Category Archives: TOS Season 2

Amok Time – Ft. Amy

When Spock under goes the ancient Vulcan ritual of pon farr, he is drawn back to Vulcan to complete his marriage… and hopefully get laid! Amy joins me to discuss the iconic “Amok Time”, which delivers a tremendous amount of information about the Vulcans and their culture. We also discuss helmets instead of ears, the friendship of Spock and Kirk, and why you can’t leave Nurse Chapl hanging!

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Mirror, Mirror – Ft. Modi Operandus

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most dangerous of them all? When a transporter accident sends Kirk, Scotty, Bones and Uhura to another dimension, they find that not all universes are created equal! The Mirror Universe is introduced in this episode, and it would go on to be a barbaric and iconic setting for TOS, DS9 and ENT. Modi stops by to discuss evil goatees, being a captain’s woman, and same Spock, different place!

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The Doomsday Machine – Ft. Clay

When the Enterprise encounters a planet destroying weapon of unknown origin, they face strife from within as a desperate commodore seizes control of the ship in order to seek vengeance on the weapon that killed his crew! Clay stops by to discuss Lovecraftian evil, the difference between a captain and a commodore, and cold as ice Spock one-liners!

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Journey to Babel – Ft. Mark

Meet the Sareks! The Enterprise picks up a Vulcan ambassador for negotitations about some space business, and boy are we surprised to find out it’s Spock’s father, Sarek! Mark stops by to break down the first appearance of Sarek, a character who holds an important place in Trek lore. We discuss Vulcan logic, plot lines that are all over the place, and the weirdness of a human mother!

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The Trouble with Tribbles – Ft. Clay

The Federation and the Klingon Empire might have an uneasy alliance, but that doesn’t mean they can simply share a vacation spot together! Into this tense conflict come the Tribbles, a species of furry, purring, lovable little hairballs that can only do two things: eat and reproduce. The Trouble with Tribbles is an iconic episode that is frequently listed as one of TOS’ best hours. So what do we think? Clay joins me to discuss Klingons as double agents, planets named after a guy named Sherman, and saying the same line twice!

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A Piece of the Action – Ft. Mark

Yeah, see, we got deez heaters, see? When the Enterprise stumbles across a planet that has modeled itself after 1920’s Chicago, Kirk must find a way to get a “piece of the action” before it’s too late! Armed with tommy guns and zoot suits, can Kirk, Spock and McCoy figure out a way to get a cut or will the gangsters┬ámake them sleep with the fishies? Mark joins me to discuss Gilligan’s Island, action as a currency, and TNG’s “The Royale”!

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A Private Little War – Ft. Modi Operandus

The Garden of Eden is no place for an arms race! When Kirk returns to a planet that he visited long ago, he discovers that things are not how he remembers them. The Klingons have created an arms race by arming different tribes with flintlocks! Will this planet have its own Vietnam War? Or will the crazy monkey creatures kill everyone first? Modi stops by to discuss serpents in the garden, the only gang bang/attempted rape scene in Trek history (sorry, Tasha), and episodes that end abruptly!

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