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Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast

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Engage: The OFFICIAL Star Trek Podcast is an hour-long, weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.

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Engage: The OFFICIAL Star Trek Podcast is an hour-long, weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.

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Poor podcast all the way around

By One Code One Life - Sep 05 2019
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The host while knowledgeable tends to rant, making it hard to follow along. His interview aren’t as much interviews as much as they are him bouncing things off his guest like a soundboard. I’m not surprised that this podcast was scrapped by CBS.

To politically correct

By scloontdog - Jul 26 2019
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Sone good info but to politically correct

iTunes Ratings

225 Ratings
Average Ratings
114
26
27
23
35

Poor podcast all the way around

By One Code One Life - Sep 05 2019
Read more
The host while knowledgeable tends to rant, making it hard to follow along. His interview aren’t as much interviews as much as they are him bouncing things off his guest like a soundboard. I’m not surprised that this podcast was scrapped by CBS.

To politically correct

By scloontdog - Jul 26 2019
Read more
Sone good info but to politically correct
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Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast

Updated 4 days ago

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Engage: The OFFICIAL Star Trek Podcast is an hour-long, weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.

Rank #1: Episode 32: The Okudas & The Roddenberry Vault

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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

55mins

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Rank #2: Episode 35: Star Trek: The Cruise Live with Ethan Phillips & Robert Picardo

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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

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: Episode 27: "Dagger Of The Mind" with Matt Singer

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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

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: Episode 39: Star Trek Gaming Part 1

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Gaming! The Final Frontier. Returning guest "Friedo" beams to Deck 44 to reminisce about his favorite Star Trek games, mostly from the 1990s. Crack out your VCRs for this nostalgia-heavy episode.

Feb 22 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: Episode 36: Morgan Gendel, Writer of TNG's "The Inner Light"

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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

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Rank #6: Episode 38: Dr. Phlox himself, John Billingsley!

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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

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: Episode 75: Discovery Roundtable Part 1

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This week Jordan is joined by Matt Patches of Thrilist, Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Dave Sims of The Atlantic to discuss the front 9 of Star Trek: Discovery as a whole (a half of a whole?). Topics include the intergration of discovery into the lore, Michael Burnham's Human/Vulcan Character arc and more!

Nov 28 2017

48mins

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Rank #8: Episode 82: Mary Wiseman & "What's Past Is Prologue" Review

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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

1hr 26mins

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Rank #9: Episode 43: Why Are We Here? With Dr. Lawrence Krauss

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This week Jordan welcomes Dr. Lawrence Krauss! Dr. Krauss is an award winning Theoretical Physicist and Author who is equally at home with science fiction as he is real science, as evidenced by his book “The Physics of Star Trek”. Dr. Krauss offers a very grounded view to science and shares his thoughts on the importance of getting people interested in science. If you like what you hear you can check out the Dr. Krauss’ latest book “The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?”

Mar 29 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Episode 46: Star Trek Online 101 With Priority One

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A while back on our Star Trek gaming episode, we may not have given Star Trek Online a fair shake. Enter Elijah & Jake from the Priorty One Podcast! Elijah and Jake give Jordan a crash course in the game and the events that have transpired in the games's 7+ year liespan.  If you want to hear more about the game you can check out the Priority One Podcast at http://priorityonepodcast.com

May 10 2017

1hr 37mins

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Rank #11: Episode 44: Nana Visitor & Gaaays in Spaaace!

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This week Jordan is live from the Gaaays in Spaaace event in NYC with guest of honor Nana Visitor! Jordan also speaks with the founder of the event, Dan Deevy & the host for the night Paige Turner! Gaaays in Spaaace is currently on its Equality Celebration Tour making stops in L.A, Las Vegas, New York, New Jersey & Chicago. To find out more check out https://www.gaaaysinspaaace.org.

Apr 12 2017

37mins

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Rank #12: Episode 66: Star Trek Discovery "Context Is For Kings" Review

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This week Jordan reviews Star Trek: Discovery Episode 3,”Context Is For Kings”.  We finally get a look at the Discovery and its crew. How does Michael Burnham fit in given her situation at the end of episode 2?

Oct 02 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: Episode 84: "WIll You Take My Hand?" Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale Review

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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

48mins

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Rank #14: Episode 76: Tarantino Does Trek & Discovery Roundtable Part 2

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This week we talk about Quentin Tarantino's rumored Star Trek pitch to J.J. Abrams and finish up our Discovery rountable with Matt Patches of Thrilist, Emma Stefansky of Vanity Fair and Dave Sims of The Atlantic.

Dec 05 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #15: Episode 85: After "After Trek" With Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp & Matt Mira

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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

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: Episode 71: Mudd & Effect

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This week on Engage we review episode 7 of Discovery "Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad".  Discovery has its most self-contained episode to date, and it’s a time loop to boot! Harry Mudd is back to wreak havoc on the enterprise and we see some sparks fly between two crewmates.  Did Mudd go too far? And how does this episode affect a certain popular fan theory? Tune In To find out!

Oct 30 2017

57mins

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Rank #17: Episode 68: "Choose Your Pain" Recap & Anthony Rapp Interview!

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This week we review the 5th episode of Star Trek: Discovery "Choose Your Pain".  In this episode we learn a bit of history of Captain Lorca, meet a potential new crew member in Lt. Ash Tyler and see the introduction of the one and only Harcourt Fenton Mudd!  And how about the ending!? We speak to Lt. Paul Stamets himself, Anthony Rapp to elaborate on his character's new situation.

Oct 16 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: Episode 81: "Vaulting Ambition" Review

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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

47mins

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Rank #19: Episode 83: "The War Without, the War Within" Review

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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

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: Episode78: Transgender Representation in Trek

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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

1hr 20mins

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