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Which is better: Star Trek vs. Star Wars?

That's the question hosts Aspen Webster and Kenny madison ask each week. To solve it, we pit an episode of Star Trek versus an Episode of Star Wars. We also talk sociology, philosophy, gender dynamics, and get very, very political each week. Will we ever answer the question?

Trek Wars Trek Wars Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Which is better: Star Trek vs. Star Wars?

That's the question hosts Aspen Webster and Kenny madison ask each week. To solve it, we pit an episode of Star Trek versus an Episode of Star Wars. We also talk sociology, philosophy, gender dynamics, and get very, very political each week. Will we ever answer the question?

    We Don't Do Weddings vs. Bar Association

    We Don't Do Weddings vs. Bar Association

    We're pro-union in a huge way.


    Emily and Kelly (from the Delusions of Grandeur podcast) join us this week to talk about labor and economics in the Star Wars and Star Trek universe.

    Emily and Kelly talk about how Han Solo is a stay at home dad.

    Kenny talks about aesthetics in Star Wars (big surprise). And Aspen explains 401k's to Kenny.


    Also, Kenny doesn't like Thrawn. 


    #YourBrainThoughtsAreMyBrainThoughts

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    REPOST: The Intergalactic Podcast - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    REPOST: The Intergalactic Podcast - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    REPOST!

    This week, we cover STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI on Essential Sci-Fi Movies. Mike welcomes Kenny Madison and Aspen Webster from the Trek Wars podcast. 

    The conversation covers the bold narrative choices of TLJ that challenge traditional storytelling in the Star Wars universe. We analyze the departure from traditional tropes, the democratization of the Force, and the evolution of iconic characters. Be nice. 

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intergalactic Welcome
    1:06 Remembering the Ewoks
    2:01 The Last Jedi Analysis
    6:40 Emotional Impact
    8:48 Facing Failure
    11:56 Toxic Fandom
    16:58 X-Men 97 Comparison
    19:47 Luke Skywalker's Coolness
    22:41 Emotional Experience
    24:52 Embracing the Hero's Journey
    26:41 Power of Community
    33:09 Democratizing the Force
    37:14 Rediscovering Iconography
    46:17 Star Wars Fatigue and Hope for Change
    1:00:55 Questioning the Purpose of New Films
    1:04:56 Enter the Clone Wars and TNG
    1:07:42 Outro

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Repost: THE ACOLYTE — (Episode 6 - 'Teach⁄Corrupt) Review & Recap

    Repost: THE ACOLYTE — (Episode 6 - 'Teach⁄Corrupt) Review & Recap

    REPOST (obviously)

    EPISODE LXXIII — Join us as we dive deep into "The Acolyte" Episode 6, exploring the thrilling aftermath of Episode 5, "Night." Following the climactic and heart-pounding events, Episode 6 promises even more twists and turns. We're excited to have special guests Kenny Madison and Aspen Webster from the popular Trek Wars podcast join us to share their insights and expertise.

    Tune in for an engaging and detailed analysis with our hosts and special guests! Don't miss out on the live chat to share your thoughts and theories with us.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Duel of the Droids vs. Day of the Dove

    Duel of the Droids vs. Day of the Dove

    We talk about droid racism. 


    Aspen asks Kenny about the head ridges thing in Star Trek (it's unsatisfying). Kenny stans for the metaphor of war profiteering in Day of the Dove.


    And Dave Filoni brings up his brother...again?! 


    #Brotherwatch

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Interview with Barry J. Kelly (Supervising Director, Star Trek: Lower Decks)

    Interview with Barry J. Kelly (Supervising Director, Star Trek: Lower Decks)

    We talked with a big wig (thanks to Animation Fascination !)

    We sat sit down with the show's Supervising Director and Producer Barry J. Kelly to dive deep into the creative process of bringing this fan-favorite series to life.

    In this episode, you'll get insider insights into:
    ✨ Balancing the writing to cater to both die-hard Trekkies and newcomers.
    ✨ The age-old debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek – which reigns supreme?
    ✨ What would the adorably menacing Moopsy look like in live-action?
    ✨ Barry's heartfelt gratitude to the incredible crew behind the series.
    ✨ The painstaking animation months-long production process!

    Star Trek: Lower Decks is set in the year 2380 and follows the support crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos, one of Starfleet's least important ships. The fourth season finds our beloved ensigns facing new challenges and opportunities, all while coming to terms with their "lower deck" status for the foreseeable future.

    Don't miss out on this engaging and insightful discussion that takes you behind the scenes of one of the most beloved animated series in the Star Trek universe!

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    • 26 min
    Downfall of a Droid vs. Spectre of the Gun

    Downfall of a Droid vs. Spectre of the Gun

    IS STAR WARS A WESTERN?

    Aspen dives deep on Gunfight at the OK Corral. They try to explain the weird law structure in Tombstone, AZ when the shootout happened. 

    Kenny gets on his usual BS, talking aobut Spectre of the Gun as a satire of Western attitudes circa 1968. 

    Aspen and Kenny talk about collective action in Star Trek versus the lone gunslinger 'tude in this week's Clone Wars.

    Eat Bad. Watch Star Wars.

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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

DarthVibbert ,

Smells like potential.

Oh what a lovely podcast you’ve discovered if you’ve stumbled upon Trek Wars. Kenny and Aspen do a fantastic job, the best Trek pod online, and one of the best Star Wars pods.

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