We celebrate the work of Rene Auberjonois on this week's TrekRanks with the Top 5 Odo Episodes. As a renowned character actor for six decades, his reputation had been built long before he stepped into the weighty shoes of Deep Space Nine's beloved constable. His passing in 2019 was an immeasurable loss for Trek, and on what would have been his 80th birthday (June 1, 2020) we dig deep into our favorite moments and episodes of everyone's favorite changeling.
Jenn Tifft returns to discuss Star Trek's big announcement; the long-rumored Pike series is now official. Strange New Worlds will see the reunion of Anson Mount's Pike, Ethan Peck's Spock, and Rebecca Romijn's Number One in a show set aboard the USS Enterprise in the decade before The Original Series. In addition, we discuss the latest updates on Discovery and Lower Decks, CBS's push for Emmy nominations for Picard and Short Treks, and tantalizing hints of Picard season two. All that, and what's going on with Section 31 and Alex's predicted date for Discovery's season three premiere!
Larry Nemecek and Ryan T. Husk join the Shore Leave hosts Jesse and Marina to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the convention industry and to offer their thoughts on social distancing and the future of cons.