The Alternative Factor - Ft. Clay

March 27, 2017

When the universe blinks out existence, Kirk and the Enterprise discover a man with a wild beard who's claiming to be chased by a monster from another dimension. Then, we have a bunch of slow motion fight scenes filmed in negative, and wild beard man falls off a bunch of cliffs! The Alternative Factor is considered to be one of the worst episodes of TOS. Is it? Clay joins me to discuss beard inconsistancy, the exact number of Lazaruses, and Jetsons spaceships!

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Errand of Mercy - Ft. Mark

March 23, 2017

Introducing... the Klingons! Errand of Mercy is most widely known as the first appearance of Klingons in Star Trek, but it also brings a slew of topics to the table: powerful god-like beings, the details of Kirk's misions, and early Klingon characterization. Mark joins me to discuss all this and more! 

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The Devil in the Dark - Ft. Mark

March 20, 2017

When the Enterprise is called to a mining planet to stop a murderous alien, Kirk and Spock are forced to consider a different perspective! The Devil in the Dark is a pretty famous episode of TOS, but how does it hold up? Mark joins me to discuss fuschia jumpsuits, acid burns on your hands, and the ethics of mind melding!

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This Side of Paradise - Ft. Modi Operandus

March 16, 2017

Spores! When the Enterprise discovers a planet filled with happy people contentedly gardening, it's up to Kirk to completely destroy their way of life! Plus, some crazy plants shoot spores everywhere and Spock feels emotion. Modi joins me to discuss an important episode for the character of Spock, and we break down hedonism, love interests, and squatting on mushrooms.

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A Taste of Armageddon

March 13, 2017

When the Enterprise discovers a planet that has been waging a simulated war for 500 years, Kirk must do his best to convince a stubborn people that they have no reason to fight any longer. A solid episode built around an interesting concept, A Taste of Armageddon uses the show's sci-fi trappings extremely well. Wes is alone on this mission (guests will be returning soon!), so join him as he discusses simulated wars, generic middles, and sitting on people!

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Space Seed - Ft. Clay

February 27, 2017

KAAAAAAHHHHNNN! Well... maybe not yet. When the Enterprise encounters a sleeper ship of genetically engineered supermen from the 1990's, Kirk meets the man who will eventually become his greatest adversary. In the meantime, we get to enjoy some tai chi and technical manuals! Clay stops by to discuss the origin of the Kahn character, and we touch on other topics that include: negging 23rd century women, Kahn in a security uniform, and Scotty's favorite dictators!

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Arena - Ft. Modi Operandus

February 23, 2017

Kirk fought the Gorn, and time stood still! When the Enterprise is attacked at a destroyed colony, Kirk and an alien captain are transported to a desolate world and told to fight to the death. Will Kirk's karate chops be enough to slay the incredibly slow lizard-man? Modi stops by to discuss Kirk's grenade launcher, assuming all technology is a recording device, and piles of colorful dust!

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Balance of Terror - Ft. Clay

February 20, 2017

When the Enterprise encounters a powerful Romulan ship, Kirk engages that ship's commander in a battle of wits and explosions! Balance of Terror is a Trek take on submarine battle films, and has the important job of introducing the Romulans, Trek's longest running antagonist. Clay joins me to discuss Romulan motivations, racism onboard the Enterprise, and unfortunate deaths!

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The Conscience of the King - Ft. Clay

February 16, 2017

Kodos the Executioner was responsible for the deaths of 4,000 people: could he possibly be on board the Enterprise, posing as a Shakespearean actor? When Kirk discovers the possibility that his old nemesis Kodos might still be alive, he sets off on a confusing adventure to right the wrongs of the past! Clay joins me to discuss Shakespeare, recording the captain's log, and throwing phasers down the garbage chute!

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The Man Trap - Ft. Modi Operandus

February 13, 2017

After beaming down to a desert planet, Dr McCoy runs into an old flame from his past. However, she looks like she hasn't aged a day! Soon after, dead bodies start to pile up and salt becomes a vital commodity! The Man Trap is a mystery filled with romance, illusions, and salt tablets! Modi stops by to discuss unfortunate reveals, beating up women, and the last buffalo!

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