iBUG Trekkie Talk

Since many iBUGgers are also Trekkies or Trekkie wanna-be's, we have created a discussion group to watch audio described episodes of Star Trek, the Original  Series (TOS) and then meet together via conference call to discuss the episodes.  We review the episodes on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 8:00 PM (CT).  The iBUG Trekkie Talk discussion group is facilitated by Shane Christennson.  Everyone (even if they are not a member of iBUG) is welcome to participate.

The audio described episodes of Star Trek TOS are available as MP3 files that may be streamed directly to your iDevice by accessing the links below.  The video espisodes (non-audio described) of Star Trek TOS are avail from several sources including Netflix, Amazon Prime movies, Hulu+, and CBS All Access.  The Trekkie Talk group discussion recordings are provided at the end of each episode listing.

To connect to the Trekkie Talk conference call, we recommend using the FCC Dialer app (search for Free Conference Call in the App Store) on your iDevice to connect to the conference call using your Wi-Fi internet connection.  Otherwise, you may use the dial-in number listed below.  Note that this is not a Toll-Freee call, so it is best to use your cell phone or VOIP line to avoid long distance charges.

Conference Dial-in Number:  (605) 468-8002

Participant Access Code:  154497# (i.e., enter # sign after entering access code)


The Trekkie Talk schedule for the next couple of months is as follows (8:00 PM CT):  (Each entry includes Trekkie Talk date, link to audio described MP3 file episode, season#, episode#, air date, and short synopsis) 


July 19, 2018: That Which Survives   S3, Ep17 (Jan 24, 1969)

After the Enterprise landing party beams down to investigate a geologically interesting planet, their ship is hurled across the galaxy. Kirk and company find a deserted outpost guarded by the deadly image of a beautiful woman. 


August 2, 2018:  The Lights of Zetar  S3, Ep18 (Jan 31, 1969)

Amysterious, twinkling mass of sapient energy ravages an important archive and Scotty's new girlfriend may be linked to it.

Trekkie Talk #79


August 16, 2018:  The Requiem for Methuselah  S3, Ep19 (Feb 14, 1969)

On a planet, looking for an urgent medicinal cure, Kirk, Spock and McCoy come across a dignified recluse living privately but in splendor with his sheltered ward and a very protective robot servant.

Trekkie Talk #80


September 6, 2018:  The Way to Eden  S3, Ep20 (Feb 21, 1969)

A group of idealistic hippies, led by an irrational leader, come aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Trekkie Talk #81

September 20, 2018:  The Cloudminders  S3, Ep21 (Feb 28, 1969)

Kirk and Spock are caught up in a revolution on a planet where intellectuals and artists live on a utopian city in the sky while the rest of the population toils in mines on the barren surface below.

Trekkie Talk #82


October 4, 2018:  The Savage Curtain  S3, Ep22 (Mar 7, 1969)

Kirk, Spock, Abraham Lincoln and Vulcan legend Surak are pitted in battle against notorious villains from history for the purpose of helping a conscious rock creature's understanding of a concept he does not understand, "good vs. evil".

Trekkie Talk #83


October 18, 2018:  All Our Yesterdays  S3, Ep23 (Mar 14, 1969)

When Kirk, Spock and McCoy investigate the disappearance of a doomed planet's population, they find themselves trapped in different periods of that world's past.

Trekkie Talk #84

November 15, 2018:  Turnabout Intruder  S3, Ep24 (Jun 3, 1969)

Captain Kirk's insane ex-lover Dr. Janice Lester forcibly switches bodies with him in order to take command of the Enterprise.

Trekkie Talk #85


December 6, 2018:  Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

Trekkie Talk #86


December 20, 2018:  Star Trek Vi: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Trekkie Talk #87

January 3, 2018:  Star Trek 7: Generations (1994)

With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.

Trekkie Talk #87


Past Trekkie Talks

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