100 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
    • 4.8 • 75 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.

    Cathexis (VOY)

    Cathexis (VOY)

    SST157: Chakotay’s spirit floats around Voyager, trying to warn the crew! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about the plot holes, but also the spiritual ramifications of disembodied floating spirits, of prayer as medicine, and Native American spirituality in the show.

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    • 33 min
    The Visitor (DS9)

    The Visitor (DS9)

    SST156: A father sees his son give his whole life up to save his. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this DS9 story that explores the love of father and son and son for father and the limits of what Jake will do to save Ben Sisko, including killing himself.

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



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    • 38 min
    The Ensigns of Command (TNG)

    The Ensigns of Command (TNG)

    SST155: Data in command. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this episode where Data has to take command all by himself to deal with life and death situation and learn what leadership is.

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    • 42 min
    The Survivor (TAS)

    The Survivor (TAS)

    SST154: A missing philanthropist is found by the Enterprise, but how are the Romulans involved? Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss this story that at the time could only have been realized in animation, plus the amazing voice work of guest star Ted Knight.

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    • 25 min
    Court Martial (TOS)

    Court Martial (TOS)

    SST153: Kirk on trial! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory talk about this episode, which has Kirk being tried for causing the death of a member of his crew, an old classmate who resented him. They discuss the depiction of justice in the future, but also the mistrust of technology in the Sixties.

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    * Join the conversation at the SQPN Facebook page.

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



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    • 53 min
    Vaulting Ambition (DIS)

    Vaulting Ambition (DIS)

    SST152: In this first season episode, we get our first glimpse of Emperor Georgiou. Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss how this character changed the show, the shocking evil of the Terran Empire, and the big reveal about Lorca.

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    * Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    * You can watch most Star Trek series on Netflix or Amazon. Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks are available at Paramount+.

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

    * Join the conversation at the SQPN Facebook page.

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



    Want to Sponsor A Show?

    Support StarQuest’s mission to explore the intersection of faith and pop culture by becoming a named sponsor of the show of your choice on the StarQuest network. Click to get started or find out more.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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.

Mopedimus ,

Well discussed.

I love the way the panel methodically goes through each episode. I do feel there’s a lot of jumping around, with each series only getting at best one episode per month unless a new show is airing, in which case they focus on the new show season. That’s my only real critique.

lil zasa ,

Great podcast

Thank you for helping me understand all the gems in the story I miss when watching.
Good insight! Thanks.

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