Sunday, January 23, 2022

PRO: "Kobayashi"/"First Con-tact"/"Time Amok" (#382)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton blast AC/DC riffs while delving into the latest batch of Prodigy episodes! From familiar favourites gracing the Enterprise-D bridge, to a new Ferengi antagonist and some high-concept time shenanigans, Trek's latest animated offering has plenty to discuss. Plus, the duo weigh in on Paramount+'s recently revealed upcoming Trek slate and the fourth chapter of The Book of Boba Fett, The Gathering Storm.

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

The Evolution of Star Trek Ensemble Casts (#381)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton apply for jobs as casting agents while exploring each series' approach to utilizing its primary characters. From the TOS triumvirate, to DS9's extremely balanced main players and Discovery's frequent line-up shake-ups, there have been many approaches to Star Trek storytelling. Listen in as the duo determine what works, and what doesn't. Plus, the hosts offer their thoughts on the first three episodes of The Book of Boba Fett.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

DSC: "The Examples"/"Stormy Weather"/"...But to Connect" (#380)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton serenade each other through a crisis while catching up on the latest batch of Star Trek: Discovery episodes. From the intriguing introduction of Ruon Tarka, to Zora's emotional awakening and the mysterious threat of Species 10C, the duo tackle all the major new revelations. Plus, special guest Janine Smith beams in with her thoughts on the mid-season finale, as well as the journey thus far.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The Best, Worst, Weirdest & Wildest Moments of 2021! (#379)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton bid farewell to 2021 in true Q style by gazing into the rearview mirror and reflecting on their past year of podcasting. In addition to highlighting their favourite moments, episodes and bloopers, the duo discuss this year's Discovery, Lower Decks and Prodigy outputs, and ponder what delights the Trek universe could bring in 2022. 

Happy holidays everyone, and have a fantastic New Year!

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

What is Starfleet? (#378)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton question authority while delving into the inner workings of Starfleet, and debating whether the organization even makes sense. From our optimistic first introductions on TOS, to the more militaristic angle of Nicholas Meyer's films and Janeway's dedication to protocol in the Delta Quadrant, the duo name their favourite, and least favourite, on-screen depictions. Plus, the hosts offer their spoilery thoughts on box-office titan Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Star Trek: Discovery S4 - Episodes 2-4 (#377)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton battle giant jellyfish while beaming back to Discovery to review the latest three episodes, Anomaly, Choose to Live and All is Possible. From Gray's transition, to Book's traumatic journey and Tilly's big career decision, the duo cover all the current big talking points in Trekland.

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Undiscovered Country at 30: How to End an Era (#376)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton try to prove their innocence in Klingon court while celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and attempt to determine exactly why it's such a note perfect finale to the TOS era. From Kirk's character arc, to the film's real world parallels and its magical ending, the duo cover it all. Plus, they're joined by special guests Patrick Johnston and SpyHards Podcast co-host Scott Hardy, who offer their own insights on what makes TUC so special.

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