67: The Empath: biblical scholarship edition

this episode has an empath who gets experimented on a lot. sem’s mom guest stars as we try and figure out what the fuck scotty is talking about. buckle up, folks, this is a weird one.

sorry for yet another accidental hiatus! this was also recorded in 2017.

64: The Tholian Web: brain holes

Sometime in September, we talked about Star Trek: TOS season three episode “The Tholian Web.”

 

Kirk goes missing, the Tholians are famed for their punctuality, everyone gets holes in their brains because of dimensions, and Chelsea wants pictures of Spider-Man.

63: For the World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky: Bones Is Married Now

bones is a married man now

 

this episode was recorded in september, but it’s out in january! that’s the magic of time travel

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.