Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast

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Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton crash land in the year 3188 with Michael Burnham for Discovery's third season premiere, That Hope Is You, Part 1! From the show's new creative direction, to the introduction of Book and the aesthetics and world-building of 32nd century Trek, the duo tackle all the key talking points. Plus, the hosts finalize their inaugural run on Lower Decks by ranking the first 10 episodes! Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton light up their Spock helmet alarms while breaking down Lower Decks' eventful first season finale, No Small Parts. From the return of the Pakleds and exocomp, to the awesome appearance of the USS Titan and surprising crew shakeups, the duo reach the end of their inaugural mission with Mariner & Boimler and friends. Plus, the hosts react to the shocking addition of Captain Janeway to Star Trek: Prodigy!    Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton go ultra widescreen in order to bask in the cinematic glory of Lower Decks' ninth episode, Crisis Point! From Mariner's unhinged holodeck fantasy, to Tendi's half-hearted pirate skills and more Trek film references than ever thought possible, the duo break it all down. Then, special guest Taylor Ramone of the Adventure.exe podcast beams in with her thoughts on Lower Decks, Picard and Discovery season 3! Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton argue over what to wear to a Gorn wedding while weighing in on Lower Decks' eighth episode, Veritas! From the much-anticipated return of a certain omnipotent trixter, to bizarre top secret missions and the most obscure joke reference in the history of the franchise, the duo sound the horn for more animated sci-fi craziness. Right-click to download. Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton don formal Edosian capes in order to properly tackle Lower Decks' latest episode, Much Ado About Boimler! From transporter malfunction hilarity, to Mariner's self-sabotage and Tendi's wonder dog, the duo ponder all the latest animated irreverence. Right-click to download. Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton pull on matching Choo-Choo shirts in order to party down with Lower Decks' latest episode, Terminal Provocations. From adorable homicidal holodeck characters, to warp engine humming sounds and the return of Trek legend J.G. Hertzler, the duo chime in on all series' latest comic shenanigans!    Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton put down their beloved T88s long enough to break down the fifth episode of Lower Decks, Cupid's Errant Arrow. From the introduction of Lieutenant Barbara Brinson and the U.S.S. Vancouver, to blowing up alien vacation homes and Boimler's sexy outfits, the duo revel in the latest misadventures of Trek's wackiest crew.Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton reluctantly fold their cards just in time to break down Lower Decks' fourth episode, Moist Vessel. From Mariner and Captain Freeman's thorny relationship, to the horrors of ascending and boring staff social events, the duo tackle all the latest animated happenings.Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from praising crystals in order to unpack their thoughts on "buffer time" and its prominent role in the latest episode of Lower Decks, Temporal Edict. From Galrakian graffiti mobs, to starship talent shows and Ransom's Kirk-fu expertise, the duo break down all the latest USS Ceritos shenanigans. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton rub their hands together menacingly while getting into the spirit of Star Trek: Lower Decks'  latest madcap episode, Envoys! From the return of the Ferengi, to Rutherford's career woes and nightmarish training programs, the duo delve into all the latest crazy and fun moments from the franchise's most irreverent series.Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton ride in on giant milk spiders in order to take on the debut episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Second Contact! From the offbeat new characters and setting, to Care Bear aliens and unexpected fantasy holodeck programs, the duo weigh in on all of the animated premiere's most memorable moments. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton frantically dodge Mugatu claws while exploring the classic aliens they'd like to see the crew of the USS Ceritos encounter on Star Trek: Lower Decks. From sentient plants with a penchant for cloning, to the game-obsessed Wati people and the Kelpian's unsettling enemies the Ba-ul, the duo dig through the canon for potentially amusing ideas. Plus, the hosts also name their most memorable lame missions! Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton climb into buckets while delving into the evolution of Deep Space Nine's consistently fascinating Changeling security chief, Odo. From his early days, awkwardly adjusting to the daily realities of a Starfleet-run station, to his ultimate role in ending the Dominion War, the duo track the key moments in his iconic seven-season journey. Plus, the hosts break down the big franchise news coming out of the Comic-Con@Home virtual event.Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton resist the lure of the Lorelei signal while reviewing lower-ranking crew members who assumed command during crucial and significant moments. From the ECH's power struggle with Harry Kim, to Jadzia's intense tours of duty aboard the Defiant and Uhura's animated rescue mission, the duo debate each individual's leadership style, and determine which famed captain they most evoked. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton abandon their second contact strategy guides in order to hold their annual forum gauging the current strength of the franchise. From Lower Decks and Discovery season 3, to future film projects and STLV 2020 uncertainty, the duo determine just how bright Star Trek's future is looking. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton merrily break out the Romulan ale as they celebrate their momentous 300th episode with a deep dive into the franchise's most unforgettable rivalries. From Spock and McCoy's playful sparring sessions, to snarky bickerers Quark and Odo and all the convoluted House of Mogh vs Duras chaos, the duo examine the root of each conflict and determine who walked away the winner. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton make like the Traveler and embark on a time-hopping journey through the history of the franchise in order to examine the five distinct eras that make up the Star Trek universe. From the early days of Roddenberry and crew, to Alex Kurtzman's increasingly prolific run on CBS All-Access, the duo weigh in on each time period's enduring strengths and frustrating weaknesses. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton turn down their vintage jazz recordings in order to ponder the many elements of the Star Trek universe that just don't quite add up. From the limited variety of entertainment options, to the very curious economy and the ever-lingering threat of invasion by God-powered aliens, the duo strive to make sense of Roddenberry's utopia's biggest headscratchers. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton put their daring holosuite casino heist on hold in order to highlight their favorite feel good Trek episodes to turn to when times are rough. But which one is truly the best, among wonderful entries like Conundrum, The Trouble with Tribbles or Badda-Bing Badda-Bang? Find out as the duo pit their chosen episodes against each other  in order to crown the definitive comfort food champion!Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton celebrate with habanero sauce while breaking down the thrilling return of Captain Pike and the Enterprise crew in the newly greenlit Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. From potential classic guest stars and crossovers, to new cast members and storytelling preferences, the duo ponder what the 1701's next deep space tour could look like!Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from belting out "You are My Sunshine" in order to celebrate Voyager's 25th anniversary, and explore the series' fascinating pop-culture footprint. The duo also reveal their favorite episodes from each season, and dig up some curious vintage promotional articles.Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton excuse themselves from Rios's pick-up soccer game in order to look back on the inaugural season of Star Trek: Picard. The duo analyze the show's cast of characters, debate the strongest and weakest elements, rank the episodes and more!Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton put down the poisonous fruit just in time to publicly call out the many big bads who arrived on the scene bursting with potential, only to disappoint. From high profile Romulans, to dysfunctional Delta Quadrant aliens and even a biblical figure or two, the duo have no shortage of lame wannabe Khans and Borg Queens to choose from! Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from Vulcan neuro-pressure class in order to rank Enterprise's six memorable feature-length adventures. The duo also look back on the show as a whole, shining a spotlight on its characters and lasting contributions to the franchise, as well as its greatest stories. Right-click to download.Read more »
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton take a break from ranking Lt. Joe Carey moments in order to determine which episodes best showcase the strengths of every classic main character in the Star Trek franchise. Is Riker's finest hour The Pegasus or Best of Both Worlds: Part I? Does Neelix shine brighter in Fair Trade or Jetrel? And is there a better Kira story than Duet? Tune in and find out where the duo stand!Right-click to download.Read more »
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Created by
Cam Smith & Tyler Orton
Podcast Status
Jun 15th, 2014
Latest Episode
Oct 19th, 2020
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