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Welcome aboard "ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS," the ultimate 55TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of the GREATEST “STAR TREK” SERIES of them all: “THE ORIGINAL SERIES!” Co-Hosted by respected “STAR TREK” enthusiast SCOTT MANTZ and filmmaker STEVE MORRIS, “ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS” is a fun, passionate and exciting deep-dive podcast that analyzes and reviews every episode (in production order) with a fresh new perspective, personal recollections and loads of fascinating trivia about how those classic episodes came to be! Live Long and Prosper and ENJOY! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

Enterprise Incidents with Scott & Steve Steve Morris & Scott Mantz

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 269 Ratings

Welcome aboard "ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS," the ultimate 55TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of the GREATEST “STAR TREK” SERIES of them all: “THE ORIGINAL SERIES!” Co-Hosted by respected “STAR TREK” enthusiast SCOTT MANTZ and filmmaker STEVE MORRIS, “ENTERPRISE INCIDENTS” is a fun, passionate and exciting deep-dive podcast that analyzes and reviews every episode (in production order) with a fresh new perspective, personal recollections and loads of fascinating trivia about how those classic episodes came to be! Live Long and Prosper and ENJOY! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/enterpriseincidents/support

    65) The Tholian Web

    65) The Tholian Web

    We are honored and excited to be joined for our deep dive of "The Tholian Web" by the co-writer of this excellent third season classic, Judy Burns.

    While searching an area of uncharted space for the USS Defiant, the Enterprise finds its sister starship in a state of distress. In addition to not registering on the ship's sensors, Captain Kirk leads a landing party to board her, only to find that the entire crew is dead after apparently having killed each other. What could have caused this? Before they can find the answer, the Defiant starts to phase into another dimension, and Captain Kirk is trapped aboard her when she disappears for good. That leaves Mr. Spock in command, and he must decide how long to keep the Enterprise in harm's way until they can retrieve him. But time is running out: the captain's oxygen supply is dwindling, and Dr. McCoy must find an antidote to the ravages of the unstable space they're in before the entire crew falls prey to the same madness that infected the crew of the Defiant. As if the stakes weren't high enough, Mr. Spock must also contend with an alien race called the Tholians, who proceed to ensnare the invading Enterprise in an energy web that, when finished, will trap them there for good. The stakes are indeed high -- and they keep getting higher -- in "The Tholian Web," a landmark "Star Trek" classic that's brimming with gripping suspense, stellar performances and groundbreaking visual effects that still hold up to this day. Despite the unfortunate drama that went on behind the scenes, "The Tholian Web" ultimately prevailed as one of the finest episodes of the third season, if not the series as a whole.

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    • 2 hr 15 min
    Supplemental -- Remembering Nichelle Nichols

    Supplemental -- Remembering Nichelle Nichols

    On this special podcast episode of "Enterprise Incidents," we honor Nichelle Nichols by counting down her best moments as Uhura on "Star Trek."

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    • 48 min
    64) The Empath

    64) The Empath

    During their attempt to rescue a research team from a soon-to-be-destroyed planet, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy are abducted by an alien race called the Vians, who mercilessly use them as laboratory experiments for unknown purposes. Those purposes may have to do with the presence of a beautiful young mute woman they refer to as "Gem," who possesses the power to absorb pain from others. But before the true motive of the Vians can be revealed, Kirk, Spock and McCoy are faced with the threat of extreme torture, the likes of which they may not survive. If there was ever a love-it or hate-it episode of "Star Trek," it's "The Empath." Those who hate it are presumably turned off by the sadistic nature of the Vians, while those who love it are taken by the underlying themes of empathy and selflessness, not to mention the great display of compassion shown between our heroes. Count us among the latter, for despite all the pain and suffering, "The Empath" ultimately succeeds as a touching, powerful and uplifting episode that's marked by a beautiful score and magnificent performances from the entire cast.

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    63) Is There In Truth No Beauty?

    63) Is There In Truth No Beauty?

    We're thrilled to welcome back director Ralph Senensky for our deep dive of his sixth and final "Star Trek" episode, the sublime third season classic "Is There In Truth No Beauty?"

    When the Enterprise is assigned to transport a Federation ambassador back to his homeworld, the mission turns out to be both dangerous and delicate. It's dangerous because the Medusan ambassador must be contained, or the sight of his formless appearance will drive anyone insane. And it's delicate because the ambassador's devoted aid, Dr. Miranda Jones, has a complex relationship with their accompanying technical specialist, Laurence Marvick, who is smitten with her. When Marvick's jealousy takes a wild turn for the worst, the Enterprise is sent spiraling out of the galaxy into the intergalactic void, and only a fragile mind link between the Medusan ambassador and Mr. Spock can put the ship back on course. After producing two back-to-back episodes that are generally regarded as among the worst of the series, "Star Trek" rebounded in a big way with "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" In addition to featuring a deeply moving story written by Jean Lisette Aroeste, the episode is graced with inspired direction from Ralph Senensky, an epic score composed by George Duning and, above all else, magnificent performances from Leonard Nimoy and guest stars Diana Muldaur and David Frankham. 

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    • 2 hr 19 min
    62) Spock's Brain

    62) Spock's Brain

    After crossing paths with an alien vessel, a mysterious woman materializes on the Enterprise, only to knock the entire crew unconscious. When everyone comes to, they are horrified to discover the body of Mr. Spock clinging to life in Sickbay after having his brain removed with remarkable surgical precision. With very little to go on except a faint ion trail, Captain Kirk pursues the would-be culprit across the galaxy to an unexplored star system, where he must choose between three possible planets to find Spock's brain and have it restored in time to save his life. After mounting a trailblazing letter-writing campaign to save "Star Trek" from cancellation, fans were duly rewarded (or punished?) for their efforts when "Spock's Brain" was chosen to launch the third season on September 20, 1968. Since then, it has gained the notorious reputation as being the worst "Star Trek" episode of all time. But is it really that bad? Is it worse than, say, "And the Children Shall Lead" or "The Way to Eden?" The fact is, "Spock's Brain" starts off strong and features a stellar score composed by Fred Steiner. It isn't until the third act that it "jumps the shark," but one thing's for sure: "Spock's Brain" is never dull, so for that reason alone, maybe it's not so bad after all.

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    • 2 hr 1 min
    61) And the Children Shall Lead

    61) And the Children Shall Lead

    The Enterprise responds to a distress call from a Federation outpost on the planet Triacus, only to arrive and find that the entire research team is dead from apparent suicide. What could have caused this? Only the surviving children know for sure, but they're too wrapped up in playing "Ring Around the Rosie" to care about their dead parents. After beaming back to the Enterprise, Captain Kirk discovers that the children are acting as a conduit to spread an evil force across the galaxy, and that force has incapacitated the entire crew from doing anything stop it. And so it goes with "And the Children Shall Lead," which has been widely panned for decades as one of the worst episodes of the entire series. But after producing four strong episodes in a row, how could the third season have taken such a big nosedive, and so quickly? Turns out it was a perfect storm of having a first-time "Star Trek" writer and a first-time "Trek" director being overseen by a new producer who didn't really get what "Star Trek" was all about. And then there was the ill-advised casting of attorney Melvin Belli in the key role of the "friendly angel." Though other fine episodes would soon follow, "And the Children Shall Lead" deserve its notorious reputation as the nadir of "Star Trek," and it sadly marks the beginning of the end of a once-great series.

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    • 2 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

thedorknextdoor ,

Awesome Podcast

If you are a fan of the original Star Trek series you should be listening to this podcast. Scott and Steve do an excellent job discussing each eposide of Star Trek TOS because they truely love the show. You will learn something new with every episode.

STC's Eagle Scout ,

Great Star Trek in depth behind the scenes podcast.

This is a great podcast. I learn so much about the episodes and films and culture at the time they were filmed or aired that I was not aware of. This is great for C anyone wanting to know behind the scenes facts about Star Trek.

The Beautiful People ,

The Empath

Hearing Scott talk about Star Trek, quote the Gospel, and be brought to tears, may be the happiest moment I’ve experienced listening to this fantastic show. Well worth the wait for this episode. Thank you.

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