Friday, April 25, 2008

futurama break

In lieu of the ongoing scarcity of TOS Season Three discs at and J.R.'s dislike for watching Star Trek online, we may be discussing the following episodes of Trek-related Futurama.

"Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?"
"Where No Fan Has Gone Before"

Right-click and download them before the folks at 20th Century Fox take the blog down!

The first one is a .mov file, which is a better quality than the second which is .mp4. You can, however, watch the .mp4 on your iPod! How exciting and futuristic!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Podcast 7.5: Bonus Audio From Jon

We mentioned on the last cast that due to technical difficulties we had to re-record much of it. We actually got Jon's audio, but not J.R.'s. Just for fun, I'm posting up the Jon audio that we wound up not using (minus all the pauses). We pretty much covered all the same stuff again in the podcast, so there's really not much reason to even listen to this unless you love the nasally sound of Jon's voice (like I do, which is weird since my voice is horrendous). Anyway, I just didn't want to throw the audio away, so here it is.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

TOS Season Two Breakdown

Scroll down! Blogger issues.

J.R.'s Top ThreeJon's Top Three
3. "Journey to Babel"3. "Obsession"
2. "Mirror, Mirror"2. "Mirror, Mirror"
1. "Amok Time"1. "Bread and Circuses"
J.R.'s Bottom FourJon's Bottom Four
23. "Friday's Child"23. "Assignment: Earth"
24. "The Omega Glory" 24. "The Changeling"
25. "A Private Little War" 25. "The Omega Glory"
26. "The Trouble With Tribbles" 26. "Friday's Child"

Apologies to Julie Newmar.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Podcast 7: Romans and Nazis and Commies and Bears Oh My!

Because we had so many alternate Earth history planets to discuss, this one went twice as long as they usually go.

We also had to re-record some of the podcast again because of technical reasons. Ugh. We can't wait until computers are intelligent enough to just do our podcasts for us. Anyway, Season Two is in the bag! Now all we have left to do is the lame Star Trek season and all the movies (half of which are pretty good) and the lame series (Next Generation).

One minor correction in this podcast that I noticed: I said that "Bread and Circuses" was the only episode that made reference to actually speaking English. Of course "Space Seed" makes that point as well. I don't know where my head was.

Also, it should be noted that I almost disagreed with J.R. about the end of the same episode. He said that because the Enterprise didn't interfere, nothing changed on the oppressive planet. I made a point that they witnessed some kind of Christianity blossoming on the planet which would lead to a change in regime. Obviously, however, this change had nothing to do with the Enterprise and would have happened on the planet regardless. So in actuality, there was no major change due to the events of this episode.


1:56 -- "A Private Little War"
12:59 -- "Return to Tomorrow"
20:28 -- "Patterns of Force"
28:40 -- "By Any Other Name"
36:45 -- "The Omega Glory"
44:38 -- "The Ultimate Computer"
1.03:54 -- "Bread and Circuses"
1.17:44 -- "Assignment: Earth"
1.29:13 -- Faves and season wrap-up
1.45:15 -- End/outtakes

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Podcast 6: The Lost Episodes (and we don't mean freaky island)

Today's podcast focuses on all the ones J.R. didn't realize he hadn't watched yet and all the ones we thought we talked about last week, but actually didn't really since we didn't actually record what we had already talked about. So apologies to us for actually having to do it again.

Plenty of fun to be had, however, since we had a chatroom full of geeks telling us off. Even some of my nieces and nephews joined the fun, although I hope they weren't actually listening when I was talking about the possibility of a homosexual relationship between Spock and Dr. McCoy.

Of course the specific fan fiction term I couldn't think of during the program is slash fiction for those who may be interested (not that there's anything wrong with that). Turns out that Star Trek pretty much originated the whole concept. So be proud, Shatner and Nimoy!

I don't know if we'll bother doing this in the future, but here's a breakdown of the podcast in case you want to skip right to your favorite episode.

4:40 -- "Metamorphosis"
15:16 -- "Journey to Babel"
28:08 -- "Friday's Child"
36:32 -- "The Deadly Years"
46:40 -- "A Piece of the Action"
57:28 -- "The Immunity Syndrome"
1.09:40 -- our faves
1.16:30 -- end/outtakes

Also, just for fun this week we really went nuts with the outtakes. Keep listening at the end of the show for five minutes or so of stuff that isn't supposed to be heard.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Podcast 5: The Trouble With "The Trouble With Tribbles"

This week's disaster-ridden podcast includes a new microphone for J.R. and light discussion of episode 39 and episodes 41-45 of the original series (episode 10 and episodes 12-16 of Season 2).

We apologize right here for losing the audio on two full discussions on "A Piece of the Action" and "The Immunity Syndrome," which must have been confusing since at the show wrap up J.R. mentioned "The Immunity Syndrome" as one of his favorites that we had talked about.

We'll recap those succinctly (and hopefully much better than we did the first time) on next week's show.

Also many apologies for both of us continually forgetting how Kirk resolves things in every episode.

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