Thursday, December 22, 2016

#121 - THE BEST, WORST, WEIRDEST & WILDEST MOMENTS OF 2016!


So how does Subspace Transmissions possibly wrap up a year as momentous and exciting as 2016? A year in which we celebrated the franchise's 50th anniversary, hosted our first live Las Vegas panel and received fantastic feedback from so many of you? By going even bigger on our third annual year-end extravaganza, that's how! In this epic retrospective, hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton bid farewell and adieu to the recent past by recalling some of their favorite moments from the past 52 podcast episodes, as well as offering their feelings about Trek's 2016 achievements and future potential. Featuring stellar appearances by occasional co-host Benjamin Yong, and intergalactically great guests Andy Chan, Tony Geluch, Patrick Johnson, Geneva Orton and Vicki Siu, this fun-filled 90 mins sees the duo reminiscing about inappropriate Worf romances, Robert April controversies, Samuel Clemens silliness and so very much more. And make sure to stick around right to the bitter end as they unveil the sequel to the spoof song sensation Vedek Bareil (They Call Me)! What more could you possibly want?!

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Big thanks to Shelly Ross for the Las Vegas Con photos!

Happy New Year all, and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who listened, wrote in, tweeted and created Subspace fan art in 2016. Let's take 2017 to the limit and beyond!

Join us in the first week of January as we determine Trek's greatest year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

#120 - STAR TREK DS9: THE SEARCH


Admittedly, DS9's first couple seasons were a tad inconsistent, but man oh man did it ever soar once the training wheels came off. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take on its first legitimately great two-part episode The Search, wherein the Defiant uncloaks, the ominous Dominion reveals itself and our beloved Odo finally goes home. As the duo reexamine this epic tale, they find themselves quickly split over which half works more successfully, and whether the big climactic plot twist still holds up. So decide where you stand and prepare to choose sides during this passionate and nerdy deep dive into one of the most essential feature-length stories in the classic show's proud history. Enjoy!

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Past DS9 Two-Parter Reviews:
Emissary
The Maquis

Join us next week as we wrap up 2016 with a bang!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

#119 - JANICE RAND: WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN?


Although originally envisioned as a crucial TOS character, Janice Rand's ultimate legacy would be one of unfulfilled potential and real life tragedy. So why, despite minimal screen-time and lousy creative oversight, did Grace Lee Whitney's iconic bee-hived heroine become a Trek legend and how do we approach this often problematic figure in modern context? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton delve into the handful of episodes and movies featuring Rand in an effort to convey their frustrations with what should have been a far more positive and popular crew member. Along the way, they also examine the similarities between the yeoman extraordinaire and Tasha Yar and Kes, as well as debate whether there's a rich future for space-faring clerical workers on Discovery.

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Past Trek Character-centric Discussions:
For the Love of Wesley
The Psychology of Geordi La Forge
The Best of Picard

Join us next week as we revisit the DS9 two-parter The Search!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

#118 - WHEN TECHNOLOGY GOES AWRY!


For a technologically wondrous utopia, Gene Roddenberry's universe sure does see a lot of chaotic breakdowns! This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning guest Vicki Siu, put on their engineering uniforms and tackle many of the franchise's most memorable instances of you-know-what hitting the fan. From computers gone mad, to warp drive disasters and malfunctioning A.I. crew members, the trio cover it all as they debate whether Trek's astonishing advancements were, you know, worth all the headaches.

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Past Trek Tech Podcast Discussions:
Perils of the Transporter
Holodeck Hookups
Best and Worst Holodeck Programs

Join us next week as we discuss the life and times of Janice Rand!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

#117 - TRACING THE TRIBBLE TRILOGY


Starfleet has taken on many powerful adversaries in the past, such as the Xindi, Romulans, Borg and Species 8472, but all major threats paled in comparison to the overwhelming might of some unstoppable spacebound fur-balls. Since being introduced in The Trouble with Tribbles, these adorable nuisances have plagued many a crew to great audience amusement. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton examine their landmark debut, as well the Animated Series episode More Tribbles, More Troubles and DS9's Trials and Tribulations in an effort to nail down exactly what makes these television hours so endearing and fun. Along the way, the duo also discuss the character of Koloth, the grim reality of what likely happens when Klingons deal with a Tribble infestation, and whether Discovery could bring us a fourth fuzzy encounter!

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Past Tribble Podcast Discussions:
Best & Worst Fan Service Episodes
Desert Island Star Trek Episodes

Join us next week as we examine classic Trek tech fails!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

#116 - THE EVOLUTION OF THE BORG


Remember way back in November of 1996 when First Contact landed in theatres and the universe was the Borg's oyster? Just after the triumphant end of The Next Generation, and shortly before they were exploited ad nauseum in a gazillion Voyager episodes? Well hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton do, and this week, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Star Trek's much-loved 8th film chapter, they're taking a deep dive into the history of this ultra terrifying technology-driven alien race. From the species' shocking reveal in Q Who, to their explosive defeat in Endgame, the duo leave no episode stone unturned in their determination to pin down exactly where and how the Borg lost their once fearsomely potent mojo.  

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Past Borg-centric Episodes:
Star Trek: First Contact
The Best of Both Worlds
Descent

Join us next week as we talk Tribbles, Tribbles and more Tribbles!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#115 - STAR TREK DS9: THE MAQUIS


One of the most popular go-to sources of drama in the Berman Trek era was the plight of the Maquis, the rebellious Federation-born colonists who often violently opposed Cardassian occupation. While they were created for Voyager, it was Deep Space Nine that introduced them to the world. But was it a strong introduction? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton put on their finest vests and revisit DS9's second season two-parter The Maquis to answer that very question, and explore how the presence of this disenfranchised group impacts key characters such as Sisko, Kira, Odo and Gul Dukat. In addition, the duo critique how well the Maquis were ultimately handled by Voyager, and whether it was a wise creative decision to leave the fate of Commander Calvin Hudson a big 'ol question mark.

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Join us next week as we celebrate FIRST CONTACT's 20th anniversary by talking Borg.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

#114 - STAR TREK'S BIGGEST LOSERS


While the lion's share of Trek's pantheon of characters lean heavily towards the hyper-capable, brave, resourceful and whip smart, not quite all are created equal. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton officiate over their own personal Hall of Shame and induct several key figures who - either professionally, personally or both! - woefully fall short of even baseline competency. From the shockingly inept captain of the Enterprise-B, to underachieving alternate reality Picard and a certain notorious Klingon offspring, the duo call out the most hopeless offenders and try to understand the creative thinking that ultimately stranded them in such dire straights.

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Join us next week as we revisit the DS9 second season two-parter "The Maquis!"

Thursday, October 27, 2016

#113 - CAN STAR TREK BE SPOOKY?


Successful horror storytelling usually depends on keeping the audience in the dark and preying on their fear of the unknown. So how exactly does that translate to science fiction where everything requires logical explanation? This week, for their third annual Halloween podcast extravaganza, ghastly and ghoulish hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton gather around their imaginary campfire to recoil at the franchise's most creepy supernatural-themed episode entries and answer that very question. From the legendary Catspaw to the famed Haunting of Deck 12, the duo attempt to determine just how successful Trek has historically been at hitting the right chill-inducing primal chords. Plus, as an added bonus, special guests Stefan Estonilo, Kim MacInnis, Jesse Oquendo and Shelly Ross drop by to offer their recommendations for which terrifying episodes make for the best Halloween season viewing.

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Past Halloween Episodes:
Scariest Star Trek Aliens
Characters in Costume

Join us next week as we reveal Trek's biggest loser characters!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

#112 - JUSTIFYING THE WILD WEST ON STAR TREK


Sure it was famously pitched as Wagon Train to the stars, and blended established western motifs with smart science-fiction concepts to brilliant results. But what about when Trek drops the allusions and just goes full cowboy? This week crack shot hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton dust off their six shooters and draw on the franchise's three noteworthy attempts to evoke the classic horse operas of yore. From Kirk and crew's bizarro trip to a very hallucinogenic Tombstone, to colorful dust-ups involving Sheriff Worf & deputy Alexander, and Archer's questionable attempt to don an Eastwood-ian hat, the duo tackle the beloved genre's classic themes and debate just how well Star Trek has done right by them.

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Join us next week as we discuss paranormal activity in Roddenberry's future!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

#111 - CHARACTERS WE WANT TO SEE ON STAR TREK DISCOVERY


While it was a tad disappointing to learn of Star Trek Discovery's delay, that doesn't mean we can't still have plenty of fun speculating about the rapidly approaching not-so-distant future! This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton offer up their wish lists of existing franchise characters they'd love to see brought back into the television fold come 2017. From disgraced high-ranking Starfleet personnel, to prominent Klingon heavies and even TOS's most problematic comic relief figure, the duo leave no stone unturned in their bold quest to resurrect some of Trek's most loved and loathed iconic faces.  

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For further discussion on some of this week's spotlighted characters, check out our Pitch Your Own Anthology and Spin-off Showcase episodes!

Join us next week as we debate how successfully Star Trek has gone western!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

#110 - STAR TREK DS9: EMISSARY


When it first aired in January of 1993, Deep Space Nine's feature length pilot was a massive deal! After all, this was the first spin-off of arguably the franchise's most widely popular series! But does it feel like such a noteworthy event over 20 years later? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with devil-may-care special guest Mike Hager, debate the merits of the now-celebrated show's initial outing, from classic character introductions to whether the wormhole alien stuff goes on just a little too long. As well, the trio seek to ascertain just how successful Emissary is at grabbing the attention of non-converts.

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Join us next week as we choose which favorite characters should appear on Star Trek Discovery.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

#109 - BEYOND STAR TREK BEYOND


As much fun as Star Trek Beyond was, there's no denying its box office take was pretty underwhelming. So what does that mean for the future of the Kelvin-verse and the proposed Chris Hemsworth-ified next chapter? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with stellar returning guest Patrick Johnston, debate the impact Justin Lin's film will have going forward, and what steps Paramount and Bad Robot may take in order to re-remind audiences why the series is worth voyaging to the multiplex for. In addition, the trio review the movie's elaborate Barco Escape presentation, and dashing British show regular Scott Hardy swings by in order to pitch his own ideas as to where the fourth installment should go.   

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Join us next week as we flashback to the Deep Space Nine pilot "Emissary!"

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#108 - FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK & THE 50th ANNIVERSARY


Now that September 8th is in our reverse viewscreen, we're left with the lingering question: did CBS and Paramount make it the celebration the franchise (and its fans) deserve? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton continue the festivities by taking a critical look at the efforts expended for the 50th, as well as review director Adam Nimoy's loving and in-depth new documentary about his universally adored father, For the Love of Spock. In addition to these two hot topics, the duo also reveal how they honored Trek's momentous milestone, and their takeaways from a recent theatrical viewing of the always controversial Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Join us next week as we debate the future of the Kelvin-verse on the big screen!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#107 - RANKING THE TNG 2-PARTERS


It's safe to say, after reviewing each individual two-part episode, that The Next Generation was pretty hit or miss when it came to expanded television adventures. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton wrap up their time aboard the trusty Enterprise-D by offering up their own ranking lists of the series' 10 feature-length efforts. Obviously Best of Both Worlds is iconic, but did it land in the top slot? And what about, say, the Twain-tastic Time's Arrow? In addition to the assignment at hand, the duo also name the best and worst action sequences, guest stars and more!

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Past 2-Parter Review Episodes:
Encounter at Farpoint
The Best of Both Worlds
Redemption
Unification
Time's Arrow
Chain of Command
Birthright
Descent
Gambit
All Good Things...

Join us next week as discuss FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK and the 50th Anniversary!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

#106 - HOW STAR TREK CHANGED THE WORLD


On September 8th, 1966, a strange and decidedly 'out there' hour of television called "The Man Trap" debuted wherein a crew of heroes in bright, colorful uniforms battled a salt-sucking space vampire. Things, as they say, would never be the same again. To commemorate Star Trek's glorious 50th anniversary, hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton highlight the franchise's significant impact on our society and culture, as well as the evolution of the fandom that binds so many of us together. Along the way, they also discuss how Roddenberry's brainchild has affected their own lives and where they'd like to see it develop over the next 50 wonderful years.

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Join us next week as we rank the TNG two-parters!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

#105 - THE 2016 KLINGON BLOODWINE GAMES


And now for something completely different! This week (Trill?) host with the most Cam Smith presides over the spectacular first annual Subspace Transmissions Klingon Bloodwine Games, pitting three Trek fans in a brutal battle of smarts, endurance and ingenuity. Recorded live in Las Vegas, the contest sees mighty competitors Tyler OrtonStefan Estonilo and Scott Hardy battling it out in three grueling trivia and creativity-based challenges engineered to test even the most formidable of super-fans. Who will emerge victorious? Only crafty ringleader Cam and mastermind scorekeeper James Chesser know, and they ain't talkin' so you best listen in on what will hopefully become a really fun new podcast tradition. Enjoy!

*Ultra special thanks to invaluable recurring guest David Borys for inspiring this event, and our audience members who brought so much good humor, enthusiasm and energy.

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Join us next week as we celebrate Trek's 50th anniversary!


Monday, August 22, 2016

#104 - HOW FILM INFLUENCED STAR TREK


Star Trek has famously drawn boundless inspiration from esteemed literary figures such as Melville, Dickens and Shakespeare. But what about the cinematic world? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton recreate their Las Vegas Con panel at home with an in-depth discussion on the franchise's rich history of paying homage to film giants like John Ford, Richard Fleischer, Steven Spielberg and John Frankenheimer. From westerns, war films, noir and sci-fi to slam-bang 80s blockbusters and beyond, the duo showcase iconic episodes and the clever and memorable silver screen efforts that fuelled the show's creative energies.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

#103 - STAR TREK LAS VEGAS CON 2016 MEMORIES


If you were going to celebrate Trek's 50th anniversary in style, Creation Entertainment's massive five-day Las Vegas con was the place to be! This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning special guests Scott Hardy and James Chesser, stave off crippling exhaustion by recounting the mega-event's most exciting guests and highlights, as well as their own personal lows and triumphant vendor room purchases. In addition, the foursome delve into the backstage drama and pyrotechnics behind Subspace Transmissions' live stage debut discussing the influence of cinema on the franchise.

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*Live Subspace panel photo by Stefan Estonilo.

Join us next week as we discuss film's influence on Star Trek!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

#102 - STAR TREK'S GREATEST SHOWRUNNERS


It's often tempting to just focus on the actors and thrilling characters, worlds and aliens of the Star Trek universe. But what about those responsible for building and maintaining that rich universe? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a trip through the franchise's long history in order to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the gifted men and women charged with ensuring the human adventure continues! From Great Bird of the Galaxy Gene Roddenberry and TNG savior Michael Piller, to more controversial figures like Brannon Braga and Rick Berman, we cover all the possible angles. So take a break from the new movie and classic episode chatter to honor those who worked countless hours to keep the ol' ship running for 50 wonderful years.

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Join us next week as we recount the no doubt thrilling events of Star Trek Las Vegas Con 2016!

Monday, July 25, 2016

#101 - STAR TREK BEYOND


After countless months of obsessive speculation, and an equal mix of excitement and concern, Star Trek Beyond is now playing in a theatre near you. But does it deliver? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a spoilery deep dive into the third Kelvin-verse entry and offer up their own thoughts on how it stacks up against the two past J.J. Abrams installments, and - as always - break down what works and what unfortunately doesn't. As well, the duo add the film to their own personal franchise movie rankings and ponder how the recently announced fourth chapter will shape up post-Justin Lin. So listen in and enjoy as Subspace digs into the Krall of it all.

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Past Movie Review Episodes:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: Generations
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Nemesis
Star Trek 2009
Star Trek Into Darkness

Join us next week as we celebrate Trek's mightiest showrunners!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#100 - STAR TREK TNG: ALL GOOD THINGS...


The old saying states it's all about the journey. But is that still true when the destination is explosively awesome? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning guest Tony Geluch, ponder that eternal question, and so many others, as they complete their TNG two-parter revisit with the hugely popular time-hopping finale All Good Things.... Does this episode still pack as much punch as it did back in the spring of 1994? Is it the best closure a fan could pray for from such a legendary series? And is old man Picard just a little annoying? Plug in and enjoy as we celebrate our podcast milestone with a tribute and celebration of one of the franchise's very finest achievements.

*Due to recording issues there is some noticeable static during parts of the episode. Apologies and thank you for your patience while we further amp up efforts to annihilate this issue forever.

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Join us next week as we review Star Trek Beyond!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

#99 - RANKING STAR TREK'S CAPTAINS


Ever since TNG premiered in the late 1980s fans have debated until they're blue in the face which captain reigns supreme. Throw in four more contenders over the next couple decades and the argument gets downright chaotic. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Vicki Siu, wade into the fray to reveal how each of the six stack up against their distinguished competition. Will they favor the wise and experienced Picard, or Shatner's brash and bold Kirk? And what about relative newcomers Archer and Chris Pine's Kirk? Listen in for what will certainly prove to be a controversial hour of podcasting nerdvana!

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Join us next week as we revisit All Good Things...!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

#98 - STAR TREK TNG: GAMBIT


After the relatively heavy Descent, it made definite sense for TNG's next two-parter to aim for comparatively lighter Time's Arrow-ish territory. But did the creative team uncover the right fun story to stretch to two broadcast hours? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning guest Andy Chan, re-examine season 7's cliffhanger event Gambit, the swashbuckling yarn involving archaeology, deadly relics and one particularly volatile space-pirate vessel. Are Picard and Riker's double and triple-crossing antics entertaining enough to hold the audience's attention throughout the extended length? And does the show match the energy and inventiveness of the Indiana Jones movies and adventure serials that inspired it? Strap yourself in for a lively discussion on an episode that, judging from the trio's diverse reactions, definitely doesn't please everyone.  

*Due to recording issues there is some noticeable static in the audio. We're working hard to correct the problem to ensure it doesn't happen again. Thanks for your patience!

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Join us next week as we rank Star Trek's captains!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

STAR TREK BEYOND TRAILER 2 COMMENTARY


As an added bonus, to go along with this week's podcast episode, here's the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer (Rihanna Remix) with invaluable and oh-so insightful commentary from hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton:  

#97 - ANTON YELCHIN, BEYOND TRAILER 2 & TREK 2017


Due to several recent bombshell Trek-related happenings your originally scheduled programming has been delayed in favor of a Subspace news update! This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton react to the tragic passing of Anton Yelchin, and discuss his filmography and boundless talent, as well as review Beyond's Rihanna-tastic second trailer and argue the film's box-office prospects in this legendarily tough summer movie season. Lastly, the duo break down all of the recent developments regarding Bryan Fuller's upcoming 2017 CBS series.

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Join us next week for a thorough analysis of the final traditional TNG two-parter "Gambit!" (For real this time, we swear.)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

#96 - STAR TREK'S DADDY ISSUES


While Trek may be all about space exploration and the enduring power of humanity, it's also totally obsessed with conflicts between parents and their children. For this special Fathers Day week episode hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton examine the countless examples of paternal resentment and lingering emotional wounds suffered by Starfleet's brightest and boldest. From the unhealthily competitive Riker Senior and more sympathetic Admiral Paris, to stand-in doctor dads Noonien Soong and Mora Pol, as well as Marc Lenard's iconic Sarek, the duo cover all the bases in a strangely therapeutic hour of podcasting destined to bring all families just a little bit closer together. 

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Join us next week for a thorough analysis of the final traditional TNG two-parter "Gambit!"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

#95 - THE BEST WORST STAR TREK EPISODES


Not all Trek episodes are created equal. And, with over 700 television hours in the can, it's safe to say there's a few wacky disasters in the bunch. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton celebrate the most hilariously entertaining dumpster fires in franchise history. From Harry Kim's pervy alien caress-fest, to steamy Scottish candle love and the legendary search for Spock's grey matter, the duo valiantly strive to redeem some of Roddenberry's brainchild's most humiliating endeavors.

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Join us next week for Daddy Issues in the Final Frontier!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

#94 - TREKKIES & STAR TREK FAN CULTURE


Way, way back in the late nineties a little documentary emerged that raised a bit of a kerfuffle among Trek lovers. That movie, Trekkies, offered a candid Denise Crosby-hosted look at fandom some found a mite condescending. This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton reexamine the unlikely hit, as well as its less celebrated 2004 sequel Trekkies 2, and debate how accurately the slice of life portraits presented in either effort represent the modern day convention and enthusiast community. In addition, the duo also discuss their own Star Trek subculture experiences, as well as chronicle one host's tour of professional duty in Canadian nerd hot spot Vulcan, Alberta.

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Join us next week for the Best Worst STAR TREK Episodes of all time!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

#93 - STAR TREK TNG: DESCENT


A notable theme of The Next Generation's final season is its focus on wrapping up character arcs, often with pretty clunky results. Journey's End, anyone? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning guest Patrick Johnston, take a closer look at the season 6 finale/season 7 premiere Descent, which features the last series appearances of the Borg, Hugh and of course Lore. Do these farewells leave a lasting impression? And how does this intense Data-centric two-part tale measure up to other, perhaps more hyped and highly regarded, double episodes such as Chain of Command or Best of Both Worlds? Download now and join the podcasting trio for an engaging hour of Borg-throttling, Crusher-captaining, Geordi-torturing fun and debate!   

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Join us next week for TREKKIES 1 & 2 and a discussion on fandom.