62: Day of the Dove: Stop Having Racism

hey, we’re back! we watched “day of the dove” back in like august and then chelsea got caught up in moving stuff and forgot what the word editing meant. this episode has klingons, so there’s plenty of cold war metaphors and blackface.

61: Spectre of the Gun: Wild Wild West

A spectre is haunting Star Trek: The Original Series season 3 – the Spectre of the Gun. All the powers of the Federation have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Kirk and Spock, human and Vulcan, Klingon and Romulan.

Where is the federation starship on patrol that has not been waylaid by weird space beings and forced to do gunfights? Where is the federation starship that has not pissed off an alien race so bad those aliens made them hang out on a cobbled-together western set all day, and then had to act like Billy the Kid and other Wild West historical figures?

The history of all hitherto existing space society is asshole space aliens making shit like this happen.

Or: Chelsea and SEM discuss “Spectre of the Gun.” It’s not bad.

Sorry the podcast is super late! Chelsea fell behind in editing.

60: Is There No Truth In Beauty?: Hexagonal Prisms

chelsea and SEM watch TOS season 3 episode “Is There No Truth In Beauty?”

the crew is super horny, an alien lives in a box, and spock wears special glasses. it’s OK!

sorry this is late! also there’s some minor audio issues toward the end

59: And The Children Shall Lead: Ring Around The Rosie [REMIX]

UPDATE: libsyn did something wrong and originally cut off the ending of this episode. you may need to refresh your feed to get the full version??

these are some bad kids, folks! chelsea and SEM talk season 3 TOS episode “And The Children Shall Lead,” where kids are evil and you can’t trust angels. oh, there’s also a mass suicide in this one. in space!

Episode 58: The Paradise Syndrome: Nice Scenery

The crew lands on a planet and Kirk promptly falls in a hole and gets amnesia. Chelsea and SEM try to deal with the episode’s events as best they can. This time, Long Trek Home discusses the Star Trek TOS season 3 episode “The Paradise Syndrome” …!

It’s a weird, weird episode.

Episode 57: The Enterprise Incident: [borat voice] my wife

NOTE: An updated version of this episode was uploaded on 7/19/2017. If you notice voices playing on only one stereo channel, you may need to redownload the episode or refresh your podcast feed to get the corrected version.

Hey, this episode’s pretty good! Chelsea and SEM watch “The Enterprise Incident,” the second episode of Star Trek: TOS season three. That’s half of season three that’s tolerable already!

Anyway, Spock gets a rare love interest, Kirk needs a nap, and the Commander is your hosts’ new collective fav. The Romulans have a point, Scotty’s amazing except for his hair, and – did we mention the Commander?

Episode 56: Spock’s Brain: Oh No

jeff comes back to help chelsea and SEM deal with the first episode of star trek: the original series season three, “spock’s brain.”

oh jeez. just … oh, jeez. oh no. oh boy.

note: this episode is a week late because sgdq happened and chelsea got too distracted to edit. oops?

Episode 55: Assignment: Earth: Your New Favorite Millennial History Podcast

we watched the final episode of star trek TOS season 2 – “assignment: earth”

it’s a failed pilot for a show that never happened, and your intrepid hosts don’t need long to figure out why.

chelsea and sem get on a conference call with guest host jeff to talk about space conference calls, failed pilots, and stock footage. google teaches us all about half-remembered history. also, there’s a cat.

bonus: listen to this dope mashup of 99 red balloons x 99 problems

Episode 54: Bread and Circuses: Slaves to the NHS

this episode forces us to dig into the nitty gritty of slavery and also jesus. chelsea doesn’t go in depth with marxist theory. modern day rome has a tv station that is a point of contention between the hosts. spock and bones do a lot of fighting for plot purposes. kirk has a dubious interaction with a woman. merikus is a tragic figure, but like, in the classical sense probably?

 

just read the water margin instead of watching this episode of star trek. but definitely listen to this podcast first.

 

CORRECTION: toward the end of the episode – it was emperor constantine, not emperor augustus.

Episode 53: The Ultimate Computer: The Only Winning Move

We watched “The Ultimate Computer” from Star Trek TOS season 2! It was really good!

unionize now and then you can rise from the dead