Case 3.7: Sacred Ground

THE COURT OF WIZARDS CONVENES to augur the mystic fate of an episode so bizarrely and unexpectedly anti-science that it defies the constraints of humankind’s petty powers of perception! Voyager’s ethereal jaunt into the realm of faith-based healing leads Janeway to question the premises upon which her entire career and her identity and this entire series and all of Star Trek are founded! But will her ability to doubt evidence and hold rocks for a long time be enough to save Kes from the wrath of the spiteful, selfish, kind(?), merciful(???) Spirits of the Nechani? Is “Sacred Ground” a MAGICAL FABLE… or is SCIENCE GARAGE?  

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Case 3.6: Remember

Spacetime is shattered and new heights of hubris are attained as The People vs. Star Trek: Voyager introduces a shocking, new concept that will change podcasting forever: GUESTS. Robyn McGlotten and Tracy Holt from Diversity Issues Podcast drop by to guide the court through Torres’ heartbreaking journey into someone else’s past, but will their astute analysis sway the heart of Lady Space Justice, or will technical issues with Google Hangout and that one microphone result in a space mistrial? Is “Remember” good… or is it garbage?

Case 3.5: False Profits

It’s the TNG tie-in episode you never knew you wanted and quite possibly don’t want! The Alpha Quadrant’s most problematic alien race makes its way to the Delta Quadrant in the form of those two guys who went through that wormhole in that one episode about that thing, and the nondescript inhabitants of Unimportant Planet will NEVER BE THE SAME. Can Secret Agent Neelix liberate the boring peasants of Who Gives A Crap from the grip of Ferengi avarice? Can Voyager pull off a screwball comedy without being screwball or comedic? Is “False Profits” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 3.4: The Swarm

The Doctor begins to succumb to the effects of working too damn hard just as Voyager succumbs to the temptation to trespass in the backyard of the xenophobic and presumably dangerous Swaaarrrrrrrrm! The Doctor and Voyager ride towards oblivion on the backs of two disparate and wholly unrelated storylines, but will the quick wits of Harry Kim and, uh, another holographic doctor be enough to save this two-headed plot monster from the judicial junk pile? Will the Doctor be restored to his factory settings? Will Voyager ever actually clarify if the Doctor was, in fact, restored to his factory settings? Or will we just move on from this episode as if nothing ever happened? Probably! Is “The Swarm” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 3.3: The Chute

Tom and Harry are dead men walking the green mile while doing hard time on the Inside, and they ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when. But will this episode prove to be Voyager’s version of “The Shawshank Redemption,” or is it more like “Ernest Goes to Jail?” Bonds of friendship are strained and reasonable suspensions of disbelief are tested! Delicate scientific instruments are forged from prison garbage! Will Voyager rescue Tom and Harry before their humanity gives way under the dehumanizing burden of prison life? Will that one guy ever shut up about his manifesto? Is “The Chute” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 3.2: Flashback

Tuvok takes an unexpected tumble down Repressed Memory Lane and lands squarely in the middle of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country! But will a journey back to his early career as a preening kiss-ass be enough to salvage his destabilizing psyche? Voyager’s third season charges ahead, fueled by a guest spot from a genuine Star Trek legend! Did Tuvok really drop a child off a cliff? Worse than that, is he really the guy who wanted to leave Kirk and Bones to die? Is “Flashback” good… or is it garbage?



Case 3.1: Basics - Part 2

The #1 Star Trek podcast in lower northeast Georgia returns for its improbable third season! When last we left the courtroom of Judge Midnightien Later, some, all, or possibly none of the court’s cast of characters had fallen victim to a surprise ambush by the nefarious Crewman Michael “Smerm” Jonas! Will Space Court be changed forever? Or will EVERYTHING BE COMPLETELY THE SAME? Meanwhile, the Voices from the Past claw their way from the mess of “Basics, Part 1” to tangle with the notably less messy “Basics, Part 2.” Will Voyager’s third season stumble out of the blocks? Will any of us ever truly heal from the loss of Crewman Hulken Hogan? Is “Basics, Part 2” good… or is it garbage?  

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Case 2.27: Season Two Finale - The Peter Jackson Extended Edition

The high-speed, drunken shuttle ride of Voyager’s second season comes careening into space dock! Will it stick the landing-- or will the entire hangar bay go up in flames? It’s a no-holds-barred legal battle to determine the fate of the sum of season two’s parts! Spurlock and John Q make their arguments in song! The Voices from the Past make their arguments in words! Bliff makes his arguments in pie! And it all ends in a surprisingly violent cliffhanger that will keep you in suspense until Season 3. The Patreon Grand Jury members have cast their votes, and it’s time to make a verdict… is Star Trek: Voyager Season 2 GOOD… or is it GARBAGE?

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Case 2.26: Basics - Part 1

Season 2 draws to a close with the dramatic first part of a dramatic two-part finale! As the jury readies itself to determine a season-wide verdict, the Voices from the Past celebrate surviving another season by watching a Georgia football game and drinking too much whiskey and/or beer prior to recording! It’s like “Drunk History,” but instead of history it’s critical analysis of one episode of a sci-fi show from 1990’s network TV! Will closing arguments be hopelessly slurred? Can justice survive a late-afternoon hangover? Is “Basics, Part I,” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 2.25: Resolutions

Janeway and Chakotay contract a seemingly incurable virus, and in order for them to survive, JANETAY must be born! Can Judge Later render justice in the face of the character hookup he has long feared? Will Tuvok prove he’s one of those captains who should have remained an assistant captain? Will salvation arrive in the form of the Doctor’s old friend-with-benefits, or will Voyager’s two-person command team spend their lives stranded on a planet… of love? Is “Resolutions” good… or is it garbage?



Case 2.24: Tuvix - LIVE at Dragon Con

It’s The People v. Star Trek: Voyager like you’ve NEVER heard it before: LIVE and INTERDIMENSIONAL! Lost in Space-Time, the legal warriors of Judge Later’s court must adjudicate before a living, breathing crowd of rabid Trek enthusiasts at DRAGON*CON, deep within the wilds of Atlanta, GA! Will this be the episode that finally rips apart the seams of accepted judicial procedure? Will the crowd sit respectfully through 15 minutes of advanced transporter theory, or will they riot? Is “Tuvix” GOOD… or is it GARBAGE?

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Case 2.23: The Thaw

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends, it’s a sentient personification of fear manifesting as a murderous Cirque du Soleil, come inside, come inside! Michael McKean guest stars alongside a truckload of nightmare fuel as Ensign Kim finds himself hostage inside a computer-generated paradise gone horribly, colorfully wrong. Will Voyager’s crew overcome their fears and conquer this army of living metaphors? Will the Space Court reward the risk taken by Voyager’s writers in producing this super-weird episode? Is “The Thaw” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 2.22: Innocence

Did you enjoy “Kindergarten Cop?” You didn’t? What’s wrong with you? Well, maybe you’ll like this episode anyway, even though it also features a gruff-but-likeable tough guy foisted unexpectedly into the role of caretaker for a bunch of scared kids. Will hilarity ensue? Will the weird space kids help Tuvok sort out his own grief over being separated from his presumably non-weird space kids? Can Chakotay manage to botch yet another First Contact scenario? Is “Innocence” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 2.21: Deadlock

Two times the Voyagers! Two time the Janeways! Two times the action, which, as it turns out, might be too much action because it takes up room they should have used for narrative clarification! Is Voyager’s exciting, confusing run-in with a spatial scission fun enough to justify the unresolved, unexamined, baby-related plot points? Can the Space Court accept Harry Kim suddenly being pushed as a badass commando? Is “Deadlock” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 2.20: Investigations

Teachers, please turn on your classroom TVs and tune them to channel 3. Morning Announcements with Neelix is about to air-- and he’s got the real scoop on Resident Bad Boy Tom Paris! Will Crewman Smerm Jermajerm’s plot come crashing down around him? Will the story payoff be enough to justify three weeks of Tom being a total a-hole? Will Janeway jettison Neelix’s broadcast career right out the airlock? Is “Investigations” good… or is it garbage?

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Case 2.19: Lifesigns

A Vidiian gets a second chance at life and the Doctor gets a first chance at romance in Trek’s first tale of hologram love NOT involving the things that Riker does in between bridge shifts. Will the Doctor still love her if she rejoins her race of marauding organ pirates? Will anyone ever mention to the Doctor that dating a patient-- especially one that is, uh, technically comatose-- is an egregious violation of medical ethics? Will Voyager ever stop making episodes about suicide and the right to die (No, seriously, stop)? Is “Lifesigns” good… or is it garbage?  

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Case 2.18: Death Wish

Voyager continues its long, baffling, and slightly disturbing multi-episode examination of the moral implications! Can the combined power of two Qs find the fun in amid the gloomy philosophical grind? Is John de Lancie enough to sway the court’s ruling? Is “Death Wish” (not the Charles Bronson movie) good… or is it garbage?

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Case 2.17: Dreadnought

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! The Delta Quadrant will shake as Torres faces off against THE DREADNOUGHHHHHT in a no-rules battle for intellectual supremacy! WIN... and nothing happens! LOSE... and a random planet of reasonably friendly aliens goes UP. IN. FLAAAAAAAAMES [cue pyro effect]. Only ten slips of gold-pressed latinum for adults, five slips for kids and seniors! You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only NEED THE EDGE as you wait for the court to decide if “Dreadnought” is good… or if it’s garbage!

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Case 2.16: Meld

The wacky legal warriors of Judge Midnighhhhttgg::::SUBSPACE ANOMALY DETECTE::D::DDD@#’’’ALL HAIL THE EMPRESS. GLORY TO THE TERRAN EMPIRE. The galaxy’s one true arbiter of justice and decency convenes to punish another suspect cultural offering. A foolish Vulcan uses the powers of his pitiful mind to better understand the soul of a killer, but STRENGTH IS THE ONLY PATH TO TRUE UNDERSTANDING. Will the Vulcan embrace that most ancient and pure of laws? Will Judge Imperatus Afternoonien Now stain his honor with the weak bile of mercy, or will another episode (and another mewling defense attorney) be sentenced to swift justice? Is episode 2.16 “Meld” PERMISSIBLE… or is it PUNISHABLE BY DEATH?