In this episode, we talk about all the stupid things the crew does as part of R&R. Also, seriously people – do not put a gun down your pants!!!! “the more complex the mind the greater the need for the simplicity of play” – no really it is absolutely an original star trek… Continue reading Episode 15 – Shore Leave
In which the Skirts have a guest star! Cate with a C, from the Shakesplaining podcast joins us! The Radiolab podcast Anna mentions: http://www.radiolab.org/story/playing-god/ The title is a reference to the line from Hamlet: “The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” (Act 2; Scene 2) This episode shares many… Continue reading Episode 13 – Conscience of the King
Subtitle of this Episode is… how to NOT treat the disabled…. Some cool links: Spock is faking the voice recorder – see most recent RAdio lab!!! http://www.radiolab.org/story/breaking-news/ John Scalzi’s Lock In WHAT is that thing in Spock’s room??
“Aggressively Average” is my boring religious music cover band? In this episode we talk trivia mostly 🙂 The name of the game in this episode really is the special effects, which were so special this one got a Hugo nomination. (What are the Hugos?) We also talked about the original vs remastered version of… Continue reading Episode 10 – Corbomite Maneuver
Or… how meditation will kill you if you do it long enough…. Anna talks about Rabbi Hillel and the golden rule here, so we are providing a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillel_the_Elder#The_Golden_Rule A note on this from Nimoy in this article An interesting bit: This episode marks the first appearance of the Vulcan mind meld. The final shooting… Continue reading Episode 9 – Dagger of the Mind
In this episode the skirts discuss the nature of growing up, old 70s movies, WORST trees ever and how Australia is out to kill you. Here is he evil tree we were talking about. EVIL. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchineel And hte Babylon 5 stuff. Just scroll down to Sentient Telepaths! 🙂 http://babylon5.wikia.com/wiki/Telepath Mysterious Island of Beautiful women… Continue reading Episode 8 -Miri
In this episode the skirts go on all the tangents. All of them. Like immigration, robots, more robots and how to pick blueberries. A Civilization of Obedient Androids is my new something cover band. How does one pick strawberries – http://www.latimes.com/local/great-reads/la-me-strawberry-pick-20130503-dto-htmlstory.html Blueberry picker – https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/t/berry-picker-white-background-73326415.jpg but imagine that on stick California work issue –… Continue reading Episode 7 – What are little girls made of… ooh shiny!
In this episode we learn that all female guest stars get the soft focus! Whee! Apparently it is a TV Trope! I tried to find scholarly research or papers based on Mudd’s Women but i couldn’t come up with anything useful. If anyone finds any, link us in comments!! sorry no idea what else to put… Continue reading Episode 6 – Mudd’s Women
*content warning – talk of sexual assault* What temperature is it when it is too cold to snow – Science! Theories of how a transporter works – How DOES it work? In case you care to follow up, here is some info on Communism…. asymptotically approaching communism Anna’s Soap box – This episode is how to… Continue reading Episode 5 – The Enemy Within