Thursday, December 31, 2015


As you doubtlessly know from listening to the show it's no great secret that we have a soft spot for tragically short-lived Bajoran spiritual leader, Vedek Bareil Antos. Ever since first popping up in conversation way back during our third episode, he's become a go-to running joke and - some would say - beloved podcast mascot. Well, in honor of the close of our first full year of podcasting we have decided to gift unto all of you a secret project that has been long under construction. The way we figure it, all great heroes deserve an anthem. And now, thanks to Subspace Transmissions, Vedek Bareil has his!


Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil
Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Vedek Bareil
They Call Me!
Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Vedek Bareil

First son of Bajor/ Arm 'round the major
Prophet chosen playa/ Snuff Cardassian danger
Hot like a bout of the Zanthi fever/ Voices from the temple and I'm the receiver
Let me take your pagh and make you a believer
Vedek to the people, and never a deceiver
Cuz I got flowers in my garden, and my heart'll never harden
Step up on the Springball court/ Guess what? You'll be smartin'!
Startin' to feel my flow (Yeah you know)/ Like watching a Feloran Bromeliad grow
Do I trust Sisko? I dunno/ But cray-cray Kai, batty Winn gotta go!

Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Vedek Bareil
They Call Me!
Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Vedek Bareil

Hey there girl/ Look into my orb
Think about all/ The love you could absorb
I get down, yo/ Like a Gratitude Fest
No life support, don't need no rest
Like Philip Anglim, forever best
Save your positronic implant, me I'm blessed!
Resurrect myself, no stress no mess no jest
Monastery to the mic/ My spiritual quest
Rhymes from the soul to make you all heal
Power in the words, the Opaka ideal
Dukat, you a fool cuz I keep it Ba-real
Spinning records till dawn like a dabo wheel!

Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Vedek Bareil
They Call Me!
Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Vedek Bareil
Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Bareil/ Ba-Ba-Bareil


No two ways about it, 2015 was a very special year for Subspace Transmissions. Being our first full calendar year of weekly podcasting there was a noticeable evolution in the show, and the creative aims and ambitions behind it. In this special annual retrospective, hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton once again call out the most memorable and fun moments that occurred over the last 52 episodes. Throughout this catalogue of greatest hits, featuring appearances by occasional co-host Benjamin Yong, and out of this world guests Tom Ball, David Borys, Carmin Carotenuto, Nick Eagland, Tony Geluch, Scott Hardy & Jarrah Hodge, we flashback to epic tales of decon gel, miserable Klingon children, B4 hijinx and so much more. So pop the bubbly, throw confetti in the air like you just don't care and offer a warm welcome to glorious 2016!

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Monday, December 21, 2015


Is there any conceivable way to follow up the titanic triumph of "Best of Both Worlds?" That was the issue faced by the creative team behind The Next Generation in the spring of 1991. Their solution? To delve deeply into a previously under-explored fan favorite character, and blow up the series' continued story arcs involving the Klingon empire and shadowy, ever-present Romulan threat. But was their effort good enough to deserve mention in the same breath as their previous Borg-tacular two-parter? This week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Nick Eagland, take turns sitting in the High Council throne and debating whether "Redemption" belongs in the canon of great feature-length television Trek tales. As the trio discuss all of the Gowron vs. Duras drama, Worf's eternal quest for honor and Data's command challenges, they also strive to determine how well the parts form a whole and whether or not this Klingon-centric saga warranted two heavily hyped hours to tell.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Our first glimpse at Star Trek Beyond is here at last! But is it promising? In this short bonus emergency episode, hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Nick Eagland, offer their own thoughts on the Justin Lin-directed film's teaser trailer, and debate how indicative it is of the final product we'll be seeing in theatres come summer 2016.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Since the summer of 1977 it's been the most tumultuous debate in geek culture. Which franchise is superior: Gene Roddenberry's optimistic idea-driven utopia or George Lucas's scruffy, swashbuckling ode to the adventure serials of yore? Well, with The Force Awakens mere days away, and Star Trek Beyond soaring into theatres this summer, it's high time to settle this fiery argument. Hence, this week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with returning guest David Borys, are throwing down the gauntlet and pitting these two titans against each other in 12 grueling competitive categories. Which franchise boasts the best heroes and villains? Aliens? Philosophy? Expanded Universe? Storytelling? Two will enter, but only one can emerge victorious. So don't miss out on this high spirited conversation that's guaranteed to inspire passion no matter which side you come down on!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


In Star Trek the main crew may be the heart of the show, but it's the supporting players that really give it its dynamic punch. Having already picked out the Most Annoying Recurring Guest Characters, this week hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton instead shine the spotlight on the recurring scene stealers who truly energize the show every time they show up. From one seriously badass Andorian, to a certain no-nonsense Bajoran Enterprise-D ensign and Starfleet's unlikely first Ferengi officer, we celebrate all those fantastic figures who may not get mentioned in the title credits, but are indispensable all the same.

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