Post Atomic Horror - About the Podcast

The Post Atomic Horror podcast took on a monumental task: to review every official contribution to Star Trek canon, from the original pilot (“The Cage”) to the modern incarnations of the franchise. In early 2021, we decided end the podcast. To the best of our knowledge, the show remains the most comprehensive Star Trek podcast ever produced, covering just over 800 Star Trek stories across over 400 episodes.

For over 10 years, the show released weekly, typically covering two episodes of a given Trek series at a time. Often, there were guests. Between seasons, we did “supplemental” episodes to discuss various topics and answer our mail.

Tone-wise, we tried to set up camp somewhere between “adoring fanboys” and “relentless hecklers.” We do love Trek, but we’re not afraid to mock it. You’re much more likely to hear a terrible impression of a tertiary character who caught our attention or a lengthy diatribe about shovels and mullets than you are an impassioned discussion about… I don’t know, canon or stardates or whatever. We’re comedians, first and foremost — albeit comedians who love Star Trek.

If you’d like to try a sample episode, we’d recommend episode 18, covering the TOS episodes “The Doomsday Machine” and “The Apple.” Or episode 117, covering TNG’s “The Inner Light” and “Time’s Arrow part 1” (recorded live at the Emerald City Comicon — there’s also video.) These installments both cover one episode we loved and another that we weren’t so fond of. Though early examples, we like to think that they represent pretty much everything our show is about.

Beyond that… start from the beginning, or jump in with current episodes. And even if you’re not all that into Trek, give us a try. The biggest compliment we’ve received from listeners is that we actually made the series sound fun enough for them to start watching.

The show recorded in front of a live audience in the Seattle area on a number of occasions, including a the aforementioned panel at the Emerald City Comicon in 2013.

The Hosts

Maggie Rowbotham and Ron “AAlgar” Watt have been writing and performing together since 2007. In addition to the Post Atomic Horror podcast, Maggie and AAlgar have worked together on the Sarcastic Voyage family of podcasts (first as a chat/interview show; then as a series of comedy sketches, serials and radio plays). They have also launched Endeavor, a Star Trek fanfic series and are currently reviewing the entirety of Bruce Timm's DC Animated Universe, beginning with Batman: The Animated Series on the Kids Love Batman podcast.

In 2018, they co-wrote and co-starred in the free comedic point-and-click adventure game The Adventures of Nick and Willikins, based on characters created for Sarcastic Voyage. The game was produced by Pinhead Games, and received positive reviews from Kotaku and PC Gamer, among others.

They performed their sketch comedy live to capacity crowds at the Emerald City Comicon in both 2015 and 2016.

In 2012, the pair created a short YouTube video poking fun at legendary comics creators Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. Thanks in part to coverage by Comics Alliance, Topless Robot, Newsarama and other prominent “nerd news” sites, the video went viral, racking up over 10,000 hits in under a week.

They also co-produced a series of webcomics from 2007-2009 (one of them with frequent PAH guest Kevin “Flonk” Lynch), which they hope everyone has since forgotten about.

Maggie Rowbotham

Maggie Rowbotham is a Portland-based comedy writer-performer. She was the co-host of The Post Atomic Horror podcast, and is currently the co-host of Kids Love Batman. She formerly co-hosted, co-wrote and performed on the Sarcastic Voyage podcast and continues to make regular contributions to that show’s more recent incarnations. She is also the co-creator of the Star Trek fanfic project Endeavor.

On her own, Maggie has made appearances on Destroy All Podcasts and Tinseltown with regular PAH guest Brian Lynch. She also produced the Forbidden to Interfere blog regularly for two years, wherein she provided comedic commentary on Marvel’s classic What If? series.

Ron “AAlgar” Watt

Ron “AAlgar” Watt is a Seattle-based comedy writer-performer. He was the co-host of The Post Atomic Horror podcast, as well as the creator/producer of the ongoing comedy podcast Sarcastic Voyage. He is also the co-creator of the Star Trek fanfic project Endeavor.

On his own, he has produced a series of comedic reviews of the 80s Transformers and GI Joe series, as well as the sporadic interview podcast More Bits and, with Amanda Smith (his wife and regular PAH guest), the We’re Trying podcast and The Death of Podcasts.

Mark “Bob” Boszko

Mark “Bob” Boszko has been collaborating with AAl since they met in high school in the early 90s. He currently hosts The Optical podcast, which revisits the history of VFX, special effects and film technology. He also documents building props, special effects makeup, tiki mugs, and other projects at Vixen Labs. Bob is one of the original Sarcastic Voyage Unpaid Voice Acting Players, and is featured as a regular performer in their productions.

Episodes featuring Bob:

13 - Devil in the Dark / Errand of Mercy / The Alternative Factor (TOS)

27 - The Ultimate Computer / Bread and Circuses / Assignment: Earth (TOS)

30 - The Paradise Syndrome / And the Children Shall Lead / Is There in Truth No Beauty? (TOS)

43 - Once Upon a Planet / Mudd’s Passion / The Terratin Incident / The Time Trap (TAS)

47 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (TOS)

59 - Angel One / 11001001 / Too Short a Season (TNG)

70 - Measure of a Man / The Dauphin (TNG)

100 - Night Terrors / Identity Crisis (TNG)

116 - I, Borg / The Next Phase (TNG)

119 - Man of the People / Relics (TNG)

139 - Masks / Eye of the Beholder (TNG)

147 - Nemesis (TNG)

153 - The Nagus / Vortex (DS9)

165 - Paradise / Shadowplay (DS9)

175 - Defiant / Fascination (DS9)

185 - The Visitor / Hippocratic Oath (DS9)

208 - Blaze of Glory / Empok Nor (DS9)

217 - Honor Among Thieves / Change of Heart (DS9)

234 - Extreme Measures / The Dogs of War (DS9)

237 - Parallax / Time and Again (VOY)

248 - Tattoo / Cold Fire (VOY)

265 - Unity / Darkling (VOY)

273 - Scientific Method / Year of Hell part 1 (VOY)

289 - Gravity / Bliss (VOY)

302 - Virtuoso / Memorial (VOY)

313 - Flesh and Blood (VOY)

326 - Civilization / Fortunate Son (ENT)

343 - Canamar / The Crossing (ENT)

358 - E Squared / The Council (ENT)

364 - Kir'Shara / Daedalus (ENT)

374 - The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry (DISCO)

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394 - Light and Shadows (DISCO)

Vishal Bharadwaj

Vishal Bharadwaj is a graphic designer/illustrator. In addition to creating the logo for the Post Atomic Horror podcast, Vishal has also provided the “magazine”-themed cover art for PAH’s supplemental episodes since 2012. He has recently, with Indian film critic Raja Sen, co-produced the successful children’s book The Best Baker in the World.

Episodes featuring Vishal:

44 - The Ambergris Element / The Slaver Weapon / Eye of the Beholder / The Jihad (TAS)

86 - Sins of the Father / Allegiance (TNG)

126 - Birthright part 2 / Starship Mine (TNG)

141 - Firstborn / Bloodlines (TNG)

197 - Apocalypse Rising / The Ship (DS9)

345 - The Breach / Cogenitor (ENT)

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“Irish” Gav Brown

Gav Brown was, with Gav Drury, the co-host of the Drunken Time Travel podcast, which reviewed classic Doctor Who episodes much in the same way that PAH reviews Star Trek. To alleviate confusion, the Gavs decided to refer to themselves as “Irish” and “English” Gav, despite the fact that “Irish” Gav is not, technically speaking, Irish. He has, nevertheless, appeared in a number of PAH episodes focusing on Trek's weird grudge against the Irish.

Episodes featuring “Irish” Gav:

10 - The Galileo Seven / The Squire of Gothos / Arena (TOS)

22 - Obsession / Wolf in the Fold / The Trouble with Tribbles (TOS)

39 - The Savage Curtain / All Our Yesterdays / Turnabout Intruder (TOS)

45 - The Pirates of Orion / Bem / The Practical Joker / Albatross / How Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth / The Counter-Clock Incident (TAS)

48 - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (TOS)

74 - Samaritan Snare / Up the Long Ladder (TNG)

95 - Reunion / Future Imperfect (TNG)

105 - Redemption part 2 / Darmok (TNG)

124 - Aquiel / Face of the Enemy (TNG)

143 - All Good Things... (TNG)

146 - Insurrection (TNG)

155 - Progress / If Wishes Were Horses (DS9)

170 - Tribunal / The Jem'Hadar (DS9)

180 - Through the Looking Glass / Improbable Cause (DS9)

194 - The Muse / For the Cause (DS9)

199 - The Assignment / Trials / Tribble-ations (DS9)

219 - In the Pale Moonlight / His Way (DS9)

239 - Eye of the Needle / Ex Post Facto (VOY)

256 - Resolutions / Basics part 1 (VOY)

268 - Distant Origins / Displaced (VOY)

281 - Living Witness / Demon (VOY)

287 - Thirty Days / Counterpoint (VOY)

301 - Fair Haven / Blink of an Eye (VOY)

321 - Endgame (VOY)

333 - Fallen Hero / Desert Crossing (ENT)

342 - Cease Fire / Future Tense (ENT)

351 - The Shipment / Twilight (ENT)

370 - Terra Prime / These are the Voyages...(ENT)

Supplemental 9 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 1)

Supplemental 10 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 2)

Supplemental 15 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 3)

Supplemental 19 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 4)

Supplemental 24 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 5)

Supplemental 30 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 6)

Supplemental 32 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 7)

Supplemental 35 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 8)

Supplemental 41 (Drunken Time Travel crossover 9)

384 - The War Without, The War Within (DISCO)

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401 - Such Sweet Sorrow part 2 (DISCO)

Terry “T-Dro” Drosdak

T-Dro (known to some as “Terry” for reasons that elude us) is involved in a number of crafting-based enterprises. Her Etsy shop offers, among other things, custom soaps, costume horns and assorted cosplay accessories. She also occasionally wrote for and regularly performed in the comedy soap opera, Contentment Corner.

Episodes featuring T-Dro:

255 - The Thaw / Tuvix (VOY)

267 - Before and After / Real Life (VOY)

277 - Hunters / Prey (VOY)

288 - Latent Image / Bride of Chaotica! (VOY)

306 - Live Fast and Prosper / Muse (VOY)

315 - Repentance / Prophecy (VOY)

331 - Acquisition / Oasis (VOY)

341 - Dawn / Stigma (ENT)

352 - North Star / Similitude (ENT)

361 - Home / Borderland (END)

378 - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (DISCO)

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396 - Project Daedalus (DISCO)

Brian Lynch

In the guise of the Mayor of Christmas, Brian Lynch is the host of the Tinseltown holiday movie podcast. For many years, he maintained a cartoon review blog that began with official Disney releases and then expanded its scope to other animated features. He is one of the original Sarcastic Voyage Unpaid Voice Acting Players, and has also made writing contributions to that show’s efforts.

Episodes featuring Brian:

42 - More Troubles, More Tribbles / The Survivor / The Infinite Vulcan / The Magicks of Megas-Tu (TAS)

51 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (TOS)

67 - Elementary Dear Data / The Outrageous Okana (TNG)

87 - Captain's Holiday / Tin Man (TNG)

101 - The Nth Degree / Qpid (TNG)

121 - Rascals / A Fistful of Datas (TNG)

144 - Generations (TNG)

151 - QLess / Dax (DS9)

164 - Armageddon Game / Whispers (DS9)

173 - Second Skin / The Abandoned (DS9)

188 - The Sword of Kahless / Our Man Bashir (DS9)

200 - Let He Who is Without Sin / Things Past (DS9)

216 - Far Beyond the Stars / One Little Ship (DS9)

230 - Badda-Bing Badda-Bang / Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (DS9)

241 - State of Flux / Heroes and Demons (VOY)

246 - Non Sequitur / Twisted (VOY)

262 - The Q and the Grey / Macrocosm (VOY)

278 - Retrospect / The Killing Game part 1 (VOY)

285 - Once Upon a Time / Timeless (VOY)

308 - The Haunting of Deck Twelve / Unimatrix Zero part 1 (VOY)

318 - Q2 / Author, Author (VOY)

334 - Two Days and Two Nights / Shockwave part 1 (ENT)

337 - A Night in Sickbay / Marauders (ENT)

354 - Proving Ground / Stratagem (ENT)

369 - In a Mirror Darkly part 2 / Demons (ENT)

380 - Despite Yourself (DISCO)

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400 - Such Sweet Sorrow part 1 (DISCO)

Kevin “Flonk” Lynch

Flonk has been working with Maggie and AAl since before their podcasting career kicked off in 2009. He was a regularly featured guest on Sarcastic Voyage, and occasionally contributed as a writer when that show transitioned into sketch comedy. Flonk has reviewed Lost and Star Trek: The Animated Series in his Why Am I Watching...? blog.

Episodes featuring Flonk:

50 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (TOS)

63 - Skin of Evil / We'll Always Have Paris (TNG)

104 - In Theory / Redemption part 1 (TNG)

114 - The First Duty / Cost of Living (TNG)

129 - Rightful Heir / Second Chances (TNG)

136 - Parallels / The Pegasus (TNG)

145 - First Contact (TNG)

152 - The Passenger / Move Along Home (DS9)

167 - Blood Oath / The Maquis part 1 (DS9)

172 - The House of Quark / Equilibrium (DS9)

189 - Homefront / Paradise Lost (DS9)

207 - Soldiers of the Empire / Children of Time (DS9)

214 - Statistical Probabilities / The Magnificent Ferengi (DS9)

232 - Strange Bedfellows / The Changing Face of Evil (DS9)

238 - Phage / The Cloud (VOY)

252 - Dreadnought / Death Wish (VOY)

260 - Sacred Ground / Future's End part 1 (VOY)

270 - Scorpion part 2 / The Gift (VOY)

291 - The Disease / Course: Oblivion (VOY)

297 - Barge of the Dead / Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy (VOY)

317 - Workforce part 2 / Human Error (VOY)

325 - The Andorian Incident / Breaking the Ice (ENT)

336 - Minefield / Dead Stop (ENT)

356 - Hatchery / Azati Prime (ENT)

367 - Affliction / Divergence (ENT)

385 - Will You Take My Hand? (DISCO)

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398 - Perpetual Infinity (DISCO)