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.