Jul 8, 2014
David hangs with Shatner, Darren forgets an episode and the Trekcast team discusses what would make Star Trek appeal to kids and mass market merchandise. Is it "war"?
Jun 9, 2014
Darren and David complete their in-depth look at one of the most acclaimed episodes on Star Trek :The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds. We break it down scene by thrilling scene. again!
We are also joined by Dan Thale: creator of a new Star Trek fan project Star Trek Futures.
May 28, 2014
Darren returns from the Nexus to join David on an in-depth look at one of the most acclaimed episodes on Star Trek :The Next Generation, The Best of Both Worlds. We break it down scene by thrilling scene.
May 16, 2014
This week David and Vernon take on the most comprehensive discussion of Star Trek music ever attempted by mortals. The soundtrack to Start Trek is amazing, beautiful and we discover that it's also very diverse. From Alexander Courage to Jerry Goldsmith, we listen to it all and marvel at Star Trek's audio history.
May 8, 2014
This week Vernon joins David to discuss Visual Effects throughout the years in Star Trek and how Computer Graphics (CG) have influenced story telling. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? I thing we decided that this new overly digital form of film making has hurt overall story telling, but it's really up to you to decide.
Feb 18, 2014
Man, we are divided on this issue? Do you like Star Trek: Into Darkness? Darren Benjamin likes it and David Ivy doesn't like it and that seems to represent the Star Trek community as a whole.
We also start a new segment we call "what Star Trek got wrong". Where we discuss the predictiobs of the futre that didn't quite happen the way Trek thought they would.
Jan 29, 2014
Whoa, did we nerd out this week? No topic planned, no show notes, nothing. Darren Benjamin and David Ivy just turned on the microphones and let the geek fly! From Trills to Changelings, from Grays to little known Star Trek characters. This is why we listen to Trekcast... Just nerds talking Star Trek! ...and if you aren't careful, ya just might learn something. ...but probably not.
Jan 20, 2014
This week we delve into the Star Trek fandom and nerdom. Did Star Trek write the book on this level of fandom and why can we so passionate about Trek? We are pleased to be joined by Star Trek author, actor, editor, archivist, consultant, interviewer, producer and good friend, Larry Nemecek. There aren't many people that know this much about our beloved Star Trek so it's a treat to be able to sit down and pick Larry's unusually keen, Spcok sized brain.
Here are some places to keep up with Larry.
Jan 8, 2014
What is the next, next generation of Star Trek going to be? A gig, deep, Game of Thrones style show with violence and thirty characters that is hard to follow, a kids show with a talking prairie dog or a reality show about a bunch of fans making a fan film? Should Star Trek take a break and be pulled for a few years? All of these ideas sound pretty frightening, but as Trek fans we are going to have to take the risk at some point.
Dec 5, 2013
Part two in our "what happened to the characters" after the shows. This episode we cover Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. David steps in Star Trek poop by suggesting that Star Trek might have improved AFTER Gene Roddenberry's involvement... GASP! We also discuss Indians, T-shirts and Amazon drones.
Nov 26, 2013
What happens to our heroes after the show stops airing? Does Riker become a baker? Does Spock become a door to door salesmen? We ask the important questions in this weeks episode of Trekcast! Also this week we learn that David saw a Star Trek The Next Generation episode he had NEVER seen before and Darren has a Deep Space Nine episode he has never seen!?
Nov 11, 2013
Darren, Jeef and Paul learn about each other and their own bodies in this very special, coming of age episode of Trekcast. I just through up a little writing that sentence. We do in fact learn how our heroes became Trekkies and follow their path to the great nerds you see before you today. We also ask the the important questions like: Have you accepted James T. Kirk as your captain and admiral?
Nov 6, 2013
Hot or not? Returning guest host Vernon Wilmer and David (Tommy) Ivy rate all the women of Star Trek throughout the years. Don't fear, we also delve deeply into their collective contributions to the show and society... This aint just a beauty contest.
We used this piece of are by Erik A. Evenson that we brought to our attention on our Facebook page.
Sep 30, 2013
5 Years and 100 episodes. We've decided to read some email and answer the big Star Trek questions. What kind of series should come next, should there be one, is there a place for spirituality and mush more. Lets start on the next 100 episodes!
Sep 12, 2013
Why do we feel the desire to collect merchandise from franchises like Star Trek and others that we love so much? Are we hoarders? Do we just need to be around it? We may never know for sure but the Trekcast crew delved into it this week. We also listened to a little Star Trek Jazz from Andrew Allen.
Aug 28, 2013
Unfortunately the actors on Star Trek are just that: Actors. As much as we (I) wanted them to be aliens and Starfleet personnel. I discovered all this at the 2013 Star Trek Convention when I went to see the Deep Space Nine panel and discovered a bunch of actors in place of the crew I have come to love. This week we discuss the actors play and wonder if their roll MIGHT be over stated.
Aug 20, 2013
We apologize in advance for another year of drunken Star Trek convention
babble. We just can't help it. We have so much fun, drink way too many
Romulan Ales and record ourselves. We might (purely by accident) have
had some valuable insight into the 2013 Las Vegas Star Trek convention.
If nothing else let this be an inspiration to you your kids out there
that alcohol is not your friend.
Aug 1, 2013
Oh no we didn't ask that. Truth is that it might be. We look at the way different race are portrayed in Star Trek. You might be surprised at the way some aliens are treated? We also look at the way different races of people play characters on Star Trek. We also get the convention season started by seeing who's going to be at this years Las Vegas Star Trek Convention next week.
Jul 26, 2013
Even the Star Trek we hate, we still love in one way or another. Sparked by a question on the Trekcast Facebook page, David and guest co-host Vernom Wilmer discuss which is or least favorite trek episodes and what do we still love about it. We also go into fifty other geeky topics like the new Star Trek film and modern soundtracks.
Jul 17, 2013
We are back with the supplemental episodes! This week we have special quest co-hosts: 80's Jeff and the return of Paul Mattingly aka Vohah aka Butthole in your face!
Let's see what they thought of Star Trek: Into Darkness. Also this week Darren asks our guest hosts the big question: How did you get into Star Trek in the first place.
Jul 11, 2013
What job would you want to do in the Star Trek universe? Captain, First
Officer, cleaning off the saucer section? This week we run through each
series and ask ourselves what position we'd be best fitted for in the
future. Turns out it's none. We also talk about the upcoming Star Trek
Convention here in Las Vegas.
Jun 25, 2013
We are back and talking about Star Trek Into Darkness. We have mixed feelings about this. Do we love it? Are we afraid of what's to come? Are we REALLY doing another Trekcast episode next week? Tune in and find out.