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Episode 85: TOS – Our Top 10

RANK DOES HAVE ITS PRIVILEGES!

ep-85-tos-top-10Well, as the 50th anniversary of the phenomenon known as Star Trek starts to wind down, we thought it would be a great idea to jump onto the “which is the best of the best” bandwagon.  So, as our special tribute to the series that started it all, this week we rank our top 10 Original Series episodes!

But that’s not all.  Here to help us with this special episode, is Mr. TrekRanks himself – the man who actually fired the torpedoes on the good ole NX-01, Mr EnterpriseExtra, Jim Moorhouse!  You can see his awesome rankings of all the Star Trek series at www.trekranks.com, and we are thrilled he is joining us for this TOS spectacular.

For this special discussion, we have followed Jim’s lead from his website and listed our episode, followed by a short 5 word description, and then an ultimate hashtag comment for each choice.  Below are the choices of Dan and Bill for their Ultimate Top 10!:

 

Dan Bill
10 The Man Trap
Um, just give it salt!
#WarpThoseHandsAroundMeBaby!
 The Trouble With Tribbles
Fun and furry lighthearted episode. #NoTribbleAtAll
 9 The Trouble With Tribbles
…and tribbles are not dangerous!
#StorageCompartmentsStorageCompartments

Mirror, Mirror
Alternate universe with evil twins. #IShallConsiderIt

8 Errand Of Mercy
The embodiment of true Klingons.
#ByYourCommandImperiousLeader
 Errand Of Mercy
First Appearance of the Klingons.
#TooHotToHold
7 The Tholian Web
Great McCoy / Spock conflict episode.
#LockedInMortalCombat
 Arena
Worst slow motion fight ever.
#StyrofoamRocks
6 Gamesters of Triskelion
Kirk gettin with Lady Gaga.
#ItIsLessPainfulThanTheCollar
 The Devil In The Dark
Shaggy carpet attacks dilithium miners.
#NoKillI
5 Mirror, Mirror
I want an agonizer, BAD!
#InThatEventBillIAmOrderedToKillYouAnd
ProceedAgainstTheHalkaansAsTheNew
CaptainOfTheEnterprise
 Space Seed
Most Dangerous Adversary is thawed. #GoOrStayButDoItBecauseItIsWhatYouWISHToDo
4 Arena
I have heard every word.
#ThisPlanetIsAMinerologistsDream
 The Doomsday Machine
There was but not anymore!
#MobyDick
3 The Doomsday Machine
General Mills Bugle destroys planets.
#We’reStrongerWithYouThanWithoutYou
 Amok Time
I have killed my Captain.
#KROYKAH
2 Balance of Terror
Ultimate space cat and mouse.
#HeIsASorcerorThatOneHeReadsTheThoughts
InMyBrain
 Balance of Terror
Classic submarine battle in space. #TheyLookLikeVulcans?!
1 The Corbormite Maneuver
Enterprise fights over-sized Epcot ball.
#BaileyYou’reRelieved
 The Corbomite Maneuver
Who we say we are.
#Tranya

 

CONGRATS TO OUR STAR TREK BEYOND WINNER!

Win Star Trek Beyond

We are so thankful for all of the shares that folks made over the past couple of weeks of our Podcast.  We cannot thank you all enough!  As you may recall, we were giving away a copy of the Star Trek Beyond Ultimate Blu-Ray Gift Set which is available only at Walmart to one lucky listener that shared our Podcast on their Twitter or Facebook feed!

Keep an eye on all of our Social Media Pages on Tuesday 11/22/16 for the big announcement of the winner!

For more details and official rules, go to http://trekgeeks.com/beyond!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionWe can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of  the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Warp on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out all of their fantastic albums!  You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain!  Plus, here is a little secret…they are working on Year 4 right now!

Here’s a rundown of the Five Year Mission songs you’ll hear in this episode!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year Two
Catspaw – [Track 5] – Year Three

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Episode 77: The Man Trap

This Episode of Trek Geeks is Dedicated to the Memory of Eric Cone

 

THE EPISODE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

The Man TrapIt quite possibly was the television event that forever changed history!  On September 8, 1966 the very first episode of Star Trek was shown on NBC.  It was “The Man Trap” and this week the Trek Geeks are ready to discuss the great Salt Vampire of M-113!

Bill and Dan will discuss all the interesting and quirky things about this episode.  After watching it countless times over the last 40+ years, they certainly have a lot to say about this unique premier episode!  Was that REALLY red blood on Spock’s forehead?  Why does McCoy have a virtual pharmacy in his bedroom?  And how does Ole Salty know to speak Swahili to Uhura? And what’s with that hand-plant in the Botany Lab?

In addition, they ask and discuss if hunting down the creature made this debut episode of Star Trek seem like every other space-themed tv show in the 1960’s where we kill what we don’t understand?

Also, in the news, get your microwave popcorn ready because Star Trek Beyond is coming to digital download and DVD soon, past guest Manu Intiraymi’s project “The Circuit” has started their Kickstarter fund raising, and Adam Nimoy’s “For The Love of Spock” is now available!

All this and more on what certainly is NOT the last of it’s kind – it’s Episode 77 of the Trek Geeks Podcast!

THANKS AND GRATITUDE!

Five Year Mission

We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of  the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Beam on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out all of their fantastic albums!  You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain!

Here’s a rundown of the 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
(Gotta Save) Spock’s Brain – [Track 7] – Spock’s Brain
Within the Mainframe – [Track 5] – Spock’s Brain

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Episode 75: Trek50

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, STAR TREK!

Trek50A year in the making…

Last year, we began to ask listeners for their stories of the first time they ever watched Star Trek. Since then, we’ve been compiling stories from voice mails, SpeakPipe messages, emails, and live recordings at STLV50.

Today, we present them to you as our love letter and tribute to the adventures we all love so much.

We hope you’ll all enjoy this tribute to Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. We truly can’t thank those who participated enough. Your recollections have helped to make this episode a true love letter to Trek and certainly one to remember.

Happy 50th Anniversary to all of us!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year Mission

Music for the Trek Geeks Podcast is graciously provided by our friends, the band FIVE YEAR MISSION!

We can’t begin to thank Noah, Fark, Patrick, Mike, and Chris enough for allowing us to use all of their amazing music for the podcast every week. Please, do yourself a favor and check all of their albums: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, Spock’s Brain!

Get yourself on over to FiveYearMission.net and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

Here’s a rundown of which 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

LISTEN NOW

Direct Download Linkhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/trekgeeks/TGP_Episode075.mp3

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