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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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United States

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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

[TONGO 5] The Perfect Mate (TNG 5.21) (with Kregg Castillo & Sean Davis)

1/21/2022
I’ve heard of Shakespeare in Love, but Picard in Love? Yeah, it happened… and the RTW crew is more than ready to talk with Sean Davis about Picard’s love, Riker’s r-rated joke, Worf’s seductive growl, and since it’s a Tongo episode, you KNOW Ferengi scholar Kregg is there to add his take on some Ferengi whose horniness is only surpassed by their greed (like any good Ferengi). So enjoy a bizarre game show, some Trek talk, an epic rap, a dip into listener email for some Ryan Trek Updates (and...

Duration:03:43:47

[HALLOWEEN BONUS] Night Terrors (TNG 4.17)

10/29/2021
Are you still reeling from our epic Caretaker takedown? Well that’s too bad! We’ve got our thrilling annual Halloween episode coming right at ya! The RTW boys fight through a myriad of technical difficulties to discuss this creepy, weird TNG episode, which is fondly remembered for scarring Jack & Sam as children. Despite the technical setbacks, the guys are excited to talk hallucinations, alien messages, and have a long discussion about the nature of dreams. We couldn’t let you guys...

Duration:02:08:52

[TONGO 4] Voyager 1.01 Caretaker (featuring Kregg Castillo and Sean Davis)

10/27/2021
The Tongo Journey continues with Quark’s historic appearance in the first episode of Voyager. Warning to Voyager fans: we love you, but if you have trouble with dissenting opinions about this pilot, please do not listen. Sean Davis joins the regular RTW hosts, Sam, Jack, and Kevin, as well as Ferengiman Kregg, to discuss this disjointed, bizarre, messy pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager. They salvage what they can from the mess, but mostly spend several hours bemoaning its many flaws....

Duration:03:30:37

[ANNOUNCEMENT] RTW Music out NOW!!!

10/5/2021
Oi! You! You're a Reopening the Wormhole fan! You probably enjoy the music we've done over the years... well you're in luck! A selection of RTW music has been released INTO THE WILD! You can hear 100 classic RTW tracks, spread out over two albums, with gorgeous artwork by Sam & Jack Stovold, on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, or pretty much any streaming platform you like! Just search for Reopening the Wormhole, and 100 goofy little tracks will be right at your fingertips!...

Duration:00:19:28

[TONGO 3] Unification II (TNG 5.08)

9/12/2021
We know what you’re thinking, you rapscallion! You’re thinking “WHERE IS RTW? I NEED MORE PODCAST!” We got your number pally. Well guess what WE’RE BAAAAACK. The Tongo wheel continues to spin around and around, and where she stopped this time around was the classic TNG episode Unification II, aka THE ONE WITH SPOCK. As always, the guys are joined by Ferengi Expert Kregg, and this time, by old pal Barm as well, to get down to the nitty gritty of what reeeeeally works in this episode, and what...

Duration:04:50:31

[TONGO 2] Suspicions (TNG 6.22)

6/21/2021
The Tongo Experiment ventures into its second outing to talk about the TNG season six episode, Suspicions! In a rare Dr. Crusher-centric episode, she becomes Detective Bevs in order to solve the mysterious murder of a Ferengi scientist on board the ship to test out his groundbreaking invention. As always, Ferengiman Kregg joins in to weigh the good, the bad, and the tasty (mmm those Jo’Bril snacks) of this middling episode. Does the mystery aspect hold up? How do we feel about the concept of...

Duration:03:10:21

[BONUS] Mortal Kombat (2021) (with Cam Siemer)

5/13/2021
We’ve heard your cries, your desperate pleas: “Why won’t this Star Trek podcast just give in and do a Mortal Kombat episode already?” Well the time is here! After years of unexpectedly breaking into tangents about the popular video game franchise, it only seemed right that the RTW boys would jump at the opportunity to discuss the newly released Mortal Kombat film. After a big nostalgic trip down memory lane about their experiences playing the famously violent games as children, the RTW...

Duration:02:10:41

[BONUS] The Wham! Bam! Thank You, Sam! Birthday Bracket

5/4/2021
Just a *little* over a month after Sam’s actual birthday, the exciting birthday celebration bracket is finally being released into the world! Barm joins the team to answer fun questions about some of their favorite locations in the show, in order to ultimately determine the winner of this Deep Space Nine Location Bracket, in honor of the birth of one of our favorite guys. What will be the winner? Odo’s office? The Bajoran fire caves? Tune in to find out the answer, as well as to hear a bunch...

Duration:10:11:29

[TONGO 1] The Last Outpost (TNG 1.04)

4/8/2021
The new chapter of the RTW story begins, with our first Tongo Bonus episode! That’s right, our journey through every non-DS9 Ferengi episode in Trek begins here, coincidentally, with the first Ferengi episode! Did we say “first”? We meant WORST! Well actually we meant both. But there’s a lot of mud to sling at this episode, and the RTW crew and Ferengi Expert Kregg are ready to call this episode out for its inanity. We’re not in Ferenginar anymore, dear listeners, but we’re excited to be...

Duration:10:39:18

[DS9 COMIC BONUS] Too Long a Sacrifice

2/28/2021
Man, it sure has been a while since this Deep Space Nine podcast has talked about Deep Space Nine. Well, mark this date as the date that the RTW crew is back in business to talk about a newly released limited-run DS9 comic series! Too Long a Sacrifice tells the story of Odo’s struggle to determine the perpetrator of a series of violent crimes, all while smack dab in the middle of the Dominion War. The RTW boys have a blast diving back into the subject that brought them together in the first...

Duration:02:59:03

[BONUS] 2020: A Wormhole Trektrospective

1/29/2021
2020 was a lot of things, but if there’s one thing it’ll be remembered as, it’s that it’s the year of 3 Star Trek shows. It was just too significant for the RTW boys to not share their thoughts with listeners, so they geared up to have a brief look down memory lane about the Year in Trek of 2020, and the year in general. What they got instead of over four hours of chit chat, including a ton of talk about Picard, Lower Decks, and Discovery, as well as a series of recommendations from all...

Duration:04:47:01

[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