The Syntaholics continue on in their quest to discover what may have lead Picard to leave Starfleet. A look into “The Defector” and “Offspring” may have proven useful, as they show a captain who both carefully contemplates federation rules and regulations while also challenging authority if he deems it necessary, and of course more Data. This week, continue the trek with Aaron and Holly, and for a more detailed discussion on The Offspring, look to Episode 119 of the Synthaholics Podcast featuring Michele Specht of Star Trek Continues.
The mission this week is to discuss two episodes from TNG that have already been discussed in the past, because we believe they may ready us for what is to come. “The Measure of a Man” and “Who Watches the Watchers” are episodes that deal with Picards moral standings, his integrity, his dedication to his crew, and shows that he is willing to go toe-to-toe with the Federation if he feels it necessary. This is the third episode in a series of investigations into Picard, in hopes of getting us inside Jean-Luc’s head before the much anticipated series airs in 2020…
For deeper discussions on these two episodes, enjoy Episode 143: The Measure of a Man with Kipleigh Brown, and Episode 174: Who Watches the Watchers with Robbie Palmer.
These are the Voyages of the Starship Synthahol. The second adventure in their new Mission:
To explore the inner psyche of one Jean-Luc Picard… To look to the past; To predict the future…
To inappropriately go where no one has gone before…
Hah! Sorry, it had to be done. This week the gang discusses another Picard episode in hopes to re familiarize themselves with Jean-Luc before the premiere of Star Trek: Picard! “Battle” shows us a time in Picards career where he had to abandon ship, and now he is reliving the event but he may not be coping well with it. Stand-by, and enjoy this week’s episode paired with a niiiiiiice parfait…
This week Aaron and Holly chase their tails, much like Captain Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise in Where Silence takes Lease. This episode has us thinking about the observation, treatment, and judgment of others- and a lot of side chat that hopefully we managed to tack onto the end of this episode.
This week the Synthaholics get Loaded, and no one can seem to agree whether there is a Matrix within a Matrix, or if Neo simply has a unique connection to the A.I who enslaved all of humanity. While there are far less rabbit holes in this episode, this weeks’ episode is a bit on the longer side -much like a few of the sequences in The Matrix Reloaded! This film is packed with action and intrigue and we are all looking forward to see what is next for Neo and the team! So Jack-in, find yourself a Jack’n’Coke, and traverse The Wachowski’s imaginary world that influenced so much of pop culture and film. And please… if you’re gonna Jack Off, keep it to yourself and don’t do it on our exit!
David is still recuperating from his frolicking on Pandora, so this week it’s just Aaron and Holly trying to wrap their heads around the Trolly Dilemma… sort of. Tuvix is a Voyager episode where Tuvok and Neelix are morphed into one being due to a breed of orchid being present in the transporter beam while the two are beaming back to the ship. There is much to chuckle about throughout this episode, even if it essentially ends in murder -”Give and Take” am I right? So grab a drink or just kick up your feet, and appreciate the fact that you have better friends than Tuvix has. Well… had. #JusticeForTuvix
Aaron is back this week with Holly and David to discuss both parts of The Menagerie the Star Trek Original series two part episode. With Captain Pike being all the rage after Star Trek Discovery’s second season we thought we would go back to where Spock decides to take after his sister and stage a mutiny. Spock does this to help his former captain live a better life since his unfortunate radiation bath he had on a Crossfield class starship filled with clueless cadets. We discuss our thoughts on this classic two part episode as well as how we feel about it now within the larger context of discovery and knowing the character of captain pike so much better then we did before. Pour yourself a big stiff drink things are about to get silly on your weekly shot of Star Trek.
Episode 202: Saints of Imperfection Discovery S2E5
This week our friend Joe DePinto joins Holly, Aaron, and David to discuss Saints of Imperfection, the fifth episode of the second season of Star Trek Discovery. Beware this episode contains full spoilers for Saints of Imperfection. Before we get started on talking about the latest Star Trek Discovery episode we respond to the news that a Star Trek Animated Series is being developed for children on Nickelodeon. We also recall how some of us couldn’t watch certain shows on Nickelodeon or were prohibited from watching the channel at all! This week we still don’t get any Spock but we do get Section 31 and Admiral Cornwell makes her first appearance in season two this week. Time to pour yourself a drink from your stash that isn’t as secret as you thought it would be. It’s time for you weekly shot of Star Trek!
Natalie Schlichtmann joins Holly, Aaron and David this week to discuss New Eden the second episode of the second season Star Trek Discovery. You may remember Natalie for when she had a Taste for Armageddon in episode 108 now she’s back from some Discovery!
Before we get to the episode this week we hear some news about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek since the Kelvin Star Trek 4 seems to be on hold. This podcast has full spoilers for New Eden please be sure to watch the episode before giving this podcast a listen if you don’t want to be spoiled. New Eden was a fun episode and it’s probably the most Star Trek like Star Trek Discovery has ever felt and this is a great thing. Time to dip into the sacramental wine it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!