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

Stigma

Episode 36

Friday, 8 July 2022

In sickbay, Archer and T'Pol look directly at one another, while Phlox is in the background looking concerned  and out of focus.

Star Trek: Enterprise

Series 2, Episode 14

Stardate: Unknown (2152)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 5 February 2003

In this Very Special Episode, we learn a Valuable Lesson about discrimination and bigotry without a single mention of the minority group being discriminated against. In the meantime — by the most amazing coincidence — Trip has an awkward moment when confronted by some nice people who don’t share his sexual ethic. It’s all a bit of a slog, to be honest.

Recorded on Tuesday, 5 July 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Enterprise

…But to Connect

Episode 35

Friday, 1 July 2022

Sitting on a futuristic wooden table in a futuristic room is a glass cage containing a disgruntled and very fluffy tabby cat.

Star Trek: Discovery

Series 4, Episode 7

Stardate: Unknown (3190)

First broadcast on Thursday, 30 December 2021

The crew of Discovery and the peoples of the galaxy are both facing the same dilemma this week: the cautious path of wariness or the risky path of connection with a faceless threat? But it’s Star Trek, and so love and bravery prevail. Meanwhile, Book leaves Michael to look after the cat, and Saru bashfully offers a succulent to the President of Ni’Var.

Recorded on Tuesday, 28 June 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Discovery

Counterpoint

Episode 34

Friday, 24 June 2022

Captain Janeway is sitting next to Inspector Kashyk, a handsome man in a tight short-sleeved shirt. She is looking into his eyes and touching his upper arm.

Star Trek: Voyager

Series 5, Episode 10

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 16 December 1998

This week: a clever script, a complete absence of banter, a frog alien that scores zero on the B’omar Scale, astonishingly good incidental music by Mahler and Tchaikovsky, and two outstanding performances from Mark Harelik and Kate Mulgrew — all working together perfectly to create one of Voyager’s Best Episodes Ever. Enjoy. (You will.)

Recorded on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Voyager

Looking for par’Mach in All the Wrong Places

Episode 33

Friday, 17 June 2022

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 5, Episode 3

Stardate: Unknown (2373)

First broadcast on Monday, 14 October 1996

This week, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Quark wants Grilka, Dax wants Worf, Nerys wants Miles, Worf wants Grilka, Miles wants Nerys, Worf wants Dax, Odo wants Nerys (probably), and Julian wants not to know any details about any of this. Meanwhile, Joe wants more of this sort of thing, while Nathan just wants some special effects and reflective surfaces, but will settle for a turbolift that goes up and down without jerking.

Recorded on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Changeling

Episode 32

Friday, 10 June 2022

Spock is mind-melding with a faceless robot. His fingers are splayed across its head, and he is looking at someone off screen.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 2, Episode 3

Stardate: 3541.9

First broadcast on Friday, 29 September 1967

When the Enterprise takes on board an inexplicably touchy and unreasonable box of flashing lights dangling from a fishing line, hilarity ensues. Also, racism.

Recorded on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

Dramatis Personae

Episode 31

Friday, 3 June 2022

O'Brien looks over Sisko's shoulder but Sisko is weirdly fixated on the weird alien clock that he's been building.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 1, Episode 18

Stardate: 46922.3

First broadcast on Sunday, 30 May 1993

You know how it is: it’s your first spinoff — a cast of delightfully high-concept characters set against a colourful backdrop, with story possibilities around every corner. But then you find yourself limping towards the end of your first season. You’ve done the plague one, the weird alien fugitive one, the buddy comedy one with the CGI shaving cream, and the terrible boardgame one that everyone will have such fond memories of. So what’s left? How about a story where all of your beloved regulars play people no one cares about, embroiled in a conflict that no one has any interest in? We can do that, can’t we?

Recorded on Monday, 23 May 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine