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Wolfe, Part 2: Futuresport.

After five seasons, Robert Hewitt Wolfe left Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to work on other projects. The first of those was Futuresport, a television movie directed by Ernest Dickerson and starring Dean Cain. The film looks at a world on the brink of war which tries to settle a global dispute through a game in an effort to avoid a military conflict. 

This week, Mike and Max are joined by their Commentary Track Stars: Off Topic co-host Branden Myers to look at Wolfe's first post-Trek effort. We discuss the film's Roddenberry-like optimism, the way it reflects today's society, and why it ultimately doesn't work. We also try to figure out what the theoretical series would have been like.