The Engage Podcast

Two guys talking about Trek two centuries early!

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About Jamie

Jamie

Producer and Host

 

Greetings fellow Star Trek fans! My first venture into the wonderfully magical universe of Star Trek came when I was 17 through Simon. When he showed me First Contact, which I loved! Then he introduced me to The Next Generation (TNG) series and from then on I was hooked!

I didn’t realise at the time that I was trekking at warp speed through the unfolding and un-peeling of magnificent mysteries of these “new worlds and new civilisations.”

 

Even now with all the series under my belt, I continue to be amazed and enthralled by Star Trek itself and what it continues to give me. It has forced me to evaluate and re-evaluate things again often in terms of what my favourite series is.

Up until a couple of years ago that was Voyager (Voy). But now it is Deep Space Nine (at least at the moment!). Even though all the series have merit, DS9, for me, has character conflict making it even more interesting than the other shows. It has an incredible in-depth approach to both main and secondary characters and to the long running story arcs.

 

The franchise has also helped me to understand the world, and my place within it. As a teenager I was introverted and narrow minded with a hard inner shell. I viewed the world through a small gap in a keyhole. When I caught glimpses of the show I wasn't interested, I saw the Ferengi as a group of “strange looking aliens doing strange things.” But Simon encouraged me to be more open-minded. So I made it my project to psychologically change myself within, getting to the point where I feel as though I am fulfilling my potential in all walks of life. While putting it across in the podcast.

 

Change is what Star Trek is all about, different cultures and races co-operating and mixing together. Star Trek has allowed me to take the helm and explore the world through a larger and unique perspective. Which has changed me for the better, by meeting different types of people while I was at university and now in my day to day life. Star Trek has also lead to me using my imagination and creativity more (due to the podcast). Although these have changed me for the better it has more importantly taught me to explore new cultures. That is what Star Trek means to me and why I feel so passionate about it, as it has given me so much. This is why I want to share what I’ve learnt with you.

 

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