Descent Into Darkness

As the new Trek film makes it’s way into theaters around the planet, Trek Radio and the Star Trek community descend into darkness.


In the summer of 2011 William Shatner and EPIX released an insightful and moving documentary called The Captains in which William Shatner traveled the world to connect with the actors who commanded principal roles as Starfleet captains in Star Trek. On May 16, 2013 EPIX showcases the new expansion of the documentary with five featured episodes of The Captains Close-Up. Available to stream anytime, each episode of The Captain’s Close Up focuses on one of the actors who embodied a Starfleet captain in the television series. The stand-alone episodes for William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula feature additional footage and info including vignettes with the cast and crew who worked closely with the captains.

In celebration of The Captains Close Up, EPIX is partnering with Trek Radio to give away 10 limited edition posters featuring cover art from the original 2011 documentary The Captains. These beautiful posters include holographic lettering and iconic images of all five series captains including Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk.

Ten lucky fans can win one of these special posters by going to Trek Radio’s official Facebook page and entering “The Captains Poster Giveaway” contest between May 16 at 5am PDT and May 30 at 11:59pm PDT. Entry is simple and easy: “Like” Trek Radio on Facebook to access the entry form, then enter a name and a valid email address to be eligible. Winners will be selected randomly on May 31 at 11:00am PDT. Winners will be asked to provide a valid street address to receive the poster by mail. Shipping and handling costs will be covered by EPIX.

To watch the original documentary The Captains and the new The Captains Close Up episodes anytime, sign up for a free trial membership at Follow @EpixHD on Twitter.


Twin sisters Katie & Kellie Cockrell boldly trekked into darkness with their roles in the second installment of J.J. Abram’s and Bad Robot’s reboot of the iconic sci-fi franchise. On May 11, Kellie and Katie were beamed into the Trek Radio studios for a live interview with DJs Adam and Randall. A good time was had by all as they discussed their careers and experiences on-set filming with J.J. Abrams and the cast. The interview is now posted in Trek Radio’s On-Demand section for streaming anytime. Follow Katie and Kellie on Twitter.


Trek Radio’s Miss Risa and TXTrekkieGurl will descend Into Darkness with Deyvid on May 16 as they attend local screenings of the new film and call in live to issue on-air road reports from theaters in Southern California and Texas.

It is a good day to be a Star Trek fan as the franchise descends into darkness.

by Deyvid