TrekRanks Episode 128: Abstract Silence

Originally released on January 28, 2022

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It's another round of "Abstract TrekRanks" as we pick a random topic and apply it to Trek. This week it is "Abstract Silence," which could mean anything in the world of Trek. Silence on the screen, silent communication, in-universe silence - the entire Star Trek canvas is in play for this wide-open topic. And our panel takes full advantage of that with host Jim Moorhouse and guests Adam Hunault and Arielle K. getting deep into the abstract.

Episode Rundown:

• Level One Diagnostic Cycle: We discuss the broad definition "abstract" and quickly rundown our three previous abstract topics: 3, H and One.

• Prime Directive: The crew breaks down exactly how they approached such a vast topic.

• The Order of Things: Everyone reveals their picks with the usual "Five words and a hashtag" summary, along with one episode that helps frame their choice.

o Secondary Systems: Our guests get into a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists!

• Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and dissect some of the interesting statistical anomalies that arose from the discussion.

• Temporal Distortion: We flashback to Episode 125 and to a great voicemail we received in response to our Top 5 Fight Scenes episodes.

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your picks for Abstract Silence. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used in a Temporal Distortion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too).

And don't forget to check out for our entire back catalog of episodes and a detailed rundown on every episode of Star Trek ever.


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