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Exploring the hidden layers and deeper meanings of all Star Trek series and movies

Exploring the hidden layers and deeper meanings of all Star Trek series and movies

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United States

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Exploring the hidden layers and deeper meanings of all Star Trek series and movies

Twitter:

@sqpn

Language:

English

Contact:

(720) 295-7776


Episodes

Arena (TOS)

8/15/2022
The Gorn! Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss the Original Series episode that introduced the Gorn, including Kirk's nearly fatal assumptions and whether you really could build a cannon from the materials he found. The post Arena (TOS) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:45:24

Rogue Planet (ENT)

8/8/2022
Hunting bad! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Enterprise episode, including the morality and ethics of hunting, including semi-sentient creatures, and the science of rogue planets. The post Rogue Planet (ENT) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:35:39

Day of Honor (VOY)

8/1/2022
Klingon culture! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this episode that not only gives us more Klingon background, but also explores the mercurial B'Elanna Torres and her budding relationship with Tom Paris, as well as the ways 7 of 9 disrupts the ship's routine. The post Day of Honor (VOY) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:36:36

Battle Lines (DS9)

7/25/2022
Bye Opaka. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this DS9 story highlighting the good Kai and her role as a peacemaker; the recurring Trek trope of wars that never end; and the morality of causing people's deaths to end their suffering. The post Battle Lines (DS9) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:44:26

Hide and Q (TNG)

7/18/2022
Ultimate power! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this Q story in which the powerful being plays with the Enterprise crew and lets Riker experience what it's like to have ultimate power. The results are somewhat cringey. The post Hide and Q (TNG) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:44:16

A Quality of Mercy (SNW)

7/11/2022
Crossover! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Strange New Worlds season finale that essentially remakes one of the best Original Series episodes and features some of our favorite characters, plus they discuss their take on the season as a whole. The post A Quality of Mercy (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:54:44

All Those Who Wander (SNW)

7/4/2022
Star Trek does Alien and Predator! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that looks very familiar to scifi fans, and includes characters confronting their internal conflicts and a major sacrifice among the crew. The post All Those Who Wander (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:01:12

The Elysian Kingdom (SNW)

6/27/2022
the cowardly captain! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this episode that focuses on Dr. M'Benga and his daughter; about rewriting your ending; and how to let go of a loved one for their own good. The post The Elysian Kingdom (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:31:44

The Serene Squall (SNW)

6/20/2022
Spock confronts his identity and Pike confronts a pirate. Jimmy Akin and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the show's attempt a cultural issue discussion in the midst of a pirate attack and also mention the re-introduction of controversial character from the movies. The post The Serene Squall (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:34:31

Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach (SNW)

6/13/2022
What if a civilization would thrive for as long as one person had to suffer on their behalf. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that includes moral absolutes and a challenge to Pike's conscience. The post Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:02:29

Spock Amok (SNW)

6/6/2022
Freaky Friday, Star Trek-style! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Spock's body swap with his fiancée in which hijinks ensue; plus Enterprise bingo and other fun comedy bits. The post Spock Amok (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:11:25

Memento Mori (SNW)

5/30/2022
Dive, dive, dive! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this submarine battle episode that explore more of La'an's background, brings back the Gorn, and shows all the ways that broken Starfleet tech can contribute to a plot. The post Memento Mori (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:55:48

Ghosts of Illyria (SNW)

5/23/2022
A loose virus is followed by a lockdown on Enterprise. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the clever plot device of a virus that spreads by light, the character revelations, especially about Una, and what we learn about M'Benga. The post Ghosts of Illyria (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:04:00

Children of the Comet (SNW)

5/16/2022
Introducing Uhura. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the re-introduction of our favorite communications officer; the use of faith in the story; Pike's foreknowledge of his fate; and Sam Kirk's mustache. The post Children of the Comet (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:55:48

Strange New Worlds (SNW)

5/10/2022
Pike's Enterprise is here! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the series premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds; its discussion of suffering and how we live our lives with and despite it; and whether this may be the best first episode of a Trek series. The post Strange New Worlds (SNW) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:12:16

Farewell (PIC)

5/9/2022
Season 2 of Picard wraps up and Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the episode and season, including a resolution in the Picard-Q relationship; the value of self-forgiveness; and where Picard--the character and the series--will go from here. The post Farewell (PIC) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:53:21

Hide and Seek (PIC)

5/2/2022
What do the Borg really want? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the penultimate episode of Picard season 2, which contains a lot of action, but also dives into the motivations of the Borg Queen who searches for connection and deals with mental illness and Picard's childhood trauma. The post Hide and Seek (PIC) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:01:04:07

Mercy (PIC)

4/25/2022
X-Files meets Star Trek. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Picard's encounter with an FBI agent obsessed with aliens; Q's revelation that even he is not immune to death and what that means for him; and the Borg Queen plan to ruin the future. The post Mercy (PIC) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:58:25

Monsters (PIC)

4/18/2022
Dive into Picard's mind. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the ongoing exploration of Picard and his psychological basis; talk about the redemptive suffering we see; and applaud the excellent casting of James Callis. The post Monsters (PIC) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:51:38

Two of One (PIC)

4/11/2022
Is it a filler episode? Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this unusually short episode which offers just a few plot advances; then discuss anxiety disorders, Agnes and the Borg Queen, and the possible fates of several main characters. The post Two of One (PIC) appeared first on StarQuest Media.

Duration:00:47:51