Episode 47 of Meta Treks can mean only one thing: Larry Nemecek! As a renowned Trek authority, friend of the Trek.fm network, and creator of Trekland's Portal 47, Larry joins hosts Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison for a discussion about the past and future of Star Trek. On the heels of the 50th anniversary of the premier of Star Trek, and with a new Star Trek television series, Star Trek: Discovery, a mere months away, Larry, Zachary, and Mike share their thoughts on Star Trek's universal appeal and themes. Together Larry, Zachary, and Mike explore how Star Trek can continue to play a role in addressing social and political problems in today's world and in the age of social media.
Welcome to Episode 47 and Introducing Larry Nemecek (00:01:07)
Initial Thoughts on the Past and Future of Star Trek (00:02:04)
Star Trek: Discovery in the Age of Social Media (00:06:13)
Star Trek and Giving Hope in Today's World (00:12:03)
The Universal Appeal and Themes of Star Trek (00:30:32)
Star Trek as a Tool for Empowerment (00:42:27)
Creative Subversiveness and "Getting From There to Here" (01:03:01)
Final Thoughts (01:21:54)
Portal 47 and Connecting with Larry Nemecek (01:34:05)
Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison
Mike Morrison (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Patrick Devlin (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
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