In episode 50 we welcome Alex Shomaker to the show. Alex is an avid Star Trek Online player, digital artist, graduate student, and of course, a Trek fan.
- The Odyssey class USS Enterprise
- Going back to the older stuff after starting with the newer shows
- Getting into Star Trek Online
- What is a MMORPG?
- Is 2009 the best starter for those new to the series?
- The “Vulcan Family Cosplay” that John saw at STLV
- Star Trek Penpals
- Gameprint your own STO ships at Mixed Designs
- The Shore Leave podcast
- Playing STO as a Romulan
- Different styles of MMORPG play
- The setting and timeline of STO
- The Janeway Class ship
- The Rihannsu series of books
- The wasted potential of T’Rul
- Michael Chabon’s Medium page with various Star Trek tidbits
- What do we know about the Romulan language?
- How to determine what is canon?
- Thoughts on Star Trek Twitter
- The These are the Voyages books
- “That is not Star Trek”
- Divisiveness within the family
- James Jesus Angleton the CIA Counter-Intelligence Chief
- My podcasting extravaganza episode with my thoughts on It’s Only a Paper Moon
- Examining Picard’s leadership style
- Alex does not like Barclay and doesn’t like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory either
- From the bonus material
- “None of these Candidates” is a voting option
- A little bit on Everquest and also check the Wikipedia
- STO play styles and culture
- STO and Task Force Operations
- Do you have to spend cash to get ahead in STO?
- Some STO Starship bundles
- John is convinced Risa stinks
- Demorecord in STO, and why to use it
- Star Trek (2009)
- Unification TNG S5E7&8
- The STO Romulan arc
- That Hope is You, Part 2 DSC S3E13
- The Drumhead TNG S4E21
- It’s Only a Paper Moon DS9 S7E10
- Make it So! Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Short Treks: Runaway
- Star Trek Novel: The Way to the Stars
- Alex’s site at Carrd
- Check out her STO Deviant Art gallery and her regular gallery too
- Alex on Twitter
- She is also on Instagram
- The Ship Talking Podcast is on Twitter and you can find ways to listen on their web site
Some portions of the Kobayashi Maru lightning round questions were submitted by listeners Ross Webster and Abby Sommer. If you would like to submit Kobayashi Maru questions for possible inclusion on a future episode, see the rules here.
Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Romulan Star Empire
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