Sunday, April 4, 2021

DS9's "In the Pale Moonlight": Trek's Most Challenging Episode? (#341)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton wearily delete their personal logs while breaking down Deep Space Nine's classic sixth season episode In the Pale Moonlight. From Sisko's moral compromises, to Garak's necessary evils and the grim fate of catchphrase-spawning Senator Vreenak, the duo examine the enduring legacy of this richly complex story.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Evolution of the Maquis (#340)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton champion a lost cause while breaking down the arc of Trek's ill-fated freedom fighters, the Maquis. From Ro Laren's defection, to Sisko's pursuit of Eddington and Chakotay and B'Elanna's former life, the duo ponder the strengths and weaknesses of Starfleet's perpetually unlucky vest-wearing adversaries.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Ranking the TNG Seasons (#339)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton pull on their dusty spandex uniforms while revisiting the journey of Next Gen, and crafting the definitive worst-to-best season rankings list. From the show's frequently bizarre early days (Skin of Evil, anyone?), to its much-heralded hot streak beginning in season 3, there's plenty of room for movement and perhaps even some controversial decisions. So tune in and find out precisely when the duo think the show hit peak performance.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Star Trek's Top 47 Recurring Characters (#338)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton practice their scenery chewing while compiling the ultimate ranked list of all-star Trek recurring characters. From fan faves like Q, Guinan and Garak to newcomers such as Georgiou, Jet Reno and Picard's vineyard staff, the duo dare to determine which pop-in players most deserve their place in the pantheon.  

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

What's in a Name? (#337)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton frantically flip through their font guides while determining Trek's most impactful and memorable episode and film titles. From classic sci-fi pulp homages (Corbomite Maneuver), to flashy exercises in Latin (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum) and pop-culture references (In the Pale Moonlight), the duo break down exactly what separates a homerun title from an awkward and forgettable one.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Crafting the Worst Season of Star Trek Ever! (#336)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Scott Hardy of the SpyHards Podcast, embrace the very worst of Star Trek as they draft the most punishingly terrible season imaginable. From a spirited game of Allamaraine, to weeping super-powered children and Picard pushing a French accent past the warp 10 barrier, the trio make countless tough calls on the path to potentially decimating the franchise forever.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

No, We Are Not Starfleet! (#335)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton deeply disappoint Captain Picard while discussing the major Trek players who refused the call of Starfleet. From Wesley's change of heart in TNG's final season, to Seven's stint with the Fenris Rangers and Jake Sisko's preference for journalism, the duo explore the character-driven reasons for why a Starfleet career may not be for everybody.

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