Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: The Fight

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlVoyager, Season 5
"The Fight"
Airdate: March 24, 1999
107 of 168 produced
111 of 168 aired


Um...there is some really heavy handed boxing imagery. The end.

Kevin's synopsis doesn't do this episode justice. There are plenty of meme-worthy screenshots of Chakotay screaming while other crew members are uncomfortably close to him.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Red Alert: Podcast Crossover Episode

Matthew from Treknobabble and Kelly from Two Broads Talking Politics talked to Jess Phoenix, volcanologist, Trekkie, and Congressional candidate in the California 25th district, about running for Congress, the politics of the 25th District, money in politics, what's going on in Hawaii, whether we should be afraid of a Yellowstone eruption, climate change, science education.

They also discuss her long list of endorsements by Star Trek actors, her husband's crush on Marina Sirtis, whether the science in Pen Pals is accurate, and Jess's favorite Star Trek series. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Course: Oblivion

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlVoyager, Season 5
"Course: Oblivion"
Airdate: March 3, 1999
111 of 168 produced
110 of 168 aired

Tom and B'Elanna enjoy the wedding and the crew uses an enhanced warp drive to get home faster than ever - until everything starts literally to fall apart.

Brace yourself: That's not rice!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: The Disease

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlVoyager, Season 5
"The Disease"
Airdate: February 24, 1999
109 of 168 produced
109 of 168 aired

Ensign Kim runs afoul of two cultures' prohibitions when he falls for one of the residents of a generational colony ship.

You can just feel the chemistry, can't you?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Dark Frontier

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlVoyager, Season 5
"Dark Frontier"
Airdate: February 17, 1999
110 of 168 produced
108 of 168 aired


Captain Janeway decides to take the fight directly to the Borg instead of cutting and running at each confrontation. In the crew's preparation for this operation, Seven of Nine confronts her past and her repressed feelings over it.

"We are the Borg. You will wear briefs. Junk support will be total."

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Is Star Trek Dead?

Is Star Trek Dead?

A season of Discovery is in the books. Three post-TNG movies are in the can. For me, it's time to ask - is this all that there is? Is there nothing more? Is Star Trek dead?

 "The Ritual involved opening and staring into the eyes of the dying individual, then bellowing loudly at the sky. The latter served as a warning to the dead (presumably in Sto-vo-kor): "Beware, a Klingon warrior is about to [come]."

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Discovery Season 1 Recap

Star Trek: Discovery, Season 1

The first new Star Trek television series in what seems like forever was... divisive. From its paid online distribution model (Netflix for the rest of the world, a la carte CBS service no one demanded in the US), to its radical shift in tone (nipples! disembowelings! F-words!), this show rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but at the same time won some fervent fans and a fair amount of internet buzz. So what's the story?

 Hmm, communicator? Vulcan salute? I guess this checks out!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: Will You Take My Hand?

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlDiscovery, Season 1
"Will You Take My Hand?"
Airdate: February 11, 2018
15 of 15 produced
15 of 15 aired

Discovery careens towards its baffling ending as the non-corporeal entities from beyond the Fourth Wall realize that they have to wind everything up in 46 minutes, logic bedamned.

Hey, it's the Star Trek Enterprise! Wheee! I love the Enterprise! (Claps like seal)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: The War Without, The War Within

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlDiscovery, Season 1
"The War Without, The War Within"
Airdate: February 4, 2018
14 of 15 produced
14 of 15 aired

The crew slows down to process the last ten SHOCKING TWISTS in their lives. Starfleet hatches a plan to win the war with the Klingons that might test their core values, whatever those are.

Look, fans! Someone doing "Star Trek" things! Remember "Star Trek?"

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: What's Past is Prologue

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlDiscovery, Season 1
"What's Past is Prologue"
Airdate: January 28, 2018
13 of 15 produced
13 of 15 aired


Discovery exits the Mirror Universe by flying down the Death Star trench and launching a proton torpedo. That shot was one in a million, kid!

"Are you not entertained?!" Come to think of it, no, Maximus, we're not.