Episode 90 - The Infinite Vulcan / The Magicks of Megas-tu
As we delve further into Bones' bedroom behaviors, our everyday lives start to devolve into meme theater, and Shawn inadvertently spawns a new segment of the show where he performs an assistive listening version of common gifs. Minh tanks his audition for Plant Creature #2. Corrections Corner takes us on a trip down Special Guest first appearance memory lane. Whatever you do, don't drink soda while you're giving someone "The Crackle." Erin fails out of her mythological creature seminar... or does she?! Yes. Yes, she does, but stick around for her Corky Romano redemption. Before we draw "Last Blood," Matt drops the biggest correction burn of the series squarely on Shawn's innocent, unsuspecting face. We really start sorting out a lot of our issues when the recording light flashes, so buckle up.
Episode 89 - More Tribbles, More Troubles / The Survivor
We're busting open a bottle of Boone's Farm, because when the director is colorblind and the Klingon sounds vaguely Scottish, you might as well toss back a few. We have trouble hearing each other over the deafening sound of the sun, and then decide to take a break from meat to give Paula Abdul the props she deserves. Stay tuned, she may drop by the studio later. There's a bit of difficulty starting back up on our marathon training, but we need to get on that to make sure we're able to escape our natural predators. Matt brings the best game based on friendship ever debuted on Warped, and it proves that as friends we're pretty "meh".
Episode 88 - One of Our Planets Is Missing / The Lorelei Signal
The crew is waiting to exhale, because while they carry the whole universe in their pockets, they still feel dead inside. Wow! That was a heavy opener to this week's description. Let's lighten up a bit! Santa Claus! Good, now we can talk about how we'll pioneer sexual escapades with many-armed and legged aliens. Star Trek Cats are poised to throw Jake out of his formerly cast-iron placement as favored Warped producer, but then Minh cracks under the pressure and walks out of the studio. We branch off into the pornographic ASMR podcast genre, scaring off most of our remaining adult fans, but attracting and emboldening some fringe listeners. If you're still game though, don't miss Matt's intro to The Lorelei Signal, he really sets the tone for the whole back half. Then we quickly revert the tone to more standard fare with a record-breaking number of games of FMK.
Episode 87 - Beyond the Farthest Star / Yesteryear
While Jake is off getting pooched by Marc Maron, the crew kicks off their adventure into the far reaches of Star Trek: The Animated Series. The crew keeps trying to ruin Scooby-Doo for Erin, and everything is ruined by the flowering of a certain sexual tree. The whole animation business gets us wondering about Botox and using the power of science to reverse the aging process. Much like the listeners of the Warped podcast, we ask about The Animated Series: "Who is this for?" Seriously, though, Matt generates a ton of geek cred for us by dropping some hot Trek knowledge straight off the dome, which is well-timed, since the internet decides that it doesn't love us while we are trying to record. Fortunately, we agree to ourselves that it's just a show, and should really just relax.
Episode 86 - The Last Starfighter (Part 2)
We're back! And we're spending way too much time describing the awesomeness of The Last Starfighter. The crew is in high spirits while discussing things like Robert Preston, Elton John, Tiny Dancer, Music Man, Victor/Victoria, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood... Wait, I better stop before this description becomes a "We Didn't Start the Fire" parody.
After Shawn gets a citation, we gab about the shows we've wasted our life watching more than once all the way through. We learn that Maggie Smith is the Nick Fury of Downton Abbey, Philippe is not at all convinced that the other starfighters are dead, and we also find Xur's long lost aunt. We close things out with a round table discussion about streaming services, The Great British Baking Show, Disney+, and Schitt's Creek. Now onward, to Star Trek: The Animated Series.
Episode 85 - The Last Starfighter (Part 1)
This week the Warped crew celebrates Star Trek day by... (drum roll) not watching Star Trek! Join us, if you will, on a two-part journey of adolescent wish fulfillment as the Music Man tells us that we are very, very special. Normally, I would say that watching along with us at home is as completely unnecessary as the podcast itself. But you really should consider this a great excuse to check out The Last Starfighter again, or for the first time, if you've never supped from its polygonal delights. Watch along with us, because we are so clearly overwhelmed with nostalgia that we have no choice but to gush, with our geeky bits all engorged, about every little thing that's happening in the movie. Plus, bonus drinking game: if you take a drink every time Shawn makes a connection from this movie to Star Trek, you will be well and thoroughly sauced.
Episode 84 - Turnabout Intruder
Tonight, on a very special episode of Warped, it's the FINAL EPISODE of Star Trek's Original Series. We're having technical difficulties, because of course we are, and we're just rolling with it. Science fiction's freakiest of Fridays has a guest actor driving a Ferrari on surface streets. In the land of the hotties, the uggo is King/Queen. We wish Screenie a fond farewell and celebrate it the best way we know how: inanimate object FMK. Philippe takes some parting shots at Maroon 5. Jake makes everyone feel bad about their musical theater knowledge in our new sing-along quiz. It wouldn't be a celebration if we didn't point out all our mistakes in Correction Corner. Included in our recommendations this week are Dead Authors, The Wire, Black Ocean, and Garfield. Take care of your slow lorises, good listeners.
Episode 83 - All Our Yesterdays
It's the penultimate episode of "The Original Series" and we are just now finding out what little half-Vulcan babies are made of. Enjoy some strange tales from late night at the Luxor. The Spirit of Gene sticks it to the temperance league with a salacious double belly button. Bones is trying to divide and conquer on the only woman in his particular time period, and it's gross, everybody, it's super gross. Erin gives us an update on sometimes-cat, Bosley. If you were hoping to find an episode with more jokes about meat, you're in luck! Be sure to listen to the end to marvel at the fated first encounter between Roddenberry and Asimov.
Episode 82 - The Savage Curtain
Leave it to Abraham Lincoln to save us from our deadly cult obsession. Minh freaks the frack out and wreaks absolute havoc upon one of our favorite and time-honored segments. Where better to meet the spirit of Patrick Swayze than the limitless expanse of space? What the hell is going on at the Paw Paw Taco Bell?! Everyone who listens to Warped has a grapplin' partner in the Star Trek square dance. We get over our prejudice towards historical content just in time to appreciate Daniel Day-Lewis. And, as the ending of "The Original Season" draws near, we make sure to celebrate with what must be our geekiest game of FMK to date, possibly in the history of all mankind.