The Old Fan’s Review of Star Trek: Discovery S01E04

The Old Fan’s Review of Star Trek: Discovery S01E04

The first episode of Tales from SYL Ranch – LIVE! is now in the archive.

Streaming begins five minutes before the show, so you can skip to 05:00 if you like.

The Old Fan’s Review of Star Trek: Discovery, S01E04: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.”

After the review, Q&A!

Going forward, The Old Fan’s Reviews will be livestreamed at the following times:

  • UTC:  1am
  • Eastern: 9pm
  • Central: 8pm
  • Mountain:  7pm
  • Pacific:  6pm

All episodes will be available for viewing on my YouTube channel.

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The Old Fan’s Commentary On Star Trek: Discovery S01E02

The Old Fan’s Commentary On Star Trek: Discovery S01E02

“Battle At the Binary Stars”

Star Trek: Discovery has had a wildly-polarized reaction among fans.  Some like it some hate it, but very few fans are completely ambivalent.

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Star Trek and Dimension X Audio Adventures – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-24

Star Trek and Dimension X Audio Adventures – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-24

Power Records Star Trek Audio Adventures
and
Dimension X

Star Trek and Dimension X Album Art

Star Trek and Dimension X Album Art

With all the movies and serials and cartoons I’ve been commenting on, we’ve fallen behind on audio adventures.  We’ve got a bunch of doozies today.

We’ll largely listen to Star Trek — though probably not the Star Trek you were expecting.  We’ll listen to what Memory Alpha rather generously calls, the “Peter Pan Records Star Trek Audio Adventures.”

In the mid-1970s, Power Records subsidiary Peter Pan Records produced a series of records for children.  As was common at the time, such records were cheaply-produced.  The assumption was that children wouldn’t know the difference.

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When Star Trek Was New

When Star Trek Was New

You know, I think I’m getting old.

I’ve had this feeling increasingly, particularly when talking with newer fen – the ones who find the original Star Trek (no bloody A, B, C, D, E, or NX-01) quaint at best and ridiculous at worst. I admit that it bothers me to hear the TV show that I’ve been following for my entire life dissed by kids who can barely remember the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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