Friday, December 29, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Gravity, Season 5
Airdate: February 3, 1999
104 of 168 produced
106 of 168 aired


When Tuvok, Tom, and the Doctor are stranded on a desert planet, they need the help of someone who has survived there for far longer.

 Just admit it, pointy! You ate the last of the Ding-Dongs!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Bride of Chaotica!, Season 5
"Bride of Chaotica!"
Airdate: January 27, 1999
106 of 168 produced
105 of 168 aired


A race of aliens mistake Tom's Captain Proton holodeck stories for reality and attempt to enter it, stop Voyager in its tracks. Now the crew must work inside the story to defeat the villainous Chaotica!

 Chaotica penetrates the lightning shield for some inappropriate canoodling.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Latent Image, Season 5
"Latent Image"
Airdate: January 20, 1999
105 of 168 produced
104 of 168 produced


The Doctor must face a crisis of conscience when he rediscovers an unfortunate triage situation from his past.

The Doctor sets up his new Selfie-Tron 5000, a state of the art and incredibly miniature digital camera

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Counterpoint, Season 5
Airdate: December 16, 1998
103 of 168 produced
103 of 168 produced


Captain Janeway must maintain control over her emotions as she wrestles with a charismatic but devious inspector who works for a totalitarian society.

Your musky masculinity has no effect on me, interloper!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Thirty Days, Season 5
"Thirty Days"
Airdate: December 9, 1998
101 of 168 produced
102 of 168 aired


Tom Paris is reduced in rank and confined to the brig after disobeying orders in his attempt to save an alien ecosphere.

Meanwhile, Harry Kim gets into some light bondage with the Delaney sisters. Safe word: "Libby"

Friday, November 24, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Nothing Human, Season 5
"Nothing Human"
Airdate: December 2, 1998
99 of 168 produced
101 of 168 aired


B'Elanna will die unless the Doctor can devise a treatment, but doing so may force him to seek the assistance of a monster.

 "Incidentally, Crell, once we finish here, we're going to murder you, too."

Monday, November 20, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: Into the Forest I Go

Discovery, Season 1
"Into the Forest I Go"
Airdate: November 12, 2017
9 of 15 produced
9 of 15 aired


Discovery makes a stand at Pahvo for some reason. Tyler is brought back into contact with his former captor L'Rell for some reason. Captain Lorca strands the ship in a far-off place for some reason. Want to know the reasons? Tune back in during January, maybe.

In this image, the Klingons are not killing Burnham for some reason.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, Season 1
"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"
Airdate: November 5, 2017
8 of 15 produced
8 of 15 aired


Burnham, Tyler, and Saru are sent on a mission with implications for the entire war effort. Meanwhile, Admiral Cornwell is still imprisoned by the Klingons.

Saru lets a big blue bovine one rip.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad, Season 1
"Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad"
Airdate: October 29, 2017
7 of 15 produced
7 of 15 aired


Burnham begins to adjust to her new role on the ship when things are interrupted by an unwelcome visitor - Harry Mudd.

Is that a Klingon in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Infinite Regress, Season 5
"Infinite Regress"
Airdate: November 18, 1998
100 of 168 produced
99 of 168 aired

When Voyager passes a Borg debris field, Seven of Nine starts exhibiting strange behavior. The crew must try to help her control a series of alternate personalities from assimilated drones that seem to be taking over her body.

 Mmm, it's assimilation-tubule-lickin' good!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: Lethe, Season 1
Airdate: October 22, 2017
6 of 15 produced
6 of 15 aired


Sarek is injured in a terrorist attack and Burnham may be his only hope. Meanwhile, Admiral Cornwall arrives on Discovery and is questioning Lorca's recent decisions and fitness to command.

Pew, pew, Lazer Tag!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: Choose Your Pain, Season 1
"Choose Your Pain"
Airdate: October 15, 2017
5 of 15 produced
5 of 15 aired


When Captain Lorca is abducted by the Klingons, Burnham must decide whether to go to bat for the tardigrade, which may be sentient, and is certainly in pain in its new role as ship navigator/supercomputer.

Burnham looked around uncomfortably, wondering if anyone else was having trouble reading the inexplicably transparent display screen.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Timeless, Season 5
Airdate: November 18, 1998
100 of 168 produced
99 of 168 aired


It's Voyager 100th episode, and it's a doozy. The episode opens to find Voyager buried under a sheet of ice and a much older Chakotay and Harry Kim executed a daring plan to save it.

If there were an organ responsible for fandom, it would be visibly erect right now.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Exciting podcasts news!

I have been working diligently to get the archive of episodes to our new host at podbean. At the moment, all of Discovery, all of DS9, and everything we have recorded through season 5 of Voyager is now up. Just refresh whatever service you get your podcasts from and you should see them.

I've also updated the Podcasts page at the top with links to our Podbean, Stitcher, and iTunes pages. It's been really great seeing all the downloads for Discovery. More people downloaded the last Discovery episode than the premiere, so that must mean we're getting new listeners, right? And people seem to be downloading the older stuff as it loads, so that's super fun, too. If your listening and have an opinion, comment, disagreement, or just feel like discussing the minutiae of Star Trek like we do, feel free to leave a comment or his us up on twitter at @treknobabblers or our Facebook page.

Stay tuned as after I have consumed another cubic meter of coffee (otherwise known as 1 Janeway), I will start polishing up and uploading the TNG podcasts next.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry, Season 1
"The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry"
Airdate: October 8, 2017
4 of 15 produced
4 of 15 aired


An attack on a vital mining operation moves up the Discovery's timeline for getting its experimental engines working. Burnham is tasked with learning what she can from the ships newest acquisition that can help their war effort.
 Saru hates shopping, because it's so hard to find pants that fit stilt legs.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: Context is for Kings, Season 1
"Context is for Kings"
Airdate: October 1, 2017

3of 15 produced
3of 15 aired


Six months after her ignoble performance at the preliminary battle  of the now raging Klingon war, Michael Burnham has been effectively kidnapped and pressed into service on a new ship, USS Discovery, by its enigmatic captain.

IS this the point right before he gets impaled by a space harpoon?

Monday, October 2, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: The Battle at the Binary Stars, Season 1
"Battle at the Binary Stars"
Airdate: September 24, 2017
2 of 15 produced
2 of 15 aired


Michael Burnham's attempt to take over the ship has failed, and things with the Klingons have hit the fan. Now, she must try to convince her captain to give her another chance, in an attempt to redeem herself.

Now stepping out of the Fabulous Retcon Machine... Sarek of Vulcan!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Discovery, Season 1: The Vulcan Hello, Season 1
"The Vulcan Hello"
Airdate: September 24, 2017
1 of 15 produced
1 of 15 aired


Up and coming Starfleet officer Michael Burnham begins to chafe against her Captain's orders and advice when an old nemesis, the Klingons, rear their heads again after a long absence.

 Fingerless gloves: cool in any century

Monday, September 25, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Once Upon A Time, Season 5
"Once Upon A Time"
Airdate: November 11, 1998
98 of 168 produced
98 of 168 aired


Neelix is called upon to care for Naomi Wildman when her mother leaves on an away mission. Things become fraught when that mission runs into potentially fatal complications. 

Once upon a time, in the sweetly-scented land of CARNAGE AND DESTRUCTION...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: "In the Flesh", Season 5
"In the Flesh"
Airdate: November 4, 1998
97 of 168 produced
97 of 168 aired


Voyager finds an eerily accurate simulation of Starfleet Command, right down to Bootby tending the gardens. Chakotay and Tuvok go undercover to find out who or what is behind it.

Of note: the "Selfie" has apparently fallen out of favor by the 24th century.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Extreme Risk, Season 5
"Extreme Risk"
Airdate: October 28, 1998
96 of 163 produced
96 of 163 aired


While the crew works to recover a stolen probe, B'Elanna seems disinterested and emotionally distant. But when her friends discover a propensity to self-harm, things get more serious.

B'Elanna shows a distinctly uncomfortable look while wearing James T. Kirk's skydiving hand-me-downs. Who knows where this has been?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Drone, Season 5
Airdate: October 21, 1998
95 of 163 produced
95 of 163 aired


A transporter accident fuses some of Seven's nanoprobes with the Doctor's holoemitter. The result is a hybrid Borg drone built with 29th century technology. Can the crew integrate this drone into their collective? And what happens when the Borg find out?

 Insert Witty Caption Here

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Night, Season 5
Airdate: October 14, 1998
94 of 168 produced
94 of 168 aired


Voyager is mired in a vast, empty space devoid of visible stars, and looks to be stuck there for another two years. The psychological effect this has on the crew, especially the Captain, is pronounced. A chance encounter with a new species breaks the tedium and presents new challenges.

Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Deep Space Nine Season 7 Recap

Deep Space Nine Season 7 Recap

Deep Space Nine has come to a close. Did it go out with a bang? A whimper? Some gurgling sound somewhere in between? How will we get our Garak fix now?

This photo feels odd to me. Quark is up top (and possibly on a footstool), which makes sense given his stature. But then shorties Kira and Ezri are down below, while towering hulk Work is at the very top? Awkward.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: What You Leave Behind Space Nine, Season 7
"What You Leave Behind"
Airdate: June 2, 1999
173 of 173 produced
173 of 173 aired


Here we are. The end of another Trek franchise. The Dominion War will end, one way or the other. Dukat and Winn's enter the final stage of the plan to release the Pah Wraiths. Will the crew survive? Will the Federation?

 Kira and Odo end their romance much as they began it - surrounded by an unconvincing puddle of goo.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: The Dogs of War Space Nine, Season 7
"The Dogs of War"
Airdate: May 26, 1999
171 of 173 produced
171 of 173 aired


Kira, Garak, and Damar arrive on Cardassia to spearhead the resistance. Quark learns that he will become the next Grand Nagus from a garbled subspace transmission. Bashir and Ezri annoy both viewers and fellow characters with their budding romance. Kasidy Yates discovers that she is pregnant. The show runners realize they have to shoehorn in every possible remaining plot line before the finale.

 That guy up there beaming away is me, in hopes of escaping the Bashir/Ezri storyline.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Extreme Measures Space Nine, Season 7
"Extreme Measures"
Airdate: May 19, 1999
171 of 173 produced
171 of 173 aired


Bashir and O'Brien risk everything for a chance to save Odo from the Changeling virus.

Director Sloan surrounded by documentation of all the outlandish conspiracies his organization has engineered. Rigged Elections, Russian moles, obstruction of justice... you know, that kind of stuff.