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Trek to Trek - A New Podcast discussing/reviewing two eras of Star Trek Back to Back! Kirk vs Sisko. The Original Series and Deep Space Nine. Longtime Trek fans Bob Mitsch and Eric Gjerdingen review the merits and failings of both one episode at a time. TOS fan Bob watches Deep Space Nine for the first time in a decade or more and DS9 fan Eric watches the Original Series for the first time *ever*. The results should be.. fascinating.
 
Synthaholics is a group for friends that love to talk about Star Trek, that started with David Duncan and Aaron O'Brian. Over time our little Star Trek podcast family has grown with the addition of Guy Davis. We look to bring you a weekly highly irreverent, somewhat comedic and yet clearly passionate take on all things Star Trek! So what are you waiting for click download for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
 
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Episode 161 Impulse / Exile / Afterimage. We dive further into Enterprise and the Xindi Arc. First with some good old fashion horror Zombie Vulcans and then with a tepid Bluebeard/Beauty and the Beast storyline with Hoshi and a telepathic alien. On DS9, we see the further set up of Ezri Dax as well as confronting some latent guilt with Garek. Impul…
 
Episode 160 Extinction / Rajin / Shadows and Symbols. We continue with Sisko's search for the prophets on Deep Space Nine and the next two installments of Enterprise with body changes, lost alien civilizations and a space concubine who is not all she seems. Extinction Ratings: Bob 4.5, Eric 7.25. Rajin Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 4. Shadows and Symbols …
 
Episode 159 The Xindi / Anamoly / Image in the Sand. We dive into the 7th Season of Deep Space Nine with a bunch of set up plot lines on Image in the Sand and the 3rd Season of Enterprise is off to a bang with a prison break and space pirates in The Xindi and Anamoly. The Xindi Ratings: Bob 7.5, Eric 7.75. Anamoly Ratings: Bob 8, Eric 7.75. Image i…
 
Episode 157 Bounty / The Sound of Her Voice. We dive into the penultimate DS9 for Season 6 with a character introspection story that we liked the idea of more than the execution. on Enterprise, we get a rather same runaround with a kidnapped Archer and T'Pol in Pon Farr/Gel room plot. Bounty Ratings: Bob 3, Eric 5. The Sound of Her Voice Ratings: B…
 
Episode 156 First Flight / Time's Orphan. We dive into the Molly O'Brien time travel story on DS9 which Eric has issues with. And on Enterprise we get an Archer flashback story which Eric has never seen before! First Flight Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7.5. Time's Orphan Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 5. Question: If you were Molly's Parents how would you have react…
 
Episode 158 The Expanse / Tears of the Prophets. We wrap up season 2 of Enterprise with the set-up/Game Changing episode of the Expanse setting up the Xindi arc. We Also cover the ramp up with the Dominion War, Sisko losing touch with the prophets and Jadzia's Death on the Season 6 DS9 finale. The Expanse Ratings: Bob 8, Eric 7.75. Tears of the Pro…
 
Episode 155 Regeneration / Profit and Lace. Enterprise continues with the great action Borg Episode Regeneration that acts as a sequel to First Contact. And on DS9 the final Ferengi Episode with the cross dressing episode Profit and Lace. Regeneration Ratings: Bob 9, Eric 9. Profit and Lace Ratings: Bob 3, Eric 7. Question: What were your thoughts …
 
Episode 154 Cogenitor / Valiant. We continue Enterprise with the infamous third gender episode Cogenitor. This spawns quite a lot of speculative and deep discussions in the best tradition of Trek. Over on DS9, we both are impressed with the Jake/Nog story aboard a Cadet ship Lord of the Flies style out on their own in the Dominion War. Cogenitor Ra…
 
Episode 153 The Breach / The Reckoning. We continue on Enterprise with the personal Phlox story on racism. On DS9, we see a showdown with the prophets and the Pah-Wraiths on The Reckoning. We also go off on a Firefly/Serenity Tangent for the final ten minutes. The Breach Ratings: Bob 7.5, Eric 7. The Reckoning Ratings: Bob 9, Eric 8. Question: What…
 
Episode 152 Horizon / His Way. We continue Enterprise with the infamous Mayweather episode and his backstory with the thinnest B plot ever. On DS9 we get more Vic Fontaine and finally see Odo and Kira get together. Horizon Ratings: Bob 4, Eric 5. His Way Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7. Question: Do you feel Star Trek always comes up short on treating it’s …
 
Episode 151 Judgment / In the Pale Moonlight We cover the much loved and semi controversial turning point in the Dominion War where Sisko gets his hands dirty on DS9. And on Enterprise we cover Scott Bakula's Favorite episode which does homage (or ripoff?) Star Trek 6. Judgment Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. In the Pale Moonlight Ratings: Bob 10, Eric 10.…
 
Episode 150 The Crossing / Inquisition We dive in to a classic space body swapping/snatching alien invasion on Star Trek Enterprise and then examine the Bashir story introducing the infamous Section 31 on Deep Space Nine. The Crossing Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 6. Inquisition Ratings: Bob 8, Eric 8.5. Question: Do you think Section 31 was a good additi…
 
Episode 300: A New Direction Welcome to the 300th episode of Synthholics. Aaron and David celebrate this milestone by talking about life, the universe, and everything. This week we look back over almost six years and 300 episodes of Synthaholics. As part of this discussion we explain our current feelings about Star Trek as it currently exists and m…
 
Episode 145 Dawn / Far Beyond the Stars. We gush over the greatness of Far Beyond the Stars and dissect the Enemy Mine influenced episode Dawn. Plus the finer points of Trek uniforms and ways Enterprise could have have utilized the character of Hoshi. Dawn Ratings: Bob 5, Eric 8. Far Beyond the Stars Ratings: Bob 10, Eric 10. Question: What were th…
 
Episode 144 The Catwalk / Who Mourns for Morn? We review two perfectly average yet entertaining episodes of Star Trek this week covering Quark and a journey into the NX-01 Catwalk. The Catwalk Ratings: Bob 7.5, Eric 8. Who Mourns for Morn? Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 6.75. Question: You have 10 min to pack before going into the Catwalk- What do you bring?…
 
Episode 299: Tenet Welcome to Synthaholics your weekly Inverted Podcast. Aaron and David talk about the most recent mind bending Christopher Nolan film Tenet. This is likely the best movie of 2020 seeing as not much got to come out in 2020. Tenet is a solid movie though we did have some questions about how things panned out in the film. We also hav…
 
Episode 298: Discovery Season 3 with Captain Foley of Trekyards Aaron and David welcome Captain Foley of Trekyards to the show this week. This is our yearly tradition to have at least half of Trekyards on a guest to discuss Discovery’s third season as a whole. We go into depth on key ideas of the season like the burn, new characters, and the overal…
 
Episode 297: Su’Kal, There Is a Tide, & That Hope is You pt 2 It’s 2021 and we are back to discuss the final three episodes of Star Trek Discovery Season Three, “Su’Kal”, “There is a Tide” and “That Hope is You Part 2”. The season wraps things up in a nice bow so they can have yet another fresh start when season four comes along. But did the season…
 
Episode 296: Star Trek Discovery “Terra Firma, Part 2” “Terra Firma Part 2” is the tent episode of season three of Star Trek Discovery we finishout out hopefully last episode in the Mirror Universe for the remainder of Star Trek Discovery’s run. We never expected them to go back to the mirror universe this season either. But never say never, right?…
 
Episode 295: Star Trek Discovery “Terra Firma, Part 1” “Terra Firma Part 1” is the ninth episode of season three of Star Trek Discovery and unfortunately the 5th episode of this series mostly set in the Mirror Universe. Aaron and David have a love/hate relationship with this episode. This episode was really solid, it gave us some of that great ense…
 
Book Club Episode 26: Dune Part 26 Aaron and David discuss the final chapter of Dune. Paul meets with The Emperor and makes a power play to get himself wed to his daughter so he can become the new Emperor. But before he can do that he must have a battle with the Harkonnen Feyd-Rautha to the death. Even though Paul marries Princess Irulan for posses…
 
Episode 294: Star Trek Discovery “The Sanctuary” “The Sanctuary” is the eighth episode of season three of Star Trek Discovery and unfortunately this episode puts the breaks on what the previous two weeks had been building up to. We are happy to see this episode finally see some of the side characters get something to do. It’s just said it's not rea…
 
Book Club Episode 25: Dune Part 25 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. Paul, Silgar, and Gurney are about to use atomics on the shield wall so the Fremen can ride worms into the final battle now that the Emperor himself has arrived. The Emperor has the next Leto murdered and Paul’s sister Alia kidnapped. We also see the baron Vla…
 
Episode 293: Star Trek Discovery “Unification III” “Unification III” is the seventh episode of season three of Star Trek Discovery and we found this to be a well done bottle episode. The Vulcan’s and Romulan’s now live on Vulcan and have renamed the planet to Ni’Var. Ni’Var has some information Michael needs to understand the burn. They will not gi…
 
Episode 292: Star Trek Discovery “Scavengers” “Scavengers” is the sixth episode of season three of Star Trek Discovery and the Synthaholics found this episode rather enjoyable. It was a lot of fun and it had some crazy good effects even for Star Trek Discovery. We finally may have a clue to what the burn is but we don't know for sure yet. Hopefully…
 
Book Club Episode 24: Dune Part 24 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. Paul calls for a big meeting so he can murder Stilgar to make all the Freman happy. But he decides to Knight Silgar instead. After Knighting Stilgar Gurney Halleck decides he should murder Lady Jessica but luckily Paul is able to talk him out of it. Once his m…
 
Episode 291: Star Trek Discovery “Die Trying” Aaron has escaped this transporter accident and he joins David to discuss “Die Trying” the fifth episode of the third season of Star Trek Discovery. This episode started off strong with a nice captains log and a brief look at some new StarFleet ships. We see the USS Nog, the Voyager - J, and what they c…
 
Book Club Episode 23: Dune Part 23 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. Paul rides his sand worm and takes his fremem brothers south. They run into an ornithopter with none other than the now smuggler Gurney Halleck on board. Paul introduces his old mentor Gurney to his new Mentor Stillgar. Paul is ready to start a war, so he rele…
 
Episode 142 Vanishing Point / The Magnificent Ferengi. We start with another adventure/comedy episode with the Ferengi on Deep Space Nine and on Enterprise we have a Hoshi Episode involving Transporter phobia which is.. ok. Vanishing Point Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 6.5. The Magnificent Ferengi Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Question: What is something you have…
 
Episode 290: Star Trek Discovery “Forget Me Not” Long time friend of the show Natalie Schlichtmann joins David this week to discuss “Forget Me Not” the fourth episode of season three of Star Trek Discovery. Aaron has unfortunately been caught in a transporter beam with poor Franklin. Natalie and David both enjoy the great Trill call back getting to…
 
Episode 141 Star Trek Discovery Season 2. Eric and I go through all 14 episodes of Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery, discuss our views on the Red Angel Arc, our love of Pike, our disagreements on Michael Burnham, as well as our highs and lows of the season from design, to music, to story and characters. Discovery Season 2 overall Score: Bob 3, Eric …
 
Episode 289: Star Trek Discovery People of Earth Aaron and David are here to discuss “People of Earth”, the third episode of Star Trek Discovery Season 3. After hugs and tears the reunited crew of the USS Discovery and book head to earth. Things are a lot different than they expected them to me. Earth provides for itself and doesn't seem to know wh…
 
Book Club Episode 22: Dune Part 22 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. Paul’s been hitting the spice really hard having visions of the future to prepare for his first solo mounting of the sand worm. Alia Paul’s sister is wise beyond her years after encountering the waters of life while still in the womb. We discuss how interestin…
 
Episode 288: Far From Home with Joe DePinto Aaron and David welcome past guest and friend of the show Joe DePinto to discuss “Far From Home”, the second episode of Star Trek Discovery Season 3. But first we have news that Star Trek Discovery is renewed for a fourth season, and creation is no longer doing the official Star Trek convention anymore. T…
 
Book Club Episode 21: Dune Part 21 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. This time we are hanging out with the lovely Harkonnens of Giedi Prime. The Baron is very upset to learn his boytoy of the day has an imperfection, a poisoned dart put there by his nephew Feyd-Rautha. The Baron confronts Feyd and tells him to think bigger as t…
 
Episode 287: Star Trek Discovery "That Hope Is You, Part 1" Aaron and David are back this week to discuss “That Hope is You, Part 1” the first episode of season 3 of Star Trek Discovery. This episode will contain spoilers. The episode is mostly carried by Sonequa Martin-Green who shows a huge range in her acting ability. While the story is mostly a…
 
Book Club Episode 20: Dune Part 20 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. Paul finds himself inheriting Jamis’s wife and family. There is so much to Fremen culture Paul still has to learn. Harah throws herself at Paul but Pual only seems to have eyes for Chani. Meanwhile Jessica must undertake the ritual of spice agony to the dying …
 
The LAST episode of the Animated series! It's also the LAST episode of classic Trek TV that Josh will be watching for the first time, and the second entire show that we've watched together for this podcast. And it ends on a great note! The Enterprise travels into a backwards universe where stars cast shadow instead of light, everyone is growing you…
 
Episode 286: Lower Decks No Small Parts Aaron and David are back this week to discuss the next episode of Lower Decks “No Small Parts”. But first we have news that Kate Mulgrew is going to reprise her role as Captain or Admiral Janeway in the Star Trek Prodigy series that will be coming to Nickelodeon. In “No Small Parts'' we get the Pakleds back s…
 
Book Club Episode 19: Dune Part 19 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. But first we discuss the sad news that the latest Dune film adaptation has been pushed back until October of 2021. This week the Fremem held a funeral service for Jamis. While Paul says his words for Jamis he weeps and this helps win the Fremem over to him as …
 
100 EPISODES!!! As TG1T crosses the century mark, we're on the brink of finishing the Animated Series. To commemorate, we try out Red Shirt cologne and discuss its Carpe Diem philosophy, the Enterprise crew encounters the Mayan snake-god of Kukulkan, and we ponder how successful this series has been at balancing its children audience and the larger…
 
Episode 139 Singularity / Statistical Probabilities. We dive into a Bashir story involving quirky side characters and some of the ramifications of Bashir's genetic enhancements on DS9. On Enterprise, we get essentially a bunch of B plots with the crew's obsessive behavior cranked tot he max due to a spacial anomaly. Singularity Ratings: Bob 6, Eric…
 
Episode 138 The Communicator / Resurrection / What We Left Behind: The 2019 DS9 Documentary. We suffer through the weakest of the Mirror Universe episodes and the return of a Kira love interest on DS9 and on Enterprise we cover a basic problem that should have plagued this crew but in a very by the numbers fashion. The Communicator Ratings: Bob 5.5…
 
Episode 137 The Seventh / You Are Cordially Invited. We go through the famous wedding episode of DS9 which does exactly what it needs to and the T'Pol based story on Enterprise. The Seventh Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 6.5. You Are Cordially Invited Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Question: Do listeners think Jadzia Dax did the right thing by apologizing at the …
 
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