Episode 10: Dagger of the Mind

Join us as we walk about Star Trek: The Original Series episode 9 – The Dagger of the Mind! This is the one with the memory-erasing beam!

This time, we talk about ethics in mind alteration, infra-sensory drugs, mental health and prisons, and ridiculous Greek names. Kirk’s nerd cred continues to amass itself, Dr. Noel saves Christmas, and space fashion involves psychedelic drapes and cult emblems. Also, panty shots! This one gets relatively heavy because of the subject of the episode, but we still have a great time.

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 2

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 20 (2 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 10 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 2 mind-wiped space criminals

Total deaths: 50

NOTE: The ID3 tags on this episode might be wonky and misidentify it as episode 11? Sorry about that! It’s not. It’s episode 10.

Episode 9: Miri: Bunk bunk!

Bunk bunk! It’s to talk about Star Trek TOS episode 8, Miri! BLAH BLAH BLAH.

This time, we talk about Yeoman Rand’s confusing job, space viruses, Mad Max vibes, inexplicable earth copies, and BLAH BLAH BLAH. There’s nigh-immortal space kids in this one, just like in my Japanese animes! Also, important PSAs and press A to JAAAAAAAHHN.

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 2

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 20 (2 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 10 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 2 infected pubescent space youths

Total deaths: 48

Intro/outro music by Night Stop, off of the Fuel EP!

Episode 8: What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Another Tuesday, another episode of The Long Trek Home! This week, we watch episode 7 of Star Trek: The Original Series. “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” Buddy, if I knew that, I’d be drowning in ’em.

This week, we talk about robots. Nurse Chapel stars in a thrilling tale of unlovable robots, cool space fashions, and spinning tables. Did we mention the robots? Yeah. Oh, and Kirk gets a space-racist clone for a bit, so that’s neat! We really enjoyed this episode, so come on down and join us on our five million year voyage to watch all of Trek in order! A dark secret lurks at the end of this episode. Are you strong enough to survive the experience?

NOTE: Ruk’s actor is misidentified as Richard Kiel during this episode. We know that’s not who he is. Whoops???

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 2

Crew deaths this episode: 2

Total crew deaths: 20 (2 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 10 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 5 androids

Total deaths: 46

Intro/outro music by Night Stop, off of the Fuel EP!

Episode 7: Mudd’s Women

The five hundred year voyage to watch every episode of Star Trek continues, with TOS episode 6, “Mudd’s Women.” This is the one with … a lot of terrible things, honestly. Too many things for a pithy one-liner!

This episode, we talk about sex trafficking in space, the title of Chelsea’s post-rock album, vehicular definitions, drugs, and the importance of the number three. Did we mention the weird sex trafficking vibes? Join Chelsea and SEM as they talk about the worst episode of the series so far! There’s also a lengthy tangent about radioactive debacles, because anything’s better than Mudd’s Women.

#SpaceCapitalism #Confirmed #Illuminati

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 2

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 18 (2 gold, 4 blue, 2 red, 10 unknown)

Total deaths: 39

Intro/outro music by Night Stop, off of the Fuel EP!

Episode 6: The Evil Within: The Enemy Within

Our five hundred year mission to watch all of Star Trek continues, and now it’s time for Star Trek: The Original Series episode 5, THE ENEMY WITHIN. This is the one with evil Kirk! The first one.

 

This time, we talk about the measure of man, and also the measure of temperature in various scales. Sweaty boys, sex pests with eyeliner, fanfic concepts and the well-earned beach vacation yeoman Rand so desperately needs all feature on today’s podcast. This episode has an evil clone and a unicorn dog. It’s great.

 

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 2

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 18 (2 gold, 4 blue, 2 red, 10 unknown)

Total deaths: 39

Intro/outro music by Night Stop, off of the Fuel EP!

Episode 5: The Naked Time

The five year voyage to watch every episode of Star Trek continues with TOS episode 4, “The Naked Time.” This is the one where Sulu takes his shirt off!

Sorry for the late episode – Chelsea is sick as a hundred dogs. Enjoy the dulcet tones of a sore throat in this exciting podcast!

In another non-pilot episode, we finally meet Nurse Chapel, Uhura is our MVP, and Sulu chases people down hallways with his fencing foil. Poor use of personal protective equipment, space madness, and complex molecules all teach us important lessons in life and science.

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 2

Crew deaths this episode: 1

Total crew deaths: 18 (2 gold, 4 blue, 2 red, 10 unknown)

Total deaths: 39

Intro/outro music by Night Stop, off of the Fuel EP!

Episode 4: Where No Man Has Gone Before

The five year voyage to watch every episode of Star Trek continues with episode 3, “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” This is the one with Gary Mitchell!

 

This podcast, we encounter yet another pilot episode, meet Scotty for the first time, sing about some Gary that we used to know, and look forward to the space Tarantino flick Kill Mitchell. We also debate how many omnipotent beings we’ve encountered thus far, enjoy the tapes of future past, and get a little Shakespearean.

 

Omnipotent Beings This Episode: (.5 * 2) = 1

Total Omnipotent Beings: 2

Crew Deaths This Episode: 17

Other Deaths This Episode: 0

Total Crew Deaths: 17

Total Deaths: 38

 

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Intro/Outro Music by Night Stop from the Fuel EP!

Episode 3: Charlie X

Stardate 69708.8

Our five year voyage to watch all of Star Trek continues with the second episode of the original series, CHARLIE X. In which our omnipotent being count begins, the death count is updated, and we can’t figure out if being turned into an iguana should count. Also: life lessons with Captain Kirk, fanfiction concepts, space boardgames, and the danger of teens.

Intro/outro music by Night Stop available at nightstop.bandcamp.com!

Episode 2: The Man Trap: Space Virtue

Stardate 69689.4

This time your hosts talk about the first broadcast episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, THE MAN TRAP. A death count is kept, shirt colors are noted, and Uhura is fondly regarded. Other topics include: space prefixes, Hannibal, NCIS, and the Cold War. Chelsea and SEM also delve briefly into the true goals of their five year voyage.

Special guest: GAIL ANDERSON, better known as Chelsea’s mom, who watched the first episode the day it first aired and provides some much-needed historical perspective.

Intro/outro music by Night Stop available at nightstop.bandcamp.com!

Episode 1: The Cage

Stardate 11603.15

Welcome to the inaugural episode, recorded before we were even sure of our own name! Each week, we’ll discuss an episode of Star Trek, going from the original series and Next Generation, all the way through to whatever Bryan Fuller reboot madness eventually happens.

This time we talk about the very first episode of Star Trek ever, THE CAGE. Topics include: just how done Captain Pike is with everything, Fallout New Talos, unnamed female characters, and matte paintings. And more!

Your hosts:

SEM: @thesem on Twitter and Tumblr

Chelsea: @aflightybroad on Twitter

The podcast’s current home on the web:

The Long Trek Home Tumblr Blog