Episode 23: A Taste of Armageddon: War Never Changes

We watched “A Taste of Armageddon” from Star Trek: The Original Series this week, and then we talked about it! No guests, just right. This is the one with the serious Cold War overtones!

 

Fox is good at diplomacy but bad at being a decent person, Anan 7 has a number in his name, and a 500 year war is waged by computers. No, it doesn’t make much sense. It’s still pretty great.

 

updated numbers to be edited in later

Episode 22: Space Seed: VH1’s I Love The 90’s!

Our endless mission to watch all of Star Trek continues, this time with “Space Seed.” This is the episode with Khan!

McGivers needs to get her act together and get a better writer, some 90’s fashion is predicted almost successfully, and Khan is a very good villain. Now imagine him listening to a Jock Jams cassette tape. History is revealed, timelines confused, and Kirk makes some terrible choices.

 

Total Omnipotent Beings Encountered: 6

Total Crew Deaths: 28 (Gold: 7, Blue: 5, Red: 5, Unknown: 11)

Non-Crew Deaths: 38

Total Deaths: 66

Episode 21: Return of the Archons: We Don’t Talk About The Purge

Hey, it’s a Star Trek podcast! We watched The Return of the Archons this week. That’s the episode where Spock’s got a stylish cloak!

This time, SEM’s dad Pete guest stars. Sulu is never the star, things are different in the valley, and what’s good for the body is a little puzzling. It is the will of Landru that you will listen to this belated episode.

A note to our listeners: we had to re-record this episode because of a computer crash that ate the first recording. Whoops! It’s here now. Shh. It’s OK. Next week should be back on track. Hopefully. Maybe?

Death counts/etc will return next week, something went awry.

Episode 20: Court Martial: I Am The Law

Our fifty year voyage to watch every last episode of Star Trek continues apace. This time, we watch “Court Martial,” from season one of Star Trek: The Original Series! This is the one with the court martial.

This time, the teaser dares to ask whether or not Kirk will have to be court martialed, the title spoils that he will, and space fashion reigns supreme on Starbase 11. Recusal doesn’t exist in space, computers are confusing, and Deep Blue is just a dream in a butterfly’s eye.

Please put Hatsune Miku in Star Trek.

Note: there are some audio issues in this episode.

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 6

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 28 (7 gold, 5 blue, 5 red, 11 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 0

Total deaths: 64

Episode 19: Tomorrow Is Yesterday: R O W D Y B O Y

Our five year mission to watch all of Star Trek continues on apace, this time with the TOS episode “Tomorrow Is Yesterday.” This is the one where they time travel again! … Not the only one.

In this episode, time travel is the best thing to happen to continuity, Kirk is a horny boy, things get rowdy, and Captain John Christopher is not a captain in Starfleet and shouldn’t be allowed a uniform. Did we mention how rowdy it gets? Please watch this episode. It really is chicken noodle soup!

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 6

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 28 (7 gold, 5 blue, 5 red, 11 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 0

Total deaths: 64

Episode 18: Arena: Gorn to Be Wild

Our five hundred year mission to watch all 728 episodes of Star Trek continues with the TOS episode “Arena.” This is the one with the gorn!

This time, Chelsea forgets her show notes again, though Memory Alpha saves the day, and we learn way more trivia than usual. Gorn have CGI eyelids, Vasquez Rock guest stars again, and the Metrons get way too many nicknames. Also, Kirk figures out the crafting system way too late in the game.

Omnipotent beings this episode: 1

Total omnipotent being count: 6

Crew deaths this episode: 3

Total crew deaths: 28 (7 gold, 5 blue, 5 red, 11 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 0

Total deaths: 64

Episode 17: The Squire of Gothos: [Zybourne Clock joke]

Greetings and felicitations, listeners! Our neverending mission to watch all of Star Trek continues with the Original series episode “The Squire of Gothos.” This is the one with the baby Q!

This time, we learn about biomes and ecosystems, Sulu doesn’t duel anyone, breaking a mirror doesn’t bring bad luck, and your hosts plan a theater production. Also, Kirk plays the most dangerous game and somehow fails to rip his shirt in the process.

And a reminder to subscribe to the show in iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever your favorite podcast-listenin’ application is for timely updates because sometimes we forget to update other places?

This, darling, is the Squire of Gothos.

Omnipotent beings this episode: 1

Total omnipotent being count: 5

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 25 (6 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 11 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 0

Total deaths: 61

Episode 16: The Galileo Seven: FREE THE GALILEO 7

Our five decade mission to watch all of Star Trek continues, with original series episode THE GALILEO SEVEN. This is the one with the giant spears falling from the sky!

This week, we learn about quasars and the Folsom point, get sick and tired of Spock’s logic, and admire Commissioner Ferris’ space fashions. Spears are thrown poorly, half-revealed aliens are less frightening than one might think, and phasers are more powerful than any of us realized.

Omnipotent beings this episode: 0

Total omnipotent being count: 4

Crew deaths this episode: 3 (2 gold, 1 unknown)

Total crew deaths: 25 (6 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 11 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 0

Total deaths: 61

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Episode 15: Shore Leave

 

Our mission to watch every episode of Star Trek continues with TOS episode 15, “Shore Leave!” This is the one with a terrible faux-Irish song! Sorry about this episode’s audio quality.

 

Our boys finally get some rest, we meet a new yeoman, and everyone thinks they’re hallucinating or something even though they’re clearly not. Spock’s stuck on the ship for most of the episode because if he wasn’t, everyone would have figured out the game much sooner. Sulu fights a samurai, tiger stock footage is rolled out for our amusement, and no one remembers the word “barrows.” Also, the white rabbit shows up!

 

ALSO: SEM’s mom joins us to discuss the episode AND to discuss a museum exhibit in Seattle, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at the Experience Music Project.

 

The chill cult mentioned in the episode is the Aetherius Society, by the way. (And cult probably isn’t the right word.)

 

Omnipotent beings this episode: 1

Total omnipotent being count: 4

Crew deaths this episode: 0

Total crew deaths: 22 (4 gold, 4 blue, 4 red, 10 unknown)

Non-crew deaths this episode: 0

Total deaths: 61

 

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