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A character review of Sylvia Tilly. Sylvia Tilly is the youngest character of Star Trek: Discovery, played excellently by Mary Wiseman.  First introduced in "Context is For Kings" in the third episode of its first season, Tilly has become a beacon for fans as many have seen her as the fanbase being a part of the world.  In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, Wes talks about Tilly, and reads fan feedback of her, both positive and negative. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
"An Obol for Charon" review.   The fourth episode of Star Trek: Discovery's second season is a home run through and through.  The first "bottle show" of the season involves the crew encountering a sphere that's 100,000 years old and begins to wreak havoc of the Discovery's systems.  All the while, Saru (Doug Jones) harbors a deadly secret and Sylvia Tilly's life is threatened by a mycelium creature brought to life by the dark matter harvesting she had attempted two episodes prior.  In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington reviews the episode and reads fan feedback. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Enterprise feelings.  The fifth live-action Star Trek series, Star Trek: Enterprise, aired for four seasons from 2001 to 2005.  Almost 14 years since the series finale aired, how does it hold up?  In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington attempts to answer that question and reflects on the prequel series.  Thank you to Kerry Purvis (@KerrBearLib) for the suggestion on Twitter! Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible.  It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
"Point of Light" review.  The third episode of Star Trek: Discovery's second season is a hit-or-miss episode, but why is that?  In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington attempts to answer the question plus reads fan feedback, both the positive and the negative.   Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
56: Short Treks Ideas

56: Short Treks Ideas

2019-02-0120:29

Short Treks for the Picard series.  As we all know, the Picard series is set to debut in late 2019 on CBS All Access, but what about getting Short Treks to lead up to its debut? In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington gives SIX ideas for characters we can follow up on in 24th century-era Short Treks.  Thank you to Jenn T. (@eatatquarks) on Twitter for the inspiration - one of the hosts of the Snap Trek podcast.  Check them out! APOLOGIES FOR THE LATENESS! Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
"New Eden" review.  The second episode of Star Trek: Discovery launched last week. Directed by Jonathan Frakes, the episode centers around a group of humans living on a planet 51,000+ light-years away and the Discovery investigating why. In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington reviews the episode, plus reads fan feedback. APOLOGIES FOR THE LATENESS! Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
The Kelvin Timeline moving forward.  Hopes for a fourth Kelvin Timeline film starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana have faded since Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth - who was due to return to the role of George Kirk - left the negotiating table with Paramount and now the director S.J. Clarkson leaving the project to direct a prequel pilot to HBO's Game of Thrones.  In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington gives his two cents on the entire thing.   Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible.  It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
"Brother" episode review. The highly-anticipated second season of Star Trek: Discovery premiered on Thursday, Jan. 17 on CBS All Access and Space; Netflix received it on Jan. 18.  In the episode, the crew of the Discovery gets a new a captain in the form of current Enterprise captain Christopher Pike, played by Anson Mount.  Pike is on Discovery to investigate seven mysterious bursts of energy spread out across half the galaxy.  In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington reviews the episode and reads some fan feedback on the highly-anticipated season premiere.  Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible.  It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
A review of the Short Treks.  Since October 2018, fans have gotten tastes of the revamped Discovery production values as CBS All Access, Space and CraveTV have aired four short stories.  Netflix declined to air them.  In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington gives his feelings toward the Short Treks, the Netflix issue overseas, and reads fan feedback, both the positive and the negative.   Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
"The Escape Artist" Short Trek review.  The final Short Trek prior to the season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, "The Escape Artist" dropped on Thursday, Jan. 3rd on CBS All Access and Space.  CraveTV got it Jan. 4th.  Written by Mike McMahan (now the creator of Star Trek: Lower Decks), and directed by Rainn Wilson (who also stars as Harry Mudd), the episode deals with Mudd trying to reason with a Tellarite bounty hunter.  Little does the bounty hunter know that he's being tricked. In this episode, Wes reviews the episode, and reads fan feedback.  Plus, there was a lot of Star Trek news recently, so Wes catches us up with that. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
The top ten Star Trek planets.  From the future Earth to Vulcan and everything in between, various crews visit these worlds and it leaves an impression upon the fans to make sure they visit these fictitious worlds. In this episode of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington gives his top ten planets in the Star Trek universe. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Predictions, third take.  The season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery is fast approaching, and Wes felt the need to do a third predictions of the second season of the CBS All Access series.  In this 13th Opinion Supplemental Episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast - and the first episode of 2019 - host Wes Huntington does three specific predictions for the season, ranging from Spock to the Red Angel lifeforms that surround the mystery of the season.  Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
End of the year special.  Here is a highlight reel of the past year of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast.  As Wes takes a break from hosting and the computer takes over, she goes through the year for guest shots and for guests who came on the podcast.  Three specific podcast audio files are utilized and are for educational purposes and are owned by their respective owners.   Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Holiday update episode.  Here is a short little update episode for the podcast going forward for the rest of the year and for a little of 2019.  Listen in!  Once again, happy holidays and Merry Christmas from The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast!   Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible.  It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Women of Star Trek discussion conclusion.  Throughout the course of the Star Trek franchise, there have been very significant female characters that resonate with the fanbase and inspire countless women.  In this episode of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast - the conclusion of this two-part podcast episode - host Wes Huntington is joined by Rebecca Lockley (@annaonthemoon), Conni Sheppard (@ConniSheppard), Vin (@Vintage1983V) and Heather (@NerdyGal33) to discuss the women of Star Trek.  In this episode, Vin, Conni and Heather discuss their female characters of Kathryn Janeway, Kira Nerys, Michael Burnham, L'Rell, Star Trek Beyond's Jaylah and Christine Chapel (and the other characters that Majel Barrett had played). Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Women of Star Trek discussion. Throughout the course of the Star Trek franchise, there have been very significant female characters that resonate with the fanbase and inspire countless women. In this episode of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast - the first of a two-part podcast episode - host Wes Huntington is joined by Rebecca Lockley (@annaonthemoon), Conni Sheppard (@ConniSheppard), Vin (@Vintage1983V) and Heather (@NerdyGal33) to discuss the women of Star Trek. In this episode, Rebecca and Wes discuss their female characters of Seven of Nine, Sylvia Tilly, Deanna Troi and Beverly Crusher. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
"The Brightest Star" Short Treks review. On Dec. 6, the third Short Trek episode "The Brightest Star" was released, and in Canada either on the day it aired or on CraveTV the next day. As before, Netflix declined to air this Short Trek. In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington reviews the third installment of the Short Treks series, his thoughts about the episode and reads fan feedback, both the positive and the negative. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Star Trek holidays. Over the course of the franchise's history, only a handful of holidays are shown on screen. In this episode of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington is joined by Felicity (@RadMissFliss) to talk about the holidays in Star Trek, as well as other such things in the franchise - including some characters and even talking about Star Trek: Discovery. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Insurrection memories. The ninth Star Trek film, Insurrection, premiered on Friday, Dec. 11th, 1998 in theaters across the United States. The last Star Trek film to debut at #1 at the U.S. box office prior to the 2009 reboot film, the film centers around the Ba'ku and Picard and the Enterprise trying to end a forced relocation of those people to protect the Federation. Reviews were mixed, and fan acceptance varies. In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington recalls his memories of seeing the film in the theaters in a little suburban theater in the Minneapolis area, and what he thinks of the movie itself in honor of its twentieth anniversary. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
Odds and Ends about Star Trek: Short Treks. As of December 3rd, two Short Trek episodes have been released by CBS. Two months in, does Wes still have an opinion about them? In this episode of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, host Wes Huntington reflects on the Short Treks so far, and even gives some suggestions about future Short Treks. Follow the Facebook page (@MNStarTrekNerdPod), the Twitter page (@MinnSTNerdPod), and subscribe to the YouTube channel - you can subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when the next episode is available for listening on YouTube. Feedback is encouraged, so give it wherever possible. It is also taken from the Facebook group Positive Fans of Star Trek: Discovery. Episodes are available every Monday and Friday. Get them wherever you get podcasts!
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