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Kirking Off: A Warped Star Trek Shakedown

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Join Nathan and Dean of LSG Media for an irreverent romp across multiple Star Trek series. This is less of a scene-by-scene breakdown and more of a ramble through the inevitable and tangential topics that pop up around the plot and characters. Watching the episode before listening to the podcastRead more

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041: Thanksgiving Holiday Scheduling Announcement

Nov 22 • 01:57

"Now hear this. Now hear this. We are taking this week off, so there will be no recording dropping on 11/26. We will be returning the following week, so expect an episode to drop on 12/3. Have a great holiday if you celebrate it, and have a great week if you don't." ...

040: Consider This a Divorce (DS9 S3-E17)

Nov 19 • 01:13:02

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off Chief O'Brien gets all kinds of messed up when he is zapped by a console laser, pummeled with radiation, and eventually blown up when the station explodes, but don't worry - like all time travel nonsense it is loaded with paradoxical non-starters. Plot aside there are interesting ethical considerations t...

39: Spock’s Hands On Job (TOS S3-E4)

Nov 12 • 50:43

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off, Spock gets a chance to shine with his social fencing, legendary duplicity, and complete lack of integrity. If Spock's lips are moving, and he's not eating, assume that he is lying to you, and doing it with a clean conscious. So why is Spock such a liar outside of his dubious Vulcan heritage? Well, he has...

038: Tal Shiar Makeover (TNG S6-E14)

Nov 6 • 01:11:06

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off, Counselor Troi wakes up with her brand new Romulan appearance, and she finds herself embroiled in a secret mission to whisk some Romulan defectors off to Federation space. An operation which was apparently spear-headed by the legendary, Spock. She has an unlikely ally who's haphazardly planned this op an...

37: The Loss... of your time (TNG S4-E10)

Oct 29 • 01:03:19

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off, Counselor Deana Troi has lost her Betazed empathic ability, but don't worry dear listener, because she rises to the occasion. She relies on her training, years of experience, and position as the main counselor on Starfleet's flag ship, the USS Enterprise. Training that apparently includes petulance, cryi...

36: Troijan Horse Nightmares (TNG S4-E17)

Oct 22 • 55:10

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off the crew finds themselves unable to achieve REM sleep. The result: lots of agitation, a floating telepathy sequence, and a bunch of wild hallucinations. The cause: psionic aliens who's mind beams are too much for the simple, little humanoids to handle. Are these aliens hostile or do they seek assistance? ...

35: Total Party Wipe (DS9 S5-E24)

Oct 15 • 01:04:32

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off a small team led by Chief O'Brien has to travel to the abandoned Cardassian station, Empok Nor. The mission: to get a manifold for a critical repair while simultaneously getting your entire team killed... Shortly after arriving, Garak who is 'not a tailor today', gets all hopped up on Cardassian PCP and g...

34: Behold Our Ghastly Art (VOY: S2-E23)

Oct 8 • 01:08:13

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off we discover that Ensign Kim will never hit the G# on his clarinet, or the G-spot of crewmember Nicolleti. He will, however, face all his greatest fears at the hands of -- The Clown, a manifestation of fear which has the subconscious minds of a few colonists held hostage. How much 'do-gooderism' will the ...

33: Post Scarcity Hustle (TNG S5-E4)

Oct 1 • 01:12:59

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off Nathan and Dean open with a deep dive into the finer points of Star Trek's post scarcity economy. Does one have to pay child support? Would we pursue lofty goals? Or would we just disappear into dark basements to play Warhammer? As to the episode proper, Riker shoots down to a planet, wine in hand, hoping...

32: Set Phasers to Silicon! (TOS S1-E26)

Sep 24 • 01:08:32

"Now hear this. Now hear this. On this week's episode of Kirking Off we head to Janus VI where a mining colony has been getting repeatedly attacked by a monster to the tune of more than 50 dead workers. The Enterprise crew arrives to help eradicate the cave-prowling killer. The plot thickens when we realize that the monster is a little more complicated than originally thou...

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