Trek News & Views is a casual Star Trek discussion show from Trek.fm hosted by Colin Higgins. Each week Colin and his guests bring a British flavour to Star Trek as they explore The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and news from all across the Star Trek universe.
Trek News & Views 100: That’s No Hat
Signing Off. This week we bring you the final episode of Trek News & Views with voice messages, email, and the final discussion. Thanks for sharing the journey with us here on Trek News & Views.
Trek News & Views 99: Reflections and Imperfections
Looking Back at TNV. In the penultimate episode of Trek News & Views, Colin casts an eye back on the past two years and picks a few nuggets from the previous 98 shows.
Trek News & Views 98: Social Trek
The Data Network. we’re joined by Richard Evans who has created The Data Network, a new social hub akin to Twitter but aimed specifically at Trekkers.
Trek News & Views 97: All Hallows’ Trek
Spooky Treks. It’s that time of year once again when the ghosts, ghouls, and space things that go bump in the night come out to play. From “Catspaw” to “Night Terrors” we get you ready for Halloween Star Trek style.
Trek News & Views 96: Dinosaurs with Lasers!
Al Rivera, Star Trek Online Principal Designer. Al joins us to talk Dyson spheres, the Voth, and how he got dinosaurs with frigging lasers in game. We also get his views on Abramsverse and he drops hints on what's going to be coming to the STO universe in the future.
Trek News & Views 95: Absorbent Red Shirts
The Naked Time. We delve into Spock's shower-curtain outfit, how we see his human side come to the fore, as well as how the loss of inhibition affects Kirk and how he divulges his two loves.
Barge of the Dead. We discuss the probable sacrifice with which B'Elanna was faced, how much she came to embrace her Klingon background, and how she finally made peace with her mother.
Andorians. We discuss various aspects of Star Trek's antennae-donning Federation founders, including Shran's influence and the unique four-person coupling system.
Who Watches the Watchers. It's proto-Vulcan week on Trek News & Views as Colin is joined by the crew of Trek.fm's newest podcast, Earl Grey to find out just how much fun it is to hang out with Mintakans.
Darmok. We discuss the challenges of trying to talk to someone when the universal translator is taking the day off.
Seven of Nine Day. As its the seventh day of the ninth month, we decided to use this episode of Trek News & Views to mark Seven of Nine Day and talk all things Jeri Ryan.
A Taste of Armageddon. In this episode of Trek News & Views Colin is joined by Drew Stewart and Max Hegel for another trip into the worlds of TOS with “A Taste of Armageddon.”
Someone to Watch Over Me. When you think of romance, you think of the holographic Doctor, right? We delve into the world of Voyager and Seven of Nine’s education in mating rituals—thanks to the Doctor—as well as the five species that make up 8472.
Michael Ansara. With the recent death of Michael Ansara, we decided to turn our attention in the episode of Trek News & Views to his last appearance as the Klingon Captain Kang, the role which first brought him to our eyes.
Good Ole Trip. In this week’s episode of Trek News & Views, Colin is joined by Brian Baker, Melissa Woinarowicz, and our own Mariel Keeran to discuss the NX-01’s chief engineer, Trip.
Half a Life. Lwaxana returns as Colin brings you a commentary for TNG’s “Half a Life.” Mrs. Troi does her best impression of a Bajoran, complete with wailing and gnashing of teeth, as she tries to stop Kaelon II’s leading scientist from carrying out his society’s customs.
Voyager Season 7 Favourites. It’s time to wrap up our look at Voyager as Colin is joined once again by Charlynn Schmiedt and Lorrie Sears of To The Journey to discuss their favourite episodes—this time from the final season.
Scifi Divergence: Man of Steel. This week we bring you a special episode of Trek News and Views, the second of a quarterly cast called “Scifi Divergence” to discuss the new Superman film.
Q Who. The Borg are best remembered on TNG for their appearance in “The Best of Both Worlds,” but it was “Q Who” that really set the legend in motion. We discuss Q’s little wake-up call, the two incarnations of the Borg Queen, and Guinan’s Kung Fu pose.
Voyager Season 5 and 6 Favourites. It’s time for Borg and Irishmen as Colin is joined once again by Charlynn Schmiedt and Lorrie Sears of To The Journey to discuss their favourite episodes from Voyager Seasons 5 and 6.
Voyager Season 3 and 4 Favourites. It’s the time of transition from Kes to Seven, from Kazon to Borg. And in this episode of Trek News & Views Colin is joined by Charlynn Schmiedt and Lorrie Sears of To The Journey to discuss their favourite episodes from these middle seasons of Voyager.
Who Mourns for Adonais? We discuss the classic TOS episode, how to chat someone up over coffee, how Starfleet missed the boat in uniform design, and of course the religious connotations of this episode.
In a Mirror, Darkly. TOS and DS9 aren’t the only ones to have romped in the Mirror Universe. Enterprise did it, too, and in this week’s episode of Trek News & Views Colin dives into 22nd-Century evil with the help of Matthew Rushing, Max Hegel, and Mariel Keeran.
Countdown to Darkness. We look back at the comic prequel Countdown to Darkness. In this episode of Trek News & Views, Colin is joined by Michael, Bunny, and Jon of The Holodeck for a special crossover show to talk about how the four-part series from IDW plays into the film.
Star Trek Into Darkness. We talk about the film, our thoughts on the plot, performances, and effects, how much of a “Trek” movie it was, and what we thought about the concept of the story.
Klingons. There’s no beating around the bush this week—we’re talking about the warriors of Star Trek. We touch on Klingon culture and language, plus take a diversion into the world of fur and laser whips with some Ferengi cosplay talk. We even throw in a Gorn for good measure.
Vanishing Point. As it turns out, Travis isn’t the only crew member who feels he’s invisible. In “Vanishing Point,” Hoshi had the same sensation. We discuss the second-season Enterprise episode.
Battle Lines. Kai Opaka’s stint on DS9 was sadly shorted-lived, paving the way for the beloved Kai Winn to grace our screens. In this episode of Trek News and Views Colin is joined by Michael Clark, Adam Howse, and Thomas Baddeley to discuss the episode that marked Opaka’s farewall.
Body and Soul. The Doctor is known as the EMH, and has even pulled a stint as the ECH. But in this episode of Trek News and Views Colin is joined by Kate Walsh and Shervin Sabeghi to discuss the EAH—Emergency Arousal Hologram.
Robert O’Reilly and J.G. Hertzler. They played two of the best known Klingons in Star Trek—Gowron and Martok. We bring you an interview with the Chancellors of the Klingon High Council old and new from Oz Comic Con in Adelaide.
Scifi Divergence: Battlestar Galactica. This week we bring you a special episode of Non-Trek episode of Trek News and Views in which we discuss BSG.
Sex and Relationships in Star Trek. Through 727 episodes and 11 movies, we’ve seen a wide range of relationships and—at least implied—sexual moments in Star Trek. It's a wide-open discussion of sex and relationships from across all of Star Trek.
Workforce. Somewhere in a vast industrial complex, on the planet Quarra, a shift supervisor named Colin, a worker named Lorrie, and an efficiency monitor named Charlynn gathered to fraternize and talk about the Voyager episode “Workforce”—despite it being against the rules.
Sacrifice of Angels. Deep Space Nine is rich in character development, and in this episode of Trek News & Views we look at several key players in “Sacrifice of Angels.” Colin is joined by Michael Clarke, Robin Harming, and just plain Tanya to discuss Garak, the breakdown of Dukat, the determination of Sisko, and of course Weyoun… because he’s everywhere.
The Doomsday Machine. Our planet may have recently found itself in the path of a large meteor, but it could have been worse. There could have been a planet-eating machine with Earth in its sights. We're joined by Larry Nemecek to discuss this classic TOS episode.
Time Travel In the Movies. Even when it comes to time, all things must eventually come to an end. And so it is with our exploration of time travel in Star Trek as we wrap up with a discussion of time travel in Star Trek’s big screen adventures.
Vulcans of All Generations. Let’s face it. It’s really hard to resist those pointy ears. From Spock to T’Pol, we’ve all grown to love at least one Vulcan on our journey through Star Trek. We discuss Vulcans from all the different incarnations of Star Trek, as well as why you must have an ‘S’ or ‘T’ in your name to be a good Vulcan.
Star Trek V Commentary. It’s finally here. The journey you’ve been waiting for: a trip to Paradise City. In this episode of Trek News & Views, Colin joins forces with Mike Schindler and Max Hegel of Commentary Track Stars for a crossover show as they watch—and provide commentary on—Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
Time Travel in Enterprise. There’s always more time to talk time. And this time we head to the 22nd century, or is it the 30th… or the 20th… to talk time travel on Enterprise.
News and Feedback. On this week’s Trek News & Views, host Colin Higgins catches you up on the news front with a slew of stories from the past week.
The Wrath of Khan. It’s the scream that became a pop culture icon. It’s Kirk’s outburst at Khan. And in this episode of Trek News & Views, Colin is joined by Scott and Miles to discuss the fan favourite The Wrath of Khan, including Spock’s death, the briliant use of music, and how the film helped propel the franchise forward.
Portraying Women Now and Then. Over the amazing 45-year life of Star Trek, the way that women have been portrayed in the franchise has changed along with the times. We discuss the TOS episode “Turnabout Intruder”—along with others—and to explore the role of women in Star Trek and especially how they were portrayed in the 1960s.
Time Travel in Voyager. Time keeps on slipping… slipping… slipping… into the Delta Quadrant! In this episode of Trek News & Views, Colin is joined by Drew Stewart and Max Hegel to continue our ongoing discussion of time travel—this time as it pertains to Voyager.
Books, Comics, and Authors. It’s the Countdown to the Holidays… and the Countdown to Darkness. In this episode of Trek News & Views, Colin is joined by Matthew Rushing, Michael Clark, and Sina to discuss books, comics, e-books, and authors.
First Contact. We discuss the film that brought us the Borg Queen, a drunk Troi, and a bunch of astronauts… on some kind of Star Trek.
Crewman Daniels. He comes from the future, but he isn’t Future Guy. No, he’s Archer’s mysterious temporal sidekick with a penchant for black leather and gadgets. In this week’s Trek News & Views, Colin is joined by Joe Myers, Paul Finch, and Sam Ward to discuss Enterprise’s Crewman Daniels.
The Big Goodbye. Holodeck malfunctions became a staple of Star Trek plot devices, and Picard’s Dixon Hill program is the glitch that started it all. In this week’s Trek News & Views, Colin offers up his commentary for this first-season episode, “The Big Goodbye.”
Time Travel on Deep Space Nine. If you’re going to talk about time travel in Star Trek, then it’s going to take some time. And thus, in this week’s Trek News & Views, we offer the third installment in our podcasting slingshot around the sun.
The Three Interviews: Burton, de Lancie, Keating. For this week’s Trek News & Views, our friends Scott and Miles of the SciFi Diner Podcast have been kind enough to share three interviews.
Firsthand from the heart of the London con. Having roamed the grounds of Destination Star Trek London as an official blogger, Trek News & Views host Colin Higgins gathered a wealth of firsthand experience and audio from the convention floor.
Our First Year. We’ve reached a milestone: our 50th show and our one year anniversary! And it happens to coincide with Destination Star Trek London! So to celebrate our arrival at the half-century mark we take a look back at our first year of shows.
William Shatner. For this week’s Trek News & Views we have a very special program compliments of our friends at 92nd Street Y.
Time Travel, Part 2. This week Colin is joined by our own Drew Stewart, Miles McLoughlin of SciFi Diner, and Mike & Max of Commentary Track Stars for the second part of their discussion of time travel in Star Trek.
Robert Duncan McNeill. This week we bring you a very special Trek News & Views as The Delta Angels—Charlynn, Lorrie, Anna, and Kate—are joined by Star Trek: Voyager’s Tom Paris himself.
Voyager Seasons 1 and 2. This week we’re joined by Trek.fm Managing Editor Charlynn Schmiedt, Mike from Commentary Track Stars, and Sina to discuss favourite episodes from the first two seasons of Star Trek: Voyager.
Time Travel. This week Colin is joined by our own Drew Stewart, Miles McLoughlin of SciFi Diner, and Mike & Max of Commentary Track Stars to discuss time travel in Star Trek.
Inaugural Tom Paris Day. It’s the inaugural Tom Paris Day, so prepare to explore Voyager’s badboy helmsman and the man behind the character.
Restoration and Podathon. This week Colin sits down with Huston Huddleston who is part of the Star Trek Enterprise-D Bridge Restoration Team to talk about their project to completely restore the 1701-D bridge set.
U.S.S. Sisyphus. This week Colin sits down with the crew of the U.S.S. Sisyphus, otherwise known as Improvised Star Trek.
Civilization. We discuss the Enterprise episode and in news we cover the return of William Shatner as the Priceline Negotiator, Benedict Cumberbatch’s thoughts on jumping into the Star Trek sequel with almost no prep time, a Star Trek fans endeavour to restore the Enterprise 1701-D bridge, and some officially licensed Star Trek tea. Earl Grey, hot, of course.
Breaking the Ice. This week we’re joined by Charlynn Schmiedt of The Delta Quadrant, Havraha of Podcast UGC, and Sina Alvarado of Ten Forward for an in-depth discussion of the Enterprise episode “Breaking the Ice.”
Captain Archer. We take an in-depth look at Captain Jonathan Archer. In news we cover Scott Bakula’s and Marina Sirtis’s comments on the longevity of Star Trek, Bruce Greenwood’s movie rumours, and StarTrek.com’s “Favourite Couples” poll.
Deep Space Nine Season 7. We discuss our favorite episodes from the final Deep Space Nine Season 7.
Deep Space Nine Seasons 5 and 6. We discuss our favorite episodes from the fifth and sixth seasons of Deep Space Nine.
The Xindi. Colin brings us a commentary track for the Enterprise episode “The Xindi.”
Deep Space Nine Seasons 3 and 4. We discuss our favorite episodes from the middle seasons of Deep Space Nine.
The Andorian Incident. We discuss the Enterprise episode and talk about Jonathan Frakes’s comments about early Riker, the latest on the Star Trek film sequel from Chris Pine, and LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow app for iPad.
Deep Space Nine Seasons 1 and 2. We discuss favorite episodes from the first two seasons of Deep Space Nine.
Terra Nova. We discuss the Enterprise episode “Terra Nova.” Plus some Star Trek Online news, Malcolm McDowell’s outbursts, and some key dates from Star Trek history.
TNG Season 7. We discuss our favorite episodes from the final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
It’s a Trek Thing. This week we’re joined by Matt Hansen of The Delta Quadrant and John Barnes, A.K.A. @klingonwriter.
Unexpected. This week we’re joined by Brian Baker of The Lou Trek Show and Charlynn Schmiedt of The Delta Quadrant to discuss the Enterprise episode in which Trip becomes… pregnant.
Science in Star Trek. This week we’re joined by Keri King and Jeff Maughan from Treknologic as well as Joe Myers to discuss Star Trek and science.
Special Interview: Media 10 and Destination Star Trek London. We take a break from our regularly scheduled Trek News & Views for a special interview with Jill Ubdegrove who works for Media 10.
TNG Seasons 4–6. We discuss our favorite episodes from Star Trek: The Next Generation seasons four through six.
The Borg. (Sort of.) We set out to discuss the Borg but we took a few unexpected turns down some transwarp conduits… so in the end we were only “Borgish.”
Strange New World. We discuss the Enterprise episode “Strange New World,” part of our endeavor to cover all of ENT in order.
TNG Seasons 1–3. This week we’re joined by Charlynn along with Mike from Commentary Track Stars to talk about our favorite episodes from the first three seasons of The Next Generation.
Star Trek Online. This week we’re joined by Larry and Xander to discuss STO.
Fight or Flight. First we’re joined by Brandon from Cryptic Studios to talk about STO, and then Lou Trek of the Lou Trek Show and Brian return as we talk about “Fight or Flight” from Enterprise.
The Doctors. This week we discuss the various doctors of Star Trek and cover a variety of Star Trek news.
DS9. This week we discuss Deep Space Nine as Joe and John join us once again. We also cover a variety of news and collectables.
The Captains. In this episode I am joined by Chris from The Ready Room Podcast, Charlynn from the Delta Quadrant cast, and Alan from The Gate cast, to discuss the Captains from Kirk to Janeway.
The Music of Star Trek. This week a bit of an indulgence as we talk about Star Trek and its use of music, which is something that is essentially background but very important.
TOS Favourites. This week I am joined by Max and Mike from commentary Track Stars as we talk about The Original series. We each had to choose two episodes from each series and I can tell you that was difficult, but it was great fun doing the cast.
Five Year Mission. This week I am joined by the one and only Five Year Mission, a band who are making a song for every episode of TOS.
The Iconians. This week as I am flying solo I decided to share a transcript I have collated about the Iconian Empire.
Q. This week I am joined by Brian from the Lou Trek Show, Joe, and Alan, a Canadian listener, to discuss the Q with the usual mix of Star Trek news. Plus some Star Trek Online news and the odd tangent or three.
Broken Bow. This week we discuss the Enterprise pilot “Broken Bow” after the usual round of Trek news and a few tips for those of you playing Star Trek Online. I am joined by Joe along with Matt and Josh from the Delta Quadrant Podcast.
The Maquis. This week I team up with the Lou Trek Show to discuss the Maquis.
Romulans. This week I am joined by Joe and JD as we wax lyrical about all things green.
Star Trek Online. This week we look at the long-awaited launch of STO’s free-to-play model.
The 1701s. This week I am joined by three Americans—two who never learned from last time and came back for more—as we talk about the incarnations of the famous U.S.S. Enterprise, a ship that above all others is instantly well known. We also have news about conventions and some notes about this week in Trek history.
Looking Back. This week I am joined by Matt from The Delta Quadrant podcast to discuss some of the things that have happened in 2011 and look forward to 2012.
Trek Ramblings. This week, for the first time, I am joined by a guest. A Friend from across the pond drops in for a chat. We talk Trek of course and discuss the latest news and views and then ramble on about what we do and don’t like.
Tunes and Parodies. This week we have Trek-related music, from Rick Moyer and Star Trek parodies on the Web.
Villains. This week I talk about the worse villains in Trek, convention news for Las Vegas, and Five Year Mission