Episode 155 – Star Trek: Voyager

September 24, 2012

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Our eight-month voyage has come to an end. So what did we think of the oft-maligned Star Trek series,Voyager? Perhaps not what you’d expect. Or perhaps exactly what you’d expect if you’ve been reading our Voyager Voyages blog posts.

Bloopers!

Coffee!

Now!

Sorry fanboys, no Kathie this week. Though she doesn’t actually have syphilis, she did contract The Phage.

This week’s The Nerds Know question is from Richard in New Zealand. Send questions to nerds@nerdhurdles.com


Star trek Voyager Voyages: Season 7

September 21, 2012

As so we finally come to the end of our voyage through Star Trek: Voyager.

Episode 147: Unimatrix Zero, part 2

Please see our Season 6 post for a review of this episode.

Episode 148: Imperfection

When her cortical implant malfunctions, Seven of Nine needs a life-saving transplant.

Just after Mandi remarked, “I like the Borg kids. I like that they have them on the show,” 3/4 of them are immediately written out of the series. To be fair Mezoti was stepping on Naomi Wildman’s toes. There can only be one precocious, hyper-intelligent, slightly weird ten year old girl on board. Well, no more. Bye bye Borglings. Of course, Naomi Wildman has yet to show her face again as of episode 156, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Anyway, Ichabod makes the cut and as far as teen males in Star Trek go, he’s really not that bad. And he provides a decent mirror for Seven’s journey to reclaim her Humanity, or in Iqbal’s case, his Brunality. Which, of course, really means Humanity since everyone in Star Trek wants to be human on some level. Even Geordie. And, in this episode, Ishmael.

How was the episode though? You can tell I’m stalling for time trying to remember what we thought of it, can’t you? Well, we watched this a while ago. I think we both cried at the end because Jeri Ryan has managed to evoke more emotional responses out of us than any other character on any other TV show.

Seven’s episodes invariably end in us getting misty. So they must be good.

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Puke Dance: Weird Search Terms, Aug 2012

September 13, 2012

A lot of the weirdos must have been away from the Internet in August because we got a lot fewer completely baffling searches. Fewer, but not none

dancing hurler gif: Hmm. Must have been looking for this.

puke dance

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Episode 154 – Travel and Vacation

September 4, 2012

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Travel and Vacation:
two very different things. Or, sometimes, exactly the same thing. Leigh joins Jakob, Mandi and Kathie to discuss the various hurdles travelers run into.

Jakob in Disneyland

Is it exploitative to go to resorts in third world countries, or are you supporting one of their only thriving industries? Does volunteering in poverty-stricken countries (voluntourism) help solve or perpetuate their problems? What’s the best Disney park? Is Jakob a shut-in? Let us know what you think.

The topic was suggest by Thomas Corcoran whose Corn-o-Graphic website is worth a looksee. No, it’s not corn-related porn. If you have a topic suggestion or a question, email nerds@nerdhurdles.com.


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