Apr 18, 2018

RR&RR: Denzel Washington - Fences (94%)

Denzel Washington has been acting in Hollywood since early in the 1980's but his highest rated film is 2016's Fences, which stands at 94% on RottenTomatoes. Originally a theatrical play, the film is a showcase of writing and acting (Washington both directed and stars in the film). Featuring a tight-knit family in 1950s Pittsburgh, Fences is a subtle examination of the family bond, and how the ripples that one member makes can impact everyone else. Wes and Clay discuss powerful monologues, sleeping through scenes, and amazing acting!

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Apr 16, 2018

Shadowplay - Ft. Clay

Odo and Dax visit a planet where colonists are disappearing into thin air, Jake tries to avoid disappointing his father, and Kira has a sloppy make-out session with Vedek Bareil! Shadowplay is an early attempt at serialization, but it leaves much to be desired. While featuring a plethora of plots, there's hardly any action or conflict. Clay joins me to discuss the third mention of the Dominion, sloppy kissing, and Odo's pirouettes!

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Apr 12, 2018

Paradise - Ft. Amy

Sisko and O'Brien find themselves stranded on a world with no technology, and among humans who don't have their best interests at heart. Paradise is a stock morality tale in the Star Trek universe, but that's not to say it's a bad hour of television. It's hard to start a cult, but it's even more difficult to hold one together with pesky Starfleet officers hanging around, sweeping corn. Amy joins the show to discuss being in a cult, the unique heroism of Sisko, and cringing at Dax!

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Apr 9, 2018

Whispers - Ft. Clay & Neil

Upon returning from a mission to the Parada system, O'Brien begins to notice the crew acting strange around him and suspects there may be some unknown influence at work. Why is his wife is acting (badly) strangely? Why does Sisko have him running useless errands? Why have they revoked his security clearance? Clay and Neil join me to discuss a mystery-thriller in the vein of The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, and whether or not it works for Star Trek. Plus, we discuss British/Irish accents, the style of Miles O'Brien, and killing an exact copy of yourself!

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Apr 5, 2018

Armageddon Game - Ft. Amy

On a planet full of biological weapons, O'Brien and Bashir learn to live and let live. It's an episode that features friendship, radiation, and drinking coffee!

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Apr 2, 2018

The Alternate - Ft. Modi

We meet Odo's "dad" and we go on a monster hunt! Modi joins us.

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Mar 30, 2018

RR&RR: B-Roll: Spielberg/Cruise - Minority Report

Our first B-Roll episode features Minortiy Report, a Spielberg and Cruise mash up that examines the battle between free will and determinism!

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Mar 29, 2018

Rivals - Ft. Modi

Some rivalries rear their heads on DS9! Quark meets a competitor, and Bashir and O'Brien square off in racquetball! Modi joins us too discuss it all.

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Mar 26, 2018

Sanctuary - Ft. Clay

A group of alien farmers come through the Wormhole, and they have their eyes set on Bajor as a new home. Unfortunately, the Bajorans can barely take care of themselves. Sanctuary is maybe best described as an interesting failure. It has a lot of ideas, but not much in the way of execution. Clay joins me to discuss sweeping up skin, the downside of not having an argument, Kenny G in space!

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Mar 16, 2018

Steven Spielberg - ET (98%)

Hook might have been excessive and over the top, but it also might have been an attempt to recapture the feeling of E.T.? We discuss the 98% film and try to figure out where the love comes from, and if it's deserved. Spielberg has been criticized for being schmaltzy and melodramatic, and does it all spring from this film?

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