Commentary: Trek Stars is a show from Trek.fm that explores the work of Star Trek creatives beyond the Star Trek franchise. Join Mike Schindler, Max Hegel, and John Mills each week for a trek through the wider world of movies, television, and literature.
Meyer Part 4: The West End Horror. We discuss how Sherlockians compare to Trekkies, how Meyer’s books stack up against other Holmes pastiches, how the story is used to shed light on various historical characters of the era, and the difficulties of simul
Meyer Part 3: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. We're joined by John Tenuto to look at Meyer’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, the idea of re-writing canon to make it work better, and how the book stacks up against other expanded un
Meyer Part 2: Target Practice. We take a look at Meyer’s first novel, Target Practice, discuss its use of time-tested detective fiction conventions, how it utilizes those conventions to tell a modern-day story, and how it fits into Meyer’s overall car
Roddenberry Part 7: Andromeda. We discuss which elements originated from Roddenberry and which ones came from Wolfe, whether or not the budgetary limitations were a hindrance, and whether or not Roddenberry would have created the show himself.
Roddenberry Part 6: Earth: Final Conflict. We discuss the show’s ever-changing premise, its ever-changing cast, its unrealized potential, the proposed spinoff, the head writer’s other work, how much of the concept was Roddenberry’s, and whether or n
Roddenberry Part 4: Genesis II. We take a look at Genesis II as well as its revised pilot, “Planet Earth” and discuss the show’s similarities to other science fiction of the time period, the portrayal of the main character, the other incarnations of
Roddenberry Part 3: Assignment: Earth. We discuss what “Assignment: Earth” is and what it would have been, how it differs from Trek’s portrayal of Roddenberry’s world view, how it worked as a self-contained pilot and as an episode of Star Trek.
Roddenberry Part 2: The Lieutenant. We discuss what makes The Lieutenant different from other military shows, how those differences reflect Roddenberry’s world view, how the Vietnam War killed the show, and what the similarities are between The Lieutena