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.

Duration: 1:02:33 · 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.

Duration: 1:16:31 · 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!

Duration: 0:37:32 · 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.

Duration: 1:08:51 · 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.

Duration: 1:09:06 · 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.

Duration: 1:09:10 · 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.

Duration: 1:08:43 · 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.

Duration: 1:11:21 · 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.)

Duration: 1:06:58 · 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.

Duration: 1:08:12 · Recorded on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine