Positively Trek

Positively Trek Podcasts

Trek experts Dan and Bruce discuss a variety of Trek topics, often with special guests! We want to share our love of the Star Trek universe, and celebrate how it has touched our lives. We also cover news and reviews of all new Star Trek shows and films!

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Juicy Details from SDCC 2022!
Aug 2 2022
Juicy Details from SDCC 2022!
Positively Trek 210: Juicy Details from SDCC 2022! We Have the Inside Scoop on Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds   The Star Trek Universe has once again invaded Hall H at the San Diego Comic Con, and we have all of the inside scoop on season 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks, season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Season 3 of Star Trek: Picard. It’s an all-news episode of Positively Trek, with Dan flying solo this week.   We also have some very sad news to report this week with the passing of a Star Trek legend: Nichelle Nichols has passed away at the age of 89. Her star has shone bright in the Star Trek universe, and tributes have been pouring in for this amazing woman and her extraordinary talent.   Watch: Full Official Trailer For ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 -   ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Features DS9 Station, Peanut Hamper… And Bangin’ Earth Outfits -   ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ To Cross Over With ‘Lower Decks’ In Season 2 -   Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 2 Going Bigger With Animated Pike, Changed Spock… And More Gorn -   Watch: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Teaser Reveals First Look At TNG Characters In Season 3 -   ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 Has Khan-Level Villain, Jean-Luc/Beverly Tension… And The Enterprise -   ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Showrunner Teases Season 3 Villain, Which Enterprise, And Worf’s Dominion Connection -   Alex Kurtzman: Discussions Have Been Had About Bringing Back ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Characters -   Star Trek Says Goodbye To Memorable Guest Stars David Warner And Paul Sorvino -   Nichelle Nichols, STAR TREK’s Original Lt. Uhura, Dies at 89 -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) SDCC: Lower Decks Season 3 (00:00:59) SDCC: SNW/Lower Decks Crossover (00:07:44) SDCC: Strange New Worlds Season 2 (00:09:30) Patreon Shout Out (00:17:24) SDCC: Picard Season 3 (00:18:08) DS9 Characters? Discussions Have Been Had (00:27:13) R.I.P. David Warner and Paul Sorvino (00:29:35) Rest in Peace Nichelle Nichols (00:31:03)   Host Dan Gunther   Production Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Juicy Details from SDCC 2022!
Aug 2 2022
Juicy Details from SDCC 2022!
Positively Trek 210: Juicy Details from SDCC 2022! We Have the Inside Scoop on Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds   The Star Trek Universe has once again invaded Hall H at the San Diego Comic Con, and we have all of the inside scoop on season 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks, season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Season 3 of Star Trek: Picard. It’s an all-news episode of Positively Trek, with Dan flying solo this week.   We also have some very sad news to report this week with the passing of a Star Trek legend: Nichelle Nichols has passed away at the age of 89. Her star has shone bright in the Star Trek universe, and tributes have been pouring in for this amazing woman and her extraordinary talent.   Watch: Full Official Trailer For ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 -   ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Features DS9 Station, Peanut Hamper… And Bangin’ Earth Outfits -   ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ To Cross Over With ‘Lower Decks’ In Season 2 -   Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 2 Going Bigger With Animated Pike, Changed Spock… And More Gorn -   Watch: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Teaser Reveals First Look At TNG Characters In Season 3 -   ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 Has Khan-Level Villain, Jean-Luc/Beverly Tension… And The Enterprise -   ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Showrunner Teases Season 3 Villain, Which Enterprise, And Worf’s Dominion Connection -   Alex Kurtzman: Discussions Have Been Had About Bringing Back ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Characters -   Star Trek Says Goodbye To Memorable Guest Stars David Warner And Paul Sorvino -   Nichelle Nichols, STAR TREK’s Original Lt. Uhura, Dies at 89 -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) SDCC: Lower Decks Season 3 (00:00:59) SDCC: SNW/Lower Decks Crossover (00:07:44) SDCC: Strange New Worlds Season 2 (00:09:30) Patreon Shout Out (00:17:24) SDCC: Picard Season 3 (00:18:08) DS9 Characters? Discussions Have Been Had (00:27:13) R.I.P. David Warner and Paul Sorvino (00:29:35) Rest in Peace Nichelle Nichols (00:31:03)   Host Dan Gunther   Production Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Best Vacation Spots in the Final Frontier!
Jul 26 2022
The Best Vacation Spots in the Final Frontier!
Positively Trek 209: The Best Vacation Spots in the Final Frontier! Where Are You Going for Your Galactic Getaway?   Over the past 900+ episodes and films, Star Trek has had no shortage of candidates for a fantastic vacation in the 23rd, 24th, or even 32nd centuries! Join Bruce and Dan as they discuss where they would love to holiday in the final frontier (and a few places they’d rather stay away from).   In the news segment, we discuss a recent interview with Melissa Navia on Ortegas’s role in season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Jason Isaacs willingness to portray Prime Lorca, a new casting addition to Star Trek: Picard’s third season, and the possible end of the line for Star Trek Starships producer Eaglemoss.   Ortegas Gets a Storyline in SNW Season 2 -   Jason Isaacs is Ready for Prime Lorca -   Ed Speleers Playing In Star Trek: Picard? -   End of the Line for Eaglemoss? -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Ortegas Gets a Storyline in SNW Season 2 (00:09:59) Jason Isaacs is Ready for Prime Lorca (00:23:16) Ed Speleers Playing In Star Trek: Picard? (00:27:01) End of the Line for Eaglemoss? (00:31:05) Patreon Shout Out (00:38:23) Star Trek Vacation Spots (00:39:21) Closing (01:12:20)   Hosts Bruce Gibson Dan Gunther   Production  Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 Straight Weeks of Trek!
Jul 19 2022
48 Straight Weeks of Trek!
Positively Trek 208: 48 Straight Weeks of Trek! Plus: Lower Decks Returns on August 25th!   An unprecedented run of new Star Trek has just wrapped up: 52 new episodes of Star Trek, spread over 48 weeks! As we come to a rare break from new Trek, let’s take a look back at our favorite moments from the past year.   In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Dan and Bruce discuss the highlights and lowlights from season two of Star Trek: Lower Decks, season one (.5) of Star Trek: Prodigy, season four of Star Trek: Discovery, season two of Star Trek: Picard, and season one of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.   In the news this week, we talk about the newly-announced premiere date for season 3 of Lower Decks and the five Emmy nominations for Picard and Strange New Worlds.   STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS Returns for Season 3 on August 25 -   ‘Star Trek: Picard’ And ‘Strange New Worlds’ Pick Up 5 Emmy Nominations -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Lower Decks Season 3: August 25th (00:01:27) 5 Emmy Noms for Picard & Strange New Worlds (00:07:24) Patreon Shout Out (00:13:19) 48 Weeks of Star Trek! (00:14:02) Lower Decks Season Two (00:16:20) Prodigy Season One (00:27:07) Discovery Season Four (00:37:24) Picard Season Two (00:54:24) Strange New Worlds Season One (01:10:36) Final Thoughts (01:28:42) Closing (01:31:30)   Hosts Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “A Quality of Mercy” (Season One Finale!)
Jul 12 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “A Quality of Mercy” (Season One Finale!)
Positively Trek 207: Strange New Worlds Review: “A Quality of Mercy” (Season One Finale!) Plus: Star Trek Universe Returns to the San Diego Comic Con   Captain Pike receives a visit from a time traveler with a dire warning: if Pike attempts to escape his fate, the consequences could be disastrous! Having to see his possible future for himself, Pike witnesses a true balance of terror…   In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss the season one finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “A Quality of Mercy.” We also talk about the week’s Star Trek news, including the return of Star Trek Universe to the San Diego Comic Con, The Motion Picture on 4K UHD Blu-Ray details, and some hints about season two of Strange New Worlds!   STAR TREK UNIVERSE Returns to San Diego Comic Con on July 23 -   Watch: Boimler Returns Home In Clip From ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 -   Wrath of P’Khan Ice Cream -   ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ Directors Edition 4K UHD Blu-Ray And TOS Movies Collection Coming In September -   24 and Star Trek Star Gregory Itzin Dead at 74 - STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS Creative Team Unveils a New Enterprise Set and Teases Character Plans for Season 2 -   ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Producer Explains How Bruce Horak Will Return -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Opening (00:00:00) Star Trek Universe at San Diego Comic Con (00:04:27) Star Trek TMP on 4K UHD Blu-Ray (00:14:15) Gregory Itzin Passes Away at 74 (00:20:09) SNW Creative Team Teases Season 2 (00:23:52) Bruce Horak Will Return (00:33:40) Patreon Shout Out (00:40:07) SNW Review: “A Quality of Mercy” (00:41:05) Final Thoughts (01:52:28) Closing (01:57:24)   Hosts Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “All Those Who Wander” (1.09)
Jul 5 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “All Those Who Wander” (1.09)
Positively Trek 206: Strange New Worlds Review: “All Those Who Wander” (1.09) Plus: Strange New Worlds Season Two Wraps Production   The Enterprise crew faces a formidable foe when a landing party sets out to rescue the lost crew of the U.S.S. Peregrine. The toll the mission will exact on the crew is immense, and this one promises to be a real tear-jerker. You have been warned!   In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Dan and Bruce discuss “All Those Who Wander,” the penultimate episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ first season. We also talk about the week’s Star Trek news, including the wrap of production on Strange New Worlds’ *second* season, some hints about what we might see in season two, and the debut of Star Trek: Prodigy on Nickelodeon in the United States!   Production Has Wrapped On ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 2 - Hinted To Return In ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 2 - Trek: Prodigy’ Arrives On Nickelodeon USA Next Week -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Opening (00:00:00) SNW Season 2 Wraps Production (00:01:12) Hints About SNW Season 2 (00:06:34) Prodigy Debuts on Nickelodeon This Week (00:12:36) Patreon Shout Out (00:16:50) SNW Review: “All Those Who Wander” (00:17:35) Final Thoughts (01:02:51) Closing (01:07:53)   Hosts  Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (1.08)
Jun 28 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (1.08)
Positively Trek 205: Strange New Worlds Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (1.08) Plus: Discovery Season 5 Details & New Comics from IDW!   Dr. M’Benga finds himself at the center of a mysterious transformation as the crew of the Enterprise act out a fantasy tale from the pages of The Kingdom of Elysian. What is at the heart of this mystery, and what does it have to do with M’Benga’s ailing daughter?   In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss “The Elysian Kingdom.” We also talk about the week’s Star Trek news, including some details about Star Trek: Discovery’s fifth season thanks to Sonequa Martin-Green, a new 4K release of Star Trek: First Contact, and some exciting comics news from the folks at IDW!   Sonequa Martin-Green talks season 5, more Tilly, and crossovers -   First Contact 4K HDR Edition -   IDW’s 400th issue and Lower Decks -   Boltzmann Brain on Wikipedia -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Sonequa Martin-Green Talks DSC Season 5 (00:01:19) First Contact 4K HDR Edition (00:07:08) IDW’s 400th Issue & Lower Decks Comic (00:11:49) Patreon Shout Out (00:17:00) SNW Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (00:17:58) Final Thoughts (00:52:07) Closing (00:57:01)   Hosts Bruce Gibson Dan Gunther   Production  Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “The Serene Squall” (1.07)
Jun 21 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “The Serene Squall” (1.07)
Positively Trek 204: Strange New Worlds Review: “The Serene Squall” (1.07) Plus: Discovery Back in Production for Season 5!   Shiver me timbers! Avast ye mateys! It’s Pirate Week on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!   In this episode of Positively Trek, Dan and Bruce discuss “The Serene Squall,” a story of pirates, kidnappings, and an amazing performance by the guest star of the week!   We also discuss the week’s Star Trek news, including the official beginning of production on season five of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard beaming onto Blu-Ray this Fall, and Voyager’s “Threshold” in the style of The Animated Series!   ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Officially Begins Filming Season 5 -   STAR TREK: PICARD Beams Down on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4 -   Watch: “Threshold” From ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ In The Style Of ‘The Animated Series’ + Creator Interview -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Season 5 of Discovery Begins Production (00:00:52) Picard Season 2 on DVD & Blu-Ray (00:05:58) Voyager’s “Threshold,” TAS-Style (00:09:31) Patreon Shout Out (00:14:22) SNW Review: “The Serene Squall” (00:15:07) Final Thoughts (01:00:57) Closing (01:05:30)   Hosts Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Book Club: Adventures in the 32nd Century
Jun 17 2022
Book Club: Adventures in the 32nd Century
Positively Trek 203: Book Club: Adventures in the 32nd Century Four Stories Featuring Grudge, Adira, Keyla Detmer, & Linus!   Star Trek: Discovery: Adventures in the 32nd Century is a four-issue comic series from writer Mike Johnson with art by Angel Hernández. In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce discuss all four issues, featuring Grudge the cat (she’s a QUEEN!), Adira Tal, Keyla Detmer, and Linus, Discovery’s Saurian crewmember, respectively. We talk about our thoughts on each of the stories as well as the variant covers by Angel Hernández and Aaron Harvey.   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Opening (00:00:00) Issue 1: Grudge (00:01:58) Issue 2: Adira (00:15:03) Patreon Shout Out: (00:23:18) Issue 3: Keyla Detmer (00:24:04) Issue 4: Linus (00:35:18) Final Thoughts (00:44:05) Closing (00:46:28)   Hosts Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach” (1.06)
Jun 14 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach” (1.06)
Positively Trek 202: Strange New Worlds Review: “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach” Plus: Alex Kurtzman Talks Crossovers & More   A face from Pike’s past draws the crew of the Enterprise into a mystery surrounding a young boy vital to the future of his world. Sinister forces are after him, and it’s up to Pike and his crew to discover the motivations behind his attackers.   In this week’s Positively Trek, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach,” episode six of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We also discuss the week’s Star Trek news, including some comments from Alex Kurtzman on the future of Trek, an exciting new guest star for Strange New Worlds, a new behind-the-scenes book about The Wrath of Khan, and much more!   Alex Kurtzman talks about more Gorn on SNW and crossovers -   SNW Nonbinary character played by Jesse James Keitel -   EXO-6’s Mirror Sulu and Lt. Commander Tuvok -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Opening (00:00:00) Alex Kurtzman Talks Gorn and Crossovers (00:01:14) Jesse James Keitel Joins Strange New Worlds (00:13:12) The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film (00:16:19) Mirror Sulu, Tuvok, and Michael Burnham on offer from EXO-6 (00:18:22) Patreon Shout Out (00:23:21) SNW Review: “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach” (00:24:19) Final Thoughts (00:45:53) Closing (00:49:57)   Hosts Bruce Gibson Dan Gunther   Production Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “Spock Amok” (1.05)
Jun 7 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “Spock Amok” (1.05)
Positively Trek 201: Strange New Worlds Review: “Spock Amok” (1.05) Plus: UK Paramount+ Launch Details & DS9 Leaving US Netflix   In this week’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Spock and T’Pring attempt to get to know each other better and get more than either of them bargained for.   On the Positively Trek podcast this week, Dan and Bruce are discussing “Spock Amok,” a decidedly lighter episode than last week’s! We also talk about the week’s Star Trek news, including some potentially disappointing news about Paramount+’s UK launch as well as the impending departure of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from US Netflix.   Paramount+ UK Launch to Include DISCOVERY, PRODIGY, and First Three Episodes of STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS -   Deep Space Nine’ Leaving Netflix USA; Star Trek Now Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Intro (00:00:00) Details of UK Paramount+ Launch (00:01:34) DS9 Leaving US Netflix (00:05:39) Patreon Shout Out (00:13:40) SNW Review: “Spock Amok” (00:14:39) Final Thoughts: (01:01:03) Closing (01:04:26)   Hosts  Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production  Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Book Club: Final Frontier by Diane Carey
Jun 3 2022
Book Club: Final Frontier by Diane Carey
Positively Trek 200: Book Club: Final Frontier by Diane Carey The Secret First Mission of the 1701!   Space… the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship… um… we’ll get back to you on that!   In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss a classic Star Trek novel: Final Frontier by Diane Carey, featuring the very first mission of the NCC-1701, before she was even christened Enterprise! We learn all about Captain Robert April, Commander George Kirk (“Jimmy” Kirk’s father), and witness a clandestine mission that has been scrubbed from the history books!   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Spoiler-Free Discussion (00:03:12) Patreon Shout Out (00:10:46) Review of Final Frontier (00:11:44) Final Thoughts (01:01:33) Closing (01:09:20)    Hosts Bruce Gibson Dan Gunther   Production  Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “Memento Mori” (1.04)
May 31 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “Memento Mori” (1.04)
Positively Trek 199: Strange New Worlds Review: “Memento Mori” (1.04) Plus: Disappointment for European Trek Fans as DST London is Canceled   La’an confronts dark memories from her past as a familiar enemy sets its sights on the Enterprise.   In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss “Memento Mori,” the fourth episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. We also discuss the week’s Star Trek news, including some hints about Star Trek: Picard’s third season, as well as some more disappointing news for the Star Trek fans in Europe as Destination Star Trek London is canceled.   Terry Matalas Teases ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 Villain, Confirms TNG Cast Will Be Together -   Destination Star Trek London Canceled -   Memorial Pins -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Opening (00:00:00) Picard Season Three Tidbits from Terry Matalas (00:01:12) Destination Star Trek London Canceled (00:07:13) Patreon Shout Out (00:14:22) SNW Review: “Memento Mori” (00:15:08) Final Thoughts: (00:53:26) Closing (00:56:07)   Hosts Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Book Club: Star Trek Explorer #2 Short Stories
May 27 2022
Book Club: Star Trek Explorer #2 Short Stories
Positively Trek 198: Book Club: Star Trek Explorer #2 Short Stories Featuring Short Stories by Greg Cox, Christopher Cooper, Lisa Klink, and Chris Dows   We once again flip open the pages of Star Trek Explorer in search of brand-new exclusive short fiction set in the Star Trek universe! In this, the second issue of the official Star Trek magazine, the topic that connects all four stories is one that sends chills down the spine of even the most battle-hardened Starfleet veteran: The Borg.   In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce take a look at the four short stories in issue #2 of Star Trek Explorer (including the subscriber-exclusive digital supplement): “Seven > Seven” by Greg Cox, “Quality of Life” by Christopher Cooper, “Retribution” by Lisa Klink, and “Broken Oaths” by Chris Dows.   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Opening (00:00:00) “Seven > Seven” by Greg Cox (00:09:16) “Quality of Life” by Christopher Cooper (00:17:56) Patreon Shout Out (00:30:17) “Retribution” by Lisa Klink (00:31:02) “Broken Oaths” by Chris Dows (00:43:11) Closing (00:50:32)   Hosts  Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production  Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “Ghosts of Illyria” (1.03)
May 24 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “Ghosts of Illyria” (1.03)
Positively Trek 197: Strange New Worlds Review: “Ghosts of Illyria” (1.03) Plus: Comics, Game, and Movie News!   On this week’s episode of Positively Trek, hosts Dan and Bruce delve into Number One’s mysterious past when the Enterprise responds to a distress call from an Illyrian colony. A mysterious illness ravages the crew while Pike and Spock are stranded on the planet’s surface in “Ghosts of Illyria,” the third episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.   In the news this week, we have a new comic miniseries coming from IDW exploring the events between seasons two and three of Star Trek: Picard, our first look at the new Star Trek: Prodigy video game, and some comments from Karl Urban regarding the next Star Trek film!   ‘Stargazer’ Comic Mini-Series To Bridge The Gap Between Seasons 2 And 3 Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ -   First Look at the New STAR TREK: PRODIGY — SUPERNOVA Game, Warping Out of the Delta Quadrant this October -   Karl Urban Gives A ‘Star Trek 4’ Update, Says It’s Now Just A Matter Of Logistics -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters Opening (00:00:00) Picard: Stargazer Miniseries from IDW (00:01:28) Prodigy: Supernova Game Update (00:03:03) Karl Urban on Star Trek 4 Prospects (00:04:52) Patreon Shout Out (00:07:41) SNW Review: “Ghosts of Illyria” (00:08:26) Final Thoughts (00:41:16) Closing (00:44:29)   Hosts Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Strange New Worlds Review: “Children of the Comet” (1.02)
May 17 2022
Strange New Worlds Review: “Children of the Comet” (1.02)
Positively Trek 196: Strange New Worlds Review: “Children of the Comet” (1.02) Plus: Star Trek Shows Fight Over Wesley Crusher?   The voyages of the Starship Enterprise under Captain Pike continue! It’s Uhura’s time to shine as the crew attempts to save a world from an impending comet strike, but there’s a linguistic mystery to be solved. Add to that a species who want to stop the crew’s attempts to interfere with the comet, and we have the makings of a great standalone adventure!   In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss the Strange New Worlds episode “Children of the Comet,” along with the week’s Star Trek news!   Star Trek Producers Fight Over Wesley Crusher -   Second Wave of Super7 TNG Figures -   Star Trek Online Launches TMP Mirror Universe -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Opening (00:00:00) Star Trek Producers Fight Over Wesley Crusher (00:02:32) Second Wave of Super7 TNG Figures (00:08:54) Star Trek Online Launches TMP Mirror Universe (00:18:53) Patreon Shout Out (00:24:26) SNW Review: “Children of the Comet” (00:25:10) Final Thoughts (01:17:43) Closing (01:21:42)   Hosts Bruce Gibson Dan Gunther   Production Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Picard Season 2 Finale Review: “Farewell” & Strange New Worlds Premiere!
May 10 2022
Picard Season 2 Finale Review: “Farewell” & Strange New Worlds Premiere!
Positively Trek 195: Picard Season 2 Finale Review: “Farewell” & Strange New Worlds Premiere! SEASON FINALE & SERIES PREMIERE DOUBLE EPISODE   In this double episode of Positively Trek, hosts Dan and Bruce take a look at the season 2 finale of Star Trek: Picard, the appropriately titled “Farewell,” as well as the premiere episode of the brand-new Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, entitled “Strange New Worlds.” Well… they maybe could have done better with that title!   We also cover the week’s news, including some surprising news about the cast of season 3 of Picard, some Strange New Worlds tidbits from co-showrunner Henry Alonso Myers, and international launch dates for Paramount+!   Multiple STAR TREK: PICARD Actors Confirm Departure From Series -   Co-Showrunner Henry Alonso Myers Says to “Assume Nothing” About Jim Kirk and STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS -   Paramount+ Launching In UK And Ireland In June, Including ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Intro (00:00:00) Multiple Cast Members Leaving Picard in S3 (00:02:19) SNW Co-Showrunner: “Assume Nothing” about Jim Kirk (00:08:33) Paramount+ Worldwide Launch Dates (00:10:55) Picard Review: “Farewell” (00:16:54) Picard Final Thoughts (00:58:08) Patreon Shout Out (01:04:50) Strange New Worlds Review (01:05:35) SNW Final Thoughts (01:54:55) Closing (01:59:23)   Hosts  Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production  Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Book Club: Dragon’s Honor
May 6 2022
Book Club: Dragon’s Honor
Positively Trek 194: Book Club: Dragon’s Honor By Kij Johnson and Greg Cox   The Enterprise is on a mission to bring the reclusive Dragon Empire into the Federation. The Empire, which is threatened by the menacing G’kkau, is on the verge of achieving peace between its warring factions. Can Picard and his crew maintain the peace and ensure the safety of the Dragon Empire?   In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation #38: Dragon’s Honor by Kij Johnson and Greg Cox. We talk about Troi and Crusher’s parts in the story, Picard’s dilemma, the mysterious origins of the Dragon Empire, and much more!   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Opening (00:00:00) Spoiler-free discussion (00:00:00) Patreon Shout Out (00:00:00) Review of Dragon’s Honor (00:00:00) Final Thoughts (00:00:00) Closing (00:00:00)    Hosts Bruce Gibson Dan Gunther    ProductionBruce Gibson (Editor and Producer)Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Picard Review: “Hide and Seek” (2.09)
May 3 2022
Picard Review: “Hide and Seek” (2.09)
Positively Trek 193: Picard Review: “Hide and Seek” (2.09) Plus: Lower Decks Season 2 Blu-Ray Coming Soon!   Adam Soong and the Borg Queen close in on La Sirena, and it’s up to Picard and his crew to defend the ship to save the future!   The penultimate episode of Star Trek: Picard’s second season is upon us, and Bruce and Dan discuss it on this week’s Positively Trek! We also discuss the news about the release of season two of Star Trek: Lower Decks on blu-ray, the Picard season two soundtrack, and the passing of Star Trek: The Motion Picture scribe Harold Livingston.   Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Soundtrack Arrives -   Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 comes to Blu-Ray in July -   Harold Livingston, ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ Screenwriter, Dies at 97 -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Opening (00:00:00) Picard Season 2 Soundtrack (00:02:08) Lower Decks Season 2 on Blu-Ray (00:04:43) RIP Harold Livingston, TMP Screenwriter (00:09:20) Patreon Shout Out (00:11:55) Picard Review: “Hide and Seek” (00:12:39) Final Thoughts (00:57:59) Closing (01:00:47)    Hosts Bruce Gibson Dan Gunther   Production  Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer)Dan Gunther (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Picard Review: “Mercy” (2.08)
Apr 26 2022
Picard Review: “Mercy” (2.08)
Positively Trek 192: Picard Review: “Mercy” (2.08) Plus: Hallmark Trek Ornaments, TOS Novel Cover, and More   Picard’s adventures in the 21st century continue in “Mercy,” the 8th episode of Star Trek: Picard season two. Dan and Bruce discuss the episode in this week’s Positively Trek, along with the week’s Star Trek news, including a cover for the upcoming TOS novel Harm’s Way by David Mack, a new pre-order for an EXO-6 action figure, new Hallmark Trek ornaments, and the Star Trek: Ferengi alien spotlight comic from IDW!   Pre-order Star Trek: The Original Series: Harm’s Way by David Mack: Amazon.com:Paperback:   Amazon.ca: Paperback:   Amazon.co.uk:  Paperback:   EXO-6 Visits DEEP SPACE NINE with Captain Benjamin Sisko — and Unveils Additional Prototypes of Future STAR TREK Figures -   Hallmark Brings STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS Home for the Holidays with Captain Pike’s USS Enterprise Ornament -   See Quark Head Off For Adventure In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Ferengi’ -   Show page: Podcasts:   Help support the podcast! Go to to help out!   Sunshine (version 2) by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Take a Chance by Kevin MacLeod Link:   Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.   STAR TREK and all related marks, logos and characters are owned by CBS Studios Inc. Positively Trek is not endorsed or sponsored by or affiliated with CBS/Paramount Pictures or the STAR TREK franchise.   Chapters  Opening (00:00:00) TOS: Harm’s Way by David Mack Cover (00:01:17) EXO-6 Introduces Benjamin Sisko (00:04:59) Pike’s Enterprise from Hallmark (00:10:14) Star Trek: Ferengi from IDW (00:16:52) Patreon Shout Out (00:20:03) Picard Review: “Mercy” (00:20:48) Final Thoughts (00:57:16) Closing (01:02:34)    Hosts  Dan Gunther Bruce Gibson   Production  Dan Gunther (Editor and Producer) Bruce Gibson (Producer)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.