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"Charlie X"
Aired: September 15, 1966

The Enterprise takes on the lone survivor of a crashed transport ship.  The young teen struggles with being among so many people and learning how to behave.  But he is struggling with something else as well, something that could threaten all of humanity if he's not stopped.

John and Krissy have a great deal to say about this episode, one they feel would have made a better first episode to premiere the series as it has the action and yet the intellectual beats we expect in an episode of Star Trek.  Do you agree with our assessment?  Leave your thoughts on the episode here.

Direct download: Guardian_of_Forever_002.mp3
Category:Guardian of Forever Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am EDT
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John and Krissy are joined by the wonderful Billy Flynn of Geek Radio Daily in the first hour of the podcast.  They talk about Stranger Things, The Tick, British actors affecting American accents, Match Game 2016 and the whole game show revival and more.  In the second hour, the three are joined by writer/editor Jim Beard to discuss the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.  

Some questions discussed include:

- Do we fetishize Star Trek to the point where we miss the point of it? (with thanks to Dan Persons for his commentary)

- Is it fair that Star Trek, the original series, is sharing the celebration with all the other versions of the Star Trek series?

 - Which kind of Star Trek works best?

 

Show Notes

4:55 - Billy Flynn feels that Stranger Things is a great homage to 80s Stephen King.

 

16:38 - John is hoping that people will vote for The Tick as Amazon's next produced series.


27:00 - Krissy recounts her meeting and having a conversation with Charlie Cox of Daredevil.

 

32:22 - A discussion of ABC's Sunday night game shows and how things have changed and in many respects have remained the same occurs.

 

48:39 - Krissy plugs a Kickstarter - All the Places You'll Boldly Go - by David Gerrold and Ty Templeton.

 

53:25 - Dan Persons offers his thoughts on the 50th anniversary which leads into our discussion in the next hour.

 

1:00:27 - Geek Radio Daily Podcast Promo

 

1:00:57 - M*A*S*H 4077 Podcast Promo

 

1:02:20 - Jim Beard joins the gang to discuss the 50th anniversary of Star Trek

Direct download: The_Chronic_Rift_005.mp3
Category:Guardian of Forever Podcast -- posted at: 10:30am EDT
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"The Man Trap"

September 8, 1966

50 years ago on this date, Star Trek premiered on the NBC Network.  Most people know the story of the struggle the show went through to stay on the air, the letter-writing campaigns that were mounted in an effort to save the show from cancellation.  It only lasted three seasons, but it lived on with the fans through syndicated television.  From there, the show spawned numerous spin-off television shows and theatrical movies.  As Star Trek moves into a new generation with a recently released movie and a new television series set to bow in January 2017, John felt it was the time to take a moment a discuss each episode on the 50th anniversary of its airing.  

Joining John to discuss the series is "the next generation" of fandom, Krissy Myers.  Together, they will take a brief look at each episode and offer their immediate reactions to watching each either for the first time, as in Krissy's case, or after numerous viewings, as in John's case. 

First up is the very first episode, "The Man Trap".  The two talk about how Canada was cheated in getting the credit for the actual 50th anniversary of the premiere of the series, how the televised episode differs from earlier drafts (based on John's readings of James Blish's adaptation), and how this felt more like an episode of Lost in Space and not Star Trek.  Take a listen and join in the conversation, letting us know what you think here or over on our Facebook page.

Direct download: Guardian_of_Forever_001.mp3
Category:Guardian of Forever Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am EDT
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