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 the dive into the hidden layers and deeper meaning of Star Trek.

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Recent Episodes

Q-Less (DS9) - Q was an entertaining thorn in the side for Picard on TNG, but what happens when he shows up on DS9? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about Sisko's different approach to Q and why this Q story, while it has its moments, may not work as well as the TNG ones.
Picard: Last Best Hope - To celebrate 100 episodes, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha take up a detour from Star Trek shows to a book, "Picard: Last Best Hope," which is a prequel for the events of the Picard series. They discuss how it adds to the show and creates depth for some of the new and old characters.
The Last Outpost (TNG) - When The Next Generation appeared, they were supposed to have an ominous new villain: The Ferengi. But as Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss, their first appearance in The Last Outpost was anything but intimidating. Is there anything about the Ferengi to salvage in this story?
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - STIV was a classic "fish out of water" story (see what we did there?) and is much loved. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the quotable lines, the philosophical questions, and the whale conservation story that may have actually saved some whales.
Balance of Terror (TOS) - Balance of Terror is famously a WWII sub hunting story translated to outer space, but as Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss, it's also more than that, including a poignant faith subplot, a bit of Cold War maneuvering, and some great acting by guest star Mark Lenard.

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