The first ever Starfleet Academy Podcast giveaway!

Hello Students and fellow Geeks everywhere!

We are proud to bring you the first ever Starfleet Academy Podcast Giveaway! So, let’s cut to the shuttlecraft chase, and get to the details, shall we?

Up for grabs, we have a FantasyCon T-shirt (white, size XL) and a Friday-only ticket to the event (this will be Friday July 4th, 2014).

Now before you ask what in the world FantasyCon has to do with Star Trek, let me say this… It has EVERYTHING to do with Star Trek, as well as other science fiction as well as fantasy.

Interested? Just tell us which two Star Trek guests will be at FantasyCon. The winner will be selected randomly from all entries.

For Website entries, just post a reply to this post or send an e-mail to [email protected] You can also tweet to @SFAPodcast or view our Facebook post. I will contact the winner.


UPDATE: 06-11-2014

There are actually four Star Trek actors/actresses coming to FantasyCon. You still only have to name two, though. Oh, and I need to add a deadline… June 21st.

Good Luck!
Prof. Trekkie Jill

#JoinTheAdventure at #FantasyCon!

SFA Podcast Blog: Oh where, oh where can my SFA Podcast be?

Greetings to all Students and fellow staff!

I’m sure you’re wondering, “What the heck has happened to the Starfleet Academy Podcast lately?”, especially since it’s been over a month since our last post. To put it in a nutshell: life. Here’s the scoop…

The major pieces of Episode 005 were recorded before the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience in April 2014. At that time, we were preparing to attend the event, and everyone was going in all directions. I myself had promised a friend I’d help out with a costuming item that *had* to be done before the event and so, unfortunately, I put editing on the back burner.

Worst… mistake… ever.

Don’t get me wrong, I was glad to help out my buddy. However, I misjudged my timing and Episode 005 was not completed before the event. We professors had a great time at SLCC FanX (and I hope you did, too). We were able to get lots of great interviews and photos… but again, Episode 005 was not completed.

A week later, I got a new day job.

I’ve said before that we professors are just regular people with regular jobs. Some of us, like me, even have two of them. In my case, I changed jobs from an industry I don’t care for to a technology company that I am really excited about. However, this also cut into my editing time, especially since my commute is much longer now. Additionally, my shift is completely different from what it was before, and now we are trying to find a different time when we can get together for recording purposes. To top it off, my second job (which I also love) is heading into the busy season.

But enough of real life woes, you want to know the status of Episode 005!

Episode 005 nuggets have been recorded and pieced together with the school bell in between classes. The background has been updated to an engine room noise instead of the TOS Bridge, as that was a concern for some of our listeners. The filler content we record to introduce the classes and give the trivia questions has been compiled, but still needs to be cut into the correct spots. Because it has been so long since our last post, I need to record some additional information and splice it into the podcast correcting a couple of things (like due dates for the trivia question answers).

In other words, I’m nearly done editing. However, I felt the need to let you know what is going on before I finish.

Thank you for your patience, Professor Trekkie Jill, Co-Host/Sound Engineer … slacker?? Starfleet Academy Podcast

SFA:004 – Review of the Voyager episode “Flashback”

Voyager: Flashback

Voyager: Flashback

Greetings, students!

This episode, when not distracted by discussing Klingon Junior High Schools or Janeway’s “bun of steel”, we discuss the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Flashback”.

We have received some additional feedback about the volume of our ambient music. (Thank you, Kyle… I’m working on it.) Hopefully, I’ve corrected the issue. If not, I *will* correct it and post updates.

Speaking of updates, we are still needing your submissions of Star Trek references in popular culture… the more obscure, the better. Especially ones in real life as vs. in other television shows or movies.

Now, here are this session’s trivia questions:

  1. What is a Pylloa
  2. What is the Stardate during Star Trek VI.
  3. Name the first ship that Tuvok served on for his “second Starfleet career”
  4. What is Sirillium?
  5. What type of radiation did The Doctor use to kill the memory engram virus?

EXTRA CREDIT: This is the number of Hosts of the “Memory Virus”?

Your answers are due to [email protected] by April 30, 2014.


Once again, we must say “Thank You” to Andrew Allen, composer of the album “Smooth Federation”, from which we snagged our opening & closing music. You can support him by visiting:

SFA:003 – Farragut Fan Films, Heroclix & Trek Merch

USS Farragut Ep 1 Welcome back, students!

I currently feel like singing the theme song to Star Trek: Enterprise because getting our third installment ready for you has certainly been “A Long Road…” That said, I hope we live up to your expectations. (P.S. Episode 004 isn’t far behind.)

For this installment, Professor Krothos provides us with a list of the various types of merchandise available for our consumption and provides a few Web sites where we can get the goodies. Professor Stark gives us a review of the Star Trek Heroclix game (the starships version, not the people version). I get to review a fan film by Farragut Films titled “The Captaincy”.

As per usual, we have five Trivia Questions from this episode. Your answers are due by April 30, 2014 to [email protected]:

  1. What is one thing that Kothos likes to collect?
  2. Name two Web sites mentioned that carry Star Trek merchandise. (If you have a favorite site not mentioned, please submit it also.)
  3. Name one thing Stark says is a “bad” thing about the Star Trek Heroclix game he reviewed.
  4. Name one thing Stark says is a “good” thing about the Star Trek Heroclix game he reviewed.
  5. Which planet does John T Carter investigate on his first mission as Captain of the USS Farragut?


We are still looking for Star Trek references in pop culture…the more obscure the better! (Listen for Stark’s reaction to the one I mention in this episode.) Remember you can submit those to any of our social media sites as well as here at

  • Twitter = @SFAPodcast
  • Facebok = Starfleet Academy Podcast
  • Tumblr =
  • E-mail = [email protected]
  • Comment below. :)


A few Last Things…

* Krothos wants to know what YOU collect.
* Stark wants to know if you have ever played Heroclix, and what you thought of it.
* TJ wants to know if you have ever made a fan film, and if you’d like to share it with us.


Check out the adventures of John T Carter and the crew of the USS Farragut at:


“Thank You” to Andrew Allen, composer of the album “Smooth Federation”, from which we snagged our opening & closing music. You can support him by visiting:


SFA:002 – Arbuk, RPG and clubs… oh my!

Greetings Students, Faculty and Staff…

This class marks the first time we use our current format, in which each Professor gives their own little “nugget” of information. This format will actually make it easier on us professors as we have wildly different recording schedules. Don’t worry though, we’ll still get together once every few episodes to do an episode/movie/book review. Of course you’ll still have to deal with Stark’s puns, but I’m sure you’re used to that by now.

In this particular class you’ll hear Prof. Stark review the book Star Trek Voyager: Incident at Arbuk, Prof. T.J. interview a couple of local Star Trek club leaders, and Prof. Krothos introduce us to the joys of role play gaming via e-mail.

We’d like to thank you for the feedback we’ve received so far. It’s nice to know we’re not just talking to the ether. Look for responses in the class or on this blog. Or you may see a response on one of our social media sites (Twitter = @SFAPodcast; Facebok = Starfleet Academy Podcast; Tumblr = We’re also working on uploading our classes as videos on You Tube (more on this soon), and of course you can always reach us at [email protected].

Now for the important bit… the trivia questions! Like Episode 001, your answers will be due by March 31, 2014.

  1. Name another Star Trek book written by John Gregory Betancourt
  2. What is the Central Council of Factions?
  3. What is a “Mary Sue”?
  4. A Bortas class battleship belongs to which race?
  5. John Gregory Betancourt co-authored a cookbook with what well-known fantasy author.

Name the newspaper that shows Edith Keeler’s photo.

Please also remember the Monthly Assignment: Star Trek references in popular culture. The answers we gather will be used in a future class. The deadline for the Monthly Assignment is March 1, 2014.

Keep on Trekkin’
Professor Trekkie Jill

Note: here are a couple of links mentioned in this class…

Star Trek: Rendezvous… The Inquiry, a fan film on You Tube in which our own Prof. Stark has a small part:

Starfleet Command’s Seventh Fleet, a Star Trek fan organization:


Feb 13, 2014 Update… We need to give a big “Thank You” to Andrew Allen, who composed the album “Smooth Federation”, from which we snagged our opening & closing music. You can support him by visiting: