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 (Strange New Worlds, Lower Decks, Prodigy, 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

Space Seed (TOS) - Khan! Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss the introduction Khan Noonian Singh; his magnetic (and improbable?) ability to sway Marla McGivers; and Dr. McCoy's surprisingly cool response to Khan's threat of physical harm.
Two Days and Two Nights (ENT) - Did the writers take shore leave too? Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Enterprise entry which seemed to have all side plots and no main plot without any meaningful character or dramatic development. But Porthos was cute!
Projections (VOY) - Inception for the Doctor. Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this dream-like episode focusing on the Doctor who is stuck in a dream-like state and must decide which reality is real and the Doctor's struggle with identity and consciousness.
Little Green Men (DS9) - When Quark, Nog, and Rom end up in 1947 Roswell, history takes a beating. Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the change in Nog, similarities between 20th-century humans and Ferengi, and how this story pays homage to 1950s B movies.
The Enemy (TNG) - The plot may not be unique, but Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how this story executes well and raises moral and ethical questions about obligations to our enemies and overcoming prejudices. Plus the introduction of the excellent Andreas Katsulas as Tomalak.

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