Random Trek

Random Trek

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Scott McNulty discusses a randomly selected episode of “Star Trek” — all series, all seasons — with a non-random guest.


224: “The Child” (TNG) with Antony Johnston
Jul 2 • 45 min
Antony Johnston, writer, podcaster, and short film maker, joins Scott to discuss “The Child)” (TNGS2E1). Topics include how many firsts happen in this episode, being impregnated by an orb, and what’s the deal with Dr. Pulaski hatin’ on Data? Watch…
223: “Parturition” (VOY) with Annette Wierstra
Jun 18 • 39 min
Annette Wierstra, creative dabbler and the Director of Agents of SMOOCH, joins Scott to discuss “Parturition” (S2E7). Topics include Scott struggling to properly pronounce the title of the episode, how Kes is critical to the plot of this episode and yet…
222: “Amok Time” (TOS) with Jason Snell
Jun 12 • 50 min
Jason Snell, captain of the USS Incomparable, joins Scott to discuss the iconic TOS episode “Amok Time” (S2E1). Topics include how great the music is in this episode, how sexy Spock is, and Vulcan interior design. Be sure to check out Vulcan Hello if…
221: “Tattoo” (VOY) with Marisa McClellan
May 28 • 30 min
Marisa McClellan, canner, podcaster, and spouse to Scott, joins Scott to discuss “Tattoo”. Topics include how tired Scott and Marisa were, the fact that they watched the episode over a week ago and only found time to record the podcast much later, and the…
220: “Sacred Ground” (VOY) with Shelly Brisbin
May 22 • 43 min
Shelly Brisbin, writer and Incomparable host, joins Scott to discuss “Sacred Ground” (VOY S3E7). Topics include why Kess is just randomly walking into temples, how this should have been a Neelix episode (but we’re glad it wasn’t), and the fact that Tom…
219: “Encounter at Farpoint” (TNG) with Dan Moren
May 14 • 59 min
Dan Moren, three time novelist and guy who talks on the Internet a lot, joins Scott to discuss “Encounter at Farpoint” (TNG S1E1). Topics include Dan’s new book (buy it!), how our beloved TNG friends changed over the course of 7 seasons, and if this…
218: “The Expanse” (ENT) with David J. Loehr
May 7 • 42 min
Playwright and Incomparable panelist David J. Loehr joins Scott to discuss Enterprise’s The Expanse (S2E26). After David attempts a Random Trek coup, topics include contrasting using the third dimension in space battles, some unconvincing performances,…
217: “Time Squared” (TNG) with Tony Sindelar
Apr 30 • 44 min
Tony Sindelar, podcaster and Total Party Kill DM, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Time Squared (S2E13). Scott and Tony make the most out of a subpar episode of TNG that includes replicator food logistics, a time loop, and a lack of proper corpse management.…
216: “Someone to Watch Over Me” (VOY) with Seth Fried
Apr 23 • 42 min
Seth Fried, writer and author of The Municipalists, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s Someone to Watch Over Me (S5E22). Topics of conversation include a guest actor from Kids in the Hall, which character is the Chandler of Voyager, and some plot points…
215: “The Nth Degree” (TNG) with Jen Usellis
Apr 16 • 42 min
Scott is joined by Jen Usellis, the Klingon Pop Warrior, to discuss TNG’s The Nth Degree (S4E19). After revealing their favorite Klingons in Star Trek, Jen and Scott debate the merits of Reginald Barclay, Star Fleet’s Holodeck policies, and marvel at a…
214: “Justice” (TNG) with Katie Mack
Apr 9 • 43 min
Katie Mack, astrophysicist and author, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Justice (S1E8). Their feelings about Wesley Crusher, a bizarre God Orb, and scantily clad aliens are discussed as Katie and Scott get a true TNG Season 1 Experience. Be sure to pre-order…
213: “When the Bough Breaks” (TNG) with Helene Wecker
Apr 2 • 45 min
Helene Wecker, writer and Scott’s Internet pal, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s When The Bough Breaks (S1E17). Listen as we struggle to remember watching this episode for the first time, chat about picky kidnappers, and say hello and goodbye to the Aldeans…
212: “Operation — Annihilate!” (TOS) with Liz Myles
Dec 5, 2019 • 49 min
Liz Myles, writer, proper Dr. Who fan, podcaster, and fan of certain Star Trek shows, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s Operation — Annihilate! (S1E29). Topics include the trinity of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Kirk’s mysterious family, episodes in which women die,…
211: “Alice” (VOY) with Jean MacDonald
Nov 21, 2019 • 43 min
Jean MacDonald, podcaster, community manager, and frequent Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s Alice (S6E05). We spoil the end of Voyager (they get home. Get over it). Addition topics include if you should watch this episode, the risks of…
210: “Inquisition” (DS9) with Aleen Simms
Oct 25, 2019 • 44 min
Aleen Simms, podcaster, writer, and frequent Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Inquisition (S6E18). Spoilers abound in this episode, as usual, but they happen pretty early this time. You’ve been warned! Topics include Scott’s impending…
209: “Ethics” (TNG) with Aaron Reynolds
Oct 10, 2019 • 45 min
Aaron Reynolds, the person behind the hit Twitter accounts Swear Trek and Effin Birds (now a book! Buy the book!), joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Ethics (S5E16). A very light barrel falls on Worf with oddly disastrous results! Topics include why this…
208: “Coming of Age” (TNG) and “Picard” trailer with Jason Snell
Sep 3, 2019 • 48 min
Scott’s “Vulcan Hello” co-host Jason Snell joins him to discuss the Comic-Con trailer for “Star Trek: Picard”, coming in 2020. And what better episode to pair with that discussion than “Coming of Age” (S1E18), in which Picard’s ability as a Starfleet…
207: “Drive” (VOY) with Brian Hamilton
Jul 3, 2019 • 43 min
Brian Hamilton, breakfast lover, joins Scott to chat about VOY’s “Drive” (S7E3). Topics include breakfast, why anyone would leave the holodeck, and last names….
206: “Deja Q” (TNG) with John Siracusa
Jun 27, 2019 • 44 min
John Siracusa, podcaster and man about the Internet, joins Scott to chat about TNG’s “Deja Q” (S3E13). Topics include how much Scott loves this episode, Corbin Bernsen’s little baby face, and whether or not we like Q as a character….
205: “Miri” (TOS) with Antony Johnston
Jun 20, 2019 • 49 min
Antony Johnston, writer and dapper man, joins Scott to blah blah blah about TOS’s “Miri” (S1E11). Topics include why Antony had never seen this episode before, how effective it is at creeping us out and Scott’s opinions about the supporting actors looks….
204: “Rocks and Shoals” (DS9) with Joe Rosensteel
Jun 14, 2019 • 43 min
Joe Rosensteel, Defocused host and man about town, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Rock and Shoals” (S6E02). Topics include seeing famous people in ordinary places and what you should do, visual effects, and sneaky Vortas….
203: “Worst Case Scenario” (VOY) with Justin Michael
Jun 7, 2019 • 45 min
Justin Michael, guy on the internet and 2019 daily poet, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Worst Case Scenario” (S3E25). Topics include Scott’s excitement to see the tools one uses to write a holonovel, whether or not holodecks have their own integrated power…
202: “Family” (TNG) with Becky Sweger
May 30, 2019 • 45 min
Becky Sweger, data engineer, Western MA booster, and long time pal of Scott, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Family” (S4E2). Topics include Scott nerding out about the Star Trek significance of this episode, Becky making very good points about the episode’s…
201: “Cogenitor” (ENT) with Lisa Schmeiser
Apr 4, 2019 • 41 min
Lisa Schmeiser, writer, editor, and Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Cogenitor” (S2E22). Topics include scouting, westerns, space grandpas, and how good this episode almost ends up being….
200: 200th Episode Listener Question Edition
Mar 22, 2019 • 38 min
Scott celebrates the 200th episode by answering some questions from listeners like you. Fire off the party phasers and engage the fun….
199: “Regeneration” (ENT) with Erika Ensign
Mar 14, 2019 • 44 min
Erika Ensign, tireless podcaster, joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Regeneration” (S2E23). Topics include which captain would make the best Doctor, fake snow, and how Borg implants work (or don’t work)….
198: “Body Parts” (DS9) with Marisa McClellan
Mar 7, 2019 • 44 min
Marisa McClellan, cookbook author, canner and Scott’s better half, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Body Parts” (S4E25). Topics include why you should buy Marisa’s latest book, if doing this podcast has impacted Scott’s enjoyment of Star Trek, Quark’s…
197: “Concerning Flight” (VOY) with Dan Moren
Feb 28, 2019 • 44 min
Dan Moren, podcaster and novelist, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Concerning Flight” (S4E11). Topics include why you should buy Dan’s latest book, how Leonardo DiCaprio is not in this episode, and the surprising lack of tension or stakes in the story. Did…
196: “Shadows of P’Jem” (ENT) with Anne Zander
Feb 21, 2019 • 44 min
Anne Zander, performer, writer, and producer, joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Shadows of P’Jem” (S1E15). Topics include where to find the best doughnuts in Portland, OR, why Archer won’t let T’Pal make her own decisions, and why Archer seems to be a jerk….
195: “Final Mission” (TNG) with Guy English
Feb 14, 2019 • 44 min
Guy English, Star Trek fan and Incomparable man about podcasting, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Final Mission” (S4E9). Topics include how Wesley can be right and yet still annoying, why you should really just listen to Capt. Picard, and Starfleet…
194: “Hollow Pursuits” (TNG) with Glenn Fleishman
Feb 7, 2019 • 45 min
Glenn Fleishman, journalist and type enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Hollow Pursuits” (S3E21). Topics include how the Enterprise crew reactions to someone not as confident as they are, troubling HIPAA violations, and the ethics of making…
193: “Valiant” (DS9) with James Thomson
Jan 31, 2019 • 42 min
James Thomson, indie developer of PCalc and occasional Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Valiant” (S6E22). Topics include the always winning combo of children and Ferengi, where DS9 actors are now, troubling Starfleet HR practices, and…
192: “Human Error” (VOY) with Gerry Canavan
Jan 17, 2019 • 43 min
Gerry Canavan, Professor of 20th- and 21st-Century Literature at Marquette University, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Human Error” (S7E18).Topics include the ethics of using the Holodeck to generate simulations of your crewmates, what happens when you…
191: “Emanations” (VOY) with Kennelly
Jan 10, 2019 • 45 min
Kennelley, Updates Editor at Wirecutter, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Emanations” (S1E09). We have many questions about the science of this episode, question why Harry Kim is so excited to crack open some corpses, and how Neelix waits for us all in…
190: “Fortunate Son” (ENT) with Clint Ecker
Jan 3, 2019 • 43 min
Clint Ecker, man about town and Enterprise fan, joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Fortunate Son” (S1E10). Clint and Scott attempt to remember the names of the characters in Enterprise, shirtless captains, the space freighter lifestyle, and the finer points of…
189: “In Theory” (TNG) with Jacqui Cheng
Nov 29, 2018 • 43 min
Jacqui Cheng, self-described “local artist”, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s In Theory (S4E25). Topics include: is replicated chocolate cake good for you, the proper response to someone offering to organize your closet, and who on the Enterprise one should…
188: “Nemesis” (VOY) with Tony Sindelar
Nov 8, 2018 • 43 min
Tony Sindelar, noted DM and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Nemesis” (S4E4). Topics include: Scott appreciating listener Kyle, fathoming the language used in this episode, and what kind of Klingons Scott and Tony would be. Check out TPK…
187: “The First Duty” (TNG) with John Moltz
Oct 25, 2018 • 45 min
John Moltz, writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The First Duty” (S5E19). Topics include: when is Tom Paris not Tom Paris? How old is Capt. Picard in this episode? And why isn’t anyone creeped out by the groundskeeper?…
186: “Tomorrow is Yesterday” (TOS) with Lawrence M. Schoen
Sep 22, 2018 • 48 min
Lawrence M. Schoen, author, psychologist, and Klingon speaker, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “Tomorrow is Yesterday” (S1E21). Topics include the Klingons (of course), the importance of the Original Series, and how you should probably just watch Yesterday’s…
185: “Afterimage” (DS9) with Eric Vilas-Boas
Sep 6, 2018 • 44 min
Eric Vilas-Boas, writer and editor, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Afterimage” (DS9 S7E3). Topics include why we love DS9 so much, what’s the deal with Ezri, and how problematic of a character Ezri is for our favorite character’s lives when you think about…
184: “Lower Decks” (TNG) with Kathy Campbell
Aug 23, 2018 • 44 min
Kathy Campbell, fellow member of The Incomparable and co-host of both the Sestracast and Friends In Your Ears, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Lower Decks” (TNG S7E15). Topics include the Amish, who the heck are all these new characters, the unexpected…
183: New Spock, Old Picard (news update with Jason Snell)
Aug 14, 2018 • 45 min
Jason Snell joins Scott to discuss the wave of “Star Trek” related news to hit this month, including news of new actors playing Pike and Spock in “Star Trek: Discovery”, the return of Jean-Luc Picard in an entirely new TV project, and more….
182: “Empok Nor” (DS9) with Monty Ashley
Jul 5, 2018 • 45 min
Monty Ashley, co-host of The Villain Edit, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Empok Nor (S5E24). Topics covered Forged in Fire, Top Shot, the eating options on DS9, and corpse robbing for fun….
181: “Ties of Blood and Water” (DS9) with Jim Metzendorf
Jun 29, 2018 • 43 min
Jim Metzendorf, the man behind “The Professional’s Guide to Audio Podcast Production,” and the editor of some of your favorite podcasts (plus this one!), joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Ties of Blood and Water” (S5E19). Topics include filler sounds, dealing…
180: “Ferengi Love Songs” (DS9) with Doug Savage
Jun 21, 2018 • 44 min
Doug Savage, creator of Savage Chicken and Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Ferengi Love Songs” (S5E20). Topics include the wide variety of alien vermin that must infest DS9, the problematic nature of Ferengi, and sweet elderly…
179: “Rogue Planet” (ENT) with Mikah Sargent
May 17, 2018 • 44 min
Mikah Sargent, co-host of podcasts devoted to The Office and the sleeping, joins Scott to discuss Enterprise’s “Rogue Planet” (S1E18). Topics include that theme song (yes), fake shutter noises, slugs, and what to do when you hear a creepy whisper coming…
178: “In the Flesh” (VOY) with Marisa McClellan
May 11, 2018 • 43 min
Marisa McClellan, canner and podcaster, joins Scott yet again to discuss Voyager’s “In the Flesh” (S5E4). Topics include My Favorite Martian, coffee, and Chakotay’s aversion to changing his camera’s default settings….
177: “Think Tank” (VOY) with Jean MacDonald
May 3, 2018 • 46 min
Jean MacDonald, one half of the Sestra Cast joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Think Tank” (S5E20). Hey, isn’t that George from Seinfeld? Yes, it is. Was he miscast? We talk about it! Also, Jean tries her best to convince people that they really should watch…
176: “Equinox Part 1 and Part 2” (VOY) with Jason Snell
Mar 29, 2018 • 69 min
Jason Snell, the head honcho of the Incomparable and Six Colors, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s two parter “Equinox” (Part 1, Part 2) (S5E26, S6E1). Topics include Voyager’s super clean carpets, the proper amount of Harry Kim, and Starfleet’s stunning…
175: “Second Skin” (DS9) with Steven Schapansky
Mar 23, 2018 • 47 min
Steven Schapansky, podcaster many, many times over, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Second Skin” (DS9 S3E5). Topics include the wonders of Garak, random bag tossing, and Starfleet’s generous leave policies….
174: “Night Terrors” (TNG) with Cicero Holmes
Mar 15, 2018 • 46 min
Cicero Holmes, host of Spawn on Me and Discovery Debrief, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Night Terrors” (S4E17). Topics include pillows and bedwear OF THE FUTURE, how to best get a concept across to aliens in a dreamscape, and Kes vs. Neelix….
173: “Quality of Life” (TNG) with Anna Marquardt
Mar 8, 2018 • 45 min
Anna Marquardt, one of the people behind the blog “Fashion it So”, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Quality of Life”. Cute robots! But are they alive? No, they aren’t alive… but they might be sentient! Plus particle fountains, Capt. Picard judging things…
172: “That Which Survives” (TOS) with Geraldine DeRuiter
Feb 15, 2018 • 50 min
Geraldine DeRuiter, writer, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “That Which Survives” (TOS S3E14). Topics include how chill everyone is about mysterious appearing women, how rude Spock and Kirk are to everyone, navel covering costume panels, and the troubling…
171: “The Loss” (TNG) with Lisa Schmeiser
Jan 26, 2018 • 46 min
Lisa Schmeiser, podcaster, columnist, and editor, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Loss” (TNG S4E10). Topics include how dreamy Capt. Picard is, why Deanna thinks so poorly of her own abilities (we blame the writers), and we pitch our new show, “Star…
170: “Favor the Bold” with Moisés Chiullán
Jan 5, 2018 • 44 min
Moisés Chiullán, writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Favor The Bold” (S6E5). Topics include Scott not realizing this episode is the first half of a two parter (though it does stand alone), Dukat’s management style, and Odo’s stamina….
169: “Demon” (VOY) with Anže Tomić
Dec 22, 2017 • 45 min
Anže Tomić, podcaster, radio show host, and writer, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “Demon” (VOY S4E24) which Scott thinks should have been called “Silver Blood.” Topics include volunteering your DNA, sleepytime Neelix, and a more confident Harry Kim….
168: “The Thaw” (VOY) with Seth Heasley
Dec 15, 2017 • 44 min
Seth Heasley, host of The Hugos There podcast, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “The Thaw” (VOY S2E23). Harry Kim isn’t the only clown on this episode. Topics include questioning the central premise of this episode (we recommend not doing this, the…
167: “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” with Moisés Chiullán, David J. Loehr, and Jean MacDonald
Dec 7, 2017 • 83 min
38 years ago today the Human Adventure began with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and it continues. Topics include those uniforms and if you can hide a phaser in them, the wonderful score, and if this movie has a plot. Also, this podcast features several…
166: “Affliction” and “Divergence” (ENT) with David J. Loehr
Dec 1, 2017 • 63 min
David J. Loehr, writer and compulsive Incomparable podcaster, joins Scott to discuss a rare ENT two-parter: “Affliction” (S4E15) and “Divergence” (S4E16). Topics include why did this need to be two episodes, the ever changing look of Klingons, and the…
165: “Prototype” (VOY) with Gavia Baker Whitelaw
Oct 20, 2017 • 42 min
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, staff writer at the Daily Dot and co-host of Overinvested Podcast, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Prototype” (S2E13). Topics include the perils of picking up random robots in space, Star Trek: Discovery, and B’Elanna….
164: “Future Tense” (ENT) with Marisa McClellan
Oct 12, 2017 • 42 min
Marisa McClellan, canning expert and one half of Local Mouthful joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Future Tense” (S2E16). Topics include odd firing stances, the Temporal Cold War, and the many ways this episode could have been improved….
163: “Rascals” (TNG) with Husani Oakley
Oct 5, 2017 • 42 min
Husani Oakley, CTO, speaker, and thinker, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Rascals” (S6E07). Topics include child actors, Riker being the best dad, and how non-threatening Ferengi are even when they are threatening to murder children….
162: “Defiant” (DS9) with Aleen Simms
Sep 29, 2017 • 44 min
Aleen Simms, podcaster and App Launcher, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “ Defiant” (S3E09). Topics include how pretty William T. Riker is, why Kira needs to solve everyone’s problems, and Scott’s continual failure to pronounce names correctly. Be sure to…
161: “The Collaborator” (DS9) with Glenn Fleishman
Sep 8, 2017 • 43 min
Glenn Fleishman, the original Unsolicited Pundit, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “The Collaborator” (S2E24). Topics include how awesome DS9 is, why all Bajorans seem to vote for the Kai, and Vedek Winn’s hat….
160: “Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy” (VOY) with Helene Wecker
Aug 31, 2017 • 43 min
Helene Wecker, author of “The Golem and the Jinni”, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy” (S6E4). Topics include the reasons not to project someone’s fantasies in the holodeck, Harry Kim being the worst, and dramatically appearing pips….
159: “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” (TOS) with John Moltz
Aug 17, 2017 • 49 min
John Moltz, freelance writer and podcaster (tech here, parenting here), joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” (S1E9). Topics include strange rock formations, why you should never trust anyone who claims to own an android, and Capt.…
158: “The Most Toys” (TNG) with Kathy Campbell
Aug 10, 2017 • 43 min
Kathy Campbell, Unicorn, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Most Toys” (S3E22). Topics include Scott’s amazing ability to remember the names of Star Trek series, the lack of any Data nudity in this episode, and shooting at poisoned water….
157: “A Matter of Honor” (TNG) with Don Melton
Jul 20, 2017 • 39 min
Don Melton, Incomparable panelist and guy enjoying retirement, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “A Matter of Honor” (S2E8). Klingons do the wackiest things! And have poorly constructed ships. Also, Riker just likes doing things first….
156: “Q Who?” (TNG) with Jason Kottke
Jul 14, 2017 • 44 min
Jason Kottke, purveyor of Fine Hypertext Products, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Q Who” (S2E16). Another Q episode! Topics include Sonya Gomez, Guinan’s super powers, and if the Borg are truly happy….
155: “Q-Less” (DS9) with Angelica Jade Bastién
Jul 6, 2017 • 45 min
Angelica Bastién, essayist and writer, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Q-Less” (S1E7). Topics include how the Klingons have had enough time in the limelight, Ezri Dax (not appearing this in episode), and how terrible Wesley Crusher is (who also doesn’t…
154: “The Lights of Zetar” (TOS) with Clint Ecker
Jun 29, 2017 • 46 min
Clint Ecker, programmer and snazzy dresser, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The Lights of Zetar” (S3E18). Topics include sexism IN SPACE, Scotty’s loneliness, and Shari Lewis….
153: “Where No One Has Gone Before” (TNG) with Katie Mack
Jun 23, 2017 • 45 min
Katie Mack, astrophysicist, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Where No One Has Gone Before” (S1E6). Topics include Wesley’s sweaters, the secrets of the universe (and why you shouldn’t email your theories to Katie), and jerky engineers with no ranks or…
152: “Trials and Tribble-ations” (DS9) with Jean MacDonald
Jun 15, 2017 • 43 min
Jean MacDonald, community manager at Micro.blog and founder of AppCamp4Girls, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Trials Tribble-ations” (S5E6). Topics include how great this episode is, Scott’s favorite parts, and if this is a good episode to introduce Deep…
151: “Assignment: Earth” (TOS) with Melissa Bright
Jun 9, 2017 • 49 min
Melissa Bright, Star Trek fan and cat enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “Assignment: Earth” (S2E26). Topics include comic books, cats, the liberal usage of rocket footage, and blasé time travel….
150: “Counterpoint” (VOY) with Mikah Sargent
Jun 1, 2017 • 45 min
Mikah Sargent, podcaster extraordinaire, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Counterpoint” (S5E10). Topics include the many talents of Capt. Janeway, how you can’t trust charming men, and what the heck happened to Tuvok anyway?…
149: “Fair Haven” (VOY) with Dan Moren
May 25, 2017 • 41 min
Dan Moren, promising young novelist, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Fair Haven” (S6E11) Topics include Dan’s first novel (“The Caledonian Gambit,” which you should buy), how Irish caricatures are offensive (Top o’ the morning to ya!), and the questionable…
148: “Critical Care” (VOY) with Jason Snell
May 18, 2017 • 43 min
Jason Snell, head honcho of the Incomparable network, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Critical Care” (S7E5). Topics include the fact that neither Jason nor Scott had seen this episode before, healthcare, if the Doctor is a robot (or not), and Tuvok’s poor…
147: “The Royale” (TNG) with David J. Loehr
May 11, 2017 • 39 min
David J. Loehr, playwright about The Incomparable network joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Royale” (S2E12) Topics include the many ways this episode could have been better, the large number of, “hey, it is that guy” actors in this show, and the NASA…
146: “Treachery, Faith and the Great River” (DS9) with Monty Ashley
May 5, 2017 • 38 min
Monty Ashley, man about The Incomparable network joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Treachery, Faith and the Great River” (S7E6) Topics include Odo’s face and fingers, Nog’s work ethic, and the dreamy Colin Firth….
145: “Eye of the Needle” (VOY) with Ron Bronson
Apr 20, 2017 • 37 min
Ron Bronson, strategic designer, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Eye of the Needle” (S1E7). Topics include Finnish baseball, DS9, and the narrow wormhole problems we encounter in everyday life….
144: “Take Me Out to the Holosuite” (DS9) with Guy English
Apr 13, 2017 • 46 min
Guy English, frequent guest on the show, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Take Me Out to the Holosuite” (S7E4). Topics include baseball (so much baseball!), Vulcan racists, and the United Federation of Planets anthem….
143: “Hatchery” (ENT) with Aaron Reynolds
Apr 6, 2017 • 42 min
Aaron Reynolds, the man behind Swear Trek and Bat Labels, joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Hatchery” (S3E17). Topics include Star Trek movies, the Xindi, and the best Enterprise characters….
142: “Marauders” (ENT) with Kelly Guimont
Mar 30, 2017 • 43 min
Kelly Guimont, writer, AppCamp4Girls cheerleader, and Incomparable panelist joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Marauders” (S2E6). Topics include what to wear while on an away team, bumbling Klingons, and Vulcan ninjas….
141: “If Wishes Were Horses” (DS9) with Andi
Mar 23, 2017 • 46 min
Andi from Women at Warp joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “If Wishes Were Horses” (S1E16). Topics include sex kitten Dax, why bad Trek is still fun trek, and the future of baseball….
140: “The Omega Directive” (VOY) with Mikayla Micomonaco
Mar 17, 2017 • 42 min
Mikayla Micomonaco, co-host of The Web of Queer, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “The Omega Directive” (S4E21). Topics include Starfleet’s continuing, and shocking, lack of security, Janeway’s management style, and poor old Harry Kim….
139: “Maneuvers” (VOY) with Lisa Granshaw
Mar 9, 2017 • 42 min
Lisa Granshaw, freelance writer, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “Maneuvers” (S2E11). Topics include favorite captains (sorry, Archer), least favorite characters (I’m looking at you, Harry Kim), and Seska: awesome or not?…
138: “Imperfection” (VOY) with L.M. Myles
Mar 2, 2017 • 44 min
L.M. Myles writer, podcaster, and Dr. Who fan, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “Imperfection” (S7E2). Topics include Romulans (who don’t appear in the episode), Klingons (who also do not appear in the episode), and strong woman characters (which do…
137: “Civil Defense” (DS9) with Jess Fink
Feb 24, 2017 • 46 min
Jess Fink, illustrator and comic maker, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Civil Defense (S3E7). Topics covered include the distinct lack of making out on Star Trek, Gul Dukat’s appeal (of course), Bashir and Garak’s lunches. Just a note that this episode…
136: “Power Play” (TNG) with Anne Zander
Feb 16, 2017 • 42 min
Anne Zander, actor, writer, and improviser, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Power Play (S5E15). On this episode we talk about how creepy it is for familiar characters to act very differently, we question Riker’s leg placement, a doorbell rings, and…
135: “Transfigurations” (TNG) with Len Webb
Feb 10, 2017 • 43 min
Len Weeb, creator and producer of the Black Tribbles, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Transfigurations (S3E25). Geordi talks a woman, O’Brien kayaks, and another energy blob leaves the ship. Special thanks to Radio Theater’s David J. Loehr for the use of…
134: “A Man Alone” (DS9) with Kennedy Allen
Feb 2, 2017 • 44 min
Kennedy Allen, producer of the Black Tribbles, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s A Man Alone (S1E4). We talk Voyager, going to Mars, and clone killing….
133: “Faces” (VOY) with Duncan Barrett
Jan 26, 2017 • 45 min
Duncan Barrett, author and actor, joins Scott to talk about VOY’s Faces (S1E14). An early episode of Voyager means the bad guys are the Vidiians. Body horror, coming to grips with what makes you you, and that poor red shirt are all discussed…
132: “Emergence” (TNG) with Sue Kaye
Jan 19, 2017 • 44 min
Sue Kaye, co-host of Women at Warp and Anomaly Supplemental, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Emergence (S7E23). One of the final episodes of TNG and it is a holodeck episode! Really? Really! Topics include trainers, Picard’s personal life, and Dr.…
131: “The Muse” (DS9) with Andrew Cunningham
Jan 12, 2017 • 44 min
Andrew Cunningham, Senior Products Editor/reviewer at ArsTechnica and co-host of Appointment Television! and Overdue, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s The Muse (S4E21). An inspiration vampire visits the station to make Jake write a novel and suck the novel…
130: “Breaking the Ice” (ENT) with Monty Ashley
Jan 5, 2017 • 42 min
Monty Ashley, man about The Incomparable network and TV lover, joins Scott to talk about ENT’s Breaking the Ice (S1E8). Lots of MAS*H talk, Monty tells us how Enterprise should have ended, and are Vulcans secret vampires?…
129: “Progress” (DS9) with Guy English
Dec 29, 2016 • 44 min
Guy English, fan of the show and man of the world, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s Progress (S1E15). A season one episode of Deep Space Nine that is worth watching! Kira solves problems, a grumpy man makes a kiln, self sealing stembolts are purchased, and…
128: “Barge of the Dead” (VOY) with Aleen Simms
Dec 22, 2016 • 43 min
Aleen Simms, incomparablist, host of Less Than of Equal, and more, joins Scott to talk about VOY’s Barge of the Dead (S6E3). The boat to Klingon hell is just what you think it might be: dark, full of fire, and contains grumpy Klingons. We talk about…
127: “Ship in a Bottle” (TNG) with Steven Schapansky
Dec 16, 2016 • 44 min
Steven Schapansky, Dr. Who fan and podcast producer, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Ship in a Bottle (S6E12). This episode begs the question: why are holodecks allowed on starships? At least Reg is there to help realign some stuff….
126: “The Inner Light” (TNG) with Gerry Canavan
Dec 9, 2016 • 44 min
Gerry Canavan, prof at Marquette University, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s The Inner Light (S5E25). Another episode considered one of the best ever, but does it hold up? Yes, it does. Does the probe make any sense? Not so much. Does that matter? Listen…
125: “The Game” (TNG) with Chip Sudderth
Dec 1, 2016 • 45 min
Chip Sudderth, Incomparable panelist and Babylon 5 enthusiast joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Game” (S5E6). What’s up with Risa? Why does the Game not look like much fun at all? And whatever happened to that Ashley Judd?…
124: “The Return of the Archons” (TOS) with Dan Wearsch
Nov 24, 2016 • 51 min
Dan Wearsch, host of Random Sterling, co-host of Microphone Talking, Spousal Privilege and more, joins Scott to discuss “The Return of the Archons” (TOS, S1E22). Are we of the body? Also, is twirling like a maniac in the street really that much fun? And…
123: “The City on the Edge of Forever” (TOS) with Tiffany Arment
Nov 18, 2016 • 52 min
Tiffany Arment, Incomparable panelist and ranker of things joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The City on the Edge of Forever” (S1E28). Widely hailed as the best episode of Star Trek ever, does it hold up? Yes, yes it does. We also list our top four Star Trek…
122: “Future Imperfect” (TNG) with Adam Teterus
Nov 10, 2016 • 50 min
Adam Teterus, Comic Book Junto co-host, Indy Hall booster, and writer, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Future Imperfect” (S4E8). Birthday cake, manthings, and the shockingly long time it takes Starfleet officers to advance in the ranks are all discussed….
121: “Covenant” (DS9) with David J. Loehr
Nov 3, 2016 • 44 min
David J. Loehr, man of stage and podcast joins Scott to talk about DS9’s Covenant_ (S7E9). Topics include the most iconic Star Trek villain vs. the best, whether Bajorans are space Jews or space Catholics, and the crazy number of episodes the last two…
120: “The Vengeance Factor” (TNG) with Glenn Fleishman
Oct 28, 2016 • 45 min
Glenn Fleishman, tech journalist and Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s The Vengeance Factor (S3E9). A big mystery! Which is solved very quickly. Riker puts it on pretty heavily (though respectfully). And Scott and Glenn talk a lot (too…
119: “Bliss” (VOY) with Jean MacDonald
Oct 20, 2016 • 47 min
Jean MacDonald, founder of App Camp for Girls, joins Scott to talk about Voyager’s Bliss (S5E14). Topics include the perils of watching a show in random order, how Gene Roddenberry might have been a jerk, and how this episode is a kind of throwback to…
118: “Soldiers of the Empire” (DS9) with Susana Polo
Oct 14, 2016 • 45 min
Susana Polo, writer at Polygon and founder of The Mary Sue, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s Soldiers of the Empire (S5E21). Topics include starting your Star Trek viewing experience with Voyager, the Federation assimilating cultures, and how Worf isn’t…
117: “The Forgotten” (ENT) with Ben Harrison
Oct 6, 2016 • 43 min
Ben Harrison, film maker and The Greatest Generation podcaster, joins Scott to talk about ENT’s The Forgotten (S3E20). Topics include the ins and outs of hosting a Star Trek podcast, Trip taking a long time to write a crappy letter, and the massive amount…
116: “Similitude” (ENT) with Michael Lopp
Sep 29, 2016 • 43 min
Michael Lopp, that’s Rands to you, blogger, author, and speaker, joins Scott to talk about ENT’s Similitude (S3E10). Topics include the captain you’d want to manage your startup, Enterprise’s awful theme song (yes, it is still awful), and the wondrous…
115: “Melora” (DS9) with Erika Ensign
Sep 22, 2016 • 46 min
Erika Ensign, Dr. Who podcaster, Incomprable panelist, and Babylon 5 podcaster (and more!) joins Scott to talk about DS9’s Melora (S2E06). Topics include Dr. Who companions, disability, and the average gravity on Federation planets. Also, check out…
114: “Parallels” (TNG) with John Roderick
Sep 15, 2016 • 43 min
John Roderick, singer of The Long Winters, man on the line, and Road Worker, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Parallels (S7E11). Topics include the optimal cake slice size, spoilers, Riker/Troi and Worf/Troi, and the overall misuse of Troi….
113: “The Man Trap” (TOS) with Marisa McClellan
Sep 8, 2016 • 48 min
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the very first broadcast of the very first episode of the very first Star Trek series. To celebrate Scott has thrown aside the random nature of this podcast and invited Marisa McClellan, canning expert, to discuss TOS’s…
112: “Half a Life” (TNG) with John Gruber
Sep 1, 2016 • 46 min
John Gruber, the most daring of fireballs, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Half a Life (S4E220). Topics cover what to order at a steakhouse, what to order at a specific steakhouse (Barclay Prime), Picard’s odd behaviour, and our thoughts about Lwaxana and…
111: “The Q and the Grey” (VOY) with Max Temkin
Aug 25, 2016 • 45 min
Max Temkin, box maker, game designer, and Star Trek enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s The Q and the Grey (S3E11). Topics include Max’s thoughts on why Voyager has some of the best episodes in all of Trek, how this episode is a great argument…
110: “Prophet Motive” (DS9) with Joe Rosensteel
Aug 18, 2016 • 49 min
Joe Rosensteel, Defocused and Unhelpful, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Prophet Motive (S3E16). Rub your ears and count your latinum because this is a Ferengi episode. Topics covered include energy whips, strange medical award ceremonies, and Scott’s…
109: “Homefront” and “Paradise Lost” (DS9) with Tony Sindelar
Aug 12, 2016 • 84 min
Tony Sindelar, Batman enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s two parter composed of Homefront and Paradise Lost (S4E11/12). Most of these episodes take place on Earth, which leads to a discussion about just what the heck people living on Earth do with…
108: “Hippocratic Oath” (DS9) with Shannon Sudderth
Aug 5, 2016 • 50 min
Shannon Sudderth, a host of the Audio Guide to Babylon 5 and frequent Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Hippocratic Oath (S4E4). Another DS9 episode! This episode includes discussions about whether or not it is cool to be a geek in…
107: “Prodigal Daughter” (DS9) with Mikah Sargent
Jul 28, 2016 • 51 min
Mikah Sargent, senior editor at Mobile Nations and podcaster (Integrate, Cartoon Cast, and Disruption joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Prodigal Daughter (S7E11). During the final season of a complicated arc driven show it makes sense to pause and examine the…
106: “Blaze of Glory” (DS9) with Caroline Siede
Jul 21, 2016 • 51 min
Caroline Siede, eclectic nerd and writer, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Blaze of Glory” (S5E23). Topics include whether Bashir is annoying or cute (could be be both?), the joys of Nog and Jake, and what’s the deal with that one guy’s wife?…
105: “The Swarm” (VOY) with Marisa McClellan
Jul 15, 2016 • 48 min
Marisa McClellan, canner and cookbook author (three times over), joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “The Swarm” (S3E4). Lots of tiny spaceships, a disapproving Vulcan, and very little Harry Kim….
104: “Elementary, Dear Data” (TNG) with Marshall Honorof
Jul 8, 2016 • 49 min
Marshall Honorof, tech writer, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Elementary, Dear Data” (S2E3). Topics include why Capt. Picard doesn’t just shutdown the holodeck, if Geordi sees everything upside down, and The Nanny. Read about Marshall’s binging every Star…
103: “Accession” (DS9) with Dan Moren
Jun 30, 2016 • 49 min
Dan Moren, novelist and host of many podcasts (The Rebound, Clockwise, and Inconceivable!) joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Accession” (S4E17), which Scott fails to pronounce properly. Topics discussed include Bashir (better when taken with another…
102: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night (DS9) with Chris Ullrich
Jun 23, 2016 • 49 min
Chris Ullrich, co-host of the Flickcast joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night (S6E17). Comfort women, the Orb of Time, and Kira’s amazing definition of “just observing” are all discussed on this episode. Plus, Gul Dukat….
101: Requiem for Methuselah (TOS) with Jason Snell
Jun 16, 2016 • 54 min
Jason Snell, Incomparable head honcho, master of the Six Colors, and Chief UpGradian joins Scott to discuss TOS’s Requiem for Methuselah (S3E21). Composers’ handwriting, squeeze bottles full of Science Juice, and the shocking ending of this episode are…
100: 100 Episode Celebration
Jun 9, 2016 • 75 min
Scott is joined by a number of listeners to celebration the 100th episode of Random Trek. This super sized episode features Scott answering questions, people commenting on the show, and a glimpse into Scott’s childhood (plus the answer to why the Animated…
99: “The High Ground” (TNG) with Darren Franich
Jun 3, 2016 • 47 min
Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly writer and co-host of the Vidiots Video Store Show, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s The High Ground (S3E12). A lot of time is spent talking about the Trek movies, books, video games, and not so much time talking about The…
98: “Proving Ground” (ENT) with Stuart Wellington
May 26, 2016 • 41 min
Stuart Wellington, Star Wars fan and one of the Flophouse peaches, joins Scott to discuss Enterprise’s “Proving Ground” (S3E13). Topics discussed include the Star Trek movies, the Xindi, Capt. Archer, and the majesty of Jeffrey Combs. Want to appear on…
97: “Twisted” (VOY) with Michael Fisher
May 13, 2016 • 46 min
Michael Fisher, mobile tech enthusiast, joins Scott to talk about Voyager’s “Twisted” (S2E6). Things discussed include virtual reality, the Amazon Echo, the Star Trek movies, and many things other than Twisted (which isn’t good). Want to appear on Random…
96: “Skin of Evil” (TNG) with Pete the Retailer
Apr 28, 2016 • 43 min
Pete the Retailer, co-host of AlphaBeatical and Star Wars Minute, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Skin of Evil (S1E23). Shed a tear for Tasha Yar, watch out for mobile oil slicks, and don’t worry about the shuttle pilot (no one on the episode does!). Next on…
95: “Suspicions” (TNG) with Adam Rakunas
Apr 21, 2016 • 43 min
Adam Rakunas, novelist (buy his first book and pre-order his second!) joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Suspicions (S6E22). Everyone thinks Dr. Crusher is crazy… again. There’s a nice Ferengi scientist, lots of casual racism directed toward said scientist, and…
94: “The Next Phase” (TNG) with Justin Michael
Apr 15, 2016 • 44 min
Justin Michael, Star Trek fan, editor of Less than or Equal, and problem solver, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s The Next Phase (S5E24). Romulans, being out of phase, not thinking too hard about science, close talkers, and Ensign Ro are just a few of the…
93: “Rules of Acquisition” (DS9) with Jordan Miller
Mar 31, 2016 • 44 min
Jordan Miller, Star Trek fan and husband of another Random Trek guest, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Rules of Acquisition (S2E7). Topics include Tiny Ron, the lovely german language, the problematic nature of the Ferengi, and Morn. Next on Random Trek… a…
92: “Angel One” (TNG) with Alan R. C. Raventree
Mar 24, 2016 • 48 min
Alan R. C. Raventree, clockmaker and Trek fan, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Angel One (S1E14). Topics include misplaced freighters, what makes a grandfather clock tick, Riker’s chest hair, and lots and lots of ship talk. Next on Random Trek DS9’s Rules of…
91: “Tuvix” (VOY) with Ken Gagne
Mar 17, 2016 • 44 min
Ken Gagne, gamer, youtuber, and polygamer, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s Tuvix (S2E24). Tuvok and Neelix: two great tastes that taste great together? Well.. at least Tuvix isn’t as annoying as Neelix. Topics discussed include the Apple II, inviting your…
90: Joan McNulty
Mar 10, 2016 • 40 min
My mom, Joan McNulty, died on Sunday, March 6th, 2016. I thought it a fitting tribute to re-post her Random Trek appearance, so I hope you enjoy it (again or for the first time!). You can read a bit more about my mom on my blog….
89: “Author, Author” (VOY) with Anna Tarkov
Mar 3, 2016 • 42 min
Anna Tarkov, podcaster and writer, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s Author, Author (S7E20). Topics include the fact that a holonovel is really a video game, how Tom Paris is kind of a jerk, and the parallels that this episode draws with slavery make some of…
88: “The Andorian Incident” with Carrie Miller
Feb 26, 2016 • 41 min
Carrie Miller, chemistry professor and knitter, joins Scott to discuss ENT’s The Andorian Incident (S1E7). Topics include shifty Vulcans, how cool the Andorians look, Archer’s lack of patience, how cute Porthos is, and Star Trek cat trees. Next on Random…
87: “The Emissary” (TNG) with Maia Weinstock
Feb 18, 2016 • 41 min
Maia Weinstock, editor, writer, and LEGO enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s The Emissary (S2E20). Topics include admirals’ uniforms, Klingon mating rituals, Khelyr’s wardrobe, and ridiculous birdmen. Next on Random Trek ENT’s The Andorian Incident…
86: “Time’s Arrow Part 1 and 2” (TNG) with David Gian-Cursio
Feb 11, 2016 • 87 min
David Gian-Cursio, 3D artist, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s Time’s Arrow Parts 1 and 2 (S5E26, S6E1). Topics include the 2016 Star Trek Ships of the Line calendar (in which David is the artist of February’s ship!), the fan art community, our favorite Star…
85: “One” (VOY) with Jim Metzendorf
Feb 4, 2016 • 44 min
Jim Metzendorf, author of “The Professional’s Guide to Audio Podcast Production” and editor of Random Trek, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s One (S4E25). How weird it is to talk to Scott, watching Star Trek: TNG a week early thanks to a sweet satellite dish,…
84: “The Wire” (DS9) with Sabriel Mastin
Jan 28, 2016 • 44 min
Sabriel Mastin, freelance writer and games critic joins Scott to discuss DS9’s The Wire (S2E22). This is a Garak focused episode, so how could it be anything other than good? Topics include: do we learn anything about Garak in this episode? Do you need to…
83: “Elogium” (VOY) with Rachel Donner
Jan 21, 2016 • 45 min
Rachel Donner, podcaster and hockey enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s Elogium (S2E4). Procreation. That’s the theme of this episode and it revolves around Neelix and Kes. Yuck. That’s right, some space aliens make Kes enter her species’ mating…
82: “The Omega Glory” (TOS) with Mikah Sargent
Jan 14, 2016 • 49 min
Mikah Sargent, tech enthusiast and co-host of Integrate and the Incomparable’s own Cartoon Cast, joins Scott to discuss The Original Series’ “The Omega Glory” (S2E25). We learn why Star Trek is suitable entertainment for the very religious, despite the…
81: “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” with David J. Loehr, Tony Sindelar, and Jason Snell
Jan 7, 2016 • 116 min
David J. Loehr, Tony Sindelar, and Jason Snell join Scott to discuss “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. That’s right, our first movie and it is a good one! You know the one, with the whales and the time travel and the colorful metaphors. Topics discussed…
80: “Playing God” (DS9) with Warren Frey
Dec 4, 2015 • 41 min
Warren Frey, writer, editor, and podcaster (Radio Free Skaro) joins Scott to discuss “Playing God” (DS9 S217). Topics include ranking the Star Trek movies, Dr. Who, and voles. Oh, the voles. Next on Random Trek: a hiatus until 2016. Enjoy the rest of…
79: “Message in a Bottle” (VOY) with Joel Mathis
Nov 26, 2015 • 43 min
Joel Mathis, associate editor at Philly Mag, and all around fun guy joins Scott to discuss Voyagers’s “Message in a Bottle” (S4E14). Andy Dick, holographic genitalia, and cool ships of Star Trek are all discussed. Next on Random Trek: DS9’s “Playing God”…
78: “Dear Doctor” (ENT) with Dan Sturm
Nov 19, 2015 • 44 min
Dan Sturm, podcaster and director, joins Scott to discuss Enterprise’s “Dear Doctor” (S1E13). Mistranslation hijinks, casual racism, and the Prime Directive before there was a Prime Directive are just some of the topics discussed. Next on Random Trek:…
77: “Parallax” (VOY) with Shawn Blanc
Nov 12, 2015 • 43 min
Shawn Blanc, writer, Sweet Setuper, and focused individual, joins Scott to discuss “Parallax” (VOY S1E3). Blending a crew, black holes, poorly aging special effects, and the troubling relationship between Neelix and Kes are all discussed. Next on Random…
76: “Muse” (VOY) with Becky Sweger
Nov 5, 2015 • 43 min
Becky Sweger, federal data enthusiast and bendystraw lover blogger joins Scott to talk about “Muse” (VOY S6E22). Topics include Star Trek captain’s hair, the distinct lack of space in this episode, and how Scott actually likes Harry Kim in episode. Plus…
75: “The Forsaken” (DS9) with Eric Smith
Oct 29, 2015 • 41 min
Eric Smith, novelist, blogger, and all around geek, joins Scott to talk about “The Forsaken” (DS9 S1E17). Topics include what exactly was forsaken in this episode, Lwaxana Troi, the writers’ questionable grasp on how computers actually work, and pup.…
74: “Distant Origin” (VOY) with Josh de Lioncourt
Oct 22, 2015 • 45 min
Josh de Lioncourt, blogger, novelist, and podcaster (Maccessibility and Masters Cast) joins Scott to discuss Distant Origin (VOY S3E23). This episode introduces the truly awesome alien race the “Voth.” This episode is also the only appearance of the Voth…
73: “Time and Again” (VOY) with Dan Koeppel
Oct 15, 2015 • 40 min
Dan Koeppel, freelance writer, banana expert, and Star Trek: TNG screenwriter (!), joins Scott to discuss “Time and Again” (VOY S1E4). Topics include the perils of having your episode share a name with a fantastic book, how the Voyager crew is like…
72: “The Corbomite Maneuver” (TOS) with Clayton Morris
Oct 9, 2015 • 49 min
Clayton Morris, news guy, podcaster, and speaker, joins Scott to discuss the classic Original Series episode The Corbomite Maneuver (TOS S1E2). Topics discussed include the evolution of space exercise equipment, the ton of interesting shots used in this…
71: “Prime Factors” (VOY) with Alyssa Favreau
Oct 1, 2015 • 44 min
Alyssa Favreau, writer, designer, proofreader, fact checker, and copy editor, joins Scott to discuss Prime Factors (VOY S1E10). Though, to be honest, they don’t spend that much time talking about the episode. Topics include space bros, ranking Vulcans,…
70: “Vis A Vis” (VOY) with Brian Hamilton
Sep 24, 2015 • 43 min
Brian Hamilton, podcaster and writer, joins Scott to discuss Vis a Vis (VOY S4E20). Tom Paris meets a crazy alien who steals ships and people’s DNA! Hilarity ensues. And what’s the deal with everyone in the future being obsessed with pop culture from…
69: “Shattered” (VOY) with Philip Mozolak
Sep 17, 2015 • 43 min
Philip Mozolak, podcaster and TeeVee enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss Shattered (VOY S7E10). Chakotay visits Voyager’s past and future to find a way to unshatter the ship he loves. Or something. A stop in the holodeck, with ensuing hilarity, and the…
68: “Whispers” (DS9) with Sarah Grey
Sep 10, 2015 • 45 min
Sarah Grey, editor and writer, joins Scott to discuss Whispers (DS9 S2E14). Bad things happen to Miles O’Brien, but this episode has a twist (which, of course, makes it even worse for Miles). Topics discussed include the ethics of sleeping with a clone of…
67: “Tears of the Prophets” (DS9) with Lisa Schmeiser
Sep 4, 2015 • 43 min
Lisa Schmeiser, reporter, podcaster, and newsletter producer (subscribe to So What, Who Cares?), joins Scott to discuss Tears of the Prophets (DS9 S6E26). The discussion includes whether DS9 feels dated, if the Bajorns are a cargo cult, the finer details…
66: “The Haunting of Deck Twelve” (VOY) with Joan McNulty
Aug 27, 2015 • 38 min
Joan McNulty, retiree, reader, and Scott’s mom, joins Scott to discuss The Haunting of Deck Twelve (VOY S6E25). The Original Series, how Scott got into Star Trek, whether Neelix is annoying, and the merits of Capt. Janeway are discussed. The merits of…
65: “Mirror, Mirror” (TOS) with David Chartier
Aug 21, 2015 • 50 min
David Chartier, freelance content strategist and thinker, joins Scott to discuss Mirror, Mirror (TOS S2E4). Agonizers, golden belts, and Uhura’s alternate uniform are all discussed. Next on Random Trek: VOY’s The Haunting on Deck Twelve….
64: “Singularity” (ENT) with Manu Saadia
Aug 13, 2015 • 36 min
Manu Saadia, author of the forthcoming book Trekonomics, joins Scott to discuss Singularity (ENT S2E9). The economics of the Star Trek universe are discussed, as is why so many Enterprise episodes feature scenes in the bathroom, the merits of T’Pal, and…
63: “A Night in Sickbay” (ENT) with Aleen Simms
Aug 6, 2015 • 42 min
Aleen Simms, host of Less Than or Equal, joins Scott to discuss A Night in Sickbay (ENT S2E5). Porthos is sick, and it is all Archer’s fault. Plus thoughts on the theme song (yes, again), how Archer isn’t all that great at his job, and some problematic…
62: “The Sword of Kahless” (DS9) with James Callan
Jul 30, 2015 • 45 min
James Callan, content strategist and trivia master, joins Scott to discuss The Sword of Kahless (DS9 S4E9). Topics discussed include the details of Klingon archeology, how finding the sword isn’t the point of this episode, and many observations about…
61: “Man of the People” (TNG) with Marcos Huerta
Jul 23, 2015 • 45 min
Marcos Huerta, astronomer, latino, and huge Trek/Sci-fi fan, joins Scott to discuss Man of the People (TNG S6E3). This episode is all Troi all the time (well, it is a lot of Troi, a lot of the time). Topics include how Troi’s character is largely defined…
60: “Symbiosis” (TNG) with Courtney Wilburn
Jul 17, 2015 • 40 min
Courtney Wilburn, web developer and Levar Burton fan, joins Scott to discuss Symbiosis (TNG S1E22). This is a very special episode of TNG where we learn about the perils of addiction and the questionable tactic of having your entire planet’s economy…
59: “The Search Part 1 and 2” (DS9) with Shareef Jackson
Jul 9, 2015 • 61 min
Shareef Jackson, STEM enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss “The Search, Part 1 and Part 2” (DS9 S3E1&2). This episode has everything: the revealing of the Founders, the introduction of the Defiant, and Odo turns into a rock. What more can you ask for?…
58: “The Visitor” (DS9) with L.M. Myles
Jul 2, 2015 • 45 min
L.M. Myles, writer, podcaster, and Dr. Who fan, joins Scott to discuss “The Visitor” (DS9 S4E3), which, despite the name, doesn’t offer much screentime for Nana Visitor. Old Jake, Young Jake, and an unstuck in time Ben Sisko make for an interesting trio…
57: “The Enemy Within” (TOS) with Frank Wu
Jun 25, 2015 • 49 min
Frank Wu, Hugo award winning artist, joins Scott to discuss “The Enemy Within” (TOS S1E4). Transporter malfunctions, freezing Sulus, dogs in costumes, and the monster that is inside all of us are all in this episode. Scott and Frank talk about the lyrics…
56: “Lessons” (TNG) with Kara Scott
Jun 18, 2015 • 45 min
Kara Scott, poker player and reporter, joins Scott to discuss “Lessons” (TNG S6E19). Awkward kissing, poor Picard wardrobe choices, and a roll out keyboard - This episode has it all. Kara and Scott discuss all manner of things including what it is like to…
55: “Death Wish” (VOY) with Merlin Mann
Jun 11, 2015 • 44 min
Merlin Mann, writer, podcaster, Internet nuisance, joins Scott to discuss Death Wish ( VOY S2E18). This episode proves that the only thing better than one Q is double the Q. Scott and Merlin also discuss timescales when you’re immortal, and if this…
54: “Inside Man” (VOY) with Clint Ecker
Jun 4, 2015 • 43 min
Clint Ecker, programmer and snazzy dresser, joins Scott to talk about “Inside Man” (VOY S7E06). This episode features Reg Barclay, a Random Trek favorite, and Troi. Who doesn’t like Troi? It also has a bonus Reg, creepy stalker behavior, and a great deal…
53: “Shakaar” (DS9) with Derek Powazek
May 28, 2015 • 43 min
Derek Powazek, web developer turned farmer, joins Scott to discuss Deep Space Nine’s “Shakaar” (S3E24). Nothing says a Bajoran DS9 episode like the intersection of religion, internal politics, and agriculture. What do soil reclamators look like? We don’t…
52: “The Gift” (VOY) with Georgia Dow
May 21, 2015 • 45 min
Georgia Dow, psychotherapist, senior editor at iMore, and host of Isometric, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “The Gift” (S4E2). Shed a tear because this is Kes’ last episode (though why didn’t she take Neelix with her?). This also happens to be the first…
51: “The Devil in the Dark” with Collin Donnell
May 14, 2015 • 50 min
Collin Donnell, developer, twitterer, and brank hacker joins Scott to discuss one of the most iconic TOS episodes: The Devil in the Dark (S1E26). Door opening procedures, appropriate miner garb, Phaser 1 and Phaser 2, and basic mining colony…
50: “Equilibrium” with Antony Johnston
May 7, 2015 • 43 min
Antony Johnston, writer for comics, graphic novels, and videogames in addition to the host of Unjustly Maligned, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Equilibrium (S3E4). Trills, symbiotes, potential underground serial killers, and dodgy doctors are all discussed….
49: “The Squire of Gothos” with Steven Schapansky
Apr 30, 2015 • 50 min
Steven Schapansky, of Radio Free Skaro and the newly launched Lazy Dr. Who, joins Scott to chat about the TOS classic: “The Squire of Gothos” (TOS S1E17)). They discuss the crazy amount of paperwork Starfleet requires, the power of mirrors, and the…
48: “Workforce Part I & II” (VOY) with Joe Rosensteel
Apr 23, 2015 • 83 min
Joe Rosensteel (that’s Joe Steel to you, kid), podcaster, infrequent Incomparable panelist, and Star Trek fan, joins Scott to discuss Random Trek’s first two part episode: Workforce Part I and Workforce II (VOY S7E16 and 17). Topics include if this should…
47: “The Catwalk” (ENT) with Katie Floyd
Apr 16, 2015 • 37 min
Katie Floyd, a Mac Power User, joins Scott to discuss “The Catwalk” (ENT S2E12). Topics include visceral reactions to the very existence of Enterprise (and the reboot movies), how great the Star Trek novels are, Porthos as the strongest character, water…
46: “A Time to Stand” (DS9) with David Sparks
Apr 9, 2015 • 45 min
David Sparks, better known as Mac Sparky, joins Scott to discuss “A Time To Stand” (DS9 S6E1). David admits that he is a Star Wars fan (shocking!), we compliment Julian Bashir, have questions about the final resolution of the episode, and talk about how…
45: “Loud As A Whisper” (TNG) with Myke Cole
Apr 2, 2015 • 45 min
Myke Cole, writer and Capt. America fan, joins Scott to talk about Loud As A Whisper (TNG S2E5). We discuss how accurate the depiction of the military is on TNG, why it is ok that Wesley is driving the Enterprise, the state of lighting on Solais V, and…
44: “The Ensigns of Command” (TNG) with Annalee Flower Horne
Mar 26, 2015 • 44 min
Annalee Flower Horne, science fiction writer and web developer, joins Scott to talk about The Ensigns of Command (TNG S3E2). We discuss how impossible the impossible is, how many showers Riker takes during a typical TNG episode, and the very important…
43: “Identity Crisis” (TNG) with Victor Agreda Jr
Mar 19, 2015 • 44 min
Victor Agreda Jr., Angry Dad Gamer and the man behind the Bakers Dozen Rules, joins Scott to discuss “Identity Crisis” (TNG S4E18). Topics include Geordi’s love live, how effects from the 90’s hold up to the HD treatment, and the impacts of Google Glass…
42: “Clues” (TNG) with Carrie Anne Castillo
Mar 12, 2015 • 44 min
Carrie Ann Castillo, the woman behind The Little Big Blog joins Scott to discuss “Clues” (TNG S4E14). There’s a mystery afoot. How do we know this? Well, the episode is called “Clues” and Capt. Picard keeps reminding us that there’s a mystery to solve.…
41: Remembering Leonard Nimoy
Mar 5, 2015 • 48 min
Leonard Nimoy, Spock, died on Feb. 27th. On this special episode of Random Trek Scott is joined by a number of past guests who share their thoughts about Spock and their favorite Spock moment. Scott’s guests are: Jason Snell - Jason wrote more about…
40: “Blood Oath” (DS9) with Nicole Wakelin
Feb 26, 2015 • 44 min
Nicole Wakelin, editor at GeekMom, Director of Automotive Content at She Buys Cars, and writer all over the place, joins Scott to discuss “Blood Oath” (DS9 S2E19). Who ordered the trio of Klingons? And what’s this about revenge? Star Trek board games are…
39: “Oasis” (ENT) with Helene Wecker
Feb 19, 2015 • 44 min
Helene Wecker, author of the fantastic “The Golem and the Jinni” joins Scott to discuss “Oasis” (ENT S1E20). What do you do when you’re stranded on an inhospitable planet? Create holographic friends and eat a lot of kumquats. And who is that in the back?…
38: “Judgement” (ENT) with Andy Ihnatko
Feb 12, 2015 • 42 min
Andy Ihnatko, technology writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss “Judgement” (ENT S2E19). If you really enjoy Klingon courtrooms and Star Trek VI this episode of Enterprise is for you. Topics discussed include what kind of Star Trek fan Andy is, the…
37: “Shades of Gray” (TNG) with Casey Liss
Feb 5, 2015 • 45 min
Casey Liss, of the Accidental Tech Podcast and Analog(ue), joins Scott to discuss “Shades of Gray” (TNG S2E22). Widely, and correctly, hailed as the worst episode of TNG ever this podcast covers everything from Starfleet Medical’s lax attitude towards…
36: “All Good Things…” (TNG) with Matt Gemmell
Jan 29, 2015 • 92 min
Matt Gemmell, writer, joins Scott to talk about “All Good Things…” (TNG SE7E25). Random Trek’s first double length episode marks the final episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” ever, and possibility its best. Three different timelines, multiple…
35: “Waltz” (DS9) with Marisa McClellan
Jan 22, 2015 • 39 min
Marisa McClellan, cookbook author and the writer behind the popular canning blog Food in Jars, joins Scott (to whom she is married) to discuss “Waltz” (DS9S6E11). Gul Dukat and Sisko are stranded on a remote planet. They eat some soup. They fiddle with a…
34: “Evolution” (TNG) with Chip Sudderth
Jan 15, 2015 • 45 min
Chip Sudderth, a host of the Audio Guide to Babylon 5 and host of the Two Minute Time Lord, joins Scott to talk about Evolution (TNG S3E1). Wesley is front and center in this episode and that isn’t as bad as you might think. Hungry, hungry nanobots,…
33: “Inheritance” (TNG) with Shannon Sudderth
Jan 8, 2015 • 44 min
Shannon Sudderth, a host of the Audio Guide to Babylon 5 and frequent Two Minute Time Lord guest, joins Scott to talk about Inheritance (TNG S7E10). Topics include phasering to the candy center of a planet, the future of women in technology, and the…
32: “The Chase” (TNG) with Anže Tomić
Jan 1, 2015 • 45 min
Anže Tomić, podcaster and writer, joins Scott to talk about “The Chase” (TNG S6E10). This episode answers the question: why do all Star Trek aliens look a like? And the answer isn’t that great (turns out). We also discuss our favorite Trek movies, if this…
31: “Darmok” with Christina Warren
Dec 25, 2014 • 44 min
Christina Warren, tech analyst, podcaster, and internet maven, joins Scott to talk about “Darmok” (TNG S5E2). Does this episode of TNG live up to the hype? Is Capt. Picard a their? And were did he get his Members Only jacket? All this plus Emoji on this…
30: “Initiations” (VOY) with Lisa Maria Martin
Dec 18, 2014 • 46 min
Lisa Maria Martin, content strategist and information architect, joins Scott to discuss Initiations (VOY S2E2). This episode is one of those rare gems: a Chakotay centric story. Topics discussed include the deal with Neelix and what it is, Chakotay’s…
29: “The Measure of a Man” (TNG) with Brett Terpstra
Dec 11, 2014 • 45 min
Brett Terpstra, a man of many projects, joins Scott to discuss The Measure of a Man (TNG S2E9). Such topics as the existence of souls, how to disarm (literally) an android, and how Riker evolves as a character are all touched upon….
28: “Pen Pals” (TNG) with Deborah Stanish
Dec 4, 2014 • 46 min
Deborah Stanish, of the Verity Podcast (all about Dr. Who), joins Scott to discuss Pen Pals (TNG S2E15). They ponder the ramifications of the Prime Directive, the Riker School of Management vs. the Picard School of Management, wiping someone’s memory…
27: “The Mark of Gideon” (TOS) with Jean MacDonald
Nov 27, 2014 • 49 min
Jean MacDonald, founder of App Camp for Girls, joins Scott to talk about “The Mark of Gideon” (TOS S3E17). Overpopulation, cranky Spock, the Gideon’s seeming complete lack of knowledge about how disease works, and the horrible life sucking powers of…
26: “Who Watches The Watchers” (TNG) with Guy English
Nov 20, 2014 • 44 min
Guy English, of Aged and Distilled and Debug, joins Scott to chat about "Who Watches The Watchers" (TNG S3E4). Religion vs. mythology, poor archery skills, Romulans, the ethics of creepily observing developing societies, and who loves the Prime Directive…
25: “Babel” (DS9) with Jamelle Bouie
Nov 13, 2014 • 42 min
Jamelle Bouie, staff writer at Slate, joins Scott to talk about Babel (DS9 S1E5). This episode features an aggrieved O’Brien, a poorly emoted Jake, and a goatee-less Sisko. Listen as we talk about why anyone would pay for replicated food, uncomfortable…
24: “Where No Man Has Gone Before” (TOS) with Katrina Griffiths
Nov 6, 2014 • 47 min
Katrina Griffiths, of the Verity Podcast, joins Scott to discuss the second Star Trek TOS pilot: Where No Man Has Gone Before (TOS S1E1 or 3). 60’s contact lenses, Creepy Gary Mitchell transforming into Creepier Gary Mitchell, and the fate of Dr. Dehner…
23: “Rivals” (DS9) with Anthony Pascale
Oct 30, 2014 • 42 min
Anthony Pascale, the man behind TrekMovie.com, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s “Rivals” (S2E11). Topics include the finer points of space racquet ball, Prince Humperdinck, how pressing a button on an orb makes not a compelling casino game, and what Sisko…
22: “Minefield” (ENT) with Matthew Yglesias
Oct 23, 2014 • 42 min
Matthew Yglesias, executive editor of Vox, joins Scott to discuss Minefield (ENT, S2E4). Among the topics discussed include Matt’s crazy Trek lists, why no one on the Enterprise seems capable of doing anything, and what’s the deal with those crazy…
21: “Starship Mine” (TNG) with Jordan Cooper
Oct 16, 2014 • 46 min
Jordan Cooper, host of the Tech Douchebags podcast, joins Scott to have some small talk about “Starship Mine” (TNG S6EP18). We discuss Capt. Picard’s fake horse-riding affinity, Tuvok’s shady past, why Geordi is the only hungry officer, and how to get out…
20: “First Contact” (TNG) with Tony Sindelar
Oct 9, 2014 • 45 min
Tony Sindelar, the Incomparable and co-DM of Total Party Kill, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s First Contact (S4E15). Topics include Riker’s total lack of guile, Malcorian facial hair, the naming of planets, alien groupies, and when it is appropriate to beam…
19: “Sleeping Dogs” (ENT) with Lex Friedman
Oct 2, 2014 • 43 min
Lex Friedman, famous for not having seen it, being Daily, Rebounding, and Turning a Car Around, joins Scott to talk about Sleeping Dogs (Enterprise S1E14). Scott expresses mild shock and then major regret after learning that this episode is the first Star…
18: “I, Mudd” (TOS) with Monty Ashley
Sep 25, 2014 • 49 min
Monty Ashely, Incomparable panelist and Internet writer, joins Scott to talk about The Original Serie’s second Harry Mudd episode: I, Mudd (S2E12). Uniforms, the concept of computers (and if the Star Trek writers have any idea how they work), and Kirk…
17: “Indiscretion” (DS9) with John Siracusa
Sep 18, 2014 • 45 min
John Siracusa, of ATP and Incomparable note, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s Indiscretion (S4E5). Scott explains the deal with Deep Space Nine, John questions the central premise, and some parallels to Star Wars are identified. The end of this episode…
16: “Phage” (VOY) with David Loehr
Sep 11, 2014 • 45 min
David J. Loehr, Incomparable panelist and playwright, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s Phage (S1E5). Neelix’s lungs are stolen, and yet he still talks too much in this episode. Good old Harry Kim scans a wall, and the crew forgets the most important rule:…
15: “Remember Me” (TNG) with Jacqui Cheng
Sep 4, 2014 • 45 min
Jacqui Cheng, Editor-in-chief of The Wirecutter, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Remember Me (S4E5). In this episode who let Wesley fiddle with the Warp core and why, The Traveller as “Q Light,” and how Dr. Crusher definitely isn’t crazy (despite all the…
14: “Hope and Fear” (VOY) with Brianna Wu
Aug 28, 2014 • 42 min
Brianna Wu, Head of Development at Giant Spacekat and one of the hosts of the Isometric Podcast, joins Scott to talk about Voyager’s Hope and Fear (S4E26). Bri explains why Voyager is the best Trek there is, we discuss Harry Kim and his love of bulkheads,…
13: “Timescape” (TNG) with Swoozy Clancey
Aug 21, 2014 • 44 min
Swoozy Clancey is a nerdy nurse who has embarked on a journey of watching all of Star Trek: The Next Generation in order. Why not invite her onto Random Trek to talk about a random episode? Luckily for her, the fates were kind and picked a TNG episode:…
12: “Collective” (VOY) with Glenn Fleishman
Aug 14, 2014 • 43 min
Glenn Fleishman, editor and publisher of The Magazine, host of The New Disruptors (which isn’t a podcast reviewing new Klingon and Romulan weaponry), and tweeter of 14 million tweets, joins Scott to talk about Voyager’s Collective (Spoiler: it features…
11: “Conspiracy” (TNG) with Michael T. Rose
Aug 7, 2014 • 45 min
Michael T. Rose, of TUAW, joins Scott to discuss the first season The Next Generation episode Conspiracy. Put on your tin foil hat and watch out for Trapper Keepers. Aliens have infiltrated the highest ranks of Starfleet Command and Riker is pretty ok…
10: “11:59” (VOY) with Ged Maheux
Jul 31, 2014 • 45 min
Ged Maheux, of the Icon Factory and Gedblog, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “11:59”. Why does everyone in the Year 2000 drive cars from the 1970’s? Will they or won’t they? Do we care? Email everyone in a 100 mile radius because this episode of Voyager…
9: “Errand of Mercy” (TOS) with Erika Ensign
Jul 24, 2014 • 47 min
Erika Ensign, frequent Incomparable panelist and Hugo nominated (!) Verity Podcast member, classes up the joint with Scott to discuss the TOS episode Errand of Mercy). What’s the deal with the blue jumpsuited man Scott is obsessed with? How come every…
8: “Looking for par’Mach in All the Wrong Places” (DS9) with Moisés Chiullan
Jul 17, 2014 • 44 min
Moisés Chiullan, Founder/Host of ESN.fm, joins Scott to talk about the very first Deep Space Nine episode on Random Trek: Looking for par’Mach in All the Wrong Places. Quark loves a Klingon. Worf loves the same Klingon. Oh, and Kira is carrying Miles…
7: “The Apple” (TOS) with Steve Lutz
Jul 10, 2014 • 48 min
Steve Lutz, of The Incomparable, joins Scott to discuss The Original Series’ “The Apple.” Vaal loves us all, except Spock. Steve loves most of us but totally not Chekov. This episode features the Star Trek crew beaming onto paradise, but all is not as it…
6: “Reunion” (TNG) with John Moltz
Jul 3, 2014 • 45 min
John Moltz, who has a Very Nice Website and co-hosts Turning This Car Around, joins Scott to discuss Random Trek’s first Klingon heavy episode: TNG’s Reunion. Grab a bat’leth, chill some Klingon bloodwine, and get ready to delve into the intricacies of…
5: “Doctor’s Orders” (ENT) with Greg Knauss
Jun 26, 2014 • 41 min
Greg Knauss, he of the Incomparable, Romantimatic, and EOD, has the honor of being on the first Enterprise Random Trek episode: Doctor’s Orders. An awful theme song, a cute dog, a naked Denobulan, and a frustrated Vulcan? Sounds like a typical Enterprise…
4: “Waking Moments” (VOY) with Dave Caolo
Jun 19, 2014 • 45 min
Dave Caolo, of TUAW, joins Scott McNulty to talk about Random Trek’s second Voyager episode: Waking Moments. Grab your skis and don’t fall sleep or the aliens will get you!…
3: “Life Line” (VOY) with Serenity Caldwell
Jun 12, 2014 • 41 min
Serenity Caldwell, of the Incomparable and roller derby note, brings with her the first episode of Voyager to grace Random Trek: Life Line (S6E24). Beam yourself across to galaxy and be ready to ponder the meaning of holographic animals, chocolate ice…
2: “By Any Other Name” (TOS) with Dan Moren
Jun 5, 2014 • 45 min
Dan Moren of The Incomparable and Not Playing fame joins Scott to talk about Random Trek’s first Original Series episode: By Any Other Name (S2E21). The Galactic Barrier will be breached as topics such as Kirk’s worthiness as a captain and the difficulty…
1: “Tapestry” (TNG) with Jason Snell
May 29, 2014 • 36 min
Jason Snell, The Incomparable host and Star Trek fan, joins Scott to talk about the TNG episode Tapestry (S6E15). Topics include Jason’s voyage to Star Trek fandom, to Q or not to Q, space casino games, the message of the episode, and much more….