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The Red Shirts: A Star Trek Podcast

Three cool guys who aren't afraid to don the Starfleet red shirt uniform and go where no one has gone before! Beam aboard the USS Internet bimonthly and join us in a discussion about this beloved 50 year old institution!
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Jun 12, 2018

If you haven't seen the TOS episode The Conscience Of The King, then this episode contains mild spoilers. Given that that program was aired in the late Sixties, there shouldn't be any spoilers for you at all, unless you're new to Star Trek, in which case, welcome! I give my review of the latest Discovery tie-in novel Drastic Measures! Please note: this is an episode formatted for YouTube, so there are moments that contain title cards which have no audio.

Jun 3, 2018

Shakespeare, Steinbeck, Ralph Ellison...all masters at their craft. Then there's Harlan Ellison, Gene L. Coon, and D.C. Fontana, the masters who wrote City On The Edge Of Forever, widely considered the best Star Trek episode of the entire TV franchise. With the help of comic book writer and Red Shirt fan emeritus Dallas Casavant, The Red Shirts delve into reviewing this classic episode of the original series today,May 27, coincidentally the birthday of writer Harlan Ellison. We get into a little bit of comic book talk and the crew nearly mutinies when Q reveals a guilty TV  pleasure!

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May 4, 2018

So much Trek to get into that we created TREK TALK version 2! We discuss new cast members on the next season of Discovery, including possibly a young pointy-eared, pasty-faced half-alien with a bowl cut, perhaps? We delve into Star Trek 4 and Trek history being made with the hiring of a female director on a Trek film for the first time (in 40 years, sheesh)! We speculate how the arrival of the Enterprise might affect continuity within Discovery, Qstorm gives out little morsels about the Star Trek Discovery tie-in novels Desperate Hours and Drastic Measures. And as a bonus, Qstorm schools Big Sexy on the basics of filmmaking! There's so much in this episode, we need a tank of transparent aluminum to contain it! 

Paramount Confirms Two Star Trek films In Development: https://goo.gl/beMXJ8

Tarantino's Trek Project Could Set Up Separate Movie Series: https://goo.gl/35sXao

S.J. Clarkson Becomes 1st Female Director in Trek Franchise History: https://goo.gl/z3QEzM

1st Look At Discovery Season 2: https://goo.gl/8VZ2fE

Spock Will Appear in DSC Season 2: https://goo.gl/Fi9su2

Tig Notaro Cast As Chief Engineer: https://goo.gl/hJNsSb

Anson Mount Cast in Key Role in DSC Season 2: https://goo.gl/KdUz7x

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and now on YOUTUBE: goo.gl/8PLK9M Subscribe to see reviews of each and every episode of Star Trek Discovery!

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Thanks to all our supporters. AND IF YOU ENJOY THE RED SHIRTS, PLEASE GO TO iTunes, LEAVE A RATING AND A REVIEW! We're looking to chart on iTunes trending podcasts and we need your help! THANKS!

 

 

Mar 25, 2018

Apologies for the delay in episodes, but we are back! And to quote Picard, "We have engaged the Borg!" The Red Shirts are all onboard with our first ever audio commentary for Star Trek First Contact. All you have to do is set your player at the 2:45 mark (two minutes, 45 seconds...right before the camera pulls out from Picard's eye/pupil), you'll hear me countdown from 3, 2, 1, then PLAY and we're off and running saving planet Earth! This was a long time coming and it was a blast to do, so hopefully you'll enjoy our comments, observations, protestations, etc. Let us know what you think! We may just do another one (Final Frontier, anyone?)

And don't forget to check out the RED SHIRTS here:

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and now on YOUTUBE: goo.gl/8PLK9M Subscribe to see reviews of each and every episode of Star Trek Discovery!

And email us at redshirtspodcast@gmail.com

Thanks to all our supporters. AND IF YOU ENJOY THE RED SHIRTS, PLEASE GO TO iTunes, LEAVE A RATING AND A REVIEW! We're looking to chart on iTunes trending podcasts and we need your help! 

 

Feb 28, 2018

What can I say? Our navigator took a wrong turn into the Badlands, we got flung into the Gamma quadrant, took us a month to get back (Janeway says "Hi"). But we're back...and in that time, we've all had a chance to watch and re-watch this premiere season of DSC as well as the finale. Now it's time to discuss! This episode, we beam aboard Stephen Bates, host of the Just The Two Of Us Podcast; he brings some incisive insight to the proceedings! We review the season overall, the finale, things we liked, things we disliked (Ceti Alpha V eels?), what we want to see next season and a lot more. Plus, in non-Trek news, we give our quick takes on the Black Panther phenomenon and we spend a brief moment reflecting on Star Trek's promising outlook on the future in the wake of the tragic events in Florida. 

And don't forget to check out the RED SHIRTS here:

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and now on YOUTUBE: goo.gl/8PLK9M Subscribe to see reviews of each and every episode of Star Trek Discovery!

And email us at redshirtspodcast@gmail.com

Thanks to all our supporters. AND IF YOU ENJOY THE RED SHIRTS, PLEASE GO TO iTunes, LEAVE A RATING AND A REVIEW! We're looking to chart on iTunes trending podcasts and we need your help! 

 

Jan 24, 2018

Yes, the Red Shirts' latest mission was delayed due to an encounter with the I.S.S. Internet, I almost had to stab Mirror Craig J. in the damn turbolift and Mirror Big Sexy is trapped in an agonizer right about now. But your captain is present and accounted for! On deck today: we discuss the return of Discovery! But even before we get into that, we touch on the #MeToo movement and its connection to Star Trek, I present a wacky theory about the connection of DSC Klingons to TOS Klingons, then we get into Black Mirror: CALLISTER! And somehow, we wind up talking about HBO's Westworld?? Last, but not least, we discuss if CBS All Access is worth paying for, once DSC wraps up its first season. We're behind a couple episodes, but we're still right on time!

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