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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

165 - Destiny (3x15) (with Chris Madamba)

6/19/2019
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Deep Space Nine has never been hesitant to ask tough questions, both of its characters, and of its fans. This episode is no exception, as Sisko is forced to face his own status as Emissary, and decide between accepting a renegade Bajoran’s interpretation of an ancient prophecy, or obey his orders from Starfleet. DS9 and RTW fan Chris Madamba joins the team to discuss this significant episode. There’s a lot to unpack here, including some revelations about the way Kira views her position, and...

Duration:03:12:25

164 - Vortex (1x11) (with Morgan & Derek Lavender)

6/13/2019
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We are getting dangerously close to the end here! In fact, starting with this episode, we’re counting down to the last ten episodes of Deep Space Nine we’ll be covering. And what a way to kick off our final ten episodes! And by that, we mean what a dull and forgettable episode to be our tenth-to-last… Luckily, we’ve got returning champion RTW fan Derek Lavender, and his wife Morgan, along with us to wring every bit of discussion we can out of this fairly dull early episode. And that we do!...

Duration:02:41:25

163 - The Siege of AR-558 (7x08) (with Kregg Castillo)

6/5/2019
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When the RTW crew is faced with an insurmountable task, like having a lively and fun discussion about an episode where a beloved character loses his leg, they meet the challenge with grim determination. Whether or not they succeed is only for the listener to decide, but one thing is certain: war may be Hell, but podcasting is fun! Kregg is along for the ride on this semi-Ferengi-centric episode, and he joins us to discuss his thoughts on the DS9 documentary, as well as on some of Quark’s...

Duration:02:00:06

[BONUS] What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (with Commander Sisko)

5/29/2019
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In case you hadn’t heard… a new retrospective documentary was created by show runner Ira Steven Behr and was released for one night only in theaters. You’d better believe your boys at RTW caught it (or at least, two of them did…), as did returning champion guest, the mysteriously named Commander Sisko! Commander Sisko (no relation to Benjamin) sat down to talk with the guys at length about this loving and beautiful documentary about the show we’ve dedicated so many hours of our lives to...

Duration:03:05:17

162 - Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang (7x15) (with Jason Butze)

5/22/2019
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Even during the darkest period of the Dominion War…. There’s always time for a good heist! Deep Space Nine once again proves it can do light-hearted capers with the best of them as the crew outdoes Danny Ocean himself to save Vic’s bar from closure, thanks to a “jack in the box” (?) created by Vic’s holosuite programmer. RTW fan Jason Butze joins the crew to discuss this brilliantly crafted and delightful foray into the world of casinos and professional thievery, his love of Rat Pack-era...

Duration:02:29:13

161 - Take Me Out to the Holosuite (4x04) (with Eric Ambler)

5/9/2019
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Batter up! It’s the epic showdown of the Logicians vs the Niners, and who better go step up to the plate than baseball fan and awesome dude Eric Ambler, of What Were We Watching fame! We’ll be unraveling the sheer joy of this frivolity in the middle of the Dominion War, discussing the skill level of all these aliens at this ancient Earth sport most of them haven’t heard of, lamenting yet another in the series of needlessly rude Vulcans, and delighting in Sisko’s borderline obsession. Keep an...

Duration:01:11:20

160 - The Visitor (4x02) (with Amos Dunn)

5/2/2019
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What would you sacrifice to save someone you love? How much would your life change if you were never able to gain closure through grieving for departed loved ones? These questions and more are at the heart of The Visitor. It’s been hailed as the greatest Star Trek episode by some, and canonized by Deep Space Nine and television fans alike, and with good reason. Just like Old Man Jake did with his dad in this episode, Old Man Kevin manages to save Jack & Sam from being unstuck from time by...

Duration:02:46:25

159 - For the Uniform (5x13) (with Jovan Vignjevic)

4/24/2019
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After a brief visit from Javisko and Valjeddington, the crew is joined by Jovan Vignjevic to discuss the big Eddington-Les Miserables episode. And you just know you’ve been wanting to explore the world of MathBach; this episode is your chance! We’ll also be discussing the political landscape of Serbia and other Eastern European countries, the complete scariness Sisko exudes in this episode, and the ethics of the Maquis war - is anyone really a good or bad guy? You’d better believe Maquis...

Duration:01:52:53

158 - Change of Heart (6x16)

4/17/2019
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With Hollow Man and the Winter of Star Trek (& Our Discontent) over, the boys have re-materialized and are ready to talk DS9 yet again, and they’re so excited about it. And how could they not be? Worf and Dax are BACK! And they’re having one of their best episodes ever here. On a daring rescue mission to save a Cardassian defector, Jadzia gets shot in the jungle of Soukara, and Worf has to make some tough decisions. It’s an unforgettable episode with a few bizarre touches you may have...

Duration:04:26:42

[BONUS] - Hollow Man

4/10/2019
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Just a few weeks into spring, the Winter of Star Trek & Our Discontent is closing out, with an exploration of our discontent via the middling-to-bad 2000 thriller Hollow Man. None of the guys are quite certain about why they’re doing this, but what they are certain of is that Sebastian Cain is a CREEP! They’ll be discussing his descent from supercreep into supermurderer, and along the way, marveling at the effects, which still hold up fairly well, even 20 years later, taking detours to...

Duration:02:23:56

157 - Second Skin (3x05)

4/3/2019
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You ever wake up to an alarming discovery? Like you slept through your alarm, or you have 10 urgent new unread messages, or you are actually a Cardassian and have been your entire life? We can relate, and so can Kira, in this tense episode from season 3! As Kira tries to sort out whether she is who she thinks she is, the RTW crew realizes that, while this episode is powerful and effective, the intricacies of the plot fall apart under scrutiny. Additionally, they’ll have long discussions...

Duration:02:09:18

157? - The Alliance of Two Nations (8x07)

4/1/2019
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We’re dipping our toes into one of our favorite story arcs this week: the season 8 arc! And in this episode, we’re right in the middle of all the insanity: two races who have hardly interacted are becoming allies to face the incoming threat of the Terran Empire; meanwhile, Jake & Nog get into some shenanigans that nearly cost Bashir his marriage. The RTW crew has a ball talking about this fantastic episode, as well as its super-sized Trek Check. It’s a couple hours of exuberant joy, woe,...

Duration:04:04:28

[BONUS] Star Trek: The Motion Picture (with Eric Ambler)

3/27/2019
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The Winter of Star Trek & Our Discontent is nearing completion! Today we bring you the final in our series of Star Trek movie episodes. And what better place to end than with the original Star Trek film, enigmatically titled Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It is a truly bizarre and utterly fascinating piece of American cinema history, coming right on the heels of Star Wars, and on the cancellation of Star Trek: Phase II. Eric Ambler, of the What Were We Watching podcast, joins in to dish on...

Duration:06:38:44

156 - Life Support (3x13)

3/20/2019
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The death of a somewhat prominent side character in a show is almost always difficult, and in this week’s episode, we see Kira’s beloved Bareil go from being on Life Support, to being on Life-less Non-support. It’s a struggle that yet again reveals the depths of Winn’s selfishness, as well as Bareil’s passion for Bajor. Meanwhile, Nog & Jake pop up to add a completely inappropriate b-story. Sam, Jack, and Kevin head to Dr. Bashir’s Laboratory to discuss the wide disparity between the two...

Duration:01:54:31

[BONUS] Mailbag Episode III: Revenge of the Listeners

3/13/2019
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We know what you’re thinking: “When are those damn RTW guys going to read my mail?!?!?!? And furthermore, why bother phrasing this description this way when anyone who’s reading it obviously already knows what the name of the episode is?!” While we don’t have a decent answer for the second question, the answer for the first is RIGHT HERE! That’s right, we’ve gone through our email backlog, dating all the way back to July 2018, to catch up on all our listener mail! We’ve got mail from all...

Duration:02:12:13

155 - Defiant (3x09) (with Barm)

3/6/2019
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One of the reasons we love Deep Space Nine is its consistent tendency to defy our expectations. This episode is no exception, as it brings Jonathan Frakes in for a guest starring role, but defiantly casts him as Tom Riker instead of Will Riker, and then defies your expectation yet again by making this Tom Riker-starring vehicle into a Sisko-Dukat caper. We are reaching Maquis levels of sadness yet again here, thanks to this episode where everything is complicated and nobody really wins. But...

Duration:03:20:22

154 - Indiscretion (4x05) (with Kristina Kephart)

2/28/2019
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Hey, you got a minute? How about FOUR HOURS? That’s right, it is by far our longest episode to date, and with good reason! We’re joined by the always delightful Kristina Kephart to talk about Dukat & Kira’s first solo voyage to save Ziyal, and there is so much to discuss that… well, you can tell by the length what happened. Aside from the usual drunken but insightful discussion, you’ll also finally be getting some updates on George RR Martin’s George RR Martin in Africa, as well as some...

Duration:07:08:04

[BONUS] Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (with Barm)

2/13/2019
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Brrrrrr! The Winter of Star Trek & Our Discontent is COLD!!!!! But the fires of a fantastic original series movie will keep us warm! The guys are joined by Barm to talk about Bones & Kirk being enslaved, Thanksgiving dinner on the Enterprise, racism in the Federation, the Khitomer accords, and the confusing different versions of this movie. The excitement is palpable for this Country, and Jack, Sam, Kevin, and Barm go on an epic trek to Discover it. Be on the lookout for a couple old...

Duration:03:10:15

153 - Family Business (3x23) (with Kregg Castillo)

2/6/2019
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Moooooogiiiiiie. …Or Margie, Morgey, Marthy, Morty, or whatever variation you choose. That’s right, the RTW crew is covering the first big Ferenginar/Moogie story, and you know that means Kregg is along for the ride. As Quark & Rom are dealing with the consequences of their mother’s radical actions, Benjamin is dealing with the consequences of his son hooking him up with Kasidy Yates! Of course, as is always the case, they stray off course to discuss things like Sam & Kevin’s video game...

Duration:03:28:47

152 - Shakaar (3x24)

1/30/2019
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Would you risk a Civil War between your people in order to secure some farming equipment? Probably not… unless you’re Kai Winn feeling your power threatened by the Bajoran hunk Shakaar! The guys are here to talk about all things Shakaar, the dreadfulness of Winn, the Star Trek theme park they wish would be built, and, of course, Auto Zone. Plus: find out why O’Brien is an asshole, who Vulcan Dartsman is, and lots of other interesting factoids and discussion. Be on the lookout for some new...

Duration:04:35:26