3 episodes

Join Tawny Newsome (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Comedy Bang Bang) in a wide-ranging and often hilarious take on the Star Trek universe. 

With unparalleled access to Star Trek luminaries, celebrity superfans, and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, The Pod Directive takes a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things Trek – both old and new. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas and characters that resonate across the history of the franchise’s storied universe, episodes will also explore the brand’s 50-plus year legacy and influence.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 127 Ratings

Join Tawny Newsome (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Comedy Bang Bang) in a wide-ranging and often hilarious take on the Star Trek universe. 

With unparalleled access to Star Trek luminaries, celebrity superfans, and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, The Pod Directive takes a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things Trek – both old and new. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas and characters that resonate across the history of the franchise’s storied universe, episodes will also explore the brand’s 50-plus year legacy and influence.

    Reza Aslan

    Reza Aslan

    Tawny and Paul sit down with religious scholar, writer, and commentator Reza Aslan to discuss religion and Star Trek. Sound scary? Don't worry, this week's episode is filled with humor and dry wit as our hosts broach this fascinating topic, and Reza takes us on a deep dive on the symbolism behind a fan favorite, Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Darmok."
     
    Remember to subscribe to Star Trek: The Pod Directive and, if you like what you hear, leave us an Apple review.

    • 52 min
    Ben Stiller

    Ben Stiller

    In their debut episode, hosts Tawny Newsome and Paul F. Tompkins sit down with actor, director, and producer Ben Stiller to talk all things Star Trek memorabilia. The trio go deep into Stiller's Trek collection, his childhood memories of the show, and the way his fandom pops up in many of his projects - even to this day!

    Remember to subscribe to Star Trek: The Pod Directive and, if you like what you hear, leave us an Apple review.

    • 46 min
    Introducing Star Trek: The Pod Directive

    Introducing Star Trek: The Pod Directive

    Join Tawny Newsome (Star Trek: Lower Decks) and Paul F. Tompkins (BoJack Horseman, Comedy Bang Bang) in a wide-ranging and often hilarious take on the Star Trek universe. With unparalleled access to Star Trek luminaries, celebrity superfans, and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, The Pod Directive takes a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things Trek – both old and new.
     
    Starting September 14th join Tawny Newsome and Paul F. Tompkins as they talk with Ben Stiller, Reza Aslan, Michelle Hurd, Stacey Abrams, Tig Notaro and more.

    • 45 sec

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

D_AVguy ,

Best Star Trek Podcast

This is the best Star Trek Podcast not featuring Matt Mira.

HavenH001 ,

Engage!

Just listened to the first episode for the 2nd time...LOVED IT! I feel like now more than ever the world needs more Star Trek and this podcast is perfect! Paul F. Tompkins & Tawny Newsome make a great team! Can’t wait for future episodes! Live Long and Prosper 🖖

merlingod1992 ,

Great podcast

Great to know official Star Trek podcast finally arrived,first episode is nice,looking forward to future episodes

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