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Deep Space Nine: The Most Unique Star Trek by Trek fm

While writing about which Star Trek was the best last month, my mind kept going to Deep Space Nine. Even though the show came in right in the middle as far as fan reviews, it has been my personal favorite for years. Last year, I had the chance to re-watch the entire series with my wife, who had only seen a handful of episodes on television in reruns.  

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Voyager and the Pips: Starfleet Ranks in the Delta Quadrant by Trek fm

Trek fans can sound just like U.S. Naval Academy graduates: They know the difference between a lieutenant (junior grade) and an ensign, and they know that a crewman better stand up straight when speaking with a captain. Fictional centuries — and real-time decades — may separate all of the Star Trek incarnations, but there is a consistency in how Starfleet ranks are shown from the 22nd to the 24th centuries. 

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Greatness Adjusted for Inflation: Meet the Best Trek Ever by Trek fm

It’s probably safe to assume that you have your favorite version of Star Trek that you’ll readily defend until the sun explodes. Whether you’re an Original Series purist, a Picard-Diehard, a fan of the Abramsverse, or you just love it all, you’re one of the millions of dedicated fans across the globe.

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Easy Out or Necessary Evil? Some Thoughts on the Doc’s Mobile Emitter by Lorrie Sears

The Doctor’s mobile emitter helped him break free from the confines of sickbay and the holodeck. Our intrepid Doctor, much to his chagrin, was a one-trick pony for most of the first two seasons of Voyager. Despite his first integration into the ship’s holodeck for the episode “Heroes and Demons,” and again merged with an alien technology to fight the diabolical clown in “The Thaw,” Doc mainly stayed in sickbay.

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Resetting Voyager by Trek fm

The “Reset Button”: it’s a phrase so thrown around when talking about Voyager that no fan can escape the Trek world without it finding its way into their ears at least once.  And, unlike a lot of the criticism fans give Voyager that might be subject to opinion, comments about the reset button do actually apply.

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Recap: ValleyCon 38 with Deep Space Nine's Nicole deBoer by Charlynn Schmiedt

While a little something was happening on the other side of the Atlantic this weekend, I was immersed in my own convention experience. It was my first time as either a volunteer or even an attendee. I went into it with little idea of what to expect, and I came out of it knowing it might be one of the best convention experiences I’ll ever have.

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Why Voyager Didn't Let Star Trek Down by Trek fm

Star Trek: Voyager is the much-maligned fourth incarnation of the Star Trek franchise. Starting in 1995 and ending its seven season run in 2001, Voyager never saw the same ratings as Star Trek: The Next Generation, nor the same high praise. Though it doesn’t suffer the same brutal slamming that Star Trek: Enterprise does, it still gets its fair share of derogatory jokes and scolding from many general Trek fans.

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Rewriting Trek by Trek fm

The fictional universe of Star Trek represents one possible future. That future has been assembled by numerous writers over the course of 45 years, six television series, and eleven feature films. When dealing with such a long span of time, so many contributors, and the evolving nature of society, it’s only natural that elements of this universe will change, stories will contradict one another, and early ambiguities will be filled in by later treks.

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A Night in Soho: Screening TNG HD in London by Trek fm

On a cold January night, in the heart of Soho and a stone’s throw from London’s bustling Regent Street, I was privileged enough to be invited to a preview screening of a show I’ve loved my entire life. Thanks to SciFi Now, with a little help from Lady Luck, I won the chance to be one of the few to see the remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot fresh out of spacedock, ahead of general release.

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The Best of Star Trek: Voyager by Tristan Riddell

Most people I’ve talked to would call finding the top five Star Trek: Voyager episodes a game of Boggle. “Shake the episodes and just pick five. They’re all the same level of garbage.” But there are a few, like myself, who look at Voyager and see classic SF adventure that has more to offer than just a rainbow-colored lizard chef. So here are my picks for the five best episodes.

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Vulcans Running Amok: The Pon Farr by Trek fm

Send the children into the other room for an episode of SpongeBob if you would, please. Actually, if any Vulcans are in the room, they may wish to join the children, as they may find SpongeBob preferable. Come to think of it, you might go too and make it a party. Just keep it down.

What is being written here today, no outworlder must know. Vulcans do not even discuss it amongst themselves!

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Don't You Forget About Me: Coming of Age for Star Trek The Animated Series by Trek fm

Enterprise is often referred to as the fifth Star Trek series. In reality this is not true. There was a series between TOS and TNG that often gets overlooked. One that was created with ink and paper rather than cameras and lights. One that broke new ground for the franchise and kept Star Trek alive before the big screen voyages began. This was, of course, The Animated Series.

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Assignment: Earth by Trek fm

It’s the Star Trek episode that isn’t quite Star Trek.

At the end of itssecond season, the return of The Original Series was in doubt and creator Gene Roddenberry wanted to find something to replace his imperiled show. In 1966 he had unsucessfully pitched a pilot script to Desilu studios entitled “Assignment: Earth.”

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