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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

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

95 - Rhianna's Sledgehammer - An Unnecessarily Deep Dive into the Star Trek Music Video

4/9/2018
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Mike has rediscovered the lost episode that is Rhianna's song and video "Sledgehammer" that is in the closing credits of Star Trek: Beyond. From there, Mike presents several theories to The Doctor (@Flibadip) and Crewman Makiaris (@JasonMakiaris) as to how the song, lyrics and video are canon to the Kelvin Universe timeline. PLUS! Jason tricks us (twice!) into talking about the new Star Wars "movie" Solo. AND! We talk about the DISCO deleted scene, Stephen Hawkings passing and more.

Duration:00:51:06

94 - How Star Trek 2 RUINED the Hollywood Blockbuster!

3/22/2018
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This is a short BONUS episode that Mike recorded almost 18 months ago, BUT YOU CAN HEAR IT! Mike sets forth an intriguing premise as to how the much loved Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is some ways hurt storytelling in big budget movies. Heresy?! YOU be the judge!

Duration:00:16:25

91 - Stealing the Enterprise - A Deep Dive on Star Trek III!

2/26/2018
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Mike flies solo on a deep dive episode! Mike looks a pivotal sequence in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock where the crew is forced to steal their own ship! But doing so, Mike postulates that this not only showed the path to a sustainable movie franchise, but also added a key element that Discovery is currently missing!

Duration:00:46:24

90 - DISCO finale! Wait, Klingons have two of...WHAT?!!

2/16/2018
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Okay, the first season of the first new Star Trek in 15 years has come to a close! Was it any good? Mike (@mikemccafferty), The Doctor (@Flibadip) and Jason (@Jasonmakiaris) parse through episode #15, "Will you Take my Hand?"

Duration:01:37:45

89 - Disco and Killer Kevin! - We talk penultimate ST:D and TNG episode!

2/10/2018
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One more episode of first season Discovery left! Mike and The Doctor (Kim Miller) talk about Star Trek Discovery's episode #14, including that bonkers ending! PLUS Mike slides into a quick review of the TNG season 3 episodes, "The Survivors," and opens up like a sunny flower! AND! For some reason we side step into a conversation about "The Cloverfield Paradox." All this plus some nuggets from Mike about the series he's writing on, Hot Streets!

Duration:01:17:47

88 - Moon Door! - Dissecting DISCO episode 13!

2/2/2018
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Fighting jet lag and mirror universe guards, Mike, The Doctor ( Kim Miller) and Jason peel apart Discovery's episode 13, "The Past is Prologue." It's a lot of running around and fighting, but is it any good?

Duration:01:00:47

86 - V'oq Yourself - DISCOVERY EP #11

1/18/2018
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ANGER ALERT! Mike has a full head of steam toward this episode of ST:D, "The Wolf Inside." While The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Evil Jason (Jason Makiaris) try to talk him down, they discuss "Spacing" people, cloaked tents, the BIG REVEAL (Spoiler: not so big) PLUS! Jason makes the most shocking admission ever in the podcast, or the history of humanity!

Duration:01:10:59

85 - Despite Mycelium - ST:D episode #10 "Despite Yourself!"

1/10/2018
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Discovery is back! Mike is Joined by The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Crewman Jason to discuss episode #10 - "Despite Yourself." PLUS! A deep dive on the practicality of neck snapping. AND! A shameless plug for a new series Mike is writing on! Check out our Facebook page for funny/dumb things!

Duration:01:06:01

84 - A deep dive on the TNG episode "Q Who"

1/2/2018
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Mike takes a close look at the first appearance of the Federation's greatest foe: The Borg (sorry Dominion). Diving into "Q Who," Mike analyzes the strengths and weakness of the episode, as well as why the Borg are such a frightening adversary.

Duration:00:53:29

83 - The Next Generation - Mike talks to his son about TNG!

12/28/2017
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NOTE! Feral Audio is going away! Follow me @mikemccafferty or at the IJWTTAST Facebook page if this feed goes away! MEANWHILE: Mike gets the greatest gift of all when his teenage son Kiernan starts watching TNG...AND LIKES IT! Though embarrassed, as all teens must be toward their parents, Mike corrals his son to gather his thoughts.

Duration:00:30:17

82 - "Directed by Quentin Tarintino?" Plus! Orville season finale!

12/12/2017
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Is Quentin Tarintino writing and directing the next Star Trek movie? Mike and the Doctor (Kim Miller) react to the latest news about this strange story. PLUS! We review the last two episodes of The Orville! AND! Kim is sick, so why not discuss some of the episodes that featured illness on the series!

Duration:00:49:49

81 - A Deep Dive on Discovery with Jon Stern!

11/27/2017
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After teasing his appearance on the pod for months, Jon Stern (Co-founder of Abominable Pictures - Children's Hospital, Wet Hot American Summer, Mystery Science Theater 3000.) Mike finally joins him at his house on a Sunday afternoon to talk Trek. It's a fun, spirited conversation about Discovery, Kate Mulgrew and Trek in general!

Duration:01:26:54

80 - The Mike of Gideon - Plus the Orville!

11/20/2017
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With Discovery on hiatus and his gang of friends deserting him, Mike decides to podcast alone. The madness that ensues ranges from discussions about garage sales, to The Orville's latest episode to the TOS episode "The Mark of Gideon." But then Mike finally settles the debate of which 2017 Star Trek series (or homage) is better. THE ANSWER MAY SHOCK YOU!

Duration:00:43:19

78 - Discovery Fall Finale...now with nudes! PLUS Orville!

11/13/2017
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This episode we look at Discovery's ninth episode, "Into the Woods I go!" We talk over the episode, as well as take a bigger look at what we liked and didn't about the first 2/3rds of the season. PLUS! We chat about The Orville! AND! We jabber on for an extra long time at the end of the episode about Jaws, Thor, and Battlestar Galatica! We love you!!!

Duration:01:15:58

78 - Discovery ep #8 "In Scripto Confusem" PLUS Orville!

11/6/2017
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Mike and Kim tackle the penultimate Discovery episode "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum," and come to the conclusion that the title is just as confusing as the plot of the episode. PLUS We continue our mini-reviews of The Orville episodes, looking at "In the Fold." AND! Mike gushes about the fan made series "Star Trek Continues!"

Duration:01:22:06

77 - Discover ep 7 - "The Magic that Drives Mike Mad!"

10/30/2017
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Mudd's back! Mudd's Back! Mudd's back! This episode Mike, The Doctor and Jason tackle episode 7 of ST:D "The Magic that Drive Sane Men Mad." It's a batshit crazy time travel episode, but does it hold up? PLUS! We review The Orville's new episode "Majority Rules".

Duration:01:11:23

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