Hyperchannel: A Star Trek News Podcast
Hyperchannel 116: Big Apple Beam Down

CBS announces New York City convention.

September of this 50th anniversary year of Star Trek will be marked by a three-day convention in New York City! CBS has teamed up with ReedPOP, global experts at producing and curating the world’s best fan experiences, to develop a unique program that will entertain and engage thousands of Star Trek fans for a new and different stand-alone experience. We take a look at the initial news.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-116.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:32am MST

Hyperchannel 115: (Not Quite) Beyond Beyond

Saldana, Pine, and Urban talk Star Trek’s next film.

The initial trailer for Star Trek Beyond has stirred up far more debate than Paramount probably expected. It fell short of the expectations of fans, and has even been criticized by the film’s writer, director, and cast. Attempting to shed more light on the actual tone of the movie, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, and Karl Urban spoke to Entertainment Tonight about what Beyond might really bring. We share thoughts on what they said.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-115.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

Hyperchannel 114: Sorry, Star Trek Cannot Be Found

Trek leaves Amazon Prime. Is Netflix next?

Fans of Star Trek who are also Amazon Prime subscribers may have noticed that a countdown to departure has appeared alongside the various Trek series. The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise all show text that reads "Leaves Prime in xx days." The counter will reach zero on February 15, at which time this content will no longer be available on the Amazon Prime platform. This has caused a bit of a stir and cries of distress from many fans who rely on streaming to get their Trek. We share our thoughts on what the change may mean for the future of streaming Star Trek.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-114.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:54am MST

Hyperchannel 113: Candy and Iron

Star Trek Online turns six.

STO is celebrating another birthday, and Perfect World has a whole slate of events set to mark the occasion. From free C-store items appearing daily to a date with Q and a new episode that takes you to the 28th century, there are all sorts of goodies to be had if you hang around with the birthday game. We take a look at the lineup as well as when and how you can take part.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-113.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:33am MST

Hyperchannel 112: Is It Already 2017?

A first look at next year’s Star Trek calendars.

When 2017 rolls around, there will be a nice selection of calendars from Universe Publishing waiting for you. Six different ones, to be exact. Leading the pack is “50 Artists. 50 Years.” This 11x14-inch offering will feature original pieces by artists from around the world—including Leonard Nimoy, Tom Whalen, Nick Walker, Johnson Tsang, Derek Charm, Susan Beatrice—designed to mark the golden anniversary of the franchise. We take a look at this plus the other date-marking devices that are on deck.

View the calendar art on The Trek Collective:
http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2016/01/2017-star-trek-calendar-revealed.html

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C Bryan Jones

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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-112.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:07am MST

Hyperchannel 111: Say It Through Stickers

23rd-century Emoji.

If you’re looking for a way to express yourself through Star Trek, and you find the Vulcan salute and tiny rocket ship emoji too limiting, these three sets of Trek-themed art from EmojiTap may be just what you need. We take a look at these additions to your smartphone’s bag of messaging tricks.

Get more information and view the emoji on EmojiTap’s website.
http://www.emojitap.com

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C Bryan Jones

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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-111.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:55am MST

Hyperchannel 110: Licking Enterprise

Liberia issues stamps from the 22nd century.

Recently we talked about DS9 stamps from Palau and Guyana and upcoming designs from the U.S. Postal Service. When it comes to stamps, TOS and DS9 are givens, as are TNG and Voyager. But what we’ve never seen before are stamps featuring Enterprise. Well, Liberia wants to change that with a sheet featuring the aliens of Enterprise. We take a look at the seven designs.

View the Enterprise stamps on The Trek Collective.
http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2016/01/first-every-star-trek-enterprise-stamps.html

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C Bryan Jones

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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-110.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:07am MST

Hyperchannel 109: T-Time

Vote in the Threadless Star Trek Design Contest.

Threadless, a site dedicated to helping unknown artists get their work out there and make a name for themselves, has been running a Star Trek t-shirt design contest since December … and it's time for you to vote. In fact, time is running out. Voting ends on January 22, and this is your reminder to beam over and make your favorite from amongst the more than 350 entries known.

View the entries and vote!
https://www.threadless.com/startrek/designs

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C Bryan Jones

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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-109.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:08am MST

Hyperchannel 108: Timelines Guidelines

Guide resources for Star Trek Timelines.

After years of teasing, Disruptor Beam finally released Timelines into the wild for both iOS and Android. One of the common threads in early player discussion has been that many are having difficulty understanding how to play. As a strategy/roleplaying game, no doubt there’s a lot going on in Timelines that you must get your head around. Disruptor Beam has you covered with a video walkthrough plus lots of written tutorials.

View the video tutorial:
http://startrek.com/article/learn-to-play-star-trek-timelines

View the written tutorials:
http://disruptorbeam.com/games/star-trek-timelines-game-guide

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C Bryan Jones

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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-108.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:04am MST

Hyperchannel 107: Remembering Libertini

DS9 Akorem Laan actor passes away.

The start of 2016 has continued the trend of Star Trek actors and creatives leaving us behind, and the latest loss is Richard Libertini, who played the Bajoran poet Akorem Laan in the DS9 episode ”Accession.” We take a moment to look back at his prolific career, which included countless shows that you grew up watching and continued all the way through 2015 … still with a Star Trek connection.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-107.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

Hyperchannel 106: Third Verse, Less Than the First

Paramount’s 50th anniversary Star Trek movie sets.

There's no better time than the 50th anniversary to dip into the untapped well of knowledge that is out there amongst the people who created Star Trek. So why are there no new extras on Paramount’s upcoming rerelease of the TOS and TNG motion picture collections? In fact, why are the existing extras now gone? We share our thoughts on the matter.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-106.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 9:15pm MST

Hyperchannel 105: Born with (Paper) Teeth

Kate Mulgrew’s memoir comes to paperback.

In April of 2015, Kate Mulgrew’s memoir Born with Teeth brought us the story of her journey from a young girl in Dubuque, Iowa, to the bridge of the U.S.S. Voyager. It’s a book that’s gotten rave reviews, but so far has been available only in hardcover and audio. If you’ve been waiting for the paperback release, Back Bay Books has answered your call. Now you can explore Mulgrew’s childhood, her life as an actress, her first audition for Janeway, her family story, and more in an easy-to-carry package.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-105.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:55am MST

Hyperchannel 104: CBS Has Everything to Do with Streaming Star Trek Series

Glen Geller speaks about Star Trek 2017.

By now, if you're a Star Trek fan, you know that a new series is coming to the CBS All Access streaming service. While there isn't really anything new that we know about the series, SlashFilm has published an article titled “CBS Has Nothing To Do with Streaming Star Trek Series,” in which they quote CBS Entertainment’s new president, Glen Geller. Is that true? Hardly. We share our thoughts on the topic.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-104.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:31am MST

Hyperchannel 103: The Floppy Frontier

Gene Roddenberry’s lost data recovered.

In today’s world of cloud storage and device syncing, it’s hard to imagine that something we wrote could get locked away in a format no one can read. But technology wasn’t always so standardized. When Gene Roddenberry moved from his famous typewriter to a pair of custom-built computers with custom operating systems, the future of the notes and stories he wrote became precarious. In fact, they were lost for decades. Now, thanks to a company called DriveSavers, that data has been recovered. We take a look at this fascinating story.

View the original article on Ars Technica:
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/01/files-on-nearly-200-floppy-disks-belonging-to-star-trek-creator-recovered/

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C Bryan Jones

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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-103.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 7:06am MST

Hyperchannel 102: The Wrath of Vinyl

Mondo’s ultra-cool Wrath of Khan soundtrack.

Despite living in an age of digital audio, there’s been a resurgence of vinyl as of late. Star Trek fans need to be left out in the cold thanks to Mondo, the awesome makers of limited-edition screen-printed posters, VHS and soundtrack reissues, toys, and apparel from our favorite geek properties. For their latest dip into Trek, Mondo has put together a double-LP release of James Horner’s score from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. We take a look at what’s included.

View the art and track listing on birthmoviesdeath.com:
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/01/08/mondo-presents-the-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-score-on-vinyl

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C Bryan Jones

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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-102.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:34am MST

Hyperchannel 101: A Second Verse

La-La Land Announces TNG Collection, Volume Two.

If you're a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation and have been waiting to add more great music from from Dennis McCarthy, Jay Chattaway, and George Romanis to your collection, you won't have to wait much longer. On January 12, 2016, La-La Land will release their Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Volume Two, featuring three hours and 48 minutes of symphonic beauty from the 24th century.

View the track listing on TrekCore:
http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/01/new-star-trek-tng-soundtrack-coming-january-12/

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C Bryan Jones

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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-101.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:01am MST

Hyperchannel 100: Put Another Stamp On It

DS9 goes postal in Palau and Guyana.

Not all countries are as difficult to persuade as the United States when it comes to making unique stamps that honor pop culture. Star Trek stamps can be had from some unlikely sources. And the latest to be issued highlight Deep Space Nine. What's even more amazing is that they come from two different countries! We look at DS9 stamps from South America and the Pacific.

View the stamp artwork on The Trek Collective:
http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2016/01/lots-of-deep-space-nine-stamps.html

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C Bryan Jones

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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-100.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:59am MST

Hyperchannel 99: Put a Stamp On It

U.S. Postal Service to honor Star Trek’s 50th.

If you’d like to put a taste of the final frontier on your letters, you’ll be able to do so later in 2016 thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, who will mark the occasion by issuing Star Trek Forever stamps. We take a look at the four designs, featuring digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the show.

View the stamp artwork on 1701News.com:
http://1701news.com/node/978/postal-service-unveils-new-star-trek-stamps.html

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C Bryan Jones

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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-099.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 6:16am MST

Hyperchannel 98: Two Strings Takei

George Takei Gets Animated.

It's amazing how busy Takei is these days, yet somewhere along the way he managed to voice a character in the new animated film from Laika Entertainment titled Kubo and the Two Strings. The name of his character is not yet known, but the story is about a boy, gods, monsters, and a magical suit of armor. We take a quick peek at the project, Takei, and the director.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-098.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MST

Hyperchannel 97: Remembering Jason Wingreen

We take a moment to remember another of the Star Trek family who we've lost, prolific character actor Jason Wingreen, who played Dr. Linke in the third-season TOS episode “The Empath.” Wingreen was also the voice of Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back, and appeared in episodes are countless TV shows between 1955 and 1994. He was truly everywhere.

Read the StarTrek.com article with quotes from Wingreen:
http://www.startrek.com/article/remembering-tos-guest-star-jason-wingreen-1920-2015

Direct download: hc-097.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 8:45am MST

Hyperchannel 96: Sheer Villainy

Ranking Star Trek’s Movie Villains.

This year, the 50th anniversary year of Star Trek, will bring us a new villain: Idris Elba’s Kraal. So what must he do to be considered one of the greats? Cinema Blend has published a list by Adam Holmes that ranks every major Star Trek movie villain. In this episode of Hyperchannel, we go through the list and share our thoughts on the characters, their positioning, and what they brought (or failed to bring) to the Star Trek universe.

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C Bryan Jones

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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-096.mp3
Category:News -- posted at: 9:05am MST

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