Category Archives: TNG

“A Time to Stand” (DS9) with David Sparks

David Sparks, better known as Mac Sparky, joins Scott to discuss “A Time To Stand” (DS9 S6E1). David admits that he is a Star Wars fan (shocking!), we compliment Julian Bashir, have questions about the final resolution of the episode, and talk about how without TNG David might not have gotten through law school (he’s a lawyer, you should hire him!).

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“Loud As A Whisper” (TNG) with Myke Cole

Myke Cole, writer and Capt. America fan, joins Scott to talk about Loud As A Whisper (TNG S2E5).

We discuss how accurate the depiction of the military is on TNG, why it is ok that Wesley is driving the Enterprise, the state of lighting on Solais V, and use the phrase “lust warrior” fairly often. We also talk about how this episode has so many good themes, and yet still comes off a little bit on the wrong foot. Also, Riva’s hair.

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“The Ensigns of Command” (TNG) with Annalee Flower Horne

Annalee Flower Horne, science fiction writer and web developer, joins Scott to talk about The Ensigns of Command (TNG S3E2).

We discuss how impossible the impossible is, how many showers Riker takes during a typical TNG episode, and the very important lesson Data learns about kissing.

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“Identity Crisis” (TNG) with Victor Agreda Jr

Victor Agreda Jr., Angry Dad Gamer and the man behind the Bakers Dozen Rules, joins Scott to discuss “Identity Crisis” (TNG S4E18). Topics include Geordi’s love live, how effects from the 90’s hold up to the HD treatment, and the impacts of Google Glass on the Federation.

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“Clues” (TNG) with Carrie Anne Castillo

Carrie Ann Castillo, the woman behind The Little Big Blog joins Scott to discuss “Clues” (TNG S4E14). There’s a mystery afoot. How do we know this? Well, the episode is called “Clues” and Capt. Picard keeps reminding us that there’s a mystery to solve. Data is acting oddly, Troi gets possessed, and the growth rate of moss is a super important plot point. What more can you ask from an episode of Star Trek?

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, Spock, died on Feb. 27th. On this special episode of Random Trek Scott is joined by a number of past guests who share their thoughts about Spock and their favorite Spock moment.

Scott’s guests are:


If you liked this episode you should check out The Incomparable 236: “Lived Long and Prospered.”

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Show Notes & Links

The movies/episodes mentioned:

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Netflix | Bluray)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Netflix | Bluray)
Amok Time (TOS) (Netflix | Amazon | Bluray)
Unification Part 2 (TNG) (Netflix | Amazon | Bluray)
The Devil in the Dark (Netflix | Amazon | Bluray)
The Doomsday Machine (TOS) (Netflix | Amazon | Bluray)
Operation — Annihilate! (TOS) (Netflix | Amazon | Bluray)

“Shades of Gray” (TNG) with Casey Liss

Casey Liss, of the Accidental Tech Podcast and Analog(ue), joins Scott to discuss “Shades of Gray” (TNG). Widely, and correctly, hailed as the worst episode of TNG ever this podcast covers everything from Starfleet Medical’s lax attitude towards quarantining people to the expensive nature of filming a TV show. Did I mention Shades of Gray is a clip show? In the second season of TNG? It isn’t good, people. Not at all.

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“All Good Things…” (TNG) with Matt Gemmell

Matt Gemmell, writer, joins Scott to talk about “All Good Things…” (TNG SE7E25). Random Trek’s frist double length episode marks the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Gerenation ever, and possibility its best.

Three different timelines, multiple shots of Picard in his jammies, and more cats than you can shake a positronic brain at can all be found in TNG’s finale. As well as some very touching character moments and a fine send off to the Enterprise crew.

The twitter account Matt mentions is tng_s8 (for those of use who can’t accept that the 7th season was the final season).

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“Evolution” (TNG) with Chip Sudderth

Chip Sudderth, a host of the Audio Guide to Babylon 5 and host of the Two Minute Time Lord, joins Scott to talk about Evolution (TNG S3E1). Wesley is front and center in this episode and that isn’t as bad as you might think. Hungry, hungry nanobots, sabermetrics, and the proper collars for Star Fleet uniforms are discussed. You’ll also find out what costume Scott would dress up in if he had to cosplay at a Star Trek convention.

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“Inheritance” (TNG) with Shannon Sudderth

Shannon Sudderth, a host of the Audio Guide to Babylon 5 and frequent Two Minute Time Lord guest, joins Scott to talk about Inheritance(TNG S7E10). Topics include phasering to the candy center of a planet, the future of women in technology, and the realization that even androids can be embarrassed by their mom.

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