302B: An All-Star Tribute To Baby Yoda

D’aaaaaaawwwwwww! Following up on the previous installment of This Tape, some ruminations on what’s been on TV lately, including Apple TV’s For All Mankind, The Mandalorian over on Disney+, and anticipation for the new season of Doctor Who and that Star Trek: Picard series. (This somewhat short show was recorded shortly after Thanksgiving, and so doesn’t reflect the latest episodes of any of the series discussed. It was originally made available to Patreon supporters in early December.) (40:12)


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110: In, Through and Beyond

This is not a drill! The Black Hole: guilty pleasure or maligned masterpiece? Maybe it’s somewhere in between. And maybe it’s a means of pointlessly scaring the crap out of a seven-year-old. Plus, year-end roundups of science and wonderfully geeky merch, a discussion of Star Trek Continues’ final and finest hour, and any excuse to subject you to the theme from Star Cops. (79:03)


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103: Hidden Figures and the Story of a Space Case

If you don’t want to hear about space, this is not the podcast for you. This month, I tell you what there was to like about Hidden Figures (spoiler: a lot of things), and reveal the perhaps slightly embarrassing movie tie-in that turned a young sci-fi nut into a lifelong lover of space exploration. Spend an hour spacing out with me. (53:17)

Not mentioned in this podcast because they happened after the recording date: Peter Capaldi leaving Doctor Who, the Star Trek: Axanar lawsuit settlement and the death of John Hurt. I simply ran out of time to record an add-on for the news section, so we’ll discuss these at a later date.


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