New book marks 50 years of Star Trek with analysis of key social and cultural themes
Sep14

New book marks 50 years of Star Trek with analysis of key social and cultural themes

On 8th September 2016, Star Trek turns 50. Since the first episode, ‘The Man Trap’, was broadcast in 1966, this vast entertainment franchise has released over 700 installments, across five live-action TV series, a spin-off cartoon, and 13 cinema releases. To mark the golden anniversary this year, Routledge have commissioned a Second Edition of Michele and Duncan Barrett’s acclaimed 1999 book Star Trek: The Human Frontier. This new...

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SCI-FI BALL STILL BOLDLY GOING
Jan26

SCI-FI BALL STILL BOLDLY GOING

SCI-FI BALL STILL BOLDLY GOING TO RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST. Sci-Fi Ball 22: 5 – 7 FEBURARY 2016 – Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton. The UK’s longest running not-for-profit science fiction convention; The Sci-Fi Ball celebrates its 22nd year at the stunning Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton from 5 – 7 February 2016. The socially-orientated fan-run convention boasts an impressive fun-filled three-day...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 2 x 02: The Circle
Nov05

Upper Pylon 2 – 2 x 02: The Circle

This week, UP2 takes a look at the second part of DS9’s first trilogy, with The Circle.  The jury is out on whether its Vedek Bar-right eyes or Vedek B-oring but there are some great moments to discuss and debate.  Listen in and let us know what you think! Podcast (up2): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:29:26 — 81.9MB)Subscribe: Android |...

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Deja Q, TNG S3 E13 Review, The Battle Bridge
Oct17

Deja Q, TNG S3 E13 Review, The Battle Bridge

Q is seeking asylum on the Enterprise after he has been thrown out of the Continuum and stripped of his powers. Today James and Lou discuss (Deja Q) and what we think of it with tonight’s guest hosts Ben and Chris . Credit: Main Title Theme (TV Edit) was arranged by Dennis McCarthy and composed by Gerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage Links Discussed In This Show Were: Upper Pylon 2, a Star Trek: DS9 Podcast. You can download...

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William Shatner’s “Chaos on the bridge” now generally available
Aug05

William Shatner’s “Chaos on the bridge” now generally available

VISION FILMS AND CONTENT MEDIA SET TO RELEASE DOCUMENTARY William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge ON MAJOR DIGITAL MEDIA PLATFORMS in the USA on August 1st and the UK on August 3rd 2015 Vision Films and Content Media have teamed together to release the highly anticipated documentary William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge in both the USA and UK simultaneously on August 1st and August 3rd 2015, respectively. The film will...

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Continuing Missions 1 – Mosaic
Jul03

Continuing Missions 1 – Mosaic

This month, join Sarah, Caroline, Chris, Melissa, and special guest Matt Hansen for our premiere book review of Mosaic.  Janeway has some serious daddy issues to work out in this story of her life, offset by a Kazon adventure in the Delta Quadrant.  Be sure to check out our forum at trekmatefamily.com and let us know what you thought of the book and our review! Podcast (contmiss): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:40:14...

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Continuing Missions Promo
Jul01

Continuing Missions Promo

Trek Mate’s Continuing Missions: A Star Trek Voyager Novel Review Podcast.  Join Sarah, Chris, Caroline, Melissa, and special guest Matt on the first Friday of every month as we review the Star Trek Voyager relaunch novels.  Visit our website at TrekmateFamily.com Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12 — 1.1MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS Podcast (ten-forward): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12...

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In the Beginning
Jun30

In the Beginning

Welcome to a brand new podcast from Paul Wright and Shawn Vanderloo in which we talk about science and science fiction.   In Episode 0 we discuss;   We give a brief introduction to ourselves showing our geek credentials Our plans for future shows If you have any comments or ideas for segments in the show or would like to send us an Mp3 file, then you can get in touch in the following ways; Twitter, @scifiwaffle, @darthvaderloo,...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 1 x 04 : A Man Alone
Jun25

Upper Pylon 2 – 1 x 04 : A Man Alone

This week we review A Man Alone.  It’s a groovy mystery of an episode- replete with wild guesses from the gang and a Scooby Snack of a reveal at the end!  This is quite possible the most fun we’ve had yet listeners.  Tune in to find out what we really thought!  Be sure to check out our forum at trekmatefamily.com send us an email or better yet a voicemail at up2podcast@gmail.com – talk to us on Twitter @up2podcast...

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Upper Pylon 2 – 1 x 03 : Past prologue
Jun18

Upper Pylon 2 – 1 x 03 : Past prologue

This week UP2 reviews DS9’s Past Prologue.  New friendships form, battle lines are drawn, loyalties are solidified… and the episode’s pretty exciting too!  Join Melissa, Matt, Blair, and Chris for a great discussion about the political fine points of Amnesty and Loyalty.  Be sure to stop by www.trekmatefamily.com and check out our forum.  If you’d like to join us on a future episode, please email us UP2podcast@gmail.com or contact us...

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