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Nov. 10, 2020

Getting to Know Ketwolski

Star Trek YouTuber Ketwolski Joins Us for an In-Depth Discussion YouTuber Ketwolski (also known as Nick) has been making Star Trek videos for a few years now. He joins Dan and Bruce on Positively Trek to talk about how he …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Discovery Review: “Forget Me Not” (3.04)

All Available Crew: Please Report to Shuttlebay for a Surprise Connection is the name of the game this week for the crew of Discovery . Adira must contend with her tragic memories connected with the Trill symbiont she carries...

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Nov. 3, 2020

A Question of Pronouns

Doug Jones, David Ajala, & Blu del Barrio Talk Discovery On this week’s episode of Positively Trek , we have a roundup of Star Trek: Discovery interviews to report on, including remarks from Doug Jones, David Ajala, and newco...

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Nov. 2, 2020

Discovery Review: “People of Earth” (3.03)

Reunited once again, the Discovery crew journeys to the Earth of the 32nd century, unsure of what they will find there. Will they be greeted with distrust, or with open arms? In this Star Trek: Discovery review episode of Pos...

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Oct. 30, 2020

Book Club: Voyager: To Lose the Earth

With Special Guest Kirsten Beyer! Kirsten Beyer’s journey as the caretaker of the Star Trek: Voyager novel series began over a decade ago with the publication of Full Circle , and novel readers were introduced to Voyager ’s a...

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Oct. 27, 2020

It’s Like Filming Star Trek on a Holodeck

The Mandalorian has given us a new technology to play with: the AR screen, known colloquially as “the Volume,” has revolutionized how television productions are able to bring fantastical alien vistas to life. Now, Alex Kurtzm...

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Oct. 26, 2020

Discovery Review: “Far From Home” (3.02)

The Starship Discovery makes a rough landing in the 32nd century and encounters a galaxy much different from the one they left. With vital repairs to be made and time running out, Saru and Tilly set off in search of …

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Oct. 20, 2020

Discovery Officially Renewed for Season 4!

Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret In an announcement that should surprise almost no one (except maybe the Fandom Menace YouTubers), we learned this week that Star Trek: Discovery is officially back for season 4! In this episode o...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Discovery Review: “That Hope is You, Part 1” (3.01)

Grudge and Trance Worms and Book, Oh My! Star Trek: Discovery returns to our screens with a complete change of premise for the series when Michael Burnham lands on an unknown planet 930 years after she set off in the …

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Oct. 16, 2020

Book Club: Devil in the Sky

Hortas… IN SPAAAACE!!! In the classic Trek episode “The Devil in the Dark,” we are introduced to the Horta: a strange, non-humanoid being whose fearsome aspect belies a gentle creature, only interested in protecting her many...

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Oct. 13, 2020

Janeway is Back!

With special guest Jessie Gender! Lots of exciting news this week, including the revelation that Kate Mulgrew will be returning to the Star Trek universe in the role of Kathryn Janeway! Plus: the Star Trek universe has been p...

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Oct. 12, 2020

Lower Decks Review: “No Small Parts” (Season Finale!)

Oh… The Jazz... The crew of the Cerritos faces their greatest trial yet when they come face to face with an old adversary. Meanwhile, Boimler and Mariner compete for the same promotion! In this week’s Lower Decks review epi...

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Oct. 6, 2020

The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, Adjusted for Inflat…

Over the years, Star Trek has had an interesting relationship with the number 47. Popping up on computer monitors, in dialogue, and in subtle and overt ways, this number has become ubiquitous in the Star Trek universe. But ho...

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Oct. 5, 2020

Lower Decks Review: “Crisis Point” (1.09)

When Mariner is assigned to get therapy, she works out her problems on the holodeck instead. Prepare for CRISIS POINT: RISE OF VINDICTA!!! In this week’s Lower Decks review episode of Positively Trek, hosts Bruce and Dan disc...

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Oct. 2, 2020

Book Club: TNG: Warped by Mike McMahan

Mike McMahan: you may know him as the creator of Star Trek: Lower Decks. But in 2015, before the idea of Lower Decks had made its way to the ear of CBS, he created an episode guide for the little-known, …

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Sept. 29, 2020

Discovery Season Four in Production?

Photos from outside Pinewood Studios in Toronto, Ontario would seem to indicate that Star Trek: Discovery’s fourth season is underway! Hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson take a look at the evidence and weigh in with their opi...

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Sept. 28, 2020

Lower Decks Review: “Veritas” (1.08)

The four “Lower Deckers” are on trial! Or… are they? In this week’s episode of the Positively Trek Lower Decks Review show, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson take a look at the off-the-wall episode “Veritas.” Some familiar v...

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Sept. 22, 2020

(Another) Star Trek Movie Update!

Buckle up folks, we have news on the next Star Trek film, and it’s about what you’ve come to expect at this point. In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther are joined once again by …

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Sept. 21, 2020

Lower Decks Review: “Much Ado About Boimler” (1.07)

A transporter accident and a genetically engineered “dog” send Boimler and Tendi to the mysterious “Farm,” under the direction of the possibly sinister Division 14! In this week’s Lower Decks review episode of Positively Trek...

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Sept. 18, 2020

Book Club: Q-in-Law

Very few adversaries are capable of bringing the great Captain Jean-Luc Picard to his knees, and now two of them are coming together to make his life miserable. Lwaxana Troi, ambassador from Betazed and mother of Counselor De...

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Sept. 15, 2020

Putting Away the Rod Roddenberry Bunting

September 8th was the 54th anniversary of Star Trek, and CBS went all out! Nearly four hours of panels and an all-day Star Trek television marathon marked the event, with cast from every Trek television show hosting online di...

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Sept. 14, 2020

Lower Decks Review: “Terminal Provocations” (1.06)

In this week’s episode of Lower Decks, Ensign Fletcher makes life interesting for Mariner and Boimler, while Rutherford’s new holodeck training program proves to be a little less… helpful… than he was hoping. Dan and Bruce ar...

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Sept. 8, 2020

Happy Star Trek Day!

54 years ago today, U.S. audiences were first introduced to Star Trek with the airing of “The Man Trap” on NBC. Now, the face of the franchise spawned by those humble early days is much different, and could scarcely be …

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Sept. 7, 2020

Lower Decks Review: "Cupid's Errant Arrow" (1.05)

Undercover Parasites and Visually Impaired Teddy Bears The Cerritos is tasked with helping to implode a plummeting moon, Tendi and Rutherford are in awe over the U.S.S. Vancouver, and Boimler has a girlfriend?!? With this epi...

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