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Reopening the Wormhole: A Star Trek DS9 Podcast

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Reopening the Wormhole is a weekly podcast in which three Star Trek: Deep Space 9 obsessives tackle a randomly selected episode from the series and analyze all the things they love and hate about it. Each week, they'll compare it to episodes of other Trek shows, try to determine the funniest lines out of context, deliver their very official review scores and much more! Make sure to stick around until the end, so you don't miss it when the gang spins the Dabo wheel to reveal next week's episode! Featuring Jack Stovold, Sam Stovold and Kevin Young

Reopening the Wormhole is a weekly podcast in which three Star Trek: Deep Space 9 obsessives tackle a randomly selected episode from the series and analyze all the things they love and hate about it. Each week, they'll compare it to episodes of other Trek shows, try to determine the funniest lines out of context, deliver their very official review scores and much more! Make sure to stick around until the end, so you don't miss it when the gang spins the Dabo wheel to reveal next week's episode! Featuring Jack Stovold, Sam Stovold and Kevin Young
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Reopening the Wormhole is a weekly podcast in which three Star Trek: Deep Space 9 obsessives tackle a randomly selected episode from the series and analyze all the things they love and hate about it. Each week, they'll compare it to episodes of other Trek shows, try to determine the funniest lines out of context, deliver their very official review scores and much more! Make sure to stick around until the end, so you don't miss it when the gang spins the Dabo wheel to reveal next week's episode! Featuring Jack Stovold, Sam Stovold and Kevin Young

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Episodes

149 - Blaze of Glory (5x23) (with Geoff Clarke, Jason Majeski, and Barm)

1/9/2019
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O Canada…. Our home and native land! Come one and all, and witness the epic war to decide which country is superior: Canada or the US! The crew is joined by Canadians Barm, Geoff Clarke, and Jason Majeski in this wild, raucous episode that marks the end of the Maquis, the end of Eddington, and the origin of the “Eddington Clause” on RTW. But be forewarned: the spirit of the Canucks is alive and well, and they’ll dive headfirst into discussions about Canadian things like loonies/toonies,...

Duration:04:38:23

148 - Doctor Bashir, I Presume (5x16)

1/2/2019
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If you presume to discover why Julian Bashir is so good at everything… you presume correctly by listening to this episode. The RTW crew has a great discussion about Brian George, Seinfeld guest star/Papa Bashir, the ethics of genetic engineering, and whether it’s okay to retrofit significant character traits five seasons into a television show. And what, exactly, separates this twist from the many twists of Lost? And OMG, why is Quark such a pig toward Leeta? All this, and much, much more,...

Duration:02:25:26

[BONUS] Black Mirror: USS Callister (4x01) (with Lauren Petronaci)

12/25/2018
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It’s a Christmas Miracle! For the second year in a row Lauren joins the crew to talk about…. Space Fleet!? That’s right, to kick off the Winter of Star Trek and our Discontent, RTW is talking about something that’s not Star Trek. It’s the season four opener of Black Mirror, which… if you’re a Star Trek fan, just watch it, OK? Along the way, we’ll be chatting about toxic fandom, internet trolls, the off-hours secret lives of video game characters, our favorite Black Mirror eps, and all your...

Duration:02:29:19

147 - Melora (2x06) (with Joel Bernhard)

12/20/2018
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Turn down the gravity, put on some of your favorite Vulcan etudes, and grab a big bowl of racht, because it’s time for MELORA!!!! First-time guest Joel Bernhard joins us to discuss the charms of the Klingon restaurant, the evolutionary improbability of Fallit Kot, and hortas. The racht may be half-dead, but the RTW crew is at least 70% alive in this riveting discussion. Don’t float on! Listen now!

Duration:02:43:03

[BONUS] Second Breakfast: Once More Unto the Brunch

12/12/2018
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The fans have spoken! And what they've asked for is LESS STAR TREK and MORE BREAKFAST! So we have heeded your call, bringing you another two hours of breakfast talk. We'll be reading lots of listener emails, discussing topics we missed on our previous breakfast episode, such as donuts, omelets, and breakfast drinks, and along the way, we'll have some mimosas, hear some songs, and have an all around great time talking about morning food. 'Tis the season for a breakfast feast for your ears!

Duration:02:56:09

146 - Once More Unto the Breach (7x07)

11/30/2018
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We all know Dahar Master Kor is bomb, but what the boys forgot is just how bomb his final appearance in Trek was! When they’re not talking about the voice actors of the Animated Series, the Star Wolf team, what Saiyans and Klingons have in common, Henry V, the wonders of Galens or going on a beer run mid-episode, they’re trying to figure out who they love more, Worf, Martok, or Kor (or is it Davy Crockett?). It’s a lovely and complex episode about class warfare, aging, the legacies we leave...

Duration:02:21:50

145 - Distant Voices (3x18) (with Alexander Smith)

11/14/2018
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Strap yourselves in and get ready for a ride as we invite faithful listener Alexander Smith to join us for the Bashirtastic season 3 episode, Distant Voices! We've got a lot of ground to cover, as we dig deep into the Emmy-winning make-up effects of rapidly aging Bashir, the origins of this very podcast's intro, a stunningly strong one-time villain, Julian's RTW redemption (courtesy of Alex), Kevin and Sam's encounter with a crew member that worked behind the scenes on this episode, a...

Duration:02:53:52

144 - The Search, Part 1 (3x01) (with Barm)

10/31/2018
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Ooooh it's time for a game changer! In an episode that is often credited with launching the main DS9 story line into action, this episode features the introduction of a new ship, a new Canadian friend, and a whole host of other firsts! Our old Canadian friend, Barm, busts his way in to discuss Sisko bullying Quark, the sexiness (or creepiness?) of Michael Eddington, possibilities of upcoming Trek shows, and of course, CG Tarkin. Join the Great Link, for the very first time!

Duration:02:12:22

[BONUS] - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

10/25/2018
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It’s the exciting conclusion to the Summer of Star Trek, all the way in late October! This time the gang finds themselves so wrapped in joy by Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (the one with the whales), that they can’t help but shoot this gigantic whale of a podcast right out of their quivering blowholes. It’s bound to make quite a splash! While the boys explain (in whale song) what makes this film such a charming and sweet time-travel adventure, they’ll also be taking a look at the Trek...

Duration:02:54:50

143 - Far Beyond the Stars (6x13)

10/17/2018
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We finally made it! We're sitting down to chat about what is often cited as the single best episode of Deep Space Nine and we promise that we've delivered no less than the BEST episode of Reopening the Wormhole to match it! After all, what could be better than listening to three white men trying to examine racism and the African-American experience in 1950's New York??? For real though, this episode is a stone-cold classic and we're having trouble containing our enthusiasm as we gush about...

Duration:02:10:32

142 - Profit and Lace (6x23) (Featuring Josh Lee and Kregg Castillo)

10/4/2018
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No show is perfect - even one as great as Deep Space Nine. And today, the guys are covering an episode that has been voted by fans as the worst episode of the show! And besides being one of the least funny Ferengi episodes, this episode is problematic when viewed through a modern lens in several other ways. And who better to discuss the unfortunate ways this episode treats cis and trans women than five straight cisgender white men! Josh Lee & Kregg Castillo are up to the task, bringing lots...

Duration:02:35:41

[BONUS] Star Trek: Insurrection (Audio Commentary) (with Josh Lee)

9/29/2018
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It’s now officially fall, but the Summer of Star Trek continues here on Reopening the Wormhole! After the runaway success of our audio commentary for Nemesis last year, the gang is definitely feeling some aggressive tendencies and has decided to revisit the format for the OTHER mediocre TNG movie that they don’t feel like putting the work of making an actual episode in to, 1998’s Star Trek: Insurrection! And in an amazing twist, roommate and friend of the show Josh Lee is just trying to get...

Duration:01:51:52

141 - Little Green Men (4x08) (with Kregg Castillo)

9/26/2018
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After the second episode of Deep Space Wine 3 got way out of hand, the guys are back the next day, wiped out and regretting their decisions, but still rarin' and ready to talk about what many consider to be one of the best episodes in the DS9 canon. While Quark, Nog, and Rom are experiencing a wacky fish-out-of-water scenario, Kregg joins the guys to talk about the likelihood of professional sports existing in the Trek universe, 1940s US politics, Agent Carter & her role in the MCU, and...

Duration:02:36:02

140 - The Jem'Hadar (2x26) (with Kregg Castillo, Mike Greenan and Kashmir Loveless)

9/19/2018
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The chaos continues as we begin our exploration of wine and Star Trek in the second installment of this Deep Space Wine session! Mike Greenan and Kashmir Loveless are along for the ride again, and this time we're also joined by our Ferengi expert and Dabo Boy, Kregg, to figure out just what it is about the Ferengi people that seems to drive Federation Hew-mons so crazy. We're also trying to determine what constitutes a battle, examining the father/son relationship between Ben and Jake and...

Duration:01:53:29

139 - Chrysalis (7x05) (with Mike Greenan and Kashmir Loveless)

9/14/2018
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To kick off the third, and possibly final Deep Space Wine session, the RTW crew is joined by two very special guests! The ebullient Mike Greenan, childhood friend of Sam/former boss of Kevin/former bullying victim of Jack and his gal pal, the warm and witty wine expert Kashmir Loveless! We’re cracking open several bottles of wine that have increasingly less to do with Star Trek as we settle in to discuss season seven’s Chrysalis! As the wine flows and spirits loosen, we also find ourselves...

Duration:02:20:56

[BONUS] Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

9/7/2018
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Great Scott! This week, we're travelling back in time to the year of 1984 for our in-depth examination of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock! Just what do we make of this very strange, very unique chapter of the Trek universe? Well, we'll have plenty to say, whether it's on the subject of Christopher Lloyd's magnificent turn as Kruge, the utter nonsense of Vulcan legends and mysticism, the search for this film's true emotional core, or even just a barely related tangent on Tig Notaro! So...

Duration:02:23:47

138 - Strange Bedfellows (7x19) (Featuring Sean Davis)

8/29/2018
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Breeeoweeeeerrrreeeeowww! In case you couldn't tell, that was the sound of the Breen celebrating their entry into the Dominion. The RTW breaks back into the final nine-episode arc that ends DS9, joined by first-time guest and San Diego Comic-Con attendee, Sean Davis, of YumChunks! They couldn't be more excited to talk about the aforementioned Breen, major turning points for both Damar and Kai Winn, the connection between the Worf-Ezri relationship and Tom Hooper's 2015 drama The Danish Girl,...

Duration:02:36:16

[BONUS] (Star Trek: Voyager) Threshold (2x15)

8/22/2018
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The years of waiting are over! The RTW crew is finally tackling their first Voyager episode, and you know how much the gang loves THAT show! It’s not just any episode, though. It’s Threshold, widely considered to be one of the weirdest, if not worst episodes of the whole show, perhaps of the whole franchise. Join us as we dive into this delightful mess and try to understand how this makes any sense at all from any basis, be it scientific, dramatic, character, narratively, or whatever. And we...

Duration:01:59:57

137 - Rivals (2x11)

8/9/2018
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Are you feeling lucky? PUNK? Well, the Reopening the Wormhole crew feels damned lucky in that this week they're getting the opportunity to talk about RIVALS, the luckiest episode of all of Star Trek! Yes, it's time for us to dive into Miles O'Brien's descent into infant-like temper tantrums, Bashir's unending search for a full bottle of ketchup and Quark's unlucky run-in with an El-Aurian con man! Along the way, we ramble on about Deadpool 2, luckballs, the science of the laws of...

Duration:02:36:38

136 - In The Pale Moonlight (6x19) (With Paul & Jacalyn Young)

8/1/2018
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Have you ever danced with the Sisko in the pale moonlight? Well you better believe that Garak does in this episode! We're covering one of the most beloved and important episodes in Deep Space Nine history today, and we've brought along married couple Paul & Jacalyn Wall to discuss Sisko's darkest hour, the morality of the Star Trek universe, and, of course, IT'S A FAAAAKE! There's a lot to discuss, and these podcasters are up to the task! So sit back, put on your Moral Quandary thinking cap,...

Duration:02:53:31