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Episode 21: The Battle of Kuviam Prime

The Sally Ride arrives at the Kuviam system and comes under attack! Join us as we break down the lead up to the Battle of Kuviam Prime!

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes:

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_

KC 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_

KC 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_

KC 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_

KC 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

KC 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_

KC 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_

KC 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 1: 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_

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx

Special Guest:

Sam de Leve - @ChaiKovsky

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes

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_

KC 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_

KC 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

Episode 10: ...At Last Did to the Devil Give

Hop on over to the other side where we’ll dance with the devil and play in the Mirror Universe to raise money for Puerto Rico

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge 4 of 6

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato The Borg Queen

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_ 1 of 6

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx 2 of 6

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer 6 of 6

Links and Show Notes

LA Boricuas - Aliza's selected charity for donations. You can check out their work here

Mirror Universe  - A parallel universe visited several times on the Original Series and Deep Space Nine

Crossover - The first Deep Space Nine Mirror Universe episode

Shattered Mirror - The Deep Space Nine episode where the copy of the Defiant is discovered

The Borg - as far as we know, this is their only appearance in the Mirror Universe

Scorpion Part I and II - The Voyager/Borg alliance and the introduction to Species 8472

Intendant Kira - Kira Nerys's Mirror Universe counterpart

The Borg Queen - Playing the part of the First Lady in this Mirror Universe session

Faust - German folk tale where this week's episode title comes from

Episode 9: The Way is Shut Part 1

Join us as we are stuck behind enemy lines and try to escape the Klingons. Tensions arise onboard ship, Lind Xadas talks to the captain, and we go a bit off the rails...


 

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links and Show Notes

Betazoid - Mala Ren's species

Lwaxana Troi - recurring guest, mother to Deanna Troi, and often depicted as an ambassador played by the late Majel Barrett-Roddenberry

Tin Man - Star Trek: The Next Generation episode where Tam Elbrun is featured

The Ashes - trophy awarded to the winner of the Test cricket series between England and Australia

Porque no los dos - Old El Paso commercial that bore the phrase

Mutara-class nebula -  Type of nebula featured in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and this episode

Class 2 shuttlecraft - the type of shuttles that would be issued to the Sally Ride

Episode 8: Time Waits For No One

The crew takes on the cold, zombies,  and tangles with the Klingon Empire in this two-parter with Xander Jeanneret, the other half of the Library Bards.

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes

Xander Jeanneret - @Xanderrific and the Library Bards

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva - aka the disease that Sam mentioned and Amy remembered almost word for word

LT Hawk - Character played in Neal McDonough in Star Trek: First Contact, and was rumored to be Star Trek’s first openly gay character

B’rel class Bird of Prey - Klingon scout ships that stalked the Sally Ride and decloaked off their bow

Infinite Regress - the Star Trek: Voyager episode where Seven expresses multiple assimilated personalities due to a Borg equipment malfunction

Bones - Former Fox show about Forensic Anthropology

Instrument Flight Rules - When visibility is so low that pilots must rely fully on instruments

Episode 7: Out of Bounds

Shield of Tomorrow’s Greatest Hits! This episode brings the return of pretty much all the NPC’s as the Sally Ride begins her journey to the Shackleton Expanse, and an appearance of special guest star Jackson Lansing!


 

Hosts:

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links And Show Notes

Shackleton Expanse - The main area of the Star Trek Adventures playtest as well as the living campaign

Battle of Narendra III - The results of the Star Trek: Next Generation episode Yesterday’s Enterprise

Klingon bloodwine - Basically, it’s Bacardi 151

Auxiliary Crew Roster

After Trek - Matt Mira’s discussion show about Star Trek: Discovery

Blue Alert

Bio-neural gel packs

Erika Ishii - friend of the cast of Shield of Tomorrow

Jackson Lanzing - GM of VAST, and guest for Out of Bounds Part 2, playing a Coridan

Blowback - When effects of secret operations harm relations with the country at large without knowledge of the general public

The Manchurian Candidate - a 1962 film about a brainwashed sleeper agent being brought to the United States after being rescued

The Coventry Problem - In order to keep the secret that the Allies had broken the Enigma cipher machine, they had to let the town of Coventry be bombed


 

Episode 6: Inquest

We deal with the fallout of Project: Genesis, and the USS Sally Ride comes into Starbase 138. Come with us as we deal with the end of Season 1 of Shield of Tomorrow!

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

 

Links And Show Notes

Homefront and Paradise Lost - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine events mentioned about the attempted coup of the Federation president

Steamrunner class - ship that Eric mentions as being docked at Starbase 138

Project Genesis - Top Secret Federation research project that backgrounds the events of Star Trek II and III

Equilibrium - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode dealing with repressed Trill hosts...Is this what is happening with Rue?

NCIS - CBS show, a spinoff series of JAG

Episode 5: The Orphan

We welcome Gina back this week...as a full time cast member! Captain Martinez geeks out about Kirk, and some tension brews between Commander Rue and Doctor Throlo as medical ethics and military service are examined in this week’s episode.

 

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor:

Az Hann

Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes

Final Mission - Star Trek: The Next Generation episode featuring Wesley Crusher and a wounded Captain Picard

Runabout - small craft used for intermediate range missions

Starfleet Regulations and Orders

Body Autonomy

 

Episode 4: Zazrit

This one’s a meaty one as we meet #StupidSexyZazrit, talk crew dynamics, and really dive deep on the ethics of torture, consent, and mind melds.

Hosts:

Az Hann - @captain_tiny

Craig Blackwood - @vkmSpouge

Cato Prowse -  @catoakacato

Laurent Tirta - @pablackhawk_

KC Colman - @DJPheonyx

Editor/Producer:

Laurent Tirta

Executive Producer:

Mitch Campbell - @kungfupanzer

Links and Show Notes

Enhanced interrogation

Moral relativism

Chain of Command - The famous Star Trek: The Next Generation episode where Captain Picard is captured and tortured by Cardassians

In the Pale Moonlight - Sisko struggles with doing the wrong thing for the right reasons

For the Uniform - Sisko uses biogenic weapons on a planet

Mind Melds

Mirror, Mirror - The Original Series episode where Mirror Universe Spock forces a mind meld on Dr McCoy

Meld - The Voyager episode where Tuvok almost kills Lon Suder with a mind meld after losing control of his violent impulses because of Suder’s sociopathic nature

The Maquis, Part II - The Deep Space Nine episode where a Vulcan member of the Maquis attempts to forcibly extract information from Gul Dukat using a mind meld

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Spock obtains information using a mind meld

Ferengi Energy Whip - Zazrit’s secondary weapon