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Episode 181: In a Mirror, Darkly

Episode 181: In a Mirror, Darkly

Episode 181: In a Mirror, Darkly

Last week Holly had some burning questions about the Tholians, so Aaron and David join Holly and  we take a look at the next time we see the Tholians “In a Mirror, Darkly”! Before we get into the episode Aaron has some news from the Star Trek Discovery cast fresh out of Fan Expo. “In a Mirror, Darkly” is a two part episode in Star Trek Enterprise’s fourth season. In this two parter we find out what happens with the Defiant after it was lost in interphasic space.

Oddly enough it ends up in the mirror universe 100 years in the past. After seeing Star Trek Discovery we all kind of scratch our heads at some of the actions that happen between the characters in this two parter. It seems at this time in the mirror universe everyone’s a little less murdery. Because there are multiple times in these episodes where character fight but they just let the loser live once they are beaten. But all in all we enjoyed “In a Mirror, Darkly”. Pour yourself a Gorn drink it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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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 179: Heroes and Demons

Heroes and Demons

Episode 179: Heroes and Demons

As promised last week Aaron and David are back to discuss the Star Trek Voyager episode Heroes and Demons. Before we get into the episode we talk the Star Trek Discovery news that Spock has been cast and the potential names for new Star Trek shows! In Heroes and Demons the Doctor has to bravely go to the Holodeck to find out what happened to Harry, Chakotay, and Tuvok.

Funny thing Aaron and David both remember this episode differently before rewatching. The episode isn’t too much of a thinker because it’s basically Star Trek wanting to do Beowulf. But it is a fun episode seeing the Doctor totally as a fish out of water. Because we wrap up the Heroes and Demons talk early David asks Aaron his thoughts on if there is the potential for a Captain Pike Discovery spin off show. Pour yourself a tankard of mead and grab yourself a side of Elk it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 176: Spotting Dax

Episode 176: Spotting Dax

Episode 176: Spotting Dax

Who’s a character we haven’t really spent a ton of time talking about? Well that would be Jadzia Dax! We feel like this character was underutilized and so our doing our first Spotting Dax Episode. This week we look briefly at the Star Trek Deep Space Nine pilot Emissary before jumping into the first Dax centric episode called…. you guessed Dax. Not really any news to talk this week but we do discuss what it may be like to live on in another body humanoid or otherwise! I hope you have some slug symbiont juice nearby, it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek.

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Episode 174: Who Watches the Watchers?

Episode 174: Who Watches the Watchers?

Episode 174: Who Watches the Watchers?

David Duncan is off this week! So Aaron has the keys to the podcast. Will Aaron crash podcast into a ravine? In this thrilling ride Aaron is joined this episode with Robbie Palmer from the Nerdynomicon. Together they discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Who Watches the Watchers?”. Robbie & Aaron talk about their love for Twin Peaks and the actor Ray Wise. As they deconstruct this episode the topics of the Prime Directive, Ray Wise and Religion are discussed.

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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 170: The Practical Joker and Emails

Episode 170: The Practical Joker and Emails

Episode 170: The Practical Joker and Emails

Aaron and David discuss the Star Trek animated series episode “The Practical Joker”. This week we also received two new emails and we read and answer both after the recap and discussion of “The Practical Joker.” But before we get to “The Practical Joker”  we discuss the Star Trek Discovery news that the showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have been fired by CBS and are now longer working on Star Trek Discovery. Alex Kurtzman will be taking over as showrunner so Aaron and I also discuss our thoughts on that as well.

Did you ever think the USS Enterprise could or would have a sense of humor? It’s not something I have ever thought about but apparently some people did back in the 70s and this is how we got The Practical Joker! Also if you tweet be sure to twitter bomb Star Trek and Star Trek Discovery to #BringBackSybok and #WhereIsSybok. I recommend you pour yourself something strong. It’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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Episode 168: Dixon Hill

Episode 168: Dixon Hill

Episode 168: Dixon Hill

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.

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Episode 165: HollyMichelle on Discovery Part 2

Episode 165: HollyMichelle on Discovery Part 2

Episode 165: HollyMichelle on Discovery Part 2

HollyMichelle has finished Star Trek Discovery so it’s time for Aaron and David to get her thoughts on episodes seven through fifteen! Before we get started we wanted to let you know that Aarron and I along with some of our past guests will be doing a podcast panel at the Nickel City Con in Buffalo. Aaron will be at his Numina Comics table and David will be floating around the con.

HollyMIchelle has some very fascinating thoughts on Discovery as she went into the show with just about no info. She brings up many ideas that Aaron and I never really considered on our thoughts on Star Trek Discovery. Once we finish her takes the episodes shes asks us about our approach to talking about the show in the past. Aaron asks her about overall thoughts on the show and thoughts for the future of Star Trek Discovery. Break out the Klingon Bloodwine it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!

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