Ship-Talking Podcast
[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 20: Thomas Marrone and Jeremy Randall

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 20: Thomas Marrone and Jeremy Randall

April 2, 2021

Authors of ship narrative and Devs on Star Trek Online Thomas Marrone and Jeremy Randall stop by this week's episode for a bit of sh*p-talking. They chat about writing ship lore, using story to inspire ship visuals, filling in blanks of what happened off-screen to ships, naming ship classes, creating/ documenting tech specs, and more. An expanded chat with Thomas and Jeremy is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. We also discuss your answers to this week's Community Q, share a new question, and the latest All Hands on Deck Drill has two Trek ships go head-to-head. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 19: Dr. Robert Hurt

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 19: Dr. Robert Hurt

March 26, 2021

Robbie returns from shore leave and joins Brandon for a chat with Astronomer Dr. Robert Hurt. They speak about real science behind ships, ship design needs for space travel, technology needed for Trek ships to become real, ship design language, and more. An expanded chat with Dr. Hurt is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Also, answers to this week's Community Q are discussed, a new question is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill training plans the community sent in are reviewed. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 18: James Jacob

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 18: James Jacob

March 19, 2021

James Jacob, a model maker of canon Trek-ships, joins this week's episode to chat about the model creation process, ensuring details are screen accurate, the lighting process, and more. An expanded chat with James is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Submissions for this week's Community Q were also shared before announcing the new one, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sent the community to the Holodeck to spend time with a captain and their ship of choice. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 17: Hector Ortiz and Ian Richards

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 17: Hector Ortiz and Ian Richards

March 12, 2021

Ship Concept Artist Hector Ortiz and Ship Artist Ian Richards join Brandon and new Co-Host Alex to talk sh*p on this week's episode. After Alex introduces herself at the start, they all discuss how a ship's design originates, the journey from concept to digital model, animation and FX of ships' parts, 32nd century ship design limitations, and the hope to revisit TOS designs with the premiere of Strange New Worlds. An expanded chat with Hector and Ian is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Your answers to this week's Community Q are also discussed, a new one is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sees the community visiting the shipyards to retrofit Federation ships with ablative armor generators. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 16: Allen “ZEFilms” Cayen

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 16: Allen “ZEFilms” Cayen

March 5, 2021

This week's episode features Trek-ships Cinematographer Allen "ZEFilms" Cayen. The chat includes a discussion about using ships to tell a story and evoke awe; the importance of camera angles, movements, and music choice; challenges that arise due to a ship's design; and the popularity of Federation vs. other species’ ships. An expanded chat with ZEFilms is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. We also discuss your answers to this week's Community Q, share a new question, and review the reconnaissance mission you all went on in this week's All Hands on Deck Drill. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 15: Tim Davies

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 15: Tim Davies

February 19, 2021

Tim Davies, also known around the Trek universe as Suricata, is an artist and ship schematic designer. He joins the Pod this week to chat about creating ships' Master Systems Displays (MSD), LCARS & Okudagrams, and ship interiors & filling in their gaps in schematics. He also shares the work he did around researching the plausibility of the cavernous turbolift system we saw in season three of DSC. An expanded chat with Tim is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Also, your answers to the latest Community Q are discussed, a new question is given, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sees the community become Emperor of the Terran Empire for a day. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 14: Adam Ihle

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 14: Adam Ihle

February 12, 2021

Ship Artist and Designer of the Enterprise-F/ Odyssey-class Adam Ihle stops by this week's episode for a bit of sh*p-talking. He chats about designing the ship, controversy surrounding the contest to design it, 32nd century ship design, Enterprise design lineage, and the canonicity of the Enterprise-F. An expanded chat with Adam is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. We also discuss your answers to this week's Community Q, share a new question, and the latest All Hands on Deck Drill has two Trek ships go head-to-head. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 13: Andrew Probert and Thomas Marrone

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 13: Andrew Probert and Thomas Marrone

February 5, 2021

This week's episode features Trek-legend & TNG Ship Designer Andrew Probert and Star Trek Online's Lead Ship Artist Thomas Marrone. The chat with them includes discussions about creating the Galaxy-class/ Enterprise-D, its saucer separation and original battle section plans, its Captain's yacht, the original vertical D'deridex design, and ship bathroom facilities. An expanded chat with Andrew and Thomas is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tieron Patreon. Also in the episode, answers to this week's Community Q are discussed, a new question is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill training plans the community sent in are reviewed. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 12: Al Rivera

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 12: Al Rivera

January 29, 2021

Star Trek Online's Design Director Al "CaptainGeko" Rivera met us in Quark's Bar this week to talk sh*p. Not only did he speak about bringing ships into the game, but we also discussed balancing ships from various eras, ship ability design based on on-screen features, and more. An expanded chat with Al is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Submissions for this week's Community Q were also shared before announcing the new one, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sent the community to the Holodeck to load up some historic ship battles. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 11: Bill Krause

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 11: Bill Krause

January 22, 2021

The incredibly talented Bill Krause joins us on this week's episode. Not only is he a ship artist who physically models all of his designs, but he is also the founder of Tycho Starship Yards. He joins the gents in Ten Forward to chat about bringing original designs to life, model design and build process, how ship interiors lead to designing the exterior hull, and founding a shipyard to inspire fleet design. An expanded chat with Bill is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Your answers to this week's Community Q are also discussed, a new one is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sees the community visiting the shipyards to retrofit Federation ships with enhanced technology. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 10: James Swallow and Jack Curtis

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 10: James Swallow and Jack Curtis

January 15, 2021

This week's episode features James Swallow, author of many official Trek books set in the Titan-, TNG-, Discovery-eras & more; and Jack Curtis, ship-centric fan storyteller who runs the popular @Songs_of_Kahless Instagram page. The chat includes a discussion about ships as characters, narrating ship battles, ships from books becoming "on-screen canon", and ensuring ships are still awe-inspiring in a written medium. An expanded chat with James and Jack is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. We also discuss your answers to this week's Community Q, share a new question, and review the rescue mission that sent you all to the Delta Quadrant in this week's All Hands on Deck Drill. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 9: Ben Robinson

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 9: Ben Robinson

January 8, 2021

Trek Author and Project Manager for Eaglemoss/Hero Collector's 'The Official Starships Collection' Ben Robinson joins Brandon and Robbie in the shipyards for the pod's first episode of 2021. They speak about research and reference for model accuracy, modeling ships with detached nacelles, evolution of ship design, and the special edition Regula I model. An expanded chat with Ben is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Also, your answers to the latest Community Q are discussed, a new question is shared, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sees the community become Chancellor of the Klingon High Council (and thus leader of the Empire) for a day. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Bonus Episode: 2020 Look Back, Expanded Guest Chat Clips, and 2021 Teasers

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Bonus Episode: 2020 Look Back, Expanded Guest Chat Clips, and 2021 Teasers

December 24, 2020

Our 2020 holiday bonus episode brings Ship-mas cheer to all! Brandon and Robbie sit down by the fire to quickly reminisce and share behind-the-scenes insights about each episode before they share a teaser clip of the expanded chat with each special guest that joined them thus far. Before they warp out, they reveal the guest line up for the start of 2021. And, make sure to listen until the very last second for a surprise visit from Santa himself! No peeking ahead, tho… Don’t forget, hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com. We'll see you in 2021!

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 8: Tobias Richter and Donny Versiga

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 8: Tobias Richter and Donny Versiga

December 18, 2020

In our last full episode of 2020, Brandon and Robbie bring two colleagues together for their first time meeting each other: Trek-ship legend Tobias Richter and Star Trek Online Ship Artist Donny Versiga. Their discussion includes prepping for a potential DS9 remaster, modeling ships for STO, the research that's required pre-CGI creation, and getting ships ready for players to fly. An expanded chat with Tobias and Donny is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Your answers to this week's Community Q are also shared, there's a new question given, and the latest All Hands on Deck Drill has two Trek ships go head-to-head. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com. Have a very happy and safe holiday season and New Year!

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 7: Mark Rademaker

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 7: Mark Rademaker

December 11, 2020

In his first-ever interview, Mark Rademaker—designer of the Vesta-class/ U.S.S. Aventine from the Star Trek: Destiny novels—joins Brandon, Robbie, and special Guest Host James Lee this week to talk about his legendary ship. They spoke about how the Vesta came to be, what went into designing it, its unique capabilities, and mechanics of its quantum slipstream drive. An expanded chat with Mark is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tieron Patreon. Also, answers to this week's Community Q are discussed, a new question is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill training plans the community sent in are reviewed. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 6: Mike McMahan and Sean Tourangeau

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 6: Mike McMahan and Sean Tourangeau

December 2, 2020

Content warning: This week's guest chat includes adult language in the form of several (Enterprise-)F-bombs. Listener discretion is advised.

This week, Brandon and Robbie were joined by two of Trek’s hottest names at the moment - Star Trek: Lower Decks Creator Mike McMahan and Designer of the USS Titan Sean Tourangeau. This was the first time the two gents met each other, and the discussion included the Titan's on-screen debut, designing the Cerritos, creating the Luna-class, and ship design with crew diversity in mind. An expanded chat with Mike and Sean is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Submissions for this week's Community Q were also shared before announcing the new one, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sent the community to the Holodeck for some joyriding around the galaxy. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 5: Robert Duncan McNeill

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 5: Robert Duncan McNeill

November 18, 2020

Star Trek: Voyager Actor and Trek-franchise Director Robert Duncan McNeill joined Brandon and Robbie in Ten Forward this week to talk sh*p. He gave them a full rundown on the training he participated in to prep for "piloting" Voyager and shared thoughts on starship conn interface evolution & interactions. The gents also spoke about the feat of landing Voyager and the creation of the Delta Flyer. An expanded chat with Robert is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Your answers to this week's Community Q are discussed, a new one is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sees the community refitting Starfleet ships with Dominion technology. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 4: Dr. Margaret Weitekamp

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 4: Dr. Margaret Weitekamp

November 11, 2020

We pay a visit to Astrometrics to talk with Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, the Curator and Department Chair from the Smithsonian who oversaw the restoration of the original Enterprise's studio model. We chat about the Enterprise as a character, the model itself & its restoration, and the Phoenix becoming an exhibit in the museum in the 24th century. An expanded chat with Dr. Weitekamp is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. We also discuss your answers to this week's Community Q, share a new question, and review the rescue mission you all went on in this week's All Hands on Deck Drill. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 3: Doug Drexler and Nick Duguid

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 3: Doug Drexler and Nick Duguid

November 6, 2020

Trek-franchise legend Doug Drexler and Star Trek Online's Senior Environment Artist Nick Duguid join Brandon and Robbie in Quark's for a bit of sh*p talking. Discussions include the origin of the NX-01, the Enterprise-J, DS9's Promenade, and the potential impetus behind why Jem'Hadar ships don't have seats. An expanded chat with Doug and Nick is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Also, your answers to this week's Community Q are discussed, a new question is shared, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sees the community take command of the Borg Collective's fleet of ships. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 2: Dr. Erin Macdonald

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 2: Dr. Erin Macdonald

October 28, 2020

This week's episode features Astrophysicist and Science Consultant for the Star Trek Universe Dr. Erin Macdonald. She joins Brandon and Robbie in Ten Forward for a discussion on the real-life physics behind warp speed, the science of ship-to-ship combat and shielding, and why some ships have holes in their hulls. An expanded chat with Dr. Macdonald is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Also, your Community Q submissions are shared, this week's question is announced, and the latest All Hands on Deck Drill has two fan-favorite ships go head-to-head. Don't forget, hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 1: Rick Sternbach and Thomas Marrone

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 1: Rick Sternbach and Thomas Marrone

October 21, 2020

The pod's official premiere episode features Rick Sternbach and Thomas Marrone joining Brandon and Robbie for a chat in Ten Forward -- Voyager's original design, evolution, and its Aeroshuttle are featured topics, in addition to a discussion on the origin of the Prometheus and thoughts on four-nacelled ships. An expanded chat with Rick and Thomas is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Your Community Q submissions are also discussed, a new question is given, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill training plans the community sent in are reviewed. Don't forget, hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 0: Hello Universe!

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 0: Hello Universe!

October 14, 2020

Before Episode 1 with Rick Sternbach releases next week (21 Oct 2020), Brandon and Robbie officially launch the podcast with an overview of the show and introduction to themselves - your friendly, intergalactic hosts. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email hello@shiptalkingpod.com.

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 00: Test Recording

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 00: Test Recording

October 8, 2020

Test recording for the pre-launch of Ship-Talking. Episode 0 releases on 14 Oct 2020!

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