Star Trek Beyond and Comic Con on Booze and Phasers

Welcome to Booze and Phasers! The Star Trek podcast where Heather BrookerClaudia Dolph and Audrey Kearns drink Trek and talk booze…we mean, we booze Trek and drink phasers… wait a minute, green people, Gorn – ENERGIZE!

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Welcome to a BONUS episode of Booze and Phasers! We’ll call this one, episode 6 though because we like things in perfect numerical order. Speaking of numerical order, it’s almost time for the third installment of the Abrams-verse Star Trek films! In honor of the premiere on July 22nd, we are dissecting The Kelvin Timeline with our special guest, Mike McCafferty. Mike is an actor, comedian and hosts his own kick ass podcast aptly called “I just want to talk about Star Trek” on Feral Audio. In his show, he mixes facts with absurd comedy in his quest to talk about all things Trek, making him a perfect guest for our show.


Mike and Audrey go toe-to-toe in nerd knowledge while Claudia and Heather get wasted. Er, contribute meaningful dialogue. Anyway, we share our expectations for Star Trek Beyond, Simon Pegg’s writing, and talk about how underutilized Zoe Saldana has been so far. Give the girl a story line with some juicy dialogue please!

Plus we deep dive into the decision to make Sulu gay in the Kelvin Timeline and George Takei’s reaction. Interestingly, the B&P jury was split on this news. And we break down the new fan rules set forth from the powers that be regarding all future Trek fan films. Have you read the rules? Will you still make a fan film? Will you put us in it? Awww, thanks friends 🙂

Here are the links to our topics so you can get all the info as well. Plus, we added a post that just came out yesterday (after recording) with another Simon Pegg response to the Sulu controversy!

Sulu Is Openly Gay in Star Trek: Beyond According to John Cho
Simon Pegg Pens a Blog About Star Trek Canon and How It Makes Sense for Sulu to be Gay in the Kelvin Timeline
Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines
WATCH: Star Trek TNG’s Commander Riker Gets a Hilarious Spin-Off – You Know You’ve Always Wanted This

And we talk about the CAN’T MISS San Diego Comic Con panels coming up next week. We have some insights for Trek fans on where to go, and what to skip at #SDCC16. We barely scratch the surface on this one. That’s because we are laying it ALL out in episode 7 next week which you won’t want to miss.

As promised, here are the recipes for the booze part of Booze and Phasers. Devotion Vodka sponsors our podcast and we gladly create drinks for every show using their delicious flavors. We also incorporate drink ideas from listeners so email or Tweet us @BoozeandPhasers and we’ll make your drink for the show!

b&p ep 6 drinks

Heather’s drink:

The Slusho

1 can blueberry Red Bull
8 oz regular lemonade
3 oz Blueberry Devotion Vodka
3 cups crushed ice

Blend all ingredients in a mixer. Add ice until you get that perfect, slushy consistency.

Audrey’s drink:

The Jaylah

Magic Shell
Chocolate Syrup
2 oz Devotion Vodka
2 oz Chocolate Liqueur
Half and Half

Coat the bottom of a very cold glass (put glass in freezer for 15 minutes if necessary with magic shell). Take chocolate syrup and (just try your best!) drizzle on sides of glass to make it look like Jaylah’s face markings. Add vodka, chocolate liqueur and then fill glass to top with half and half (or like Audrey – add some lactaid 🙂 )

The Tranya

  • 2 oz Devotion Vodka Blood Orange
  • 1 oz Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup
  • Jalapeno
  • 3 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • Shake and pour over rocks 
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary

We’d also like to welcome Loot Crate to our show as a new sponsor thanks to our podcast channel Giant Size Team Up! Go to to save $3 off your first Loot Crate box just for listening to our show. Winner winner, Trekkie dinner!


Enjoy this bonus episode 6 of Booze and Phasers! Also tweet us @BoozeandPhasers or Facebook us with your thoughts or ideas for upcoming topics! You can follow Audrey on Twitter, here. Follow Claudia on Twitter, here. Follow Heather on Twitter, here. And please follow our fabulous guest, Mike McCafferty on Twitter, here. 

Live, Long and Prosper!

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Audrey Kearns