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episode-number-art-84Greetings, Programs!

Today, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek!

We talk about what Star trek means to us, and our hopes for the next 50 years of one of our beloved franchises!

Listen below and enjoy!

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Any child who grew up in the 80’s, as I did, remembers Jem and the Holograms. Some say it was meant for the girl audience, but, with action, science fiction, and a pretty decent plot, it encompassed a wide audience for its time. It was produced by the same studios that did G. I. Joe as well as the Gen 1 Transformers. I wouldn’t have called myself a fan, but I watched it when it was on, and enjoyed it as the young geekling I was. (more…)

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One of the hopes that I had in the back of my mind when I first created this site in 2011 was the opportunity to be contacted by a company, and being asked to do product reviews for them. A few years went by, and no offers came. Then the site grew! And wouldn’t you know it, I got an email from the company Checks in the Mail asking if I would be interested in doing a product review of Officially Licensed Star Trek products!

Checks in the Mail is a company that specializes in Licensed products, including items like checks, organizers, return address labels, etc. with Licensed images on them, such as Star Trek, Hello Kitty and the like. About a month before I received the invitation to review some of their products, I found them on the StarTrek.com homepage and decided to checked them out. And I thought they were pretty cool. Fast forward a month or so, and here I am writing a review for them! (more…)

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Arena

At last, the time has come to review one of the most well-recognized episodes in Star Trek, “Arena,” which introduced us to the Gorn, and features one of the most famous fighting scenes in the franchise’s history! (more…)

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The Squire of Gothos

This week, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is waylaid by the eccentric, powerful being called Trelane, also known as, “The Squire of Gothos!” (more…)

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“Once upon a time there was a boy named John and John was an astronaut. He lived in a far away place called Earth which is so far away you’ve never heard of it. One day when John was out doing astronaut things a big, blue wormhole gobbled him up and spat him out at the far end of the universe. Things were looking grim in Mudville, till our hero met an amazing living ship, made some nice new friends, and he hooked up with his dream girl. We could’ve lived happily ever after, but the Peacekeepers raped, chased and tortured us for years on end. And two months ago, we got our asses shot off again. This time it was the Scarrans, big reptiles, oh! And Moya, our living ship, limped her way to your happy planet for a little R&R, because, we figure, it’s empty! Hey, no one is gonna bother us – Next thing, me and the future Mrs. Crichton are have a private moment when you guys fly by – boom – badda bing – squiggly line, squiggly line – crystallized and it’s two months later!” -John Crichton: Farscape – The Peacekeeper Wars
Today marks the 15th anniversary of Farscape! Back in the day before the sci-fi channel changed its programming from science fiction to cheesy horror D-movies and anything that isn’t science fiction, it had some kick ass shows. It was a good time for science fiction. Every decade, one show outshines the rest. It brings to the table something new that raises the bar for everything thereafter; be it special effects, or puppets, or characters, there is always something about a certain show that brings it to a new level. And for a lot of people, Farscape was that show!
It is hard to put into words exactly how much of an epic this show is! So, what better place than at the beginning! Well, the opening quote pretty much says it all… but, let’s try… (more…)

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Balance of Terror

We come now to one of the best, and certainly among the most legendary episodes of The Original Series, “Balance of Terror.” Join me on The Uncommon Geek as I take a deeper look at the episode that introduced us to the Romulans. (more…)

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