This week's episode of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast finds host Jordan Hoffman on the road to the USS Intrepid and the the press preview of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, the interactive exhibit set to open soon and run through the end of October. Hoffman toured the Experience with a guide, spoke with the Intrepid’s space advisor, Astronaut Mike Massimino, and chatted with the inimitable George Takei, Star Trek's iconic Sulu, who was on hand to christen the event Trek-style.
“We’ve been waiting for our first cast alumnus to make their appearance on Engage, and it couldn’t have been better than with George Takei, inches away from a full-scale replica of a transporter room stage," Hoffman told StarTrek.com. "Even if it was from the TNG era! Takei was as warm as ever, and gave some extra details concerning a famous story from the shooting of Star Trek’s first season 50 years ago. We also spoke a bit with an eye toward the upcoming show on CBS All Access, and what a theoretical phone call from Brian Fuller might sound like."
Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, from CBS Radio, CBS Local Digital Media and CBS Consumer Products, was created with both longtime and new Star Trek fans in mind. Hoffman, who pens StarTrek.com's recurring One Trek Mind column, interacts with enthusiasts, interviews guests and debates the minutiae of the 50-year-old fictional universe. Engage is available via Play.it/StarTrek, iTunes and StarTrek.com, with new episodes released weekly.
Listeners can engage with Hoffman on the official Facebook page of the podcast and on Twitter.