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The Orb is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not an episode review show, The Orb explores specific elements with hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing. We dive deep into this unique chapter in the Star Trek story to examine how it tackles the shades of grey that we find in real life, and how it uses characters over technology to tell timeless stories that connect with the audience.

The Orb: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast Trek.fm

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    • 4.9, 121 Ratings

The Orb is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not an episode review show, The Orb explores specific elements with hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing. We dive deep into this unique chapter in the Star Trek story to examine how it tackles the shades of grey that we find in real life, and how it uses characters over technology to tell timeless stories that connect with the audience.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

theBethever13 ,

I love this show!

I really enjoy listening to The Orb. It is full of interesting insights and commentary on the best Star Trek Series. Deep Space Nine is amazing and it is astounding how applicable it is to the present day. Chris and Matthew are throughly entertaining and very easy to listen to. They give me new things to consider while watching Deep Space Nine episodes and help me appreciate the series even more. I can’t wait for the next podcast! Thank you!

Beth, from Provo, Utah

annmarie222 ,

best breen impression...ever!!!!!!!

i started out a 1 podcast kind of woman slash die hard greatest generation fan(atic), but it got me so excited that other people exist who love hilarious star trek references that i googled nyc start trek bar trivia and found an event (which was one of the most fun and hilarious nights ever, by the way....the organizers and geek life rules are amazing!!!!)...anyway...i decided i needed some TOS schooling (without captain kirk distracting me!!!), so i turned itunes for some related recommendations and found The Ready Room. (btw...looooove that podcast, too! and i'll have you know that i'm getting to be a real star trek trivia contender thanks to your entertaining tutelage:)!!). ...anyway, since DS9 is obvi the most amazing work of art of all (and because i always want more DS9 in my life), I had to check out The Orb the second I heardd about it! ...This podcast totally blows me away every time I turn it on! Chris and Matt are so thoughtful and really go above and beyond with their preparation and research and amazing ability to continue to come up with great creative new ppdcast "episode" (if that's what they're called?) topics. Above all, I can't get enough of their sense of humor!!!! You have to have really mastered the 100s of hours of Star Trek universe material to be able to make so many brilliant deep cut jokes!!! ...Oh and also it's so relaxing and adorably endearing when Chris says, "alright" to reign in the tangential conversations! Thank you guys! Your dedication/devotion is very much appreciated! And maybe start sprinkling in more impressions, Matt, if your "Breeen" was anything to go by!! I've been giggling about that all week! Amazing!!...The only thing I'd add is that I can never make up my mind who I'd rather date...Quark or Garak...--->please discuss. (...who you would choose, i mean, ...and not my choice of dream date (since i'm assuming that everyone asks themselves this questions and not just me!)).

Ted Danson 1947 ,

Awesome. My favorite podcast right now.

Christopher and Matthew do a wonderful job analyzing one of the best shows ever to be broadcast on television. It is my escape from today’s negative news and headlines. And for that I’m grateful.

Well done gentlemen.

My only criticism is for Matthew, and not for his slightly infuriating pronunciation of Jadzia (I die inside a little bit every time he says it).

First, I support his freedom to express his conservative political views, but Trek.fm is my escape from politics. In ep. 113 and 114 he attacks welfare, and sanctuary cities. He claims government screws everything up. He is befuddled by the issues raised by college students, which might speak to the total comfort of his privilege.

And without self awareness, he—as a Christian—attacks modernity for its detachment from reality.

With that catharsis expressed, these two wonderful hosts keep on topic and politics is rarely discussed in overtly partisan terms. And I actually enjoy their corny humor. I wish Christopher and Matthew all the best. Five stars.

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