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Choose Your Pain

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

When Captain Lorca is captured by Klingons, Saru demands that the Tardigrade be hooked back up to the Spore Drive to enable a rescue attempt. Unfortunately, Burnham's suspicions about the nature of the using the Tardigrade this way are bearing out. We also meet Harry Mudd! Clay and I discuss the fifth episode of the first season, and we break down Saru's use of protocols, lists made of fan service, and escaping from Klingon prison ships.

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Vortex - Ft. Modi

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

When an alien from the Gamma Quadrant shows Odo a shape shifting necklace, the DS9 Chief of Security begins to wonder if he'll ever find another shapeshifter like himself. "Vortex" is an interesting character story built around Odo, and it likely plays very differently for DS9 veterans and newbies! Modi stops by to discuss shapeshifters versus changelings, long character interactions, and Vulcans in the Gamma Quadrant!

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The Butchers Knife Cares Not For the Lambs Cry

Monday, October 9th, 2017

In the fourth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, Burnham settles into life aboard the Discovery and we get a closer look at the turmoil within the Klingon Empire! We also learn more about the Tardigrade and its piloting capability, and wonder if everything will come down to a "Devil in the Dark" moment? Clay and I discuss feeling lost in space, missing T'Kumva, and trying to solve the riddle of losing spore drive.

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Context is for Kings

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Burnham gets a new ship, and Discovery gets a new start! When mutineer Michael Burnham is transported to the USS Discovery, she finds a ship full of suspicious and mysterious characters, led by the extremely suspicious and mysterious Captain Gabriel Lorca. Clay and I discuss the second "pilot" of Star Trek: Discovery, including vigorous debates about monsters from Doom, getting to know the crew, and travelling via spores!

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The Nagus - Ft. Clay

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

We've been clamoring for a deep dive into Ferengi culture, and finally our wishes have been answered! When The Grand Nagus visits DS9, Quark is pushed into a position of power in the Ferengi Alliance. But will those who would wish him harm win out in the end? Clay joins me to discuss DS9 as a whole, turning the Ferengi into mobsters, and how to find the best holosuite in your town.

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The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars

Monday, September 25th, 2017

After twelve long years, Star Trek is finally back on the small screen! The first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery lay the foundation for an entirely new series, with new characters and new relationships, and adds a dimension to a long time Federation frenemy by introducing a charismatic new leader. And then... it wipes all that away and starts over again. Clay joins me to discuss the first two episodes of Discovery, "The Vulcan Hello" and "Battle at the Binary Stars". What'd we think of Michael Burnham? What'd we think of the new uniforms? Boy, all this concussion talk sure feels zeitgeisty! Star Trek is back, and we hope you enjoy the podcast as we boldly go where we've never gone before... into a review of a show that isn't 20 years old.

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Move Along Home - Ft. Clay

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

When an alien delegation from the Gamma Quadrant visits DS9, some of the senior officers are trapped in a game where Quark controls the outcome! Widely regarded as one of the worst episodes of the first season, Move Along Home is also one of Avery Brooks' least favorite episodes. Clay joins me to discuss games without rules, improv acting, and how to make a story completely pointless.

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The Passenger

Monday, September 18th, 2017

A sinister criminal sneaks aboard DS9 in the mind of Dr. Bashir! While "The Passenger" features excellent character work and universe establishment, it also features some horrible acting and an anti-climactic ending. DS9 continues to struggle merging its new characters with new storylines, and The Passenger is an unfortunate example of that issue. Join Wes as he discusses slow talking, using the transporter in surgery, and stroking Odo's ego!

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Dax - No Guest!

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Was Curzon Dax a murderer? And if he was, is Jadzia Dax responsible for his crimes? It's the question at the heart of "Dax", an episode that examines the ethics of the Trill while also giving our new crew a chance to interact. A court room drama with a sci-fi heart, "Dax" is also peculiar in that it features very little... Dax? Join Wes as he discusses an episode that feels like a DS9 episode, and relive the excitement of banging a sphere on a table, Dax's decorating style, and the scars that never go away!

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Q-Less - Ft. Clay

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Q makes his first (and only) appearance on DS9 in an episode that involves graviton particles and a woman who once had sex with Picard! When Vash and Q appear on DS9, strange happenings start to threaten the station. Is Q behind the chaos? Or is it something else, totally unrelated? Clay joins me to discuss DS9 in the shadow of TNG, the Quark and Odo relationship, and space jellyfish!

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