On this, our maiden voyage of PoliTreks - A (the new 'season'), we look at Villains of Star Trek. This discussion is merely the beginning as Trek has many great portrayals. We also try to bring to the fire villains who may not get as much attention. The news is spicy with, our thoughts on the now ended government shutdown, a hot-take from Barry on Venezuela that may spark some discussion, and a quick nod to the new season of DSC.
Shore Leave returns with a recap of January's Star Trek: The Cruise III. Marina and Jesse are joined by a new guest and a fellow STLV vet, Sherri Kidner, to talk about the ins and outs of Star Trek cruising, the excitement of onboard life and the expectations of the next year's Cruise VI.
Please rise for the honorable judge advocate general of TrekRanks as our panel of legal experts take on the Top 5 Courtroom Showdowns in Star Trek history. The Trek storytelling structure allows it to take on any type of topic, and legal maneuverings and courtroom decisions are the backbone of some of the series' greatest episodes. Our panel of judges fighting for you this week include host Jim Moorhouse and the honorable Claire Little and Matt Hansen.
Alex is joined by Heather Kirby to discuss the news that writing for the Section 31 show is underway, there is enough story for three seasons of the Picard show, Rebecca Romjin is interviewed about playing Number One, and new merchandise announcements from Eaglemoss, Qmx, and Modiphius Entertainment.