In order to understand Hey Let's Star Trek! into Dahhhkness, our dear readers may need just a little bit of back story. Hey Star Trek! was a Star Trek and Media blog that started a long time ago in the city of Las Vegas and it was the blog over at Trekcast.com.
We've been making the rounds lately on a few of our favorite podcasts. Heck, what can I say, it's always an honor when someone asks us back to their show. Huh, maybe I wasn't as big of space-douche (also know as a Pakled) last time as I thought I was... Anyway, I had the pleasure of being on another installment of one of our favs;Geek Fights. What's the topic this time, you ask? Well, Damon and the fellas served up the most mediocre Star Trek episode. We hashed this bad boy out for over 2 hours and it wasn't nearly as easy as it sounds. Think about it. Mediocre. Not good, not bad, just somewhere in the middle. We had tons of fun, though, and think that you'll really enjoy listening to this episode. Check out the download links and full episode description below.
Call us Hey Star Trek! We have always been Hey Star Trek! Even if our illustrious founder and CEO had called us something else, called us Hey You! or Lookout! Star Trek!, we would have still been Hey Star Trek! For we have always found ourselves in the position of loving Star Trek, but needing to touch it on the shoulder and say: Hey. Excuse us, but?
Or else yanking it from the street as an oncoming car was coming toward it, saying: Hey! Are you trying to get yourself killed!?
When we were a much younger company, when we were making pictures for the very awesome Make Me Dehner Dot Com, mixing sound for the first minute or so for each episode of geek fights, we had made our minds up about all sorts of things.
Amongst these things, we knew, like you, that Voyager was the weakest of the Star Trek shows. We also knew, just like many of you, that Farscape was lame and couldn't possibly be any good. We hope now, that you see where this issue is headed, gentle reader....
...and it's going to be okay. Just relax, read, listen to our proposals, and understand that the end of the world is happening in 2012. Yes, as the Mayan calendar is playing out its final year, its time for all of us to examine those truths we hold dear.
This holiday season and on through til the End of Times, we're giving each of you the opportunity to ignore a petty prejudice and embrace something new. That's what we've been up to for most of the year and it has been very, very rewarding for us.
Because Star Trek typically leads by example, Hey Star Trek! will lay out a few examples of how we did what we're asking all of you to do.
We’re pleased to announce the fourteenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast. In this second and final part of our special round-table discussion, that we're calling "Our Lives After Trek", we had the fortune of talking Trek with Trek author Dayton Ward, Trek know-it-all Larry Nemecek, Trek blogger Jerad "Super Spock" Formby, and Geek Fighter Damon Shaw. Sorry for the delay in releasing part 2. We had some unforseen technical difficulties that put a kybosh on releasing this episode when we had originally planned.
This time we discuss all of the TNG movies from Star Trek: Generations through Star Trek: Nemesis. We also chat about Enterprise and discover that we all have common thoughts about the show. After that, we even dive into the 2009 J.J. Abrams reboot of our beloved franchise. You definitely won't want to miss that.
(Preface by Captain Pyke: We are thrilled to have "Hey Star Trek!" visiting us here at Subspace Communique! Jerad Formby has been a good friend to the site almost since its inception and we're honored that he would post another fantastic edition of his popular series here. While Jerad has been having some unresolved technical issues posting on Trekcast.com, we're excited to be the surrogate home for "Hey Star Trek!" Hopefully all the problems will be sorted out soon, but Until then, enjoy!)
Meanwhile, back at the lab, it seems Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has put together a new movie designed to help us all remember what it was like to see a movie in the 1980s. It’s obvious that he wants to take us back to a simpler era where movies held for all of us a sense of wonder and a youthful sense of fear.
He’s framed his story around young people who make movies as a hobby so that there is no confusing that this major motion picture is a valentine written and shipped to all of us thirty years ago. This movie, by design, would have played at the emerging cineplexes of old –on a screen right next to E.T. or Gremlins or The Goonies..
He even took it upon himself to film the movie as if it were made in that era. The film doesn’t suffer from frequent cutting and MTV pacing. It’s presented in sweeping panoramas of good ol’ small town kids in their good ol’ small town, flirting with their coming of age stories.
And it’s even a little scary. To ensure that the scares were as 1980s-authentic as possible, Mr. Abrams even observed the old Jaws adage. You know the one we mean.
We’re pleased to announce the thirteenth episode of our “Life After Trek” podcast. In part 1 of our special round-table discussion, that we're calling "Our Lives After Trek", we had the fortune of talking Trek with Trek author Dayton Ward, Trek know-it-all Larry Nemecek, Trek blogger Jerad "Super Spock" Formby, and Geek Fighter Damon Shaw.
In the first part of our discussion, each panelist tells their trek universe introduction story and we also go through each of the Trek series with insightful, funny, and sometimes "inside Trek" conversations about the shows. In true "Best of Both Worlds" fashion, we leave you with a cliffhanger. In the next episode we'll be discussing "Enterprise" and all of the Trek movies. We had a blast recording this episode and hope that you will enjoy this unique conversation.
Well, it's here. The finale to beat all finales. Geek Fighters to your corners and let's get ready to rumble. You've heard the alpha and omega brackets and now it's time to find out; what's the best Star Trek episode ever. In this episode, all of the geek fighters return, Damon Shaw, Mike Ortiz, Paul Storrie, Barry Ingram, Darren Benjamin, Jerad Formby, Michael Felsher, your's truly, and Trek author Dayton Ward.
Geek Fights episode 28:
Wow, Trek geeks can really talk! This is it, the conclusion to our most intense fight ever. Nine geeks, one fight! Damon Shaw, Michael Ortiz, Chris Wood, Paul Storrie, Barry Ingram, Darren Benjamin, Jerad Formby, Michael Felsher, and special guest Dayton Ward reunite for the final showdown between The Inner Light and In The Pale Moonlight for the title BEST STAR TREK EPISODE! There is passion and pathos, conflict and comedy, inspiration and exaltation, everything that makes Star Trek great! (source Geekfights.net)
Download the episode here
Check out the Geek Fights website here.
We've known Jerad on the interwebs for well over a year now and have often called him our "internet friend" or "friend of the site". After spending a great deal of time with him at Vegas Khhaan! we can now call him a good personal friend. We partied, we laughed, we hung out in front of an AM/PM and drank warm beverages from paper bags (special Hey, Star Trek! designed paper bags). We truly lived the Trek culture High Life!
Our good buddy Jerad "Super_Spock" Formby dropped another fantastic edition of his Golden Globe (we read the somewhere...) nominated Star Trek blog "Hey, Star Trek!". This time, Jerad gives us a report of the good times had by all and a few missteps on Star Trek Online.
Captain of a starship. Is it your first, best destiny?
Star Trek: Online thinks it is and now that we’ve played through Beta and the first month of it going live, we thought important to communicate our true and real impressions.
The last time we visited this topic, admittedly, the post was not serious in anyway and was written without experience with the game.