Star Trek Slap Fight
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Every week on Star Trek Slap Fight, we randomly choose two episodes from across Trek history, and force them to face the public vote. Two episodes enter, one episode leaves!
||CleanStar Trek Slap Fight: Hiatus Announcement||Bad news about the Slap Fight, but we will return!||7/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Trek Slap Fight: Round 3||This week, it's Kirk's gas-cloud white whale vs. barefoot space hippies in an Original Series doubleheader!||6/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Trek Slap Fight: Round 2||It's Troi vs. Torres, empathy vs. holography, and a novel problem vs. a problem with novels!||6/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Trek Slap Fight: Round 1||Two episodes enter, one episode leaves -- it's time for the first episode of Star Trek Slap Fight!||5/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Nostalgia with a brain
Already a huge fan of the StoryWonk BtVS podcast, "Dusted," I was thrilled to find out Alastair would be doing a Star Trek podcast. I've watched both franchises enough to never really want to watch them again. But I don't get sick of thinking about them. And thinking about them is so much better when one has as a guide such thoughtful and well crafted commentary as this.
I'm torn as to which format I like better: the exhaustive discussions of "Dusted" or the condensed, concentrated synopses and commentaries of "Slap Fight." Each has its place. Each works extremely well. I suppose with a body of work as large as all of Star Trek, it's better to nibble rather than gorge.
One of the most entertaining Trek Podcasts
Love this show! So sad to find that it just went on hiatus. The entire shows structure is great.
It's a fantastic structure with a very refreshingly open minded host. So often hosts are blinded by their insanely TNG-biased opinions. But this host thankfully doesn't bash Enterprise (which I feel had been extremely cruelly misjudged) or TOS. Or even Voyager!
Great show and I really hope you find a way to start it up again!