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Reopening the Wormhole: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast

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Join Jack, Kevin and Sam as they journey through the wonderful world of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one randomly selected episode at a time! Each week, they'll go over their notes on each episode, compare them with other iterations of Star Trek, complain about Voyager, talk about whatever the hell else comes to mind, and much, much more! Of course it wouldn't be Reopening the Wormhole without the requisite visit to Quark's to spin the Dabo wheel and determine next week's episode. So crack open a bottle of Kanar and let the good times roll as we reopen the wormhole, week after week!

Join Jack, Kevin and Sam as they journey through the wonderful world of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one randomly selected episode at a time! Each week, they'll go over their notes on each episode, compare them with other iterations of Star Trek, complain about Voyager, talk about whatever the hell else comes to mind, and much, much more! Of course it wouldn't be Reopening the Wormhole without the requisite visit to Quark's to spin the Dabo wheel and determine next week's episode. So crack open a bottle of Kanar and let the good times roll as we reopen the wormhole, week after week!

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Join Jack, Kevin and Sam as they journey through the wonderful world of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one randomly selected episode at a time! Each week, they'll go over their notes on each episode, compare them with other iterations of Star Trek, complain about Voyager, talk about whatever the hell else comes to mind, and much, much more! Of course it wouldn't be Reopening the Wormhole without the requisite visit to Quark's to spin the Dabo wheel and determine next week's episode. So crack open a bottle of Kanar and let the good times roll as we reopen the wormhole, week after week!

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@ds9podcast

Language:

English


Episodes

[BONUS] A Christmas Horror Story

12/23/2020
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good… FRIGHT? The boys are back in their Christmas best to talk about yet another Christmas-based property that has a tangential relationship to Star Trek. It’s the 2015 Canadian horror anthology A Christmas Horror Story, starring none other than William Shatner as drunken radio DJ Dangerous Dan. The guys have fun talking about this middling film and the varying qualities of the stories in the anthology, including one about Santa murdering zombie elves....

Duration:02:33:23

[BONUS] Jack's Scrumpy Little Friendly Neighborhood Birthday Bracket (with Barm & Jason Butze)

11/20/2020
A birthday just isn’t a birthday unless you spend it talking at length about Deep Space Nine characters with your buddies! (I guess most of our birthdays haven’t been birthdays… that’s gloomy…) Luckily for us, there are enough fascinating characters on Deep Space Nine that we could load two completely different brackets, and still have some left over. So to celebrate the anniversary of Jack’s birth (as well as that of StarMom TechnoBarbara, and president-elect Joe Biden), the RTW team has...

Duration:10:20:48

[BONUS] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Sub Rosa (7x14)

10/29/2020
As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, the Reopening the Wormhole crew felt a swelling of the Spooky Spirit that could only be expressed by watching this classic(?) somewhat spooky episode of TNG and discussing it for the benefit of you, the listener. The trend continues of discussing a generally maligned episode from the final season of TNG: Sub Rosa. In this steamy episode, Dr. Crusher falls in love with what appears to be a handsome ghost while tending to her recently-deceased grandmother’s...

Duration:01:49:22

[BONUS] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Masks (7x17)

9/28/2020
Are you wearing your masks when you go out? We sure hope so! And we hope they’re more effective than the masks worn by Data & Picard in this infamous episode of TNG. Regarded by many as one of the worst episodes of the show, we felt the time was right to give it the RTW treatment. It’s got many of the hallmarks of fun TNG episodes: Brent Spiner acting like a weirdo, Picard nerding out about anthropology, surreal atmosphere, strange visuals… one of the hosts even claims to be a Masks...

Duration:02:28:17

[BONUS] Birthday Bracket Bash(ir)!!! (with Paul & Jacalyn Young)

8/31/2020
RTW will go on forever! In perpetuity, doing random bonuses! And we are BACK, to quote the Romulans. This time, we’re making a big fun celebration to honor the anniversary of RTW host Kevin by taking part in a big ol’ DS9 character bracket! Kevin’s twin (whose birthday it also is) Paul Wall joins, along with his wife Jacalyn. In a fun twist on the standard tournament bracket, each choice is dictated by a unique question, hatched by the hosts themselves. While they wrestle with questions like...

Duration:02:35:39

[BONUS] The Animated Series: Albatross (2x04)

8/3/2020
We wouldn’t let you guys endure an ENTIRE worldwide pandemic without dropping in at some point, would we? Well we almost did…. But we’re finally here, performing for you! Recorded all the way back in the sweet, naive days of April 2020, we are back to update you all on how we’re doing, how the world is doing, share our thoughts on Star Trek: Picard, and then, finally, discuss this plague-themed episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series! It’s Albatross! When Bones is held responsible for a...

Duration:09:10:25

[BONUS] Friday the 13th (2009)

3/13/2020
The wormhole is always going to reopen when you least expect it! And here we are, on Friday the 13th… RTW is taking a look at yet another important franchise reboot movie from 2009 that is in some way related to Star Trek - although the relation in this case is a little less obvious. In 2009’s Friday the 13th reboot, Nana Visitor, our very own Kira Nerys, plays the iconic role of Pamela Voorhees, mother of the famous Jason… for all of about 90 seconds. What ensues after that is a fairly...

Duration:02:33:35

[BONUS] Retrospective Part 2

2/26/2020
Will the self-indulgence never end???? That’s right, Sam, Jack, and Kevin are back to indulge themselves in even more wistful nostalgia and self-congratulation in PART 2 of their Reopening the Wormhole retrospective! Like all awards shows, they saved the really big awards for last here, including their favorites and least favorites of both RTW and DS9, more listener email, a discussion about the music on the show, and more! These three have been through so much over the course of this...

Duration:04:27:36

[BONUS] Retrospective Part 1

2/18/2020
What do you do when you just can’t let go of talking about Deep Space Nine, even though you’ve talked about every episode for hours? You talk about the show as a whole, and you talk about yourself talking about it, that’s what! It’s part 1 of our Big, Bad, Bodacious Retrospective! We’re covering several categories related to both Deep Space Nine and Reopening the Wormhole, reading some listener email with some great suggestions for retrospective topics, and overall, having an absolute blast...

Duration:01:30:15

[BONUS] Mailbag Episode 4: A New Hope

1/29/2020
After a loooooong hiatus punctuated only by Xmas cheer in December, RTW is returning with the long-awaited mailbaggery you’ve all been clamoring for! Technical difficulties held us back for a few months, but nothing can stop us from reading and responding to every single one of your emails. The guys are answering all sorts of questions, DS9-related and otherwise, from fans of all stars and stripes. Among the topics listeners are asking about: the universal translator, reactions to our...

Duration:02:23:27

[XMAS BONUS] Futurama - Xmas Story

12/23/2019
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’re back! You didn’t think the RTW crew would let an Xmas go by without a small gift to our fans, did you? After a couple months off, we’re going to be back intermittently with THINGS. OF. INTEREST!!!! For Xmas this year, we just couldn’t resist getting together to watch one of our favorite sci-fi Xmas tales, the season 2 Futurama episode Xmas Story! After the guys take a moment to mourn the tragic loss of some significant Trek people, Kevin gives a rundown of a Rene...

Duration:00:35:22

173 - What You Leave Behind (7x25)

10/14/2019
A grand finale requires the grandest of episodes. And here it is, finally! After a 4-year journey, we’ve arrived at the thing that listeners almost certainly want: a nearly-five-hour-long, in-depth, off-the-wall discussion with a dog snoring in the background. If you’re a long-time listener, YOU KNEW THIS WAS COMING. We get into the nitty-gritty of the end of the Dominion War, the tragic (and not-so-tragic) death of multiple characters, the Bajoran fire caves, and so so so so so much more....

Duration:03:35:33

[BONUS] What We Left Behind - Revisited

9/11/2019
This week, the RTW crew decided to postpone their episode about the series finale of DS9, and instead are taking a deep dive into the DS9 documentary. You’ll remember back in May of this year, Sam & Kevin had the privilege to see the film in theaters, but Jack was sadly unable to see it himself. Go back and listen to that episode for our larger discussion, featuring Jack listening on forlornly as Sam, Kevin, and Commander Sisko excitedly gush about the incredible film. But now that the crew...

Duration:02:01:23

172 - The Dogs of War (7x24) (with Kregg Castillo)

9/5/2019
RTW is letting loose the Dogs of War! That’s right! It’s our penultimate regular DS9 episode! And oohhhhh what an episode it is. Our Ferengi expert and friend Kregg Castillo is along for the ride to discuss the end of the Ferengi storyline on DS9, and so so so so so much more. In fact, at OVER 4 HOURS LONG, this one officially surpasses Indiscretion as our longest episode ever! That’s because there’s so much to talk about in this episode, and on top of that, we’re getting nostalgic for the...

Duration:15:31:10

171 - Second Sight (2x09) (with Josh Lee)

8/21/2019
With the Dabo Wheel spinning its final spin, and only two episodes of Deep Space Nine left, things are getting heated at RTW headquarters. And as the end draws nearer and nearer, the hosts of RTW are taking a somber and serious approach to crafting the absolute best episodes for their listeners. … Ah who are we kidding? To cover this final randomly-selected episode - a fairly forgettable Sisko-centric episode from season 2 - they’ve churned out an insane 3-hour episode that was recorded from...

Duration:02:47:34

170 - The Quickening (4x24) (with Richard Dunham)

7/31/2019
With only four episodes left of our podcast, the Bashir-naissance comes to a conclusion with this classic season 4 episode. In this one, we spend some time exploring the good doctor’s morality, his arrogance, his strengths, and his flaws, through the story of a planet on which all inhabitants are born with a fatal illness. It’s a heavy Star Trek episode, and Ghibli Minute’s Richard Dunham joins the team for the first time to hash it out. Along the way, they’ll also discuss their thoughts on...

Duration:02:25:58

169 - Our Man Bashir (4x10) (with Eric Ambler and Sean Davis)

7/24/2019
Here at Reopening the Wormhole, we prefer our podcasts shaken, not stirred. But we sure enjoy going STIR CRAZY as we discuss Julian’s big foray into being a super spy in the Holosuite to protect the lives of his pals who are trapped in the pattern buffer. The episode is chock-full of fun, with bad-Russian-accent Kira, eyepatch O’Brien, a surprise Eddington, and, best of all, Avery Brooks as absolutely one of the best James Bond villains ever. Eric Ambler (of What Were We Watching) and Sean...

Duration:02:07:21

168 - Sacrifice of Angels (6x06) (with Kristina Kephart)

7/17/2019
At long last… the Occupation Arc is complete. And what a treat to get this epic episode so close to the end of the podcast! This one’s got it all: giant space battles, Sisko talking with the Prophets, Dukat losing it, the death of a major recurring character, Odo struggling with his allegiance, and hasperat soufflé to boot! Kristina Kephart makes another appearance to discuss this barnburner of an episode, and brings with her an incredible gift that may prove useful in helping the RTW team...

Duration:02:55:41

167 - Inquisition (6x18) (with Geoff Clarke)

7/3/2019
Many refer to Deep Space Nine as the darkest Trek, and this episode is one of many prime examples of why. As Bashir is confronted with the possibility that he might be a sleeper agent of the Dominion, Starfleet’s own Sloan is forced to reveal his true identity, and that of Section 31, the mysterious section of Starfleet that operates autonomously and reports to no one, taking care of the “dirty work” that Federation citizens would rather not know of. Little did they know, while penning this...

Duration:03:00:00

166 - Past Prologue (1x02)

6/26/2019
What sweet and strange irony it is to have our eighth-to-last episode be the second episode of Deep Space Nine! All the hours of discussing and dissecting Deep Space Nine has given us a very unique perspective on this early episode, and we are so thrilled to be talking about it for all of you! In the DS9’s first post-pilot episode, we see an old friend from Bajor coming to the station, and the first big test of Kira’s alliances in this new era. We are also introduced to fan favorite Garak in...

Duration:03:35:13