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Episode 29: Mad Woman in a Box

This week we’re dealing with all sorts of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff as the Sally Ride crew is visited by a blue Police callbox! Join us for this special Shield of Tomorrow/Eric’s TBD RPG crossover!

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

Doctor Who

The Master -  former friend, usual enemy and current companion of the Doctor. Timelord. Portrayed by Taliesin Jaffe

The Corsair - Timelord friend of the Doctor, last seen in Eric’s TBDRPG initiating a personal time paradox and thought dead. Portrayed by Jody Houser

The Doctor - Timelord known for exploring and her love of befriending humans. Portrayed by Amy Dallen

Captain Finn - human from the Golden Age of Earth Piracy, has a cybernetic enhancement on one arm. Portrayed by Gina DeVivo

Rokokokoko - Ovakali archeologist - lizard-plant hybrid creature with huge psychic potential. Portrayed by Sam De Leve

Velig - Sontaran Librarian, last seen dead after a last stand against an enemy. Portrayed by Darin De Paul

The Christmas Invasion - 10th Doctor episode of Doctor Who with references to tea

Episode 28: The Battle of Narendra Station

This week all sorts of strange temporal anomalies are happening on the station as tensions come to a boiling point on Narendra Station. Also, who is this strange man with the hammer?

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover

The Chase - The TNG episode explaining the prevalence of humanoids in the Star Trek universe

Isolytic burst - illegal weapons used by the Son’a in the movie Star Trek: Insurrection

“A Matter of Time” - TNG episode guest starring Matt Frewer of Max Headroom fame

Episode 27: Strange Friends

The intrigue on Narendra station is ratcheting up as Rue goes off on their own and somehow the Romulans are involved! B. Dave Walters returns as Starfleet Intelligence Operative Forkin Kunert.

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

Sela

Tal Shiar - The Romulan intelligence agency

Zhian’tara ritual - Trill ceremony for a host to interact with their previous hosts

Joran Dax - A suppressed Dax host who was a murderer

Rite of Emergence - A Trill ritual to bring a specific host to the surface

A Matter of Honor - TNG episode with Kargan

Episode 26: Be It As If I Were With You

Throlo and Tolosh have been assimilated and a Borg drone is on the loose! Come with us as we follow the crew of the Sally Ride as they deal with this horrible turn of events.

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Sports Night

Skeet shooting

What Kind Of Day Has It Been” - The West Wing

Designated Survivor

In The Shadow of Two Gunmen

Donna Moss - Janel Moloney

The West Wing Weekly - If you want an actual West Wing podcast, check out these guys!

Episode 25: Shore Leave at Last Part 2

It's time to kick back, relax, get some rest, investigate some troublemakers, and unravel a mystery. Except for the surprise waiting in the stations cargo bay!

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Editor:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer
 

Links and Show Notes:

Gritas - the Yridian arms dealer

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Matt Colville - Running the Game

Teemu Selanne

Dawn French

The ‘37s” - VOY episode where Amelia Earhart, among others, is discovered in the Delta Quadrant

Trials and Tribble-ations” - The famous DS9 episode where they travel back to the time of the Enterprise 1701

TR-116 rifle - Used in the DS9 episode “Field of Fire

Corpsmen - US Navy medical personnel, usually attached to the US Marine Corps

Episode 24: Shore Leave at Last

We’re back at Narendra, and it’s finally time for some shore leave! That doesn’t stop the intrigue from continuing though, and something fishy is afoot.

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor:

Az Hann -

Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

House Duras - the baddies of the Klingon Empire

James Doohan - The late esteemed actor who gave life to Montgomery Scott

Relics” - The TNG appearance of Scotty

Episode 23: New Wounds, Old Scars

The ship is damaged, but able to travel, and the crew of the Sally Ride need to relieve some stress. They make it back to Narendra where shore leave awaits, as well as a mysterious stranger...

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @ltirta

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell -

Links and Show Notes

Forkin Kunert - played by B. Dave Walters @BDaveWalters, a joined Trill with connections to Rue

Liz Forkin-Kunert - Producer and host at Geek & Sundry, and namesake for our guest character this week

Episode 20: The Science of Destruction

We’re back on Narendra station, and looking forward to some nice downtime. But the situation in the quadrant starts to assert itself more...

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

Starfleet Class B Dress Uniforms from TNG and comparatively, the Class D uniforms from DS9/Voyager

Classified orders from Adm Hebert

Helena Talia-Farrell

Puddleglum - The main character from The Silver Chair, part of the Chronicles of Narnia

Shindig - The Firefly episode where people get fancy!

Hetty Lange - Head of the NCIS Office of Special Projects on the show NCIS: Los Angeles

Captain’s Call - Cricket term that has entered Australian political discourse

The Battle of Little Bighorn - Gen. George Custer’s Last Stand

Nebula class starship

Kingshaped comic - The rest of the site is NSFW, but this panel is ok

Episode 19: Hard Six Pt 2

The showdown with the Romulans have come! Find out what happened in this episode of Shield of Tomorrow!

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes:

Commander Avrilius - Commander of the IRW Magtreas

Challenger Incident

Water cooling - Custom loop systems and AIO(All-in-One) systems

Jem’Hadar - Elite shock troops of the Dominion

Ushaan - ritual Andorain combat

Andorian genders - extrapolation based on a line spoken by Data in the Next Generation episode “Data’s Day

Rickard Rakell - Anaheim Ducks forward and 2018 NHL All-Star - Spectacular Goal during the All-Star Game

Shark deterrent surfboards - Because of course Australia has those things

Subspace Relay - Like cell phone towers in space!

Episode 18: The Hard Six

Time is of the essence as the entire crew is threatened by Romulans! It’s time to roll the hard six in order to get through this...

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes:

Hard six - a gambling term from craps. It was a term used often by Battlestar Galactica character Admiral/Commander William Adama played by Edward James Olmos

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog - Written by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America Strike starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, and Simon Helberg

IRW Magtreas - D’deridex class Romulan warbird in orbit above Streethia

Yesterday’s Enterprise: The Next Generation Episode when the Battle of Narendra is mentioned

Emanations - Voyager episode where Harry Kim is transported away by aliens, killed then transported back, and is then revived

Deadlock - Voyager splits apart, Harry Kim dies, and is replaced by another Harry Kim

Mortal Coil - Neelix dies and is revived, then begins to doubt his beliefs

Transporter Pattern Enhancers - portable units which help aid the reception and rematerialization sequence of transporter systems

List of Aux Crew selected this episode:

  • Pilot: ENS David Roe

  • Security Team: ENS Stahl Th’Gurr

  • Security Team: ENS Alex HaLevi

  • Security Team: PO1 Erin Jorgensen

  • Security Team: ENS Uhy Chorka

Behind The Shield - A new after show for Shield of Tomorrow hosted by Sam De Leve on Alpha

Episode 17: The Bishop's Opening

The Streethians are in need of help, and the Sally Ride is here to assist. But there is a hidden threat below the ocean waves...

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse - @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

Trellium - ore used to protect ships from gravimetric disturbances. It also has a neurotoxin like effect on Vulcans

Romulan warbird - Standard Romulan ship that uses a forced quantum singularity as a power source

Pressure at 65 km of depth on Earth: 6,445.15 atm/94,717.57 psi/653,054.93 kPa

Seaquest DSV - American NBC show running from 1993-1996

Thirty Days - Star Trek: Voyager episode featuring another water planet and the Delta Flyer

Episode 16: ...A Guest In Your Own Home

We’ve reached Narendra Station, but the situation is not at all what we expected. We break down the first episode of 2018 and Season 3 of Shield of Tomorrow!

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse - @catoakacato

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor:

Az Hann

Producer:

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

Kargan - General who has taken over Narendra Station

Admiral April Hebert - the deposed station commander

Doctor Talia-Farrell - civilian Betazoid head scientist

LT Dorothy “Dot” Baker - Stellar cartographer played by Aki, Aux Crew member and well known Geek and Sundry mod

Streethians - Non-gendered dolphin-like humanoid race in the Shackleton Expanse: Eric’s first homebrewed race

Episode 15: Anchorage

We've finally made it to the Shackleton Expanse, but something is wrong in the cargo bay...Come join us for the Season 2 finale of Shield of Tomorrow!

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

Narendra Station - The only Federation starbase in the Shackleton Expanse

Industrial Replicators - Large scale replicators usually limited to large installations

The Maquis - Resistance fighters made up of Federation citizens and Bajorans who fought against Cardassians after the Federation-Cardassian Treaty

USS Dauntless - a Galaxy class starship that serves as the flagship of the Federation fleet in the Expanse

Marisha Ray - Voice Actor, Head Creative Director at Geek & Sundry, and cast member od Critical Role

Episode 14: Becomes The Lion

This week the Sally Ride deals with the fallout of finding the secret listening post in the asteroid field and find out more about the mysterious Lassie LeClerc

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes

Neuro-depolarizing device - This device is implanted into every Section 31 operative

Section 31 appearances

Luther Sloan - sinister agent of Section 31 played by William Sadler

Species 8472

Changelings

Scorpion Part 1 and Part 2

Nemesis - Voyager episode where Chakotay is brainwashed and emotionally scarred

Below Decks Supplemental: The Sam-terview

In this very special episode we are joined by Sam de Leve, our own Commander Rue themself!

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Special Guest:

Sam de Leve - @ChaiKovsky

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes

Sam's recent project history:

Shield of Tomorrow

VAST

Eric's TBD RPG

Pit Crew

Signal Boost

Medium

Max Hitpoints

Episode 13: Scarecrow

Things have settled down for now…or have they? We discuss more espionage and intrigue as we tangle with Section 31

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes:

Lassie LeClerc - played by Josephine McAdam, Twitter:  @JCVIM

Section 31 - Dryden Rue apparently was a part of this shady organization

Luther Sloan - an agent of Section 31

The Khitomer Accords - The peace agreement signed between the Federation and the Klingon Empire in 2293

Anovos - Maker of fine nerd goods

Episode 12: The Way is Shut Pt 3

The Sally Ride deals with the ever annoying and tricky Q and gets tangled into ship combat!

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Ken Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes:

The French Revolution

Warp Factor

The Vulcan Star System

The Q story arc

Synesthesia

“Equilibrium” - The Deep Space Nine episode where we first encounter Dax's suppressed host, Joran Dax

Shield of Tomorrow Stats

Episode 11: The Way is Shut Part 2

The ship plays hide-and-seek in an asteroid field, but it looks like the jig is up! Also, a surprise visit from a special someone throws even more complications into the mix!

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes:

The Q and the Grey - Q’s fascination of the American Civil War manifest in this Star Trek: Voyager Episode

Regeneration - Star Trek: Enterprise episode dealing with the Borg

Death Wish - Q’s first appearance on Star Trek: Voyager

The Fifth Element - 1997 film by Luc Besson

The Aux Crew Discord Server

USS Dauntless - Galaxy-class vessel stationed in the Shackleton Expanse

Sovereign class - Enterprise-E ship

Bajor and the Bajoran wormhole

Impulse drive