(TTV Selects) Trek TV Episode 98 - Interview with Manu Intiraymi; Icheb from Voyager
In this episode of Trek TV we interview Manu Intiraymi; Icheb from Voyager". Tracy and Vaughn host.
Trek TV Episode 197 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E02 - "Darmok"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E02 - "Darmok". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek, Dereck, and Jared.. A podcast about Star Trek, on the internet. Darmok, a legendary episode. A long-lost podcast guest host, returned. Dathon and his questionable plan for forging understanding. The beast of El-Adrel, its electric body inadvisedly stabbed. A language composed entirely of metaphor, cool yet completely impractical. Picard, his basic wilderness survival skills shockingly lacking. Troi, easily discouraged by slight inconvenience. Derek and his lust for inappropriate licking. Jared, his fact-checking foiled. Modern media, its consumption decentralized. Many other things, their discussions also occurred. A podcast description, its gimmick not really working. Ostensible metaphors, actually mostly just descriptive statements. Trek TV's Darmok episode, enjoyed by all! DAAAAAARMOOOOOOOOK!
Trek TV Episode 196 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E01 - "Redemption: Part 2"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S05E01 - "Redemption: Part 2". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. Watch out, because Season 5 is coming in hot with Redemption Part 2: Redempt Harder! Well, except that Worf pretty much had his redemption rather anti-climatically redeemed in part 1... but that hasn't stopped them from packing this episode chock-full of action, intrigue, civil wars, exciting new revelations in the life of inescapable misery that was Tasha Yar's, Worf's ever-growing disenchantment with the reality of Klingon society, boob windows, and much more! Probably too much, honestly, and yet also not enough (Worf, arguably; boob windows, definitely)? So of course, we have no choice but to step up with an episode equally overstuffed with discussions of android microaggressions, chainsaw fights, misleadingly-shaped dog treats, interminable impressions of "Batman" singing "Dayman" for no reason possibly fathomable in any rational universe, and of course, the exciting contest details and minor Reservoir Dogs spoilers you've come to always expect from your friends here at Trek TV! In conclusion: we hope you enjoy this double-wide episode, because honestly there's no way we have many more chances at redemption left at this point and we don't have another podcast fleet to go crawling back to with our tail between our legs when this all inevitably goes to hell.
Trek TV Episode 195 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E26 - "Redemption: Part 1"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E26 - "Redemption: Part 1". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek, Dustin, & Jared. It's the season finale, and Worf FINALLY gets to start poking a hole through the grand lies of the Klingon High Council, thus beginning his titular redemption-ing! But first, a few more eye-popping surprises may be brought to light... Now, here on Trek TV, we normally like to give our listeners a revealing glimpse into what they can expect from a new episode, but in this case, keeping y'all too abreast might prove a bit of a handful. While we hold the larger revelations close to our chests, we think of our listeners as our bosom buddies, so here's a little peek at just some of the juicy titbits you're about to ogle with your earholes: thoughtful ruminations on the logistics of craft services! Load-bearing rope deployment! Really weird-looking boots, and even weirder-looking pants! And many even bigger 'uns we can barely keep fully contained in a single podcast! We're pretty sure we've knocked'er out of the park so hard on this one that you'll hardly even notice who totally botched their recording, so we're not ashamed to throw wide the curtains, let it all hang out, and milk it for all it's worth, and you best do likewise! Just pop open a window, grab some huge honkin' jugs of your favorite refreshment, and enjoy what critics are calling "one of the biggest bags of fun in recent mamory(sic)!": this particularly ample episode of Trek TV! Boobs.
Trek TV Episode 194 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E25 - "In Theory"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E25 - "In Theory". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. When doing science, it's important to remember that not every theory will stand up to new information. In theory, someone who decides to pursue a romantic relationship with an android would realize he's prooobably gonna be just as much android as they already knew he was BEFORE they decided to pursue said relationship. In theory, the same android who's been in Starfleet for MORE THAN TWO DECADES, and could probably consume the collected works of humanity in like one week off, would not be confused by basic human idioms and figures of speech so much anymore. In theory, a person being embedded partway through the deck of a ship as it briefly phases out and then back into normal space would be a pretty horrific, badass image that could haunt one's memory for decades... well, it's comforting to know that SOME theories do indeed stand up to the test of time. But this isn't a podcast about science, it's a podcast about simultaneously celebrating and gently poking fun at some of Data's more ridiculous inexplicable blindspots, recognizing that Chief O'Brien (or at least one of them) is a truly negligent husband, and butt troubles (*this content likely cut). And that's ALL it is about! But also there's all that and so much more, in this particularly games-with-your-heart-playin' episode of Trek TV!
Trek TV Episode 193 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E24 - "The Mind's Eye"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E24 - "The Mind's Eye". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. Well, it was an absolutely fantastic conference, but you sure are glad to be home! It's funny though... thinking back on it, the best part of the whole trip was probably when you were listening to the newest episode of your favorite irreverent Star Trek podcast on the way there! In fact, you were so engrossed in the fascinating insights on the acceptability of empathic contact highs, the consideration of strangely lacking long-term effects of traumatic and invasive extreme mental re-conditioning, and the loveable long-standing abuse of the Irish, that you barely even noticed when that weird van with what appeared to be... Australian license plates that said "NORTH AMERICAN" on them(?) passed at shockingly high speed and then just as quickly slammed on the brakes right in front of you! Thank goodness you were able to stop in time, though those jerks immediately accelerated off again before you even had the chance to lay on the horn.... didn't they? It's strange, it all seems to get a bit fuzzy there... must have been the adrenaline. Anyway, you're home now, refreshed and ready to get back to your true passion: telling [MAKING] everyone enjoy that new and amazing episode of Trek TV! All must listen. All must enjoy.
Trek TV Episode 192 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E23 - "The Host"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E23 - "The Host". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Maximum Derek & Jared. "The Host" is a 2006 monster film by Bong Joon-ho, while his most recent, Academy Award-winning film is "Parasite". Neither of these actually have anything to do with this TNG episode, "The Host", about a parasite (well, it's a "sybiont" but what advantages it gives to its host are... fuzzy at best) who worms its way into our dear Dr. Crusher's heart (not to mention Riker's gut); however, watching either would arguably be a far superior use of your time than this sloppy, noisy, brother-makeout of an episode. That doesn't mean we can't (though it also doesn't necessarily mean we SHOULD....) "host" our own share of discussions about such topics as the bewildering origins of Trill society, the shockingly limited "ability to love" of super-advanced future humans, and the lickability of people-buckets. And hey, a lot more time in the oven with these same rudimentary ingredients did give us the far better realized Trill of later series, so at least there's that. So don't be like the poor Dr. with her crushed heart, dear listener, and open yourself to new experiences... namely, enjoying this possibly most-disgusting-ever episode of Trek TV!
Trek TV Episode 191 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E22 - "Half A Life"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E22 - "Half A Life". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek, Dustin, & Jared. Trek TV episode description date: May 15, 2021. Lwaxana Troi is in this one. But wait! Come back! She's actually not just a complete joke for once! Yes, in an absolutely unprecedented (and frankly somewhat inconceivable) turn of events, we have encountered a Lwaxana episode that has both depth AND nuance, as it deals with such heady subjects as the melancholies of growing old, the morality of caring for (or discarding) the aged, and the right/obligation to end one's own life. In response, we talk a lot about bangin', shootin' corpses into the sun, and the stupidest way to end one's own life. So yeah, it's probably best you rise and shine, forget about Timicin, ignore all the surface tension, and try to enjoy another completely non-controversial episode of Trek TV!
Trek TV Episode 190 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E21 - "The Drumhead"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E21 - "The Drumhead". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. In the Starfleet justice system, potential conspiracy investigations are represented by two separate yet definitely unequal groups: the wise, measured, and rational Starfleet captain who waxes eloquently regarding freedom and decency, and the fanatical, paranoid, and downright insane retired Starfleet admiral who completely loses her goddamned mind when the words of her own beloved father reveal her true vindictive hypocrisy. This is Trek TV's podcast about their story.* Also, we somehow have some actual, honest-to-god personal insights about the functioning of a REAL criminal justice system, and we're not even the defendants! This time. Plus all the hot life-threatening confidential data smuggling tips you could ever want or need (we accept no responsibility when you are inevitably caught and sentenced to a slow death) and more, in this week's particularly dramatic and thought-provoking episode of Trek TV! *Not a Dick Wolf production, though we have been called names that are remarkably similar.
Trek TV Episode 189 - Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E20 - "Qpid"
In this episode of Trek TV we discuss Star Trek: The Next Generation S04E20 - "Qpid". Hosted by Tracy and Vaughn. Guest starring Derek & Jared. Ahhh, Robin Hood. The Duke of Thieves! The Man of Tights! The Jolly Green Outlaw! Yes, the tale of the fellow from Sherwood Forest and his merry gang is obviously a perfect fit for the socialist heroes of the Enterprise, and thanks to a "favour?" or "lesson(?!?)" from our pal Q, this episode has all the legendary Robin Hood elements you love to see: Swordfights! Explosive arm capsules! Breathtakingly wide gulfs in stunt double quality! Female characters having to inexplicably fight a real life-or-death struggle via cartoonish clay pot bashings, despite being the only actors actually trained in swordfighting, because the director must have suffered some kind of undiagnosed stroke while filming! And virtually NO archery, certainly not from "Robin Hood" himself! Also Vash is back and she's continuing to TCB so hard even a nigh-omnipotent godbeing can't help but get all over that. Yes, it's a fun, light-hearted episode, so you KNOW we fit a solid chunk of serious discussion about capital punishment in there. So don't be "Stu-pid": take a page out of Mr. Hood's book, steal all this and more from this content-rich episode of Trek TV, and give it to the poor person who matters most: yourself, dear listener! Poor in Trek-related podcast entertainment, we mean. We don't know your financial status, probably.
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(TTV Selects) Trek TV Episode 98 - Interview with Manu Intiraymi; Icheb from Voyager