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Some things never go out of style. Take zombies, for instance. They’re wildly popular on 21st-century Earth, and they can be found in the 22nd-century Expanse as well. But what happens when you mix the living dead with logic? That’s what Archer and the crew of the Enterprise had to find out when they stumbled upon a zombified Vulcan crew in “Impulse.”
In this episode of The Ready Room, we’re joined by Mike Morrison, Dennis Castello, and Phillip Gilfus to discuss this horror story from Enterprise’s third season. We explore the Trellium-D conundrum, Jolene Blalock’s portrayal of a Vulcan losing control, parallels to DS9’s “Empok Nor,” and the importance of the coda that almost wasn’t. We also discuss the episodes’s amazing visuals and ponder the design of Starfleet’s 22nd-century hospital garb.
Plus, in our news segment, we look at details of the next Star Trek series as revealed by executive producer and showrunner Bryan Fuller, and we share our thoughts on Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer” and the use of non-orchestral music in Star Trek.
News Bryan Fuller Reveals Star Trek 2017 Details (00:04:53) Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer” and Star Trek Beyond (00:29:26) Sponsor: The Eaglemoss Official Star Trek Starships Collection (00:34:45)
Feature: Impulse Synopsis and Initial Thoughts (00:39:21) Vulcan Zombies (00:48:17) Jolene’s Portrayal (00:54:39) The Trellium-D Conundrum (00:59:26) B-Plot Padding (01:09:39) Parallels to “Empok Nor” (01:16:42) A Nightmare Coda (01:26:24) The Visuals (01:31:12) Final Thoughts (01:37:12)
Hosts C Bryan Jones and Mike Morrison
Guests Dennis Castello and Phillip Gilfus
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) Sam Piassick (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Janeway (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)