Star Trek: The Next Generation

A Matter of Time

Episode 97

Friday 9 February 2024

We are in a small shuttle, made to look futuristic with rainbow-coloured holographic wallpaer. A balding man with a big chin is pointing a phaser at Commander Data, who is completely unperturbed.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 5, Episode 9

Stardate: 45349.1

First broadcast on Monday 18 November 1991

The absence of Robin Williams and the presence of Rick Berman are both keenly felt this week, as a normal day at the office for the Enterprise-D becomes merely a mildly diverting day at the office. The cause: an elegantly named time-travelling confidence trickster, who nicks a bunch of stuff so he can put it on eBay and pretends that everything here is much more thrilling than it actually is. Let’s say three-and-a-half stars, but two of those stars are for Marina Sirtis’s performance.

Duration: 1:03:54 · Recorded on Tuesday 6 February 2024 · Download · Open in new window

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The Masterpiece Society

Episode 66

Friday 26 May 2023

Deanna and a young man are standing in a garden in front of a window looking out onto a hostile alien landscape. They are kissing.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 5, Episode 13

Stardate: 45470.1

First broadcast on Monday 10 February 1992

This week, the Enterprise crew worry unnecessarily about upending the lives of people living under a weird-ass conservative regime, only to find that those people are desperate to get out and there is no good reason at all to prevent them. Also, Deanna has sex, with unfortunate results.

Duration: 1:08:07 · Recorded on Tuesday 16 May 2023 · Download · Open in new window

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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.

Duration: 1:09:50 · Recorded on Sunday 10 April 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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Descent / Descent, Part II

Episode 12

Friday 21 January 2022

Picard is facing us, flanked by Deanna and Geordi:  they are surrounded by Borg.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 6, Episode 26 / Series 7, Episode 1

Stardate: 46982.1

First broadcast on Monday 21 June 1993
and Monday 20 September 1993

After their critically acclaimed attack on Earth on Stardate 44001.4, the Borg are back with a terrifying new plan — to pad out the the running time of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Series 6 finale and Series 7 opener. Meanwhile, Deanna is amused by Data’s porn consumption, Nathan is impressed by Beverly’s approach to command, and Joe is distracted by the memory of much more enjoyable Star Trek episodes.

Duration: 1:44:07 · Recorded on Saturday 1 January 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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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.)

Duration: 1:01:21 · Recorded on Thursday 7 April 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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Genesis

Episode 71

Friday 30 June 2023

Deanna is sitting in the bath, fully clothed. She looks shocked at a uniformed man just off camera. She has her hand pressed to  her cheek and blood is seeping between her fingers.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Series 7, Episode 19

Stardate: 47653.2

First broadcast on Monday 21 March 1994

Well, everyone hates Genesis obviously, but why? It’s silly, of course, it doesn’t attempt to get the science right, and everyone recovers beautifully during the last ad break. But that’s just Star Trek, isn’t it? Isn’t it?

Duration: 1:12:16 · Recorded on Tuesday 20 June 2023 · Download · Open in new window

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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

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.

Duration: 1:48:51 · Recorded on Tuesday 1 March 2022 · Download · Open in new window

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