Gimme That Star Trek Ep.39: The Alien Bracket

LET’S AGAIN GET READY TO RUMMMBLLLLLLLLE (AGAINNN)!!!!!! Gimme That Star Trek pits 64 Trek ALIEN RACES AND CULTURES from across all series in a bracket fight decided by five panelists – Derek William Crabbe, Kurt Onstad, Cory Drew, Ryan Blake, and Siskoid! Their task: Decide each bracketed fight until the greatest Star Trek aliens of all time stand alone! Who will it be? Grab your bracket sheet HERE to follow along, and may the best alien race win!

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Credits:
“Star Trek Theme” by Alexander Courage, with the Irredeemable Shagg on vocals. End theme: “Deep Space Nine Theme” by Dennis McCarthy.

Bonus clips from: Star Trek’s “The Gamesters of Triskelion” featuring Bartell LaRue, Walker Edmiston and Robert Johnson; Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “The Chase”, starring Salome Jens and Linda Thorson; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s “The Way of the Warrior”, starring Robert O’Reilly and Michael Dorn, “Image in the Sand”, starring Jeffrey Combs and Casey Biggs, and “Destiny”, starring Terry Farrel and Armin Shimmerman; “Star Trek Fight Music” by Gerald Fried; “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” by Nicholas Meyer, starring George Takei; and “REDACTED Anthem” by Volker L. Holz.

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11 responses to “Gimme That Star Trek Ep.39: The Alien Bracket

    1. I completely understand, Rob. To think that the oppressors of the Bajorans were given this prestigious award! I fear this “both sides” approach to Bajoran history is another sign of our dark period of history.

      On the other hand — Marc Alaimo, Andy Robinson, David Warner … and whoever is playing Ziyal this week…. okay, there was a good argument there.

      As for the Vulcans, in the Kelvin timeline, they must have a survivors’ complex too. Yeah, I don’t really count the Kelvin timeline either.

  1. Well, based on how these things have gone in the past, I shouldn’t have been surprised. But I still am. Not Comic Book Movie bracket surprised, but still.

    Yet, as others have said, entertaining.

    Chris

  2. The way I sorta see the prophets in my head is that what they can see is all the time of that dimension. But anytime an action occurs that was not an action that was going to originally take place this creates a new dimension. Until this new dimension exists they can not see all the actions that have and will have had taken place. This can happen with time travel or extra dimensional beings.
    From time tralel episodes we know that in the Star Trek universe time travel can change events. Each of those changes is a new dimension. So what they see is what happens unless some force outside of that time that they have seen affects it. This is the reason they can have a fight with the pah wraiths and not know the outcome but know what is going to happen if it goes one way

  3. This was an amazing time, I may have betrayed my people but i still think it was a ‘fair’ result. Next time can we have a bracket that doesn’t require me to be a quisling please? :)

  4. First, as I’ve mentioned, I have only watched maybe 15% of Star Trek. I’ve seen the original series. Ten out of the thirteen movies, and a tiny handful of episodes of The Next Generation and either Deep Space Nine or Voyager (I don’t remember which). So these bracket episodes aren’t really for me, and thus–

    Second — I didn’t listen to the entire episode. I hung in there for the first half hour or so and then I skipped ahead to the Elite 8 round. From that point on, however, I was high impressed because of how… predictable I found the results.

    If you asked ME what are the most important alien races in Star Trek I would say the Vulcans and the Klingons because those are the mainstays from the original series that I’ve seen. Those are the races that everyone has heard of, not just Trek fans, but EVERYONE. People know those names because they’re part of the popular consciousness. And even though I don’t know much about Deep Space Nine, what I have heard about it from GIMME THAT STAR TREK and other shows has always emphasized the Firengi and the Cardassians.

    So, even though I didn’t fill out the bracket sheet, if I had my finalists would’ve included Vulcans, Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, Firengi, and Bajorans. And all six of those made the Elite 8, and four of them made the Final Four! After some of the previous bracket shows on this network, I found the results of this contest the most pleasant and reaffirming of my limited Star Trek knowledge.

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