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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 • 26 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!

    [BONUS] A Christmas Horror Story

    [BONUS] A Christmas Horror Story

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good… FRIGHT? The boys are back in their Christmas best to talk about yet another Christmas-based property that has a tangential relationship to Star Trek. It’s the 2015 Canadian horror anthology A Christmas Horror Story, starring none other than William Shatner as drunken radio DJ Dangerous Dan. The guys have fun talking about this middling film and the varying qualities of the stories in the anthology, including one about Santa murdering zombie elves. As always, several digressions take place, as Kevin talks about his Coen Bros journey, and then an email from a listener opens up a much larger conversation about film. So spread the holiday cheer by listening to these three buffoons blabber on about this silly movie, and its many highs and lows. Have a merry Christmas, listeners, and a happy New Year! And don’t let Krampus, the vile enemy of Christmas, find you!
    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 Apple Podcasts.
    Lastly, hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 80s on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.

    • 2 hr 46 min
    [BONUS] Jack's Scrumpy Little Friendly Neighborhood Birthday Bracket (with Barm & Jason Butze)

    [BONUS] Jack's Scrumpy Little Friendly Neighborhood Birthday Bracket (with Barm & Jason Butze)

    A birthday just isn’t a birthday unless you spend it talking at length about Deep Space Nine characters with your buddies! (I guess most of our birthdays haven’t been birthdays… that’s gloomy…) Luckily for us, there are enough fascinating characters on Deep Space Nine that we could load two completely different brackets, and still have some left over. So to celebrate the anniversary of Jack’s birth (as well as that of StarMom TechnoBarbara, and president-elect Joe Biden), the RTW team has gathered two of their favorite recurring guests to have big, long discussions about things like what Nicolas Cage as Moogie would be like, what Gowron would be like as a Thanksgiving guest, and how Grand Nagus Zek would fit into the Guardians of the Galaxy. They also take a quick dip into some listener mail, and go off the rails in all sorts of ways. Even if you can’t be there in Japan to celebrate Jack’s birthday in person, you can vicariously enjoy the nerdy discussions that made this birthday bash a night to remember! 
     
    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 Apple Podcasts.
     
    Lastly, hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 80s on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.

    • 2 hr 17 min
    [BONUS] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Sub Rosa (7x14)

    [BONUS] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Sub Rosa (7x14)

    As All Hallow’s Eve approaches, the Reopening the Wormhole crew felt a swelling of the Spooky Spirit that could only be expressed by watching this classic(?) somewhat spooky episode of TNG and discussing it for the benefit of you, the listener. The trend continues of discussing a generally maligned episode from the final season of TNG: Sub Rosa. In this steamy episode, Dr. Crusher falls in love with what appears to be a handsome ghost while tending to her recently-deceased grandmother’s affairs. While this episode is often cited as one of the worst Star Trek episodes, there may be some dissenting opinions among the RTW crew. Tune in to find out! And also, to hear the guys discuss some horror movies they’ve been watching recently, some general thoughts on Star Trek: Lower Decks, the validity of Scottish accents, and the sadly infrequent intrusions of eroticism across all Trek shows. So put on your best anaphasic ghost costume and prepare for the creeeeeeepiest, spoooooooookiest RTW episode of the year!
     
    This episode is sponsored by VOTING! If you live in America, get out and vote if you haven’t already! http://www.iwillvote.com
     
    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 Apple Podcasts.
     
    Lastly, hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 80s on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.

    • 2 hr 18 min
    [BONUS] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Masks (7x17)

    [BONUS] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Masks (7x17)

    Are you wearing your masks when you go out? We sure hope so! And we hope they’re more effective than the masks worn by Data & Picard in this infamous episode of TNG. Regarded by many as one of the worst episodes of the show, we felt the time was right to give it the RTW treatment. It’s got many of the hallmarks of fun TNG episodes: Brent Spiner acting like a weirdo, Picard nerding out about anthropology, surreal atmosphere, strange visuals… one of the hosts even claims to be a Masks apologist. But there’s a lot to unpack in this bizarre 45 minutes of television. In addition to the episode discussion, we open the mailbag and catch up with the listeners, have a discussion about video games we like, launch into a Masks rap, and so very much more. Like Masaka, Reopening the Wormhole is RISING (in quality).
     
    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 Apple Podcasts.
     
    Lastly, hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 80s on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.

    • 2 hr 28 min
    [BONUS] Birthday Bracket Bash(ir)!!! (with Paul & Jacalyn Young)

    [BONUS] Birthday Bracket Bash(ir)!!! (with Paul & Jacalyn Young)

    RTW will go on forever! In perpetuity, doing random bonuses! And we are BACK, to quote the Romulans. This time, we’re making a big fun celebration to honor the anniversary of RTW host Kevin by taking part in a big ol’ DS9 character bracket! Kevin’s twin (whose birthday it also is) Paul Wall joins, along with his wife Jacalyn. In a fun twist on the standard tournament bracket, each choice is dictated by a unique question, hatched by the hosts themselves. While they wrestle with questions like “Who would you rather wake up next to after a night of drinking: Sisko or Damar”, they also get into tons of classic RTW tangents, silliness, and pedantry that you all know and love. Be on the lookout for three new very silly musical compositions by the team. And place your bets as to who will win the ultimate DS9 character bracket! You may be surprised at who ultimately takes it…. And keep your eyes peeled for our next random bonus episode! Coming soon to a podcast listening device near you!
     
    To hear your email read on a future mailbag episode, mail us at: reopeningthewormhole@gmail.com
     
    Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Trek, 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 Apple Podcasts.
     
    Lastly, hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 80s on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts

    • 1 hr 55 min
    [BONUS] The Animated Series: Albatross (2x04)

    [BONUS] The Animated Series: Albatross (2x04)

    We wouldn’t let you guys endure an ENTIRE worldwide pandemic without dropping in at some point, would we? Well we almost did…. But we’re finally here, performing for you! Recorded all the way back in the sweet, naive days of April 2020, we are back to update you all on how we’re doing, how the world is doing, share our thoughts on Star Trek: Picard, and then, finally, discuss this plague-themed episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series! It’s Albatross! When Bones is held responsible for a plague that killed off an entire species of weird-looking aliens, it’s up to the Enterprise crew to exonerate him, and it’s up to the RTW crew to talk about how lazy and goofy the animation is in this show. Always a treat, the guys have a blast talking about this beautiful, weird gift from the 70s, while allowing digressions into all sorts of subjects. It’s the banter you know and love, but this time, from a Covid-aware perspective! So put on your PPE and get ready to get VIRAL with this deep, deep dive into a silly old cartoon!
     
    To hear your email read on a future mailbag episode, mail us at: reopeningthewormhole@gmail.com
     
    Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Trek, 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 Apple Podcasts.
     
    Lastly, hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 80s on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at marvelstarwarsexplorers.com or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts

    • 2 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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.

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