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Synthaholics is a Star Trek podcast hosted by David Duncan and Aaron O'Brian! We seek out new life and new drink combinations to boldly go where no Star Trek Podcast has gone before! We cover topics ranging from all the shows, movies, and even comics!

Synthaholics is a Star Trek podcast hosted by David Duncan and Aaron O'Brian! We seek out new life and new drink combinations to boldly go where no Star Trek Podcast has gone before! We cover topics ranging from all the shows, movies, and even comics!
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Buffalo, NY

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Synthaholics is a Star Trek podcast hosted by David Duncan and Aaron O'Brian! We seek out new life and new drink combinations to boldly go where no Star Trek Podcast has gone before! We cover topics ranging from all the shows, movies, and even comics!

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English

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Episode 185: Real Life

10/16/2018
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Episode 185: Real Life This week on Synthaholics David and Aaron discuss the Star Trek Voyager episode Real Life. Unfortunately Holly was not feeling well this week and unable to join us. But before we get into the voyager episode we talk a little Discovery news and about our expectations for season two. We quickly discover that Real Life is one of Aaron least favorite episodes of Star Trek. While David doesn’t love the episode he is able to find more redeeming qualities in the episode....

Duration:01:22:28

Episode 184: I Borg

10/9/2018
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Episode 184: I Borg The three Synthaholics are back on their regular schedule and no audio issues! This week they discuss I Borg from the 5th season of Star Trek The Next Generation. Before we get into the episode discussion we have some Star Trek Discovery news. At NYCC the second trailer for Star Trek Discovery dropped and we were all pretty blown away by it. Robbie from The Nerdynomicon Podcast joins us to discuss the trailer before beaming out. The first Short Trek Runaway is out and...

Duration:01:16:00

Episode 183: The Muse

10/2/2018
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Episode 183: The Muse Aaron, Holly, and David are back this week to discuss the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode The Muse! It’s been a month but we are all back in the recording booth again. Due to technical difficulties our news segment and the beginning of the recap are missing. Luckily the majority of the show is intact and the important philosophical discussions about long life and moderate success vs short life and mind blowing success is all there. This episode surprised us as it was...

Duration:01:11:25

Episode 182: Ender’s Game

9/18/2018
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Episode 182: Ender’s Game Michael Vine joins Aaron O’Brian and Holly Michelle Vine to discuss the Sci-fi film and novel Ender’s Game! David was at RocCon so Aaron takes the reigns this week. Ender’s Game is the first book in a sci-fi series from the 80’s that was made into movie in 2013. Aaron and Holly break down the movie and discuss the similarities and differences between the book and the film adaptation. Michael chimes in to give his takes on the military aspects of the film. Aaron...

Duration:01:46:36

Episode 181: In a Mirror, Darkly

9/3/2018
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Episode 181: In a Mirror, Darkly Last week Holly had some burning questions about the Tholians, so Aaron and David join Holly and we take a look at the next time we see the Tholians “In a Mirror, Darkly”! Before we get into the episode Aaron has some news from the Star Trek Discovery cast fresh out of Fan Expo. “In a Mirror, Darkly” is a two part episode in Star Trek Enterprise’s fourth season. In this two parter we find out what happens with the Defiant after it was lost in interphasic...

Duration:01:24:57

Episode 180: The Tholian Web

8/28/2018
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Episode 180: The Tholian Web Aaron, Holly, and David are all together this week to talk about the TOS episode The Tholian Web. But before we get into the episode discussion Aaron has some news about how Star Trek Discovery basically plagiarized the indie video game Tardigrade. The Tholian Web has the unfortunate circumstances of being part of the third season of Star Trek. While neither a great episode or a terrible episode this episode has in a way had greatness thrust upon it. As The...

Duration:01:14:30

Episode 179: Heroes and Demons

8/21/2018
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Episode 179: Heroes and Demons As promised last week Aaron and David are back to discuss the Star Trek Voyager episode Heroes and Demons. Before we get into the episode we talk the Star Trek Discovery news that Spock has been cast and the potential names for new Star Trek shows! In Heroes and Demons the Doctor has to bravely go to the Holodeck to find out what happened to Harry, Chakotay, and Tuvok. Funny thing Aaron and David both remember this episode differently before rewatching. The...

Duration:01:03:03

Episode 178: Synthaholics Short

8/14/2018
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Episode 178: Synthaholics Short Aaron is on vacation and Holly is away, David is alone but the show must go on! Holly and David recorded some audio before we recorded Episode 169 of the podcast to use on a rainy day. The rainy day has come! To supplement the unused audio David turned to a Facebook live chat to get a few ideas. So before we get to the unused audio David briefly talks about two of the topics mentioned in the chat, why are there no superheroes in Star Trek and my thoughts on...

Duration:00:39:55

Episode 177: Be Right Back

8/7/2018
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Episode 177: Be Right Back Holly Michelle is back this week to talk with Aaron and David about the Black Mirror Episode Be Right Back. Now don't turn to a different podcast just yet! We very specifically picked this episode because if you listened to last week's episode this episode fits in thematically to the discussion we had last week! Be Right Back deals with grief and what that does to a person. It also confronts what if our personalities were put into a robot and will that be...

Duration:01:26:22

Episode 176: Spotting Dax

7/31/2018
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Episode 176: Spotting Dax Who’s a character we haven't really spent a ton of time talking about? Well that would be Jadzia Dax! We feel like this character was underutilized and so our doing our first Spotting Dax Episode. This week we look briefly at the Star Trek Deep Space Nine pilot Emissary before jumping into the first Dax centric episode called…. you guessed Dax. Not really any news to talk this week but we do discuss what it may be like to live on in another body humanoid or...

Duration:00:56:23

Episode 175: Time’s Arrow Featuring Jeff Heller

7/24/2018
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Episode 175: Time’s Arrow Featuring Jeff Heller Aaron and David welcome Jeff Heller, of Film Dumpster, to the show to discuss the Star Trek TNG two parter Time’s Arrow. Before we get into the episode discussion Jeff talks to us about Film Dumpster and what they do there. San Diego Comic Con was this past week so we talk the trailers for Star Trek Discovery and The Orville season 2. Jeff is a big fan of time travel so Time’s Arrow was a great episode to talk about. In this episode the crew...

Duration:01:53:48

Episode 174: Who Watches the Watchers?

7/17/2018
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Episode 174: Who Watches the Watchers? David Duncan is off this week! So Aaron has the keys to the podcast. Will Aaron crash podcast into a ravine? In this thrilling ride Aaron is joined this episode with Robbie Palmer from the Nerdynomicon. Together they discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Who Watches the Watchers?". Robbie & Aaron talk about their love for Twin Peaks and the actor Ray Wise. As they deconstruct this episode the topics of the Prime Directive, Ray Wise and...

Duration:01:20:26

Episode 173: Dear Doctor

7/10/2018
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Episode 173: Dear Doctor After our fun filled episode last week it’s time to get serious, Aaron and David are back to discuss the Star Trek Enterprise episode “Dear Doctor”. “Dear Doctor” is a Phlox centered episode where he is asked to create a cure for the Valakians a race dying of a genetic disease. The Valakians cohabits their planet peacefully with another humanoid race called the Menk. Phlox ends up believing the Menk should be given a chance to thrive and with cure in hand he...

Duration:01:17:56

Episode 172: Empok Nor (Featuring Dutchess and Kirk)

7/3/2018
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Episode 172: Empok Nor (Featuring Dutchess and Kirk) Aaron and David welcome our friends Dutchess and Kirk to discuss the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode Empok Nor. We met Dutchess and Kirk at the Nickel City Con back in May and discovered Star Trek was a common interest. The Star Trek news we discuss this week is that Patrick Stuart is in talks to voice Picard in an animated Star Trek tv show. At hearing this news David has a change of heart about the possibilities of a potential new...

Duration:01:21:32

Episode 171: The Ballad of Thomas Riker

6/26/2018
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Episode 171: The Ballad of Thomas Riker What happens when transporter accidents don't kill you? Aaron and David are here to recount the ballad of Thomas Riker. Some fates are worse than death, like being stuck alone for 8 years to find out that you actually did make it out. You could also be pining for a woman for 8 years just to find out she only wants to be friends. Or you could steal the most advanced federation warship and then turn yourself over to the Cardassians to work the rest of...

Duration:01:13:38

Episode 170: The Practical Joker and Emails

6/19/2018
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Episode 170: The Practical Joker and Emails Aaron and David discuss the Star Trek animated series episode “The Practical Joker”. This week we also received two new emails and we read and answer both after the recap and discussion of “The Practical Joker.” But before we get to “The Practical Joker” we discuss the Star Trek Discovery news that the showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have been fired by CBS and are now longer working on Star Trek Discovery. Alex Kurtzman will be taking...

Duration:01:16:08

Episode 169: Hope and Fear

6/13/2018
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Episode 169: Hope and Fear Holly Michelle is back joining David and Aaron on a discussion of the Star Trek Voyager season four finale “Hope and Fear”! This week there isn’t much news but we do have a long listener email that we do read and respond to this episode. This episode is one of the few Star Trek season finales that aren't set up to be a mid season cliffhanger. In “Hope and Fear” Ray Wise guest stars as Arturis an alien who claims to be a walking universal translator. Arturis...

Duration:01:14:16

Episode 168: Dixon Hill

6/6/2018
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Episode 168: Dixon Hill This week Aaron and David discuss the comings and goings of Picard’s favorite Holodeck character Dixon Hill! We were surprised to only find four times where Picard steps into the role of Dixon Hill. The first and most substantial appearance of the character was in The Next Generation season one episode “The Big Goodbye”. Dixon Hill also shows up in the season two episode “Manhunt” the season four episode “Clues” and probably makes the most memorable appearance in the...

Duration:00:53:23

Episode 167: Solo - A Synthanomicon Story

5/30/2018
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Episode 167: Solo - A Synthanomicon Story **Warning** This episode contains spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story This week David from Synthaholics and Robbie from The Nerdynomicon team up to talk Solo A Star Wars Story. This episode will appear on both of our podcast channels we are each editing the way we normally would. But this is very much a combined episode were we do our best to merge the styles of both of our shows for you! Once we work our way through Solo we get into talking some...

Duration:01:40:58

Episode 166: Nickel City Con 2018

5/22/2018
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Episode 166: Nickel City Con 2018 Last week we mentioned we could be at Nickel City Con and we had a fantastic time at the con this past weekend. Aaron ran the Numina Comics table and David was a roamer when he wasn't moderating panels with Barbara Eden, Frank Cho, and Lori Petty. We didn’t speak to as many guests and vendors this year as past years. David did run into Jeff who has been on past comic con episodes and our Balance of Terror episode. David also got to talk to the Angry Video...

Duration:01:37:16