STLV and Optional Canon.
Over the past fifty years, Star Trek has developed a dense mythology. But at the same time, it has always tried to produce episodes and movies which stand on their own.
In this episode of Stage Nine, John is joined by Lee Hutchison of The Nerd Party to discuss the concept of optional canon. We discuss whether or not some installments are designed to both with and without the previous one, and how that applies in particular to Star Trek Beyond.
In news, Mike is joined by Adam Drosin of Saturday Morning Trek to recap the events of the 50th anniversary convention in Las Vegas. We discuss panels featuring Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore and Naren Shankar, and Mike shares his experience at the Ira Steven Behr photo op.
Optional Canon (00:19:09)
Mike Schindler and John Mills
Adam Drosin and Lee Hutchison
John Mills (Editor) Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Jeff Sutter (Associate Producer) Chris Stenftenagel (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
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Living Witness Commentary. John and Mike provide an audio commentary for Bryan Fuller's most acclaimed Star Trek episode, "Living Witness."
STLV and Optional Canon. Mike is joined by Adam to discuss the 50th anniversary Star Trek Las Vegas convention, and John is joined by Lee to discuss optional canon.
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Star Trek 2017 Writing Staff. In the premier episode of Stage Nine, hosts Mike Schindler and John Mills take a look at the writing staff of the new Star Trek series launching next year, including Voyager novelist Kirsten Beyer.