Monday, May 25, 2020

Strange New Worlds: Why We Can't Wait to Visit! (#296)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton celebrate with habanero sauce while breaking down the thrilling return of Captain Pike and the Enterprise crew in the newly greenlit Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. From potential classic guest stars and crossovers, to new cast members and storytelling preferences, the duo ponder what the 1701's next deep space tour could look like!



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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Voyager at 25: What is the Show's Legacy? (#295)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from belting out "You are My Sunshine" in order to celebrate Voyager's 25th anniversary, and explore the series' fascinating pop-culture footprint. The duo also reveal their favorite episodes from each season, and dig up some curious vintage promotional articles.



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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Star Trek: Picard: Did Jean-Luc's Return Deliver? (#294)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton excuse themselves from Rios's pick-up soccer game in order to look back on the inaugural season of Star Trek: Picard. The duo analyze the show's cast of characters, debate the strongest and weakest elements, rank the episodes and more!



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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Star Trek Villains Who Fizzled Out (#293)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton put down the poisonous fruit just in time to publicly call out the many big bads who arrived on the scene bursting with potential, only to disappoint. From high profile Romulans, to dysfunctional Delta Quadrant aliens and even a biblical figure or two, the duo have no shortage of lame wannabe Khans and Borg Queens to choose from!



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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Why ENT Deserves Another Chance & Ranking the Two-Parters (#292)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from Vulcan neuro-pressure class in order to rank Enterprise's six memorable feature-length adventures. The duo also look back on the show as a whole, shining a spotlight on its characters and lasting contributions to the franchise, as well as its greatest stories.



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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Best Character Showcase Episodes (#291)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from ranking Lt. Joe Carey moments in order to determine which episodes best showcase the strengths of every classic main character in the Star Trek franchise. Is Riker's finest hour The Pegasus or Best of Both Worlds: Part I? Does Neelix shine brighter in Fair Trade or Jetrel? And is there a better Kira story than Duet? Tune in and find out where the duo stand!



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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Exploring Star Trek's Origin Stories (#290)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton revisit their childhoods while re-experiencing Trek's most significant character origin story episodes. From Picard's violent tussle with a notorious Nausicaan, to the NX-Beta's perilous test flight and the grim fate of Seven's parents, the duo flashback to all the most important milestones. 



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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Ranking Trek's Series Finales (#289)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton try their best to ignore the Riker in the room while delivering the definitive ranked list of Star Trek series finales, from TOS to Enterprise. They also debate whether Picard and Discovery's recent season closers would work as hypothetical farewell episodes.



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Sunday, March 29, 2020

"Et in Arcadia Ego: Part 2" - Star Trek: Picard (#288)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton are reborn in identical bodies while completing the first season of Star Trek: Picard with the eventful season finale, Et in Arcadia Ego: Part 2. From Jean-Luc's life-changing metamorphosis, to robotic tentacle monsters and Data's final (?) farewell, the duo put a bow on the show's inaugural run in high style.



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Sunday, March 22, 2020

"Et in Arcadia Ego: Part 1" - Star Trek: Picard (#287)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton con their way out of their prison cells in order to break down Star Trek: Picard's penultimate first season episode, Et in Arcadia Ego: Part 1. From Dr. Noonian Soong's secret lookalike son, to Soji's peculiar home planet and Picard's possible game-changing destiny, the duo tackle all the most fascinating bullet points.



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Sunday, March 15, 2020

"Broken Pieces" - Star Trek: Picard (#286)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a one-way trip out the airlock while delving into Picard's eighth episode, Broken Pieces. From Seven's return and Rios' traumatic backstory, to Soji's touching heart-to-heart with Jean-Luc, the duo explore all the big moments.



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Sunday, March 8, 2020

"Nepenthe" - Star Trek: Picard (#285)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Vicki Siu, serve up homemade pizza while reuniting with Riker and Troi in the latest episode of Picard, Nepenthe. From the current status of the two beloved TNG icons, to Dr. Jurati revelations and another shocking surprise exit, the trio have you covered.


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Sunday, March 1, 2020

"The Impossible Box" - Star Trek: Picard (#284)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Waylon Snedker, experience 90s flashbacks after finally docking with a certain Borg cube in Picard's latest episode, The Impossible Box. From a Jean-Luc & Hugh reunion, to Raffi's best moment to date and more toxic Narek skeeviness, the trio break it all down.



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Sunday, February 23, 2020

"Stardust City Rag" - Star Trek: Picard (#283)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton stick feathers in their hats during a rollicking trip to Freecloud with Picard, Seven of Nine, and the rest of the gang. Along the way they debate the handling of a significant character's exit, Seven's current journey and the much-anticipated return of Bruce Maddox!



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Sunday, February 16, 2020

"Absolute Candor" - Star Trek: Picard (#282)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Barry Link, glide across the floor to old time rock and roll while breaking down Star Trek: Picard's fourth episode, Absolute Candor. From Seven of Nine's return and Romulan warrior nuns, to a slip and slide date with Soji and Narek, the trio cover all the latest crucial happenings.



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Monday, February 10, 2020

"The End is the Beginning" - Star Trek: Picard (#281)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Carmin Carotenuto of the Adventure.exe podcast, slap on some shades and get down to business with Picard's third episode, The Beginning is the End. From the introduction of roguish new pilot Rios, to a return to Vasquez Rocks and plenty more Romulan mystery, there's much to discuss indeed!



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Sunday, February 2, 2020

"Maps and Legends" - Star Trek: Picard (#280)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton reveal themselves to be secret siblings while breaking down the latest Picard episode, Maps and Legends. From strange Borg experiments, to embedded Romulans and Starfleet corruption, the duo tackle all the attention-grabbing highlights!



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Sunday, January 26, 2020

"Remembrance" - Star Trek: Picard (#279)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton duck acidic loogies while welcoming back good 'ol Jean-Luc with the momentous premiere episode of Star Trek: Picard, Remembrance. From the current state of Starfleet, to intrigue involving androids, Romulans and more, the duo tackle all the hot topics that seem poised to fuel the most anticipated Trek season in forever!


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Monday, January 20, 2020

"Demons," "Terra Prime" & "These Are the Voyages..." - Enterprise (#278)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton hover awkwardly in the background while wrapping up their fast-paced journey through Enterprise. First up, the dramatic two-part tale Demons/Terra Prime, featuring Peter Weller as a xenophobic industrialist with a sinister plan. Then, the duo break down one of the most notorious Trek episodes of all time with the show's series finale, These Are the Voyages... 


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Monday, January 13, 2020

Short Treks: "Children of Mars" & Picard Primer (#277)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton party down to acoustic David Bowie covers while digging into the new Picard preview episode, Children of Mars, for clues as to what surprises the impending series premiere might bring. Plus, the duo ponder where the show will take fan-fave characters Seven, Riker, Troi and Hugh, and voice their biggest concerns.



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Monday, January 6, 2020

"In a Mirror, Darkly" - Enterprise (#276)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton tangle with deadly CG reptiles while revisiting the now classic Enterprise fourth season two-parter, In a Mirror, Darkly. Why exactly does this story's approach to fan service still work like gangbusters all these years later? And what might the future have held for follow-ups if the show hadn't been cancelled? Plus, as an added bonus, the duo evaluate The Mandalorian's season finale, Redemption, and Tyler chimes in with his two cents on The Rise of Skywalker.   

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