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Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
The Undiscovered Country at 30: How to End an Era (#376)

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton try to prove their innocence in Klingon court while celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and attempt to determine exactly why it's such a note perfect finale to the TOS era. From Kirk's character arc, to the film's real world parallels and its magical ending, the duo cover it all. Plus, they're joined by special guests Patrick Johnston and SpyHards Podcast co-host Scott Hardy, who offer their own insights on what makes TUC so special.Right-click to download.Read more »

Enterprise Incidents with Scott & Steve

After his logical first officer is examined for displaying strange and bizarre behavior, Captain Kirk is informed that Mr. Spock will die unless he returns to his home planet of Vulcan to take part in an ancient mating ritual. Upon their arrival, Kirk and Dr. McCoy accompany their friend to a private ceremony that is presided over by a top Vulcan official, but the proceedings soon take a deadly turn when Spock is forced by his mate to fight another potential suitor to the death -- his friend and commanding officer, James T. Kirk. For loyal fans who helped turn Mr. Spock into the most popular character of the series, "Star Trek" could not have picked a better episode to launch its stellar second season, which rewarded them with their first trip to Vulcan. And more than five decades later, "Amok Time" remains one of the best and most beloved episodes of "Star Trek," thanks to a brilliant screenplay written by Theodore Sturgeon, an epic score composed by Gerald Fried and magnificent performances from the entire cast -- especially Leonard Nimoy, who gives what just may be his greatest performance as Mr. Spock. You can follow Enterprise Incidents on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
Catching Up with Star Trek: Prodigy (#375)

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton smack away ravenous psychic vines while reviewing the latest three episodes of Prodigy; Starstruck, Dream Catcher and Terror Firma. From Janeway's Federation lessons, to the Diviner's merits as a big bad and our first new animated M-class planet, the duo break it all down. Plus, Tyler offers his brief thoughts on Discovery's newest episode, Anomaly.  Right-click to download.Read more »

Comic Cons
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Comic Cons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 65:46


Nick and returning guest Lauren Izzo (Mouthy Broadcast) rediscover their love for Kirk and Spock and the undiscovered unmentionables. Enjoy! comicconspodcast@gmail.com @comicconspodcast (instagram) @comicconscast (twitter)  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

A Play On Nerds
MuppeTrek - Episode 58 – Liberace and "The Enterprise Incident"

A Play On Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 31:06


Join us on the show this week for The Muppet Show special guest star: Piano virtuoso and part-time singer dancer, Liberace! And, Star Trek Original Series episode, "The Enterprise Incident" - The sexy Romulan commander has a thing for Spock! Live long and take your pants off!

Sneople At The Movies
The Mister DNA of Podcasts

Sneople At The Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 86:34


We're returning to retrospectives this week on Sneople at the Movies with a look into a year that set the stage for what 80's cinema would become - 1984! Matty and Helena start off with a typical distracted discussion of theater etiquette before getting back on track to go over notable films of the year (spoiler: there's a lot!) and contrasting that list with what ended up being nominated for Oscars. In a twist that may not surprise you, there's less overlap then you would hope. They end the episode with a deep dive into Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, because they are nothing if not true to themselves. Also, Matty gets distracted so thinking about Spock that forget they're recording a podcast and Helena gives out some blanket behavior permissions for you theater-goers out there.

Too Young For This Trek: A Star Trek Podcast
Star Trek: The Original Series S2E1 - Amok Time

Too Young For This Trek: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 105:01


Horny Agro Time This week MC, Troy, and special guests Ryan and Doug introduce Tyler to Spock's horny side in the original series episode "Amok Time". Troy learns a new word. Listen to Ryan and Doug's podcast "Game Game Pass" by searching for... "Game Game Pass" on your favorite app or visiting their website radiolarp.com Join us on our next voyage: Voyager - "Threshold" Talk to Us: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook: @2Young4ThisTrek Email: TooYoungforthisTrek@gmail.com Tyler: Twitter | Instagram Troy: Twitter | Instagram Other Podcasts: The Power Play-Throughs Podcast & Best Animated Shows Ever... So Far Website: TroytlePower.com Erik: Twitter | Instagram Other Podcast: Epik Fails of History Book Series: Epic Fails Website: ErikSlader.com MC: Twitter | Instagram MC also hosts BASESF. ------------ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com The Network: This podcast is a production of the We Can Make This Work (Probably) Network follow us below to keep up with this show and discover our many other podcasts! ProbablyWork.com, it's the place for those with questionable taste! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Discord: @ProbablyWork Email: ProbablyWorkPod@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/2young4thistrek/message

Biracial Unicorns
Minisode:Spock

Biracial Unicorns

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 19:49


In this episode we show some love our love and admiration for one of our favorite sci-fi Biracial Unicorns, Mr.Spock! Tell us all the reasons to love Spock, our information is down below. Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art. We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at biracialunicorns@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808. Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too. If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D Find out more at https://biracialunicorns.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Talk Me Into
Star Trek Discovery

Talk Me Into

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 73:15


Internet… the final frontier! These are the episodes of the podcast Talk Me Into. It's mission? To talk you into stuff! On this episode Jeff is talking Jimmy and Dan into the Paramount Plus series Star Trek Discovery just in time for the brand new season. To watch along with us check out Season One episodes 1 and 2 and Season Two episode 4.   On the next episode Dan is talking Jimmy and Jeff into the Adult Swim series starring Jon Glaser, Delocated. To watch along with us check out the first season on HBOMax.   Please remember to subscribe, rate and review or send us an email (talkmeinto@gmail.com) and we will read it on the next episode. For more Talk Me Into content become a patron! www.patreon.com/talkmeinto.   Watch our new show Sodascussions on YouTube! New episodes every Thursday! Like and subscribe, please! https://youtube.com/channel/UCaK4X6yQZbqoFoAE12nlMtA   Check out our merchandise here: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/talk-me-into?ref_id=24475.  For updates and generally joyful humor, follow the show (@talkmeinto) or the hosts (@sonnavafitch @danny_breakdown @JEFFFFF27) on Twitter. Artwork provided by Twitter user @wikirascals. Theme provided by Hostage Calm. Additional music provided by Disqualifier (https://disqualifier.bandcamp.com).   00:00 - Our New Show: Sodascussions! 00:44 - Intro 04:19 - Talking Ourselves Into 15:22 - Prewatch: Star Trek Discovery  27:35 - Postwatch: Star Trek Discovery 67:49 - Outro/Next Episode: Delocated

Palace of Glittering Delights
Palace Of Glittering Delights 195 – MOONLIGHTING PART 2

Palace of Glittering Delights

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021


Do Bees Bee? Do bears bear? Does Spock beam up? Does Andrew take a look at Moonlighting’s creative and cultural high point in part 2 of his 3 part Moonlighting retrospective? He’s not taking this case!

Two True Freaks! Mega Feed
Palace Of Glittering Delights 195 – MOONLIGHTING PART 2

Two True Freaks! Mega Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021


Do Bees Bee? Do bears bear? Does Spock beam up? Does Andrew take a look at Moonlighting’s creative and cultural high point in part 2 of his 3 part Moonlighting retrospective? He’s not taking this case!

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
"Kobayashi Maru" - Star Trek: Discovery (#374)

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021


 Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton enroll in 32nd century Starfleet Academy to commemorate the return of Star Trek: Discovery for its fourth season. From the introduction of Federation President Rillak, to the opening of the Archer Spacedock and our first gravitational distortion of the season, the duo break down all of Kobayashi Maru's major talking points. Right-click to download.Read more »

BC&B
"Oh! We've started?!"

BC&B

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 87:43


Join in as we visit once again with JJ Smith, the Alba Android. Get caught up as Mr. Smith goes to Air Force One... JJ is a bus driving, railfan and trekker. A proud Yorkshireman (along with Sean Bean, Sir Patrick Stewart and Brian Blessed), living in Edinburgh, Scotland. JJ is a Lieutenant (JG) on the USS Alba, a Scottish based, but globally crewed, chapter of Starfleet International http://sfi.org , http://ussalba.com You can listen to JJ on Spock the Week Podcast, follow him on Twitter and support his work by becoming a Patron at Patreon.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/digresscast/message

Fascinating? - A Star Trek Podcast
All Our Yesterdays – Episode 78

Fascinating? - A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 53:47


All Our Yesterdays was the twenty third episode of Star Trek's third season to air, with a civilisation using time travel technology to escape an impending apocalypse. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss looking before you leap. After arriving at a planet due to face the supernova of its star, Kirk, Spock and McCoy […] The post All Our Yesterdays – Episode 78 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
The Legacy of Star Trek: First Contact at 25 (#373)

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton declare "Assimilate this!" while celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: First Contact, and take a deeper look at the film's long-term impact on the franchise. From the evolution of the Borg, to the memorable new supporting characters and Data's journey, the duo break down why the second TNG movie still casts a spell on fans.Right-click to download.Read more »

Enterprise Incidents with Scott & Steve

When the Enterprise travels to Capella IV to secure a mining treating for a rare mineral that's essential to supporting life on other planets, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy are taken prisoner when they get caught up in a coup to overthrow the tribal leadership and interrupt the execution of Eleen, the pregnant widow of the assassinated ruler. Making matters worse, the Klingons are also there for the minerals, and for the moment, they have the upper hand. When the Enterprise is lured away by a distress call, Kirk, Spock and McCoy are on their own, but they really have their hands full when they discover that Eleen does not want the unborn child she is carrying. Written by D.C. Fontana, "Friday's Child" is a fast-paced action-adventure that features superb performances, top-notch production values and terrific costume design. And while the whole never really comes together to be greater than the sum of its parts, "Friday's Child" remains a solid and entertaining "Star Trek" episode that effectively balances action, heart and humor. You can follow Enterprise Incidents on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

A Play On Nerds
MuppeTrek - Episode 57 – Loretta Lynn and "Spock's Brain"

A Play On Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 30:19


Join us on the show this week for The Muppet Show special guest star: Country singer dynamo and very bad actress, Loretta Lynn! And, Star Trek Original Series episode, "Spock's Brain" - Brain? What is brain? Female? What is female?

Kirking Off: A Warped Star Trek Shakedown
39: Spock's Hands On Job (TOS S3-E4)

Kirking Off: A Warped Star Trek Shakedown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 50:43


"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off, Spock gets a chance to shine with his social fencing, legendary duplicity, and complete lack of integrity. If Spock's lips are moving, and he's not eating, assume that he is lying to you, and doing it with a clean conscious. So why is Spock such a liar outside of his dubious Vulcan heritage? Well, he has a mission, to recklessly fly into the Neutral Zone, betray Kirk (which is part of the plan) get onto a Romulan ship, and seduce the Romulan commander who is trying to seduce him. It's all very confusing. But our point-eared friend will do whatever and whoever it takes to get his hands on the Romulan cloaking technology. Kirk dresses like a Vulcan, Spock has hand sex, and Scotty get a chance at the Captain's chair. I present to you, The Enterprise Incident, from Star Trek: The Original Series." Season 3- Episode 4 LINKS https://kirkingoff.captivate.fm/listen (Podcast Subscription Link) - https://www.libertystreetgeek.net/kopod Kirking Off on Discord - httsp://www.libertystreetgeek.net/discord https://www.facebook.com/groups/kirkingoff (Kirking Off Facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/kirkingoff https://www.libertystreetgeek.net/ (LSG Media Website) - https://www.libertystreetgeek.net Support this podcast

Shuttle Pod - The TrekMovie.com Star Trek Podcast
All Access: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S4 Preview/Interviews And ‘Prodigy’ 104 Review

Shuttle Pod - The TrekMovie.com Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 76:29


Tony and Laurie cover this week’s news, starting with the rescheduling of the next Star Trek movie, updated Strange New Worlds timing, and the good news that Star Trek vets Mike and Denise Okuda and Doug Drexler have been working on Star Trek: Picard. Then it’s a dive into Discovery with excerpts from New York Comic Con interviews with the Disco cast and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise. Before starting their Prodigy review, they discuss the news that there are 40 episodes coming instead of 20… and an unexpected hiatus. Then they review “Dreamcatcher,” and of course, Tony’s niece and nephew Ani and David weigh in. The podcast wraps up with a look at PSA billboards in LA featuring Leonard Nimoy’s Spock, and Scott Bakula’s tribute to the late great Dean Stockwell.

All Access Star Trek - A TrekMovie.com Podcast
All Access: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S4 Preview/Interviews And ‘Prodigy’ 104 Review

All Access Star Trek - A TrekMovie.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 76:29


Tony and Laurie cover this week’s news, starting with the rescheduling of the next Star Trek movie, updated Strange New Worlds timing, and the good news that Star Trek vets Mike and Denise Okuda and Doug Drexler have been working on Star Trek: Picard. Then it’s a dive into Discovery with excerpts from New York Comic Con interviews with the Disco cast and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise. Before starting their Prodigy review, they discuss the news that there are 40 episodes coming instead of 20… and an unexpected hiatus. Then they review “Dreamcatcher,” and of course, Tony’s niece and nephew Ani and David weigh in. The podcast wraps up with a look at PSA billboards in LA featuring Leonard Nimoy’s Spock, and Scott Bakula’s tribute to the late great Dean Stockwell.

what's on tap podcast
De Moersleutel 5th Anniversary - Scissors & Spock - ep402

what's on tap podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 19:55


I hope you enjoyed the first two courses. The next two are about to begin. Scissors is our amuse buche course. It's an 8% West coast IPA filled with Cascade, Citra, Centennial, Columbus and Chinook hops (that's five hops, I'm seeing a trend here). This bitter and citrusy IPA is a throwback to the classic West coast type of yore.  Spock will be our dinner course. This imperial stout is made with five grains and 5 adjuncts. Can you guess which ones? It's a big meal and we still have one course to go.

Brooklyn Free Speech Radio
People 2 Pieces: How silly have we gotten in Society?

Brooklyn Free Speech Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 30:00


How silly have we gotten in Society? What has Dr. Spock done to us? Are we preparing ourselves for failure? Cancel culture and who gets to decide? Movies and rewriting ancient history. Black National Anthem & Bill Maher. Is free speech dead in America? Arguments were taken from social media & the headline

The Nerd Trek Podcast
Episode 229: Episode 229: Star Trek: TNG - S05E08 - Unification, Part II

The Nerd Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 40:22


Spock is trying to make friends with the Romulans. Sela is back. Picard is having ear issues. And just think that this all lead to the JJ films. 

Prog-Watch
Episode 845 - Shaking the Family Tree of Spock's Beard

Prog-Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 86:02


I'm doing another of my band family tree explorations on Prog-Watch this week and my subject is the classic US band Spock's Beard! We'll hear from the band proper, and many of the major members, past and present! Join me to hear all the great stuff that I shake out of the Spock's Beard Family Tree!

I Quit Star Trek
51: City on the Edge of Forever, or The One That Makes You Sad

I Quit Star Trek

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 48:07


This week we're joined by the wonderful Leah (@leah_solo) to talk about City on the Edge of Forever, the iconic TOS episode where Kirk and Spock have to go back to the 1930s to stop Dr. McCoy from making the Nazis win WW2. Sure, it doesn't really make sense, but Joan Collins is amazing as Edith Keeler, so do we have to care?

Conspirituality
Bonus Sample: Rational Emotions & Poetic Science

Conspirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 8:24


Are emotions really separate from rationality? Is trusting science similar to religious faith? Do poetry and mythic archetypes disclose a reality beyond the material world? What might characters like Mr. Spock reveal about logical thinking? For this week's Bonus, Julian explores the relationships between scientific and religious world views through the lenses of emotions, metaphors, and the brain. He draws on clips from neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, philosopher Julia Galef,  linguist George Lakoff, biology professor Robert Sapolsky, and neurologist Vilayanur Ramachandran.Show NotesThis Time With Feeling: David Brooks and Antonio Damasio40/40 Vision Lecture: Neurology and the Passion for ArtGeorge Lakoff - How Does Philosophy Illuminate the Physical World? 24. SchizophreniaThe Straw Vulcan, Julia Galef Skepticon 4

The Roddenberry Podcast Network
WAW: S24: Taking the "Center Seat"

The Roddenberry Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 37:27


Sue interviews Brian Volk-Weiss, founder and CEO of The Nacelle Company and Director of “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek,” airing now on The History Channel. According to A+E, “‘The Center Seat' unveils lesser-known stories about the franchise from the importance of addressing timely topics, the creation of the character Spock, the unrelenting fans that kept the show on air and the reruns that gave it new life. These behind-the scenes stories among thousands of hours of show footage will be coupled with interviews from the cast, crew and experts who worked on set.” HOSTS Sue GUEST Brian Volk-Weiss, @nacellecompany EDITOR Sue Send us your feedback! Email: crew@womenatwarp.com Twitter/Instagram: @womenatwarp Facebook: http://facebook.com/womenatwarp Support the Show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/womenatwarp Visit our TeePublic Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/womenatwarp For more Roddenberry Podcasts, visit http://podcasts.roddenberry.com And don't forget to subscribe to the Roddenberry Podcasts Master Feed, wherever you get your podcasts.

Women at Warp: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
S24: Taking the "Center Seat"

Women at Warp: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 37:27


Sue interviews Brian Volk-Weiss, founder and CEO of The Nacelle Company and Director of “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek,” airing now on The History Channel. According to A+E, “‘The Center Seat' unveils lesser-known stories about the franchise from the importance of addressing timely topics, the creation of the character Spock, the unrelenting fans that kept the show on air and the reruns that gave it new life. These behind-the scenes stories among thousands of hours of show footage will be coupled with interviews from the cast, crew and experts who worked on set.” HOSTS Sue GUEST Brian Volk-Weiss, @nacellecompany EDITOR Sue Send us your feedback! Email: crew@womenatwarp.com Twitter/Instagram: @womenatwarp Facebook: http://facebook.com/womenatwarp Support the Show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/womenatwarp Visit our TeePublic Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/womenatwarp For more Roddenberry Podcasts, visit http://podcasts.roddenberry.com And don't forget to subscribe to the Roddenberry Podcasts Master Feed, wherever you get your podcasts.

MetalProgPop Cast
155: Beware of Darkness - Spock's Beard

MetalProgPop Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 103:21


Beware of Darkness es el segundo álbum de estudio de la banda estadounidense de rock progresivo Spock's Beard, lanzado en enero de 1996. El álbum fue el primer lanzamiento de la banda luego de la incorporación del tecladista Ryo Okumoto. El álbum lleva el nombre de la canción del mismo nombre, originalmente escrita e interpretada por George Harrison. El álbum incluye varias canciones cortas, en contraste con su álbum debut, The Light, que constaba de solo cuatro pistas largas.

Enterprise Incidents with Scott & Steve

We're excited to once again be joined by Ralph Senensky for our deep dive on "Metamorphosis," the second "Star Trek" episode he directed. When the Shuttlecraft Galileo is thrown off course by a powerful field of energy, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and Assistant Commissioner Nancy Hedford are forced to make an emergency landing on a small planet in an asteroid belt. But they are not alone. Also marooned there for many years is a man named Zephram Cochrane, who knows a lot more than he is letting on about why they are really there. But time is running out -- Commissioner Hedford must be taken to the Enterprise to be treated for a rare disease, so she can be cured in time to stop a war on a distant planet. But when Kirk's aggressive tactics to escape wind up aggravating the situation even worse, he is forced to re-think his strategy and try a different approach when the true identity of their captor becomes clear. Over the years, "Metamorphosis" has hardly ever been mentioned as being one of "Star Trek's" best episodes. But it should be, because it's a sensitive, brilliantly-written and beautifully-directed story about love, compassion, communication and tolerance that represents what "Star Trek" is all about. And it's bolstered even further by gorgeous cinematography, a sublime musical score and superb performances from William Shatner and guest star Elinor Donahue. Like a fine wine, "Metamorphosis" has aged extremely well, and it has properly come to be reappraised as one of "Star Trek's" finest hours. You can follow Enterprise Incidents at: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter @enterincidents Instagram @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

Kirking Off: A Warped Star Trek Shakedown
038: Tal Shiar Makeover (TNG S6-E14)

Kirking Off: A Warped Star Trek Shakedown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 71:06


"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off, Counselor Troi wakes up with her brand new Romulan appearance, and she finds herself embroiled in a secret mission to whisk some Romulan defectors off to Federation space. An operation which was apparently spear-headed by the legendary, Spock. She has an unlikely ally who's haphazardly planned this op and he tells Deanna that she will be posing as a Tal Shiar agent. We do get to meet one of the coolest Romulans this week in Commander Toreth, who proves to be a formidable foil to this spy craft scheme. Lots of question are posed this week such as: how sophisticated is the surgical alteration technology? Could one have a prehensile tail implant? Would it be so difficult to medically detect spies appearing as other races? What year in counseling school did Deanna learn about the sensor net codes? And lastly, does Deanna get enough story love to make this episode compelling? I present to you, Face of the Enemy, from Star Trek: The Next Generation." Season 6 - Episode 14 LINKS https://kirkingoff.captivate.fm/listen (Podcast Subscription Link) - https://www.libertystreetgeek.net/kopod Kirking Off on Discord - httsp://www.libertystreetgeek.net/discord https://www.facebook.com/groups/kirkingoff (Kirking Off Facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/kirkingoff https://www.libertystreetgeek.net/ (LSG Media Website) - https://www.libertystreetgeek.net Support this podcast

The Nerd Trek Podcast
Episode 228: Episode 228: Star Trek: TNG - S05E07 - Unification Part 1

The Nerd Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 35:35


Spock is back alright! Picard and Data go on a mission to see why Spock is on Romulus. Plus that emotional scene with Sarek. I'm not crying, you're crying. 

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
"Trials and Tribble-ations" - DS9: Trek's Best Fan Service Ever?

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton swoon over Mr. Spock while celebrating the 25th anniversary of Deep Space Nine's ridiculously fun fan service triumph Trials and Tribble-ations. From the episode's enduring legacy, to its smart and insightful nods to nostalgia and the future possibilities for feature-length films in the same mold, the duo delve into exactly why this all-timer Star Trek hour is such a marvel.Right-click to download.Read more »

Fascinating? - A Star Trek Podcast
The Cloud Minders – Episode 76

Fascinating? - A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 51:43


The Cloud Minders was the twenty-first episode of Star Trek's third season to air, with a starkly divided society causing Kirk and Spock to weigh their moral codes against an urgent rescue mission. In this episode Gerry and Iain discuss whether something you can't see could harm you. Arriving at the planet Ardana, Kirk and […] The post The Cloud Minders – Episode 76 appeared first on Fascinating?.

Les Grosses Têtes
AH OUAIS ? - Pourquoi il n'y aurait jamais eu de film "Halloween" sans la série "Star Trek"

Les Grosses Têtes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 2:23


Quel rapport entre le gentil Mr Spock et l'horrible Michael Myers, le tueur psychopathe d'une des séries de films d'horreur les plus terrifiantes de l'histoire du cinéma ? Mais il y en a un assez surprenant. Cette saison, les Grosses Têtes vous proposent de découvrir ou redécouvrir le nouveau podcast de Florian Gazan. Dans "Ah Ouais ?", Florian Gazan répond en une minute chrono à toutes les questions essentielles, existentielles, parfois complètement absurdes, qui vous traversent la tête. Un podcast RTL Originals. Découvrez la page Facebook Officielle des "Grosses Têtes" : https://www.facebook.com/lesgrossestetesrtl/ Retrouvez vos "Grosses Têtes" sur Instagram : https://bit.ly/2hSBiAo Découvrez le compte Twitter Officiel des "Grosses Têtes" : https://bit.ly/2PXSkkz Toutes les vidéos des "Grosses Têtes" sont sur YouTube : https://bit.ly/2DdUyGg

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
"Lost and Found" - Star Trek: Prodigy (#371)

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton stage a daring escape from a mining prison in order to dive into the premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy, Lost and Found. From the colourful new cast of characters, to the grand introduction of the USS Protostar and Janeway's holo-return, the duo break it all down. Plus, they offer up their thoughts on Denis Villeneuve's Dune.Right-click to download.Read more »

What’s Up, Fandom
Episode 301 - Chatting About Star Trek

What’s Up, Fandom

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 102:43


What's up Trek fans and subWUFers! This week, Josh and Jaiden dive into the final frontier with Jason Simpson, Bill Wolkoff (supervising producer on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds), Aaron Waltke (writer/producer on Star Trek: Prodigy), & Bonnie Gordon (voice of the ship computer on Star Trek Prodigy) to chat about "Star Trek". Join them as they discuss how they got into the series, favorites, working for the series, Star Trek: The Experience, wearing ties, and more. Grab yourself a nice hot glass of raktajino and enjoy the podcast.   Check out all of the Star Trek offerings on Paramount Plus today.   Follow Bill on: Twitter @flying_lobster Instagram @billwearsties   Follow Aaron on: Instagram @goodaaron Twitter @GoodAaron   Follow Bonnie on: Instagram @bonniebellg Twitter @BonnieBellG   Follow Jason on: Instagram @simpstagrams Twitter @aboySimpson   Special Thanks to this week's sponsor Wild Bill's Soda! Enjoy crisp unique olde fashioned soda flavors anytime with Wild Bill's. Head over to drinkwildbills.com and use code FANDOM10 to get 10% off your purchase!    Thanks to One Outta Ten for supplying the music for this episode.  Check them out on: Instagram @one_outta_ten Spotify at One Outta Ten   Do you have suggestions for the show? Do have specific voice actor or creator that you would like us to interview? We would love to hear from you! Feel free to shoot us an email HERE. Be sure to head over to our website AnimationStationPodcast.com to check out both What's Up, Fandom & Animation Station Podcast episodes.  If you enjoy the show, please rate and review!   Follow the show on: Instagram @WhatsUpFandom Twitter @WhatsUpFandomPC YouTube What's Up, Fandom Podcast   Follow Josh @JoshLCain Follow Jaiden @piixelatte   Tags: podcast, podcasts, movies, tv, comics, popculture, fandom, StarTrek, StarWars, Kirk, Spock, Picard, Janeway, Sisko, Archer, Prodigy, StarTrekProdigy, STarTrekDiscovery, STarTrekLowerDecks, TNG, StarTrekVoyager, scifi

Enterprise Incidents with Scott & Steve

When one crew member of the Enterprise turns up dead and two others (Scotty and Sulu) go missing, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy beam down to a mysterious and foreboding planet to investigate. There's were they encounter three witches, a black cat, a giant castle and two seemingly-humanoid lifeforms named Korob and Sylvia, who display incredible powers until their true motives (and their true identities) become clear. To this day, "Catspaw" remains the only "Star Trek" episode specifically produced as a holiday special (of course, to coincide with Halloween), but it was actually the first episode to be filmed for "Trek's" landmark second season. Despite the shortcomings of the story written by Robert Bloch, and with far better episodes soon to follow, "Catspaw" remains something of a guilty pleasure for "Star Trek," and it's actually a lot more fun the less you think about it. You can follow Enterprise Incidents on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

The Treksperts Roundtable
The Treksperts Interview with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Una McCormick

The Treksperts Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 55:17


In this gathering of The Treksperts Roundtable, the Treksperts welcome acclaimed New York Times Best Selling Star Trek Author, Una McCormick to discuss her writing, her creative motivations, and her fandom, as well as her most recent, and upcoming Star Tr

How To Love Lit Podcast
Shirley Jackson - The Haunting Of Hill House - Episode 2 - Is Hill House Haunted Or Not?!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 48:17


Shirley Jackson - The Haunting Of Hill House - Episode 2 - Is Hill House Haunted Or Not?!   I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    And I'm Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.     Read the first paragraph of chapter 2.    That is the first paragraph of chapter 2 of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  This is episode 2 as we explore this haunted space- and Christy, haunted it is.  Last week, we spent a lot of time talking about Shirley Jackson and her relationship with her mother.  It was our argument that a lot of the terror she creates springs originally from the dysfunction of living with a toxic mother.  We introduced the idea of reality versus illusion and the difficulty of knowing one from the other- especially in these toxic relationships.  We introduced the idea of feeling trapped and alone.  All of these feelings metaphorically expressing themselves not just in the characters who populate the story, but also in the physical space- the haunted house itself.      And Jackson borrowed from every gothic trope she could find to build for us a very relatable creepy house-  it's so stereotypical, we have to wonder if that in itself is part of her strategy- which of course, it very much is.   But, why?  What is she expressing? Of course, we know that haunted houses do express evil and fear and always have. We, also know that houses, in and of themselves, occupy a very important place in our psyche.  As people, we have an incredibly powerful psychological attachment to the physical spaces that populate our lives.  Physical spaces can bring us memories; as in favorite vacation destinations, they can be sacred as in a church, and they can also be haunted.  Let me quote Dr. Montague as he explained the origins of haunted houses to his assistants in chapter 3     Page 50-51    Jackson, herself, was always interested in houses- and for good reason.  Her grandfather had been a very important architect  in San Francisco, and she brought all of that family interest into her own life.  Jackson wanted to write a ghost story and then she set out to write Hill House, so, I guess it just made sense for her to research a bunch of different houses in order to create the one for her story.  She even enlisted her mother to help her get some research about a famous haunted house in San Jose, California, the Winchester Mystery House- one that still attracts millions of visitors visit every year.      I also happened to notice that Dr. Montague directly references this very famous house.  I wish I can say I had heard of it, but I hadn't, so I looked it up.  A woman by the name of Sarah Winchester inherited $20 million in 1881 from her dead husband and his family who had made their money selling firearms.  She was said to have moved to California to build a home for the spirits of the dead people who had been killed by the firearms made by her husband's family.  The Winchester house is really bizarre and worth Googling.  I can see why it has so many visitors.  It is enormous: 24,000 square feet; it has 10,000 windows, 47 stairways and fireplaces, 160 rooms, and 17 chimneys among other things.      It's weird looking too with all those turrets that remind us of what a proper haunted house should look like,  and Jackson studied it and her house has turrets, but Hill House isn't just one house, and it's not near as large as the Winchester House.  It's funny how many theories there are about what all inspired Hill House.  Stanley, Shirley's husband worked as a professor at a woman's college, I'm not sure we got to that last episode, but he worked at Bennington College in Vermont.  Well the Music building on campus is called Jennings Hall, and it is apart from the other buildings.  It's made from gray stone and stands against the hills, kind of like the opening of Hill House.   Lots of people see that connection. Ruth Franklin, Jackson's most recent biographer and probably the leading expert on all things Jackson, talks about a file she found in Jackson's archive at the Library of Congress when she was researching Jackson's life.  She found a collection of pictures and newspaper clippings about all these different places and events that inspired Hill House.  One was a newpaper article about a poltergeist incident in Long island, there were pictures of a couple of castles, there was the Winchester house stuff, but then she found one called the Edward H Everett Mansion- which is also in Vermont, and actually very near Bennington where Jackson and her family lived.  Franklin and her husband went there when she was researching for her book on Jackson and were basically shocked at how evil that house looked.  She and her husband both got chills just being on the property, so Franklin believes a lot of Hill House is inspired by that place.      At the end of the day, Hill House is the invention of Shirley Jackson's mind- not a specific place on earth.  It is also a creepy ole' metaphor for something- and when you're reading the book by chapter 4 where we go to in this episode - you don't know what it could be- but you intuitively feel it has to have something to do with a home- but definitely not a happy home- but maybe a place that should have been happy but is twisted, but maybe it is even a place that promised to be happy or to be something- but it lied about that.  I think when we read novels, especially the ones we like, sometimes we don't really know what we identify with- we just feel some sort of connection.  I think that's the big question in this book- especially at the beginning.  What am I supposed to make of this house?  Why am I compelled to read about it?   If it's so creepy why does Eleanor stay there?  What compels her to go inside? What's attracting her there?  Is it just that it's not her sister's house so anything is better than that?  Is she looking for a home?  As we read further on, we will come to understand that that is exactly what it is all about.  Of course, for all of us- having a home is important.  Wouldn't you agree, with Bing Crosby, Garry, that there's no place like home for the holidays?    Homes and thus families are important, there's a lot of psychological research to support that, of course.  But let's just narrow in on the idea of that physical space we associate with our home- where we currently are living and hopefully nesting.  For many of us, if we are going to make it our home- and not just a place where we sleep and maybe eat, a home is part of our self-definition- it is that physical space that expresses who we really are.  That's why decorating a home in your own way and making it beautiful to YOU is so important.  It's why I encourage people, even if you're wealthy enough to hire professional decorators, to be involved in that process in a personal way.  Most of us, however, don't have that problem, but we should make our home reflective of our interests, our passions, our tastes.  We should let it reflect OUR identity- in a positive way.  It's also true and I quote Robert Frost here, “Home is the place that, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”  That's another very important idea.  It is a place where you feel safe, and you can be oriented in space and time.  It's a place where you can be vulnerable without being exploited.  But that's where the dangers reside, right?  If you are vulnerable, then by definition, you can be exploited- and of course, that happens, and it definitely happened to Shirley Jackson.    For me, a house really does has a spirit to it.  As strange as that sounds, especially if someone has lived in the same place for a while.  In some sense, a physical space has to develop its own energy and personality.  This is what I mean, Garry and I got married when my oldest daughter was a junior in college.  When she entered our new house- her new home, even though we put her things in a room, put her pictures on the wall, and tried to make her feel “at home”, she just didn't bond with the physical space.  She was living at college in a house of her own, and she was spending just a few days a year with us.  Her room at our house was nice; it was beautiful; but the house just wasn't her friend yet.  A full year later, we had a house fire, and I was in tears as things burned, thankfully just one room truly burned before we stopped the fire, but Anna was very stoic about the whole thing.  She just couldn't be sad.  She told me, point blank, I don't feel anything.  I don't feel like this is my space.  This isn't my home.  Of course this made me sad because I wanted her to feel at home there in our space with her sister and step-father, but it wasn't something I had any power to create.   There were no memories in that space for her at that time, and the only that that would ever change that is creating memories for that space in that space- of course, the fire ironically was a memory for us all- but it really is about the passing of time and what we do with the passing of time.  Living there- bringing friends there, filling up the air with the smell of food and the fire place, sharing meals together- playing games around the table- the house has had to develop a spirit of its own- and hopefully a positive safe and welcoming one and hopefully one that is still being developed.    Of course you're right.  That is why it's important to be intentional about that sort of thing because just as a space can be positive, it can also be negative.  And just as it can have a positive effect on a person, it can have a negative one as well- obviously.     William Sax, Professor of anthropology, says it this way: People and places where they reside engage in a continuing set of exchanges; they have determinate, mutual effects upon each other because they are part of a single, interactive system.”  Listen to what he means- people and places engage with each other- they interact with each other and have effects on each other- they are part of one single interactive system.  It's a very interesting way of looking at how we engage the world.  This is true.  It's originally a Southeast Asian concept, but it really nails a universal truth.     Of course it's that very idea that I also see Jackson taking and running wild with it in her book- physical space interacting actively with the people who occupy its space.      Reading here how Jackson plays around with the concept of this house is really a hyperbolized version of spaces interacting with people- and in her case, she builds an entire 80 year history of negative memories in this house.  Here, crazy enough, the house actually is a villain- although I know that's not totally obvious by the end of chapter 4- but even early on before the house spooks a single person when we read the history of the house, we can see how much negative emotions and hurt are a part of the spirit of this house.     For sure, Jackson makes Hill House into a literal character in the story.  This house has emotions.  She tells us explicitly this house is without kindness and has no concession to humanity- not unlike her own mother (as we saw last episode).  She goes on to say Hill house is not fit for love or for hope- that's how Jackson literally describes it.  But unlike a real house in the real world, what makes this fictional story creepy is that we are going to see that the house has agency- or it at least appears to.  The house does stuff- or maybe it does stuff- that's the big unanswered question.  Who's doing the stuff in the house.  Either way, Of course, this is all the opposite sort of things we want in our physical home, and I'm sure almost everyone would agree with that.   And let's be mindful here.  Shirley Jackson spent a lot of time thinking about her house.  She spent a lot of time, in fact, most of her time, thinking about her home.  She was first and foremost a homemaker. And she was extremely intentional about what she invested her time in.  She did a lot of cooking- and neglected a lot of cleaning opting to make her space a fun liveable one, contrary to popular standards and practices of her time.  She, probably better than most writers or any genre at any time, knew exactly how powerful a home was and could be and how a person could frame it.  Heck, she financed her entire life out of humorously discussing hers.  Her house was famously vibrant, full of life, full of energy, full of visitors- both celebrated literary friends of hers, as well as the dozens of childhood playmates that continuously bounced between the walls.  She clearly knew how to make a happy home, but here in this book, she strips all of that positive away and we see she also knew what a house without kindness could be like.       So interesting.  What's also interesting to me is that historically, this haunted house archetype goes back hundreds of years, well before Jackson came on the scene.  We all know this, I mean who hasn't seen pictures of those gloomy castles in old Gothic stories.  We all know those houses that wreaked havoc on Victorian readers, on Scooby Doo readers, on all of us.  I've read several of these to my own kids over the years, And now that I think about it, all these haunted houses kind of look like Hill House, they usually have two stories maybe a turret or tower, but for sure a black cat on a porch, bats coming out a window, and full moon somewhere behind it.      So true,  I think I've even mailed one or two Halloween cards with those very images on them, but literary haunted houses are slightly differently than the Scooby Doo thing.  In literary fiction authors use these Gothic tropes, and I'm going to put Jackson in this group, to create some sort of metaphor, to flesh out something moral or psychological- and this makes the inside of the house much scarier than the outside- as creepy as these pictures are.  The house represents something inside that is scary and that really exists in our world.  So the question is, what about this house scares us?  What are we really afraid of?  What are the ghosts?    And for me, although, I know this is totally a non-literature way of looking at things, to answer that question I find myself looking at Shirley Jackson as a person and the world she lived in.  Shirley Jackson was a woman of the 1950s, she was a writer and commentator and a deep thinker about that world.  She was a daughter, as we discussed last week, but she was also a mother herself.  And the definition of motherhood in the 1950s was very unique in American history because, and I talked about this a little last episode, but there was a giant shift after WW2 for the American family and especially for women.  Last episode, I talked about that second wave of feminism and Jackson as a professional woman may have looked at all of that, but today I want to bring up another important and that is this idea of the postwar rush to the suburbs and America's cult of the family- that is a very big distinctive historically about this time period. And it in fact, it is still very much a part of our American identity, even to this day.  After WW2, life changed for almost everyone in a positive way.  Life wasn't as hard as it had been before the war.  People could own a home; everyone seemed to want a family.  It was a status symbol.  We all wanted a particular kind of family- the nuclear family with a mom and a dad and children who were the product of that marriage.      That's not just an American thing- isn't that what everyone aspires to all over the world even today.      Of course- but for America, in this post World War 2 era, everything was changing and prospering in a new way and so this was not a pipe dream- it was attainable in a way that had NEVER been possible before.  Think about Of Mice and Men and how destitute things were during the depression.  That was all over.  Now- People had time to think about things like competitive living.  Before that we all were just trying not to starve.  We also had mass media that was projecting what prosperity looked like, or at least should look like.  This kind of atomic family was the picture of happiness.  This social framework was on the covers of all the magazines, in all the movies, in all the tv shows.  It was sanctioned by our churches, and how good or successful we were as humans depended on how well we created this particular family.  If your family wasn't this kind of family, we used the word “broken”.  You came from a broken home.  I know this very personally because this was my reality.  I was raised in a “broken” home.  My parents were divorced- although I'm not from the 50s, but even during my childhood this was a very shameful thing for a child- something was wrong with you, with your family, with your home.  Shirley Jackson's home wasn't physically broken at all- at least not in the way that mine was, but the appearance of perfection haunted her from her earliest memories.  Her parents were in hot pursuit of that perfection.  And as an adult when she was homemaking she was very aware of all of these family and social dynamics at work.  Almost all of her writings center around these ideas in one way or another, the fiction and the non-fiction.      So, back to Hill House, if we look at a home your way, as a place where individuals are supposed to belong- let's look at these characters from that perspective of why they might be showing up at Hill House.  Because the characters in this story are definitely not coming from that background.  They are all broken, if we pay close attention.  We see that Eleanor doesn't have a father or now a mother.  Theo is very vague about her identity, even about who she lives with- we don't even know if her roommate is a man or  a woman, the only thing she lets out in her introductory comments is about spending her vacations alone at boarding school which is kind of dark, and Luke will claim later on to not having a mother.  So, I guess, none of them really have a place to go for the holidays, to use the language from Bing Crosby's song.  When they get to Hill House, although the house itself is creepy, they seem happy to have found each other.  The lure of having what this house may be offering is greater than the risk of what could be scary about it being haunted.  The girls even wear bright colors to brighten up the dreary home; they run outside, the house is in a valley and kind of covered up, but they also claim it's a “place for picnics”, something happy families do- and of course, we'll see at the end of the book that this parody of the picnic will come back to haunt both girls. In the beginning, Eleanor and Theo claim to be cousins and the last sentence of chapter 2 is, “Would you let them separate us now?  Now that we've found out we're cousins?”.      When they meet Luke in chapter 3, Eleanor very quickly asks, “Then you're one of the family? The people who own Hill House? Not one of Doctor Montague's guests?”  Of course, she doesn't mean her own family- but for Eleanor- in some ways that is what she is fantasizing about- this notion of family- a place to call home.      Let me also point out that by this point in the story, even though, we're still in the very beginning, the house has already played a benign trick on Eleanor and Theo- there was an incident about a rabbit frightening them.  It's cute and funny but odd none the less.  Hill House, for Eleanor, although is obviously ugly, vile and haunted, is not an unhappy place.  It holds promise.  When they come in and meet Dr. Montague, he pours drinks for everyone and Eleanor comments, “Everything's so strange, I mean, this morning I was wondering what Hill House would be like, and now I can't believe that it's real, and we're here.”  She struggles to believe it, but as she sits with the other three and the thought she has is this and I quote, “I am the fourth person in this room; I am one of them; I belong.”    And of course, all of the conversation between the four of them is fun-loving.  They make jokes about what they do in the other world.  Almost all of it is non-sense.  Eleanor talks about being the talk of café's, Luke says he is a bullfighter, Theo claims to be clad in silk and gold.      Yes, and Dr. Montague assumes the role of a a traditional father-figure.  He calls them children and tells them stories.  Let's read that part.  They all sit around, and he tells the story of Hill House.    Page 54-      It's definitely a creepy story and the Crain family is definitely a miserable group of people, but getting to the current moment if Mr. Montague is the father-fugure, Luke, Theo and Eleanor are the kids, then in some sense the house is the mother- there's no one else.  But from the history of the house, there was never really a real mother that ever lived here.    Yes- and that brings me back to my discussion of the 1950s.  Before the 50s, life in the United States was more difficult.  Many people we're struggling to exist- mostly fighting mother nature on a farm or a ranch.  When wealth came to the United States in that post war era, like we already said forming an ideal family and an ideal home was at the heart of that- but at the heart of the home were the children.  A new word showed up in the Webster dictionary in 1958 that had never existed in English before- that is the word, “parenting”.  And whatever it meant, parenting was about the responsibility of making perfect kids or at least making a perfect growing up experience for kids, and how to do that was naturally- again in very American form- supercontroversial and divisive.  There was this book that came out in 1944 by a doctor by the name of Dr. Benjamin Spock.  This book took America by storm.  In his book, he claimed parents should not discipline their children.  They should be permissive.  The idea before this was that humans were evil, and children were humans, so they needed to be disciplined or tamed into doing right- if you indulged them you would “spoil” them- that was the word.  Dr. Spock took the opposite approach, his theory was that all of us are good and it is not possible to spoil a child.  A child who is loved will never be spoiled by things you give him/her or do for him/her.  If they had everything they needed, they didn't need to act out or misbehave.  In either case, no matter which side of the argument you fell on- one thing both camps had in common was the child was the center of the home. Everything was about the children.     And this was where Shirley Jackson, the mother, fit in.  Look at the titles of her two books of essays about her children, Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons. Jackson took seriously this debate about “parenting”.  In 1960 she wrote a book titled “Special Delivery, a Useful Book for Brand-New Mothers”.  Let me read a small quote from an essay in there called, “Whos' the Boss?”    “After Careful study it is going to be clear to the earnest mother that the enormous propaganda on child raising in books, magazins, and even adverstisments is being largely written by babies.  Baby is the boss, the articles point out flatly; first you are waiting for him, an dthe you are waiting on him.  Perhaps this is because 20 or 25 years ago the going rage in baby care was exactly the opposite.  Children who were allowed a little freedom of choice were going to be ‘spoiled' and the worse possible thing an anguished mother could do was pick up a crying baby. In our family there is a sharp division of opinion on the question of the authority of the child.  Our four children ardently support he cause of absolute indulgence, warmly seconded by their grandparents on both sides.  My husband and I, bolstering one another secretly with reminders that we are firm, righteous, fair, stem although impartial, band beyond all else the heads of the family, have managed to fight the issue to a standstill somewhere between the two camps.”    She is funny.      She definitely is, and even in Hill House, there are parts of the dialogue that are really funny- especially when we get to the parts about Mrs. Montague who is absolutely absurd.  But here's where I want to land.  Eleanor is our central character- no doubt.  We are wedded to her point of view.  There is no doubt that the allure of Hill House is also her desire for a family- to not be alone- one of the creepier elements for me in this book is Eleanor's constant revisiting the phrase “Journeys end in lovers meeting”.  I think it's repeated 14 times, maybe more than that.     Yeah- what is that about.    Well, of course, we never really know.  It's actually a quote from Shakepeare's play 12th Night.  Which is a comedy about a girl named Viola.  12th Night is very typical Shakespeare, I actually just watched it at a Shakespeare in the park this summer in Nashville.  It's a happy play and after a lot of misteps and misidentities Viola finds true love at the end.  The Journey for Viola ended in a lovers meeting.  But the way Jackson uses it isn't like the way Shakespeare uses it at all.  It really is not used in any kind of romantic sense.  Eleanor wants to meet love, but I'm not sure she's very particular as to the kind of love she meets.  It doesn't have to be sexual, for sure.  Although there's a little bit of flirtation with Luke, it definitely ends poorly. This is a very asexual book.  In fact, the most graphic sexual part has to do with the demented Hugh Crain and his abusive relationship with his daughters.  Eleanor is looking for a family- she wants to be the center of someone's world, and that is normal and understandable, but she's also a bratty kid in many ways.  She's judgmental of everyone else, we will see.  Jackson is going to create every member of this family of Hill House to be dysfunctional and self-orbiting.  Every member of the family is tyrranically trying to be in control- and notice that is what Dr. Montague pointed out in the history of the house.  Hugh Crain, who built the house, is a horrible father- he parented his daughters as we find out late in the book- through sheer terror.  The house is a horrible mother, it's oppressive and vile and deceitful- but the Crain kids were terrible too.  They were competitive and hurtful.  And now we get these “kids” – if that is what we're going to call Luke, Theo and Eleanor- are going to all three be portrayed as self-centered and competitive.  Dr. Montague in this playful exchange at dinner says this and notice Jackson's carefully chosen words, “You are three willful, spoiled children who are prepared to nag me for your bedtime story.”  Jackson uses the loaded language of her generation- words everyone in the 1950s would recognize.      So are you saying, Jackson is saying, children are tyrranical as well as mothers?  Is everyone tyrranical?      Well, I really don't know if I'm ready to comment on that yet but maybe.  I want to point out something though that IS interesting.  Both Theo and Eleanor were selected to come to the house because they supposedly have powers, Theo has telepathic power and Eleanor can create these poltergeist experiences where we can move things around- maybe subconsciously even.  This, I think is an important detail to include.  They are not powerless, and Jackson leaves room we will see to see both of them exercising their powers at various places in the book, maybe.      What do you mean by that?  That they may be using their powers or maybe they aren't, we can't be sure?    That's it exactly- and we're not even sure if they know if they are using their powers- they seem not to really understand that they have them. Now, let's go back and think about the HOUSE itself- As the story sets itself up in the exposition, four very different people have moved into the house.  The only thing they have in common is that they all have some sort of brokenness in the background, even Dr. Montague as we will find out when we meet his hideous wife, but they all are willing to move into a house that is supposedly haunted- but how and by whom?  And what are they going to do in the house.  Of course this question comes up in their evening together- their first bonding experience sharing food and drink together- and Dr. Montague confesses that he has no idea what will happen to them.  They will take notes, but that is all he can offer. They will drink brandy- as Luke points out- they are there to drink spirits- pardon the pun.  And they most certainly will.   Before they go to bed that first night, Theo and Eleanor share the stories of where they come from.  Let's read this part.    Page 64    What is interesting about that exchange is that we, as readers, already know Eleanor is lying.  None of what she just told them is true.  Things at Hill House are not what they appear to be.  In chapter 4 when they tour the house, Dr. Montague makes a point of pointing that out.      Page 77     Much of chapter 4 is describing the house- and the house is off- you can't see it at first- but it's off center.  There is a fairly large distortion because so much is off. There's also the marble statue of Mr. Crain, the veranda that's crooked, the cold spot in front of the nursery ironically which is symbolically in the middle of the house, and then the chapter ends with noises. This is the first really scary part in the book.  Eleanor apparently wakes up with someone calling her.  She thinks it's her mother at first before she remembers she's at Hill House.  When she goes to Theo's room Theo is scared out of her mind because she's heard someone knocking, plus it's terribly cold.  The noise gets louder until Eleanor shouts wildly, “Go away, go away!”  The door trembles and shakes against the hinges and ultimately they hear a little giggle and a whisper and a laugh before the Dr. and Luke get to them.    That is all very creepy and very definitely the stuff scary movies are made of.      Yes, and chapter 4 ends with Dr. Montague's observation.    - read  ending pg 99    Whatever is pressuring the house- is pressuring this little make shift family to break up.      But then again, no one ever knows what forces  are at work in any family dynamic. Do we?  What kind of subversive forces are at work in a house, in a home… in a home that is haunted?    Ha!  Good point Jackson.  I guess we often never do.      Well, that's terrifying enough for one episode.  We will pick up with chapter 5 next time and see just what exactly Jackson is doing with our minds.  Thanks for spending time with us as we explore the terrifying world Jackson has created at Hill House.  As always please tell your friends about us, push out an episode on your twitter account, or your Facebook account.  Text an episode to a friend.  If you're a teacher and want to use podcasts for instruction, go to our website and download a listening guide for your students to fill out as they listen.  We want to support learning around the world, and helping us share the world is how you can help us grow.  Thank you     Peace out.        

Geek Freaks
The Galileo Seven ToS S1E16 - Trek Freaks

Geek Freaks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 52:43


Hey all! Kevin and Jon dive into The Galileo Seven. This set the stage for Spock as a future leader and guide. Fun to remember that Spock would go on from this episode to become a uniting envoy of Romulans and Vulcans.  Patreon: https://patreon.com/GeekFreakspodcast Discord: https://discord.gg/6Jrvyb2 YouTube: tinyurl.com/y4owmhdl Twitter: twitter.com/geekfreakspod Facebook: facebook.com/groups/227307812330853/ Instagram: instagram.com/geekfreakspodcast E-mail: thegeekfreakspodcast@gmail.com Store: redbubble.com/people/GeekFreaks Twitch: twitch.tv/geekfreakspodcast Site: thegeekfreakspodcast.com

Arts & Ideas
Time

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 44:58


As the clocks go back, theoretical physicist Fay Dowker, philosopher Nikk Effingham and science fiction writer Una McCormack join Matthew Sweet get to grips with the weirdness of time travel. Fay Dowker is Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. Una McCormack's latest book is The Autobiography of Mr Spock. Nikk Effingham is Reader of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham and author of Time Travel: Possibility and Improbability Producer: Torquil MacLeod Radio 3 is broadcasting a series of programmes Capturing Twilight including a Free Thinking episode and an edition of Words and Music. On Sunday October 31st you can hear Music for the Hours - a day punctuated by moments of musical reflection. This is inspired by the daily rituals of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office, which formed the basis of the earliest Christian services particularly in the monastic tradition. The music centres on medieval chant and the Renaissance vocal polyphony that arose from this tradition, with complementary choral works from contemporary composers, recorded specially for Radio 3 by the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips. You can find details of the broadcasts on the BBC Radio 3 website.

Ah ouais ?
119. Pourquoi il n'y aurait jamais eu de film "Halloween" sans la série "Star Trek"

Ah ouais ?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 2:06


Quel rapport entre le gentil Mr Spock et l'horrible Michael Myers, le tueur psychopathe d'une des séries de films d'horreur les plus terrifiantes de l'histoire du cinéma ? Mais il y en a un assez surprenant. Dans le premier scénario du film de John Carpenter sorti en 1979, Michael Myers a un masque qui ressemble qui n'est pas spécialement décrit. Tommy Lee Wallace, le directeur de production pense alors à un masque de clown... Dans "Ah Ouais ?", Florian Gazan répond en une minute chrono à toutes les questions essentielles, existentielles, parfois complètement absurdes, qui vous traversent la tête. Un podcast RTL Originals.

Prog-Watch
Episode 843 - Welcome To My Nightmare

Prog-Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 87:13


As a warm-up (or bone-chill) for Samhain or Halloween, this week's Prog-Watch is all about nightmares and the macabre! With songs concerning things spooky or supernatural from Alice Cooper, Atomic Rooster, King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Kansas, Rush, Anthony Phillips, Spock's Beard, Pink Floyd, Steven Wilson, and Jethro Tull! Join me...if you dare!

The Roddenberry Podcast Network
WAW: S23: Star Trek's Guide to Community (NYCC 2021)

The Roddenberry Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:29


Star Trek is not just a dream for the future but a reflection of our world today. From Kirk and Spock to Mariner and Boimler, Trek challenges us to reflect on how we're succeeding, how far we've come, and what we need to do better. On this panel hosts from Roddenberry Podcasts' Priority One and Women at Warp will explore how Star Trek teaches us to build both local and global communities and be ambassadors of positive change. PANELISTS Sue Kennedy Elio - @P1_Elio EDITOR Sue Send us your feedback! Email: crew@womenatwarp.com Twitter/Instagram: @womenatwarp Facebook: http://facebook.com/womenatwarp Support the Show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/womenatwarp Visit our TeePublic Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/womenatwarp For more Roddenberry Podcasts, visit http://podcasts.roddenberry.com And don't forget to subscribe to the Roddenberry Podcasts Master Feed, wherever you get your podcasts.

Women at Warp: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
S23: Star Trek's Guide to Community (NYCC 2021)

Women at Warp: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:29


Star Trek is not just a dream for the future but a reflection of our world today. From Kirk and Spock to Mariner and Boimler, Trek challenges us to reflect on how we're succeeding, how far we've come, and what we need to do better. On this panel hosts from Roddenberry Podcasts' Priority One and Women at Warp will explore how Star Trek teaches us to build both local and global communities and be ambassadors of positive change. PANELISTS Sue Kennedy Elio - @P1_Elio EDITOR Sue Send us your feedback! Email: crew@womenatwarp.com Twitter/Instagram: @womenatwarp Facebook: http://facebook.com/womenatwarp Support the Show on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/womenatwarp Visit our TeePublic Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/womenatwarp For more Roddenberry Podcasts, visit http://podcasts.roddenberry.com And don't forget to subscribe to the Roddenberry Podcasts Master Feed, wherever you get your podcasts.

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
"E2" - Enterprise: Serious Episodes Can Still Be Fun! (#370)

Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021


Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton hang out with their time-travelling descendants while exploring exactly why the third season Enterprise episode E2 is so special. From two T'Pols, to the complexities of Lorian and Reed's tragic bachelor life, the duo break it all down. Plus, the hosts reveals their hopes and potential concerns regarding Star Trek: Prodigy.Right-click to download.Read more »

The Skeptic Zone
The Skeptic Zone #681 - 21.October.2021

The Skeptic Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 54:14


0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:03:10 Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - Part #2 Famed science communicator Dr Karl tells us about COVID in chickens, making vaccines on a 3D printer, fighting climate change and Mr. Spock. Dr Karl is an Australian science communicator and popularizer, who is known as an author, and as a science commentator on Australian radio and television. Dr Karl is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow in the Science Foundation for Physics at the School of Physics, University of Sydney. http://www.drkarl.com http://www.tiktok.com/@drkarl 0:25:44 Australian Skeptics Newsletter What skeptical news has caught the eye of Tim Mendham this week? Read by Michelle Bijkersma. http://www.skeptics.com.au 0:32:10 I Think We Need To Think Susan Gerbic tells us about putting together Wikipedia pages for noted skeptics and celebrating the fact that her organisation has now chalked up over 100 million page views. http://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject Also Corona Conspiracy - Upload Images https://coronaconspiracy.cloud https://www.skepticon.org.au

Jason and Deb Full Show
The Morning X with Jason Dick and Friends - Was Jason An Alkaline Trio Hero?

Jason and Deb Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 19:14


We discuss why the Alkaline Trio show Jason went to last night was a disaster and another round of Are You Smarter Than Jason Dick. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Enterprise Incidents with Scott & Steve
Supplemental -- Season One Wrap-Up (and Season Two Preview!)

Enterprise Incidents with Scott & Steve

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 103:33


As we wrap up our first season of “Enterprise Incidents,” we look back on all of the big revelations that we discovered about Season One of “Star Trek.” By treating the entire first season as a serialized show (as opposed to the stand-alone episode series that it was produced as), we came to see the original “Star Trek” in a fresh new light. What were the biggest things we learned about Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy? Which supporting characters went up in our re-assessment? Which episodes were a lot better (or worse) than we remembered? Who were our favorite guest stars? Which themes, ideas and metaphors resonated on a deeper level after 55 years? And what were the biggest changes made to “Star Trek” as the brave crew of the Starship Enterprise journeyed into Season Two? Find out here, thanks for listening...and keep going boldly! You can follow Enterprise Incidents on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnterpriseIncidents Twitter: @enterincidents Instagram: @enterpriseincidents Follow Scott Mantz @moviemantz on Twitter and Instagram Follow Steve Morris @srmorris on Twitter and @srmorris1 on Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support