Vaulting Ambition

Episode 46

Friday, 23 September 2022

In a vast room on the Terran ship the ISS Charon, Emperor Georgiou is holding a knife to Michael's throat.

Star Trek: Discovery

Series 1, Episode 12

Stardate: Unknown (2257)

First broadcast on Sunday, 21 January 2018

This week, the crew of Discovery find themselves trapped in the Mirror Universe with nothing much to do except to incrementally advance their individual plot threads. Paul chats to himself and his dead partner, Saru tries to persuade Voq’s girlfriend to help him through an identity crisis, Michael partakes of an extremely upsetting hors d’œuvre, and Lord Ealing goes off somewhere in search of a mop and bucket. Fortunately, Cousin Michelle — Her Most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Qo’noS, Regina Andor, Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centaurius — is being absolutely as fabulous as she sounds, while Gabriel Lorca becomes the first Starfleet Captain to defibrillate some poor bastard’s head before stomping it into a soft paste. Nathan — if no one else — loves it.

Recorded on Saturday, 17 September 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Discovery

Image in the Sand / Shadows and Symbols

Episode 45

Friday, 16 September 2022

Ezri Dax is smiling. She's beautiful.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episodes 1–2

Stardate: 52152.6

First broadcast on Wednesday, 30 September 1998
and Wednesday, 7 October 1998

It’s an epic start to Deep Space Nine’s final season. Miles, Julian and Quark join Worf on a mission to honour Jadzia by blowing up a cartoon shipyard. Ben and Jake meet a (completly adorable) new Dax, drag Brock Peters through the desert for some reason, and then dig up a box. And Kira sits in a tiny spaceship waiting steadfastly for something to come along and resolve her part of the plot. And all the time, Joe and Nathan are cheering from the sidelines, enjoying a solid 90 minutes of getting to know these people again, and watching them set things up for a glorious final year.

Recorded on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

State of Flux

Episode 44

Friday, 9 September 2022

Janeway glances sceptically at Maje Culluh, a Kazon more than a foot taller than her.

Star Trek: Voyager

Series 1, Episode 11

Stardate: 48658.2

First broadcast on Monday, 10 April 1995

A barely secret conspirator has been selling Federation technology to the Kazon Nistrim in a weird alternative timeline where there are more than seven people on board the ship, where Chakotay has agency and interesting things to do, and where we really feel like we’re stranded tens of thousands of light years from home. Plus, Seska is here!

Recorded on Wednesday, 24 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Voyager

Amok Time

Episode 43

Friday, 2 September 2022

Kirk has Spock pinned down with a weird-looking Vulcan  weapon called a lirpa, which is a kind of spear thing with a flange at the end.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 2, Episode 1

Stardate: 3372.7

First broadcast on Friday, 15 September 1967

What thee are about to see comes down from the time of the beginning, without change. This is the Vulcan heart. This is the Vulcan soul. This is our way.

In this Classic Episode of Untitled Star Trek Project, Joe and Nathan find themselves unexpectedly involved in a fight to the death — for the love of a beautiful woman!

Recorded on Sunday, 21 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

The Nagus

Episode 42

Friday, 26 August 2022

Close-up of the face of the Nagus. He is very wrinkly and has massive hairy ears.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 1, Episode 11

Stardate: Unknown (2369)

First broadcast on Sunday, 21 March 1993

Deep Space Nine finds itself unexpectedly in sitcom territory this week, as the Nagus (Wallace Shawn) arrives on the station with a complicated scheme to expose the incompetence of his Large Adult Son Krax (a young Eric Trump in his first television role). Meanwhile, Commander Sisko discovers something delightful and heartwarming about his small teenage son Jake, who unwittingly teaches him a Valuable Lesson about kindness and trust.

Recorded on Monday, 15 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Before and After

Episode 41

Friday, 19 August 2022

A boring shot of Kes, the Doctor and Tom Paris standing in sickbay, apparently looking concerned about something. The Doctor has hair, upsettingly.

Star Trek: Voyager

Series 3, Episode 21

Stardate: Unknown (2379–2369)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 9 April 1997

This week, Joe and Nathan find themselves travelling backwards in time to 1997, when they first watched and enjoyed the Star Trek: Voyager episode Before and After, only to find themselves infected with a deadly [tech], which will be going to have activated some time later (or earlier) when they undergo [tech] therapy in the Doctor’s new [tech] treatment [tech]. Meanwhile, Harry has apparently married a toddler or something, which seems upsetting and highly inappropriate.

Recorded on Wednesday, 10 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Voyager

Cupid’s Errant Arrow

Episode 40

Friday, 12 August 2022

Boimler and Mariner are on either side of a glass specimen cylinder  looking at its contents — a tiny toothy little grub with tiny scythe-like arms. It seems a bit cross about being captured.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Series 1, Episode 5

Stardate: 57601.3

First broadcast on Thursday, 3 September 2020

It’s another episode of Lower Decks, and amidst all the quick-fire jokes and impressive visuals, we learn Another Valuable Lesson: sure we love treaties, Tellarites, timelines and the exciting new T88 model tricorder, but what we’re really here for is hang time with people we love and the sheer joyous ridiculousness of it all. Live long and prosper, friends!

Recorded on Monday, 8 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Lower Decks

The Serene Squall

Episode 39

Friday, 5 August 2022

Angel is sitting in the Captain's chair on the bridge of the Enterprise. Her fingers are touching her chest: she's shocked to hear whatever it was you just said.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Series 1, Episode 7

Stardate: 1997.9

First broadcast on Thursday, 16 June 2022

This week on Strange New Worlds our ongoing mission continues — what if Star Trek but relaxed and visually spectacular? In the meantime, Chris teaches some pirates a thing or two about cooking, Christine teaches Spock a thing or two about relationships, and Jesse James Keitel teaches the whole cast a thing or two about being chill, sexy and fabulously evil.

Recorded on Friday, 5 August 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

The Wounded

Episode 38

Friday, 22 July 2022

Gul Macet looms on the screen of the Enterprise, his fierce look only marred by a weird harness thing he is wearing on his face.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 4, Episode 12

Stardate: 44429.6

First broadcast on Monday, 28 January 1991

Our Irish lad to the war has gone
On the deck of the Phoenix you’ll find him.
He’s got a song that goes on and on
And a sad backstory behind him.

Marc Alaimo’s here in a silly hat
He’s missed some bits while sha-a-ving.
And Captain Maxwell has shown us that
He’s a dick and he isn’t worth saving.

Recorded on Thursday, 21 July 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

Episode 37

Friday, 15 July 2022

The crew of DS9, dressed in natty evening wear (apart from Nog, who's a janitor), walk along to promenade towards Quark's.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episode 15

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 24 February 1999

When the Lounge is taken over by violent mobsters, Vic Fontaine (James Darren) has no choice but to call in his fictional friends from the twenty-fourth century to help him out. A stylish and entertaining heist ensues, the good guys win, and we’re reminded (again) about how much we love these people.

Recorded on Wednesday, 13 July 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine