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The Prime Direction
Every Star Trek fan has a story to tell. Scott Matteson sits down with people who have had a life-long love for Trek and talks to them about what it is about this franchise that has helped to make them who they are.
Nov 16, 2020
Season 3: Episode 3 - Toni Davis-Jones
After a significant delay due to work, pandemics, and other factors, the new episode of Prime Direction has arrived. This conversation features a dear friend of over 20 years as we discuss good memories, embarrassing moments, and of course....Star Trek. Special thanks to Rick Tetrault for editing this episode.
1 hr 33 min
Jul 27, 2020
Season 3: Special Episode - Palliative Trek
Fellow Cosmic Potato hosts Shawn Wray, Rick Tetrault, and Virginia Pickel join me for a discussion of Star Trek and how fans draw comfort from it during times of hardship and difficulty, such as the punishing year of 2020. This panel discussion was part of the June 2020 podcast event "@HomeCon" presented by the Cosmic Potato Network. Find the rest of the podcasts from this event on Facebook in the CosmicHomeFest group (the new name will be used when the event returns in June 2021.)
1 hr 9 min
May 31, 2020
Season 3: Episode 01 - Tom Matteson
The Prime Direction returns for a new season in a new recording space, and welcomes a guest that host Scott Matteson has known longer than almost anyone on the planet. Listen as Scott discusses a 40-year shared Star Trek fandom with his own brother. Tom Matteson comes aboard Rhamnus Station to explore his Prime Direction.
1 hr 36 min
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 005: David Mack
This week we present a crossover with The Landing Party. Scott Matteson and Shawn Wray sat down with David Mack. David is a prolific Star Trek novelist, having written for the the Section 31 series and many of the post-Nemesis series. He is the author of the epic “Destiny” trilogy that has been popular among Trek fans for over a decade. He also co-wrote two episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, including “Only a Paper Moon”. He will also serve as a consultant on future content including “Lower Decks” and the yet unnamed animated series.
1 hr 12 min
Aug 9, 2019
Episode 004: Joseph "Poey" Gordon
Scott welcomes Joseph "Poey" Gordon into the Ward Room to talk about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 38 min
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 003: Aly Martinez
The Prime Direction welcomes Aly Martinez (@TTrekkie on Twitter) to the Ward Room for our longest interview ever! Sit back and enjoy this conversation with one of the most positive fans we could hope to meet.
2 hr 1 min
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 002: Seth Walker
The next generation of The Prime Direction continues as host Scott Matteson invites Seth Walker (@VerseTrek on Twitter) into the Ward Room to discuss his history as a Star Trek fan, the role it has played in his life, and the positivity that can be found in the Philosophy of Star Trek.
1 hr 37 min
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 001: Shawn Wray
The next generation of The Prime Direction begins as new host Scott Matteson invites previous host Shawn Wray into the Ward Room to discuss his history as a Star Trek fan, and the role it has played in his life.
1 hr 18 min
Jan 23, 2019
Classic Episode 22: Tim Babb
Shawn Wray chats with Tim Babb from TANcast about his Star Trek fandom.
Jan 22, 2019
Classic Episode 21: Branden Ushio
Shawn Wray chats with Branden Ushio from The Fandom Podcast about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 14 min
Jan 21, 2019
Classic Episode 20: Virginia Pickel
Shawn Wray chats with Virginia Pickel about her Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 6 min
Jan 20, 2019
Classic Episode 19: Gary Mitchel
Shawn Wray chats with Gary Mitchel about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 20 min
Jan 19, 2019
Classic Episode 18: Joe Crowe
Shawn Wray talks to DragonCon's Joe Crowe about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 31 min
Jan 18, 2019
Classic Episode 17: Bruce Finklea
Shawn Wray chats with University of Montevallo professor Bruce Finklea about his Star Trek fandom
1 hr 2 min
Jan 17, 2019
Classic Episode 16: John Irons
Shawn Wray chats with his Cosmic Potato co-host, John Irons, about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 2 min
Jan 16, 2019
Classic Episode 15: Skipper Martin
Shawn Wray chats with podcaster Skipper Martin about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 32 min
Jan 15, 2019
Classic Episode 14: Michele Specht
Shawn Wray chats with actress Michele Specht on her Star Trek fandom and her role on Star Trek: Continues.
Jan 14, 2019
Classic Episode 13: Christopher DeFilippis
Shawn Wray chats with author Christopher DeFilippis about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 23 min
Jan 13, 2019
Classic Episode 12: MarkAdam Miller
Shawn Wray chats with MarkAdam Miller about his Star Trek fandom.
Jan 12, 2019
Classic Episode 11: Jim Arrowood
Shawn Wray chats with Jim Arrowood about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 7 min
Jan 11, 2019
Classic Episode 10: Michael Jan Friedman
Shawn Wray chats with New York Times best selling author Michael Jan Friedman about his Star Trek fandom.
Jan 10, 2019
Classic Episode 9: Vic Mignogna
Shawn Wray chats with the creator of Star Trek: Continues about his Star Trek fandom.
Jan 9, 2019
Classic Episode 8: Anya Crittenton
Shawn Wray chats with journalist Anya Crittenton about her Star Trek fandom.
Jan 8, 2019
Classic Episode 7: Kris M. Smith
Shawn Wray chats with Kris M. Smith about his Star Trek fandom and his friendship with DeForest Kelley.
1 hr 4 min
Jan 7, 2019
Classic Episode 6: Jeff Shackelford
Shawn Wray chats with Jeff Shackelford about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 4 min
Jan 6, 2019
Classic Episode 5: Kennedy Gordon
Shawn Wray chats with Kennedy Gordon about his Star Trek fandom.
Jan 4, 2019
Classic Episode 4: David C. Roberson
Shawn Wray chats with David C. Roberson from DC OnScreen about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 53 min
Jan 3, 2019
Classic Episode 3: Scott Matteson
Shawn Wray chats with Scott Matteson about his Star Trek fandom.
1 hr 31 min
Jan 2, 2019
Classic Episode 2: Troy Wood
Shawn Wray chats with Troy Wood from the World War G Podcast about his Star Trek fandom.
Jan 1, 2019
Classic Episode 1: Rick Tetrault
Shawn Wray interviews Rick Tetrault about his Star Trek Fandom.
1 hr 13 min