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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