TrekRanks Episode 13 : Top 5 Gory Moments

Originally released on October 22, 2017

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Just in time for Catspaw Day (aka Halloween), the TrekRanks Podcast takes a deep "cut" look at gore in Star Trek, and by "cut," you know what we mean! We are carving and slicing our way through the Top 5 Gory Moments in Star Trek history.

TrekRanks host Jim Moorhouse is joined by Bill Mann and Carl Wonders to breakdown a topic that is rarely associated with Trek. In the deep-dive discussion our panel finds there are no shortage of gory moments in Trek (both visceral and subtle). The result is another great episode for fans of deep cut Trek selections.

What is gore? Well, the dictionary definition is blood, guts, murder and violence, and while that's not prevalent in Trek, it's not completely absent either. In this week's Level One Diagnostic, our hosts talk about their personal take on gore and some of the films and television that they consider gory. The three-person crew then breaks down how they approached the topic in Star Trek terms by defining their Prime Directive in making their selections.

Jim, Bill and Carl then break down their final picks in The Order of Things by revealing their "Five Word Summary and Hashtag" for each of their Top 5 Gory Moments. The resulting discussion highlights how gore in Trek can be both in-your-face and subtle (and sometimes even at the same time).

With each host's Secondary Systems choices, the picks get even deeper and Jim briefly reviews some of the interesting statistical anomalies that emerged from their selections.

After a quick recap of all the picks in the Regeneration Cycle, the episode concludes with a visit into a Temporal Causality Loop as we flashback to Episode 12 for listener feedback regarding our Top Five Premiere Episodes.

As always, make sure to hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Gory Moments in Star Trek history. Your comments might be used via a Temporal Causality Loop in an upcoming episode.


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Sat on the bridge of the NX-01, Star Trek trivia master and host of the TrekRanks podcast.
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Bill Mann
Host of TrekLive!
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Carl Wonders
Film score blogger and friend of the show!

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