Last year Simon and Sebastian from the popular podcast Trek am Dienstag told you about the best worst Star Trek episode, but this time they turn the tables and talk about the worst best Star Trek episode!
Their time travel this time goes to 1967 to what is arguably one of the most popular and well-known storylines of the original series. You would think that there are only positive things to report about it, but behind the scenes there was a lot of trouble. The opponents of an epic showdown are both named Gene, one Coon, the other Roddenberry, and they are dealing with serious issues: Executive chairs, burnouts and comedy. Simon and Sebastian wildly hypothesize that this titanic battle with no real winners could be a linchpin of all of Star Trek, delve into the multiverse of alternate history writing, and ask themselves – and you! – whether we’ve existed in a dark timeline ever since.
A TV history lesson of the adventurous kind – and at the same time an hour where the line between FedCon lecture and science fiction is blurred. With 17% more laughs guaranteed.
Simon Fistrich and Sebastian Göttling have hosted the popular podcast "Trek am Dienstag" for six years. It started in 2017 with a review of "The Man Trap", the very first Star Trek episode to air. (Although it actually started much earlier, as back in 1992 the two sat next to each other in physics class, talked animatedly about Star Trek instead of electronic parallel circuits, and became best friends).
Every Tuesday, Simon and Sebastian deal with a Star Trek episode, dissecting it scene by scene and adding lots of silliness and background information. Because the history of Star Trek is at least as exciting as Star Trek itself - and television history is more entertaining than you might think. Currently, "Trek am Dienstag" is set in 1993 and discusses the sixth season Star Trek: The Next Generation and the first season Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in parallel.
In the spring of 2031, Simon and Sebastian will reach the end of "Enterprise" and thereupon take up residence in an allotment colony.