Roddenberry Entertainment has partnered with Nerdist Industries to launch a new free Star Trek podcast series.
The new series is Mission Log, which is “an entertaining and provocative examination of the legendary franchise’s more than seven hundred hours of television programming.”
Mission Log will begin with The Cage, and then “progressing sequentially through the final season of Star Trek: Enterprise, Mission Log delves into the most historical and interesting aspects of science fiction that Star Trek has to offer. The podcast is the first time Roddenberry will lead the dialogue surrounding the plot points, principles and philosophies of Star Trek and how they relate to the human experience.”
“I’ve always wanted the opportunity to examine the philosophy of Star Trek from a Roddenberry perspective and get to the core of what has been inspiring fans for decades,” said Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry. “I can think of no better homage to the franchise than to take on thirty seasons of television, comprised of six different series, by journeying into every one of the seven-hundred-and-twenty-six Star Trek episodes.”
“Hosted by veteran podcasters John Champion (DVD Geeks) and Ken Ray (Mac OS Ken), Mission Log will offer a balanced yet critical analysis of the underlying themes, metaphors and subtexts intertwined in each Star Trek episode. Along with a variety of guests and interviews, the podcast will attempt to explore Star Trek‘s ethical subtext, understand its complex metaphors and finally figure out what was the trouble with those Tribbles. Unique to Mission Log, producers and hosts have the opportunity to research the exclusive Roddenberry family archives to consult historic resources, such as Gene’s handwritten notes on his original scripts.”
Mission Log will be a weekly production, with free downloads available each Thursday. To access Mission Log, head to the link located here.