24 episodes

Matter Stream is a Trek.fm podcast hosted by C Bryan Jones that focuses on the people and ideas connected to or inspired by Star Trek through interviews on topics such as science, philosophy, technology, creative arts, and entertainment.

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    • 4.8, 14 Ratings

Matter Stream is a Trek.fm podcast hosted by C Bryan Jones that focuses on the people and ideas connected to or inspired by Star Trek through interviews on topics such as science, philosophy, technology, creative arts, and entertainment.

    24: Leonard Nimoy Was the Guy!

    24: Leonard Nimoy Was the Guy!

    Bonnie Moss Talks Fandom, Photography, and Encounters with Leonard.
     
    Leonard Nimoy is, of course, best known for his role as Spock. Not only was he there in the Original Series pilot episode “The Cage,” he was also there in the most recent film, Star Trek Into Darkness. No one epitomizes Star Trek more than Leonard Nimoy. But beyond the screen and stage—and he appeared in many productions beyond Star Trek—Leonard was also know for his photography. And from behind the camera, he moved people just as he did on film.
     
    In this episode of Matter Stream, Christopher Jones and Larry Nemecek bring you an interview with Bonnie Moss, a fan who fell in love with Nimoy as a girl, went on to meet him, and then to work with him on the exhibiting of his photography. Bonnie shares her story and the experience of getting to know the man who was the original Vulcan, her feelings upon learning of his death, and how an upcoming exhibit will honor Leonard by putting his photography in front of new viewers.
     
    Hosts
    Christopher Jones and Larry Nemecek
     
    Guest
    Bonnie Moss
     
    Editor and Producer
    Christopher Jones
     
    Associate Producer
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    Production Manager
    Richard Marquez
     
    Content Coordinator
    Will Nguyen
     
    Chapters
    A Fandom is Born (00:04:08)
    Meeting Leonard Nimoy (00:08:15)
    More Than a Fan (00:18:42)
    Reaction to the News of His Death (00:33:39)
    Nimoy’s Final Appearances (00:39:12)
    Looking Ahead (00:52:41)
    Closing (00:36:47)
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    23: Enterprise In Space

    23: Enterprise In Space

    Shawn Case and Larry Nemecek on Enterprise In Space.
    There is perhaps no ship name in history better known than Enterprise. From the HMS Enterprise of 1705 to the 26th-century USS Enterprise-J seen in the episode "Azati Prime," it's a name that captures the spirit of exploration—always. The next ship to bear the name may just come from the project known as Enterprise In Space, an educational and scientific endeavor connected with the non-profit National Space Society.
    In this episode of Matter Stream we're joined by Enterprise In Space founder Shawn Case and Star Trek historian Larry Nemecek, who serves as Promotions Manager for EIS, to learn more about the project that will design and launch an eight-foot orbiter named NSS Enterprise, which will carry more than 100 student-designed science experiments into space, and return the craft to Earth.
     
    Host
    Christopher Jones
     
    Guests
    Shawn Case and Larry Nemecek
     
    Editor and Producer
    Christopher Jones
     
    Associate Producer
    Become one! Support Trek.fm and Matter Stream at the $25/month level or higher! Visit patreon.com/trekfm
     
    Chapters
    The EIS Mission (2:20)
    Shawn's Background (5:15)
    Larry Joins the Team (7:08)
    Meet the EIS Team (9:47)
    The NSS Enterprise Orbiter (20:03)
    The Orbiter Design Contest (26:19)
    Testing Space Technologies (31:25)
    Support the Grassroots Effort (38:38)
    Find Out More About Enterprise In Space (44:32)
    Closing (47:59)
     
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    • 57 min
    22: Recording History In an Analog Age

    22: Recording History In an Analog Age

    Media and Fandom in the 1970s.
    For a global cultural phenomenon, Star Trek got off to a rocky start. The Original Series survived cancellation after just two seasons thanks in part to the efforts of fans, but the reprise brought only one more year of exploration for Kirk and his crew. The real story of Star Trek's success can be found in what happened next—reruns, The Animated Series, NASA's first Space Shuttle, and a theatrical reunion of the original cast—all in the 1970s. In this episode of Matter Stream we're joined by John Tenuto to talk his research into media coverage of Star Trek during the 1970s and the role both media and fans played in Star Trek's resurrection.

    • 57 min
    21: The Reluctant Warrior

    21: The Reluctant Warrior

    Alec Peters and Richard Hatch talk Star Trek: Axanar.
    Star Trek has inspired fans in many ways, and for creatives one of the most tantalizing paths to exploring Gene Roddenberry’s universe is through the DIY method—Do It Yourself. Without new episodes on television, fans with a background in film production, writing, and acting have developed a number of series that extend the missions of our favorite crews—and introduce us to new ones. The quality of these films has been astounding, giving us content that rivals that of television in years past.
    In this episode of Matter Stream we’re joined by Propworx founder Alec Peters and Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch to discuss their new film project, Star Trek: Axanar, a war story set in the Star Trek universe that brings back some familiar characters, familiar actors, and delivers many new faces as well.

    • 53 min
    20: Finding a Cure for HIV/AIDS

    20: Finding a Cure for HIV/AIDS

    Dylan Nord, We-Care.com and AIDS Research Alliance.
    In Star Trek, even the deadliest disease normally requires little more than a visit to Doctor Crusher or perhaps a night in sickbay. In the real world, we’re not so lucky. At least not yet. But organizations like the AIDS Research Alliance are working hard to make such treatment a reality. And with the help of those like LeVar Burton and We-Care.com, the future looks bright. In this episode of Matter Stream we’re joined by Dylan Nord of We-Care.com to talk about the current state of AIDS—both the disease and the search for a cure—as well as the efforts of Star Trek’s own LeVar Burton to raise awareness of and funds for research. Plus, you’ll find out how you can win lunch with LeVar and help the cause at the same time.

    • 29 min
    19: Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

    19: Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

    Armin Shimerman.
    For more than 30 years Armin Shimerman has delighted television audiences with appearances on everything from Hill Street Blues to Who’s the Boss? to ER. And with the premiere of Deep Space Nine he became a household name thanks to his his portrayal of Quark. Since then Armin has made numerous other appearances on television, lent his voice talents to animation and video games, and now he has a new project in the works that promises to bring together his knack for comedy with a subject we all like to explore—the end of the world. In this episode of Matter Stream we’re joined by Armin to learn about this new project—Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse—how he came to be involved, what we can expect from the film, and how you can support the project. 

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Trey34 ,

Another great show from Trek.Fm

I love all the news and how Trek is coming to life in our life time.

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Can't Live Without my TrekFM

I've been listening to some of TrekFM's podcasts since early last year. I listen to them while I'm driving on my way to and from school. I find myself so engrossed in the conversation, and I wish I was there! The people who work on this podcast are real Trekkies/Trekkers too, making the conversation all that more interesting because of their knowledge of Trek lore.

Chappy5574 ,

Do cross the streams

Great topics. Thanks Chris, more Matter Stream please.

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