SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “Drive-In Monster Movies”

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “Drive-In Monster Movies”

Kirk and company explore the mining of colony of Janus VI and meet up with the Horta, an intelligent and sensitive Hamburger Helper monster. Next, they journey to Deneva where Kirk’s family goes crazy from crazy omelet monsters. Finally, the Enterprise is attacked by a large amoeba-lookin’ thang and McCoy and Spock get all up in each other’s business. We talk about a bunch of fun monster-driven episodes from the Original Series.

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© Frequent Wire, David Lawler copyright 2018 for all original vocal and audio content featuring David Lawler and selected guests each episode. This podcast, “SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast” is not affiliated with CBS Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Desilu Television, Gulf + Western, or the estate of Gene Roddenberry. Any and all images, audio clips, and dialogue extracts are the property of their respective copyright owners. This blog and podcast was created for criticism, research, and is completely nonprofit, and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107. It is not an official product, and it should not be sold nor bought; this is intended for private use, and any public broadcast is not recommended. All television, film, and music clips appear under Fair Use as well.

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SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast The Whoopi Quickie

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast The Whoopi Quickie

The two Davids engage in a charged debate about Whoopi Goldberg’s recent conduct on The View with regard to guest Jeanine Pirro. This is the full discussion which will be featured on a later episode of the podcast.

Whoopi Goldberg represents, along with Rob Reiner, the much older contingent of new-wave leftism. Mostly celebrities. Madonna, Ashley Judd. More disturbingly, they’re old enough to remember the common-sense, reason, and practicality of Liberalism – this is the view of Liberalism more in keeping with what’s being called Libertarianism now. Libertarianism is the classic Liberal view of the sovereignity of the Individual. More importantly, it’s become the rhetoric of “just leave me alone, don’t tamper with my freedom, my personal liberty.” That used to be the classic Liberal view. I can forgive the kids under 40 for that attitude. They’re kids.

Judge Jeanine Pirro called it, “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” I agree with her. The simple reality of Trump being elected President has driven people to madness, derangement. Whoopi Goldberg’s reaction is proof-positive, even as she denies it.

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SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “Fruity as a Nutcake”

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast Show 204 “Fruity as a Nutcake”

The Federation doesn’t know how to handle it’s crazier citizens. Most forms of mental illness were allegedly wiped out before we came to this brave new future. That’s the main point of these classic Trek episodes, “Dagger of the Mind” and “Whom Gods Destroy.” In the first episode (an early Roddenberry-produced entry), Kirk becomes the subject of a mad scientist’s fiendish experiments. In the second episode, Kirk and Spock are held hostage by a once-great now insane Starfleet hero named Garth who, inexplicably builds a doomsday explosive (undoubtedly in his spare, unsupervised time), and it’s up to the boys to stop him.

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© Frequent Wire, David Lawler copyright 2018 for all original vocal and audio content featuring David Lawler and selected guests each episode. This podcast, “SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast” is not affiliated with CBS Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Desilu Television, Gulf + Western, or the estate of Gene Roddenberry. Any and all images, audio clips, and dialogue extracts are the property of their respective copyright owners. This blog and podcast was created for criticism, research, and is completely nonprofit, and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107. It is not an official product, and it should not be sold nor bought; this is intended for private use, and any public broadcast is not recommended. All television, film, and music clips appear under Fair Use as well.

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “A Truly Original Mystery”

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast Show 203 “A Truly Original Mystery”

“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,however improbable, must be the truth?”

In two episodes (perhaps three), Data embraces the criminal detection methods of one Sherlock Holmes. Throughout Star Trek: The Next Generation’s run, we see Data at work solving mysteries. In “Elementary, Dear Data,” Geordi makes an incredible mistake that nearly destroys the Enterprise. In “Ship in a Bottle,” that mistake comes back to bite Picard, Data, and Barclay in the ass.

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SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “You’re Out Of Order!”

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast Show 202 “You’re Out Of Order!”

We look at “The Cage,” the first sanctioned pilot of Star Trek: The Original Series, and it’s sister episode, the cobbled-together flashback ditty, “The Menagerie.” “The Menagerie” is listed as one of Gene Roddenberry’s top ten favorites episodes of the original run. In “Court Martial,” Kirk is, without credible evidence, tried for the murder of Ben Finney and prosecuted by his ex-girlfriend. Data’s rights as a sentient life-form with free-will come into question in “The Measure of a Man,” one of the first great episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “Second Chances”

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast Show 201 “Second Chances”

The Original Series was on the verge of cancellation. The Next Generation had a rocky beginning and an awkward sophomore year. Deep Space Nine established that what Star Trek needed was, above all else, good writing in order to thrive. Voyager and Enterprise suffered from the constraints of budget in a time when Star Trek fatigue was on the rise. We examine the second season premieres* of all the shows in the Star Trek franchise**.

*Not “Amok Time.”
** Not Star Trek: Discovery, for now.

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SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “The Guardian of Forever”

SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast “The Guardian of Forever”

“The only thing worth writing about is people. People. Human beings. Men and women whose individuality must be created, line by line, insight by insight. If you do not do it, the story is a failure. […] There is no nobler chore in the universe than holding up the mirror of reality and turning it slightly, so we have a new and different perception of the commonplace, the everyday, the ‘normal’, the obvious. People are reflected in the glass. The fantasy situation into which you thrust them is the mirror itself. And what we are shown should illuminate and alter our perception of the world around us. Failing that, you have failed totally.”
― Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison died last week. The ripe old age of 84. James Cameron couldn’t get him down. AOL couldn’t bring him down. The stroke in 2014 couldn’t bring him down. In Selma, Ellison marched with Martin Luther King, 1964. There were fire-hoses and German Shepherds. Repent, Harlan, said the Tick-Tock Man. Get stuffed, Ellison was heard to shout in response. While angry and bitter over the tampering with his “City on the Edge of Forever” script, the episode still stands as the greatest Trek script of all. His work was bizarre and more often than not, tragic.

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