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!
This week we compiled lists to entertain you through this 2020 Pandemic. We wanted to bring you episodes that were both entertaining and relevant to our current situation and we’re just gonna get right down to it… here are all of our recommendations!
1995 Film: 12 Monkeys TOS&TNG: The Naked Time & The Naked Now TNG Symbiosis TOS This Side of Paradise 2005 Film: War of the Worlds 2006 Film: Children of Men 1995 Film: Outbreak 2000 Film: Castaway 2011 Episode of Futurama (Season 6 Episode 24): Cold Warriors 2012-2015 Book Series: The Lunar Chronicles 2014 Film (2009 Book Series): The Maze Runner 2016 Film: Passengers 2017 Film(2015 Novel): Everything, Everything YouTube Channel “GrayStillPlays”: https://www.youtube.com/channel/
I Built a Category 10 Hurricane out of Commercial Airplanes Forcing the Population to Evolve via Radioactive Alcohol Forcing 100 People to Live in Total Isolation When a Grain of Sand Hits Earth at 100,000,000x Light Speed I Surrounded Planets with Black Holes and This Happened
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!
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!
This week Dave, Holly and Aaron discuss the Picard episode “The Impossible Box”. Picard finally makes it to the “Artifact” (AKA the Borg Cube) to search for Soji. Picard is met by an old friend Hugh the ex-Borg. In the meantime, Soji is haunted by a nightmare. With the help of Narek, Soji is able to explore her dream only to find more questions about her identity. Picard and Soji finally meet and have to escape the Artifact. While we discuss Dave expresses his feelings of a tedious story arc. Holly is enjoying the series and is excited to see where the story goes next. While Aaron is happy with the story but feels like the plot is moving along too slow. No matter what our feelings are, the Picard series serves up nostalgia and builds on that framework to deliver a new narrative to the Star Trek universe. Enjoy together responsibly!
This week Picard travels to the Las Vegas in space – “Freecloud” in search of Bruce Maddox. They need to play the part of “interfacers” to broker a deal to get Maddox from the nefarious Bjayzl. Only to find out that Seven of Nine has a secret agenda on their mission. We talk high and low points of this episode. Dave, Holly and Aaron talk about what might be next for the eclectic crew of the La Sirena. Also Dave has a message to the people calling him a “hater”. Enjoy together responsibly!
This week Holly, Dave & Aaron’s guest is Jeff Heller from Film Dumpster to talk Star Trek: Picard. This episode “Absolute Candor” we find that Picard has left loose ends on the planet Vashti. A boy named Elnor & Picard had a close friendship. But after the Synth attack on Mars Picard left. After 14 years Picard returns and asks for Elnor to bind his sword to his cause. Meanwhile Soji & Narek seem to go no where to forward the plot to the series. We discuss the best parts of this episode and the slow pacing of the series. Open a bottle of Romulan Ale and listen to our thoughts on this episode. Enjoy together responsibly!