Action Comedy Nerd Show #18: Talking Star Trek Discovery & The Orville w/Mark Clark


Your hosts Dan Brown and Jerry Jaffe welcome film writer and Star Trek historian Mark Clark to discuss the new seasons of both Star Trek Discovery and Seth Macfarlane’s The Orville. Along the way we welcome fellow comedian and Star Trek nerd Leslie Battle who tells us about meeting Nichelle Nichols. While comparing the strengths and weaknesses of both new shows, we also quiz Mark about classic Trek, such as the origin of Vulcan hand gesture, William Shatner’s acting, and why Gene Roddenberry kept having planets chock full of false gods! Laughing at and loving all things Star Trek—Live long and prosper!


A link to Mark’s Star Trek FAQ book:


A link to Leslie Battle’s website: