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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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Sep 27, 2016

Our effort to watch all of Star Trek forever continues, and we're finally at that one episode Harlan Ellison wrote for TOS. It's the Hugo award-winning "The City on the Edge of Forever!" This is the one where Bones get blotchy! We're joined by SEM's elusive ghost friend David.

Disclaimer: There's some huge audio issues in this episode. I'm so sorry. I did my best.

Anyway, this time, we discover the links between Trek and Mission Impossible, ponder the implications of the Assassins Creed crossover, think about Clark Gable movies, and appreciate the color coding of the cast's outfits. Bones drugs himself, Spock is obviously Chinese, mnemonic memory devices can be made out of garbage, 

Also, SEM reads our first review out loud because it's very good.

Sep 20, 2016

We're still watching Star Trek: The Original series, and we're almost through season one! This time, we watched "The Alternative Factor." This one doesn't have Drew Barrymore's dad in it! Also, Chelsea's mom guest stars again. Go follow her on Instagram.

This time, a guest on the Enterprise isn't immediately given a uniform, psychedelic visual effects are repeated, and an away team goes down to the surface and back at least three times. This episode isn't very good. Of TOS, I mean. Our podcast is good. Please listen to us and don't ever watch this one (again?) unless you're a completist.

TALLIES

Omnipotent beings: 7

Crew deaths: 29 (Gold: 7, Blue: 5, Red: 6, Unknown Crew: 11)

Others: 45 + 1 Klingon ship (unknown number of crew)

Total deaths: 74 + 1 ship

Sep 14, 2016

NOTE: THIS VERSION OF THE EPISODE DOESN'T HAVE ANY INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC. THAT FACT WILL NOT CHANGE. I'M SORRY.

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We're still watching Star Trek, and you can't stop us! Season one of the original series rolls ever onward with its 26th episode, "Errand of Mercy." This is the one where the Klingons show up!

The Organians are Armenia, the Klingons are the USSR, and the Federation is the US military circa 2003. Kirk and Spock get some great costumes, this episode would make a good video game, and Kor is simultaneously cool and sort of a weird racist caricature. There's a lot to deal with in this one, y'all. 

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

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Friends at the Table

TALLIES

Omnipotent beings: 7

Crew deaths: 29 (Gold: 7, Blue: 5, Red: 6, Unknown Crew: 11)

Others: 45 + 1 Klingon ship (unknown number of crew)

Total deaths: 74 + 1 ship

 

Sep 8, 2016

Our quest to watch every single episode of Star Trek ever continues as we shamble toward the close of the first season of the original series. This week, we watched “The Devil In The Dark." This is the one with the lava monster!

 

Redshirts die, misunderstandings are had, and there's a fiery noise. Some rowdy boys with clubs cause a ruckus and Spock mind-melds with a silicon-based life form. Also, we talk chemistry and geology for a while, because what else do you expect?

 

 

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