The Mind Robbers Ep. 25 – Trekheads

This week, Scott got a new TV and saw The Campaign while Matt reached the end of Scalped and revisited Caprica. We discuss the end of Bunhead’s summer season, study the pilots for Star Treks The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, and continue our ongoing chat about Supernatural (episodes 5-8 of season four).

Show Notes

0:07:20 – Portal 2
0:17:05 – Scalped
0:27:22 – The Southland – “Influence of Geography”
0:30:43 – Scriptnotes
0:44:37 – Fat-man on Batman
0:57:52 – The Campaign (SPOILERS)
1:05:37 – Caprica (Episodes 1-9)
1:11:53 – Bunheads (SPOILERS)
1:27:50 – Star Trek: The Next Generation – “Encounter at Farpoint” (SPOILERS)
1:44:30 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – “Emissary” (SPOILERS)
2:13:27 – Supernatural (SPOILERS)

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6 thoughts on “The Mind Robbers Ep. 25 – Trekheads

  1. If Valve is the Pixar of the video game industry, then Team Fortress 2 is the Incredibles of Valve games….mostly because of the art style. Just saying.

  2. Hey guys, quick question, I’m currently watching the old seasons of Doctor Who (2005-current) and am thinking about watching the upcoming season as it airs. Do you think that’s a bad idea? Doctor Who feels like a show where watching episodes in order isn’t a super big deal. Unfortunately I don’t have so much time where I could blow through all of the old episodes before the new season airs. And obviously part of my reason for wanting to watch the new season as it airs is so that I can listen to the Doctor’s Companion.

    • Hey, man. Great question.

      I think that’s up to you. These five episodes that we’re getting this month are promising to wrap up the storylines of Amy and Rory (The Ponds) who have been the companions since series five and “Asylum of the Daleks” (tonight’s episode) looks to pick up pieces of where we last left them off.

      That said, they’re also supposed to be standalone, so I have no idea. Honestly, it depends on where you are. If you’re still in the Davies years, you could probably go ahead and jump to the Moffat years and watch from there (just make sure you’ve seen “Blink” before you head into Moffat). If you’re in the Moffat years I’d work on catching up before going into “Asylum” because he’s been building since he took over. And there’s only two seasons of Moffat and so it’s not that much before this after all.

      If you’re not worried about spoilers for episodes you haven’t yet seen, go ahead and watch. We don’t plan on talking about previous episodes on TDC, but it happens, especially because the key relationships on the show are really all based on the episodes they’re in before this one.

      So… I don’t have a definitive answer, just giving my thoughts on your options. If I had to give one, I’d say watch series five and series six before jumping in. Cuz of spoilers. And continuity….

      • I agree with everything Matt has said with one additional note: If you wanted to skip to series 5 you can but make sure you watch “Blink” from series 3 AND the River Song 2-parter “Silence in the Library” & “Forest of the Dead” from series 4 before going into “The Eleventh Hour”.

  3. I just got caught up with Bunheads, and I pretty much agree with everything you guys said about the show (apart from the fact that I think the show’s title sequence is actually pretty great). This show is giving me Gilmore Girls flashbacks, especially when the guitar pops up in the soundtrack. I love the rapid fire dialogue, and I love all the characters. Boo is my favorite by far, but they are all pretty great.

    I cried like a baby at the end of the finale episode. Even though the moment was a little on the nose and somewhat unearned, it’s the line from Michelle about still having to leave that really got to me. What a sad place to leave the show until it picks up again.

    • Oh definitely. What’s funny is because I keep thinking it’s a show about ballet and it’s so tremendously silly in its own ways it can’t be melancholy or full of pain.

      And yet the end of the pilot told me that such an assumption is clearly “incorrect”,

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