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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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Episodes

Episode 192: Realm of Fear

12/4/2018
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Episode 192: Realm of Fear Arron, Holly, and David are back this week to talk the TNG Episode Realm of Fear! No Star Trek news this week but the next Short Trek will be out before we record next week so we should of that to talk about next week. Realm of Fear is one of the Next Generation Episodes that features Dwight Schultz as Barclay! Barclay is one of our favorite recurring characters in Star Trek, so it’s about time we do an episode that is all about him. In this episode we learn...

Duration:01:11:36

Episode 191: The Expanse

11/27/2018
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Episode 191: The Expanse Aaron has returned from his Section 31 outing and with all of us together again we discuss the Enterprise season two episode The Expanse. Aaron did gather some news on his away mission. It seems Michael Dorn is interested in joining the Picard series if his part is meaningful. Also the Midnight’s Edge youtube channel did an interview with Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer. We have decided to tackle the Xindi Enterprise arc starting with this episode to...

Duration:01:01:22

Episode 190: Annihilation

11/20/2018
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Episode 190: Annihilation Aaron is off on an above top secret Section 31 mission so Holly and David use this week to talk about the 2018 Sci-fi Thriller Annihilation. Annihilation stars Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac in a very thought provoking sci-fi film where the main theme is self destruction. Holly gives us the movie recap this week and we discuss the film what we thought of it and some of our favorite and least favorite things about the film. Unfortunately this week was light on Star...

Duration:01:15:14

Episode 189: Star Trek 2009

11/13/2018
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Episode 189: Star Trek 2009 Holly is missing but David and Aaron must boldly continue on to discuss the first Star Trek reboot film, Star Trek the Star Trek. Before we get into the main topic this week we discuss the news that Michelle Yeoh may be getting her own Star Trek spin off. Also this week the latest Short Trek is out unfortunately Aaron has not seen it but David has and he gives this thoughts on the second short trek. It has been a while since we have discussed a Star Trek movie on...

Duration:01:50:11

Episode 188: Spotting Dax II - Invasive Procedures

11/6/2018
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Episode 188: Spotting Dax II - Invasive Procedures The Halloween time is over and it has been a while since we’ve Spotted Dax, so this week we are talking Invasive Procedures. This week unfortunately Holly was not able to join us but she emailed us audio of her thoughts for this episode. This week there wasn't really anything too newsworthy thought we do discuss our plans for Episode 200 toward the end of the show. So please tune in for that we are wanting listener participation to make...

Duration:00:57:41

Episode 187: Catspaw

10/30/2018
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Episode 187: Catspaw Happy Halloween from Synthaholics and the Star Trek episode Catspaw! But before we get into the episode we have some Star Trek news. This week it was announced that there was going to be a new Star Trek animated sitcom called Lower Decks! We all give our thoughts and opinions on this new show before we break down Catspaw. Catspaw was designed to be a Halloween episode of Star Trek so we thought it was a prefect time do discuss this episode. Beware all who enter and...

Duration:01:28:32

Episode 186: Event Horizon featuring Robbie Palmer

10/22/2018
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Episode 186: Event Horizon featuring Robbie Palmer This week Robbie Palmer of The Nerdynomicon joins Aaron, Holly, and David to discuss the sci-fi/horror cult classic film Event Horizon. Before we get into the main topic there was not a whole lot of Star Trek news this week but, a new photo of L’Rell with hair was released so we do briefly touch on this. This week's recap takes awhile to get through as we have so much to say about his movie as things come up. We hope you will enjoy this...

Duration:01:39:26

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