Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Broken Bow" - Enterprise (#260)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton break out the decon gel while celebrating the launch of their Enterprise coverage with the 2001 pilot, Broken Bow! Should Berman and company have gone the prequel route? Did they create a good entry point for franchise newcomers? And how does the episode (and the show's unforgettable theme song) hold up almost two decades later?

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ranking the Voyager Two-Parters (#259)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton cut off Borg negotiations in order to compile their individual ranked lists for Voyager's 12 splashy feature-length tales. In re-examining such classics as Scorpion and Year of Hell the duo also ponder how the show's creative team tackled the expanded format and made it their own.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The 2019 Klingon Bloodwine Games (#258)

Recorded in Las Vegas, gamemaster hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton oversee the fourth annual Klingon Bloodwine Games, pitting three brave STLV con-goers against one another in the ultimate Star Trek fandom competition! Regale as noble warriors Scott Hardy, Kim MacInnis and Jesse Oquendo battle it out over four grueling categories in pursuit of prizes and the most glorious bragging rights in any quadrant!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Evolution of Androids (#257)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton reconfigure their positronic brains in order to break down Star Trek's long, complex history of depicting androids on screen. From curious early encounters with Dr. Korby and crew, to iconic fan-faves Data, Lal and Lore, the duo examine the franchise's evolving sophistication in tackling these consistently intriguing characters.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

"Endgame" - Star Trek: Voyager (#256)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Scott Hardy, pop back from an alternate future in order to delve into Voyager's splashy final episode, Endgame. How does this finale hold up when measured against some of the franchise's other legendary series conclusions? Is it a satisfying close to the crew's often bleak seven year journey? And are we content with where we leave our beloved characters? 

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Star Trek Las Vegas Con 2019 Memories (#255)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Scott Hardy, take a break from their Dr. Boyce cosplay competition in order to break down all the exciting events that transpired at Creation Entertainment's 2019 STLV convention! From show-stopping panel highlights to memorable vendors room purchases, the trio sum up another unforgettable away mission to Star Trek utopia.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Fine Art of the Season Finale (#254)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton dodge exploding consoles while tracing the evolution of Star Trek season finales. From the modest early days of Operation: Annihilate to the explosive recent Discovery cycle closer Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2, the duo examine the elements crucial for success and underline why some big name episodes just didn't work.

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