193: He's a Fake!


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Voyager is known for telling stories that rely heavily on technobabble. Sometimes it supports the story, sometimes it doesn’t. Season Two’s “Deadlock” is one of those cases in which technobabble was inescapable, but also necessary. How else do you explain two Voyager’s, two disheveled buns of steel, and Harry Kim’s dopplegänger?

In this episode of The Ready Room, we’re joined by Larry Nemecek, Charlynn Schmiedt, and Brandon-Shea Mutala to discuss the oddity that is “Deadlock,” parallel universes, Vidiians, generational ships, Chakotay’s weird baby comments, an inordinate number of script changes, and much more.

In our news segment, we look back at 19 years of First Contact and 29 years of The Voyage Home, talk with Terrace Cassidy about Geek Nation Tours’ new “Touch the Stars” program, and try to unravel the mysterious case of Enterprise stunt director Vince Deadrick’s disappearing chair.

News 29 Years of Star Trek IV (00:03:21) 19 Years of First Contact (00:13:23) Vince Deadrick's Missing Chair (00:21:12) GNT Touching the Stars (00:26:09) Holiday Gifts and Specials! (39:26)

Feature: Deadlock Synopsis and Initial Thoughts (00:48:11) A Rainbow of Script Changes (00:56:54) Saving Ensign Harry (01:03:17) Parallel Universes (01:08:49) More of Brannon’s “Weird Shit” (01:12:05) (Not) Having Chakotay's Baby? (01:17:07) Have Your Phase Variance 47 Ways (01:18:18) Padding Through Technobabble (01:22:41) Based on a Fake Story (01:32:44) A Generational Ship (01:35:24) Deus Ex Vidiian (01:43:07) Final Thoughts (01:54:44)

Hosts C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek

Guests Charlynn Schmiedt, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Terrace Cassidy

Production C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)

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