Episode Three - Hello From the Battle of the Binary Vulcan Stars

Brian & Dan talk about the two-part series premiere of Star Trek Discovery: "The Vulcan Hello" and "Battle at the Binary Stars."

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Episode Two - Spectre of the Dove

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Brian and Dan talk about the classic TOS episodes “Spectre of the Gun” and “Day of the Dove,” and also figure out when the actual first interracial kiss on television occurred (spoilers: it was NOT on the Star Trek episode “Plato’s Stepchildren” between Uhura and Kirk!).

 

We talk about love and rationality conquering unbridled hatred and an urge to kill, the barrier-breaking uncomfortability of an attempted rape scene, and hair-dos, and we delve into the ever-evolving look of the Klingons over time.

 

Brian gives us the rundown on the new “Lost in Space” trailer (all of this has happened before and all of it will happen again).

 

Brian saw the 2018 Best Picture: “The Shape of Water” starring DISCO’s Doug Jones (Saru!).

BTW: Doug Jones is a national treasure and “The Shape of Water” is a romantic thriller (rom-thrill? Thrill-rom?). The boys take far too long to search IMBD.

 

The March YouTube Fan Film of the Month:

“Star Trek Continues”

 

Your homework:

Next time we’ll be talking about the “Star Trek: Discovery” two-part series premiere: “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” Go watch them and let us know what you think: how does the start of the series compare and contrast to where we saw it go throughout the first season?

 

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Podcast art by Todd Brugmans

Episode One - The Pilot

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Welcome to Talking Trek!

Here’s what happened in Episode One!

·      DISCOVERY IS GREAT!

·      Wrath of Khan is the best Star Trek film – if you disagree, we will fight you!

·      Starfleet REALLY likes branding

·      Is the Voyager a spoon?

·      We LIKE Star Wars. We do! Honest.

·      SPOILERS!!  Black Panther Spoilers at 41:41

·      Let’s talk about The Orville!

·      Dan gives Brian the Reader’s Digest version of A Wrinkle in Time

·      Are you watching Trek Yards on YouTube? Brian thinks you should!

·      Are you watching screaming goat videos? Dan thinks you should!

Your homework:

Next time we’ll be talking about the TOS episodes “Day of the Dove” (Dan’s favorite episode) and “Spectre of the Gun” (Brian’s fave) – go watch these two classic episodes and share your thoughts with us!

Live long and prosper.

We are Starfleet.

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