Trekabout Episode 150: Babel/Captive Pursuit

Poor Chief O’Brien. In “Babel”, he’s overworked and overtired. In “Captive Pursuit”, he tries to help a Gamma Quadrant alien, and gets in trouble for it. Maybe he should have stayed on the Enterprise. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 149: A Man Alone/Past Prologue

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine continues to differentiate itself from Star Trek: The Next Generation. In “A Man Alone”, Odo is accused of murder and attacked by a mob of angry Bajorans. In “Past Prologue”, Kira’s history as a terrorist/freedom fighter comes back to haunt her. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 148: Emissary

Welcome to the Federation space station, Deep Space 9, everyone! Here we are in the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Emissary”. Let’s meet Commander Sisko, who hates Captain Picard. Let’s meet Major Kira, who hates Starfleet. Let’s meet Odo, who hates everyone. Let’s remeet Chief O’Brien, who’s just really tired, you guys. So, this …


Trekabout Episode 147: Star Trek: Generations

So, months after the wonderful final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “All Good Things…”, fans eagerly packed movie theaters to see the first big screen adventure of the crew of the USS Enterprise-D, and they were treated to… Star Trek: Generations. This complete mess of a movie shits on almost everything TNG stood for. Sorry, …


Reflections on Trekabout

When I first got the idea for Trekabout, I was at a bit of a crossroads with podcasting. After three years of podcasting and three shows, I was left doing just one show, that I no longer was all that into, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep podcasting or not. But …


Trekabout Episode 146: All Good Things…

Well, after 89 episodes, Trekabout has reached the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation with “All Good Things…”, which is one of the finest episodes of both the series and the franchise, spanning 30 years and 3 different time periods. Plus! Hosts Eric Brasure and Richard Goodness discuss what Trekabout has meant to them …


Trekabout Episode 145: Emergence/Preemptive Strike

Alright, this is it: the second-to-last episode of Trekabout where we talk about Star Trek: The Next Generation–I bet the writers have got some awesome episodes for us! So, why did they give us “Emergence” and “Preemptive Strike”? Also! Where the hell has Ro Laren been? iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 144: Firstborn/Bloodlines

Alexander is one of the most problematic characters on Star Trek: The Next Generation, so of course we couldn’t leave the show behind without an episode, “Firstborn”, focusing on Alexander travelling back in time to kill himself. Later, in “Bloodlines”, Daimok Bok returns after seven years to harrass Picard some more. Um, TNG? It’s okay to leave …


Trekabout Episode 143: Genesis/Journey’s End

As Trekabout reaches the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation, we are treated to an immaculately silly episode, “Genesis”. Later, in “Journey’s End”, TNG tries to make a sensitive episode about the plight of the Native Americans, which only sort of works. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 142: Masks/Eye of the Beholder

“Masks” is an episode which proves that we were not going to escape TNG without one last opportunity for Brent Spiner to ham it up. “Eye of the Beholder” proves that we were not going to escape TNG without one last opportunity to see the start of a weirdly inert romantic relationship. Plus! Masaka is annoying. …