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TrekRanks Episode 95: Top 5 Lower Decks Season 1 Moments
"It's warp time!" Brilliant in concept, design and execution, Star Trek: Lower Decks is jampacked with heart, humor, story, emotion and references - and, of course, we break it all down in this week's TrekRanks with our Top 5 Lower Decks Season 1 Moments. From the stellar cast to the expert animation, host Jim Moorhouse and guests Brooke Horton and Ron Wrobel run through every subtle jab and laugh-out-loud spit take from the hilarious new series. "Warp me!"
TrekRanks Episode 94: Top 5 Cold Opens
t's another deep cut special on TrekRanks as we take on the Top 5 Cold Opens across the history of Star Trek. A " cold open" is industry slang for the opening teaser in television storytelling that can do any number of things, but ultimately is designed to peak the viewer's interest and keep them watching. In Trek, cold opens come in every shape and size and ton, and we break it all down with our expert panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guests Jenn Tifft and Josh Zeller. Hopefully you'll listen all the way to the end on this one!
TrekRanks Episode 93: Top 5 Scenes on Earth
Star Trek is predominantly boldly going where no one has gone before, but there are also a bunch of episodes and scenes that take place right here on Sector 001. So, for this special episode of TrekRanks, we have guests from five different countries across the globe (Australia, Canada, England, the Korea Republic and the USA) joining us to break down our Top 5 Scenes on Earth. Host Jim Moorhouse and guests Jen Howse, Dana Kenedy, Daniel Martin and Lyrian McGregor cover a ton of territory on terra prime in this classic "Scenes in Trek" episode of TrekRanks!
TrekRanks Episode 92: Top 5 Buzzer Beaters
"10 seconds to structural failure. 9, 8 ..." We need you to listen to this week's latest unique TrekRanks topic (the Top 5 Buzzer Beaters) to help us avoid structural TrekRanks failure! "7, 6, 5 ..." From computer countdowns to near-miss anomalies to last-second heroics, there are no shortage of Buzzer Beaters throughout the history of Star Trek and we break it all down. "4, 3 ..." Our expert panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guests Alex Perry and Abby Sommer, take us through all the best close calls to make sure our structural integrity stays intact. "2, 1 ..." Engage!
TrekRanks Episode 91: Top 5 Twilight Zone Episodes of Trek
You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is an episode of TrekRanks dissecting the Top 5 Twilight Zone Episodes of Trek. This is a jam-packed show filled with scores of references and call-outs that connect two of the greatest franchises in science fiction history. (Honestly, you won't believe how interwoven these shows are!) Our panel this week features experts not only in Trek, but in The Twilight Zone as well, including host Jim Moorhouse and guests Grace Moore (from Women at Warp) and Ryan Riddle. That's the signpost up ahead! Your next stop, TrekRanks!
TrekRanks Episode 90: Top 5 First Contact Moments
First contact. The first official encounter between representatives of two planets. It's one of the Federation's primary missions and it is under the TrekRanks microscope this week as we highlight our Top 5 First Contact Moments. There are lots of surprises this week (make sure to listen to the end), including a shoutout to the latest Trek series Lower Decks, whose primary mission just happens to be - second contact. Our panel includes host Jim Moorhouse and guests Adam Sanders and Melanie, who uncover many of the first contact gems seen throughout the years from TOS to Discovery. This is a can't miss, early release, bonus episode spectacular!
I‘m looking forward to listening to this podcast again
Jim, you said, you didn’t want our love but I give you some nonetheless. I think you deserve it. You have an awesome podcast! I discovered it by chance on twitter and listened to all (at the time) 50 episodes in approx. 2 weeks.
The concept of this podcast is amazing and pretty unique as far as I know and gives you the possibility to think about the Trek universe from different viewpoints/angles. I love hearing the reasonings for the different picks and rankings. Every episode has around two guests with different favorite Treks and opinions, so it never gets boring. All Star Trek shows and movies are covered and you gain a new appreciation and insight for episodes you maybe haven’t seen in a long time or didn’t really like the first time you saw them. Also, because of this podcast I discovered the amazing 5 Year Mission!
Last, but not least: Jim is an awesome host, I love his enthusiasm for Trek and his positivity and I hope to hear many more episodes of TrekRanks.
My five favourite TrekRanks episodes/topics (it was hard to choose them) are:
5. Episode 1: Top 5 Comfort Food Episodes - Feeling down? Watch Star Trek! #getcomfy
4. Episode 30: Top 5 Hottest Characters, Part 1 - No love for Major Hayes? #disappointing
3. Episode 41: Top 5 Coolest Episode Titles - TOS era did it best #poetic
2. Episode 4: Top 5 Comedy Episodes - Trek wouldn’t be Trek without #comedy
1. Episode 36: Trek Mount Rushmore - Deserved recognition for behind-the-camera legends #TrekRanksgoesSTLV