Episode 6: Context is for Kings

Episode 6: Context is for Kings This week, Steve is joined by Star Trek Production Associate and Producer David Rossi along with Mark to talk about Star Trek Discovery’s episode 3: “Context is for Kings“.

We discuss what’s what in the second pilot episode for Star Trek: Discovery where we finally get to see the USS Disovery and her crew.

During this week’s show we delve into everything we see in “Context is for Kings” from prison transports, to ships, to alerts, labs, secrets and the crew!

Please make sure that you have watched Star Trek Discovery episode “Context Is for Kings” before listening to the show – as we’re reviewing this episodes and there will be spoilers!

We want to hear your thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery “Context Is for Kings” and anything else we’ve discussed on the show.

To get in contact with us, just visit the contact us page for a full list of ways you can open hailing frequencies.

Next week on episode 7 of the New Horizons Podcast, Steve will be joined by Mark and guest podcaster Sunseahl to talk about Discovery’s forth episode tited “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry“.

Until then, Live Long and Podcast.

Chapters

00:00:17 Guest Intro: Dave Rossi
00:03:26 Dave & Mark’s views on DIS
00:19:03 Shuttle
00:33:14 Feed the Animals
00:37:04 Captain Lorca
00:40:45 Back to Quarters
00:45:51 Black Alert
00:47:54 Saru
00:52:15 Engineering Lab
01:01:11 Away Mission
01:08:02 Shhhh!
01:18:22 Sign up for secrets!
01:21:54 Discovering guests!
01:29:45 Contact Dave
01:30:48 Feedback
01:33:50 Contact us

Links

Hosts

Steve Roberts
Mark McCulloch

Guests

Dave Rossi

Production Team

Colin Higgins (Executive Producer)
Steve Roberts (Producer, Host, Audio Editor, Designer, Webmaster)

Episode Details

Filesize: 132.96 MB.
Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes, 39 seconds.

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Episode 5: A Star Trek Hello

Episode 5: A Star Trek Hello Star Trek once again says “Hello” to the small screen with the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.

This week, Steve is joined by author, actor, editor, archivist, consultant, interviewer and producer Larry Nemecek.

In this episode Steve and Larry talk about Star Trek Discovery’s episodes “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars“.

Talking points include everything from Star Trek on the small screen to the big screen, to the timeline, streaming, Klingons, ships, characters and story!

Please make sure that you have watched both Discovery episodes before listening to the show – as we’re reviewing the show’s episodes so there will of course be lots of spoilers!

We want to hear your thoughts on the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery and anything else we’ve discussed on the show.

To get in contact with us, just visit the contact us page for a full list of ways you can open hailing frequencies.

Next week on episode 6 of the New Horizons Podcast, Steve should be joined by Mark and Dave Rossi to talk about Discovery’s third episode tited “Context is for Kings“.

Until then, Live Long and Podcast.

Chapters

0:00:33 Who is Larry Nemecek?
0:03:36 Waiting for 12 years
0:05:44 The Big Screen
0:09:03 The Timeline
0:09:59 Discovery Intro
0:13:11 Streaming
0:14:59 Quality
0:18:08 Timing
0:20:40 Klingons
0:28:36 Novels
0:29:11 Ships
0:34:07 Transporter
0:40:05 Burnham
0:42:40 Internal struggles
0:48:21 Klingon House Leaders
0:54:17 Dead or alive?

Links

Hosts

Steve Roberts

Guests

Larry Nemecek

Production Team

Colin Higgins (Executive Producer)
Steve Roberts (Producer, Host, Audio Editor, Designer, Webmaster)

Episode Details

Filesize: 87.14 MB.
Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

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Episode 4: Star Trek Discovery Countdown

Episode 4: Star Trek Discovery Countdown This week on New Horizons, we round up our thoughts ahead of the launch of Star Trek Discovery. We touch upon and discuss everything from storytelling to timelines, to set design and gadgets, to the new Star Trek Discovery theme tune to David Mack’s novel Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours.

We also introduce you to our new permanent co-host Mark McCulloch. You’ll get to hear all about our Scottish host and his introduction to Star Trek (he’s another Star Trek Voyager fan!), plus his podcast history.

Joining Steve and Mark this week is reoccurring host, Mike from the Gatecast Archives podcast.

Come and join us as we eagerly await the imminent launch of Star Trek Discovery.

Don’t just listen to what we think each week, we’d love you to get involved and tell us your thoughts on all our discussions in this episode and anything else Star Trek Discovery related.

Do you want to get in contact with us? Just visit the contact us page for a full list of places you can find us.

Next week, in episode 5 of the New Horizons Podcast, Steve, Mark and Mike (and possibly others) will review Star Trek Discovery’s pilot episode. Next week we are expecting to release two episodes a day apart as we expect to have episodes 1 and 2 released to watch and hopefully enjoy!

Until then, Live Long and Podcast.

Chapters

Not applicable.

Links

Hosts

Mark McCulloch and Steve Roberts

Guests

Mike from the Gatecast podcast

Production Team

Colin Higgins (Executive Producer and Audio Editor)
Steve Roberts (Producer, Host, Audio Editor, Designer, Webmaster)

Episode Details

Filesize: 69.9 MB.
Duration: 50 minutes, 40 seconds.

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Episode 3: Klingons Do Love A Candle

Episode 3: Klingons Do Love A Candle In Episode 3 of the New Horizons podcast, we turn our attention to one of the oldest foes in Star Trek lore, the Klingons.

We have seen many incarnations of the warrior race over the 51 years of Star Trek. Some have ridges, some do not; some have ridge rings and long flowing hair, some do not; but they all have one thing in common. They love a good candle!

Join us as we try and smooth out some of them ridges and make sense of this varied race.

Joining Steve this week is the New Horizon’s Executive Producer Colin and guest host Mike. Mike has spent many years podcasting discussing SciFi series Stargate on his Gatecast podcast and the Stargate Archives.

Don’t forget that we’d love to hear your thoughts on not only our discussions in this episode but your thoughts on Star Trek Discovery and what you’ve seen in the trailers so far.

Want to get in contact with us? Just visit the contact us page for a full list of places you can find us.

Next week, in episode 4 of the New Horizons Podcast, Steve and new regular host Mark, along with Mike talk about what they expect to see from Star Trek Discovery.

Until then, Live Long and Podcast.

Chapters

Not applicable.

Links

None this week.

Hosts

Colin Higgins and Steve Roberts

Guests

Mike from the Gatecast podcast

Production Team

Colin Higgins (Executive Producer and Audio Editor)
Steve Roberts (Producer, Host, Audio Editor, Designer, Webmaster)

Episode Details

Filesize: 55.64 MB.
Duration: 39 minutes, 33 seconds.

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Episode 2: This isn’t Voyager – It’s Star Trek Discovery!

New Horizons - Episode 2 This week on our second show, we delve into what we know so far about the Federation in relation to Star Trek Discovery.

We discuss the look and feel of the ships and uniforms, as well as some of the prominent characters we can expect to see flying the Federation flag.

The conversation also leads us to chat about the expanded universe and how, based on what we know from previous incarnations of Star Trek, the Star Trek Discovery books can add a rich extra layer to the show.

Oh, and Steve mentions Voyager one or twice or… forty-seven times!

Joining Steve this week is the New Horizon’s Executive Producer Colin and guest host Mike. Mike has spent nearly a decade covering Stargate on his Gatecast podcast and the Stargate Archives.

This episode’s confab is all based on what we’ve read in interviews, social media posts from crew, cast and conventions plus what we’ve seen in the trailers.

Talking about trailers – if you have not seen them yet and would like to, Steve wrote a blog about the Star Trek Discover trailers and where you can find them.

Don’t forget that we’d love to hear your thoughts on not only our discussions in this episode but your thoughts on Star Trek Discovery and what you’ve seen in the trailers so far.

Want to get in contact with us? Just visit the contact us page for a full list of places you can find us.

Next week, in episode 3 of the New Horizons Podcast, we’ll be talking about what we know and have seen on the Klingons in Star Trek Discovery.

Until next time, Live Long and Podcast.

Chapters

Not applicable.

Links

Hosts

Colin Higgins and Steve Roberts

Guests

Mike from the Gatecast podcast

Production Team

Colin Higgins (Executive Producer and Audio Editor)
Steve Roberts (Producer, Host, Audio Editor, Designer, Webmaster)

Episode Details

Filesize: 79.85 MB.
Duration: 57 minutes, 18 seconds.

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Star Trek Discovery Trailers

This blog is about the trailers that have been released so far for Star Trek Discovery, so please do not read on if you do not want any spoilers before the first episode airs in September 2017.

Star Trek Discovery Trailer 1

Back in July 2016 CBS released their first trailer at Comic-Con. At this point production had not started even though the original plan was to have the new incarnation of the Star Trek franchise released in January 2017.

The January release date was the target as that was the earliest possible moment CBS could release a Star Trek TV show as it marked the necessary elapsed time that the CBS’ contract with Paramount over the Kelvin timelines movies would have ended. This agreement was that Bad Robot would produce three movies and during that time CBS would not produce any Star Trek TV series until six months after the third film’s release.

With September 2016 marking the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, there had already been information leaked about a new TV production in the works. To gain interest from not just Star Trek fans but science fiction fans a trailer was released at Comic-Con.

This trailer did not show much, as, at the time, there was only a brief outline on what show runner Bryan Fuller wanted to do with show. They still had to select writing staff, producers and even start the casting process.

The first trailer that was titled “First Look – Test Flight of Star Trek’s U.S.S. Discovery” was released.

In this trailer, we got to see a new ship, a star ship that was expected to be in the time-period of 10 years before Captain Kirk’s 5-year mission. We were told that the designs were not final for the U.S.S. Discovery and even 13 months later we still have not seen any more of the U.S.S. Discovery.

If you’ve not seen the trailer you should either see it on the Star Trek YouTube channel:

The above YouTube is probably not available to viewers outside of the USA but another copy of it was uploaded to the Entertainment Access YouTube channel that you should be able to view:

As you always get in a fandom, you have those that hate the new ideas, those that love it and those that just want to know more.

For me I was intrigued – it did not bother me that it was another prequal series. To me that meant it allowed more story for characters not technology. A sequel would have been back to where The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager often ended up, which was where some sort of new technology could always be created to fix the problem in time.

When watching the trailer, it was also noted how the music used sounded very much like something from a Federation – Klingon battle scene in Star Trek – The Original Series.

After the first look trailer we did not see another until the end of January 2017 – you remember that date, don’t you? I mentioned it earlier… this was when they were originally hoping to release Star Trek Discovery!

However, delays on the production were caused by Bryan Fuller leaving to finish his work on previously started productions plus delays caused by the casting. I won’t go into any of that as we will no doubt cover that in the one of the New Horizon podcast episodes leading up to the release of Star Trek Discovery on CBS All Access, Space and Netflix.

Star Trek Discovery Trailer 2

So, what we saw next at the end of January 2017 was titled “Star Trek: Discovery In Production” and you can watch it on the Star Trek YouTube channel:

Again, the above might not available to view outside of the USA, so here is another version uploaded to the We Got This Covered’s YouTube channel that you should be playable:

This second trailer was very clever as it gave shots of set construction, props, uniforms and even some ship designs, but still did not give anything away regarding the story to avoid spoiling anything. This was still early in the production stage and the casting process was still not compete!

But it gave many Trekkies hope that this new production was actually on its way despite the numerous delays. Personally, I was excited and could not wait to see more!

Star Trek Discovery Trailer 3

The first official trailers were released last month (August 2017), one from CBS and one from Netflix. The trailers generally contained the same content but just had Netflix logos and dates on it.

In this trailer, we get to see visuals of the final release coming in three weeks time.

We see ships, but still not the USS Discovery. We see Federation and Klingon ships including the new warp animations that are to be used.

There’s also plenty more to see from uniforms, weapons, shields, space suites, transporter effects and even what appears to be a Klingon ritual.

This trailer shows us the new updated look of Star Trek made using 21st century technology but made for the small screen.

Many Trekkies have commented on how it looks like the Kelvin timeline (AKA JJ-verse) – personally I’d just say that it looks like a modern day sci-fi production. Yes, it looks like what we’ve seen from Paramount’s latest three films, but that will be because they will have been using the technologies and techniques that are available to them today and not back in 1966!

If you are still to watch the trailer and you are in America you should view “Star Trek: Discovery – Official Trailer” on CBS.com.

For everyone outside the USA you should be able to view the Netflix version:

Other trailers

I have seen other trailers around the web but they seem to be re-edited versions of what we’ve seen. I’ve not seen anything else released to the CBS website or to the Netflix YouTube channel… well, at least not just yet!

Time to warp out!

If you’ve not seen the trailers I hope this blog has given you all the links you need to watch them. If you have got to this part of the blog and do not want to know or see spoilers then… why did you not read the first paragraph?! 😉

It will not be too long before we get to see a full episode and I cannot wait, and don’t forget to listen in to our coverage of each episode each week.

Until next time, Live Long and Podcast =/\=

Episode 1: Opening Hailing Frequencies

New Horizons - Episode 1 This week on our first show we’re opening hailing frequencies to give you an introduction to the show and crew. We outline the release schedule and what we aim to bring you in realtion to the podcast going forward. With this exciting new chapter in Star Trek looming ever closer, everyone involved is looking forward to bringing you their thoughts and ideas on the latest incarnation of this much loved and long running franchise.

We will bring you voices from around the globe and from widely accomplished podcasters who have covered all aspects of Trek and Sci fi. From Stargate to Babylon 5. From Star Wars to Star Trek the main host and guest hosts have covered it all.

Join your main host Steve Roberts and New Horizons’ Executive Producer, Colin Higgins, as they introduce you to the newest Star Trek podcast, and lets begin this new journey together.

Also listen up for instructions on how to find out becoming part of the show – this can be as a host, a guest host or even just by sending us a message via email or any of our social media channels.

Chapters

Not applicable this time as its an intro show.

Links

No links for this episode.

Hosts

Colin Higgins and Steve Roberts

Guests

None this week.

Production Team

Colin Higgins (Executive Producer and Audio Editor)
Steve Roberts (Producer, Host, Designer, Webmaster)

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