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Trek News and Views is a casual Star Trek discussion show from Trek.fm hosted by Colin Higgins. Each week they bring a British flavour to Star Trek as they explore The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and news from all across the Star Trek universe. This show has completed its run, but please enjoy the back catalog.

Latest Episodes

106: Exploring Discovery

The view from the UK. There has been much rumor and speculation about the forthcoming Star Trek series. In this episode of Trek News and Views, host Colin Higgins is joined by Donya Abramo, Steve Roberts, and Paul Wright to bring a British viewpoint to the discussion. We explore into the tidbits Fuller has revealed about the show, share out thoughts on the newest ship to grace our screens, and discuss the rumors and hearsay—which may or may not be true. Trekkies are want to speculate, and we do that in no small measure … as only Trekkies can! Chapters Intro (00:00:00) What We Know (00:10:31) The USS Discovery (00:18:40) Species Hopes (00:25:15) A Non-Captain Lead (00:35:54) Censor Limits (00:52:40) Final Thoughts (01:00:32) Host Colin Higgins Guests Donya Abramo, Steve Roberts, and Paul Wright Production Colin Higgins (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) N...

69 min2016 AUG 29
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106: Exploring Discovery

105: Snow Globe in Space

Star Trek Beyond. This week TNV is fashionably late. With deference to listeners and staggered release time, TNV waited before delving into the latest incarnation of the Kelvin universe. Joining Colin on the show this week are Steve and first time guest Richard Marquez. In the show we find out that Steve is not such a fan of "Wrath of Khan" as most people, We heap praise on a movie that a lot of people had trepidations about, while also talking about the easter eggs and new aliens which appeared throughout the film. Oh and we also went on a tangent about the Enterprise incarnations. So without further ado we finally pull up a mic and talk about "Beyond." the third incarnation in what some term "JJ Verse." Chapters Intro (00:00:00) First impressions (00:04:10) Trek movie comparisons (00:08:09) The opening (00:17:12) Character moments (00:25:06) Yorktown (00:37:41) Beastie time (00:48:31) POTFM (01:08:36) End (01:09:50) Hosts Colin Higgins, Steve Roberts, and Drogyn Guest Richard Marq...

70 min2016 AUG 9
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105: Snow Globe in Space

104: Star Trek Hula

HawaiiCon. Star Trek is the focus of many conventions, but how many can claim to take place on a volcanic island? In this episode of Trek News and Views, we talk to HawaiiCon Chief Executive Officer and Convention Chair GB Hajim about the event's unique and intimate atmosphere. Whether zip-lining, snorkeling with Jonathan Frakes, beach-bumming with Walter Koenig, or just hanging at the bar with Nichelle Nichols, an experience like no other awaits you at HawaiiCon, which takes place September 15-18, 2016, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the big island of Hawai’i. And as a non-profit, the event puts its proceeds back into the community. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) What's Different about HawaiiCon? (00:01:15) The Attendees (00:03:55) The Components (00:06:44) Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek (00:07:50) Celebrating the Genre of Science Fiction (00:09:01) Snorkeling with Frakes (00:11:32) A Growing Con (00:15:55) Learning More (00:32:55) Hosts Colin Higgins, Stev...

38 min2016 JUL 2
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104: Star Trek Hula

103: Putting the TOS in STO

Star Trek Online’s Original Series Expansion. Fans of the 23rd century rejoiced at the recent announcement by Star Trek Online. Why? The game’s latest expansion is a playable story arc based on The Original Series. In this episode of Trek News and Views, hosts Colin Higgins and Steve Roberts are joined by Maria Rosseau of Cryptic Studios to discuss the new expansion. Launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, this new story gives players the chance to experience TOS first hand. Helm the original 1701, complete missions with iconic characters, and become part of famous episodes such as “Journey to Babel.” Maria also talks about forthcoming in-game items, as well as what it is like working with CBS and other affiliates. She even fields some questions from TNV listeners and followers. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Meeting Maria (00:01:15) The TOS Seed (00:09:42) Spock Tribute (00:11:05) The Voices of STO (00:12:52) The Foundry (00:19:10) STO on PS4 and Xbox One (00:23:49)...

71 min2016 MAY 29
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103: Putting the TOS in STO

102: Getting into Character

Cosplay. Part of the fun of fandom is feeling as if you actually live in that universe—if only for a moment. That's where cosplay comes in. Today, immersing yourself in the world that you love is not only more widely accepted than ever, it's also cool. In this episode of Trek News and Views, while host Colin Higgins takes his chances in sickbay with Dr. Crusher, co-hosts Steve Roberts and Drogyn welcome two cosplayers: Kat Sky and 10ant. Kat has a strong following and is well established in the cosplay community. 10ant has set up Cosplay Haven, a safe place where cosplayers at conventions can go if they feel they are being harassed. Join us to learn how to get the best out of this thriving scene of the convention circuit. Hosts Colin Higgins, Steve Roberts, and Drogyn Production Colin Higgins (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Product...

47 min2016 MAY 7
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102: Getting into Character

101: The Return

TNV Relaunch. Just when you thought it was safe to put your headphones back on, Trek News & Views returns! In this, the first episode in nearly two and half years, we take a moment to share our vision for TNV 2.0. As part of the refit, the bridge of Trek News & Views will get a little more crowded as Colin Higgins introduces two co-hosts: Steve Roberts and Drogyn. Join us for this informal meet and greet—with a side order of Star Trek discussion—before we get down to our first full-on episode in TNV 102. HostsColin Higgins, Steve Roberts, and Drogyn ProductionColin Higgins (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

56 min2016 APR 16
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101: The Return

100: That’s No Hat

Signing Off. This week we bring you the final episode ofTrek News & Viewswith voice messages, email, and the final discussion. Colin is joined by Daniel Proulx ofEarl Grey, Mike Schindler and Max Hegel ofCommentary: Trek Stars, and Trek.fm publisher and host ofThe Ready RoomChristopher Jones for one more trip through the world of Star Trek. True to all our previous shows we go off topic here and there, but in general it’s Trek. In general. Thanks for sharing the journey with us here onTrek News & Views.

114 min2013 NOV 17
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100: That’s No Hat

99: Reflections and Imperfections

Looking Back at TNV. In the penultimate episode ofTrek News & Views, Colin casts an eye back on the past two years and picks a few nuggets from the previous 98 shows. We go all the way back to the beginning, move forward with the first guests, and as the months pass the guests start to vary more with Robert Duncan McNeill popping up on episode 47 and the creation of the EAH. Colin also reflects on guests who are now friends and many who have become podcasters in their own right, such as our very own Matthew Rushing.

81 min2013 NOV 10
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99: Reflections and Imperfections

98: A Social Trek

The Data Network. In this episode ofTrek News & Viewswe delve into the latest news from around the web, covering Star Trek hoodies, Star Trek Online, and a poll from StarTrek.com. Then in the feature we’re joined by Richard Evans who has created The Data Network, a new social hub akin to Twitter but aimed specifically at Trekkers. Richard tells us all about his vision for the network, what he hopes to achieve, and what users can expect from this exciting new social hub for like-minded Star Trek fans.

72 min2013 NOV 3
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98: A Social Trek

97: All Hallows’ Trek

Spooky Treks. It’s that time of year once again when the ghosts, ghouls, and space things that go bump in the night come out to play with our crews. In this episode ofTrek News & ViewsColin is joined by Lorrie Sears fromTo The Journey, Daniel Proulx fromEarl Grey, Mike and Max fromCommentary: Trek Stars, and Shervin Sabeghi to discuss spooky or scary shows from across the Star Trek franchise. From “Catspaw” to “Night Terrors” and a few moments from the movies, we get you ready for Halloween Star Trek style. Along the way we encounter the usual tangents such as George Clooney selling coffee. (Don’t ask how we get there.) Plus, Dan arrives fashionably late to avoid talking about Barclay and spiders.

75 min2013 OCT 28
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97: All Hallows’ Trek

Latest Episodes

106: Exploring Discovery

The view from the UK. There has been much rumor and speculation about the forthcoming Star Trek series. In this episode of Trek News and Views, host Colin Higgins is joined by Donya Abramo, Steve Roberts, and Paul Wright to bring a British viewpoint to the discussion. We explore into the tidbits Fuller has revealed about the show, share out thoughts on the newest ship to grace our screens, and discuss the rumors and hearsay—which may or may not be true. Trekkies are want to speculate, and we do that in no small measure … as only Trekkies can! Chapters Intro (00:00:00) What We Know (00:10:31) The USS Discovery (00:18:40) Species Hopes (00:25:15) A Non-Captain Lead (00:35:54) Censor Limits (00:52:40) Final Thoughts (01:00:32) Host Colin Higgins Guests Donya Abramo, Steve Roberts, and Paul Wright Production Colin Higgins (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) N...

69 min2016 AUG 29
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106: Exploring Discovery

105: Snow Globe in Space

Star Trek Beyond. This week TNV is fashionably late. With deference to listeners and staggered release time, TNV waited before delving into the latest incarnation of the Kelvin universe. Joining Colin on the show this week are Steve and first time guest Richard Marquez. In the show we find out that Steve is not such a fan of "Wrath of Khan" as most people, We heap praise on a movie that a lot of people had trepidations about, while also talking about the easter eggs and new aliens which appeared throughout the film. Oh and we also went on a tangent about the Enterprise incarnations. So without further ado we finally pull up a mic and talk about "Beyond." the third incarnation in what some term "JJ Verse." Chapters Intro (00:00:00) First impressions (00:04:10) Trek movie comparisons (00:08:09) The opening (00:17:12) Character moments (00:25:06) Yorktown (00:37:41) Beastie time (00:48:31) POTFM (01:08:36) End (01:09:50) Hosts Colin Higgins, Steve Roberts, and Drogyn Guest Richard Marq...

70 min2016 AUG 9
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105: Snow Globe in Space

104: Star Trek Hula

HawaiiCon. Star Trek is the focus of many conventions, but how many can claim to take place on a volcanic island? In this episode of Trek News and Views, we talk to HawaiiCon Chief Executive Officer and Convention Chair GB Hajim about the event's unique and intimate atmosphere. Whether zip-lining, snorkeling with Jonathan Frakes, beach-bumming with Walter Koenig, or just hanging at the bar with Nichelle Nichols, an experience like no other awaits you at HawaiiCon, which takes place September 15-18, 2016, at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the big island of Hawai’i. And as a non-profit, the event puts its proceeds back into the community. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) What's Different about HawaiiCon? (00:01:15) The Attendees (00:03:55) The Components (00:06:44) Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek (00:07:50) Celebrating the Genre of Science Fiction (00:09:01) Snorkeling with Frakes (00:11:32) A Growing Con (00:15:55) Learning More (00:32:55) Hosts Colin Higgins, Stev...

38 min2016 JUL 2
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104: Star Trek Hula

103: Putting the TOS in STO

Star Trek Online’s Original Series Expansion. Fans of the 23rd century rejoiced at the recent announcement by Star Trek Online. Why? The game’s latest expansion is a playable story arc based on The Original Series. In this episode of Trek News and Views, hosts Colin Higgins and Steve Roberts are joined by Maria Rosseau of Cryptic Studios to discuss the new expansion. Launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, this new story gives players the chance to experience TOS first hand. Helm the original 1701, complete missions with iconic characters, and become part of famous episodes such as “Journey to Babel.” Maria also talks about forthcoming in-game items, as well as what it is like working with CBS and other affiliates. She even fields some questions from TNV listeners and followers. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Meeting Maria (00:01:15) The TOS Seed (00:09:42) Spock Tribute (00:11:05) The Voices of STO (00:12:52) The Foundry (00:19:10) STO on PS4 and Xbox One (00:23:49)...

71 min2016 MAY 29
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103: Putting the TOS in STO

102: Getting into Character

Cosplay. Part of the fun of fandom is feeling as if you actually live in that universe—if only for a moment. That's where cosplay comes in. Today, immersing yourself in the world that you love is not only more widely accepted than ever, it's also cool. In this episode of Trek News and Views, while host Colin Higgins takes his chances in sickbay with Dr. Crusher, co-hosts Steve Roberts and Drogyn welcome two cosplayers: Kat Sky and 10ant. Kat has a strong following and is well established in the cosplay community. 10ant has set up Cosplay Haven, a safe place where cosplayers at conventions can go if they feel they are being harassed. Join us to learn how to get the best out of this thriving scene of the convention circuit. Hosts Colin Higgins, Steve Roberts, and Drogyn Production Colin Higgins (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Product...

47 min2016 MAY 7
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102: Getting into Character

101: The Return

TNV Relaunch. Just when you thought it was safe to put your headphones back on, Trek News & Views returns! In this, the first episode in nearly two and half years, we take a moment to share our vision for TNV 2.0. As part of the refit, the bridge of Trek News & Views will get a little more crowded as Colin Higgins introduces two co-hosts: Steve Roberts and Drogyn. Join us for this informal meet and greet—with a side order of Star Trek discussion—before we get down to our first full-on episode in TNV 102. HostsColin Higgins, Steve Roberts, and Drogyn ProductionColin Higgins (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

56 min2016 APR 16
Comments
101: The Return

100: That’s No Hat

Signing Off. This week we bring you the final episode ofTrek News & Viewswith voice messages, email, and the final discussion. Colin is joined by Daniel Proulx ofEarl Grey, Mike Schindler and Max Hegel ofCommentary: Trek Stars, and Trek.fm publisher and host ofThe Ready RoomChristopher Jones for one more trip through the world of Star Trek. True to all our previous shows we go off topic here and there, but in general it’s Trek. In general. Thanks for sharing the journey with us here onTrek News & Views.

114 min2013 NOV 17
Comments
100: That’s No Hat

99: Reflections and Imperfections

Looking Back at TNV. In the penultimate episode ofTrek News & Views, Colin casts an eye back on the past two years and picks a few nuggets from the previous 98 shows. We go all the way back to the beginning, move forward with the first guests, and as the months pass the guests start to vary more with Robert Duncan McNeill popping up on episode 47 and the creation of the EAH. Colin also reflects on guests who are now friends and many who have become podcasters in their own right, such as our very own Matthew Rushing.

81 min2013 NOV 10
Comments
99: Reflections and Imperfections

98: A Social Trek

The Data Network. In this episode ofTrek News & Viewswe delve into the latest news from around the web, covering Star Trek hoodies, Star Trek Online, and a poll from StarTrek.com. Then in the feature we’re joined by Richard Evans who has created The Data Network, a new social hub akin to Twitter but aimed specifically at Trekkers. Richard tells us all about his vision for the network, what he hopes to achieve, and what users can expect from this exciting new social hub for like-minded Star Trek fans.

72 min2013 NOV 3
Comments
98: A Social Trek

97: All Hallows’ Trek

Spooky Treks. It’s that time of year once again when the ghosts, ghouls, and space things that go bump in the night come out to play with our crews. In this episode ofTrek News & ViewsColin is joined by Lorrie Sears fromTo The Journey, Daniel Proulx fromEarl Grey, Mike and Max fromCommentary: Trek Stars, and Shervin Sabeghi to discuss spooky or scary shows from across the Star Trek franchise. From “Catspaw” to “Night Terrors” and a few moments from the movies, we get you ready for Halloween Star Trek style. Along the way we encounter the usual tangents such as George Clooney selling coffee. (Don’t ask how we get there.) Plus, Dan arrives fashionably late to avoid talking about Barclay and spiders.

75 min2013 OCT 28
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97: All Hallows’ Trek
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