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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)"

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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."

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As we continue our celebration of Star Trek's 50th year and beyond, this week Mike and Barry take a quick look at a new book series, "The Fifty Year Mission" and discuss Rick Berman's attempts to fill the shoes of Gene Roddenberry. Also a look at the Organians, and much more.  Episode 73 is online, "Great Bird or Flightless Fowl? A Quick look at The Fifty Year Mission Books"

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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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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."

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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.'



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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."

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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."

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