We finish up this dark “Plucky Kids” month with an actually light and whimsical episode, “Rascals”! Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Keiko O’Brien, and Guinan all get turned into children, but with all of their memories intact. They choose to reject this gift and age themselves back to their actual ages, depriving themselves of decades of additional life in the process. DID THEY NOT THINK THIS THROUGH?! Plus, there’s some Ferengi stuff.
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.
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!
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.
Matt and Star Trek were both born on September 8th! So this month instead of celebrating 50 years of Star Trek, we’re instead going to celebrate 32 years of Matt! Matt’s first pick this month is the acclaimed Next Generation episode “The Inner Light”; in which Capt. Picard has the longest 25 minutes of his life and discovers a life-long passion for the Ressikan Flute!
We continue Chris’s picks with one of the most tonally bizarre episodes of The Next Generation, “Conspiracy”! Listen to our hosts as they discover the secret of the walking crewperson, enjoy some mad Tae Kwon Do skills, and watch the most gruesome death in Star Trek history!
We give you double the commentary this week, as we finish our celebration of Q by watching his first appearance in The Next Generation pilot “Encounter at Farpoint”! Marvel at the man-skirts, listen to Chris’s overly-excited battle bridge theme song, and cringe at McCoy’s space-racism!
The Q-love continues this week as we check in with the bizarre Robin Hood themed episode “Qpid”! This week we learn that Picard does a mean Riker impression, how adulthood is like a video game, and watch Picard literally murder a man. Pour a stiff drink and join us!
We’re back with a new month’s worth of episodes! This month we snap our fingers and summon our four favorite Q episodes along with a special guest host! We kick it off this week with the classic “Deja Q”, the episode that brought us such delights as Picard’s Facepalm, Data’s Laughter, and a naked John de Lancie!
Continuing our March theme of “Amanda’s Favorites,” we go straight into one of our favorite episodes: “Tapestry”! In this episode we discover how unpractical Dom-Jot is, marvel at all the cool one-shot aliens, and discover how bad Picard is in the sack!