(TTV Selects) Trek TV Episode 104 - Star Trek: The Next Generation - S01E13 - Datalore
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation - "S01E13 - Datalore". Jared and Vaughn host.
Trek TV Episode 206 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E11 - "Hero Worship"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E11 - "Hero Worship". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest-starring Derek and Jared. Exciting times! We've reached the episode that won the series their prestigious award for "Longest Consecutive String of Episodes Featuring Children Trapped Under Beams", a feat that, as far as we are aware, has yet to be bested. Now, some might say we're a bit harsh on Timmy here, a child who's just suffered some of the worst trauma imaginable in this one, but we only do it because we care; without some serious tough love, a kid this terrible at basic model construction is bound to fall through the cracks. Thankfully, with the help of Data's top-tier efficiency, a strong and understandable desire to become an android, and some excessive amounts of hair grease, this boy should be able to get over the horrible death of his parents in record time... and maybe even save the ship along the way? In between, you know you'll get all the dad jokes, poor electrical choices, confusing technical arguments, and so much more that you'd expect from this newest, kid-harassingest episode of Trek TV!
Trek TV Episode 205 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E10 - "New Ground"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E10 - "New Ground". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Jared, with Special Guest Mariana. Are you ready to catch the wave?! Which wave? Why, the Alexander wave, of course! Yep, after harassing his grandparents for a year, everyone's "favorite" son of Worf is finally and officially dumped onto the Enterprise to turn his dad's life upside-down, for at least one episode or so. And he's just in time for an even more irrelevant wave of the soliton variety, which similarly promises new and exciting things that only amount to imminent destruction and failure. But worry not, dear listener: the horrible space stick lizards(?) will be fine, even if it costs Riker his life. All this is to say that if you love weird space stick lizards, the merciless judgement of children, and a tiny last-minute defense of said children, you should definitely ride this particular Trek TV wave! Just make sure there's no substantial colonies at the end.
Trek TV Episode 204 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E09 - "A Matter of Time"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E09 - "A Matter of Time". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. Uh-oh, don't look now, but Max Headroom broke out of his mainframe, (probably) murdered a guy, stole his time ship, and headed straight for the Enterprise in a scheme as thorough in its research as it is questionable in its practicality! Rather than buying a winning lottery ticket or bringing back a 23rd-century sports almanac like any reasonable time-traveler, he'd prefer to irritate and/or hit on the entire Finest Crew in Starfleet, steal all their finest technology/knives/androids, and somehow reproduce it all with the manufacturing capabilities of 2 centuries in the past! You have to respect his love of The Con. And it's the right place to try, because obviously the enlightened people of the 24th century would never pass summary judgement on him if caught, forcing him to become permanently stranded hundreds of years from his home and everyone he's ever known and loved. Unless they were all testy from almost vaporizing an entire planet's atmosphere, but what are the odds of that? Probably the same odds that we won't be able to stop talking about relevant Boat Law, quoting notable Slavic historians, extolling the virtues of Chef Tony's most miraculous blades, revealing previously-unimagined Australian slurs, and so much more in this disarmingly gregarious episode of Trek TV!
Trek TV Episode 203 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E08 - "Unification II"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E08 - "Unification II". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek and Jared. In this wonderful episode of Trek TV we discuss all about Spock distracting our audience away from a plot that may not make any sense whatsoever! What was Yar's daughter's plan again? No matter, too much awesomeness to notice or care about any plotholes!
Trek TV Episode 202 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E07 - "Unification I"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E07 - "Unification I". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. That damned Spock! Not even a decade later, and the Feds have to search for him again. This time, the slippery devil is apparently on Romulus, as evidenced by a satellite photo that needs to be inexplicably re-enhanced every time someone needs to look at it. Could Spock be a defector?! Of course, because who doesn't want to shack up with the most shifty and paranoid jerks in the galaxy? Things look bleak, but with a little help from a briefly-lucid (and briefly alive) Sarek, a "favour" from a barely-accommodating Gowron, and a bit of Romulan spray-on tan, Picard and Data are on the hunt! But forget all that, because you know what we're REALLY here for: Vulcan Garbage Mysteries, Trash Kings, and weird 14-foot eels found in the lockers of junk freighters. We also contemplate the immense strain of emotional suppression on the Vulcan digestive system, question just how difficult it could really be to restore Data's beautiful complexion, and ponder the terrifying nature of the dreaded Klingon Table Skirt. All these, and even more, questions will definitely not be answered by the end of this particularly unresolved episode of Trek TV! Also (almost certainly due to Romulan treachery) there's some sketchy audio on this one at first but don't worry, it gets mostly sorted out about a quarter of the way in.
Trek TV Episode 201 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E06 - "The Game"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E06 - "The Game". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Jared. A new, exciting game is taking the Enterprise by storm, and without the need for any exploitative microtransactions, shady lootboxes, or manipulative gambling mechanics. Nope, it's earned its popularity the old-fashioned way: simple, satisfying gameplay, backed up with just a tiiiiiiny bit of direct stimulation to the pleasure center of the brain leading to literal direct mind control. Yep, the butt-headed aliens who made this thing have managed to get even the most stick-up-his-ass Federation flagship captain under its thrall, and their victory seems all but assured... except they haven't counted on one thing: a wiener kid the likes of which even last week's Officer in Charge of Radishes would probably pants within 5 minutes, Wesley Crusher himself! Also, a Judd. And while we sadly never do find out how they managed to get Picard, Geordi, or even Worf (seriously, Worf?! Can you even imagine that?!?) to play this stupid thing, we still manage to dive into the mysteries of Data's "digestive" tract, the mind-scarring realities of interstellar anatomical knowledge, the logistics of Future Pranks, and so much more. Just follow Trek TV Law #201: strap on your favorite euphoria-inducing eyeball-lasering device, sit back, and unleash some uncomfortable giggles as you enjoy a few levels of this new episode of Trek TV! Thanks, listeners!
Trek TV Episode 200 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E05 - "Disaster"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E05 - "Disaster". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek, Dustin, & Jared. Wow! It's our 200th episode of Trek TV, and we truly couldn't have asked for a more appropriate episode of the show to match. Everything goes to hell, children are crying up and down, questionable arguments rage on, people are left for dead, interminable bits are beaten to within an inch of their life and then beaten several inches further... are we talking about the show, or the podcast? Yes! Sure, the crew of the Enterprise has a rough day on the high space seas, but they don't have to deal with smelly mummy mysteries, poor party etiquette, shoddy scientific grounding, overly-complex sausage cons, the horrifying consequences of poor climbing safety, and the life-scarring realities of birth, and that's just like 20 minutes or something! Look, all we're saying is maybe fatal ship-crippling disaster could be worse, and maybe we found a way to make it so. Best that you set your cougar traps, pop off your friend's head for support, and deputize your nearest weiner kids to bring you their finest, weirdest radishes while you settle into this record-setting episode of Trek TV! And seriously, whether you've listened to 200 episodes or just 2 minutes, the crew of Trek TV appreciates your inspiring us to keep making this show the biggest, most cacophonous disaster it can be, and here's to our next... 600, plus some movies and whatever other progressively more questionable series that spring into existence in the interim oh god we'll never escape will we
(TTV Selects) Trek TV Episode 101 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S01E10 - "Hide and Q"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S01E10 - "Hide and Q". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek, Chris and Jared. In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation - "S01E10 - Hide and Q". It's important to note we love Denice Crosby and all Klingon bullshit!
Trek TV Episode 199 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E04 - "Silicon Avatar"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E04 - "Silicon Avatar". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. Call her Kila. She's a tough-talkin', revenge seekin' scientist whose tongue is as sharp as her computer skills, and she's here on the Enterprise to chew out androids who look like the one that led the Crystalline Entity to vaporize her son, and kick said Entity's ass after it just got caught red-handed vaporizing Riker's latest dry curry-loving dish, and she's all out of... oh wait, she's got an entire Data right there! But she hasn't counted on two things: that the brother of said son-murdering conspirator would actually be really helpful (kind of stupid to not expect, honestly), and that he'd also contain a vague simulacrum of said son with his final thoughts, feelings, and even the ability to reproduce his voice (probably fair not to have expected that). Obviously, this tale of devastatingly tragic loss and a single-minded quest for vengeance spanning decades can only end happily for all involved, so we hope we don't ruin the mood with our somber relevant discussions of the origins of bologna, the shocking lack of niceties available to Federation settlers, inexplicable bridge security failings, spiny anteater genitalia, and some amount more! We just hope that before you mercilessly destroy us, you'll at least try to communicate with us first about this particularly dark and depressing episode of Trek TV! Speaking of which, content warnings for: a brief discussion regarding suicide, and a not-brief-enough attempted reproduction of the "Brown Note".