Hyperchannel: A Star Trek News Podcast
Hyperchannel 95: From There to Here

The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Rewatch.

Over the course of 50 years, Star Trek has brought us 729 adventures from the final frontier. That’s counting Star Trek Beyond, which will arrive during the anniversary year. To rewatch them all is a serious undertaking … but that’s just what we’re doing. To celebrate the golden anniversary, the hosts of Trek.fm will take you through two installments of Star Trek each day—every day—for an entire year. In this episode of Hyperchannel, we introduce the project and how it will refresh you on half a century of missions, helping tie all the strings together to enrich your Star Trek experience.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-095.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MST

Hyperchannel 94: The 366 Project

Roddenberry Celebrates 50 Years of Star Trek.

Roddenberry Entertainment has access to some incredible historical material from our beloved franchise, and to honor the 50th anniversary of Gene creation, the company headed by his son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry will be revealing one never-before-seen piece of memorabilia each day during 2016. We take a look at the overview and what we can expect to see.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-094.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:01am MST

Hyperchannel 93: Remembering Penny Juday

The Loss of Star Trek’s Longtime Archivist.

When we watch the Star Trek films and episodes, a lot of the props go by unnoticed—they've become such a part of a universe that feels real to us. But there are so many props involved in producing a single story—to say nothing of the franchise as a whole—and someone has to keep track of it all. For many years, Penny Juday did just that. Sadly, she passed away on December 19 of colon and liver cancer at the young age of 60. We take a moment to look back at her contributions to Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-093.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:05am MST

Hyperchannel 92: Silver-Pressed Latinum

The Perth Mint Enterprise Coins.

They may not use money in the future, but that doesn’t have to stop you from celebrating that future with it now. Australia’s Perth Mint is adding to its collection of legal tender silver Star Trek coins with an Enterprise run that features two collectibles representing the 22nd century: one featuring Captain Archer and the other featuring the NX-01.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-092.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:04am MST

Hyperchannel 91: The Gift of Star Trek

How Gene Roddenberry Changed Our Lives.

If you're a Star Trek fan, chances are you can cite specific characters, episodes, and storylines that have guided some aspect of your life. It may be words of wisdom, a love for science, a mentor for leadership style, or a guiding hand that helps you through rough times. However Star Trek has influenced you, there’s probably been more than one gift bestowed upon you by Gene Roddenberry’s vision. In this Christmas Day episode of Hyperchannel, we share one of the most important gifts we’ve received, and ask you to share yours.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-091.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:45am MST

Hyperchannel 90: Ein Deutscher Trilogy

Star Trek: Prometheus.

When it comes to novels, Germans make the best Star Trek covers. They really do. And now, German engineering is moving beyond the cover and onto the inner pages with Cross Cult’s official trilogy Star Trek: Prometheus. We take peek at these books coming in summer 2016 that will be written by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg, with covers by Tobias Richter.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-090.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:20am MST

Hyperchannel 89: Presidio Heights 94118

IDW’s Starfleet Academy Series.

Speculation has been around for ages about a Starfleet Academy series. And with Star Trek heading back to television in 2017, could IDW’s new comic series, Starfleet Academy, be the harbinger of CBS’s plans? We discuss the overall concept, how it applies to comics, how it might apply to TV, and whether it’s good for the franchise or a misstep.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-089.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:45am MST

Hyperchannel 88: The Sound of Music

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage.

One of the most wonderful—and perhaps underappreciated—aspects of Star Trek is the music. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, CineConcerts—one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media—has put together a 100-city concert tour that will deliver favorites from The Original Series, The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home, Insurrection, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and much more. We run down what to expect and where to find the first performances of 2016.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-088.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:18am MST

Hyperchannel 87: Aron’s Kidney

Aron Eisenberg’s Donor and Funding.

We all come to love the characters on Star Trek and the actors who portray them, but we sometimes forget that they are regular people just like us. As such, they deal with the same problems that we do. Earlier this year, Aron Eisenberg, DS9’s Nog, suffered kidney failure. Fortunately a donor has been found and an operation is imminent. But that’s just the beginning. We share Aron’s story as well as how you can help him recover.

Visit the Aron’s Kidney GoFundMe page:
http://www.gofundme.com/aronskidney

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-087.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MST

Hyperchannel 86: I, Max

Star Trek Beyond to Get the IMAX Treatment.

Sure, you can go beyond, but if you’re going to do it, you might as well go big at the same time. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot Productions, and IMAX Corporation are making sure you can do just that by applying IMAX DMR digital remastering to Star Trek Beyond. We share our experiences with the format and why this is very welcome news.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-086.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:01am MST

Hyperchannel 85: Secrets and Regrets

Revisiting J.J.’s Hidden Khan.

With the secrecy about Star Wars: The Force Awakens spurring lots of debate, there seems to have been a bit of reflection on J.J.'s last big sci-fi project. Abrams and Lindelof have expressed regrets over how they handled the plot points of Into Darkness prior to the film’s release. We share our thoughts on their comments and ask for yours.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-085.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:02am MST

Hyperchannel 84: The Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Breaking Down Our First Look at the Next Film.

Paramount, Skydance, and Bad Robot have teased us with some glimpses of the next Star Trek film in the form of a trailer designed to run before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Complaint generator … ENGAGE! Reaction has been mixed, and the negative voices have, as usual, been the loudest. But if you dig deeply into what we’ve been shown, you can find a number of very intriguing elements that hint at a story that’s more TOS than anything we’ve gotten so far. Of course, it doesn’t seem that way on the surface. In this episode of Hyperchannel, we toss aside ship and crew and hop onto our motorcycle to ride—no jump— into the heart of the Star Trek Beyond trailer.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-084.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:45pm MST

Hyperchannel 83: VHS is Out of This World!

The “Encounter at Farpoint” Promo Video.

When you need your Star Trek fix, it's so easy today to just fire up Netflix, iTunes, or even put a physical disc into a player. Every episode of Star Trek is right at our fingertips. But it wasn’t always that way. There was a time when video tapes were a treasure. StarTrek.com’s recent sharing of a TNG promo video—still in shrink wrap—brought back so many memories. Join us for a stroll down VHS Memory Lane.

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C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-083.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:01am MST

Hyperchannel 82: Roooooxann!

2016 Projects for Voyager’s Dawson.

We all know that Dawson began her move from acting to directing while still on Voyager, where she directed "Riddles" and "Workforce, Part II." But after she retired the role of B’Elanna, her career behind the camera really began to soar. Over the past decade and a half, she’s helmed episodes of some of the biggest shows around. 2016 will be no different. We take a look at three big projects being added to Roxann’s resume.

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C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-082.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:45am MST

Hyperchannel 81: Remembering Beata

R.I.P. Karen Montgomery.

Best known to Star Trek fans for her role of Beata in the first-season TNG episode "Angel One,” in which she portrayed the leader of the matriarchal planet Angel I, actress and producer Karen Montgomery passed away on December 4, 2015, at the age of 66 following a decade-long battle with breast cancer. We look back at some of her roles and projects outside of Star Trek.

Host
C Bryan Jones

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

Direct download: hc-081.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MST

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