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Trek Geeks - A Star Trek Podcast is a casual discussion on Star Trek between two friends that have known each other for 20 years.

Each week, Dan Davidson and Bill Smith will highlight various Star Trek topics covering The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and well as the new feature films and independently produced shows! In addition, they'll stump one another with trivia and have conversations with various contributors and celebrities throughout the Star Trek Universe.

Oct 25, 2016

This week, Dan and Bill deep dive into arguably one of the very best episodes of TNG, "The Pegasus!" Riker's past comes back to haunt him in the form of his former Captain, Admiral Eric Pressman. What is the secret they are both hiding from Captain Picard? Terry O'Quinn shows us why he is one of our favorite actors with his portrayal of the admiral with questionable intentions. Was he simply a "badmiral" or was he just "Lost" with his twisted sense of devotion to the Federation? Either way, you can see the beginnings of John Locke himself start to form with this unique character.

Also, this is a very Riker-centric episode and they discuss why it may be one of the best for the development of this character. Many relationships for Riker are put to the test due to the secret he is hiding and as a result he seems very unsure about the choices he is making! Plus we will discuss if using this episode as the reference point for the series finale of Enterprise was a smart move by the studio, or just an attempt to pull in some hard core fans for what would be the last episode of Trek for more than a decade!

In addition, it was a quiet week for Star Trek news, but there are always little tidbits floating around in the quadrant, such as the first guest confirmation for STLV51!

So sit back, grab a glass of Romulan Ale and get comfortable next to your little phasing cloaking device because it's all here in Episode 81 of the Trek Geeks Podcast!


We can't thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out--they're writing and recording one original song for each episode of  the classic Star Trek series from the 1960's.

Warp on over to their website at and check out all of their fantastic albums!  You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock's Brain!  Plus, here is a little secret...they are working on Year 4 right now!

Here's a rundown of the 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year Two
Colder Than Russia – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain