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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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duration:02:53:31

135 - Captive Pursuit (1x05) (with Eric Deutsch of Flash Gordon Minute)

7/28/2018
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For this early O’Brien adventure, Eric Deutsch of Flash Gordon Minute comes straight from Emperor Ming’s court to the far flung frontier reaches of the Alpha Quadrant to discuss the first alien who came from the wormhole. And in so doing, realizes that he is in fact, Tosk. In a way, we are all Tosk. But we’re doing far more than talking about Alva nodes, pieces of cake, and ramscoops. We’ve got Stevie Wonder songs, (non-Spider-Man 2) Spidey films, nonsensical alien technology, Slowdo, and...

Duration:02:34:12

[Bonus] Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

7/18/2018
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The great Summer of Star Trek has officially begun! Surely, it's the best of times as we kick things off with what is often thought of as the most beloved of all Trek films, The Wrath of Khan! Journey with us as we take a crack at the Kobayashi Maru with Saavik, express our undying love for Ricardo Montalban, dive into some Carol Marcus theories and talk about the film's many themes. Like Kirk, you won't believe in the no-win scenario either after this one! There's only one villain in all of...

Duration:02:52:57

134 - The Circle (2x02) (with Kristina Kephart)

7/7/2018
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This week, Kristina Kephart returns to discuss the middle of this three-parter from season 2, including the Black-Haired Asshole, Minister Ja Rule, Quark becoming a deputy, and a madcap ensemble comedy scene that feels right out of a 1930s movie. Don’t let the 3-hour run-time fool you; the recording of this episode was a non-stop festival of fun and camaraderie; much moreso than the festival had by the townsfolk in The Return of the Archons. Also be on the lookout for several new songs,...

Duration:03:00:30

133 - If Wishes Were Horses (1x15)

6/28/2018
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Ahh, If Wishes Were Horses. What is there to say about it? It’s got the Dancing Man from Twin Peaks as Rumpelstiltzkin, it’s got Buck Bokai, it’s got Bashir’s sex fantasies, it’s got Gunji Jackdaws… that’s pretty much everything, so we just decided to waste/enhance everyone’s time by talking about Ninja Turtles and how hard/easy they are to differentiate, classic Konami arcade side-scrolling beat-‘em-ups, how appropriate or not Bashir’s fantasies are, the surprising similarities between...

Duration:02:45:03

[BONUS] : Reopening the Mailbag Part II

6/20/2018
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It's the Reopening the Mailbag Part II Wonderful Extravaganza of Joy and Ecstasy! The RTW crew takes a break from DS9 this week to focus on you, the listeners! And we've got all sorts of fun things to discuss! We're diving into heavy topics like the existence of God and His place in public schools and the morality of dropping the atomic bombs during World War II, and into lighter fare such as which Star Trek show we would choose to live in if given the opportunity and what the first albums...

Duration:01:47:44

132 - The Passenger (1x08) (Featuring Bryan Stovold and Greg Young)

6/14/2018
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Father's Day is coming! And the only responsible and nationally recognized way to celebrate Father's Day is to watch Deep Space Nine! The crew's dads are aboard to discuss this pretty iffy early episode, which includes perhaps the worst acting ever featured by a main cast member. Along the way, they'll be diving into another Alien conversation, the pros and cons of capers, the bizarre choices of Siddig el Fadil, and, of course, a touching tribute from two fathers who somehow are proud of...

Duration:02:40:06

131 - The Emperor's New Cloak (7x12) (with Kregg Castillo)

6/7/2018
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Thank you for calling Reopening the Wormhole. To listen to a fantastic podcast about The Emperor’s New Cloak, the epic and stunning finale (chronologically!) to the Star Trek mirror universe saga, press 1. Hold on, we’re getting another call. It looks like Dabo Boy Kregg Castillo has joined your operators to talk about Grand Nagus Zek’s ill-fated business safari into the mirror universe. Topics available on our menu include the hotness of Mirror Ezri, the idiocy of Mirror Vic, the works of...

Duration:02:30:16

130 - Through the Looking Glass (3x19) (with Jonathan Ferguson)

6/1/2018
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Straight from the mirror universe to you, it's another episode of Reopening the Wormhole! Joining us this week is the always amazing Jonathan Ferguson as we look through the looking glass into a world of overacting Bashirs, strangely meaningless Tuvoks and sleepy Sisko eyes. But our thoughts don't end there, as we're also going on tangents about Infinity War, Jurassic Park 4, Star Trek Discovery and a hell of a lot more! So take a break from your miserable life here in the darkest timeline...

Duration:02:34:53

129 - Dramatis Personae (1x17) (with Jamie Kunkle)

5/23/2018
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The RTW crew is joined once again by Trek fan, science enthusiast, and all-around smart person Jamie Kunkle to discuss the DS9 crew getting taken over by ancient personalities; but more importantly, SISKO'S CLOCK!!! Along the way, they uncover reasons why Chakotay is lame and Black Panther is great, the true pronunciation of Dramatis Personae, odd behaviors from Sisko & Dax, and oh-so-much more! You won't want to miss this wacky adventure!

Duration:02:30:07