CBS announced that there would be a new official Star Trek podcast launching later in the year at the San Diego Comic-Con today.

Prime Directive: The Official Star Trek Podcast will be co-hosted by Tawny Newsome, who will also voice Ensign Beckett Mariner in CBS All Access’ upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks from Mike McMahan.

Star Trek has always been a touchstone for a larger cultural conversation,” said Veronica Hart, EVP, Global Franchise Management. “Prime Directive will continue that legacy by being a launching point for wider discussions of social issues, literature, music, philosophy, popular culture, space exploration, the environment and other topics that spring out of this vast universe.”

Each episode features an in-depth personal interview with a notable guest, coverage of a Star Trek event, or a discussion of 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.

The podcast will be available to subscribe or download from the usual places and Star

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