Trekabout Episode 245: Jetrel/Learning Curve

Hey it’s the end of the first season of Star Trek: Voyager! In “Jetrel”, Neelix’s history is revealed to be somewhat darker than originally thought. Then, in “Learning Curve”, Tuvok is revealed to be a dour stick-in-the-mud. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 244: Cathexis/Faces

Some things happen in “Cathexis” and actors perform lines, and that’s about all we can say about whatever the hell that was. Then, in “Faces”, Star Trek: Voyager gives us a character study of B’Elanna Torres, complete with body horror. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Special 4: The Pensky Podcast

Surprise! It’s the fourth Trekabout special! This time, we’re joined by Wes Teasdale, creator and host of The Pensky Podcast. We compare notes on our different approaches to Star Trek, discuss whether television has gotten better over time or worse, and spoil the fuck out of Breaking Bad. So, beware of that, we guess. iTunes …


Trekabout Episode 243: State of Flux/Heroes and Demons

The Kazon return in “State of Flux”, as the crew tries to solve the mystery of why everyone on a Kazon ship is dead. Then, in “Heroes and Demons”, the Doctor finally gets his moment in the limelight. Shame about the rest of the episode. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 242: Emanations/Prime Factors

We learn a bit more about Ensign Kim in “Emanations”, as he accidentally gets stuck in a first contact situation. Then, the show gives us its best episode yet, “Prime Factors”, which lays bear exactly how precarious their position in the Delta Quadrant really is. iTunes Google Play RSS

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Trekabout Episode 241: Eye of the Needle/Ex Post Facto

The Voyager crew stumbles across its best chance yet to get home, but all is not quite what it seems, in “Eye of the Needle”. Then, in “Ex Post Facto”, nothing about what happened to Paris is quite what it seems. Plus! Richard is a little disappointed by Tuvok. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 240: Phage/The Cloud

The U.S.S. Voyager continues ignoring the main story in favor of sidequests: in “Phage”, Neelix loses something and the crew struggles to find it, and in “The Cloud”, Captain Janeway really wants some coffee and puts the ship in danger to get it. We’re with you, Janeway. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 239: Parallax/Time and Again

The first two regular episodes of Star Trek: Voyager both feature time travel–in “Parallax”, an angry B’ellana Torres works to convince Captain Janeway that she can handle being chief engineer, as they try to rescue a ship. Then, in “Time and Again”, Janeway and Paris get stranded on a doomed planet two days before worldwide …


Trekabout Episode 238: Caretaker

Well, Trekabout has finally made it to Star Trek: Voyager. In the pilot “Caretaker”, we meet a lot of new characters, some of whom don’t make it to the end of the episode. We meet new but strangely familiar alien species. But most importantly–Richard finally meets Tuvok. Now that that’s out of the way, we can …


Trekabout Special 2: Trekkie Feminist

Progressive ideals bumping up against the realities of contemporary mores? Why, we must be talking feminism in Trek with Jarrah Hodge, founder of Trekkie Feminist! Star Trek has always had a… problematic relationship with feminism and with its female characters, and we talk about that tension for a solid hour. Plus! Which Uhura is better …