Sunday, February 28, 2021

Crafting the Worst Season of Star Trek Ever! (#336)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton, along with special guest Scott Hardy of the SpyHards Podcast, embrace the very worst of Star Trek as they draft the most punishingly terrible season imaginable. From a spirited game of Allamaraine, to weeping super-powered children and Picard pushing a French accent past the warp 10 barrier, the trio make countless tough calls on the path to potentially decimating the franchise forever.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

No, We Are Not Starfleet! (#335)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton deeply disappoint Captain Picard while discussing the major Trek players who refused the call of Starfleet. From Wesley's change of heart in TNG's final season, to Seven's stint with the Fenris Rangers and Jake Sisko's preference for journalism, the duo explore the character-driven reasons for why a Starfleet career may not be for everybody.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Ranking Star Trek's Early Seasons (#334)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton construct rudimentary cannons while revisiting both the original Star Trek and The Animated Series and then ranking the five seasons in worst-to-best order. With countless classic episodes, including Arena, The Enterprise Incident and Yesteryear, popping up throughout both shows' runs, crowning a winner will be no easy task. Then, as an added bonus, Tyler sits down with his girlfriend Rose to hear about her recent experience watching TOS for the first time.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Why the Stakes in Star Trek Matter (#333)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton roll around in the mud while underlining why apocalyptic events aren't required to establish compelling stakes in Trek. From Picard's fraught reunion with his brother, to Jake and Nog's baseball card hunt and Carbon Creek's Vulcan visitors, the duo reveal the smaller character-driven stories and moments that earned their emotional investment.   

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