A YEAR IN REVIEW: Since this is the last episode of the year, our hosts decide to look back at the 2022 that was, diving into the controversies, the rabbit holes, and the individual favorites that defined the year for our hosts.
“Doctor Ennui” (27 August 2021): Where Andrew first dives deep into the Super Sentai pool.
“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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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:
“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.
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.”
(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)
“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.
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.
“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.”