Axanar: The Official Podcast
40: From Our Perspective

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Retrospective.

It’s hard to believe that Star Trek has been around for 50 years. Also difficult to believe is that we remember watching those original stories when they first aired. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Axanar co-writer Bill Hunt to look back at half a century of adventures, discussing which episodes are their favorite from each series and what Star Trek means to them. But first, Alec provides an update on the ongoing lawsuit.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Lawsuit Update (00:00:51)
Ares Digital 2.0 (00:07:57)
What Does Star Trek Mean to You? (00:23:19)
Favorites from The Original Series (00:45:45)
Favorites from The Animated Series (00:52:04)
Favorites from The Next Generation (00:55:48)
Favorites from Deep Space Nine (01:03:20)
Favorites from Voyager (01:09:24)
Favorites from Enterprise (01:26:00)
Looking Ahead to Discovery (01:39:13)
Is Star Trek’s Utopia Possible? (01:49:52)

Hosts
Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest
Bill Hunt

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ax-040.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am MDT

39: Deconstructing Beyond

David Gerrold talks Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek fans eagerly awaited the release of the newest film with a mix of excitement and concern. After such widespread disappointment surrounded Into Darkness, how would the franchise be honored and portrayed in the year of its fiftieth anniversary? An initial trailer featuring music by The Beastie Boys was met with much hostility, and a few plot leaks created controversy in the fan community.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, Alec Peters sits down with David Gerrold, author of the classic episodes "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "The Cloud Minders," to talk about their opinions of Star Trek Beyond, the revelation about Sulu's sexuality, and how the character stories changed between the TV show and the movies. They discuss upcoming show, Star Trek: Discovery, and how they feel Star Trek films should have smaller budgets.

Plus, in news, Alec and Rob talk about Beyond and Discovery, and point out a few of their nitpicks about the movie.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Opinions of Star Trek Beyond (00:01:24)
Nitpicking (00:13:35)
Fuller and Discovery (00:18:25)
David Gerrold (00:31:58)
Sulu's Family (00:40:12)
Lower the Budget (00:47:41)
Television of the Sixties and the Triad (00:59:28)
Discovery (01:05:03)
Final Thoughts (01:14:10)

Hosts
Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guest
David Gerrold

Production
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ax-039.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 5:30am MDT

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