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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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Star Trek: Picard & Other SDCC Trek News (#253)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton suit up in rudimentary Borg cosplay while breaking down all of the shocking and thrilling Star Trek news that came out of last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. From the revelatory new Picard trailer, to Lower Decks, Discovery and Short Treks updates, the duo breathlessly geek out over all of the insanity Hall H had to offer.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Wacky Course-Correcting of Harry Mudd (#252)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton sip jippers and hock cudgels while breaking down the peculiar evolution of Trek's original con-man extraordinaire Harcourt Fenton Mudd. From his problematic 1966 debut in Mudd's Women to recent reinvention on Discovery, the duo examine his complicated legacy as a franchise icon and how he's benefitted from modern interpretation.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Weirdest & Wildest Alternate Trek Actors (#251)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from recasting themselves in order to delve into the franchise's complex history of hiring new actors to provide fresh takes on tried and true faves. From oft-covered icons like Spock, Picard and Pike, to strange stunt-casting, child versions and more, the duo debate which performances worked and which ones definitely didn't!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

"Workforce" - Star Trek: Voyager (#250)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton bicker over how to properly calibrate primary reactor coils while breaking down Voyager's seventh season two-parter Workforce. Does the story's sci-fi world-building make sense? Where does Jaffen rank among Janeway romances? And why was Chakotay only really active in two-parters?

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Current State of Trek 2019 (#249)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton thoughtfully stroke their chins while holding their annual forum on the current condition of the Star Trek franchise. Over the course of this fun speculative discussion they weigh in on Picard, Discovery season 3, Lower Decks, Section 31, Tarantino Trek and more! 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ranking the DS9 Two-Parters (#248)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton don many shades of gray while revealing their individual ranking lists for DS9's ten splashy feature-length adventures. They also offer up their picks for best and worst guest star, action sequence and more!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Recasting Star Trek: Draft Edition (#247)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guests Taylor Ramone & Carmin Carotenuto of the Adventure.exe podcast, strive to recast all the major power players of the Star Trek universe. The twist? They must follow a draft format and compete for the title of Best Casting Agent! With so many iconic heavy-hitters to choose from there's plenty of room for genius decision-making, and just as much room for disaster... 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

"Flesh and Blood" - Star Trek: Voyager (#246)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton ponder holographic evolution while delving into the extended-length season 7 Voyager episode Flesh and Blood. Is this an essential Doctor story? How does Iden fare as a villain? And do the Hirogen get a fitting farewell from the series?  

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 vs Season 1 (#245)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with time-hopping guest David Borys of the Cool Canadian History podcast, strap on their trusty space wings in order to do a deep dive into the character journeys and story direction of Discovery's very eventful second season. Plus, the trio offer their thoughts on the much buzzed about Picard teaser!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Kelvinverse: 10th Anniversary (#244)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Mike Herman, crank up the Beastie Boys while debating the complicated legacy of the Kelvinverse and the varying strengths and weaknesses of the three flashy films it produced. They also ponder the likelihood of whether we'll experience any more adventures set in J.J. Abrams' reimagined 23rd century.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"What We Left Behind" Spoiler Review & Season 8 Thoughts (#243)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a nostalgic spin around the Gamma Quadrant while delivering their spoiler-filled review of the much-hyped Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind. They also weigh in on the film's proposed season eight premiere and debate whether any other Trek series could produce a similarly insightful retrospective.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Star Trek's Biggest Breakout Characters (#242)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton compare listener fan-mail piles while delving into Trek's history of producing surprise fan favorites who influence the creative course of their respective series. Who grabbed viewers' attentions like no other?

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

DS9's Legacy & "What We Left Behind" Spoiler-free Review (#241)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton toss the old baseball back and forth while revealing their spoiler-free thoughts on the long-anticipated Deep Space Nine retrospective documentary, What We Left Behind. They also weigh in on recent Nickelodeon animated Trek series news and more breaking Pike spin-off teases.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

"Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2" - Star Trek: Discovery (#240)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton glide into the unknown with the final chapter of Discovery's second season, which kicks open thrilling new doors for the show's future. In addition to plenty of season 3 predictions, the duo also weigh in on the episode's huge action moments, stabs at smoothing over canon and that ultra enticing Enterprise spin-off tease.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

"Such Sweet Sorrow" - Star Trek: Discovery (#239)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton get retro cool while geeking out over Discovery's take on the 1701's beloved bridge and interiors! They also delve into the cliffhanger episode's many bittersweet farewells, Po's quirky return and the increasingly tantalizing chance of a Pike spin-off.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

"Through the Valley of Shadows" - Star Trek: Discovery (#238)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Barry Link, experience an unsettling vision of the future while accompanying Captain Pike on a fateful trip to the Klingon temple on Boreth. They also weigh in on Saru's season three captain potential, Jett Reno's infrequent pop-ins and Burnham and Tyler's tortured romance.   

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

"Perpetual Infinity" - Star Trek: Discovery (#237)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton get dosed up on nanoprobes (?) while witnessing the unexpected evolution of Leland, and dig into the deeply complicated relationship between Burnham and her time-traveling Red Angel mom. They also continue to track Ash Tyler and Mirror Georgiou's intriguing ongoing arcs, and work in some Picard spin-off chatter.  

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Monday, March 25, 2019

"The Red Angel" - Star Trek: Discovery (#236)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton strap themselves into chairs in order to have a close encounter with the much-hyped Red Angel! They also express awe over Airiam's funeral, debate Ash Tyler's status on the show and strive to determine what the heck is going on with Leland. 

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Monday, March 18, 2019

"Project Daedalus" - Star Trek: Discovery (#235)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton get mesmerized by red dots this week while digging into the Lieutenant Commander Airiam showcase fans have long been clamoring for! They also ponder the ongoing Spock/Burnham feud, Section 31's bothersome A.I. problems and Discovery's badass new security chief.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

"If Memory Serves" - Star Trek: Discovery (#234)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Janine Smith, rock their grooviest medallions while revisiting the legendary planet of Talos IV for the first time in over 50 years! Upon landing the trio delve into shocking Burnham/Spock revelations, modern Talosian makeovers, Vina's surprising return and an explosive Culber vs. Tyler confrontation. Plus, Picard casting news!

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

"Light and Shadows" - Star Trek: Discovery (#233)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton arrogantly toss black badges at each other while breaking down the highly anticipated end of Discovery's lengthy search for Spock! The duo also delve into the often hilarious Pike/Tyler dynamic as well as Section 31's increasingly complicated role in season 2. Plus, Picard and Discovery season 3 news is covered along with Red Angel fan theories.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

"The Sound of Thunder" - Star Trek: Discovery (#232)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton toss on some non-descript robes and go undercover on Kaminar this week in order to analyze Saru's highly dramatic and eventful homecoming and family reunion. They also offer up Red Angel theories that straddle the line between possible and absurd, and ponder the similarities between the Ba'ul and the TNG gang's strangest early nemesis.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

"Saints of Imperfection" - Star Trek: Discovery (#231)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton party it up in the mycelial network while breaking down Discovery's most recent episode, which welcomes back an old friend and also (maybe) retires an increasingly tired plot device! In addition to all of the fast and furious developments, the duo ponder Trek's history of resurrecting the dead as well as offer their thoughts on recent Picard and animated series news.   

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

"An Obol for Charon" - Star Trek: Discovery (#230)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton engage in a high-spirited sing-along while analyzing Discovery's most poignant and layered Saru story yet! They also welcome Number One, predict which beloved musical artists will receive future shout-outs and ponder Tilly's new blob bestie.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

"Point of Light" - Star Trek: Discovery (#229)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Dale Deruiter of the Outrage Factory podcast, let their flowing locks down while delving into the eventful return of Ash Tyler, L'Rell and Emperor Georgiou! In an episode chock-a-block full of plot developments and teases for future drama, which elements worked and which didn't?

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

"New Eden" - Star Trek: Discovery (#228)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Taylor Ramone of Vancouver's premiere nerd bar Storm Crow, weigh in on Discovery's old school faith vs. science tale, New Eden.  Directed by Jonathan Frakes, the episode raises many intriguing questions and ideas. But do they ultimately land?

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

"Brother" - Star Trek: Discovery (#227)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton welcome back Discovery with an extensive break down of the Pike-tastic second season premiere, Brother. They also weigh in on the official greenlight announcement of the Mirror Georgiou-led Section 31 spin-off.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

#226 - CRAFTING THE PERFECT SEASON PREMIERE!


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton embark on an in-depth exploration of the franchise's increasingly lengthy history of worthy (and not so worthy) season premieres. They also offer their own unique insights on the recent news surrounding the Picard and newly announced second animated series spin-offs!

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

#225 - SHORT TREKS: THE ESCAPE ARTIST & SEASON ONE WRAP-UP!


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton run wild with Harry Mudd as they examine the latest Short Treks installment, The Escape Artist. Plus, the duo rank the four inaugural mini Trek tales and ponder where the future may take the format.

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