Sunday, December 9, 2018

#222 - SHORT TREKS: THE BRIGHTEST STAR & PICARD/TREK 4 TALK


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton break down the third Short Treks episode, which shines much needed light on Saru's backstory, and then address Picard and Star Trek 4 rumors and news.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

#221 - LET THAT CAPTAIN BE MY GUIDE!


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton analyze the mentoring styles of each of the iconic captains, and their most profound professional relationships, in order to decide who excelled most at inspiring others.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

#220 - THE EVOLUTION OF THE DOMINION


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton examine the big bads of Deep Space Nine, and chart their slow-burn development as well as their potential for future Trek encounters.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

#219 - STAR TREK VOY: UNIMATRIX ZERO


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton break down Voyager's 6th season finale/7th season premiere two-parter Unimatrix Zero, and debate whether a Section 31 Georgiou spin-off is a good idea.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

#218 - SHORT TREKS: CALYPSO & TREK VS STAR WARS ON STREAMING


If the introductory Short Treks installment was a taste of the familiar, the latest effort proudly declares "and now for something completely different!" But is different a good thing? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton dance up a storm while taking on the franchise's second bite-sized story, Calypso, which sees a stranger waking up aboard an abandoned Discovery 1000 years after the glory days of Burnham and crew. His only companion? The ship's newly sentient computer. So, does this unconventional Short Trek deliver where the previous one fell, um, short? And what mysteries does it introduce to Discovery? Plus, as an added bonus, the duo consider the current world of streaming content and debate who, between CBS and Lucasfilm, has the creative upper hand. 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

#217 - STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS & OTHER ANIMATED ADVENTURES


Now that Star Trek: Lower Decks is in the process of becoming a reality it's time to consider the doors animation opens for the franchise going forward, and the lessons learned from the attempts of yesteryear. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton awkwardly exchange blank expressions while digging into the considerable potential of Trek's latest announced incarnation. What aliens would be cool to see? How could this comedic new venture play with canon? In addition, the duo take a look back at Star Trek: The Animated Series and highlight what worked, what didn't and which elements of the show would be worth bringing to Lower Decks.  

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

#216 - IT'S BODY SWAPPING TIME!


It's a concept employed time and time again in visual storytelling, both for its fun novelty factor as well as its cheap production costs. So what does Trek bring that's new or interesting to the popular conceit of body swapping? And which actors succeed best at portraying these new arrivals in their mortal form? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton aren't feeling quite themselves as they consider the franchise's long and often off-the-wall weird history of infusing its iconic heroes with different eccentric personalities. From Kirk and Spock's encounter with ancient aliens in Return to Tomorrow, to the hostage crisis of TNG's Power Play and the Doctor's experience occupying Seven of Nine, the duo cover all the bases, breaking down which episodes work and crowning some truly incredible acting MVPs. 

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