Trekabout Episode 99: Final Mission/The Loss

There are a couple of TNG characters disliked by most people. One of them, Wesley Crusher, gets a fitting send-off in “Final Mission”, as it’s annoying and wears out it welcome pretty quickly. The other character, Counselor Troi, gets a not-so-fitting character episode with “The Loss”, which continues her characterization as a irrational shrew. It’s too bad Marina Sirtis …


Trekabout Episode 93: Sarek/Menage a Troi

TNG finally breaks its rule against bringing back characters from The Original Series, and Eric Brasure and Richard Goodness finally break their rule against liking episodes featuring Lwaxana Troi. Why, it must be time for “Sarek” and “Ménage à Troi”. Plus! The Ferengi. Come on. iTunes Google Play RSS


Trekabout Episode 85: The Enemy/The Price

After falling in love with a fake woman last week, Geordi finds himself on a hot and sweaty planet with a Romulan, trying to locate Wesley’s tower, in “The Enemy”. Later, in “The Price”, Troi finds herself the victim of a sexual predator–’80s TV drama writers. iTunes Google Play RSS


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 …


Trekabout Episode 73: Loud As a Whisper/The Schizoid Man

Because “Loud As a Whisper” deals with the aftereffects of a man grappling with the loss of his personhood, i.e., he’s attracted to Troi, Eric takes it upon himself to yell at Richard for several minutes because Richard quite enjoyed “The Schizoid Man”, thank you very much. Also! Pulaski is still awful. iTunes Google Play …


Trekabout Episode 71: The Child/Where Silence Has Lease

Cast and crew, welcome to year two of Star Trek: The Next Generation! The writer’s strike messed things up a little, but we’re ready to swing back into production. Marina! We heard your complaints about your underutilization last year and we’ve decided to start off this season with a Troi-centered episode called “The Child” where …


Trekabout Episode 63: Haven/The Big Goodbye

Star Trek: The Next Generation starts getting a little philosophical this week, as our main characters encounter computer-generated people that question their own personhood. No, we’re not talking about Lwaxana Troi in “Haven”, we’re talking about “The Big Goodbye”, but we can understand why you might think that. Let’s just not talk about “Haven”, okay? …