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Is there such a thing as too much information? Data certainly wouldn’t say so, but a mere human mind may not be capable of processing the terabytes of information we were given by the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery at the recent conventions. Find out if Luke Weir needs a brain transplant after summarizing all of the latest Star Trek news on this episode of Hyperchannel!


Pre-Convention News (00:01:10)
CBS All Access in Canada
CBC: http://trekfm.link/2uKLDIe
Zoe Saldana’s New Media Company
Hollywood Reporter: http://trekfm.link/2whNYKk
Chris Pine on TNT
Variety: http://trekfm.link/2wS5m6a 

Bryan Fuller’s Vision for Star Trek: Discovery (00:03:18)
EW: http://trekfm.link/2v3zaKV

Discovery Convention News (00:05:26)
US Discovery Trailer: http://trekfm.link/2fNqAy1
Trailer Breakdown
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2uSkO0G
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2uKIyba
Everything Comic Con
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2wS617E
STLV Panels
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2uKLq7I

Character Details (00:05:48)
TrekToday: http://trekfm.link/2w4ayX3
Michael Burnham
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2uRLkal
Lt. Saru
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2vKRHh0
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2fM8OuS
Cadet Tilly
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2uRYmof
Lt. Tyler
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2i6B6ky
Sarek
TrekCore http://trekfm.link/2vFitJ7
Lt. Stamets
EW: http://trekfm.link/2v4aiCO
Dr. Culber
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2whLjAj  http://trekfm.link/2uKN49A
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2vFD1l3
IMDB: http://trekfm.link/2x6FWkp
L’Rell
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2x6ysxZ

Klingons (00:10:47)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2w3lxzY
EpicStream: http://trekfm.link/2uRWZG5
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2fMsEGv
STLV Panel on Creature Design
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2wSeNTh

Mature Content on Discovery (00:13:39)
EW: http://trekfm.link/2v3FDFy
TrekToday: http://trekfm.link/2whs2yQ 

God (Not) Banned from Discovery (00:14:33)
Telegraph: http://trekfm.link/2wcSBWB
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2wSeYxV

Star Trek Timelines Interview (00:15:40)

Trek Stars Reacting to Discovery at STLV (00:25:15)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2v3Z0yr

The Orville (00:27:29)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2uS3Teu http://trekfm.link/2vFBewi http://trekfm.link/2i8ckR5
Deadline: http://trekfm.link/2whPBaP

 

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-173.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

Discovery News, NASA Conspiracies, Trek Merch.

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on September 24th (or September 25th outside of the US or Canada) and the anticipation is unbearable. This episode has all of the latest Discovery news, story details and production insights to keep you up to date on your future favorite show. Also, some Kelvin Timeline Trek stars have been making waves in recent blockbusters, NASA has been debunking some crazy conspiracies, and there’s suddenly a lot of Trek merch coming out that you might just need to get.

Star Trek: Discovery
Release Dates (00:01:03)
USA – CBS: http://trekfm.link/2tolDyv Variety: http://trekfm.link/2tfTpqZ
Canada – Space: http://trekfm.link/2tobUYW
International – The Independent: http://trekfm.link/2tobYIa
Promo Images (00:02:43)
Transporter Room – EW: http://trekfm.link/2sLy7Ox
Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca – EW: http://trekfm.link/2tfXbAK
Producers Interview (00:03:33)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2sozdR7 http://trekfm.link/2sL2qFe
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2tgc7Pr
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2sEWnH4
Jonathan Frakes Directing (00:09:10)
EW: http://trekfm.link/2toeFtm

Kelvin Timeline Stars on Screen (00:09:38)
Wonder Woman – Box Office Mojo: http://trekfm.link/2tPIgPq
The Mummy – Box Office Mojo: http://trekfm.link/2tHR5KG

NASA Conspiracies (00:11:02)
Fox News: http://trekfm.link/2tHHJhR
The Daily Beast: http://trekfm.link/2tfWhEs

Cool Star Trek Merch (00:12:32)
Star Trek Adventures Borg Cube Set –
Geek and Sundry: http://trekfm.link/2sEOVf0 Modiphius: http://trekfm.link/2soXlD2
Klingon Empire Travel Guide – ScreenRant: http://trekfm.link/2tfKbLj
Kelvin Timeline Art Books – TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2tKQ6J4
Discovery Novel/Comic – TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2tgdpKh
Coloring Books – TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2soTN3z
Calendars – TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2toAtVq
Canadian Stamps – StarTrek: http://trekfm.link/2sECXSH
Hallmark Gifts – TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2sEY1bI
Limited Edition Star Trek 3D Pen – Kickstarter: http://trekfm.link/2tHJL1i

Recommended Viewing (00:16:15)
RedShirtsAlwaysDie: http://trekfm.link/2tPKkXG


Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: hc-172.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:45am MDT

The time has finally come – the first official teaser trailer for Star Trek: Discovery has been released, and it has given Star Trek fans lots to talk about. In this episode, Luke Weir dives into some of the major discussions created by this trailer and speculates about some of the possible plot points and character info that Discovery’s creators want us to investigate. Also, Seth MacFarlane is bringing the first ever high-budget Star Trek spoof to network television this fall - find out about the concept and the cast of The Orville, along with so much more, on this episode of Hyperchannel.

Episode Order Increase / Aftershow (00:01:05)
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2rQevwg
IMDB: http://trekfm.link/2rfk0Sx

Discovery’s First Trailer (00:03:18)
Io9: http://trekfm.link/2qwuA6E
ListForUs: http://trekfm.link/2riIjRE
Polygon: http://trekfm.link/2qwLMJ1

Jason Isaacs & LeVar Burton (00:07:22)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2sgBnli http://trekfm.link/2s9kSIg

Discovery Will Be Cinematic, Grittier (00:08:37)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2rfzBkX

Bryan Fuller’s Series Recieves Early Renewal (00:09:38)
Deadline: http://trekfm.link/2qvbZfi

The Orville (00:10:02)
CriticalHit: http://trekfm.link/2qBwD8w
IMDB: http://trekfm.link/2rPRkT2

Recommendations (00:12:39)
Discovery Trailer (US): http://trekfm.link/2qwJ3zr
Discovery Trailer (Intl.): http://trekfm.link/2qBN7gK
The Orville Trailer: http://trekfm.link/2rQejx7
Discovery Trailer Supplemental Episode: http://trekfm.link/2r6NymR
Star Trek: The Motion Picture + Daft Punk: http://trekfm.link/2qvdpGE


Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-171.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 3:00pm MDT

Star Trek: Discovery could have been delayed yet again by a seemingly inevitable writers strike from the WGA - thankfully, the guild and studios were able to resolve their differences, but on this episode we dive in to why the WGA was going to strike and how Star Trek has previously been affected by striking workers. Also, Star Trek Online recently debuted their Season 13 expansion, Discovery adds more actors and Leslie Moonves gives more insight into some of the inner workings of distributing the new flagship Star Trek series.

Home Video Awards (00:00:50)
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2qiv2Yh

Star Trek Online Season 13 (00:01:33)
ArcGames: http://trekfm.link/2qHAcP9

Bootleg DVD Sets (00:02:15)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2pMqOWd

Writers Strike (00:02:58)
WGA: http://trekfm.link/2rg7CQV
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2r7rZn8 http://trekfm.link/2pLXEXr
Deadline: http://trekfm.link/2qiD1EP

Discovery Adds Actors (00:05:55)
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2rfWtjk
Clare McConnell Interview (TrekMovie): http://trekfm.link/2qkG7Xh
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2r76oLG

Leslie Moonves on Discovery (00:08:23)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2rfZZtX http://trekfm.link/2qiuG3S

Recommendations (00:10:18)
What If Star Trek Had Never Existed? http://trekfm.link/2qllElg
New Episodes of The Ready Room: http://trekfm.link/2pNhQac
New Episodes of The Orb: http://trekfm.link/2pAsypA

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-170.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:00pm MDT

Star Trek: Discovery officially announces the remainder of its cast as production gets underway, Michael Dorn dispels rumors that he’ll be appearing on Discovery, Patrick Stewart is done with X-Men, Bridge Crew is delayed (again), and McDonald’s uses Star Trek imagery to promote a new burger in Japan.

DS9 Documentary (00:00:30)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2q2wbjY http://trekfm.link/2oxN7hE
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2pRqn06

Patrick Stewart Done With X-Men (00:02:20)
io9: http://trekfm.link/2oUqKpy

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Delayed (00:03:23)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2ogrh6w
UploadVR: http://trekfm.link/2q2xwHo

Star Trek Style McDonalds Promotion (00:04:25)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2p43tQc
Mashable: http://trekfm.link/2oAdRxn

Star Trek: Discovery
Klingon Rumors (00:05:20)
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2poIlHl
ComicBook: http://trekfm.link/2ogsZoi
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2oxKGM8

Major Casting (00:07:09)
Jason Isaacs - io9: http://trekfm.link/2ogrM0d
Rainn Wilson - TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2poW1SF
Sonequa Martin-Green - TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2q2LM2I
Polygon: http://trekfm.link/2oUrJ92

Supporting Cast (00:10:19)
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2oAbURC

Premiere Date Speculation (00:11:29)
MoviePilot: http://trekfm.link/2p7RGT9
Deadline: http://trekfm.link/2oAwl0x
Vulture: http://trekfm.link/2ogsYAL

Recommended Viewing (00:12:40)
Voyager Set Tour - Heroes&IconsTV: http://trekfm.link/2p82cd0
Chris Obi (@obidon1) Twitter: http://trekfm.link/2ogpuyd


Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-169.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:04pm MDT

168: Gain an Actor, Lose a Release Date

Discovery gains a new cast member but once again gets pushed from its expected release date, SpaceX gets back on track with a successful launch, Amazon's Alexa now answers to "Computer", and NASA pays tribute to the lives lost throughout our history of space exploration.

Stories

Star Trek: Discovery (00:00:21)
DSC Pushed Back
EW: http://trekfm.link/2knKAWg
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2kvTdk9
Sarek Casting: http://trekfm.link/2jJl6R4
DSC Teaser
CBS News: http://trekfm.link/2knBed5
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2l1bmng

Patrick Stewart Cast in Emoji Movie (00:03:23)
Nerdist: http://trekfm.link/2knKXQE

SpaceX (00:04:01)
Gizmodo: http://trekfm.link/2knK9eu
ArsTechnica: http://trekfm.link/2k21KHH

Asteroid Naming (00:04:39)
CNet: http://trekfm.link/2k1ZtMK
NASA: http://trekfm.link/2kyIc0Y

Amazon Alexa (00:04:57)
LifeHacker: http://trekfm.link/2k1MDOC

Star Trek Adventures (00:05:23)
Official Site: http://trekfm.link/2kntFTF

NASA Day of Remembrance (00:06:02)
NASA: http://trekfm.link/2jJqCDm

Astronaut Gene Cernan (00:06:33)
ABC News: http://trekfm.link/2k7pBZb

Recommended Viewing (00:07:30)
360 Video: http://trekfm.link/2jDMwws
Quantum is Calling: http://trekfm.link/2l1oGI3

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-168.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am MDT

167: The New Faces of Star Trek
The New Faces of Star Trek.
 
Discovery's New Cast, Notable Passings, Series Boxed Sets, Tricorders.

In the first Hyperchannel of the new year, we catch up on the latest about new series boxed sets, new Discovery cast members, new comics... and new tricorders? Also, we pay tribute to some notable figures from Star Trek and the scientific community who recently passed away.

Stories

New Series Boxed Sets (00:00:38)
Enterprise Blu-ray Set: http://trekfm.link/2jK6GVf
Deep Space Nine DVD Set: http://trekfm.link/2ilWi0P
Voyager DVD Set: http://trekfm.link/2ipXsvq

TNG/Alien Crossover (00:01:54)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2jBMosP

Roddenberry Graphic Novel (00:02:29)
Geek Nation: http://trekfm.link/2jd7NM8

Bryan Fuller No Longer Involved with Discovery (00:03:00)
Newsweek: http://trekfm.link/2jpvRcf
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2jK8KMS

Discovery's New Cast (00:04:13)
Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2im3FWe
Entertainment Weekly: http://trekfm.link/2iNdeyj
Variety: http://trekfm.link/2iizAM9

Discovery's New Klingons (00:06:14)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2iq52Gk

Sonequa Martin-Green (00:07:11)
Entertainment Weekly: http://trekfm.link/2jBRpSv

Other DSC Details
EP Alex Kurtzman: http://trekfm.link/2jC0j2d
Filming Schedule: http://trekfm.link/2jpizMV
Stage Nine Episode 28: http://trek.fm/stage-nine/28

Notable Passings (00:08:28)
Don Marshall: http://trekfm.link/2iNgcmA
John Glenn: http://trekfm.link/2jplXaH
Vera Rubin: http://trekfm.link/2iNgUjr
More info on Dark Matter: http://trekfm.link/2j6eduk

Anton Yelchin Exhibit (00:12:09)
Movie Web: http://trekfm.link/2jBPcXh

Fake Tricorders (00:12:47)
New York Daily News 1: http://trekfm.link/2ipZzzA
New York Daily News 2: http://trekfm.link/2iixI62

Recommended Viewing (00:13:31)
NASA On the Edge of Forever: http://trekfm.link/2iNeeCG
Voyager "Some Kind Of" Supercut: http://trekfm.link/2iiHrcu


Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: hc-167.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm MDT

166: Fuller Steps Back

Discovery's New Showrunners, Cruise Sweepstakes, ExoMars Crash, Fake Headlines

Find out how you could win a spot on next year's Star Trek cruise, why the ExoMars lander crashed on Mars, which headlines you should definitely not be clicking on Facebook, and why Bryan Fuller is stepping back from his role as showrunner on Star Trek: Discovery.

Stories

Bryan Fuller Steps Down as Showrunner (00:00:28)
Variety: http://trekfm.link/2e9eSKL

Cruise Sweepstakes (00:02:02)
Sweepstakes: http://trekfm.link/2frvb7r
Cruise Info: http://trekfm.link/2fi0N0h

Star Trek Gaming (00:03:04)
Star Trek Online Infographic: http://trekfm.link/2e99FCO
STO Update: http://trekfm.link/2eZbZeE
Bridge Crew Delayed: http://trekfm.link/2eQ6Kxb

Trek Actors in New Projects (00:04:08)
Chris Pine Joins 'A Wrinkle In Time': http://trekfm.link/2fi12Za
Patrick Stewart in 'Logan': http://trekfm.link/2dYODmR

ExoMars Lander Crash (00:05:03)
Gizmodo: http://trekfm.link/2eQ7m5R
Update: http://trekfm.link/2fi5bfF

Fake Headline (00:05:49)
TrekNews: http://trekfm.link/2fhZQVQ

Recommended Viewing (00:06:48)
Jaylah Halloween Makeup Tutorial: http://trekfm.link/2eHmrZQ


Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am MDT

165: Destination Star Trek Europe

Europe Celebrates Trek, Google's New AI, Obama on Star Trek

Europe recently celebrated Star Trek's 50th Anniversary at this year's Destination Star Trek Europe - we break down everything at that jam-packed convention, plus the details on Google's new Star Trek-inspired AI, President Obama's love of TOS, and more!

Stories

Destination Star Trek Europe (00:00:28)
Day 1: http://trekfm.link/2eh1WjX
Day 2: http://trekfm.link/2eMb7MS
Day 3: http://trekfm.link/2edwuEV

Rapid Fire News (00:04:45)
Beyond Beamed to the ISS: http://trekfm.link/2eigGn4
Shatner Supports Salmon Bill: http://trekfm.link/2egkMbP
Roddenberry Contest: http://trekfm.link/2eAUoNj
Roddenberry Pictures: http://trekfm.link/2dKWwgH

Google Assistant (00:06:27)
New York Times: http://trekfm.link/2eh22Z5
Slate: http://trekfm.link/2eifpN5

Recommended Reading and Viewing (00:08:12)
President Obama on Star Trek (VIDEO): http://trekfm.link/2doe29s
President Obama on Space Travel: http://trekfm.link/2dogzQJ
US Presidential Candidates on Space Travel: http://trekfm.link/2dKXSYO

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-165.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am MDT

164: Portal 47 ft. Larry Nemecek

Beyond Commentary, J.J. Abrams, Portal 47 Open House

Larry Nemecek joins us to talk about the upcoming free online open house for Portal 47 featuring Robert Butler, director of the first TOS pilot "The Cage". Plus, Star Trek Beyond's commentary track, Patrick Stewart's latest projects, and J.J. Abram's affinity for lens flare.

Stories

Star Trek Beyond Commentary (00:01:06)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2dEU7ZV

J.J. Abrams (00:01:48)
Cinema Blend: http://trekfm.link/2dINlzb
Huffington Post: http://trekfm.link/2dVHeGo

Patrick Stewart (00:03:11)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2dZmL7M

Star Trek Polls (00:03:38)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2dYWTDR

Star Trek Beyond Bloopers (00:04:33)
Blastr: http://trekfm.link/2dpWwCq

Larry Nemecek on Portal 47 (00:05:10)

Portal 47: http://portal47.net/
Open House: http://portal47.net/specialevent/
@larrynemecek on Twitter


Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am MDT

163: The Circuit with Manu Intiraymi

Classic Comic Con, The Circuit, New Soundtrack, Mars Missions.

Voyager's Manu Intiraymi joins us to discuss his upcoming appearances at Classic Comic Con and his new fan-funded anthology film project "The Circuit." Plus, details on the latest Star Trek soundtrack release, new plans to colonize Mars, and more!

Stories

Star Trek: Enterprise Collection Volume II (00:00:33)
La-La Land Records: http://trekfm.link/2dtB7IX

The Animated Series Standalone Blu-rays (00:01:09)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2d996v8

Star Trek Online Timeline Infographic (00:01:42)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2dtAKOJ

Mars Missions (00:02:03)
USA Today: http://trekfm.link/2dFZdUi
Gizmodo: http://trekfm.link/2cXWm57
NPR: http://trekfm.link/2dmJ0mk

Manu Intiraymi Interview (00:03:59)

Classic Comic Con 2016 (00:27:12)
Info: http://trekfm.link/2d7EQ08
Twitter: http://trekfm.link/2cXYXvF

The Circuit (00:32:09)
Website: http://trekfm.link/2dtBdk1
Kickstarter: http://trekfm.link/2dtrjmF
Launch Video: http://trekfm.link/2dBRuDX
Facebook: http://trekfm.link/2cDLNrD
Twitter: http://trekfm.link/2dnIUY9
Instagram: http://trekfm.link/2dtCU0B
Tumblr: http://trekfm.link/2d9abTD

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-163.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 12:05am MDT

162: Blu-rays and Encyclopedias

Release Dates, Anniversary Art Prints, Giacchino, Kirk Statue.

We finally have official details on all of the Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray sets, and Mike & Denise Okuda's updated Star Trek Encyclopedia finally has a release date! Plus, composer Michael Giacchino is crossing over from one "Star" franchise to another, 50th Anniversary art prints are now available, and Riverside, Iowa, wants to erect a statue of James T. Kirk.

Stories

Star Trek Beyond Blu-rays (00:00:23)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2cKChil
IGN: http://trekfm.link/2cKCFO1

50th Anniversary Art Prints (00:03:26)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2d87zDm

Michael Giacchino (00:03:46)
Hollywood Reporter: http://trekfm.link/2cPz3MF

Star Trek Encyclopedia (00:04:29)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2cYYVox

Kirk Statue (00:05:15)
GoFundMe: http://trekfm.link/2d6cMrD

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-162.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

161: Majel May Return

Majel Barrett's Phonetic Recordings, Discovery Gets Pushed to May, the Latest in Space Travel.

Phonetic recordings Majel Barrett give hope that she may still voice the computer in future iterations of Star Trek. Plus, Discovery's premiere gets pushed back to May, and we discuss the latest advances in training and technology used in space travel.

Stories

Majel Barrett's Voice May Return to Star Trek (00:00:27)
io9: http://trekfm.link/2cExh1D
Blastr: http://trekfm.link/2cWaigl

Bryan Fuller's "Touchstone" TOS Episode (00:01:20)
Blastr: http://trekfm.link/2cGUixM

DSC Pushed Back to May (00:02:09)
Deadline: http://trekfm.link/2d7OVvY

Dr. McCoy Tribute (00:03:48)
Facebook: http://trekfm.link/2cwx2rV

Antarctic Training (00:04:30)
NASA: http://trekfm.link/2d7Pnub

Astronaut Hibernation (00:05:57)
Space: http://trekfm.link/2cWaLyX

The New Glenn (00:07:02)
Gizmodo: http://trekfm.link/2cWb6l9

SpaceX Resuming Launches (00:07:30)
Gizmodo: http://trekfm.link/2cu2D8p

Recommended Viewing (00:07:46)
Tom Hanks on TWOK set: http://trekfm.link/2cGVdOH

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-161.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:51am MDT

160: For the Love of Spock

Leonard Nimoy Documentaries, The Roddenberry Vault, More 50th Anniversary Celebration.

The highly anticipated documentary For The Love of Spock is now available, but it's not the only Leonard Nimoy doc coming this year. Also, we have more details about the Roddenberry Vault Blu-ray set, and you'll soon be able to take calls on your very own Bluetooth-enabled TNG combadge.

Stories

For The Love of Spock (00:00:22)
Website: www.fortheloveofspock.com
Details: http://trekfm.link/2cnHSfy
Video Clip: http://trekfm.link/2cbIFBD

COPD Documentary (00:01:55)
Website: www.copdllap.com
Details: http://trekfm.link/2c7z4gx
More on COPD: http://trekfm.link/2c5LNvu

The Roddenberry Vault (00:02:59)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2csBjds

New TNG Comm Badge (00:04:06)
Details: http://trekfm.link/2c5MQvr
Preorder: http://trekfm.link/2cTSAu6

Facebook's Tribute (00:04:35)
Entertainment Weekly: http://trekfm.link/2csuaXu

TOS Theme Lyrics (00:05:23)
The Los Angeles Times: http://trekfm.link/2co3TvI

Recommended Reading (00:05:48)
TOS Reviews: http://trekfm.link/2c7BoEj
Janeway Tribute: http://trekfm.link/2cTT2IS

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-160.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:40am MDT

159: Mission: New York Recap

Star Trek Forever Stamps, All Star Crew, Star Trek Online, Discovery Writers Panel.

Fans from all over the world came together to celebrate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary at the first ever Mission: New York convention. We go through the con day by day and talk about highlights from cast panels, some exciting product launches, and the newest details that writers Kirsten Beyer and Nicholas Meyer revealed about Star Trek: Discovery.

Stories

Mission: New York
Overview: http://trekfm.link/2cDMgtr

Day 1 (00:00:42)
Highlights: http://trekfm.link/2cD3K6r
Scott Bakula's Canada Dry Commercial: http://trekfm.link/2bZJ78A
Star Trek Forever Stamps: http://trekfm.link/2cD3Gn8

Day 2 (00:03:05)
Highlights: http://trekfm.link/2ca7BX9

Day 3 (00:04:44)
Highlights: http://trekfm.link/2bZJRL3
50th Anniversary All-Star Crew: http://trekfm.link/2ceJlGM

Star Trek Online (00:06:50)
STO Coming to Consoles: http://trekfm.link/2bZEaKm
Console Exclusives: http://trekfm.link/2cD4HvL
PS4 Trophies: http://trekfm.link/2ceIsOm
3D Printed Ship Models: http://trekfm.link/2c8BDuL

Star Trek: Discovery Panel (00:08:25)
io9: http://trekfm.link/2cbzlNz
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2bVeFex
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2clVWZ6
The Trek Collective: http://trekfm.link/2bVf0Oo
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2bVfdRW

Recommended Reading (00:14:48)
CNET's Star Trek at 50 Coverage: http://trekfm.link/2cuFjYi

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-159.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:56am MDT

158: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Commercial-free CBS All Access, SpaceX Explosion, 50th Anniversary Products, Events and Marathons.

Star Trek's 50th Anniversary is coming up on September 8. And whether you're staying home all day for a marathon, trying out some Star Trek-inspired makeup, or investing in a huge 30-disc TOS collector's set, there are lots of ways to geek out and celebrate the golden anniversary of your favorite franchise. Plus, CBS All Access finally has a commercial free option, and we talk about the SpaceX rocket explosion.

Stories
Commercial Free Option on CBS All Access (00:00:30)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2bVjZe4
CBS: http://trekfm.link/2bHouNg

Nichelle Nichols on The Young and the Restless (00:01:54)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2bXL7fb

SpaceX Explosion (00:02:31)
Popular Mechanics: http://trekfm.link/2bVkJji
Time: http://trekfm.link/2bHmP5q

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Marathons (00:04:06)
Canada: http://trekfm.link/2c9JR7T
UK: http://trekfm.link/2bJjeXH
US: http://trekfm.link/2c9J2Mj
H&I: http://trekfm.link/2bON0aR

Smithsonian (00:05:42)
Building Star Trek Preview Video: http://trekfm.link/2ckkYZ9
Interview with Executive Producer: http://trekfm.link/2bVlfhr
Boldly Go 50
Mashable: http://trekfm.link/2ciEfHn

Film Screenings (00:07:37)
Beyond Returns to IMAX
IMAX: http://trekfm.link/2ckliHc

TIFF Film Series
StarTrek.com:http://trekfm.link/2bYRLTZ

50th Anniversary Collector's Blu-rays (00:08:15)
IGN: http://trekfm.link/2cvkIb9

M-A-C Cosmetics (00:08:48)
Makeup Tutorials: http://trekfm.link/2cvlxAE
Photo Essay: http://trekfm.link/2c6nGB0

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-158.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:34am MDT

157: The Latest on Star Trek: Discovery

Streaming Discovery Worldwide, DSC Details from Bryan Fuller.

Everybody's going crazy over the latest details from Bryan Fuller about his new series Star Trek: Discovery, so we're taking a whole episode to go over everything we learned from Fuller's recent interview. Plus, we review how Trekkies across the globe will be able to watch the new Star Trek series.

Stories
Who Has DSC Streaming Rights? (00:00:31)
US and International: http://trekfm.link/2bSzJRa
Canada: http://trekfm.link/2bynXNp

The Latest DSC Details (00:03:01)
TrekMovie: http://trekfm.link/2cnWYp6
Bryan Fuller's Audio Interview (Hour 1, Parts 1 & 2)
http://trekfm.link/2bx00Yc

Closing Thoughts (00:08:41)

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-157.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:55am MDT

156: Rebuilding The Enterprise

John Cho's New Film, Chris Pine's Duet, The Planetary Post, and Project Enterprise.

John Cho and Michelle Forbes co-star in an upcoming film, Chris Pine lands the singing gig of a lifetime, Robert Picardo hosts The Planetary Post, and Project Enterprise seeks to rebuild one of the most iconic spaceships in science fiction.

Stories
John Cho in Columbus (00:00:33)
The Republic: http://trekfm.link/2c5HDIm
NBC News: http://trekfm.link/2bQIEnf

Chris Pine's Duet (00:01:09)
Playbill: http://trekfm.link/2bIeQsy

The Planetary Post (00:02:21)
Planetary Society: http://trekfm.link/2bOYJIN

Project Enterprise (00:03:07)
Website: http://projectenterprise.space
Kickstarter: http://trekfm.link/2bu2EI7

Recommended Reading
Scientists Inspired by Star Trek (00:07:09)
Sociolinguist: http://trekfm.link/2bqIAfW
Vulcanologist: http://trekfm.link/2bY737V

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-156.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:52am MDT

155: To China and Beyond

Quantum Communication / Beyond Heads to China / Blu-ray Release.

Could China’s recent developments in quantum communication be the precursor to Star Trek’s transporter technology? Will the country also give Star Trek Beyond a boost? And what should you expect from the Beyond Blu-ray gift sets? Plus, have we already met Star Trek: Discovery’s protagonist?

Chapters
Quantum Communication (00:00:57)
Story: http://trekfm.link/2bkCVH2
In-Depth explanation: http://trekfm.link/2bCeYab

Star Trek Beyond Headed to China (00:02:38)
TrekCore: http://trekfm.link/2bz6Vh0

Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray Sets (00:04:15)
StarTrek.com: http://trekfm.link/2biySWV
The Trek Collective: http://trekfm.link/2cacmFp

Recommended Reading
Have We Already Met Discovery’s Protagonist? (00:05:35)
Blastr: http://trekfm.link/2bYt0qu

Host
Luke Weir

Production
Luke Weir (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-155.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:55am MDT

154: Passing the Mic

Introducing your new host, Luke Weir.

After 154 episodes of this incarnation of Hyperchannel, it’s time for C Bryan Jones to pass the mic. In this special episode he is joined by new host Luke Weir to talk about the history of the show—which began in 2010 and includes Tristan Riddell plus a long run as video—as well as some history of the Trek.fm network. We also discuss our favorite Star Trek news stories from recent weeks, and fill you in on what to expect as Hyperchannel undergoes another transition under Luke’s guidance.

Hosts
C Bryan Jones and Luke Weir

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: hc-154.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:45am MDT

Two WeLoveFine Contest Entries You’ll Want.

Back on Hyperchannel 145 we told you about the WeLoveFine.com Star Trek 50th Anniversary Design Contest, in which creative fans can fight it out with Bézier curves instead of anbo-jyutsu sticks. Jumping into the ring is none other than our art director, Aaron Harvey, and he’s armed with two designs that you’re going to want. We tell you all about the entries and how you can cast your #Vote4Harvey.

View and vote for “Bold Adventure”:
http://trekfm.link/votedesign1

View and vote for “Pushing Boundaries”:
http://trekfm.link/votedesign2

View all contest entries:
http://trekfm.link/welovefine50

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-153.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:22am MDT

152: Pictures at an Exhibition

50 Artists, 50 Years Goes International.

Back in January, on Hyperchannel 112, we told you about a calendar from Universe Publishing called “50 Artists. 50 Years.” This 11x14-inch offering will feature original pieces by artists from around the world designed to mark the golden anniversary of the franchise. Now news has come down that an art exhibition will debut at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter during Comic-Con… and then the show will go global.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-152.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:13pm MDT

151: In the Rod Zone

TrekZone.org talks to Roddenberry about Star Trek 2017.

News that Gene Roddenberry’s son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry has been named an executive producer of the new series has been well received by fans. But what does Rod think about the project? Going beyond the short quote that has accompanied the announcement, TrekZone.org’s Matt Miller gets Rod on camera for a 12-minute chat about Trek. We share our thoughts on what Rod said.

Watch the video interview on TrekZone.org:
http://trekzone.org/padd/nwz/articles/2016/20160323_01.htm

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-151.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

150: Logical Bricks

Mega Bloks and Spock Team Up for Kubros Launch.

Mega Brands, the Mattel-owned maker of the Mega Bloks construction set toys, is promising an 8-Bit invasion with their new line of figures called Kubros. The idea is that you can build and collect your favorite pop culture icons, so of course Star Trek is included in the initial group of six figures. The representative? Spock, of course! We take a look at the logical offering, who will be joining him, and open up the floor to your brick-based wishes.

Check out the Spock Kubros figure in detail:
https://collectors.megabloks.com/en-gb/kubros/playsets/spock-dtf91

Download the assembly instructions PDF:
https://s2.megabrandsmedia.com/catalog/instructions/products/instruction-spock-dtf91-14294.pdf

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-150.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:40pm MDT

149: For the Love of Spock Premiere

Adam Nimoy’s Documentary to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival.

Adam Nimoy’s documentary about his dad, Leonard Nimoy, is a project that Adam originally set out to do with his dad; but, of course, circumstance changed that. The project went on to become the most successful documentary project in the history of Kickstarter raising $662,640 from 9,439 backers. Now it’s done, and the premiere is coming up in April at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. We look at the project and the screening schedule.

View the For the Love of Spock Tribeca Film Festival page:
https://tribecafilm.com/filmguide/tribeca-tune-in-for-the-love-of-spock-2016

Listen to Adam Nimoy on The Ready Room:
http://www.trek.fm/the-ready-room/179

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-149.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:46am MDT

148: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served In UHD

4K HDR Wrath of Khan headed our way.

Many fans have been waiting for new prints of the Star Trek films, which have been looking increasingly rough with each release. If you own the Blu-rays, you'll know that these movies don't look quite like what you expected when you dished out for the newer, high-definition format. Paramount is starting to do something about that—at least with the most popular of the films, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Nicholas Meyer revealed on Facebook that a 4K Ultra High Definition (or UHD) release is on the way.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-148.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 2:00am MDT

147: Tuvala’s Women of Star Trek

Polynesian Island Nation Issues New Stamps.

The nations of the world are again honoring Star Trek with special issue postage stamps. We talked about Palau and Guyana, who have issued DS9 collections, Liberia, who has issued an Enterprise collection, and of course the U.S., who will have a special 50th anniversary stamp this year. Now we add to the list the small Polynesian island nation of Tuvala, whose new six-stamp sheet honors the women of Star Trek. Plus, there a single-stamp sheet for one very popular character.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-147.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

146: Is 60% a Plan?

Star Trek Fans Outside U.S. Still Waiting for Details.

CBS President Les Moonves recently made comments about interest from international distributors in the new Star Trek series. He said that international money will cover 60% of the production cost. Some took this as a sign that access to Star Trek 2017 will be plentiful for all, regardless of geography. But Moonves actually said nothing. There were no details. We share why we’re still concerned and why only the details of an actual plan will put the minds of non-American fans at ease.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-146.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

145: Design Time

WeLoveFine.com Star Trek 50th Anniversary Contest.

One of the greatest things about Star Trek fandom is the creativity that it inspires. Just look around the internet and you'll see the amazing illustrations and designs created by those who love the franchise. Sometimes the creators are professional artists, and sometimes they’re fans who work in other fields but have a wonderful talent for art. If this describes you, WeLoveFine is offering you the chance to share your designs that honor Star Trek’s golden anniversary—and win great prizes in the process.

Get the full details and the entry kit:
http://community.welovefine.com/m/contests/detail/star-trek-50-contest

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-145.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

144: Return to the City On the Edge of Forever

Ellison’s Original Teleplay Audiobook.

If you’re a fan who loves Star Trek enough to be reading this, you’re probably already familiar with the story and the drama that surrounded the famous TOS episode “The City On the Edge of Forever,” and how Harlan Ellison’s original story differed significantly from what made it to screen. Now SkyBoat Media, the Los Angeles-based audiobook publisher, is set to bring the original teleplay to life through an audio reenactment—working together with the author. We explore the details of the project and how you can help make it happen.

Check out the City On the Edge of Forever Kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/342254102/a-skyboat-audiobook-of-harlan-ellisons-star-trek-t

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-144.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

143: Remembering Gary Hutzel

TNG and DS9 Visual Artist Dies at 60.

We’ve lost a lot of members of the Star Trek family over the past year, and it’s always sad. In many cases, we’ve lost those who worked on The Original Series, which is understandable as we’re now in the 50th year since that show premiered. But when we lose those who are much younger, it’s especially sad. And that’s the case with the latest loss, Gary Hutzel, who has passed away at the young age of 60. He died of an apparent heart attack, according to Hollywood Reporter. We look back at his contributions to Star Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-143.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

142: The Roddenberry Factor

Rod Roddenberry Named Executive Producer.

When the new Star Trek series premieres in early 2017, it will carry the name Roddenberry. And not just “based upon Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry,” but as an actual executive producer. CBS has named Gene’s son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, to the impressive creative team that includes Bryan Fuller and Nick Meyer. We share our thoughts on the move and what it means for Star Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-142.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

141: Little Ships

QMx Unveils Enterprise Replicas Old and New.

As collectors, when we find out that something is in the pipeline—especially if we are actually shown the item—we get really excited. When that item then never comes out, it can be disappointing. We look at a long-delayed Enterprise plus a couple of new ones from Quantum Mechanix.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-141.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

140: The Undiscovered Series?

Meyer Says Star Trek VI Could Be Starting Point.

The news that Nick Meyer has joined the Star Trek 2017 team has sent most fans over the moon. Comments the writer/director made in a recent Den of Geek interview might propel them all the way to Khitomer. Meyer revealed that Bryan Fuller is a fan of Star Trek VI and that the final TOS movie could be the touchstone and starting point for the next series. We share our thoughts on what this could mean for plot and setting.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-140.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:21am MDT

139: TREK Talks

CBS Takes TED Talks Format Into the Future.

Inspired by the well-known TED Talks—which have covered Trek in the past with George Takei and J.J. Abrams—CBS is setting up a series of "Trek Talks" to provide an entertaining and educational forum for discussion of how Star Trek had influenced our world. Taking place at conventions as well as other locations such as museums and even NASA facilities, Trek Talks will cover topics ranging from technological advancements to racial and economic equality … and beyond.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-139.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

138: Shatner’s Big Apple

Star Trek: Mission New York Names Its Headliner.

William Shatner is set to headline the CBS and ReedPop event that will bring the Trek con circuit back to its birthplace: New York City. The first Star Trek convention took place January 21-23, 1972, at the Statler Hotel, and, of course, it celebrated The Original Series. Now Captain Kirk himself will lead the return to NYC with Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled for September 2-4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-138.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

137: Just In the Nick of Time ... Again

Nick Meyer Joins the Star Trek 2017 Staff.

With the appointment of Bryan Fuller as showrunner and the rumors that Tony Todd is on the short list for casting, there’s a lot for Star Trek fans to be excited about when it comes to the new series. But the biggest news of all might just be the addition of Nick Meyer to the team as writer and consulting producer. The role Nick Meyer played in setting Star Trek on a course to endure for what is now half a century—beginning with The Wrath of Khan—cannot be understated. We share our thoughts on CBS’s decision to bring him aboard for the next chapter in the Star Trek saga.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-137.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

136: Todd 2017

Tony Todd on Star Trek Casting Short List.

We still don’t have much information about what the next series, slated for launch in early 2017, will hold. We don’t know the premise, we don’t know which universe it will be in … but we do have our first rumor of who might be in the cast. Star Trek veteran Tony Todd revealed in an episode of the MORTIS podcast that he is on “a very short list” for a role in the new series.

Check out the MORTIS podcast episode:
http://mortis.buzzsprout.com/42360/354909-mortis-bonus-minisode

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135: Discovery, Engage!

Star Trek Horizon Premiere.

Four years in the making, Tommy Kraft’s Enterprise-era Star Trek film is at last spreading its wings. In 2160, the Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire. Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand in the war, the Coalition forms an alliance with T’mar, a Romulan defector, in the hope that she can provide valuable intelligence on her former masters. We look back at our journey watching the project unfold and Tommy’s diverse talents as the NX-04 Discovery heads into battle.

Check out Star Trek Horizon:
http://www.startrekhorizon.com

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134: Syhaar Express

The Latter Fire Preview.

The five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise has brought the vessel and her crew to the forefront of an important first contact situation … and it’s all played out in James Swallow’s new novel The Latter Fire. We take a quick look at the premise of the story and share some of our past experiences going behind-the-scenes with James, including how the author made your Hyperchannel host officially part of the Star Trek universe.

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133: Miasma

New Greg Cox Novella.

Diplomats, mysterious signals, and crash landings. They’re all part of Miasma, the latest eNovella adventure from Pocket Books, penned by Star Trek veteran Greg Cox. Spanning just 99 pages, the compact thrill ride finds the landing party stranded on a hostile world—unable to communicate with the Enterprise—while Captain Kirk and Saavik race to save the day. We take a quick look at the premise and share some thoughts on the eNovella format.

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132: Now THAT’S Dedication!

Eaglemoss Releases Enterprise 1701 Dedication Plaque.

The starships that British replica maker Eaglemoss has been making over the past few years are fantastic. If we could zoom inside one of those ships, we'd find a little dedication plaque on the bridge. Luckily, for key Federation ships, they’ve produced replicas of those plaques as well. You can already hang those of the Enterprise-D, Enterprise-E, Enterprise NX-01, Voyager, and the Defiant on your wall, and now you can add the dedication plaque from the original 1701 to that collection as well. We take a look at the replica Eaglemoss has created with with the help of Mike Okuda.

View Mike Okuda’s design brief on StarTrek.com:
http://www.startrek.com/article/tos-enterprise-dedication-plaque-from-eaglemoss

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131: Future Engineers

Replicator Challenge Calls Upon Students K-12.

NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation have teamed up with Future Engineers, sponsored by the ASME Foundation, for a challenge in which students K-12 will create digital 3D models of a non-edible, food-related items for astronauts to 3D print in the year 2050. With the range of things that can be printed in 2016, it very much feels like we have proto-replicators in our lives now; but we’re just at the beginning. The future holds amazing things, and these children will lead the way! We share details of the contest, entry information, and how you can help nurture the next generation.

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130: Remembering Anthony Fredrickson

Star Trek Scenic and Graphic Designer Passes Away.

The art department was critical to bringing Star Trek to life, and another member of the family has been lost. Anthony Fredrickson, who worked on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, Nemesis, Star Trek: The Experience, Star Trek World Tour, and the Starfleet Medical Reference Guide, died of a heart attack on February 15. We take a moment to look back on his contributions.

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129: Droning On and On

Spin Master Puts the Enterprise-A in Your Hands.

These days you don’t need to attend Starfleet Academy to take the helm of a starship. Thanks to Spin Master, you can fly the 1701-A anywhere you want. The mission of the Enterprise is in your hands with this four-rotor drone that look like the classic ship seen in the TOS films. Here’s what you can expect as you take to the skies.

Check out images of the drone on Gizmodo’s Toyland:
http://toyland.gizmodo.com/you-dont-need-any-starfleet-training-to-fly-this-star-t-1758968637

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128: Stay Calm and Keep Streamin’

Star Trek Stays on Amazon Prime.

A while back we talked about the fact that Star Trek was leaving the Amazon Prime streaming service in February. Suddenly now the countdown that was being displayed in the Prime interface has disappeared, so it seems that departure is no longer imminent. Does this signal a change in tactic for CBS? It’s unclear. But it does look better for those who want to keep Trek on their favorite streaming service. We share our thoughts on the new development.

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127: Space Toys R Us

Star Trek goes plush, plastic, and precious.

As we head farther into this anniversary year, Star Trek licensees are assembling a fleet of new toys and collectibles to launch a full-scale invasion of our fandom—and many of these items are on display at the annual Toy Fair in New York City. Ranging from plush animals to starships to forget-me-nots, there’s a lot to like in this latest lineup. And if chess is your game, well, you’d better start exhibiting three-dimensional thinking. We run down some of the highlights of the Toy Fair.

Check out images of the toys on StarTrek.com:
http://www.startrek.com/article/trek-licensees-out-in-force-at-toy-fair

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126: Exploring New Worlds

New Star Trek exhibition coming to the EMP Museum.

Yet another destination has been added to the growing family of events that are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek—and this time it’s an exhibition. Titled Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, the event that kicks off May 21 at the EMP Museum in Seattle will showcase Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, society, arts, sports, technology, and fashion thorough a collection rare artifacts, set pieces, props, and hands-on interactive activities. We fill you in on the plans.

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125: The Next Next Generation?

Could Bryan Fuller reboot TNG?

We now know who will helm the new Star Trek series coming in early 2017. But what form might that series take? Where on the timeline will it fall? Will it be prime universe or Abramsverse. No one knows. But Bryan Fuller might. He has made comments in the past about things he would like to do with Star Trek. And citing pieces from Crave Online and Variety, Michael Hinman speculates that this could mean a reboot of The Next Generation. We share our thoughts on the possibility.

Read Michael’s article on 1701News.com:
http://1701news.com/node/1017/could-fullers-trek-series-re-boot-tng.html

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124: Bryan Fuller’s New Star Trek Series

Larry Nemecek talks about Star Trek 2017’s new show-runner.

Finally the silence is broken and CBS has announced who will helm the new Star Trek television series … and it’s none other than Trek veteran Bryan Fuller. Having written 22 stories spanning DS9 and Voyager, and serving as executive story editor for Voyager’s sixth and seventh seasons as well as co-producer during the seventh, Fuller knows his Trek. Now that he has been named co-creator and executive producer of Star Trek 2017, what might be in the cards for this next incarnation of Gene Roddenberry’s vision? Star Trek historian Larry Nemecek joins us for a quick chat about why he’s so excited about the appointment and what we might see from Fuller.

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Hyperchannel 123: What Jung Brung

Doug Jung talks writing Beyond with Pegg.

When we hear about the script for the next Star Trek film, we mostly here about Simon Pegg. But the actor pulling double duty as Chief Engineer Scott teamed up with Doug Jung to quickly pen a script that would keep production on schedule. In a recent episode of the Writer’s Bone podcast, the Star Trek Beyond co-writer explained what it was like penning a new story with Pegg and what they are trying to bring to Star Trek. We share our thoughts on his comments.

Listen to the Writer’s Bone podcast:
http://www.writersbone.com/podcastsarchive/2016/1/31/episode-107-screenwriter-doug-jung

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Hyperchannel 122: The Ultimate Playset

Dad builds son an Enterprise bridge.

If you’re like many kids, you probably had a playset based on your favorite franchise when you were growing up. And chances are that playset was made of cardboard or plastic. Inspired by his collection of TOS Playmates figures, one dad took it upon himself to recreate the original 1701 bridge from real wood … to the delight of his eight-year-old son. We take a look at this amazing project.

View the step-by-step project details on Instructables.com:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Bridge-Playset/?ALLSTEPS

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Hyperchannel 121: Comeback Kirk?

William Shatner might play Kirk again.

Rumors were flying around for a long time that Shatner might appear in Star Trek Beyond as Kirk—and reportedly Orci, Payne, and McKay even had a story that included this. Those rumors were put to bed, and Shatner himself denied them as recently as last month in a Hollywood Reporter piece. But in a new piece from Hollywood Report—which draws upon an interview they did on their Awards Chatter podcast—Shatner says that he might yet return to play Kirk. We share our thoughts on the subject.

Listen to the Awards Chatter podcast with William Shatner:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/node/856986

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Hyperchannel 120: Project Enterprise

Nichelle Nichols + the Enterprise Refit Rebuild.

The 1701 refit that made its debut in Star Trek: The Motion Picture is for many fans the favorite of all Enterprise designs. It was used in the first six films, but over time became worn. In 2006, the model disappeared into private hands. Now, the team that originally built it is preparing to do it again through Project Enterprise. And Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played the ship’s communications officer, has offered her support as the official spokesperson. We fill you in on the details and how you can help bring the Enterprise refit back to life.

Find out more and support the project at:
http://projectenterprise.space

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:11am MDT

Hyperchannel 119: Starfleet Wants You!

The Starfleet Academy Experience.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go to Starfleet Academy, you’ll get your chance this year—at least if you're in the U.S. or Canada. EMS Entertainment, a leading global creator of high-quality interactive exhibitions, family entertainment and live stage productions, is teaming up with museums to bring the costumes, props, and technology of Starfleet’s educational wing to the general public. Part of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the all-new touring interactive exhibit will immerse you in a first-of-its-kind ‘Trek Tech’ environment centered on STEM. We fill you in on the details.

Find out more on The Starfleet Academy Experience website:
http://starfleetacademytour.com

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Hyperchannel 118: YOU + ME + NYC

George Takei + Omaze team up for charity.

Omaze, the organization that supports amazing causes and who teamed up with Star Trek Beyond in 2015, has now joined forces with George Takei to support Inspire Change Broadway, an innovative arts program that partners with commercial theater productions to provide schools and communities across the tri-state area with subsidized tickets and high-impact educational experiences. And as a result of this collaboration you could win dinner with George and Brad Takei, and receive one of the many additional rewards involving Star Trek’s original Sulu. We fill you in on the details.

Enter at Omaze.com:
http://blog.omaze.com/win-a-private-dinner-in-nyc-with-george-takei/

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Hyperchannel 117: Here Comes Franklin!

Concept art reveals new starship from Beyond.

From the Star Trek Beyond trailer we learned that there is a new Federation starship in the story called the U.S.S. Franklin. But what that ship looks like from the outside has remained a mystery. But now we have some information thanks to DB Wilson, a Star Trek fan who won a framed 20" x 36" poster as part of the fundraising contest that Omaze ran last year, and TrekCore, who shared the images. We share our thoughts on the design and the role the ship might play.

View the artwork on TrekCore:
http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/01/new-star-trek-beyond-concept-art-reveals-new-starship/

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Hyperchannel 116: Big Apple Beam Down

CBS announces New York City convention.

September of this 50th anniversary year of Star Trek will be marked by a three-day convention in New York City! CBS has teamed up with ReedPOP, global experts at producing and curating the world’s best fan experiences, to develop a unique program that will entertain and engage thousands of Star Trek fans for a new and different stand-alone experience. We take a look at the initial news.

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:32am MDT

Hyperchannel 115: (Not Quite) Beyond Beyond

Saldana, Pine, and Urban talk Star Trek’s next film.

The initial trailer for Star Trek Beyond has stirred up far more debate than Paramount probably expected. It fell short of the expectations of fans, and has even been criticized by the film’s writer, director, and cast. Attempting to shed more light on the actual tone of the movie, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, and Karl Urban spoke to Entertainment Tonight about what Beyond might really bring. We share thoughts on what they said.

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Hyperchannel 114: Sorry, Star Trek Cannot Be Found

Trek leaves Amazon Prime. Is Netflix next?

Fans of Star Trek who are also Amazon Prime subscribers may have noticed that a countdown to departure has appeared alongside the various Trek series. The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise all show text that reads "Leaves Prime in xx days." The counter will reach zero on February 15, at which time this content will no longer be available on the Amazon Prime platform. This has caused a bit of a stir and cries of distress from many fans who rely on streaming to get their Trek. We share our thoughts on what the change may mean for the future of streaming Star Trek.

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:54am MDT

Hyperchannel 113: Candy and Iron

Star Trek Online turns six.

STO is celebrating another birthday, and Perfect World has a whole slate of events set to mark the occasion. From free C-store items appearing daily to a date with Q and a new episode that takes you to the 28th century, there are all sorts of goodies to be had if you hang around with the birthday game. We take a look at the lineup as well as when and how you can take part.

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:33am MDT

Hyperchannel 112: Is It Already 2017?

A first look at next year’s Star Trek calendars.

When 2017 rolls around, there will be a nice selection of calendars from Universe Publishing waiting for you. Six different ones, to be exact. Leading the pack is “50 Artists. 50 Years.” This 11x14-inch offering will feature original pieces by artists from around the world—including Leonard Nimoy, Tom Whalen, Nick Walker, Johnson Tsang, Derek Charm, Susan Beatrice—designed to mark the golden anniversary of the franchise. We take a look at this plus the other date-marking devices that are on deck.

View the calendar art on The Trek Collective:
http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2016/01/2017-star-trek-calendar-revealed.html

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:07am MDT

Hyperchannel 111: Say It Through Stickers

23rd-century Emoji.

If you’re looking for a way to express yourself through Star Trek, and you find the Vulcan salute and tiny rocket ship emoji too limiting, these three sets of Trek-themed art from EmojiTap may be just what you need. We take a look at these additions to your smartphone’s bag of messaging tricks.

Get more information and view the emoji on EmojiTap’s website.
http://www.emojitap.com

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:55am MDT

Hyperchannel 110: Licking Enterprise

Liberia issues stamps from the 22nd century.

Recently we talked about DS9 stamps from Palau and Guyana and upcoming designs from the U.S. Postal Service. When it comes to stamps, TOS and DS9 are givens, as are TNG and Voyager. But what we’ve never seen before are stamps featuring Enterprise. Well, Liberia wants to change that with a sheet featuring the aliens of Enterprise. We take a look at the seven designs.

View the Enterprise stamps on The Trek Collective.
http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2016/01/first-every-star-trek-enterprise-stamps.html

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Hyperchannel 109: T-Time

Vote in the Threadless Star Trek Design Contest.

Threadless, a site dedicated to helping unknown artists get their work out there and make a name for themselves, has been running a Star Trek t-shirt design contest since December … and it's time for you to vote. In fact, time is running out. Voting ends on January 22, and this is your reminder to beam over and make your favorite from amongst the more than 350 entries known.

View the entries and vote!
https://www.threadless.com/startrek/designs

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Hyperchannel 108: Timelines Guidelines

Guide resources for Star Trek Timelines.

After years of teasing, Disruptor Beam finally released Timelines into the wild for both iOS and Android. One of the common threads in early player discussion has been that many are having difficulty understanding how to play. As a strategy/roleplaying game, no doubt there’s a lot going on in Timelines that you must get your head around. Disruptor Beam has you covered with a video walkthrough plus lots of written tutorials.

View the video tutorial:
http://startrek.com/article/learn-to-play-star-trek-timelines

View the written tutorials:
http://disruptorbeam.com/games/star-trek-timelines-game-guide

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:04am MDT

Hyperchannel 107: Remembering Libertini

DS9 Akorem Laan actor passes away.

The start of 2016 has continued the trend of Star Trek actors and creatives leaving us behind, and the latest loss is Richard Libertini, who played the Bajoran poet Akorem Laan in the DS9 episode ”Accession.” We take a moment to look back at his prolific career, which included countless shows that you grew up watching and continued all the way through 2015 … still with a Star Trek connection.

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

Hyperchannel 106: Third Verse, Less Than the First

Paramount’s 50th anniversary Star Trek movie sets.

There's no better time than the 50th anniversary to dip into the untapped well of knowledge that is out there amongst the people who created Star Trek. So why are there no new extras on Paramount’s upcoming rerelease of the TOS and TNG motion picture collections? In fact, why are the existing extras now gone? We share our thoughts on the matter.

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Category:News -- posted at: 9:15pm MDT

Hyperchannel 105: Born with (Paper) Teeth

Kate Mulgrew’s memoir comes to paperback.

In April of 2015, Kate Mulgrew’s memoir Born with Teeth brought us the story of her journey from a young girl in Dubuque, Iowa, to the bridge of the U.S.S. Voyager. It’s a book that’s gotten rave reviews, but so far has been available only in hardcover and audio. If you’ve been waiting for the paperback release, Back Bay Books has answered your call. Now you can explore Mulgrew’s childhood, her life as an actress, her first audition for Janeway, her family story, and more in an easy-to-carry package.

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:55am MDT

Hyperchannel 104: CBS Has Everything to Do with Streaming Star Trek Series

Glen Geller speaks about Star Trek 2017.

By now, if you're a Star Trek fan, you know that a new series is coming to the CBS All Access streaming service. While there isn't really anything new that we know about the series, SlashFilm has published an article titled “CBS Has Nothing To Do with Streaming Star Trek Series,” in which they quote CBS Entertainment’s new president, Glen Geller. Is that true? Hardly. We share our thoughts on the topic.

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:31am MDT

Hyperchannel 103: The Floppy Frontier

Gene Roddenberry’s lost data recovered.

In today’s world of cloud storage and device syncing, it’s hard to imagine that something we wrote could get locked away in a format no one can read. But technology wasn’t always so standardized. When Gene Roddenberry moved from his famous typewriter to a pair of custom-built computers with custom operating systems, the future of the notes and stories he wrote became precarious. In fact, they were lost for decades. Now, thanks to a company called DriveSavers, that data has been recovered. We take a look at this fascinating story.

View the original article on Ars Technica:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/01/files-on-nearly-200-floppy-disks-belonging-to-star-trek-creator-recovered/

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C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-103.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:06am MDT

Hyperchannel 102: The Wrath of Vinyl

Mondo’s ultra-cool Wrath of Khan soundtrack.

Despite living in an age of digital audio, there’s been a resurgence of vinyl as of late. Star Trek fans need to be left out in the cold thanks to Mondo, the awesome makers of limited-edition screen-printed posters, VHS and soundtrack reissues, toys, and apparel from our favorite geek properties. For their latest dip into Trek, Mondo has put together a double-LP release of James Horner’s score from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. We take a look at what’s included.

View the art and track listing on birthmoviesdeath.com:
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/01/08/mondo-presents-the-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-score-on-vinyl

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-102.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:34am MDT

Hyperchannel 101: A Second Verse

La-La Land Announces TNG Collection, Volume Two.

If you're a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation and have been waiting to add more great music from from Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, and George Romanis to your collection, you won't have to wait much longer. On January 12, 2016, La-La Land will release their Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume Two, featuring three hours and 48 minutes of symphonic beauty from the 24th century.

View the track listing on TrekCore:
http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/01/new-star-trek-tng-soundtrack-coming-january-12/

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-101.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:01am MDT

Hyperchannel 100: Put Another Stamp On It

DS9 goes postal in Palau and Guyana.

Not all countries are as difficult to persuade as the United States when it comes to making unique stamps that honor pop culture. Star Trek stamps can be had from some unlikely sources. And the latest to be issued highlight Deep Space Nine. What's even more amazing is that they come from two different countries! We look at DS9 stamps from South America and the Pacific.

View the stamp artwork on The Trek Collective:
http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2016/01/lots-of-deep-space-nine-stamps.html

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-100.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:59am MDT

Hyperchannel 99: Put a Stamp On It

U.S. Postal Service to honor Star Trek’s 50th.

If you’d like to put a taste of the final frontier on your letters, you’ll be able to do so later in 2016 thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, who will mark the occasion by issuing Star Trek Forever stamps. We take a look at the four designs, featuring digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the show.

View the stamp artwork on 1701News.com:
http://1701news.com/node/978/postal-service-unveils-new-star-trek-stamps.html

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-099.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:16am MDT

Hyperchannel 98: Two Strings Takei

George Takei Gets Animated.

It's amazing how busy Takei is these days, yet somewhere along the way he managed to voice a character in the new animated film from Laika Entertainment titled Kubo and the Two Strings. The name of his character is not yet known, but the story is about a boy, gods, monsters, and a magical suit of armor. We take a quick peek at the project, Takei, and the director.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-098.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

Hyperchannel 97: Remembering Jason Wingreen

We take a moment to remember another of the Star Trek family who we've lost, prolific character actor Jason Wingreen, who played Dr. Linke in the third-season TOS episode “The Empath.” Wingreen was also the voice of Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back, and appeared in episodes are countless TV shows between 1955 and 1994. He was truly everywhere.

Read the StarTrek.com article with quotes from Wingreen:
http://www.startrek.com/article/remembering-tos-guest-star-jason-wingreen-1920-2015

Direct download: hc-097.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:45am MDT

Hyperchannel 96: Sheer Villainy

Ranking Star Trek’s Movie Villains.

This year, the 50th anniversary year of Star Trek, will bring us a new villain: Idris Elba’s Kraal. So what must he do to be considered one of the greats? Cinema Blend has published a list by Adam Holmes that ranks every major Star Trek movie villain. In this episode of Hyperchannel, we go through the list and share our thoughts on the characters, their positioning, and what they brought (or failed to bring) to the Star Trek universe.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-096.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 9:05am MDT

Hyperchannel 95: From There to Here

The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Rewatch.

Over the course of 50 years, Star Trek has brought us 729 adventures from the final frontier. That’s counting Star Trek Beyond, which will arrive during the anniversary year. To rewatch them all is a serious undertaking … but that’s just what we’re doing. To celebrate the golden anniversary, the hosts of Trek.fm will take you through two installments of Star Trek each day—every day—for an entire year. In this episode of Hyperchannel, we introduce the project and how it will refresh you on half a century of missions, helping tie all the strings together to enrich your Star Trek experience.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-095.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

Hyperchannel 94: The 366 Project

Roddenberry Celebrates 50 Years of Star Trek.

Roddenberry Entertainment has access to some incredible historical material from our beloved franchise, and to honor the 50th anniversary of Gene creation, the company headed by his son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry will be revealing one never-before-seen piece of memorabilia each day during 2016. We take a look at the overview and what we can expect to see.

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C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-094.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:01am MDT

Hyperchannel 93: Remembering Penny Juday

The Loss of Star Trek’s Longtime Archivist.

When we watch the Star Trek films and episodes, a lot of the props go by unnoticed—they've become such a part of a universe that feels real to us. But there are so many props involved in producing a single story—to say nothing of the franchise as a whole—and someone has to keep track of it all. For many years, Penny Juday did just that. Sadly, she passed away on December 19 of colon and liver cancer at the young age of 60. We take a moment to look back at her contributions to Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-093.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:05am MDT

Hyperchannel 92: Silver-Pressed Latinum

The Perth Mint Enterprise Coins.

They may not use money in the future, but that doesn’t have to stop you from celebrating that future with it now. Australia’s Perth Mint is adding to its collection of legal tender silver Star Trek coins with an Enterprise run that features two collectibles representing the 22nd century: one featuring Captain Archer and the other featuring the NX-01.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-092.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:04am MDT

Hyperchannel 91: The Gift of Star Trek

How Gene Roddenberry Changed Our Lives.

If you're a Star Trek fan, chances are you can cite specific characters, episodes, and storylines that have guided some aspect of your life. It may be words of wisdom, a love for science, a mentor for leadership style, or a guiding hand that helps you through rough times. However Star Trek has influenced you, there’s probably been more than one gift bestowed upon you by Gene Roddenberry’s vision. In this Christmas Day episode of Hyperchannel, we share one of the most important gifts we’ve received, and ask you to share yours.

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C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-091.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:45am MDT

Hyperchannel 90: Ein Deutscher Trilogy

Star Trek: Prometheus.

When it comes to novels, Germans make the best Star Trek covers. They really do. And now, German engineering is moving beyond the cover and onto the inner pages with Cross Cult’s official trilogy Star Trek: Prometheus. We take peek at these books coming in summer 2016 that will be written by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg, with covers by Tobias Richter.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-090.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:20am MDT

Hyperchannel 89: Presidio Heights 94118

IDW’s Starfleet Academy Series.

Speculation has been around for ages about a Starfleet Academy series. And with Star Trek heading back to television in 2017, could IDW’s new comic series, Starfleet Academy, be the harbinger of CBS’s plans? We discuss the overall concept, how it applies to comics, how it might apply to TV, and whether it’s good for the franchise or a misstep.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-089.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:45am MDT

Hyperchannel 88: The Sound of Music

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage.

One of the most wonderful—and perhaps underappreciated—aspects of Star Trek is the music. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, CineConcerts—one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media—has put together a 100-city concert tour that will deliver favorites from The Original Series, The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home, Insurrection, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and much more. We run down what to expect and where to find the first performances of 2016.

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C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-088.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:18am MDT

Hyperchannel 87: Aron’s Kidney

Aron Eisenberg’s Donor and Funding.

We all come to love the characters on Star Trek and the actors who portray them, but we sometimes forget that they are regular people just like us. As such, they deal with the same problems that we do. Earlier this year, Aron Eisenberg, DS9’s Nog, suffered kidney failure. Fortunately a donor has been found and an operation is imminent. But that’s just the beginning. We share Aron’s story as well as how you can help him recover.

Visit the Aron’s Kidney GoFundMe page:
http://www.gofundme.com/aronskidney

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-087.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

Hyperchannel 86: I, Max

Star Trek Beyond to Get the IMAX Treatment.

Sure, you can go beyond, but if you’re going to do it, you might as well go big at the same time. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and IMAX Corporation are making sure you can do just that by applying IMAX DMR digital remastering to Star Trek Beyond. We share our experiences with the format and why this is very welcome news.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-086.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:01am MDT

Hyperchannel 85: Secrets and Regrets

Revisiting J.J.’s Hidden Khan.

With the secrecy about Star Wars: The Force Awakens spurring lots of debate, there seems to have been a bit of reflection on J.J.'s last big sci-fi project. Abrams and Lindelof have expressed regrets over how they handled the plot points of Into Darkness prior to the film’s release. We share our thoughts on their comments and ask for yours.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-085.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:02am MDT

Hyperchannel 84: The Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Breaking Down Our First Look at the Next Film.

Paramount, Skydance, and Bad Robot have teased us with some glimpses of the next Star Trek film in the form of a trailer designed to run before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Complaint generator … ENGAGE! Reaction has been mixed, and the negative voices have, as usual, been the loudest. But if you dig deeply into what we’ve been shown, you can find a number of very intriguing elements that hint at a story that’s more TOS than anything we’ve gotten so far. Of course, it doesn’t seem that way on the surface. In this episode of Hyperchannel, we toss aside ship and crew and hop onto our motorcycle to ride—no jump— into the heart of the Star Trek Beyond trailer.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-084.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:45pm MDT

Hyperchannel 83: VHS is Out of This World!

The “Encounter at Farpoint” Promo Video.

When you need your Star Trek fix, it's so easy today to just fire up Netflix, iTunes, or even put a physical disc into a player. Every episode of Star Trek is right at our fingertips. But it wasn’t always that way. There was a time when video tapes were a treasure. StarTrek.com’s recent sharing of a TNG promo video—still in shrink wrap—brought back so many memories. Join us for a stroll down VHS Memory Lane.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-083.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:01am MDT

Hyperchannel 82: Roooooxann!

2016 Projects for Voyager’s Dawson.

We all know that Dawson began her move from acting to directing while still on Voyager, where she directed "Riddles" and "Workforce, Part II." But after she retired the role of B’Elanna, her career behind the camera really began to soar. Over the past decade and a half, she’s helmed episodes of some of the biggest shows around. 2016 will be no different. We take a look at three big projects being added to Roxann’s resume.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-082.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:45am MDT

Hyperchannel 81: Remembering Beata

R.I.P. Karen Montgomery.

Best known to Star Trek fans for her role of Beata in the first-season TNG episode "Angel One,” in which she portrayed the leader of the matriarchal planet Angel I, actress and producer Karen Montgomery passed away on December 4, 2015, at the age of 66 following a decade-long battle with breast cancer. We look back at some of her roles and projects outside of Star Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-081.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

Hyperchannel 80: New Star Trek Series!

Breaking Down the CBS Announcement.

The day we’ve been waiting for has arrived. Star Trek is returning to TV! The CBS announcement of a new Star Trek series, set for January 2017, has sent the fan base into a frenzy. Excitement and speculation have replaced the long-running fear that Star Trek’s television future was dead.

In a special quadruple-length Hyperchannel, we gather four members of the Trek.fm family for an emergency breakdown of the announcement. Matthew Rushing, Norman C. Lao, Mike Schindler, and C Bryan Jones discuss the creative team, the potential settings, the tone, and the controversial distribution model of the new Star Trek series.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Guests
Matthew Rushing, Norman C. Lao, and Mike Schindler

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-080.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 11:54pm MDT

Hyperchannel 79: Highway to the Patron Zone

More perks. Easier access.

Trek.fm is made possible by our listeners. For quite some time now we've been looking at ways to better deliver perks and exclusive content to you. We've finally found the solution, and it’s called Patron Zone.

But what does that mean? In this episode of Hyperchannel, Trek.fm Executive Producer Norm Lao and Content Manager Will Nguyen (who happen to both have quarters aboard the NX-01), join me to talk about why they first decided to support the network, how they became so involved in what we’re doing, and how we can all take ownership of our fandom. We also give you a rundown of what our new perks system is and what it means for you.

Links
Patron Zone: http://patron.zone
Trek.fm Patreon: http://patreon.com/trekfm

Host
C Bryan Jones

Guests
Norman C. Lao and Will Nguyen

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16am MDT

Hyperchannel 78: Future Artistry’s Past

Today’s software makes it easier than ever to go from idea to canvas—or screen. Technology is wonderful, but it also means that a bit of what makes the art form of creating movie posters so special has been lost. We take a look at some rare Star Trek work by Spiros Angelikas, shared with TrekCore by his son Harry.

Also, anyone who has been to Star Trek: The Exhibition will tell you what a special experience it is. If you’re in the neighborhood of the Washington State Fair, you can have in seat in Captain Kirk’s chair and experience the thrill yourself … just get there before September 27!

Links
Star Trek: The Exhibition Beams To Washington State Fair
http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-the-exhibition-beams-to-washington-state-fair

Rare Star Trek Movie Poster Art
http://trekcore.com/blog/2015/09/early-star-trek-feature-film-artwork-that-didnt-make-it/

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-078.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 3:27am MDT

Hyperchannel 77: Enter the Portal

Portal 47 Launches. Shatner Bio of Nimoy. Rod Roddenberry on Abramsverse.

Portal 47 Launches

Larry Nemecek—AKA “Dr. Trek”—recently announced his new behind-the-scenes boutique deep-dive fan experience called Portal 47—but he’s been coy about it—until now. For a year’s plan (or a three-month trial) you can accompany Larry as he delves into decades of knowledge about back-stage Star Trek from his own archives, memories, and rolodex of pro Treklanders. Fans at San Diego Comic-Con and Star Trek Las Vegas got an early-bird chance to sign up, but on Wednesday, September 9, he’ll kick things off officially—for them … and for anyone who comes aboard on this bonus maiden “telebriefing.” If you’d like to be part of the September 9 sample session, visit larrynemecek.com/Portal47Signup.htm. You can also find out more about Portal 47 on Facebook (just type Portal 47 into the search field), or sign up for Larry’s email list at larrynemecek.com/signup.html.

William Shatner to Write Leonard Nimoy Biography

When William Shatner failed to attend the funeral of Leonard Nimoy, those who love to fuel the idea that the two Star Trek leads did not get along took the opportunity to fan the flames. But the truth is the Shatner and Nimoy enjoyed a strong friendship that spanned nearly half a century. So it’s only fitting that William Shatner himself will pen a biography of his dear friend, to be released in 2016 by St. Martin’s Press.

Read more on TrekNews.net.

http://www.treknews.net/2015/08/30/william-shatner-to-write-leonard-nimoy-biography/

Rod Roddenberry Talks About Star Trek’s Future

In a piece by Michael Hinman on 1701 News, Rod Roddenberry shares his feelings about the J.J. Abrams films. The headline reads “Beginning Of 2009 Film ‘Brought Me To Tears’,” but the article actually contains much more. The son of the Star Trek creator also talks about how he tries to carry on his father’s vision through the many projects that he supports, and also whether or not Star Trek will return to television.

Read more on 1701News.com.

http://1701news.com/node/938/roddenberry-beginning-2009-film-brought-me-tears.html

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C Bryan Jones

 

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Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao

 

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Richard Marquez

 

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Will Nguyen

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Geek Nation Tours 2015 and 2016 Preview.

Larry Nemecek joins us to talk about plans for this year’s Geek Nation Tours one-day trek into the Valley of Fire, where fans can face relive the showdown between Picard and Soran along with special guest Michael Westmore. We also preview plans for the big 50th anniversary year tour in 2016, which expands upon the usual Geek Nation Tours adventure with the addition of a San Francisco leg.

 

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Christopher Jones

 

Guest

Larry Nemecek

 

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Christopher Jones

 

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Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao

 

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Richard Marquez

 

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Will Nguyen

 

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Category:News -- posted at: 3:50am MDT

Hyperchannel 75: The Other Side of the Lens

First Annual Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards / The Photography of Leonard Nimoy Comes to North Carolina.

We recap the winners of the First Annual Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards, handed out at the Treklanta convention at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta on April 26, as well as the May 1 opening of “The Other Side of the Lens: The Photography of Leonard Nimoy” at Alamance Arts in Graham, North Carolina.

 

Host

Christopher Jones

 

News Writer

Eric Welsby

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Executive Producers

Matthew Rushing and Norman C. Lao

 

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Richard Marquez

 

Content Manager

Will Nguyen

 

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:19pm MDT

Hyperchannel 74: Remember

Farewell Leonard Nimoy.

He inspired generations of fans to pursue science and to take a level-headed approach to life. But on February 27, Leonard Nimoy succumbed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 83. The loss of the man who was Spock, who defined Star Trek, and who played an important role in the lives of so many is being felt around the world. We take a moment to reflect on Leonard Nimoy’s contributions and why he made a difference.

 

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Christopher Jones

 

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Eric Welsby

 

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Christopher Jones

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:31am MDT