Synthaholics: A Star Trek Podcast

Synthaholics: A Star Trek Podcast

Synthaholics is a Star Trek podcast hosted by David Duncan, Aaron O'Brian and Holly Michelle Vine! We seek out new life and new drink combinations to boldly go where no Star Trek Podcast has gone before! We cover topics ranging from all the shows, movies, and even comics!... Show More

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July 9, 2020 34 min

Book Club Episode 7: Dune Part 7

In our next two chapters of Dune Duke Leto inspects some quickly modified chairs and discusses with Thufir Hawat who the traitor might be. Thufir strongly suspects Jessica to be the traitor. Duke Leto finds this to be absolutely absurd and lets Paul in on the fact that he has to pretend to suspect Jessica of treachery but if anything were to happen to The Duke Paul must let Jessica know that it was ...

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Episode 272: Final Fantasy VII Remake

This week on Synthaholics we do something new, we do our first not Star Trek video game discussion. David welcomes past colleague Brian Banister to the show to discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake. Aaron and Holly are both on vacation this week. Before we get into the Final Fantasy VII Remake discussion we talk about the Sony PS5 announcement for news and some of the upcoming games that were announ...

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Episode 271: Critical Mass and Leviathan Wakes

We have arrived at the final two episodes of the first season of The Expanse, and what a journey it has been. Aaron, David, and Holly share our thoughts on Critical Mass and Leviathan Wakes, although Holly only joins the boys briefly this week. The Expanse keeps getting better and better, and we end up discussing what 10 episodes of the expanse did from a story standpoint vs. what Pica...

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June 25, 2020 45 min

Book Club Episode 6: Dune Part 6

In our next two chapters of Dune our fearless leader Duke Leto stews over the Harkonnen’s attempt on his son’s life. He also enlists Gurney to recruit as much of the help as they can to assist in mining the spice to get production rolling again. Later Paul gets to attend his very first staff meeting on Dune where they all get the low down on profit margins and the status of the mining equipment. Gra...

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June 22, 2020 59 min

Episode 270: Windmills & Salvage

Once more unto the breach, dear friends! Into the Expanse - with David, Holly and Aaron!

This week Chrisjen makes a house call with James Holden’s family in Montana. We discover the secret meaning of "donkey balls". The crew of the Rocinante discovers a derelict vessel holding a secret that may destroy humankind. (No big deal...) Holden and crew go to Eros, where they finally meet with M...

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June 17, 2020 28 min

Book Club Episode 5: Dune Part 5

 

In our next two chapters of Dune Paul just can't sleep due to how cool his bed’s headboard is. He also encounters a dangerous assassins tool every good Dukes son learns about at an early age the Hunter Seeker. Meanwhile lady Jessica uncovers a secret message with an ominous warning. Grab a plate of Spice Melange and kick back while listening to our book breakdown of Frank Herbert's DUNE! T...

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Episode 269: Far Beyond the Stars with Guy Davis

This week David, Aaron and Guy break away from the Expanse to talk about current issues. Warning: this episode we do get very political! As our country struggles with the issues of race and equality we dive into a classic Deep Space Nine episode. In this story the Prophets transport Sisko to the 1950s. Sisko becomes Benny Russell, a science-fiction writer that struggles with civil ri...

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June 10, 2020 31 min

Book Club Episode 4: Dune Part 4

We finally make it to planet Arrakis! Man, is it hot here! And DRY! Lady Jessica unpacks an old portrait of Leto's father and a mounted bull's head. Later Jessica meets her new servant Shadout Mapes. Jessica correctly identifies a strange knife, calling it a "Maker". Next Jessica has a somewhat normal discussion with Dr. Yueh about Arrakeen politics, extravagant water use, Jessica an...

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Episode 268: The Expanse: Back to the Butcher & Rock Bottom

 

This week David and Aaron talk more of the Expanse!

What happened to Anderson Station? Fred Johnson happened to Anderson Station! "The Butcher of Anderson Station''! James Holden christens their vessel the "Rocinante" and finds safe harbor on Tycho Station where they make an unlikely ally. On Ceres, along with his conspiracy theories about Julie M...

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June 2, 2020 24 min

Book Club Episode 3: Dune Part 3

 

Join Aaron and David as we discuss DUNE in our book club series. This week we get introduced to the super creepy Dr. Yueh. The book wastes no time letting us know that he indeed is the traitor that will be the end of the Duke Leto Atreides. Speaking of the Duke we finally meet him this week as well in two shorter chapters of DUNE. Grab a plate of Spice Melange and kick back while listening to our ...

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Episode 267: The Expanse: Remember the Cant & CQB

 

This week we return to The Expanse! James Holden's message broadcasts all over Ceres and is inciting riots. Detective Miller continues his search for Julie Mao. Miller tracks down Anderson Dawes, the leader of the O.P.A. On Earth Chrisjen Avasarala tricks her friend Franklin DeGraaf (the U.N. Ambassador to Mars) to reveal Mars' stealth facilities. The survivors of the ...

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May 27, 2020 33 min

Book Club Episode 2: Dune Part 2

Join Aaron and Holly as we discuss DUNE in our book club series. This week Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam leaves planet Caladan after further questioning Paul and see a dire ending to the Duke. We also meet Thufir Hawat and Gurney Halleck, Paul's teachers and friends. Grab a plate of Spice Melange and kick back while listening to our book break down of Frank Herbert's DUNE! The Spice mus...

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May 25, 2020 121 min

Episode 266: Pandemic Playlist

 

This week we compiled lists to entertain you through this 2020 Pandemic. We wanted to bring you episodes that were both entertaining and relevant to our current situation and we’re just gonna get right down to it… here are all of our recommendations!

1995 Film: 12 Monkeys

TOS&TNG: The Naked Time & The Naked Now

TNG Symbiosis

TOS This Side of Paradise

2005 Film: War of the Worlds

2006 Film: C...

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May 20, 2020 24 min

Book Club Episode 1: Dune part 1

 

We are stating a shorter format book club series that will hopefully be a weekly release. We are kicking off this series with Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel DUNE. This week we are covering the first two chapters so grab yourself a copy of Dune and follow along.

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Episode 265: The Expanse Dulcinea and The Big Empty

Today we expand our universe with a little Syfy/Amazon show called… The Expanse! …too on the nose? Anyway, We have a relatively short episode for you this week -which is odd because we discussed the happenings of Episode 1 and 2 of the first season, but we’re all looking forward to more! But first we discuss the news of the latest Star Trek announcement “Strange New Worlds” Captai...

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Episode 264: Kobayashi Maru Extinction with Jason Yungbluth

 

This week we need to apologize to our special guest Jason Yungbluth. Because was are talking about one of our least favorite episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise - "Extinction". BUT there is more! We balance off this bitter episode with the sweet discussion of Jason Yungbluth's newset comic book "Kobayashi Maru"! A comic book series set in a universe tha...

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May 3, 2020 124 min

Episode 263: Alita: Battle Angel

 

This week David, Aaron and Holly visit the 26th Century with Guy Davis, who sheds light on the history of the tale of a little cyborg girl who is actually a very powerful warrior from Mars, she just doesn’t know it yet... All four of your hosts this week have different levels of exposure to the world of Alita: Battle Angel, so the varying point of views made for a fun and interesting conversation ...

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April 27, 2020 61 min

Episode 262: The Sound of Her Voice 

This week, listen to Aaron, David, and Holly from last week talk about a Deep Space Nine’s 149th episode where Sisco, O’Brian, and Bashir talk to a woman from three years past… And no, we do not divulge our innermost thoughts to strangers in this episode. “The Sound of Her Voice” Season 6 episode 25 of Deep Space Nine coerces Sisco, O’brian, and Bashir to reflect on their personal lives while a ...

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Episode 261: Picard Post Mortem with Lloyd Evans

Lloyd Evans returns as our guest! This week David, Aaron and Llyod do our post mortem of Star Trek: Picard Season 1. The return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard has been greatly anticipated. Did this season do justice to one of Star Trek's most beloved character? We have mixed feelings on the outcome. There were high points that we enjoyed. But there are plot points that...

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Episode 260: The Gamesters of Triskelion

Aaaah, back to some classic Trek! This episode Dave and Aaron look back at the classic (but silly) Original Series "The Gamesters of Triskelion". Over the years this episode has had a lot of cultural references and it has generated some internet memes. But is it a good episode? You can bet 1000 quatloos that Dave and Aaron will discuss it ad nauseam! What young pubescent boy wouldn&#...

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