75 episodes

We explore the deeper meaning and hidden layers found in the Star Trek universe, including all TV series and movies, as well as the ancillary media.

Secrets of Star Trek SQPN

    • TV & Film

We explore the deeper meaning and hidden layers found in the Star Trek universe, including all TV series and movies, as well as the ancillary media.

    Stardust City Rag (Picard)

    Stardust City Rag (Picard)

    SST089: It’s a heist job! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the latest episode of Picard, the revelations about 7 of 9’s post-Voyager history, the unmasking of betrayal, and the morality of lies and revenge. Plus the Easter eggs connecting back to other Trek series and a prequel novel.

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    * Read the prequel comic.

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    * You can watch most Star Trek series on Netflix or Amazon. Discovery and Picard are available at CBS All Access.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Absolute Candor (Picard)

    Absolute Candor (Picard)

    SST088: In Absolute Candor, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk about Picard’s revisiting his past failings and having to reckon with them, reconnecting with a boy that he’d become a father figure for and abandoned, and seeking help from an order of Romulan warrior-nuns who only speak the truth without any filter.

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    • 53 min
    The End is the Beginning (Picard)

    The End is the Beginning (Picard)

    SST087: Picard returns to space, fights Romulan ninjas, and deals with the aftermath of his own decisions that led to the collapse of a friends’ life. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha also discuss whether the creation of a religion ex nihilo for ex-Borg is really a good idea.

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    • 59 min
    Maps and Legends (Picard)

    Maps and Legends (Picard)

    SST086: Should we treat robots humanely? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss a central question of the Picard series that asks how much an android is akin to humans, how we should treat them, and what our behavior toward them says about us. Plus the interesting new exploration of Romulans and Borg.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Remembrance (Picard)

    Remembrance (Picard)

    SST085: The new Star Trek: Picard series is here and Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory are excited to talk about it. Is this real Star Trek? Is it worth your time? Is Patrick Stewart Captain Picard again? But the show raises even deeper questions, such as the nature of life and being.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Short Treks, Season 2

    Short Treks, Season 2

    SST084: The 2nd season of Short Treks gave us the broadest range of stories yet, including two animated shorts, the origin story for Tribbles, and a revealing sneak peek at Picard. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the good, the bad, and what they say Trekkies have to look forward to.

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    * Specimens of Bushman Folklore: The Girl Of The Early Race, Who Made Stars

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    • 1 hr 54 min

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