Join Sythaholics episode 305 with David and Brian as they transport back to the roots and discuss Star Trek Lower Decks season one! To get a non Trekkies point of view. Where answers to questions like… What characters are best? Which is worse? And why is Lower Decks the best Star Trek content to come recently. So jump in the holodeck with them and go on just about as crazy adventure as lower decks itself.
Welcome to the 300th episode of Synthholics. Aaron and David celebrate this milestone by talking about life, the universe, and everything. This week we look back over almost six years and 300 episodes of Synthaholics. As part of this discussion we explain our current feelings about Star Trek as it currently exists and mention some of our goals for the podcast once we come back from our break. Think of this time as the end of a season and we’ll be back for the next season. We have a listener email this week with some suggestions for the show when we come back. Please feel free to email us during the break and if we have enough emails we could devote an entire episode to reading emails from you the listeners. We will also be around on social media so feel free to message us on Twitter or Facebook and please join the group on Facebook. David is looking into steaming games over Twitch, find the link below. We will see you on Twitch and in episode 301.
Aaron and David move deeper into season 2 of the Expanse with “The Seventh Man” and “Pyre”. In “The Seventh Man” Bobbie is rescued and is Aaron and David move deeper into season 2 of the Expanse with “The Seventh Man” and “Pyre”. In “The Seventh Man” Bobbie is rescued and is questioned about what happened since she is the sole survivor of her squad after the mirrors fell on Ganymede. In Pyre we meet the Ganymede botanist Praxidike Meng, now a refugee after the battle over Ganymede. Holden and the gang Save Fred Johnson but they part ways. Next week we start our coverage of the new Star Trek show Lower Decks. We will return to discussing The Expanse once season one of Lower Decks has been concluded. Pour yourself a cold beverage and listen to more Expanse. Enjoy together responsibly!
David returns and is joined by Aaron to discuss the next two episodes of The Expanse “Home” and “Paradigm Shift.” But first David must give his thoughts and reactions to the Star Trek Lower Decks animated series trailer. We also have another listener email we read before we get into the meat of the episode. With “Home” we finish up what would be the end of the first book Leviathan Wakes and with “Paradigm Shift:” we move into the second book Caliban’s War. Things are a changin. Pour yourself a cold beverage and listen to more Expanse. Enjoy together responsibly!
Dave is away this week. Aaron and returning guest Guy Davis discuss the trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks. The newest animated comedy from CBS All Access from the Rick and Morty creator Mike McMahan.
Next we dish on The Expanse episodes “Static” & “Godspeed”. With Miller killing of the scientist Dresden there is a rift with the Ratiocinate crew. Miller is out, but he has a great idea to stop the outbreak on Eros from spreading. Cortazar, the lead scientist of protomolecule has information about Eros’ outbreak. But can they get him to work with them to stop the outbreak. Fred Johnson clues Chrisjen Avasarala as to where a derelict stealth ship is floating in space. The stealth ship is connected to Protogen and Jules-Pierre Mao. And that spells trouble for Jules Mao. Pour yourself a cold beverage and listen to more Expanse. Enjoy together responsibly!
Aaron and David boldly go into season two of The Expanse covering the first two episodes “Safe” and “Doors & Corners”. Going forward we plan to cut down on the episode recap so we can get into more of a discussion earlier on. We also have a listener email in regards to our Far Beyond the Stars episode before we get into the episode discussion. Season two does not disappoint, we get introduced to a new badass Martian named Bobbie Draper. What’s her story? Is she gonna start a war between earth and mars? Will she be an unlikely ally? This season also introduces us to Christjen’s hired spy Cotyar Ghazi, and Fred Johnson’s awesome right hand woman Camina Drummer. Pour yourself a cold beverage and listen to more Expanse. Enjoy together responsibly!
We have arrived at the final two episodes of the first season of The Expanse, and what a journey it has been. Aaron, David, and Holly share our thoughts on Critical Mass and Leviathan Wakes, although Holly only joins the boys briefly this week. The Expanse keeps getting better and better, and we end up discussing what 10 episodes of the expanse did from a story standpoint vs. what Picard did over 10 episodes; honestly, the comparison is stark. Pour yourself a cold beverage and listen to more Expanse. Enjoy together responsibly!
Once more unto the breach, dear friends! Into the Expanse – with David, Holly and Aaron!
This week Chrisjen makes a house call with James Holden’s family in Montana. We discover the secret meaning of “donkey balls”. The crew of the Rocinante discovers a derelict vessel holding a secret that may destroy humankind. (No big deal…) Holden and crew go to Eros, where they finally meet with Miller. Only to find the horrifying fate of Julie Mao. Pour yourself a cold beverage and listen to more Expanse. Enjoy together responsibly!
Episode 268: The Expanse: Back to the Butcher & Rock Bottom
This week David and Aaron talk more of the Expanse!
What happened to Anderson Station? Fred Johnson happened to Anderson Station! “The Butcher of Anderson Station”! James Holden christens their vessel the “Rocinante” and finds safe harbor on Tycho Station where they make an unlikely ally. On Ceres, along with his conspiracy theories about Julie Mao, Detective Miller’s obsession with the missing girl intensifies. Miller is interrogated and tortured by Anderson Dawes and almost blown out an airlock! Join us for all this and more on Synthaholics!
This week we return to The Expanse! James Holden’s message broadcasts all over Ceres and is inciting riots. Detective Miller continues his search for Julie Mao. Miller tracks down Anderson Dawes, the leader of the O.P.A. On Earth Chrisjen Avasarala tricks her friend Franklin DeGraaf (the U.N. Ambassador to Mars) to reveal Mars’ stealth facilities. The survivors of the Canterbury are captured and questioned on the Martian warship Donnager. Aaron and Holly mourn the losses of Shed (aka Arthur ‘2 Sheds’ Jackson) during an attack from a mysterious stealth ship. Strap in for more exciting talk of The Expanse!