DS9 Introduction

August 17, 2017

Let's abandon our starships, and set up home base at a (mostly) stationary... station! The podcast is moving onto our next Star Trek series, Deep Space 9. Featuring what Wikipedia calls, "well developed characters, original and complex plots, and religious themes", Deep Space 9 was not a super popular series but it has a special place in the hearts of Star Trek fans everywhere. In this introductory episode, Wes explains changes to the podcast (nothing major), the upside of DIY music, and why supporting the show on Patreon might be something worth considering!


Star Trek Films: Wrap Up

August 14, 2017

We've made our way through the 6 TOS films, and the 4 TNG films. We've seen the highs and the lows, the comedy and the drama, the Klingons and the time travel. Do we all feel a little bit older? like time is passing us by? Clay joins me to give a brief overview of the entire gauntlet of Star Trek films, and we both detail our ranking of the movies from best to worst. The films are over, let's move onto Deep Space 9!


Star Trek X: Nemesis

August 10, 2017

The final film in the TNG franchise goes dark, both literally and figuratively! When a Reman warrior named Shinzon coups the Romulan Senate, it's up to Picard to find a way to stop him before he unleashes a terrible weapon. But Shinzon carries a terrible secret: will Picard be able to overcome himself to save the Federation? Clay joins me to discuss underwhelming themes, the utility of the B4 storyline, and saying goodbye to the TNG crew!


Star Trek IX: Insurrection

August 3, 2017

After the frantic, action packed First Contact, Insurrection came along and decided to slow things down. Literally. When Picard discovers a plot to evict 600 Ba'ku from their planet in order to steal a "fountain of youth" technology, the crew disobeys their orders and mounts an insurrection. Clay joins me to discuss alien face lifts, the TNG crew telling jokes, and why the best Trek movies are the ones that are not very Trek-like.


Star Trek VIII: First Contact

July 27, 2017

The Borg have returned, and this time they're trying to destroy our past! When the Borg use time travel to try to avert First Contact, Picard and crew must follow them back in time and make sure that Zephram Cochrane survives to complete his warp drive experiment. Unfortunately, the Borg capture the Enterprise and Cochrane isn't the man that everyone thinks he is! Clay joins me to discuss making films look like films, the seduction techniques of the Borg Queen, and yet another allegory to Ahab and his white whale!


Star Trek VII: Generations

July 20, 2017

It's time to move into the TNG movies, and we start with the polarizing "Generations". A film that's been disowned by its creators, "Generations" mixes TOS and TNG into one package while doing neither series the service it deserves. Kirk and Picard find the Nexus, Data gets emotions, and everyone else is mostly ignored! But, there must be some good stuff in here, right? Clay joins me to discuss time travel, not dying on the ship, and tumbling off a cliff!


TOS Wrap Up - Revisited!

July 13, 2017

In this episode, Wes delays the Generations podcast by one week in order to discuss his final thoughts about TOS series and movies! He provides a breakdown of the much maligned third season, determines the best way to watch TOS, and responds to listener comments about the series. TOS is in the bag, so join us as we move on to the TNG movies!


Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

June 29, 2017

We bid a fond farewell to the Original Series crew! In Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, a Klingon moon explodes and the Empire is forced to make peace with the Federation. This seems to be a pretty good thing, until the Klingon leader is assassinated! Kirk and company must race against the clock to uncover a conspiracy and prevent the outbreak of war. Clay joins me to discuss saying goodbye to the TOS crew, heavy handed allegories, and killing people in zero gravity!


Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

June 22, 2017

Like Dinosaur Jr said, Sybok feels the pain of everyone and then he feels nothing! The Final Frontier is the directorial debut of William Shatner and a movie that is not highly regarded. Featuring tubby actors, odd tonal shifts, and finding god at the center of the galaxy, it's a movie that feels unlike anything that has come before it. But is it really that bad? Clay and I discuss the fifth movie in the TOS lineage, and we break down erotic dances, jet powered boots, and movies that don't know what they're talking about!


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

June 15, 2017

Star Trek IV: A Whale of a Time! The final part of the film trilogy that started back in The Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home certainly feels different from what has come before. Featuring no real villain, our heroes instead go back in time to find an extinct species of whale that will be able to save Earth in the 23rd century. Light hearted and comfortable, it's a nice change of pace from the heavy Khan and Search for Spock: but is it any good? Clay and I discuss plots that sound absurd, the best scene so far, and Scotty the comedian!