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Join Jack, Kevin and Sam as they journey through the wonderful world of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one randomly selected episode at a time! Each week, they'll go over their notes on each episode, compare them with other iterations of Star Trek, complain about Voyager, talk about whatever the hell else comes to mind, and much, much more! Of course it wouldn't be Reopening the Wormhole without the requisite visit to Quark's to spin the Dabo wheel and determine next week's episode. So crack op ...
 
Jack becomes a man by doing a podcast all by himself about every single episode of Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, and Picard! Join him as he listens to some sweet tunes, cracks bad jokes and reviews each episode. Stick around until the end for sweet and spicy features!
 
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Just a *little* over a month after Sam’s actual birthday, the exciting birthday celebration bracket is finally being released into the world! Barm joins the team to answer fun questions about some of their favorite locations in the show, in order to ultimately determine the winner of this Deep Space Nine Location Bracket, in honor of the birth of o…
 
Once again, your two best Star Friends are looking back on the previous year's films and discussing comic book movies, their biggest disappointments and what our overall favorite films were! In addition to that, we'll also be discussing some new(!) Golden Hoojib categories, looking back at The Falcon and The Winter Solider, tackling the latest Star…
 
The dead speak! Again! or... for the first time? As Luke Skywalker finds himself being transported to the dark center of the universe to confront a familiar nemesis, we find ourselves joined once again by best Star Friend Sean Davis to discuss Radio Flyer anecdotes, whether the return of Palpatine feels justified in Dark Empire or The Rise of Skywa…
 
As Han and Leia brave a warzone in search of Luke and Lando, we welcome Chris Lantz back to the podcast as we bravely explore the new territory that is Dark Horse Star Wars and kick off our coverage of Dark Empire! Along the way, we're also taking our first steps into the larger world that is the 90s, (baby) in Earth History, weighing in on Obi-Wan…
 
The new chapter of the RTW story begins, with our first Tongo Bonus episode! That’s right, our journey through every non-DS9 Ferengi episode in Trek begins here, coincidentally, with the first Ferengi episode! Did we say “first”? We meant WORST! Well actually we meant both. But there’s a lot of mud to sling at this episode, and the RTW crew and Fer…
 
John Davidson once again joins Zack and perennial hanger-on Barnacle to finally get back through the Stargate to talk about SeaQuest DSV again, and we got ourselves a doozy here! That’s right, it’s the one where DAGWOOD IS ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. As we dive (see what I did there?) deep into some classic season 2 SeaQuest, the boys reminisce on the pro…
 
Sister! Sooooo, Barm has a ….younger sister! This podcast has now betrayed her, too. Kaela Neufeld makes her Jaxilly debut to talk about one of her (and now our!) favorite books, John Scalzi’s Redshirts! The Barms and Jack dive into a meta(physical) masterpiece of dry comedy, satire and metafictional tomfoolery, all inspired by classic Trek cannon …
 
As the Star Warriors race to the edge of the galaxy for a dark encounter with the foul lady, Domina Tagge, Eric Ambler and Sean Davis return to the podcast to discuss all of their favorite moments from a fan-service filled gift of an issue, to look back on some very recent Earth History, to reflect on the entire original Marvel Star Wars run and to…
 
As an uneasy alliance of Star Warriors grapple with their own insecurities and conflicts while taking on the Tof menace, our Star Friends -- HOLY SHIT IT'S THE FINAL ISSUE! Jack Stovold joins us for one last journey to the 80's, baby, as we analyze the good and bad of a very unusual Star Wars issue, ponder what George Lucas' creative input in the c…
 
There’s more to Lauren Petronaci than loving Larry David, Godzilla and lemurs! She also loves the 1998 Pixar classic A Bug’s Life, and she’s here to talk about it with Jack! Along the way, they’ll also talk about some other classic Pixar films, planets and the solar system, birds, etymology, the wonderful cast of this movie, size and scale, Madagas…
 
Man, it sure has been a while since this Deep Space Nine podcast has talked about Deep Space Nine. Well, mark this date as the date that the RTW crew is back in business to talk about a newly released limited-run DS9 comic series! Too Long a Sacrifice tells the story of Odo’s struggle to determine the perpetrator of a series of violent crimes, all …
 
As Luke and a party of Hoojibs and Hiromi infiltrate the orbiting Tof warship, frequent e-Word writer and first-time Star Friend David Robertson infiltrates the podcast to talk with us about his childhood experiences with these comics in the weekly Star Wars magazine, to weigh in on the Tofs as Star Wars villains, and to dive into the joys of the S…
 
Rike Strike! Jack and Barm, and making his Trek book castin’ debut, Sean Davis, get together to talk Riker, Picard and the ten pages or so of material in the novel that bear his name, Star Trek: Picard: Dark Veil! It’s another big boy, as the Riker Boyz gab about the Jazari, the Titan, and Romulans, Romulans, Romulans! They also weigh in on heady t…
 
As Luke, Plif and the Hiromi plan their escape from the invading Tof, we welcome Melissa Thiede back to the podcast to chat with us about bad movies that we watched as children, to weigh in on the final Biggest Bad of the Marvel Star Wars comics, and for a deep dive into the physiology of Hoojibs.By Brian Rudloff and Sam Stovold
 
2020 was a lot of things, but if there’s one thing it’ll be remembered as, it’s that it’s the year of 3 Star Trek shows. It was just too significant for the RTW boys to not share their thoughts with listeners, so they geared up to have a brief look down memory lane about the Year in Trek of 2020, and the year in general. What they got instead of ov…
 
Had enough of the Emerald Chain and the Burn madness? Why not take a little dip into some cool refreshing Picard comic waters with Jack and Barm, where the only things you·ll have to worry about are what ships in 2365 look like, how much like Yul Brynner Picard looks, how much like Napoleon Dynamite Raffi looks, and what two idiots asking Alexa que…
 
It’s a Disco Party, and Jack has invited a cadre of glorious guests to celebrate his newfound freedom from the pressures of endlessly podcasting about Star Trek every week. Barm, Sam Stovold (Marvel Star Wars Explorers), Sean Davis (After the Credits), Kregg Castillo (Golden Boy?), Richard Dunham (Ghibli Minute), and an Ape-on in the form of Geoff …
 
There wasn't an issue of Marvel Star Wars in November of 1985, but there was a FULL-BLOWN EWOK TV MOVIE, and we invited our Star Friends from What Were We Watching to come join us to dive into this strange, fantasy romp! Beyond that, we're also talking more Mandalorian, diving into some other iconic 80's films, pitching our own Ewok sequels, and lo…
 
We’re coming into 2021 TOO HOT, as Amos Dunn (Ei Sa Da) joins Barm and Jack to FINALLY talk Disco. And we’ve got a lot to talk about, like Osyraa’s machinations, our enduring love of Admiral Vance, Sybok’s mom, the last days of Trump, England’s reduced stature, the return of Kenneth Mitchell, a rainbow of Hannibals in the Emerald Chain, and the pas…
 
Happy New Year’s everyone! Sneaking in just under the wire, Jaxilly COMPLETELY redeems 2020 with the classic JackBarmKregg combo talking Su’kal! We’re also talking baby’s first holodeck, the royal We, video games, Freud, the Ba’ul, our feelings on BURN revelations, some amazing HotTheories, and The Mandalorian, AGAIN. Does 2020, and this episode Su…
 
As Leia and her Zeltron companions debate the appropriate way to care for their Nagai prisoner, Sam and Brian welcome back Brian's Star Wife, Blythe Rudloff, to talk about CGI Luke, to educate Sam on the history of the Harlem Globetrotters, to discuss the compassion and empathy of Leia and to analyze the horniness (or lack of horniness) in the Star…
 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! Carlos has been getting into the Christmas spirit, working hard to bring you his renditions of some classic holiday tunes! But Jack got so jealous, he decided to get in on the fun, too. It’s a double album of holiday cheer! Find out what it sounds like when two guys who can’t sing or compose music at al…
 
Celebrate the holidays with one of the biggest Jaxilly BLOWOUTS ever! Hey, it’s the end of the year, everyone had drinks and the day off, we have to talk about CHINGY’S blessings, the Mirror Universe, Georgiou leaving the show, the return of the Guardian of Forever (aka CARL), the biggest mailbag ever, and of course THE MANDO FINALE! So join a Chin…
 
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good… FRIGHT? The boys are back in their Christmas best to talk about yet another Christmas-based property that has a tangential relationship to Star Trek. It’s the 2015 Canadian horror anthology A Christmas Horror Story, starring none other than William Shatner as drunken radio DJ Dangerous Dan. The guys have f…
 
Jack, Sam, and Kevin are Reopening the Wormhole to a time podcasting with Barm and she of the glistening Klingon hams, RTW appearances, Picard Finales, and SMB commentaries, the delightful Kristina Kephart! They are here to talk about the wonders of CARL, decide the perfect trail mix, mourn the loss of salty Stamets, and above all, debate the merit…
 
What's that behind the Life Day tree? Could it be another gift? That's right, the Marvel Star Wars Explorers have heard Kathleen Kennedy's call and emerged early from their planned Winter slumber to address the deluge of Star Wars announcements from last week! New TV shows, new movies, new trailers! Not only that, but we're giving our thoughts on t…
 
2020 lurches to an end with a sputtering cough, and within the putrid phlegm arises another installment of DRUNK STAR WARS! The Force goes back to bed as a scrumpy-fueled Jack and a still bathroom recording Kregg choke on some Disney tip-yip. Through the drunken haze, the two recognize the ways that this little Lego thing is strong in the Force, an…
 
Jack, Barm and Ferengi Expert and Golden Boy Kregg Castillo are BOOKING it to BOOK CENTRAL to discuss SANCTUARY. Which also means they gon’ talk about Detmer and Tilly’s Andorian hubby getting their trench run on with Grudge in their lap, Emperor Georgiou at peak intolerability (and Culber reacting appropriately), the Section 31 show they would act…
 
Happy Life Day! Your two best Star Friends have decided to get into the holiday spirit this year by inviting their favorite offworld Jawa, Cam Siemer, back to the cast to discuss the recently released Lego Star Wars Holiday Special! How do we feel about this deeply referential, time-traveling romp? The nature of the special gives us an excuse to ex…
 
Barm and Jack decide to live together on their own planet away from everyone else to talk about Unification III. It’s the return of Mama Burnham, the Rommies and Vulckies, Prime Concernham and Captain Saru’s questionable personnel decisions! This holo-torch lit debate also features arguments from Barm that Col. Tigh and Mr. Lahey are the same perso…
 
Barm is back from his whirlwind November tour of Castville, and joins Jack and Sam Stovold (Marvel Star Wars Explorers) to talk SCAVENGERS. That means you’ll be digging through the garbage to find gems like the story of the vagina-faces, a discussion of what working with people from a thousand years ago would REALLY be like and a show from Admiral …
 
As Luke and Lando return to Iskalon to deliver the news of Kiro's fate to his people, Geoff Clarke, our Canadian Correspondent, returns to the cast to give us his thoughts on the first 3 episodes of The Mandalorian, to explore an exciting new season of 1985 television premieres (including two infamous Star Wars cartoons), and to get hyped with us a…
 
A birthday just isn’t a birthday unless you spend it talking at length about Deep Space Nine characters with your buddies! (I guess most of our birthdays haven’t been birthdays… that’s gloomy…) Luckily for us, there are enough fascinating characters on Deep Space Nine that we could load two completely different brackets, and still have some left ov…
 
The ApeCast tackles Disco Season 3! For the first time in Season 3, Geoff Clarke (The ApeCast) brings his still SOMEWHAT unbiased Ape Peepers to Trek, and (mostly) likes what he sees, and it’s not just because master body-horror director and Canadian national treasure David Cronenberg is appearing in this episode for whatever reason (we’re not comp…
 
As Han Solo wrestles with his feelings for Princess Leia on a far, far away and technologically-deficient planet, we welcome Barm back to the podcast to dive into our hot takes on the first two episodes of the new season of The Mandalorian, to soak in the glorious return of Fenn Shysa (and debut of Bey!) and to consider the romantic inner-life of e…
 
TRILL POOLS! They’re back, and so are Sam Stovold (Marvel Star Wars Explorers, Reopening the Wormhole) and Sean Davis (After the Credits) to do the deepest dive (into a Trill pool) on Trills since Reopening the Wormhole! Recent events, and a delicious new Jaxilly drank have the guys in high spirits as they debate the relative merits of Trill advent…
 
It’s the first big Disco party of Season 3, as Jack, Sam and Kevin of RTW, Barm, and Ferengi expert and Golden Boy Kregg collide in orbit over Earth, and tensions are running HIGH when the group finds itself dividing into factions. (And this is even before George Lucas pops in to offer up his hot takes.) Sure, we can all agree on key issues like Bo…
 
It’s FIRST SEANTACT as Sean Davis (who somehow hasn’t been on to talk about a Discovery episode yet) joins Jack and Barm to talk about the wacky continuing adventures of Captain Saru, Jett Reno, Emperor Georgiou and other classic characters after Disco reopened the wormhole. Along the way, we’ll wax nostalgic for “boring Star Trek”, see how far we …
 
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