This week, on All Things Trek, we dig into the really weird episodes of Star Trek. You know, the ones that make you scratch your head and go “huh?” Also, the ones that make your brain hurt trying to think about them, and the ones that are just straight up terrifying. That’s right, we’re talking about the trippy episodes of Trek. Enjoy!
This week we are joined by Ashley and Jason, two awesome people from the Star Trek fan series; The Red Shirt Diaries. Have you ever wondered what episodes of TOS would look like from the POV of a lowly security ensign? Well, now you can find out. The first episode is out now, so go watch it! But first, listen to this fun talk we had with them, which includes ATT’s first Trivia Contest.
This week’s episode is brought to you by Oren’s brain thinking too much about what episodes are really good despite the terrible characters they focus on. What makes a terrible character? That’s a different subject entirely, so we just went with the lest controversial choices we could think of. Neelix, Kim, Wesley, etc. Enjoy!
Hello everyone, sorry for the late update. This week, Grace is back! Yaaaaaay! Also, we discuss our favorite guest stars who only appeared in one episode of Trek. That means we had to disqualify the much discussed Jeffery Combs, but it gave us a chance to talk about a lot of guest actors who don’t come up as often in discussion. Hope you enjoy it! On a technical matter, we’ve switched hosts for the website, so let me know if you see anything wonky about the site.
This week were joined by the amazing Sue of the Anomaly Supplemental podcast. She and the other geeky ladies of Anomaly have been putting out a quality show since before All Things Trek was even thought of. This is actually Sue’s second time on ATT, almost two years to the day. The impetus for inviting her back was the blog series she’s writing about her first full watch of TOS. It’s always interesting to talk with those who are new to some aspect of Trek, and Sue had plenty to say on the topic. She asks hard hitting questions like why Dr. Soong was considered so ground breaking when Kirk was running into androids left and right, why the logical Mr. Spock is always acting so emotional, and why there’s so much blue eye liner.
As the title says, there shall be no episode of ATT this week. I had a fun chat with Jarrah, live from STLV, but the sound quality is so bad I’m not going to put you guys through it. Seriously, even I could barely understand what we were saying half the time.
This week we take a little time off from all the huge topics we’ve been discussing and get caught up on our emails. Of course, some of those emails contain some pretty serious topics of their own. We also give our thoughts on the most recent episode of Vic Mignogna’s Star Trek Continues series, The Fairest of Them All. There are mad spoilers here, so if you’re not into that, go watch the episode first. It’s well worth watching in any case. Next week, we’ll be broadcasting live from Star Trek Las Vegas, hope to see you then!
Kathy Ferguson and Jarrah Hodge (of Trekkie Feminist and Gender Focus fame) return to All Things Trek for a discussion of marriage as portrayed in Star Trek. We also welcome Grace back after a few weeks off, so in general good times are had by all. This is another long episode, as often happens when we get guests as awesome as these, so settle in. We discuss Star Trek’s troubled relationship to arranged/forced marriage, and yell a lot about Keiko and Miles O’Brien. Enjoy the episode!
Hey guys, sorry for the recent website troubles. We’re working on switching our hosting service, so there are gonna be some ups and downs. Fortunately, I have been able to re-upload all the way back to episode 135, and I’m hopeful more will be up later. We’ll see if I can get this week’s episode updated on time.
This week we are once again joined by friend of the show Elise Abramson who, if you’ve forgotten, is a real life prosecutor in Washington state. She keeps us from sounding like complete fools when we talk about the law. In this episode, we determine that jury duty is the worst thing the Federation can do to you. OK, so maybe Elise only sometimes keeps us from sounding like fools. But really, it was a great episode, and I hope you enjoy it. Join us next week for the glorious return of Grace, and for when Kathy and Jarah come back to discuss marriage in Star Trek.