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The Escape Artist - Star Trek: Short Treks - S1E4

1/5/2019
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Join Valerie and Glenn as they discuss the fourth episode of Star Trek: Short Treks, wax poetical about cudgels, and say the word "jipper" as many times as possible. Also, they talk about taxes. Support the show and gain access to nearly two dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. And be sure to check out Claytemple Media's Star Trek: Discovery Blog, Discovering Trek, written by John De Gruyther.

Duration:00:44:22

The Brightest Star - Star Trek: Short Treks - S1E3

12/8/2018
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Join Valerie and Glenn as they discuss the third episode of Star Trek: Short Treks, compare it to some classic TNG and TOS episodes, and argue about the Prime Directive. Support the show and gain access to nearly two dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. And be sure to check out Claytemple Media's Star Trek: Discovery Blog, Discovering Trek, written by John De Gruyther.

Duration:00:55:44

Calypso - Star Trek: Short Treks - S1E2

11/11/2018
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Join Valerie and Glenn as they discuss the second episode of Star Trek: Short Treks, read excerpts from The Odyssey, and get new tattoos. Support the show and gain access to nearly two dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. And be sure to check out Claytemple Media's Star Trek: Discovery Blog, Discovering Trek, written by John De Gruyther.

Duration:01:06:26

Runaway - Star Trek: Short Treks S1E1

10/7/2018
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Runaway with Valerie and Glenn as they discuss the first episode of Star Trek: Short Treks, gush over Tilly, and confront their own addiction to coffee. Support the show and gain access to nearly two dozen bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. And be sure to check out Claytemple Media's Star Trek: Discovery Blog, Discovering Trek, written by John De Gruyther.

Duration:00:39:39

[BONUS] Star Trek: Voyager - Latent Image - S5E11

7/25/2018
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Are you a person? Are you sure you're not just a machine? How do you know? Join Valerie and Glenn for a discussion of personhood, grief, and Italian poetry in Star Trek: Voyager's "Latent Image." Support the show and gain access to other bonus Star Trek content by becoming a patron on Patreon. Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast, our science-fiction book-club show. In August we're starting The Fifth Head of Cerberus, a novel that also addresses the issues raised in "Latent Image,"...

Duration:01:39:26

Star Trek: Discovery - Season One Wrap-Up Spectacular

2/19/2018
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A sad goodbye to too short a season. Join us as we give out awards, discuss character arcs, and speculate about what's in store next season. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. We're very excited to continue our trek through Star Trek on our bonus episodes on Patreon. For as little as a dollar per month, you can support the show and gain access to those episodes. Every little bit helps cover our costs and someday perhaps will let us produce even more content for you. We're so...

Duration:01:31:40

Will You Take My Hand? - Star Trek: Discovery - S1E15

2/13/2018
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SPOCK IS ON THAT SHIP!!!!!! Join Glenn and Valerie as they discuss the first-season finale. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. To support the show and to keep our Star Trek conversations coming to you during Discovery's long hiatus, become a patron on Patreon.

Duration:02:09:15

The War Without, the War Within - Star Trek: Discovery - S1E14

2/6/2018
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Create life from lifelessness with Glenn and Valerie as they discuss "The War Without, the War Within." Can't get enough Valerie this week? Listen to her talk about her scholarship on Agnus: the Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast. Join our Star Trek conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Support the show and gain access to exclusive bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. We're so grateful for your support!

Duration:02:01:55

[BONUS] Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Duet - S1E19

2/2/2018
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War crimes, anger, and justice. Join Valerie and Glenn for a discussion of Deep Space Nine's "Duet." We're covering this story because a patron generously commissioned a bonus episode. Thank you for this special support! Find out more about commissioning your own episode here. Support the show and gain access to bonus content by becoming a patron on Patreon. We're so grateful for your support, and we look forward to being able to bring you even more content as our patronage grows. Join...

Duration:01:13:19

What's Past is Prologue - Star Trek: Discovery S1E13

1/30/2018
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What to come is in your discharge. Choose wisely, and join Glenn and Valerie for a discussion of "What's Past Is Prologue." Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. To support the show and gain access to exclusive content such as a discussion of the TOS episode "Spectre of the Gun," become a patron on Patreon. And if you want to know more about twentieth-century political ideologies, subscribe to The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast, where Glenn and Brandon are currently reading Wolfe's...

Duration:01:34:02

Vaulting Ambition - Star Trek: Discovery S1E12

1/23/2018
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Smirk your way across dimensions to join Valerie and Glenn for a discussion of Vaulting Ambition. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Support the show and gain access to exclusive bonus content by becoming a patron on Patreon. Calm your mind with some British comedy featuring Star Trek's Ash Tyler thanks to listener Bionic Dave. (Note: not family friendly).

Duration:01:29:53

The Wolf Inside - Star Trek: Discovery S1E11

1/15/2018
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Hello, listener. Are you ready to get to work? Meet Glenn and Valerie in the clearing to talk about "The Wolf Inside." Want to speculate with us? Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Check out Glenn's new horror novella, The Quality of Mercy. And listen to the first Paul Henslowe story on the Tales to Terrify podcast. For exclusive bonus content, including our recent discussion of the Original Series episode "The Specter of the Gun," become a patron on Patreon. We're immensely...

Duration:01:25:25

Despite Yourself - Star Trek Discovery S1E10

1/9/2018
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Travel into a parallel dimension and find your antithetical doppelganger with Valerie and Glenn as they discuss "Despite Yourself." Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Radio Public. Check out our patron-exclusive bonus podcasts by becoming a patron on Patreon.

Duration:01:42:45

Star Trek: Discovery - Season One Mid-Season Wrap-Up Spectacular

11/25/2017
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Now that Star Trek: Discovery has completed its first story arc, Valerie and Glenn assess the show, discuss their favorite episodes, talk Klingons, play one more round of Smooch/Marry/Kill, and go all mad-scientist on a new cocktail. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Find Glenn's other sci-fi podcast, The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast, on iTunes or Stitcher. And why not check out Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks.

Duration:01:15:12

Into the Forest I Go - Star Trek: Discovery S1E9

11/14/2017
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Lose your mind and find your soul with Glenn and Valerie as they explore the mid-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery. Visit the Claytemple Forum to weigh in on one or all of the cliffs from which we've been left hanging. We'll be back at the end of the month with a mid-season discussion.

Duration:01:51:12

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum - Star Trek: Discovery S1E8

11/7/2017
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Prepare for war with Glenn and Valerie, as they discuss "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum." Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum.

Duration:01:36:45

Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad - Star Trek: Discovery S1E7

10/31/2017
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Listen along with Glenn and Valerie as they take a plunge into the belly of the space whale that is Star Trek: Discovery's seventh episode. Join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum.

Duration:01:09:11

Lethe - Star Trek: Discovery S1E6

10/23/2017
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Take a trip down the river of forgetting with Glenn and Valerie as they discuss this week's episode of Star Trek: Discovery, "Lethe." Visit the Claytemple Forum to join the conversation, and be sure to check out Glenn's Lovecraftian-horror novella Goodbye to All That on the Tales to Terrify Podcast.

Duration:01:22:12

Choose Your Pain - Star Trek: Discovery S1E5

10/16/2017
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Join Valerie and Glenn for their discussion of "Choose Your Pain," the fifth episode of Star Trek: Discovery. Visit the Claytemple Forums to join the conversation.

Duration:01:18:50

The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry - Star Trek: Discovery S1E4

10/9/2017
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Join Valerie and Glenn for the fourth episode of Star Trek: Discovery. Find Claytemple Media on Facebook, find Valerie on Twitter, find Glenn on Twitter, and join the conversation on the Claytemple Forum. Be sure to check out John De Gruyther's awesome Star Trek Blog: Discovering Trek.

Duration:01:16:32