The Post Atomic Horror podcast has taken on a monumental task: to review every official contribution to Star Trek canon, from the original pilot (“The Cage”) to the most current episode of Discovery. As of this writing (mid-2018), we’re three quarters of the way through Enterprise, putting us at over 95% of the way to our overall goal. The show releases every week, typically covering two episodes. Often, there are guests. Between seasons, we do “supplemental” episodes to discuss various topics and answer our mail.
Tone-wise, we try 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 this one, covering the TOS episodes “The Doomsday Machine” and “The Apple.” Or this one, 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. 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 has 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.
Two unofficial Star Trek episode guides — one covering the entirety of TOS and one covering the entirety of TNG — have been published. These guides contain entirely original material not featured on the podcast and are available in both print and electronic forms.
Matt Rowbotham and Ron “AAlgar” Watt have been writing and performing together since 2007. In addition to the Post Atomic Horror podcast, Matt 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).
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.