The Doomsday Machine

Episode 26

Friday, 29 April 2022

Captain Kirk stands in a corridor on a ruined space ship. He is talking into his communicator: he looks concerned.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 2, Episode 6

Stardate: 4202.1

First broadcast on Friday, 20 October 1967

A nameless and unknowable monster which has destroyed whole star systems and wiped out an entire Starfleet crew is now heading towards the most populated part of the galaxy. The only things standing in its way: a dramatic soundtrack, a memorable guest actor, an incredibly confident production, and William Alan Shatner. It doesn’t stand a chance.

Recorded on Tuesday, 12 April 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

Power Play

Episode 25

Friday, 22 April 2022

Evil possessed Deanna Troi stands in Ten Forward, firing a phaser.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 5, Episode 15

Stardate: 45571.2

First broadcast on Monday, 24 February 1992

This week, on Untitled Star Trek Project, Joe and Nathan sit down to watch a sentimental sci-fi favourite from their youth, only to discover that it’s really just a police procedural where some of the regular cast get to do funny voices. Still, they get to see Marina menacing people with a gun, so there’s that, I guess.

Recorded on Sunday, 10 April 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Sub Rosa

Episode 24

Friday, 15 April 2022

In Beverly's quarters, she and Ronin are embracing urgently. He looks at her, but her eyes are closed.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 7, Episode 14

Stardate: Unknown (2370)

First broadcast on Monday, 31 January 1994

This week, Star Trek takes its first ill-judged stab at the Gothic romance genre. Will Beverly fall for her dead grandmother’s lover (sorry), a rangily unattractive anaphasic ghost who encourages her to give up her job and to stand by helplessly while he attacks her friends? Or will she learn a valuable lesson about not dating sociopathic men? (Temporarily and no respectively, it turns out.)

Recorded on Thursday, 7 April 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Blaze of Glory

Episode 23

Friday, 8 April 2022

In the cockpit of a runabout, a handcuffed Eddington and Sisko eye one another warily.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Series 5, Episode 23

Stardate: Unknown (2373)

First broadcast on Monday, 12 May 1997

Previously, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Tired of being a supporting character in a thankless role, Michael Eddington leaves DS9 to star heroically in a TV show which we never see and which exists entirely in his own imagination. After most of the cast and crew are killed by Cardassians — which can happen — and he himself is imprisoned for treason, he is recruited by Sisko for one final mission — to stop a deadly attack on Cardassia that is also entirely imaginary. Hero, traitor, or just some asshole with bad hair and a penchant for lavish Broadway musicals? Let’s find out.

Recorded on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Time Amok

Episode 22

Friday, 1 April 2022

On the bridge, the crew of the Protostar — Zero, Gwyn, Pog and Dal — all join together to give Rok-Tahk a loving hug.

Star Trek: Prodigy

Series 1, Episode 8

Stardate: 607125.6

First broadcast on Saturday, 22 January 2022

It’s a heartwarming rite of passage for our youngest Star Trek crew — their very first encounter with a baffling new kind of temporal anomaly. And it’s not just any temporal anomaly: it’s a metaphor for the difficulties they have co-operating as a crew and an opportunity to overcome those difficulties. Plus, it gives Rok-Tahk the chance to be sweet, vulnerable, clever and magnificent in turn. And who doesn’t want to see that?

Recorded on Thursday, 24 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Prodigy

The Killing Game / The Killing Game, Part II

Episode 21

Friday, 25 March 2022

Seven of Nine, wearing lipstick, a silver dress and her hair down talks into a microphone. Behind her there is a pianist with his back to us.

Star Trek: Voyager

Series 4, Episodes 18–19

Stardate: 51715.2

First broadcast on Wednesday, 4 March 1998

It’s business as usual on Star Trek this week, as the crew of Voyager find themselves in an episode of Secret Army which has been cast, written and directed by latex-headed aliens in Nazi uniforms. Will Voyager’s extensive back catalogue of holodeck programs persuade the Hirogen that there’s more to life than festooning your bulkheads with human skulls? Or will the Captain be forced (reluctantly) to kill Seven of Nine first?

Recorded on Saturday, 19 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Voyager

Spectre of the Gun

Episode 20

Friday, 18 March 2022

In the distance, the Enterprise Crew and Sylvia kneel over Chekov's body. They are framed by two enormous dark figures in the foreground.

Star Trek: The Original Series

Series 3, Episode 6

Stardate: 4385.3

First broadcast on Friday, 25 October 1968

The crew of the Enterprise find themselves in a weird and beautifully directed simulacrum of Tombstone, Arizona with a couple of hours to kill before their certain death at the hands of Wyatt Earp’s gang of off-puttingly ugly cowboys. Meanwhile, we all learn a valuable lesson about why Star Trek is superior to real TV westerns. A classic.

Recorded on Saturday, 12 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Original Series

The Raven

Episode 19

Friday, 11 March 2022

A raven, its wings outstretched, flies towards us  along the corridor of a ruined spaceship

Star Trek: Voyager

Series 4, Episode 6

Stardate: Unknown (2374)

First broadcast on Wednesday, 8 October 1997

In this week’s meeting of the Jeri Ryan Appreciation Society, we watch the most aggressively average Star Trek episode the Randomiser can find, only to discover that there’s still a lot of fun to be had — hilariously sluggish action scenes, a shockingly low-effort Intransigent Alien Race, and some wonderfully subtle and nuanced performances from Ethan Phillips, Tim Russ and Jeri Ryan.

Recorded on Thursday, 10 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Voyager

All Good Things…

Episode 18

Friday, 4 March 2022

A shot from above — the bridge crew of the Enterprise-D are all sitting  around the poker table. Picard is dealing

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 7, Episodes 25–26

Stardate: 47988.0

First broadcast on Monday, 23 May 1994

After seven years of thorny space problems and some of the most ingenious space solutions in Starfleet history, what do we have left to learn? Something about tachyon scans and anti-time, inevitably, but also something about the enduring power of love and friendship. Let’s see what’s in here.

Recorded on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

That Hope Is You, Part 2

Episode 17

Friday, 25 February 2022

Michael sitting in the captain's chair, about to give the order, Let's fly

Star Trek: Discovery

Series 3, Episode 13

Stardate: Unknown (3189)

First broadcast on Thursday, 7 January 2021

Previously, on Star Trek: Discovery: it’s the distant future, the Federation is broken, and isolationism runs rampant. Then, of course, lots of things happen, we make new connections, and find a new purpose. And now, the very noisy conclusion. Explosions! Gunfights! Space battles! There’s plenty of action, but do we find ourselves missing the days when Star Trek was a lot of people talking urgently in rooms?

Recorded on Tuesday, 22 February 2022 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: Discovery