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StarfleetComms is a science fiction podcast and review site with a penchant for sharp delivery and critical observation. We talk about TV shows, films books and everything sci-fi related from the big names to the indie produced. Proudly broadcasting since 2010 we'd love you to join us and #staygeeky.

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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E04 – Interview with John Harper – Author

Interview with John Harper – Author In this episode I interview the affable John Harper about his experiences whilst writing the official canon book, And Here The Wheel. We learn some writing hints and tips along the way as well as understand a little more about who John actually is as a person. We also get to hear about his upcoming new book The Berserker and some of the feedback he’s received from beta readers! Video interview with John Harper – Author What’s it all about? Robert Garry, ex-military officer, wants nothing more than to maintain his integrity and his team’s safety despite a career change to pirate leader but a cargo freighter he targets proves to be holding much more than he bargained for.Will he escape with his own life, let alone the lives of his crew? A constantly erupting roller-coaster of pursuit and high-stakes. The two main characters (Garry and Gunn) are brilliantly imagined and the changes wrought on them are subtly and cleverly penned Available here: S...

31 MIN2018 AUG 13
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E04 – Interview with John Harper – Author

StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E03 – Interview with Marleen S Barr – Author

Interview with Marleen S Barr – Author In such troubled times it’s a fantastic and cathartic relief to be able to look at the world and laugh. That’s what this award winning feminist science fiction critic does in her new book “When Trump Changed: The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange Outrage Pussy Grabber“. The book became available on Amazon, July 17, 2018 and I’m really pleased to say that I was one of the first to interview Marleen about it. She gives us some of the thought processes, not just behind the writing, but the reason for the writing, and treats us to an exclusive read of the short story “Two Trump Heads are Better than One. It’s a hilarious interview and only snowflakes would get angry. Video interview with Marleen S Barr – Author What’s it all about? Award winning feminist science fiction scholar and writer Marleen S. Barr brings you When Trump Changed, The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange Outrage Pussy Gra...

19 MIN2018 JUL 17
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E03 – Interview with Marleen S Barr – Author

StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E02 – Interview with Dennis E Taylor – Author

Interview with Dennis E. Taylor – Author This is an interview I did with Dennis E Taylor, author of Outland, The Bobiverse Series and Singularity Trap. A first for me in this was to perform it as a live stream and advertised here. This was held on Sunday 6th May at 8:30 BST with about a week’s worth of pre-publicity to get some questions to ask Dennis. Technological compatibility with my brain stem meant there were a couple of niggles but I think we made a decent interview out of it. Video interview with Dennis E. Taylor – Author What’s it all about? I interview Dennis E Taylor who has had great success with the Bobiverse series of books. During the interview, Dennis reveals a decision he needs to make before we get to hear any more news on book four. Suffice to say it might be worthwhile letting him know how much you want it! Some of the questions I asked came from the glorious folks over at the BobiverseReddit and were: impshial: Hi, Dennis. Thanks for doing this AMA! As a big...

32 MIN2018 MAY 16
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E02 – Interview with Dennis E Taylor – Author

StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E01 – Interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker

Interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker This is an interview I did with Paul Plett, an independentfilmmaker from Winnipeg, Canada. He’s currently trying to raise funds for a Kickstarter (here) in order to create a feature-length independentsci-fi film called RAMA. We learn about the many challenges and indeed successes involved in short filmmaking. I hope you enjoy it. Video interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker What’s it all about? Paul has created many short films during his career and most recently has started to knit together some of his shorts into a longer story arc. The first short in this series is SCAB which is essentially the story of a young girl infected with a deadly virus seeking to escape from a militia in a post-apocalyptic setting. The short film manages to pack quite a lot into the twenty or so minutes it runs and I heartily recommend you watch it for yourself, it’s really good. The next in the series, PISCES is explained rather well during the interview however...

20 MIN2018 MAY 7
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E01 – Interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E07 – Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline This is my review of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The classic story of the underdog taking on the corporate giant. A David and Goliath for the modern age. Ready Player One – if you’re new to Audible this will be free:http://a.co/3XGdFP9 Video review of Ready Player One Ready Player One? What’s it all about? Officially, this is the blurb from Goodreads: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to w...

10 MIN2017 NOV 20
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E07 – Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E06 – Review: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel This is my review of Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. A post-apocalyptictale with a human feel. Video review ofStation Eleven Station Eleven? What’s it all about? Officially, this is the blurb from Goodreads: An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be saviour, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains – this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of f...

9 MIN2017 OCT 21
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E06 – Review: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E05 – Review: Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman This is my review of Star Trek Discovery by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Overall, this is a fresh look at the Star Trek franchise set some years after the events of Star Trek: Enterprise and just ten years before Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS). Video review ofStar Trek Discovery Discovery, what’s all the controversy about? In this episode, I discuss Star Trek Discovery so far to episode 4.I describe a little around the backdrop and ask if it’s right for the Star Trek universe. Following this theme, I explore the main characters, such as Michael Burnham, Lt Paul Stamets whom we can see developing into a much deeper character, Sylvia Tilly who appears neurotic and we hope she matures, Saru who is excellently played, and Captain Gabriel Lorca and thereare lot’s of positivesin terms of interaction, tension, conflict and the emergence of a senseof ethics that will provide plenty of storylines between Michael and Gabriel. D...

22 MIN2017 OCT 13
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E05 – Review: Star Trek Discovery

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E04 – Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle This is my review of Footfall, a Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle novel from 1985. Overall, the story is of a race of elephant-like aliens from Alpha Centauri invading Earth and Earth’s attempts at repelling the invasion. You can buy it here:http://amzn.to/2fiB0Sz Video review of Footfall Footfall, what’s it about? When Footfall was published in 1985, it was a fairly well received alien invasion novel. Footfall was nominated for the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller. The Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle pedigree certainly helped this happen.Overall, the story is of a race of elephant-like aliens from Alpha Centauri invading Earth and Earth’s attempts at repelling the invasion. Human characters, and there are lots, consist of civilians who are preppers, military who give us stereotypical performances and Russians stepped straight out of a 1950’s...

8 MIN2017 SEP 25
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E04 – Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E03 Star Wars Galaxies Emulator

Star Wars Galaxies: Emulator This episode is a quick overview of the SWGEmu available over at www.swgemu.comwhere you can once again play Star Wars Galaxies while helping the project! Video overview of Star Wars Galaxies Emulator Hindsight is 20 20 so they say. A brief history of SWG… One of the biggest mistakes anyone can make is to be arrogant. It’s like the current 33rd-century world government who decry independent thought. Like King Canute, the government or the arrogant, cannot change the passage of history. With that in mind, we’re looking at Star Wars Galaxies today. So in 2003 Lucas Arts and Sony Online Entertainment launched a Raph Koster game that was and is still unique. Star Wars Galaxies. At the time the game play and graphics were mind-blowing. So much so that people were boasting about how far they could turn the setting up on their machines, planned individual careers and pre-formed guilds ahead of the game’s launch. The hype generated was fanatical. The game it...

16 MIN2017 SEP 19
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E03 Star Wars Galaxies Emulator

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E02 Star Trek: New Horizons

Review and overview of the Star Trek: New Horizons mod for Stellaris. Taking more risks, the intrepid CMDR Max Torps broadcasts another forbidden review to the sheeplike populace of the 33rd century. Inviting them to play strategy games might actually spark some independent thought. Unfortunately, Max is detected and comes under attack, but not before he succeeds in completing the transmission! Video overview of Star Trek: New Horizons Stellaris This is not a review of Stellaris, this is more of a review of the mod called Star Trek New Horizons. If you don’t know about Stellaris, briefly it’s a 4X grand strategy game developed and published by Paradox Interactive. Stellaris’s gameplay revolves around space exploration, managing an empire, and diplomacy and warfare with other spacefaring civilizations. It is absolutely stunning with a dizzying array of options and mechanics. All of which are used in New Horizons. Stellaris is a superb game in its own right but with the addition of...

16 MIN2017 AUG 31
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E02 Star Trek: New Horizons
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Latest Episodes

StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E04 – Interview with John Harper – Author

Interview with John Harper – Author In this episode I interview the affable John Harper about his experiences whilst writing the official canon book, And Here The Wheel. We learn some writing hints and tips along the way as well as understand a little more about who John actually is as a person. We also get to hear about his upcoming new book The Berserker and some of the feedback he’s received from beta readers! Video interview with John Harper – Author What’s it all about? Robert Garry, ex-military officer, wants nothing more than to maintain his integrity and his team’s safety despite a career change to pirate leader but a cargo freighter he targets proves to be holding much more than he bargained for.Will he escape with his own life, let alone the lives of his crew? A constantly erupting roller-coaster of pursuit and high-stakes. The two main characters (Garry and Gunn) are brilliantly imagined and the changes wrought on them are subtly and cleverly penned Available here: S...

31 MIN2018 AUG 13
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E04 – Interview with John Harper – Author

StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E03 – Interview with Marleen S Barr – Author

Interview with Marleen S Barr – Author In such troubled times it’s a fantastic and cathartic relief to be able to look at the world and laugh. That’s what this award winning feminist science fiction critic does in her new book “When Trump Changed: The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange Outrage Pussy Grabber“. The book became available on Amazon, July 17, 2018 and I’m really pleased to say that I was one of the first to interview Marleen about it. She gives us some of the thought processes, not just behind the writing, but the reason for the writing, and treats us to an exclusive read of the short story “Two Trump Heads are Better than One. It’s a hilarious interview and only snowflakes would get angry. Video interview with Marleen S Barr – Author What’s it all about? Award winning feminist science fiction scholar and writer Marleen S. Barr brings you When Trump Changed, The Feminist Science Fiction Justice League Quashes the Orange Outrage Pussy Gra...

19 MIN2018 JUL 17
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E03 – Interview with Marleen S Barr – Author

StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E02 – Interview with Dennis E Taylor – Author

Interview with Dennis E. Taylor – Author This is an interview I did with Dennis E Taylor, author of Outland, The Bobiverse Series and Singularity Trap. A first for me in this was to perform it as a live stream and advertised here. This was held on Sunday 6th May at 8:30 BST with about a week’s worth of pre-publicity to get some questions to ask Dennis. Technological compatibility with my brain stem meant there were a couple of niggles but I think we made a decent interview out of it. Video interview with Dennis E. Taylor – Author What’s it all about? I interview Dennis E Taylor who has had great success with the Bobiverse series of books. During the interview, Dennis reveals a decision he needs to make before we get to hear any more news on book four. Suffice to say it might be worthwhile letting him know how much you want it! Some of the questions I asked came from the glorious folks over at the BobiverseReddit and were: impshial: Hi, Dennis. Thanks for doing this AMA! As a big...

32 MIN2018 MAY 16
Comments
StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E02 – Interview with Dennis E Taylor – Author

StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E01 – Interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker

Interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker This is an interview I did with Paul Plett, an independentfilmmaker from Winnipeg, Canada. He’s currently trying to raise funds for a Kickstarter (here) in order to create a feature-length independentsci-fi film called RAMA. We learn about the many challenges and indeed successes involved in short filmmaking. I hope you enjoy it. Video interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker What’s it all about? Paul has created many short films during his career and most recently has started to knit together some of his shorts into a longer story arc. The first short in this series is SCAB which is essentially the story of a young girl infected with a deadly virus seeking to escape from a militia in a post-apocalyptic setting. The short film manages to pack quite a lot into the twenty or so minutes it runs and I heartily recommend you watch it for yourself, it’s really good. The next in the series, PISCES is explained rather well during the interview however...

20 MIN2018 MAY 7
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S5E01 – Interview with Paul Plett – Filmmaker

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E07 – Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline This is my review of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The classic story of the underdog taking on the corporate giant. A David and Goliath for the modern age. Ready Player One – if you’re new to Audible this will be free:http://a.co/3XGdFP9 Video review of Ready Player One Ready Player One? What’s it all about? Officially, this is the blurb from Goodreads: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to w...

10 MIN2017 NOV 20
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E07 – Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E06 – Review: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel This is my review of Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel. A post-apocalyptictale with a human feel. Video review ofStation Eleven Station Eleven? What’s it all about? Officially, this is the blurb from Goodreads: An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be saviour, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor’s early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains – this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of f...

9 MIN2017 OCT 21
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E06 – Review: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E05 – Review: Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman This is my review of Star Trek Discovery by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Overall, this is a fresh look at the Star Trek franchise set some years after the events of Star Trek: Enterprise and just ten years before Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS). Video review ofStar Trek Discovery Discovery, what’s all the controversy about? In this episode, I discuss Star Trek Discovery so far to episode 4.I describe a little around the backdrop and ask if it’s right for the Star Trek universe. Following this theme, I explore the main characters, such as Michael Burnham, Lt Paul Stamets whom we can see developing into a much deeper character, Sylvia Tilly who appears neurotic and we hope she matures, Saru who is excellently played, and Captain Gabriel Lorca and thereare lot’s of positivesin terms of interaction, tension, conflict and the emergence of a senseof ethics that will provide plenty of storylines between Michael and Gabriel. D...

22 MIN2017 OCT 13
Comments
StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E05 – Review: Star Trek Discovery

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E04 – Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle This is my review of Footfall, a Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle novel from 1985. Overall, the story is of a race of elephant-like aliens from Alpha Centauri invading Earth and Earth’s attempts at repelling the invasion. You can buy it here:http://amzn.to/2fiB0Sz Video review of Footfall Footfall, what’s it about? When Footfall was published in 1985, it was a fairly well received alien invasion novel. Footfall was nominated for the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and was a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller. The Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle pedigree certainly helped this happen.Overall, the story is of a race of elephant-like aliens from Alpha Centauri invading Earth and Earth’s attempts at repelling the invasion. Human characters, and there are lots, consist of civilians who are preppers, military who give us stereotypical performances and Russians stepped straight out of a 1950’s...

8 MIN2017 SEP 25
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E04 – Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E03 Star Wars Galaxies Emulator

Star Wars Galaxies: Emulator This episode is a quick overview of the SWGEmu available over at www.swgemu.comwhere you can once again play Star Wars Galaxies while helping the project! Video overview of Star Wars Galaxies Emulator Hindsight is 20 20 so they say. A brief history of SWG… One of the biggest mistakes anyone can make is to be arrogant. It’s like the current 33rd-century world government who decry independent thought. Like King Canute, the government or the arrogant, cannot change the passage of history. With that in mind, we’re looking at Star Wars Galaxies today. So in 2003 Lucas Arts and Sony Online Entertainment launched a Raph Koster game that was and is still unique. Star Wars Galaxies. At the time the game play and graphics were mind-blowing. So much so that people were boasting about how far they could turn the setting up on their machines, planned individual careers and pre-formed guilds ahead of the game’s launch. The hype generated was fanatical. The game it...

16 MIN2017 SEP 19
Comments
StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E03 Star Wars Galaxies Emulator

StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E02 Star Trek: New Horizons

Review and overview of the Star Trek: New Horizons mod for Stellaris. Taking more risks, the intrepid CMDR Max Torps broadcasts another forbidden review to the sheeplike populace of the 33rd century. Inviting them to play strategy games might actually spark some independent thought. Unfortunately, Max is detected and comes under attack, but not before he succeeds in completing the transmission! Video overview of Star Trek: New Horizons Stellaris This is not a review of Stellaris, this is more of a review of the mod called Star Trek New Horizons. If you don’t know about Stellaris, briefly it’s a 4X grand strategy game developed and published by Paradox Interactive. Stellaris’s gameplay revolves around space exploration, managing an empire, and diplomacy and warfare with other spacefaring civilizations. It is absolutely stunning with a dizzying array of options and mechanics. All of which are used in New Horizons. Stellaris is a superb game in its own right but with the addition of...

16 MIN2017 AUG 31
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StarfleetComms Podcast: S4E02 Star Trek: New Horizons
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