Archive for September 2016

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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."

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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."

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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."

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