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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 301: Loki Synthaholics is back! In this early development change host David and new Synthaholics member Brian tackle the newest MCU series and Asgards hate to love God of mischief... LOKI! Come listen to us sing mostly praises of Loki as well as make many nexus events with our opinions as we call for Kevin Feige to make an appearance and po…
 
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 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 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 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 …
 
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 …
 
Episode 285: Lower Decks Crisis Point Aaron and David are back this week to discuss the next episode of Lower Decks “Crisis Point”. In the penultimate episode of season one of Lower Decks we basically get Lower Decks the movie. Mariner hijacks Boimler’s holodeck program and makes a movie out of it. The Synthaholics revel in all the moments from Sta…
 
Book Club Episode 18: Dune Part 18 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. This week Stilgar tries to make his move on lady Jessica but when his advances aren’t met the way he is hoping he lets her know there may be an opening working with a Reverend mother in the clan. Jamis is a poor loser from his fight when first meeting Paul and…
 
Episode 284: Lower Decks Veritas Aaron and David are back this week to discuss the next episode of Lower Decks “Veritas”. Before we get into Veritas we bring up the odd news that has been circulating this week about Paramount no longer working to produce Star Trek movies then the news that followed shortly after saying that that just wasn't true. “…
 
Book Club Episode 17: Dune Part 17 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune. We catch up with Liet Kynes in his last moments wandering the desert without his still suit. He seems to be suffering from a combination of heat sickness and a ton of Spice in his system. He speaks to his long dead father. Meanwhile Paul and Jessica are workin…
 
Episode 283: Lower Decks Much Ado About Boimler Aaron and David are back this week to talk the next episode of Lower Decks “Much Ado About Boimler”. But before we get into this week's episode we ponder the latest Star Trek Discovery Season 3 trailer. The trailer has spawned some fan theories and we also discuss our thoughts on them. This episode gi…
 
Book Club Episode 16: Dune Part 16 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune Book Two Muad'Dib. Gurney Halleck makes a deal with the smugglers to lend his sword, axe and bow to their cause. Meanwhile Paul and Lady Jessica continue to make their way through the desert in hopes of meeting the Fremen. Pour yourself a cold beverage and list…
 
Episode 282: Lower Decks Terminal Provocations with Conspirinormal Podcast Aaron and David welcome Adam Sayne and Serfiel Stevenson from the Conspirinormal Podcast to discuss the next episode of Lower Decks Terminal Provocations. Before we get into Lower Decks our guests Adam and Serfiel tell us about their upcoming event Strange Realities. In the …
 
Book Club Episode 15: Dune Part 15 with Conspirinormal Podcast Aaron and David welcome Adam Sayne and Serfiel Stevenson from the Conspirinormal Podcast to discuss the next chapter of Dune Book Two Muad'Dib. Before we get into Dune our guests Adam and Serfiel tell us about their upcoming event Strange Realities. In the past Strange Realities has bee…
 
Episode 281: Lower Decks Cupid’s Errant Arrow This week David and Aaron are here to discuss “Cupid’s Errant Arrow” the fifth episode of Lower Decks. Again this title threw David off as he was expecting something a bit different given the episode's title. We also discuss how this episode has some strengths over Discovery and Picard, as well as the c…
 
Book Club Episode 14: Dune Part 14 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune Book Two Muad'Dib. Paul and Lady Jessica are picked up by Duncan Idaho and Dr. Kynes in an Ornithopter and taken to the office of Dr. Kynes. Paul tries to earn the trust of Dr. Kynes, and narrowly escapes the Sardaukar, alas poor Duncan Idaho does not. Meanwhil…
 
Episode 280: Lower Decks Moist Vessel This week David and Aaron are here to discuss “Moist Vessel” the fourth episode of Lower Decks. David was very disappointed “Moist Vessel” didn't quite turn out how he expected it to be given the title. However the episode does help us dive into a deep discussion about what happens on the holodeck and what beco…
 
Book Club Episode 13: Dune Part 13 Aaron and David discuss the first two chapters of Dune Book Two Muad'Dib. Lady Jessica is having some bad dreams that her poor husband won't be remembered and Paul takes charge to get to safety. Thufir Hawat learns how to make nice with the Fremen and is floored by how formidable the Fremen are against Sardaukar w…
 
Episode 279: Lower Decks Temporal Edict This week David and Aaron are on their own to discuss Temporal Edict the third episode of the outstanding new animated Star Trek show Lower Decks. The episode title is a bit of a misnomer as we were expecting a time travel episode. However Temporal Edict dealt with Scotty's invention of buffer time and the mi…
 
Book Club Episode 12: Dune Part 12 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune, Duke Leto comes face to face with Piter and unfortunately unloads the false tooth poison into the wrong person. All in the room die save the prime target of the assassination attempt. Meanwhile, Paul and Jessica are listening to the battle reports in their ten…
 
Book Club Episode 11: Dune Part 11 Aaron and David discuss the next two chapters of Dune, with Doctor Yueh’s plan set in motion the Harkonnen have invaded the palace. Duncan wasn't drunk and loud for long enough as the lady Jessica and Paul are drugged and bound to meat Barron Harkonnen and Piter. Piter plays, let's make a deal and this results in …
 
Episode 278: Lower Decks Envoys with Rocky Mountain Geek Tank Aaron and David are joined this week by the Rocky Mountain Geek Tank to talk about Star Trek in general and Lower Decks specifically. Rocky Mountain Geek Tank is made up of Guy Davis who’s been a guest many times, Troy Fluhr who appeared way back on our Rouge One Podcast, and Chelsea Kra…
 
Episode 277: Lower Decks Second Contact Star Trek Lower Decks the latest CBS All Access Star Trek Show and the Synthaholics are here to cover it. The first episode of Lower Decks is titled “Second Contact”. The U.S.S. Cerritos is making second contact and is setting up its communication array so that they can communicate with the rest of the federa…
 
Book Club Episode 10: Dune Part 10 This week Duncan Idaho is such a loud drunk that he wakes up Lady Jessica while she is sleeping from down the hall. Duncan has been enjoying the spice beer and hanging with the ladys a little too much. Lady Jessica then has an intense talk with Thufir and debates whether to not tell him she is pregnant with the Du…
 
Episode 276: The Seventh Man and Pyre Aaron and David move deeper into season 2 of the Expanse with “The Seventh Man” and “Pyre”. In “The Seventh Man” Bobbie is rescued and is questioned about what happened since she is the sole survivor of her squad after the mirrors fell on Ganymede. In Pyre we meet the Ganymede botanist Praxidike Meng, now a ref…
 
Book Club Episode 9: Dune Part 9 Duke Leto Hosts a dinner party where customs are abolished, where some people have names, and where other people have no names. Tensions rise as code words and hand signals are passed under the table. Could there be an assassination attempt at the dinner table? Is Dr. Yueh poised to strike? Will Paul be lured to his…
 
Episode 275: Home and Paradigm Shift David returns and is joined by Aaron to discuss the next two episodes of The Expanse “Home” and “Paradigm Shift.” But first David must give his thoughts and reactions to the Star Trek Lower Decks animated series trailer. We also have another listener email we read before we get into the meat of the episode. With…
 
Book Club Episode 8: Dune Part 8 Leto and Paul then meet Dr. Kynes the Arrakis ecologist. Kynes explains the use of stillsuits, special outfits that contain the amount of moisture the body uses up and which are able to recycle the majority of the body’s moisture. Kynes takes the Duke and Paul to visit a spice-mining operation. While they are there,…
 
Episode 274: Static & Godspeed with Guy Davis Dave is away this week. Aaron and returning guest Guy Davis discuss the trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks. The newest animated comedy from CBS All Access from the Rick and Morty creator Mike McMahan. Next we dish on The Expanse episodes "Static" & "Godspeed". With Miller killing of the scientist Dresde…
 
Episode 273: Safe, Doors & Corners Aaron and David boldly go into season two of The Expanse covering the first two episodes “Safe” and “Doors & Corners”. Going forward we plan to cut down on the episode recap so we can get into more of a discussion earlier on. We also have a listener email in regards to our Far Beyond the Stars episode before we ge…
 
Book Club Episode 7: Dune Part 7 In our next two chapters of Dune Duke Leto inspects some quickly modified chairs and discusses with Thufir Hawat who the traitor might be. Thufir strongly suspects Jessica to be the traitor. Duke Leto finds this to be absolutely absurd and lets Paul in on the fact that he has to pretend to suspect Jessica of treache…
 
Episode 272: Final Fantasy VII Remake This week on Synthaholics we do something new, we do our first not Star Trek video game discussion. David welcomes past colleague Brian Banister to the show to discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake. Aaron and Holly are both on vacation this week. Before we get into the Final Fantasy VII Remake discussion we talk abo…
 
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