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Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!

Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!
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Facing his Star Trek Mid-Life Crisis©, actor/comic Mike McCafferty explores the last 50 years of Star Trek from his own, unique and hilarious perspective. Mixing the deep dive facts with the absurd comedy, Mike is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek. Whether his guests are super fans like himself, people who have worked on a series or just a random person he meets on the street, Mike will share his passion for one of the greatest franchises ever created! Q’plah!

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English


Episodes

99: Time's Arrow - KIM HATES MARK TWAIN!

6/15/2018
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This week we tackle the second part of the TNG episode Time's Arrow. Don't worry, you didn't miss part one, Mike just didn't want to talk about that episode. The good news is that The Doctor (Kim Miller) is so irritated at the character Mark Twain in this episode that she's really fired up against doing the podcast. The result is a cranky Doctor and Mike's bad immitations of an actor doing a bad immitation of Samuel Clemons. BONUS EPISODE! At the end of the episode (1:20 mark) there's a 10...

Duration:01:35:58

98: 98 - The Wrath of Son!

6/5/2018
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Mike's back! This time he welcomes back his son to talk about his experience of watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! On the eve of Father's Day, it's a pretty moving episode (for Mike) as Mike unwraps the TWoK subplot of father's and sons and discovers what the Genesis Project truly meant. LISTEN WITH YOUR CHILD ,AND THEY WILL NOT UNDERSTAND! PLUS! Mike plugs a new sponsor. It's a toothbrush.

Duration:00:58:18

97 - Trek Movie Theme Music- Are Which Ones are the Right Ones?!

5/15/2018
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Flying (not Han) solo this episode, Mike examines the theme music from each Trek movie. He then tells you if that theme matches up with the tone of the movie. Got it? Yeah, it doesn't make a ton of sense but if you want to hear Mike geek out to great music this is your chance!

Duration:00:40:52

96 - It's Been a Long Road...to talk about ENTERPRISE!

4/21/2018
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You know, if you've been a diehard fan of Star Trek: Enterprise, waiting patiently for us to talk about the series...WAIT NO MORE! Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Suliban insurgent Jason Makiaris talk about the 2-part (?) pilot episode, Broken Bow! Mike (as usual) has gripes about the episode, but The Doctor (Kim Miller) has FAITH OF THE HEART she can turn him. Check out our Facebook page or hit us up on the twitter!

Duration:01:30:15

74 - Discovery Episode 4 - "Something, Something Crying Lambs!" (Plus Orville!)

10/9/2017
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Okay it's actually called, "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry," and Mike actually likes it! But that doesn't mean there's not a lot of weird, nonsensical things that he and The Doctor (Kim Miller) can riff on for potential laughs. Plus! Tardigrade Nipple Clips! AND! We're sticking with our mini reviews of The Orville since they keep ripping off old Star Trek episodes! Hey! Help us out and leave a review on iTunes! It helps!!

Duration:01:11:43

73 - Discovery Episode 3 "Context is for Kings" (PLUS Orville ep 4!)

10/2/2017
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Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Midshipman Makiaris (Jason) do a hot take podcast on episode three of Discovery: "Context is for Kings" It's a soft second pilot for the series and Mike and company talk about what works and what doesn't. PLUS! We're gonna keep talking about Seth's Macfarlane's "The Orville" because they keep stealing plotlines from of Star Trek.

Duration:01:24:41

72 - STAR TREK DISCOVERY IS HERE!

9/25/2017
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After 12 years WE HAVE NEW TV STAR TREK! Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Mid-Shipman Jason (Makiaris) watched the pilot and second episode and give their rapid reactions. PLUS! Orville fans, we compare and contrast the 2 ST:D and the 3 Orville episodes. Something for EVERYONE (who has CBS all-access)!

Duration:01:03:39

71 - I Just Want to Talk About...The Orville?

9/18/2017
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This podcast has a fairly narrow scope of which shows it likes to talk about. But with the release of Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville," a homage to TNG, Mike and Jason decide to leave the Trek universe and check out the first two episodes. Does it hold up, and how close is it to The Next Generation source material? All this plus the countdown to Star Trek: Discovery has begun!

Duration:00:38:36

70 - A Star Trek DISCOVERY that makes Mike PISSED!

9/9/2017
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Mike is in prime rant mode as he finally puts together a major fact of Star Trek: Discovery that he believes CBS is hiding. Listen to him get FIRED UP!

Duration:00:25:49

69 - Self-Destruct Podcast!

9/6/2017
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Mike (@MikeMcCafferty) ropes The Doctor (@flibadip) into a podcast where he has no topic or agenda! The results are a free-wheeling episode that careens from Kelsey Grammer on "Cause and Effect" to DeForest Kelley's eyeshadow in TOS to Keiko giving birth in "Disaster." PLUS! Mike and Kim enact the seldom used Self-destruct protocol found in ALL podcasts. AND! Mike asks a bunch of rando trivia questions of Kim! HOW CAN'T YOU LOVE THIS?!

Duration:00:47:18

68 - "Evolution" of an Eclipse - We talk about the TNG stellar episode and Mike's lunar experience!

8/25/2017
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Mike traveled to Oregon to see the eclipse, so The Doctor (Kim Miller) suggested they talk about the TNG season three premier episode "Evolution." The episode is an evolution of the series, with new outfits, opening sequence and the return of the original doctor, Gates McFadden. WE BLOT OUT ALL OTHER PODCASTS WITH OUR LUMINESCENT INSIGHT!

Duration:01:10:59

68 - "Evolution" of an Eclipse - We talk about the TNG stellar episode and Mike's lunar experience!

8/25/2017
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Mike traveled to Oregon to see the eclipse, so The Doctor (Kim Miller) suggested they talk about the TNG season three premier episode "Evolution." The episode is an evolution of the series, with new outfits, opening sequence and the return of the original doctor, Gates McFadden. WE BLOT OUT ALL OTHER PODCASTS WITH OUR LUMINESCENT INSIGHT!

Duration:01:10:55

67 - The Chase: Mike's theory on how life evolved on Earth...WHICH IS 100% CORRECT!

8/7/2017
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Completing the connection from the TOS episode (and our podcast on) "The Paradise Syndrome," Mike and The Doctor look at the super fun TNG episode "The Chase." We break down the Federation's misuse of the flagship, Picard's misuse of the flagship and Yrdrian's totally terrible spaceships. PLUS! We discuss whether these aliens are the Preservers and Mike has a FABULOUS (guess who's writing this) theory on how the preservers out obelisks on all the planets! Hey, leave us a rating on iTunes!...

Duration:01:11:23

66 - The Comic-Con Musical Extravaganza!

7/26/2017
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Singing! Guests! Discovery! XYLOPHONES! The whole IJWTTAST team travels to San Diego to check out Comic-con. We review the new footage of Star Trek: Discover, plus talk about Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek-ish "The Orville" PLUS! In true extravaganza fashion we sing songs from most of the Star Trek series (including the never before heard lyrics to the DS9 theme)! Did we mention that that The Doctor plays THE XYLOPHONE?!!

Duration:01:01:02

65 - Dances with Kirks - we tackle "The Paradise Syndrome"

7/13/2017
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Jason has been watching all the TOS episode for the first time and has hit the dreaded 3rd season. So he and Mike break down the episode "The Paradise Syndrome," and try to find something good about Kirk thinking he's a Native-American god named Kiroc. We do find bugs on people's faces...so that's something, right?

Duration:00:57:43

64 - We get loud about the DS9 episode - "Whispers" (feat. Abed and Kali)!

7/6/2017
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Abed Geith and Kali Fontecchio stop by and discuss the excellent Deep Space 9 (nine?) "Whispers." Unlike the tautly written episode, this podcast rides the raging waters of Abed's stream of conscious insights and Kali's hilarious, if slightly blue material. But can you be sure that's really Mike leading the discussion, or a replicant?!!

Duration:01:06:07

63 - Drinking in Star Trek! A Star Trek Investigation!

6/28/2017
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Star Trek has a LOT of drinking in it! So in an attempt to truly understand the 23rd and 24th centuries, Mike andThe Doctor (Kim Miler) traveled to Wine Country where they imbibed and got people to sing Klingon drinking songs! PLUS! Mike lists all the Star Trek movies that have alcohol in them. PLUS! Mike kills another bug in his garage!

Duration:00:53:52

62 - Wrath of Khan: Part 2 - at the 35th Anniversary Screening!

6/19/2017
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Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Jason went to the special screening of TWoK for its 35th anniversary. They talk about Space Seed (which screened before), the panel discussion (with Nichelle Nichols, Nicholas Meyer and others), the new things they saw in the movie and it's impact on culture. BONUS! Mike is still trying to crack the ST: III "Kirkbusters" conspiracy, and might have met an important contact at the screening! THE TRUTH CANNOT BE RESTRAINED!

Duration:00:59:23

61 - Star Trek goes YACHT ROCK! The songs of Shanter, Nimoy and others reviewed by special guest JD Ryznar!

6/11/2017
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For some reason, Star trek actors have felt the need to record albums both during and after their tenure on the series. With the help of JD Ryznar from sister podcast Beyond Yacht Rock, Mike, Kim and Matt "Stompie" Thompson play Star Trek Idol with these celestial crooners. Leonard Nimoy, Grace Lee Whitney, Tim Russ, Brett Spiner, Chase Masterson, Avery Brooks and, of course, William Shatner all get sampled, then roasted. But what JD thinks about the theme from Star Trek: Enterprise may...

Duration:01:10:31

60 - The Wrath of Khan: Part 1 - The first time Mike saw the movie.

6/6/2017
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It's the 35th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Mike is launching a multi-part exploration of this, the best movie of the franchise. In part one, Mike talks about the personal experience of seeing the film in the theatre and how it affected him.

Duration:01:06:26