The Ready Room 109: Set Phasers to ROCK! / by Trek fm

The Devil In the Dark.


The mission of the Enterprise is to seek out new life and new civilizations. And that’s exactly what Kirk and his crew did when they visited Janus VI. But sometimes our heroes don’t react to truly alien life in the way they perhaps should. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Daniel Proulx, Drew Stewart, and Charlynn Schmiedt to discuss the realities of seeking out new life, the way TOS explores racial issues, and why we have more in common with the Horta than you might think. We also jump into The Great Phaser Debate, feel sorry for the nine unluckiest guys on the ship, and marvel at the magical properties of the Vulcan mindmeld.

In our news segment we break down the Into Darkness Honest Trailer, discuss the "Unification” Blu-ray and the possibility of such releases for DS9 and Voyager, get an update on the WeLoveFine Star Trek t-shirt design contest, and pull up a table for Michael Dorn’s Swallow Your Bliss Indiegogo campaign. Plus, we introduce a new segment, Messages from the Fleet. 

Running Time: 1 hour 49 minutes 46 seconds 


Christopher Jones and Daniel Proulx



Drew Stewart and Charlynn Schmiedt



TNG’s “Unification” coming to Blu-ray
WeLoveFine Star Trek design contest
Star Trek Into Darkness “Honest” Trailer
Michael Dorn’s Swallow Your Bliss Indiegogo campaign


Feature: The Devil In the Dark

To Seek Out New Life
The Great Phaser Debate
The Six (Or Eight… No Make That Nine…) Unluckiest Guys on the Ship
One Giant Leap for Mindmelds
Potential for Slavery? 


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