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The Brothers Trek Podcast
57 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
TOS: Spock's Brain
This Week: The Underrated (??) Spock's Brain. Matt wonders if not using the word brain may have made this episode better. Ken suggests that some of the ideas of this episode are before their time. Why would Gene Coon produce a stinker like this? All this and more!!!!
86 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
TOS: And The Children Shall Lead
This Week! Matt talks about box office failures and how the composition of this episode shows it, Ken compares this episode to a mummy movie. Matt worries about the PTSD that many of the characters will have to endure, while Ken then sums up some Jung and Freud for us. All this and more!
55 minutes | May 19, 2022
TOS: The Enterprise Incident
This week! Matt makes jokes Ken doesn't think are funny. Ken draws on history for parallels in this story and Matt recalls the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas. All this and more!
87 minutes | May 4, 2022
TOS: The Paradise Syndrome
This week! We talk about using similar ideas from one episode to the next and if it's a good thing, we talk again about the Disney movie Smith!, how Playboy in the 60's could get you an acting career, and we discuss how small pox made the Native Americans look even more primitive. All this and more!!
81 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
The Brothers Trek About: Elaan of Troyius
This week: Matt sometimes says Klingen. *Shrug emoji* Ken elaborates on hidden storyline in this episode. We discuss a darkened Enterprise Bridge and Matt does a sometimes good sometimes bad Kirk in the episode. Plus our regular recap and review and Spock's brother Sperk.
82 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
The Brothers Trek About: Spectre of the Gun
This Week we qare back with the start of Season 3. We discuss telepathy in Star Trek, Aliens of Star Trek, how time travel might make you uncouth. Spock keeps forgetting who's in charge of all this. Until he doesn't. ANNNDDD we discuss the cheap price they produced this episode at. All this and so much more!!
53 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Side Trek: Lucille Ball and Other Things
It's Lucille Ball week as we discuss the new documentary and new movie starting Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. We take Lucy through her career and marriage to Desi. We talk about Desilu's formation and how Lucy became sole runner of the studio which produced Star Trek. After the first half hour we discuss the the write-in campaing that kept Trek on the air, Nimoy's requests, and we discuss a new Star Trek preview and how Picard used Star Trek: Online to find new types of shifts. All this and more!!!
73 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
Side Trek: 2001: A Space Odyssey
This week: 2001 A Space Odyssey. We discuss THE movie that influences Lots of Sci-Fi to come including the Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Wars. We discuss the Lynchian mood of the end of this film with a toe dip into Season Three of Twin Peaks. Matt talks about how this movie is full of the things he usually hates but yet succeed in this movie. We discuss parallels of 2001 to Star Trek:TMP all the while Ken describes the movie as an art piece.
133 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
Side Trek: 1968
This week: It's a quick overview of the politics, pop culture and television of 1968. This week discuss the Rural Purge of television and what this means for the medium. We discuss the the Vietnam and how TV brought that to life for audiences of the sixties. And we discuss why Matlock and Murder She Wrote were so popular in the 90's and we somehow always bring back to Trek. All this and much more!
81 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
TOS: The Omega Glory
This week: Ken loves the episode, Matt is less sure. Ken discusses ideology while Matt pokes holes. There's also a lot of laughter in this episode on both sides. Ken reminds us to never underestimate the fountain of youth, a recurring Trek trope. We also discuss the many different ways people enjoy content and we bring up Lower Decks a couple of times. All this an much more!
85 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
The Brothers Trek About: The Ultimate Computer
This week: An extra long episode of our show for a still relevant episode the Original Series. Daystrom worries he's another Newton peaking way to young with nothing new to give. Matt and Ken make too many jokes about computers. Ken pulls out a reference to Enterprise Matt doesn't know. Hero Shatner does not like to be short. And Matt makes a commercial for the M-5! all this and more!
49 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
The Brothers Trek About: Patterns of Force
This Week: Space Nazis, Another Prime Directive broken. Another space land where everyone dresses in the 40's, George Lucas walks by set, and Teen magazines and torture! All this and so much more!!!
75 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
The Brothers Trek About: Return to Tomorrow
This week! So much Behind the scenes! What does a class M planet mean and what are the others? Too Much Shatner? Also No Tears For Caeser. Nimoy is a whole other character...All this And So MUCH MORE!!!
2 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
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53 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Star Trek: TOS: By Any Other Name
THIS WEEK! A very up and down episode for Matt. Scotty gets people drunk! SEX on the Enterprise? The only crew woman in red to die in TOS. Matt tries to rewrite this episode a few too many times. Persnickety is used. All this and more!
51 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
The Brothers Trek About: Piece of the Action
This Week: Shatner has fun. The Final Laugh from Gene Coon. Fizzbin. Mel the Cook on Alice... and so much more in the final comedic gem of the Gene Coon era.
64 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
The Brothers Trek About: TOS: The Immunity Syndrome
This week: The Enterprise meets a giant Space Amoeba! We discuss why Trek isn't hard SCI-FI. What things sometimes get lost in the rewrites. Why sometimes you got to tell Geordi to die. Actors vs. Directors and Spock has the Force. All this an more in today's brand new EPISODE!
46 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Star Trek: TOS: Obsession
THIS WEEK: Another Moby Dick Story, Kirk might beat up McCoy, why superhero movie work, and Kirk does something that could cause a class action suit! All this and more as we talk about Star Trek's Obsession!
49 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
WE ARE BACK!
We are back! Here's a little info about where we've been and what the future plan is. THEN: We discuss Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard and updates from Strange New Worlds. See you in 2 weeks!
52 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
TOS: A Piece of the Action
this week! We discuss why Gene Coon was able to get away with another comedic episode. Ken discusses the Planet-of-hats trope. Mel the Cook on Alice! The useless computer trope also returns. Matt does loses his voice doing all the accents and even Ken enjoys this humorous episode. All this and more!
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