A casual and informal discussion about the TNG episode, A Matter of Honor in which we find Riker on board a Klingon vessel as part of an exchange program. Things heat up quickly. Find out what we thought of this episode of Star Trek the Next Generation and join us with your thoughts.
A casual and informal discussion about the TNG episode, Unnatural Selection, with my guests, Jaymie and Saima. Dr. Pulaski takes a risk and contracts a strange disease that ages its victims prematurely. The crew of the Enterprise race to find a cure and safe their beloved doctor. Join us for our discussion and share your thoughts.
A follow up to our discussion about the Star Trek 50th Anniversary, Star Trek Discovery News and a discussion about some of the comments we've received.
A distress call from a planet inhabited by a genius and his assistant lead the crew of the Enterprise to a most intriguing turn of events where we find Data suddenly not himself. Join us for a casual and informal discussion about the Star Trek the Next Generation episode, The Schizoid Man. This is the debut episode of one of our newest guests, Mr. Satyr!
The crew face a difficult mission as they shuttle a renowned peace maker, Riva of Rematis and his chorus, (a unique way of communicating) to a waring planet. Everything goes wrong and all hope seems lost and suddenly it is up to Captain Picard and Counselor Troi to help this accomplished diplomat find his way again. Tune in to our casual and informal discussion about the TNG episode, Loud as a Whisper.
A casual and informal discussion about the TNG episode, The Outrageous Okona in which the crew of the Enterprise encounter a space rapscallion named Okona, and a situation that rings of Romeo and Juliet.
A casual and informal discussion about Star Trek's 50th anniversary, join us and let us know your thoughts about the 50th.
The Doctor, Emma and I gather to discuss our thoughts about the epic follow up to the Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III - The Search for Spock. This episode of Starfleet Boy is quite covers a lot with discussion about rumors and facts surrounding Star Trek III, among other things. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and tune in and let us know your thoughts about Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut.
In an attempt to outsmart Data, the Doctor Pulaski and Geordi inadvertently create a super adversary with the resources of the Enterprise computer at his finger tips and the malevolent and cunning character of Professor James Moriarty himself. Find out how they avert this crisis as we discuss this episode of Star Trek the Next Generation.
In this episode of Starfleet Boy we discus the TNG episode, Where Silence Has Lease. They face a Q-like entity that sees them as an experimental ship in a bottle, and the crew have to resort to extreme measures to evade death itself.
Counselor Troi is pregnant and she has no idea who the father is! Join us for our casual and informal discussion about the first episode in Season 2 of our beloved series, Star Trek the Next Generation.
We have had so much fun bringing Starfleet boy to you every week, join us here for our casual and informal look back at Season one of Star Trek, the Next Generation and of Starfleet Boy Season one as well. Thank you to everyone who watches and listens, we look forward to continuing the journey in Season 2.
Join us for a casual and informal discussion about Star Trek the Next Generation's penultimate episode for season one, Conspiracy. The crew of the Enterprise are forced to confront a conspiracy at the very heart of Starfleet.
A casual and informal discussion about the TNG episode, we'll always have paris. Find out what we thought of Captain Picard's romantic past and this exciting timey wimey episode.
Mr. Satyr and I have a conversation about the latest Star Trek Discovery news revealed this week by Bryan Fuller. Listen in and let us know what you think as well.
I remember a time, when Data was very young. He came to me one one evening, the crew knew I didn’t leave my ready room until about 18:00 hours or so.
“I wonder if I could have a word with you, Captain.” he said, in his most charming-android manner.
“Yes Data, of course, come in.” I said. I felt it was strange how formal he could often be, even after 7 years of service together and yet it was also quite perfect.
“What’s on your mind?”
“Sir, I am still confused about something and I don’t know what to do.”
I was immediately intrigued of course, he had such a fire in his eyes at that moment and I couldn’t feel anything but deep friendship and profound interest. I also had a sense of relief as I knew this conversation was on the horizon.
“Data, I have a feeling, I know where this is going.”
“Sir, I don’t think you do.”
“It’s perfectly all right to be confused, Data, we all go through it, I remember that as a young man, I myself had very confused feelings for a colleague of-“
“-Sir! It’s nothing like that.”
I misjudged the whole situation. I think I must’ve been wide eyed and visibly embarrassed at this point. I was absolutely certain Data was going to tell me he was dating a younger male crew member that I noticed he took an interest in as of late.
“Pardon me.” I then gave him the floor as it were.
“Sir, I have learned that fear is a prominent emotion for human beings and I cannot understand why this is advantageous. I have had to reprogram my emotion chip to inhibit my fear. My diagnostics show that the chip is putting out experiences of fear consistent with that of any human, yet for me, sir, it is intolerable. How do humans live with such fear?”
Compelling, I had to really think about this.
“Data, fear is something that every living being which can experience emotions is going to have to live with if its going to survive. You’re going to have to be specific if you require my accurate advice.”
“Thank you sir, for example; I came to the realization of just how fragile I actually am. Prior to gaining an emotion chip, I accepted that my body was expendable and I had no interest in being alive one way or another. Now I constantly fear that I will somehow injure myself or become fatally damaged. I am in constant fear of my surroundings.”
“Data, I keep forgetting that Humans and other species like us, have stories to help us deal with this kind of thing. But there aren’t a lot of stories about what to do if you just got feelings after not having them.”
“Fascinating, Captain, are you suggesting that my experience is somehow singular?”
“Yes and no. "The reality of data's dilemma was completely understandable to any human who had been around children or recalled their youth vividly.
"I think for human children emotions are very intense and then they even out over time with experiences, your time with emotions is probably equivalent to a what a teenager may experience on Earth. I think you should just give it time. And watch many films, vulcan melodramas are particularly interesting although I recommend Nicholas Nickleby and perhaps Four weddings and a funeral.”
Data looked at once baffled and pleased, so I knew I did something right.
“Thank you captain, may I ask what made you select these refernces in particular and-“
“-And goodnight Data.”
I smiled at him. He smiled back, “Goodnight Sir.”
Skin of Evil is an important episode in the Star Trek lexicon and if you base anything on our discussion its a point of fracture among fans. Listen to our discussion about Star Trek the Next Generation's Skin of Evil, where the crew of the Enterprise are faced with an Enemy threatening existence itself. or the Wicked Witch of the West. Find out more and let us know what you thought of this episode too!
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While investigating a stellar event the Enterprise crew are suddenly thrust into a dispute between neighboring civilizations, one completely dependent on the other for a drug that cures a planet wide illness, and the other dependent on selling this miracle drug to obtain their prosperity. Captain Picard is faced with a very difficult decision, to uphold the prime directive or interfere. Find out what we thought of this episode of Star Trek the Next Generation in our casual and informal discussion and let us know what you think of it too.
Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the newly discovered, "Kelvin timeline." In Beyond we find our intrepid crew braving through the frontier of outer space and its a dangerous place indeed. Find out what we thought of Star Trek Beyond as we have a casual and informal discussion in this latest installment of Starfleet Boy.
Arsenal of Freedom finds the crew stranded on a planet that was once a sophisticated test driving facility for an advanced weapons manufacturer now gone extinct. Meanwhile on the Enterprise Geordi is faced with some tough command decisions and a little bit of conflict from the chief engineer.
Find out what we thought of this episode in our casual and informal discussion and let us know your thoughts too!
Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan continues to stand out as one of the best Star Trek films to date and its no wonder, this film is filled with Drama and Action. A Quintessential example of Space Opera! Captain Kirk and the crew face an old enemy, Khan, who blames Captain Kirk for all his problems.
We have fantastic space battles, surprises at every turn and an exciting update to the Star Trek esthetic.
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Star Trek the Motion Picture is the first installment of the Star Trek film series. An unknown, vast and powerful threat to Earth sets into motion the reunion of our beloved heroes, Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Checkov and Sulu. Along with new crew members and a brand new Enterprise, our intrepid crew set off to try and stop the Alien V-Ger before its too late.
That's it, a simple story but a very thought provoking journey into the nature of existence, life itself and the continuation of a story that started 50 years ago.
Star Trek the Motion picture is unique among its counterparts and we discuss the ins and outs and share our thoughts about this classic film. Not all of us are in agreement, but we discover some interesting stories about the film and share our insights and observations.
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Heart of Glory delves deeper into Worf's past as well as giving us glimpses of Klingon Culture. We also get so see some really cool visualizations through Georgdi's visor apparatus.
The crew discover Klingon survivors on board a doomed freighter, only to discover that the survivors are fugitives. Worf's loyalties are tested and things get pretty tense for a while.
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In Coming of Age we focus on our favorite boy genius, Wesley Crusher. In this episode he has won the coveted chance to take the Starfleet Academy entrance Exam.
The Crew of the Enterprise drop him off at a testing facility where he will be challenged in numerous ways. There he meets four other people, a Human, a Vulcan and a Benzite and they discover that they will be competing against one another for the highest score, much like on some reality TV shows.
Meanwhile Captain Picard's old friend Admiral Quinn and his attache Lt. Commander Remmick come aboard and begin interrogating the crew to discover any mistakes or incongruities in the mission log. What at first seems to be a witch hunt turns out to be a chance for Captain Picard to become comandante of Starfleet Acadamy. Quinn also reveals his suspicions of a conspiracy at the very core of Starfleet and possibly the Federation.
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Home Soil is a fantastic episode about New Life! While visiting a terraforming operation, the crew of the Enterprise encounter some trouble when a member of the Terraforming team is murdered, (rather gruesomely) by what is presumed at first to be one of the other Team members.
It is soon discovered that the murder was the first strike in a war. The terraformers were assured the planet was lifeless, however a silicon based or inorganic life form existed unbeknownst to the team. The lifeforms tried desperately to communicate their existence to the team but it was dismissed as coincidence or illusion.
Captain Picard and the crew attempt to rectify the hard feelings and establish friendly relations with this new lifeform.
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