Join Aaron and Holly as we discuss DUNE in our book club series. This week Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam leaves planet Caladan after further questioning Paul and see a dire ending to the Duke. We also meet Thufir Hawat and Gurney Halleck, Paul’s teachers and friends. Grab a plate of Spice Melange and kick back while listening to our book break down of Frank Herbert’s DUNE! The Spice must flow!
This week we compiled lists to entertain you through this 2020 Pandemic. We wanted to bring you episodes that were both entertaining and relevant to our current situation and we’re just gonna get right down to it… here are all of our recommendations!
1995 Film: 12 Monkeys TOS&TNG: The Naked Time & The Naked Now TNG Symbiosis TOS This Side of Paradise 2005 Film: War of the Worlds 2006 Film: Children of Men 1995 Film: Outbreak 2000 Film: Castaway 2011 Episode of Futurama (Season 6 Episode 24): Cold Warriors 2012-2015 Book Series: The Lunar Chronicles 2014 Film (2009 Book Series): The Maze Runner 2016 Film: Passengers 2017 Film(2015 Novel): Everything, Everything YouTube Channel “GrayStillPlays”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/
I Built a Category 10 Hurricane out of Commercial Airplanes Forcing the Population to Evolve via Radioactive Alcohol Forcing 100 People to Live in Total Isolation When a Grain of Sand Hits Earth at 100,000,000x Light Speed I Surrounded Planets with Black Holes and This Happened
We are stating a shorter format book club series that will hopefully be a weekly release. We are kicking off this series with Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel DUNE. This week we are covering the first two chapters so grab yourself a copy of Dune and follow along.
Episode 265: The Expanse Dulcinea and The Big Empty
Today we expand our universe with a little Syfy/Amazon show called… The Expanse! …too on the nose? Anyway, We have a relatively short episode for you this week -which is odd because we discussed the happenings of Episode 1 and 2 of the first season, but we’re all looking forward to more! But first we discuss the news of the latest Star Trek announcement “Strange New Worlds” Captain Pike, Number One and Spock will be back on the small screen at some point. Pour yourself something hard as you embark on this new trek to The Expanse.
Episode 264: Kobayashi Maru Extinction with Jason Yungbluth
This week we need to apologize to our special guest Jason Yungbluth. Because was are talking about one of our least favorite episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise – “Extinction”. BUT there is more! We balance off this bitter episode with the sweet discussion of Jason Yungbluth’s newset comic book “Kobayashi Maru”! A comic book series set in a universe that parodies the Star Trek universe. Yungbluth is well known for his work comic book writer & artist on “Weapon Brown” (a dystopic Charlie Brown story) and “Deep Fried” (a untouchable comedy comic strip). Poor Jason has to talk about this shitty episode, but at least it is good for a few laughs. Enjoy together responsibly!
This week David, Aaron and Holly visit the 26th Century with Guy Davis, who sheds light on the history of the tale of a little cyborg girl who is actually a very powerful warrior from Mars, she just doesn’t know it yet… All four of your hosts this week have different levels of exposure to the world of Alita: Battle Angel, so the varying point of views made for a fun and interesting conversation and surely a good listen! With the state of the world, it was fun to discuss a story set in a fantastical distant future where many cultures blend and survive together and… oh wait… yeah it isn’t actually all that pleasant of a world… Well settle in for the tale of Alita: Battle Angel as we discuss the 2019 film, the 1993 OAV, and the Manga!
This week, listen to Aaron, David, and Holly from last week talk about a Deep Space Nine’s 149th episode where Sisco, O’Brian, and Bashir talk to a woman from three years past… And no, we do not divulge our innermost thoughts to strangers in this episode. “The Sound of Her Voice” Season 6 episode 25 of Deep Space Nine coerces Sisco, O’brian, and Bashir to reflect on their personal lives while a woman they have never met struggles to stay amongst the living; Oh and, Quark makes some Money. Top off yer Whiskey so we can do this proper… Slainte!
Lloyd Evans returns as our guest! This week David, Aaron and Llyod do our post mortem of Star Trek: Picard Season 1. The return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard has been greatly anticipated. Did this season do justice to one of Star Trek’s most beloved character? We have mixed feelings on the outcome. There were high points that we enjoyed. But there are plot points that left us scratching our heads. Or in David’s case, shaking his fists in anger. Either way this season was noteworthy. And if you are a Star Trek fan it is a must watch. Pour yourself a tasty beverage, pop in your earbuds and lets reflect on Star Trek: Picard. Enjoy together responsibly!
Lloyd Evans is an ex-Jehovah’s Witness writer and activist. He is the founder of JWsurvey.org – an online resource aimed at assisting those who wish to leave the Witness faith. Lloyd Evans host the popular YouTube channel “John Cedars”. His recently has written a book “The Reluctant Apostate” about his experience leaving the faith.
Aaaah, back to some classic Trek! This episode Dave and Aaron look back at the classic (but silly) Original Series “The Gamesters of Triskelion”. Over the years this episode has had a lot of cultural references and it has generated some internet memes. But is it a good episode? You can bet 1000 quatloos that Dave and Aaron will discuss it ad nauseam! What young pubescent boy wouldn’t love an alien green hair warrior woman wrapped scantily in tin foil? Some of us boys enjoy Captain Kirk fighting a giant caveman and kissing Lady Gaga… er, Shahna. Put on your training harness, step into the arena and listen with your favorite adult beverage as we break down this offbeat episode of Star Trek. Enjoy together responsibly!
This week, Dave becomes “Improper Dave” to Proper Dave and Other Dave! Aaron and Holly talked him into watching TWO Doctor Who episodes- fan favorites: “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead”. He met David Tennant’s Doctor, The Most Important Woman in the Universe, River Song, and the Vashta Nerada! As established fans of the show, Holly and Aaron knew they enjoyed these episodes, but if you’re interested in what Improper Dave thinks, give this week’s episode a listen, and remember to count the shadows!