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It’s the thirty fifth week of 2021 and today we’re talkin Perseverance successfully drilling for rocks the second time round, the Federal Aviation Administration in the US grounding Virgin Galactic and the Russian modules on the space station are starting to show their age… The post Jeopardising The Space Station as Perseverance Gets It’s First Sam…
 
Two SciFi heavyweights are joining the cast of Prodigy in an antagonistic fashion, Star Trek Day is coming on September 8, new name – same great content … welcome Star Trek Explorer! Plus a sneak peek at the Voyager retrospective documentary. The post Star Trek Day Is Coming Plus Prodigy’s Villians Announced… appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
It’s the 34th week of 2021 and NASA’s new space telescope clears it’s final testing and is now ready for launch. An asteroid has been discovered orbiting the Sun, closer than Mercury and a new class of exoplanets could be our ticket to finding extra terrestial life… The post Move Over Mercury – There’s A New Closest Object! appeared first on Trekzo…
 
Following the release of our second fan film, the first in the Star Trek era, our visual effects guru Sam Cockings beamed in to chat about his work… Catch this interview in full by beaming over to the original watch page! The post That Time When We Learnt About The VFX of Once More With Feeling appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
Macquarie University’s Doctor Christian Schwab developed a new kind of spectrometer that brings solar systems into sharper focus to aid in the discovery of smaller exoplanets. On this episode, we learn more about NEID. The post Tuning In To Exoplanets : A New Spectrometer Aims To Find More Planets Out There appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
At the recent 55 Year Mission convention in Las Vegas, Alec Peters was live streaming when Shawn O’Halloran’s son approached his booth wearing a Duck mask. What happened next beggars belief… Our unbiased coverage of Axanar is available in a handy YouTube playlist. The post Hayden O’Halloran on The Duckman Incident In Vegas appeared first on Trekzon…
 
We started our podcasting journey with Rod in 2013, and as we crossed over one hundred episodes he beamed in again to catch up and talk about The Mission Log podcast… Catch this interview in full now by beaming over to the original watch page. The post That Time When We Caught Up With Rod Roddenberry appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
It’s the thirty third week of 2021 and Russian space junk likely caused the loss of a Chinese satellite. Fifteen years on since the textbooks were changed – why does debate still stalk Pluto? And China’s martian rover completes it’s primary mission.. The post A Chinese Satellite Taken Out By Russian Space Junk As The Zurhong Rover Completes It’s Mi…
 
It’s now official that Discovery has wrapped on season four as Robert Beltran confirms he’s lending his voice to Star Trek: Prodigy. Meanwhile, NASA celebrates what would’ve been Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday with a message beamed into deep space… The post Discovery Wraps; Celebrating Gene’s 100th and Is Chakotay Back on Trek? appeared first on…
 
It’s an innovative concept that’ll help astronauts use ground penetrating radar to effectively search below the surface as we reach out to the stars in the years ahead. MAPrad is a tenth the size of current generation ground radar, scanning twice as deep in something the size of a backpack – at this stage! The post From the Moon to Mars : A Mini Ra…
 
We spoke with Alec Peters in 2016 at the height of his legal battle with CBS and Paramount. Since then, we’ve not been granted another interview… until today. Supporter of Alec and Axanar, Reece Watkins, beams in to share his thoughts on the fan film production that has divided so many in the niche of […] The post Hearing From Axanar : Supporter Re…
 
It’s the thirty third week of 2021 and we’ve got details of SpaceX being contracted to launch a billboard into space, but not to hit us with ads from the sky… Perseverance came up empty in it’s first attempt to collect a Martian sample and NASA’s facing the very real problem of their next gen […] The post Space Ads, Perseverance Misses The Mark and…
 
In one of our last Trekzone Spotlight podcasts, Ben Sorensen beamed in. He’s one of the emcees for Supanova and he joined us to chat about working the convention and co-ordinating the panel discusses of the headline acts… Catch this interview in full now, right here! The post That Time When We Met Ben Sorensen – The Emcee To The Stars appeared firs…
 
A new theory postulates that the slowing of Earth’s rotation in it’s younger years contributed to increased oxygenation of the atmosphere, thus helping more complex life to evolve. We’re joined by one of the scientists who formulated the theory on this Talkin’ Science Interview. The post Did Earth’s Slowing Rotation Help Oxygenate The Atmosphere? a…
 
It’s the game that developed over several years and eventually shipped, providing more Axanar content then Alec Peters could maanage. But when Ad Astra Games’ Ken Burnside discovered the real truth about Axanar, he cancelled the game and moved on with his life. In typical Alec Peters style, he didn’t like that and branded Ken […] The post No Longer…
 
It’s the 32nd week of 2021.. and we’ve got details of the shocking moment Kepler caught the end of a massive yellow star… an x-ray image of black hole V404 Cygni captures rings of material being shot out… and Virgin Galactic put tickets up for grabs for their next spaceflights. The post Capturing A Supernova As Virgin Galactic Puts Seats On Sale : …
 
While we focus on a few regulars for Fan Films Done Right, we’re always looking for others doing the right thing. Potemkin Pictures is one such group and this is That Time When we met them… Catch this interview in full now, right here! The post That Time When We Put A Spotlight on Potemkin Pictures appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
We’re just a few days away from the second season of Lower Decks hitting Paramount+ in the States and Amazon Prime in the rest of the world. Meanwhile in live action Star Trek, production on Discovery continues as we hear reports of the writers room getting back together for a fifth season. And Alex Kurtzman […] The post Lower Decks Is Here; Prodig…
 
It’s one of Saturn’s largest moons, visited by Cassini in 2014. Now, new analysis suggests the subsurface ocean could be home to primitive life thanks to the geothermal activity we can see in the form of huge geyers shooting up from the southern polar region. Join us for a Talkin’ Science Quick Take. The post What’s Swimming In Enceladus’ Subsurfac…
 
We’re just days away from the return of Lower Decks to Paramount+, we’re learning more about Prodigy as it’s series premiere gets closer and Alex Kurtzman gets another five years at the helm of the Star Trek franchise. It’s a big week of Trek production news, worthy of it’s own podcast. Dr Trek’s here to […] The post Alex Kurtzman Gets 5 More Years…
 
It’s the thirty first week of 2021.. Light has been detected bouncing off a black hole, proving Einstein right again… the new Russian module sent the Space Station spinning in a hair raising hour for the twenty year old outpost and Rocket Lab returns to flight two months after a catastrophic failure to launch. The post Proving Einstein Right Again …
 
As we started broadening our interests in 2018 we checked in with Professor Tamara Davis to learn about the recent discoveries of gravitational waves, what they are and how they’ll shape our understanding of the universe… You can catch this interview in full by clicking here and diving into the Trekzone archive! The post That Time We Learnt About G…
 
Back in 2018 on our Perth roadtrip we checked in with Aaron Vanderkley and company as they shot The Fall of Starbase One… this is That Time When… You can catch this interview in full by clicking here and diving into the Trekzone archive! The post That Time We Were On Set For The Fall of Starbase One appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
As the cold war starts to heat up amongst former associates of Alec Peters, Trekzone returns to the never-launched Star Trek fan film. On this edition, one time loyal supporter Steven Mayhew beams in to explain how his love for the film brought him right into the inner circle of the Axanar faithful… The post Opening Up About Axanar : Steven Mayhew …
 
Welcome to another edition of Talkin’ Science, it’s the 29th week of 2021 and the first image of a Saturn-like planet – an exoplanet forming moons in a ring. Marsquakes offer a unique insight into the structure and core of Mars – and it is pretty different than Earth. Plus Boeing’s CST Starliner will have […] The post Starliner Gears Up For Test Nu…
 
News from Comic Con At Home sees us learn more about Star Trek: Prodigy and the second season of Lower Decks. Plus Anson Mount joins other cast and crew celebrating the end of principal photography for Strange New Worlds. All that, and Robert Duncan McNeill has revealed he’s trying to fit Picard into his busy […] The post Star Trek: Prodigy, Lower …
 
Following a chance introduction, Paul Jenkins saw an opportunity to help a struggling Star Trek fan film come to fruition. What would transpire over the proceeding years led him to tackle the hugely complex toxic fan culture rife across many franchises with a documentary. Our guest today is locked in a legal battle with Alec […] The post Paul Jenki…
 
A 13 billion year old hypernova has been found by a team of Aussie astronomers at the Siding Springs observatory. The star had an iron-to-hydrogen ratio around 3,000 times lower than the Sun, suggesting it formed relatively close to the big bang itself.. The post Discovering A Hypernova : Professor Gary Da Costa on this Very Exciting Find appeared …
 
In this the 28th week of 2021… Jeff Bezos and company make it to orbit and back again… Another rare insight into a supermassive black hole.. and astronomers find a teardrop-shaped star in a binary system. The post Bezos Flies, We See Another Supermassive Black Hole and Find A Teardrop Shaped Star : Trekzone’s Talkin’ Science appeared first on Trekz…
 
It’s another installment of Trekzone’s The News – catch details of Discovery’s wrapping of season four filming, Strange New Worlds sending a crew to New Mexico for VFX shots and the new Star Trek movie has a director! The post Discovery Close to Season 4 Wrap While Strange New Worlds Shoots in New Mexico appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
Following Aaron’s announcement of his latest #StarTrek #FanFilm, Outbreak, we thought it fitting to recap on the niche of a niche with this flashback to when Carlos Pedraza joined Matt from our LA studio… Catch the first of the three part look at From There to Here right now. The post That Time When We Broke Down Star Trek Fan Films appeared first …
 
It was taking up to forty days for Australians to receive Earth Observing Data, now with the launch of Nova Sar 1 – that’s been dramatically cut down to around an hour. The CSIRO’s Dr Amy Parker beams in to explain why … and how! The post A Critical Upgrade to Earth Observing Data for Australia appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
He’s back on the channel to announce another fan film, incredibly without needing millions of dollars or large warehouses. We’re thrilled to have Aaron Vanderkley back to tell us all about Outbreak – A Star Trek Fan Film. The post Announcing Outbreak : A Star Trek Fan Film from Aaron Vanderkley appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
It’s been almost five years since we met Ray, when he acquired the then Star Trek: Continues soundstage. He’s turned it into a place where fan film makers can come and make their shorts for the fun of it. But, some folks aren’t happy about that and think he’s impeding on James Cawley’s licensed Ticonderoga […] The post Catching Up With Ray Tesi and…
 
The headlines in this the twenty seventh week of 2021.. They Made It. Richard Branson and the crew on Unity 22 make it to sub orbital space, successfully completing an almost two decade long ambition. A Hypernova Discovery from the very early universe… and four Rogue Planets found out in the cold depths, seperated from […] The post Virgin Galactic’…
 
Talkin’ Science Fest wraps up today with an exclusive interview with Southern Launch’s CEO Lloyd Damp. A few weeks ago they were given approval for three launches from their new complex in Whalers Way, South Australia… The post Talkin’ Science Fest : Permission To Launch – Southern Launch Australia Gears Up appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
We’re back up at The Dish for this edition of Talkin’ Science Fest… John Sarkissian has beamed in to give us the low down on everything Parkes – Murriyang – is doing, and has done in it’s sixty year life… The post Talkin’ Science Fest : Part Two At The Dish – The Mega Radio Telescope with a Mega History appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
Questacon has become the peak science education center in Australia, home to many fantastic exhibitions that can pack up into a truck and travel around the country. It’s seen over ten million people through it’s turnstiles since it opened in it’s permanent home in 1988, we’re thrilled to learn more as we continue Talkin’ Science […] The post Talkin…
 
It’s the 26th week of 2021.. A long period comet hundreds of kilometers in diameter is heading to the inner solar system… not one… but two discoveries of the most extreme reaction in the universe – black holes gobbling up neutron stars… and doing the space laundry, NASA and Procter and Gamble are teaming up […] The post Doing The Space Laundry As B…
 
We’re kicking off Talkin’ Science Fest – a week long celebration of Australian space and science achievements – with the first of two parts looking at The Dish, the Parkes Radio Telescope. Last year it was honoured with the name Murriyang by the Wiradjuri people. The post Talkin’ Science Fest : Part One at The Dish – Honouring the Wiradjuri People …
 
Simon Pegg has been tapped for a renewed effort to get Galaxy Quest to the small screen as the co-CEO of Creation Entertainment speaks with the Trek Geeks about the upcoming 55 year mission convention in Vegas and Bad Batch viewers might’ve been delightfully surprised by this week’s guest star. It’s The News for 2021’s […] The post Is Simon Pegg Ge…
 
We’re familiar with the desert planet Tatooine from Star Wars, the childhood home of Anakin Skywalker and location of that amazing shot of Luke Skywalker look beyond his Uncle’s moisture farm as the twin suns set … but did you know that astronomers have found real Tatooines out there, planets living in binary star system. […] The post That Time Whe…
 
As we prepare for Talkin’ Science Fest, flash back with us and learn about the formation of planetary systems – research that Eloise Birchall was studying when she beamed in for a chat in 2019. You can catch this interview in full right here. The post That Time When We Learnt About Forming Planetary Systems appeared first on Trekzone.…
 
It’s this the twenty fifth week of 2021 and we’re here to bring you the latest in science and space… including flipping exoplanet thinking … who can see Earth? Is Venus Volcanically Active? New research from decades old data says yes. And a new kind of supernova has been discovered… The post Flipping Exoplanet Thinking as Hubble Gets Urgent Repairs…
 
The Voyager Documentary has gotten underway in a Los Angeles studio with a funky holodeck set. Meanwhile, and as tipped by Trekzone, Lower Decks will headline Paramount+ when it launches in Latin America in September … with the second season premiering the same day as 10 All Access rebrands in Australia. The post The Voyager Doco Gets Underway; Low…
 
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