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Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at and support the show!              … more

Mission Log #74 – Episode 074 – Requiem for Methuselah

Kirk’s in love, which is nothing new. For an added twist, this week he’s in love with a robot. A robot built by someone who is seemingly immortal…. more

Mission Log #73 – Episode 073 – The Lights of Zetar

Scotty’s in love with a Starfleet officer on her very first deep space mission. This has good luck written all over it. Amazingly, though, something does go wrong. Beings… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more

Mission Log #72 – Episode 072 – That Which Survives

From Gideon – a planet of almost countless people – to a barren rock with one inhabitant. She doesn’t want to hurt you. She just wants to touch you. Sadly,… more

Mission Log #71 – Episode 071 – The Mark of Gideon

Gideon is a paradise seeking admission into the Federation. Well, it used to be a paradise. Today it has a problem: too many Gideons. But they have a plan! One… more

Mission Log #70: Episode 070 – Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

Two people with god-like powers pursue each other for thousands of years across the galaxy. What drives their hatred? It’s almost too silly to say. But say we will when… more

Mission Log #69 – Episode 069 – Whom Gods Destroy

Kirk and Spock are on a medical mission to deliver sanity-saving drugs to an institute for the incorrigibly criminally insane. Bad news though; one’s a homicidal, master-strategist shape-shifter. He takes… more

Mission Log #68 – Episode 068 – Elaan of Troyius

Kirk and crew are playing taxi to Elaan from Elas and an ambassador from Troyius. Their mission: get everyone safely from point A to point B. Sounds easy, right? Now… more

Mission Log #67 – Episode 067 – The Empath

Gem is – by definition – empathetic. But is she empathetic enough to make her planet worth saving in the eyes of the Vians? It seems likely that someone will… more

Mission Log #66 – Episode 066 – Wink of an Eye

Faster than you can say anything, the Enterprise is overtaken by the people of Scalos. Captain Kirk seems to have disappeared, but he’s really just living life in the ultra-fast… more

Mission Log #65 – Episode 065 – Plato’s Stepchildren

They’re the least platonic friends the Federation has ever encountered. This week, we press “Plato’s Stepchildren” between the virtual pages of the Mission Log. Have something to say to us?… more

Mission Log #064 – Episode 064 – The Tholian Web

The Enterprise encounters a ghost ship, and Kirk gets caught on it. It’s up to Spock and McCoy to get him back, but can they conquer their own differences first?… more

Mission Log #63 – Episode 063 – For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

McCoy is dying. And he’s in love! And he’s getting married to a woman who lives on a spaceship set to crash into a planet. Lots happening as we put “… more

Mission Log #62 – Episode 062 – Day of the Dove

St. Elmo’s fire forces a fight between a ship of Klingons and the crew of the Enterprise. St. Elmo’s fire as in a ball of lightning, not the movie from… more

Mission Log #61 – Episode 061 – Spectre of the Gun

It’s Tombstone meets Forbidden Planet. It’s My Darling Clementine meets This Island Earth. William Shatner plays Captain Kirk playing Ike Clanton against his will. All he wanted to do was… more

Mission Log #60 – Episode 060 – Is There In Truth No Beauty?

The ugliest thing almost no one has ever seen – a Medusan – is brought aboard the Enterprise. His handler is gorgeous, and not just a little nutty. Smiling Spock… more

Mission Log #59 – Episode 059 – And the Children Shall Lead

Kids! An evil non-corporeal being! Space swords! How does one explain an episode that defies explanation? Summon John and Ken to find out as they put “And the Children Shall… more

Mission Log: Supplemental 010 – Star Trek into Bob Orci

Today, John and Ken take an extensive look at Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, the fandom, and the work of screenwriter Bob Orci.   Got something to say? Call… more

Mission Log #58 – Episode 058 – The Paradise Syndrome

Amnesia! Ancient technology! Asteroids! Hardly sounds tranquil, but it’s everything a forgetful Jim Kirk could ever want. Find out why when we put The Paradise Syndrome in the Mission Log. &… more

Mission Log #57 – Episode 057 – The Enterprise Incident

The Romulans have a new bit of technology called a “cloaking device” (just go with it). Kirk pretends to be crazy, then pretends to be a Romulan to get to… more

Mission Log #56 – Episode 056 – Spock’s Brain

This week in the Mission Log, two words: Spock’s Brain. Three more words: Remote control Spock. Oh yes. This is that time.   Message and message! What is message?!  … more

Mission Log: Supplemental 009 – John and Ken Play a Room at the Rio

The voices of Mission Log hosted a panel at Star Trek Las Vegas 2013, moderated by Star Trek author, interviewer, editor, commentator, producer, and event wrangler Larry Nemecek. This is… more

Mission Log #55 – Episode 055 – Assignment: Earth

The Enterprise goes back in time to 1968 to find out how the Earth avoided a particular disaster. But will Gary Seven – the futuristic man they meet – cause… more

Mission Log #54 – Episode 054 – Bread and Circuses

Kirk, Spock and McCoy trace the lost spaceship The Beagle to a planet a lot like Earth. But on this planet, the Roman Empire never fell. Join John and Ken… more