Monday, February 23, 2009

Podcast 8: Loooong on fun - and subsequently, time

It would seem that our podcasts are getting longer and longer each week. We aren't quite certain that we have come up with a solution for that yet. One idea is to discuss fewer episodes (we shall be trying that for podcasts 10 and 11 to end season 2). Another idea was to allow you the listener to download each episode we discuss as mini podcasts. So this week we have uploaded the full podcast (approximately the same length as Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition) as well as the discussion for each individual episode. You can click on the link to each episode below with our ratings (we have also included the length of each one). Please give us your comments/ideas on this.

This podcast covers episodes 6-10 of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2. Our "Special" guest for this podcast is Johnny Elbows. He joins us for our discussion of the episode The Measure of a Man. This ends up being a very lengthy discussion of a lot of philosophical issues. We also introduce a new podcast segment, entitled: Stump Jared. Current score is TW5 1, Jared 0. It was extremely fun for AoD and I, so our thanks to Johnny Elbows.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Joey doesn't think women are people - on Valentines Day
    The liberal media strikes again
    Transporters save the day
    Joey looks past his disdain for a hamburger
    New segment: Stump Jared - and yes, Jared was stumped
    Playing the Whoopie Goldberg card
    Anthropomorphizing things
    Positronic brains run on...positricity??
    Why create a robot
    New TW5 policy - All emotion is due to fight or flight responses
    Emotional responses vs. logical conclusions
    Defining life and sentience
    Prosecuting a friend
    New Segment: Listener Email
    Correct pronunciation of Dauphin
    Encephalitis = bad

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Here are the ratings that we gave for each show:
The Schizoid Man: 25min 51sec
Joey: SciFi - 6 Television - 2
Peter: SciFi - 5 Television - 3

Unnatural Selection: 19min 38sec
Joey: SciFi - 3 Television - 5
Peter: SciFi - 5 Television - 3

A Matter of Honor: 17min 53sec
Joey: SciFi - 6 Television - 2
Peter: SciFi - 5 Television - 2

The Measure of a Man: 1hr 35min 59sec
Joey: SciFi - 6 Television - 4
Peter: SciFi - 6 Television - 7
Jared: SciFi - 1 Television - 3, 4, 7, 8

The Dauphin: 17min 11sec
Joey: SciFi - 3 Television - 4
Peter: SciFi - 4 Television - 3

If you have something to say then we welcome your comments below, or feel free to email us at

1 comment:

joN. said...

haven't finished listening to the whole thing yet, but i do have two comments off the top of my head.

why i would like to have my own styrolite -- food preservation. refrigeration is too cold for me.

also you wondered how the actor was able to breathe underneath the styrolite. well, since i'm more familiar with how television shows are shot, i'll share with you how they were able to do it. many do not know that scenes in specific episodes are often shot non-sequentially. this means that the actor under the styrolite finished up all his other scenes first. after that whether or not he suffocated under the styrolite doesn't matter because the rest of the scenes were already shot!

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