It's one of the most iconic topics in all of Star Trek: Time Travel! In this episode of the TrekRanks Podcast we fire up an inverse tachyon beam to break down our Top 5 Time Travel Episodes. Host Jim Moorhouse is joined by Ken Reilly of TrekCore and Teresa Jusino of The Mary Sue, and together they fight through any and all temporal displacements to have a Trek conversation for the ages.
Their temporal investigation begins with the Diagnostic Cycle as each guest relays some of their favorite Time Travel films and shows, unveiling their overall love for the storytelling device (especially in Star Trek). From there, the Prime Directive section of the show sees each host define exactly how they narrowed down their TrekRanks lists, which feature quite a bit of variation considering how many different types of time travel stories there are.
Jim, Ken and Teresa then break down their final picks in The Order of Things by revealing their Time Travel Episodes, along with a descriptive "Five Word Summary and a Hashtag" for each pick. The picks include some deep cut specials and some all-time Trek classics, as you might expect.
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 13 for listener feedback regarding our Top Five Gory Moments.
As always, make sure to hail us here on our website by leaving a voicemail and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Time Travel Episodes in Star Trek history. Your comments might be used via a Temporal Causality Loop in an upcoming episode.