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Welcome to Enterprising Individuals, the podcast where we boldly go into excruciating detail about the series, characters, and stories of the Star Trek universe. On every episode, host Aaron Coker aka Ka1iban is joined by a special guest for an in-depth discussion of a selected episode from a Star Trek series. Enlist today for this fascinating mission!

Enterprising Individual‪s‬ Just Enough Trope

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Enterprising Individuals, the podcast where we boldly go into excruciating detail about the series, characters, and stories of the Star Trek universe. On every episode, host Aaron Coker aka Ka1iban is joined by a special guest for an in-depth discussion of a selected episode from a Star Trek series. Enlist today for this fascinating mission!

    Season 6, Episode 1.5 More Mooney, More Problems

    Season 6, Episode 1.5 More Mooney, More Problems

    This week, Darren Mooney of the Escapist is back for the second half of our discussion about all things Star Trek (and Doctor Who). On the show, we talk about writing pop culture commentary during the lockdown, the changing role of the Doctor in Doctor Who, how Trek's role has changed in society in the current era, how Enterprise wasn't *that* bad, and the end of "The End of History"!

    This episode of outtakes (and ALL of our outtakes) are available weekly on our Patreon, at patreon.com/eistpod!

    Follow Darren on Twitter and check out his site, The M0vie Blog!
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    Communicate with us on Facebook and Twitter and the Just Enough Trope Discord!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Season 6, Episode 1 “The Immunity Syndrome" (TOS) with Darren Mooney

    Season 6, Episode 1 “The Immunity Syndrome" (TOS) with Darren Mooney

    Make sure you're caught up on your shots because we're studying "The Immunity Syndrome"!

    We're back for an all-new season as Darren Mooney of the Escapist joins the show to discuss an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series in which we're all, like, little microbes in the galaxy, man. A colossal organism from beyond the galaxy is devouring entire star systems and Kirk and crew will have to find a way to squash this bug before they become its next meal!

    Star Trek may present a stolid philosophy but it was engendered in a era of enormous political and social upheaval and the emotions and ideas present in the '60s often made their way to the screen in striking ways. Most of the writers and artists behind TOS probably never attended a happening or smoked acid but, nevertheless, the vibes of the decade found themselves translated into the wonders and fears that the crew of the Enterprise encountered on their journeys. On this episode, we discuss the trippy feel of TOS's third season, the tumultuous behind-the-scenes environment in which it was created, the original sci-fi Id/Ego/Superego of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, the erosion of the original edifice of Trek and what it transformed into, the galactic decay encountered by Kirk's Enterprise, the trap of nostalgia, the reclaiming of the bottle episode, and the way that Discovery has tried to reconnect with the franchise's psychedelic roots.

    We also discuss smuggling Trek VHS tapes, "Kelposapiens", 1 podcast = 1 Ferrari, generic episode titles, talking around the GIANT SPACE AMOEBA, being square and hip at the same time, Movie Sisko, the *real* reason Shawshank is #1 on IMDB, ducking out of your kid's birthday party, and why Star Trek was never as optimistic as everyone remembers.

    With special guest star Mr. Amoeba!

    Follow Darren on Twitter, listen to his podcast, read his blog, and check out his work on the Escapist!
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    https://twitter.com/thetwofifty
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    https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/author/darren-mooney/

    Get your hands on Darren's books!
    Opening The X-Files: A Critical History of the Original Series
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    Christopher Nolan: A Critical Study of the Films
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    Learn the story behind your favorite Trek stories with BackTrekking!
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    Freak out with us on Facebook and Twitter and the Just Enough Trope Discord!
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 13 “That Hope Is You, Part 2”

    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 13 “That Hope Is You, Part 2”

    We are talking LIVE about the #StarTrekDiscovery episode “That Hope Is You, Part 2”! Tweet at @eistpod with the hashtag #discoverage to join our conversation currently in progress! #StarTrek

    • 51 min
    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 12 “There Is A Tide…”

    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 12 “There Is A Tide…”

    We are talking LIVE about the #StarTrekDiscovery episode “There Is A Tide…”! Tweet at @eistpod with the hashtag #discoverage to join our conversation currently in progress! #StarTrek

    • 48 min
    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 11 “Su’Kal”

    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 11 “Su’Kal”

    We are talking LIVE about the #StarTrekDiscovery episode “Su’Kal”! Tweet at @eistpod with the hashtag #discoverage to join our conversation currently in progress! #StarTrek

    • 55 min
    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 10 “Terra Firma, Part 2”

    Discoverage Season 3, Episode 10 “Terra Firma, Part 2”

    We are talking LIVE about the #StarTrek Discovery episode “Terra Firma, Part 2”! Tweet at @eistpod with the hashtag #discoverage to join our conversation currently in progress!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Gooey Fame ,

YES

This is a definitive Star Trek podcast. Worth a listen if you are a fan of anything in the series. Great host with a well produced show!

James_Thurber ,

Hidden Gem of a Podcast

The host is always very well prepared (and has a great voice for podcasting, actually) to guide his guests through the complexities and background information about each episode. Really good source if you want to go in-depth into Star Trek.

Just Another Drunk Podcaster ,

Worth a Listen

Knowledgable and entertaining, but not as rigidly structured in ways I often appreciate (series order, level of focus on the specific topics within the episode). If you're fine jumping to random episodes here and there and occasionally going down rabbit holes that you have going back and listening to remember how the conversation got there (like conversations sometimes do), then this is well worth your time.

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