The 10Backward crew journey into the Badlands this episode to look at The Maquis. This group, separating from the Federation were a new concept that gave us the chance to say ‘so what is so good about the Federation?’ We also got to take a good look at the price of peace. So were the Maquis good guys or bad guys? Were their motives pure or misguided? We take a look.
So, 10Backward host Rick (Everson) flipping loves Past Tense, the DS9 2-parter that depicts the Bell Riots of the 21st Century. He’s constantly banging on about social commentary at it’s best in Trek and what it said when the episode aired and how even more relevant it is today.
But what of the rest of the 10Backward gang? Do they agree? Do they tolerate Rick’s passion? Or do they cut him down with well reasoned arguments? Or scatological humour?
Find out by listening to our analysis of Past Tense!
At 10Backward, we were told that maybe some of our topics could be daunting for the more casual Trek fan. So we decided to do a show on what we felt were good episodes to watch if you weren’t a big Trekkie already, or maybe entirely new to the show. Furthermore we went out and made ‘volunteers’ watch these eps and tell us what they thought! Find out what happened by listening!
This long War! Podcasting epic finally reaches it’s conclusion as we conclude our look at Deep Space 9 and the Dominion War. Rick, Will and Richard are all on the casualty lists as they are talked out after all this! Let’s hope they can declare victory and get over to Quarks for some rootbeer!
10Backward return to our examination of War in Star Trek. After looking over TOS, TNG, VOY and ENT, we head to the Bajor sector to see how War is portrayed on Deep Space 9.
At 10Backward we like to break up our grim and epic discussions of War! with lighter moments… and what’s lighter than a Ferengi episode? But is this just a Ferengi episode? Or is it, finally, the real truth of what happened at Roswell? Weather balloons are not the answer… Join us as we mark the recent anniversary of the Roswell incident with the chain smoking army, 3 time displaced Ferengi and Odo as a dog!
The 10Backward crew discuss ‘Tropes’. Those recurring themes, frequent occurrences that crop up in Trek. In what might well become a recurring subject, (our own Trope!) Richard, Will and Rick have each picked a Trope to talk through. So tune in and be regaled with the stories of Off-screen battles, the travails of Harry Kim’s doomed love life and Holodeck malfunctions.