TrekRanks Episode 166: The. Best. Deaths.

Originally released on September 15, 2023

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It's another fun TrekRanks live show and this one is as lively as it gets, as host Jim Moohouse and a panel of eight guests, including Star Trek experts Alex Perry, Jenn Tifft, Claire Little, Ken Reilly, Matt Hansen, Jamie McGregor, Thad Hait and Josh Duffy, power through 45 rapid fire selections for "The. Best. Deaths." This topic is not the Top 5 Best Deaths. No. This one is "The. Best. Deaths," which takes it a level beyond that. It's the most picks in the history of TrekRanks, so get ready for some of the craziest, most dramatic, somber and edgy moments in Trek history.

Episode Rundown:

Diagnostic Cycle: If this topic was Top 5 Deaths, you'd have Spock from The Wrath of Khan and than kind of thing. It's not. It's "The. Best. Deaths," which is a whole other thing.

Prime Directive: Each guest on this week's massive panel reveals exactly how they narrowed down list and made their final choices.

The Order of Things: All the picks are revealed with the TrekRanks' original "Five words and a hashtag" summary, along with one episode that helps frame their choice.

Secondary Systems: For a few extra picks that just missed our final list.

Regeneration Cycle: The panel does not recap their picks (because there are so many of them), but we do dissect some of the interesting statistical anomalies that arose from the discussion.

Temporal Inversion: We flashback to a previous episode of TrekRanks and relay some of the feedback received from listeners.

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 "The. Best. Deaths." (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used as part of a Temporal Inversion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too).

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