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Reopening the Wormhole is a weekly podcast in which three Deep Space Nine obsessives tackle a randomly selected episode from the series and analyze all the things they love and hate about it. Each week, they'll try to determine the funniest lines out of context, deliver their very official review scores and much more! Make sure to stick around until the end, so you don't miss it when they spin the Dabo wheel to reveal next week's episode! 

Featuring Jack Stovold, Sam Stovold and Kevin Young 

May 13, 2021

We’ve heard your cries, your desperate pleas: “Why won’t this Star Trek podcast just give in and do a Mortal Kombat episode already?” Well the time is here! After years of unexpectedly breaking into tangents about the popular video game franchise, it only seemed right that the RTW boys would jump at the opportunity to discuss the newly released Mortal Kombat film. After a big nostalgic trip down memory lane about their experiences playing the famously violent games as children, the RTW hosts, along with special guest Cam Siemer of What Were We Watching, get into the nitty gritty of what works, what doesn’t, and just how it compares to the classic 1995 film adaptation. And Cam brings the Big Cam Energy by encouraging the guys to rank the fatalities in the movie, and also to breeze through an ENTIRE bracket about all the characters in the film in under 10 minutes. It’s a nostalgic trip down blood-soaked Kombat Lane that Kombat fans won’t want to miss! RTW WINS! Flawless Victory. (P.S. let me save you the trouble: since this episode went long, the guys didn’t get around to mailbag checking, but stay tuned for some mail readings on the next episode as the guys return to Trek with the long awaited second Tongo episode!)

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Check out Jack on Jack’s Silly Little Friendly Neighborhood Star Trek: Discovery, Short Treks, Picard, and Lower Decks Podcast at or on Apple Podcasts.

Also, hear Jack and friend of the show Geoff Clarke talk about all things Planet of the Apes on The Apecast at or on Apple Podcasts.

Lastly, hear Sam and friend of the show Brian Rudloff talk about Marvel Star Wars comics from the 1970s and 80s on Marvel Star Wars Explorers at or on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts.