This week, Mike and Barry discuss the relative merits of the re-mastered and re-engineered special effects that were added to TOS. This month marks the 10th anniversary of the debut of the new effects, and....let's say a spirited discussion ensues. All this, plus Trek News and a starship class-y Jeffries Tube segment, on Episode 72, "Special Effects Remastery."
September 30th, 2016
September 10th, 2016
It's the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, and in honor of this historic week, Mike and Barry look back at the life and legacy of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. His place as originator and early champion of the Trek look, style and philosophy are well-documented, but where does he fit in the overall fifty year legacy? Episode 71 is online, "The Great Bird of the Galaxy."
September 3rd, 2016
We're heading into the homestretch leading up to the big Trek 50th Anniversary celebration, and this week Mike and Barry take a look at one of TOS's most memorable episodes, "A Taste of Armaggedon." Touching on themes of war, societal courage and personal integrity, this classic hour of television resonates even today. Episode 70 is online, "We're Not Going to Kill Today."
August 27th, 2016
This week, Mike and Barry give their thoughts about the new Trek movie, "Star Trek: Beyond," with a special emphasis on characterization and how the new Kirk, Spock, et al compare to their original series counterparts. Episode 69 is online, "Star Trek: Beyond Review."
August 20th, 2016
This week, Mike and Barry catch up on new movie and new series news, including facts and rumors about the setting of Star Trek: Discovery and how it may or may or not have contributed to the "Axanar" controversy. Then a short discussion about the consequences and definition of war in several TOS episodes. We're almost to the actual 50th Anniversary of the first episode of Star Trek, and we're counting it down in Episode 68, "Almost to 50.'
July 15th, 2016
We all saw the heroic actions Kirk, Picard and the other captains took on a daily basis on their respective vessels (or stations), but what does the crew do in their downtimes? Sewing? Gin Rummy? Bowling? This week, Mike and Barry take a look at the normal, humdrum life aboard a starship: from Sulu's botany projects to Neelix's daily TV show, from coffee at the Replimat on DS9's Promenade to water polo with Captain Archer - Episode 67 is online, "Just Another Day on the Enterprise."
June 18th, 2016
This week Mike and Barry examine the 100th episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager to compare how each series had progressed at the post-midpoint of their runs, where they were going, and the evolution of the characters. Also catching up on new Trek series and movie news, plus a special Blu-Ray review. Episode 66 is online, "100th Episodes Comparison."
May 7th, 2016
In this episode, Mike and Barry discuss news related to the new Star Trek Series - its filming location, its time period, and the report that the series will be in an anthology format. They also report on several new interesting Trek-related merchandise items for any fan in your life. Episode 65 is online: "I'll Give You 225 Quatloos for that Velour Shirt."
- Star Trek: The Graphic Novel Collection
- The Velour Line
- Star Trek Bluetooth Speakers (Coming Soon)
- Barnes and Noble Star Trek: The Classics Collection, by James Blish
April 16th, 2016
This week, we have a very special episode of the All Good Things Podcast. Co-host Michael is out this week, but he has good reason - he's taking care of his and his lovely wife's newly born daughter! And we're going to celebrate the blessed occasion with a great list, the Top 10 Babies on Star Trek. Everyone knows from time to time a little bundle of joy is going to appear in our Trek lives, and Barry counts down the most memorable. Episode 64 is online, "You May Now Give Birth."
March 27th, 2016
This week, Mike and Barry catch up a number of recent news items regarding the new Star Trek series, the new movie, and some interesting things to purchase online. Then they discuss a burning question Barry has for Mike about James T. Kirk - what does the captain value most, his ship, his son or his closest friends? And does his changing priorities show an evolving maturity? Episode 63 is online, "I'll Never Lose You - Kirk and His Enterprise."