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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

125 - Who Mourns for Morn? (6x12) (with Kregg Castillo)

4/25/2018
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I mourn, you mourn, we all mourn for... Morn.. mourn? This week, Kregg joins us to help us determine just who exactly DOES mourn for Morn in one of Deep Space Nine's wackiest and most crowd-pleasing outings! We'll be talking about Morn's zany crew from the past, the harsh realities of working wages for extras, the Star Trek Tarantino movie we WANT to see and, of course, the beloved Mortal Kombat character Bo Rai Cho. If you're bummed that you too don't have a belly full of latinum, listen to...

Duration:02:14:04

[BONUS]: The Darkness and the Light - Outtakes (with Dan Carrigan and Commander Sisko)

4/24/2018
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Good news listeners! We had such a great time talking with Dan and Commander Sisko about The Darkness and the Light that the conversation went on for an ungodly length of time. As a result, a lot of fun conversation had to be cut for pacing and other reasons. But we decided that there is a lot of fun tangents and peaks behind the curtain that our listeners might enjoy here, so we are releasing these outtakes as a raw, unedited, mini-sized (for us) bonus episode! There's minimal Trek talk...

Duration:00:19:14

124 - The Darkness and the Light (5x11) (with Dan Carrigan and... Commander Sisko?!)

4/18/2018
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In this heavy episode - both thematically, and regarding the weight of a very pregnant Kira - members of the Shakaar resistance cell are systematically killed by a madman. Joining us to talk about this tense hour of television is the RTW superfan & critical emailer known only as Commander Sisko, as well as returning champion Dan Carrigan! The guys will get into myriad discussions about moral shades of grey, WWII, Junior (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger), and everything in between. On a...

Duration:02:28:21

123 - Invasive Procedures (2x04)

4/11/2018
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2018 is the year the Dax symbiont was born! To celebrate, we’re talking about Invasive Procedures, the episode where the Dax symbiont is forcibly removed from Jadzia and stuffed into a criminal. Also, we’re doing our best NOT to talk about that too, not as long as we can talk about Dr. Dre, Kefka, the parallels between Mario and the Pillsbury Doughboy, Cylons, Twilight Princess, the disturbing world of Pokémon, another involved conversation about Changeling abilities, stand-up comedy, and...

Duration:02:32:51

[BONUS] Star Trek: First Contact (with Eric Ambler and Cam Siemer of What Were We Watching?)

4/5/2018
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It is futile to resist Star Trek: First Contact, one of the most crowd-pleasing adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Though we may still be 45 years away from our fictional date of first contact, the time is ripe to examine the movie's impact on the Star Trek franchise, and its continuing ripple effect on the legacy of the TNG crew. It turns out we're not alone in this podcast universe, as we assimilate the hosts of Reopening the Wormhole--Sam Stovold, Jack Stovold, and Kevin Young--to...

Duration:02:01:22

122 - In the Hands of the Prophets (1x19) (with Geoff Clarke)

4/4/2018
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Believe it or not, there's a new Reopening the Wormhole episode, but this one is anything but little! Jack's co-host from The ApeCast, Geoff Clarke, makes his way back to Deep Space Nine for a discussion all about whether evolution or creationism should ... ahem... all about whether the science of the wormhole or Bajoran religious myths about the celestial temple should be taught in schools! But even if you find that subject matter a little heavy, don't worry because we still find plenty...

Duration:02:26:52

BONUS: Breakfast (Meal of the Day x01)

4/1/2018
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It’s morning, so you know what that means… It’s time to reopen the breakfasthole! (not in a gross way) Sam, Jack, and Kevin talk at length about the first meal of the day, including what they ate, what some of our listeners ate, some of our favorite breakfast foods, some in-depth historical retellings of breakfast throughout the ages in different cultures, and a long discussion about cereals. And just in case you think we forgot about you Trek fans, we’ll be discussing many of the most fun...

Duration:02:30:38

121 - Wrongs Darker than Death or Night (6x17) (with Jessica Cooper)

3/27/2018
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The Terok Nor trilogy is complete, as Sam, Jack, and Kevin dive headfirst into this heavy episode about Major Kira’s mother and her affair with Dukat during the Cardassian occupation. Special guest Jess Cooper brings exciting insight into morality levels of wartime collaborators, Cardassian chauvinism, and bizarre Bajoran dress designs. It’s a heavy episode and a heavy discussion, but that won’t stop us from taking needless detours into discussions about other things like Dragon Ball,...

Duration:02:09:29

120 - Progress (1x14)

3/20/2018
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The gang is BACK to talk about MULLIBOK, and how much they love his name and hate everything else about him! But the intricacies of his plight and his dealings with Kira give us the chance to reflect on some difficult discussions. How much power should the state have over the land of its own citizens? What are the ethical duties of a citizen and how much should he have to sacrifice for the good of his fellows? What are the moral and scientific implications of permanently altering an entire...

Duration:02:23:22

BONUS - Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive (Crossover Episode with The ApeCast's Jack Stovold and Geoff Clarke)

3/17/2018
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In a very special episode, cohost Jack’s other project, The ApeCast joins forces with Reopening the Wormhole (a podcast crossover!) to talk about a nutty comics crossover! That’s right, two dream teams come together, as we finally delve into our hitherto endlessly teased episode about Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive! In more ways than one, two great flavors are coming together as Kirk and the Enterprise crew meet with Taylor, Zira, Cornelius and the rest of the Planet...

Duration:02:43:33

119 - The Assignment (5x05) (with Con Roberts)

3/15/2018
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Your assignment, should you choose to except it, is to check out this week's Reopening the Wormhole in which we discuss The Assignment, from season 5. That's right listeners, it's time to once again torture poor Miles O'Brien! And to help us celebrate the occasion, we're joined all the way from Ireland by Con Roberts, making this our first tri-continental podcast episode! Aside from the usual insights into this wonderfully tense Deep Space Nine ep, Con is also happy to share with us not...

Duration:02:19:37

118 - Cardassians (2x05)

3/9/2018
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Don't be frugal! Play your bugle! Exalt in the epic tale of Rugal! As a Cardassian child raised by Bajorans comes to the station, a vast conspiracy by Dukat is uncovered. And as Sam, Jack, and Kevin uncover the mysteries of this episode, they'll also uncover hidden feelings about McDonald's, O'Brien's racism, and the reason this episode falls short of its potential. Plus, this episode is straight-up called CARDASSIANS. Like, how weird is that?!

Duration:02:07:05

117 - Crossfire (4x13) (with Travis Osborn)

2/27/2018
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CROSSFIRE! The gang is joined by listener turned guest and the 100th person to like the podcast on Facebook, Travis Osborn, to revel in the pain of an awkwardly lovesick and naïve Odo as Kira and Shakaar fall in love and Quark has to hold everything together. Along the way, they’ll discover three new types of Odos (with accompanying musical themes), talk about old board games (you know the one), decide if Harry Potter in the future is actually much different than Star Wars, illuminate the...

Duration:02:12:25

116 - The Ship (5x02)

2/21/2018
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This week, the gang pores over the uneven, but ultimately strong outing that is The Ship! They'll be delving into Sisko's pain, O'Brien the mountain man's pain and, most of all, poor Enrique Muniz's pain. Not only that, but we're talking about other Star Trek-related content like Please Stand By and Black Mirror that we SHOULD be talking about, but haven't actually seen yet, learning a variety of bizarre facts about A.L.F. and sharing our memories of a strange and unforgettable anti-drug...

Duration:01:52:30

115 - Shadowplay (2x16)

2/14/2018
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Is a machine that can create holograms who can breed and create new holographic babies a new form of life, or are the holograms each an individual new form of life? This is just one of many ponderous questions that may be asked in this episode. Also on the table: how long can Sam, Jack, and Kevin go without making an obscure reference? Is this episode responsible for our negative feelings about the Bareil-Kira relationship? And what is grin bread? Some of these may be answered... you'll...

Duration:02:18:20

114 - The Search, Part II (3x02)

2/6/2018
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The gang is back and in high spirits rediscovering that The Search, Part II is one of the biggest, best, and most important episodes in all of Deep Space Nine! And what better way to recognize its greatness than by waxing rhapsodic on the Rainforest Café, the E.T. novelization, Clint Eastwood and his deep connection to DS9, Mother (the movie, not the video game or parent), Larry David on the Enterprise D, and the general shittiness of McDonald’s. Seriously though, we have a LOT to say...

Duration:02:12:59

113 - Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places (5x03) (with Kregg Castillo)

2/1/2018
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The Deep Space Nine crew may be looking in all the wrong places, but faithful listeners are looking in the right place if they're in the mood for rousing discussions about Worf and his little crush, Jadzia and HER little crush and, of course, Kira and O'Brien and their weird crush... thing... that they have going on. And, joining the RTW crew on this adventure (that really doesn't involve Ferengis all that much) is Ferengi expert and Dabo Boy, Kregg Castillo! You don't have to eavesdrop...

Duration:02:12:32

112 - The Muse (4x20)

1/24/2018
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Hey... remember that time Jake Sisko got high and wrote a story? What about that time that Odo & Lwaxanna got married? And what about that time that Rappin' Jake Sisko wrote the most epic Star Trek-based rap EVER? Well, if you've forgotten, you'll want to pick this episode up as a refresher. And as an added bonus, lots of other goofiness, conjecture, and nonsequiturs (all the hallmarks of RTW). This is one trip you won't want to miss.

Duration:01:52:56

111 - Improbable Cause (3x20)

1/17/2018
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Buckle up for some dialogue heavy espionage and investigation shenanigans as we uncover the conspiracy by talking about Improbable Cause! Join us on this pleasure cruise with Garak, Odo, Enabran Tain and a bunch of Romulans as we pontificate on The Fifth Element, a very sassy Flaxian, the limits of the DS9 crew’s patience with Garak, our favorite rappers, those dumb Romulan uniforms, and so much more. We’re asking you to join the Formless Combined Fleet (Part One) and to once again serve...

Duration:01:28:45

110 - The Begotten (5x12)

1/9/2018
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This week, Odo wrestles with the realities of parenthood as he tries to both raise a changeling baby and reunites with his own estranged father figure, Dr. Mora! Meanwhile, the RTW crew is also dealing with parenthood, as they birth a new podcast episode into the world and do their best to make sure it grows into a fine young DS9 discussion. That means they're digging into Bajoran birthing rituals (and the RTW debut of Shakaar!), Digital Doghouses and even voicing their opinions on this...

Duration:01:57:42

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