Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

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Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time.


336 - The Way of the Warrior
Jan 23 • 93 min
Just another quiet day at Deep Space Nine when the Klingons show up asking for shore leave. How many Klingons? How about ALL the Klingons. They’re up to something, but we’re not sure what so why not invite one more to the party - our old friend Worf.…
Supplemental 58 - The One with David C. Fein
Jan 16 • 65 min
Stepping into the Roddenberry Nexus, Producer David C. Fein takes us on a deep-dive into Star Trek The Motion Picture: The Director’s Edition. David worked closely with Robert Wise bringing his vision to DVD in 2001 and discusses behind-the-scenes details…
Supplemental 57 - Your New Mission Log Co-Host
Jan 9 • 59 min
John and Rod would like to introduce you to your new Mission Log co-host. Who is it? Download and listen. We’ll hear about favorite Treks, other fandoms and the anticipation and excitement of going forward. Connect with us: On Facebook:…
Supplemental 56 - Q&A with John de Lancie
Dec 19, 2019 • 75 min
Trek favorite John de Lancie drops by to talk with John and Ken, discussing subjects as wide-ranging as science education, secularism, and seeing TOS for the first time. Share your thoughts with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter:…
Supplemental 55 - Checking In with Rod Roddenberry
Dec 12, 2019 • 50 min
John Champion and Rod Roddenberry weigh in on recent major losses in the world of Star Trek, the rapid expansion of the franchise…and the future of Mission Log itself. Share your thoughts with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter:…
335 - The Adversary
Dec 5, 2019 • 66 min
Commander Sisko finally makes captain, though there is little time to enjoy it. He and senior staff are being sent to the border of Tzenkethi space to head off possible hostilities. But things may not be as they seem. Was a colony really attacked? Has…
334 - Facets
Nov 21, 2019 • 66 min
Jadzia is not herself. She is a combination of herself, the Dax symbiont, and all of the hosts who have hosted Dax before. Now, it’s time for Jadzia to meet the previous hosts, which means Sisko and company won’t be themselves. They’re giving the past…
333 - Shakaar
Nov 14, 2019 • 60 min
Kai Winn has added a title. She’s now also First Minister of the Bajoran Provisional Government. She’s got a problem though: A few farmers in Kira’s home province - farmers who were in her resistance cell - are resisting some of Winn’s demands. Could Kira…
332 - Family Business
Nov 7, 2019 • 61 min
Jake plays matchmaker for his father, while Quark plays inquisitor to this mother. Was she actually in business for herself? And worse - did she actually make a profit?!? Talking to strangers? Wearing clothing? Does Ishka’s depravity know no end? It’s…
Supplemental 54 - A Change of Plans
Oct 28, 2019 • 34 min
After a little over seven-years, the Mission Log line-up is changing. Listen in as John and Ken explain what happens next. Share your thoughts with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the…
331 - Explorers
Oct 24, 2019 • 63 min
Ben and Jake Sisko hit the open seas - in space! Rocking! Rigging! Fireworks! In space! Also, father/son bonding. Meanwhile, Bashir waits on DS9 for his med school rival, who literally has no idea who he is. Station dwellers go exploring and an explorer…
330 - The Die is Cast
Oct 17, 2019 • 66 min
Subterfuge. A dead Flaxian. An ill-fated reunion. Improbable Cause gets its answers when The Die is Cast on Mission Log. Get in touch with us! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323)…
329 - Improbable Cause
Oct 10, 2019 • 57 min
What do you get when you cross Garak’s shop with an explosive device? What do you get when you cross a Flaxian assassin and a top secret military operation? What do you get when you cross the former head of the Obsidian Order with one of his brightest…
328 - Through the Looking Glass
Oct 3, 2019 • 63 min
O’Brien is all smiles when he… takes Sisko at the point of a phaser to the mirror universe. Smiley has a job for Commander Sisko: Pretend to be Captain Sisko of the Terran rebellion and convince his wife - Jennifer (yes, Sisko’s Jennifer (kind of)) to…
327 - Distant Voices
Sep 26, 2019 • 55 min
Dr. Bashir has voices in his head that happen to sound and look like his crewmates. They’re a little different though: they bicker with him and each other, they distract him and they stay the same while Julian ages rapidly. Is it all just in his head, or…
326 - Visionary
Sep 19, 2019 • 65 min
Miles O’Brien is unstuck in time. He keeps traveling a few hours into the future, where he sees dead people. Mostly him. Can he stop himself from dying, stop Deep Space Nine from exploding, stop himself from dying, and stop himself from dying? Find out…
325 - Prophet Motive
Sep 12, 2019 • 52 min
The Grand Nagus Zek is back and he is… happy? He’s humming! He’s glad to see people! He’s… buying people drinks? Giving away gifts? Setting up a Ferengi Benevolent Association? Something is wrong - something only the beings in the wormhole can fix. Also,…
324 - Destiny
Sep 5, 2019 • 58 min
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Three vipers walk into a nest in the sky, fated to close the gates of… wait. That’s not how it goes. Oh - right! A comet glides into a wormhole, fated to… How does this one go again? Eh. Decide for yourself. It’s Destiny…
323 - Heart of Stone
Aug 29, 2019 • 62 min
Kira and Odo get sidetracked while returning to DS9 from a Bajoran colony only to wind up with Kira’s foot, then her whole body, encased in suffocating crystal. Meanwhile, Nog is bucking family tradition by trying to join Starfleet - if only he can get a…
322 - Life Support
Aug 22, 2019 • 65 min
Jake and Nog learn through a double date that they may have insurmountable cultural differences. Will it be the end of their friendship, or can they find a compromise that respects their diverse backgrounds? Also, something about Bajoran treaties and…
321 - Past Tense: Part I and Part II
Aug 15, 2019 • 64 min
A transporter accident brings Sisko, Dax and Bashir to 21st century San Francisco - a place divided into haves and have-nots. Mistaken as indigent, Sisko and Bashir wind up in a Sanctuary District among the displaced who are on the verge of revolution.…
Supplemental 53 - Getting to Trek: How to Build a Utopian Future with the Roddenberry Podcast Network
Aug 12, 2019 • 45 min
Live again before a casino audience, the shows of the Roddenberry Podcast Network - Mission Log, The Trek Files, Women at Warp, Priority One, Daily Star Trek News, and Shabam! - each make their case for how we get to the 24th century future, as seen on…
Supplemental 52 - From the Rio: Star Trek’s Job in the 21st Century
Aug 8, 2019 • 57 min
Live before a casino audience, John and Ken are joined by Mission Log Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry. The topic: Star Trek’s job today. Is it to inspire? Is it to make money? Are today’s shows “Trek enough”? Rod, John, Ken, and a slew of listeners…
320 - Fascination
Aug 1, 2019 • 58 min
Love - or a close proximity - is in the air when Lwaxana drops by Deep Space Nine for the Bajoran Gratitude Festival. She’s still obsessed with Odo. Vedek Bareil’s obsession shifts from Kira to Jadzia. Jadzia is all over Sisko, and Jake can’t stop…
Supplemental 51 - Another One from Comic-Con
Jul 29, 2019 • 28 min
Taking the stage at San Diego Comic-Con, the Roddenberry team shared what’s up in the podcasting world then segued into a discussion of science fiction topics: history of the genre, cultural influence, and even spiritual matters. Join John Champion, Ken…
Supplemental 050 - Looking for Utopia at Comic-Con
Jul 25, 2019 • 53 min
Convention season means catching up with listeners, fellow podcasters and trying to hash out some big ideas brought up by Star Trek. This episode, we invite you to listen to the panel at San Diego Comic Con presented by Larry Nemecek, “Is utopian Star…
319 - Defiant
Jul 18, 2019 • 55 min
Our old friend William T. Riker stops by Deep Space Nine during leave, but he’s not acting like himself. In fact, he’s not himself - he’s Thomas Riker, Will’s transporter clone. Thomas is on a mission to steal the Defiant in the name of the Maquis and…
318 - Meridian
Jul 11, 2019 • 64 min
From out of nowhere, the idyllic planet Meridian emerges for just a few days every 60 years. How lucky that the Defiant shows up to say hello! One of the locals, Deral, is totally intrigued by Dax - and her spots. Dax meets Mr. Right. Back on DS9, Kira’s…
317 - Civil Defense
Jul 4, 2019 • 58 min
Back when Deep Space 9 was Terok Nor, the Cardassians laid out a series of deadly countermeasures in case there was a Bajoran uprising. All of those failsafes are now, uh, failing, which traps the DS9 crew and Gul Dukat himself in a station that will soon…
316 - The Abandoned
Jun 27, 2019 • 62 min
You play your money, you take your chances! Quark buys a ship - sight unseen. The deal comes up snake eyes, or really - Jem’Hadar. He didn’t just buy a ship. He accidentally bought a Jem’Hadar baby. Odo plays his hand, trying to raise the Jem’Hadar kid as…
315 - Second Skin
Jun 20, 2019 • 58 min
Kira gets a strange call from Bajor. They want to ask her about the time she spent in a Cardassian detention center during the occupation. Kira doesn’t remember being there, but that’s okay. She doesn’t remember being a deep cover Cardassian operative…
314 - Equilibrium
Jun 13, 2019 • 58 min
Jadzia Dax has a song stuck in her head. She can hum it. She can even play it, even though she cannot play an instrument. Except she can. A few hallucinations later and it’s time to visit the Trill home world of Trill. Population: Lots of Trill - and a…
313 - The House of Quark
Jun 6, 2019 • 57 min
With the Dominion threat just a wormhole away, Quark’s business is dying. Nothing like a dead Klingon to liven it up, though how he died could get Quark killed. Meanwhile, Keiko has closed the school, due to a lack of students who aren’t Jake and Nog.…
312 - The Search: Parts 1 & 2
May 30, 2019 • 66 min
Commander Sisko gets a ship! Odo finds his people! Everyone finds the Founders! Season 3 of Deep Space Nine begins with The Search: Parts 1 & 2! Get in touch with us! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype:…
Supplemental 49 - Growing the Network and Turning the Tables
May 23, 2019 • 87 min
What can you say about a 6.5-year-old show going on a three-month hiatus? A decent amount, it turns out. Mission Log creator and executive producer Rod Roddenberry turns the tables on John and Ken, asking about the show so far, interactions with…
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May 9, 2019 • 0 min
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Supplemental 48 - The One with Gersha Phillips
Mar 7, 2019 • 43 min
This week, we’re happy to be joined by Gersha Phillips, costume designer on Star Trek: Discovery. How has technology changed the field? Were the Disco Klingons designed to thwart cosplayers? What’s with the sneakers? Hear answers to these questions and so…
Supplemental 47 - Where Did Mission Log Go?
Feb 28, 2019 • 55 min
The Mission Log hiatus means John and Ken dip into the mailbag, responding to your comments while the computer works on her tan. What’s on our minds? DS9, Section 31, thoughts on Paradise - plus an interview with Trek conceptual artist Jim Martin. Hold…
311 - The Jem’Hadar
Feb 14, 2019 • 63 min
Commander Sisko leads an educational camping trip in the Gamma Quadrant for Jake and Nog. Quark comes along just to make it super uncomfortable, but maybe he’ll find some time to bond with Ben too - especially if it means cutting a deal for himself back…
310 - Tribunal
Feb 7, 2019 • 66 min
It’s a very merry unvacation for the O’Briens. A romantic getaway for Keiko and Miles shifts quickly to Miles being sentenced to death on Cardassia Prime. All that’s left now is the trial. A verdict that’s already decided, a defense attorney that can’t…
309 - The Collaborator
Jan 31, 2019 • 55 min
The time has come for Bajor to name a new Kai. Bareil looks like a shoe-in, though past ghosts may stand in his way. Actions taken by a few Bajorans during the Cardassian occupation may close the door on Bareil’s chances, leaving the way clear for Vedek…
308 - Crossover
Jan 24, 2019 • 54 min
Major Kira and Doctor Bashir find themselves on DS9, but everything’s a bit different. Cardassians are working with Klingons, humans are used for slave labor, and Kira is in charge! Not our Kira, the other Kira. Meet the Intendant but say goodbye to Quark…
307 - The Wire
Jan 17, 2019 • 57 min
Fun Fact: The repetitive epic is the most elegant form in Cardassian literature. Also, Dr. Bashir is having lunch with plain, simple Garak. But things with Garak are not as simple as they seem. Kind of like the last time they had lunch. And the time…
306 - The Maquis, Part I and Part II
Jan 10, 2019 • 76 min
After the Cardassians and the Federation formally ended hostilities, a number of colonists from both sides were left in limbo. A skirmish here, an attack there - before you know it, the colonists are drawing battle lines of their own. Have the Federation…
305 - Blood Oath
Jan 3, 2019 • 64 min
Three Klingons bound by a blood oath drop by Deep Space Nine and find their old friend Dax. Though it’s a new Dax, and she’s not necessarily bound by the same blood oath, she agrees to join their mission of vengeance. Will she uphold the blood oath? Find…
304 - Profit and Loss
Dec 20, 2018 • 60 min
An old flame of Quark’s happens by DS9. She’s a Cardassian, but not just any Cardassian. She’s teacher to a couple of students with radical ideas. This gets the interest of Garak the tailor. But he’s not just any tailor. An outcast of his home world, he’d…
303 - Playing God
Dec 13, 2018 • 70 min
O’Brien is playing God to a bunch of Cardassian voles. Dax is playing God to a Trill initiate. Sisko is playing God to two whole universes. Who isn’t playing God?!? Well… Odo. And Quark. But Kira is. Kind of. Listen in as Mission Log plays with Playing…
302 - Shadowplay
Dec 6, 2018 • 71 min
Odo and Dax stumble upon an idyllic little village where some of the residents have been disappearing. Where have they gone? And were they really ‘there’ in the first place? Plus Kira’s got a date and Jake’s got a job. Getting to the bottom of existential…
301 - Paradise
Nov 29, 2018 • 61 min
Ben Sisko and Miles O’Brien are surveying planets for future colonies. They find one that seems to have a colony already. A human colony. But there’s no record of it, and they’re not responding to hails. Leave well enough alone? That’s not the Sisko way.…
Supplemental 46 - Inside Star Trek
Nov 15, 2018 • 66 min
Join John, Ken, Rod and Mission Log listeners inside the Sansar VR experience as we listen to tracks from the 1976 album “Inside Star Trek.” What were Gene’s thoughts on censorship, religion, sexuality… provocative ideas launch a revealing discussion on…
300 - Whispers
Nov 8, 2018 • 57 min
Miles O’Brien is back from a mission and things are really weird. His wife Keiko is even more annoyed than usual with the engineer. His daughter Molly won’t have anything to do with him. His coworkers are acting cagey and secretive. But Dr. Bashir gives…
299 - Armageddon Game
Nov 1, 2018 • 60 min
Dr. Bashir and Chief O’Brien help the warring T’Lani and Kelleruns get rid of their most dangerous weapon, but they find themselves the target of a violent plot. Will they also find their friendship blossom along the way? Armageddon Game goes into the…
298 - The Alternate
Oct 25, 2018 • 65 min
Odo’s dad shows up on Deep Space Nine. Well, his foster dad. Okay, the scientist who studied him from his days as an unrecognizable puddle. Their relationship is full of caring and misunderstanding, like so many scientist/subject relationships. Dr. Mora…
297 - Rivals
Oct 18, 2018 • 60 min
On the Promenade, Quark has met his match. There’s a new con man on DS9, and he’s opened a gambling hall directly across from Quark’s. On the racketball court, O’Brien has met his match, and it is a total mismatch. Solar neutrinos are aligned - and that’s…
296 - Sanctuary
Oct 11, 2018 • 64 min
The Skreeans are escaping oppression in the Gamma Quadrant and find themselves at DS9. If only they could settle on Bajor and get back to farming, just like their sacred texts have told them. Bajor isn’t ready for that many guests, though, not so soon…
295 - Second Sight
Oct 4, 2018 • 74 min
Gideon Seyetik is bigger than life, about to take on the biggest challenge he’s ever faced: reigniting a dead star. Commander Sisko is up against a big, depressing anniversary. But there’s something bigger than both of them and the big things they’re…
Supplemental 45 - Doug Drexler is Caught in the Nexus
Oct 1, 2018 • 62 min
This week, Academy Award wining makeup artist and Star Trek journeyman Doug Drexler joins a group of people in the Roddenberry Nexus in Sansar to talk about his moves from makeup to art department to computer graphics to how he got started in makeup in…
294 - Necessary Evil
Sep 27, 2018 • 69 min
Quark gets recruited by a dangerous dame for a box job that almost leaves him a stiff. Can a gumshoe like Odo solve that and a years old murder mystery? They both point to a con that moved a lot of lettuce to a lot of sharpers. Let Rom pour you some hooch…
293 - Rules of Acquisition
Sep 20, 2018 • 56 min
Pel isn’t like your average Ferengi. He’s loyal, smart, trustworthy, and has a serious crush on Quark. Pel also happens to be a female posing as a male since Ferengi only allow males to do things like business, reading, and wearing clothes. Will Quark…
292 - Melora
Sep 13, 2018 • 71 min
There’s a visitor on DS9 - Ensign Melora Pazlar. She comes from a low-gravity planet which means she’s got some physical disadvantages in the space station’s environment, but everyone there is glad to help her out. Except Melora doesn’t want their help.…
291 - Cardassians
Sep 6, 2018 • 63 min
Plain, simple Garak is back, though there is nothing plain nor simple about the young Cardassian he’s spotted on DS9. He was raised on Bajor, as a Bajoran. Things get even less simple when Gul Dukat gets involved. And all pretense of simplicity gets shot…
290 - Invasive Procedures
Aug 30, 2018 • 63 min
Verad is one of the 9-in-10 Trill who doesn’t have a symbiont living inside him. He can’t seem to get over it, though, and he’s got his eyes on what Jadzia has… Dax. Can he steal the symbiont from her and escape to the Gamma Quadrant? If he does, what…
289 - The Circle and The Siege
Aug 23, 2018 • 73 min
Major Kira must suddenly deal with feeling useless, while Li Nalas has to learn to be the hero everyone thinks he is. Quark ends up on the right side of the law, while Sisko steps outside of Starfleet orders. War is hell, and it’s coming to Bajor and DS9.…
288 - The Homecoming
Aug 16, 2018 • 57 min
Li Nalas - famed Bajoran resitance leader - is alive and Major Kira goes to Cardassia IV to retrieve him. The people are happy to have Li back. Not everyone is pleased with Kira’s initiative, though. In no time, Li Nalas is named her replacement on DS9,…
Supplemental 44 - But, is it Star Trek? Or, Yet another one from the Rio
Aug 9, 2018 • 65 min
Incendiary for six-years running, John and Ken pose the age old question, “But, is it Star Trek?” Spoiler alert: Yes. And, no? Yet another one from the Rio goes into the Mission Log.
Supplemental 43 - The One with the Roddenberry Podcast Network
Aug 7, 2018 • 54 min
From Las Vegas, Nevada - Sue and Grace from Women at Warp, Elijah and Kenna from Priority One, Dr. Trek from The Trek Files, and John and Ken from Mission Log talk fandom and podcasts and the return of Picard on this supplemental edition of Mission Log.…
287 - In the Hands of the Prophets
Aug 2, 2018 • 77 min
A Bajoran spiritual leader takes issue with classes taught to schoolchildren on Deep Space Nine. But is it religious conviction or ruthless ambition that drives the contentiousness? This week, In the Hands of the Prophets is in the Mission Log.
Supplemental 42 - Divisions at San Diego Comic Con 2018
Jul 26, 2018 • 55 min
From the eye of the storm, John and Ken are happy to bring you Star Trek: A Fandom Divided? A panel from SDCC 2018, featuring Aaron Harvey of Saturday Morning Trek, Alison “Kenna” Pitt of Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast, Christine Rideout of…
286 - Duet
Jul 19, 2018 • 64 min
Major Kira suspects that the Cardassian bookkeeper on board DS9 is guilty of war crimes. Is Marritza who he claims to be, or is he the other, more notorious person he claims to be? Can Kira see past her need for vengeance and learn compassion for this…
285 - Dramatis Personae
Jul 12, 2018 • 56 min
Everyone on DS9 is talking about choosing sides between Sisko and Kira. Meanwhile, they are actually leading opposing sides! The only ones acting normal are Odo and Quark. Could all of this weirdness have to do with that Klingon who beamed aboard right…
284 - The Forsaken
Jun 28, 2018 • 60 min
Deep Space Nine is overrun with unwanted lifeforms. There are ambassadors. There is a sort of sentient computer puppy. Also, Lwaxana Troi is here - trying to get close to Odo, who is just trying to keep himself together. Literally. This week, we show The…
283 - If Wishes Were Horses
Jun 21, 2018 • 58 min
Stop us if you’ve heard this one: Rumplestiltskin, a libidinous Trill and a long-dead baseball player walk into a space station… What happens next is anyone’s guess when the crew of DS9 find their imaginations becoming real - and dangerous. If Wishes Were…
282 - Progress
Jun 14, 2018 • 58 min
Major Kira works to avert a crisis, while Nog and Jake pursue an opportunity. Kira trades the stubbornness of the past for her chosen path, while Nog and Jake trade yamok sauce for self-sealing stem bolts, which they then trade for land. Kira proves…
281 - The Storyteller
Jun 7, 2018 • 58 min
The Sirah is the one person who can prevent a terrifying sky-monster from destroying a quiet Bajoran village, but he’s dying. Enter the man who would be Sirah… Miles O’Brien! Can he save the villagers while saving himself from a job he doesn’t want? The…
280 - Battle Lines
May 31, 2018 • 71 min
The Ennis and the Nol-Ennis hate each other. Really hate each other. They’ve hated each other for so long, their people can’t even remember why they hate or why they fight. It’s into this never-ending war that Sisko, Kira, Bashir and special guest Kai…
279 - Vortex
May 24, 2018 • 70 min
A heist gone bad may be good news for Odo. The accused in the case says he has met other Changelings like Odo. He can even take Odo to them! Of course, the guy is a criminal - and he seems to do quite a bit of dissembling as well. But his shapeshifting…
278 - The Nagus
May 17, 2018 • 64 min
While the Ferengi are usually out for themselves, there is one Ferengi who rules them all. He is the Nagus and he is at Quark’s. What does he want? To make Quark the Nagus! But the vestments of the Nagus seem to put a target on Quark’s back. Somebody is…
277 - Move Along Home
May 10, 2018 • 63 min
Imagine a game where some of the people are players and some of the people are pieces, but none of the people know about the other people. It is First Contact meets I, Mudd meets A Piece of the Action when we put Move Along Home into the Mission Log.
276 - The Passenger
May 3, 2018 • 72 min
It is a well known and established scientific fact that humanoids use about one one-millionth of their brains, leaving plenty of room for someone’s consciousness to hitch a lift, if they had a mind to. A criminal mastermind has done just that on Deep…
275 - Dax
Apr 26, 2018 • 69 min
Dax is charged with treason and murder. But should Jadzia Dax do the time if Curzon Dax did the crime? And do we even know that Curzon DID do the crime? Jadzia is definitely hiding something, but what is it? Find out when we put Dax into the Mission Log.
274 - Q Less
Apr 19, 2018 • 63 min
Q: How did Vash get to the Gamma Quadrant without going through the wormhole? A: Q. The troublesome twosome from TNG is back on the small screen, taking up temporary residence on Deep Space Nine. Vash wants to auction off some trinkets and ditch Q. This…
Supplemental 41 - Star Trek Saves a Life
Apr 16, 2018 • 26 min
There are Trek geeks, then there are the Trek Geeks. On this supplemental edition of Mission Log, Dan Davidson of the podcast Trek Geeks joins us to talk about when and how the Deep Space Nine episode Captive Pursuit saved his life. If you find yourself…
273 - Captive Pursuit
Apr 12, 2018 • 65 min
Say hello to our first visitor from the Gamma Quadrant. He is Tosk… and that’s about all we know until a group of heavily-armed aliens show up looking for him. They say Tosk was born to be hunted, but O’Brien says he’s a sentient being with a right to…
272 - Babel
Apr 5, 2018 • 70 min
Fire up the custard, there’s Barney in the station when everything’s infected, down to the loop and the Rosy. O’Brien’s the first to go Pat, and he’s off his plates for good. Then Quark’s got to help his china Odo before all goes Tom. You won’t Adam and…
271 - A Man Alone
Mar 29, 2018 • 70 min
A shifty Bajoran and a shapeshifting lawman lock horns. Sounds simple… but the angry mob is on the Bajoran’s side. Odo is A Man Alone in this week’s Mission Log.
270 - Past Prologue
Mar 22, 2018 • 68 min
An old friend of Kira’s from her militant days seeks asylum on DS9. But is he seeking asylum? Or is he looking for a way to strike a blow for Bajor? Also, it’s the Duras sisters! What are they doing here? Find out when we put Past Prologue in this week’s…
269 - Emissary
Mar 15, 2018 • 88 min
Moving can be tough, especially when the military force that used to occupy your home wrecks it before leaving. Plus they’re still hanging around causing trouble. Plus nobody really wants you here. Plus you’re not sure YOU want to be here. Plus -…
Supplemental 40 - The One with Gates McFadden
Mar 8, 2018 • 71 min
Mission Log needs a check up so who better to welcome this week to reflect on The Next Generation than Dr. Crusher herself, Gates McFadden. In this candid interview, we cover turning down, then accepting, then getting fired from the show, the cast growing…
Supplemental 39 - TNG Recap No. 2
Mar 1, 2018 • 82 min
Lt. Jae speaks! This week, John and Ken continue their look back at Star Trek: The Next Generation and welcome special guests: “True Q” story writer Matthew Corey and Lt. Jae herself, Tracee Lee Cocco. Plus, we’ll count down our top five essential TNG…
Supplemental 38 - TNG Recap No. 1
Feb 22, 2018 • 63 min
This week, John and Ken take a first pass at a last look at Star Trek: The Next Generation. Topics include: - Favorite Villains - Cinematic Episodes - A Self Loathing Riker - More! More! More!
268 - Star Trek: Nemesis
Feb 15, 2018 • 82 min
Are two Jean Luc Picards better than one? Not when one is a clone raised under the Romulan whip, now determined to kill the original Picard, violate Deanna Troi, and destroy the planet Earth. Are two Datas better than one? Not when one is an idiot,…
267 - Star Trek: Insurrection
Feb 8, 2018 • 96 min
The Ba’ku live an idyllic life on their planet: creative, fun and peaceful and hardly aging a day. What’s their secret? Wouldn’t the Son’a and at least one greedy Starfleet Admiral like to find out. The Enterprise crew get caught in the middle, and…
266 - Star Trek: First Contact
Feb 1, 2018 • 92 min
It’s the return of the Borg! You remember them! And the return of the Borg Queen! You remember her! No? Well, Picard does. He and the newly christened Enterprise 1701-E trace the technological terrors back to 21st century Earth, where the Borg are trying…
265 - Star Trek: Generations
Jan 25, 2018 • 91 min
Picard and crew have landed on the big screen, and they’ve brought some history with them. There are the Duras sisters, and Guinan, and - holy cow! Is that Captain James T. Kirk?!? Yes it is. No longer the captain of a starship, he’s found a side of…
264 - All Good Things…
Jan 18, 2018 • 83 min
Captain Picard is moving back and forth through time. That’s the quickest way to get to the beginning. It is seven-years ago, and mankind is being put on trial by Q - not again, but still. Once again, Picard has to save humanity. But this will be trickier…
263 - Preemptive Strike
Jan 11, 2018 • 64 min
Ro Laren is back from Advanced Tactical Training, and just in time. Starfleet wants her to go undercover and infiltrate the Maquis. The Maquis have taken to attacking the Cardassians. Yes, the same Cardassians that killed Ro’s father. Right in front of…
262 - Emergence
Jan 4, 2018 • 69 min
Something has taken over the Enterprise, and that something is - the Enterprise. The ship is alive and trying to create life, too. But Picard and crew have places to be. Can they wrest back control from this new life without killing it so they can go back…
Supplemental 37 - Holiday Feedback Fun!
Dec 28, 2017 • 41 min
It is a holiday supplemental edition of Mission Log, and John and Ken are getting the presents! Presents in this case are comments from you, which they are re-gifting. Re-gifting in this case means they are sharing your comments with the rest of the…
261 - Bloodlines
Dec 21, 2017 • 53 min
Completing week three of season seven’s three sons, we say hello to an old enemy and a new offspring. The Ferengi Bok is back to take revenge on Picard. Picard killed Bok’s son, now Bok will kill Picard’s son. Wait… Picard has a son? It looks like it. It…
260 - Firstborn
Dec 14, 2017 • 61 min
Alexander is back, as is Alexander. Worf’s son has come from the future to convince his younger self to down his prune juice and follow the way of the warrior. And if that doesn’t work, he’ll kill himself - in younger form. But older Alexander has a lot…
259 - Journey’s_End
Dec 7, 2017 • 75 min
Wesley Crusher comes back to the Enterprise for a visit, but he’s not the young man the others expect him to be. Meanwhile on Dorvan V, the Native American colonists are being forced to uproot by Starfleet in an ugly bit of history repeating. Throw in…
258 - Genesis
Nov 30, 2017 • 60 min
Everybody seems edgy. Well, except for the people who seem to be groggy and forgetful. And the ones turning into frogs and lemurs and whatever Worf is turning into. Can Data and Captain Picard save the day? You probably know the answer, but find out for…
257 - Eye of the Beholder
Nov 16, 2017 • 58 min
A shocking suicide on the Enterprise leads Deanna Troi on a psychic journey into a killer’s memories. It’s part Columbo, part Sixth Sense and more TNG mind-bleepery. This week, Eye of the Beholder goes into the Mission Log.
256 - Masks
Nov 9, 2017 • 55 min
What do Masaka, Ihat, an old man, and a frightened child have in common? Many things. They are all a part of some ancient, unknown pantheon. They are all taking over Data’s brain. And each is caught in an eternal dance that could lead to destruction for…
255 - Thine Own Self
Nov 2, 2017 • 61 min
Data’s mission to retrieve radioactive material from a pre-industrial world goes haywire when he forgets who he is. He doesn’t forget science though, which means he might be able to clean up the mess he accidentally created. Meanwhile, Deanna Troi learns…
254 - Lower Decks
Oct 26, 2017 • 72 min
Ever wondered about all of those OTHER people on the Enterprise? This week, they get names! And plot lines! Meet the one that annoys Riker! The one being tested by Worf AND Picard! And who could ever forget the one that annoys Geordi? All of that and a…
253 - Sub Rosa
Oct 19, 2017 • 72 min
Beverly’s recently deceased, 100-year-old grandmother had a 34-year-old boyfriend. It is cool though. He was actually 800-years-old. It is not cool though. He was a ghost. No wait! He was a candle! NO WAIT! He was an anaphasic being. Or was he…
252 - Homeward
Oct 12, 2017 • 68 min
Meet another of Worf’s brothers. The Prime Directive takes a holiday when Homeward goes into the Mission Log.
251 - The Pegasus
Oct 5, 2017 • 70 min
Riker gets a visit from his old commanding officer, the pugnacious Admiral Pressman, who has his sights set on retrieving their old ship, the USS Pegasus. Why? Because… reasons. Reasons he won’t share with Picard or anyone else which leaves Riker in a…
250 - Parallels
Sep 28, 2017 • 56 min
What is weirder than a lauging Vulcan and his dog? How about Lieutenant Wesley Crusher? Or a blue eyed Data? Or Worf’s wife, Deanna Troi? Everything is as it should be, except that none of it is right. Find out why when we put Parallels in the Mission Log.
Supplemental 36 - Discovering Discovery Live
Sep 27, 2017 • 57 min
In our very first episode of Mission Log Live, we have a spoiler-filled conversation with our listeners about Star Trek Discovery’s debut episodes: The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars. We’ll be back on the Mission Log Facebook page every…
249 - Inheritance
Sep 21, 2017 • 67 min
Did you know Data has a mom? Yeah, neither did Data. She is aboard the Enterprise, looking to share with him and make up for lost time. But the two of them have more in common than even she realizes. Also, a planet is going to blow up or stop spinning or…
248 - Force of Nature
Sep 14, 2017 • 60 min
Some people say you can’t train a cat, but that doesn’t stop Data from trying to outwit Spot. Some people also say that warp drive is destroying a little stretch of the galaxy while others are saying “unh unh, prove it!” A couple of Hekarans, Rabal…
247 - Attached
Sep 7, 2017 • 57 min
Welcome to Kesprytt III, home to the Kes and the Prytt. The Kes seem nice, but they’re actually a little too paranoid and devious for the Federation. The Prytt seem sort of xenophobic, but they’re actually incredibly xenophobic. Captain Picard and…
246 - Dark Page
Aug 31, 2017 • 57 min
The Cairn are a telepathic race looking to join the Federation, and helping them to learn spoken language is Lwaxana Troi. When she opens their minds, her own secrets start to come to the surface forcing her to relive deep, personal pain. Deanna is…
245 - Phantasms
Aug 24, 2017 • 60 min
Data is a simple android with simple dreams. He dreams of drinks from the head of a commanding officer, robocidal workers from the early 20th century, and cellular peptide cake (with mint frosting). Reality is much more boring: staring at his cat,…
244 - Gambit: Part I and Gambit: Part II
Aug 17, 2017 • 74 min
Picard is dead until he’s “Galen.” Riker has gone rogue. Then there’s the Romulan who’s not, and they’re all in search of an artifact that isn’t what it seems. How many gambits can fit into two episodes? Seriously, all of the gambits when we put…
Supplemental 35 - Another Show from the Rio
Aug 10, 2017 • 55 min
The friends! The Costumes! The Cocktails! John and Ken have hit the Rio again for Star Trek Las Vegas 2017! Listen in as they - and Mission Log Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry - talk TNG 30: Trek in Transition! Get in touch with us! On…
Supplemental 34 - The One at San Diego Comic Con
Aug 3, 2017 • 55 min
It’s convention season, and with John and Ken on the road we bring you the fun from the stage. This week: “live” from San Diego Comic Con 2017, host Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek covers the state of Trek podcasting with special guests Dr. Kayla Iacovino…
243 - Interface
Jul 27, 2017 • 66 min
Description intentionally left blank. Find out why when we put Interface in the Mission Log. Get in touch with us! On Facebook: On Twitter: On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: We may use your comments on a future episode…
242 - Liaisons
Jul 20, 2017 • 56 min
The Enterprise crew is taking part in a cultural exchange. Two Iyaarans will visit the ship, while Picard visits their homeworld. The Iyaarans on the ship are tough to deal with, but Picard’s Iyaaran is worse - mostly because he dies on their trip….
241 - Descent
Jul 13, 2017 • 84 min
The Borg are acting weird, but they are not the only ones. Their erratic behavior may have rubbed off on Data. He’s showing anger and, seemingly, enjoying it. When the Enterprise pursues the Borg, they find Hugh’s individuality has set them up to be…
240 - Timescape
Jun 29, 2017 • 60 min
A rift in the space-time continuum freezes the Enterprise and a Romulan warbird in battle… or so it looks to Picard, Data, Troi and LaForge from the outside. When they dig a little deeper, they find all that timey-wimey stuff may not be exactly as…
239 - Second Chances
Jun 22, 2017 • 53 min
Riker adores a jazz quartet, the holodeck, and has Troi regret… and so does the other Riker. This week, Will meets Thomas, and considers the road not taken when Second Chances goes into the Mission Log. Get in touch with us! On Facebook: On…
238 - Rightful Heir
Jun 15, 2017 • 70 min
He’s been gone for 15 centuries, but Kahless, the spiritual leader of the Klingons is back! He’s ready to lead his people back to peace and glory, and he wants Worf’s help to do it. Only he might not be Kahless, and Worf might be seriously questioning…
237 - Suspicions
Jun 8, 2017 • 55 min
Dr. Reyga, a Ferengi scientist, has invented a type of shielding which could allow a spacecraft to safely enter a star’s corona. Testing it on board one of the Enterprise’s shuttles leaves a fellow scientist dead followed shortly by Reyga himself….
Supplemental 33 - Roddenberry Podcast Network at the Disco
Jun 1, 2017 • 54 min
On this supplemental edition of Mission Log, John and Ken formally introduce you to Women at Warp and Priority One - founding members of the Roddenberry Podcast Network. Plus everybody goes to the Disco, which Ken INSISTS is short for Discovery….
236 - Frame of Mind
May 25, 2017 • 58 min
Commander Riker is having a bad week. He may have gone insane! He may have killed a guy! He may have sided with his captors against Worf and Data! Or none of this may have happened. Take a spin with us as we put Frame of Mind in the Mission Log!…
235 - The Chase
May 18, 2017 • 68 min
Captain Picard is visited by his old archaeology professor with an intriguing proposal: leave the Enterprise and come with him to uncover one of the great mysteries of the ages. Hot on his tail though are Klingons, Cardassians and Romulans who are…
234 - Lessons
May 11, 2017 • 57 min
Romance is in the air when Captain Picard finds himself falling for a certain strong willed, highly-professional redhead on the crew. Nope, not that one. This one is Lt. Cdr. Nella Daren, and Picard may have just sent the woman he loves to her death….
233 - Starship Mine
May 4, 2017 • 60 min
Starship Mine The Enterprise is due for a baryon sweep which means it’s the perfect time for the crew to get a little R&R. With no one minding the ship, it’s also the perfect time for a group of terrorists to steal a deadly compound from the…
232 - Birthright Parts I & II
Apr 27, 2017 • 85 min
Worf hears the worst news he could imagine: that his father is alive and well on a Romulan prison planet. He sets off to investigate what became of the Klingons who survived the Khitomer massacre and discovers those prisoners may not want to be freed….
231 - Tapestry
Apr 20, 2017 • 65 min
Captain Picard is mortally wounded while on a mission, but when he walks toward the light, it’s Q on the other side! If he had it all to do over again, would a simpler, less dangerous life be a better fit for Picard? Can Q convince him to change the…
230 - Face of the Enemy
Apr 13, 2017 • 73 min
What are those bumps on Counselor Troi’s forehead? Wait! That IS her forehead! She’s been kidnapped. And yet, she is in command of a Romulan ship because - as far as anyone knows - she is a Romulan! Meanwhile a wayward ensign returns to the…
229 - Aquiel
Apr 6, 2017 • 59 min
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari works at a communications relay station way out in the middle of nowhere. She might be dead, she might be a killer, or she might be a pile of coalescent microorganisms. Doesn’t matter: either way, Geordi has got the hots for her….
228 - Ship in a Bottle
Mar 30, 2017 • 64 min
He’s suave, dangerous, brilliant and Data’s favorite holodeck challenge. He also happens to have consciousness, and he wants a life out there in the real universe. Moriarty is back! It’s elementary - Ship in a Bottle on this week’s Mission Log. …
227 - Chain of Command, Parts I & II
Mar 23, 2017 • 78 min
Captain Picard is on a secret mission and command of the Enterprise is turned over to Captain Edward Jellico. The Enterprise crew finds Jellico’s abrasive style hard to handle. Still, he may be leading them into battle. Meanwhile, Picard is captured…
226 - The Quality of Life
Mar 16, 2017 • 62 min
The Quality of Life Exobots are great for helping out around the workplace: they can float, they make their own tools, they can be programmed for a variety of tasks. They also learn. In fact, they’re learning so much that they might actually be alive….
225 - A Fistful of Datas
Mar 9, 2017 • 60 min
The Enterprise has nowhere to go for 48 hours. But even sitting in stationary orbit with nothing to do, the crew can find trouble. The holodeck has gone haywire! Data is turning into a cowpoke! Dr. Crusher has lost a play! Also, Alexander! What will…
224 - Rascals
Mar 2, 2017 • 63 min
Picard is shorter and has more hair than usual. In fact, he’s a 12 year old kid, and so are Keiko, Guinan and Ensign Ro. Are they still themselves even after a physical transformation? Can they still do their jobs, and do they have what it takes to…
Supplemental 32 _ The One with Adam Nimoy
Feb 27, 2017 • 62 min
We’re sitting down with Adam Nimoy to discuss his work on Star Trek, his documentary “For the Love of Spock,” and celebrate the life of Leonard Nimoy who we lost two years ago. Adam also sets the stage for his upcoming project, an epic Deep Space Nine…
223 - True Q
Feb 23, 2017 • 66 min
Meet Amanda Rogers. She is young, smart, driven, and possibly some sort of mage. She can make puppies appear and disappear. She can change the direction of falling objects. She can contain a warp core explosion with her will. Turns out, her biological…
222 - Schisms
Feb 16, 2017 • 57 min
Do you have trouble concentrating at work? Do you have problems sleeping at night? Are you feeling anxious and snapping at the people who care about you? Maybe you need a good night’s sleep. Or maybe that’s when the aliens from another dimension…
221 - Relics
Feb 9, 2017 • 63 min
An old ship, an older engineer, and a structure that’s older than anyone knows. Old things, but not useless things. It is part flashback, part after school special. Say hello again to Montgomery Scott when we put Relics in the Mission Log. …
220 - Man of the People
Feb 2, 2017 • 64 min
Ambassador Alkar is a guest aboard the Enterprise while en route to negotiate a peace treaty. When he shows up, Deanna Troi starts doing things she doesn’t normally do: showing a bit more skin, lashing out in a jealous rage, and stabbing Captain…
219 - Realm of Fear
Jan 26, 2017 • 54 min
Reginald Barclay learns there’s nothing to fear about the transporter except when that fear is completely legitimized by the appearance of the giant quasi-energy microbes that attack him. It’s Realm of Fear on this week’s Mission Log. Get in…
218 - Time’s Arrow I & II
Jan 19, 2017 • 78 min
Whatever happens to Data’s head in the future is going to happen in the past… which hasn’t happened yet. It’s time travel in search of neural vampires, plus Mark Twain in search of a decent cigar. Time’s Arrow and Time’s Arrow, Part II go…
217 - The Inner Light
Jan 12, 2017 • 73 min
The Inner Light Remember that time Picard had a wife and kids and mastered playing the flute? Except it wasn’t Picard - it was the entirety of Kamin’s life, played out on the dying planet Kataan. Find out what lessons Picard learns from walking a…
216 - The Next Phase
Jan 5, 2017 • 55 min
When Ensign Ro and Geordi LaForge are beamed back from a damaged Romulan ship, a transporter accident leaves them missing and presumed dead. The rest of the crew are organizing a memorial service, but Ro and Geordi are trapped out of phase and…
Supplemental 31 - John and Ken’s Rocking New Year Q&A
Dec 29, 2016 • 42 min
This week, John and Ken field many questions from and a few other people. - Why is the computer not listed as a co-host? - When will we go back to the movies? - What other podcasts should you listen to? These questions and several others WILL BE…
215 - I Borg
Dec 22, 2016 • 67 min
Meet Hugh. Hugh is Borg. Injured, Hugh has been healed on the Enterprise. Now, Gerodi has a job: turn Hugh into a good, old fashioned bit of 20th century malware that will destroy the Borg completely. As in kill them. There is a problem though. Hugh…
214 - Imaginary Friend
Dec 15, 2016 • 62 min
Imagine living on a starship. Now imagine you have an imaginary friend on that starship. Now imagine that imaginary friend is real and is threatening to kill you! Now imagine… you are not imagining. Actually, you do not have to imagine that last…
213 - The Perfect Mate
Dec 8, 2016 • 74 min
Captain Picard meets his ideal woman: she’s brilliant, bold, adventurous, independent. Of course she is, because Kamala is a metamorph who becomes the perfect woman for every man she meets. Unfortunately, she’s destined for a life of servitude to a…
212 - Cost of Living
Dec 1, 2016 • 62 min
Alexander, Lwaxana and the whimsiest whimsies that ever whimsied give us life lessons. Also, there is a B-plot. See it all in its glittery glory when we put Cost of Living in the Mission Log. Get in touch with us: On Facebook: On Twitter: On…
211 - The First Duty
Nov 17, 2016 • 68 min
Wesley Crusher is a pilot on an elite team of flyers. Yeah. We are not sure when that happened either. Tragedy has hit the team though. A crash has led to the death of a member of Nova Squadron. They say it was an accident, and it probably was. Still,…
210 - Cause and Effect
Nov 10, 2016 • 64 min
The Enterprise explodes. Then it explodes again. And again. And again. Eventually, it does not explode. This week we follow Cause and Effect into the Mission Log. Hello, I’m listening: On Facebook: On Twitter: On Skype: missionlogpod On the…
209 - The Outcast
Nov 3, 2016 • 88 min
The J’naii are a race that have sworn off gender. No males. No females. Just J’naii. But there is one J’naii that loves the way Riker moves her. Yes, her. Also, what happens when you clip null space? Find out when welcome The Outcast into the…
208 - Ethics
Oct 27, 2016 • 78 min
Is it better to die, or live a life that is less than one’s ideal? Is it better to follow the rules, or cut corners to potentially save lives? Is it better to tell fellow players that you are sneaking a peek at their cards, or keep that information…
207 - Power Play
Oct 20, 2016 • 68 min
It’s business as usual on the Enterprise until Troi, Data and O’Brien start taking hostages in Ten Forward. Could it be the “ghosts” of a long lost star ship crew influencing their actions? Find out when we put Power Play into the Mission Log. …
206 - Conundrum
Oct 13, 2016 • 81 min
The crew of the Enterprise is struck with amnesia. Worf commands! Picard leads! Data makes drinks! And MacDuff sounds the charge to carry out their mission, and destroy the Lysian Central Command. But who are these Lysians? And - come to think of it -…
205 - The Masterpiece Society
Oct 6, 2016 • 82 min
The colonists on Moab IV live in perfect balance with their world. They have to - they were genetically bred to do so. When a stellar core fragment threatens to upset that delicate ecosystem, the Enterprise offers to help, but will their presence do…
204 - Violations
Sep 29, 2016 • 76 min
The Ullians who are visiting the Enterprise have a unique talent for helping people retrieve lost memories. When that power is exploited, though, it’s a dangerous and invasive procedure that leaves Deanna Troi, Dr. Crusher and Commander Riker in…
203 - Hero Worship
Sep 22, 2016 • 67 min
A Federation starship has been destroyed, and it is all the fault of one little boy. At least the one little boy thinks so. His judgement should be questioned though, since he also thinks he is an android. Oh - and the Enterprise is about to be…
202 - New Ground
Sep 15, 2016 • 62 min
The Enterprise is going on a surfing safari, following a test ship riding a soliton wave warp speed. Also, Alexander Rozhenko - son of son of Mogh - is back, and this time he is back to stay. Lying! Stealing! Parenting! Endangered species! The…
201 - A Matter of Time
Sep 8, 2016 • 64 min
Professor Berlinghoff Rasmussen is a blast from the future. He is here to study his history in its natural habitat: back in time. He has picked a boring mission to study though. It is just a run of the mill “save 20-million people from disaster” cake…
200 - Unification I and Unification II
Sep 1, 2016 • 88 min
Part I: Q: Where’s Spock? A: He’s on Romulus.” Part II: Q: Will the Romulans and Vulcans get back together? A: No. All of that and a lesson on design when we put Unifications in the Mission Log. While you wait for your soup, get in touch with…
199 - The Game
Aug 25, 2016 • 68 min
Wesley Crusher is back on the Enterprise, though there is very little time for him. Everyone is playing this great new game! The only one with a real interest in Wes is Robin, a fetching young ensign in engineering. She and Wes have no interest in the…
Supplemental 30 - Gene Roddenberry Versus Star Trek
Aug 18, 2016 • 73 min
John, Ken, and Mission Log Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry talk over Star Trek with and without its creator - Gene Roddenberry. Plus questions from panel attendees. Once more from the Rio, we put Gene Roddenberry Versus Star Trek in the Mission…
Supplemental 29 - Ten Essential TOS from STLV50
Aug 11, 2016 • 61 min
Ken and John return to the Rio. From the Roddenberry Interactive Stage and Lounge, Mission Log presents the 10 to 20 best or essential episodes of Star Trek: TOS, plus a few episodes of the animated series and one mention of Next Gen. But mostly TOS….
198 - Disaster
Aug 4, 2016 • 58 min
Everything is going so well, right until it does not. A student tour turns into a deadly turbo lift ride! A chair on the bridge turns into a hot seat! An impromptu audition turns into a radioactive fire! And there is still more trouble. Yet, despite…
197 - Silicon Avatar
Jul 28, 2016 • 80 min
The Enterprise says “hello” to an old enemy. Or tries to say “hello.” And tries to figure out whether it is an enemy. Along to help is Dr. Kila Marr. Or is it help she is offering? She is getting to know her son, and will not let a little…
196 - Ensign Ro
Jul 21, 2016 • 72 min
A Bajoran terrorist attack on a Federation colony has got everyone a little jumpy. Enter Ensign Ro Laren, Starfleet officer and Bajoran herself, who has been released from prison to help find the attackers. But what do the Cardassians have to do with…
Supplemental 28 - Another One with Your Questions
Jul 18, 2016 • 68 min
Mission Log gets caught up on current events: the passing of Anton Yelchin, the buzz around Star Trek Beyond plus Star Trek 2017. Then we tackle listener questions about fan “gatekeeping,” religion in Star Trek and much more. Got something to say to…
195 - Darmok
Jul 14, 2016 • 68 min
Listeners, waiting, their ears unfurled. The Enterprise makes rendezvous with a race known as the Children of Tama. No one has understood them for 100-years and it looks like the Tamarian captain wants to fight. But with whom and against what? And…
194 - Redemption and Redemption II
Jul 7, 2016 • 86 min
The Klingon empire is on the verge of civil war! Gowron is set to take command of the Klingon High Council, though he is challenged by a surprise son of Duras. But these episodes are full of surprises: Tasha Yar has a Romulan daughter! Worf quits…
193 - In Theory
Jun 30, 2016 • 68 min
Deep and mysterious is the Mar Oscura nebula. Almost as deep as the human heart. And the robotic heart. This week, Data becomes the ultimate emotionally unavailable boyfriend for Lt. Jenna D’Sora. All will be explored (and some blown up) when we put…
192 - The Mind’s Eye
Jun 23, 2016 • 60 min
From the people who brought you the Star Trek edition of Monopoly and the Star Trek edition of Risk, it is the Star Trek edition of The Manchurian Candidate. Angela Lansbury is a Klingon. Henry Silva is a Romulan. And John Champion is the kindest,…
191 - The Host
Jun 16, 2016 • 66 min
Beverly Crusher is in love with a new guy. He is a sensitive soul with a body to match, until he moves into another body - the one usually inhabited by Commander Riker. Can Beverly’s love make the move with him? Oh… and her lover has to stop a…
190 - Half a Life
Jun 9, 2016 • 73 min
Dr. Timicin’s attempt to save his planet’s dying star has failed. Now, he has to kill himself. That has nothing to do with the failed science experiment. It’s just his time. You see, Timicin is turning 60. On his planet, that means a tiny taste…
189 - The Drumhead
Jun 2, 2016 • 54 min
A Klingon spy on board the Enterprise has been passing secrets to the Romulans, and that invites a deep inquiry from Starfleet. But when Admiral Satie shows up, the specter of conspiracy threatens to make enemies out of everyone - including Picard…
188 - Qpid
May 26, 2016 • 69 min
Captain Picard is keyed up. He has to give a speech to a bunch of archeologists and he is nervous. But his old flame Vash is on the ship and he finds a way to relax. Until Q shows up. Then everyone is off the Enterprise and fighting for their lives in…
187 - The Nth Degree
May 19, 2016 • 68 min
Reg Barclay is back on the holodeck, but he’s not up to his old tricks. He’s up to new ones, including bending space, teaching Einstein a thing or two, hitting on Deanna Troi, and acting! Should he be stopped? And if so, how? Find out when we put…
186 - Identity Crisis
May 12, 2016 • 64 min
Susanna, an old friend of Geordi’s, is on the Enterprise because other friends of theirs are disappearing. They were all members of an away mission five years ago, and they seem to be returning to that planet. The mystery deepens when Susanna begins…
185 - Night Terrors
May 5, 2016 • 61 min
You would think that being trapped immobile in space would be the biggest problem facing the Enterprise. It is not. The biggest problem is that almost no one is dreaming. If they do not start soon, someone is going to die, followed by everyone else….
184 - Galaxy’s Child
Apr 28, 2016 • 67 min
There is a baby space something attached to the Enterprise, feeding on its energy, and jeopardizing the lives of everyone on the ship. But Geordi has bigger problems: his real life crush just found out about the holographic simulation he made of her!…
183 - First Contact
Apr 21, 2016 • 60 min
When on Malcor, do as the Malcorians do. That’s what Commander Riker does when he pretends to be one of the locals while the Federation learns what they can about this pre-warp society. Things get complicated when Riker gets caught, though. Some…
182 - Clues
Apr 14, 2016 • 70 min
Clues Something strange has happened to the Enterprise. It has gone through a wormhole. But that is just the beginning of the strangeness. A planet that looked class-M turned out to be unlivable. Crusher has some fast growing plants. Worf has broken…
181 - Devil’s Due
Apr 7, 2016 • 68 min
The population of Ventax II is losing its collective mind. That’s because Ardra, the deity that brought 1,000 years of peace to the planet, is coming back to collect her payment: the servitude of every Ventaxian, as well as the servitude of every…
180 - The Wounded
Mar 31, 2016 • 61 min
The Federation and the Cardassians enjoy a tenuous peace. But that peace is thrown into jeopardy when Captain Benjamin Maxwell takes his ship into Cardassian space and starts blowing things up. Things with Cardassians in them. Captain Picard is…
179 - Data’s Day
Mar 24, 2016 • 59 min
Which of these is the least important? A - A wedding that may not happenB - Feeding a catC - A standoff with the RomulansD - Learning to dance Find out the correct answer when we put Data’s Day the Mission Log. Got something to say? We want…
178 - The Loss
Mar 17, 2016 • 65 min
The Enterprise is being dragged to its doom by two-dimensional creatures headed to a destructive cosmic string. Time with Counselor Troi might help us deal, but she has her own problems. She has lost her Betazoid emphatic abilities. Can she still…
177 - Final Mission
Mar 10, 2016 • 56 min
Wesley Crusher is headed to Starfleet Academy. He just needs to run a quick errand, survive a shuttle crash, solve a logic problem, and save the life of Captain Picard. Also, the Enterprise does a stint as the galaxy’s most luxurious tugboat….
176 - Future Imperfect
Mar 3, 2016 • 65 min
You think Wesley Crusher is amazing? Will Riker gets married, has a kid, becomes captain of the Enterprise, and makes peace with the Romulans - all in one afternoon! It all seems too good to be true. Mostly because it is. Who is behind it? And how…
175 - Reunion
Feb 25, 2016 • 63 min
Worf + one love interest + one child + one leader - one leader + two would be leaders - one love interest - one would be leader - one child = Reunion. Got something to add? Let us have it: On Facebook: On Twitter: On Skype: missionlogpod On the…
174 - Legacy
Feb 18, 2016 • 61 min
The Enterprise is on a rescue mission. Two Starfleet officers have ended up on Turkana IV - failed Earth colony and birthplace of former Enterprise security chief Tasha Yar. Imagine their surprise when they meet someone who claims to be Tasha’s…
173 - Remember Me
Feb 11, 2016 • 59 min
Everyone is disappearing from the Enterprise… or is it just one person who has disappeared? Honestly, we cannot remember. See if you can when we put Remember Me in the… oh… what is that thing called again? Got something to say?…
172 - Suddenly Human
Feb 4, 2016 • 61 min
Jono is a teenage Talarian warrior in training. Before that though, he was Jeremiah - a little boy from a Federation colony that was destroyed by the Talarians. Now it is time to get the boy home. Does that mean returning him to his Federation…
171 - Brothers
Jan 28, 2016 • 73 min
Jake and Willie Potts are like any brothers: practical jokes and hurt feelings followed by forgiveness. Data and Lore are like brothers too: built-in homing device, colonist murder, identity theft, patricide, stealing an emotion chip. So - forgiveness…
170 - Family
Jan 21, 2016 • 71 min
The time of Locutus has passed, though it is still taking its toll on Captain Picard. With the Enterprise getting repairs in Earth’s orbit, Jean Luc decides to go to his ancestral home in France. All he has to figure out now is why he has gone…
169 - The Best of Both Worlds
Jan 14, 2016 • 84 min
Remember the Borg? They’re like the neighborhood association. They just want to raise the quality of life for all species. Did you have other plans? Locutus of Borg (formerly Captain Jean Luc Picard) makes it clear that resistance is futile. Battle…
168 - Transfigurations
Jan 7, 2016 • 56 min
It is a long slow period of star charting for the Enterprise, and good thing too. The ship has picked up a potentially troubling alien. He seems nice enough, and he can heal people with a touch. There is just one problem: The government of his home…
167 - Menage a Troi
Dec 31, 2015 • 62 min
All Lwaxana Troi wants is for her daughter, Deanna, to settle down and raise a family. Or that is all she wanted before she, Deanna and Commander Riker were kidnapped by a particularly unscrupulous Ferengi. Can they escape the fiendish Ferengi…
166 - Sarek
Dec 24, 2015 • 50 min
An old friend returns to the Star Trek universe. The 1701-D will play host to a series of negotiations to be directed by Ambassador Sarek. However, when an illness plaguing the ambassador puts the talks in jeopardy, Captain Picard plays host in a more…
165 - The Most Toys
Dec 17, 2015 • 61 min
A seemingly routine mission ends with the loss of Lt. Commander Data. Only (spoiler alert) he is not dead. He has been added to a collection of priceless items by an amoral collector. Will the crew of the Enterprise realize he is alive? If they…
164 - Hollow Pursuits
Dec 10, 2015 • 59 min
Not fitting in is hard enough. Not fitting in to the extent that it’s hurting your career while you escape into a holodeck fantasy needs some serious intervention. Lt. Barclay makes his debut this week as we put “Hollow Pursuits” into the Mission…
163 - Tin Man
Dec 3, 2015 • 61 min
A lonely alien, an insufferable telepath, and the least consequential Romulans ever faced. There is peril! There is learning! There are inconsequential Romulans! See it all when we put Tin Man in the Mission Log. Got a message for us? We would love…
Supplemental 27 - Another one from Star Trek Las Vegas 2015
Nov 26, 2015 • 48 min
Your Star Trek Pals would like to introduce you to some of their Star Trek Pals from the 2015 Creation Convention in Las Vegas. You’ll meet costumer-extraordinaire Brooke, the Commodore of Barfleet, Trek designer Rick Sternbach and Rosemary the rocket…
162 - Captain’s Holiday
Nov 19, 2015 • 60 min
Time off from work means curling up with a good book, sitting by the pool and maybe meeting someone special. If you’re Captain Picard, it might also mean a conniving Ferengi, security officers from the 27th century and a mysterious object that can…
161 - Allegiance
Nov 12, 2015 • 61 min
A tale of two Picards - one is trapped in a cell with three strangers, the other tries to spark a romance with Dr. Crusher. Will the real Picard make it back to the Enterprise before the imposter can break into song again? Find out when we put…
Supplemental 26 - The One with Your Star Trek Pals
Nov 9, 2015 • 31 min
John and Ken - your Star Trek Pals - have a 10-minute conversation about the upcoming Star Trek series on CBS All Access. And it only takes 31-minutes! We know nothing, and we are glad to talk about it. Do you have feedback? Feed it bak! On…
160 - Sins of the Father
Nov 5, 2015 • 64 min
The Klingon/Starfleet cross-cultural exchange program continues with Commander Kurn of the Klingon Defense Force serving a short stint as first officer aboard the Enterprise. But everyone is in for a surprise: Kurn is secretly the brother of Worf. He…
159 - The Offspring
Oct 29, 2015 • 68 min
The Enterprise is a family ship, and today we welcome the newest addition: a five-foot android with heuristic learning systems and the strength of ten men. Meet Data’s child. She’s Lal, and she’s a chip off the old positronic brain. Starfleet would…
158 - Yesterday’s Enterprise
Oct 22, 2015 • 70 min
Be sure to listen to this podcast today. If you listen today, it’s Yesterday’s Enterprise. If you listen yesterday, it will be Today’s Enterprise. If you are listening from the future, please avoid polluting the timeline by telling us how it ends. Do…
157 - A Matter of Perspective
Oct 15, 2015 • 64 min
Commander Riker is on trial for murder. He tells his story, but the widow of the dead man tells a different story that tears holes in the story told by Riker… and Counselor Troi says neither person is lying. Meanwhile, an unknown something is…
156 - Deja Q
Oct 8, 2015 • 60 min
Is Q still Q without the power of Q? Find out when we put Deja Q into the Mission Log. Is Q still Q without the power of Q? Find out when we put Deja Q into the Mission Log. Got a message for us? We would love to hear it: On Facebook: On Twitter:…
155 - The High Ground
Oct 1, 2015 • 69 min
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - 155 - The High Ground Ansata separatists and the government of Rutia IV have been fighting for 70 years. Of course, the Federation does not take sides. It just gives supplies to the government of Rutia…
154 - The Hunted
Sep 24, 2015 • 59 min
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - 154 - The Hunted Imagine giving someone the escape artistry of a Harry Houdini and the killing ability of everyone else. Now, imagine trying to keep that person from getting what he wants. It sounds…
153 - The Defector
Sep 17, 2015 • 65 min
The Enterprise is tasked with stopping a galactic war between the Federation and the Romulan Empire. But are they actually being tricked into starting that war? And if so, by whom? Where does the answer lie? In android-like logic? Or deep in the human…
152 - The Vengeance Factor
Sep 10, 2015 • 61 min
The Acamarians have survived centuries of blood feuds. On the road to a more peaceful future, there is still one band of Acamarians - the Gatherers - bent on a violent existence. But even they would like to stop fighting come home. There is just one…
151 - The Price
Sep 3, 2015 • 73 min
There is a seemingly stable wormhole and control of it is up for negotiation. Counselor Troi is taken with one of the negotiators, though he is hiding a secret that may win him the negotiations, but lose him her heart. Meanwhile, Data and Geordi are…
150 - The Enemy
Aug 27, 2015 • 63 min
The Enterprise answers a distress call from an unidentified ship at Galorndon Core. Turns out the ship was Romulan, and the one Romulan survivor is not doing well. More Romulans are on the way to pick him up - even if they have to cross the Neutral…
Supplemental 25 - Another one from the Rio
Aug 20, 2015 • 53 min
In Vegas, you can see Wayne Newton, showgirls and Celine Dion. If you go to the Rio when Creation’s Star Trek convention is in town, you’ll catch John Ray and Ken Champion. If you’re really lucky, you might even catch Ken Ray and John Champion from…
149 - Booby Trap
Aug 13, 2015 • 60 min
The Enterprise stumbles upon a ship with a one-thousand-year-old mystery. While mysteries can be fun, this one is killing the crew of the Enterprise. Can Geordi and his pretend girlfriend save the day? Find out when Mission Log gets caught in a Booby…
148 - The Bonding
Aug 6, 2015 • 62 min
A young boy aboard the Enterprise is orphaned when his mother dies on a mission led by Lt. Worf. Now it is up to Counselor Troi to take care of the boy. Or is it up to Lt. Worf? Or maybe it is up to the alien intelligence pretending to be the…
147 - Who Watches the Watchers
Jul 30, 2015 • 74 min
Think of the worst game of hide-and-seek you have ever had. Now quintuple it. Yours may have ended with name calling and hurt feelings. This one is derailing the development of a civilization and reigniting a belief in magic and superstition. What…
146 - The Survivors
Jul 23, 2015 • 66 min
Welcome to Rana IV - population 11,000. Scratch that - population 2. Scratch that? Hmmm. A devastating attack destroys everything on the planet except for one house and its two inhabitants. Investigating, the Enterprise ends up in a deadly game of cat…
Supplemental 024 - The One With George Takei
Jul 20, 2015 • 71 min
Some people say it’s George’s world, we’re just living in it. George Takei may be best known as Hikaru Sulu, but we were excited to tackle a range of topics from politics to human rights to public transportation and, of course, a bit of Star Trek for…
145 - The Ensigns of Command
Jul 16, 2015 • 66 min
Tau Cygna V has got it all: a thriving community, strong leadership and plenty of water. The only problem is the Sheliak Corporate who are coming to wipe them out like vermin. Can Data alone convince the colonists to get out of the line of fire? Find…
144 - Evolution
Jul 9, 2015 • 58 min
Doctor Paul Stubbs is on the verge of completing the work of his life - an experiment on which he has worked for 20 years. It is also an experiment that can only be run once every two centuries, so getting it right would be good. Sadly, an experiment…
Supplemental 23 - The One with Marina Sirtis
Jul 2, 2015 • 58 min
Between seasons two and three of The Next Generation, we thought it would be a good time to check in with Marina Sirtis who played Counselor Deanna Troi. The outspoken and unfiltered Sirtis talks about the transitions in the first couple of seasons…
143 - Shades of Gray
Jun 25, 2015 • 51 min
Riker gets stung. Then Riker has flashbacks. Was it poison or acid in that thorn? Interestingly, it was actually a sort of parasitic or symbiotic life form that… WHO CARES? IT IS A CLIP SHOW! William T. Riker, this is your life, when we put…
142 - Peak Performance
Jun 18, 2015 • 57 min
It is war-games a go-go when the Enterprise faces off against the Hathaway, a derelict ship commanded for the games by William T. Riker. Shooting, bobbing, weaving. It is all in good fun, until the Ferengi come in firing real weapons and demanding the…
141 - The Emissary
Jun 11, 2015 • 56 min
This week, a couple of blasts from the past. First, an old flame of Worf’s shows up. Then, a ship full of Klingons - frozen for 75 years and looking for a fight. She’s already been stuffed in a torpedo, so it should not hurt too much when…
140 - Manhunt
Jun 4, 2015 • 56 min
It is the return of Lwaxana Troi. Ostensibly on an ambassadorial mission, she is in fact a woman on the prowl. Lwaxana is going through “The Phase,” a time in the life of a Betazed woman that ratchets her sex drive to 11. She must have a…
139 - Up The Long Ladder
May 28, 2015 • 71 min
Meet the Bringloidi: Danilo, Brenna and the colonists. Their interests include farming, washing and drinking. Also meet the Mariposans: Granger, Granger, Granger and the others. Their interests include clones, cloning and being cloned. It’s time to…
138 - Samaritan Snare
May 21, 2015 • 65 min
They are smiley. They are pudgy. They are incredibly deadly. The Enterprise comes across a benign seeming race known as Pakleds. They have much technology, but the cannot make it go. Luckily, Geordi La Forge can. He can fix lots of things. So the…
Supplemental 22 - The One with Wil Wheaton
May 18, 2015 • 105 min
On today’s Mission Log, the inevitable interview with Wil Wheaton. Wil talks to us about a range of topics from early TOS fandom to leaving TNG, from religion to how not to be a jerk on the internet. Plus we reveal more Discovered Documents from the…
137 - Q Who
May 14, 2015 • 76 min
Our old friend Q is back. And he is taking the Enterprise to meet some new friends. They are not very friendly though. They destroyed Guinan’s planet 100 years ago. Guinan and Q are also old friends. Really old. They have known each other for…
136 - Pen Pals
May 7, 2015 • 73 min
How long has it been since we broke the Prime Directive. Like REALLY broke the Prime Directive. Well get ready. The Enterprise is studying a system of planets, every one of which is literally falling apart. One planet turns out to be inhabited and…
Supplemental 21 - Another One with David Gerrold
May 4, 2015 • 99 min
We know that as a writer David Gerrold has always got at least one more interesting story to tell. For his return to Mission Log, we dig deep into the circumstances around the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and what led to David’s…
135 - The Icarus Factor
Apr 30, 2015 • 63 min
Riker is sad because his dad is on the Enterprise. Worf is sad because he has no dad to watch him get beaten ritualistically. Troi is sad because Riker is leaving the Enterprise. And Wesley… is just so Wesley. Promotions! Grudges! Old flames!…
134 - Time Squared
Apr 23, 2015 • 60 min
Captain Picard returns to the Enterprise in shuttle number five. Now they will have a matching set since there are already a Captain Picard and a shuttle number five onboard. The new ones are from the future. Six hours in the future when the…
133 - The Royale
Apr 16, 2015 • 67 min
Investigating the wreckage of a 300-year-old spaceship from Earth, the Enterprise finds a building capable of supporting life in a very unlikely place. But what they find inside is even more unlikely: a staffed and operating, mid-1990s hotel, complete…
132 - Contagion
Apr 9, 2015 • 73 min
The Enterprise has a rendezvous with its ailing sister ship, the Yamato. Sadly, it explodes and Picard takes up its mission. But the Enterprise starts suffering some of the same symptoms of the Yamato - pre-explosion. Also, they are in the Neutral…
131 - The Dauphin
Apr 2, 2015 • 63 min
Wesley is in love. With a girl. Maybe. Most of the time she is a girl. The rest of the time, she is not even human. Puppy love! Shape shifting! Planet saving! It is just another day on the Enterprise when we put The Dauphin in the Mission…
130 - The Measure of a Man
Mar 26, 2015 • 63 min
An old foil wants to take Data apart in an effort to study him and make more Datas. Data says there is a problem though, that might kill him. But the would be studier says that is not a problem: Data is not alive. Is he? And does that matter? It is up…
129 - A Matter of Honor
Mar 19, 2015 • 58 min
Did you know Starfleet has an exchange program? Well it does. And Commander Riker is away on a Klingon ship. For a very short time. Because the Klingon ship is about to be destroyed by a subatomic something that’s eating the hull of the Klingon…
128 - Unnatural Selection
Mar 12, 2015 • 59 min
Get to know Dr. Katherine Pulaski! When a mysterious illness starts making people very old very quickly, Dr. Pulaski wants to know why. Also, she wants to save a group of super children, genetically created in a lab. But what happens when she is…
127 - The Schizoid Man
Mar 5, 2015 • 68 min
Dr. Ira Graves is a genius with an ingenious idea: transfer his consciousness into a computer. What could possibly go wrong? Well, he has this idea in the Star Trek universe, so probably a lot could go wrong. Throw in a fair maiden, an unexpected…
Supplemental 020 - Remembering Leonard Nimoy
Mar 2, 2015 • 52 min
Star Trek fans are heartbroken with the loss of Leonard Nimoy. We’ll share our own thoughts on the legacy of Spock and share some of the comments we’ve received from Mission Log listeners as well as our chat with Rod Roddenberry. Live long and prosper…
126 - Loud as a Whisper
Feb 26, 2015 • 66 min
The Enterprise is taking the negotiator Riva to Solais V to negotiate an end to their 15-century civil war. Things are going great until someone kills the chorus. So what? Just a little less music? No - Riva is deaf. His chorus hears and speaks for…
125 - The Outrageous Okona
Feb 19, 2015 • 62 min
The Enterprise encounters a freighter in distress. But Captain Okona is a captivating guy. All the guys want to know home while the ladies want to KNOW him. There is a problem though. Okona is being pursued by families from two planets in the system….
124 - Elementary, Dear Data
Feb 12, 2015 • 68 min
Geordi La Forge has an idea: Pit Data as Sherlock Holmes against a foe on the holodeck. But the foe has ideas of his own. Seriously. He is thinking. Really. And he may have control of the Enterprise. Uh oh. Danger for Dr. Pulaski and a chance for…
123 - Where Silence Has Lease
Feb 5, 2015 • 66 min
Charting a previously unexplored section of the galaxy, the Enterprise is trapped in an inky blackness. An even inkier blackness than the void of space through which she normally cruises. It is governed by a being who is very interested in humans….
122 - The Child
Jan 29, 2015 • 69 min
The birth of season two sees the birth of a baby. Counselor Troi is suddenly pregnant. Very suddenly. Within a day, she gives birth. A day later, the child is the equivalent of eight years old. Meanwhile, members of the crew are working feverishly to…
121 - The Neutral Zone
Jan 22, 2015 • 67 min
The end of season one of TNG is a blast from the past. Actually it is a few blasts. Three people from the 20th century end up on the Enterprise. Plus - say hello to our new old bad guys - the Romulans! What messages do they bring as we head into…
120 - Conspiracy
Jan 15, 2015 • 55 min
This is Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers on Star Trek, plus or minus a few features and points. Friends of Picard think Starfleet officers are being replaced by people that look just like the people they are…
119 - We’ll Always Have Paris
Jan 8, 2015 • 68 min
A lost love of Captain Picard’s ends up on the Enterprise. It could be a chance for Picard to correct an old wrong, though there are a couple of problems. First - she is married. Second - experiments run by her husband are threatening the…
118 - Skin of Evil
Jan 1, 2015 • 60 min
It is the La Brea tar pits meets Doomsday! It is Star Trek: The Next Generation meets The Blob! It is Tasha Yar meets her demise! It is Skin of Evil meets Mission Log! Got something to say to Mission Log? Do it: On Facebook: On…
117 - Symbiosis
Dec 18, 2014 • 63 min
The Enterprise comes across two races: one suffering from a plague and another with the medicine to keep the plague at bay. But it does not take long to realize this is not a sick person/healer relationship. It is a pusher/addict relationship. Can…
116 - The Arsenal of Freedom
Dec 11, 2014 • 60 min
In search of a missing ship, the Enterprise arrives at a dead planet filled with live ammunition. The automated sales system would like to give them a demo, which they get - ready or not. See Geordi LaForge take command! See Lieutenant Riker trapped…
115 - Heart of Glory
Dec 4, 2014 • 75 min
The Enterprise picks up three Klingons from a ship in distress in the Neutral Zone. No sooner are they aboard than they start working on Worf to throw off his allegiance to Starfleet, help them take over the Enterprise, and bring back the glory days…
114 - Coming of Age
Nov 27, 2014 • 58 min
Wes is off to take the Starfleet Academy entrance exams. Making friends and facing fears are the order of the day, but does he have what it takes to succeed? Meanwhile an old friend of Picard’s is aboard the Enterprise, testing the patience of…
113 - Home Soil
Nov 20, 2014 • 62 min
The Enterprise pays a visit to a group of terraformers. There’s just one problem: that terra may not be theirs to form. There’s something going on on the planet, and all signs point to aline life. Except for the life part. Murder! Mystery!…
112 - When the Bough Breaks
Nov 13, 2014 • 57 min
The imaginary planet of Aldea turns out to be real - and it has a real problem. Its inhabitants can no longer reproduce. Their solution: kidnap kids from the Enterprise. Oddly enough, this does not go over well with Captain Picard and the crew. Can…
111 - Too Short a Season
Nov 6, 2014 • 60 min
Admiral Jameson is called out of retirement to negotiate with a people he last saw 45-years ago. His frail body may not be up to the challenge. Good thing he has a wonder-drug that will literally make him younger. But is it really a good thing?…
110 - 11001001
Oct 30, 2014 • 79 min
Get ready to fall in love with the holodeck all over again. But really this time. In love. Commander Riker meets the girl of his dreams and he’s not sure a little thing like her not being real should stand in their way. Also, the Enterprise gets…
109 - Angel One
Oct 23, 2014 • 70 min
Angel One - a lovely, peaceful planet. At least it was until four off-worlder men landed there and started thinking that men and women should be treated as equals. Not a popular idea on this matriarchal planet. Good thing the Enterprise is here to…
108 - Datalore
Oct 16, 2014 • 67 min
What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean to find out that you are not exactly one of a kind? Can Data find a new sense of being now that he has a brother? Or will the TV curse of the evil twin prevail? Find out when we put Datalore in the…
107 - The Big Goodbye
Oct 9, 2014 • 74 min
Captain Picard has some time to kill, but there is trouble. A malfunction may turn his trip to the holodeck from some time to kill, to kill or be killed. Will he escape in time to impress the insect people? Find out when we put The Big Goodbye in the…
106 - Haven
Oct 2, 2014 • 55 min
The Enterprise is on its way to an almost magical planet for a little rest and relaxation. But there is no rest for Counselor Troi. Her mother is coming and she is bringing the man Deanna is to wed, along with his family. But he is plagued by images…
105 - Hide and Q
Sep 25, 2014 • 75 min
Will there ever be another Q? Yes. And for at least a little while, his name is William Riker. Riker is given the powers of the Q so the Q he knows can better study humanity. Or maybe he is just doing it for fun. Everything is a game to him. This…
104 - The Battle
Sep 18, 2014 • 61 min
This episode marks the return of the Ferengi, both to TNG and to the life of Jean Luc Picard. It turns out his first time meeting the Ferengi was long before The Last Outpost. And now, he is forced to remember it and relive it, with potentially deadly…
103 - Justice
Sep 11, 2014 • 85 min
The Enterprise happens on a planet of sex and violence, minus the violence. Unless you step on the flowers, in which case punishment is both swift and final. Can Captain Picard save one of his own without breaking the prime directive? Find out when we…
102 - Lonely Among Us
Sep 4, 2014 • 67 min
The Enterprise is carrying delegations from two warring races to a neutral planet for negotiations. They may as well not be there though. The REAL story is that energy cloud the Enterprise skimmed along the way. What was in it? And did something come…
101 - Where No One Has Gone Before
Aug 28, 2014 • 73 min
The Enterprise is a ship of exploration. It does a lot of traveling. So how can a guy who calls himself The Traveler shake up everything the Enterprise crew knows? And who’s the jerk he’s riding around with? Find out when Mission Log…
Supplemental 019 - The One from Star Trek Las Vegas 2014
Aug 26, 2014 • 46 min
Ken and John talk to attendees of Star Trek Las Vegas 2014 from the floor of Star Trek Las Vegas 2014. Plus an inside look at Roddenberry Entertainment - what it is and what it does today.
100 - The Last Outpost
Aug 21, 2014 • 76 min
The Enterprise is chasing a Ferengi vessel. What is a Ferengi? Exactly. Small and scheming or big and bad? Find out when we put The Last Outpost in the Mission Log. Having fun with the Next Generation? Let us know: On Facebook: On…
099 - Code of Honor
Aug 14, 2014 • 74 min
The Enterprise is sent to negotiate with a lower-tech planet for a life-saving vaccine. Sounds harmless right? Wait until you see it. This week, John and Ken put Code of Honor into the Mission Log. By what code do you live? Let us know: On…
098 - The Naked Now
Aug 7, 2014 • 58 min
The new crew of the new Enterprise goes on a really old mission. Did you see “The Naked Time?” Luckily so did Commander Riker. Kind of. That helps him, his captain, and his crew make their way through. Find out how as we put The Naked Now…
097 - Encounter at Farpoint
Jul 31, 2014 • 74 min
Meet the Enterprise and her crew for the first time. Again. For the first time. This is NCC 1701-D with Captain Picard, First Officer Riker and - you get the idea: New ship, new crew. All of that and Q, too! What new things will we encounter? Find out…
Supplemental 018 - More with Mike and Denise Okuda
Jul 24, 2014 • 87 min
On this supplemental edition, John and Ken revisit The Final Frontier, revisit The Undiscovered Country, and - believe it or not - revisit This Side of Paradise. Ken was dragged to that last one. Also a bigger conversation with Mike and Denise Okuda….
096 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Jul 17, 2014 • 83 min
The last flight of the original crew is full of deep topics and high adventure. The Klingon Empire is collapsing. Some want to let it, though it falls to Captain Kirk of all people to make sure the empire survives. But forces are working against peace…
095 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Jul 10, 2014 • 84 min
In Star Trek II we found Khan. In Star Trek III we found Spock. In Star Trek IV we found whales. What is bigger than all of that? One of us is looking for God. And - surprise! We find Spock’s brother! And we weren’t even searching for him….
094 - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Jul 3, 2014 • 85 min
Saving Spock was relatively simple. How will the crew of the stolen Klingon vessel save the whales when the whales have been dead for over 200 years? Find out as Kirk and crew blast off from Vulcan for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Got thoughts on…
093 - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Jun 26, 2014 • 73 min
Finding Spock proves easier than finding a way to find Spock. But Kirk, McCoy, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu and Chekov will not be dissuaded. Commandeer a ship or two and join Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Searching for ways to get in touch with…
Supplemental 017 - The One with a Little Bit of Everything
Jun 23, 2014 • 58 min
Upcoming business - listener email - listener voicemail - a snippet of an interview - this episode has… a little bit of everything. Wanna add to the mix? On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype:…
092 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Jun 19, 2014 • 79 min
This is it. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Seriously. What else is there to say? Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
091 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Jun 12, 2014 • 78 min
Ten years after the original series and five years after the animated series, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the Enterprise head to the cinema - and just in time, too! Something is headed to Earth, killing everything in its path. Big screen! Big…
Supplemental 016 - The one with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Jun 5, 2014 • 55 min
In the last supplemental before heading to the movies, Ken and John are joined by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. They wrote the book on Star Trek: Phase Two, the Star Trek series that could have launched a new network, but sparked a movie…
Supplemental 015 - Nerds and Nerd Royalty Talk Trek
May 29, 2014 • 58 min
Curtis Armstrong, host and creator of King of the Nerds, and Kayla LaFrance, winner of King of the Nerds: Season Two, join John and Ken to talk Trek, TV, movies and the parallels with Sherlock Holmes. Wanna nerd out with us? Do it: On…
090 - Saturday Morning Number Eleven
May 22, 2014 • 65 min
He’s not Apollo, he’s not the devil but he is another incredibly powerful creature demanding praise. Find out whether Kirk and crew give in this time in How Sharper Than a Serpents Tooth. Then backward is forward, black is white, and this…
089 - Saturday Mornings Number 10
May 15, 2014 • 57 min
It is no laughing matter for Kirk and crew when the Enterprise becomes The Practical Joker. Then McCoy stands accused of genocide in Albatross. Knock knock. Who’s there? Mission Log! On Facebook: On Twitter: On…
088 - Saturday Morning Number Nine
May 8, 2014 • 71 min
The Enterprise comes across some Orions - DRESSED AS ORIONS! But they are actually The Pirates of Orion. Then lizards, a god-like being and a bug eyed monster are just some of the things we tackle in Bem. Get in touch with Mission Log: On…
087 - Saturday Morning Number Eight
May 1, 2014 • 74 min
Kirk, Spock and McCoy take a trip to the zoo. But the zookeepers think it’s a one-way trip for the men. See what happens in The Eye of The Beholder. Then, Kirk and Spock are on a mission both improbable and impossible. The stakes are higher than…
086 - Saturday Morning Number Seven
Apr 24, 2014 • 63 min
Kirk and Spock feel like fish out of water - even aboard the Enterprise. Find out why in The Ambergris Element. Then, Spock, Uhura and Sulu venture out on their own on a Planet Express-type run. And just like with Planet Express, trouble ensues. The…
085 - Saturday Morning Number Six
Apr 17, 2014 • 69 min
The crew of the Enterprise finds out that it’s wild to get small in The Terratin Incident. Then it’s Enterprise in the corner pocket as they follow a Klingon ship into The Time Trap. Enjoying the cartoons? Let us know! On…
084 - Saturday Morning Number Five
Apr 10, 2014 • 65 min
The animated series looks back to the original series. This week, John and Ken revisit Shore Leave in Once Upon a Planet. Then they say hello to one of the biggest crooks in the galaxy in Mudd’s Passion. Wanna rehash old times with the guys? Do…
083 - Saturday Mornings Number Four
Apr 3, 2014 • 58 min
No school today, just a cartoon edition of Mission Log. First, how many Spocks is too many? Find out in The Infinite Vulcan. Then science and magic are interchangeable, as are aliens and the devil in The Magicks of Megas Tu. Got a tall tale for us?…
082 - Saturday Morning Number Three
Mar 27, 2014 • 53 min
Time for another Saturday morning edition of Mission Log. First, it’s a cartoon sequel to an original series episode: More Tribbles, More Troubles. Then, life’s tough for a space squid with serious empathy. Find out when the Enterprise meets The…
081 - Saturday Morning Number Two
Mar 20, 2014 • 53 min
Grab your cereal bowl and your favorite action figure. This week, Ken and John tackle “One of Our Planets is Missing” and “The Lorelei Signal” from Star Trek: The Animated Series Got a message for the Cartoon Kids?…
080 - Saturday Morning Number One
Mar 13, 2014 • 62 min
Join John and Ken as they boldly go into Star Trek: The Animated Series. This week, the loneliness found “Beyond the Farthest Star” and growing up is tough in “Yesteryear.” Wanna talk cartoons? Bring it! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On…
Mission Log Supplemental 014 - The One with Richard Arnold
Mar 10, 2014 • 74 min
Outspoken, sometimes controversial, a wealth of Star Trek knowledge - these are some of the words used to describe Richard Arnold, the man who was Gene Roddenberry’s assistant and archivist. John and Ken got to sit down with Richard a few weeks…
Supplemental 013 - The One with Almost Everyone
Mar 6, 2014 • 129 min
Wrapping up the TOS wrap-up shows with a host of guests. Joining John and Ken today, Mike and Denise Okuda, Vic Mignogna of Star Trek Continues, and Phil Plait - AKA The Bad Astronomer. Plus conversations with four Mission Log listeners!
Supplemental 012 - Recapping TOS with Rod Roddenberry
Feb 27, 2014 • 73 min
Mission Log creator Rod Roddenberry joins John and Ken as part of the wrap-up of Star Trek: The Original Series. Parting shots for TOS? Send them to us: On Facebook: On Twitter: On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323)…
Supplemental 011 - The one with Nichelle Nichols
Feb 20, 2014 • 82 min
John and Ken have the honor of speaking with Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek: The Original Series Our hailing frequencies are always open: On Facebook: On Twitter: On Skype: MissionLogPod On the phone: (323)…
079 - Turnabout Intruder
Feb 13, 2014 • 67 min
It’s Star Trek meets Victor, Victoria (kind of). Captain Kirk is a man trapped in a woman’s body in a man’s world. Or galaxy. Or Federation. Boldly go into the last episode of the original series as we put Turnabout Intruder in the…
078 - All Our Yesterdays
Feb 6, 2014 • 67 min
Kirk, Spock and McCoy are trapped in the past. But different pasts! On an alien planet! But they’ve got bigger problems than that. Spock is reverting to a sort of pre-enlightenment Vulcan. All of that and the Enterprise may be destroyed by a…
077 - The Savage Curtain
Jan 30, 2014 • 71 min
Four of the worst villains in history square off against Kirk, Spock, Surak the Vulcan and Abraham Lincoln in the - theoretically - ultimate battle of good versus evil. All of this for the benefit of a race of aliens that really doesn’t get the whole…
076 - The Cloud Minders
Jan 23, 2014 • 63 min
Kirk and Spock discover - then take part in - a fight between tradition and progress, between prejudice and civil rights, between the haves and have-nots. You’ll climb from the deepest depths and soar the highest heights when we put The Cloud…
075 - The Way to Eden
Jan 16, 2014
The Enterprise catches a few hippies hot roddin’ in a stolen spaceship. Turns out they’re not just punks, though. They’re highly intelligent people led by one insane individual. They’re on the road to paradise, and…
074 - Requiem For Methuselah
Jan 9, 2014 • 68 min
Kirk’s in love, which is nothing new. For an added twist, this week he’s in love with a robot. A robot built by someone who is seemingly immortal. Things get sticky, though, when we find out that he’s in love with his robot too….
073 - The Lights of Zetar
Jan 2, 2014 • 57 min
Two people with god-like powers pursue each other for thousands of years across the galaxy. What drives their hatred? It’s almost too silly to say. But say we will when we put Let That Be Your Last Battlefield in the Mission Log. Have something…
072 - That Which Survives
Dec 26, 2013 • 55 min
From Gideon - a planet of almost countless people - to a barren rock with one inhabitant. She doesn’t want to hurt you. She just wants to touch you. Sadly, that will kill you. Also, she’s knocked the Enterprise half way across the galaxy. What will…
071 - The Mark Of Gideon
Dec 19, 2013 • 54 min
Gideon is a paradise seeking admission into the Federation. Well, it used to be a paradise. Today it has a problem: too many Gideons. But they have a plan! One that involves kidnapping Kirk, fooling Spock, and letting a young woman die. Pay no…
070 - Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
Dec 12, 2013 • 66 min
Two people with god-like powers pursue each other for thousands of years across the galaxy. What drives their hatred? It’s almost too silly to say. But say we will when we put Let That Be Your Last Battlefield in the Mission Log. Have something to…
069 - Whom Gods Destroy
Dec 5, 2013 • 52 min
Kirk and Spock are on a medical mission to deliver sanity saving drugs to an institute for the incorrigibly criminally insane. Bad news though; one’s a homicidal, master-strategist shape-shifter. He takes over the asylum, with an eye on taking over…
068 - Elaan of Troyius
Nov 21, 2013 • 59 min
Kirk and crew are playing taxi to Elaan from Elas and an ambassador from Troyius. Their mission: get everyone safely from point A to point B. Sounds easy, right? Now add in Elaan’s near-barbarism, a bit of sabotage, and hostile Klingon ship. Can Kirk…
067 - The Empath
Nov 14, 2013 • 56 min
Gem is - by definition - empathetic. But is she empathetic enough to make her planet worth saving in the eyes of the Vians? It seems likely that someone will die in this episode, but who will it be and will they be cool with it? Find out, when we put…
066 - Wink of an Eye
Nov 7, 2013 • 64 min
Faster than you can say anything, the Enterprise is overtaken by the people of Scalos. Captain Kirk seems to have disappeared, but he’s really just living life in the ultra-fast lane. How will he get back to normal time? Find out, when we put Wink of…
065 - Plato’s Stepchildren
Oct 31, 2013 • 65 min
They’re the least platonic friends the Federation has ever encountered. This week, we press Plato’s Stepchildren between the virtual pages of the Mission Log. Have something to say to us? We’d love to hear it: On Facebook:…
064 - The Tholian Web
Oct 24, 2013 • 58 min
The Enterprise encounters a ghost ship, and Kirk gets caught on it. It’s up to Spock and McCoy to get him back, but can they conquer their own differences first? Plus, madness is hitting the crew and the Enterprise is being webbed in by Tholians! Lots…
063 - For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
Oct 17, 2013 • 66 min
McCoy is dying. And he’s in love! And he’s getting married to a woman who lives on a spaceship set to crash into a planet. Lots happening as we put For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky in the Mission Log. Have something to say? Let us…
062 - Day of the Dove
Oct 10, 2013 • 51 min
St. Elmo’s fire forces a fight between a ship of Klingons and the crew of the Enterprise. St. Emlmo’s fire as in a ball of lightning, not the movie from the 1980s. That would be an AMAZING episode of Star Trek. Anyway, we’re on the verge of war….
061 - Spectre of the Gun
Oct 3, 2013 • 56 min
It’s “Tombstone” meets “Forbidden Planet.” It’s “My Darling Clementine” meets “This Island Earth.” William Shatner plays Captain Kirk playing Ike Clanton against his will. All he wanted to do was talk….
060 - Is There In Truth No Beauty
Sep 26, 2013 • 57 min
The ugliest thing almost no one has ever seen - a Medusan - is brought aboard the Enterprise. His handler is gorgeous, and not just a little nutty. Smiling Spock makes an appearance, and we know things won’t go totally smoothly as we put “Is…
059 - And the Children Shall Lead
Sep 19, 2013 • 51 min
Kids! An evil non corporeal being! Space swords! How does one explain an episode that defies explanation? Summon John and Ken to find out as they put “And the Children Shall Lead” in the Mission Log. Got a thought you want us to hear? As you…
Supplemental 010 - Star Trek Into Bob Orci
Sep 16, 2013 • 109 min
Today, John and Ken take an extensive look at Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, the fandom and the work of screenwriter Bob Orci. Got something to say? Call it out: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter:…
058 - The Paradise Syndrome
Sep 12, 2013 • 61 min
Amnesia! Ancient technology! Asteroids! Hardly sounds tranquil, but it’s everything a forgetful Jim Kirk could ever want. Find out why when we put The Paradise Syndrome in the Mission Log. Got something to say? Don’t forget to say it:…
057 - The Enterprise Incident
Sep 5, 2013 • 50 min
The Romulans have a new bit of technology called a “cloaking device” (just go with it). Kirk pretends to be crazy, then pretends to be a Romulan to get to it. Meanwhile, Spock pretends to be in love. But is he pretending? Find out when we put…
056 - Spock’s Brain
Aug 29, 2013 • 56 min
This week in the Mission Log, two words: Spcok’s Brain. Three more words: Remote control Spock. Oh yes. This is that time. Message and message! What is message?! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter:…
Supplemental 009 - John and Ken Play a Room at the Rio
Aug 26, 2013 • 35 min
The voices of Mission Log hosted a panel at Star Trek Las Vegas 2013, moderated by Star Trek author, interviewer, editor, commentator, producer, and event wrangler Larry Nemecek. This is that thing. Have a message for Mission Log? Enter it…
055 - Assignment_ Earth
Aug 22, 2013 • 65 min
The Enterprise goes back in time to 1968 to find out how the Earth avoided a particular disaster. But will Gary Seven - the futuristic man they meet - cause the disaster or stop it? And what part will the crew of the Enterprise play? Find out as we…
054 - Bread and Circuses
Aug 15, 2013 • 64 min
54Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - Episode #054 - Bread and Circuses Kirk, Spock and McCoy trace the lost spaceship The Beagle to a planet a lot like Earth. But on this planet, the Roman Empire never fell. Join John and Ken…
Supplemental 008 - The one from Las Vegas with Connor Trinneer and Anthony Montgomery
Aug 9, 2013 • 35 min
From the heart of Star Trek Las Vegas, interviews with Connor Trinneer and Anthony Montgomery of Enterprise
053 - The Ultimate Computer
Aug 8, 2013 • 56 min
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - Episode #053 - The Ultimate Computer When control of the Enterprise is handed over to a computer, what is a starship captain like Kirk to do? Luckily he gets to do what he does best - disable that…
052 - The Omega Glory
Aug 1, 2013 • 71582788 min
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - Episode #052 - The Omega Glory It’s the Stars and Stripes forever, even on a planet far, far away from Earth with no contact with Earth before. Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys?…
051 - By Any Other Name
Jul 25, 2013 • 49 min
Beings from theAndromeda galaxy take human form, then take over the Enterprise for the 300-year journey home. But has being human changed them. Are they still Andromedans? Find out as we put By Any Other Name in the Mission Log. Got an entry…
050 - Patterns of Force
Jul 18, 2013 • 62 min
Kirk drops in on an old history professor. He’s a kind and brilliant man, who just happens to have set himself up as the fuhrer of a new Nazi party on a distant planet. Can the Enterprise crew put right what John Gill has made wrong? Find out as we…
Supplemental 007 - The One with David Gerrold
Jul 15, 2013 • 96 min
David Gerrold joins us to talk tribbles, troubles and Trek. Plus listener feedback and a look ahead to Star Trek Las Vegas 2013 Got troubles or treks you want to share? Please do: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On…
049 - Return to Tomorrow
Jul 11, 2013 • 56 min
Kirk lends his body to a half-a-million-year-old being. He just wants to walk around, breathe, kiss his wife and build himself a robot body. But the half-a-million-year-old being borrowing Spock’s body has other plans. Find out what happens when we…
048 - A Private Little War
Jul 4, 2013 • 54 min
What do you get when you add the hill people + the Enterprise + Klingons + the Village People? It is a complicated equation. Work through it with us as we put A Private Little War in the Mission Log. Got a transmission from the front line? Let…
047 - The Immunity Syndrome
Jun 27, 2013 • 49 min
The Enterprise is on the hunt for a single cell organism. Won’t be hard to find - it’s 11,000 miles long. Sure it’s alive, but can the Enterprise kill it? Find out when we put The Immunity Syndrome into the Mission Log. Got something to say?…
046 - A Piece of the Action
Jun 20, 2013 • 55 min
Kirk, Spock and McCoy land on a planet of 1920s Chicago gangsters. But it was an old encounter with people from Earth that made them that way. Can the Enterprise fix what the Horizon broke? Find out when we put “A Piece of the Action” in the Mission…
045 - The Gamesters of Triskelion
Jun 13, 2013 • 52 min
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - Episode #045 - “The Gamesters of Triskelion” Kirk, Uhura and Chekov fight for their lives on a planet run entirely for the amusement of three brains under glass. Lay your quatloos…
044 - The Trouble with Tribbles
Jun 6, 2013 • 46 min
One of the most persistent species throughout the Star Trek universe makes its debut. Say your first hello to your furry friend who’s fun to be around (for a little while) as we put The Trouble with Tribbles in the Mission Log. Got troubles or…
043 - Wolf in the Fold
May 30, 2013 • 45 min
People are being murdered. They all have two things in common: each is a woman and Scotty is standing over each body. He cannot be the killer can he? Find out when we put Wolf in the Fold in the Mission Log. How’s season two of Star Trek…
042 - Obsession
May 23, 2013 • 47 min
Kirk and the crew come a across a cloud that he swears he has seen before. It has to be stopped, but at what cost? Find out when we put Obsession in the Mission Log. We are obsessed with your feedback: On Facebook:…
041- The Deadly years
May 16, 2013 • 51 min
We all hope we’ll grow old gracefully. But what if we were forced to grow old in 72 hours or less? Kirk and his crew find out when we put “The Deadly Years” in the Mission Log. Send your rambling, looping, half-remembered thoughts to…
040 - Friday’s Child
May 9, 2013 • 60 min
Kirk, Spock and McCoy head to a planet peopled by a warrior race to negotiate mining rights. But there are Klingons about, luring the Enterprise away and leaving our landing party in peril. What’s to be learned on Cappella 4? Find out when we put…
Supplemental 006 - The One with Scott Mantz
May 6, 2013 • 72 min
Access Hollywood movie critic Scott Mantz stops in to talk about his love of Star Trek and to re-argue “This Side of Paradise.” Plus your feedback to us and our feedback to your feedback. Want to give feedback to our feedback to your feedback?…
039 - Journey to Babel
May 2, 2013 • 58 min
Spock’s dad has a war to stop. Spock has to save his dad’s life. But he also has to command the Enterprise. Plus there’s sabotage afoot! So much happens as we put “Journey to Babel” in the Mission Log. Wanna babble about Babel? Get in touch…
038 - Metamorphosis
Apr 25, 2013 • 57 min
Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - Episode #038 - “Metamorphosis” It’s the usual story: energy being meets boy meets girl. What has to change to turn this unlikely trio into the perfect couple? Find out when…
037 - I, Mudd
Apr 18, 2013 • 58 min
The entire crew of the Enterprise is stranded on a planet populated by 200,000 androids controlled by an old nemesis, Harry Mudd. But who is really in control? Find out when we put “I, Mudd” into the Mission Log. Be heard! By us! On…
036 - Catspaw
Apr 11, 2013 • 56 min
Members of the Enterprise crew end up in a castle run by a couple of interesting people. But is it a castle? And are they people? We’re through the funhouse mirror as we put “Catspaw” in the Mission Log. Tell us what you think! On…
035 - The Doomsday Machine
Apr 4, 2013 • 53 min
The Enterprise encounters an obsessed commodore and a planet eating device. It’s a cornucopia of destruction when we put “The Doomsday Machine” in the Mission Log. Got a cornucopia of comments? Share! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On…
Supplemental 005 - Another One with Rod Roddenberry
Apr 1, 2013 • 53 min
John talks with Rod Roddenberry about “Devil in the Dark” and “The City on the Edge of Forever” as well as more general thoughts on Star Trek. Then Ken and John address some listener feedback. Want to have your feedback addressed? Get it to…
034 - The Apple
Mar 28, 2013 • 54 min
How are things for the people of Vaal? Well they seem good, but not good enough for Captain Kirk. Hitting up another side of “This Side of Paradise,” we’re putting “The Apple” in the Mission Log. Have something to…
033 - Mirror, Mirror.mp3
Mar 21, 2013 • 61 min
Beaming up from peaceful negotiations, Kirk, McCoy, Uhura and Scotty find themselves on a militaristic Enterprise in a less than peaceful alternate universe. We are through the looking glass when we put “Mirror, Mirror” in the Mission Log.
032 - The Changeling
Mar 14, 2013 • 50 min
The Enterprise encounters Earth’s first deep space probe, but something is different. Instead of discovering new life, it wants to wipe all wipe out all imperfect life. How will Kirk and crew escape? Find out when “The Changeling” goes in the Mission Log.
031 - Who Mourns for Adonais
Mar 7, 2013 • 65 min
The Enterprise confronts its most powerful super-being so far. Can getting away be as simple as choosing to not believe in it? Find out as Mission Log asks, “Who Mourns for Adonais?”
030 - Amok Time
Feb 28, 2013 • 44 min
Pulling a “The Cage/The Menagerie” play, John and Ken cut the first episode they ever recorded into the 30th episode of Mission Log. Spock’s gotta have it, though what it is he will not say. But he’s gotta get to Vulcan as soon as he can in “Amok…
029 - Operation: Annihilate!
Feb 21, 2013 • 46 min
Madness is sweeping the galaxy. Or - more accurately - madness is drawing a straight line through the galaxy. Can Kirk, Spock and McCoy stop it without killing a million people? Find out when we put “Operation: Annihilate!” in the Mission Log!
Supplemental 004 - The One with Mark Altman
Feb 18, 2013 • 50 min
John and Ken talk with Mark Altman about his movie “Free Enterprise,” his time with William Shatner, and why he loves Star Trek. Then they re-argue the TOS episode “This Side of Paradise.”
028 - The City on the Edge of Forever
Feb 14, 2013 • 45 min
Kirk faces an ethical and moral dilemma: Let the woman he loves die? Or let the Nazis win World War II? It’s a hard knock life in The City on the Edge of Forever.
027 - The Alternative Factor
Feb 7, 2013 • 56 min
When the Enterprise finds one guy who may be two guys (or two guys who may be one guy) on an uninhabited planet along with an undetectable source of radiation, it’s up to Kirk, Spock and McCoy to figure out the intricacies of “The Alternative Factor.”
Supplemental 003- The One With Bobby Clark
Feb 4, 2013 • 54 min
John and Ken talk with Bobby Clark - AKA “The Gorn” - about his times on Star Trek. Plus listener feedback! It’s a festival!
026 - Errand of Mercy.mp3
Jan 31, 2013 • 66 min
War is brewing between the Federation and the Klingons, and the fate of an undeveloped race - the Organians - hangs in the balance. But there’s more to the Organians than meets the eye, as the Enterprise learns in “Errand of Mercy.”
025 - The Devil In The Dark
Jan 24, 2013 • 52 min
The Enterprise comes to the aid of a group of miners being hounded by a monster deep under ground. But - in true Star Trek fashion - we are left to wonder whether there is a monster at all when we put The Devil in the Dark in the Mission Log.
024 - This Side of Paradise.mp3
Jan 17, 2013 • 60 min
Spock’s in love, the plants are in bloom, and everybody is happy. But nothing lasts forever this side of paradise. Happiness is getting in touch with us! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On…
023 - A Taste Of Armageddon
Jan 10, 2013 • 57 min
Is war without the mess proper for any society? Kirk takes upon himself to decide when we put “A Taste of Armageddon” in the Mission Log. Reach us how and when you want! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On…
022 - Space Seed
Jan 3, 2013 • 57 min
Before there was the wrath of Khan, there was Khan. Discussion of eugenics, tyranny and abusive relationships: so much grows when we plant “Space Seed” in the Mission Log. Got something to say? Reach out to us! On Facebook:…
021 - The Return of the Archons
Dec 27, 2012 • 67 min
Are you of the body? Are you here for Festival? Is this technology run amok or order so stringent, it’s killing the society it was set up to protect? Much to consider as Mission Log returns with “The Return of the Archons.” Have something to say? Let…
020 - Court Martial
Dec 20, 2012 • 58 min
Trips to Starbase 11 always seem to involve legal troubles. Last time it was Spock on trial. This time, Captain James T. Kirk Faces “Court Martial.” Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter:…
Supplemental 002 - The One With Robert J. Sawyer
Dec 17, 2012 • 68 min
Robert J. Sawyer joins John and Ken to talk why Star Trek matters to him, his thoughts on “Balance of Terror,” and the job of Science Fiction. Plus: Listener feedback and thoughts on the Science Lab Christmas party. Have something to say? Let us hear…
019 - Tomorrow Is Yesterday
Dec 13, 2012 • 52 min
A twentieth-century man is trapped on a twenty-third-century ship that is trapped in the twentieth-century. Can everybody get back to their own time without wrecking time for everybody? Find out as we put “Tomorrow Is Yesterday” in the…
018 - Arena
Dec 6, 2012 • 57 min
When combat is ship to ship with an unseen enemy, Captain Kirk is ready to kill. But would he make the same decision face to face? Find out as we put “Arena” in the Mission Log. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
Supplemental 001 - The One with Rod Roddenberry
Dec 3, 2012 • 49 min
Rod Roddenberry joins John and Ken to talk his history with Star Trek, thoughts on his father and creating the Mission Log podcast. Plus: Hypnosis or Mind Meld? A listener wants to know!
017 - The Squire of Gothos
Nov 29, 2012 • 58 min
The crew of the Enterprise endures forced hospitality on an inhospitable planet. Is their host a military genius, a god, or a five-year-old? Find out as we put “The Squire of Gothos” in the Mission Log. Have something to say? Let us hear…
016 - The Galileo Seven
Nov 22, 2012 • 48 min
After well over a decade in Starfleet Spock is given his first command. Spoiler alert: leading is about more than logic, as evidenced by the fate of “The Galileo Seven.” Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
015 - Shore Leave
Nov 15, 2012 • 56 min
What would happen if all of your dreams came true? And what if some of those dreams were nightmares? The crew of the Enterprise finds out as the Mission Log goes on “Shore Leave.” Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
014 - Balance of Terror
Nov 8, 2012 • 55 min
After over 100 years, the Romulans are back to their warrior ways. The crew of the Enterprise faces an old enemy, a seemingly unstoppable weapon and its own bigotry as put “Balance of Terror” in the Mission Log. Have something to say? Let us hear…
013 - The Conscience of the King
Nov 1, 2012 • 57 min
Is Kirk watching MacBeth? Or is he seeing a war criminal, believed to be dead for the past 20 years? The Mission Log’s the thing wherein we’ll examine “The Conscience of the King.” Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
012 - The Menagerie Part 1&2
Oct 25, 2012 • 52 min
The cast of Star Trek watches the original pilot for Star Trek. Loyalty, compassion and what might have been are examined as “The Menagerie” goes into the Mission Log. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On…
011 - The Corbomite Maneuver
Oct 18, 2012 • 59 min
A scary looking alien gives the Enterprise a lot of grief, but Kirk has a way out. Going into the Mission Log, it’s “The Corbomite Maneuver”. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter:…
010 - Dagger of the Mind
Oct 11, 2012 • 61 min
Sometimes memories light the corners of the mind. Other times lights steal memories. This Mission Log finds the Enterprise running into another mad scientist wielding a “Dagger of the Mind”. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
009 - Miri
Oct 4, 2012 • 58 min
Start with a planet, a plague and a group of 300 year old truants. Throw in an Enterprise away team and what have you got? You’ve got “Miri” on this week’s edition of Mission Log. Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
008 - What are Little Girls Made of?
Sep 27, 2012 • 54 min
Ancient robot technology and a brilliant but misguided scientist leave Kirk, Chapel and the crew of the Enterprise in a lurch. “What are Little Girls Made of?” We’ll find out on this week’s Mission Log! Have something to say? Let us hear it: On…
007 - Mudd’s Women
Sep 20, 2012 • 48 min
Chicanery. Bureaucracy. Misogyny. It’s just another day on the 23rd Century frontier. This week, the Mission Log tracks the adventures of “Mudd’s Women.” Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter:…
006 - The Enemy Within
Sep 13, 2012 • 42 min
Everyone’s got a dark side, except for Kirk. He’s got a living, breathing dark alter-ego. So does this episodes’s special guest, a dog in a unicorn costume. This week in the Mission Log, it’s “The Enemy Within” Have something to say? Let us hear…
005 - The Naked Time
Sep 6, 2012 • 36 min
Breaking a sweat leads to multiple breakdowns on the Enterprise. Singing! Swordplay! Kirk is torn between two lovers! This week, we’re putting “The Naked Time” in the Mission Log! Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
004 - Where No Man Has Gone Before
Aug 30, 2012 • 47 min
TML004: Where No Man Has Gone Before - (Re)Meet the crew of the Enterprise, and meet a couple of people who are quick to develop a God complex! The third broadcast episode and second Star Trek pilot is the subject of the fourth episode of this week’s…
003 - Charlie X
Aug 23, 2012 • 48 min
Working an equation where X = an adolescent male who’s never seen another living person. Throw in superhuman powers and there’s a real problem to address on this week’s Mission Log! Have something to say? Let us hear it: On Facebook:…
002 - The Man Trap
Aug 16, 2012 • 49 min
Get ready for a salty look at Star Trek’s first broadcast episode and your introduction to the last of a dying breed. Enjoy a cast of redshirts before they wore red shirts. Boldly go where so many went on September 8, 1966, the day Star…
001 - The Cage
Aug 8, 2012 • 62 min
Is there anything better than sitting in a cave and watching TV? If it means giving up a large portion of your freedom, then according to Captain Christopher Pike of the starship Enterprise, you’re damn right there is! Re-live…