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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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Podcast 131: Broken Bow Movements


This podcast takes on a whole new enterprise. Just a little heads up about what happened behind the scenes. We spent an hour trying to get Justin.tv to work (the problem was probably site maintenance) and finally switched over to Google Hangouts. The result was relatively successful. We'll obviously be working out a few kinks on this if it's an additional enterprise we'll need to take on. Possibly as a result of technical chat troubles, this is our shortest 'cast in several years. Looks like you get a small break from listening.

But anyway, here's Enterprise! Is it as we feared and a bigger burden than Voyager? Well, it turns out the ship has a giant grapple, so it can't be that bad. Our biggest regret, though, is not realizing that the Vulcan ambassador is the main guy in Robot Jox.

Btw, it looks like one of the audio edits slipped into the past about five seconds during the viewer mail portion at about 38:10. The result is a little bit of overlapping audio (Jon sounds like he stepped into Night Lizard Future Emperor's time room for a moment) followed by five seconds of silence. Please don't use that as an excuse for a bad iTunes review!

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Google Hangout, Hi's from Mark and Andrea, MOS Burger, etc.)
7:13 -- "Broken Bow"
28:25 -- Crew impressions
33:31 -- Opening credits
38:14 -- Viewer mail
46:08 -- Technology love and more viewer mail
55:05 -- Awards and rankings
1.00:36 -- Future episode predictions
1.06:10 -- Qapla' and outtakes

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This episode is dedicated in sad memory to Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014).

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Podcast 130: Bon Voyager!


Strap yourself in as we review the last of what J.R. calls the "muffintop episodes" (which really formed a nice little completion complex context). On top of that we devote a bunch of time to scouring all of the Voyager episodes we watched for some great best/worst awards and demerits. Perhaps silliest of all, we also rank every single episode of Voyager we watched. It wasn't fun while it lasted, but we hate to see it go.

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (moving woes, Christmas results, Oscars, Grudgement Day, weight, upcoming guestspot, series finales)
12:39 -- "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy"
36:09 -- "Fair Haven"
59:15 -- Podcast awards and rankings
1.09:43 -- Voyager awards
1.27:32 -- Voyager rankings
1.50:48 -- Future episode prediction and crew image check
1.57:11 -- Qapla' and outtakes

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This episode is dedicated to Jay Leggett. (1963-2013)

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Podcast 129: Listen All Y'all It's a Sabo-phage


Okay so just in time for Festivus, this is the first slew of "forgotten" Voyager episodes. That probably means we didn't have too much fun with these, right? RIGHT?! Well, when have Nazis turned down fun, though? But here's the real question. Will disease, loneliness and dinosaur scientists live up to the fun that the Nazis set such a very high standard for?

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Christmas, Christmas movies, egg nog)
10:24 -- "Phage"
32:10 -- "Distant Origin"
52:10 -- "The Killing Game"
1.24:28 -- "One"
1.39:39 -- Awards and rankings
1.50:19 -- Future episode predictions
1.53:40 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Click here for the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer!

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This episode is dedicated to Christmas. (1-?)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Podcast 128: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Old


For the first time in months, were back with a normal podcast. This isn't our last Voyager podcast, but we're discussing the last Voyager episode (in which Voyager limps its way across the finish line. Does the series live up to its hype? Okay, here's a better question: does the series live up to the constant stream of dislike our listeners have been throwing at us? Also, which one of the other two is the "bad" episode -- "Fury" or "The Void"?

Podcast breakdown:

0:00 -- nuqneH (Halloween, podcasting)
11:08   -- Viewer mail
31:45 -- "Fury"
1.02:10 -- "The Void"
1.19:29 -- "Endgame (Parts 1 and 2)"
1.58:41 -- Awards and rankings
2.08:50 -- Future episode predictions
*2.16:13 -- Qapla' and outtakes

Justin has reminded us that our discussion of ramming physical objects through a ship's shields occurred while we talked about Star Trek: Nemesis in Podcast 68.

Click here for the deceitful UPN preview for "Life Line."

Click here to read about Martok in public office.

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Kes (2369-2376)

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Podcast 127: Gorgeous Eyes Under There? Under Where?


It took us a few weeks to finally do it, but here it is -- the DVD commentary of Star Trek Into Darkness. The giddiness of the movie has worn off slightly, so a bit of criticism is expected. Interestingly, the two of us tend to disagree a bit more on these movie things, but the inevitable yelling match has yet to be recorded.

BTW, Jon's voice is a bit louder than J.R.'s. Hopefully that's not too annoying. If it is, let us know and we'll painstakingly adjust the levels of every single conversation.

Details of how to sync the movie with our voices is included in the mp3, BUT as a super bonus, know that the beginning of the movie starts right at the 2:00 mark.

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This episode is dedicated in loving memory to the original Enterprise crew (1966-1994)

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