Hyperchannel: A Star Trek News Podcast
137: Just In the Nick of Time ... Again

Nick Meyer Joins the Star Trek 2017 Staff.

With the appointment of Bryan Fuller as showrunner and the rumors that Tony Todd is on the short list for casting, there’s a lot for Star Trek fans to be excited about when it comes to the new series. But the biggest news of all might just be the addition of Nick Meyer to the team as writer and consulting producer. The role Nick Meyer played in setting Star Trek on a course to endure for what is now half a century—beginning with The Wrath of Khan—cannot be understated. We share our thoughts on CBS’s decision to bring him aboard for the next chapter in the Star Trek saga.

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:00am MST

136: Todd 2017

Tony Todd on Star Trek Casting Short List.

We still don’t have much information about what the next series, slated for launch in early 2017, will hold. We don’t know the premise, we don’t know which universe it will be in … but we do have our first rumor of who might be in the cast. Star Trek veteran Tony Todd revealed in an episode of the MORTIS podcast that he is on “a very short list” for a role in the new series.

Check out the MORTIS podcast episode:
http://mortis.buzzsprout.com/42360/354909-mortis-bonus-minisode

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:41am MST

135: Discovery, Engage!

Star Trek Horizon Premiere.

Four years in the making, Tommy Kraft’s Enterprise-era Star Trek film is at last spreading its wings. In 2160, the Coalition of Planets, a young alliance of worlds led by Earth, is at war with the Romulan Empire. Desperate for a chance to gain the upper hand in the war, the Coalition forms an alliance with T’mar, a Romulan defector, in the hope that she can provide valuable intelligence on her former masters. We look back at our journey watching the project unfold and Tommy’s diverse talents as the NX-04 Discovery heads into battle.

Check out Star Trek Horizon:
http://www.startrekhorizon.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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:36am MST

134: Syhaar Express

The Latter Fire Preview.

The five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise has brought the vessel and her crew to the forefront of an important first contact situation … and it’s all played out in James Swallow’s new novel The Latter Fire. We take a quick look at the premise of the story and share some of our past experiences going behind-the-scenes with James, including how the author made your Hyperchannel host officially part of 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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

133: Miasma

New Greg Cox Novella.

Diplomats, mysterious signals, and crash landings. They’re all part of Miasma, the latest eNovella adventure from Pocket Books, penned by Star Trek veteran Greg Cox. Spanning just 99 pages, the compact thrill ride finds the landing party stranded on a hostile world—unable to communicate with the Enterprise—while Captain Kirk and Saavik race to save the day. We take a quick look at the premise and share some thoughts on the eNovella format.

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:22am MST

132: Now THAT’S Dedication!

Eaglemoss Releases Enterprise 1701 Dedication Plaque.

The starships that British replica maker Eaglemoss has been making over the past few years are fantastic. If we could zoom inside one of those ships, we'd find a little dedication plaque on the bridge. Luckily, for key Federation ships, they’ve produced replicas of those plaques as well. You can already hang those of the Enterprise-D, Enterprise-E, Enterprise NX-01, Voyager, and the Defiant on your wall, and now you can add the dedication plaque from the original 1701 to that collection as well. We take a look at the replica Eaglemoss has created with with the help of Mike Okuda.

View Mike Okuda’s design brief on StarTrek.com:
http://www.startrek.com/article/tos-enterprise-dedication-plaque-from-eaglemoss

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

131: Future Engineers

Replicator Challenge Calls Upon Students K-12.

NASA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Foundation have teamed up with Future Engineers, sponsored by the ASME Foundation, for a challenge in which students K-12 will create digital 3D models of a non-edible, food-related items for astronauts to 3D print in the year 2050. With the range of things that can be printed in 2016, it very much feels like we have proto-replicators in our lives now; but we’re just at the beginning. The future holds amazing things, and these children will lead the way! We share details of the contest, entry information, and how you can help nurture the next generation.

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

130: Remembering Anthony Fredrickson

Star Trek Scenic and Graphic Designer Passes Away.

The art department was critical to bringing Star Trek to life, and another member of the family has been lost. Anthony Fredrickson, who worked on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, Nemesis, Star Trek: The Experience, Star Trek World Tour, and the Starfleet Medical Reference Guide, died of a heart attack on February 15. We take a moment to look back on his contributions.

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

129: Droning On and On

Spin Master Puts the Enterprise-A in Your Hands.

These days you don’t need to attend Starfleet Academy to take the helm of a starship. Thanks to Spin Master, you can fly the 1701-A anywhere you want. The mission of the Enterprise is in your hands with this four-rotor drone that look like the classic ship seen in the TOS films. Here’s what you can expect as you take to the skies.

Check out images of the drone on Gizmodo’s Toyland:
http://toyland.gizmodo.com/you-dont-need-any-starfleet-training-to-fly-this-star-t-1758968637

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:56am MST

128: Stay Calm and Keep Streamin’

Star Trek Stays on Amazon Prime.

A while back we talked about the fact that Star Trek was leaving the Amazon Prime streaming service in February. Suddenly now the countdown that was being displayed in the Prime interface has disappeared, so it seems that departure is no longer imminent. Does this signal a change in tactic for CBS? It’s unclear. But it does look better for those who want to keep Trek on their favorite streaming service. We share our thoughts on the new development.

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:19am MST

127: Space Toys R Us

Star Trek goes plush, plastic, and precious.

As we head farther into this anniversary year, Star Trek licensees are assembling a fleet of new toys and collectibles to launch a full-scale invasion of our fandom—and many of these items are on display at the annual Toy Fair in New York City. Ranging from plush animals to starships to forget-me-nots, there’s a lot to like in this latest lineup. And if chess is your game, well, you’d better start exhibiting three-dimensional thinking. We run down some of the highlights of the Toy Fair.

Check out images of the toys on StarTrek.com:
http://www.startrek.com/article/trek-licensees-out-in-force-at-toy-fair

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:21am MST

126: Exploring New Worlds

New Star Trek exhibition coming to the EMP Museum.

Yet another destination has been added to the growing family of events that are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek—and this time it’s an exhibition. Titled Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, the event that kicks off May 21 at the EMP Museum in Seattle will showcase Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, society, arts, sports, technology, and fashion thorough a collection rare artifacts, set pieces, props, and hands-on interactive activities. We fill you in on the plans.

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:38am MST

125: The Next Next Generation?

Could Bryan Fuller reboot TNG?

We now know who will helm the new Star Trek series coming in early 2017. But what form might that series take? Where on the timeline will it fall? Will it be prime universe or Abramsverse. No one knows. But Bryan Fuller might. He has made comments in the past about things he would like to do with Star Trek. And citing pieces from Crave Online and Variety, Michael Hinman speculates that this could mean a reboot of The Next Generation. We share our thoughts on the possibility.

Read Michael’s article on 1701News.com:
http://1701news.com/node/1017/could-fullers-trek-series-re-boot-tng.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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:14am MST

124: Bryan Fuller’s New Star Trek Series

Larry Nemecek talks about Star Trek 2017’s new show-runner.

Finally the silence is broken and CBS has announced who will helm the new Star Trek television series … and it’s none other than Trek veteran Bryan Fuller. Having written 22 stories spanning DS9 and Voyager, and serving as executive story editor for Voyager’s sixth and seventh seasons as well as co-producer during the seventh, Fuller knows his Trek. Now that he has been named co-creator and executive producer of Star Trek 2017, what might be in the cards for this next incarnation of Gene Roddenberry’s vision? Star Trek historian Larry Nemecek joins us for a quick chat about why he’s so excited about the appointment and what we might see from Fuller.

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C Bryan Jones

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Larry Nemecek

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 6:48am MST

Hyperchannel 123: What Jung Brung

Doug Jung talks writing Beyond with Pegg.

When we hear about the script for the next Star Trek film, we mostly here about Simon Pegg. But the actor pulling double duty as Chief Engineer Scott teamed up with Doug Jung to quickly pen a script that would keep production on schedule. In a recent episode of the Writer’s Bone podcast, the Star Trek Beyond co-writer explained what it was like penning a new story with Pegg and what they are trying to bring to Star Trek. We share our thoughts on his comments.

Listen to the Writer’s Bone podcast:
http://www.writersbone.com/podcastsarchive/2016/1/31/episode-107-screenwriter-doug-jung

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:21am MST

Hyperchannel 122: The Ultimate Playset

Dad builds son an Enterprise bridge.

If you’re like many kids, you probably had a playset based on your favorite franchise when you were growing up. And chances are that playset was made of cardboard or plastic. Inspired by his collection of TOS Playmates figures, one dad took it upon himself to recreate the original 1701 bridge from real wood … to the delight of his eight-year-old son. We take a look at this amazing project.

View the step-by-step project details on Instructables.com:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Enterprise-Bridge-Playset/?ALLSTEPS

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

Hyperchannel 121: Comeback Kirk?

William Shatner might play Kirk again.

Rumors were flying around for a long time that Shatner might appear in Star Trek Beyond as Kirk—and reportedly Orci, Payne, and McKay even had a story that included this. Those rumors were put to bed, and Shatner himself denied them as recently as last month in a Hollywood Reporter piece. But in a new piece from Hollywood Report—which draws upon an interview they did on their Awards Chatter podcast—Shatner says that he might yet return to play Kirk. We share our thoughts on the subject.

Listen to the Awards Chatter podcast with William Shatner:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/node/856986

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:22am MST

Hyperchannel 120: Project Enterprise

Nichelle Nichols + the Enterprise Refit Rebuild.

The 1701 refit that made its debut in Star Trek: The Motion Picture is for many fans the favorite of all Enterprise designs. It was used in the first six films, but over time became worn. In 2006, the model disappeared into private hands. Now, the team that originally built it is preparing to do it again through Project Enterprise. And Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played the ship’s communications officer, has offered her support as the official spokesperson. We fill you in on the details and how you can help bring the Enterprise refit back to life.

Find out more and support the project at:
http://projectenterprise.space

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:11am MST

Hyperchannel 119: Starfleet Wants You!

The Starfleet Academy Experience.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to go to Starfleet Academy, you’ll get your chance this year—at least if you're in the U.S. or Canada. EMS Entertainment, a leading global creator of high-quality interactive exhibitions, family entertainment and live stage productions, is teaming up with museums to bring the costumes, props, and technology of Starfleet’s educational wing to the general public. Part of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary celebration, the all-new touring interactive exhibit will immerse you in a first-of-its-kind ‘Trek Tech’ environment centered on STEM. We fill you in on the details.

Find out more on The Starfleet Academy Experience website:
http://starfleetacademytour.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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 5:30am MST

Hyperchannel 118: YOU + ME + NYC

George Takei + Omaze team up for charity.

Omaze, the organization that supports amazing causes and who teamed up with Star Trek Beyond in 2015, has now joined forces with George Takei to support Inspire Change Broadway, an innovative arts program that partners with commercial theater productions to provide schools and communities across the tri-state area with subsidized tickets and high-impact educational experiences. And as a result of this collaboration you could win dinner with George and Brad Takei, and receive one of the many additional rewards involving Star Trek’s original Sulu. We fill you in on the details.

Enter at Omaze.com:
http://blog.omaze.com/win-a-private-dinner-in-nyc-with-george-takei/

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 8:01am MST

Hyperchannel 117: Here Comes Franklin!

Concept art reveals new starship from Beyond.

From the Star Trek Beyond trailer we learned that there is a new Federation starship in the story called the U.S.S. Franklin. But what that ship looks like from the outside has remained a mystery. But now we have some information thanks to DB Wilson, a Star Trek fan who won a framed 20" x 36" poster as part of the fundraising contest that Omaze ran last year, and TrekCore, who shared the images. We share our thoughts on the design and the role the ship might play.

View the artwork on TrekCore:
http://trekcore.com/blog/2016/01/new-star-trek-beyond-concept-art-reveals-new-starship/

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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)

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Category:News -- posted at: 7:01am MST

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