TrekRanks Episode 139: Top 5 Strange New Worlds Season 1 Moments

Originally released on July 22, 2022

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Simply said, Strange New Worlds is not only one of the greatest first seasons in Star Trek history, it is one of the great seasons in all of Star Trek. It was that good. From Pike's battle with his ignominious future to dramatic and subtle retconning that you didn't think you'd see and didn't know you wanted - the season packed an insane amount of heart, emotion and action into 10 episodes. And on this week's TrekRanks, we get deep into the Top 5 Strange New Worlds Season 1 Moments with our panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guests Josh Zeller and Melanie. Trust us, you'll want to listen to this one just to relive all the glory of this amazing season of Trek.

Episode Rundown:

- Prime Directive: We skip our Level One Diagnostic this week to jump straight into a break down of how everyone made their final picks.

- 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.

-- Secondary Systems: Our guests all rattle off a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists, including some picks hot off the press from the newest era of Trek!

- Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and we discuss one of the best statistical anomalies to ever come out of an episode of TrekRanks.

- Temporal Distortion: We flashback to a recent voicemail received with picks for our "Top 5 Spock Episodes," going back a few shows to Episode 134 of TrekRanks.

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 Top 5 Strange New Worlds Season 1 Moments. (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)..

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