The Pensky Podcast
Oasis

Oasis

July 2, 2020

The crew finds a derelict spaceship from which they can salvage some supplies… only they find that the ship is not quite as deserted as they were led to believe.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss how a competent narrative doesn't necessarily mean a competent story. Plus! The guys talk about being indecisive with your main character, the possible influence that Rick Berman had on the series, and yet another fake mystery!

Acquisition

Acquisition

June 29, 2020

A group of interstellar thieves stun the Enterprise crew and begin looting the ship. Trip Tucker is the only one left to stop them, but can he do that in his underwear?

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss Enterprise's failed attempt to reinvigorate the Ferengi. Plus, the guys talk about stroking their lobes, piles of women, and Trip refusing to pretend that he's married to T'Pol!

Rogue Planet

Rogue Planet

June 25, 2020

Archer has visions of a mysterious humanoid woman on a rogue planet where it is eternally nighttime.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss how Enterprise expertly disguises its broken storytelling. Plus! The guys talk about the songwriting tropes of The Police, the ethics of hunting, and the pent up sexual frustration of Jonathan Archer!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | The Rotten Horror Picture Show

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | The Rotten Horror Picture Show

June 23, 2020

Clay and Amanda discuss "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

A Discussion with “The Trek Companion”

A Discussion with “The Trek Companion”

June 22, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, Wes takes a break from our Enterprise coverage to talk to another Star Trek podcast. "The Trek Companion" show recently reached a ten-year milestone as a podcast as they simultaneously completed their coverage of Star Trek: Voyager.

Wes talks to Brian, Adam and Steve about their long running podcast and why they think they've been able to stick to it for so long. They debate the merits of mediocre episodes, the reason why Star Trek enables so many unique discussions, and the differences between modern Star Trek and previous series!

The Trek Companion can be found on most podcatcher apps and can also be found at https://trekcompanion.podbean.com/.

Fusion

Fusion

June 18, 2020

The crew of Enterprise meets a group of outcast Vulcans, who embrace their own emotions, leading to trouble for T'Pol.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss the schism between the Vulcans we know and the Vulcans we see. Plus! The guys discuss doing a disservice to your female characters, Archer's 1950's-level handling of assault, and chubby Vulcans!

 

Shadow of the Bat | BATTASS

Shadow of the Bat | BATTASS

June 17, 2020

Clay and Sean return with the third season of BATTASS as they break down "Shadow of the Bat"!

Shuttlepod One

Shuttlepod One

June 15, 2020

While investigating an asteroid field, Tucker and Reed are convinced that Enterprise has been destroyed and try to face their own oncoming deaths.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss the storytelling focus of the Berman/Braga show-runner team and whether or not it works for this series. Plus! The guys talk about the qualitative properties of T'Pol's bum, the mystery-box that is Malcolm Reed, and how to kill drama by telling the audience that everything is going to be ok!

 

Shadows of P’Jem

Shadows of P’Jem

June 11, 2020

Archer and T'Pol are taken prisoner during an away mission on a war-torn planet in the Coridan system.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss Enterprise's attempts at serialized storytelling and whether or not the franchise as a whole needs to pick a narrative direction. Plus! The guys talk about taking a punch to the stomach, the weird characterization of the Vulcans, and the sexual frustrations of Shran!

The House of the Devil | Rotten Horror Picture Show

The House of the Devil | Rotten Horror Picture Show

June 9, 2020

The House of the Devil was an indie darling upon its release, praised for its retro style as well as its slow-burn build-up and wild climax, and seemed to signal Ti West as the next big horror filmmaking icon. After our coverage of The Innkeepers, we wanted to check out his most famous film to see how they compare, as well as maybe discuss why he never really managed to break through after two solid efforts. The halls of this house are dark and foreboding, its inhabitants odd and creepy, and its soundtrack hip and bumping, so put on your headphones and hit play on your walkman and join us on this episode of The Rotten Horror Picture Show!