Hello and welcome back to the Synthaholics podcast! Where only dreams happen! In episode 340 hosts David and Brian visit Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 1. It’s known to be one of David’s favorite series in Star Trek but what did Brian think? Tune in to find out! Will they continue to season 2 only time will tell. What do you think let us know by emailing us. Synthaholics@yahoo.com. Take care all!
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.
David has returned this week and Holly gets to witness first hand the boys impressions of Ben and Jake’s relationship. All joking aside, The Visitor is a Deep Space Nine episode that covers death and coping with the loss of a parent, time travel, a stalker, a message about remembering to live your life, and then more death and time travel! We have a special clip for you this week, as David had the privilege of not only hosting a panel for Tony Todd at Nickel City Con in Buffalo NY, but Tony graciously agreed to an interview for the podcast and gave us his personal account on the episode, and shed some more light on the Axanar drama. So get ready for another Star Trek discussion, and remember to dodge any energy discharges that may come your way!
It’s time for another episode of Spotting Dax! This week Aaron, Holly and David talk about the Star Trek Deep Space Nine season two episode Rules of Acquisition. Now we do hear you saying well isn’t this a Ferengi heavy episode?
You would be correct this is a Ferengi episode but, Dax is a way more interesting character and shows more character development in this episode as a side character then she did for her last two episodes. Just minutes into watching Rules of Acquisition we knew this was going to be a heavy episode. The episode opens with Dax playing Tango with a group of Ferengi and they discus Ferengi culture and the way women are treated in their culture. So once we finish the recap we have quite the discussion.
Pour yourself a glass of tulaberry wine it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
Episode 188: Spotting Dax II – Invasive Procedures
The Halloween time is over and it has been a while since we’ve Spotted Dax, so this week we are talking Invasive Procedures. This week unfortunately Holly was not able to join us but she emailed us audio of her thoughts for this episode.
This week there wasn’t really anything too newsworthy thought we do discuss our plans for Episode 200 toward the end of the show. So please tune in for that we are wanting listener participation to make episode 200 something very special! The second time Deep Space Nine gives Dax her own episode it is again somewhat underwhelming as it doesn’t get to really show what the character is capable of. We will continue to look forward to when Dax comes into her own. Pour yourself a drink it’s time to be rejoined in your weekly shot of Star Trek!
Aaron, Holly, and David are back this week to discuss the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode The Muse! It’s been a month but we are all back in the recording booth again. Due to technical difficulties our news segment and the beginning of the recap are missing. Luckily the majority of the show is intact and the important philosophical discussions about long life and moderate success vs short life and mind blowing success is all there. This episode surprised us as it was better then we remembered it being. The Muse is Majel Barrett final on screen performance as Lwaxana Troi and it is a very touching one with her side story with Odo. Pour yourself a tall drink it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
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.
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
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!
This week Holly Michelle joins Aaron and David to talk the Star Trek Deep Space Nine Episode House of Quark. Before we get into the episode we have some Star Trek Discovery news. Anson Mount Black Bolt himself has been cast as Christopher Pike for Season two of Star Trek Discovery. We also got strange news with next to no explanation that the enterprise had to be 25% due to “legal reasons”. We all found this to sound pretty suspect. Our house of Quark discussion goes pretty fast as it is more a fun episode then a deep episode. Holly brings up how Grelka is a strong female character so we have a general discussion about female leads in Star Trek. Why do you sit back and grab a Synthale it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek
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