Monday, July 20, 2009

Trek West 5 Podcast 26: New Season, New Sponsors, New Format

We have now arrived at what may be the best season of Star Trek The Next Generation yet, season 5. We also have decided to shake things up and move to a new format where we only discuss 3 episodes as a way of reducing total podcast time. I am not sure how successful we were on this one though, but come on we were talking about Darmok and we had a plethora of guests. We are also proud to announce that we have new sponsors!!! The following websites have now started sponsoring us: and You should definitely take a look. Lastly, we are no longer going to have a weeks delay from the time of recording to podcast posting. So we will be recording on Friday and posting on Monday. Let's see how long that lasts. ;)

We had 3 special guests for this podcast: my friend New York Maria, Aaron, and Jared. Our thanks to them for participating. This podcast covers episodes 1-3 of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 5.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Hidden prejudices
    Would you be a concubine?
    Stump Jared - What is the name of the bumps on a raspberry?
    The epic of Gilgamesh
    Communication by metaphor
    What would you give your life for?
    Radiolab podcast on morality
    Darmok Dictionary
    Peter hates Ensign Ro
    Who do you trust?

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Here are the ratings that we gave for each show as well as Season 2 lists/recaps:
Redemption Part 2: 45min 58sec
Peter: SciFi - 7 Television - 3
Joey: SciFi - 8 Television - 3
Maria: SciFi - 6 Television - 5
Aaron: SciFi - 7 Television - 3

Darmok: 1hr 17min 47sec
Peter: SciFi - 10 Television - 4
Joey: SciFi - 10 Television - 5
Maria: SciFi - 8 Television - 5
Aaron: SciFi - 10 Television - 6
Jared: SciFi - 7.5 Television - 3

Ensign Ro: 31min 33sec
Peter: SciFi - 4 Television - 4
Joey: SciFi - 4 Television - 4
Maria: SciFi - 4 Television - 5
Aaron: SciFi - 2 Television - 1

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