The All Access Star Trek podcast from TrekMovie.com covers all the new shows in the Star Trek Universe: Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds, Prodigy, and any other new Trek on TV. Your hosts Anthony Pascale and Laurie Ulster will review new episodes, cover the latest Star Trek news, include exclusive interviews, and offer our own personal takes as we go… which aren’t always the same.
All Access: Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Tidbits And Speculation
Tony and Laurie start with the news about the new tier for Paramount+ and the movies coming on the streaming service, then dive into the latest on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & Prodigy distribution in Canada, Lower Decks’ production status, the tweet that revealed a TNG vet is writing for Star Trek: Picard, and details on the new documentary 1982: The Greatest Geek Year!. After that, they spend the main part of the podcast on a round-up of everything they learned from all the recent Discovery panels. They wrap it up with a look at fun facts about Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and bloopers from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
All Access: Star Trek News Discussion From Current Productions To Paramount+ Future
Tony and Laurie have a lot to catch up on after a week off: They check in to see what new secrets John de Lancie’s been spilling on Cameo, Rebecca Romijn’s latest report from the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds set, and Mike McMahan and Jack Quaid’s musings on Lower Decks. They cover Denes House’s review of Una McCormack’s book Wonderlands about Michael Burnham’s gap year, the newest addition to Star Trek Online (with a bonus giveaway), what the future might hold for ViacomCBS and Paramount+, and Tony’s interview with Todd Thompson, the director of the Nichelle Nichols/NASA documentary Woman in Motion. They wrap up with a look at William Shatner’s new K-Pop connection, and a book by Star Trek writer Paul Robert Coyle. Links to news topics discussed in the pod: John de Lancie Indicates Data Is Back For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season Two Akiva Goldsman talks Data’s arc in Nemesis and Star Trek: Picard Rebecca Romijn Teases TOS Easter Eggs And Fun With Spock On ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Mike McMahan On Exploring Ensigns And Unexpected Cameos In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2… And 3 Jack Quaid On Boimler Freaking Out On The Titan In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Book Review: Feel The Burn With ‘Star Trek: Discovery: Wonderlands’ Star Trek Online releases ‘House United’ season Star Trek Online Giveaway: Win A Mini Bat’leth Tool And Klingon Cruiser ViacomCBS changes could mean changes for Paramount+ and Star Trek Interview: ‘Woman In Motion’ Director On Being Inspired By Nichelle Nichols From ‘Star Trek’ To NASA Recruiter Additional topics: The Shuttle Pod Crew Takes A Seat To Talk Star Trek Chairs Picard and Q in the white void / John Oliver’s white void Homer Simpson in the real world Trekbits: Tony: William Shatner endorses Jungkook from BTS’ “Live long and prosper” Laurie: Paul Robert Coyle’s Swords, Starships and Superheroes From Star Trek To Xena To Hercules: A TV Writer’s Life Scripting the Stories of Heroes
All Access: Star Trek Section 31 Michelle Yeoh Georgiou Show News And Speculation
Tony and Laurie start analyzing the latest news including Kate Mulgrew revealing setup for Star Trek: Prodigy, writers wrapping work on season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery, and Tig Notaro talking about being back on set as Jett Reno. We also have some merchandise updates on Star Trek books, comics, games, and home video. We then discuss science advisor Dr. Erin McDonald’s new official Star Trek podcast interview and how she mentions working on six Trek shows along with Shazad Latif talking about “rumblings” for the long-in-development Section 31 show as jumping-off points for some speculating on what to do with Michelle Yeoh’s Emperor Georgiou. We consider Georgiou heading up her own series and other possible options including feature films, mini-series, and guest spots on other Trek shows. Beyond Section 31 we also ponder some other show premises for her Georgiou we might prefer to see her in.
All Access: Interview With Mike McMahan On ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’
After talking through the news—a Strange New Worlds update from Anson Mount, John de Lancie’s return to sharing Picard news on Cameo,, the latest on cons in Europe and the U.S., the death of actor Norman Lloyd at 106, a “Live Long and Prosper” vaccination campaign, Gates McFadden’s podcast launch, and the Discovery season 3 DVD offerings—Tony and Laurie get to the main part of their podcast: Tony’s brief but packed interview with Lower Decks creator/showrunner Mike McMahan. Mike talks about Easter eggs, Riker’s personality traits, and the way all the Star Trek showrunners touch base to maintain “a cohesive understanding of the timeline.” They wrap things up by recommending an Inglorious Treksperts episode featuring a staged, live reading of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the results of some Emmy sleuthing around TNG’s “Nemesis.” Links to topics discussed in the pod: Anson Mount Says ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Is Off To A Smooth Start, Despite Protocols John de Lancie on Cameo Destination Star Trek Germany Moved To 2022, London Event Re-Confirmed For November 2021 Norman Lloyd, Star of ‘Saboteur’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 106 in The Hollywood Reporter Norman Lloyd interview from April 2020 in The Hollywood Reporter Los Angeles Healthcare Group Launches “Live Long & Prosper” Vaccination Campaign InvestiGates on Apple Details Revealed For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Blu-Ray, DVD And Steelbook; Arriving In July Additional mentions: Interview: Mike McMahan Talks ‘Lower Decks’ Season 2, Star Trek Easter Eggs, And Coordinating With ‘Prodigy’ All Access Star Trek Explores The New Extended Literary Universe With Author James Swallow Trekbits: Tony: Inglorious Treksperts podcast: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home live with Mary Stuart Masterson, Terry Farrell, Ethan Phillips, and more. Laurie: The 1994 Emmys program book page featuring nominations in Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup For a Series Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments at TrekMovie.com, and please post your suggestions for topics we should cover in the future as well as guests you’d like us to have on.
All Access: Interview With Gates McFadden From ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’
After a look at the news—new John de Lancie updates via Cameo, Discovery’s costume awards win, the new Fleet Command ads featuring Sonequa Martin-Green and Karl Urban, and the latest business news from Paramount+ and ViacomCBS—Tony and Laurie eagerly welcome guest Gates McFadden to chat about her new podcast InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are? and her work on the upcoming History Channel documentary The Center Seat: 55 Years Of Star Trek. She also talks about TNG’s “Sub Rosa” (!), directing the episode “Genesis,” and Beverly Crusher’s past as well as her future. The podcasters wrap up with a look at a Q&A session from the very first Star Trek convention and William Shatner’s guest appearance on Mork & Mindy. Links to topics discussed in the pod: John de Lancie Reveals He Is Shooting Two Seasons’ Worth Of A “Very Different Q” For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ The Shuttle Pod Crew Visits The Continuum To Contemplate The Future Of Q ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Wins 3 Costume Guild Awards Watch: Karl Urban And Sonequa Martin-Green Spar In ‘Star Trek Fleet Command’ Game Promos Paramount Plus Leads Quarterly Gain Of 6M Streaming Subscribers As ViacomCBS Beats Wall Street Estimates (from Deadline) Additional mentions: Exclusive: New Gates McFadden Podcast ‘InvestiGates’ To Feature Conversations With Her Star Trek Friends History Channel Launching ‘The Center Seat’ Docuseries All About Star Trek TNG’s “Genesis” Treksperts Briefing Room podcast with Brannon Braga Interview: Gates McFadden On Cons, COVID, Crusher, And “Code of Honor” From ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Trekbits: Laurie: Dorothy Fontana & Majel Barrett talk to fans at the first Star Trek convention (from Fact Trek, via Neil Shurley’s Star Trekking newsletter) Tony: William Shatner on Mork & Mindy
All Access: Interview With Star Trek Composer Jeff Russo
Tony and Laurie start with the latest Star Trek news including John de Lancie revealing more about Picard season 2, LeVar Burton confirming he won’t be in season 2 (but maybe season 3), a COVID contact temporary production shutdown of Discovery season 4, and Michelle Yeoh talking about the possible return of Emperor Georgiou. We also get an update on the In Search of Tomorrow documentary all about 1980s sci-fi cinema, including a clip from Walter Koenig. The main focus of the podcast turns to our interview with Star Trek composer Jeff Russo. We talk about the new Star Trek: Discovery season 3 soundtrack and how he changed things up for the show’s big jump into the future. He also takes us behind the scenes on recording during a pandemic, as well as some talk about early plans for Discovery season 4 (and Picard season 2). Russo also gives us some insight into the (currently paused) Noah Hawley Star Trek movie which he had started writing music for last year.
Humorous, Insightful Show
I smiled and laughed. Thank you for this podcast, a balanced mix of breaking Star Trek news, gossip, and episode review. Laurie and Tony really hit their stride when joking around about the shows, sharing their deep knowledge of the Trek franchise and specific show insights.
I think the show is good but it’s missing a huge opportunity by not allowing the shuttle pod crew to discuss new Star Trek. While I don’t always agree with their critiques, the 4 hosts of the shuttle pod are engaging, dynamic and always make it interesting. At least have them as guest hosts because I’d love to know what they think of Lower Decks and I think their perspectives would bring a great dynamic energy to the show.