Trekabout Patron Special 7: Spock/Data/Odo

Happy July 23rd, everyone! On this week’s patron special (first released in July 2016) Eric and Richard sat down to discuss the three characters from TOS, TNG, and DS9 that the writers used to examine humanity: Spock, Data, and Odo. Please enjoy! iTunesGoogle PlayRSS


Trekabout Patron Special 6: Federation

In this week’s release, we go back to June 2016 to discuss the novel Federation by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, a big blockbuster crossover featuring TOS, TNG, and pre-Federation characters. Spoiler alert: we liked it. iTunesGoogle PlayRSS


Trekabout Patron Special 1: The Alternative Factor v. Spock’s Brain

Thought you were done with us, eh? As a special treat to everyone, we’ve decided to release our patron-only episodes to the whole world! Some of these are quite old, some of the content may be out-of-date, and they’re a bit “looser” than our regular episodes–but we still think you’ll get a kick out of …

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Trekabout Special 3: Larry Nemecek

On the third (long overdue) Trekabout special, Eric Brasure sits down with renowned Trek author and consultant Larry Nemecek for a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present, and possible future of Star Trek. Larry also fills us in on his new project Portal 47: but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is! …


Trekabout Special 2: Trekkie Feminist

Progressive ideals bumping up against the realities of contemporary mores? Why, we must be talking feminism in Trek with Jarrah Hodge, founder of Trekkie Feminist! Star Trek has always had a… problematic relationship with feminism and with its female characters, and we talk about that tension for a solid hour. Plus! Which Uhura is better …


Trekabout Episode 57: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Well, we’ve come to the end of our journey with The Original Series crew with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The last adventure for Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu, and Chekov features them coming to terms with Russian Perestroika… I mean, Klingon… Perestroika. I mean, the Klingons are in trouble and the Federation …


Trekabout Episode 56: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Oh boy. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. While it’s not the worst of the Trek movies, it’s decidedly the roughest ride we’ve had in quite a while. Eric tries to defend the movie a bit, and Richard tries to find some deep Buddhist resonances in the film, but overall it’s just a poorly put-together …