A Feature Full Of Data
Oct05

A Feature Full Of Data

When I was first assigned the task of providing a fan’s analysis of Lt. Cmdr. Data, I was excited and ready to go, thinking I could just bang it out and be done with it. However, as I sat down to do my research on Data, I realized that it wouldn’t be quite so easy as just flying through it at warp speed. There is more to the character of Data than I, as a casual fan, realized. My first step was to look up Data on Memory...

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The Delta Quadrant joins the TrekMate family!
Oct04

The Delta Quadrant joins the TrekMate family!

We are delighted to announce that the Delta Quadrant podcast has joined the Trek Mate family! With the departure of Charlynn & Josh the existing hosts Matt & JD found themselves in something of a predicament in that they wanted to continue to produce the Delta Quadrant but having limited experience with editing they found themselves with a problem. So, following discussions between all parties the Delta Quadrant podcast has...

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Wilderness’ fantasy Trek – Issue 2
Oct03

Wilderness’ fantasy Trek – Issue 2

Alright ladies and gentlemen and all multi-gender species here is issue 2 of the Wilderness’ fantasy Trek (it was originally supposed to just be JD but Fez lacks my creative writing ability – he might need to take a few points in it next time he levels up… sorry that was a Dungeons and Dragons reference) Hopefully you’ve all listened to our special tangent episode where we nutted out how we got to this idea. If not, you can find it...

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Previously in the Alpha Quadrant: Episode 20 Star Trek Enterprise Oasis
Sep30

Previously in the Alpha Quadrant: Episode 20 Star Trek Enterprise Oasis

We are privileged this week to be joined by the amazing Colin Higgins from the Trek News and Views Podcast. We also have a special quiz section with a chance to win a lot of points. If you would like to know more about Colin click here to view his podcast. This weeks quiz questions are: 1. what was the spice called 2. what is Trip’s favorite ice cream 3. how many ice cream flavor does he program for his new girlfriend 4. whats...

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20 things that will never happen in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Sep25

20 things that will never happen in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Firstly, let me apologise to all of you for not doing another of my New Series features. Bla bla bla two kids two jobs all that jazz. What I’m doing this week is simple – “20 things that will never happen in Star Trek: The next generation” 1 – The Enterprise runs into a mysterious energy field of a type that it has encountered several times before. 2 – The Enterprise goes to check up on a remote outpost of scientists who are all...

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LCARs made the modern world?
Sep16

LCARs made the modern world?

One of the things that makes Star Trek so popular is the ships both internally and externally. Most of the iconic scenes within Star Trek take place on the bridges of the respected ships or another major room or deck within the ship (the Sick Bay for example). One of the things I love about about Star Trek is the LCARS (Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) and other user interface devices. These have always added to the...

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Harry’s Gift
Aug28

Harry’s Gift

*Author’s note:  This story takes place during the Voyager episode “Drive.”  For a summary of the episode:  http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Drive_(episode)  Harry’s Gift Tuvok raised his eyebrow as Harry finished his explanation.  “Has Commander Chakotay approved your plan?” “I spoke with both the Commander and the Captain, and they agreed to the proposal,” said Harry.  “Captain Janeway really seemed to like my ideas.” “That is not...

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Trek 2009 Defense part 2
Aug22

Trek 2009 Defense part 2

In my last article, I stated why I thought that the actors worked for their characters in the 2009 J.J. Abrams version of “Star Trek”. This time around, I’ll go through several things which I didn’t cover in my last article, such as why I think the plot works, things that really annoyed me about the movie and why I think that, in the future, the writers should continue to explore the Spock/Kirk bromance. In the...

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In Defense of Star Trek ’09
Aug17

In Defense of Star Trek ’09

When it was announced that there would be a new Trek film in 2009, directed by J. J. Abrams, like many longtime fans I cringed a little and went “Oh god, why? WHY? Of all the directors in all the world, why did this have to be thrown into his lap?”.  I was so upset over the fact that they were making a new Trek film and setting it, loosely, in the TOS universe that I didn’t bother to go see it in the theatre. I made...

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The Morning After
Aug13

The Morning After

For many fans, Star Trek’s core episodic nature is a part of the franchise appeal, and sometimes why they might not have been able to enjoy DS9 and Enterprise as much as TOS, TNG or Voyager ( or The Next Next Generation as JD and Fez would say). For me personally I have always loved DS9 and Enterprise for having these huge story arcs that would span multiple episodes if not seasons. They made it so you were going on this long...

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