Fungi, Mycelium and Amok Time

Welcome to the  latest episode of 10Backward. This is a very special episode, where we interview John Holladay, Director of Marketing at Fungi Perfecti, the company set up by the real life Paul Stamets. We talk to John about real Stamets and Discovery Stamets, the possibilities of mycelium both in the real world and Star Trek and a lot of other stuff in between. John is a big Trek fan, so this was a fun talk for all of us. Hope you all enjoy it!

Spock’s World

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Trek Book Club podcast, Spock’s World.

Rob and Rick discuss the book Spock’s World, by Diane Duane. As well as discussing the story we will also talk about the reactions of everyone who took part in the Trek Book Club day on Twitter.

The Cage

The crew gather once again in 10Backward to discuss the first ever Star Trek. Yes, with the appearance of Pike’s Enterprise in the Discovery finale, we thought we’d have a look back at the original Captain Christopher Pike and how well The Cage worked as the pilot to Star Trek as we see it today.

The Savage Curtain

The 10Backward crew look at the Original Series episode, The Savage Curtain. An alien culture forces the crew into a battle between good and evil to study the concept. While not considered a highlight of the show, this episode does grant us some iconic figures in Trek lore. We try to reconcile how a less favoured episode can give us the enduring Surak and Kahless and see if we can discuss the Excalbian rock monster without noting his similarity to… well you know.

For this task, we recruited our first guest, Rob Chapman! Big thanks to Rob for joining us. Rob can be found on Twitter @trekkierob where I am still apologising to him for bringing him in on this topic of all the topics!

One of Our Planets is Missing

10Backward makes another foray into the world of Star Trek, The Animated Series. Once again we randomly select an episode, this time coming up with One of Our Planets is Missing. What will we find?

In Defence of Star Trek 5

Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier. Often, in our experience, maligned, criticised, condemned as one of the worst of the original movies.

But is it? Is it really that bad?
Here in 10Backward, we believe in Second Chances, (Mainly because Rick get’s excited about 2 Rikers…) and so we re-watched The Final Frontier and got together to discus the films flaws, it’s highlights and overall our experience of this movie. What do we conclude? Listen to find out!

War! Part 1, The Original Series

 

Part 1 of our 4 part mini-series where we look at how Star Trek deals with War! In this first part, Will leads the 10Backwards crew on a journey through war as depicted in The Original Series.