Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast
Engage: The O...fficial Star Trek Podcast is a weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy. Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.
April 25, 2017
Episode 45: Hollywood's Michael Westmore
This week Jordan speaks with Makeup Legend Michael Westmore! Michael has won an Academy Award, ni...ne Emmys and has been the man behind the makeup for every Star Trek series and film from TNG through Enterprise. Michael tells Jordan about his family’s 100 history in the Hollywood makeup business, working with huge stars like Sylvester Stallone & Robert DiNiro and creating the look for some of Trek’s most famous aliens like Worf & Odo. Michael currently has a book out “Makeup Man: From Rocky To Star Trek The Amazing Creations Of Hollywood’s Michael Westmore” and has an exhibit at UC Santa Barbara in California, “Lifeforms: The Makup Art Of Micahel Westmore” running through April 30th.
April 11, 2017
Episode 44: Nana Visitor & Gaaays in Spaaace!
This week Jordan is live from the Gaaays in Spaaace event in NYC with guest of honor Nana Visitor...! Jordan also speaks with the founder of the event, Dan Deevy & the host for the night Paige Turner! Gaaays in Spaaace is currently on its Equality Celebration Tour making stops in L.A, Las Vegas, New York, New Jersey & Chicago. To find out more check out https://www.gaaaysinspaaace.org.
March 28, 2017
Episode 43: Why Are We Here? With Dr. Lawrence Krauss
This week Jordan welcomes Dr. Lawrence Krauss! Dr. Krauss is an award winning Theoretical Physici...st and Author who is equally at home with science fiction as he is real science, as evidenced by his book “The Physics of Star Trek”. Dr. Krauss offers a very grounded view to science and shares his thoughts on the importance of getting people interested in science. If you like what you hear you can check out the Dr. Krauss’ latest book “The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far: Why Are We Here?”
March 14, 2017
Episode 42: Star Trek Gaming Part 2
After a few bumps in the road Part 2 of Star Trek gaming is finally here! Friedo beams back... in to talk about more current Star Trek games including: the moble game Star Trek: Timelines, The MMORPG Star Trek: Online & the 4k board game Star Trek: Ascendancy.
March 07, 2017
Episode 41: Other Space with Paul Feig!
Released on Yahoo Screen in 2015, “Other Space” might be the best Sci-fi comedy you&r...squo;ve never heard of…and creator Paul Feig is here to change that! This week Jordan chats with the extremely talented and extremely well dressed Paul Feig to spread the word about “Other Space”. Although Paul is probably best known for creating "Freaks & Geeks" and directing "Bridesmaids", "The Heat" "Spy" & "Ghostbusters", deep down he is a sci-fi geek and "Other Space" is his love letter to Star Trek and many other sci-fi fandoms. The best part about the show? It’s totally free! You can find out more and watch it anywhere in the world at shareotherspace.com
February 28, 2017
Episode 40: What We Left Behind w/ Adam Nimoy & Ira Steven Behr
This week Adam Nimoy returns to Engage and this time he’s brought a friend, DS9 mastermind ...Ira Steven Behr! Adam & Ira talk about their new documentary “What We Left Behind: Looking Back At Star Trek Deep Space Nine” which is currently running a campaign on Indiegogo. Ira also shares some great DS9 stories including how the show grew to be the most serialized Star Trek series and his experience bringing back the DS9 writers to write a pilot for a hypothetical 8th season. “What We Left Behind” is currently fully funded and is seeking out stretch goals. If you’d like to find out more, you can go to ds9documentary.com
February 21, 2017
Episode 39: Star Trek Gaming Part 1
Gaming! The Final Frontier. Returning guest "Friedo" beams to Deck 44 to reminisce about his favo...rite Star Trek games, mostly from the 1990s. Crack out your VCRs for this nostalgia-heavy episode.