Five Year Mission: The Podcast

Five Year Mission: The Podcast

They've been writing one original song for each episode of the original Star Trek, and now they're getting behind a different microphone! Join Five Year Mission as they explore Star Trek in their own podcast on the Trek Geeks Network!


April 6, 2023 54 mins

The guys return after a hiatus with a new installment of What Are Little Songs Made Of? This time we are focusing on the classic episode (and song) Who Mourns For Adonais?

Join Chris, Mike, Noah, Patrick and Andy (The whole band!) for what...

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The band discusses the iconic episode and the Year Two track that accompanies it.

How difficult was it for Noah to write about such a highly regarded episode? What is a Lirpa made of? How much can 5 guys possibly remember about a song reco...

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December 5, 2022 71 mins

Andy and Chris sit down with the lovely, amazing, and oh so talented Bonnie Gordon, also known as the voice of the Protostar from Star Trek: Prodigy. We get in there and get the whole history, and yes, there is singing.

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November 21, 2022 95 mins

You know how you have always wondered what our favorite creatures from the various Star Trek series were? Well, you no longer have to speculate. Listen along to one of our longest episodes to date as we each dive into our top 3 choices of alien spe...

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November 7, 2022 80 mins

Who is Mike Rittenhouse? How did he become a musician? When and why did he choose Star Trek as his muse?

Chris goes one-on-one with the founder of Five Year Mission. They discuss his life as a child, teen and what led him to form Five Year...

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October 23, 2022 55 mins

Get ready to hear all about the epic YEAR TWO masterpiece "Operation: Annihilate!" and the original series episode that inspired it.
Flying vomit (or is it pancakes? Jelly?) and dead William Shatner in a mustache. This episode has it all.

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October 17, 2022 82 mins

Five Year Mission is well known for their love of Star Trek. They have been a band for 12 years, after all.

But Star Trek isn't the only franchise that they have adoration for.  In this episode the band discusses their love for other sci fi/fantasy/horror/comedy TV ...

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October 10, 2022 54 mins


Time travel. Drug overdose. Stone knives and bear skins.

The guys discuss one of Star Trek's most famous episodes and the song that they wrote for it.  Chris reveals the difficulties and pressure of having to write a song about one of the most beloved episodes. 

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September 26, 2022 68 mins

We made it to 50 episodes! Join Andy, Chris, and Noah as they discuss music that is new to them. This is the long-awaited sequel to an episode that aired in April of 2021.

In this episode, each member picked 2 artists that they had just re...

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When a simple getaway to Risa turns out to be a dry run for an insurrection, Worf joins the party. But not the kind of party you expect on Risa.

Listen in as Fark, Mike and Chris welcome Patrick Murray back to the show where they discuss t...

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August 30, 2022 90 mins

Mike uses his omnipotent powers to force Chris and other opponents into a deadly match of debate full of anarchy and comedy.

Listen as Claire Little, Jim Moorhouse, Jenn Tifft and Chris battle to the DEATH!!!!

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July 4, 2022 48 mins

In this episode the guys discuss one of the wackiest episodes of Star Trek ever made, The Alternative Factor. They also discuss the questionable song that Noah wrote to accompany this bizarre episode of The Original Series.

What inspired N...

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June 6, 2022 87 mins

What happens when you get a bunch of musicians together to talk about music? A super-sized episode of Five Year Mission: The Podcast!

The entire band sits down this week to discuss artists that you may only know for one song, but there's a...

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May 23, 2022 58 mins

The guys discuss the episode that introduced the world to Klingons and the song that was inspired by it in the latest installment of "What Are Little Songs Made Of?"

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How do we save Moogie from the clutches of Iggy Pop? Comedian Mitchell Potts may have the answers.

Mitchell is an Indianapolis comedian who is leaving for Chicago and just had ONE LAST piece of business to take care of: Watching a full epi...

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With a last minute scramble with podcast guest cancellations, join Fark as he previews Star Trek: Mission Chicago.

Learn how to navigate the mobile app, when you can see Five Year Mission on stage and listen as he bumbles through an ...

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March 21, 2022 58 mins

You're hearing it here first. We are this year's house band for Star Trek: Mission Chicago!

Join the band as they tell you the ins and outs of what it takes to be a house band and all their favorite adventures from conventions past. See yo...

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In this edition of the ongoing "What Are Little Songs Made Of?" series, we take a dive into the episode and the creation of the song "Devil In The Dark". Join Fark, Mike, Chris and Patrick as they delve into the deaths of people in orange ...

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February 14, 2022 68 mins

[NOTE: File updated Feb 14, 2022 at 4:45pm ET]


Our first episode since September and what do we do? Bring back a fan favorite. That's what! Listen in as Mike and Fark try to fool each other with Star Trek facts that may be r...

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September 7, 2021 62 mins

The one with the Nazis and a comedian (not a Nazi comedian).

Once again, we invited a comedian on the podcast and, lo and behold, they know nothing about Star Trek. Zain Zaidi is an Indianapolis comedian who decided to move on to Atlanta a...

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