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The Gospel According to Star Trek Podcast

By The Gospel According to Star Trek Podcast
Explore Star Trek new and old from a Christian worldview perspective with Gospel According to Star Trek author and speaker Kevin C. Neece and co-hosts Mike Poteet, David Atwell and Tim Van Orden! We discuss the latest Star Trek news and episodes, fandom, faith, culture, and your feedback. Plus, we interview lots of cool guests! SUBSCRIBE to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! Listen to Our Trailer Here!
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Subscriber Bonuses - Episodes 76 & 77
Kevin's notes and thoughts for Episodes 76 & 77, plus outtakes, exclusively for subscribers!
18:27
April 22, 2022
The Human Adventure (Star Trek: The Motion Picture 4K Director's Edition)
The new 4K Director's Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is here, and Kevin and Mike couldn't be more excited! They nerd over everything from the new and newly restored visual effects to the incredible audio and legendary score to Spock and McCoy's armbands! Plus, they discuss this film's Edenic imagery, its exploration of our relationship with technology, and its powerful images of a quest for the Divine. There's also a lot of news emerging from First Contact Day and audience feedback about...Batgirl? Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:19:54
April 22, 2022
Review: Two of One (Picard S2 E6)
There's a lot to talk about in Star Trek: Picard, Season 2, Episode 6, "Two of One" with Jean-Luc trying to reach Renée in time to save her mission while Agnes is further tempted by the Borg Queen—in a musical number! Kevin and Mike explore these moments, as well as Adam Soong's dangerously self-interested relationship with Kore, plus the difference between pride and hubris and how we can find that glimmer in the dark Jean-Luc talks about. And Kevin expresses feelings about the writing of this episode. Some might call it a rant. See what you think. And of course, there's another Golden Self-Sealing Stembolt to be awarded in this week's edition of Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:01:07
April 22, 2022
BONUS: Life Signs - Easter 2022
Kevin shares an update and some thoughts on Star Trek III and Easter, with some help from John Updike. TNG Animated https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyz2pVqrEkI Interview with the animator, Justin T. Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-koX01KkwY0 John Updike's "Seven Stanzas at Easter" - Poem and Article https://inallthings.org/seven-stanzas-at-easter/ Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
18:42
April 16, 2022
Subscriber Bonuses - Episodes 74 & 75
Kevin's notes and outtakes for Episodes 74 & 75 - exclusively for subscribers!
18:32
April 06, 2022
Crucible of Truth (TNG Series 05)
Returning to our series honoring the 35th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kevin and Mike discuss one of the series' best and most important episodes, "The Measure of a Man." The hearing that decides the fate of Data as either a person or property sees a lot of things on trial—Data's personhood, of course, but Picard, Riker, Maddox, Captain Louvois, and Starfleet itself are all being tested in the fire. Kevin and Mike explore a wide range of ideas in this episode, including respecting people's identities, love that costs us something, and how the Imago Dei is reflected and projected in those actions. They also discuss how the trials in our lives can be crucibles of truth—refining fires—for our own hearts. Plus, Star Trek news about comic book and film releases, and audience feedback about Star Trek IV! June 2022 Comics from IDW https://trekmovie.com/2022/03/29/first-look-at-june-2022-star-trek-comics-from-idw/ Fathom Events Tickets for Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director's Edition https://www.fathomevents.com/events/Star-Trek-TMP-Directors-Cut Star Trek: The Motion Picture—The Director's Edition on Paramount+ https://www.paramountplus.com/movies/video/7MI9dv6oQQCo733jnwnv4bT6WjSY_mBr/ Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:15:26
April 06, 2022
Review: Fly Me to the Moon (Picard S2 E5)
Kevin and Mike review Star Trek: Picard, Season 2, Episode 5, "Fly Me to the Moon," covering everything from its abundance of lookalike characters and advanced 21st-century technology to the fun of seeing Brent Spiner and John DeLancie together in an episode directed by Jonathan Frakes! There's so much going on here—a powerless but still meddling Q, connections to Gary Seven, and a member of the Picard family, along with some interesting Easter eggs. Mike and Kevin cover all that and more, plus Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
58:04
April 06, 2022
A Sisterhood of the Stars with Ruth Anne Amsden
Treksphere staff writer Ruth Anne Amsden joins Kevin again for a very personal glimpse into her background and Star Trek's influence on her life. Growing up in a fundamentalist Christian sect, Ruth was told that women had no voice, no agency, and no leadership roles. But in Star Trek, she saw women who were equals, had important roles, and spoke their minds. She was inspired by them and by her mother and grandmother—who broke the rules to smuggle Star Trek to her in the form of clandestine television viewings, audio cassettes, and novels—to learn to be an independent woman and rescue her faith from an oppressive form of religion. It's a wonderful story you'll want to hear! Read Ruth's Article for Women at Warp that inspired this episode! https://www.womenatwarp.com/a-sisterhood-of-stars-what-the-women-of-star-trek-meant-to-me/ Where to Find Ruth: https://twitter.com/afringedgentian https://treksphere.com/author/ruth-amsden/ Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:02:02
March 30, 2022
Subscriber Bonuses - Episodes 72 & 73
Kevin's notes for Episodes 72 & 73, plus outtakes, exclusively for subscribers! Subscribe to listen! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe
23:51
March 28, 2022
Subscriber Bonuses - Episodes 70 & 71
Kevin's notes, plus outtakes, exclusively for subscribers! https://trekmovie.com/2022/03/06/was-species-10-c-from-star-trek-discovery-inspired-by-carl-sagans-cosmos/
26:24
March 28, 2022
EARLY ACCESS: A Sisterhood of the Stars with Ruth Anne Amsden (Subscribers Only)
Treksphere staff writer Ruth Anne Amsden joins Kevin again for a very personal glimpse into her background and Star Trek's influence on her life. Growing up in a fundamentalist Christian sect, Ruth was told that women had no voice, no agency, and no leadership roles. But in Star Trek, she saw women who were equals, had important roles, and spoke their minds. She was inspired by them and by her mother and grandmother—who broke the rules to smuggle Star Trek to her in the form of clandestine television viewings, audio cassettes, and novels—to learn to be an independent woman and rescue her faith from an oppressive form of religion. It's a wonderful story you'll want to hear! Read Ruth's article for Women at Warp that inspired this episode! https://www.womenatwarp.com/a-sisterhood-of-stars-what-the-women-of-star-trek-meant-to-me/ Where to find Ruth: https://twitter.com/afringedgentian https://treksphere.com/author/ruth-amsden/ Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:02:02
March 28, 2022
Review: "Watcher" (Picard S2 E4) with Ruth Anne Amsden
In this episode, Kevin is joined by Ruth Anne Amsden of Treksphere for a discussion of Star Trek: Picard, Season 2, Episode 4, "Watcher." They have a great time talking about all the Star Trek IV parallels in this appropriately Lea Thompson-directed time travel block, along with the episode's connections to everything from Genesis and Moses to intercession and the scars of Jesus. They also discuss the new Guinan, Star Trek's commentary on contemporary issues, Seven and Raffi, and so much more! Plus, Kevin invites Ruth to play Star Trek Trivia! Where to Find Ruth: https://twitter.com/afringedgentian https://treksphere.com/author/ruth-amsden/ Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:04:35
March 28, 2022
Review: Assimilation (Picard S2 E3)
In Season 2, Episode 3 of Star Trek: Picard, "Assimilation," Mike and Kevin find parallels with Star Trek IV and explore the potential significance—intentional or otherwise—of the strangely Christ-like imagery associated with, of all characters, the Borg Queen! They also discuss the amazing performances of Alison Pill, Jeri Ryan, and Annie Wersching, plus how this episode reflects contemporary issues two years in our future. And of course, there's always time for Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:12:43
March 22, 2022
Review: Coming Home (Discovery S4 E13)
There is so much to talk about in Star Trek: Discovery's epic season finale, Season 4, Episode 13, "Coming Home!" Kevin and Mike cover everything from Tilly's return to Jett Reno's character development, plus the fates of Book and Tarka! They also explore the episode's theme of bringing down walls and limitations and cherishing life and those we love while we have them. There's also more to explore regarding penance, justice, and mercy—and much more, including an enlightening round of Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:13:10
March 22, 2022
Subscriber Bonuses - Episodes 68 & 69
Kevin's notes and outtakes for Episodes 68 & 69, exclusively for subscribers!
22:14
March 16, 2022
Review: "Penance" (Picard S2 E2)
Reviewing Star Trek: Picard, Season 2, Episode 2, "Penance," gives Mike and Kevin a lot to cover! They talk about Q's possible motivations and relationship with Picard, the meaning and purpose of penance, and the sense that something is broken in our essential humanity. Plus, they discuss the Borg Queen as bokor to the Borg drone zombies and the ethics involved in dealing with Trek's most ominous antagonist. Of course, there's time for much more nerdery, including Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:07:39
March 16, 2022
Review: "Species Ten-C" (Discovery S4 E12)
Mike returns this episode to join Kevin in a discussion of Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 12, "Species Ten-C," which Mike calls "the finest first contact story Star Trek has given us in 55 years." As usual, they have a lot to talk about, including why Jett Reno was the perfect person to finally reach Book, how the encounter with Species Ten-C reflects other excellent sci-fi, and whether Book is in an abusive relationship with Tarka. They also discuss whether Christians have historically lived up to the name of Christ the way Book tries to live up to the name of his mentor and how vitally important it is for us to strive to do so. There's of course much more, including worldview formation, Michael and Saru's friendship, and the latest round of Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
56:53
March 16, 2022
Subscriber Bonuses for Episodes 66 & 67
Kevin shares his notes and thoughts, plus some conversation with Scott that didn't make the episode and outtakes!
10:54
March 08, 2022
Review: "The Star Gazer" (Picard S2 E1)
Scott Higa of The Christan Nerd Podcast joins Kevin as guest co-host again for this discussion of the highly anticipated return of Star Trek: Picard with Season 2, Episode 1, "The Star Gazer." Kevin and Scott talk about the returns of Guinan and Q and how they felt about Season 1 going into this new chapter in Picard's story. They also speculate about the Borg Queen's intentions and gush over Alison Pill and Santiago Cabrera as Dr. Agnes Jurati and Captain Cristóbal Rios. The conversation also turns to the theme of being our whole selves in all areas of life and that God wants each of us exactly, fully as we are. And of course, there's much more. Plus, their Star Trek Trivia scores earn them a brand new non-prize! (That's the positive spin we're putting on it, anyway.) Find Scott here! http://www.thechristiannerd.com http://www.twitter.com/ScottHiga  Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe  And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
59:06
March 08, 2022
Review: "Rosetta" (Discovery S4 E11)
After his visit as a guest, Scott Higa of The Christian Nerd Podcast pinch-hits as a guest co-host to talk with Kevin about Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 11, "Rosetta." They discuss how this season relates to Season 3 as the series continues to reflect current events, and all the nerdy new developments in this episode, including the new EV suits and the return of Jett Reno! They also discuss the importance of taking time for emotional and psychological health, Adira reaching out to Detmer, and so much more. Plus, see who wins this week's round of Star Trek Trivia! Find Scott here! http://www.thechristiannerd.com http://www.twitter.com/ScottHiga  Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe  And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
47:51
March 08, 2022
The Christian Nerd with Scott Higa
Kevin and Mike welcome their guest Scott Higa, host of The Christian Nerd Podcast! Scott discusses his long relationship with "nerdclinations," including his period of trying to deny his nerd self and how he came to self-acceptance. He also shares his story of moving from nerd to blogger to podcaster over the past decade and his relationship to Star Trek, going back to the days of wrangling a VCR to watch new episodes! Plus, he shares how his sci-fi interests inform his work as a pastor and what he has been learning in Star Trek that has been challenging and growing his faith. The group also talks about their favorite episodes, characters, and moments from Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a fascinating and fun conversation!  Find Scott here! http://www.thechristiannerd.com http://www.twitter.com/ScottHiga  Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe  And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:01:45
March 03, 2022
The Christian Nerd with Scott Higa (Subscriber Edition)
Kevin and Mike welcome their guest Scott Higa, host of The Christian Nerd Podcast! Scott discusses his long relationship with "nerdclinations," including his period of trying to deny his nerd self and how he came to self-acceptance. He also shares his story of moving from nerd to blogger to podcaster over the past decade and his relationship to Star Trek, going back to the days of wrangling a VCR to watch new episodes! Plus, he shares how his sci-fi interests inform his work as a pastor and what he has been learning in Star Trek that has been challenging and growing his faith. The group also talks about their favorite episodes, characters, and moments from Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a fascinating and fun conversation! Find Scott here! http://www.thechristiannerd.com http://www.twitter.com/ScottHiga Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:15:14
February 27, 2022
Review: "The Galactic Barrier" (Discovery S4 E10)
So many character stories get developed in Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 10, "The Galactic Barrier"—and what a journey through that legendary Star Trek phenomenon it is! Kevin and Mike discuss the trials, the technobabble, and the triumphs, including the further connection between Saru and T'Rina, the growing trust between President Rillak and Captain Burnham, the ups and downs of Book and Tarka, and that incredible backstory for Tarka and Oros, not to mention the return of Ensign Adira! They also explore what makes the best paradise narratives and find a reflection of Christ in one of this episode's stories. Plus, see who wins the Golden Self-Sealing Stembolt in this week's round of Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
49:38
February 27, 2022
Next of Kin to Chaos (TNG Series 04)
Between his questionable motives, ethical dubiousness, and deceitful ways, Q hardly qualifies as a stand-in for God. But does his interaction with Picard and the crew of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2, Episode 16, "Q Who?" nonetheless somewhat mirror the biblical story of Job? What are his motivations for wanting to join the crew? What are the implications—for good or ill—of his forcing a confrontation with the Borg? And what can we learn from Picard's appeal to Q in this episode? Kevin and Mike cover all that and so much more, plus Star Trek news and audience feedback in our ongoing series celebrating the 35th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:21:49 - Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2, Episode 16, "Q Who?" 01:06:25 - Audience Feedback Kelvin Timeline Cast Returning for New Trek FIlm in 2023 https://variety.com/2022/film/news/star-trek-chris-pine-zachary-quinto-zoe-saldana-1235021307/ New Star Trek: Picard Audio Drama Starring Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/review-can-the-new-audio-dram-star-trek-picard-no-mans-land-stand-up-to-past-audio-adventures Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:19:09
February 24, 2022
Next of Kin to Chaos (Subscriber Edition)
This Subscriber Edition was released early to subscribers and contains exclusive bonus content after the episode! Between his questionable motives, ethical dubiousness, and deceitful ways, Q hardly qualifies as a stand-in for God. But does his interaction with Picard and the crew of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2, Episode 16, "Q Who?" nonetheless somewhat mirror the biblical story of Job? What are his motivations for wanting to join the crew? What are the implications—for good or ill—of his forcing a confrontation with the Borg? And what can we learn from Picard's appeal to Q in this episode? Kevin and Mike cover all that and so much more, plus Star Trek news and audience feedback in our ongoing series celebrating the 35th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:21:49 - Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2, Episode 16, "Q Who?" 01:06:25 - Audience Feedback Kelvin Timeline Cast Returning for New Trek FIlm in 2023 https://variety.com/2022/film/news/star-trek-chris-pine-zachary-quinto-zoe-saldana-1235021307/ New Star Trek: Picard Audio Drama Starring Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/review-can-the-new-audio-dram-star-trek-picard-no-mans-land-stand-up-to-past-audio-adventures Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:39:29
February 21, 2022
Review: "Rubicon" (Discovery S4 E9)
What happens when you cross the line after which you cannot turn back? In this episode, Kevin and Mike discuss the very high stakes of Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 9, "Rubicon." Who got what they wanted and who didn't? Who risked it all for no reward? They also talk about the connection and love that still exist between Captain Burnham and Book and whether it was the hindrance it was expected to be, plus loving enemies, working hard to resolve conflicts peacefully, and much more. Plus, find out who wins this week's round of Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
56:05
February 21, 2022
Kevin's Notes for Episode 61 - Subscriber Exclusive
Kevin's notes on Episode 61, for subscribers only.
13:26
February 14, 2022
Dangerous Nonsense (TNG Series 03)
The Traveler takes us far beyond the stars as Kevin and Mike continue our celebration of the 35th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with "Where No One Has Gone Before!" They dig deep into the episode's implications about humanity's place in the cosmos and relationship to the Divine, covering topics like prayer, monastic disciplines, and the courage it takes to say you have a name. How does this episode reflect Gene Roddenberry's philosophy and theology? How consistent is its premise? And what does it mean that Picard's priority is getting home? There's all that and much more, including Star Trek news and audience feedback about Captain Kirk! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:07:46 - Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1, Episode 6, "Where No One Has Gone Before" 00:52:02 - Audience Feedback Lea Thompson Directing Two Episodes of Star Trek: Picard https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/back-to-the-future-star-directing-2-episodes-of-picard-season-2/ Nami Melumad to Score Star Trek: Strange New Worlds https://blog.trekcore.com/2022/02/nami-melumad-named-star-trek-strange-new-world-composer/ Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:01:54
February 14, 2022
Kevin's Notes for Episode 60 - Subscriber Exclusive
Kevin's notes on Episode 60, for subscribers only.
07:28
February 14, 2022
Review: "A Moral Star, Part 2" & "All In" (Prodigy S1E10 & Discovery S4E8)
We had a lot to talk about in this episode! Kevin and Mike first explore Star Trek: Prodigy's mid-season finale, Season 1, Episode 10, "A Moral Star, Part 2," discussing the liberation of captives, a voice for the voiceless, and the heartbreaking ethical implications of Zero's actions. Then they roll the dice on Season 4, Episode 8 of Star Trek: Discovery, "All In." Is it an exciting and fun way to explore character stories and advance the DMA plot? Or is it derivative and less interesting than other episodes this season? And what does it say about love, values, and the burden of caring for others? And there's so much more, including the latest round of Star Trek Trivia! We hope you're "all in" for this episode! 00:00:00 - Intro & Trivia Questions 00:04:57 - Star Trek: Prodigy Season 1, Episode 10, "A Moral Star, Part 2" 00:43:10 - Star Trek: Discovery Season 4, Episode 8, "All In" 01:06:26 - Trivia Answers Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:12:02
February 14, 2022
Subscriber Message 02-08-2022
A message from Kevin, exclusively for our subscribers.
08:55
February 09, 2022
Beyond All Other Gifts (TNG Series 02)
Continuing our series celebrating the 35th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kevin and Mike discuss Q's further development as a god figure in "Hide and Q." This time, it's Q as a tempter and Riker as the tempted. Does Q really offer a gift "beyond all other gifts?" And what are the misconceptions about God that this episode addresses? Plus Star Trek news that's nothing to toy with and audience feedback that calls attention to NASA history. Patrick Stewart Confirms Final Season of Star Trek: Picard https://screenrant.com/star-trek-picard-show-season-3-last-final-confirmed/ Playmates' Latest Star Trek Universe Line https://www.startrek.com/gallery/playmates-toys-unveils-their-latest-star-trek-universe-collection LeVar Burton Reflects on His Career and Hints at Return in Picard https://www.etonline.com/levar-burton-reflects-on-roots-and-star-trek-next-generation-anniversaries-exclusive-178169 Kate Mulgrew Plays Two Versions of Janeway in Star Trek Online https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/star-trek-online-kate-mulgrew-janeway-shadows-advance/ Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
54:37
January 30, 2022
Review: "A Moral Star, Part 1" (Prodigy S1E9)
An impossible choice. A newly cohesive crew. Incredible risk. And those new uniforms! There's a lot to talk about in Season 1, Episode 9 of Star Trek: Prodigy, "A Moral Star, Part 1." Kevin and Mike cover all that and more, including why doing the right thing sometimes feels like losing. Plus, see if Star Trek Trivia can stump them both! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
40:12
January 30, 2022
The Gospel According to Star Trek Podcast Trailer
Explore Star Trek new and old from a Christian worldview perspective with Gospel According to Star Trek author and speaker Kevin C. Neece and co-hosts Mike Poteet, David Atwell and Tim Van Orden! We discuss the latest Star Trek news and episodes, fandom, faith, culture, mental health, diversity and inclusion, and your feedback. Plus, we interview lots of cool guests! Subscribe to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe Trailer
03:03
January 26, 2022
Let's See What's Out There (TNG Series 01)
We've separated the saucer section!! We are now doing TWO episodes each week. Our weekend review installments will be covering the latest Star Trek episodes, while our topical episodes will be discussing other Star Trek topics during the week! This week, Kevin, David, and Mike kick off a series celebrating the 35th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, beginning with its premiere episode, "Encounter at Farpoint!" What holds up and what doesn't? Is Q God? How does this episode reflect Gene Roddenberry's views of humanity and the Divine? How does later Trek measure up to this episode's commitment to a nonviolent solution? Listen for all that and more, plus Star Trek news and audience feedback about seeing the image of God in others! Star Trek Spring Schedule Announced https://blog.trekcore.com/2022/01/star-trek-spring-schedule-picard-strange-new-worlds-discovery-lower-decks-renewals/ Star Trek: Picard Season Two Trailer https://www.startrek.com/news/the-official-star-trek-picard-season-two-trailer-has-arrived Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
59:17
January 23, 2022
Review: "First Con-tact" and "Time Amok" (Prodigy S1E7 & S1E8)
We've separated the saucer section!! We are now doing TWO episodes each week. Our weekend review installments will be covering the latest Star Trek episodes, while our topical episodes will be discussing other Star Trek topics during the week! This weekend, Kevin, Mike, and David are discussing Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 7, "First Con-tact," where they debate Nandi's impact on Ferengi representation and the Prime Directive's relationship to the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition, plus why the gospel is for flourishing and not colonization. Then, in their review of Season 1 Episode 8, "Time Amok," they explore how the crew of the Protostar is developing as a family and how their journey might become a good example for communities of faith. Listen for that and so much more, including our first installment of Star Trek Trivia! Subscribe now to unlock early access to episodes and bonus content! https://anchor.fm/gatst/subscribe And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
58:14
January 23, 2022
That Which Survives
A discussion of Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 6, "Kobayashi," leads Kevin and Mike to talk about legacies in Star Trek and in our lives. How do we leave a real legacy in our lives? How do we preserve the legacies of those who have gone before us? How do we honor and pass down the inheritance of our faith traditions in ways that are fresh and life-giving? Also, they cover some news about Star Trek's Jewish influences and audience feedback has them contemplating parallel universes! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:09:26 - Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 6, "Kobayashi" 00:36:06 - Main Topic: That Which Survives 01:24:01 - Audience Feedback Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Pauses Production https://deadline.com/2022/01/star-trek-picard-pauses-production-dozens-test-positive-covid-patrick-stewart-not-among-them-1234905664/ Star Trek and Judaism Exhibit https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/04/arts/design/star-trek-exhibition-skirball.html To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:30:06
January 10, 2022
Past Tense 2021 (Extended Episode!)
In this extended episode, we beam in a segment Kevin and Mike recorded last week on Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 6, "Stormy Weather." They discuss Zora's emerging consciousness and much more, then rejoin David to cover this week's episode of Discovery, Season 4, Episode 7, "...But to Connect," exploring Tarka and Book's motivations, as well as theological questions about being, soul, and body. Then the crew takes a look back at 2021, a big year for Star Trek and our show, with new hosts, great guests, and YOU! We have all that and more, including audience responses to last week's Star Trek Christmas question and what the future holds for Star Trek in 2022! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:12:30 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 6, "Stormy Weather" 00:38:32 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 7, "...But to Connect" 01:14:56 - Main Topic: Past Tense 2021 01:45:31 - Audience Feedback Star Trek 2022 Previews https://trekmovie.com/2021/12/31/preview-of-star-trek-for-2022-what-we-are-most-anticipating/ https://screenrant.com/star-trek-2002-biggest-year-ever-shows/ Star Trek In Memoriam 2021 https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/star-trek-in-memoriam-2021-remembering-those-weve-lost-this-year Captain Picard Sings "Let It Snow!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xteKObnaA2c To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:57:57
January 05, 2022
O Christmas Trek
Mike welcomes Kevin back to the center seat this week as they discuss Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 5, "The Examples" and the very important ideas it raises about agency and respect for the consciences of others. Then it's time to answer Star Trek Twitter's most burning question this Christmas: "Is Star Trek: Generations a Christmas movie?" If so or if not, what are some other Star Trek films--and even episodes--that reflect Christmas in one way or another? Listen to hear what they come up with, plus Star Trek news and a special audience question. Happy Christmas from The Gospel According to Star Trek Podcast! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:13:18 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 5, "The Examples" 00:42:00 - Main Topic: O Christmas Trek 01:05:14 - Audience Question LeVar Burton to Host Scripps National Spelling Bee https://redshirtsalwaysdie.com/2021/12/20/national-spelling-bee-lands-levar-burton-host-2022/ Star Trek Icon's Body Parts Donated to the Smithsonian https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/star-trek-smithsonian.html To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:10:04
December 24, 2021
Kirk, Sanctified
David and Mike take the conn this week in Kevin’s unexpected absence (he’ll be back next ep!) for a spirited and Spirit-focused discussion of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, which is 30 years old this month! How did the last silver screen trek for the whole original crew speak to its moment in time, and how does it speak to ours? What does it say about its characters’ strengths and failings, and suggest about how God is at work through it all? Plus, a discussion of Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 4, “All Is Possible,” Trek news, an audience question for the holiday season, and more! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:09:29 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 4, "All is Possible" 00:39:16 - Main Topic, Kirk, Sanctified - 30th Anniversary of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 01:18:49 - Audience Question Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez's New Netflix Deal https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/netflix-star-trek-discovery-kalinda-vazquez-overall-deal-1235061717/ Sonequa Martin-Green and Alex Kurtzman Interviewed on Burnham's Historic Captaincy https://deadline.com/2021/12/star-trek-discovery-sonequa-martin-green-alex-kurtzman-podcast-interview-1234883714/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:29:31
December 22, 2021
Advent 2021: 04 Love
George Kirk's sacrifice and Jim Kirk's destiny in 2009's Star Trek lead to the consideration of how we love one another into being and the gift of new life in the love of God. In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
18:36
December 19, 2021
Advent 2021: 03 Joy
Data finds Spot beneath the wreckage in Star Trek: Generations, just as we can find joy beneath the suffering of our lives In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
14:36
December 12, 2021
There Be Whales Here!
It's a whale of an episode! (Sorry.) Kevin and Mike are diving deep on this one (oh, dear) as they plunge (make it stop) into Season 4, Episode 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, "Choose to Live," exploring, among other things, the ends and beginnings of paths within the will of God, and the ethics of the Qowat Milat. And of course, they're also celebrating the 35th anniversary of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home! From its relationship to Spock as a Christ figure to redemption and creation care, there's a boatload (not again) of ideas to explore! All that, plus an audience question about immortality and the farewell appearance of our beloved Nichelle Nichols await in this sensational, cetacean-al episode! (Yup. We got one more whale joke in!) 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:12:21 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 3, "Choose to Live" 00:41:46 - Main Topic, There Be Whales Here! 35th Anniversary of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 01:20:02 - Audience Question Nichelle Nichols' Final Public Appearance https://people.com/tv/nichelle-nichols-appears-for-final-comic-con-events-amid-conservatorship-battle/ Shatner in Space Documentary https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/william-shatner-announces-shatner-in-space-documentary-about-his-blue-origin-flight Star Trek NFT https://www.businessinsider.in/investment/news/organic-star-trek-nft-stored-on-dna-code-of-bacteria-of-gene-roddenbery-signature/articleshow/88089514.cms To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:35:15
December 08, 2021
Advent 2021: 02 Peace
Data and Gia in Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Thine Own Self" cause us to explore the nature of peace and the importance of Shalom. In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
17:09
December 05, 2021
Flawed. Weak. Organic.
It's our 50th episode! Kevin, David, and Mike discuss Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 2, "Anomaly," finding themes relating to grief and recovery, if also some issues with its writing. Plus, we talk about the big update from Paramount that repairs a Star Trek catastrophe and LeVar Burton's new game show. But the main story is Star Trek: First Contact, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month! It's all about the weaknesses and strengths of flesh and humanity, how we deal with pain and shortcomings, and the heroics of being ourselves. We also re-cast an old audience question with special emphasis on the Borg. We won't say "Resistance is futile," but we really think you should listen! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:13:14 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 2, "Anomaly" 00:46:52 - Main Topic: Flawed. Weak. Organic. Star Trek: First Contact 25th Anniversary 01:44:06 - Audience Question Star Trek: Discovery Releases Worldwide https://www.slashfilm.com/673357/star-trek-discovery-season-4-finally-releases-worldwide-after-fan-backlash/ LeVar Burton to Host Trivial Pursuit https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/levar-burton-moves-on-from-jeopardy-with-tv-version-of-trivial-pursuit Prodigy to Air on Nickelodeon https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/star-trek-prodigy-to-air-on-nickelodeon-in-one-hour-special-event-december-17th To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:55:43
December 01, 2021
Advent 2021: 01 Hope
Along with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, we contemplate the hope of birth and new life. In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
12:56
November 28, 2021
Let's Fly
It's a packed episode! Kevin and David share their thoughts on Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 5, "Terror Firma," as well as on Paramount's recent and very unpopular decision regarding Discovery's international distribution. They also have a "call-in" interview segment with Warp Factor Trek staff writer Ruth Anne Amsden about raising a new generation of Trekkies with Prodigy. And of course, they cover Season 4, Episode 1 of Star Trek Discovery, "Kobayashi Maru." Plus, Kevin makes a special announcement. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:14:38 - Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 5, "Terror Firma" 00:29:56 - Ruth Anne Amsden 00:54:31 - Let's Fly - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 4, Episode 1, "Kobayashi Maru" 01:39:24 - Special Announcement Mike's Review of Prodigy's "Terror Firma" https://redshirtsalwaysdie.com/2021/11/18/star-trek-prodigy-review-s1e5-terror-firma/ Paramount Pulls Discovery From Netflix https://redshirtsalwaysdie.com/2021/11/22/decision-not-continue-netflix-issue-fans/ Star Trek Explorer Magazine Launches https://trekmovie.com/2021/11/16/new-star-trek-explorer-magazine-launches-today-with-new-look-and-new-features/ Mike and Denise Okuda's Lifetime Achievement Award https://trekmovie.com/2021/11/22/mike-and-denise-okuda-being-honored-with-lifetime-achievement-award-from-art-directors-guild/ Ruth Anne Amsden's Prodigy Article https://warpfactortrek.com/prodigy-review/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:42:11
November 24, 2021
Face Value
Kevin and Mike have a lot to discuss in Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 4, "Dreamcatcher," from Gwyn's loyalties and psychically-controlled weapon to Zero's curiosity and why Jankom Pog looks different from other Tellarites we've seen. But They are most struck by Dal and Gwyn's visions of their parents and how they engage with their faces, leading them to our relationship with God and our seeking for a face that will not go away. Plus, they share some news about Star Trek's next movie and possible theme park attraction, along with an audience question about Trek characters' taste in television. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:14:34 - Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 4, "Dreamcatcher" 00:34:19 - Main Topic: Face Value 00:58:20 - Audience Question 2023 Star Trek Film Pushed Back https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/11/2023s-star-trek-movie-pushed-from-june-to-december/ Original Series Phaser Rifle Sold at Auction https://trekmovie.com/2021/11/09/iconic-star-trek-phaser-rifle-sells-for-615000-at-auction/ Paramount Theme Park in China https://trekmovie.com/2021/11/12/china-moving-ahead-on-paramount-theme-park-featuring-star-trek-themed-area/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:08:39
November 19, 2021
The Wanted Unwanted
Kevin and Mike give their review for Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 3, "Starstruck," wherein they talk about asking for help, abandoned kittens, purple porcupines, and why people don't like Dal! They also discuss the mysteries of Gwyn and why Kevin thinks this episode feels a little like a Christian show. As the theme of distrust of authority and institutions emerges, they have a candid talk about how churches can cause harm and how to find our way when we--like Dal--feel unwanted. Plus, they cover some cool Star Trek news and an audience question about Star Trek's godlike beings! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:10:32 - Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episode 3, "Starstruck" 00:34:24 - Main Topic: The Wanted Unwanted 01:00:49 - Audience Question Star Trek: Prodigy Renewed for Season 2 https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/11/star-trek-prodigy-season-2-renewal-season1-breaks/ All of Star Trek on Paramount+ https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/icymi-all-13-star-trek-films-are-now-together-in-one-place-on-paramount Okudas and Drexler Join Picard Season 3 https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/11/star-trek-news-drexler-okuda-picard-exo6-doctor-enterprise-fluxx/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:14:43
November 10, 2021
Prodigies
Kevin and Mike discuss Season 1, Episodes 1&2 of Star Trek: Prodigy, "Lost and Found, Parts 1 and 2," from the animation to the music to the writing and concept. And since Prodigy is designed to introduce newcomers--and especially kids--to Star Trek, they also talk about how they introduced their own kids to Star Trek, navigating the tricky spaces of age-appropriateness and taste. This leads to a conversation about how we introduce our kids to faith, both inside and outside church settings, curating important ideas for young hearts and minds. Plus, they cover Star Trek news and a unique audience question--for each other! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:17:44 - Star Trek: Prodigy, Season 1, Episodes 1&2, "Lost and Found, Parts 1 and 2" 00:33:21 - Main Topic: Prodigies 01:23:45 - Audience Question Star Trek: Prodigy Score Release https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/10/star-trek-prodigy-soundtrack-to-debut-throughout-season-1/ Camile Saviola, DS9's Kai Opaka, July 16, 1950 - October 29, 2021 https://comicbook.com/startrek/news/star-trek-official-timeline/ Saturn Awards for Discovery and Picard https://trekmovie.com/2021/10/27/star-trek-discovery-and-picard-pick-up-3-saturn-awards/ Paramount Chief Confirms Planning for Multiple New Star Trek Films https://trekmovie.com/2021/10/28/new-paramount-chief-confirms-planning-for-multiple-star-trek-films-including-animated-movie/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:32:44
November 07, 2021
Spooky Trek with Reed Lackey
Reed Lackey of The Fear of God Podcast joins Kevin, David, and Mike to discuss the intersection of his three passions--Star Trek, horror, and faith! We learn all about Reed's work doing deep, spiritual dives into horror and scary films and media on his podcast, plus we discuss the nature of fear, the spiritual purposes of horror, and those spookier corners of Star Trek, like the Borg, Voyager's "The Thaw," and more. It's zombies, spirits, fear, and faith on this special Halloween episode! The Fear of God Podcast https://www.thefearofgodpodcast.com/ Sacred Treks: How Star Trek's Captain Janeway Defeated Fear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_ZPVmHZis To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:36:44
October 30, 2021
Cerritos Strong
Kevin and Mike discuss the season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 10, "First First Contact" and take a look back at the season. This season has been a wild ride for a series that boldly goes in a lot of new directions! From harrowing action and fast-paced comedy to sweet friendships and Starfleet ethics, we cover the nerdy, the bawdy, the silly, and the sacred in this season that pushed Lower Decks forward in exciting ways. Plus, we have a bit of Star Trek news, a question about food, and a hint at what's coming up in our next episode! The adventure starts on the lower decks! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:09:19 - Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 10, "First First Contact 00:31:40 - Star Trek: Lower Decks Review 01:16:10 - Audience Question Brent Spiner Talks About HIs New Book https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/brent-spiner-star-trek-memoir/2021/10/11/1a44880c-2851-11ec-9de8-156fed3e81bf_story.html To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:24:12
October 21, 2021
Shatner...in...Spaaaace!
On the day of William Shatner's launch into space aboard a Blue Origin rocket, Kevin and Mike discuss the implications of Captain Kirk's sub-orbital adventure. Is this merely a high-flying joyride for billionaires and the cultural elite? Or is this the beginning of more broadly accessible space flight and an expression of deep human longings? Is it perhaps a bit of both? And since we were off last week, we also discuss the past two episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks: Season 2, Episode 8, "I Excretus," and Season 2, Episode 9, "wej Duj." These episodes offer some of the best moments of the series, while also including some controversial elements as well. Along the way, the discussion covers our relationship to corporations and churches, our place in the universe and relationship to God, and the color of Klingon blood! 00:00:00 - Intro & Star Trek News 00:10:35 - Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 8, "I, Excretus" 00:30:16 - Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 9, "Wej Duj" 00:51:47 - Shatner...in...Spaaaace! NYCC Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9St3TlNPrFs Disco Ferengi https://www.cinemablend.com/streaming-news/star-trek-discovery-will-re-introduce-the-ferengi-in-season-4-and-we-have-questions Robert Beltran to Return as Chakotay in Star Trek: Prodigy https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/robert-beltran-officially-confirmed-to-repraise-voyagers-chakotay-in-star-trek-prodigy William Shatner's Emotional Response to Space Flight https://www.space.com/william-shatner-blue-origin-flight-moved-tears-reaction Everything Shatner Said to Jeff Bezos After Returning to Earth https://www.forbes.com/sites/teakvetenadze/2021/10/13/whoa-thats-death-heres-everything-william-shatner-said-to-jeff-bezos-after-returning-from-space/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: https://anchor.fm/gatst/support Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/gospeltrekpodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod Instagram: @GospelTrekPod Facebook: Gospel According to Star Trek Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:25:36
October 15, 2021
The Measure of a Machine
"We too are machines, just machines of a different type." Taking a cue from this week's episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 7, "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie," Kevin, David, and Mike discuss the history of artificial intelligence in Star Trek. From Nomad and the M5 to Data and Lore to ARGIMUS, they've been malicious, malfunctioning, and marvelous. But what about sentience? What about souls? And what does the way we treat AI tell us about ourselves, our view of our neighbors, and our relationship with God? All that plus Star Trek news and an audience question await. So, plug us in! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:18:56 - Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 7, "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie" 00:46:06 - The Measure of a Machine 01:23:27 - Audience Question Star Trek: Coda https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/09/interview-dayton-ward-star-trek-coda-trilogy/ First Contact Book https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/titan-books-announces-coffee-table-book-star-trek-first-contact-the-official-story-of-the-film Shatner...in...Spaaaace! https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/tech/william-shatner-jeff-bezos.html The Orville: New Horizons https://www.tvinsider.com/1015265/the-orville-new-horizons-season-3-premiere-date-hulu-seth-macfarlane/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/gatst (Click the Support button) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:31:28
September 29, 2021
Faith of the Heart
Polarize the hull plating! It's the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: Enterprise! Kevin and Mike discuss how the series dealt with Vulcans, its broader impact on the Star Trek universe (which might be greater than you think), and even that controversial theme song. They also explore how well Star Trek: Lower Decks understands the heart of Trek in Season 2, Episode 6, "The Spy Humongous." Plus, they cover some Star Trek news and an audience question about alien species. It's been a long road, but we've got faith of the heart that you'll enjoy this episode! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:16:21 - Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 6, "The Spy Humongous" 00:39:53 - Faith of the Heart (Star Trek: Enterprise 20th Anniversary) 01:37:53 - Audience Question Kevin's blog post on the Enterprise Theme https://www.kevincneece.com/where-my-heart-will-take-me.html Levar Burton No Longer Wants to Host Jeopardy! https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/levar-burton-jeopardy-quits.html Norm Macdonald, Voice of The Orville's Yaphit https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-orville-season-3-hulu-norm-macdonald New Double CD of Star Trek II Score https://lalalandrecords.com/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-limited-edition-2-cd-set/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/gatst (Click the Support button) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:44:22
September 22, 2021
Let Not Your Heart Be Tribbled
It's an embarrassment of content! Kevin, David, and Mike have a "Tribble-ton" of news to discuss in a special edition Star Trek Day News segment, plus the latest Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 5, "An Embarrassment of Dooplers." It might just be Kevin's favorite LDS episode yet! And for the main topic, they talk about the creatures brought to mind both by that episode and by Kevin's son, the galaxy's most adorable invasive species, Tribbles! From comedy to ecology to the limits of love, they cover it all, just in time for another fascinating response from the audience. So set aside your troubles, cuddle up with your Tribbles, and listen in! 00:00:00 - Intro and Star Trek Day News Special 00:34:28 - Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode , "An Embarrassment of Dooplers" 00:57:41 - Let Not Your Heart Be Tribbled 01:38:27 - Audience Answer To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/gatst (Click the Support button) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:44:57
September 16, 2021
The 55-Year Mission
It's Star Trek Day! 55 years ago today, Star Trek premiered with the first broadcast of "The Man Trap, an episode neither produced nor intended as the series premiere. Mike and Kevin talk about that episode, plus what the premiere could have been with Star Trek's historic pair of pilots, "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before," which are rife with implications about theology and what it means to be human--implications have remained part of Star Trek for 55 years and show no signs of being lost! Plus, we share our thoughts on Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 4, "Mugato Gumato," along with Star Trek News, our Star Trek Day wish lists, an audience question, and a response to our audience question from last week! It's a packed episode for a special day. Happy Birthday, Star Trek! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:10:16 - Audience Response: Favorite Episodes 00:18:41 - Star Trek Day Wish List 00:23:49 - Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 4, "Mugato, Gumato" 00:37:14 - Main Topic: The 55-Year Mission 01:18:09 - Audience Question Star Trek Prodigy Opening Titles https://trekmovie.com/2021/08/31/watch-main-title-sequence-for-star-trek-prodigy/ Borg Queen in Picard, Season 2 https://trekmovie.com/2021/09/02/breaking-borg-queen-will-return-in-star-trek-picard-season-2/ Mike's Article on "The Man Trap" http://thescifichristian.com/2016/09/the-man-trap-at-50-seven-reasons-star-treks-premiere-still-holds-up/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/gatst (Click the Support button) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:32:12
September 08, 2021
Star Trek at 800
Star Trek has reached 800 episodes! That 800th episode is Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 3, "We'll Always Have Tom Paris." Kevin, David, and Mike discuss its three storylines, character development, and connection to the broader Star Trek universe. Plus, we each bring a list of our 8 favorite episodes (along with a few honorable mentions) and discuss some of the theological implications of Star Trek's narrative universe and how well it has stayed true the vision laid out in Gene Roddenberry's original "Star Trek Is" memo. All that, plus news and an audience question like none we've had before! Ensign, ahead Warp 800! (Actually, don't do that. You'll kill us all. Just listen to the episode.) 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:19:10 - Lower Decks, Season 2, Episode 3 00:46:17 - Star Trek at 800 01:27:05 - Audience Question Star Trek Series Leaving Netflix https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/3-star-trek-series-will-leave-netflix-in-september-2021 Star Trek Day 2021 https://www.startrek.com/news/celebrate-star-trek-day-2021-with-live-streamed-panels-and-more Star Trek Explorer Magazine https://trekmovie.com/2021/08/24/official-star-trek-magazine-relaunching-as-star-trek-explorer-this-fall/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/gatst (Click the Support button) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:43:49
September 01, 2021
Roddenberry at 100 (Extended Episode!)
We're back for Season 2 with a Special Extended Episode! This week, Mike and Kevin explore strange energies, super nerdy callbacks, character development, and more as they discuss the first two episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2, "Strange Energies" and "Kayshon, His Eyes Open." They also take a special look at Gene Roddenberry in celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday, in particular discussing his theology and views on religion--which might surprise you! Plus, there's Star Trek News, an audience question about Data and Lore, and a special segment about why we took our unplanned break. It's a long one, but we couldn't help it. We're just so glad to be back! Intro & News - 00:00:00 Lower Decks - 00:26:40 Roddenberry at 100 - 00:56:52 Audience Question - 1:58:59 Robert Beltran Returns to Star Trek https://treknews.net/2021/08/15/robert-beltran-working-star-trek-prodigy-chakotay-voyager/ Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Wraps Production https://screenrant.com/star-trek-discovery-season-4-filming-complete/ Gene Roddenberry Biopic https://deadline.com/2021/08/star-trek-gene-roddenberry-birthday-movie-biopic-adam-mazer-writing-you-dont-know-jack-1234817916/ To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below! Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/gatst (Click the Support button) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
02:14:60
August 25, 2021
The Unforgettable ("Lost" Episode!)
Welcome to this special bonus "lost" episode of The Gospel According to Star Trek Podcast! At the end of Season 1, the whole crew (Kevin, Tim, Mike, and David) recorded a fourth and final episode in our Eastertide series on Star Trek Christ figures, this time on Kahless the Unforgettable, the Christ/Moses figure of Klingon culture. Unfortunately, our connection went crazy and a huge chunk of Kevin's audio was lost. But we were able to recover the audio--albeit in a much lower quality--from the Zoom files. With some clever editing, Kevin actually managed to make an episode out of it, though it is not up to our usual audio standards, starting at about the 56-minute mark. Still, we had a great discussion and we're very happy to share it with you. We'll be back soon with the start of Season 2! We hope you enjoy the "Lost" Episode 36: The Unforgettable!  This special episode is being released just prior to the premiere of Season 2, but our faithful supporters got to hear it early! To support the podcast and help us keep creating content, plus gain access to bonus material, click one of the links below!  Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/gatst (Click the Support button) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast And here's where to connect with us! Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:13:24
August 14, 2021
The Sisko is of Bajor
Kevin and David go deep into the Fire Caves of Bajor to discuss Benjamin Sisko as a Christ figure in this third installment of our Eastertide series. We cover Sisko's relationship with Dukat, his human and divine parentage, and of course, the climax and melancholy resolution of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Along the way, we explore atonement. incarnation, mimetic theory, and more! Plus, we have Star Trek news and an audience question about introducing people to Star Trek. SNW's Smooth Start https://trekmovie.com/2021/05/07/anson-mount-says-star-trek-strange-new-worlds-is-off-to-a-smooth-start-despite-protocols/ SNW Director's Gear & Logos https://www.instagram.com/p/COWewbSFiqL/?igshid=11rakkm7q43w9 Q Two? https://trekmovie.com/2021/04/30/john-de-lancie-reveals-he-is-shooting-two-seasons-worth-of-a-very-different-q-for-star-trek-picard/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:26:32
May 11, 2021
Thy Geekdom Come with Kyle Rudge
Kyle Rudge of Mythos & Ink Publishing drops by for this extended length episode to talk with Kevin and Mike about Mythos & Ink's new book, Thy Geekdom Come Vol. 2: 42 Science Fiction-Inspired Devotionals, including the one Kyle himself wrote on Captain Pike in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. We also discuss how Mythos & Ink came to be and how Kyle ended up founding a "geek affirming" church! Plus, there's Star Trek news about LeVar Burton and Disco Season 4. And dinosaurs. Lots of dinosaurs.  Thy Geekdom Come Vol. 2 https://www.mythosink.com/books/tgc2/ Mythos & Ink Twitter: @MythosandInk Instagram: @MythosandInk Disco Season 4 News https://comicbook.com/startrek/news/star-trek-discovery-season-4-filming-shut-down-covid-19/ LeVar News https://www.newsweek.com/levar-burton-star-trek-picard-season-2-geordi-la-forge-speculation-1584243 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:48:14
May 02, 2021
Programmed to Be Human
Our Easter Season exploration of Star Trek's Christ figures continues! This week, Mike returns to discuss the positronic passion of Data. We cover Star Trek: Nemesis, TNG's "Hero Worship" and "Encounter at Farpoint," B4, Dr. Soong, and much more, including how Data's android programming brings him to the peak of humanity. We'll also share some Star Trek news both exciting and sad, plus an audience question about that other "Star" franchise. (Also, Kevin's mic had issues. Our apologies for the audio quality.) Discovery is GLAAD to win! https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/star-trek-discovery-wins-glaad-media-award-for-outstanding-drama-series A New Star Trek Movie--For Real This Time. https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/paramount-pictures-announces-new-star-trek-film-coming-in-june-2023 Margaret Wander Bonanno (1950-2021) https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/star-trek-novelist-margaret-wander-bonanno-has-passed-away-at-71 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:25:05
April 15, 2021
The Needs of the Many
Mike is back this Easter week to kick off a new series of episodes as he and Kevin discuss Spock as the first of three major Star Trek Christ figures. We cover Star Trek II, II, and IV (yes, Spock is Jesus in the funny one with the whales) and aspects of Spock's character that particularly qualify him to be a Christ figure. There is a lot to talk about! We also cover some of the news that was revealed in this year's First Contact Day celebration, including (spoiler alert!) what to expect in the next season of Star Trek: Picard and our review of the teaser trailers for Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 and Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2. Plus, Kevin answers an audience question about his least favorite Star Trek film! First Contact Day Panels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uQC0mGX6qY&list=PLKfpV2bmlzOBho0qkZiH_54lphBOA-AIJ Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk9F90wklRQ Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ4CkuDx5LE Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSLcErfzHuc Kevin on The Scotch Trekker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPrJrWP4fDA And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:23:16
April 07, 2021
Blair Imani Beams In
In this final installment of Women's Future History Month, Kevin welcomes author, activist, and historian Blair Imani to the show to talk about her relationship with Star Trek and how it has influenced her view of future history. She tells the amazing story of her famous Geordi LaForge cosplay and how LeVar Burton launched her publishing career. We also explore her idea that Geordi is a Muslim and how she sees her Muslim faith reflected in Star Trek. Plus, we talk about loving our neighbors by listening to their stories, the tricky relationship between faith and religion, religious representation in Star Trek, and much more! StarTrek.com's Video on Blair's "Imani LaForge" Cosplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLxUoJk1LMY Where to Find Blair Instagram: @BlairImani TikTok: @BlairImani BlairImani.com And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
59:02
March 31, 2021
Woman at Warp Part 2
Kevin welcomes back Sue from Women at Warp as we continue Women’s Future History Month! This time, Sue will tell us more about Women at Warp and some of the ways in which they have discussed religion on their show. She will also be sharing about her personal journey with religion as a pastor’s kid and as a woman, as well as how her Star Trek fandom influenced her personal development. It’s an intriguing conversation about the convergence of faith, doubt, gender, and religion, and how one survives at that intersection. Plus, we’ll talk about why we love Deep Space Nine’s Winn Adami! Women at Warp http://www.womenatwarp.com Sue on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/spaltor Sue's Cats on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/noodlebeanpotato/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:14:41
March 24, 2021
Making Woman in Motion
A few episodes ago, Kevin and Mike reviewed the film Woman in Motion about Nichelle Nichols' truly revolutionary efforts to recruit women and people of color for NASA. The film's production team heard the episode and they were so impressed they wanted to come on the show! Join us for this fascinating discussion with director Todd Thompson, writer/producer David Teek, executive producer Greg Galloway, producer Tim Franta, and a special appearance by writer/producer and civil rights attorney Benjamin L. Crump! Buy Woman in Motion on iTunes for exclusive special features! https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/woman-in-motion-nichelle-nichols-star-trek-remaking/id1549804941 Kevin's Newest Book - The Good, the True, the Beautiful: A Multidisciplinary Tribute to Dr. David K. Naugle https://wipfandstock.com/9781725268883/the-good-the-true-the-beautiful/ Strange New Worlds Cast Announcement https://trekmovie.com/2021/03/12/five-cast-members-for-star-trek-strange-new-worlds-announced/ The History Channel's Star Trek Documentary Series https://trekmovie.com/2021/03/11/history-channel-launching-the-center-seat-docuseries-all-about-star-trek/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:23:34
March 17, 2021
Woman at Warp Part 1
Women's Future History Month continues as Kevin welcomes Sue from Women at Warp: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast! Sue drops by (apparently unexpected) to share what Women at Warp is all about and why they do what they do. We also discuss the importance of women in Star Trek, both production and fandom, including how Lucille Ball saved Star Trek THREE TIMES! Along the way, we'll cover Christian culture's frequent shortfalls in the area of inclusion and the all-encompassing love of God. Donate to Help Texas Families Recover From the Winter Storms (Yes, there is still a huge need.) http://www.wfaa.com/donate Women at Warp http://www.womenatwarp.com Sue on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/spaltor Sue's Cats on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/noodlebeanpotato/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
49:11
March 10, 2021
Women's Future History with Natalie Atwell
It's Women's History Month! So, we are launching into five episodes exploring "Women's Future History." This week, Kevin is joined by guest hosts David Atwell and Natalie Atwell as they discuss women's representation in Star Trek, cultural expectations, and the challenges women face in Christian culture. Plus, we have some Star Trek news and Natalie poses a question for the guys. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:16:45 - Main Topic, "Women's Future History" 00:48:07 - Natalie's Question Donate to Help Texas Families Recover From the Winter Storms http://www.wfaa.com/donate Star Trek: Voyager Doc IndieGoGo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-star-trek-voyager-documentary#/ Star Trek on Paramount+ https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/star-trek-coming-to-paramount-in-2021-discovery-season-4-lower-decks-season-2-plus-prodigy And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:00:21
March 03, 2021
Woman in Motion
Back from an unplanned break due to the winter storm disaster in Texas, Kevin and Mike review the documentary film, Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek, and the Remaking of NASA (streaming link below). We talk about what the film says about humanity and the sacred work of both space travel and inclusiveness. We also share some Star Trek news and answer an audience question about the possibility of a Star Trek Study Bible! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:12:02 - Main Topic, "Woman in Motion" 01:09:30 - Audience Question How to Help Texans Recover From the Winter Disaster https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/how-to-help-texans-recover-from-the-winter-disaster/ Where to Stream Woman in Motion https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/woman-in-motion Picard Season 2 Under Way? https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/evidence-mounts-that-star-trek-picard-season-2-is-in-production-no-official-word-yet Billy Campbell (Okona - and the Rocketeer!) on Comic Book Central https://comicbookcentral.net/360-billy-campbell-flies-into-the-lair-to-celebrate-the-30th-anniversary-of-the-rocketeer/ Women Make Trek https://womenmaketrek.com/ S.S. Katherine Johnson Launch https://fotoscapes.com/lookbook/g6fYY0kiZ/space-station-launch-honors-hidden-figures-mathematician#1 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:17:29
February 25, 2021
Shakespeare in the Original Klingon
David Atwell of Reel World Theology joins Kevin as guest host this week as we explore the character of General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as a symbol of the fear that can keep us from reconciliation. This is, of course, to honor the great Christopher Plummer, who we lost earlier this week. Along the way, we'll cover some Star Trek news and an audience question about "cowboy leadership" and our moral responsibilities. 00:00:00 - Intro & Star Trek News 00:07:06 - Main Topic, "Shakespeare in the Original Klingon" 00:56:58 - Audience Question 01:11:08 - Star Trek VI Teaser Audio, Narrated by Christopher Plummer NAACP Image Awards for Star Trek https://trekmovie.com/2021/02/02/star-trek-picard-and-star-trek-lower-decks-nominated-for-naacp-image-awards/ Woman in Motion Streaming Date https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/nichelle-nichols-documentary-woman-in-motion-to-be-released-in-digital-and-on-demand-on-february-16th More of Christopher Plummer as Chang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFjKV9IcGV8 Tom Gauld - "Our Blessed Homeland" Cartoon https://twitter.com/tomgauld/status/571994690289061888/photo/1 Star Trek VI Teaser, Narrated by Christopher Plummer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKfkkhEbUlY Reel World Theology http://www.reelworldtheology.com And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:12:31
February 10, 2021
Terraforming the Soul
Tim is taking a sabbatical and Kevin had such a great time talking to Mike Poteet about his piece from Trektember 2019 last week that this week Mike is coming back as a guest host to interview Kevin about his piece for Trektember 2019 about Terraforming in Star Trek II and III as well as TNG's "Home Soil." We talk about technology, hubris, humility, and our role as co-creators with God, plus Frankenstein, our favorite Saavik actors, and more! Woman In Motion review https://treknews.net/2021/02/01/review-woman-in-motion-nichelle-nichols/ Michel Dorn's Worf Series Ideas https://winteriscoming.net/2021/01/26/star-trek-michael-dorn-worf-spinoff-series/ Kevin's Trektember piece, "Terraforming the Human Soul" http://www.reelworldtheology.com/terraforming-the-human-soul-star-treks-genesis-device-and-the-ethical-cultivation-of-creation/ Science Fiction and The Abolition of Man - Featuring the original, longer version! https://wipfandstock.com/9781498232340/science-fiction-and-the-abolition-of-man/   Collecting Trek - Star Trek II Product Reel https://collectingtrek.ca/2021/01/21/trailers-reels/ Strange New Worlds II - Featuring Mike's Star Trek story! https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Worlds-Star-Trek-Book-ebook/dp/B000FC0UZ8 Mike's Blog https://bibliomike.com/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:09:21
February 03, 2021
Cracks About the Book with Mike Poteet
"I don't want any more cracks about the Book!" So says Bela Okmyx in the Original Series episode, "A Piece of the Action," but Kevin and his guest Mike Poteet decide to ignore Okmyx and make all the cracks they want! Mike--a professional writer and ordained Presbyterian minister--beams in to talk about his piece for Reel World Theology's Trektember 2020 about sacred texts in "A Piece of the Action," "The Omega Glory," and "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky." Along the way, Kevin and Mike have a discussion about how we relate to the Bible and other sacred texts and how these episodes can be instructive in that process. Trektember http://www.trektember.com "'I Don’t Want Any More Cracks About The Book!': Insights For Interpreting Sacred Texts From Star Trek" by Mike Poteet http://www.reelworldtheology.com/i-dont-want-any-more-cracks-about-the-book-insights-for-interpreting-sacred-texts-from-star-trek/ Mike's Blog and Twitter(s) https://bibliomike.com/ http://www.twitter.com/WriterMPoteet http://www.twitter.com/Bibliomike Silage - "Billboards" (That song Kevin was trying to think of) https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=90lDbpmqcO0 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
58:17
January 27, 2021
Reflectively Supportive
Michael Burnham decided this season that she was "done being reflexively supportive," but we are--reflectively--supportive of Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery! In this episode, we throw structure off the turbolift and reconfigure our programmable matter into a free-wheeling discussion of this season! We'll also talk about diversity--including religious diversity--as well this season's moments of prayer and Burnham's spiritual journey. New Data Figure http://blog.trekcore.com/2021/01/exo-6-star-trek-first-contact-data-figure-announced/ New Star Trek Movies on Paramount+? https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/three-star-trek-films-are-in-the-pipeline-at-paramount/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:13:31
January 20, 2021
Aliens on a Strange Planet
Disconnection and disorientation have been themes throughout Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery. As we explore the season finale, "That Hope is You, Part 2," we also discuss the possibility of reconnection. That leads us into a conversation about isolation, technology, Star Trek V, and Star Trek Beyond. We'll also share some Star Trek news about Avery Brooks and Patrick Stewart, plus some audience question-fueled speculation about the state of holo and synth rights in the 32nd century. BLACK ALERT! Next week, we're doing an overview of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 and we want to hear what YOU would like us to discuss. Are there themes or ideas we missed? Do you take issue with something we said? Do you have a question about the season? Hailing frequencies are open! Send it all to GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:08:27 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E13, "That Hope is You, Part 2" 00:51:55 - Main Topic: Aliens on a Strange Planet 01:11:11 - Audience Question Patrick Stewart Awarded for Picard https://trekmovie.com/2021/01/10/patrick-stewart-wins-best-actor-at-critics-choice-super-awards-for-star-trek-picard/ Avery Brooks Not So Retired https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/avery-brooks-retired-return-star-trek-deep-space-costar/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:20:03
January 13, 2021
There is a Pride...
It's the penultimate episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3! Episode 12, "There is a Tide..." has us talking about respect, betrayal, apples, and even Die Hard! We also cover the limits of Osyraa's offer and how her bid for restoration echoes that of Gul Dukat in Deep Space Nine, bringing us into a conversation--with help from Chadra Prescod Weinstein (see below)--about repentance, atonement, and Yom Kippur. Indeed "There is a Pride" that gets in the way of repentance and atonement. And we even have an audience question about sentient holograms! "What is the nature of your ethical dilemma?" 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:08:59 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E12, "There is a Tide..." 00:53:10 - Main Story: There is a Pride... 01:08:02 - Audience Question Star Trek: Voyager Documentary News https://trekmovie.com/2021/01/02/star-trek-voyager-documentary-to-start-crowdfunding-pre-orders-in-march/ Hearts and Minds - More Than a Bookstore https://www.heartsandmindsbooks.com/ Admiral Cornwell Helps Teach Science with Star Trek! http://blog.trekcore.com/2021/01/star-trek-discovery-biology-video-series-noor-brook/ "Seeking Repentance in Star Trek" by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein https://www.startrek.com/news/star-trek-yom-kippur-forgiveness-dukat-neelix And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:20:55
January 06, 2021
Babes in Hololand
As we end 2020—a year a lot of us would have rather spent in a holo program—we explore Season 3, Episode 11 of Star Trek: Discovery, “Su’Kal,” and the lessons we can learn about facing our realities from some of Star Trek’s holo program episodes in TNG and Deep Space Nine. We’ll also talk about honoring the elderly, the importance of grounding rituals, and a really cool Star Trek-themed jazz album that is a perfect soundtrack for New Year’s Eve. All that, plus more Star Trek news and an audience question about Q await! Computer, begin program. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:13:21 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E11, "Su'Kal" 00:53:03 - Main Story: Babes in Hololand 01:16:43 - Audience Question Scotty Goes to Space https://trekmovie.com/2020/12/26/ashes-of-star-treks-james-doohan-were-smuggled-onto-the-international-space-station/ Picard Season 2 Delayed https://trekmovie.com/2020/12/26/jeri-ryan-confirms-new-star-trek-picard-season-2-production-start-date/ Star Trek 2021 Publication Schedule https://www.thetrekcollective.com/p/2021-star-trek-publication-schedule.html "The Inner Light" https://youtu.be/TdqoJUW2H3w Andrew Allen - Smooth Federation https://www.amazon.com/Smooth-Federation-Andrew-Allen/dp/B008EIPTT2 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:26:32
December 31, 2020
Redemptive Reflections
Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 10, "Terra Firma, Part 2" gives us a lot to talk about! We cover Carl and the big reveal (which Kevin predicted last episode), and discuss Philippa's relationship with Michael and how she has been changed by her time in the Prime Universe. On that note, we talk about the idea that redemption is possible for everyone in the Star Trek universe and the big and small ways redemption happens in our lives. We also share some Star Trek news and an audience question that has us wondering what species we are! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:10:42 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E10, "Terra Prime, Part 2" 00:46:40 - Main Story: Redemptive Reflections 01:01:33 - Audience Question Star Trek on Netflix? https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/star-trek-netflix-cbs.html Firefly on Disney+? https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/firefly-reboot-disney.html Seuss Trek on Ice? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/21/business/dr-seuss-star-trek-comicmix.html Weird Al Yankovic - "Yoda"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdu8I1gWqk4 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:09:34
December 23, 2020
Advent 2020 - 04 Surviving
In this final week of Advent, we reflect on the surviving we have all had to endure this past year and we recall with Star Trek: Discovery's Dr. Hugh Culber that surviving can become living again. On an Advent night that brings the "Christmas Star" to our skies, it's time once again to look up. We are not alone. In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. Star Trek Reference: Dr. Hugh Culber, Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, Episode 4, "Forget Me Not" Scriptural Reference: Psalm 30:5, I John 4:7&8 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
16:28
December 20, 2020
Into the Mirror
Through the looking glass we go as Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, Episode 9, "Terra Firma, Part 1" takes us into the Mirror Universe! We'll talk about everything Georgiou is going through, plus why the Mirror Universe's Terran Empire is so different from our own. What is its morality? What about God's sovereignty? We'll also explore an audience question, PLUS our annual Christmas gift giving guide! 00:00:00 - Intro & Christmas Gift Giving Guide! 00:09:31 - Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, Epidsode 9, "Terra Firma, Part 1" 00:35:09 - Main Story: Into the Mirror LCARS Dinnerware https://treknews.net/2020/12/04/star-trek-tng-lcars-plates-dinnerware/ The Art of Star Trek: Discovery https://trekmovie.com/2020/12/12/review-the-art-of-star-trek-discovery-is-not-just-another-pretty-coffee-table-book/ Mr. Spock's Little Book of Mindfulness https://treknews.net/2020/12/09/review-spock-book-mindfulness/ Stavesacre - "Why Good People Suffer" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZHezd0gRAI And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:19:16
December 16, 2020
Advent 2020 - 03 Human
Human. Data learns a great deal about what it means to be human in his life, but he distills it so well in "Data's Day." His description of the interior existence of humanity not only tells us we are more than our DNA, but indicates the essential elements of how we become more fully human. These elements are not unlike the way Jesus grew and when we contemplate the full humanity of his incarnation, we can understand more of the Divinity available to ours. In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. Star Trek Reference: Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4, Episode 11 Scriptural Reference: Luke 2:52 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
16:09
December 13, 2020
The Rediscovered Country
In this episode, we cover Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 8, “The Sanctuary,” its character development, relationship to ritual and renewal, and why Tim didn’t like it! (Well, parts of it.) We also talk about the episode’s theme of returning home and rediscovering roots, which takes us into Spock, Picard, Worf, B’Elanna Torres, and more! (A lot more, actually.) Plus, we have Star Trek News, a question about peacemaking, and an apology from Kevin to one of the most important characters in Star Trek. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:10:28 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E8, "The Sanctuary" 00:50:53 - Main Story: The Rediscovered Country 01:13:49 - Audience Question & An Apology Review: The Artistry of Dan Curry https://treknews.net/2020/12/02/star-trek-artistry-dan-curry-book-review/ "What We Left Out of" What We Left Behind https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/a-spinoff-of-the-star-trek-deep-space-nine-documentary-what-we-left-behind-is-in-the-works Interview with Blu del Barrio https://www.glaad.org/blog/meet-star-trek-discoverys-blu-del-barrio And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:26:32
December 09, 2020
Advent 2020 - 02 Cosmic
Cosmic thoughts. Sometimes, they can make God seem distant--especially in our pain and loneliness. But just as Kirk says that God is "right here" in the "human heart," so Advent reminds us that God is near, sharing in our suffering and loving us as we are. In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. Star Trek Reference: Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Scriptural Reference: 1 John 4:7-8 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
17:58
December 06, 2020
Unification
This week, we're discussing Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 7, "Unification III," as well as its predecessors, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 5, Episodes 7 & 8, "Unification I & II." We cover first officers, warrior nuns, and the sacred work of peacemaking and reconciliation. Plus, we have Star Trek news (more Janeway!) and an audience question about Kelvin Kirk versus Kirk Prime. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:07:22 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E7, "Unification III" 00:42:17 - Main Story: Unification 01:12:18 - Audience Question Delta Flyers Podcast - "Threshold" https://the-delta-flyers.captivate.fm/episode/threshold- Shuttle Pod Podcast - Star Trek: Voyager's 25th Anniversary (Oh, hey. This is from September. Oh, well. Enjoy!) https://trekmovie.com/2020/09/06/the-shuttle-pod-crew-finds-gold-on-the-silver-anniversary-of-star-trek-voyager/ Warp Drive News - Seriously! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWLjhJBCp0 GATST Advent Week 1 - "Afloat" https://anchor.fm/gatst/episodes/Advent-2020-Week-1-Afloat-en3pi1 "Christ Has No Body But Yours" - St. Teresa of Avila (Attributed) https://catholic-link.org/quotes/st-teresa-of-avila-quote-christ-has-no-body-but-yours/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:21:11
December 02, 2020
Advent 2020 - 01: Afloat
Afloat. In a universe without end. The words of Captain Kirk in "Who Mourns for Adonais?" bring us into the Advent season by inviting us to consider not only our place in the cosmos, but our relationship to the one who sustains the cosmos. In these devotional segments, you are invited to make some sacred space and time. You might wish to light candles in a home Advent wreath. You might take a quiet moment alone, or with those you love. Whatever you do, I invite you to join me, every Sunday of Advent, as we seek out new life in the incarnation of Christ. Star Trek Reference: Captain Kirk, Star Trek, Season 2, Episode 2, "Who Mourns for Adonais?" Scriptural Reference: Psalm 19:1 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
11:53
November 29, 2020
Unsanctioned Missions
This week, we’re talking about those times when Star Trek characters disobey orders and the sacrifices they make to do so, which of course leads us to ask what we’re willing to sacrifice for in our own lives. We’re looking, of course, at Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 6, “Scavengers,” as well as Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 6, Episode 9, “The Quality of Life.” Plus, our audience question speculates about Captain Nog! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:10:34 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 6, "Scavengers" 00:53:25 - "Unsanctioned Missions" in Star Trek III and TNG's "The Quality of Life" 01:05:34 - Audience Question Herbert F. Solow, 1930-2020 https://trekmovie.com/2020/11/21/herbert-f-solow-a-founding-father-of-star-trek-dies-at-89/ Anson Mount is Looking for Aliens https://trekmovie.com/2020/11/17/anson-mount-joins-scientific-effort-to-make-first-contact-with-aliens/ It's my friend Neil's birthday this week. Go subscribe to his awesome Star Trek newsletter! https://startrekking.substack.com/ Brené Brown on the Power of Vulnerability https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:22:11
November 25, 2020
Eisenberg Class
So many things are going on in Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, Episode 5, "Die Trying" that we had to make the show longer--and we still didn't get to everything! But everyone is talking about the appearance of the USS Nog, the Eisenberg Class vessel that serves as a tribute to Deep Space Nine's Nog, Aron Eisenberg, who we lost last year. So, we thought we'd devote our main story to remembering Aron and paying tribute to Nog's finest hour. We also talk about the possibility of Leonard Nimoy's hand coming to Boston and answer an audience question about salty speech in Star Trek. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:06:00 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E5, "Die Trying" 00:56:40 - Main Story: "Eisenberg Class" 01:18:28 - Audience Question Leonard Nimoy Memorial https://trekmovie.com/2020/11/11/proposed-boston-memorial-would-honor-leonard-nimoy-with-vulcan-salute/ "The Dark Ages Weren’t So Dark (But Maybe We Are)" by Adam Jones https://thinkingthroughchristianity.com/2013/06/the-dark-ages-werent-so-dark-but-maybe-we-are.html dodie - "Secret for the Mad" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vDdx1dba6c Kevin's Tribute to Aron Eisenberg http://www.reelworldtheology.com/trektember-remembering-aron-eisenberg-1969-2019/ Kevin's Article on "It's Only a Paper Moon" http://www.reelworldtheology.com/trektember-its-only-a-paper-moon/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:28:37
November 18, 2020
It's Okay To Be Not Okay
Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 4, "Forget Me Not" leads us into a conversation about mental health, its connection with spiritual health, and the importance of admitting we are not okay. This lends itself nicely to a conversation about Star Trek V's confusing but often illuminating relationship to pain, confession, and God. Plus, we cover an audience question about animated Star Trek and share news about Doug Jones and the story of a little ship.  00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:08:35 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E4, "Forget Me Not" 00:46:53 - Star Trek V  01:00:51 - Audience Question Doug Jones https://twitter.com/actordougjones/status/1323337116596736005 This is the story of a little ship . . . https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/08/us/star-trek-3d-microscopic-spaceship-scn-trnd/index.html  Billy Crockett - "The Last in Line" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVoS3ctXUf4 dodie - "Secret for the Mad" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vDdx1dba6c https://open.spotify.com/album/6xeFX3yRvaEV7ny5WKZ4cA?highlight=spotify:track:2Uk0aFqYCtecHL5MCq2we0 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:14:23
November 11, 2020
Far Beyond the Scars
People of Earth! This episode is coming to you later, but it's also a bit longer and we hope you enjoy it. Kevin and Tim are talking about Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 3, "People of Earth" and how cool it is to have Captain Saru! We'll also take the theme of loving neighbors (especially enemies) from that episode into a discussion of Star Trek, Season 3, Episode 15, "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield," and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Season 6, Episode 13, "Far Beyond the Stars," where we'll talk about how loving our neighbors can take us far beyond the scars of othering and hatred. There's also some Star Trek news (with more about Janeway!) and an audience question about films for DS9 and Voyager. 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:07:56 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E3, "People of Earth" 00:47:59 - Main Story: Far Beyond the Scars 01:17:27 - Audience Question Review: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway https://trekmovie.com/2020/10/30/review-the-autobiography-of-kathryn-janeway-delivers-an-insiders-view-of-voyagers-captain/ Star Trek Bible Study star-trek-bible-study@googlegroups.com https://www.dailystartreknews.com/read/star-trek-events-thursday-october-22nd-wednesday-october-28th-2020 The Inner Light Project https://twitter.com/innerlightproj And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:25:57
November 05, 2020
Healing Frequencies Open
Tim flies the ship this week! He was inspired by DSC's Mary Wiseman to come up with the theme for today's show: seeking healing relationships. We explore that idea in DS9, Star Trek V, the Kelvin Timeline, and more! But first, we have some Star Trek news about new novels and a momentous occasion for Captain Janeway, and of course, our discussion of Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 2, "Far From Home." Lastly, our audience question is about what could make Kevin say #NotMyTrek! 00:00:00 - Intro & News 00:07:30 - Star Trek: Discovery, S3E2, "Far From Home" 00:31:35 - Main Story: Healing Frequencies Open 00:59:54 - Audience Question 01:15:02 - ???? Madison Cunningham - "Always Waiting There for Me" https://open.spotify.com/track/01tolBtwRfB5TYFS7EuZEe Star Trek Novel News https://trekmovie.com/2020/10/24/next-star-trek-picard-novel-is-a-prequel-set-on-uss-titan-with-riker-and-troi/ Janeway News https://www.google.com/amp/s/comicbook.com/startrek/amp/news/star-trek-captain-janeway-statue-kate-mulgrew/ Captain Janeway Bloomington Collective https://janewaycollective.org/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:21:18
October 27, 2020
A Federation of Faith
This week, we'll talk about the premiere episode of Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, "That Hope is You, Part 1" and how Michael Burnham the strict rationalist has become Michael Burnham the "true believer." We'll also dive into the topic of faith in Star Trek. Is it really something the franchise hasn't covered? Or is it what Star Trek is all about? There's also some cool Star Trek news and an audience question about science, religion, and Klingon Jesus. 00:00:00 - Intro & Star Trek News 00:09:34 - Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, Episode 1, "That Hope is You, Part 1" 00:39:52 - Main Story: A Federation of Faith 00:59:56 - Audience Question: TNG's "Rightful Heir" Discovery News: https://trekmovie.com/2020/10/16/breaking-star-trek-discovery-renewed-for-season-4-production-starts-in-november/ Sisko Rumor: https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/cbs-reportedly-plans-bringback-star-trek-deep-space-nines-captain-sisko/ Eaglemoss Gold Enterprise-D: https://trekmovie.com/2020/10/18/review-eaglemoss-goes-for-the-gold-with-special-edition-enterprise-d-model/ Women at Warp Article: "Trust the Mystery" https://www.womenatwarp.com/trust-the-mystery-michael-burnham-and-the-legacy-of-faith-in-star-trek/ Kirsten Beyer: https://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Kirsten-Beyer/30231583 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:11:24
October 20, 2020
Discovery Debriefing
Again, Kevin's mic had issues, but we had no issues finding a lot to discuss--from the future of Kathryn Janeway (and "big news" about Doug Jones) to our thoughts on Klingon hair care! More seriously, we take a look at the season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks, "No Small Parts," and take a look back at Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Discovery in preparation for next week's premiere of Season 3. This will take us into topics such as #NotMyTrek, unity in the Federation (and the Body of Christ), and what it's like to relapse into old habits (especially of bad religion). Plus, we'll get into a bit of minutia about the TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" with this week's audience question. 00:00:00 - Intro and News 00:12:14 - Lower Decks 00:26:25 - Discovery Debriefing 01:00:11 - Audience Question Janeway News: https://www.trektoday.com/content/2020/10/janeway-to-return-in-animated-star-trek-prodigy/ Doug Jones Liked This! https://twitter.com/GATSTTweets/status/1313102891746381826 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:09:41
October 12, 2020
The Search for Saru
We are one episode away from the season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks and the premier of Season Three of Star Trek: Discovery! Join us as we talk about the best Lower Decks episode yet, Season 1, Episode 9, "Crisis Point." We'll also share news about Star Trek Online and some potential real-life Star Trek tech. Plus, we'll answer an audience question for both Kevin and Tim! Our main story, of course, is a discussion of Saru, searching for understanding of the character as he searches to find himself.  00:00 - Intro & News 10:53: Lower Decks 24:45 - Saru 56:07 - Audience Question Milo Communicator https://get.okmilo.com Noah Hawley on his vision for a Star Trek film https://trekmovie.com/2020/09/25/noah-hawley-wants-to-make-a-star-trek-movie-that-isnt-all-about-action/ STO Token https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11479283-upgrade-a-t6-ship-for-free%21 And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:09:55
October 05, 2020
Pike's Peek
This week, we're talking about Season 1, Episode 8 of Star Trek Lower Decks, "Veritas," plus some Star Trek news about films, books, and a casting choice for the ages. For our main story, we pick up where we left off with Star Trek: Discovery's "New Eden" and ask if it really makes sense to combine religions into one. And what does Pike peek? Or, of what does he give us a peek? It's a bit of both and dovetails nicely with a note on last week's episode and an audience question about Christ figures. Oh! And also, it's the 33rd anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation! Happy Anniversary, TNG! Star Trek Movie News https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/exclusive-star-trek-movies-cancelled.html Star Trek Book News https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/exclusive-two-new-star-trek-books-will-explore-legacy-female-characters Discovery Casting News https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/exclusive-two-new-star-trek-books-will-explore-legacy-female-characters And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:10:29
September 28, 2020
New Old Eden
With apologies for Kevin's audio quality (he didn't know his mic had issues), we hope you'll find the content worth sticking around for as we continue our discussion of religion in Star Trek: Discovery! This time, we're exploring the second episode of Season 2, "New Eden" and how it connects to the way religion has been presented in Star Trek to this point. Of course, we'll also dive into Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 1, Episode 7, "Much Ado About Boimler," along with an audience question about the book of Revelation and how you can be the captain of your own starship! (Sort of.) Star Trek: Bridge Crew (I lied! It's only on sale until September 24th!) https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/star-trek/bridge-crew Star Trek Day 2020 Panels and Bonus Stuff https://www.startrek.com/day Star Trek Day 2020 on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKfpV2bmlzODj92CbodUPZoOsJZz9P02V Kevin's Piece, "Terraforming the Human Soul" for Trektember http://www.reelworldtheology.com/terraforming-the-human-soul-star-treks-genesis-device-and-the-ethical-cultivation-of-creation/ Venus News https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/14/science/venus-life-clouds.html Daystrom Institute on Mariner's Aversion to Command https://www.reddit.com/r/DaystromInstitute/comments/iv9y6z/on_mariners_aversion_to_command/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:07:12
September 21, 2020
Discovery and Religion
Tim is back!! And in this episode, we'll talk about our Star Trek Day experiences, as well as some Captain Proton news. We'll then discuss the sixth Lower Decks episode, "Terminal Provocations," before we get into our main story, beginning a discussion of how religion is presented and discussed in Star Trek: Discovery. In particular, we'll look at Michael Burnham's dedication to pure naturalism in light of Vulcan mysticism. Star Trek: First Frontier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAlGf5Wfe4g Captain Proton  https://trekmovie.com/2020/08/30/are-the-planets-aligning-for-captain-proton-from-star-trek-voyager-to-rematerialize-in-short-treks/ Women at Warp #147: Yentl in Space: Women Religious Leaders in Trek https://www.womenatwarp.com/episode-147-women-religious-leaders/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
54:13
September 14, 2020
Talking Trektember with David Atwell
On his own this week, Kevin welcomes David Atwell of Reel World Theology to talk about Trektember, Reel World Theology's annual Star Trek tribute. They also discuss the fifth episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, "Cupid's Errant Arrow," as well as news about Star Trek Day (September 8th), a new fan film, and the latest--and historic--casting announcement for Star Trek: Discovery.  Trektember http://www.trektember.com Reel World Theology http://www.reelworldtheology.com Star Trek Day http://www.startrek.com/day Kevin's Star Trek Day Appearance on UK Radio https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Premier-Drive/Interviews/SpaceWeek-Kevin-C-Neece-The-Gospel-According-To-Star-Trek Star Trek: First Frontier https://www.facebook.com/startrekfirstfrontier/ Discovery Season 1 Debuts on CBS September 24th https://www.startrek.com/news/star-trek-discovery-season-1-to-air-on-cbs Interview with Blu del Barrio https://www.glaad.org/blog/meet-star-trek-discoverys-blu-del-barrio And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
59:37
September 07, 2020
Discovering Discovery
Our second episode, wherein we begin our discussion of Star Trek: Discovery in anticipation of the third season premiere! We'll also discuss "Moist Vessel," the fourth episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks. Plus: Is there new Deep Space Nine?? Well. Sort of. Links for this episode: "Alone Together," Episode 1 https://www.sidcity.net/2020/07/06/watch-alone-together-episode-1/ Kevin's post on DSC: "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry" http://www.reelworldtheology.com/trektember-the-butchers-knife-cares-not-for-the-lambs-cry-star-trek-discovery/ Kevin's post on DSC: "Choose Your Pain" http://www.reelworldtheology.com/trektember-choose-your-pain-star-trek-discovery/ And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:02:41
August 31, 2020
What is the Gospel According to Star Trek?
Welcome! It's our inaugural episode, in which Kevin and Tim introduce themselves and the podcast and talk Star Trek news and the fate of Kurtzman Trek. We also discuss the first three episodes of Lower Decks and answer the question that gives the episode its title: What is the Gospel According to Star Trek? In answering that question, Kevin also takes listeners on a walk through his book, The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew.  Here are some relevant links for this episode! Kevin's article for Reel World Theology on the Star Trek: Picard episode, "Nepenthe." Kevin's E-mail list, where you can get free sample chapters from his book for signing up! Kevin's online store, where you can buy autographed copies of his books. IndieBound, where you can find and support your local independent bookstores. And here's where to connect with us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/GospelTrekPodcast Twitter: @GospelTrekPod and @KevinCNeece Facebook: GospelAccordingtoStarTrek and KevinCNeeceOfficial Instagram: @GospelTrekPodcast Email: GospelTrekPodcast@gmail.com
01:04:33
August 24, 2020