Trekabout Episode 242: Emanations/Prime Factors

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We learn a bit more about Ensign Kim in “Emanations”, as he accidentally gets stuck in a first contact situation. Then, the show gives us its best episode yet, “Prime Factors”, which lays bear exactly how precarious their position in the Delta Quadrant really is.

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Trekabout Episode 241: Eye of the Needle/Ex Post Facto

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The Voyager crew stumbles across its best chance yet to get home, but all is not quite what it seems, in “Eye of the Needle”. Then, in “Ex Post Facto”, nothing about what happened to Paris is quite what it seems. Plus! Richard is a little disappointed by Tuvok.

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Trekabout Episode 240: Phage/The Cloud

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The U.S.S. Voyager continues ignoring the main story in favor of sidequests: in “Phage”, Neelix loses something and the crew struggles to find it, and in “The Cloud”, Captain Janeway really wants some coffee and puts the ship in danger to get it. We’re with you, Janeway.

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Trekabout Episode 239: Parallax/Time and Again

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The first two regular episodes of Star Trek: Voyager both feature time travel–in “Parallax”, an angry B’ellana Torres works to convince Captain Janeway that she can handle being chief engineer, as they try to rescue a ship. Then, in “Time and Again”, Janeway and Paris get stranded on a doomed planet two days before worldwide disaster. Plus! Is Neelix just the creepiest, or what?

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Trekabout Episode 238: Caretaker

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Well, Trekabout has finally made it to Star Trek: Voyager. In the pilot “Caretaker”, we meet a lot of new characters, some of whom don’t make it to the end of the episode. We meet new but strangely familiar alien species. But most importantly–Richard finally meets Tuvok. Now that that’s out of the way, we can never talk about Tuvok ever again. Plus! Trekabout’s final word on straight people.

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Trekabout Episode 237: Star Trek: Insurrection

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After the wildly-successful but maybe not wildly-good Star Trek: First Contact, the Next Generation crew returns in Star Trek: Insurrection. Telling a very classic morality play style of Star Trek story, it simultaneously frustrates and delights us. Plus! What the hell are they doing with Doctor Crusher and Counselor Troi?

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Tuning In Episode 34: The X-Files, Pilot/Deep Throat

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Hey folks! Did you know that we have another podcast called Tuning In? Well, we do–and we’re starting The X-Files. If you enjoy it, subscribe over at http://tuninginshow.com and get subsequent episodes every Thursday!

Yep, you read that right: Eric Brasure and Richard Goodness are doing The X-Files! Eric is a longtime fan, and Richard has only ever seen a handful of episodes. Hmm… that sounds familiar. Will Richard appreciate the show on its level? Will Eric be able to hold it together during mythology episodes? Is… the truth out there?

If “Pilot” and “Deep Throat” are any indication, the answer may just be “yes”. So strap in and join us for our journey through The X-Files.

 

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Trekabout Episode 236: What You Leave Behind

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We say goodbye to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with “What You Leave Behind”, as plots are resolved, characters leave, and the Star Trek universe is changed forever. We also place the show in context with what’s come before on Trekabout, and wonder a bit about the future. Plus! A surprising and long overdue announcement.

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Trekabout Episode 235: Extreme Measures/The Dogs of War

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine gives us one last standalone, as “Extreme Measures” delves into the psyche of one Sloan, Section 31. Or is he? Then, in “The Dogs of War”, we say goodbye to some Ferengis, and the Federation-Klingon-Romulan Alliance makes a fateful decision about the Dominion War.

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Trekabout Episode 234: When It Rains…/Tacking into the Wind

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Section 31 makes another return in “When It Rains…”, as Bashir makes a discovery about Odo. Then, in “Tacking into the Wind”, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine concludes the journey of a character that has been with Star Trek since Star Trek: The Next Generation. Yes, we’re talking about Mr. Comic.

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