Free Star Trek wallpaper!
The “Colors DS9” series is now available!
Download for a wide range of desktop resolutions and mobile devices in Command Red, Science Blue, and Engineering Gold.


The Ready Room 64: You Whip the Captain First

The Gamesters of Triskelion.

When the Enterprise entered orbit of Gamma II to check on an automatic communications and astrogation station, Kirk, Uhura, and Chekov beamed down into one of the most brilliant TOS episodes ever created. From Shatner at his most Shatneresque to Chekov screaming “Cossacks!”, from the trinary star system of Triskelion to the caves of Janus VI, this episode has it all. Reportedly there is a message about slavery in here somewhere. And it all serves to show us how we can live our lives amongst flickers of light—and how you can record a Captain’s Log in virtually any situation. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by our TOS Editor Drew Stewart and our Managing Editor Charlynn Schmiedt to discuss the classic TOS episode “The Gamesters of Triskelion.”

In news we get a hands-on look at Star Trek Catan—fries, shakes, and all—update you on the upcoming TrekMate Podathon for charity, and cover the TNG Season Two Blu-ray release, Google’s Star Trek anniversary doodle, Walter Koenig’s Star Celebration, and the best t-shirt ever made. Plus we come to terms with the realisation that J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness aren’t making Batman.

JW Player goes here

Running Time: 2 hours 3 minutes
We recommend downloading the enhanced podcast version from iTunes. It includes chapter markers for each news item and topics during the feature discussion, plus changing artwork and links to more info.




Christopher Jones and Greg Harbin



Charlynn Schmiedt and Drew Stewart


Show Notes

TrekMate 24-Hour Podathon for Charity
Find out more…

Trek News & Views Charms Robert Duncan McNeill
Listen to the show…

Rod Roddenberry Joins us on Matter Stream
Listen to the interview… 

Walter Koenig’s Star Celebration
Find out more…

The Best T-Shirt Ever Made
See the shirt… 

Star Trek Points (at Things)
Visit the Tumblr…

TNG Remastered Season Two on Blu-ray
Find out more… 

Movie News and Rumours
Star Trek Sequel Is Headed Into Darkness
Quinto Says Star Trek Into Darkness Is “Bigger and Bolder”
Karl Urban Promises a Character-Driven Story… Amongst Other Adjectives
Chris Pine Breaks the News… They’re Not Making Batman


Feature: The Gamesters of Triskelion

Searching for Information… In Shahna’s Throat
Getting Your New Drill Thong
Shatner at His Most Shatneresque
Doing Your Own Stunts
Chekov and Uhura are Useless In Fights
Shahna Should Have Her Own Comedy Central Show
Recycling Music, Backdrops, and More
Shahna Has the Best Lines
Triskelion: Where the Rules Only Count Some of the Time
Smile! Drink Coke!
Going Full-on S&M
We Could Have Used a Staff Meeting
The Mutiny Zoom
That Moment When the Bird of Prey Explodes
Kirk vs. The Evil Gambling-Addicted JELL-O Molds
“Spock’s Brain” Meets “The Devil In the Dark”

Download the enhanced podcast version from iTunes for chapter markers to each topic in the feature discussion.


Where to find us… on Twitter on Facebook

Greg on Twitter and Chris on Twitter


More goodies… Games
Play TrekTrivia.
Work a Star Trek Crossword.
Work a Star Trek Word Search.

Follow TrekTrivia on Twitter

Subscribe to the Hyperchannel Newsletter

Download Audio File

« The Ready Room 65: Trent's Glass Ceiling | The Ready Room 63: A Deeper Appreciation of Her Captain »

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.
Member Account Required
You must have a Member account on this website in order to post comments. Log in to your account to enable posting. If you do not yet have a Member account you can register here.