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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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Apr 17, 2019

No excuses for the delay this week, seeing as the finale airs tomorrow, but you can still check out my review of Such Sweet Sorrow! I ponder why I continue to hatewatch DSC and whether or not I'll review next season. I also make a connection between the Enterprise bridge and Seinfeld! It's all here!

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Apr 9, 2019

We go walking "through the valley" of the shadow of death with Michael Burnham and crew yet again! Take a listen to what I have to say in this latest review!

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Apr 2, 2019

Hey, everyone, I'm giving you back to back episodes just cuz I can! Last Sunday, I called in to the Afronerd Radio program to get into some Star Trek Discovery with hosts DBurt a.k.a. the Afronerd and his companion in white collar crime, Captain Kirk! We basically let it all out, how we feel about this second season of Discovery! NO HOLDS BARRED!

The program is hosted on Blogtalk Radio, which requires callers to literally call in on phones, so apologies for the audio quality.

Tune in to Afronerd Radio Wednesday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 6:00 pm! Also on iTunes: https://apple.co/2CRtOZV

And online: http://www.afronerd.com/

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Apr 2, 2019

When it comes to hoping that this series will eventually get on track, resistance is futile. Shout out to Leland, head honcho of Section 31, the most public covert operation ever. Despite being shot up with novocaine, which I hope to acquire as I watch the remaining episodes this season, I provide my review of last Thursday's episode. 

Leland as Borg: https://bit.ly/2JZ9JqE

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Mar 27, 2019

We finally meet the Red Angel. But be warned, this episode is not exactly kid-friendly...unless you're into Starfleet snuff films. For better of for worse, here's my report on the tenth episode of season two.

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Mar 18, 2019

In this episode review, I go on a half-hour rant because this is the episode that just broke the camel's back for me. Everything that's wrong with Star Trek Discovery, at least this season, is on display in this episode: plotholes, bad characterization (spoiler: this ain't your grandfather's Spock, hell, it ain't MY Spock), tragedies that don't resonate at all...but I won't say anymore. Check out the review. WARNING: I don't hold back so make sure to check your emotions at the door. If only someone had given Spock that advice.

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Mar 13, 2019

Finally, an episode title that doesn't require Cliff Notes! If Memory Serves is the eighth episode of season 2 and although I'm late, I've logged in a review right here! 

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Mar 4, 2019

My review of the seventh episode of season two of Star Trek Discovery! Pointing out the good, the bad and the hair-pulling, bile inducing, eye-rolling frustration of this episode.

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Feb 23, 2019

Apologies for the confusion, but we had some technical difficulties that required a second upload of this episode. But here it is, our review of the sixth episode of season two, The Sounds Of Thunder, otherwise known as Star Trek Insurrection, the reboot!

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Feb 19, 2019

This broadcast is doing double duty as both a new Red Shirts episode and a weekly review of the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery! Why? Cuz our mild-mannered Craig J., who is usually very diplomatic about Discovery, went straight gangsta over this episode! He wasn't too happy, so despite the fact that I typically review these episodes solo and on camera (we didn't have time to set up a video podcast), we had to convene a special session of the Federation council and hash it all out! We also express a bit of fear about the upcoming Picard series. For better or worse, here's our review!

Feb 12, 2019

Here is the Red Shirts equivalent of "the lost episode," namely, the episode I forgot to publish way back in July 2018! Big Sexy and I continue our discussion of the game-changing Trek episode. We opine on whether DS9 was more deserving of the big screen treatment than TNG, and the addition of Ezri Dax later in the series, among other topics, and Captain Qstorm ponders the Shakesperean theatrical acting style of the one and only Avery Brooks! Enjoy this lost episode from the archives that is finally seeing the light of day!

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Feb 12, 2019

This is a rebroadcast from July 2018 where Big Sexy and I discuss the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine. Why post a previously aired show? Well, I did it once before simply because of scheduling conflicts leading to an inability to record a new show in a timely manner. But not this time! What happened was (or: whuh hah happen wuz) that after posting this first part of a two-part episode, we got into the advent of Star Trek Discovery which became our focus...so much so that I forgot to post the second part! So here, once again, is part 1 of I Survived The Dominion War! Followed by part 2!

Feb 11, 2019

The RED SHIRTS review of the fourth episode of  Star Trek Discovery, season two, An Obol For Charon. It ain't pretty, folks. No holds barred. But if the writers don't care, why should I?

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Feb 2, 2019

My review of the 3rd episode of DSC. Simply put, it's not pretty.

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Jan 28, 2019

Once I realized that this had nothing to do with The Way To Eden from TOS, I was able to relax and watch this episode objectively! Here's my review.

And check out Qstorm & Big Sexy on Midnight's Edge After Dark discussing Star Trek Discovery with Tom Connors, Robb Gallo & MechaRandom! NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED TREKKIE!!

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Jan 19, 2019

Nearly a year later and Discovery is back! Qstorm gives his impressions on this long-awaited comeback! 

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Jan 13, 2019

The U.S.S Internet NCC-1958 made a wrong turn and ended up in the Badlands (you're relieved of duty, Big Sexy! Craig, take the helm!) Actually, I dropped those two off at an uncharted planet, but made it back to the Alpha quadrant SOLO with the help of the AFRONERD RADIO SHOW on Blogtalk Radio with DBurt the Afronerd, Captain (Jay) Kirk, aka Cap, and the uncanny Daryll B. who has appeared on our show!  Well, actually, Craig and Big Sexy got dropped off I called in to their Midweek In Review show which airs every Wed. from 7:00 to 9:00, to chime in one of their topics: the cancellation of Star Trek 4! Which led to speculation that the new Picard series might be set in the Kelvin universe (although producers say otherwise), and the piece de resistance: we battle over STAR WARS vs. STAR TREK! Prepare yourself for a discussion that blows the geek meters OFF the scale!

Check out Afronerd Radio every Wed at 7:00 pm and the Grindhouse episode every Sun at 6:00 pm! http://afronerd.com/

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While you check out those archives shows, I guess I'll head back to the Delta quadrant and pick up my crew...just want to make sure the planet hasn't made biomimetic copies of them. 

Jan 10, 2019

It's Rainn-ing Mudd, Hallelujah! We have our final Star Trek Short Trek and Captain Qstorm is smiling! We discuss THE ESCAPE ARTIST and rank all four Short Treks from best to worst! The mission takes a bizarre turn as we sully our reputations as Trek fans to determine whether or not Harry Mudd appeared in the TOS episode Trouble With Tribbles! Somehow, 80s comedian Sinbad becomes a topic of discussion, and we wind down the away mission with Q providing a healthy dose of Orville haterade! It's a full show, folks!

"Becoming Pike" Anson Mount discusses Capt. Pike on DSC: https://goo.gl/gYub8B

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Jan 1, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Bonus points if anyone knows the corresponding stardate for 2019.

No excuses for tardiness this time, people. This Star Trek Short Trek was released in early December but the holidays fell upon us, the eggnog doth flow, mistakes were made...plus, I've been confined to quarters as a result of my reaction to this latest Short Trek. Yes, Craig J. is in the center seat this episode, as I break down why this latest DSC endeavor eschews the basic tenets of Starfleet and the Federation! Then, we discuss and debate one of many online articles that lists Next Generation characters that should appear on the new Picard series. Finally, we briefly discuss the arrival of Discovery on Blu-ray! 

TNG Characters Who Should Return In Picard's New Series: https://goo.gl/g5TzbP

Star Trek Discovery Season 1 on Blu-ray: https://goo.gl/SE1XNR

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