51 episodes

The Duras Sisters Podcast is all about honoring the fantastic characters and storylines in the Star Trek Universes. Two sisters, Ashlyn and Rhianna Herd, join the House of Duras and partake in weekly discussions about every series of Star Trek through a philosophical lens and Series Theme.

Each series will feature a theme and every new episode will travel from the Original Series to Lower Decks, diving deeply into each detail of this epic franchise. Episodes 1-9 is our Pilot Series, Episodes 10-17 will be our Family Series, followed by our Love and Affection Series.

This podcast is the Star Trek fix you didn't know you needed, brought to you by the sisters who are as close as Lursa and B'etor themselves… except we survived Generations.

The Duras Sisters Podcast The Duras Sisters Podcast

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The Duras Sisters Podcast is all about honoring the fantastic characters and storylines in the Star Trek Universes. Two sisters, Ashlyn and Rhianna Herd, join the House of Duras and partake in weekly discussions about every series of Star Trek through a philosophical lens and Series Theme.

Each series will feature a theme and every new episode will travel from the Original Series to Lower Decks, diving deeply into each detail of this epic franchise. Episodes 1-9 is our Pilot Series, Episodes 10-17 will be our Family Series, followed by our Love and Affection Series.

This podcast is the Star Trek fix you didn't know you needed, brought to you by the sisters who are as close as Lursa and B'etor themselves… except we survived Generations.

    Movies #6: Murder! At The Peace Conference

    Movies #6: Murder! At The Peace Conference

    Series 6: The Movies
    Movies #6: Murder! At The Peace Conference

    What are the real-life parallels to this film? Are there Klingon doctors? Who is Michael Dorn playing in this movie? Where are the Boots? How long was Captain Sulu in the Beta Quadrant? Listen as Ashlyn and Rhianna explore every facet of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

    Trigger Warnings: Talk of White Supremacy, Japanese-American Internment, Xenophobia, Non-Consensual Mind-Melds, and Global Warming.

    Spoilers: Small spoilers for Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek 2009

    This is the sixth episode of our Movie series, where Ashlyn and Rhianna head to the silver screen to discuss every single Star Trek film.

    Is that Lursa and B’Etor?! Join us next week as we explore the Nexis to discuss Star Trek: Generations.

    DISCLAIMER: We do not own any of the rights to Star Trek or its affiliations. This content is for review only.

    Our intro and outro is written by Jerry Goldsmith.

    Rule of Acquisition #3: “Never pay more for an acquisition than you have to.”
    Please check out our Patreon and donate any amount per month to access exclusive episodes of trivia, reviews of every episode from the first season of Lower Decks, and our current review of The Animated Series. https://www.patreon.com/thedurassisterspodcast

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Movies #5: Shatner’s Frontier

    Movies #5: Shatner’s Frontier

    Series 6: The Movies
    Movies #5: Shatner’s Frontier
    AKA: Factory Reset Spock

    Does Shatner just want to copy Nimoy? Why don’t we know more about the peace planet? Why is Sybok never mentioned again? Why does God look like Santa? Why didn’t McCoy ever tell Kirk or Spock about his father? Listen as Ashlyn and Rhianna search for Sha’ka’ree in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

    SPOILER ALERT: The Final Frontier

    This is the fifth episode of our Movie series, where Ashlyn and Rhianna head to the silver screen to discuss every single Star Trek film.

    Is that Captain von Trapp?! Join us next week as we get sent to a Klingon prison to discuss Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

    DISCLAIMER: We do not own any of the rights to Star Trek or its affiliations. This content is for review only.

    Our intro and outro is written by Jerry Goldsmith.

    Rule of Acquisition #79: “Beware of the Vulcan greed for knowledge.”
    Please check out our Patreon and donate any amount per month to access exclusive episodes of trivia, reviews of every episode from the first season of Lower Decks, and our current review of The Animated Series. https://www.patreon.com/thedurassisterspodcast

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Movies #4: The One With the Whales

    Movies #4: The One With the Whales

    Series 6: The Movies
    Movies #4: The One With the Whales

    Why did Saavik stay on Vulcan? What is the origin of the whale probe? Have you ever slapped your coworker? What happens when a whale baby travels to the future? Listen as Ashlyn and Rhianna slingshot around the sun to discuss Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

    SPOILER ALERT: The Voyage Home

    This is the fourth episode of our Movie series, where Ashlyn and Rhianna head to the silver screen to discuss every single Star Trek film.

    Is that Uhura on the Mountain? Join us next week as we head to William Shatner’s Masterpiece to discuss Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

    DISCLAIMER: We do not own any of the rights to Star Trek or its affiliations. This content is for review only.

    Our intro, “Klingon Battle” was written by Jerry Goldsmith.
    Our outro, “The Enterprise” was written by Jerry Goldsmith.

    Rule of Acquisition #208: “Sometimes the only thing more dangerous than a question is an answer.” Please check out our Patreon and donate any amount per month to access exclusive episodes of trivia, reviews of every episode from the first season of Lower Decks, and our current review of The Animated Series. https://www.patreon.com/thedurassisterspodcast

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Movies #3: The Cost Would Have Been My Soul

    Movies #3: The Cost Would Have Been My Soul

    Series 6: The Movies
    Movies #3: The Cost Would Have Been My Soul

    Where are Amanda and Carol? Why are Klingons the go-to villains? Why was Genesis so secret? Why did they put McCoy in an asylum? Listen as Ashlyn and Rhianna discuss the ins and outs of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

    SPOILER ALERT: The Search for Spock

    Trigger Warning: Family death and Vulcan Sex

    This is the third episode of our Movie series, where Ashlyn and Rhianna head to the silver screen to discuss every single Star Trek film.

    Is that the whale lady? Join us next week as we head to 1980s San Francisco to talk about The Voyage Home.

    DISCLAIMER: We do not own any of the rights to Star Trek or its affiliations. This content is for review only.

    Our intro, “Klingon Battle” was written by Jerry Goldsmith.
    Our outro, “Worf’s Revenge” was written by Aurelio Voltaire.

    Rule of Acquisition #45: “Expand, or die.” Please check out our Patreon and donate any amount per month to access exclusive episodes of trivia, reviews of every episode from the first season of Lower Decks, and our current review of The Animated Series. https://www.patreon.com/thedurassisterspodcast

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Movies #2: The Genesis of Trek (With guest, Robby Herd)

    Movies #2: The Genesis of Trek (With guest, Robby Herd)

    Series 6: The Movies
    Movies #2: The Genesis of Trek (With guest, Robby Herd)
    Rated PG-13 for Language

    Why would Kahn keep the bugs as pets? What is Saavik’s role? Should Carol have told David about Kirk? Is the Genesis device a good idea? What is the main difference between Kirk and Kahn? Listen as Ashlyn, Rhianna, and our special guest Robby Herd discuss Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn.

    SPOILER ALERT: The Wrath of Kahn and parts of The Search for Spock

    Trigger Warning: Bugs

    This is the second episode of our Movie series, where Ashlyn and Rhianna head to the silver screen to discuss every single Star Trek film.

    Is that Doc?! Join us next week as we head back to the Genesis planet to talk about The Search for Spock.

    DISCLAIMER: We do not own any of the rights to Star Trek or its affiliations. This content is for review only.

    Our intro, “Klingon Battle” was written by Jerry Goldsmith.
    Our outro, “Worf’s Revenge” was written by Aurelio Voltaire.

    Rule of Acquisition #76: “Every once in a while, declare peace; it confuses the hell out of your enemy.” Please check out our Patreon and donate any amount per month to access exclusive episodes of trivia and reviews of every episode from the first season of Lower Decks and our current review of The Animated Series. https://www.patreon.com/thedurassisterspodcast

    • 2 hr 33 min
    Movies #1: Spock Searches for V’Ger

    Movies #1: Spock Searches for V’Ger

    Series 6: The Movies
    #1 MP: Spock Searches for V’Ger

    What is making Spock appear so cold to the crew? What was Roddenberry’s vision of this story? Is V’Ger better at making synthetic life than Maddox? Who was the other person in the transporter accident? Why is Kirk kind of a jerk? Listen as Ashlyn and Rhianna gaze at the Enterprise for literal hours with Kirk and Scotty.

    SPOILER ALERT: Star Trek: The Motion Picture the movie and the novel by Gene Roddenberry.

    This is the first episode of our Movie series, where Ashlyn and Rhianna head to the silver screen to discuss every single Star Trek film.

    Is that Mr. Roarke? Join us next week as we cry our eyes out with a special guest, to talk about The Wrath of Kahn.

    DISCLAIMER: We do not own any of the rights to Star Trek or its affiliations. This content is for review only.

    Our intro, “Klingon Battle” was written by Jerry Goldsmith.
    Our outro, “Worf’s Revenge” was written by Aurelio Voltaire.

    Rule of Acquisition #112: “Never have sex with the boss' sister.” Please check out our Patreon and donate any amount per month to access exclusive episodes of trivia and reviews of every episode from the first season of Lower Decks and our current review of The Animated Series. https://www.patreon.com/thedurassisterspodcast

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Redhot1334 ,

Fun and Informational!

These sisters know their stuff when it comes to all things Star Trek. So informational and funny too!

IamnotMerryman ,

Love it!

So in depth! Love their chemistry and knowledge!

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