Thursday, September 26, 2013

105 Star Trek: ENT "Shuttlepod One"

Two guys just talking and talking... in space! This week, Matt and Pete discuss the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Shuttlepod One," 1x16. The podcast opens with a discussion of the very unique Enterprise series, then the commentary track begins.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

104 Star Trek: TNG "Where No One Has Gone Before"

Get ready, Travellers! This week, Pete and Matt delve in the Star Trek: TNG episode "Where No One Has Gone Before," 1x06. We discuss how this episode aims for the fences, touch on the curious Traveller/Wesley connection, applaud the loathsome Kosinski, and ask, "Picard, why so grumpy?"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

103 Star Trek: DS9 "Duet"

Who's the real villain? This week, Matt looks back at the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Duet," 1x19. The podcast discusses the wonderful performance by the (presumed?) Cardassian baddie, the shockingly dark tone of the episode, and the accusatory ending.



Thursday, September 5, 2013

102 Star Trek: TAS -- "Yesteryear"

In this commentary track episode, Pete and Matt discuss the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode "Yesteryear," number 1x02. Join us as we break down this Spock story that has gone on to become cannon--and recreated in part in 2009's Star Trek film.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

101: Star Trek: TOS "Space Seed"

As our podcast starts its journey, Pete and Matt discuss, from Star Trek (the original series), "Space Seed," episode 1x23. Join us as we analyze the episode's take on gender, praise the casting, shudder to think of those 1990s Eugenics Wars, and posit that Khan is the antithesis to Gene Roddenberry's hope for tomorrow.



Sunday, July 28, 2013

Season 1 Preview

We'll be kicking off our first season in about a month, but here's a reminder of where we're headed!



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Season One Lineup

Season one of Star Trek Essentials will be launching in August! While you wait, here's the lineup of episodes.

# -- Series Title, "Episode Title," season X episode number

1 -- Original Series, "Space Seed," 1x22, Pete & Matt discuss
2 -- Animated Series, "Yesteryear," 1x02, Commentary track
3 -- Deep Space 9, "Duet," 1x19, Matt discusses
4 -- The Next Generation, "Where No One Has Gone Before," 1x06, Pete & Matt discuss
5 -- Enterprise, "Shuttlepod One," 1x16, Commentary track
6 -- Voyager, "Eye of the Needle," 1x07, Matt discusses
7 -- Star Trek (2009 film), Pete & Matt discuss

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Looking ahead to season two, which will launch in late fall, here's a tentative list. It has not yet been put in podcast order.

TOS -- Naked Time
TAS -- More Trouble, More Tribbles
TNG -- Naked Now
DS9 -- Dax / Captive Pursuit (undecided)
VOY -- Phage / The Cloud / Thaw (undecided)
ENT -- A Night In Sickback / Desert Crossing (undecided)
FILM -- Star Trek Into Darkness