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In this preveiously archived Anomaly Classic episode, from 2009 or 2010 (there's some discrepancy), Jen and Angela kick off their popular "Worst of Trek" series. Riker and the crew are addicted to a game that involves mentally directing a disk into a funnel. When this is achived, the player is "rewarded" by receiving pleasure signals from the device. Kinky. The woman who introduced it to Riker says that the game can go as far as the player will take it, and Riker decides to continue playing. WELL DUH. He's Riker! The man is all about pleasure.  "The Game" is the 106th episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The sixth episode of the fifth season.

Check out our previous "Worst of Trek" episodes: Worst of Trek: Sub Rosa and Worst of Trek: Way to Eden.

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Direct download: AnomalyClassicWORSTofTrek_TheGame.mp3
Category:Star Trek -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

This episode is another panel from Dragon Con 2013:  "Does a Contract negate Non-Consent?" That's a wordy one, but it's a panel from the WhedonUniverse Track, discussing the world of Joss Whedon's short-lived series Dollhouse starring Eliza Dushku.

Even though this discussion is more about the world of that Caroline, the actives, and the Dollhouse exist in, I do want to sound the spoiler alert for anyone who has not watched both seasons of the show.

Additionally, this panel gets into ethics, the philosophy of law, and the question of personhood, as well as topics like coercion, consent, bodily autonomy, violence, abuse, and even rape. So if you are uncomfortable listening to discussion of those topics, you might want to skip this one.

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Direct download: AS-DollhouseConsent.mp3
Category:Convention Panel -- posted at: 6:03pm CDT

This edition of Anoamly is a re-examination of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace . We tried to be fair by highlighting not only the exceedingly bad and the tremendously ugly aspects of Star Wars Episode 1, but the good stuff too. And there are some good things that get overshadowed by the crap. :) Listen to the show and learn how to come to terms with the oldest of our three embarrassing cousins, within the Star Wars family and maybe find it within your heart to forgive Uncle George for conceiving them.


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Direct download: AnomalyOfStarWarsEpisode1.mp3
Category:Star Wars Episodes -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

KC and Sue discuss the classic baseball film, A League of Their Own. We discuss sports fandom compared to sci-fi/fantasy fandom, some trivia about the film, and why there's so much crying in baseball.

This episode is part of the Anomaly Supplemental Catch-up Initiative. It was recorded in September 2014. 

Direct download: AS_LeagueOfTheirOwn.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 6:52pm CDT