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The Star Trek Picard Cast is an in-depth, long-form, community-driven episode discussion of Star Trek: Picard, the new series shown on CBS All Access in the US, CTV Sci-Fi Channel & Crave TV in Canada and Amazon Prime everywhere else. We’re Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink; we're two long-time Star Trek fans, especially of Star Trek: The Next Generation. We cover the story, characters, and the show’s placement both within the Trek universe and the continuation of the life of legendary Federation Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Together with our listeners, we rate each episode, discuss the highs, lows, and share other thoughts. Thanks for listening!

Star Trek Picard Cast Brian Meloche & Ruthie Rink

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The Star Trek Picard Cast is an in-depth, long-form, community-driven episode discussion of Star Trek: Picard, the new series shown on CBS All Access in the US, CTV Sci-Fi Channel & Crave TV in Canada and Amazon Prime everywhere else. We’re Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink; we're two long-time Star Trek fans, especially of Star Trek: The Next Generation. We cover the story, characters, and the show’s placement both within the Trek universe and the continuation of the life of legendary Federation Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Together with our listeners, we rate each episode, discuss the highs, lows, and share other thoughts. Thanks for listening!

    STPC 017 – Patreon Call-in 5/16/2020 – The Last Best Hope & Strange New Worlds

    STPC 017 – Patreon Call-in 5/16/2020 – The Last Best Hope & Strange New Worlds

    Patreon Call-in Show – The Last Best Hope



    We’re back with another call-in show mostly about Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope, which was recorded on May 16, 2020 for our Patreon subscribers. Joining Ruthie and me are Kim Voegele, Laurence Todd, James Robbins, Brian Shiro, and Jim Matthews. Joining on the chat was TJ, Christoph Lechleitner, Mark Boaldin, and Mark Kirkman. We have chapters for this episode, so check below if you want to skip parts.



    Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope Discussion



    We begin the call-in with our intended discussion about Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope after our last episode’s interview with author Una McCormack. We discuss the novel in more detail. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the novel but are planning to, you may want to skip this chapter until you do. In this episode.



    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Discussion



    Later in the discussion, we discuss the May 15th announcement from CBS All Access that they will be bringing us Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, featuring the adventures of Captain Christopher Pike, Number One, and Lieutenant Spock on board the Enterprise in the years prior to Captain Kirk’s command of the Constitution Class starship.



    Chapters



    00:00:17 Intro00:02:27 Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope discussion00:55:38 Strange New Worlds discussion01:15:22 Wrap Up



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    Speaking of our Patreon…



    We have now recorded five Patreon calls, the last one you heard here last week, and you got to listen to this episode several days in advance. Our next Patreon call-in show will discuss the novel, Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope, and there WILL be spoilers. Patrons will get the episode a week earlier! If you want to listen to it when it comes out, sign up to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access!



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    STPC 016 – Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope – Una McCormack

    STPC 016 – Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope – Una McCormack

    Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope author Una McCormack!



    We’re back with an interview! Ruthie and I have been talking about how good we thought Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope is for weeks now. For this episode, we are pleased to bring you a special interview with its author, Una McCormack. This was recorded on April 25, 2020.



    Spoiler Alert!!!



    We will be discussing the novel in detail, so if you haven’t read the novel, but are planning to, you may want to skip this episode until you do. In this episode, we talk about the process of getting the assignment to write the novel, finding the characters’ voices, and the story itself. We think it’s one of the best novels we’ve read in a long time. It’s not just told from the voice of Picard. We also hear the story from other perspectives, too.



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    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! You can do the same on Podchaser.



    Sign up to CBS All Access! Help support the podcast! If you sign up from this link, you’ll help support the podcast, as CBS gives us a small referral fee, and it costs you nothing!



    Star Trek: Picard is streaming now on CBS All Access! Click this banner to sign up, and you’ll help support the podcast!



    Speaking of our Patreon…



    We have now recorded four Patreon calls, the last one you heard here last week, and you got to listen to this episode several days in advance. Our next Patreon call-in show will discuss the novel, Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope, and there WILL be spoilers. Patrons will get the episode a week earlier! If you want to listen to it when it comes out, sign up to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access!



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    STPC 015 – Patreon Call-in Show – 04/18/2020

    STPC 015 – Patreon Call-in Show – 04/18/2020

    Patreon Call-in Show!



    We’re back with our latest Patreon call-in show, which we are bringing to our regular listeners later than Patreon subscribers got it. This was recorded on April 18, 2020. Joining Brian and Ruthie are Kim Voegele, Laurence Todd (AKA LT from NC), Leigh Radtke (AKA Cybermam), Wes Huntington, Arend Mayes, and Mark Boaldin, and Glynis Goltz. NOTE: I screwed it up who was on in the beginning of the recording! Sorry! We discuss Picard Season 1, Discovery Season 3, and the new Rebinge DS9 and Let’s Talk Through podcasts.



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    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! You can do the same on Podchaser.



    Sign up to CBS All Access! Help support the podcast! If you sign up from this link, you’ll help support the podcast, as CBS gives us a small referral fee, and it costs you nothing!



    Star Trek: Picard is streaming now on CBS All Access! Click this banner to sign up, and you’ll help support the podcast!



    Speaking of our Patreon…



    We have now recorded three Patreon calls. If you want to listen in, sign up to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access! Our next Patreon episode will be a spoiler-filled review of Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope. Listeners will get the episode a week earlier, around the time that you got this episode here!



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    LTT 001 – Galaxy Quest and Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

    LTT 001 – Galaxy Quest and Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

    Let’s Talk Through Galaxy Quest and Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary



    For the very first episode of Let’s Talk Through, Kyle, Mark, Ruthie and Lara discuss Sci-fi, Cons, Pop Culture influences that the movie Galaxy Quest beautifully portrayed and the behind the scenes shown in Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary.



    Send in your Pop Culture Topics you would like us to cover!



    We would love for our listeners to submit Pop Culture Topics, Suggestions, or every feedback on episodes going forward. You can send that in to our feedback page, on our Facebook group or email us at. One of the best ways to submit feedback is on our Facebook group. You can also send us an email to TalkThroughTTM@gmail.com or call our new voicemail at 630-474-3218.



    Subscribe and Support!



    Please remember to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or whatever is your podcast client of choice. Subscribing to us helps us move up in the rankings, so it’ll help us out tremendously! You can add our RSS feed directly: It’s https://talkthroughmedia.com/feed/podcast/letstalkthrough/ You’ll also get new episodes when released. And while you’re in there, leave us a rating or review! It only takes a few minutes and it also helps us out! And join our Facebook group! Follow us on Twitter! And like the network’s Facebook page!





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    RBDS9 001 – Emissary (S1E1)

    RBDS9 001 – Emissary (S1E1)

    Welcome to our Rebinge of Star Trek DS9: Emissary



    This is our first full episode rebinge of Star Trek DS9! We are starting at the beginning, of course, with the DS9 pilot entitled Emissary! We’re introduced to the space station Deep Space Nine and its main characters of Sisko, Jake, Miles, Dax, Kira, Odo and Quark. We also get a view of DS9 and Kim thinks it’s a bit of a dump. We do spend quite a bit of time cleaning up the place after all! James is (naturally) quite in love with the whole thing from the very beginning.



    This episode of DS9 touches on some heavy stuff like grief and PTSD. And it nearly convinces us that time isn’t linear. The show begins to build the foundation of Sisko as a character and gives us glimpses of him at his best and at his worst. We also get a look at the Cardassians and their burdensome costumes and we know pretty quickly we don’t like them.



    We roll our sleeves up, just like Miles, for a very deep dive into this super-sized episode of the classic show. Get ready for Cardassians, an angry woman, wormholes and a lot of inappropriate ear touching. So. Much. Ear. Touching. Kim is truly outraged by this development. And oh yeah, James gets goose bumps when we find out who the Emissary is (a thing he already knew, but he is so giddy with excitement to relearn it).



    You can see that even Sisko is a little suspicious of Kai Opaka.



    What’s this rebinge thing?



    It’s a re-watch of a thing you’ve already seen but love to watch and talk about. Listen to our intro episode if you want to know a little more about us.



    Next time…



    We dig into Season 1 Episode 2 of DS9: Past Prologue.



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    RBDS9 000 – Intro to Rebinge DS9 Podcast (S1E0)

    RBDS9 000 – Intro to Rebinge DS9 Podcast (S1E0)

    Welcome to the first episode of our Rebinge Star Trek DS9 podcast!



    Welcome to our full rebinge of Star Trek DS9! We are Kim and James, big Star Trek fans who don’t always agree. But we have agreed to kick off a rebinge of this classic show. James is a DS9 fanboy and loves everything about it. Kim is a little skeptical, but she’s ready to give it a try. Every episode will be full of over-analysis and laughter. Tune in to hear Kim talk about how it looks for women in the future and James will tell you how amazing Sisko is.



    What does Rebinge DS9 mean anyway?



    It’s like a re-watch, but more obsessive and starts from a point of love (of Sisko). James has watched and re-watched DS9 but Kim has never made it all the way to the end. So even though this is a rebinge for James, it’s more of a new binge for Kim. TNG is Kim’s favorite all time show, followed closely by Voyager. DS9 never made the list (will it now???).



    We’re fun people!



    No matter what we disagree on during our rebinge of DS9, we will always laugh and enjoy the conversation. Nothing can ever break our love and devotion to Star Trek as a universe, but that doesn’t stop us from poking fun at it.



    Come along on the journey with us, it’ll be fun!



    Next time…



    We dig into Season 1 Episode 1 of DS9: Emissary.



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Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

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Make It So - TTM

Brian & Ruthie bring a love for Trek into this podcast. They along with the listeners share, in detail, the good, bad and ugly of this series. There is much thought and discussion that goes into the podcast. This is not a recapcast, but a studycast. Sit back and enjoy and then jump in and share your thoughts.

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In-depth discussions of listener feedback

Continuing in the tradition of the Star Trek Discovery podcast, Brian and Ruthie bring their knowledge and wit to the Picard Cast as well. This podcast showcases listener feedback with commentary by the hosts on each Star Trek Picard episode. In both the podcast itself and its social media outlets, Brian and Ruthie create a community atmosphere of friends sharing their love for Star Trek as we all discuss the pros and cons of each episode. Audio quality and editing are superb, but be warned that the podcast episodes are long. Listening is a highlight of my week. Thanks, Brian and Ruthie!

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Love it

Love the encyclopedic knowledge that Brian and Ruthie bring to this podcast. Ruthie’s laugh and giggles are great to hear. Thanks for a wonderful podcast.

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