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Episode 71: Matt Schorr

In this episode we speak with the comics author, horror fan, reformed journalist, and Meme Lord Matt Schorr.

Matt Schorr


  • Memes and such
  • Discovering Star Trek as a child
  • Over-the-air star trek viewing
  • Matt does not have Paramount+
  • Convention experiences
  • Matt’s favorite comic shop: Rick’s Comic City
  • John does not understand comic book scheduling
  • When your host set up at a Star Trek fan meetup and interviewed attendees
  • IDW Comics
  • Jim Kirk’s Kelvin Cupcake
  • Dating tip for nerds: slowly reveal the crazy
  • Trigger Warning: A mention of the Twilight Saga
  • A bit on Steampunk
  • Cosplay rules
  • The missing YouTube video: Ahab and the Aircraft Carrier and what it has to do with Matt’s comics
  • You can see the original Sir Patrick in Moby Dick here
  • Writer’s inspiration from Star Trek
  • Matt admits to a rewatch faux pax for Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Was Maritza culpable?
  • Some info on Hannah Arendt
  • Will Picard S3 change any of Matt’s Q-pinions?
  • The importance of curiosity
  • Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Solangen-Based life forms representative to the Federation Science Council
  • From the Bonus Material
    • The binge strategy
    • Strong, yet arbitrary rules about podcast listening
    • John recommends this podcast for Ukraine war news: Ukraine – The Latest
    • More than you ever wanted to learn about the Twilight saga
    • Diversions on Dune, Game of Thrones, Asimov, and more
      • Frank Herbert didn’t explain much
      • The Federation is an expansionist technocratic empire
    • John’s hare-brained ideas on how to watch Star Trek and the lore and money
    • Chatting about Gene’s Vision ™
    • The Rampaging Bull in small town America
    • Why Mrs. Trek Profiles liked Galaxy Quest
    • Rich Corinthian Leather


  • The Wrath of Khan (Movie, 1982)
  • Star Trek (Movie, 2009)
  • The Best of Both Worlds TNG S3E26 & S4E01
  • Schisms TNG S5E06
  • Terra Prime ENT S4E21
  • Duet DS9 S1E19
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Movie, 1991)
  • Tapestry TNG S7E15



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Background photo by Dan Russo on Unsplash

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