek the Cruise: https://startrekthecruise.com Star Trek The Original Series: The Gamesters of Triskelion (S2;E16) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708466/ Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts King of Kings https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055047/ Sargent Rutledge https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054292/ We give a special shout out to our sound engineer DoS, the Anonymous. Find him at firstname.lastname@example.org FanSets - our pins...have character We want to thank our friends at FanSets for being the presenting sponsor of the Trek Geeks Podcast Network. https://fansets.com You can find the SyFy Sistas online at syfysistas.com Facebook @SyFy Sistas Twitter: @SyfySistas Instagram: @syfy.sistas And of course, trekgeeks.com/syfysistas
Crew members are going on officer exchange! Riker eats Gagh in anticipation of serving aboard a Klingon Bird of Prey, Ensign Mendon almost starts an interstellar War by over-analyzing space bacteria, Matthew and Ruthie also swap roles while talking about how it feels to be out of place. Main cover art by Nathan Nun, www.nathannun.ca Theme Music is An Amazing Adventure by Flame Lion Studios
This week, Mike B., Mike T., Jamie, and Subrina discuss the latest episode of Picard, Mercy. As we continue to see the slide of Jurati into becoming the Borg Queen, Guinan and Picard are in an FBI basement being questioned by an agent that is taking the thought of aliens on earth very personally. Rios and Teresa grow closer and we all begin to question, will he stay or will he go? Soong loses his daughter but learns about his legacy from Jurati in a quest to move closer to the future that the crew is trying to prevent. Did we like this episode or do we feel that the progression of the story is suffering? Find out on this episode of Discovering Trek: Picard!
This week Mike and Yvette welcome Sara and Emilie to discuss the pilot episode of Strange New Worlds. We've all waited a long time for this and are so excited to talk about it. As Captain Pike is on leave, contemplating his future, Spock gets engaged, and Una leads a first contact mission that goes awry. Admiral Robert April sends Pike and crew out to find her and salvage the mission. While there, Pike discovers something about himself while learning more about some of the new members of his crew. Was the pilot worth the wait? Is episodic television the way to go for these adventures? Find out this episode of Discovering Trek: Strange New Worlds!
How do we save Moogie from the clutches of Iggy Pop? Comedian Mitchell Potts may have the answers. Mitchell is an Indianapolis comedian who is leaving for Chicago and just had ONE LAST piece of business to take care of: Watching a full episode of Star Trek for the first time and it just HAD to be a Ferengi episode. Listen in as we talk Star Trek and comedy on a brand-new episode of Five Year Mission: The Podcast. #StarTrek #StarTrekComedy #5YMpod #MitchellPotts #comedian
The embargo is OVER and we can finally talk about Strange New Worlds! Mike and Johnson give their quick takes on what they've been able to catch of Strange New Worlds so far, and what they're excited for folks to see in the upcoming season. Long story short - we're both excited and enthusiastic! We then move on to talking about the penultimate episode of Picard Season 2, "Hide and Seek." Johnson disliked fewer things about this episode, but both he and Mike are dubious as to whether or not we're going to see a satisfying resolution to all the dangling plots that we're left with. Will we be left with a cliffhanger? Will Q's story spill over into Season 3? One thing we DO know is that Jurati isn't coming back - bye Alison.
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING... Don't watch the Picard finale... Don't watch the premiere of Strange New Worlds... Instead, feed your Trek addiction with this hideous episode of Rewind! Haley and Sara take the last train to Clarksville to watch Nemesis, you know the one...the movie with Shinzon...and the Riker wedding, so good right? Not the best....but let us know what you think! Thanks for listening, keep on Trekkin'!
This week on Discovering Trek, Mike B., Mike T., Jamie, and Tamia, discuss the episode "Monsters." Take a walk inside the walls of Picard's psyche as we begin to find answers to the childhood trauma that's been a theme from this season. We find out more about Maurice and Yvette Picard than we ever have and see what's happening with our assimilated Dr. Jurati. Plus, Rios looks to be losing the battle of love over Teresa. What did we think of the episode, and will our predictions ever pan out? Listen and find out on Discovering Trek: Picard!
To begin Discovering Trek: Strange New Worlds, we dive into the press junket for the show that we've been waiting for since at least 2019, if not 1964. In this mini-episode, you'll hear from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds stars Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Jess Bush, and Anson Mount! What do the actors behind the scenes have to say about this show and their roles? What are their feelings about having a show created because of their prior roles? Listen and find out on this episode of Discovering Trek: Strange New Worlds!
The countdown to Strange New Worlds officially begins, while we get closer to the Star Trek Picard finale! On this week's episode, we chat a little bit about some random Star Trek news, and what's in store for us over the course of the next month - including seeing The Motion Picture in theaters! Will Johnson stay awake? Only time will tell. We then move onto "Mercy," which really starts to set things up for the end of Season 2 for Picard. Both Mike and Johnson feel this is a relatively strong outing, with some decent narrative momentum that's driving things forward. That being said, things are still sparse in the Q department - should we be doing so much guesswork at this point in the season? Mike predicts that that the Q storyline is going to spill over into Season 3, while Johnson is hoping that we leave all that behind ASAP.
In this episode, the scientists at a genetic research station all suffer from rapid onset geriatric phenomena. But when Pulaski tries to save their genetically created children, she finds out that they are, in fact, the cause of it! Matthew and Ruthie talk about aging and try to figure out the difference between genetic engineering and genetic creation, and Ruthie interviews an actual real scientist about DNA and the immune system! Main cover art by Nathan Nun, www.nathannun.ca Theme music is An Amazing Adventure by Flame Lion Studio
Thanks to a global pandemic, it's been nearly three years since there has been an Official Star Trek Convention to attend. That all changed a few weeks ago when ReedPOP--the new licensee for Star Trek conventions--held their first event in Chicago, Illinois! Star Trek: Mission Chicago saw fans of all ages return to the convention scene to celebrate the franchise we love, and it wasn't without its issues. Bill and Dan will be joined by Ron Wrobel, host of the brand-new podcast "Con Pod: A Star Trek Conventions Podcast," to talk about the good, the bad, and the disappointing with this first travelling show. They'll be looking at the categories of Schedule, Vendors, Celeb Experience, and Overall Experience and assigning a grade to each. How will they rate the convention? Listen now and find out!
The high from Chicago is long over, and yet there's plenty of Star Trek to discuss! This week, we cover off on a bit of light Star Trek news, which includes us NOT being invited to the Strange New Worlds NYC premiere! Which Johnson wouldn't go to anyway because he has other plans. And congrats to Wil Wheaton, who has a bestselling book on his hands! We then chat about this week's episode of Picard, "Monsters" - which Mike appreciates a bit more than Johnson. We decide to structure the conversation a bit more than usual and break things up into the A plot, B plot, and C plot - though sadly we don't get as much Jurati/Borg Queen in this episode.
This week on Discovering Trek, Mike B., Mike T., Jamie, and Fran, discuss the episode "Two of One." The Borg Queen's interest in Jurati makes itself manifest in a big way, while the rest of the crew are trying to do all they can to make sure Renee Picard makes her mission. Soong, Q, and security almost stop them until Agnes makes her on stage debut. That doesn't stop Soong from his ultimate goal, though he may have foiled the wrong Picard. What did we think of the episode, or for that matter, Agnes' pipes? Listen and find out on Discovering Trek: Picard!
We're back from Chicago, and there's a lot to talk about! We go over the details of the three day convention, and discuss some of our favorite moments. From Wil Wheaton and Kate Mulgrew, to Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks, we traverse the ups and downs of the conference, and what we're hoping for next time. We also talk briefly about the Season 3 cast announcement of Picard, and the implications of having the entire TNG cast back! We then move onto this week's Picard episode "Two of One," which inches the plot forward. The season is half over, and at this point we're concerned that the many dangling plot threads aren't going to be wrapped up to our satisfaction. At least we have Jurati and the Borg Queen!
In this episode Data meets Dr. Ira Graves, the grandfather of cybernetics whose plans for immortality place Data in...Graves Danger! Ruthie and Matthew talk about whether they would want to live forever, and Matthew questions why other starships in the Federation can't patch leaks.
It's the week leading up to Mission Chicago, and we are moderately excited! In a shocking twist of events, Paramount decided to release the (amazing) trailer for Strange New Worlds, which we totally didn't think was going to happen before the convention. We chat about this first look and what we're looking forward to in Chicago, before diving into the most recent episode of Picard, "Fly Me to The Moon." This episode definitely has a lot going for it - with our crew reunited, we're hoping the back half of the season starts tackling some of the show's bigger mysteries. Hopefully, Picard doesn't pull a Discovery and wait until the very end to reveal all the answers - like why does Q have such a bad Austrian accent?
It's been over two years since there's been an official Star Trek Convention and, this weekend, we gather again to celebrate the franchise we love! Bill and Dan are headed to Star Trek: Mission Chicago and, this week on the Flagship, they look at this new convention experience looks like. From panels to vendors, Bill and Dan break it down. They'll also talk about what they hope to see from their weekend on Chicago's South Side.
This week on Discovering Trek, Mike B., Mike T., Jamie, and Subrina, discuss the episode "Fly Me To The Moon." Picard finds out the objective of the Watcher and how they can work toward a common goal. Q takes an interest in Dr. Adam Soong, and Jurati takes an interest in the Borg Queen. Meanwhile, Seven and Raffi are able to rescue Rios, once again reuniting the crew. Oh yeah, there's a new Renee Picard in town, too. What did we think of the episode? Do we like the direction this season is going in? And, what kind of fun predictions for the remainder of the season do we have in store for you? Listen and find out on Discovering Trek: Picard!
With a last minute scramble with podcast guest cancellations, join Fark as he previews Star Trek: Mission Chicago. Learn how to navigate the mobile app, when you can see Five Year Mission on stage and listen as he bumbles through an unprepared minisode. MINISODE!
We're back to just talking about one episode of Star Trek, but somehow this podcast episode still ended up being an hour and forty minutes? :| This week, we talk about a bit of Star Trek news, including our first looks at some of Strange New World's new characters. We then head into "Watcher," which sets up some new mysteries for us to unpack in this season of Picard. Mike and Johnson have some disagreements (surprise) about this episode's social commentary, and about Young Guinan. Johnson insists that the 10 Forward bar makes no sense. While it's been a while, we also chat about some off topic - including Season 2 of Bridgerton, the season finale of The Gilded Age, and the first Episode of Halo.
It's been a while, so the SyFy Sistas present our 12” Disco Version of Star Trek: The Cruise V. This is our love letter to Royal Caribbean Cruises and Entertainment Cruise Productions, some of the hardest working people at sea. But we aren't the only ones telling sea stories. We taped a few of our new friends while on board for a real “And You Were There” feel.
We did it, we finally wrangled Bill and Dan from the Trek Geeks Podcast Network! They are here with cocktails in hand, joining Haley and Sara as they breakdown the TNG Season 5 episode, The Perfect Mate! We talk Trek, we talk nonsense, we play "would you rather" and it's all terribly terrible. So pour a big one, and unwind with Rewind!
We always have a lot of fun on Discovering Trek, but sometimes an episode requires some serious talk regarding its messages. This week Mike B., Mike T., Jamie, and Fran, discuss the episode "Watcher" and its impact on us. Raffi and Seven try to find a way to rescue Rios from the position he's gotten himself into, while Jurati needs to make a deal with the Borg Queen to assist. Picard works to track down the Watcher in Los Angeles and ends up meeting a young old friend who's at a crossroads. What did we think of the episode? What do we learn about ourselves from the episode, and do we finally find out who the Watcher is? Listen and find out on Discovering Trek: Picard.
It took a long time to get from there to here... but Discovery Season 4 is finally over. Mike and Johnson provide their thoughts on the finale of Discovery, which are mostly comprised of complaints (justified)? Hopefully a shorter Season 5 will bring us back to tighter storytelling, and and less bewildering character moments. But hey, Stacey Abrams? We then move onto chatting about the Picard episode "Assimilation," which has our crew going in a few different directions in their quest to fix time. The highlight HAS to be the back and forth between Jurati and the Borg Queen, and we share our thoughts on a popular fan theory.
With all the craziness in our lives, it's been a while since we've been able to talk about some of the amazing news we've had in the Star Trek Universe the past couple of months. In this episode, we attempt to rectify that gap in your podcast listening! We'll discuss a bunch of major Trek stories including Kelvin Timeline movies, action figures, casting news, Mission Chicago updates and so much more! Plus, Dan announces the winner of the Farkism contest and reads the best Farkism this podcast has ever had! (Audio Note: Some of Bill's audio in parts of the podcast has quality issues in this episode due to an issue with our recording platform. We apologize that his mellifluous tones aren't as mellifluous as they normally are. Luckily, his face is still glorious. Yes, Bill wrote this.)
This week, Mike B. and Jamie are joined by Kasey Shafsky to discuss "Assimilation," the third offering from Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard. Rios, Raffi, and Seven, must explore Los Angeles 2024 to try to find the "Watcher," while Picard and Jurati stay on La Sirena to see what they can find out from the Borg Queen. Agnes learns a lot from a partial assimilation, and Rios ends up in a medical clinic after taking a rough fall from beam in. How did we feel about this episode? Is Rios discovered to be somewhere he shouldn't be? Listen and find out on Discovering Trek: Picard!
Mike is sick but ever the trooper, and is absolutely ready to talk about Star Trek!! On this week's episode we continue to talk through double servings of Star Trek, starting with Discovery's penultimate episode, "Species 10-C." The only really positive thing that we have to say about this episode is that Tig Notaro has more to do than usual - otherwise we're very ready to move on with our lives. Season 5 can't get here soon enough! That being said, we still think Picard Season 2 is off to an amazing start, and are loving the moments we get with the crew in "Penance." There's a lot to love in the episode, from the detailed set design to Jurati's rambling - and while we have our theories, we can't wait to see how the rest of the season plays out!
You're hearing it here first. We are this year's house band for Star Trek: Mission Chicago! Join the band as they tell you the ins and outs of what it takes to be a house band and all their favorite adventures from conventions past. See you April 8-10 in Chicago! #StarTrekCHI #StarTrekPodcast #5YMPOD
The Enterprise transports Riva, a deaf mediator, to the Solais system to help negotiate an end to 1500 years of civil war. Troi helps Riva cope with failure, Data learns a new language, and Matthew and Ruthie talk about how much better our society could be if we acknowledged our interdependence. Main cover art by Nathan Nun, www.nathannun.ca Theme Music is An Amazing Adventure by Flame Lion Studio