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Join the Space Nerds for discussions of both science fiction and science fact! Hosted by your constant cosmic companion Jesse Mercury, and featuring a rotating cast of nerds.



WEEKLY SEGMENTS

SPACE NEWS: We learn more about the universe and our place in it by examining the latest in scientific discoveries.



MONTHLY SEGMENTS (rotating weekly)

BLACK MIRROR: Our dystopian fiction nerd Alexandria leads us through discussions of each episode of Black Mirror, exploring the way we interact with science and social media.

DOUG SPACE NINE: Doug and Jesse engage in lively live-streamed discussions of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, breaking down two episodes in each stream. Join a future stream or check out previous episodes at https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi

FIREFLY: Joss Whedon aficionado and Firefly uberfan Jayne leads us through the Firefly 'verse, discussing and rating each episode of the seminal SciFi show.

STAR WARS CLUB: Jenny, Be and Doug join Jesse for discussions of the galaxy far, far away, including news of upcoming projects, plus deep dives into the films and TV shows.



Our back catalog features full coverage of Star Trek: The Next Generation with Jeff and Babylon 5 with Doug, plus tons of Star Wars, Doctor Who and much more! Previously titled SciFi with Jesse Mercury.

Space Nerds Jesse Mercury

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Join the Space Nerds for discussions of both science fiction and science fact! Hosted by your constant cosmic companion Jesse Mercury, and featuring a rotating cast of nerds.



WEEKLY SEGMENTS

SPACE NEWS: We learn more about the universe and our place in it by examining the latest in scientific discoveries.



MONTHLY SEGMENTS (rotating weekly)

BLACK MIRROR: Our dystopian fiction nerd Alexandria leads us through discussions of each episode of Black Mirror, exploring the way we interact with science and social media.

DOUG SPACE NINE: Doug and Jesse engage in lively live-streamed discussions of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, breaking down two episodes in each stream. Join a future stream or check out previous episodes at https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi

FIREFLY: Joss Whedon aficionado and Firefly uberfan Jayne leads us through the Firefly 'verse, discussing and rating each episode of the seminal SciFi show.

STAR WARS CLUB: Jenny, Be and Doug join Jesse for discussions of the galaxy far, far away, including news of upcoming projects, plus deep dives into the films and TV shows.



Our back catalog features full coverage of Star Trek: The Next Generation with Jeff and Babylon 5 with Doug, plus tons of Star Wars, Doctor Who and much more! Previously titled SciFi with Jesse Mercury.

    177: Our Final Episode: Artemis Accords, Black Mirror, Star Trek Lower Decks, Firefly Finale

    177: Our Final Episode: Artemis Accords, Black Mirror, Star Trek Lower Decks, Firefly Finale

    Today’s podcast will be the final episode of Space Nerds. We want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who have listened to this show, so we put together this massive final episode to say goodbye to Andi, Alexandria, Doug, Jayne and Jesse. SPACE NEWS: (Starts at 17:31) NASA has released the Artemis Accords, a set of guidelines for humans to abide by in space. Check out the original article from sciencealert.com: https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-has-just-released-the-artemis-accords-a-rule-book-on-how-we-re-all-gonna-behave-on-the-moonBLACK MIRROR: (Starts at 31:25) We close out our Black Mirror segment with Alexandria by discussing the final two episodes of series 3, ‘Men Against Fire’ and ‘Hated in the Nation.’ We break down both of these phenomenal episodes, discussing the fictional technology featured in the stories and our reactions to the many plot twists. LOWER DECKS: (Starts at 02:06:08) Doug and Jesse discuss the first two episodes of the new Star Trek animated comedy, Lower Decks. We debate whether or not the show is striking an effective comedic tone, and accidentally reopen Wiggate.FIREFLY: (Starts at 02:45:48) Jayne and Jesse finally conclude their journey through the ‘verse with the final episode of Firefly, ‘Objects in Space.’ We discuss the existential emptiness of bounty hunter Jubal Early, and whether or not this is a fitting end to the series. And with that we’ve reached the end of our podcasting journey. We’ve loved creating every episode of this show, and are honored that you experienced any part of that journey with us. Stay nerdy out there!







    Connect with the Space Nerds on Twitter or Instagram: Jesse: https://twitter.com/spacenerdjesse Alexandria: https://instagram.com/MissAJHenderson Doug: https://twitter.com/DouglasWFail Jayne: https://www.instagram.com/jayneinseattle Star Trek Club: Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/saraha_cha_cha Andi: https://www.instagram.com/andialhadeff Star Wars Club: Be: https://www.instagram.com/be_russell755/ Jennie: https://www.instagram.com/jenniemariestudio/ The modern Star Trek renaissance is happening on CBS All Access! To sign up and support this podcast at the same time, click this link: https://cbsallaccess.qflm.net/XjMYG YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/spacenerdspodcast DISCORD: a rel="noreferrer noopen...

    • 3 hr 37 min
    176: Moon Jelly Update, Black Mirror ‘Playtest,’ ‘Shut Up and Dance’ and ‘San Junipero’

    176: Moon Jelly Update, Black Mirror ‘Playtest,’ ‘Shut Up and Dance’ and ‘San Junipero’

    Today on the Space Nerds podcast: SPACE NEWS: (Starts at 17:10) Scientists believe they have identified a strange substance recently discovered on the moon. Check out the original article from sciencealert.com: https://www.sciencealert.com/we-finally-know-what-that-gel-like-substance-on-the-far-side-of-the-moon-is BLACK MIRROR: Alexandria and Jesse are excited to return to Black Mirror with this trilogy of episodes. We start by living through video game horror in ‘Playtest’ (starts at 23:03), then contemplate hacking for blackmail with ‘Shut up and Dance’ (stats at 35:53), but the main event is ‘San Junipero,’ (starts at 49:19) an incredible love story seen through futuristic technology. Check out the latest episode of Mercury Rising, featuring UFO videos and quantum realities! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=326hgjalTN0&t=52s







    Connect with the Space Nerds on Twitter or Instagram: Jesse: https://twitter.com/spacenerdjesse Alexandria: https://instagram.com/MissAJHenderson Doug: https://twitter.com/DouglasWFail Jayne: https://www.instagram.com/jayneinseattle Star Trek Club: Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/saraha_cha_cha Andi: https://www.instagram.com/andialhadeff Star Wars Club: Be: https://www.instagram.com/be_russell755/ Jennie: https://www.instagram.com/jenniemariestudio/ The modern Star Trek renaissance is happening on CBS All Access! To sign up and support this podcast at the same time, click this link: https://cbsallaccess.qflm.net/XjMYG YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/spacenerdspodcast DISCORD: https://discord.gg/H94mQWZ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jessemercuryscifi CONTACT: spacenerdspodcast@gmail.com WEBSITE: https://www.jessemercury.com

    • 1 hr 28 min
    175: Comet NEOWISE, Firefly #13 ‘Heart of Gold’

    175: Comet NEOWISE, Firefly #13 ‘Heart of Gold’

    Today on the Space Nerds podcast:SPACE NEWS (Starts at 7:24): Jesse and Jayne discuss our intergalactic visitor, the comet NEOWISE currently visible with the naked eye! We discuss how to see the comet this week, as detailed in this space.com article: https://www.space.com/comet-neowise-visibility-july-2020.html FIREFLY (Starts at 21:18): We chat about the penultimate episode of Firefly ‘Heart of Gold,’ in which Mal Reynolds and crew save a whorehouse from a laser toting a*****e.







    YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/spacenerdspodcast DISCORD: https://discord.gg/H94mQWZ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jessemercuryscifi CONTACT: spacenerdspodcast@gmail.com WEBSITE: https://www.jessemercury.com Follow the Space Nerds on Twitter or Instagram: Alexandria: https://twitter.com/MissAJHenderson Doug: https://twitter.com/DouglasWFail Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/saraha_cha_chaAndi: https://www.instagram.com/andialhadeffJesse: https://twitter.com/spacenerdjesse The modern Star Trek renaissance is happening on CBS All Access! To sign up and support this podcast at the same time, click this link: https://cbsallaccess.qflm.net/XjMYG

    • 1 hr 14 min
    174: Filmmaking in Space, Star Trek Generations

    174: Filmmaking in Space, Star Trek Generations

    Today on the Space Nerds podcast: SPACE NEWS: (Starts at 4:30) Recent reports have confirmed that Tom Cruise is working with Elon Musk and SpaceX to produce the first big budget Hollywood film in space onboard the International Space Station, but it turns out they won’t be the first filmmakers to shoot on the ISS! Back in 2008 Richard Garriott paid 30 million for a ticket to the ISS, and shot a short film called ‘Apogee of Fear‘ which holds the distinction of first SciFi film ever made in space. Jesse and Doug discuss both projects, and weigh in on the future of cosmic filmmaking. Learn more in this article from CNET: https://www.cnet.com/news/tom-cruise-spacex-nasa-shooting-a-movie-in-space-is-almost-impossible/ STAR TREK GENERATIONS: (Starts at 16:07) Generations was the first feature film featuring Captain Picard and the rest of the Next Generation crew, and marked the passing of the torch from the original series cast for the Star Trek film franchise. We kick off our discussion with Jesse picking Doug’s brain to see what he thinks of the film, with Andi joining in at 58:28. Then we kick over to a deep dive with Jeff Tapia (starting at 1:19:01), making their first appearance on the podcast since episode 100! Jeff was the original recurring guest on the show, covering Star Trek The Next Generation. Now they’ve returned to pick up where we left off with the TNG films! Jeff and Jesse talk through Generations in detail, sharing their opinions on Data’s big change, Captain Kirk’s fate, magical space ribbons and much more.







    Connect with the Space Nerds on Twitter or Instagram: Jesse: https://twitter.com/spacenerdjesse Alexandria: https://instagram.com/MissAJHenderson Doug: https://twitter.com/DouglasWFail Jayne: https://www.instagram.com/jayneinseattle Star Trek Club: Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/saraha_cha_cha Andi: https://www.instagram.com/andialhadeff Star Wars Club: Be: https://www.instagram.com/be_russell755/ Jennie: https://www.instagram.com/jenniemariestudio/ The modern Star Trek renaissance is happening on CBS All Access! To sign up and support this podcast at the same time, click this link: https://cbsallaccess.qflm.net/XjMYG YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/spacenerdspodcast DISCORD: a rel="norefer...

    • 2 hr 23 min
    173: 36 Alien Civilizations, Technosignatures, Firefly #12 ‘The Message’

    173: 36 Alien Civilizations, Technosignatures, Firefly #12 ‘The Message’

    Today on the Space Nerds podcast: SPACE NEWS: (Starts at 6:13) Jayne and Jesse discuss new developments in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, including a study claiming the most likely number of alien civilizations in our galaxy is 36, and a SETI grant focused on searching for alien technosignatures. Check out the articles from The Guardian and Forbes. FIREFLY: (Starts at 46:14) As we near the end of our journey through the Firefly ‘verse, we focus on the 12th episode (and final to be filmed) ‘The Message.’ We discuss our distaste for the titular message bearer, the conspicuous lack of aliens in the ‘verse, and celebrate the Jayne hat.







    Connect with the Space Nerds on Twitter or Instagram: Jesse: https://twitter.com/spacenerdjesse Alexandria: https://instagram.com/MissAJHenderson Doug: https://twitter.com/DouglasWFail Jayne: https://www.instagram.com/jayneinseattle Star Trek Club: Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/saraha_cha_cha Andi: https://www.instagram.com/andialhadeff Star Wars Club: Be: https://www.instagram.com/be_russell755/ Jennie: https://www.instagram.com/jenniemariestudio/ The modern Star Trek renaissance is happening on CBS All Access! To sign up and support this podcast at the same time, click this link: https://cbsallaccess.qflm.net/XjMYG YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/spacenerdspodcast DISCORD: https://discord.gg/H94mQWZ FACEBOOK: a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.facebook.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    172: Doug Space Nine ‘The Forsaken’ (S01E16) // ‘Dramatis Personae’ (S01E17)

    172: Doug Space Nine ‘The Forsaken’ (S01E16) // ‘Dramatis Personae’ (S01E17)

    Today on Doug Space Nine we debut our synthtastic theme song, then deep dive through two episodes of Star Trek Deep Space Nine, ‘The Forsaken’ and ‘Dramatis Personae.’ Debates erupt over whether Odo would be safer going gooey in a dress or a wig, and we marvel at THE CLOCK!







    Connect with the Space Nerds on Twitter or Instagram: Jesse: https://twitter.com/spacenerdjesse Alexandria: https://instagram.com/MissAJHenderson Doug: https://twitter.com/DouglasWFail Jayne: https://www.instagram.com/jayneinseattle Star Trek Club: Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/saraha_cha_cha Andi: https://www.instagram.com/andialhadeff Star Wars Club: Be: https://www.instagram.com/be_russell755/ Jennie: https://www.instagram.com/jenniemariestudio/ The modern Star Trek renaissance is happening on CBS All Access! To sign up and support this podcast at the same time, click this link: https://cbsallaccess.qflm.net/XjMYG YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/jessemercuryscifi PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/spacenerdspodcast DISCORD: https://discord.gg/H94mQWZ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jessemercuryscifi CONTACT: spacenerdspodcast@gmail.com WEBSITE: https://www.jessemercury.com

    • 3 hr 14 min

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19 Ratings

podcastreviewer6764356 ,

Jesse is earnest, curious, and kind

Jesse sees SciFi as a way to look towards humanity’s potential and to reflect on the ways we have already improved. If you’re feeling bummed out by the world, this pod could be the shot in the arm you need.

EL-R0ACH0 ,

Stairs don’t work in space.

I may on Pluto most of the time, but if I ride on the pulse of a quasar; I’ll make it to Mercury. Best inter dimensional time traveling sci-fi podcast in the multiverse I’ve heard. I like to put this on when I’m flying solo in the asteroid fields. I’ve herd they really like him on Ceti Alpha V. I know what I’m looking for ‘cause I found it and it’s your podcast. Set phasers to synth pop. Now enjoy your journey thought space and time.

initiatezathras ,

SciFi Nerd Love

Sometimes I just want to relax with friends and talk about my favorite Science Fiction TV shows/Movies. I enjoy this podcast because it feels like a smart friend who wants you to engage with this media, and think critically about what you're enjoying.

I enjoy it, and I think you will too.

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