Death month gets real with the death of our favorite security office Tasha Yar, in “Skin of Evil”. Listen as we try to process our feelings, confront our childhood fears, and Chris jinxes the election.
Character Death month continues with the departure of our favorite Ocampa, Kes! This week we reveal our (sadly inaccurate) Presidential predictions, spill a full shot on Chris’s couch, and we discover the surprisingly reasoning behind Seven of Nine’s uniform!
As Fall exerts its grip over nature and all the plants and trees begin to die off around us, we start an appropriate new theme month: Character Deaths! As every Star Trek fan knows, the main character deaths are as heartbreaking as they are ignominiously random; this month we navigate through the deaths in order of heartbreak. So, to kick it off, we go to the universally reviled Enterprise episode “These Are the Voyages…”. We barely put up with Riker’s creepy holodeck advances, a space rave, and the most disappointing series ending ever!
WTF Month barrels right along with “Move Along Home”, Deep Space Nine’s blatant Jumanji rip-off! When a group of aliens—that are totally-not-celts—make first contact with the Federation, they bring along their strange board game with them! Now the command team is in the board game for real and Quark has to guide them out! What a twist! This week we tackle this hackneyed premise, discuss the importance of dresses, and Matt enters the Wizard State!
WTF Month continues! We turn the weirdness factor up to 11, as we watch the patently bizarre Next Generation episode “Genesis”! After encountering a mysterious virus, the crew of the Enterprise begins traveling leftward down the evolutionary chart! Will they re-evolve by the end of the episode? Will Data turn into an iMac? What the fuck is up with Barclay? Tune in and find out!
Plus: We discuss Space WebMD, Maury Povich for cats, and Riker’s surprising ancestry!
It’s Drunk Trek’s one year anniversary! To celebrate, we’re watching the most WTF episodes of Star Trek! Our first episode this month is the supremely weird Season 3 opener, “Spock’s Brain”! Take a listen as we discuss the most improbable search party in history, the lack of IT people in the future, and marvel at Leonard Nimoy’s most nuanced performance to date!
The crew of Drunk Trek celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary by getting drunk and watching the delightfully weird Star Trek film The Voyage Home! We talk about bobcats, how ill-equipped technology has made future Earth to handle natural disasters, and, of course, lady boners! Beam aboard, you’ll have a whale of a good time!
We finish off Matt’s birthday month with the surreal episode “Masks”! This week we sidetrack ourselves early and often with tales of supplication, revisit Geordi LaForge’s Space Tinder, and talk a surprisingly small amount about masks.
We kick up our Drunk Factor a notch in this week’s episode “The 37’s!” Guest starring Amelia Earhart and introducing the rarely-seen Blue Alert, we dive head first into a bevy of off-topic conversations, including our places on the Kinsey Scale, our unrequited crushes on Harry Kim, and how the OJ Simpson trial relates to Voyager landing on a planet!