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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, Inc.

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 82 Ratings

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.

    The Elysian Kingdom (SNW)

    The Elysian Kingdom (SNW)

    SST214: The cowardly captain! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this episode that focuses on Dr. M’Benga and his daughter; about rewriting your ending; and how to let go of a loved one for their own good.

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    • 31 min
    The Serene Squall (SNW)

    The Serene Squall (SNW)

    SST213: Spock confronts his identity and Pike confronts a pirate. Jimmy Akin and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the show’s attempt a cultural issue discussion in the midst of a pirate attack and also mention the re-introduction of controversial character from the movies.

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    • 34 min
    Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach (SNW)

    Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach (SNW)

    SST212: What if a civilization would thrive for as long as one person had to suffer on their behalf. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that includes moral absolutes and a challenge to Pike’s conscience.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Spock Amok (SNW)

    Spock Amok (SNW)

    SST211: Freaky Friday, Star Trek-style! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Spock’s body swap with his fiancée in which hijinks ensue; plus Enterprise bingo and other fun comedy bits.

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    * SCR007: Secrets of The Orville

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Memento Mori (SNW)

    Memento Mori (SNW)

    SST210: Dive, dive, dive! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this submarine battle episode that explore more of La’an’s background, brings back the Gorn, and shows all the ways that broken Starfleet tech can contribute to a plot.

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    • 55 min
    Ghosts of Illyria (SNW)

    Ghosts of Illyria (SNW)

    SST209: A loose virus is followed by a lockdown on Enterprise. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the clever plot device of a virus that spreads by light, the character revelations, especially about Una, and what we learn about M’Benga.

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    * Get the official Secrets of Star Trek t-shirt at sqpn.com/merch.

    * Purchase Star Trek books and Blu-ray/DVDs of Star Trek series and movies at the Secrets of Star Trek Store.

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    * Be part of the StarQuest Discord community at SQPN.com/discord

    * Send your feedback or comments to trek@sqpn.com



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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

pissedoff125 ,

Drinking Game

I’ve made a drinking game based on this podcast. Every time someone calls ST Enterprise character Ensign Travis MAYWEATHER by the wrong name MERRIWEATHER I take a drink. Usually by the end of an Enterprise podcast I’m drunk. If you can’t get the name right, it undermines your ability to project confidence and knowledge in the subject matter. PLEASE STOP CALLING MAYWEATHER MERRIWEATHER!!!

TomcruiserMO ,

Enjoyable SQPN podcast

This was the first SQPN podcast I started listening to, and I look forward to Dom and Fr. Corey’s perspective but definitely enjoy Jimmy’s critical eye. I have been slowly working my way through old series in broadcast order (currently in the middle of DS9 and busted started Voyager) but generally watching newer series like Picard when they air. Being able to go back and listen to their criticism right after I watch the relevant episode has been fun and in many cases there is information about a particular episode I was unaware of.

teggy1968 ,

Not what it bills

Claims to dig into deeper meaning of episodes, which I took to mean as just that, what is significance, what can one learn from, and in what ways is this science fiction show a means to explore bigger ideas. After two listens I find none of that. They dig deeply into the plot of the episode and what it might mean for bigger story arcs and character development and also get extremely nit picky with writing and production. I’m all for criticism and critique, but I found some incorrect. So, if just wanting detailed critique of the episode, this is good. If you want something deeper and more thoughtful and provocative, then I’d skip.

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