April 5, 2018
Sad to say, but this will be the last episode of Engage. This episode we reminisce a bit about our time recording and we talk about one of the most infamous episodes in Star Trek's history, "Spock's Brain".   It's been a great almost 2 year run and we hope you've enjoyed listening as much as we've had making the show.  Live Long & Prosper!
March 21, 2018
This week on Engage we hit the pavement of the world famous Times Square in NYC to find out what people know about Star Trek.  Who's the more famous Captain? Kirk or America? Who is the most famous Star Trek Princess? Elaan of Troyius or Leia? Just how much is Star Trek like Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings? Alright, folks see where I'm going with this?  This is a fun idea we had, that didn't quite pan out as expected, but we thought it was funny and decided to release it anyway.  Thanks to all the kind folks of Times Square for being such good sports!
March 16, 2018
This week on Engage we are talking about Artificial Intelligence with John Madden of IPsoft, creators of Amelia, The Most Human AI.  Before you ask, no they are not creating skynet!  Amelia is one of the most advanced AI in the world and sets itself apart with its advanced contextual awareness.  Learn about all the advancements with this amazing technology and how it Star Trek inspired it as well as some of our favorite AI related spisodes.
March 5, 2018
What if I told you that James T. Kirk Is not really the macho, womanizing captain that he is often remembered as?  This week on Engage, we welcome writer Erin Horáková, author of "Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift" which explains just how our collective conscious settled on this exaggerated depiction of our beloved captain.  You can check out the article in full at
February 26, 2018
This week on Engage we travel back in time to a live taping of Engage from Star Trek: The Cruise 2018 with special guests Ethan Phillips & Armin Shimerman!
February 19, 2018
This week on Engage we are proud to bring you Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin Green and Anthony Rapp! And if that wasn't enough, we also have "After Trek" host Matt Mira! Two interviews for the price of none! Thanks to the kind folks at "After Trek" we were able to attend a taping of their season finale and got to spend some time with these very talented people.
February 12, 2018
This week on Engage we review Star Trek: Discovery's season 1 finale, "Will You Take My Hand?", Michael Burnham comes full circle from episode one and we see a few cast members exit the Discovery as it embarks on its newest mission. We also specualte on the HUGE cliffhanger and what we'd like to see in season 2,
February 5, 2018
This week on Engage we review Star Trek: Discovery episode 14 "The War Without, the War Within".  After the breakneck pace of the last few episodes we get a more non-descript episode to set up next week's big finale.  We also talk about Zachary Quinto's reboot of "In Search Of" and catch up on "The Orville".
January 29, 2018
This week on Engage we welcome Cadet Tilly/Captain Killy herself Mary Wiseman! Special guest host Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Screencrush talks with Mary about her expirences on the Discovery set and shares a few behind the scenes stories.  Also this week, Jordan returns just in time to review the absolutely explosive "What's Past Is Prologue" episode of Star Trek Discovery.
January 22, 2018
This week on Engage guest host Matt Patches of Thrillist returns for his 4th appearance to lead a discussion on Discovery episode 112 "Vaulting Ambition"! We talk about this week's major revalation and how we see the rest of the season playing out.
January 15, 2018
This week on Engage we have a very short recap of Discovery Episode 11 "The Wolf Inside" by Engineer Brian while Jordan is away on The Star Trek Cruise.
January 8, 2018
Star Trek Discovery is back so are we! This week we review Discovery episode 110 "Despite Yourself" with special guest Matt Patches of Thrillist! We also talk about the Black Mirror episode "U.S.S. Callister" and throw around some crazy theories about what we'll see in the remaining 5 episodes of Discovery's inaugural season.
December 19, 2017
In the 90's Star Trek was a little ahead of the curve in the representation of the LBGT community. This week Jordan and special guest Oliver Whitney of Screencrush take a look back at TNG's "The Outcast" & The Host" as well as DS9's "Rejoined" to see how they hold up today. This will be the last episode of the year for Engage. We're going to be taking a little hiatus and will back late January/Early February 2018.  Happy Holidays to all and Live Long & Prosper!
December 13, 2017
This week on Engage we discuss the first Star Trek:Discovery tie in novel, "Desparate Hours" by David Mack, with our special guest Karen Han of the Daily Beast!  Taking place a year before the battle at the binary stars, we get a glimpse into the Shenzou crew's past and maybe see a few other familiar faces along the way.  BLACK ALERT! This episode does contain major spoilers for both "Desperate Hours" and what has aired of Star Trek: Discovery, so consider yourselfs warned!
December 5, 2017
This week we talk about Quentin Tarantino's rumored Star Trek pitch to J.J. Abrams and finish up our Discovery rountable with Matt Patches of Thrilist, Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Dave Sims of The Atlantic.
November 28, 2017
This week Jordan is joined by Matt Patches of Thrilist, Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Dave Sims of The Atlantic to discuss the front 9 of Star Trek: Discovery as a whole (a half of a whole?). Topics include the intergration of discovery into the lore, Michael Burnham's Human/Vulcan Character arc and more!
November 21, 2017
This week on Engage we welcome Star Trek Discovery's Co-Executive Producer and writer of "Lethe", Ted Sullivan!  Recorded shortly before the mid-season finale, Ted is here to give us a behind the scenes look into the Discovery writer’s room.  Special appearance by #jasongorn!
November 13, 2017
Wow, what a mid season finale!  This week we review the fantastic mid-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, "Into The Forest I Go".  Picking up right were epiosde 8 left off, Captain Lorca takes some risks to try even the odds against the Klingons.
November 6, 2017
This week we review episode 108 of Star Trek Discovery, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" or "If you want peace, prepare for war".  We finally get a classic Trek planetary away mission, check in with our klingon friends and continue the debate on Lt. Tyler.
October 30, 2017
This week on Engage we review episode 7 of Discovery "Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad".  Discovery has its most self-contained episode to date, and it’s a time loop to boot! Harry Mudd is back to wreak havoc on the enterprise and we see some sparks fly between two crewmates.  Did Mudd go too far? And how does this episode affect a certain popular fan theory? Tune In To find out!
October 23, 2017
This week we review the 6th episode of Star Trek Discovery "Lethe".  This episode gives us some more insight into Lorca and we get to see a defining moment in the lives of Burnham and Sarek.  We also talk about the popular fan thory involving Shazad Latif's Lt. Ash Tyler.
October 18, 2017
A few weeks back we interviewed Rainn Wilson for his charity Lidè Haiti. Now, that we've met Harry Mudd on Discovery, we can share the rest of our interview.
October 16, 2017
This week we review the 5th episode of Star Trek: Discovery "Choose Your Pain".  In this episode we learn a bit of history of Captain Lorca, meet a potential new crew member in Lt. Ash Tyler and see the introduction of the one and only Harcourt Fenton Mudd!  And how about the ending!? We speak to Lt. Paul Stamets himself, Anthony Rapp to elaborate on his character's new situation.
October 9, 2017
This week Jordan reviews episode 4 of Star Trek Discovery "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry".  After a brief abscence we see what the Klingons are up to since the time jump and Tarigrade npple clamps of all things!
October 2, 2017
This week Jordan reviews Star Trek: Discovery Episode 3,”Context Is For Kings”.  We finally get a look at the Discovery and its crew. How does Michael Burnham fit in given her situation at the end of episode 2?
September 25, 2017
It's been 12 long years but, Star Trek has finally returned to television. Recorded moments after the world premeire of Star Trek: Discovery Jordan, along with Adam Drosin, review episodes 1 & 2 "The Vulcan Hello" & "Battle At The Binary Stars".
September 22, 2017
We are less that 48 hours away from Discovery folks! To whet your appetite, this week Jordan is live at the blue carpet premiere in Los Angeles and talks with many of the people that make it all happen! This episode you'll hear from Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman and more! There may even be an appearance from a Star Trek Legend! We'll back sunday night for our review of episodes one and two and if you're still on the fence about the show, you can get a free trial of CBS All Access at
September 15, 2017
We're only a few short days away from the premiere of Discovery! To tide you over, this week we have a conversation with Scott Collura of IGN who was lucky enough to get tour of the discovery set as well as interview several of the actors.
September 8, 2017
This week we have one final episode from Star Trek Las Vegas and its a good one! Joining us this week the one and only René Auberjonois! Now to give a quick warning, the audio quality on this one is a little rough, but we promise the conent is top notch!
September 1, 2017
Oh yes Engage listeners we have not one, but two fantastic guests this week! First is our very first Discovery cast member, Rainn Wilson! Rainn, who is playing Harry Mudd 2.0, is here for a brief moment to talk about a great contest he's running to support his charity, Lidè Haiti, where YOU can win a trip to the Star Trek Discovery premier in L.A. with Rainn!  You can find out more and get double entries by going to  If you want more of Rainn, don't worry because he'll be back on a future episode in the near future.  Last, but certainly least we have beloved Trek actor Tim Russ! Tim talks about his time as Tuvok and his latest project "Mystic Cosmic Patrol" a Sentai-styled parody series  on Funny or Die where he plays a giant floating head!
August 25, 2017
This week we talk to IDW comics writer Mike Johnson!
August 18, 2017
Our Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 coverage continues! This week we have a very science focused episode featuring Phil Plait aka The Bad Astronomer & Ethan Sigel, Astrophysicist and Author of upcoming book “Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive”. Don’t forget, use the promo code WDENGAGE at to save 20% on select WD Blue & Black Solid State Drives.
August 11, 2017
This week on Engage you get two panels for the price of one! First up, One Trek Mind Live: The Top Top 10 Best Holodeck Episodes! Second, The Star Trek Discovery Comics and Novels Revealed panel featuring Kirsten Beyer, Sarah Gaydos, Mike Johnson, David Mack, Ed Schlesinger and suprise guest Dayton Ward!
August 3, 2017
Couldn't make it out to Vegas this year? We here at Engage have you covered! Kicking off Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 Discovery coverage, Jordan is live with Ted Sullivan, Kirsten Beyer & Akiva Goldsman from The Star Trek: Discovery Writer's Room!
July 26, 2017
This week on Engage we welcome back Jacqueline Coley of Black Girl Nerds! Jacqueline was in attendance at the Star Trek: Discovery panel at SDCC 2017 and shares her first hand perspective of both the panel and her interview with Sonequa Martin-Green! Don’t forget, use the promo code WDENGAGE at to save 20% on select WD Blue & Black Solid State Drives.
July 19, 2017
This week on Engage we welcome prolific Star Trek Author Dayton Ward!
July 12, 2017
Every show has one-off characters that seemingly disappear from existence after the credits roll, but sometimes those characters are so good you just want more.
July 5, 2017
This week we are joined by renowned film critic Stephanie Zacharek from Time Magazine to take a look back at arguably the best trek film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
June 28, 2017
This week on Engage Jordan is joined by Author and Film Critic Nathan Rabin to discuss the weird and wonderful musical careers of some of of our favorite Star Trek heroes.
June 21, 2017
Way back in episode 40 we did our fair share to help out our good friends Ira Steven Behr & Adam Nimoy with their DS9 doc “What We left behind”
June 14, 2017
This week is part 2 of our away mission to the Star Trek Set Tour in Ticonderoga, NY
June 7, 2017
This week we’re on location in Ticonderoga, NY for the Star Trek Original Series Tour!
May 31, 2017
Last week were treated to the first trailer for Discovery, and this week we're breaking it down piece by piece
May 24, 2017
What is the secret of 47?
May 10, 2017
A while back on our Star Trek gaming episode, we may not have given Star Trek Online a fair shake.
April 26, 2017
This week Jordan speaks with Makeup Legend Michael Westmore!
April 12, 2017
This week Jordan is live from the Gaaays in Spaaace event in NYC with guest of honor Nana Visitor!
March 29, 2017
This week Jordan welcomes Dr. Lawrence Krauss! Dr. Krauss is an award winning Theoretical Physicist and Author who is equally at home with science fiction as he is real science
March 15, 2017
After a few bumps in the road Part 2 of Star Trek gaming is finally here!
March 8, 2017
Released on Yahoo Screen in 2015, “Other Space” might be the best Sci-fi comedy you’ve never heard of…and creator Paul Feig is here to change that!
March 1, 2017
This week Adam Nimoy returns to Engage and this time he’s brought a friend, DS9 mastermind Ira Steven Behr!
February 22, 2017
Gaming! The Final Frontier. Returning guest "Friedo" beams to Deck 44 to reminisce about his favorite Star Trek games, mostly from the 1990s. Crack out your VCRs for this nostalgia-heavy episode.
February 15, 2017
Dr. Phlox emerges from Sickbay to join us on Engage. He didn’t bring his Pyrithian Bat, but he did bring plenty of opinions.
February 8, 2017
This week on Engage Jordan talks with The Nerdy Bird's Jill Pantozzi about what is arguably the 1st perfect TNG episode "The Measure Of A Man"
February 1, 2017
This week Jordan welcomes TNG & DS9 writer Morgan Gendel! Morgan talks about the “connectome” his inspiration for TNG’s “The Inner Light” as well as some of his other works.
January 25, 2017
This week we have another episode recorded from Star Trek: The Cruise this time featuring Ethan Phillips & Robert Picardo!
January 18, 2017
Fresh of Star Trek Family Feud, Jordan is joined By Terry Farrell & Denise Crosby!
January 11, 2017
This week on Engage, Jordan welcomes prolific Star Trek Author David Mack!
December 14, 2016
The hardest working couple in Star Trek are back to discuss their latest Trek project, The Roddenberry Vault!
December 7, 2016
This week Jordan welcomes’s Editor in Chief, Chris Radtke to talk about the mythos of the Star Trek animated series and how M’ress is the basis for their friendship.
November 30, 2016
One of the world’s most extreme Star Trek fans, Access Hollywood’s Scott “Movie” Mantz, joins Jordan to go on a nerd dialogue at a high warp factor
November 16, 2016
This week Jordan is joined by author, critic and renown futurist Dr. Annalee Newitz.
November 9, 2016
For this Election Day Special, Jordan hosts writer, humorist, two-time James Beard Award winning essayist and former Fox News pundit John DeVore.
November 2, 2016
Continuing the Star Trek 50th anniversary, Jordan welcomes ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer back to the show to review the TOS episode “Dagger Of The Mind”!
October 26, 2016
This week on Engage Jordan welcomes fellow Star Trek Fan Jacqueline Coley of Black Girl Nerds.
October 19, 2016
This week Jordan welcomes Mike & Denise Okuda! The Okudas are well known for their many contributions behind the scenes to the franchise including their latest work, “The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Reference Guide to the Future”
October 5, 2016
Star Trek Fans Unite! Trek against Trump is a group conceived by Star Trek alum Armin Shimerman to engage voters before this year's presidential election.
September 28, 2016
This week of Engage, we travel back to Mission New York for a live recording of the One Trek Mind panel!
September 21, 2016
NASA holds a special place in the hearts of Star Trek fans and this week on Engage, Jordan talks with Matt Johnson, Director/Writer/Actor of Operation Avalanche
September 14, 2016
Recorded Live At Star Trek: Mission New York, Jordan is joined by Armin Shimerman (Quark) & Ethan Phillps (Neelix)
September 8, 2016
Engage welcomes Star Trek super fans Bjo & John Trimble, who in 1968, started the letter-writing campaign to save Star Trek
September 6, 2016
On September 8th, 1966 the world was introduced to Star Trek when “The Man Trap” first aired on television.
August 31, 2016
On This Episode of Engage, Jordan welcomes Professor of Physics at NYU and long time Star Trek fan, David Grier!
August 30, 2016
On this episode Jordan talks with Michael Dorn & IDW comics Editor Sarah Gaydos
August 24, 2016
This week on Engage Jordan sits down with Enterprise stars Dominic Keating & Connor Trinneer
August 17, 2016
It’s a Hard SF week as Jordan talks with Robert Picardo from his Planet Society booth at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, and later dives into deep lore with one of the most prolific Trek novelists, Dayton Ward.
August 10, 2016
In the first themed episode from Star Trek Las Vegas, Jordan Talks to Nana Visitor aka Kira Nerys from DS9
August 7, 2016
CBS’ John Van Citters makes a return visit to Engage
August 6, 2016
For our 3rd recap of the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention Jordan is joined by two of Britain’s finest sci fi geeks: Carole and Sam of @TrekkieGirls
August 5, 2016
Jordan Recaps Day 2 of Star Trek Las Vegas 2016 with Special Guests Andi, Sue, Grace & Jarrah of The Woman At Warp Podcast!
August 4, 2016
Jordan is on the scene at the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. In this first nightly recap episode he cracks open a beer and reflects on the day with Trek superfans James Moorhouse and Adam Drosin.
August 3, 2016
In this episode, Jordan welcomes the other half of the writing duo for Star Trek Beyond, Simon Pegg!
August 2, 2016
Today on Engage, Jordan welcomes Star Trek Beyond Co-Writer Doug Jung!
July 27, 2016
A few hours before introducing the Galaxy Quest screening On The U.S.S. Intrepid, Dean stopped by Deck 44 to talk everyones favorite unofficial Star Trek movie
July 22, 2016
Jordan and his friend Friedo attend the Star Trek “Kelvin Timeline” Marathon. Listen as they compare and dissect the 3 movies in one glorious 7+ hour sitting!
July 15, 2016
This week on Engage Jordan is joined by 3 fellow film critics to review the soon to be released 3rd, and possibly final, Kelvin timeline movie, Star Trek Beyond.
July 13, 2016
With the release of Star Trek Beyond drawing closer, Jordan welcomes ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer for an in depth look at the very first trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
July 6, 2016
This week, Jordan is on location at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for a press event for The Starfleet Academy Experience!
June 29, 2016
On this week's episode of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, Jordan welcomes John Van Citters of CBS
June 22, 2016
This week's guest is Star Trek Humor Author, Robb Pearlman!
June 15, 2016
Jordan Talks with MTV News Correspondent Josh Horowitz
June 15, 2016
This week’s guest is Filmmaker Adam Nimoy!
June 15, 2016
In the inaugural episode of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, Jordan welcomes pop culture icon “Weird Al" Yankovic!
June 7, 2016
Your host, Jordan Hoffman is interviewd by Entertainmnet Weekly's Darren Franich to announce the launch of "Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast"
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