Category: scifi


The Dark Beyond the Stars cover art by John Harris (Tor Books, 1991)

In this interview at CONtraflow SciFi IX I talk with Vice Admiral in
The Federation Randolph Allen of USS New Orleans.

We discuss all things “Star Trek”, including his thoughts on Star Trek Discovery, and the new series Star Trek Picard.

Randolph also talks about his work with the New Orleans Public Library, and the annual event they hold called “Geekfest”.

He is also is a vice president with “The Federation” which is a 501c3 charity. Randolph is Vice Admiral of the U.S.S New Orleans.

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Starfleet Command, Space Central, Space Command or Spacefleet Command, was the operating authority of Starfleet, the exploratory, scientific, and military department of United Earth before being integrated into the United Federation of Planets in 2161. The organization’s primary management center was located at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco, Earth.

See Dialing Home from the beginning with part 1 of an interview with Stargate SG-1’s Teal’c: Christopher Judge.

“Star Trek: Picard” features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

Alongside Stewart, “Star Trek: Picard” will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.


“Star Trek: Picard” premieres Thursday, exclusively in the U.S. on CBS All Access.