278 episodes

Trek experts Dan and Bruce discuss a variety of Trek topics, often with special guests! We want to share our love of the Star Trek universe, and celebrate how it has touched our lives. We also cover news and reviews of all new Star Trek shows and films!

Positively Trek Positively Trek Podcasts

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

Trek experts Dan and Bruce discuss a variety of Trek topics, often with special guests! We want to share our love of the Star Trek universe, and celebrate how it has touched our lives. We also cover news and reviews of all new Star Trek shows and films!

    Beautiful Star Trek Starships

    Beautiful Star Trek Starships

    Positively Trek 278: Beautiful Star Trek Starships
    Our Favorites, and the People who Designed Them

    Over the past 58 years, Star Trek has presented us with a gorgeous vision of the future. A huge part of that Trek aesthetic is the design of the starships that carry their crews boldly to the stars. From the very beginning with Matt Jefferies’ iconic design of the U.S.S. Enterprise, every starship that has come after has carried on the legacy of his original work of art.

    In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Barry and Dan discuss the starships of Star Trek. We talk about our favorite designs, as well as the people whose hard work went into bringing them to life on our screens. We also discuss other modes of transportation within the Star Trek universe, and expand our discussion to ships of other notable franchises.

    Show page: http://www.positivelytrek.com/
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/positively-trek/id1501468628
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/positivelytrek
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    Help support the podcast! Go to https://www.patreon.com/positivelytrek to help out!

    Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4438-sunshine-version-2-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4457-take-a-chance
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

    STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

    Chapters
    Opening (00:00:00)
    W. Matt Jefferies - A Timeless Design (00:08:01)
    Our 2nd Favorites (00:20:58)
    Patreon Shout Out (00:29:25)
    The Okudas (00:29:54)
    Some Other Starships Worth Mentioning (00:34:27)
    Artificial Gravity and Deflector Arrays (00:44:10)
    The Transporter Paradox (00:50:58)
    Ships in Other Franchises (00:56:36)
    Closing (01:09:25)
      
    Hosts
    Barry DeFord
    Dan Gunther

    Production
    Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)
    Barry DeFord (Producer)


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Book Club: Curiosity Killed the Cat … But Satisfaction Brought it Back!

    Book Club: Curiosity Killed the Cat … But Satisfaction Brought it Back!

    Positively Trek 277: Book Club: Curiosity Killed the Cat … But Satisfaction Brought it Back!
    Star Trek: Celebrations

    While the Star Trek universe has recently made great strides in pushing the current societal boundaries of representation and inclusion, it hasn’t always done so. However, with the current slate of new Star Trek shows since the debut of Star Trek: Discovery in 2017, the slate of LGBTQ+ characters is so great that a new comic issue celebrating Trek’s queer community can’t even fit all of them in!

    In celebration of Pride Month, IDW has released Star Trek: Celebrations, a one-shot comic issue featuring a few of Star Trek’s greatest LGBTQ+ characters, and in this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Brandi are taking a look at the stories that comprise this comic! We discuss five short comic stories featuring Hikaru Sulu, Raffi Musiker, Seven of Nine, Christine Chapel, Paul Stamets, Jett Reno, and Beckett Mariner. We hope you enjoy the discussion, and we also hope you had a great Pride Month!

    Show page: http://www.positivelytrek.com/
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/positively-trek/id1501468628
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/positivelytrek
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    Help support the podcast! Go to https://www.patreon.com/positivelytrek to help out!

    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4457-take-a-chance
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

    STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

    Chapters
    Opening (00:00:00)
    “The Knight Errand” (00:05:28)
    “Lady Luck” (00:11:47)
    Patreon Shout Out (00:21:23)
    “Facemaker” (00:21:52)
    “Innovation Interruption” (00:28:14)
    “Risian Rendezvous” (00:36:54)
    Final Thoughts (00:45:01)
    Closing (00:48:59)
      
    Hosts
    Dan Gunther
    Brandi Jackola

    Production
    Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)
    Barry DeFord (Producer)


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    • 50 min
    20 New Episodes of Must-Watch Star Trek!

    20 New Episodes of Must-Watch Star Trek!

    Positively Trek 276: 20 New Episodes of Must-Watch Star Trek!
    Star Trek: Prodigy Season 2 is Out Now 

    Dan is flying solo in this episode of Positively Trek with a quick update episode this week as we wanted to encourage everyone to watch the new season of Star Trek: Prodigy that just dropped! Trust me: it’s more than just a kid’s show, and it deserves all of the attention you can give it. Let’s all watch it on Netflix and encourage the powers-that-be to make a season three!

    Show page: http://www.positivelytrek.com/
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/positively-trek/id1501468628
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/positivelytrek
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositivelyTrek

    Help support the podcast! Go to https://www.patreon.com/positivelytrek to help out!

    Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4438-sunshine-version-2-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4457-take-a-chance
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

    STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

    Hosts
    Dan Gunther

    Production
    Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)
    Barry DeFord (Producer)


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    • 11 min
    Book Club: It All Comes Down to This…

    Book Club: It All Comes Down to This…

    Positively Trek 275: Book Club: It All Comes Down to This…
    Star Trek: Day of Blood

    The Star Trek and Star Trek: Defiant ongoing comic series from IDW are featured in an epic crossover when the crews under Sisko and Worf come together to finally take on Kahless and his Red Path devotees. Fighting for the freedom from his particular brand of tyranny, the two crews must put aside their mistrust and apprehension to work together and defeat Kahless once and for all…

    In this episode of The Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Brandi discuss Star Trek: Day of Blood. We talk about all seven issues that make up the hardcover collection: The Free Comic Book Day issue Prelude to Day of Blood, Day of Blood #1, Star Trek issues 11 & 12, Star Trek: Defiant issues 7 & 8, and a personal favorite of both of us: the Eisner-nominated Day of Blood: Shaxs’ Best Day!

    Show page: http://www.positivelytrek.com/
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/positively-trek/id1501468628
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/positivelytrek
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    Help support the podcast! Go to https://www.patreon.com/positivelytrek to help out!

    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4457-take-a-chance
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

    STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

    Chapters
    Opening (00:00:00)
    Prelude to Day of Blood (00:04:30)
    Day of Blood No. 1 (00:08:24)
    Defiant No. 6 (00:22:26)
    Star Trek No. 11 (00:40:13)
    Patreon Shout Out (00:55:23)
    Defiant No. 7 (00:55:52)
    Star Trek No. 12 (01:05:51)
    Day of Blood: Shaxs’ Best Day (01:16:33)
    Closing (01:29:53)
      
    Hosts
    Dan Gunther
    Brandi Jackola

    Production
    Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)
    Barry DeFord (Producer)


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Breaking Bread with Starfleet Officers

    Breaking Bread with Starfleet Officers

    Positively Trek 274: Breaking Bread with Starfleet Officers
    Food and Drink in the Star Trek Universe

    Throughout its 58-year history, food and drink has played a significant role in the Star Trek universe. Food can be a cultural touchstone, from the Klingons and their gagh, bloodwine, and rokeg blood pie, to the Vulcans and their plomeek soup, and the Bajorans with their very spicy hasperat. Peace treaties can be hammered out over the dinner table. Captains can search living nebulas for coffee. And a certain Talaxian can cook for his crew in the ultimate expression of love.

    In this episode of the Positively Trek podcast, hosts Barry and Dan share their thoughts on the role of food and drink in Star Trek. The discussion ranges from what the Klingons’ disgust of cooked food says about their culture, to what Janeway’s love of coffee says about her, and even talking a bit about our favorite chefs over the years. So grab a raktajino, try your best to order a hot, plain tomato soup from the replicator, and join us for a discussion that’s sure to make you hungry!

    Show page: http://www.positivelytrek.com/
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/positively-trek/id1501468628
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/positivelytrek
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    Help support the podcast! Go to https://www.patreon.com/positivelytrek to help out!

    Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4438-sunshine-version-2-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4457-take-a-chance
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

    STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

    Chapters
    Opening (00:00:00)
    Favorite Foods (00:02:47)
    Cultural Foods in Star Trek (00:05:45)
    Patreon Shout Out (00:30:16)
    Character Food and Drink Choices (00:32:31)
    The Chefs of Star Trek (00:48:10)
    Coming Together for a Meal (00:56:00)
    Closing (00:58:26)
      
    Hosts
    Barry DeFord
    Dan Gunther

    Production
    Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)
    Barry DeFord (Producer)


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    • 59 min
    Book Club: The Story We Didn’t Know We Wanted

    Book Club: The Story We Didn’t Know We Wanted

    Positively Trek 273: Book Club: The Story We Didn’t Know We Wanted
    Dayton Ward: Pliable Truths

    When Star Trek: Deep Space Nine hit our television screens in 1993, we were introduced to the planet Bajor, the end of the Cardassian Occupation, and a cast of colorful characters that were very different from the sanitized Starfleet environment of the Enterprise-D on Star Trek: The Next Generation. But what happened just before “Emissary”? How did Starfleet establish a presence in the Bajoran system? How was the withdrawal negotiated? Why did O’Brien decide to transfer to DS9? All of these questions and more are finally answered, over 30 years later, thanks to Dayton Ward’s latest Star Trek novel.

    In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are once again joined by New York Times Bestselling author Dayton Ward to discuss his new novel, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pliable Truths. We talk about the story of the transition from TNG to DS9 that we have been waiting decades to read!

    Show page: http://www.positivelytrek.com/
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/positively-trek/id1501468628
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/positivelytrek
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositivelyTrek

    Help support the podcast! Go to https://www.patreon.com/positivelytrek to help out!

    Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4438-sunshine-version-2-
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4457-take-a-chance
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.

    STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.

    Chapters
    Opening (00:00:00)
    Spoiler-free Discussion (00:02:37)
    Admiral Nechayev (00:12:04)
    The Aftermath of “Chain of Command” (00:15:11)
    “The Great Escape” (00:23:33)
    The USS Oceanside (00:33:38)
    Remember That Guy? (00:37:57)
    Patreon Shout Out (00:41:59)
    O’Brien’s Big Move (00:42:28)
    Picard’s Relationship with Bajor (00:48:54)
    Ensign Ro Laren (00:51:34)
    Setting up Deep Space Nine (00:55:59)
    An Explosive Ending (00:58:25)
    Closing (01:06:46)
      
    Hosts
    Dan Gunther
    Bruce Gibson

    Guest
    Dayton Ward

    Production
    Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)
    Barry DeFord (Producer)


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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

“The Tank" ,

Positively Wonderful Podcast

Followed them over from Literary Treks and boy oh boy, I just love ‘em.

A very thorough look at Star Trek while also being positive. Not afraid to be critical, though - the things we love can also disappoint us. But any criticism is never done in bad faith.

That’s the fun of loving something - you love it wholly, flaws and all. Which is why this pod rules.

Bman44+dude ,

Lives up to the name!

Just a really wholesome and and respectful and lovely bunch of folks talking about Star Trek! This show feels like sitting down to a warm cup of coffee in the morning.

Jasapor ,

Amazing Star Trek Podcast

I have listened to both of you on the Trek FM network before I was really happy to see you had made your own podcast and I love that is podcast promote positivity in Star Trek in the Star Trek community. I wish I could give you more then five stars for the rating keep up the great work. LLAP

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