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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!
 
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 ...
 
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JAXILLY is back in 2022, and so is ape brother Geoff Clarke to dive DEEP into the fourth episode of this CGI children’s show! And you know what, hey, it ain’t too bad. Join them as they talk about shitty Steven Segal novels, the joys of Japanese Seinfeld, CGI vines and so much more! WARNING: Due to Jack being a bonehead, half of his audio is gone. …
 
The Young Jedi Knights are constructing their own lightsabers, and our good friend Barm is joining us to examine the symbolism of lightsaber colors and to weigh in on the emotional highs and lows of the fourth chapter of the series! We try to determine what place extremely dangerous weaponry has in a pacifistic order like the Jedi, but not before t…
 
Ho Ho Horliss-Horliss, and a Merry Life Day to you! Brian and Sam welcome Sean Davis back to the cast to close out the year and to close the book on Marvel Star Wars comics (of the 70s and 80s)! We're unwrapping three new tales this time, including a rumination on the belief systems of discarded droids, an origin story for the Millenium Falcon, and…
 
JAXILLY is back again, and so is brother from another mother, Barm, and cohost from another podcast Kevin Young, in cat boots to dive DEEP into the third episode of this CGI children’s show! And you know what, hey, it ain’t too bad. Join them as they talk ALL about the future of ST profanity, the fun of Janeway, the scariness of CGI Janeway, Romanc…
 
Sam and Brian enter new territory as they cover two different strange and surreal short stories written by Alan Moore. Fortunately, they have a guide in Jack Stovold, who shares his childhood memories of Cronenbergian Stormtrooper monstrosities, time paradoxes and childish godlike beings. Beyond that, there's pre-Return of the Jedi Vader characteri…
 
JAXILLY is back again, and so is brother from another mother, Barm, in cat boots to dive DEEP into the second episode of this CGI children’s show! And you know what, hey, it ain’t too bad. Join them as they talk ALL about gorgeous CGI food, Medusan gender-bending, Tellarite features, Denethor and sons, Trek tunes, the fun of Janeway, and whether an…
 
We spend our winter holiday much like the Young Jedi Knights in this book, reconnecting with a childhood friend who may turn out to be more naughty than nice... Old pal Sean Davis guides us deep into the undercity of Coruscant for an expansive discussion of what topped our Christmas lists back in 1995, to rejoice in the introduction of new characte…
 
JAXILLY is finally back, and so are the Super Rios Bros., in cat boots to dive DEEP into the pilot of this CGI children’s show! And you know what, hey, it ain’t too bad. Join them as they talk ALL about kid TREK vs. Kid Wars, Medusan gender-bending, Tellarite features, Denethors and McPoyles, Trek tunes, their more nuanced feelings about Voyager, a…
 
As Luke and Leia race across the surface of Jerne in search of a long lost crystal with time distorting properties, David Robertson makes his return to the podcast to talk with us about his recently published comic collection, to weather Sam's growing Star Wars cynicism, to offer up some history regarding Captain Britain, and to weigh in on the inc…
 
As Han and Leia find themselves in the clutches of five evil-worshipping extra-dimensional fanatics, Sam and Brian find themselves in the charms of Josh Lee, for a discussion that covers the newest, hottest Book of Boba Fett trailer, our ideas for a Star Wars action figure-based sitcom plot, and our takes on famed comic book luminary Alan Moore's c…
 
Kregg and Jack do their thing again, where they get plastered and talk about Star Wars. Sorry for everyone who’s waiting for Prodigy talk, don’t worry, IT’S COMING. But YOU’LL be coming multiple times as you hear EIGHTEEN rankings and NINE Japanese titles as these two drunk Star Wars and cartoon fans indulge themselves. Hey, we gotta rub one out to…
 
The Super Rios Brothers enter Stovold’kor to get drunker than Cristobal Rios on his third bottle of aguardiente to talk about the latest Trek book wackiness from John Jackson Miller, and boy do they accomplish that as they read this tragicomic tale of Benzites, Miradorns, Iotians, and more wacky Trek characters who you never imagined would be in a …
 
Are you still reeling from our epic Caretaker takedown? Well that’s too bad! We’ve got our thrilling annual Halloween episode coming right at ya! The RTW boys fight through a myriad of technical difficulties to discuss this creepy, weird TNG episode, which is fondly remembered for scarring Jack & Sam as children. Despite the technical setbacks, the…
 
It’s finally here, for the five or so you out there who care, but you’ll find out it was WORTH THE WAIT to hear Barm, Sean Davis and Richard Dunham (plus a few surprise pop-ons [you’re gonna get some pop-ons/offs]) chat about the action/beluga/Sonia Gomez-packed Season 2 Cliffhanger of Lower Decks. THRILL to talk of the rubber ducky room, airport l…
 
As Luke wanders through a frightening hellscape of horrors, your two best Star Friends celebrate Halloween in style, by inviting Barm back to the podcast for a demonic discussion of nightmare demons in Star Wars, to wickedly weigh in on Dune, and to celebrate the surreality caused by a little creature named Reist. Happy Wuhoween, everyone!…
 
The Tongo Journey continues with Quark’s historic appearance in the first episode of Voyager. Warning to Voyager fans: we love you, but if you have trouble with dissenting opinions about this pilot, please do not listen. Sean Davis joins the regular RTW hosts, Sam, Jack, and Kevin, as well as Ferengiman Kregg, to discuss this disjointed, bizarre, m…
 
As all our favourite Star Heroes explore a vast underground lost city of space, we invite Sean Davis back for the thrilling conclusion of this epic tale, and to unpack Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales, to analyze what did and didn't work for us in this nine-part adventure, and to bid farewell to the newest Star Warrior, Mici Shabandar.…
 
For this homage to a bunch of classic Star Trek scenes with some new material, Jack has assembled a team of classic guests with one new one! Occasional emailer Michelle Ugalde beams aboard to gibbering madness, and FUN! For better or worse (only Michelle knows for sure!) she gets the ultimate Jaxilly experience and to her credit proves herself to b…
 
Oi! You! You're a Reopening the Wormhole fan! You probably enjoy the music we've done over the years... well you're in luck! A selection of RTW music has been released INTO THE WILD! You can hear 100 classic RTW tracks, spread out over two albums, with gorgeous artwork by Sam & Jack Stovold, on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, or …
 
As Luke and Leia make their way across the harsh surface of Alashan with some unlikely allies, we find ourselves once again joined by our most likely ally, Sean Davis, to rank our top three episodes of Star Wars: Visions, to hear Sam's exciting new podcast announcement, to discuss the slow build of tension in these classic comics and to address lis…
 
Sean and Barm are down near where those pleasant “mosaic’ed” fountains lie doing their usual routine on Jack’s deck, because IT WORKS, dammit. It’s like he gets off on being podcasting. What gets Jack going? Try talking about well… porn, trying to remember the names of minor characters from LOST, Rick and Morty and DARK, AGAIN, guacamole and ramen,…
 
It’s Reopening the Wormhole week up in this bitch, as RTW cohosts Sam and Kevin reunite with Jack to talk PAKLED PLANET SHENANIGANS, beloved anomalies, slugs and SCORPIONS and the RED SHIRTS. The best way to kick off such a discussion is with an extended review of the work of Kurtwood Smith, before circling back to Kzintis, Ape Pokemon, Jack’s firs…
 
It’s a Starbase-sized episode as Jack calls back Barm, Sean, and Sam to talk about a really fun Lower Decks ep just jam-packed with Trek deep cuts, a heartwarming email section, and then close out with some Trailer-Sailin’ and news talk about SNW, Prodigy, Picard Season 2 and all the other crazy crap that came out on Star Trek day. You’ll also hear…
 
As the Star Warriors fly from Foundry in a stolen Imperial prototype, Sean Davis flies back onto the podcast to give us his thoughts on the latest Disney Gallery episode, to debate the canonicity of non-cinematic Star Wars works, and to welcome Mici into A Galaxy Far, Far Away. This episode gets 10 out of 10 rings. And is canon.…
 
We know what you’re thinking, you rapscallion! You’re thinking “WHERE IS RTW? I NEED MORE PODCAST!” We got your number pally. Well guess what WE’RE BAAAAACK. The Tongo wheel continues to spin around and around, and where she stopped this time around was the classic TNG episode Unification II, aka THE ONE WITH SPOCK. As always, the guys are joined b…
 
Jack (cohost of the APECAST!) gets so excited about the meeting of the classic ape-like Mugatos with villainous laser-whippin’ Ferengis that he has to call Ferengi expert Kregg (obviously!), Barm (as you do) and brother Sam (why not?) to go absolutely APESHIT over this wacky adventure. In the spirit of the episode, they have plenty of pronunciation…
 
Sean Davis is back to talk Lower Decks and the return (in very different ways) of both Tom Paris and Shaxs with Jack and Barm, but not before they try to remember any time Tom Cruise has died in a movie. After that, it’s on to discussing some great Tendi/Mariner material, our feelings on the Shaxs revival, , separating our feelings on Voyager and T…
 
As Leia recounts the tragic tale of her training under the tutelage of Giles Durane to her fellow Star Warriors, we welcome Blythe Rudloff back to the cast to react to the end of The Bad Batch and the Firespray backlash, to fawn over our new favorite character, Gimlet, and to take a dive into our deep well of listener iTunes reviews.…
 
The Lower Deckers, when the ApeCast hosted Jaxilly. Geoff, when Jack referenced LOST. Boimler, Will and Thomas on Nervala IV. Jack and Geoff, selecting dub/subs on Amazon Prime. TNG fans, when Boimler spoke of the D! Mariner and Jet, in the collector galleries. The Titan Strike Team, the Pakled snacks uncovered. Mariner and Boimler, in the Cerritos…
 
Lower Decks is BACK, and so are the PD Crew (RTW+Barm), and Geoff (The ApeCast), to talk about it! Or rather, spend a few hours goofing around with each other and occasionally talking about the episode, which is a fine thing including giant heads and Gary Mitchell references. In other words, we’ve become GODS. One listen, and you’ll agree: We’re us…
 
As a certain Star Warrior, riding the highs of his recent victory, finds himself in a Space Duel for his life, we find ourselves riding the highs of having Eric Ambler rejoin us on the podcast to talk with us about our Tamagotchi memories, Star Wars trilogy novelizations, Chewie's medal, and the surprisingly deep characterization of Luke Skywalker …
 
IT’S THE BOOK BOOK! Or is it?? Three smart people who are Jack, Barm and Sean put on their glasses for Jaxilly’s third dalliance with the literary Wonderlands of Uma McCormack! As they catch up on Michael and Book (and Grudge and Indian Desmond)’s adventures between episodes 1 and 2 of Season 3, they’ll also revel in their undying love for Discover…
 
Get out the Cheeza, because Jack and Kevin have made their third annual musical discovery: Disc-overy, by Tinie Tempah! They’ve already delved into 70’s British Disco/Rock and early aughts French electronica, why not early teens British hip-hop? And this time, it’s the first listen-through for both involved. Will they fancy TT? Will they ever look …
 
As Han Solo and Chewbacca complete the earliest version of the Kessel Run, we welcome Geoff Clarke back to the podcast to school us on the metrication of Canada, to hear about the latest news on Batuu, to wax nostalgic about the joys of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and to give us his two pence on British Marvel comics of the seventies.…
 
Jack and Lauren finally get up in that ass to talk about The Lefty Call, in their fourth annual Jaxilly Curb Your Enthusiasm Extravaganza! This year, Lauren picks the episode, and she chose to finally give us the gift of Leon in his starmaking moment. It’s a shitstorm, it’s just shit, as they not only delve into Leon, but also talk about winter fru…
 
As Luke and Leia attempt to unthaw communications with Colonel Odan on the ice world of Akuria, Nate Tapp keeps things chill by joining us to discuss our frosty feelings about Black Widow and the MCU, to see how many ice-cold instances of worms we can remember from the Star Wars universe, and to let us snow what he thinks about the old-school style…
 
The Picard Debut Crew sits down to hang out and do a commentary on Total Recall! It’s one of the most fun movies ever, and here is the best commentary on it. We also count down the many, many Star Trek characters who appear in the movie. ‘Nuff said! GET YOUR ASS TO THIS COMMENTARY.By Jack
 
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