Engage: The OFFICIAL Star Trek Podcast is an hour-long, weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.
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!
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!
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.
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 strangehorizons.com.
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.
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,
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".
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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".
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 cbs.com/Startrek.
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.
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!
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 Prizeo.com/Startrek. 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!
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 wdc.com/engage to save 20% on select WD Blue & Black Solid State Drives.
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!
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!
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 wdc.com/engage to save 20% on select WD Blue & Black Solid State Drives.
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”
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.