This week on Synthaholics we do something new, we do our first not Star Trek video game discussion. David welcomes past colleague Brian Banister to the show to discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake. Aaron and Holly are both on vacation this week. Before we get into the Final Fantasy VII Remake discussion we talk about the Sony PS5 announcement for news and some of the upcoming games that were announced that we are most excited for. Pour yourself something Hard it’s time to talk about some video games!
In our next two chapters of Dune Paul just can’t sleep due to how cool his bed’s headboard is. He also encounters a dangerous assassins tool every good Dukes son learns about at an early age the Hunter Seeker. Meanwhile lady Jessica uncovers a secret message with an ominous warning. Grab a plate of Spice Melange and kick back while listening to our book breakdown of Frank Herbert’s DUNE! The Spice must flow!
Episode 264: Kobayashi Maru Extinction with Jason Yungbluth
This week we need to apologize to our special guest Jason Yungbluth. Because was are talking about one of our least favorite episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise – “Extinction”. BUT there is more! We balance off this bitter episode with the sweet discussion of Jason Yungbluth’s newset comic book “Kobayashi Maru”! A comic book series set in a universe that parodies the Star Trek universe. Yungbluth is well known for his work comic book writer & artist on “Weapon Brown” (a dystopic Charlie Brown story) and “Deep Fried” (a untouchable comedy comic strip). Poor Jason has to talk about this shitty episode, but at least it is good for a few laughs. Enjoy together responsibly!
This week, listen to Aaron, David, and Holly from last week talk about a Deep Space Nine’s 149th episode where Sisco, O’Brian, and Bashir talk to a woman from three years past… And no, we do not divulge our innermost thoughts to strangers in this episode. “The Sound of Her Voice” Season 6 episode 25 of Deep Space Nine coerces Sisco, O’brian, and Bashir to reflect on their personal lives while a woman they have never met struggles to stay amongst the living; Oh and, Quark makes some Money. Top off yer Whiskey so we can do this proper… Slainte!
Lloyd Evans returns as our guest! This week David, Aaron and Llyod do our post mortem of Star Trek: Picard Season 1. The return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard has been greatly anticipated. Did this season do justice to one of Star Trek’s most beloved character? We have mixed feelings on the outcome. There were high points that we enjoyed. But there are plot points that left us scratching our heads. Or in David’s case, shaking his fists in anger. Either way this season was noteworthy. And if you are a Star Trek fan it is a must watch. Pour yourself a tasty beverage, pop in your earbuds and lets reflect on Star Trek: Picard. Enjoy together responsibly!
Lloyd Evans is an ex-Jehovah’s Witness writer and activist. He is the founder of JWsurvey.org – an online resource aimed at assisting those who wish to leave the Witness faith. Lloyd Evans host the popular YouTube channel “John Cedars”. His recently has written a book “The Reluctant Apostate” about his experience leaving the faith.
Aaaah, back to some classic Trek! This episode Dave and Aaron look back at the classic (but silly) Original Series “The Gamesters of Triskelion”. Over the years this episode has had a lot of cultural references and it has generated some internet memes. But is it a good episode? You can bet 1000 quatloos that Dave and Aaron will discuss it ad nauseam! What young pubescent boy wouldn’t love an alien green hair warrior woman wrapped scantily in tin foil? Some of us boys enjoy Captain Kirk fighting a giant caveman and kissing Lady Gaga… er, Shahna. Put on your training harness, step into the arena and listen with your favorite adult beverage as we break down this offbeat episode of Star Trek. Enjoy together responsibly!
Episode 258: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2 with Jeff Heller of Screen Radar
The finale of Star Trek: Picard is here! We unpack this loaded episode with our guest Jeff Heller from Screen Radar. We all come out of Season One with different thoughts and feelings. Some of us felt that it was a good finale and season. While others feel it was a hollow ending. Will Soji become the “Destroyer”? How can Picard appeal to the Synths to not start Ganmadan or “Judgment Day”? Will the Romulan fleet destroy the Synth’s homeworld? Is this season purely a goodbye for Commander Data? Will Picard say his last goodbyes to his friends? Will there be a Season Two? We discuss all these questions and more. Please join us for a lively examination of this episode. Enjoy together responsibly!
Episode 257: Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1With Guy Davis
This week we have a full house as we welcome Guy Davis from Rocky Mountain Geek Tank Podcast! We discuss this week’s episode of Star Trek: Picard, “Et in Arcadia: Part 1”. After the last episode answered a lot of questions this episode gives us many more questions to ponder. This is a long podcast as there are so many possibilities to discuss now that the story has opened up considerably at the end of the season. Also for those that enjoy the outtakes there are quite a lot of them this week. Enjoy together responsibly!
This week we welcome Captain Stuart Foley of Trekyards! We discuss this week’s episode of Star Trek: Picard, “Broken Pieces”. This episode a lot of our questions are answered. We find out the history of Commodore Oh. We get more background for the secretive Zhat Vash. The broken pieces of Captain Rios’ past is put together by Raffi Musiker. Picard and Soji learn about each other and their pasts. Soji travels to her home planet. And Seven of Nine drives a Borg Cube! Dave, Stuart and Aaron make some predictions for the next two episodes. As we wait for the epic build up and showdown of this season’s finale. Enjoy together responsibly!
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This week David and Holly are away. But Aaron is joined by the talented and knowledgeable Guy Davis from Rocky Mountain Geek Tank Podcast. Guy and Aaron have a LONG discussion about this week’s episode of Picard. From the deconstruction of the plot and benefits and pitfalls of group mind think. Enjoy responsibly!