'Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast' Coming To Play.it
June 8, 2016 at 9:17 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO, CBS LOCAL DIGITAL MEDIA, and CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS are partnering to launch "ENGAGE: THE OFFICIAL STAR TREK PODCAST" via PLAY.IT, with three episodes posting on JUNE 15th. Critic and writer JORDAN HOFFMAN of STARTREK.COM will host the show, and the initial episodes will include guests like "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC and the late LEONARD NIMOY's son ADAM.
“There is no better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK than with the official podcast coming to CBS RADIO and CBS LOCAL DIGITAL MEDIA,” said CBS RADIO President ANDRE FERNANDEZ in a press release. “It is a groundbreaking and noteworthy franchise that we are proud to be a part of.”
“STAR TREK has been a significant and integral part of pop culture for many years,” said CBS LOCAL DIGITAL MEDIA EVP/GM ADAM WIENER. “We are thrilled to bring fans another outlet to connect to for their love of the franchise through the launch of the first Official STAR TREK podcast on PLAY.IT.”
“STAR TREK is more than just a collection of television shows, films, books, comics and toys for me – it is one of the great loves of my life. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time and has created true, lasting connections,” said HOFFMAN. “There’s nothing I like more than meeting someone who might be TREK-curious and guiding them toward full-fledged devotion. I want this show to ‘engage’ with the hardcore and the neophyte alike. It’s a big galaxy out there.”