Secrets of Star Trek

The Secrets of Star Trek is a fan celebration and discussion of the long-running TV and movie franchise that looks at all of the TV series, movies, and other properties going back to the Original Series and right up to all the new Star Trek being produced today and in the near future. Secrets of Star Trek takes an episode-by-episode deep dive into all the completed series (The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise), the movies, and all that is still being produced (Discovery, the new Picard series, and beyond). Join Jimmy Akin, Domenico Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha as they dive into the hidden layers and deeper meaning of Star Trek.

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Recent Episodes

Time Amok (PRO) - Time bubbles! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this latest episode of Prodigy, including the common Trek plot of time looping; the lesson about working together as a crew; and a major development for one character. Plus the chicken, fox, and grain logic problem.
First Con-tact (PRO) - The Protostar crew meets a Ferengi. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the crew's introduction to transporters, Ferengi, and first contact situations; the morality of the Prime Directive; and the most important lesson being the true friends they made along the way.
Kobayashi (PRO) - Prodigy is back and so are some of our Star Trek favorites. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the midseason premiere that sees Dal confront the no-win scenario and meet up with some giants of Star Trek history, noting the show's attempt to introduce it's young audience to its lore.
Fusion (ENT) – The Secrets of Star Trek - Unusual Vulcans! Jimmy, Dom, and Fr. Cory discuss how this episode plays with our expectations and sympathies; reveals more about Vulcan culture and society; and develops the character of T'Pol in how she relates to her own people and to humans.
Faces (VOY) - Evil twins and body horror. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about this Voyager story in which B'Elanna gets split in human and Klingon individuals; an alien steals a crewman's face; and they wonder why Starfleet has such dumb flashlights.

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