The Ready Room 117: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty / by Trek fm

For the Uniform.

We knew from the start that Benjamin Sisko had a temper. After all, he punched Q in the face in the sixth episode of the series. But if you really make Sisko mad he’ll do more than just punch you. He’ll chase you down in a broken ship and then try to punch a holographic projection of you. That’s what happened to Michael Eddington when he decided to escalate the Maquis-Starfleet conflict by sabotaging the Defiant and attacking a Cardassian colony with biogenic weapons. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Ben McCormick, Mike Schindler, and Max Hegel to discuss Peter Allan Fields’s futuristic take on Les Misérables, the extreme tactics of both Eddington and Sisko, and how this episode paves the way for another of Fields’s classics, “In the Pale Moonlight.” We also explore the creative communication methods employed in this story, including the holographic communicator and the shouting Ferengi. In news we get into the Halloween mood with our favorite scary or spooky Star Trek episodes, debate the results of a poll that asked which character should have died differently, take a look at a new Starfleet uniforms infographic, and hear a few tidbits about the next Star Trek film. 

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Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes 9 seconds



Hosts

Christopher Jones and Ben McCormick

 

Guests

Mike Schindler and Max Hegel

 

News

Poll says the Trek character who should have died differently is…
Infographic: A Guide To ‘Star Trek’ Uniforms
Harrison Ford in the next Star Trek film?

 

Feature: For the Uniform

Fighting Against the System
Don’t Piss Off The Sisko
Creative Communications
Questionable Tactics
Leading to the Pale Moonlight
Final Thoughts 


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