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Matter Stream is a Trek.fm podcast hosted by Christopher Jones that focuses on the people and ideas connected to or inspired by Star Trek through interviews on topics such as science, philosophy, technology, creative arts, and entertainment.
||Matter Stream 21: The Reluctant Warrior||Alec Peters and Richard Hatch talk Star Trek: Axanar. We’re joined by Propworx founder Alec Peters and Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch to discuss their new film project, a war story set in the Star Trek universe that brings back some familiar cha||1/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 20: Finding a Cure for HIV/AIDS||Dylan Nord, We-Care.com and AIDS Research Alliance. We discuss the current state of AIDS—both the disease and the search for a cure—as well as the efforts of Star Trek’s own LeVar Burton to raise awareness of and funds for research.||12/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 19: Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse||Armin Shimerman. Armin joins us to discuss his new project—Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse—how he came to be involved, what we can expect from the film, and how you can support the project.||11/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 18: The Other Half of the Sky||Athena Andreadis: Women in SF. We discuss the roles of women in SF literature as well as Star Trek and Athena’s collection of original fiction featuring female characters, The Other Half of the Sky.||11/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 17: The Star Trek Stamp||Bill Kraft. Convincing the US Postal Service to issue a stamp honoring Star Trek seemed like an easy task; but it wasn't. Bill tells us the story of his 14-year campaign that eventually gave us the 33-cent Star Trek stamp.||10/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 16: Star Trek Rivals||Heather Chandler and Thomas Kastner of Elephant Mouse. We're joined by Heather and Tom to talk about their studio and the game that has taken us all by storm. We’ll even get some tips and strategies from the creators themselves along the way.||6/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 15: Anthony Montgomery and Chariot||Anthony Montgomery. We're joined by Anthony to talk about his latest project, Chariot, an independent film about seven people who find themselves in the middle of a circumstance they never imagined.||11/16/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 14: Mission Log and Gene's Philosophy||Rod Roddenberry. We’re joined by Rod to talk about the genesis of his new show Mission Log, podcasting as a medium for discussion, and how each Star Trek series approached his father’s vision of the future.||9/10/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 13: Space Idiots||Titled Sketch Project. We toss our serious hat aside for the night and take a light-hearted look at Star Trek with Dan Oster, Will Maier, and Bobby Mort of Titled Sketch Project.||7/23/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 12: The Inner and Outer Lights||Morgan Gendel. We’re joined by Morgan, the writer of “The Inner Light,” to talk about how the episode came to be, his inspirations, and “The Outer Light”—a continuation of the story that is being released as a graphic novel.||4/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 11: Dan Madsen: A Lifelong Journey with Star Trek||Dan Madsen. We’re joined by Dan to talk about his time with Gene Roddenberry, the founding of The Official Star Trek Fan Club, and what Star Trek has meant to his life.||3/19/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 10: Extreme Life||Athena Andreadis. We’re joined by Dr. Andreadis to discuss the many forms that life can take here on Earth and what we might find elsewhere in the solar system and beyond.||3/12/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 9: The Life of Ricardo Montalban and Khan||John Tenuto. We’re joined by John to discuss three special events celebrating the life of Montalbán, the history of Star Trek fandom, and the making of Montalbán’s most famous film: The Wrath of Khan.||3/5/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 8: Writing Trek with Dayton Ward||Dayton Ward. We’re joined by Dayton to discuss how he became involved with Star Trek fiction, writing Trek fiction, thoughts on canon vs. non-canon, and to talk a bit about his new Original Series novel That Which Divides.||2/27/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 7: Star Trek Secret Voyage||Craig Sheeler. We’re joined by Craig, executive producer and creative director of Star Trek Secret Voyage, to discuss the series, what inspired him to take on this enormous project, and what we can expect to see in the year to come.||2/7/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 6: SETI and First Contact||Seth Shostak. We’re joined by Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute to discuss if and when we might detect other life, how it is likely to happen, and how it will impact our society.||1/30/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 5: Religion in Star Trek||Kevin C. Neece: The Undiscovered Country Project. We’re joined by Kevin C. Neece, writer, speaker, and founder of The Undiscovered Country Project, an ongoing exploration of Star Trek from a Christian worldview perspective.||1/9/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 4: The Con of Wrath||Larry Nemecek: The Con of Wrath. We’re joined by Larry to discuss Ultimate Fantasy 1982, his project to tell the story of one of the greatest debacles in fandom history, and what it meant for those involved and the future of conventions.||12/19/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 3: 100-Year Starship Study||Athena Andreadis: 100-Year Starship Study. We’re joined by Dr. Andreadis to discuss the 100-Year Starship Study and her session at the study's recent symposium.||12/12/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 2: Vulcan Tourism||Catherine Pooley: City of Vulcan. We hop into our shuttle and make the short trip to the Canadian Badlands to talk to Catherine Pooley, Tourism Coordinator for the Town of Vulcan and Vulcan County in Alberta.||12/5/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matter Stream 1: The Roddenberry Foundation and Trek Nation||Rod Roddenberry. We sit down with Rod to discuss how the Foundation came to be formed, how it works together with those dedicated to making the vision of a better world a reality, and where the Foundation is headed in the future. In addition, we also talk||11/21/11||Free||View In iTunes|
A unique and insightful Trek podcast! Highly recommended!
This is truly a great podcast! Trek.FM's Matter Stream focuses on Star Trek's impact on the lives of those with a unique connection to the franchise. This isn't the typical "episode review" format that's often featured on Trek podcasts (though those are great too!). Matter Stream offers a different type of Trek commentary with insights that hard-core fans will really appreciate. The latest installment, featuring a retrospective on Ricardo Montalban's career, was a great listen and reveals many previously unknown aspects of this great actor's life. Fascinating!
Keep up the great podcast.. I look forward to each new episode!
A Fun, Different Trek-Related Podcast
This podcast fills a niche in the Trek universe -- it's not directly Trek-related, but having to do with people involved with Star Trek. Chris does a wonderful job interviewing his guests on a variety of intriguing topics. Give it a listen!
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