First contact. The first official encounter between representatives of two planets. It's one of the Federation's primary missions and it is under the TrekRanks microscope this week as we highlight our Top 5 First Contact Moments. There are lots of surprises this week (make sure to listen to the end), including a shoutout to the latest Trek series Lower Decks, whose primary mission just happens to be - second contact. Our panel includes host Jim Moorhouse and guests Adam Sanders and Melanie, who uncover many of the first contact gems seen throughout the years from TOS to Discovery. This is a can't miss, early release, bonus episode spectacular!
Matt McClendon joins Alex to discuss the news that Star Trek Discovery season three will premiere on October 15, setting us up for 23 weeks of new Star Trek to round out 2020. In addition, we discuss Emmy nominations for Star Trek Short Treks and Picard, the October 6 release of Picard season one on Blu Ray, and the Wand Company's announcement of a functional tricorder. All that, and our theories!