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 = sfapodcast.tumblr.com). 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: www.patreon.com/keyswithsoul


SFA:001 – “Star Trek: Into Darkness” Movie Review

Hello, Star Trek fans and fellow students!

It’s been a long time coming but we are finally able to put out an Episode 001 that we are proud of. We thank you for your patience with us over these past couple of months while we updated some equipment and got our recording schedule a little more under control. With these changes we will be able to bring you new content on a more consistent basis.

For our first episode, we wanted to bring you our opinions on the newest movie in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Into Darkness. Listen to us as we argue over whether or not you can really get to Kronos in one day, who is the hottest person, and how this movie compares with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
We also give more than just an overall rating for our reviews. We review specific categories – like the aforementioned hotness – plus logic, action, and many others.

Podcast #137 – Internet Muffintop


Put a couple of eyes on them and they could be minions!

The newest episode covers people hacking things that aren’t working anyway, tech companies that refuse to die, anti-piracy groups who like to pirate, and Google giving us the most pointless and cryptic answer in company history.

Also, your iPhone was made by slaves.

SD#48 That’s No Planet

This picture is here simply because it exists.

The Universe makes up for having no news last week by having LOADS of news this week.  Also, be warned; Google might have been replaced by Evil Google from some sort of mirror universe!

SD#41 That’s Our Sausage

I'm not even sure why we started talking about this!

For clarification, I said “I’m going to EEP that out.”  You’ll know what I’m talking about when you hear it!