Saturday, September 26, 2015
#58 - TREK DOES TIME TRAVEL
Since the groovy 19th century glory days of Mark Twain and H.G. Wells, popular fiction has thrived on stories in which protagonists journey to alternate time periods in search of romance, adventure and discovery. Given it's mission statement, how could Star Trek ever resist such an irresistible fount of creative inspiration? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton channel their inner-Marty McFly and take a fast-paced tour through the franchise's many explorations of this classic sci-fi concept, and break down the six types of time travel tales. From Kirk's tragic Depression-era romance, to Tasha Yar's tour aboard the Enterprise-C and Quark and company's madcap tour of Area 51, we uncover the many highs and lows that have occurred in the past fifty years of Trek temporal hijinx.
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