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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 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...

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...

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...

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

Episode 165: HollyMichelle on Discovery Part 2

5/15/2018
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Episode 165: HollyMichelle on Discovery Part 2 HollyMichelle has finished Star Trek Discovery so it’s time for Aaron and David to get her thoughts on episodes seven through fifteen! Before we get started we wanted to let you know that Aarron and I along with some of our past guests will be doing a podcast panel at the Nickel City Con in Buffalo. Aaron will be at his Numina Comics table and David will be floating around the con. HollyMIchelle has some very fascinating thoughts on Discovery...

Duration:02:11:26

Episode 164: Demons of Terra Prime

5/8/2018
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Episode 164: Demons of Terra Prime HollyMichelle is back this week joining Aaron and David to talk about the Star Trek Enterprise episodes Demons and Terra Prime. But first we talk some Star Trek Movie news and some Avengers Infinity War Spoilers so be warned! Demons and Terra Prime are the two episodes the come right before the series finale of Enterprise. In a way these episodes could of been a more satisfying ending to the show. We discuss this as well the other heavy implications the...

Duration:01:30:18

Episode 163: Captain Foley’s Enterprise incident

5/1/2018
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Episode 163: Captain Foley’s Enterprise incident Captain Foley of Trekyards joins Aaron and David this week to discuss the Star Trek original series episode The Enterprise Incident. Before we get into the episode breakdown and discussion we talk about the Star Trek Discovery Season 2 production video as well as the news on the Star Trek movie that has been greenlit. The Enterprise Incident is one of Captain Foley’s favorite episodes and we have a great discussion with him about it. David...

Duration:01:01:50

Episode 162: HollyMichelle on Discovery Part 1

4/24/2018
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Episode 162: HollyMichelle on Discovery Part 1 Last week HollyMichelle had just one episode of Star Trek Discovery under her belt this week she has seen up to episode 6 Lethe. So David and Aaron decided to get her take on Discovery now that he has made it just over one third of the way into the show. Last week HollyMichelle posted a video along with needed words for a Star Trek Themed madlib to our Facebook Group. It hasn’t been completed yet so we did our own madlib and started the show...

Duration:00:52:19

Episode 161: DS9 The House of Quark

4/17/2018
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Episode 161: DS9 The House of Quark This week Holly Michelle joins Aaron and David to talk the Star Trek Deep Space Nine Episode House of Quark. Before we get into the episode we have some Star Trek Discovery news. Anson Mount Black Bolt himself has been cast as Christopher Pike for Season two of Star Trek Discovery. We also got strange news with next to no explanation that the enterprise had to be 25% due to “legal reasons”. We all found this to sound pretty suspect. Our house of Quark...

Duration:01:12:28

Episode 160: The Prime Directive Part 5 VOY Era

4/3/2018
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Synthaholics Episode 160: The Prime Directive Part 5 VOY Era Aaron and David are back once again to discuss The Prime Directive. It's the last time we swear! (for now anyway) Before we get into the prime directive we have a listener email and we thought we’d let you know Synthaholics Podcast has just turned three years old! Thank you to those that have been with us since the beginning! Last time we started on the Voyager era of prime directive breaks and this week we finish out Star Trek...

Duration:01:21:16

Episode 159: The Prime Directive Part 4 DS9/VOY Era

3/27/2018
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Episode 159: The Prime Directive Part 4 DS9/VOY Era How much do you love the rules? The boys are back again to dive back into the Prime Directive. This week we move into the TNG films, Deep Space Nine, and we start on the very long list that is Voyager! But before we get into this weeks topic Aaron and David discuss the Star Trek Discover deleted scene that was revealed at Wondercon this Past weekend. Once we get into the Voyager episodes Aaron has something very important he needs to...

Duration:01:31:20