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.