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Land Your Runabout

Land Your Runabout

PREPARING FOR THE ICE AGE: Our hosts have a quick check-in about Twitter, and Andrew shares his early experience on the [possible] replacement, Mastodon.

FRONTIER TOWN IN THE STARS: To round out the last three weeks of Star Trek obsession, our hosts sit down to talk about the premier episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Emissary.”

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • It’s a Fake” (03 February 2017): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the Deep Space 9 Season 6 episode, “In the Pale Moonlight.”
  • Reverent Irreverence” (17 May 2019): Where Andrew watches the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 documentary, What We Left Behind.
  • Aggressive Modulation” (04 November 2022): Where D. Bethel and Andrew share their thoughts about the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Mighty Morphin’ Paranormal Rangers

Mighty Morphin’ Paranormal Rangers

TWITTER STILL SUCKS: Our hosts take a second to check in on the state of Twitter, recently purchased by billionaire, Elon Musk, and all the strange changes that have been made to the service.

TOS VS. TNG: D. Bethel briefly returns to Star Trek by watching the last original series movie/first Next Generation movie, Star Trek: Generations. It’s…fine.

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  • Twitter Comes Tumblr-ing Down.” Comic Lab, 10 November 2022. The episode of the excellent Comic Lab podcast (with Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett) where they thoroughly investigate the fall––and fallout––of Twitter.

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  • Alien Control Party” (22 January 2016): Where our hosts discuss previous Digital Eclipse ports in their discussion about archiving old video games.
  • Aggressive Modulation” (04 November 2022): Where our hosts reflect on, and analyze, the legacy of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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  • “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph
Aggressive Modulation

Aggressive Modulation

POST-TWITTER ERA: Our hosts start the show lightly discussing the recent Twitter takeover.

ALL GOOD THINGS: Co-host, D. Bethel, has actually finished watching all of the aired episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. As a proud mentor, Andrew talks with Dan about the show itself, its place in the continuity, and its impact on tv ever since.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Crow Hat” (31 July 2015): Where our hosts talk about the premiere episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Encounter at Farpoint.”
  • Hot Sauce Box” (24 February 2017): Where Andrew subscribes to a quarterly hot sauce grab-bag.

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Spoiler Cloud

Spoiler Cloud

HOCUSI POCUSI: This week, our hosts talk about a brand new movie, as well as a very old movie. That’s right, this week, our hosts discuss the story and legacy of the classic Disney films, Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2. Also, they talk a bit about Andor, She-Hulk, and Doctor Who-–NO spoilers for any of those shows.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Smash Talk” (14 December 2018): Where our hosts discuss the premier episode of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor in Doctor Who.
  • Wheelhouse Collector” (02 September 2022): Where our hosts give their first impressions on the MCU Disney+ show, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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A Week for Days

A Week for Days

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew gets lost in the 2022 reboot––and continuation?!––of the classic science-fiction adventure series, Quantum Leap. Meanwhile, D. Bethel finds a lot to love and ponder in the newest volume of the beautiful European noir comic series, Blacksad: They All Fall Down, Part 1.

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  • U3DS” (02 October 2020): Where D. Bethel talks about the adventure video game, Blacksad: Under the Skin, and how it was a frustrating experience.
  • An Accident of Flavor” (12 November 2021): Where our hosts mourn the passing of Dean Stockwell, an actor in the original Quantum Leap.

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Chekhov’s Mud Pit

Chekhov’s Mud Pit

HIGH PREYS: Our hosts discuss how incredibly blindsided––in a good way––by the newest entry into the very wobbly Predator franchise, Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey.

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  • VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGI 71.Corridor Digital, 07 May 2022: Where CGI artists discuss how the Polish film, The Champion, uses face replacement so the video matches the English language dub. (The discussion of The Champion starts at 09:59 in the video:

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Chekhov’s Honk” (22 January 2021): Where our hosts previously referred to Anton Chekhov and the principle of “Chekhov’s Gun” in a title to an episode.
  • Ding Dong Bowser” (10 June 2022): Where our hosts previously discussed the trailer for Prey and the news of the included Comanche audio dub.

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Klingon Time Lords

Klingon Time Lords

A QUALITY BALANCE OF MERCY & TERROR: This week, our hosts discuss the simply incredible finale for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “A Quality of Mercy.” They discuss the merits of the episode on its own and as a finale for a new Trek show, but they also cover how it intersects with the original series’ first season episode, “Balance of Terror.”

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  • (00:00) Intro – Stop with the fireworks already
  • (01:53) First season finale to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
  • (42:37) Outro – Dan talks about Thor: Love & Thunder (end credit music spoilers, no story spoilers)
  • (45:23) Outtakes

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • The Effect of Randomosity” (21 November 2014): Where our hosts talk about an alternative reality in the original Star Trek series called “Mirror, Mirror.”
  • Starfleet First” (31 January 2020): Where Andrew reflects on the premiere episode of Star Trek: Picard.
  • The Spicy Circle” (13 May 2022): Where our hosts cover the premiere episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds first season.

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Maymory

Maymory

THE OUTCAST: In celebration of the start of Pride Month, our hosts look at one of the most blatant attempt to address LGBTQ+ issues done by Star Trek: The Next Generation in their fifth season episode, “The Outcast,” and how its success in that endeavor may have changed over time.

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  • All the Way” (26 September 2014): Where our hosts talk about the Highlander franchise.
  • Wise Captain-Father” (19 April 2019): Where our hosts talk about how The Orville out-Star Treks Star Trek in a lot of ways (at the time).
  • Dicksisms” (06 September 2019): Where our hosts talk about the prolific Doctor Who writer, Terrance Dicks.
  • Televisionatic” (28 January 2022): Where our hosts discuss the game-changing pair of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, “Best of Both Worlds.”

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Multiverse Averse

Multiverse Averse

SPIDERS-MAN: Now that both hosts have finally seen the most recent Sony-developed Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, they use their thoughts about it to also discuss a bit about the narrative potential––and detriment––of multiverses.

RELEVANT EPISODES:

  • Unpop That Cork” (18 March 2022): Where our hosts talk about the impact and legacy of the three Raimi-directed and Maguire-led Spider-Man movies.
  • Zeldavania” (01 April 2022): Where Andrew recounts his complete rewatch (and first-time watch) of all of the Spider-Man movies, from Maguire through Holland.

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The Spicy Circle

The Spicy Circle

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: Our hosts discuss the premiere episode of the brand new Star Trek show on Paramount+, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a show that’s a throwback not only in continuity, but in its episodic approach to storytelling.

DOCTOR NEW: Last weekend brought the announcement of the actor who will replace Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor in the legacy BBC science-fiction show, Doctor Who. Our hosts discuss their excitement for the announcement of Ncuti Gatwa as the 14th Doctor.

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