This week Aaron & Holly discuss two issues of the IDW mini-series comic Star Trek: Picard – Countdown. This is the back story leading up to the new CBS All Access series “Star Trek Picard”. We discuss the events of the comic book story and where we think the final issue will lead. How will the events of the rescue of the Romulan people develop into the discord between Picard and the Federation? Enjoy together responsibly!
Phillip Malerich joins Aaron and David to discuss Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2 the season finale of Star Trek Discovery Season 2. Holly was once again was abducted by the Red Angels so she was unable to participate in the discussion this week. Most of the Star Trek news this week is related to the ending of Such Sweet Sorrow so we wait to the end of the episode to discuss this week’s news. Beware this episode contains full spoilers for Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2 and the second season of Star Trek Discovery Season 2. On many levels this episode is pretty much what we expected it to be. The biggest surprise to us was the lack of any real clear cliffhanger. The ending also felt like a great opener for a Captain Pike and Number One seres. This is something we discuss after we talk about our thoughts on the Second Season of Star Trek Discovery. I wonder what alcoholic drinks Kelpian X-wing pilots enjoy? If you have any ideas let us know, it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
This week Aaron and David discuss the comings and goings of Picard’s favorite Holodeck character Dixon Hill! We were surprised to only find four times where Picard steps into the role of Dixon Hill. The first and most substantial appearance of the character was in The Next Generation season one episode “The Big Goodbye”. Dixon Hill also shows up in the season two episode “Manhunt” the season four episode “Clues” and probably makes the most memorable appearance in the film Star Trek First Contact.
Dixon Hill is a fun character to see Picard play and he is so memorable we could of swore he came up in TNG more often. Be sure to put your drinks on Dixon’s tab at Rex’s Bar, it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek.
Synthaholics Episode 123: All Good Things with Jerikandra Cosplay
Jerikandra Cosplay joins on this week to talk about the Star Trek The Next Generation series finale All Good Things. We introduce Jerikandra and talk a little bit about her cosplay and how she got started in cosplay.
We then get into our episode description of “All Good Things” Once that is wrapped up we reminisce about our memories of seeing this episode when it originally aired and our original thoughts on the episode. We have some fun musings turned rabbit holes about Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Star Trek Generations. You know what time it is! Break open the Romulan Ale it’s time for you weekly shot of Star Trek.
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!
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!
This week we dive back into Star Trek the Next Generation with justice for all in the episode Justice! This is probably no one’s favorite Star Trek episode so Aaron and David tackle it together. Justice is a not bad episode but it is a fairly silly episode with lots of barely dressed beautiful people who’s only punishment for being naughty isn’t a spanking it’s death! The prime directive gets evoked quite a bit in Justice so once we finish talking about the episode we discus the prime directive itself and why they shouldn’t of ever visited the Edo world in the first place. Is there a special drink or cocktail that gets you in the mood? You know the mood I’m talking about! Well fix yourself a glass because it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
Episode 95: The Best of Both Worlds w/ Ominous Press
We welcome Chris Scioli, the Marketing Manager and Business Development for Ominous Press (ominouspress.com) and the Co-Founder / Festival Director at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival (buffalodreamsfantasticfilmfestival.com), back to the show to discuss the Star Trek The Next Generation episode The Best of Both Worlds. We bring in the new year with an amazing Star Trek episode and rabbit holes into, Star Wars, Superman and Buck Rodgers! We hope you have some drinks left over from your New Year’s Eve celebration it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!