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Episode 116: Star Trek DS9 The Jem’Hadar

Synthaholics Episode 116: Star Trek DS9 The Jem’Hadar

Synthaholics Episode 116: Star Trek DS9 The Jem’Hadar

This week we talk the Star Trek DS9 episode The Jem’Hadar. This is the season two finale for Deep Space Nine and and our first good look at two of the major players for the Dominion, the Jem’Hadar and the Vorta! But before we talk The Jem’Hadar we reflect on our weekend at Nickel City Con and talk a little bit more about our experience there as well.David wildly speculates about Voyager after mentioning the segment you all heard last week with Erin Gray. The Dominion the Vorta and the Jem’Hadar seem wildly overpowered and are scarier in this episode then they seem to be going forward. To wrap up we also talk bridge design pointing out the Enterprise and Odyssey have different bridges so it’s totally feasible for the USS Shenzhou’s bridge to look very different from the pike era Enterprise. Make sure you prep your jambalaya before you go camping, and don’t forget the alcohol! It’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 114: Light Bringer Earth Shaker

 Light Bringer Earth Shaker

Synthaholics Episode 114: Light Bringer Earth Shaker

Voyager is the Light Bringer, Earth Shaker is this season six episode of Star Trek Voyager: Blink of an Eye. Aaron and David are sticking to their promise to bring you more voyager in 2017! This week we give Harry Kim a break since he barely appears in this episode! We enjoyed this episode about really bad science because it let us get to know the planet as it aged and the people that inhabited the planet and how its mythos was build all around the Light Bringer and Earth Shaker! It is interesting how myths and stories form a culture and we talk a little bit how things of old have their place in our culture. We once again let you know we will be at the Nickel City Con this weekend and we hope to see you all there! The link for the con will be in the links section.

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Episode112: Giant cats and comics

Giant Cats and comics

Episode 112: Giant cats and comics

When David is missing Aaron and Guy talk Giant cats and comics! This week Synthaholics goes into a deep dive on the Star Trek the animated series episode The Slaver Weapon. What would you put into a time capsule if you knew everything in it would be perfectly preserved? Lets hope it wouldn’t be a selfie, raw meat, and a swiss army gun. But if you did the Kzinti would probably appreciate it. This is one of two episodes where we ever see the Kzinti a bipedal cat like race who is bent on uncovering something to overthrow the federation. Once Aaron and Guy finish talking The Slaver weapon they get into a discussion about Guy’s Star Trek comic the USS Tamerlane. This leads to a segue to a Star Trek The Wrath of Khan and to Star Trek Nemesis! Anything and everything in this week’s episode of Synthaholics!

Take a look at Guys Star Trek Comic http://usstamerlane.com/
Guys Podcast http://rockymountaingeektank.com/

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Episode 111: The Suffering of O’Brien Part 2: Hard Time

Hard Time The Suffering of O'Brien

Episode 111: The Suffering of O’Brien Part 2: Hard Time

Miles Edward O’Brien is facing hard time in Deep Space Nine. This might be one of his hardest times! This week we talk about The Star Trek Deep Space Nine season four episode Hard Time. Aaron and David first talk some limited Trek news before delving into this week’s episode. Hard Time really gets the Synthaholics diving into a discussion on mental health, the justice system and the prison system. We still keep the humor coming but this is a bit on the deeper side of Synthaholics! After you get out of a 20 year jail sentence what is the first thing you get to drink? If you guest Synthale you are probably Irish! Personally I’d for for something harder but you choose whatever wets your whistle because it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 110: Star Trek The Disease

Disease

Episode 110: Star Trek The Disease

This week Aaron and David are alone to talk about Star Trek Voyager season 5 episode The Disease. We wanted to get into this episode because we referenced it the last time we spoke about Voyager in the Nightingale episode. Two is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do when you are Harry Kim and there is no reason you can’t be together in the story. He can’t be with his love because of silly 90’s television rules! This is a surprisingly strong episode of Voyager even though it is a Kim strong episode. We have fun discussing the episode and making up silly words for the parts of love! Aaron brings it with some great background info The Disease’s two main guest stars be sure to listen till the end to hear these. There are no borg in this episode but we did have a Borg Queen Martini to drink. You know the drill mix or pour yourself a drink because it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek.

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Episode 109: Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Episode 109: Ghost in the Shell

Josiah LeRoy joins us to talk about the recent Ghost in the Shell film starring Scarlett Johansson. But before we get into that we talk some The Walking Dead spoilers and what that means for our Star Trek Discovery lead Sonequa Martin-Green. Aaron and David are huge fans of the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime and Josiah had gotten to see a portion of it before getting together to do this podcast. We go in depth about the differences and similarities between the original film and this live action adaptation. The discussion also delves into the philosophy of the original movie and how it’s changed for the new film. We all agree this movie delivers a visual feast for the eyes so if you have not seen this movie you should see it for the spectacle alone. This isn’t a perfect movie but we all agree it is worth seeing and worth seeing on the big screen! What do cyborgs like to drink? I don’t’ know but you should drink what you like because it’s time for your monthly shot of Non-Trek Science Fiction!

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Please check out our friends at The Geekiverse. https://thegeekiverse.com/

Josiah’s Ghost in the Shell review https://thegeekiverse.com/2017/03/31/ghost-in-the-shell-review/

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And you can follow the Geekiverse @The_Geekiverse

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Episode 108: Natalie Schlichtmann has taste for Armageddon

Natalie Schlichtmann

Episode 108: Natalie Schlichtmann has taste for Armageddon

This week we welcome cosplayer Natalie Schlichtmann on the show to talk about one of her favorite Star Trek episodes A Taste for Armageddon. We open the show introducing our guest and how we met, this segues into talking about the new Star Trek Discovery casting announcement of the classic character of Harry Mudd. Then lastly before getting to the main topic two kickstarters were brought to our attention to talk about on the show. The links are below if you want to check those out! We were thrilled Natalie picked this episode it is a really great episode and one that has been a while since we have seen. The implications of this episode are intriguing and frightening and very applicable to how we wage war today and we wonder how long it will take before everything is automated. You should  raid that liquor cabinet because it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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The Kickstarters

Bart Sears’ Drawing Brutes and Babes Kickstarter here
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Polybius Dreams Kickstarter here
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Episode 107: True Q

True Q

Episode 107: True Q

True Q is an episode we haven’t revisited in a long time. Off mic we have been talking about doing a Q episode and while David was in transit back home from my trip down south this episode sprung into his mind. Part of the trip randomly are talked about during this episode as we do a bit of rabbit holeing! This is an interesting episode, as all of Q episodes are usually some of the better Star Trek episodes. We see how the intern Amanda Rodgers is actually an new Q. Amanda says she wants to be human and have a normal life but sometimes love gets in the way of the best of intentions. If you have a ton of different rums look up how to make a Warp Core Breach because it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 106: Star Trek Nightingale

Star Trek Nightingale

Episode 106: Star Trek Nightingale

This week on Synthaholics we have a Star Trek listener request to talk about the Voyager episode Nightingale. This is a Harry Kim centric episode with an Icheb centric B plot. Guess which plot David like the best! This is an episode that both Aaron and David had not thought about in a while so it was nice to revisit this episode. We want to visit Voyager a bit more this year then we have in the years past. We hope you are ready for the David rants! We discus the burdens of command and how making this podcast on a weekly basis has changed our Star Trek viewing habits. We reveal that we will be at the Nickel City Con in May Aaron will be at a table and I will be floating around the con bouncing between his table The Artful Gremlins Table and The Geekiverse table. I will also be armed with my recorder walking the con floors to talk with people about Star Trek. Pour yourself your favorite drink it is time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

Nickel City Con http://www.nickelcitycon.com/

 Aaron is the guest on this weeks Nerdynomicon to talk comics!
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 David was able to join the Geekiverse doing Geek Charades
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Episode 105: Star Trek Noobz 2 Space Seed

Star Trek Noobz 2 Space Seed

Episode 105:  Star Trek Noobz 2 Space Seed

Trevor White of The Geekiverse joins us for Star Trek Noobz 2: Space Seed! We had a great time with Josiah on Trek Noobz one we just needed to follow that up with another one. Space Speed is a classic episode of the Original Series that introduces Khan since Trevor is familiar with the JJ film reboots we thought this would be a great place to introduce him to the original series. We have a blast revisiting this episode while trying a new drink the James Tea Kirk, it’s green and has lots of different alcohols! The Geekiverse is running Geek Maddness please check out the link for this below. At the beginning of the episode we mention that Aaron was on another podcast this week check it out the link is below! Raid the liquor cabinet it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

You can follow Trevor  @Trevor_White_ on Twitter

Check out Geek Madness
https://thegeekiverse.com/2017/03/08/geek-madness-2017-is-here-round-1-voting-is-live/

David was able to join the Geekiverse doing Geek Charades
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