This week Aaron and Holly chase their tails, much like Captain Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise in Where Silence takes Lease. This episode has us thinking about the observation, treatment, and judgment of others- and a lot of side chat that hopefully we managed to tack onto the end of this episode.
Spork, Detergent, and Dishwasher took a slightly different approach on this week’s episode, but they still can’t seem to agree on what the F*** is actually going on with this story! The final Showdown isn’t Neo vs Smith this time it’s Spork vs Detergent who will win the ultimate showdown at the end of the third movie? Can the mighty Dishwasher help them settle their differences?
The last three weeks we Jacked into the world of The Matrix, explored it’s backdoors (you know which ones!), and finally found our exit… Will we even know what happened to Neo? Could there be a follow-up in our future or are we doomed to suffer a reboot? I mean, It would be hilarious if the next film is literally called “The Matrix Rebooted”! Let’s just hope that the Wachowski’s find a way to work Keanu Reeves back into the story!!
This week the Synthaholics get Loaded, and no one can seem to agree whether there is a Matrix within a Matrix, or if Neo simply has a unique connection to the A.I who enslaved all of humanity. While there are far less rabbit holes in this episode, this weeks’ episode is a bit on the longer side -much like a few of the sequences in The Matrix Reloaded! This film is packed with action and intrigue and we are all looking forward to see what is next for Neo and the team! So Jack-in, find yourself a Jack’n’Coke, and traverse The Wachowski’s imaginary world that influenced so much of pop culture and film. And please… if you’re gonna Jack Off, keep it to yourself and don’t do it on our exit!
Follow the white rabbit… Just not the A.D.D ones! Hah.. the “Ones’”. David, Aaron, and Holly (or Detergent, Dishwasher, and Spork) find themselves outside of the Matrix this week, looking in on a world where Artificial Intelligence- or A.I, has enslaved the human race… but they’re most happy about it! …Oblivious would be the correct term. If you’ve not seen “The Matrix” you have most definitely either heard reference to it or been privy to experiencing interpretations of scenes from the film. A Classic Sci-Fi film that rocked the world with its concept and imagination. Do the other two films carry the weight of the first? We will Discuss this more as we traverse the Matrix, so stay Jacked In to find out.
David has returned this week and Holly gets to witness first hand the boys impressions of Ben and Jake’s relationship. All joking aside, The Visitor is a Deep Space Nine episode that covers death and coping with the loss of a parent, time travel, a stalker, a message about remembering to live your life, and then more death and time travel! We have a special clip for you this week, as David had the privilege of not only hosting a panel for Tony Todd at Nickel City Con in Buffalo NY, but Tony graciously agreed to an interview for the podcast and gave us his personal account on the episode, and shed some more light on the Axanar drama. So get ready for another Star Trek discussion, and remember to dodge any energy discharges that may come your way!
David is still recuperating from his frolicking on Pandora, so this week it’s just Aaron and Holly trying to wrap their heads around the Trolly Dilemma… sort of. Tuvix is a Voyager episode where Tuvok and Neelix are morphed into one being due to a breed of orchid being present in the transporter beam while the two are beaming back to the ship. There is much to chuckle about throughout this episode, even if it essentially ends in murder -”Give and Take” am I right? So grab a drink or just kick up your feet, and appreciate the fact that you have better friends than Tuvix has. Well… had. #JusticeForTuvix
This week Aaron and Holly travel to Pandora. That’s right, the time to discuss James Cameron’s Avatar has come! David had to sit this one out after his Avatar contracted a rare STD from a fern, he is currently in quarantine. If you have yet to see Avatar or if you have no idea what it is, that’s okay, because we’re gonna tell you all about it! We also got a new teaser trailer for PICARD! Mmmmmm, anyone else want a bottle of wine from Chateau Picard? I kid, we definitely got more from the teaser than a nice Red. The discussion this week does take on a more serious tone but there are still plenty of laughs. So grab a drink, take a walk through Avatar with us this week, and don’t put your junk on any alien ferns- David found that out the hard way!
Aaron and Holly pull David into the strange not so new world of Ice Pirates. Last week after joking about space herpes we got to the film where a space herpe is actually a thing. Ice Pirates is a huge mish mash of ideas, sets, costumes from a wide array of genre all inserted into a strange science fiction world where water is so rare it is the only thing that has significant value. Water is stored as ice and therefor ice pirates search for ships to rob them of their valuable ice water! In the film our heroes heist goes wrong and it sends them on a crazy adventure to find the seventh world. The seventh world is the one place in the universe that has a plentiful supply of water. Last week we joked about a ton of outtakes from before we recorded the episode. This week you’ll have plenty to listen to after the show is over. This week you get to be a fly on the wall to hear about what happens before we record.
Aaron is back this week with Holly and David to discuss both parts of The Menagerie the Star Trek Original series two part episode. With Captain Pike being all the rage after Star Trek Discovery’s second season we thought we would go back to where Spock decides to take after his sister and stage a mutiny. Spock does this to help his former captain live a better life since his unfortunate radiation bath he had on a Crossfield class starship filled with clueless cadets. We discuss our thoughts on this classic two part episode as well as how we feel about it now within the larger context of discovery and knowing the character of captain pike so much better then we did before. Pour yourself a big stiff drink things are about to get silly on your weekly shot of Star Trek.
Episode 213: Star Trek Discovery S2 Roundtable with Trekyards
Holly and David welcome Captain Foley and Commander Cockings of Trekyards to the show this week. We are making it a tradition to have Trekyards join us for our yearly postseason Star Trek Discovery round table discussion. Unfortunately the red angels have captured Aaron to do unspeakable things to him 950 years in the future. We discuss our thoughts on Discovery with two whole seasons under our belts with some of our highs and lows of the season. We also get into some light speculation on what could be coming in season three of Star Trek Discovery. Samuel has some times to fan films and so we talk about fan films and how the guidelines have been affecting them. Pour yourself a drink it’s time for your weekly shot of sci-fi.
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