Rank #1: Episode 36: Morgan Gendel, Writer of TNG's "The Inner Light"
This week Jordan welcomes TNG & DS9 writer Morgan Gendel! Morgan talks about the “connectome” his inspiration for TNG’s “The Inner Light” as well as some of his other works. Morgan also shares some stories about working with William Shatner on Tek War and his latest work on The 100. You can watch the season 4 premiere of The 100 on February 1st on The CW.
Feb 01 2017
Rank #3: Episode 82: Mary Wiseman & "What's Past Is Prologue" Review
This week on Engage we welcome Cadet Tilly/Captain Killy herself Mary Wiseman! Special guest host Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Screencrush talks with Mary about her expirences on the Discovery set and shares a few behind the scenes stories. Also this week, Jordan returns just in time to review the absolutely explosive "What's Past Is Prologue" episode of Star Trek Discovery.
Jan 29 2018
Rank #4: Episode 27: "Dagger Of The Mind" with Matt Singer
Continuing the Star Trek 50th anniversary, Jordan welcomes ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer back to the show to review the TOS episode “Dagger Of The Mind”! Jordan & Matt mind meld to discuss the effects of the neural neutralizer, Dr. Adams endgame and more! Jordan & Matt also comment on the departure Of Bryan Fuller as showrunner from Star Trek: Discovery.
Nov 02 2016
Rank #5: Episode 81: "Vaulting Ambition" Review
This week on Engage guest host Matt Patches of Thrillist returns for his 4th appearance to lead a discussion on Discovery episode 112 "Vaulting Ambition"! We talk about this week's major revalation and how we see the rest of the season playing out.
Jan 22 2018
Rank #6: Episode 80: "The Wolf Inside" Review
This week on Engage we have a very short recap of Discovery Episode 11 "The Wolf Inside" by Engineer Brian while Jordan is away on The Star Trek Cruise.
Jan 15 2018
Rank #7: Episode 37: "The Measure Of A Man" with The Nerdy Bird's Jill Pantozzi
This week on Engage Jordan talks with The Nerdy Bird's Jill Pantozzi about what is arguably the 1st perfect TNG episode "The Measure Of A Man". Jordan and Jill discuss the grey areas of the arguments on both sides of Data's predicament and how these issues are still relevent today. Jordan and Jill also discuss the latest Discovery news and a little a bit about the current landscape of superhero movies.
Feb 08 2017
Rank #8: Episode 35: Star Trek: The Cruise Live with Ethan Phillips & Robert Picardo
This week we have another episode recorded from Star Trek: The Cruise this time featuring Ethan Phillips & Robert Picardo! Ethan and Robert tell Jordan about how their acting paths crossed pre-Star Trek and share some funny stories from their Voyager days.
Jan 25 2017
Rank #9: Episode 34: Star Trek: The Cruise Live with Terry Farrell, Denise Crosby & Joe Piscopo!
Fresh of Star Trek Family Feud, Jordan is joined By Terry Farrell & Denise Crosby! In true sailor fashion this episode contains some salty language so maybe listen to this one without the cadets. Later in the episode, Joe Piscopo serenades you with his best Sinatra impression!
Jan 18 2017
Rank #10: Episode 29: A.I. and Star Trek with Dr. Annalee Newitz of Ars Technica
This week Jordan is joined by author, critic and renown futurist Dr. Annalee Newitz. Annalee is also the Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica and was a founder of i09. Their conversation topics include the ethics of artificial intelligence in Star Trek, other media and (gasp!) real life. Also: alien sex. Enjoy.
Nov 16 2016
Rank #11: Episode 85: After "After Trek" With Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp & Matt Mira
This week on Engage we are proud to bring you Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin Green and Anthony Rapp! And if that wasn't enough, we also have "After Trek" host Matt Mira! Two interviews for the price of none! Thanks to the kind folks at "After Trek" we were able to attend a taping of their season finale and got to spend some time with these very talented people.
Feb 19 2018
Rank #12: Episode 84: "WIll You Take My Hand?" Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale Review
This week on Engage we review Star Trek: Discovery's season 1 finale, "Will You Take My Hand?", Michael Burnham comes full circle from episode one and we see a few cast members exit the Discovery as it embarks on its newest mission. We also specualte on the HUGE cliffhanger and what we'd like to see in season 2,
Feb 12 2018
Rank #13: Episode 83: "The War Without, the War Within" Review
This week on Engage we review Star Trek: Discovery episode 14 "The War Without, the War Within". After the breakneck pace of the last few episodes we get a more non-descript episode to set up next week's big finale. We also talk about Zachary Quinto's reboot of "In Search Of" and catch up on "The Orville".
Feb 05 2018
Rank #14: Episode 33: Engage Returns with Star Trek Author David Mack!
This week on Engage, Jordan welcomes prolific Star Trek Author David Mack! David gives Jordan some insight into his favorite Vanguard characters, as well the influence Rush has had on his work. David also talks about his latest novel, set in the in the Discovery era, which will be out later this year.
Jan 11 2017
Rank #15: Episode 32: The Okudas & The Roddenberry Vault
This week features the return of Denise & Mike Okuda! The hardest working couple in Star Trek are back to discuss their latest Trek project, The Roddenberry Vault! Also in this episode Jordan talks about the latest Star Trek: Discovery castings!
Dec 14 2016
Rank #16: Episode 38: Dr. Phlox himself, John Billingsley!
Dr. Phlox emerges from Sickbay to join us on Engage. He didn’t bring his Pyrithian Bat, but he did bring plenty of opinions. Mr. Billingsley talks a bit about Enterprise, but also delves into our current political situation, and offers some suggestions for those wondering “what do we do next?” A controversial episode of Engage, perhaps, but also one with a lot of spunk, fire and humor!
Feb 15 2017
Rank #17: Episode 30: Scott "Movie" Mantz
One of the world’s most extreme Star Trek fans, Access Hollywood’s Scott “Movie” Mantz, joins Jordan to go on a nerd dialogue at a high warp factor, and also to talk about episodes that mean more to them now that they are (ahem) older. Buckle up for this one, these guys both love to talk!
Nov 30 2016
Rank #18: Episode 28: Star Trek Election Day Special
For this Election Day Special, Jordan hosts writer, humorist, two-time James Beard Award winning essayist and former Fox News pundit John DeVore. Politics, Star Trek and other diverse topics blend in this tangent-heavy, highly entertaining episode.
Nov 09 2016
Rank #19: Episode 79: Discovery "Despite Yourself" Recap
Star Trek Discovery is back so are we! This week we review Discovery episode 110 "Despite Yourself" with special guest Matt Patches of Thrillist! We also talk about the Black Mirror episode "U.S.S. Callister" and throw around some crazy theories about what we'll see in the remaining 5 episodes of Discovery's inaugural season.
Jan 08 2018
Rank #20: Episode78: Transgender Representation in Trek
In the 90's Star Trek was a little ahead of the curve in the representation of the LBGT community. This week Jordan and special guest Oliver Whitney of Screencrush take a look back at TNG's "The Outcast" & The Host" as well as DS9's "Rejoined" to see how they hold up today.
This will be the last episode of the year for Engage. We're going to be taking a little hiatus and will back late January/Early February 2018. Happy Holidays to all and Live Long & Prosper!
Dec 19 2017