Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Podcast 138: Sub Standards


It took a long time to watch all these submarine movies. It took a long time to record this podcast. It took a long time to get around to posting this podcast. I'm not going to bore you with a long paragraph now.

We took a break from Star Trek to hit up something sort of similar to Trek, in that it's a bunch of people in a metal tube floating through a space-like area. Smellier though. The movies in our submarine discussion are Das Boot, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and K-19: The Widowmaker. Listen for incredible music undertones (one of which is called "Black Widow" and not "Widowmaker" -- still, it's Iggy Azalea for the win).

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (ACL, chat welcome, general sub intro)
13:06 -- Das Boot
48:41 -- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1.14:48 -- K-19: The Widowmaker
1.40:49 -- Submarine movie awards and rankings
2.08:01 -- Next Enterprise episode predictions
2.18:05 -- Future movie podcast ideas
2.37:18 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Click here for a relevant Sarah Brightman video!

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Peter Lorre (1904-1964). Would you believe that Kirk Douglas is still alive? You go, man!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Podcast 137: The Dark Nights Risa


Sorry everyone who emails in, but we did a sort of impromptu recording without sending out the notice email. Hopefully you don't mind too much if you're still listening.

This is our first Enterprise season wrap-up and it's full of the mildest surprises ever. For instance, one episode made one of our top five and the same episode made the other one's bottom five. Enterprise is pretty good, but it does have the problem of a forgettable consistency. Also, please try to live in the 22nd century instead of the 24th, Enterprise! Don't worry, the same complaints are in the podcast. J.R.'s having way more fun with it, so that's really what matters.

Full disclosure. At one point I (Jon) uttered a major grammatical error while discussing "Word Crimes." I was going to own it and call it out, but I chickened out and just edited it out of the recording entirely (because I can and because I'm ashamed). No doubt there are several other errors though. See how many you can find.

Stay tuned to the end because we have a major discussion about the weird format of our next episode. IT AFFECTS YOU!

Hey, btw we tried out a new microphone arrangement and it seems to have really fixed the disparity between our volumes. Plus, it only takes an extra 20 minutes to set up every time, so yay!

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (lack of chat, Austin City Limits again, Bendin' in the Wind)
11:10 -- Top 5 "Weird Al" Yankovic songs
33:46 -- "Fallen Hero"
46:02 -- "Desert Crossing"
57:53 -- "Two Days and Two Nights"
1.11:00 -- "Shockwave"
1.20:40 -- Podcast awards and rankings
1.33:17 -- Season awards and rankings
1.54:15 -- Haphazardly planning for the movie genre podcast
2.04:04 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Click here to watch a shred version of the Beach Boys!

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Kellie Waymire (1967-2003) again.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Podcast 136: Blunderwear


This took a weekend longer to get live than I thought. Lots to speak of this week. What, with World Cup action, continued planning for Austin City Limits, chats with listeners and non-White Stripe music to go through it's amazing we got through it in under three hours. Most people would swim through this stuff like Michael Phelps, but we tend to wade through it like that chubby guy at the beach who goes into the water with his shirt on. BONUS: we also talked a little bit of Star Trek: Enterprise!

Could it be that Enterprise has jumped the shark already? I mean, we start things right off with the 22nd century crew meeting 24th century Ferengi. Deplorable, right? Apparently, not for both of us. Also, new ground for both Reed and Mayweather! All this and one, count 'em, ONE girl! It is very cold in space.

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Weather, World Cup, chatroom, TV watchin' stuff)
10:33 -- Top 5 non-White Stripes Jack White songs
27:04 -- Facebook discussion
28:06 -- This week's Hangout invasion
32:32 -- Jeopardy! report
37:03 -- Weird nightwear topic
42:17 -- "Acquisition"
1.08:20 -- "Oasis"
1.22:47 -- "Detained"
1.38:38 -- "Vox Sola"
1.56:03 -- Awards and rankings
2.13:12 -- Future episode predictions
2.21:36 -- Andrea's happy words and movie planning
2.27:41 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Click here to watch a video Jon made that uses "Salute Your Solution" to beg for gifts (it's not super good)!

Click here to watch a video of Clint Howard's return as Balok!

Click here to learn about a real life Vox Sola creature here on Earth (weird)!

Click here to watch Chubby Rain!

Click here to watch a bunch of teen nerds epically fail at Voyager trivia on Jeopardy!

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Elaine Stritch (1925-2014).

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Podcast 135: The Boob-face Incident


Sorry for getting this in so late. My computer has had several adventures since recording. Anyway... boobs. In the face. Other stuff happens as we continue discussing Year One of Enterprise. For example, there are hot worm women and bums (the cute ones, not the street ones).

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Angel's DS9 quiz, brat-tail fiasco, the sad tale of Tom)
14:27 -- Austin City Limits listing
23:57: -- Movie talk
33:35 -- "Shadows of P'Jem"
56:21 -- "Shuttlepod One"
1.19:16 -- "Fusion"
1.34:35 -- "Rogue Planet"
1.54:10 -- Awards and rankings
2.09:48 -- Future episode predictions
2.22:16 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Whoops. The line from the show got cut off this time around. Just imagine a drunk Reed saying "bum."

Oh nearly forgot, click here for a link to the Trekoff movie trailer (scanned through it and we didn't make an appearance, but oh well)!

Click here to follow Angel on Twitter for lots of DS9 tweets!

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Ann B. Davis(1926-2014).

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Podcast 134: More or Less Human Than Human


I know a lot of you in the live chat were expecting the title of this podcast to something like "Sleeping Targhs Lie" or "Let Slip the Targhs of War" or maybe "Targh Day Afternoon." Couldn't decide between all those.

I'm also kicking myself for not relating Mars Attacks! to the aliens in "Silent Enemy." Isn't it just like that show? "Okay, we're gonna give you aliens ONE more chance to not attack us for no reason."

Anyway, lotsa fun with this one. Mark, Josh and newcomer Angel joined us in the hangout and put up with us as we rattled off our favorite Some Kind of Wonderful songs along with continuing on with the first season of Enterprise.

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Winter Solder, welcome to Angel, Austin City Limits
8:00 -- Pop culture lists (Some Kind of Wonderful Soundtrack songs)
22:27 -- Salt Lake Comic Con report
26:15 -- "Cold Front"
42:09 -- "Silent Enemy"
56:33 -- "Dear Doctor"
1.27:24 -- "Sleeping Dogs"
1.37:47 -- Awards and rankings
1.48:21 -- Future episode predictions
1.58:26 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Click here for a link to "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities!

Click here for a link to "Beat's So Lonely" by Charlie Sexton!

Click here for a link to "Brilliant Mind" by Furniture!

Oh nearly forgot, click here for a link to the Trekoff movie trailer (scanned through it and we didn't make an appearance, but oh well)!

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to (holy cow!) Kellie Waymire (1967-2003).

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Podcast 133: Incidents and/or Riann


We're neck-deep ensconced in Enterprise. And the Vulcans are always bad. It's very weird. In the meantime, we can always count on shuttlecrafts falling through whatever "floor" they've landed on. This was a fun recording. We had Mark assigned to the hangout to keep us in line with random audible comments. We also had a return of the pop culture top five list.

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Rocksmith, NCAA tourney, 30 Rock)
11:45 -- Breaking Bad discussion (spoilers from six months ago) plus a little Veronica Mars
30:56 -- More TV, TekWar
34:41 -- Pop culture lists (New Order songs)
45:30 -- "The Andorian Incident"
58:25 -- "Breaking the Ice"
1.13:45 -- "Civilization"
1.29:04 -- "Fortunate Son"
1.45:42 -- Awards and rankings
1.56:50 -- Future episode predictions
2.06:13 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Here's a link to purchase J.R.'s fabulous Risa poster!

Note at about 18:40 in the episode "Civilization" there's an unwanted camera bump.

We should have spoken about it, but I didn't realize at the time that Mayweather's musings about desiring to use the transporter because "it would be fun to be in two places at once" perfectly mirrors his conflict with having a foot in the space freight universe and another foot in the Starfleet universe. Foreshadowing, allusions and symbolism people!

Checked out my Star Trek Encyclopedia and this is what it says about warp travel:


Notice that warp 1 is the speed of light while warp 2 is 10 times the speed of light. Warp 4 is 102 times the speed of light. Remember how according to that speed limit episode called "Force of Nature" warp 5 is the new Federation cruising speed? Well that's 214 times the speed of light. Sound fast? It isn't. At warp 5 it would take 468 years to cross Federation space. Warp 9.9999 is apparently the maximum subspace radio speed with booster relays. Apparently even subspace radio takes six months to cross Federation space. Warp 10 is theoretically occupying all points in the universe simultaneously (guess it's not theoretical since that's what they did in "Threshold).

Click here for our link to the inexplicable Andorian wall kick.

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to James Rebhorn (1948-2014).

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Podcast 132: New Shale to Tell


Okay, we're committed now, because this is our second podcast devoted to Enterprise. So far, so good. Fingers crossed. It's not super terrible so far. The bold new journey is further emboldened by our crazy use of Google Hangout. We'll let you be the judge regarding the idea to just allow any listener to barge in at any time during the recording.

By the way, when I say something about "in the words of a famous deli artist," I'm pretty sure I'm actually talking about something I saw in an Arby's commercial once.

Sounds like I also forgot to list my favorite technology of this set. I think I'll go with the way the universal translator needs to sort itself out for a few sentences before it starts working.

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Google Hangout, Texas, birthdays, Tim's hello, Cafe Rio, viewer mail)
19:19 -- "Fight or Flight"
31:55 -- "Strange New World"
41:09 -- "Unexpected"
56:46 -- "Terra Nova"
1.10:31 -- Awards and rankings
1.22:11 -- Future episode predictions
1.33:26 -- Qapla', other stuff we're watchin' and outtakes

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you only have a couple of hours to get your picks in, but the JRWSTFTFT March Madness bracket contest is underway! Totally click here! Password is "sisko."

Click here for our link to the inexplicable Andorian wall kick.

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This episode is dedicated in sad memory to Harold Ramis (1944-2014).

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