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RR01: Thrusters on Full

RR01: Thrusters on Full
Redshirts & Runabouts

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Enter the finale frontier, thrusters on full, with our brand new Star Trek themed podcast series! We introduce ourselves, talk about what Trek brought us into the fandom and then dive into the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery along with the first episode of After Trek.

Join our three-man crew for a journey that will span decades, every episode, every series, every movie, and every possible timeline no matter how small.

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Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

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SH S2E5: Star Trek Beyond & Discovery

This week we boldly go reviewing Star Trek Beyond, which opened last weekend in most of the territories it will hit. This episode is full of spoilers as we talk characters and casting, motivations, plot points, the film’s resolution, special effects, costume design, and how the movie fits in with not just the Kelvin timeline but also the Prime timeline of the Star Trek franchise in its 50th year. Then, we talk a bit about the newly named Star Trek: Discovery series coming to CBS All-Access in January 2017. We talk about the title of the series, the title logo, and the ship design along with some of our hopes or thoughts on what we’d like to see in the next Star Trek series.

Star Trek Beyond won the US domestic box office, bringing in $59.25 million beating out The Secret Life of Pets, Lights Out, and Ice Age: Collision Course. The film had a $185 million budget not counting marketing and brought in an additional $30 million internationally bringing its opening weekend total to $95.5 million.

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Derreck Mayer
Rachel Stewart
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American Gods Has a Teaser

A lot of amazing things came out of San Diego Comic Con this weekend, like every year. But one bit of news you might have missed was found in the American Gods panel on Friday.  While casting is still going on, the STARZ series now has a teaser trailer which you can watch here:

The Synopsis

Ricky Whittle (The 100) plays our hero, Shadow Moon, a felon who is released early from prison after his wife has died.  On his way home, Shadow comes across Mr. Wednesday, a modern looking Norse god Odin, who manages to talk Shadow into working for him.  Shadow then becomes entangled in a war between the old gods of mythology (Norse, Egyptian, Greek) and the new gods of media, technology, and drugs.  They all crave the worship of others and only some will survive.

Sounds silly, right?  Well, that’s what I thought too, before reading the book, that is.  I realized it was such a unique concept with an accurate portrayal of the mass populations of today.  We give the same attention to our smartphones that was once given to Apollo at a shrine.  We sacrifice our lives for sex and drugs when humans once sacrificed themselves for Huitzilopochtli. The poignancy of our human existence was subtly hidden between hilarious moments of Lucille Ball dropping the F-word and wanting to show Shadow “the goods.”  Author Neil Gaiman is known for his ability to interweave cruel reality with magic and a blunt humor that keeps a smile on the reader’s faces even during his darkest moments.  As a huge Neil Gaiman fan, I can easily say that this book is by far his best (as of now; I’d never say someone has peaked.)

The Series

What’s more exciting is that now, American Gods can shine on the silver screen too. While the idea to adapt the novel has been floating in cinematic limbo for years, STARZ was the network that was finally able to appease Neil Gaiman (see, he kept turning production studios down because they wanted to white-wash all the characters, including Shadow.) The series will debut in 2017 with a 10-episode run, a perfect amount for the lengthy novel, adapted by successful showrunner Bryan Fuller (who also has his hands full with Star Trek: Discovery) and Michael Green. Joining Whittle is Emily Browning as Laura Moon (Shadow’s wife), Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, Kristen Chenowith as Easter, Gillian Anderson as Media, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, and Orlando Jones as Mr. Nancy.

Are you excited for the American Gods? Comment below with your thoughts!

American Gods Has a Teaser

Star Trek in Right Direction with Nicholas Meyer

Nicholas Meyer is joining the new Star Trek TV series.

Most Trekkies, myself included, were elated at the news that Star Trek was returning to TV on CBS in early 2017. We’ve been without a Star Trek series since Enterprise went off the air in 2005. Since then, we’ve had nothing set in the Prime universe and only two films in the form of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s not much for a franchise that had running TV series from 1987-2005 which included four different series plus six motion pictures. The announcement of Bryan Fuller as the show-runner was great news. Why? Well, he’s been involved in Star Trek before, writing over 20 episodes across multiple series, mainly Voyager. He’s also been involved with very successful series like Pushing Daises and Hannibal.

Today, another great thing happened. Bryan Fuller announced one of the writers for the upcoming series, Nicholas Meyer. Sound familiar? If you’re a Trekkier\Trekker, it should. Nicholas Meyer has been responsible for three out of my top four Star Trek films. You can catch my full ranking here. Check out the official press release below from

It’s official. Bryan Fuller, who will co-create, produce and serve as showrunner of the upcoming Star Trek series, has just announced the news that Nicholas Meyer has joined the show’s writing staff.

“Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan ’round the Mutara Nebula and ’round Genesis’ flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek’s greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff,” said Executive Producer, Bryan Fuller.

Meyer, of course, is beloved by Star Trek fans worldwide for directing (and co-written, uncredited) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, co-writing Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and co-writing and directing Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

The new Star Trek series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch in early 2017. In the U.S., a special premiere episode will air on the CBS Television Network and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in local countries around the world.

So there you have it. Meyer directed both The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country in addition to being involved in writing both of them PLUS co-writing The Voyage Home.

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This is very exciting news because the two biggest hires that CBS has made to this point include two major Star Trek alums who have a passion for the franchise and were involved in what many of us call the Golden Age of Trek. Meyer was even involved in the film that brought the franchise back from the dead after the lack of success The Motion Picture had.

Many people, myself included, have not fully enjoyed what is called the JJ-verse. Many felt that Abrams was not right for the job, having been quoted saying he didn’t watch or like Star Trek but was instead a Star Wars fan. Now, I also love Star Wars and think Abrams was perfect for The Force Awakens and I think most would agree with that. But, I want someone passionate about Star Trek. This franchise means the world to me and to see CBS take it seriously and bring in two alums right off the bat makes me optimistic.

There have also been rumors that Tony Todd might be joining the cast. For those who don’t know, Tony Todd is also a Trek alum, having starred in 6 episodes between Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and The Next Generation as Worf’s brother Kurn, a future Jake Sisko, and the Hirogen Alpha. He’s also been in such shows as Chuck and The CW’s The Flash as the voice of Zoom. He was also involved in the Prelude to Axanar short fan film that leads up to the Axanar movie currently involved in a lawsuit with CBS. Tony Todd is no longer associated with that project.

So there you have it. CBS has added Bryan Fuller and now Nicholas Meyer to the upcoming Star Trek TV series. How do you feel about this? Are you excited? What is your favorite Nicholas Meyer Trek contribution? How about Bryan Fullers? Would you like to see Tony Todd return to the franchise? Comment below!

Star Trek in Right Direction with Nicholas Meyer