70: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield: Shut Up

this time, SEM’s friend Arras (@Animus_Panthera) joined us to discuss Star Trek TOS episode “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” …!

Everyone ignores each other a lot as the same questions are asked time and time again. 50,000 years seems like a reasonable amount of time to have grown tired of promises of incremental change. Lokai was right. Oh, yeah, and this is the episode with the dudes with half black/half white faces.

Recorded in April 2018.

Note: Arras’ audio came through extremely quiet on the audio despite seeming fine while we were recording. I’ve done my best with it, but if audio levels are weird on this one, I apologize.

69: Whom Gods Destroy: nice

episode 69 …. nice

in the star trek future, the only mental illness left is Doing War Crimes! oh, serial killing, also, that’s another mental illness. everything else is fine, and those are fine now too because of magic space drugs. things get goofy this episode.

recorded february 2018. spoilers for black panther.

68: Elaan of Troyius: It’s Over 9000

we watched the TOS episode “Elaan of Troyius” with our friend Jeff @heyboots! this bizarre take on taming of the shrew is not very good, probably, but at least kirk/enterprise is confirmed once again. good job, TOS!

here’s jeff’s utena let’s play: link

AUDIO WARNING: chelsea lost her good microphone so she sounds like she lives in a basement toilet for this episode. oops

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.