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Episode 185: Real Life

Episode 185: Real Life

Episode 185: Real Life

This week on Synthaholics David and Aaron discuss the Star Trek Voyager episode Real Life. Unfortunately Holly was not feeling well this week and unable to join us. But before we get into the voyager episode we talk a little Discovery news and about our expectations for season two.

We quickly discover that Real Life is one of Aaron least favorite episodes of Star Trek. While David doesn’t love the episode he is able to find more redeeming qualities in the episode. After the episode recap we get into talk about family life and how it was growing up for Aaron and I and how we compare to the doctors children. Pour yourself a double of whatever you are drinking it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 184: I Borg

Episode 184: I Borg

Episode 184: I Borg

The three Synthaholics are back on their regular schedule and no audio issues! This week they discuss I Borg from the 5th season of Star Trek The Next Generation. Before we get into the episode discussion we have some Star Trek Discovery news. At NYCC the second trailer for Star Trek Discovery dropped and we were all pretty blown away by it. Robbie from The Nerdynomicon Podcast joins us to discuss the trailer before beaming out. The first Short Trek Runaway is out and we got full spoilers on it. I Borg is a fantastic episode involving the borg and deals with the moral questions of how we may view our enemies. Check out the Synthaholics YouTube channel to learn how to make a Borg Queen Martini so you can drink along with your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 183: The Muse

Episode 183: The Muse

Episode 183: The Muse

Aaron, Holly, and David are back this week to discuss the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode The Muse! It’s been a month but we are all back in the recording booth again. Due to technical difficulties our news segment and the beginning of the recap are missing. Luckily the majority of the show is intact and the important philosophical discussions about long life and moderate success vs short life and mind blowing success is all there. This episode surprised us as it was better then we remembered it being. The Muse is Majel Barrett final on screen performance as Lwaxana Troi and it is a very touching one with her side story with Odo. Pour yourself a tall drink it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 182: Ender’s Game

Episode 182: Ender's Game

Episode 182: Ender’s Game

Michael Vine joins Aaron O’Brian and Holly Michelle Vine to discuss the Sci-fi film and novel Ender’s Game! David was at RocCon so Aaron takes the reigns this week. Ender’s Game is the first book in a sci-fi series from the 80’s that was made into movie in 2013. Aaron and Holly break down the movie and discuss the similarities and differences between the book and the film adaptation. Michael chimes in to give his takes on the military aspects of the film. Aaron also brings to light some of the controversy author Orson Scott Card got caught up in that probably ended up making the movie not as successful as it could of been. Pour yourself a drink it’s time for your weekly shot of Science fiction!

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Episode 180: The Tholian Web

Episode 180: The Tholian Web

Episode 180: The Tholian Web

Aaron, Holly, and David are all together this week to talk about the TOS episode The Tholian Web. But before we get into the episode discussion Aaron has some news about how Star Trek Discovery basically plagiarized the indie video game Tardigrade. The Tholian Web has the unfortunate circumstances of being part of the third season of Star Trek. While neither a great episode or a terrible episode this episode has in a way had greatness thrust upon it. As The Tholian Web directly connects to the Enterprise Mirror Darkly two parter and the Star Trek Discovery mirror universe episodes. Love it or hate it The Tholian Web is a very important episode for Star Trek canon. Grab your liquefied Klingon nerve gas it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 177: Be Right Back

Episode 177: Be Right Back

Episode 177: Be Right Back

Holly Michelle is back this week to talk with Aaron and David about the Black Mirror Episode Be Right Back. Now don’t turn to a different podcast just yet! We very specifically picked this episode because if you listened to last week’s episode this episode fits in thematically to the discussion we had last week!

Be Right Back deals with grief and what that does to a person. It also confronts what if our personalities were put into a robot and will that be enough? After the episode recap we talk more about if we would want to live on after death so maybe our families will remember us and what the future may looks like to our descendants. We hope you held on tightly do your drink as we made that hard left turn into Black Mirror! At the top of the show we discuss the news of Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard.

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Episode 175: Time’s Arrow Featuring Jeff Heller

Episode 175: Time’s Arrow Featuring Jeff Heller

Episode 175: Time’s Arrow Featuring Jeff Heller

Aaron and David welcome Jeff Heller, of Film Dumpster, to the show to discuss the Star Trek TNG two parter Time’s Arrow. Before we get into the episode discussion Jeff talks to us about Film Dumpster and what they do there. San Diego Comic Con was this past week so we talk the trailers for Star Trek Discovery and The Orville season 2.

Jeff is a big fan of time travel so Time’s Arrow was a great episode to talk about. In this episode the crew of the enterprise go back in time to stop these soul sucking aliens and to find out why they found a 500 year old Data head. In this adventure they meet up with Ginun of the past, Jack London, and Mark Twain! Time to make yourself an Old Fashioned it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 172: Empok Nor (Featuring Dutchess and Kirk)

Episode 172: Empok Nor (Featuring Dutchess and Kirk)

Episode 172: Empok Nor (Featuring Dutchess and Kirk)

Aaron and David welcome our friends Dutchess and Kirk to discuss the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode Empok Nor. We met Dutchess and Kirk at the Nickel City Con back in May and discovered Star Trek was a common interest. The Star Trek news we discuss this week is that Patrick Stuart is in talks to voice Picard in an animated Star Trek tv show. At hearing this news David has a change of heart about the possibilities of a potential new animated series.

Empok Nor is a fantastic episode that was selected by our guests this week. DS9 is being plagued with mechanical issues that just can’t be repaired and for some reason the parts they need can’t be replicated. Luckily the Cardasians have just abandoned Empok Nor a sister station to DS9. O’Brien, Garak and Nog lead an engineering team and a Bolian to their doom in hopes of collecting parts DS9 needs to function! You might want to drink hard for this one, it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek

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Episode 171: The Ballad of Thomas Riker

Episode 171: The Ballad of Thomas Riker

Episode 171: The Ballad of Thomas Riker

What happens when transporter accidents don’t kill you? Aaron and David are here to recount the ballad of Thomas Riker. Some fates are worse than death, like being stuck alone for 8 years to find out that you actually did make it out. You could also be pining for a woman for 8 years just to find out she only wants to be friends. Or you could steal the most advanced federation warship and then turn yourself over to the Cardassians to work the rest of your days in a labor camp. You could also be promised a daring rescue by a woman who forgets about you when she falls in love with a changeling. The Ballad of Thomas Riker is one paved with much sorrow and regret!

But before we jump into Star Trek The Next Generation episode “Second Chances” and the DS9 episode “Defiant” we have some more exciting star trek news to talk about! You may wipe the sweat from your brow no animated series episode today! Pour yourself a double of whatever you are drinking, it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 164: Demons of Terra Prime

Synthaholics Episode 164: Demons of Terra Prime

Synthaholics Episode 164: Demons of Terra Prime

HollyMichelle is back this week joining Aaron and David to talk about the Star Trek Enterprise episodes Demons and Terra Prime. But first we talk some Star Trek Movie news and some Avengers Infinity War Spoilers so be warned!

Demons and Terra Prime are the two episodes the come right before the series finale of Enterprise. In a way these episodes could of been a more satisfying ending to the show. We discuss this as well the other heavy implications the episodes bring up and how shockingly poignant they are to our times. While these are pretty good episodes they do have some choopynes in their story telling. If you enjoy episodes that get you in the feels Terra Prime is for sure one of those episodes and we for sure encourage you to give it a watch. Pour yourself something green it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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