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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Book Review: "The Weight of Worlds" by Greg Cox by Charlynn Schmiedt

“It would appear, Captain,” Spock said with a trace of amusement, “that your reputation precedes you.”

Once again, the Enterprise and her crew are on the edge of the final frontier and it is the only ship standing between the Alpha Quadrant and a crusading invasion that will stop at nothing to convert the entire galaxy to their truth.

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Book Review: "Allegiance in Exile" by David R. George III by Trek fm

David R. George III’s new Original Series novel takes the crew of the Enterprise to the edge of the final frontier and brings introspective challenges for two of the main crew members. Set in the final year of the first five-year mission, the crew will face an unknown enemy, meet some new friends, and leave changed forever.

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How Much for Just the Planet? (Book Review) by Trek fm

Prized by all post-warp societies, dilithium is the mineral that runs the galaxy. If it were not for dilithium crystals, we would have no Federation and no Klingon Empire as we know them. And if it were not for dilithium, we would not have the Federation-Klingon power struggles in TOS, or in John M. Ford’s novel How Much for Just the Planet?

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DeForest Kelley: The One and Only by Trek fm

He’s a beloved fan favorite, and he was also a favorite of his Star Trek co-stars. He was considered a quintessential Southern gentleman, and a selfless, intelligent actor. DeForest Kelley took the character of Dr. McCoy and made him his own. He developed McCoy from the ground up, and when you’re watching Bones be Bones, you’re watching Kelley be Kelley. Dr. McCoy is also a true Southern gentleman because of the man portraying him.

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The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series by Trek fm

Asking a fan to name the five best episodes of a Star Trek series is like asking Troi which chocolate dessert she likes best. There are too many good ones to choose just five, although the Spock’s Brain Sundae is one you’d be willing to pass over after most meals.

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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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It Takes More Than a Few to Make a Crew by Trek fm

The Constitution Class Starship USS Enterprise 1701 boasts 430 crew members. Of these 430, viewers are well-aquainted with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy. Lieutenant Uhura is the trusty communications officer, and Mr. Chekov navigates while Mr. Sulu operates the helm. Scotty is the stalwart in the engineering department and Nurse Chapel is a competent presence in sickbay. Most people even remember Yeoman Janice Rand with her incredible basket weave hairdo, even though she didn’t last beyond the eighth episode of the 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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From Unfinished Alien to Pure Vulcan, Or How Mr. Spock Got Cool by Trek fm

If Vulcan has a cucumber equivalent, Mr. Spock would be as cool as that. With his slightly-upturned eyebrows just right for lifting in wry fascination at the absurdity of human behavior to his understated utterance of “fascinating” often targeting same, Mr. Spock is one calm, collected and unfazed alien.

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