Sunday, April 25, 2021

Ranking the DS9 Seasons (#344)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton kick up their feet at Quark's bar while examining the course of Deep Space Nine, and ordering the seasons from worst to first. From the series' ambitious, if uneven, beginnings, to its much-hyped Klingon arc and Dominion War saga, there's a lot to dig into and much debate to be had in tackling such a serialized show. So grab some Aldebaran whiskey and join the party!

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Strange State of the Star Trek Film Franchise (#343)


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton pine for Pine and crew while analyzing Paramount's bizarre mishandling of the film franchise since Star Trek Beyond. From Tarantino's much-hyped pitch, to the stalled return of Chris Hemsworth to the Kelvinverse and a mysterious script by Discovery writer Kalinda Vazquez, the duo examine each of the studio's recent attempts and debate their creative potential and odds of ever beaming onto the silver screen.  

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

When Star Trek Follows Up on Greatness (#342)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton hit the wedding afterparty with Mirror Bareil this week as they explore Trek's inconsistent track record for properly following up its greatest episodes. From the high drama of Measure of a Man leading into the monster-packed Wesley romance The Dauphin, to Kirk and crew heading out on Shore Leave after the events of Balance of Terror, the duo determine which tonal shifts work and which ones just cause whiplash. Plus, the hosts break down all the exciting news and sneak previews coming out of First Contact Day. 

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

DS9's "In the Pale Moonlight": Trek's Most Challenging Episode? (#341)

Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton wearily delete their personal logs while breaking down Deep Space Nine's classic sixth season episode In the Pale Moonlight. From Sisko's moral compromises, to Garak's necessary evils and the grim fate of catchphrase-spawning Senator Vreenak, the duo examine the enduring legacy of this richly complex story.

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