Welcome to Episode 0017! We will discuss the weekend release of Star Trek Beyond and the upcoming CBS series Star Trek Discovery. Featured guests are Emmy-winning recipient, Mr. Russell Bates who is known for Star Trek the Animated Series episode, "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth", where the Enterprise Crew runs into a being which once visited Earth, and influenced the Mayan Culture. We also have, Dr. George Gonzalez, who wrote, The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future. Where, the Star Trek franchise reflects, conveys, and comments upon the key philosophical tensions of the modern era. We also have, Mr. Jeff Carroll who is a SciFi writer and filmmaker, his current publications are Thug Angel - Rebirth of a Gargoyle and It Happened on Negro Mountain. In addition, joining us is Mr. Brian Holloway who teaches theater and is the make-up supervisor for the Star Trek Fan Series New Voyages:Phase II. Mr. Eric L. Watts Master of Ceremonies at the world famous Treklanta a sci-fi con that not only hosts the only Star Trek Fan Film Award show but is the biggest little con in the South. It is well worth a visit or two. We have Leslie E Owen, who is a literary agent, writer, editor, and teacher. Leslie has been writing about Star Trek since 2014.