Mar 25th, 2017 by allgoodthings
This week, Mike and Barry discuss Deep Space Nine's various religious practices, focusing specifically on the Bajorans and the Prophets, the Dominion and the Founders, and the Ferengi and their actual worship of greed and profit. We'll talk about how this series more than any of the others contentrated heavily on questions of faith and how it affected the characters, the plots and themes. We'll also compare them to other religions and faith practices throughout Star Trek, and see how they can help us learn about spiritual beliefs here back home. Episode 83 is online, "Prophets, Founders, and the Divine Treasury."
Mar 17th, 2017 by allgoodthings
As a follow-up to last episode's "Seasons to Skip" discussion, this week Mike and Barry concentrate on TOS Season 3. Much-aligned, controversial, with its shares of gems and duds, the final season of the original Star Trek also carries its share of opinions. Is it worth spending your time on, and if so what interesting nuggets can be gleaned from the series' final trip to the Final Frontier? More Discovery news, tiki glasses, and other items of interest make up Episode 82, "TOS Season 3 - What Is It Good For?"
Feb 24th, 2017 by allgoodthings
If you were introducing a friend to Trek for the first time, and they had a limited amount of time to watch a particular series, would you recommend they skip certain seasons? Should they? Would it be considered a court martial offense? This week Mike and Barry discuss whether certain entire seasons of Trek series are "expendable" in the interests of time, space, and on occasion, good taste. Also news about a new DS9 documentary, possible new Blu-Ray releases and much more on the All Good Things Star Trek Podcast, Episode 81, "Season Skips."
Jan 27th, 2017 by allgoodthings
Hear ye, hear ye, court is now in session! This week Mike and Barry put on trial one of Star Trek's most famous/infamous characters, Acting Ensign/Cadet/Traveler Wesley Crusher. to determine his ultimate guilt or innocence of being a valued member of the Trek team. They also have (hopefully) the final update on the ongoing Ananar crisis and a quick discussion on the state of Trek fandom. Break out your Usenet "alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die" T-shirts, because Episode 80 is online, "The Trial of Wesley Crusher."
Jan 14th, 2017 by allgoodthings
This week, Mike and Barry take a look at "For the Love of Spock," the new documentary on the life of Leonard Nimoy produced by his son, Adam Nimoy. A loving tribute to a Star Trek icon with a lot of hidden gems and some flaws as well. Also, a Trek gift item you won't care beans about, more non-news about the Axanar lawsuit and a story about a lost starship that's gone vewy vewy quiet. All this week on Episode 79, "Spockumentary."
Dec 11th, 2016 by allgoodthings
Ever wanted to have the ability to move objects just with your mind? Alter reality at a whim? Be thought of as a god? Well, this week Mike and Barry discuss several individuals throughout Star Trek who acquired those abilities, and how they dealt with them. Did they choose the right paths, or let their ambitions and emotions sweep them away? Find out this week in Episode 78, "God-Like Powers."
Dec 2nd, 2016 by allgoodthings
This week, Mike and Barry wrap up their Top 50/Bottom 10 of all Trek with #5-1. Did your lists match theirs? Tune in and find out on Episode 77, "Top 50 and Bottom 10 Trek Episodes Of All Time (Part 3)"
Nov 20th, 2016 by allgoodthings
This week, we pick up with the Episode 5-10 of Star Trek's Top 50 Episodes of All Time. Mike and Barry discuss such great Trek episodes as.....wait, that would be spoiling it! (Let's just say tribbles and supermen might be mentioned a time or two...) You'll have to tune in and hear Episode 76, "Top 50 and Bottom 10 Trek Episodes of All Time (Part 2)" to find out for sure.
Nov 13th, 2016 by allgoodthings
This week, Michael and Barry finally start their Top 50 Star Trek Episodes of All Time countdown with #50-11, with the bottom 10 episodes thrown in for....bad measure. It's a look through the best and worst of Trek over 50 years in Episode 75, "Top 50 and Bottom 10 Trek Episodes Of All Time (Part 1)"
Nov 5th, 2016 by allgoodthings
This week, Mike and Barry discuss a recent fan-generated list of the Top 10 and Bottom 10 of all Star Trek episodes...with mixed results and opinions. Plus a timely look at the Presidents of the Federation. News about Brian Fuller and the new Trek Series, all on Episode 74 of the All Good Things Star Trek Podcast, "The Not-So-Magnificent Ferengi."