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SST040: Project Daedalus

3/18/2019
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Mines, cyborgs, and a pesky AI advance the season story arc. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this latest episode and the theme of burdens carried and sacrifices made. The post SST040: Project Daedalus appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:57:20

SST039: If Memory Serves

3/11/2019
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The latest Star Trek Discovery episode brings us back to Talos IV of the Original Series first pilot "The Cage". Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli agree that this is the best episode so far of Discovery's second season and love the explicit connection to the Prime timeline canon. The post SST039: If Memory Serves appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:14:57

SST038: Light and Shadows

3/4/2019
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In the latest Star Trek Discovery, we learn that Spock has a learning disability, that Pike carries baggage from missing the war, and that Section 31 can't be trusted (no surprise there). Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Light and Shadows. The post SST038: Light and Shadows appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:54:57

SST037: The Sounds of Thunder

2/25/2019
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An oppressed species will rise up against its oppressor and ... make peace? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss "The Sounds of Thunder," the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery and ask whether the crew has just ignited peace or a global war on Saru's world. Plus, does Star Trek have 3 timelines now? The post SST037: The Sounds of Thunder appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:57:24

SST036: Saints of Imperfection

2/18/2019
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Sometimes the monsters we perceive aren't really monsters after all. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha talk about the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery where the message finds expression in several ways. The post SST036: Saints of Imperfection appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:59:49

SST035: An Obol for Charon

2/11/2019
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How does a Greek myth about the afterlife relate to this episode of Star Trek Discovery? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss what an obol is, who Charon is, and the three-fold connection to this story. The post SST035: An Obol for Charon appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:49:24

SST034: Point of Light

2/4/2019
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What are the points of light? Dom Bettinelli, Jimmy Akin, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, including how the title, "Point of Light," relates to each of the three sub-plots in the story. The post SST034: Point of Light appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:14:58

SST033: New Eden

1/28/2019
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The latest Star Trek Discovery brings us into an encounter with religion and that's right in our wheelhouse. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the ideas about religion presented here, the deeper layers behind those ideas, and then how and whether they make a good story for us to enjoy. The post SST033: New Eden appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:08:06

SST032: Brother

1/21/2019
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As season 2 of Star Trek Discovery premieres, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first episode, Brother; how it sets a new lighter tone for the series; some of the clues and callbacks to earlier Trek; and where this season might be headed. The post SST032: Brother appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:08:05

SST031: Short Treks

1/14/2019
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While we waited for Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery to arrive, we were given the appetizers of Short Treks. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss these short films, including some hidden layers and surprising secrets. Plus news of Star Trek 4's cancellation. The post SST031: Short Treks appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:14:30

SST030: Clues

1/7/2019
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The Next Generation episode "Clues" is an old-fashioned mystery involving lost time and Data acting strangely (again). Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha dig into the clues and mysteries of this TNG story. The post SST030: Clues appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:34:29

SST029: The Man Trap

12/26/2018
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The Man Trap was the first episode of Star Trek actually to air on TV. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Original Series episode including the plausibility of a salt vampire and the amazing Beauregard the Plant. The post SST029: The Man Trap appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:49:10

SST028: The Battle at the Binary Stars

12/19/2018
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The second episode of Star Trek Discovery is really the 2nd half of the pilot episode. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinellli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this prelude to the series, including where it shines and where it falls short as a story and as a series premiere. The post SST028: The Battle at the Binary Stars appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:48:19

SST027: The Vulcan Hello

12/12/2018
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Discussing the first episode of Star Trek Discovery, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha conclude that this and the next are essentially a long prologue for the actual series. But how is it as a story in itself? The post SST027: The Vulcan Hello appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:03:32

SST026: Broken Bow

12/5/2018
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Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the first episode of Star Trek: Enterprise called "Broken Bow," including the Vulcan-Human conflict and whether the introduction of a temporal cold war was a good idea. The post SST026: Broken Bow appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:43:28

SST025: Caretaker

11/28/2018
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Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the first episode of Star Trek: Voyager and discuss whether there could have been a better way for the Caretaker to find a date, how the crew's personalities changed over time, and the set up for Voyager's evolution through the struggle to survive. The post SST025: Caretaker appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:39:08

SST024: Emissary

11/21/2018
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The first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 is perhaps the best first episode of any Trek series. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the introduction of Sisko, his fatherhood, his resentments and reluctance, and the religious overtones that will last through the series. The post SST024: Emissary appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:01:33

SST023: Encounter at Farpoint

11/14/2018
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The first episode of Star Trek The Next Generation introduced us to the Enterprise crew and Q for the first Trek series since the Original went off the air. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the highs and lows of this first adventure of the Enterprise-D. The post SST023: Encounter at Farpoint appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:04:05

SST022: Star Trek The Motion Picture

11/7/2018
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The Motion Picture was the first evidence that Star Trek could be revived. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha go back to re-examine the movie, whether it still works, and look at the big questions it raises about personhood and being. The post SST022: Star Trek The Motion Picture appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:01:00:22

SST021: Where No Man Has Gone Before

10/31/2018
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The second pilot of Star Trek the Original Series was the one that sold it. Was it less cerebral? More action? Were the characters more likeable? Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha discuss what made Star Trek's second chance at network TV work. The post SST021: Where No Man Has Gone Before appeared first on SQPN.com.

Duration:00:47:30