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Join Jack, Kevin and Sam as they journey through the wonderful world of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one randomly selected episode at a time! Each week, they'll go over their notes on each episode, compare them with other iterations of Star Trek, complain about Voyager, talk about whatever the hell else comes to mind, and much, much more! Of course it wouldn't be Reopening the Wormhole without the requisite visit to Quark's to spin the Dabo wheel and determine next week's episode. So crack open a bottle of Kanar and let the good times roll as we reopen the wormhole, week after week!

Reopening the Wormhole: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast Jack Stovold, Sam Stovold and Kevin Young

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 28 Ratings

Join Jack, Kevin and Sam as they journey through the wonderful world of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one randomly selected episode at a time! Each week, they'll go over their notes on each episode, compare them with other iterations of Star Trek, complain about Voyager, talk about whatever the hell else comes to mind, and much, much more! Of course it wouldn't be Reopening the Wormhole without the requisite visit to Quark's to spin the Dabo wheel and determine next week's episode. So crack open a bottle of Kanar and let the good times roll as we reopen the wormhole, week after week!

    [TONGO 6] The Price (TNG 3.08) (with Kregg Castillo & Cam Siemer)

    [TONGO 6] The Price (TNG 3.08) (with Kregg Castillo & Cam Siemer)

    The wormhole is, indeed, in need of some reopening, yet again! Our Tongo extravaganza is not quite complete, and here we are joined by Cam Siemer of What Were We Watching and Young Jedi Knights Club, as well as our resident Ferengi expert Kregg, to talk about this Troi-centric episode of TNG, in which another empath boards the station and seduces our fair counselor, with, as Jethro Tull it, bad intent, and a delegation of Ferengis and others haggle over the discovery of a *GASP* stable wormhole?! What is this, DEEP SPACE NINE? No, my friends, it is not, but it is the return of RTW, an episode recorded literal months ago that we are thrilled to finally have out there in the ether. Will there be another gap of notable size between this episode and the next? I DO NOT KNOW. Hopefully not? Time will tell. Anyway, enjoy this discussion and some dope rhymes. 
    To hear your email read on a future episode, mail us at: reopeningthewormhole@gmail.com
    Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, and Lower Decks Podcast at jacksdiscovery.libsyn.com or on Apple Podcasts.
    Check out 2 albums’ worth of RTW music on any of your favorite streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and so much more!
    Also, hear Jack and friend of the show Geoff Clarke talk about all things Planet of the Apes on The Apecast at theapecast.libsyn.com or on your favorite podcatcher.
    Hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.
    Hear Jack & Richard Dunham discuss the classic 80s anime film Akira one minute on a time on Akira Minute at akiraminute.com or on your favorite podcatcher. 
    Lastly, check out Sam & Cam Siemer talking about early 90s Star Wars novellas on Young Jedi Knights Club at youngjediknights.club or on your favorite pod catcher. 
    And check out Cam’s amazing podcast What Were We Watching at whatwerewewatching.com!

    • 2 hr 49 min
    [TONGO 5] The Perfect Mate (TNG 5.21) (with Kregg Castillo & Sean Davis)

    [TONGO 5] The Perfect Mate (TNG 5.21) (with Kregg Castillo & Sean Davis)

    I’ve heard of Shakespeare in Love, but Picard in Love? Yeah, it happened… and the RTW crew is more than ready to talk with Sean Davis about Picard’s love, Riker’s r-rated joke, Worf’s seductive growl, and since it’s a Tongo episode, you KNOW Ferengi scholar Kregg is there to add his take on some Ferengi whose horniness is only surpassed by their greed (like any good Ferengi). So enjoy a bizarre game show, some Trek talk, an epic rap, a dip into listener email for some Ryan Trek Updates (and more), and all the wild stuff you’ve come to love from the dolts of Reopening the Wormhole. Like drunken tangents. A lot of those. And get ready for more Tongo and whatever the HELL we feel like tossing your way at sporadic times throughout this new year! Because it’s Covid season baby! Nuthin’ matters!
    To hear your email read on a future episode, mail us at: reopeningthewormhole@gmail.com
    Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, and Lower Decks Podcast at jacksdiscovery.libsyn.com or on Apple Podcasts.
    Check out 2 albums’ worth of RTW music on any of your favorite streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and so much more!
    Also, hear Jack and friend of the show Geoff Clarke talk about all things Planet of the Apes on The Apecast at theapecast.libsyn.com or on your favorite podcatcher.
    Hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.
    Hear Jack & Richard Dunham discuss the classic 80s anime film Akira one minute on a time on Akira Minute at akiraminute.com or on your favorite podcatcher. 
    Lastly, check out Sam & Cam Siemer talking about early 90s Star Wars novellas on Young Jedi Knights Club at youngjediknights.club or on your favorite pod catcher. 

    • 3 hr 44 min
    [HALLOWEEN BONUS] Night Terrors (TNG 4.17)

    [HALLOWEEN BONUS] Night Terrors (TNG 4.17)

    Are you still reeling from our epic Caretaker takedown? Well that’s too bad! We’ve got our thrilling annual Halloween episode coming right at ya! The RTW boys fight through a myriad of technical difficulties to discuss this creepy, weird TNG episode, which is fondly remembered for scarring Jack & Sam as children. Despite the technical setbacks, the guys are excited to talk hallucinations, alien messages, and have a long discussion about the nature of dreams. We couldn’t let you guys celebrate the spooooookiest day of the year without some Trek in your life! So dive into the beautiful musings of three pals for life as they dissect creepiness and pal around. Two activities that go hand in hand. 
     
    To hear your email read on a future episode, mail us at: reopeningthewormhole@gmail.com
     
    Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, and Lower Decks Podcast at jacksdiscovery.libsyn.com or on Apple Podcasts.
     
    Check out 2 albums’ worth of RTW music on any of your favorite streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and so much more!
     
    Also, hear Jack and friend of the show Geoff Clarke talk about all things Planet of the Apes on The Apecast at theapecast.libsyn.com or on your favorite podcatcher.
     
    Hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.
     
    Hear Jack & Richard Dunham discuss the classic 80s anime film Akira one minute on a time on Akira Minute at akiraminute.com or on your favorite podcatcher. 
     
    Lastly, check out Sam & Cam Siemer talking about early 90s Star Wars novellas on Young Jedi Knights Club at youngjediknights.club or on your favorite pod catcher. 

    • 2 hr 8 min
    [TONGO 4] Voyager 1.01 Caretaker (featuring Kregg Castillo and Sean Davis)

    [TONGO 4] Voyager 1.01 Caretaker (featuring Kregg Castillo and Sean Davis)

    The Tongo Journey continues with Quark’s historic appearance in the first episode of Voyager. Warning to Voyager fans: we love you, but if you have trouble with dissenting opinions about this pilot, please do not listen. Sean Davis joins the regular RTW hosts, Sam, Jack, and Kevin, as well as Ferengiman Kregg, to discuss this disjointed, bizarre, messy pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager. They salvage what they can from the mess, but mostly spend several hours bemoaning its many flaws. Consider these friendly nerds the caretakers of your heart as you listen to them assert deep discomfort with the way this pilot chooses to build its characters, establish its story, and set a tone. Again, Voyager fans, we still love you, but we do not shy away from expressing our negative viewpoints on this pilot, so please be warned! 
    To hear your email read on a future episode, mail us at: reopeningthewormhole@gmail.com
    Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, and Lower Decks Podcast at jacksdiscovery.libsyn.com or on Apple Podcasts.
    Also, hear Jack and friend of the show Geoff Clarke talk about all things Planet of the Apes on The Apecast at theapecast.libsyn.com or on your favorite podcatcher.
    Hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.
    Lastly, hear Jack & Richard Dunham discuss the classic 80s anime film Akira one minute on a time on Akira Minute at akiraminute.com or on your favorite podcatcher. 

    • 3 hr 30 min
    [ANNOUNCEMENT] RTW Music out NOW!!!

    [ANNOUNCEMENT] RTW Music out NOW!!!

    Oi! You! You're a Reopening the Wormhole fan! You probably enjoy the music we've done over the years... well you're in luck! A selection of RTW music has been released INTO THE WILD! You can hear 100 classic RTW tracks, spread out over two albums, with gorgeous artwork by Sam & Jack Stovold, on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, or pretty much any streaming platform you like! Just search for Reopening the Wormhole, and 100 goofy little tracks will be right at your fingertips! Look out for the next TONGO WHEEL episode coming atcha soon!
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1VOcClhW2D4Qun9WectE0v...

    Apple Music:
    https://music.apple.com/.../music-from-the.../1585857446

    Amazon Music:
    https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09G5WSY39...

    YouTube Music:
    https://music.youtube.com/playlist...

    • 4 min
    [TONGO 3] Unification II (TNG 5.08)

    [TONGO 3] Unification II (TNG 5.08)

    We know what you’re thinking, you rapscallion! You’re thinking “WHERE IS RTW? I NEED MORE PODCAST!” We got your number pally. Well guess what WE’RE BAAAAACK. The Tongo wheel continues to spin around and around, and where she stopped this time around was the classic TNG episode Unification II, aka THE ONE WITH SPOCK. As always, the guys are joined by Ferengi Expert Kregg, and this time, by old pal Barm as well, to get down to the nitty gritty of what reeeeeally works in this episode, and what is a wet fart, and really dig into Spock’s attempt at reunification of the Vulcans and Romulans, and Pardek, Pardek, Pardek. And prepare yourself for another trip to Ye Olde Mailbag, where Ryan gives us another Trek Update. It’s yet another Tongo episode fit to be screened in the Tower of Commerce. … If they could screen auditory mediums somehow. T’KUVMA!
    To hear your email read on a future episode, mail us at: reopeningthewormhole@gmail.com
    Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, and Lower Decks Podcast at jacksdiscovery.libsyn.com or on Apple Podcasts.
    Also, hear Jack and friend of the show Geoff Clarke talk about all things Planet of the Apes on The Apecast at theapecast.libsyn.com or on your favorite podcatcher.
    Hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.
    Lastly, hear Jack & Richard Dunham discuss the classic 80s anime film Akira one minute on a time on Akira Minute at akiraminute.com or on your favorite podcatcher. 

    • 2 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

trilobitetricycle ,

This is a wonderful podcast

I have been listening to this podcast for several years and it is fantastic. It has brightened many of my tedeous work shifts and given me countless hours of entertainment. Even my closest friends do not apreciate Deep Space Nine and all of Star Trek as much as these Dahar Masters of podcasting. I am saddened that eventually the dabo wheel will spin out its last episode, but as Q says, All Good Things must come to an end.

Rad_90s_Kid ,

The bomb.com

Can't get enough of these guys! The Nemesis commentary is fantastic!

AlexandersaurusRex ,

Space GOAT's

Easily the very best Star Trek podcast in this or any other reality. It is clear how much fun these hosts are having while still being immensely and lovingly knowledgeable of Trek shows and culture.

It's also becoming my favorite indie music podcast! The fine gentlemen are constantly creating new themes and jingles into the continuity of their own podcast, and as far as I'm concerned, Trek as a whole.

I listen to a LOT of podcast but never has the love of making and laboring over a podcast rung so clearly through my headphones.

If any lizard people, space aliens, robots, or whomever inherits the earth after humanity is reading this, I want you to know that this podcast is fandom at its most refined and pure.