Star Trek is arguably the most influential science-fiction franchise of all time. The series that almost didn’t make it after a failed pilot got its second chance and rose to international success that has lasted for more than 50 years. In this episode we delve into the idea of what makes the concept of Star Trek so special. We also discuss what aspects of this show have stood up to the test of time. We discuss favorite characters and how the pop culture perception of Kirk is completely wrong. We also talk about our favorite episodes. We also get into the various spinoffs with this cast such as Star Trek: The Animated Series and fan productions, Star Trek Continues and Star Trek New Voyages.
In this week’s five-minute controversy we ask if Bill Maher’s comments about the passing of Stan Lee were in good taste.
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