TrekRanks Episode 65: Top 5 Villains Who Weren't Really Villains

Originally released on September 19, 2019

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It's a quintessential plank in the Star Trek platform: Villains Who Weren't Really Villains. This week's TrekRanks could not be any more Star Trek, as our expert panel of Adam Hunault and Josh Zeller join host Jim Moorhouse to get deep into Star Trek lore. It's a fun and pointed episode of TrekRanks as more than a few of our "Not Really Villains" picks challenge the status quo and spark the kind of debate rarely seen on TrekRanks. Don't miss this one.

Since this engrossing topic is all about how each of our guests is going to define their villain and their picks, we skip the normal Diagnostic Cycle this week and jump straight into a detailed breakdown of our Prime Directive, where everyone has a slightly different take on how they might define a redeemable villain.

Jim, Adam and Josh then reveal their final picks in The Order of Things with their "Five Words and a Hashtag Summaries" and an episode that best showcases their villain who wasn't really a villain. The picks and conversation start off on an even keel, but before long the entire panel are heavily debating more than a few controversial picks. When it's all said and done, everything calms down for a few additional Secondary Systems 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 60 and our Top 5 Scenes on Location.

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 Villains Who Weren't Really Villains. Your comments might be used via a Temporal Causality Loop in an upcoming episode. And your recording might also be considered as an audition as a future guest host on TrekRanks.


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