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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

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

128 - The Ascent (5x09) (with Kregg Castillo)

5/16/2018
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Go for that summit! Jack, Sam and Kevin have to get to the top of Mt. Complete-a-DS9 Podcast, taller than Mt. Everest or Olympus Mons, cold, and surrounded by fierce Like-Likes. It looks like all hope is lost until Ferengi expert Kregg swoops in to save the day! But before they can reach that peak, they’ll have to talk about Kevin’s special brassiere, Dads, the Demon Class, Fizzbin Facts, Like-Likes, the various pop-culture figures who say “hoo-hoo” and “woo-hoo”, shudder-inducing physical...

Duration:02:21:06

127 - Treachery, Faith and the Great River (7x06) (with Susan Stovold and Barbara Young)

5/9/2018
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Happy Mother's Day (week)! In celebration of the occasion, the RTW crew have reunited their moms, Barbara Young and Susan Stovold, to once again reopen the wormhole with their boys! And unlike their last appearance, this episode deals with some heavy philosophical questions about faith, loyalty and treachery, as a Weyoun clone attempts to defect from the Dominion and join the good fight with Odo. But it's not all doom and gloom, as there's a great river to navigate too, and we're all too...

Duration:02:04:04

[BONUS] Interview with Bill Blair, the Alien Actor

5/8/2018
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The RTW crew had the pleasure of speaking with Bill Blair. You may not know it, but you've seen him in the background of over 40 episodes of Deep Space Nine. Bill Blair holds the Guinness World Record for most unique makeup creatures played by a single person, and he has a lot of interesting tidbits to share about life as an Alien Actor, his time working on Best Picture Oscar winners, and some stories from the set of Deep Space Nine! We had a great conversation with Bill, and we know you...

Duration:00:59:48

126 - The House of Quark (3x03) (with Kregg Castillo)

5/2/2018
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Welcome one and all, to the HOUSE OF QUARK! Ferengi expert Kregg Castillo is back with all his charms for the second week in a row to lend the gang a hand as they enjoy blabbing about this fun and unique clash of Ferengi and Klingon cultures. They’ll also be rolling out some new features, debating definitions of basic words like “person” and “man”, spelling some wacky Star Trek words, talking about paintings from medieval Europe, and basically everything else besides that that you could...

Duration:02:30:31

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...

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