Star Trek with Scott Johnson Podcast

This issue: Planet ComiCon, hot girls in wheelchairs, Batman or clones, or possibly both. Plus: Ye can’t mix Life and Anti-Life…And also Comics: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Spoilerprise, it’s two year and counting mission, to review strange new comics, to seek out new stories and new takes on old stories. To boldly split infinitives that no man has split before! And Scott Johnson…


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Star Wars the Clone Wars and Batman: The Brave and the Bold Return for Another Season


Listener Greg wants to know if the Major Spoilers Crew made it to the Kansas City Planet ComiCon or not.

Cars: The Rookie #1
Written by Alan J. Porter
Drawn by Albert Carreres
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4), SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: JAN094067

Cars fans, start your engines! Before the big Dinoco 400 race, rookie sensation Lightning McQueen is interviewed by Darrel Cartrip. Full of braggadocio, McQueen reveals his scrappy origins as “Bulldozer” McQueen–a local short track racer who dreams of the big time…and recklessly plows his way through the competition to get there!

Nova #23

War of Kings brings a new status quo…and a new penciler Andrea DiVito (Annihilation)! Who is the new Protector of the Universe? Stripped of his Nova powers and facing death, Rich Rider must stop the Worldmind’s plans before it’s too late. But he needs power to do it, which may come from a source that will change his very identity! It’s another unpredictable episode of the comic Ain’t It Cool News calls “awesomely jaw-droppingly cool stuff.”
Rated T+ …$2.99

Oracle: The Cure #1
Written by Kevin VanHook; Art by Don Kramer and Jay Leisten; Cover by Guillem March

Part 1 of 3-part story that will change the life of Oracle forever! Barbara Gordon, after disbanding the Birds of Prey, returns to Gotham City as a recluse only to lose herself to her Oracle identity entirely. But when the evil Calculator seeks the remnants of the Anti-Life Equation to save the life of his daughter, Oracle will be caught in the crossfire, and Barbara Gordon will pay the ultimate price!

Short and simple, Star Wars or Star Trek?
A) Star Trek
B) Star Wars

Star Trek
Scott Johnson from ExtraLife ( joins the Major Spoilers Crew this week to discuss all things Star Trek. In light of the upcoming movie franchise reboot, and Nerdtacular III, the panel waxes poetically about the best and the worst Star Trek has to offer, while Stephen loses all Trek-cred he has by saying he liked Enterprise over all the other series. It only gets better from there, in this lively discussion.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Ricco
    April 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm — Reply

    Greatest Star Trek eppisode: Voyager’s “Year of Hell” part 2 , Captain Janeway rams the time ship (which has literaly made life Hell for the crew for the last year) with the crippled Voyager saying “time’s… up!”

    Roberto may want to know that they ARE making a “Smurf movie”

    The head bumps on Klingons are explained in an eppisode of Enterprise, were Klingon use the augmented humans DNA (from the eppies with Brent Spiner) to enhance Klingon warriors but they start to die off and worst it became and airborne virus. The only way to prevent the Klingon race from dying was to add human DNA to the Klingon race and thous the bumps were gone!

    It’s a great source of shame for the Klingon Empire hence why they don’t like to talk about it, I think “you’re grandmother had a smooth forehead” is an actual Klingon insult.

  2. Nick Jones
    April 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    My favorite Trek Series was DS9, especially after the 3rd season, when it started becoming more of a serial.

  3. Scott Gavin
    April 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm — Reply

    My Favorite Trek Series: The Original Series remastered editions with modern special effects. Best episodes of all time, Balance of Terror and the Doomsday Machine.

    Second Favorite Trek Series: Battlestar Galactica…. April Fool! Enterprise, believe it or not. Enterprise and Deep Space 9 both suffered because the networks didn’t support the shows, and put them in a time slot where they were always being bumped by football or baseball games.

    Fox earned by everlasting scorn when they cancelled Enterprise with the excuse that “the show doesn’t fit our corporate image any more” and then one month later, picking up the show in Syndication!

  4. April 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm — Reply

    Awesome crossover issue guys. disapointment ensues that that you guys didn’t get to meett your fans at the con. Might those t-shirts be availible on line at some time?

  5. April 1, 2009 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    Julian: T-Shirts online? Perhaps if the initial run I ordered ever shows up. I swear I’m going to have to hunt around for ANOTHER manufacturer and online store.

    WAIT! WHAT!??

    Ignore all of that… let too much slip. These are not the droids you are looking for.

  6. RussHagan
    April 1, 2009 at 11:24 pm — Reply

    DS9 was by far my favourite series (series 4 onwards) but Voyager had a few great moments.
    I always remember the scene at the end of an episode when the Voyager away team discovered the remains of a Borg, it was their 1st ‘appearance’ in Voyager and was a real OMG moment.
    Voyager went downhill rapidly when the Borg children came on board.

  7. Noah
    April 2, 2009 at 2:52 pm — Reply

    Does Major Spoilers own the image of the guy in the super hero costume? Just curious because I saw the exact same image in Wired Magazine.

  8. Bronto Dan
    April 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    I’m a DS9 fan… I must point out a couple of mistakes, it,S been a while so I undertand ;) just wanted to get the fact straight. There is only 7 seasons not 9. The episode we see the arrival of Worf is the 1st of Season 4, The Way of the Warrior, one of the greatest in my opinion. Bruce is wrong the Bejoran represent the arab, they are the one that doesn’t have the techonoly and must use gerrila tactics (are are often refered to has terrorist)…

    Many of the best episodes of DS9 are around season 3-4-5-6.

    Here’s my list:
    Season 2
    The Jem’Hadar: indroction to great vilains

    Defiant: witch is link to Improbable Cause
    The wire: a great episode with Garak
    Improbable cause – The die is cast (great 2 parter)
    The adversary – great cliffhanger, the final sentence of that episode is one of the best

    The Way of the Warrior
    Hippocratic Oath
    Starship Down
    For the Cause
    To the Death

    Season 5
    The Ship
    For the Uniform
    In Purgatory’s Shadow
    By Inferno’s Light
    Blaze of Glory
    Call to Arms

    Season 6
    A Time to Stand
    Favor the Bold
    Sacrifice of Angels
    In the Pale Moonlight (my best episodes of DS9, with the infamous:”it’s a faaaaaaaake)

    Season 7
    The Siege of AR-558
    Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges

    here you go.

  9. Schmoopie
    April 9, 2009 at 8:04 pm — Reply

    You fellows mentioned the Klingon ridges or lack-thereof throughout the different series (I’m a little behind on the podcasts – Hello people of the past!). You can read the official continuity busting story at the Memory Alpha Wiki:

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