No Win Scenario

No Win Scenario

Star Trek, Dune, Babylon 5, The Expanse, Star Wars, Neon Genesis Evangelion and more — we are your gateway to science fiction entertainment. As we spar over diverse perspectives and dissect popular narratives, you'll be passionately divided, loving and loathing us in equal measure. Tune in as yours hosts, Don and Trevor, engage with industry experts to explore the day-to-day realities of production and the increasing prominence of mental health concerns in the film and television industry. Our initial guests include: Dave Blass (Production Designer, Star Trek Picard) Liz Kloczkowski (Art Director, Star Trek Picard) Todd A. Marks (Computer/Video Playback Supervisor, Star Trek Picard) Jeremy Benning (Cinematographer, The Expanse) Kent Sanderson (President, Acquisitions and Ancillary Distribution at Bleecker Street) David Mack (NY Times Best Selling Author, Star Trek: Picard: Firewall) Jenny R Johnson (Artist) Derek Tyler Attico (Award winning Author, The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko)


May 2, 2024 88 mins
Dune Part 2 was so epic that our fans demanded more! Brian Tamm, the Executive Director of the Independent Film Festival Boston joins the show to discuss all things Dune and help Don convert Trevor into loving David Lynch's 1984 version.
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Star Trek Author Derek Tyler Attico discusses "The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko" and the impact of Deep Space Nine 31 years later. Trevor interrupts Don with another "Trevor's Tangent" and the duo pay tribute to the late Johnny Lee Davenport. 
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March 24, 2024 46 mins
Dune, Dune, or Dune? Pick your favorite. Don and Trevor sure have! Listen to this special episode of No Win Scenario where Don and Trevor fight over David Lynch's Dune, Christopher Walken's casting, and so much more! Trevor's tangent incoming... This is No Win Scenario 203 - Dune Part 2....Part 1!
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February 17, 2024 93 mins
Season 2 of No Win Scenario continues with Don and Trevor welcoming Canadian artist Jenny R. Johnson. Her recent body of work, Scenes from the Multiverse, is an ongoing love letter to the sci-fi and genre characters and moments that have inspired her imagination as a self-described “lifelong geek.” They discuss fandom, bullying, the challenges of ADHD, and Don's future commission for Trevor...which of course is Babylon 5 related. S...
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February 4, 2024 81 mins
Join us for our Valentine's Day special as we welcome New York Times bestselling author David Mack and unveil Don's gift to Trevor: a surprise Cameo from a certain "Star Trek: Picard" actor. David discusses his new book "Star Trek: Picard: Firewall," and finds himself right at home bashing Don and Trevor equally. Listen to the entire podcast for in-depth discussions on LGBTQIA+ characters in the Star Trek universe, book banning, an...
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November 20, 2023 52 mins
Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Sci-Fi? The fifth episode of No Win Scenario is full of curveballs including the surprise attack of "Trevor's Tangent." Bleecker Street's Kent Sanderson, President of Acquisitions and Ancillary Distribution joins the fray.


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The Expanse. The Boys. Spin. Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities. Alone Across the Arctic. Cinematographer and producer Jeremy Benning has had an exciting career but now confronts his greated challenge yet: a conversation with Don and Trevor. In episode four of No Win Scenario, Jeremy talks about his work and how he and his team maintain their mental health and relationships under demanding working conditions.

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After bickering over Dune, Don and Trevor sit down with the talented Todd A. Marks, a computer/video playback supervisor and projectionist who has worked on iconic productions such as "Star Trek: Picard," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," "Quantum Leap," and "Steve Jobs." Todd delves into the intricacies of video playback in film and TV, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and the technical challenges he's faced in his career. Wit...
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In this episode, Don and Trevor, interview Liz Kloczkowski who was an Art Director on Star Trek Picard and Promising Young Woman. Liz shares insights into the role of an art director, the dynamics of the art department in film and TV productions, and her experiences working in the industry. She highlights the recognition and appreciation art directors receive in the Star Trek fandom and discusses the challenges and intricacies of w...
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"Star Trek Picard Production Designer Dave Blass"
No Win Scenario is your gateway to science fiction entertainment. Don and Trevor will spar over diverse perspectives and dissect popular narratives. Don and Trevor engage with industry experts to explore the day-to-day realities of production and the increasing prominence of mental health concerns in the film and television industry. In this episode, Don and Trevor welcome you to the...
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