TrekRanks Episode 77: Top 5 WTF Moments

Originally released on February 27, 2020

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What the F*%#?!? There has surely been plenty of times you've said that while watching Star Trek, and this week we break down the Top 5 WTF Moments in Trek history. Bizarro moments, shock twists, mind-blowing reveals - WTF Moments come in all shapes and sizes, and our panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guests Duncan Barrett and Clara Cook get into all the nitty gritty with their picks.

The episode also features our first-ever TrekRanks Slipstream Round, some major bonus content at the end of the episode to cover a recent WTF Moment in Trek that we couldn't miss out on! We won't spoil the topic for you here, but this extra-long episode of TrekRanks is basically two episodes in one!

The show kicks off with a Diagnostic Cycle in which our panel each selects a non-Trek WTF Moment to tease their picks, then we move into the Prime Directive to break down how everyone made their selections and narrowed down their lists.

Jim, Duncan and Clara then break down their final picks in The Order of Things by revealing their "Five Words and a Hashtag Summaries" and their WTF Moments. Everything is in bounds this week, and the conversation reflects that. When it's all said and done, we add a few 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 first flashback to Episode 54 and our Rainy Day Marathon list via a voicemail, and then goes through a great Top 5 Borg Episode list from Episode 72.

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 WTF Moments. 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 TrekRanks' guest host.

Of course, if that wasn't enough, the episode ends with a bonus TrekRanks Slipstream Round in which regular TrekRanks guests Alexander Perry and Jenn Tifft help us breakdown a crazy WTF Moment from the Star Trek: Picard episode, "Stardust City Rag." We run through a special Top 3 topic that you won't be able to resist.






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Jim Moorhouse
Sat on the bridge of the NX-01, Star Trek trivia master and host of the TrekRanks podcast.
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Duncan Barrett
TrekRanks guest and friend of the network!
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Clara Cook
TrekRanks guest and Trek fan!