Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek.
Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, each week our hosts will tackle a single episode, delving into the most historical and hysterical science fiction that Star Trek has to offer. Along with a variety of guests and interviews, Mission Log will attempt to reach Star Trek’s ethical subtext, understand it’s complex metaphors and finally figure out what was the trouble with those tribbles.
Explore strange new details. Seek out new perspectives; deeper understandings. Boldly go where so many of us love to go, again and again. Join us for Mission Log!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 6, episode 22, "Valiant" goes into the Mission Log
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 6, episode 21, "The Reckoning," goes into the Mission Log.
The One with Armin Shimerman
Mission Log interviews actor Armin Shimerman (Quark, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 6, episode 20, "His Way" goes into the Mission Log.
In the Pale Moonlight
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, season 6, episode 19, "In the Pale Moonlight" goes into the Mission Log
Star Tre: Deep Space Nine season 6, episode 18, "Inquisition," goes into the Mission Log
Stumbled onto this podcast
I have been subscribed to many other ST podcasts, but never knew of this one. Noticed the suggestion on iTunes and decided to give it a try. By far the best out there. I love the structure, many others seem to just wing it, and ramble on. Made it 240 episodes so far.
Myself I am a lifelong fan of Trek. Watched since TOS was originally broadcast, seem literally every episode up until Discovery.
Hoot this continues forever with great content.
In the culture we live in now, are Norman's oft references to the attractiveness and `assets' of the female cast members really appropriate? That never would have flown with Ken. Come on, Roddenberry - make some managerial decisions on these kinds of things.
I miss Ken - he brought so much to the show in terms of professionalism and not letting the show devolve into fanboy commentary. Norman is the epitomy of the term "fan boi" as a derogatory. It often sounds like John is just humoring him and his comments, but sometimes falls prey and joins in. It's sad.
The discussions are repetitive during the episodes and you can tell because the length of the episodes since Norman joined has gotten longer than they used to be with Ken - by around 20 minutes. Ken and John kept it right around an hour unless they were covering a two-parter. The editing has dropped since Ken left too. I don't know if Ken was the audio editor before, or if that's Earl, but the show doesn't seem as tight as it used to.
When it was Ken and John, I would have given the show 5 stars. Now it's a three - average.
Great Show For All Your Star Trek Music Crossover References
Obviously a great show about Trek. Really a great show about obscure musical references relating to Trek and sci-fi band names that have never been. Great show made by great people. I’d rate it to 11 if I could.