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31: Greatness Adjusted for Inflation: Meet the Best Trek Ever

It’s probably safe to assume that you have your favorite version of Star Trek that you’ll readily defend until the sun explodes. Whether you’re an Original Series purist, a Picard-Diehard, a fan of the Abramsverse, or you just love it all, you’re one of the millions of dedicated fans across the globe.

Aside from one of the most diversified science fiction franchises of all time, it’s also one of the few that has truly withstood the test of time. When you stack Star Trek against some of the other popular science fiction brands, it becomes clear that it will always be towards the top of the heap. Let's look at how Trek stacks up against other franchises, and how the series compare to one another.

Direct download: cl-031.mp3
Category:All Trek -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was rare for its time. It was a sci-fi character study, an action-heavy war tale, and an emotional tale of redemption. It discussed morals without being preachy, and it showcased a diverse cast without coming across as holier-than-thou. For these and many other reasons, it has become a personal favorite of many. Some of the things that make DS9 unique are easily visible, while others take a bit of digging. In this Captain's Log, Jesse Merkel digs into what made the series different from other Trek as we knew it.

Direct download: cl-030.mp3
Category:Deep Space Nine -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

Anyone who knows Star Trek knows that its protagonist organization, the United Federation of Planets, is a near-utopian paradise. People work to better themselves and the rest of their Federation citizens collectively. It is as close to paradise as one can get.

However, what happens when that is threatened? What happens when good people, who strongly believe in upholding their principles, are pushed to the edge? Do they give up rather than violate them? Do they find a logical and peaceful way to help themselves and their comrades, or do they give in and do something rash in an attempt to stop the “bad guys?”

In the 22nd, 23rd and 24th centuries, the Starfleet captain is the epitome of all that is right and good. Still, they’re human. Let’s look at each of these captains, shall we?

Direct download: cl-029.mp3
Category:Captains -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

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