Energize is a podcast dedicated to the latest Star Trek series “Strange New Worlds”. Following each new episode, Sci-Fi nerd Anthony McLemore and Star Trek aficionado Steve Truitt, deliver in-depth analyses and character breakdowns. Listen as they engage in spirited debate and discussion of the key moments that make or break the latest "Strange New Worlds" episode. Listeners are also treated to special guest appearances and are given a sneak peek at upcoming episodes.

About the Hosts

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Anthony McLemore


For over 20 years, Emmy award-winning writer/producer/director/host Anthony McLemore has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in television news, talk shows, reality, and documentary programming. After winning a Cable Ace in 1998 for the sketch comedy/magazine show "HEP-TV" 1998, Anthony moved to Hollywood. In 1999, he helped develop and launch E! Entertainment Television's successful lifestyle show "Celebrity Homes," which earned him his first Emmy award nomination. Soon after, McLemore co-created BET's smash hit celebrity lifestyle/documentary series "How I'm Living," which became the network's second highest-rated show.

From there, McLemore went on to produce/direct countless documentaries, reality, and talk shows, including CBS's Big Brother, A&E's The Jackson's: "A Family Dynasty," the critically acclaimed documentary series "Brat Camp" & "Border Security USA" for ABC, the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" for Bravo, Discovery Channel's hit show "Street Outlaws" and "The Dr. Phil Show", the highest rated talk show in daytime.

In 2022, Anthony earned Outstanding Arts, Culture, Entertainment Report Emmy for the Netflix/Hulu documentary The New York Times Presents "Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson."

Anthony began his career in 1993 as a local news reporter/photographer/editor at the NBC affiliate KLSB-TV in Nacogdoches, Texas, while attending Stephen F. Austin State University. After graduating, McLemore was a reporter for several other affiliates, including KRBC-TV (Abilene, TX), KLTV-TV (Tyler, TX), and KTBS-TV (Shreveport, LA), before producing documentary-style programming.

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Steve Truitt


Steve Truitt is an avid space enthusiast, NASA historian and memorabilia collector. Currently the co-host of Energize! A Star Trek Podcast, he is also known to television audiences as a Los Angeles news anchor and host of such science and technology shows as Discovery Channel's Cool Stuff: How It Works and Nat Geo's The Human Edge. Star Trek fans may recognize Steve from his one line in "Enterprise," Season 3, Episode 21, which he got after begging the casting director for five years to appear on any Trek show.

Steve is also the author of the upcoming Sci-Fi novel series, The MindSet Chronicles. With action, suspense, and thought-provoking themes, MindSet explores the potential benefits and dangers of a post-AI, mind-connected society. The first book, The Deletion, drops in March 2023.

Steve lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four daughters.