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Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek. Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last ...
 
Your weekly deep-dive into the archives of Roddenberry Entertainment, from the personal files of Gene Roddenberry. Each week, “Dr. Trek” himself, Larry Nemecek, and his guest host will take a behind-the-scenes look at documents that haven’t been viewed in decades—many being revealed publicly for the very first time!
 
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Your daily Sci-Fi 5 is five minutes of science fiction history. Presented by a panel of hosts who share some of the least-known details about some of the best-known stories in popular culture. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.
 
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Fanaddicts is a weekly podcast that explores unique obsessions and the celebrities obsessed with them. Produced by Roddenberry Entertainment and hosted by Clare Kramer and David Magidoff, each week we follow a special guest down the rabbit hole of their favorite fixation – whether that be woodworking, puppetry, baking bread, or zorbing (yep, it’s a real thing). This is the podcast that understands everyone, even your favorite celebrity, is a Fanaddict about something.
 
A groundbreaking bi-weekly podcast committed to examining Star Trek from a feminist perspective, exploring Intersectional Diversity in Infinite Combinations with a rotating crew of seven hosts. Tune in for everything from episode and character analysis to history of women behind the scenes and in fan culture to discussion of larger themes and messages throughout the franchise. Part of Roddenberry Podcasts.
 
2021 marks the centennial birthday of legendary writer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry - and interestingly enough - this television icon who passed away over 30 years ago still has an enormous amount to say! Listen now as various celebrities and notables along with hosts Trent Vanegas and Rachel True digest and discuss quotes from Gene Roddenberry.
 
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What does pet ownership say about characters on Star Trek? Does the show challenge or reinforce gendered stereotypes about pets and their owners? Why aren’t the cats on the Enterprise-D spayed/neutered? And would you take your pet on a starship? Content note: Includes discussion of pet death and euthanasia. HOSTS Sue Jarrah GUEST Heather Rae (they/…
 
His acting career started later than most of his contemporaries, but Ernest Borgnine played an astonishing number of roles over the years, including more sci-fi parts than you may remember. Born on this day in 1917, Borgnine is the focus of today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hoste…
 
A roundup of last week’s TREK*talks, which raised over $70k for charity; Star Trek: Discovery picks up a couple award nominations (here and here); Hallmark gives us a sneaky peek at its upcoming Star Trek Collection; and of course - alllll the new dates and renewals for Star Trek Universe shows! (Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks and of course Strange…
 
The Marvel universe is known for a tightly integrated slate of characters and stories, then DC came along and said, "hold my cape." DC's "Legends of Tomorrow" turned that convention upside down in a show called "the Justice League meets Doctor Who." Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written and hosted by Ryan Myers Mus…
 
The key to curing Odo is in Sloan's head, but Sloan isn't talking - mostly because he's dying. O'Brien and Bashir will have to get inside Section 31's head, literally, to save their friend and the Alpha Quadrant. Mission Log goes to Extreme Measures. Sponsored by listeners like you - Promotional consideration by…
 
His resume includes Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Dexter: New Blood, and Highlander. Not bad. Clancy Brown has been in some of the most iconic movies and television shows of all time. So what gets a giant of entertainment’s heart fluttering. HIs hometown baseball team of course, The Cincinnati Reds. He tells host…
 
In the days before billionaires launching themselves into space, the thought of inventive, resourceful people doing home-grown spaceflight was pure science fiction. Sci-Fi 5 revisits the Andy Griffith vehicle Salvage One, which premiered on this day in 1979. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Brian Clayton Ho…
 
Too much time in the environmental simulator puts a strain on Bortus and Klyden's relationship. Meanwhile, the crew attempt to rescue the population of a planet whose sun has exploded. "Primal Urges" goes into the Mission Log. Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages in each episode of "The Orville." Follow @ML_TheOrvil…
 
He was a sci-fi writer steeped in '60s counterculture. Then he decided to turn the counterculture on its head by weaving outlandish conspiracy tales with pointed social critique along the way. Robert Anton Wilson's story, today on Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Shane Vaughn Hosted by Roberto Lew…
 
Ray Brandbury retooled one of his Twilight Zone scripts for a 1982 TV movie that entertained and seriously creeped-out kids in the audience. Hear the story from Whitman to Serling to "The Electric Grandmother" which premiered on this day in 1982. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Ryan…
 
Welcome to a very special edition of Daily Star Trek News! This weekend I was asked to host not one but TWO panels at TREK*talks, an 8-hour livestream event to benefit the Hollywood Food Coalition, produced by the Trek Geeks Podcast Network and Roddenberry Podcasts. Overall, the event raised over $60,000 for this great cause. In this panel, hear fr…
 
Welcome to a very special edition of Daily Star Trek News! This weekend I was asked to host not one but TWO panels at TREK*talks, an 8-hour livestream event to benefit the Hollywood Food Coalition, produced by the Trek Geeks Podcast Network and Roddenberry Podcasts. Overall, the event raised over $60,000 for this great cause. In this panel, hear fr…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton apply for jobs as casting agents while exploring each series' approach to utilizing its primary characters. From the TOS triumvirate, to DS9's extremely balanced main players and Discovery's frequent line-up shake-ups, there have been many approaches to Star Trek storytelling. Listen in as the duo determine what work…
 
It was the show that wasn't supposed to happen, but audiences fell in love with Jamie Sommers on "The Six Million Dollar Man" and demanded more. On this day in 1976, "The Bionic Woman" came back from the dead. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. For more Bionic stories, follow The OSI Files on Facebook. Written and hoste…
 
You know that Clyde Phillips produced some of the world’s most beloved series; Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Suddenly Susan and Nurse Jackie. But what you don’t know is that the Dexter producer is an avid collector of string instruments? He joined hosts Clare Kramer and David Magidoff on a special minisode to tell us all about the pawn shop purchase tha…
 
The Sarah Connor Chronicles premiered on January 13, 2008 and never quite got the recognition it deserved, leading to an early cancellation. Today we look back at what made the show a worthy entry into the Terminator saga. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi…
 
The Orville crew have the honor of taking Bortus back to his home world, Moclus, for an important ritual. Meanwhile, Grayson has a date and Mercer tends his heartache. Relationships and food synthesizers run amok when we put "Ja'loja" into the Mission Log. Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages in each episode of "The…
 
An on-the-nose anti-war statement in a sixties episode of Star Trek may have inadvertently spawned a long-running enemy who would take cues from Trelaine in harassing future Starfleet crews. The origins of The Squire Of Gothos, on today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Holly Amos Hosted by Earl …
 
The team get closer to discovering more of the Protostar's secrets but bump up against classified data in Janeway's programming. Meanwhile, Dal learns from the best when he takes on the ultimate test of character for a Captain. "Kobayashi" goes into the Mission Log. Follow Mission Log for weekly discussion of every episode of Star Trek: Prodigy!…
 
With TV sci-fi's sophistication steadily growing, the BBC commissioned a new genre workplace comedy to fill the gap left by an audience favorite. Find out how an evolving cast kicked into Hyperdrive on today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Earl Green Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin …
 
What’s with all the ancient Greek/Roman influence in Star Trek? What does Trek have to say about classical antiquity, and where’s the representation of other ancient cultures? We’re joined by guest Jonathan Alexandratos to discuss. HOSTS Grace Jarrah GUEST/S Name - Jonathan Alexandratos @jalexan (they/them) EDITOR Andi Send us your feedback! Email:…
 
Still reeling from that shocking Dexter finale? We’ve got Dexter: New Blood showrunner Clyde Phillips joining us for our recap of the final episode. Then we’re joined by Harrison himself, Jack Alcott. When we first met him on Dexter: New Blood, he mocked Michael C. Hall for bowling, but in real life Jack Alcott loves it! We’re talking professional …
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton serenade each other through a crisis while catching up on the latest batch of Star Trek: Discovery episodes. From the intriguing introduction of Ruon Tarka, to Zora's emotional awakening and the mysterious threat of Species 10C, the duo tackle all the major new revelations. Plus, special guest Janine Smith beams in w…
 
Science fiction was having its great renaissance in the late 1970s (hello, Star Wars...), and producers were looking for the next epic story to produce. It was the perfect time for a revival of the classic radio drama, and Alien Worlds fit the bill when it premiered on this day in 1979. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history…
 
His screen career has seen him serving on Her Majesty's Secret Service - well, sort of - and at the controls of the TARDIS. But who else has actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson "Bean" in his career? Find out in today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by John Champion Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devi…
 
We’ve got even more Dexter goodness for you with writer/producer Scott Reynolds talking about his love of Richard Stark Novels. And it turns out hard boiled detective Richard Stark shares a lot in common with beloved serial killer Dexter. Scott tells hosts Clare Kramer and David Magidoff all about how his love of these novels informed the character…
 
While Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy was still in production as a radio series, the BBC decided it wanted a TV version as well. The choices to be made along the way - animated or live action, laugh track or no - were just part of this ambitious project, as told on today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fic…
 
A planet from another universe phases in and out of an anomaly in The Orville's path. When a shuttle is sent to investigate, Commander Grayson is seen by the locals as a goddess. "Mad Idolatry" goes into the Mission Log. Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages in each episode of "The Orville." Follow @ML_TheOrville on …
 
As we welcome back Star Trek: Prodigy from hiatus, we're pleased to spend some time getting to know series creators Dan and Kevin Hageman. Join us for a conversation about love of toys, Prodigy's return, and how they want every episode to tug at your heartstrings. Follow Mission Log for weekly discussion of every episode of Star Trek: Prodigy!…
 
TNT's last-minute rescue of Babylon 5 from its failing syndication package meant that the series' much-lauded five-year pre-planned storyline might be completed, but TNT also wanted to make sure a new audience could catch up "In The Beginning" before the story's end, on today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction histor…
 
It was January when Buck Rogers aired its Halloween episode, but audiences hardly forgot the over-the-top portrayal of a "Space Vampire" who had quite an effect on Col. Wilma Deering. Hear the story behind the story on todays' Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by John Champion and Earl Green Hosted by…
 
He played a man obsessed with his cat in Only Murders in the Building, and his character on Dexter: New Blood was obsessed with his dog, but in real life, Michael Cyril Creighton is in love with the queen of character actors, Madeline Kahn. She was a guiding light for him as a young queer boy from a small town and her ability to inspire, delight, a…
 
ELIO Well, here we are… at the end of another year. Despite a concerted effort to try and rush towards a return to some form of pre-pandemic life, the impact of this global catastrophe will ripple for years to come. In one way, shape, or form - all our lives have been changed. Now, many of us are looking ahead and thinking of what’s to come in 2022…
 
Just as LaMarr is promoted, The Orville encounters an anomaly in space that wreaks havoc on the ship's systems. A trip into two-dimensional space to avoid the Krill when "New Dimensions" goes into the Mission Log. Please don't eat Yaphit. Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages in each episode of "The Orville." Follow …
 
What happens when you take an already-atypical genre TV series and then drop an episode into it that's atypical even for that show? That's how The Prisoner found himself Living In Harmony on the last day of 1967. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Vic Sage Hosted by Earl Green Music by Devin Curry…
 
The were creepy, and weird, and oh-so memorable. On this day in 1963, "The Zanti Misfits" landed in an iconic episode of The Outer Limits. The effects masters who brought them to life went on to fame of their own as we cover on today's Sci-Fi 5. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Johnny Kolasinski Hosted by R…
 
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton bid farewell to 2021 in true Q style by gazing into the rearview mirror and reflecting on their past year of podcasting. In addition to highlighting their favourite moments, episodes and bloopers, the duo discuss this year's Discovery, Lower Decks and Prodigy outputs, and ponder what delights the Trek universe could …
 
As we draw another year to a close, it’s time for us to reflect on those members of the Star Trek family that we’ve lost this year. These are the people who, in their varying roles in front of and behind the camera, made Star Trek what it is today. Please join us here at Daily Star Trek News in remembering fondly those who left us in 2021.…
 
Spinning off popular characters from TV shows is nothing new, and in 1981 Doctor Who spun off two companions who resonated with the fans: Sarah Jane Smith and the plucky robot wonder-dog K-9. The pilot aired once, and the series was never picked up, but don't let it be said that an old dog can't be taught new tricks. Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily …
 
The Orville crew are trapped in their own ship of nightmares - clowns, spiders, the usual - but it's Security Chief Kitan who faces her ultimate fear when "Firestorm" goes into the Mission Log. Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages in each episode of "The Orville." Follow @ML_TheOrville on Twitter and be sure to chec…
 
The face and voice of Star Trek's Lt. Uhura has had a storied career, which included helping other begin very real journeys into space. Celebrate the life and career of Nichelle Nichols on today's Sci-Fi 5! Follow Sci-Fi 5 for your daily dose of science-fiction history. Written by Ashley Thomas Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi Music by Devin Curry…
 
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