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Star Trekking for April 13, 2021

Welcome to Star Trekking, my attempt to share points of interest and random intersections in the final frontier.

I had some time to myself the other day so of course I brought out this LP.

Track 3 has long been a favorite of mine, an odd spinoff of Alexander Courage’s famous fanfare into a whole song of its own. Take a listen.

I’m ready to start a petition for this to become the theme song for Strange New Worlds.

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And speaking of records, back in the olden golden days of yore, Peter Pan Records created original Trek stories. I spotted one of them newly uploaded to YouTube last week.

A fellow named Curt Danhauser uploaded the video (as well as many others) and maintains a listing of the Peter Pan stories.

Going through his YouTube channel I found that he’s also been producing (and voicing and writing and editing) new animated Trek adventure sin the style of the 70s animated show. Here’s his most recent.

Having still not seen all the original animated series, I’m not sure I’m ready to jump into these new ones. But they sure do look authentic!

Less authentic were the old Peter Pan records. Here’s one I remember owning.

We sure were desperate for new Trek back then.

Before they were Grups.

Love love love this kind of art.

More art!

Watch face art!

My kind of cosplay.

This is canon.


Hoo boy.


Strongly agree.

It’s funny because it’s true.

In summary…


  1. Treklad takes a look at the other Captain Janeway.

  2. (I was on Treklad’s podcast a while back).

  3. What Julie Nimoy thinks about Ethan Peck’s Spock.

  4. Akiva Goldsman on SNW and Picard. Here’s an excerpt but I encourage you to read the whole interview.

    So you’ve started filming Strange New Worlds, how does it compare and contrast to the other Trek shows so far?
    It's unlike the other shows in that it's really episodic. If you think back to The Original Series, it was a tonally more liberal — I don't mean in terms of politics, but it could sort of be more fluid. Like sometimes Robert Bloch would write a horror episode. Or Harlan Ellison would have "City on the Edge of Forever," which is hard sci-fi. Then there would be comedic episodes, like "Shore Leave" or "The Trouble with Tribbles." So [co-showrunner] Henry Alonso Myers and myself are trying to serve that. We've all become very enamored, myself included, with serialized storytelling. And I'm talking to you from behind the stage where we're shooting Picard, which is deeply serialized. But Strange New Worlds is very much adventure-of-the-week but with serialized character arcs.

  5. Why TOS lost Janice Rand.

LOVE long and prosper,


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