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UNTITLED: The Long Trek Home

A weekly Star Trek podcast, discussing every single episode of the series in order, including the original series, the animated series, Next Generation, DS9, Voyager ... you get the idea.
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Jun 29, 2016

Our mission to watch every episode of Star Trek continues with TOS episode 15, "Shore Leave!" This is the one with a terrible faux-Irish song! Sorry about this episode's audio quality.

 

Our boys finally get some rest, we meet a new yeoman, and everyone thinks they're hallucinating or something even though they're clearly not. Spock's stuck on the ship for most of the episode because if he wasn't, everyone would have figured out the game much sooner. Sulu fights a samurai, tiger stock footage is rolled out for our amusement, and no one remembers the word "barrows." Also, the white rabbit shows up!

 

ALSO: SEM's mom joins us to discuss the episode AND to discuss a museum exhibit in Seattle, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at the Experience Music Project. 

 

The chill cult mentioned in the episode is the Aetherius Society, by the way. (And cult probably isn't the right word.)

 

Omnipotent beings this episode: 1

Total omnipotent being count: 4

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 22 (4 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 10 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 0

Total deaths: 61

Jun 15, 2016

The neverending story continues and we yet endeavor to watch all of Star Trek forever; this week we talk about Balance of Terror, the fourteenth episode of the original series! What hijinks do the crew of the Enterprise get in this week? Hint: this is the one where we first meet the Romulans!

 

This time, we meet the Romulans, an important lesson about space racism is learned, the story is split between our crew and some new friends we demand fanfic about, and . Kirk and a Romulan commander try to outfox each other, and I refuse to make jokes about Spock's dad. They're facile and boring and we shan't sink that low. Also, we pitch a game to Bioware or Bethesda or whoever.

 

Oh Commander! my Commander! our fearful trip is done

 

 

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 3

Crew deaths this episode: 2 [one is a starfleet officer technically not on the ship]

Total crew deaths: 22 (4 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 10 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 5

Total deaths: 61

Jun 7, 2016

As we continue our five trillion year voyage to watch all of Star Trek, we end up watching some Shakespeare instead! I mean, we watch Star Trek: The Original Series episode 13, "The Conscience of the King." It's the one where Lady Macbeth is played by Macbeth's daughter!

 

This time, we ponder space hookups, Kirk pulls a Hamlet (but with less eyeliner), no one tells Spock anything so he googles that shit, and also there's a war criminal. Space fashion plays a critical role, and Riley is almost sympathetic for once. Remember, dear listeners: you never go full Ophelia.

 

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 3

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 20 (2 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 10 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 2

Total deaths: 52

Jun 2, 2016

This week on our five hundred year mission to watch all of Trek in order, it's episodes 11 & 12 of TOS, "The Menagerie!" This is the one that brings the show's episode numbers in line with the podcast episode numbers!

 

We covered both parts in this episode, but completely skipped all the stuff that happened in the Cage. Except for Pike's extra-short bed. Spock does a mutiny, Pike doesn't know Morse code, there are a few issues we're too lazy to touch on, and also other things?!

 

Seriously, we thought this episode was going to end up doubly long, but so much of the runtime is just The Cage. So you get to listen to a double episode that's as long as a regular episode!

 

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