There are good Star Trek episodes, there are bad Star Trek episodes, there are forgettable Star Trek episodes, and then there are the just plain weird ones. This week, the Shuttle Pod crew went back to the well of oddball episodes and we each chose a weird episode of Star Trek on television to rewatch and analyze. If you missed our first podcast of weird episodes you can catch up here.
For Volume 2 of The Best of the Weird, we watched the The Next Generation episode “Sub Rosa” (Dinnae light that candle!), Voyager’s “The Thaw“, The Animated Series “The Magicks of Megas-Tu” (Friend Kirk!), and we wrap it up with The Next Generation‘s “Home Soil” (we’re all just “ugly bags of mostly water”).
Shuttle Pod 45: The Best of the Weird, Volume 2
While re-watching “Home Soil” Matt realized that there are a number of parallels to the classic Original Series episode “The Devil in the Dark.” This is something the production seems to have been aware of too, they setup a shot in a tunnel that mirrors the iconic shot of Kirk and Spock seen through a Horta tunnel. You can see the comparison below: