The Least Dangerous Game

Episode 60

Monday, 30 January 2023

In a corridor on the USS Cerritos, Boimler is lying on the floor with war paint on his face, a bowl on his head, and a spear through his left shoulder. Kneeling but still looming over him is a huge and terrifying monster with pointed teeth and a formidable array of weapons strapped to his back.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Series 3, Episode 2

Stardate: Unknown (2381)

First broadcast on Thursday, 1 September 2022

A game of Bat’leths & BiHnuchs takes a surprising turn, as Mariner and Boimler make some very important decisions: Mariner is going to be less insubordinate, while Boimler is going to boldly take opportunities he has never taken before. But soon Mariner finds herself ignoring Ransom’s orders and plummeting from an orbital platform to save her crewmates, while Boimler plays some springball, joins a Bajoran dirge choir, models nude for a figure painting class, and is finally hunted through the ship by a monster for sport. And we all learn a valuable lesson, except Boimler, who learns a stupid one.

Duration: 0:45:45 · Recorded on Monday, 30 January 2023 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Darkling

Episode 59

Friday, 20 January 2023

Kes and the Doctor are standing in a tavern on an alien planet: Kes looks at the Doctor in horror: he is a bestial version of himself, a hunch, tousled hair and terrible teeth.

Star Trek: Voyager

Series 3, Episode 18

Stardate: 50693.2

First broadcast on Wednesday, 19 February 1997

Flushed with the success of its previous attempt at Gothic Horror, Star Trek gamely tackles the genre again, as the Doctor’s experiments with the parameters of his program inevitably lead to a high-concept holographic version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, with all of the creepiness towards women that that implies. Aggressively mediocre.

Duration: 1:07:23 · Recorded on Monday, 16 January 2023 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Voyager

Demons / Terra Prime

Episode 58

Friday, 13 January 2023

T'Pol is looking at someone off-screen. She looks dirty and tired, and she is holding a small baby in her arms.

Star Trek: Enterprise

Series 4, Episodes 20–21

Stardate: Unknown (2155)

First broadcast on Friday, 6 May 2005
and Friday, 13 May 2005

Enterprise is reaching the end of the long road that brought them from there to here, and before we say a final goodbye, we’ve just got enough time to foil a charmless racist demagogue who wants to destroy our future — a future based on co-operation, openmindedness and mutual respect. It’s just like the present day, really, only the good guys win. Oh, and Trip gets to punch a racist in the face.

Duration: 1:44:38 · Recorded on Tuesday, 10 January 2023 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Enterprise

The Visitor

Episode 57

Friday, 6 January 2023

The older Jake (Tony Todd) looks up at his father with tears in his eyes.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 4, Episode 3

Stardate: Unknown (2372–2450)

First broadcast on Monday, 9 October 1995

It’s life, Jake. You can miss it if you don’t open your eyes.

Star Trek takes a break from space nonsense to remind us what grief is like: lonely, lifelong and bleak. The price we pay for love.

Duration: 1:13:04 · Recorded on Thursday, 29 December 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Mugato, Gumato

Episode 56

Friday, 30 December 2022

A mugato — a white, horned gorilla — sits at the edge of a cliff  in an alien forest. He seems to be rubbing the horn on  top of his head for some reason.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Series 2, Episode 4

Stardate: 58036.4

First broadcast on Thursday, 2 September 2021

This week, Star Trek: Lower Decks does what it does best: plumbing the depths of the franchise’s weirdest moments to produce something fun, entertaining, and sympathetic to its ideals. Which is why we get to root for some underappreciated and frequently mispronounced alien monsters, and why those two beautiful nerdy men, Boimler and Rutherford, get to save the day not with violence, but with a PowerPoint presentation and some maths.

Duration: 0:43:36 · Recorded on Monday, 19 December 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Star Trek: Generations

Episode 55

Friday, 23 December 2022

Picard and Soran stand facing each other, lit by sunlight streaming in through the windows of Ten Forward.

Star Trek Movie #7

Stardate: 48632.4

Release date: 1994

Star Trek: Generations is a Christmas movie, but more than that, it’s the moment when Star Trek: The Next Generation makes its first tentative and ultimately unsuccessful step into the venerable movie franchise. Julian Bashir’s crazy uncle has a horrific plan to get to heaven by killing a bunch of people we don’t see and don’t care about, and can only be stopped by two middle-aged white guys clambering over some gantries or something. Oh, and the Enterprise crashes and the whole crew is killed. Happy holidays, everyone!

Duration: 2:19:57 · Recorded on Monday, 12 December 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek movies

Manhunt

Episode 54

Friday, 16 December 2022

Lwaxana is sitting at the dinner table in her quarters, staring fixedly at Data, who is talking to her very boringly. Picard is sitting with them. In the background, Mr Homn  yawns ostentatiously.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 2, Episode 19

Stardate: 42859.2

First broadcast on Monday, 19 June 1989

Our writers are on strike this week, and so we’re just going to mark time until we reach the end of this blurb. When an uncomfortably horny Lwaxana Troi beams aboard the Enterprise, a series of events happen, culminating at last in the episode’s closing credits. Mick Fleetwood guest stars as a fish.

Duration: 1:13:43 · Recorded on Monday, 5 December 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Trouble with Tribbles

Episode 53

Friday, 9 December 2022

That famous shot of Kirk standing under the overhead doors  of the storage compartment, up to his chest in a pile of  tribbles. He looks annoyed.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 2, Episode 15

Stardate: 4523.3

First broadcast on Friday, 29 December 1967

In one of the best episodes in Star Trek history, our show learns very early on that it can shoot for ridiculous and hit funny and entertaining. What more can we say? It’s brilliant.

Duration: 1:15:04 · Recorded on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

Second Skin

Episode 52

Friday, 2 December 2022

We see the reflection of Kira staring into the mirror in disbelief: she's a Cardassian

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 3, Episode 5

Stardate: Unknown (2371)

First broadcast on Saturday, 24 December 1994

Stardate 46519.1: Surgically altered to appear Romulan, Marina Sirtis wakes up on board the Romulan Warbird Khazara looking as fabulous as she has ever looked and starts threatening an increasingly cowed Carolyn Seymour. The result — one hell of an enjoyable episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Eighteen months later: Surgically altered to appear Cardassian, Nana Visitor wakes up on Cardassia Prime looking incredibly striking, but her rich backstory, the show’s increasingly involved premise, and her willingness to just go for it as an actor — all of these combine to make one hell of an enjoyable and satisfying episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Duration: 1:07:00 · Recorded on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Siege of AR-558

Episode 51

Friday, 25 November 2022

In an extremely dark picture, you can just about make out Avery Brooks peering over a rock with a massive plastic  phaser rifle in his hand.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 7, Episode 8

Stardate: Unknown (2375)

First broadcast on Monday, 16 November 1998

This week, it’s time to ruin everyone’s fun, as Nathan declares that a Deep Space Nine fan favourite is an artistic failure, and compares it unfavourably to Take Me Out to the Holosuite. Is he crazy, or is it the whole damn system that’s crazy?

Duration: 1:02:10 · Recorded on Monday, 21 November 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine