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Episode 85: Derick McDuff

In this episode we speak with podcaster, movie buff, and Star Trek fan Derick McDuff.

Derick McDuff candid photo, drinking a hot beverage from a chine cup
Derick McDuff


  • Who is a fan?
  • Let’s measure the fandom intensity
  • The community can be scary
  • A diversion already??? Hockey talk
  • Trek was always in the background
  • Starting out with Voyager
  • Trek 2009 made it cool again
  • Nerds are cool now
  • The 2009 Trek look: lens flare and everything looks like an Apple Store
  • The beginning of serialized TV
  • Getting lost with Lost
  • Voyager ambiguities
  • The TOS movie trilogy was a new thing at the time
  • Viewing update and looking forward to Discovery
  • Bryan Fuller fan
  • Show premises don’t tell you much
  • What are Star Trek movies for?
  • Movies are an event
  • The shared experience is the thing
  • The remastered experience
  • Star Trek Funko Pops
  • Loot Crate sad feels
  • More sad feels (and lost Quatloos) for Anovos
  • Recommendation for the LA Away Team
  • Learning to wait for the conclusion
  • All Star Trek is for everyone?
  • Four Quadrant Movie
  • 2009/TMP comparison (Again!)
  • City on the Edge controversy
  • Star Trek III is the middle child
  • Male friendship as seen in movies
  • “In the Human Heart”
  • It’s the searching, not the finding…
  • Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Morale officer on board the USS West Covina
  • Bonus Material

Episodes Discussed

  • Star Trek First Contact (Movie)
  • Equinox VOY S5E26 S6E01
  • Star Trek (2009, Movie)
  • City on the Edge of Forever TOS S1E28
  • Star Trek II (Movie)
  • Star Trek IV (Movie)
  • The Void VOY S7E15
  • Star Trek Beyond (Movie)
  • All Good Things TNG S7E26
  • Star Trek V (Movie)



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