Star Trek: The Next Generation

Justice

Episode 61

Friday 10 February 2023

One of the Edo, a scantily-clad man with an exposed belly-button and a completely tucked dick, is standing between Yar and Troi. Yar appears to  be looking off camera at her agent, wordlessly pleading with him to get her out of this stupid show. Troi is looking disdainfully at him.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 1, Episode 8

Stardate: 41255.6

First broadcast on Monday 9 November 1987

Together at last for the first time, Joe and Nathan find themselves on Planet of the Horny but Unattractive White People, faced with a moral dilemmma that wouldn’t challenge a slow-witted five-year-old. Ah, we have fun, don’t we?

Duration: 1:10:16 · Recorded on Friday 10 February 2023 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Heart of Glory

Episode 111

Friday 24 May 2024

We're in an Enterprise corridor. There are three Klingons here. The two on the left are in traditional Klingon armor, but on the right is Worf, with his short Season 1 hair, looking concerned at something off camera.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 1, Episode 20

Stardate: 41503.7

First broadcast on Monday 21 March 1988

Long before the invention of Ronald D Moore, the Klingons were simple souls who enjoyed brownface, poisoning grain, making lists of rules, and planting a bomb on the bridge of the Enterprise. But by 2364, the next generation of Klingons had embraced the wave of liberalism sweeping across the galaxy, all except for a few holdouts who refused to read the series bible and decided they would pass their time yelling and pointing guns at the warp core instead.

Duration: 1:09:42 · Recorded on Tuesday 7 May 2024 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Skin of Evil

Episode 102

Friday 22 March 2024

Tasha Yar is standing on the surface of an unconvincing alien planet. She looks concerned as a glistening black figure rises up in front of her.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 1, Episode 23

Stardate: 41601.3

First broadcast on Monday 25 April 1988

This week, we watch an dreadful hour of Star Trek — cheap, mawkish and absolutely absurd — but we end up enjoying ourselves enormously. Have we found a fatal flaw at the entire heart of the Untitled Star Trek Project?

Duration: 1:13:28 · Recorded on Tuesday 12 March 2024 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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 Survivors

Episode 108

Friday 3 May 2024

An elderly couple are standing in a sunny garden, in front of a white  house. They are looking at someone off camera, concerned.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 3, Episode 3

Stardate: 43152.4

First broadcast on Monday 9 October 1989

On the ravaged surface of the Federation colony planet Rana IV, the crew of the USS Enterprise are surprised to discover an excitingly modernist Malibu home set in a lush, quadrilateral garden; after landing on the planet with an away team, Will Riker is surprised to find himself dangling upside down by his ankles; soon after that Deanna Troi is surprised to find herself suffering from an unpleasant and potentially fatal earworm. Meanwhile, back in 1990, Nathan Bottomley and a very young Joe Ford are increasingly surprised to discover a new season of Star Trek: The Next Generation which surpasses both its predecessors in both competence and interest.

Duration: 1:08:00 · Recorded on Tuesday 16 April 2024 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Price

Episode 82

Friday 22 September 2023

Beverly and Deanna are in a gym on the Enterprise standing in front of a mirrored wall. They are doing stretching exercises, dressed in the most horrendous sparkly leotards imaginable.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 3, Episode 8

Stardate: 43385.6

First broadcast on Monday 13 November 1989

Comfort food this week, as Star Trek: The Next Generation tries and fails to create a romantic comedy about an exciting new space wormhole. Deanna learns a valuable lesson about the dangers of enjoying herself, some Ferengi learn an urgent lesson about paying attention to their GPS, and the rest of us learn a timely lesson about straight, white American men in the late 1980s. We still have fun though.

Duration: 1:07:35 · Recorded on Tuesday 19 September 2023 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Yesterday’s Enterprise

Episode 1

Thursday 4 November 2021

Lt. Yar and Lt. Castillo go in for a kiss on the transporter pad.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 3, Episode 15

Stardate: 43625.2

First broadcast on Monday 19 February 1990

After the Enterprise-C emerges from a mysteriously swirly space anomaly, Joe and Nathan find themselves in an alternate timeline where Star Trek: The Next Generation is dramatically and impractically lit, full of incident, and sceptical about the 1990s belief in the End of History. Star Trek: Discovery Series 1 arrives nearly 30 years too early, in Yesterday’s Enterprise.

Duration: 1:00:01 · Recorded on Tuesday 21 September 2021 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Remember Me

Episode 77

Friday 18 August 2023

Beverly is sitting at ops on the bridge of the Enterprise. The red  alert lights are flashing. She is staring straight ahead, very intently.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 4, Episode 5

Stardate: 44161.2

First broadcast on Monday 22 October 1990

In this week’s episode of Likeable and Competent People Solving Space Problems, Beverly finds herself in a shrinking universe from which her loved ones are disappearing one by one, while Nathan and Joe (who inhabit a very similar universe) find a version of Star Trek capable of inspiring a lifelong obsession and, ultimately, an untitled podcast project.

Duration: 1:05:47 · Recorded on Tuesday 15 August 2023 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Reunion

Episode 93

Friday 12 January 2024

In the Enterprise day care centre, a talk Klingon woman with long dark hair is kneeling down to say goodbye to her son, a little Klingon boy. Her face is close to his, and she has her hand on his chest.  She's saying goodbye.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 4, Episode 7

Stardate: 44246.3

First broadcast on Monday 5 November 1990

After just over a season of reliable and competent, this week, Star Trek: The Next Generation goes for dramatic and surprising — with amazing results: a memorable epsiode full of good performances and the sort of direction that lets those performances shine. One of the best.

Duration: 1:05:03 · Recorded on Wednesday 10 January 2024 · Download · Open in new window

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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