TrekRanks Episode 182: Abstract Fire

Originally released on April 26, 2024

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"Fire!" As in "Abstract Fire," which sees TrekRanks return to one of our most popular recurring topics. This week it's a discussion of one of the original "elements" – fire, which, of course, can mean a lot of different things in the Star Trek universe. This is a fun one for host Jim Moorhouse and guests Bill Mann and Craig Main to get deep into the lore of Star Trek through a lens one wouldn't expect. Nothing is too abstract for TrekRanks!

Episode Rundown:

One Diagnostic Cycle: We recap the previous Abstract topics and breakdown what "fire" could potentially mean in a topic like this.

Prime Directive: Each guest on this week's panel reveals exactly how they narrowed down their 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 recaps their picks and we 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 Top 5 Recurring Actors. (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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