#11 – Nickel and Diming

SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E9 “Into the Forest I Go”, and The Orville S1.E9 “Cupid’s Dagger” are discussed. We chat about a new live-action Star Wars TV show, Lorca from an alternate universe. Ash a sleeper agent, Star Trek Continues adds closure, Justice League review held off, Marvel vs DC at the boxoffice, Battlefront II roasted. Picks: Lord of the Rings prequel, The Punisher and Artemis by Andy Weir

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#10 – Meanwhile in Klingon Space

SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E8, and The Orville S1.E8 are discussed. We discuss “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” as the away team visits Pahvo to find a way to identify invisible Klingon ships. The Orville’s “Into the Fold” is also discussed as Dr Finn is lost on a vacation. We also chat about Thor: Ragnarok. Picks: Help us Nickname a Distant World and The Boys.

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#9 – With Life-like Hair and Bread

SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E7, and The Orville S1.E7 are discussed. We discuss the returns of Harry Mudd to the Discovery as he tries to steal the ship, in “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.” The episode style echoes back to The Next Generation’s Cause and Effect. We also discuss the Orville: “Majority Rule” where Commander Grayson leads an away team to an Earth-like planet where Social Networks rule the society. Picks: Stranger Things: Season 2, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Jabberwocky

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#8 – The Search For Sarek

SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E6 is discussed. We follow up with fact check on our own episodes 5 and 6. We discuss Star Trek Discovery episode 6: Lethe, as Michael Burham searches for Sarek and Captain Lorca makes his bed. The disco T-Shirts were the highlight of the show. We also discuss the Walking Dead season premiere, relatively spoiler free.

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#7 – That’s A Dark Choice

SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E5, and The Orville S1.E6 are discussed. We do the fact check on our fourth episode.  We follow up on the Planet of the Apes, General Order One and female tropes in Star Trek. We deep dive into Star Trek Discovery: “Choose Your Pain”. We also look at The Orville: “Krill” where Captain Merser and Gordon visit a Krill ship undercover.  Picks:  Star Trek Continues, Maestros, Star Wars Rebels Season IV.

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#6 – No Win Situations

SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E4, and The Orville S1.E5 are discussed. We run the fact check on our own Episode 3. We follow with a Spoiler-Free review of Blade Runner 2049. We also follow up on the Blade Runner as film noir, the origin of “Director’s Cut” and the official trailer for Star Wars – The Last Jedi. We discuss some new characters and some losses in Star Trek: Discovery – Episode 4 – “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”. After Trek brings us some new tidbits to chat about. We also discuss The Orville – Episode 5 – “Pria” which reunites Seth McFarland and Charlize Theron. Picks: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Pacific Rim Uprising, Replicas and Savage Dragon #227. NB – this weeks show was recorded on Zoom.us

Photo: ANIMALS AND BIRDS

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#5 – Here Kitty Kitty!

SPOILERS – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E3, and The Orville S1.E4 are discussed. This week answer our premier #askSpock about the lack of female leads in TOS. Jonathan Kuehlein joins us for a live fact check of our second episode. We discuss Blade Runner as an example of film noir. Star Trek Discovery’s premier set Canadian broadcast records. We take a deep dive into Discovery Episode 3: “Context is for Kings” and The Orville Episode 4: “If the Stars Should Appear”. Picks: Blade Runner 2049

Star Trek Discovery Poster by Aaron Harvey

The “guy who does (Star Wars:) Rebels” – Dave Filoni

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#4 – Hello Binary Stars

Spoilers – The Star Trek Discovery S1.E1 & S1.E2, and The Orville S1.E3 are discussed. We start off this week reviewing the fact check for Episode 1. We discuss posts by Joseph Mizzolli on winding down production of Dark Matter. We discuss The Vulcan Hello & Battle At The Binary Stars which both premiered on broadcast TV and CBS AllAccess. Tim discusses the premier of After Trek, hosted by Matt Mira. We discuss the third episode, About A Girl, of The Orville. Picks: Star Trek Discovery Badge & Lapel pin, Honest Trailers – Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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#3 – Keeping Up With The Cardassians

We start in discussing the HiDef versions of Star Trek The Next Generation done in 2012. Linda Hamilton may return to the next Terminator movie. Alicia Vikander will portray Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot. Netflix is bringing the Punisher to TV. We follow up on Michael. We discuss the second episode of The Orville and the cancellation of Dark Matter, and the fan outcry!

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#2 – My Lurch Is Not Your Lurch

This week we followup on which actor played Lurch in the Adam’s Family, 1960’s vs 1990’s versions. We also discuss the Elaan of Troyius and a comparison of the HD effects update. The Orville has debuted and we breakdown the  first episode which sets up the show. In the after show we discuss JJ Abrams set to to direct Star Wars IX.

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