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SDCC19: CBS announces official STAR TREK podcast “Prime Directive” on the way

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In amongst the Star Trek: Picard trailer and all of the other reveals we got over the weekend at SDCC, word of a very interesting new project from the world of Star Trek flew a little under the radar.

CBS announced that it will be launching a new, official, podcast which will chart the journeys of each of its franchise series’. Prime Directive is set to launch in the autumn.

Here’s an official description from CBS:

With unparalleled access to “Star Trek” luminaries and behind-the-scenes creative professionals, this official podcast will take a smart, witty and thoughtful look at all things “Trek”– both old and new. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas and characters that resonate across the history of the franchise’s storied universe, episodes will also explore the brand’s 50-plus year legacy and influence in an accessible and inclusive way for dedicated and casual “Star Trek” fans alike.

The podcast will be co-hosted by Tawny Newsome who is also a voice actress on the new Star Trek: Lower Decks animated series. A second host will be announced at a later date.

Each episode is set to feature an in-depth personal interview with a notable guest, coverage of Star Trek events, or discussions on a specific topic with one or more guests. Listeners will also be able to hear updates about new projects and take part in a regular quiz segment.

Guests will include the cast and creative teams behind upcoming, current and legacy projects, as well as noted writers, performers, critics, scientists, musicians, historians, and scholars – all offering fresh perspectives as the franchise continues to expand with a range of new projects.

Fans will be able to subscribe or download Prime Directive: The Official Star Trek Podcast via startrek.com as well via mainstream podcasting platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music etc.


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