We begin by talking about our entry points into the world of Star Trek…and then discuss our first memories of the show. We round out our geeky intro with a few minutes dedicated to our favorite incarnations of the series.
After that we talk about how much of the approximately 727 hours of filmed Trek content still holds up. From there, it’s on to the worst thing about our favorite versions of the show. Who’s the best character (and worst) in the history of the show? Listen and find out! We close this section out with some talk about what frustrates us about Star Trek.
Find out why we think the franchise has survived as long as it has, and why it keeps going. The “What’s the most fan boyish thing you’ve ever done in relation to Star Trek?” section is a riot when it’s Shawn’s turn to talk. He wasn’t kidding when he said, “No matter how fanboyish you’ve been about Trek, Christopher — I have you beat!”
If you listen for no other reason, listen for the answers to this question: “Why is Worf so easy to beat up?”
We close out the episode on a couple more serious notes:
- Does the world Star Trek has created for itself actually work?
- What do you think is the legacy of Star Trek, and is it any different to the legacy of other big science fiction franchises (Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, etc)?
Assimilation is futile; take a moment out of your day to talk about the best (and worst) of Star Trek in the comments.