Saturday Morning Trek: A Podcast About Star Trek In The 1970s



Saturday Morning Trek is a podcast dedicated to the short-lived Star Trek: The Animated Series from the 1970s as well as the collectibles that fans cherished during their childhood. Hosted by Aaron Harvey, Saturday Morning Trek is the newest entry in our lineup and brings a unique approach by capturing the magic that made so many of us fall in love with Star Trek during the years between The Original Series and the films.


  • 36: The Delta Triangle Flyer

    17/12/2017 Duración: 01h28min

    Exploring the SS Bonaventure. Seen in “The Time Trap,” the twelfth episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, the SS Bonaventure was lost during her third voyage in an area that came to be known as the Delta Triangle. In this special episode of Saturday Morning Trek—nearly a year in the making—host Aaron Harvey is joined by Lonnie McAfee to investigate this animated starship that features design elements that are a precursor to the famous Constitution class. We explore not only the ship itself, but the time period from which it may have come and the real-life history of vessels named Bonaventure. And, because Star Trek fans like to go one step beyond, we’ve also built the starship! Well, not a physical ship, but a 3D model created with input from design greats such as Doug Drexler and Rick Sternbach, as well the original designer, Bob Kline. So, buckle up and get ready to head back into the Delta Triangle! Chapters Introduction (00:01:21) What We Know from TAS (00:08:14) Sarah April (00:11:35) Why We Chose Th

  • 35: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Cereal

    28/10/2017 Duración: 01h11min

    Monster Cereals and Star Trek.   It's the Halloween season in the wood-paneled den and that means just one thing: Monster Cereals! Yes, Monster Cereals, that sugary breakfast treat featuring classic movie monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein that made their way to store shelves around the same time the animated series premiered on TV. Adam and Aaron will be doing a 'deep dive' into that iconic cereal with a taste test, checking out some of the competitors and discussing their own childhood cereal memories. But, that has nothing to do with Star Trek we hear you say. Hang tight as we experience the Star Trek/Monster Cereals crossover event, well ok a commercial, and then review 50 years of Star Trek on cereal boxes. So grab a bowl of your favorite cereal and chow down with us! Chapters Intro  (00:01:24)  Count Chockula and Frankenberry Commercial (00:04:07)   Boo Berry Commercial (00:06:01)   Monster Cereals Star Trek The Motion Pictures Promo (00:12:27)   Competing themed cereal (00:14:24)   Taste

  • S3: Carroll and Claws

    16/10/2017 Duración: 45min

    Gene Roddenberry's Klingon Memo.    In this third Saturday Morning Trek supplemental, host Aaron Harvey is joined by Dr. Trek himself, Larry Nemecek, to discuss the influences of The Animated Series on Star Trek: Discovery and how The Motion Picture wasn't the first time the subject of redesigning the Klingons was broached.  So grab a bowl of Franken Berry cereal, a Tribble, and anything else pink and join us in the wood-paneled den! Chapters Intro (00:1:22) The Klingon Memo (00:3:00) TMP and the Klingons (00:12:43) More Tribbles More Troubles (00:16:22) The Time Trap (00:19:00) Memo's Morals, Messages and Meaning  (00:19:44) Lewis Caroll and Michael Burnham (00:24:04) Context Is King/Once Upon a Planet (00:26:33) Spock and Burnham (00:29:41) Canon (00:34:34) Closing (00:40:53) Host Aaron Harvey   Guest Larry Nemecek   Production Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Eric E

  • 34: Bull Bleep

    02/10/2017 Duración: 01h03min

    The Pirates of Orion Review. Spock is dying and the only know cure is now in the hands of the Oreeons... Orions? Either way it's bad news!    In this episode of Saturday Morning Trek, hosts Aaron Harvey and Adam Drosin talk about the best time of the year: Monster cereal season! That's right Halloween is just around the corner and that means Monster cereal will soon be on the shelf. They review the professional life of recently passed Len Wein, Star Trek comic writer and co-creator of classic characters like The Swamp Thing and Wolverine. Oh yeah, and they also discuss 'The Pirates of Orion' written by the youngest person to ever write a Star Trek script! Does it hold up? Does Kirk mispronounce sabotage? Does Spock live? Spoilers: Yes and no. You'll have to listen to see which answer applies to which question!

  • 33: Green Memories

    02/09/2017 Duración: 45min

    The Jihad. Kirk and Spock join the alien version of the Impossible Mission Force as they search for the soul of an ancient messiah figure on a planet that is constantly changing. In this episode of Saturday Morning Trek, hosts Aaron Harvey and Adam Drosin take you across the “mad planet” in a vehicle that should have been an accessory for Star Trek Mego action figures! We discuss the difference between the Aurelians and the Skorr, the similarities between Lara and Doctor Who companion Leela, and how this may be the only time William Shatner pronounces sabotage correctly! So, settle in for an epic adventure that takes … er … all of two minutes! What? Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Writer and Voices (00:03:47) Synopsis (00:4:37) Star Trek Playset Commercial (00:18:17) Reaction and Discussion (00:18:47) Big Wheel TV Commercial (00:39:14) Final Thoughts (00:39:43) Closing (00:42:09) Hosts Aaron Harvey and Adam Drosin Production Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Ex

  • S2: The Other Side of the Mic

    19/08/2017 Duración: 56min

    News, analysis, interviews: It's all in the mix as Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Portal 47,Star Trek Continues) joins nationally known Trek podcasters from Southern California to talk about the recent boon of diversity and the role that podcasts and Internet radio play in keeping fan interest up during the "fallow time" between Trek series and what they can expect with Trek finally back in episodic format. Join John Champion (Mission Log, Roddenberry Podcasts Network), Lisa Guetzkow (Trek Radio) and Dr. Kayla Iacovino (Shuttle Pod, and Trek.Fm's Aaron Harvey as they experience Comic-Con from the other side of the mic. Chapters Intro (00:01:20)  Equicon 75 Star Trek Convetion - San Diego  (00:02:14)  SDCC Panel (00:02:33)  Closing  (00:54:41)  Hosts Aaron Harvey Guests Larry Nemecek, John Champion, Lisa Guetzkow, and Dr. Kayla Iacovino   Production Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. L

  • 32: Slugfest

    30/07/2017 Duración: 51min

    The Eye of the Beholder review and watch-along. While investigating the disappearance of the USS Ariel crew, Kirk and company uncover a world where everything is perfect—a little too perfect. In this episode of Saturday Morning Trek, hosts Aaron Harvey and Joe Slepski take you on a side journey through the works of the episode’s writer, David P. Harmon, to find out where Happy Days originated, the influence of the Magnificent Seven on Star Trek, and, of course, we answer the pressing question, "What is Brett Summers famous for?" Oh yes, and we also find out what happened to the crew of the Ariel. So get your DVDs, Blu-rays, or Netflix ready, grab a bowl of Quisp cereal, and join us in the wood-paneled den for this hybrid review and watch-along! Chapters Intro (00:01:22) The Match Game, Brett Summers and the Magnificent Seven (00:03:47) Love American Style (00:12:46) Watch-along "They Eye of the Beholder" (00:15:49) Episode Reaction (00:39:53) Closing (00:45:24) Hosts Aaron Harvey and Joe Slepski Product

  • 31: Big Pink Beanbags

    07/07/2017 Duración: 51min

    More Tribbles, More Troubles Rewatch-along.   It's summer here in the wood paneled den. We've pulled out the lawn darts, the Slip'n'slide and made a pitcher of cherry Kool-Aid. We're ready for reruns!  Bruce Gibson, from Literary Treks, joins Aaron Harvey for a rewatch of "More Tribbles, More Troubles." Cyrano Jones returns, Koloth faces Kirk in battle—despite Jadzia’s claims otherwise—and we see the beginning and end of a new Klingon weapon. And of course there are Tribbles. Lots and LOTS of Tribbles!  So get your DVDs, Blu-rays, or Netflix ready, grab a Dixie cup, pull up a beanbag and join us! Chapters Intro (00:00:00)  Wonder Woman and Six Million Dollar Man Commercials (00:05:53)  Rewatch-along (00:07:16)  Discussion (00:31:38)  Closing (00:47:08)    Host Aaron Harvey   Guest Bruce Gibson   Production Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Eric Extreme (Associat

  • 30: The He-Man Code

    27/05/2017 Duración: 55min

    Yesteryear watch-along. We all wish we could go back in time and help out our younger self—give advice, maybe tell our parents to be a bit more understanding. The more ambitious among us might pretend to be our own distant cousin, save our own life, and teach past us the Vulcan nerve pinch. That’s exactly what Spock does in the famous Star Trek: The Animated Series episode “Yesteryear.” In this episode of Saturday Morning Trek, hosts Aaron Harvey and Joe Slepski engage in the show’s very first watch-along—which leaves us with more questions than it answers—including whether He-Man is actually Spock. So get your DVDs, Blu-rays, or Netflix ready, grab a bowl of your favorite cereal, and set out to Vulcan with us! Chapters Intro and backstory (00:1:30) Watch-along (00:19:00) Closing (00:46:55) Hosts Aaron Harvey and Joe Slepski Production Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Eri

  • 29: Laser Cats

    29/04/2017 Duración: 01h14min

    The Slaver Weapon.   Aaron Harvey and returning guest co-host Joe Slepski review the only original series episode, live action or animated, not to feature Captain Kirk, "The Slaver Weapon". Written by sci-fi literary master Larry Niven this animated story combines his ‘Known Space’ universe with the Star Trek universe, well kind of. Some of the probing questions Aaron and Joe ask are: Is Starfleet stealing stasis boxes from the planet Kzin? Is Uhura really remorseless killer? And were the Slavers, the species that conquered the galaxy a billion years ago really just a Scooby-Doo villain?   Grab a box of Pink Panther Flakes  (yes, that was a real cereal in 1973) and join us as we watch pink suited space cats try to defeat our heroes with outdated laser guns.   Chapters Intro  (00:00:56)  Zartan and Sgt. Slaughter (00:03:28)  Synopsis (00:07:57)  Writer, voices & Design (00:10:14)  Story Discussion (00:26:51)  Stretch and Sketch Slaver (00:43:42)  Might Men & Monster Maker commercial (00:45:19)  Stretc

  • 28: Friend Fett!

    02/04/2017 Duración: 34min

    Aaron & Joe have saved the jewel in the crown of the Star Wars Holiday special for our 100th episode..the animated short "The Faithful Wookie"! Learn about the animation company, Nelvana, find out what children's TV show the voice of Boba Fett was on and Aaron and Joe may have stumbled onto a theory that could change the way everyone at Force fm sees Star Wars. So buckle in, it's going to be a crazy Y-Wing ride! Chapters Intro  (00:01:16)   Synopsis (00:06:46)   Air date, writer and voices (00:5:04)   About Nelvana (00:8:18) Star Wars Kenner Toy Commercial  (00:10:30)   Meta Treks (00:29:36) Joe makes a surprise announcement    Closing (00:29:54)   Happy April Fools Day (00:34:34)  Hosts Aaron Harvey Joe Slepski Production Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Eric Extreme (Associate Producer)  Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-S

  • 27: Spock, Sub-Mariner

    11/03/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    Spock, Sub-Mariner Aaron & Adam and special guest Joe Slepski host of the "Joe on Joe, a G.I. Joe Podcast" grab a bowl of Boo-Berry cereal and review "The Ambergris Element". What happens when Kirk and Spock are made into waterbreathers by an undersea race, and the venom of a deadly sea snake is the only antidote to return them to their normal selves? Underwater adventure of course! We talk about the newest shuttle to grace the overfilled shuttle bay, the Aquashuttle and it's companion the scouter-gig, the Enterprise's equivalent to a bass fishing boat, we wrestle with ethical dilemmas like cultural preservation and transporter ethics and along the way discuss The Man from Atlantis, the Heavy Metal the Movie, and Irwin Allen's "Earthquake." So grab a snorkel and some fins and swim on in for "The Ambergris Element." Chapters Intro (00:01:40) Synopsis (00:05:37) Air date, writer and voices (00:07:11) Heavy Metal Movie commercial (00:19:53) Story (00:20:19) How many eyelids? (00:25:15) G.I. Joe 70s Toy Comme

  • 26: It is Green...and Purple and Pink

    25/02/2017 Duración: 01h05min

    Aaron & Adam continue their interview with Bob Kline, Filmation designer and layout artist.  Bob answers these baffling questions: Why was everything pink? What does the Starfleet uniform have to do with having a second turbolift on the bridge and can the Aqua Shuttle really go to warp? We also break the time barrier and zoom through the 80s and 90s to talk about  He-Man, Animaniacs, Gargoyles and more!   It's another jam packed episode so grab some Quisp, your Mego Trek toys and settle in! Chapters Intro  (00:01:03)   Not Color Blind (00:01:48)   Three Guys from Layout (00:06:09)   Ship talk (00:10:49)   Extra turbolift (00:21:09)   He-Man (00:39:54)   Animaniacs (00:43:39)   Gargoyles (00:52:18)   Closing (00:59:32)   Hosts Aaron Harvey Adam Drosin Guest Bob Klein Production Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Eric Extreme (Associate Producer)  Joo Kim (Associate

  • 25: Kline's Passion

    19/02/2017 Duración: 44min

    Aaron & Adam interview a very special guest in the wood paneled den, Bob Kline!    That name might not be as well known to you as Dorothy Fontana, Lou Scheimer or Walter Koenig but Bob was an integral part of making the world of the animated series. He was responsible for creating over 85% of all the ships, creatures, aliens and environment for the show.  And he didn't stop at TSA, if you've ever watched Thundar the Barbarian, He-Man, Dungeons and Dragons, G.I. Joe, Muppet Babies, Animaniacs, Gargoyles or even the Power Puff've seen his work!  In this part one of a two part interview we learn how he came to work on Star Trek, what the SS Bonaventure became, and who burned a script in the hallway of Filmation! There is a treasure trove of information to explore so grab a bowl of your favorite cereal and settle in! Chapters Intro  (00:01:03)   Bob's Background (00:03:15 )   Starting at Filmation (00:11:38) Creating the Ursanoids (00:14:08) Favorite Aliens  (00:17:49) Quality  (00:23:

  • 24: Blu-Rays and Pink Tribbles

    28/01/2017 Duración: 01h07min

    This episode of “Saturday Morning Trek” is ostensibly a review of the recently released stand alone "Star Trek The Animated Series" blu-ray, but when friend of the network, Dayton Ward and host Aaron Harvey get talking it's a winding conversation through the history of TAS!   Join Aaron and Dayton as they look at the blu-ray's video & audio quality, bonus content, and packaging and take detours into the history of Filmation, older media TAS was once released on, their respective stories working with IDW on Star Trek comics and ultimately answer the question: Is the blu-ray worth the price?   Chapters   Intro (00:01:05)    Animated Options (00:03:20 )    Blu-Ray Video Quality and Animation (00:07:05)   Audio quality and Audio cues and Filmation culture (00:12:45)   Bonus Content (00:12:36)   Packaging (00:30:17)   Magnavision Laserdisc Commercial (00:39:05)   Sound revisited (00:40:52)   Ratings (00:46:41)   Story craft (00:47:40)   Daytons Current Work (00:49:35)   Aaron's IDW news (00:59:01)   Closing (0

  • 23: There's Nothing in that Nebula!

    31/12/2016 Duración: 51min

    Former "To The Journey" co-host Tristan Ridell joins Aaron Harvey to compare and contrast Star Trek The Animated Series episode "The Time Trap" to Star Trek Voyager's "The Void". Both stories have their respective ships getting caught in a starless void with no seeming way out, but even the animated series wasn't the first the crew of the Enterprise faced a similar predicament nor was it for the Voyager crew. Join Aaron and Tristan as they talk comics, video games, TAS, Voyager and Lt. President Obama! Chapters   Intro (00:01:05)   "Time Trap" and "The Void" synopsis (00:02:20 )   Air Date, Writer & Voices (00:03:47)   Psionic (00:08:17)   Dayton Ward tie-in book (00:10:29)   GoldKey "Museum at the end of Time" (00:11:07)   Star Trek Voyager Elite Force (00:14:19)   The Bonaventure (00:19:12)   "Time Trap" and "The Void" comparison (00:22:07)   Simon (00:32:11)   Lt. Obama (00:32:48)   Trek Canon (00:34:23)   Bloopers (00:44:12)   Closing (00:48:20)   Hosts   Aaron Harvey Guest   Tristan Ridell Productio

  • 22: All of Our Masters are Missing! The music of Star Trek the Animated Series

    17/12/2016 Duración: 53min

    Neil S. Bulk and Mike Matessino La-La Land Records have done what many thought was impossible, they have brought us the soundtrack to Star Trek The Animated series.  The music, created by jazz composer and conductor who worked with the likes of Billie Holiday, Barbara Streisand and Buddy Holly, can have an ear worm effect when watching consecutive episodes because only 30 minutes of music was created for 9 hours worth of episodes. But why was this a seemingly impossible task? All the master music tracks are missing and presumed destroyed. Tune in and learn about how this impossible feat of rebuilding the soundtrack was accomplished. Chapters Intro  (00:01:03)   Bio of Ray Ellisl (00:02:00)   About LaLaLand Records & Star Trek (00:02:51) Stems and Cels (00:06:45) Live Action re-use (00:13:45) Paris recording (00:19:50) Josie and the Pussycats In Outer Space - theme - (00:24:12) Recreating the Soundtrack (00:28:36) The Animated Series Theme  (00:37:55) Closing (00:45:46) Hosts Aaron Harvey Guests Neil

  • 21: The Animated Alternative

    03/12/2016 Duración: 48min

    "The Alternative Factor" was a badly paced, somewhat confusing episode about 2 men from alternate universes, one good, one insane, one from a positive matter universe, the other from an anti-matter universe. "The Counter-Clock Incident" was a better paced, but possibly more confusing, but defiantly more scientifically dubious animated series episode about another negative universe.  Can the crews of three different shows pull together and create an animated series sequel to the "Alternative Factor" AND "The Counter-Clock Incident" that 's more compelling than the originals and uses all the rules of all the different universes but still manages make sense?  Join us for the first episode of our fictional third season of Star Trek The Animated Series! Chapters Intro and Contest Details (00:01:03)   The Alternative Factor and The Counter-Colock Incident Synopsis (00:02:40)   The Wood Paneled Writer's Room (00:05:15) Star Trek Super Phaser 2 Target Game Commercial  (00:37:16) Episode Recap (00:37:45) Clo

  • 20: Gossamer Mice

    19/11/2016 Duración: 50min

    If you thought Deep Space Nine was the first time a Starfleet crew shrunk down to the size of action figures, think again!  Was the trope of thematic cure-all of the transporter a TNG invention? Not exactly! And if you thought Enterprise was the first time we saw colonist from the Terra project, we'd shout "Shale!"  Join Aaron Harvey and special returning co-host Darren Moser as they grab their xenylon based uniforms and review "The Terratin Incident" Written by the same writer as "Balance of Terror" and "The Squire of Gothos", "The Terratin Incident" send the Enterprise crew on lilliputian adventure. Aaron and Darren connect the dots between other Trek series and try and make sense of the "science" behind the shrinking crew! Chapters Intro (00:01:09)   Synopsis (00:02:31)   Air Date, Writer and Voices (00:04:27) Starlog Magazine Commerical (00:06:34) Aaron and Darren's review  (00:12:02) Land of the Giants promo (00:26:36) Trek Tech and Chronology (00:27:35) Bloopers (00:40:18) STLV Flashback (00:41:39) M

  • 19: Mudd's Ursinoids

    05/11/2016 Duración: 38min

    Mudd's Passion. Roger C. Carmel is back as Harry Mudd, this time swindling miners with a love potion. Yay?! Yeah, not so much. The Harry Mudd character had been pretty well mined, pun fully intended, and in the 21st century is somewhat problematic. So, what do we do when an episode may not be our favorite? Why, we dive deeper!  We look at an unused shuttle seen in the background of the shuttle bay, postulate on the connection between the Ursanoids and D.C. Fontana’s original concept for a founding member species of the Federation, we even talk about spectacular failures of rail-based romantic-comedy TV shows!  So join us in our review of “Mudd’s Passion” where the sum of the parts are greater than the whole. Chapters Intro (00:01:02)   News (00:02:19)   Synopsis (00:02:59)   Air Date, Writer (00:04:38) Supertrain (00:05:12)   Voices (00:08:53) Review (00:09:45) Ursanoids and Tellarites a shared history? (00:14:45) Quisp Cereal Commercial (00:20:54) Trek Tech (00:28:27) Bloopers (00:32:33) Closing (00:34:17

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