The Incomparable

347: I Tore My Pants


00:00:00   the incomparable number 347 April 2017 [TS]

00:00:11   welcome back everybody to the [TS]

00:00:12   incomparable i'm your host Jason snow [TS]

00:00:14   this is one of those ridiculous episodes [TS]

00:00:16   where we draft things what we're [TS]

00:00:17   drafting this time is Star Trek episodes [TS]

00:00:19   so any Star Trek series is eligible but [TS]

00:00:23   it has to be a TV series no movies [TS]

00:00:25   movies cannot be drafted and the only [TS]

00:00:29   other rule that I've given my panelists [TS]

00:00:30   is that episodes labeled as part 1 and [TS]

00:00:34   part 2 can be considered a hole for the [TS]

00:00:37   purposes of this but if there isn't a [TS]

00:00:38   label you can't consent you can't draft [TS]

00:00:41   like the whole you know last season of [TS]

00:00:45   deep space nine not allowed not allowed [TS]

00:00:46   joining me to draft things because I [TS]

00:00:50   love it so much are the following people [TS]

00:00:51   David jail or hello hi I'm starting with [TS]

00:00:55   the magics of mega stew yeah that's good [TS]

00:00:58   i mean animated series episodes their [TS]

00:01:00   land right out there get that gadget [TS]

00:01:01   don't get the jihad in there no one's [TS]

00:01:03   gonna snake those no definitely not [TS]

00:01:05   justin michael is here as well hi Justin [TS]

00:01:08   ah I tomar I pants yeah you tore your [TS]

00:01:12   pants hey I got some in real trouble now [TS]

00:01:14   no one No well we'll get to that okay [TS]

00:01:18   reference not acknowledged but we'll get [TS]

00:01:20   to it aleem Simms is here hello hello I [TS]

00:01:24   want for the record to say that I called [TS]

00:01:28   all of my episodes on Twitter earlier so [TS]

00:01:30   nobody can take them I already called it [TS]

00:01:32   i think not allowed but very well ah [TS]

00:01:34   yeah you know who isn't here Joe [TS]

00:01:36   rosenstiel was supposed to be here but [TS]

00:01:39   sadly he's not in Dan Warren also sadly [TS]

00:01:42   not here but you know sometimes in [TS]

00:01:44   fantasy sports drafts you set up the [TS]

00:01:48   computer to auto pick for you and indeed [TS]

00:01:50   those fellows will be Auto picking as we [TS]

00:01:52   go followed by of course last but not [TS]

00:01:56   least at all the host of random Trek on [TS]

00:01:58   this very podcast network of Scott [TS]

00:02:00   McNulty hi Scott hello I don't think I'm [TS]

00:02:03   actually last though and of course I [TS]

00:02:05   will pick last because that's a thing I [TS]

00:02:07   do as your gracious host so that order [TS]

00:02:09   in which you heard people David Justin [TS]

00:02:11   alene Joe and Dan robo picking Scott and [TS]

00:02:15   then me is the order of this draft I [TS]

00:02:17   don't like these robo pickings going [TS]

00:02:19   before me I say people before robots [TS]

00:02:23   fair point they are now [TS]

00:02:25   me in the order how about that there you [TS]

00:02:28   go Scott see i like i like away I like [TS]

00:02:30   the cut of your jib mr. I like the way [TS]

00:02:32   you think another win for McNulty that's [TS]

00:02:35   right well let's we'll we'll go a few [TS]

00:02:38   rounds and pick some great Star Trek [TS]

00:02:39   episodes and we're going to begin the [TS]

00:02:41   first round with David jail or who [TS]

00:02:43   random.org has selected to pick first uh [TS]

00:02:46   go ahead David why is your choice well [TS]

00:02:50   I'm kind of stunned that I get to go [TS]

00:02:52   first i picked like all these extra this [TS]

00:02:54   huge list just in case but i am going to [TS]

00:02:58   go with my very favorite episode of any [TS]

00:03:00   Star Trek so far the visitor from deep [TS]

00:03:03   space 9 it's just a wonderful meditation [TS]

00:03:06   on family and fathers and sons it's a [TS]

00:03:09   story that starts with a young woman [TS]

00:03:11   coming coming to a house in the rain and [TS]

00:03:14   she's she's trying to get an interview [TS]

00:03:15   with this reclusive elderly reclusive [TS]

00:03:17   author and it turns out to be Jake Sisko [TS]

00:03:20   and he doesn't want to talk to her but [TS]

00:03:24   he finally relents he lets her in [TS]

00:03:26   because it's pouring rain and he starts [TS]

00:03:29   to tell the story of how he lost his [TS]

00:03:32   father how his father was ripped out of [TS]

00:03:34   time front by you know sciency things [TS]

00:03:38   particles he in many many years many [TS]

00:03:41   many years ago those particles and but [TS]

00:03:43   he would periodically reappear over time [TS]

00:03:46   and every few years he would you would [TS]

00:03:49   be there they couldn't they couldn't [TS]

00:03:50   communicate with him but you know he's [TS]

00:03:53   sort of haunting them a little bit [TS]

00:03:54   uh-huh and and it is a wonderful story [TS]

00:03:57   about writing it's a wonderful story [TS]

00:04:00   about the bond between a father and a [TS]

00:04:03   son and it's it's just a lovey a lovey [TS]

00:04:08   resolution to it too because of course [TS]

00:04:10   of course they saved Jacob they save Ben [TS]

00:04:14   Sisko and that future does not happen [TS]

00:04:16   but it's it's just it the first time I [TS]

00:04:21   thought of it you know it's like Oh what [TS]

00:04:23   are your favorite episodes oh well city [TS]

00:04:25   on the edge of forever everyone picks [TS]

00:04:26   city on the edge of forever and I went [TS]

00:04:27   you know actually I think it's the [TS]

00:04:29   visitor now it just it hit me right dead [TS]

00:04:32   center in the chest which a lot of shows [TS]

00:04:35   do not Deep Space nine Episode first off [TS]

00:04:37   the board that is [TS]

00:04:38   amazing and Dan didn't even have to be [TS]

00:04:40   here hmm suck it will be Lauren it's a [TS]

00:04:44   good episode I'm not going to deny it [TS]

00:04:46   it's a good episode of course in the end [TS]

00:04:48   wacky time high jinks make it not ever [TS]

00:04:51   happen have happened well that is the [TS]

00:04:53   problem that's that's kind of common in [TS]

00:04:55   Trek one of my favorite things in that [TS]

00:04:58   episode though is that Jake cisco's [TS]

00:05:00   novel is a hardcover novel and it has [TS]

00:05:03   like a little hologram on the cover [TS]

00:05:04   because it's a book from the future [TS]

00:05:06   that's right still a paper book but it's [TS]

00:05:09   got a holographic cover so you know it's [TS]

00:05:11   from space and it is Tony Todd as [TS]

00:05:13   elderly Jake Sisko yeah which is lovely [TS]

00:05:16   casting so when episode of deep space 9 [TS]

00:05:18   that features almost none of the actual [TS]

00:05:20   cast of the show interesting Justin [TS]

00:05:23   what's your choice I'm gonna surprise [TS]

00:05:25   everyone with another Deep Space nine [TS]

00:05:27   Episode oh I know I know and I've got to [TS]

00:05:31   go within the pale moonlight the episode [TS]

00:05:34   yeah episode in which crossing yeah like [TS]

00:05:39   he might have had an inside track I [TS]

00:05:41   don't know Robo Dan and Robo Joe both [TS]

00:05:43   cry out it's as if to Robo voices have [TS]

00:05:48   been silenced it's such an incredible [TS]

00:05:50   episode you've got Garrick in it which [TS]

00:05:52   Garrick oh I love me some Garrick and [TS]

00:05:55   you got Cisco with battling has morals [TS]

00:05:58   throughout the entire thing that the way [TS]

00:06:00   they tell the story through his [TS]

00:06:01   captain's log oh so so good and and the [TS]

00:06:05   the writing just spot on that line [TS]

00:06:08   toward the end where garrix you know [TS]

00:06:10   telling him like you know you just you [TS]

00:06:14   basically just turned the tide of the [TS]

00:06:16   war and all the cost was you know the [TS]

00:06:18   the life of one criminal one Romulan [TS]

00:06:23   senator and the self-respect of one [TS]

00:06:25   federation captain that sounds like a [TS]

00:06:28   bargain to me so good yeah I think [TS]

00:06:31   that's the one that's the episode that [TS]

00:06:33   comes up all the time as the classic [TS]

00:06:35   Deep Space nine Episode that that you [TS]

00:06:37   need to know the whole story for it to [TS]

00:06:39   get the weight but that's the one where [TS]

00:06:40   it all comes comes comes to a head so it [TS]

00:06:44   was it was number one on Joe's list and [TS]

00:06:46   Dan's list by the way I'm just I'm not [TS]

00:06:48   kidding it it was number two on mine [TS]

00:06:50   and it has maybe my very favorite last [TS]

00:06:53   moment in deep space 9 where you know [TS]

00:06:57   the whole thing is cisco telling us in [TS]

00:07:00   flashback as a log entry and the very [TS]

00:07:04   last moment he just says computer delete [TS]

00:07:07   log and kind of looks at the camera they [TS]

00:07:13   just do that they just did no although [TS]

00:07:16   that does speak to once again a shocking [TS]

00:07:18   lack of security in stock because why [TS]

00:07:21   are you gonna tell this entire story to [TS]

00:07:24   your log and then not even securely [TS]

00:07:25   delete it you just normally delete it [TS]

00:07:27   that could be recovered from the [TS]

00:07:28   computer it's not good says computers do [TS]

00:07:31   not spy on us and are not tools of [TS]

00:07:33   espionage that's crazy talk especially [TS]

00:07:36   not if it's a Cardassian built-in [TS]

00:07:38   computer yeah you're speaking out loud [TS]

00:07:39   in an office that could be bugged or [TS]

00:07:43   yeah mozhet did what were you saying cat [TS]

00:07:46   the next the next day that knock on [TS]

00:07:48   cisco's door and it's like what we wait [TS]

00:07:50   we heard your luggage come with us you [TS]

00:07:54   have a few questions about this deleted [TS]

00:07:56   log entry and I said delete it oh [TS]

00:07:58   nothing gets deleted in Starfy plate Ben [TS]

00:08:01   you should have known that um aleem [TS]

00:08:04   what's your choice alright I am going [TS]

00:08:06   with the next generation the inner light [TS]

00:08:09   oh yeah so this is my number one [TS]

00:08:14   all-time favorite Star Trek episode it's [TS]

00:08:17   um after school when I was growing up I [TS]

00:08:21   would come home and they had like these [TS]

00:08:23   four hours of Star Trek blocks of the [TS]

00:08:25   next generation blocks and every time [TS]

00:08:28   this came on I stopped everything [TS]

00:08:29   dropped everything I was doing so [TS]

00:08:32   basically the plot is an alien probe [TS]

00:08:33   causes Picard to live a different life [TS]

00:08:35   time in a matter of minutes he lives an [TS]

00:08:37   entire lifetime and he he is married he [TS]

00:08:43   has kids and he puts on sunscreen don't [TS]

00:08:46   forget that son sunscreen he likes to [TS]

00:08:49   play the flute who wears a hat the Hat [TS]

00:08:52   the planet is destroyed because of [TS]

00:08:54   climate change its kind of weird but I [TS]

00:08:59   love the episode and it doesn't hurt [TS]

00:09:01   that the clothes [TS]

00:09:03   just that I've ever heard my name on TV [TS]

00:09:06   is in this episode because his um his [TS]

00:09:08   wife's name and as he's going through [TS]

00:09:12   this kind of brain life is as Eileen I [TS]

00:09:18   think is how they say and um and so I [TS]

00:09:22   pick inner light okay everybody get out [TS]

00:09:24   your flutes it's time to play and cry oh [TS]

00:09:27   I got up my pen and crossed it off my [TS]

00:09:29   list yes I was so get your portable [TS]

00:09:31   pianos oh also also note another episode [TS]

00:09:35   three episodes if our two of which have [TS]

00:09:38   mostly not featured the regular cast [TS]

00:09:40   that's true that's now I love the inner [TS]

00:09:43   light although having watched recently [TS]

00:09:45   for a random Trek it does occur to me [TS]

00:09:47   that this is a horrific event in Captain [TS]

00:09:51   Picard's life yeah he lives this whole [TS]

00:09:53   life it loses all these people and he's [TS]

00:09:55   just fine at the end of it it's like [TS]

00:09:56   everybody's cool no no no he warns it [TS]

00:10:01   throughout he picks up that flute and he [TS]

00:10:03   he grabs the flute and you definitely [TS]

00:10:05   looks out the window and the sixth [TS]

00:10:08   episode every smiling at my headcanon [TS]

00:10:10   you know Troy gave him a like a like a [TS]

00:10:14   mental block or something after that [TS]

00:10:15   just like she just came in to forget you [TS]

00:10:19   know that's totally valid for people [TS]

00:10:21   with telepathic powers to just say [TS]

00:10:22   forget to their captain every now and [TS]

00:10:24   then if they're bumming out alright [TS]

00:10:26   that's a great one Ally and that was on [TS]

00:10:27   my list and I have now cross it out so [TS]

00:10:29   take that me Scott what's your choice [TS]

00:10:33   well I am surprised or maybe I'm not [TS]

00:10:37   surprised that it has gotten to me and [TS]

00:10:41   there have been no original series [TS]

00:10:43   episodes chosen and I know that Jason is [TS]

00:10:46   next and he will probably be picking at [TS]

00:10:49   original series episode you may not but [TS]

00:10:52   i will pick an episode that's already [TS]

00:10:55   been mentioned but not picked the city [TS]

00:10:57   on the edge of forever ah yep which is [TS]

00:11:00   mean it's a cliche to pick it and call [TS]

00:11:03   it the best Star Trek episode ever but [TS]

00:11:05   guess what it is the best Star Trek [TS]

00:11:07   episode ever and that's why it is a [TS]

00:11:10   cliche it is also another one of these [TS]

00:11:13   episodes that is doesn't take place on [TS]

00:11:15   the ship doesn't feature a lot [TS]

00:11:17   the cast I mean features the main [TS]

00:11:20   Trinity there except dr. McCoy is a [TS]

00:11:23   little crazy pants in this heavily [TS]

00:11:25   feature bit but this is Edith Keeler a [TS]

00:11:30   time-travel guardian this episode is [TS]

00:11:34   fantastic if you're listening to this [TS]

00:11:36   episode of the incomparable and you have [TS]

00:11:38   not for some reason seen the city on the [TS]

00:11:40   edge of forever take out whatever device [TS]

00:11:43   you're listening on press pause and go [TS]

00:11:45   watch the one dude and then come back i [TS]

00:11:47   endorsed that hey everybody welcome back [TS]

00:11:49   wasn't that a good episode see see why I [TS]

00:11:53   picked it it all makes sense now Scott [TS]

00:11:55   yeah it's a great episode it is it is I [TS]

00:11:59   I struggled about where to put it on my [TS]

00:12:01   list mostly because it does seem so [TS]

00:12:03   obvious now and I had that was my [TS]

00:12:06   favorite Star Trek episode for a long [TS]

00:12:08   time and I feel like it's not anymore [TS]

00:12:10   mostly because of just a familiarity [TS]

00:12:13   with it it was for so long and I saw in [TS]

00:12:15   so many times and over the years I've [TS]

00:12:18   come to appreciate other episodes in [TS]

00:12:20   ways that I didn't but I think it's not [TS]

00:12:22   entirely fair because it was just it i [TS]

00:12:24   also own like I own the original [TS]

00:12:27   screenplay I own the graphic novel of [TS]

00:12:29   the adaptation of the original [TS]

00:12:30   screenplay it was the it was the first [TS]

00:12:32   VHS tape i bought a Star Trek yeah I [TS]

00:12:34   mean it there is a facility to the [TS]

00:12:37   storytelling in that that is an economy [TS]

00:12:40   to it but at the same time when I watch [TS]

00:12:43   it now and I can kind of go well again [TS]

00:12:45   is speeding up a little bit there it's [TS]

00:12:47   little you know it's still 60s TV [TS]

00:12:49   storytelling it's very good 60s TV swing [TS]

00:12:54   yeah there might actually be original [TS]

00:12:56   series episodes I like better than that [TS]

00:12:58   too and I love Harlan Ellison so yeah [TS]

00:13:01   but it's certainly top five of all for [TS]

00:13:04   me alright it's my turn and despite [TS]

00:13:07   Scott's sureness surety sure Oh [TS]

00:13:09   confidence that I would pick a TOS [TS]

00:13:11   episode I am wasted on my own Picard i'm [TS]

00:13:15   not i'm not i was shocked when i put [TS]

00:13:17   this list together earlier today but it [TS]

00:13:19   had to be done the episode though I did [TS]

00:13:21   not want anyone else to pick more than [TS]

00:13:23   any other was Joe Manaus keys Darmok [TS]

00:13:27   from Star Trek The Next Generation which [TS]

00:13:29   is my favorite Star Trek episode [TS]

00:13:31   period bar none that that is that is it [TS]

00:13:34   I love it I love everything about it [TS]

00:13:36   Picard's got his crazy like leather [TS]

00:13:38   epaulet 'add jacket that he wears in [TS]

00:13:41   that one so that he has those strange [TS]

00:13:43   gray shirt underneath it's like his [TS]

00:13:45   version of Kirk's weird blouse that he [TS]

00:13:47   wore sometimes there's a really great [TS]

00:13:51   mystery with the tomariians they've got [TS]

00:13:52   a powerful spaceship they speak a [TS]

00:13:54   language nobody understands it's got a [TS]

00:13:56   fun performance by paul winfield as who [TS]

00:14:00   we all know is captain Tyrell from Star [TS]

00:14:02   Trek to as the captain of the tomariians [TS]

00:14:04   ship who does not understand what the [TS]

00:14:06   heck of the the the humans are saying [TS]

00:14:09   and they don't understand him and he's [TS]

00:14:10   trying to get them to understand and [TS]

00:14:12   when you watch it back having figured [TS]

00:14:13   out what he's saying you can see his [TS]

00:14:15   frustration like come on why don't you [TS]

00:14:17   get this and the thing about it that I [TS]

00:14:19   think is legitimately great is the [TS]

00:14:22   concept of using metaphors to tell a [TS]

00:14:24   story by the end you've intuitive what [TS]

00:14:27   the metaphors are and literally if you [TS]

00:14:29   just go back and watch the episode again [TS]

00:14:30   now you can understand everything that [TS]

00:14:32   they're saying and because the episode [TS]

00:14:34   has done that to you and it's tragic the [TS]

00:14:37   captain Dave on dies Picard can't save [TS]

00:14:40   him because they're trying to rescue him [TS]

00:14:41   the enterprise's in peril so there's [TS]

00:14:44   some excitement in the two there were [TS]

00:14:45   the quiet moments by the campfire his [TS]

00:14:47   possessions and like the inner light [TS]

00:14:49   which has that sad moment at the very [TS]

00:14:50   end where Picard clutches the flute in [TS]

00:14:53   this one I really love at the very end [TS]

00:14:55   he offers the little metal like cymbals [TS]

00:14:57   and things that captain day thumb is [TS]

00:14:59   brought down on to Ella dro he offers [TS]

00:15:02   them all back to the his his the people [TS]

00:15:07   on the ship and and I'd like and the [TS]

00:15:09   knife and they're like no you keep it [TS]

00:15:12   and he salutes him with it at the end [TS]

00:15:14   it's the same kind of emotional note at [TS]

00:15:15   the end for Picard so I love it Darmok [TS]

00:15:17   it's the best I love it yeah I cross [TS]

00:15:20   that off my list and I I won a bet with [TS]

00:15:22   myself oh yeah you thought that would be [TS]

00:15:25   my pick I just won ten dollars for [TS]

00:15:27   myself congratulations Wow shake shake [TS]

00:15:29   shake your head in latinum don't be a [TS]

00:15:31   sore loser it / winter hey I will try [TS]

00:15:35   suck at me osc I tried I tried there you [TS]

00:15:38   go Scott look at that you proved me [TS]

00:15:42   wrong yea though I do show Darmok [TS]

00:15:45   love Darmok as well I have yet another [TS]

00:15:48   nitpick about Darmok though because [TS]

00:15:50   there is a scene where data and Troy are [TS]

00:15:53   trying to figure out you know where [TS]

00:15:55   these allegory metaphors could come from [TS]

00:15:57   and they're like I don't know we have [TS]

00:15:59   this giant powerful computer maybe we [TS]

00:16:02   could run some searches yeah and they [TS]

00:16:05   these are like the worst google searches [TS]

00:16:07   every are they I don't understand why [TS]

00:16:10   they don't figure this out almost [TS]

00:16:11   immediately with the help of the [TS]

00:16:12   computer but Starfleet computers are [TS]

00:16:14   built on Alta Vista yeah it's ask jeeves [TS]

00:16:18   these oh Jesus a hologram you can get in [TS]

00:16:20   the holodeck 2 if you want doesn't know [TS]

00:16:23   what anything is he's very unhelpful [TS]

00:16:25   very good sense all right it is time for [TS]

00:16:28   the Robo pics from Joe steel and Dan [TS]

00:16:33   Morin Joe is picking from deep space 9 [TS]

00:16:37   Deep Space nine again what is going on [TS]

00:16:40   because it's the best series Joe is [TS]

00:16:43   picking Paradise Lost which is the he [TS]

00:16:47   says unofficial part 2 of home front I [TS]

00:16:50   could have Robo Joe parachute in from [TS]

00:16:52   another time zone and tell me why he [TS]

00:16:54   picked Paradise Lost maybe we'll do that [TS]

00:16:56   so Paradise Lost was not my first pick [TS]

00:16:58   although I am surprised at whenever so [TS]

00:17:00   poorly Paradise Lost is about the [TS]

00:17:02   Federation the heart of the Federation [TS]

00:17:06   earth being taken over from the inside [TS]

00:17:08   in a coup a military coup by Admiral [TS]

00:17:11   Leyton who's played by Robert Foxworth [TS]

00:17:13   and he's notable for being of Babylon 5 [TS]

00:17:16   fame and also he would go on to play [TS]

00:17:18   almost exactly the same role in a Vulcan [TS]

00:17:22   Ark of enterprise episodes in season 4 [TS]

00:17:24   but this one Paradise Lost the the [TS]

00:17:28   second part the unofficial second part [TS]

00:17:30   of homecoming they don't don't have part [TS]

00:17:32   1 and part 2 so that in qualify but at [TS]

00:17:34   this one I feel is the more important of [TS]

00:17:36   the two episodes because they have to [TS]

00:17:40   deal with the actual coup occurring [TS]

00:17:42   whereas the first one is definitely [TS]

00:17:43   setting up the coup you have Benjamin [TS]

00:17:45   Cisco's father brock peters also at [TS]

00:17:49   merle Cartwright appearing you have the [TS]

00:17:51   the captain of the Lakota who is sent [TS]

00:17:54   out to do battle with the Defiant which [TS]

00:17:57   was a big deal to Federation ships [TS]

00:17:59   squaring off both thinking the other [TS]

00:18:02   needed to do what it needed to do and [TS]

00:18:04   Admiral Layton's plans all fall apart [TS]

00:18:07   and you see that Earth is not so easy to [TS]

00:18:11   control through fear so I i really think [TS]

00:18:13   that it's it's quite an outstanding [TS]

00:18:15   early episode of deep space 9 it [TS]

00:18:19   certainly is not the height of the [TS]

00:18:20   Dominion War arc so that's that's one of [TS]

00:18:23   the reasons why I picked it and with a [TS]

00:18:25   final pick of the first round Robo dan [TS]

00:18:27   Morin selects an episode that was on my [TS]

00:18:30   list the twisty turny brannon braga [TS]

00:18:34   episode from the next generation cause [TS]

00:18:37   and effect in which the enterprise is [TS]

00:18:39   destroyed every time every every cept [TS]

00:18:43   the last one it's great on my list as [TS]

00:18:46   well this was probably I think the first [TS]

00:18:49   full episode of Star Trek that I ever [TS]

00:18:51   actually saw and it was shown to me by [TS]

00:18:54   my cousins and I remember watching it in [TS]

00:18:57   my end uncle's house when I was probably [TS]

00:18:59   a teenager of some variety I being a [TS]

00:19:04   very interesting episode and kind of [TS]

00:19:08   exciting i love the time travel element [TS]

00:19:10   of it it's hard to understate how [TS]

00:19:14   interesting it is you know to come into [TS]

00:19:17   a show and basically have the premise [TS]

00:19:19   that the starship gets destroyed and so [TS]

00:19:23   i had no idea what was going on but i [TS]

00:19:24   remembered vividly to these days so many [TS]

00:19:28   of the aspects of this and when i [TS]

00:19:29   rewatched it recently I it maize me how [TS]

00:19:31   many lines of dialogue I remembered and [TS]

00:19:33   just some of the shots and the overall [TS]

00:19:36   plot now what I like best about this is [TS]

00:19:38   that it's it's a mystery episode you [TS]

00:19:40   don't really know what's going on and of [TS]

00:19:42   course it starts out in in media res [TS]

00:19:44   with the enterprise exploding and [TS]

00:19:46   everybody you know Picard telling [TS]

00:19:47   everybody to abandon ship and then [TS]

00:19:48   suddenly you're back to where you [TS]

00:19:50   started before so obviously I imagine [TS]

00:19:52   that some of the idea behind this [TS]

00:19:56   probably came from something like well I [TS]

00:20:01   was going to say came from groundhog day [TS]

00:20:02   but groundhog day actually apparently [TS]

00:20:03   aired or was released afterwards so [TS]

00:20:06   interesting that those came out around [TS]

00:20:08   the same time [TS]

00:20:10   um the the the time loop aspect upon [TS]

00:20:16   revisiting it I felt like maybe it [TS]

00:20:19   doesn't make quite as much sense like [TS]

00:20:21   why do they remember some things now [TS]

00:20:22   things but there's there's some hand [TS]

00:20:23   waving that goes on there I'm okay with [TS]

00:20:25   it because the premise of it is set up [TS]

00:20:27   very interestingly I imagine this was a [TS]

00:20:29   big challenge to shoot as an episode too [TS]

00:20:31   just because you have to do the same [TS]

00:20:33   scenes over and over again and you have [TS]

00:20:36   to sort of make them interesting every [TS]

00:20:37   time this episode was directed by [TS]

00:20:39   Jonathan Frakes and he does a nice job [TS]

00:20:42   of trying to figure out ways to shoot [TS]

00:20:44   the scenes differently so like if you [TS]

00:20:45   look at the poker game every time [TS]

00:20:47   they're playing it it's in different [TS]

00:20:49   different orders or different angles you [TS]

00:20:52   know sometimes how from above sometimes [TS]

00:20:54   shot from eye level like it's it's well [TS]

00:20:56   done I really also enjoy that this is an [TS]

00:20:59   episode that gives Beverly a chance to [TS]

00:21:01   sort of take the reins she's the one who [TS]

00:21:02   starts to like put together what's going [TS]

00:21:04   on it's nice because I feel like she [TS]

00:21:06   doesn't get a lot of episodes that focus [TS]

00:21:07   on her there's a nice bit with obviously [TS]

00:21:12   when they figure out what's going on [TS]

00:21:14   they managed to send a message via data [TS]

00:21:16   and we have this wonderful scenes all [TS]

00:21:17   the threes popping up that eventually [TS]

00:21:20   tells them that that commander Riker [TS]

00:21:21   solution is the right one and i love the [TS]

00:21:24   callback and sort of continuity stuff at [TS]

00:21:26   the end when we discover that the other [TS]

00:21:28   ship that they're about to run into is [TS]

00:21:30   Captain by Kelsey Grammer from cheers [TS]

00:21:32   and that it's you know they're wearing [TS]

00:21:36   the old Star Trek Star Trek movie era [TS]

00:21:39   uniforms the red uniforms and they've [TS]

00:21:42   been stuck in that time loop for a [TS]

00:21:44   really long time and I was kind of [TS]

00:21:45   wondering I'm sure there are secondary [TS]

00:21:46   novels and stuff to deal with it but I [TS]

00:21:49   love the idea of all these people who [TS]

00:21:50   have been stuck there for like 80 years [TS]

00:21:52   and are just like oh well we're out now [TS]

00:21:54   I guess we should go about our lives and [TS]

00:21:58   and wow you guys have great new [TS]

00:22:00   technology this is this is fantastic so [TS]

00:22:02   I liked this episode a lot and it's [TS]

00:22:04   really stuck with me for a long time I [TS]

00:22:06   know people rip on Brannon Braga for [TS]

00:22:09   other shows and other things but that is [TS]

00:22:14   a legitimately great episode of TNG it [TS]

00:22:16   is I think the problem that I have with [TS]

00:22:18   it is just that I feel like you wanted [TS]

00:22:19   to redo that episode of more times and [TS]

00:22:23   so that you see more [TS]

00:22:24   Timescape is kind of like this and there [TS]

00:22:26   are different variations on it including [TS]

00:22:29   one that's still on my list but this one [TS]

00:22:32   is I think the best one right and plus [TS]

00:22:35   kelsey Grammer's in it at the end which [TS]

00:22:37   is wacky yeah I love that all right that [TS]

00:22:39   first round is done just to total it up [TS]

00:22:41   one original series episode 3 next [TS]

00:22:44   generation episodes 3 deep space nine [TS]

00:22:46   episodes other series are also star trek [TS]

00:22:50   David Laura let's start the second round [TS]

00:22:53   with you I you know I'm because I'm [TS]

00:22:56   looking at my list here because I didn't [TS]

00:22:57   put them in any kind of order um this is [TS]

00:23:01   like a tech yeah it seems like maybe uh [TS]

00:23:02   you need to do more homework there David [TS]

00:23:04   do you need to pass you need to skip [TS]

00:23:06   around my I might pick another original [TS]

00:23:10   series episode Mirror Mirror the first [TS]

00:23:15   time we see the mirror universe is and [TS]

00:23:18   it's you know it's it's parked all kinds [TS]

00:23:22   of you know several episodes of deep [TS]

00:23:24   space nine at least you know a pair of [TS]

00:23:26   episodes and enterprise it sparked a lot [TS]

00:23:29   of fan fiction including a very famous [TS]

00:23:31   story visit to a weird planet and visit [TS]

00:23:34   to a weird planet revisited and it is [TS]

00:23:36   just again it's the economy of 60s TV [TS]

00:23:39   storytelling it is very straightforward [TS]

00:23:42   and simple but it shows us a wonderful [TS]

00:23:45   variation of an evil enterprise and the [TS]

00:23:48   Imperial Starfleet and you know a Sulu [TS]

00:23:53   who is ruthless and scarred and a [TS]

00:23:57   Chekhov who hopes to advance through [TS]

00:23:59   assassination and then gets thrown in [TS]

00:24:00   the agony booth for his troubles and [TS]

00:24:02   where he gets to scream which is you [TS]

00:24:05   know what a check out strengths if [TS]

00:24:08   you're gonna have screaming go to check [TS]

00:24:10   off and a very clever plot and way of [TS]

00:24:15   resolving it again and leaving a very [TS]

00:24:20   conflicted evil spock and we don't know [TS]

00:24:26   what will happen and of course it was [TS]

00:24:28   irresistible for deep space nine to go [TS]

00:24:32   back and do do a whole string of [TS]

00:24:34   episodes [TS]

00:24:35   set in the mirror universe and we find [TS]

00:24:38   that what we suspected might happen with [TS]

00:24:42   Spock kind of failed miserably right [TS]

00:24:46   which is very interesting at least [TS]

00:24:49   backfired that's what back siren says he [TS]

00:24:51   did actually take over the right yeah [TS]

00:24:53   the empire but then it fell I guess it's [TS]

00:24:56   what deeper bass nonsense and it's it's [TS]

00:24:58   just it's a really you know for all for [TS]

00:25:01   all the shows i mean the 60s is filled [TS]

00:25:03   with TV shows that did the evil twin or [TS]

00:25:06   the evil variation and you know even [TS]

00:25:09   even just in that genre this is maybe [TS]

00:25:12   the best of those plus you have the [TS]

00:25:14   Tantalus field yeah sure that's wrong [TS]

00:25:16   it's all it's all good i like the ending [TS]

00:25:19   students woman where where the the woman [TS]

00:25:21   from the other other other enterprise [TS]

00:25:23   comes on as a crew transfer and and [TS]

00:25:26   that's a funny little kind of ending [TS]

00:25:28   coda they're also yes Chekov screams a [TS]

00:25:30   lot I think at one point they hang him [TS]

00:25:32   on the wall and you know when you hang [TS]

00:25:36   check up on the wall in the first act he [TS]

00:25:38   got a fire in later he has to go off [TS]

00:25:40   yeah it's really bad joke sorry I [TS]

00:25:43   apologize I apologize I'm just proud [TS]

00:25:47   that I wasn't the one who made that [TS]

00:25:48   because I'm a sucker for Chico's gun ah [TS]

00:25:50   Justin what do you have for us well that [TS]

00:25:55   was an excellent pic of an external [TS]

00:25:57   episode allow me to pair it with another [TS]

00:26:00   mirror universe episode that is also [TS]

00:26:02   excellent um like like bookends you know [TS]

00:26:09   the the first Mirror Mirror Mirror [TS]

00:26:11   Universe episode was respect now let me [TS]

00:26:15   pick the last mirror universe episode in [TS]

00:26:18   a mirror darkly from enterprise you [TS]

00:26:19   picked an enterprise episode yes I did [TS]

00:26:21   yes my god I never would have guessed [TS]

00:26:23   Justin it was on my list it was on and [TS]

00:26:27   it was the only address President this [TS]

00:26:29   can say I worked to get one episode from [TS]

00:26:34   every iteration of trick and that was [TS]

00:26:36   the one enterprise well it's a great [TS]

00:26:38   episode it's a two-part episode and it's [TS]

00:26:40   great to part up so it's a sequel to two [TS]

00:26:42   original series episodes at once plus [TS]

00:26:45   plus you have a Gorn ma huh you got a [TS]

00:26:47   nice got a corn [TS]

00:26:48   uh corn Tholians oh the Tholians in this [TS]

00:26:51   episode is so wonderful like everything [TS]

00:26:55   from the the little situation with with [TS]

00:26:58   flocks interrogating to the space [TS]

00:27:01   battles and everything like that and [TS]

00:27:02   their little station and everything and [TS]

00:27:04   their little plot to tear the ship apart [TS]

00:27:06   and learn all its secrets too and they [TS]

00:27:08   do a carefully constructed classic [TS]

00:27:10   series Federation starship bridge that [TS]

00:27:13   they are on from user the second episode [TS]

00:27:14   beautiful yeah not not just the bridge [TS]

00:27:17   though like that the corridors yeah like [TS]

00:27:19   all of it the engine room oh so good and [TS]

00:27:21   and you've got like treachery and [TS]

00:27:23   everyone everyone in this episode like [TS]

00:27:26   every single character from top to [TS]

00:27:28   bottom whether it's human-alien whatever [TS]

00:27:31   they are all over the top bad they're [TS]

00:27:33   just over the top evil and two of the [TS]

00:27:35   brilliant touches in this first of all [TS]

00:27:38   yeah there's no connection to our [TS]

00:27:40   universe it is just entirely set over [TS]

00:27:43   there yeah although I mean well the [TS]

00:27:45   stuff the stuff comes over from our our [TS]

00:27:47   universe but that's it yes but we never [TS]

00:27:49   see our universe right and as a result [TS]

00:27:52   they redid the opening credits as you [TS]

00:27:54   know with this evil marshal military [TS]

00:27:56   theme with all these dark dark clips and [TS]

00:28:00   it's the only episode of enterprise that [TS]

00:28:01   has a good theme song and the other the [TS]

00:28:05   other thing I love about it is it's it's [TS]

00:28:07   one of the only times where Scott Bakula [TS]

00:28:09   seems like is actually having fun yep [TS]

00:28:12   and is having a ball that is my knock [TS]

00:28:15   against enterprises you know why do you [TS]

00:28:17   hire this man who is a very personable [TS]

00:28:20   actor then you make him scowl and be [TS]

00:28:22   serious all the time ah unless he's [TS]

00:28:25   watching water polo he loves his water [TS]

00:28:27   oh yeah that's true with his dogs got [TS]

00:28:28   water call and his dog but not in the [TS]

00:28:30   merrier hey does water polo even exist [TS]

00:28:32   in the mirror universe it's played in [TS]

00:28:34   lava and [TS]

00:28:37   this is a very short it's just a form of [TS]

00:28:39   execution yeah and they're only allowed [TS]

00:28:41   to touch the ball with their beer i [TS]

00:28:43   sentence you to lava polo no that's what [TS]

00:28:48   happens yeah so enemy r darkly and then [TS]

00:28:51   and then Archer dies at the end which is [TS]

00:28:53   wonderful to bitch and just Oh is so [TS]

00:28:56   good so that's that's my pick for this [TS]

00:28:58   round that's a good one let me take a [TS]

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00:30:38   incomparable aleem what's your choice [TS]

00:30:40   I'm going with another next generation [TS]

00:30:43   episode just because I am worried that [TS]

00:30:45   someone else might take it so I am [TS]

00:30:48   saying tapestry from the next generation [TS]

00:30:50   yeah season six and so the the story [TS]

00:30:54   here is Picard a shot while on a [TS]

00:30:57   diplomatic mission and it's a qso Dan [TS]

00:31:00   Dino q episodes have a reputation but I [TS]

00:31:02   actually kind of love them so so this is [TS]

00:31:05   good this might look this is the good [TS]

00:31:07   ones just the good ones is the good way [TS]

00:31:08   I know I'd I should have filled my list [TS]

00:31:10   with Q episodes because I know that I [TS]

00:31:12   would have been safe but so cute he's [TS]

00:31:15   been shot and Q comes in he's like hey [TS]

00:31:17   you can relive this moment of your past [TS]

00:31:19   this moment that you regret that Picard [TS]

00:31:21   has talked about regretting and so [TS]

00:31:23   Picard goes back in time gets to relive [TS]

00:31:26   this The Situation's bar fight that he [TS]

00:31:28   was in um when he was just out of the [TS]

00:31:31   Academy and and he finds out that that [TS]

00:31:34   was such a major tipping point in his [TS]

00:31:36   life that it gave him drive and ambition [TS]

00:31:38   to live and live well and be successful [TS]

00:31:41   that when he comes back to the analog [TS]

00:31:45   version of him in the present day he's [TS]

00:31:48   just like this science officer that [TS]

00:31:49   nobody knows and who has accomplished [TS]

00:31:51   nothing and i just i love i love this [TS]

00:31:54   episode so much it's um I'm a sucker for [TS]

00:31:57   for those like what if episodes I have [TS]

00:32:00   those moments of my life and like well [TS]

00:32:02   what if I had done this thing [TS]

00:32:03   differently and I think we all have [TS]

00:32:05   those and it's kind of a wish [TS]

00:32:07   fulfillment thing for me to where I'm [TS]

00:32:09   like well maybe Q will come and let me [TS]

00:32:11   realize how much you'll see how it all [TS]

00:32:13   turned out it's possible well and the [TS]

00:32:15   beauty of the plotting of it I mean it's [TS]

00:32:17   basically a quantum leap episode is what [TS]

00:32:19   it is yeah it is and the but the beauty [TS]

00:32:22   of it is the symmetry of you know he's [TS]

00:32:24   shot but it's not that he's been shot [TS]

00:32:26   the blast has fused his artificial heart [TS]

00:32:30   and is causing it to fail and the only [TS]

00:32:33   reason he has an artificial heart is [TS]

00:32:35   because of that bar fight which is a [TS]

00:32:37   story he tells Wesley in a terrible [TS]

00:32:40   season 2 episode and they did a [TS]

00:32:42   wonderful job of going back to this [TS]

00:32:45   really interesting anecdote in a dumb [TS]

00:32:48   episode and and giving it weight and [TS]

00:32:50   giving it a purpose Scott this was our [TS]

00:32:53   the first random Trek episode you and I [TS]

00:32:54   did it it was I was going to say this is [TS]

00:32:56   uh this round I was going to pick [TS]

00:32:58   tapestry night well for many reasons I [TS]

00:33:02   really like [TS]

00:33:02   episode i enjoyed q this was the first [TS]

00:33:05   episode of random track that I talked [TS]

00:33:06   about with mr. Jason Snell and also I [TS]

00:33:09   think it may have one of the my favorite [TS]

00:33:12   lines in Star Trek ever which is human [TS]

00:33:16   play dom-jot it means nothing to anyone [TS]

00:33:23   but I love saying it I just like San [TS]

00:33:25   Picard run around in blue yeah it's so [TS]

00:33:28   it's so creepy it's just creepy kids [TS]

00:33:29   it's weird and he's only got like a pip [TS]

00:33:31   and a half on the car subsonic what is [TS]

00:33:34   happening it's now Scott's turned to go [TS]

00:33:36   because Robo Dan and Robo Joe must wait [TS]

00:33:40   for me and for Scott what do you think [TS]

00:33:41   Scott what do you have Robo I am going [TS]

00:33:45   to do something I in real time I'm [TS]

00:33:49   changing up my my order here because I [TS]

00:33:52   feel like no one's picked a Voyager [TS]

00:33:56   episode yes yesterday I should I want to [TS]

00:33:59   go there they'll be available later I [TS]

00:34:01   suspect I have what that everyone i have [TS]

00:34:04   i have one that i love this is my [TS]

00:34:07   favorite episode of voyager this is what [TS]

00:34:09   I had hoped voyager would be and it was [TS]

00:34:12   not year of Hell which is another [TS]

00:34:16   episode that at the end never actually [TS]

00:34:18   happened which is kind of annoying but [TS]

00:34:22   it is the premise here is that Voyager [TS]

00:34:26   is just going through this year hell [TS]

00:34:28   everything's about functioning but also [TS]

00:34:29   that is happening because there is this [TS]

00:34:32   man who has a Timeship and he just keeps [TS]

00:34:35   resetting time over and over again [TS]

00:34:37   because he wants to save his family he's [TS]

00:34:40   obsessed with it and he's just screwing [TS]

00:34:42   up the timeline for everybody is a [TS]

00:34:44   fantastic episode I love it and it's got [TS]

00:34:48   red from that 70 show so how could you [TS]

00:34:50   not enjoy that yeah basically what we've [TS]

00:34:51   learned is we really like episodes that [TS]

00:34:54   often don't feature the regular cast and [TS]

00:34:56   often take place in an alternate version [TS]

00:34:58   yeah it's it's well these are the [TS]

00:35:01   special episodes right they're not just [TS]

00:35:03   a run and run of the mill story of the [TS]

00:35:04   week it's true that was going to be my [TS]

00:35:06   next episode a lot of I never fear [TS]

00:35:10   I know reciprocity and i just want to [TS]

00:35:16   mention part of the reason i love it and [TS]

00:35:17   part of the reason i think that is a [TS]

00:35:18   showcase I like Voyager I don't love it [TS]

00:35:22   universally I don't love any Star Trek [TS]

00:35:25   universally but one of the things I love [TS]

00:35:27   about it is that it shows how amazing [TS]

00:35:30   Janeway is and how tenacious she is in [TS]

00:35:33   determined and smart and and and i love [TS]

00:35:36   that and that's why i want another [TS]

00:35:39   female starship captain featured in a [TS]

00:35:42   series all right i'm gonna go and i'm [TS]

00:35:45   going to shock scott again don't do it [TS]

00:35:48   Jason I've been or is this mirror mirror [TS]

00:35:51   universe jason are you yes i'm stroking [TS]

00:35:54   my goatee narrows god rah i'm picking [TS]

00:35:57   again again I put two next generation [TS]

00:36:00   episodes at the top of my list thinking [TS]

00:36:02   that I would be lucky to get one and [TS]

00:36:04   I've gotten them both because with my [TS]

00:36:07   second pick I'm grabbing the definitive [TS]

00:36:09   star trek the next generation episode [TS]

00:36:11   the best of both worlds the Borg attack [TS]

00:36:16   at Wolf 359 and decimate the fleet the [TS]

00:36:19   card is taken and turned into a Borg [TS]

00:36:21   then there's a summer where we all [TS]

00:36:24   wonder what's going to happen and we [TS]

00:36:26   come back and the deflector dish helps [TS]

00:36:28   them sort of defeat them and in the end [TS]

00:36:30   Picard is rescued and everything is okay [TS]

00:36:33   kind of but it's the I think this is the [TS]

00:36:36   episode that had next generation like [TS]

00:36:38   helped it break through to a broader [TS]

00:36:40   audience people were talking about the [TS]

00:36:42   cliffhanger and of course it went on to [TS]

00:36:44   define a lot of what what little [TS]

00:36:46   continuity we got in the next generation [TS]

00:36:48   a lot of it was the Borg storyline [TS]

00:36:50   Picard's storyline have being affected [TS]

00:36:53   by being assimilated by the Borg and of [TS]

00:36:55   course it led to a very nice next [TS]

00:36:57   generation film first contact so I feel [TS]

00:36:59   like how could you not I it's right [TS]

00:37:01   there so I have to take it best of both [TS]

00:37:03   worlds I mean it has it has great [TS]

00:37:05   moments it is i would say a brilliant [TS]

00:37:08   half an episode and then they resolve it [TS]

00:37:13   and then they resolve it it's true yeah [TS]

00:37:15   half witch witch and that's totally [TS]

00:37:17   because you know Michael pill we wrote [TS]

00:37:19   the first half and he was gonna leave [TS]

00:37:21   yeah I didn't know a good luck everybody [TS]

00:37:23   and then he had [TS]

00:37:24   a guy to figure out how to actually [TS]

00:37:25   resolve it later and it shows yeah I [TS]

00:37:28   mean it's you know but but the first [TS]

00:37:31   half is brilliant I if I was it if it [TS]

00:37:34   was on my list I was only going to pick [TS]

00:37:36   the first half that first half though [TS]

00:37:38   and the ending of you know Picard Isla [TS]

00:37:42   cutis ed they do that tight shot of [TS]

00:37:44   Riker as mr. Worf fire you're like no [TS]

00:37:47   rancor you can't fire is because in fact [TS]

00:37:51   I I decided this before we started that [TS]

00:37:53   you can't not take both parts of a [TS]

00:37:55   two-parter and I was going to call it [TS]

00:37:58   the best of both worlds rule um but you [TS]

00:38:01   know there's stuff in this i think the [TS]

00:38:03   second episode is good it just cannot [TS]

00:38:04   keep up with the first episode which is [TS]

00:38:06   great it is maybe the definitive next [TS]

00:38:08   generation episode let's move on to the [TS]

00:38:10   robo pics Joe Robo steel Oh is he has to [TS]

00:38:15   skip over some of his pics that were [TS]

00:38:17   sniped to go tools available to a [TS]

00:38:19   Voyager episode again what what this is [TS]

00:38:24   again off format a bit tinker tenor dr. [TS]

00:38:28   spy one of my favorite titles on Voyager [TS]

00:38:32   so you like the title I like this title [TS]

00:38:36   it's a fine episode it's a fine episode [TS]

00:38:39   I enjoy it and you know it's robert [TS]

00:38:41   picardo getting to have a blast so you [TS]

00:38:43   know I'm okay with that yeah yeah he [TS]

00:38:46   just delightful mm-hmm everybody loves [TS]

00:38:48   Robert Picardo he's great and the [TS]

00:38:50   opening is great i look forward to robo [TS]

00:38:54   Joe telling us more about this emphasis [TS]

00:38:56   please Joe tell us it seemed like a [TS]

00:38:59   lackluster response remember to another [TS]

00:39:00   podcast perhaps robo Joe explain why [TS]

00:39:03   tank retainer dr. spy is one of my [TS]

00:39:07   favorite wager episodes is very light [TS]

00:39:08   comedy it does have character [TS]

00:39:10   development for the doctor I quite enjoy [TS]

00:39:14   seeing his fantasies unfold on screen as [TS]

00:39:18   outlandish and flamboyant as they are I [TS]

00:39:20   feel like it is it is quite novel it [TS]

00:39:23   doesn't take itself too seriously the [TS]

00:39:26   major tension in the episode is [TS]

00:39:29   something that you know will be easily [TS]

00:39:31   averted but it's just just watching how [TS]

00:39:35   he hopes others [TS]

00:39:36   see him and now he wants to project [TS]

00:39:38   himself through his fantasies I feel [TS]

00:39:41   like that is one of the reasons why it's [TS]

00:39:44   one of the better voyager episodes and I [TS]

00:39:46   think that Voyager is definitely [TS]

00:39:47   stronger when it's doing comedy than [TS]

00:39:48   when it's trying to be serious so that [TS]

00:39:50   that's why I wanted to go ahead and snag [TS]

00:39:52   that one especially since I know [TS]

00:39:53   nobody's picking voyager episodes on [TS]

00:39:54   this podcast robo Dan's turn to pick and [TS]

00:39:58   robo Dan it has been sniped as well by [TS]

00:40:02   by several people here so you should be [TS]

00:40:04   happy but he's going to go for a deep [TS]

00:40:07   space 9 episode because it's dan but [TS]

00:40:10   with a little original series flavor [TS]

00:40:12   celebrating the trouble with tribbles [TS]

00:40:15   with trials and tribulations it's on my [TS]

00:40:20   list you and to and I was thinking about [TS]

00:40:23   picking it the neck show me knows my [TS]

00:40:26   next round it's such a good episode oh [TS]

00:40:30   that is an episode if you someone [TS]

00:40:34   doesn't know anything about deep space 9 [TS]

00:40:36   but they know Star Trek so they know [TS]

00:40:37   Kirk and Spock and tribbles you show [TS]

00:40:40   them that episode and they love it [TS]

00:40:42   unsurprisingly my second pick also a [TS]

00:40:44   time-travel episode but this one this is [TS]

00:40:47   just a fun episode from start to finish [TS]

00:40:50   it's from deep space nine which is my my [TS]

00:40:52   favorite of all the Star Trek series and [TS]

00:40:54   its trials and tribble-ations it's a [TS]

00:40:56   fantastically just an opportunity to get [TS]

00:40:59   the crew of deep space nine in the [TS]

00:41:03   original series and interact with Kirk [TS]

00:41:05   and some of the original series [TS]

00:41:06   characters and it's done by basically [TS]

00:41:09   interpolating it along into the classic [TS]

00:41:12   trouble with tribbles episode and so [TS]

00:41:16   Cisco and the crew are basically [TS]

00:41:18   sneaking around trying to find a way to [TS]

00:41:21   prevent this guy from this this Klingon [TS]

00:41:25   operative disguised as human from [TS]

00:41:26   killing Kirk and and sabotaging all [TS]

00:41:30   these the events of this episode it's [TS]

00:41:34   really well done even watching it now in [TS]

00:41:36   the non restored version it looks great [TS]

00:41:39   like the way that they just sort of [TS]

00:41:41   interleave everybody into it and some of [TS]

00:41:43   that is obviously the huge production [TS]

00:41:45   values right like you know everybody [TS]

00:41:47   gets to dress up and wear the classic [TS]

00:41:49   series uniforms and use all the [TS]

00:41:52   technology and make fun of how primitive [TS]

00:41:54   some of the technology is and it's shot [TS]

00:41:57   against all these sets that are you know [TS]

00:41:59   clearly painstakingly rebuilt and it [TS]

00:42:04   just it looks great it's fun you know [TS]

00:42:07   O'Brien gets dressed down by Kirk at one [TS]

00:42:09   point for starting a fight Cisco gets a [TS]

00:42:11   meet Kirk at the end of the episode Dax [TS]

00:42:14   gets to talk about how attractive Spock [TS]

00:42:17   is and Julian worries about perhaps [TS]

00:42:21   falling in love with his [TS]

00:42:23   great-grandmother it's it's just it's a [TS]

00:42:26   delightful romp we get Worf's non [TS]

00:42:29   explanation about why Klingons in the [TS]

00:42:31   original series look so different we get [TS]

00:42:33   odo petting a Tribble there's just [TS]

00:42:36   there's just so much to love about this [TS]

00:42:37   episode from start to finish including [TS]

00:42:39   even the framing story which has the [TS]

00:42:40   establishes I think this temporal [TS]

00:42:42   investigations department and Starfleet [TS]

00:42:44   that's come to question Cisco about [TS]

00:42:45   exactly what he did I love their [TS]

00:42:47   exasperation with Kirk and how annoying [TS]

00:42:49   he was from a time travel perspective I [TS]

00:42:54   like that they don't like any of Cisco's [TS]

00:42:56   time travel jokes intended or otherwise [TS]

00:42:58   this is great showcase for every books [TS]

00:43:01   every time he gets to do that [TS]

00:43:02   million-dollar smile I really just like [TS]

00:43:04   it's it's a delight and so everything [TS]

00:43:06   about this this episode is just fun from [TS]

00:43:09   start to finish and I think that's why I [TS]

00:43:11   like it so much even as someone who is [TS]

00:43:13   not a huge fan of the original series [TS]

00:43:14   where I had seen much of the original [TS]

00:43:15   series before this point there is a [TS]

00:43:18   delight in marrying these two very [TS]

00:43:23   different examples of this show and and [TS]

00:43:25   you know ds9 is a very different version [TS]

00:43:27   of the show than the original series but [TS]

00:43:29   the fact that it all takes place in the [TS]

00:43:31   same universe is kind of delightful it's [TS]

00:43:34   amazing the jokes and knowing trouble [TS]

00:43:37   with tribbles by heart some of the jokes [TS]

00:43:39   in there are very clearly done by other [TS]

00:43:41   fans who no trouble with tribbles by [TS]

00:43:43   heart because like the scene where they [TS]

00:43:46   are slowly scanning the tribbles and [TS]

00:43:48   tossing them over their shoulders [TS]

00:43:49   intercut with the triples falling out [TS]

00:43:52   and hitting curve is yes I'm that funny [TS]

00:43:55   it's funny in the original it is extra [TS]

00:43:58   funny when it's Dax and Cisco chucking [TS]

00:44:00   them over their shoulder and just wet [TS]

00:44:02   they just [TS]

00:44:02   are continually bombarded William [TS]

00:44:05   Shatner down below it's great yeah i [TS]

00:44:07   mean this this is an example again of [TS]

00:44:10   why i say deep space nine is the best of [TS]

00:44:13   the series and especially having read [TS]

00:44:15   the 50-year mission books that's you [TS]

00:44:17   know kind of the oral history of the [TS]

00:44:19   show Oh of all the series that was a [TS]

00:44:22   very tight writing staff that stuck [TS]

00:44:24   together and they were on fire I mean [TS]

00:44:28   they were just a finely tuned machine [TS]

00:44:31   compared to the other Trek series and [TS]

00:44:33   they were doing these kind of episodes [TS]

00:44:35   and getting those kind of details in and [TS]

00:44:37   getting you know the the density of [TS]

00:44:41   reference and and the way it's woven [TS]

00:44:43   together there are other Trek things [TS]

00:44:46   that have tried to weave together stuff [TS]

00:44:48   it's no this this one did it right well [TS]

00:44:51   and you can tell like the joy that cisco [TS]

00:44:55   has in being their leaders like a little [TS]

00:44:57   kid and that's a lot of fun to watch too [TS]

00:45:00   yeah yeah all right third round time [TS]

00:45:03   David what do you have all right I'm [TS]

00:45:06   torn but we've had enough Deep Space [TS]

00:45:08   nine Episode so i think i'm going to go [TS]

00:45:09   back to the original series again for a [TS]

00:45:14   glimpse at something we had always been [TS]

00:45:17   curious about through the first season [TS]

00:45:19   and we wanted to know more about we [TS]

00:45:21   still want to know more about we don't [TS]

00:45:22   with even with all these shows and [TS]

00:45:24   movies we still don't know enough amok [TS]

00:45:27   time oh it's the first time we see the [TS]

00:45:32   Vulcan homeworld it's the first time we [TS]

00:45:34   get a real glimpse into a Vulcan society [TS]

00:45:37   and how it works and and Vulcan ritual [TS]

00:45:41   and religion and you know again son of a [TS]

00:45:43   theologian yes it's very fascinating and [TS]

00:45:45   and yet it is it is all made up Hui [TS]

00:45:47   because again it's 60s TV sci-fi but [TS]

00:45:50   it's a fine strain of hooey and you know [TS]

00:45:55   again a really nicely constructed a [TS]

00:45:59   story that lets Kirk and Spock fight one [TS]

00:46:03   another which you know can often be [TS]

00:46:05   contrived when you have your heroes [TS]

00:46:07   fighting hello DC comics and but this is [TS]

00:46:11   a very smart way of doing it and it's [TS]

00:46:13   it's all strategy right it's [TS]

00:46:16   it's two Pring picking Kirk to be her [TS]

00:46:18   champion yeah and and throwing a wrench [TS]

00:46:20   into the plans she had already made [TS]

00:46:23   which is kind of kind of clever and then [TS]

00:46:25   McCoy stepping up and saving the day [TS]

00:46:27   which leads to one of Spock's greatest [TS]

00:46:31   moments at the very end when you know [TS]

00:46:35   for it well two of them actually we're [TS]

00:46:37   first he is you know a live long and [TS]

00:46:40   prosper Spock I shall do neither for I [TS]

00:46:42   have killed my captain right and that he [TS]

00:46:45   beams back up to the enterprise and who [TS]

00:46:47   should walk out of sickbay gions Moran [TS]

00:46:50   Jim and McCoy is like I think we were [TS]

00:46:54   just about to see something to bring [TS]

00:46:56   down the house right that is such a [TS]

00:46:59   delightful episode on every level even [TS]

00:47:02   you know oh i just i love i love that [TS]

00:47:05   episode cree it's a great episode and [TS]

00:47:08   and almost of our Vulcan lore really [TS]

00:47:11   kind of comes out of that from out of DC [TS]

00:47:12   Fontana and especially out of that [TS]

00:47:14   episode alright Justin what do you have [TS]

00:47:18   so next up is a next generation episode [TS]

00:47:20   chain of command a wonderful two-parter [TS]

00:47:25   in which we encounter a new captain of [TS]

00:47:29   the enterprise briefly Jellico and he [TS]

00:47:33   ruffled some feathers but the the reason [TS]

00:47:36   i picked this is of course the [TS]

00:47:37   incredible performance by patrick [TS]

00:47:40   stewart when he's being tortured by the [TS]

00:47:42   Kardashians it's it's probably the most [TS]

00:47:45   powerful performance he provides [TS]

00:47:47   throughout the entire series even more [TS]

00:47:50   powerful in my opinion than his [TS]

00:47:51   performance during the inner light [TS]

00:47:52   although it's close but you know that [TS]

00:47:55   the the work they put into this episode [TS]

00:47:58   to research torture to watch videos and [TS]

00:48:03   source material and like the way [TS]

00:48:06   everyone just poured themselves into [TS]

00:48:08   making this an absolutely incredible [TS]

00:48:10   story it shows and it's it's a [TS]

00:48:14   wonderfully put together piece of work [TS]

00:48:16   so chain of command if we didn't have [TS]

00:48:19   the best of both worlds rule I would [TS]

00:48:21   have picked the second half of it [TS]

00:48:22   because again i can't i can't go for it [TS]

00:48:24   if half of it doesn't quite you know the [TS]

00:48:27   first half is okay it's a typical [TS]

00:48:29   episode [TS]

00:48:30   but then you get to the reason they made [TS]

00:48:31   it which is yeah yeah utterly brilliant [TS]

00:48:34   and and certainly his best performance I [TS]

00:48:37   agree and it's it's very much in the [TS]

00:48:40   tradition of again 60s TV doing the [TS]

00:48:43   interrogation episodes but this one is [TS]

00:48:46   grounded in reality and it's it is hard [TS]

00:48:50   to watch at points yeah I do agree that [TS]

00:48:53   you know if you look at them as [TS]

00:48:55   individual episodes it's easy to say the [TS]

00:48:57   part 2 as obviously the standout but I [TS]

00:49:00   feel like they contrast each other in a [TS]

00:49:03   very necessary way in the beginning in [TS]

00:49:05   the first part you've got you know that [TS]

00:49:07   the teams together you know a smaller [TS]

00:49:09   subset of the team but the teams working [TS]

00:49:11   together and they're they're going to go [TS]

00:49:13   infiltrate this place they're going to [TS]

00:49:14   go accomplish a mission and you know it [TS]

00:49:16   just shows how everything's working as [TS]

00:49:18   intended and you know Starfleet's great [TS]

00:49:21   and we're equipped and we're going to do [TS]

00:49:22   this and then it all crumbles and I feel [TS]

00:49:26   like that setup going into the the slow [TS]

00:49:30   degradation of his entire life [TS]

00:49:33   throughout the the torture sessions is [TS]

00:49:36   is necessarily set up by everything that [TS]

00:49:40   happens in part one so fair enough yeah [TS]

00:49:43   for me it's it's you can't look at them [TS]

00:49:46   separately it's just one story that [TS]

00:49:47   happens to be told in two episodes [TS]

00:49:50   because the format dictates it and he [TS]

00:49:52   tells Troy to put on uniform on yeah [TS]

00:49:54   yeah yeah finally cuz it your face yes [TS]

00:49:58   yes yes Ronnie Cox doing a good job as [TS]

00:50:02   Captain jerkface yeah is it every cat [TS]

00:50:06   from andrew lloyd webber's cats IV [TS]

00:50:08   income yeah what's wrong with ye got rid [TS]

00:50:10   of the fish from the ready room he ate [TS]

00:50:11   it no see British that is now headcanon [TS]

00:50:20   alene what do you have I am going with a [TS]

00:50:23   Voyager episode um blink of an eye which [TS]

00:50:29   is an episode in which Voyager gets [TS]

00:50:33   stuck in orbit around a planet and this [TS]

00:50:39   planet has a different like time [TS]

00:50:42   dilation [TS]

00:50:43   than the rest of the galaxy so in the [TS]

00:50:46   amount of time that it takes Voyager to [TS]

00:50:48   kind of get break out of orbit it's been [TS]

00:50:51   centuries on this planet and and so it [TS]

00:50:55   goes through it that Voyager becomes [TS]

00:50:57   part of the mythology of this planet as [TS]

00:50:59   a permit of society they see this new [TS]

00:51:01   star in the sky they start to worship it [TS]

00:51:03   and it becomes the driving factor in [TS]

00:51:06   them reaching technological innovations [TS]

00:51:08   until they can finally get to a point [TS]

00:51:10   where they can reach Voyager and board [TS]

00:51:13   Voyager and so we get like this [TS]

00:51:15   bird's-eye view of a civilization rising [TS]

00:51:18   and it's just it's neat it's just a neat [TS]

00:51:21   story i almost put that one on my list [TS]

00:51:23   Scott what you have what do I have this [TS]

00:51:27   is another Q episode because I like you [TS]

00:51:30   unlike some people some people do but [TS]

00:51:35   I'd like I also like fish out of water [TS]

00:51:37   episodes and so deja Q where Q loses all [TS]

00:51:41   his powers to be taught a lesson by the [TS]

00:51:44   continuum is what I am picking I enjoy [TS]

00:51:47   it hehe his hand gets pierced with a [TS]

00:51:51   fork by Guinan he tells Geordi that's [TS]

00:51:54   the in order to save the planet and help [TS]

00:51:58   the moon's orbital decay you just [TS]

00:52:00   changed the gravitational constant of [TS]

00:52:01   the universe lots of great things he [TS]

00:52:04   doesn't understand why he's hungry he he [TS]

00:52:07   doesn't he doesn't do well as a human [TS]

00:52:08   he's so whiny I love it he is very whiny [TS]

00:52:12   yeah lots of great moments and I just [TS]

00:52:17   enjoy how much q annoys Picard generally [TS]

00:52:20   and so I like their their back and forth [TS]

00:52:23   in this episode as well my favorite part [TS]

00:52:25   of that episode is 1q comes to sickbay [TS]

00:52:28   to talk to data and it's when it's after [TS]

00:52:32   data saved his life and they're [TS]

00:52:34   repairing him and data can't talk right [TS]

00:52:36   yet because they haven't repaired that [TS]

00:52:38   part of him and you know Q tells him [TS]

00:52:40   that you know he's a much better human [TS]

00:52:43   than he'll ever be and and I love the [TS]

00:52:45   way they set that scene up with data not [TS]

00:52:47   being able to respond because I can't [TS]

00:52:49   imagine a response that would have gone [TS]

00:52:51   better in that scene than silence [TS]

00:52:53   yeah and it ends has great ending where [TS]

00:52:56   with data and cute data queue gives data [TS]

00:52:59   a gift unmake stay too laughs oh I love [TS]

00:53:02   that Jason do you love deja Q I think [TS]

00:53:05   that it is using Hugh and his best which [TS]

00:53:08   is laying him low and having him not be [TS]

00:53:10   this impossibly powerful figure so I do [TS]

00:53:13   think it's actually a very good use of Q [TS]

00:53:15   naught not play tapestry level where you [TS]

00:53:18   might not even be there is the best q [TS]

00:53:20   episode but I think this is the best [TS]

00:53:22   episode with well I don't know it's it's [TS]

00:53:24   a good q episode it's a very good q [TS]

00:53:26   episode I agree all right um I am going [TS]

00:53:30   next and I'm going back to the original [TS]

00:53:33   series this will be my first original [TS]

00:53:34   series pick and I had to say I went I [TS]

00:53:38   went for the classic I went for my [TS]

00:53:39   original series favorite episode and I [TS]

00:53:43   strange that it's the episode that pays [TS]

00:53:47   an homage went before it but the trouble [TS]

00:53:49   with tribbles is my choice I love this [TS]

00:53:52   episode it is such a funny script by [TS]

00:53:55   David Gerald it's performed with a light [TS]

00:53:57   touch by the actors I I got to see it [TS]

00:54:00   performed live on stage at trek in the [TS]

00:54:03   park in Portland a couple of summers ago [TS]

00:54:04   and it killed it's so funny that on it's [TS]

00:54:09   a it's just it's a it showed like a like [TS]

00:54:11   a band playing a song and you realize a [TS]

00:54:13   cover of a song and you realize that [TS]

00:54:15   that song is a really good song because [TS]

00:54:16   it can be interpreted in different ways [TS]

00:54:17   you know like that's a really good song [TS]

00:54:18   I that same feeling about trouble with [TS]

00:54:20   tribbles like that's it that's a really [TS]

00:54:21   good script like because on stage in a [TS]

00:54:24   park on a summer afternoon it killed it [TS]

00:54:28   was hilarious it was just it's a funny [TS]

00:54:30   episode I love it there's fur balls [TS]

00:54:32   there's Klingons there's there's there's [TS]

00:54:34   poison grain Captain Kirk's just [TS]

00:54:37   seething contempt for the bureaucracy is [TS]

00:54:40   amazing hora is charmed by these triples [TS]

00:54:44   and unwittingly leash unleashes [TS]

00:54:47   destruction on the enterprise which then [TS]

00:54:49   is visited on the Klingons at the end [TS]

00:54:51   there's the con man Cyrano Jones I you [TS]

00:54:56   know what's not to like i love i love [TS]

00:54:58   this episode even though many triples [TS]

00:54:59   die in it that's okay there there are [TS]

00:55:02   more troubles that it has so many moving [TS]

00:55:05   parts to it [TS]

00:55:06   and they shouldn't all work together but [TS]

00:55:08   they do right and I mean it's an [TS]

00:55:10   espionage story it's an espionage story [TS]

00:55:13   it's a con game it's a cute animal story [TS]

00:55:15   and and it's a comedy it's it's satire [TS]

00:55:18   it's a you know all of these things uh [TS]

00:55:21   and how does it work what the hell yeah [TS]

00:55:25   that should or shouldn't work written by [TS]

00:55:27   a teenager presumably if I like the help [TS]

00:55:29   of like gene kun or something but yeah [TS]

00:55:31   or DC find him and even though they had [TS]

00:55:34   light moments in other episodes even [TS]

00:55:35   though they had other comedy episodes [TS]

00:55:37   there is a clunkiness to the way they [TS]

00:55:41   play in the Harry Mudd episodes right [TS]

00:55:44   there's there's a lot of moments that [TS]

00:55:46   work and there are a lot of moments that [TS]

00:55:47   just fall flat on their face and this is [TS]

00:55:50   just high comedy done perfectly right oh [TS]

00:55:54   yeah and and I haven't memorized too [TS]

00:55:57   mm-hmm ok so the troll with tribbles is [TS]

00:56:01   off the board I have collected my top [TS]

00:56:03   three picks so me draft over time for [TS]

00:56:08   robo pics from Joe and dan Joe pics from [TS]

00:56:11   deep space nine the episode rocks and [TS]

00:56:14   Shoals rocks and Shoals is one of the [TS]

00:56:17   Deep Space nine episodes in side of the [TS]

00:56:18   story arc where the station has been [TS]

00:56:20   taken over by the Dominion we split our [TS]

00:56:22   time between the planet's surface where [TS]

00:56:25   Cisco and crew have crashed and the [TS]

00:56:30   station being run by the Dominion and [TS]

00:56:33   the remnants of the Bajoran people still [TS]

00:56:37   there and it's a very interesting [TS]

00:56:39   episode not just for the a plot about [TS]

00:56:42   what's happening on the the desert [TS]

00:56:44   planet but for what's happening on the [TS]

00:56:47   station itself because Kira is battling [TS]

00:56:49   with what to do surrounding keeping the [TS]

00:56:53   station up and running now she is [TS]

00:56:55   accused by a Bajoran Vedic as [TS]

00:56:59   collaborating essentially with them that [TS]

00:57:02   they need to resist and Kira is very [TS]

00:57:05   prepared to stop this this Vedic and [TS]

00:57:07   stop her from lashing out because she [TS]

00:57:10   worries about what it will mean for the [TS]

00:57:12   people on the station like oh well if we [TS]

00:57:14   don't keep order then you know things [TS]

00:57:17   will be worse for us that's not [TS]

00:57:18   something vetted Yasim [TS]

00:57:19   is with and in fact in this B plot vetta [TS]

00:57:22   Qasim surprises Kyra who is there to [TS]

00:57:25   stop vetta chasm from from demonstrating [TS]

00:57:27   when she doesn't demonstrate in a [TS]

00:57:33   traditional manner that that Kira had [TS]

00:57:35   expected rather the Vedic hops off of [TS]

00:57:38   one of the the upper levels of the [TS]

00:57:41   promenade and hangs herself it's very [TS]

00:57:44   dramatic scene shocking really and it [TS]

00:57:48   shocks Kira into realizing she needs to [TS]

00:57:53   do something about this occupation of [TS]

00:57:55   the station that that she is complicit [TS]

00:57:58   in things as long as she just lets [TS]

00:58:00   things operate in such a way that [TS]

00:58:02   nothing bad happens so that that is that [TS]

00:58:06   is a really tough b-side for for the [TS]

00:58:12   characters now on the planet surface you [TS]

00:58:15   have to deal with the situation [TS]

00:58:17   surrounding the Gemma dar who have also [TS]

00:58:20   crashed on the planet and they're Vorta [TS]

00:58:22   the Vorta splayed is named Kevin and he [TS]

00:58:26   has been wounded he requires medical [TS]

00:58:29   attention and the gym had are not very [TS]

00:58:31   good at it they they managed to get him [TS]

00:58:33   medical attention from one of the [TS]

00:58:35   captured people that they they get on [TS]

00:58:38   the planet's surface and this is when [TS]

00:58:42   the Vorta reveals his plan to send the [TS]

00:58:46   gem head are up against cisco and the [TS]

00:58:48   Federation but they will go in a very [TS]

00:58:51   specific path through a valley where [TS]

00:58:54   it'll be easy to pick off the gem Adar [TS]

00:58:57   because they can no longer shroud [TS]

00:58:59   because they're low in ketracel-white [TS]

00:59:00   the Vorta is concerned that the [TS]

00:59:04   Jem'Hadar will eventually run out of [TS]

00:59:06   white and go crazy so he wants to kill [TS]

00:59:09   all of them and he knows that cisco will [TS]

00:59:13   have to do it whether cisco wants to [TS]

00:59:15   cold-blooded it would commit [TS]

00:59:17   cold-blooded murder on these these [TS]

00:59:19   troopers or not because the troopers [TS]

00:59:21   will attack no matter what and follow [TS]

00:59:23   the Bortas commands so this is this is a [TS]

00:59:27   very complicated issue for for cisco [TS]

00:59:30   because he has to protect his people but [TS]

00:59:32   he knows that this is [TS]

00:59:33   messed up so I greatly enjoyed this [TS]

00:59:36   episode as one of the more complicated [TS]

00:59:38   and nuanced episodes that involve the [TS]

00:59:43   moral issues surrounding both cisco and [TS]

00:59:47   major Kira's characters so I feel like [TS]

00:59:52   it's one of the these stronger episodes [TS]

00:59:54   in this particular Dominion ark although [TS]

00:59:55   I would have picked the whole thing if I [TS]

00:59:58   could have OH [TS]

00:59:58   could have OH [TS]

01:00:00   okay I got this so rocks and Shoals is [TS]

01:00:04   the one where O'Brien tears his pants [TS]

01:00:08   huh so so they're there in the [TS]

01:00:10   demi-monde show right they've stolen [TS]

01:00:13   this Dominion ship a while ago rights [TS]

01:00:15   artfully put it back together and then [TS]

01:00:17   they go on this behind your undercover [TS]

01:00:20   mission behind the lines to destroy this [TS]

01:00:22   facility and they do that in the [TS]

01:00:23   previous episode right in this episode [TS]

01:00:25   opens earth know that the previous [TS]

01:00:28   episode ends with them being chased by [TS]

01:00:29   the Dominion this episode opens with [TS]

01:00:32   them getting their butt kicked by the [TS]

01:00:33   Dominion and they crash-land into the [TS]

01:00:35   ocean of this planet and there's a scene [TS]

01:00:39   right at the beginning where it's a [TS]

01:00:40   beautiful scene where you've got the [TS]

01:00:42   Dominion ship in the background sinking [TS]

01:00:45   slowly into the ocean yep as they're as [TS]

01:00:47   they're coming on to shore with this [TS]

01:00:49   like makeshift raft right and they [TS]

01:00:52   haphazardly like drag the raft and the [TS]

01:00:55   the sub what supplies they could have [TS]

01:00:57   gathered on to the beach and like you [TS]

01:01:00   know Jadzia's been severely injured [TS]

01:01:03   she's on the raft and they're pulling [TS]

01:01:05   her up and people are stumbling out of [TS]

01:01:07   the water it's it's a hell of a swim [TS]

01:01:09   from from that ship you can tell and and [TS]

01:01:12   they all just kind of collapse in a heap [TS]

01:01:13   on the beach and then after a moment [TS]

01:01:16   O'Brien looks down he's like ah damn it [TS]

01:01:20   and they're like what I tore my pants [TS]

01:01:24   and they're like he Cisco's like who are [TS]

01:01:28   you pants he's like yeah it's or my [TS]

01:01:31   pants I guess I'm in real trouble now [TS]

01:01:33   and they all just laughs it's it's so [TS]

01:01:37   yeah they just burst out laughing [TS]

01:01:39   because of the absurdity of the [TS]

01:01:41   situation and it's like I love that line [TS]

01:01:43   because it's it shows this camaraderie [TS]

01:01:45   between not just like the the main cast [TS]

01:01:48   that is present of the of deep space [TS]

01:01:51   nine but also like these other ancillary [TS]

01:01:53   characters that have joined them on this [TS]

01:01:55   mission not all of which will survive [TS]

01:01:57   the episode but it just sets things up [TS]

01:02:00   so beautifully and it's just one of [TS]

01:02:02   those little moments that I cherish [TS]

01:02:03   which is why I open the episode was it [TS]

01:02:05   with it but nobody remembers it but me [TS]

01:02:07   that's cool now it Justin surprised me [TS]

01:02:11   by focusing on the pants [TS]

01:02:13   but I feel like there were some other [TS]

01:02:14   stronger things so hopefully everyone [TS]

01:02:17   will agree with me and watch it not just [TS]

01:02:18   because of the pants thing thank you the [TS]

01:02:22   other that's a great episode like the [TS]

01:02:23   rest it goes on with this thing with [TS]

01:02:25   Gemma or and whatever but it's all about [TS]

01:02:27   the half pans good I'm sure was thinking [TS]

01:02:29   to Dan more'n pics also from deep space [TS]

01:02:32   nine these guys what is going on for the [TS]

01:02:35   uniform this is kind of the it's like [TS]

01:02:38   way at the end but it's the penultimate [TS]

01:02:39   chapter in this long arc running in ds9 [TS]

01:02:42   and it has to do with a kind of minor [TS]

01:02:44   character but a recurring character [TS]

01:02:47   which is one of ds9's great strengths [TS]

01:02:49   and that it brings back these characters [TS]

01:02:50   over over again and develops these arcs [TS]

01:02:52   and evolves them over time and that's um [TS]

01:02:55   lieutenant lieutenant commander former [TS]

01:02:58   lieutenant commander Michael Eddington [TS]

01:02:59   who is in an earlier episode revealed to [TS]

01:03:02   be essentially a Maquis spy mole [TS]

01:03:06   whatever you want to call them and [TS]

01:03:08   essentially betrays the rest of the ds9 [TS]

01:03:11   crew and goes off to join the Maquis and [TS]

01:03:13   so what we get here is the cisco is sort [TS]

01:03:18   of you know Moby Dick style Moby Dick [TS]

01:03:21   style halves is like tracking down [TS]

01:03:23   Eddington and trying to capture him and [TS]

01:03:27   he's become obsessed with this and so we [TS]

01:03:30   get this interesting parable and [TS]

01:03:33   interesting development in Cisco's [TS]

01:03:36   character that shows that he's willing [TS]

01:03:39   to cross certain lines and I think [TS]

01:03:41   what's great about this is in is that [TS]

01:03:43   it's a microcosm of ds9 and what I love [TS]

01:03:45   about the show and that it's not it's [TS]

01:03:48   willing to paint its protagonists in a [TS]

01:03:51   more questionable light not things are [TS]

01:03:52   not black and white I feel like a lot of [TS]

01:03:55   next generation and even the original [TS]

01:03:56   series to a certain extent you know [TS]

01:03:58   portrays our character says the good [TS]

01:04:00   guys and this is not the case in ds9 and [TS]

01:04:03   this is a this happens before my [TS]

01:04:06   favorite episode which I know someone [TS]

01:04:08   else picked in the pale moonlight but in [TS]

01:04:11   this case it shows sort of the [TS]

01:04:12   permeability and flexibility of Cisco's [TS]

01:04:16   character and willing to give up these [TS]

01:04:18   Starfleet ideals in order to fulfill [TS]

01:04:21   essentially this sort of revenge plot [TS]

01:04:23   there's a lot of great stuff here his [TS]

01:04:26   interactions with [TS]

01:04:27   eddington Kenneth Marshall are really [TS]

01:04:29   just they're loaded right now Avery [TS]

01:04:31   books gets to bring this sort of [TS]

01:04:33   gravitas in fury which is what he does [TS]

01:04:35   so well in this show and they're their [TS]

01:04:37   arguments back and forth and and [TS]

01:04:39   Eddington basically draws a parallel [TS]

01:04:41   with Leigh miserable and calls Cisco's [TS]

01:04:43   affair for tracking him down and feels [TS]

01:04:45   like what he's done is not worth Cisco's [TS]

01:04:48   obsession with him and and Cisco's [TS]

01:04:50   willing to cross the line and [TS]

01:04:51   essentially destroy if not you know not [TS]

01:04:55   like outright kill a bunch of people [TS]

01:04:58   Maki settlers on a planet but [TS]

01:05:00   essentially like make their home in [TS]

01:05:01   hospital and force them to flee which is [TS]

01:05:04   pretty brutal and you know Eddington [TS]

01:05:07   essentially gets to play the hero here [TS]

01:05:09   in the eamon in a conversation with [TS]

01:05:11   cisco and Dax they talk about how [TS]

01:05:12   edingtons the hero of his own story and [TS]

01:05:15   it's not a thing of perspective I feel [TS]

01:05:17   like we get that much in in the Star [TS]

01:05:20   Trek series and so you know essentially [TS]

01:05:23   Eddington gets to make the heroic [TS]

01:05:25   sacrifice and Cisco uses that against [TS]

01:05:27   him and so you know watching this [TS]

01:05:29   episode in a vacuum I mean I've seen all [TS]

01:05:31   the previous episodes but re watching it [TS]

01:05:33   in a vacuum Cisco does not come off [TS]

01:05:35   looking very good here and Eddington [TS]

01:05:37   does seem more heroic in some fashion [TS]

01:05:40   and so it's it's you know without having [TS]

01:05:42   that previous you know run up in in [TS]

01:05:46   Eddington betraying him it's definitely [TS]

01:05:47   makes Cisco less sympathetic and so yeah [TS]

01:05:51   I love this DFC 69 is great at painting [TS]

01:05:54   the gray shades of Starfleet and in [TS]

01:05:58   these characters and I think that is a [TS]

01:06:00   big contrast to the previous episodes I [TS]

01:06:02   picked which is sort of fun and [TS]

01:06:04   delightful as this one is a lot grittier [TS]

01:06:06   and a lot more morally questionable it's [TS]

01:06:11   got some weird choices the hollow [TS]

01:06:12   communicators which are rarely seen [TS]

01:06:14   again they're nice because like then you [TS]

01:06:16   don't have people arguing out of you [TS]

01:06:17   screen a lot which is super boring but [TS]

01:06:19   it's also kind of a weird decision I [TS]

01:06:21   also really like the sort of submarine [TS]

01:06:23   movie Oh moshes when the Defiant is [TS]

01:06:25   damaged and they have to have nog [TS]

01:06:27   relaying all the orders and calling [TS]

01:06:29   things out and it makes things seem a [TS]

01:06:30   lot more tense because the Defiant is [TS]

01:06:32   not running a full capability and thus [TS]

01:06:34   it makes it you know the the ensuing [TS]

01:06:36   battles it has with the Maquis feel like [TS]

01:06:38   they have higher [TS]

01:06:39   stakes yeah so this is a really really [TS]

01:06:41   great episode it's part of that long [TS]

01:06:44   serialized tradition of ds9 which makes [TS]

01:06:47   it sometimes hard to sort of jump in and [TS]

01:06:48   out but I think it really does a nice [TS]

01:06:51   job of illuminating Cisco's character [TS]

01:06:53   especially no it's okay there's no [TS]

01:06:56   there's no pants gift or no pants [TS]

01:06:59   tearing it thank you thank you thank you [TS]

01:07:01   alright let's go back to the top of the [TS]

01:07:03   order David what's your next choice in [TS]

01:07:06   the fourth round do I go for another [TS]

01:07:08   Deep Space nine Episode I think I might [TS]

01:07:10   go for another Deep Space nine Episode [TS]

01:07:11   steady and another special alternate [TS]

01:07:15   existence of course because but this one [TS]

01:07:19   kind of makes sense knowing my tastes [TS]

01:07:22   it's far beyond the stars where Ben [TS]

01:07:27   Sisko wakes up and he's in 1950s New [TS]

01:07:30   York City and he's a science fiction [TS]

01:07:31   writer named benji who has this [TS]

01:07:34   wonderful story that he wants to sell [TS]

01:07:37   about this space station and the crew [TS]

01:07:39   that works on her and we we get to see [TS]

01:07:43   all of the regulars out of makeup which [TS]

01:07:46   is always a treat and playing very 50 [TS]

01:07:51   stereotype characters and so it's it's [TS]

01:07:55   this you know the the struggle between [TS]

01:07:57   the reality of what it would be like to [TS]

01:08:01   be an african american science fiction [TS]

01:08:03   writer in the 50s which not an easy row [TS]

01:08:06   to hoe and and again another wonderful [TS]

01:08:10   alternate variation it's like getting to [TS]

01:08:12   see this fictional Space Station right [TS]

01:08:15   it's it's meta in the best sense of the [TS]

01:08:17   word and and they all they all seem to [TS]

01:08:20   have a blast getting to do that late [TS]

01:08:25   forties early fifties style of acting [TS]

01:08:27   and and the dialogue and it's just it [TS]

01:08:30   crackles and I get to bring back Benji [TS]

01:08:32   Russell a couple of times and he becomes [TS]

01:08:33   important to cisco's identity and his [TS]

01:08:37   relationship with the prophets which [TS]

01:08:39   again is a nice touch and getting [TS]

01:08:42   getting to comment on science fiction [TS]

01:08:44   and getting to comment on what they're [TS]

01:08:46   doing and again it's that tightly [TS]

01:08:48   focused writing staff that all stuck [TS]

01:08:51   together alright [TS]

01:08:52   Justin what do you have choices choices [TS]

01:08:55   okay so for this next one I'll allow me [TS]

01:08:59   to preface this by reading a sentence [TS]

01:09:02   from memory alpha under the trivia [TS]

01:09:04   exception for this episode which reads [TS]

01:09:06   this was the first Star Trek two-part [TS]

01:09:09   episode with different names for Part [TS]

01:09:13   one and Part two so it is indeed a [TS]

01:09:15   two-part episode now even though their [TS]

01:09:17   name different no no memory memory alpha [TS]

01:09:21   doesn't get to call it a two-part [TS]

01:09:22   episode if it doesn't have part 1 or [TS]

01:09:24   part 2 in the name it you have to pick [TS]

01:09:27   one of them and not the other man Jason [TS]

01:09:30   pick the one with pants in it the one [TS]

01:09:34   with the most ripped pants Justin I [TS]

01:09:35   guess I'll have to go with improbable [TS]

01:09:39   cause from deep space nine then all [TS]

01:09:42   right the one the one where Garak blows [TS]

01:09:45   up his own shop when he gets wind of [TS]

01:09:47   assassins on his tail and decides to [TS]

01:09:50   involve odo in the only way he knows how [TS]

01:09:52   I love Garak I love me some Garak as [TS]

01:09:55   somebody said earlier yeah yeah it's [TS]

01:09:58   it's a great part one of a two-part [TS]

01:09:59   episode well the die is cast the second [TS]

01:10:05   part is available 04 s.o loves me some [TS]

01:10:09   odo whoever once whoever wants to do [TS]

01:10:11   that aleem okay I can make your [TS]

01:10:14   husband's very happy by picking at the [TS]

01:10:16   die is cast now oh yeah I don't do that [TS]

01:10:19   oh there's a TNG episode I want to [TS]

01:10:25   choose crud okay so I'm gonna I'm gonna [TS]

01:10:28   go with the ds9 trend make Jason shake [TS]

01:10:33   his head and wonder even more for the [TS]

01:10:35   continued ds9 episodes or tos and PNG [TS]

01:10:38   episodes for me go right ahead I am [TS]

01:10:41   picking it's only a Paper Moon um so [TS]

01:10:45   this is this is a holodeck episode I [TS]

01:10:48   don't remember is this the first [TS]

01:10:50   holodeck episode may be the only [TS]

01:10:52   holodeck episode and but it is a there's [TS]

01:10:56   a war going on and one of our characters [TS]

01:10:59   who we have seen grow up loses a leg in [TS]

01:11:02   this war and nog returns to deep space [TS]

01:11:06   nine after you know being in rehab for a [TS]

01:11:08   little bit and it's an episode about him [TS]

01:11:12   dealing with the post traumatic stress [TS]

01:11:15   that comes with being in a war and being [TS]

01:11:19   severely injured and having to kind of [TS]

01:11:22   change your life and I I just think that [TS]

01:11:26   it's such a neat way to frame it I think [TS]

01:11:29   it's a topic that that we could talk [TS]

01:11:33   about more just kind of in general [TS]

01:11:34   outside of like gritty shows and um I [TS]

01:11:38   like Vic I like Vic alike I like the [TS]

01:11:41   nightclub I like the singing I like Las [TS]

01:11:43   Vegas I don't know and as results um the [TS]

01:11:48   holodeck this program runs on on in the [TS]

01:11:52   holosuite in into all of forever for nog [TS]

01:11:57   and the crews and they can come drop in [TS]

01:11:59   and I just I think it's kind of a sweet [TS]

01:12:01   episode and I think that it's it's an [TS]

01:12:03   important episode solid that's a last [TS]

01:12:06   season of Deep Space nine Episode two so [TS]

01:12:08   there's a as read acts in that one just [TS]

01:12:10   yeah that's unfortunate all these Deep [TS]

01:12:11   Space nine Episode Scott what do you [TS]

01:12:13   have what did face 9 episode did you [TS]

01:12:15   choose Scott well I I am I will the die [TS]

01:12:20   is cast haha ah no I won't do that I [TS]

01:12:25   will continue the Deep Space nine trend [TS]

01:12:27   though and pick a season 1 episode of [TS]

01:12:30   deep space 9 which is one of my favorite [TS]

01:12:33   episodes featuring one of my favorite [TS]

01:12:35   characters Kira nerese Oh duet damn it [TS]

01:12:39   which is just a fantastic episode if you [TS]

01:12:42   haven't seen it it involves so [TS]

01:12:44   Cardassian who is an alleged war [TS]

01:12:46   criminal who Kira ethics has done [TS]

01:12:51   horrible things and he's masquerading as [TS]

01:12:53   this clerk and he convinces her [TS]

01:12:57   basically that he is in fact there's war [TS]

01:12:58   criminal but it turns out that he was [TS]

01:13:00   not he is the clerk who was working at [TS]

01:13:02   the basic concentration camp and he felt [TS]

01:13:05   so much guilt because he couldn't stop [TS]

01:13:06   the massacres so he has the psychosis [TS]

01:13:09   that makes him think he is this war [TS]

01:13:11   criminal it's just such a great there's [TS]

01:13:14   there's so much great one-on-one acting [TS]

01:13:18   and and the scenes between Kyra and this [TS]

01:13:20   guy it's fantastic Canadian actor Harris [TS]

01:13:24   ulan who is excellent and this was you [TS]

01:13:28   know I've been watching deep space night [TS]

01:13:30   at that point and going wow they they [TS]

01:13:32   may just pull this off this is an [TS]

01:13:34   interesting cast this is an interesting [TS]

01:13:35   setup this is fine and that came on and [TS]

01:13:38   blew me away because I was going to be [TS]

01:13:40   my next choice and i love i love a good [TS]

01:13:43   interrogation episode i love a good one [TS]

01:13:45   on one i mean that's that's it's a very [TS]

01:13:48   theatrical thing big shock and this this [TS]

01:13:52   was a story which and they figured this [TS]

01:13:55   out pretty quickly on deep space 9 this [TS]

01:13:57   was a story they could only do on deep [TS]

01:13:59   space 9 it there's a weight to the [TS]

01:14:03   history between their two races and and [TS]

01:14:06   especially with her personal history you [TS]

01:14:10   couldn't necessarily have just done that [TS]

01:14:12   on the spur of the moment on the other [TS]

01:14:14   shows to that point and but just beyond [TS]

01:14:19   being a good concept the the crackle of [TS]

01:14:22   the dialogue and they're clearly [TS]

01:14:23   relishing getting to do this kind of a [TS]

01:14:25   an episode just beautiful and that's [TS]

01:14:29   scene where he breaks down and he admits [TS]

01:14:31   it was the clerk at the variance it's [TS]

01:14:34   really good I was torn i put one deep [TS]

01:14:37   space 9 episode on my list and I was [TS]

01:14:38   torn between that one and this one [TS]

01:14:40   they're very similar in some ways [TS]

01:14:43   because the next season they came back [TS]

01:14:45   and they did another Kira episode that [TS]

01:14:48   is very good but but that one's a great [TS]

01:14:51   one great episode but I'm not gonna pick [TS]

01:14:54   that episode because there's only Deep [TS]

01:14:56   Space nine in this round so far and [TS]

01:14:58   that's madness on the original series a [TS]

01:15:04   little bit and pick the I've now picked [TS]

01:15:08   the four episodes at the top of my list [TS]

01:15:10   I've gotten them all you know the [TS]

01:15:14   trouble with tribbles is a very funny [TS]

01:15:15   episode and you could make the argument [TS]

01:15:17   that it is the funny episode of Star [TS]

01:15:19   Trek but that doesn't give enough credit [TS]

01:15:21   to one of my very favorite Star Trek [TS]

01:15:23   episodes a piece of the action in which [TS]

01:15:25   Kirk and Spock beamed down to the [TS]

01:15:28   gangster planet and cause a more trouble [TS]

01:15:31   Vic tape [TS]

01:15:32   back from alice is one of the gangsters [TS]

01:15:34   in it he they teach a kid they like [TS]

01:15:36   bribe a kid to fake that he's that he's [TS]

01:15:38   pert they banned up in zoot suits they [TS]

01:15:42   invent the game of fizzbin scotty [TS]

01:15:44   threatens learns to talk like a gangster [TS]

01:15:46   so we can threaten them from above on [TS]

01:15:48   the enterprise you know and they even [TS]

01:15:52   have not a bad so much of the original [TS]

01:15:54   series is like parallel planetary [TS]

01:15:57   evolution and that's why we have this [TS]

01:15:58   planet of romans and things like that no [TS]

01:16:00   there was a federation ship that left a [TS]

01:16:02   book behind about gangsters and they [TS]

01:16:05   thought it was great and so they decided [TS]

01:16:07   to form their whole society based on [TS]

01:16:08   that book and this is did you do [TS]

01:16:10   complete failure of the Federation that [TS]

01:16:13   kirk's tips and do they don't have to [TS]

01:16:14   break the prime directive it's already [TS]

01:16:17   been broken it's great so it's absurd [TS]

01:16:20   and funny and there's some light action [TS]

01:16:22   in it but it's just all comedy I find it [TS]

01:16:24   strange apparently Gena Roddenberry [TS]

01:16:26   hated the comedy episodes and they they [TS]

01:16:28   stop doing them but mid 2nd season [TS]

01:16:30   within a three-episode span you have [TS]

01:16:33   this and the trouble with tribbles [TS]

01:16:34   because i believe Gene Roddenberry said [TS]

01:16:36   get them get get them out of the way and [TS]

01:16:38   never do any more of these comedy [TS]

01:16:40   episodes and they're both great so I [TS]

01:16:41   love a piece of the action and I love [TS]

01:16:43   that it's a very sly satire on on pop [TS]

01:16:47   culture and trends right it's it's the [TS]

01:16:49   imitative society going hey this is [TS]

01:16:52   really cool we're all gonna do it and [TS]

01:16:53   and it's it's so lightly done it's it's [TS]

01:16:57   because it doesn't hit you over the head [TS]

01:16:58   with that part of the cano but at the [TS]

01:17:00   end McCoy leaves his communicator behind [TS]

01:17:01   and they realize they're gonna fix there [TS]

01:17:03   in 20 years and they're all going to be [TS]

01:17:04   wearing like gold shirts and blue shirts [TS]

01:17:07   it's just how it's gonna be and I mean [TS]

01:17:10   it's it is a pitch-perfect spoof of the [TS]

01:17:12   untouchables which had been popular a [TS]

01:17:14   few years earlier and and I just I love [TS]

01:17:16   the names bela oxmyx and Jojo cracka [TS]

01:17:18   alright with a robo pick Joe is picking [TS]

01:17:22   a Voyager episode called hope and fear [TS]

01:17:27   hope and fear is one of those voyager [TS]

01:17:29   episodes where they think they're going [TS]

01:17:30   to go home but they're totally not going [TS]

01:17:31   to go home and there are a lot of those [TS]

01:17:33   so it's not interesting on that level [TS]

01:17:35   what is interesting is how the crew [TS]

01:17:39   deals with trying to think about what it [TS]

01:17:42   means to go home notably seven of nine [TS]

01:17:45   and Jane way and how that comes into [TS]

01:17:48   their relationship with one another [TS]

01:17:51   because seven of nine isn't really from [TS]

01:17:54   Earth in in the traditional sense it's [TS]

01:17:58   not the home that she knows she's not as [TS]

01:18:00   jazzed by going back as everyone else's [TS]

01:18:02   everyone else is super jazzed btdubs but [TS]

01:18:05   the the prospect of going there is not [TS]

01:18:08   as alluring to her and this makes her [TS]

01:18:09   deeply suspicious of the convenient [TS]

01:18:12   alien who was able to conveniently [TS]

01:18:13   decipher the transmission which [TS]

01:18:16   conveniently led them to the very [TS]

01:18:18   convenient Federation ship with the very [TS]

01:18:20   convenient faster than warp drive the [TS]

01:18:23   the quantum slipstream drive and because [TS]

01:18:27   of her suspicions that it helps them [TS]

01:18:30   avoid some possible calamity although [TS]

01:18:33   you know this is this isn't Janeway's [TS]

01:18:36   first rodeo why there's she doesn't beam [TS]

01:18:38   everybody immediately over to the alien [TS]

01:18:40   ship as the alien had intended and this [TS]

01:18:42   this leaves them with a scenario that [TS]

01:18:45   only Janeway and seven are captured and [TS]

01:18:49   when they're captured they have a scene [TS]

01:18:50   in the brig where they they have a very [TS]

01:18:52   heartfelt moments where they are using a [TS]

01:18:55   micro filament whatever to rearrange the [TS]

01:18:58   things it doesn't matter what that is [TS]

01:19:00   it's just a reason for them to talk to [TS]

01:19:01   one another and it's acted superbly by [TS]

01:19:05   kate mulgrew and Jeri Ryan where they [TS]

01:19:07   have to play off of not just the [TS]

01:19:12   feelings in this episode but the [TS]

01:19:14   feelings since her introduction in the [TS]

01:19:15   series which is not something that had [TS]

01:19:17   happened very often in Voyager where [TS]

01:19:18   people are referring to things that had [TS]

01:19:20   happened in the past but it is it is a [TS]

01:19:22   nice way to go on that little trip of [TS]

01:19:26   what of what it meant for her so that's [TS]

01:19:30   why I quite enjoy this episode and not [TS]

01:19:31   so much the actual possibility of them [TS]

01:19:34   going home as ridiculous as that seems [TS]

01:19:37   Thank You robo joe and robo dan selects [TS]

01:19:42   from the next generation yeah they're [TS]

01:19:44   steering away from deep space nine at [TS]

01:19:46   last he he selects second chances in [TS]

01:19:50   which we discover that Will Riker due to [TS]

01:19:54   a transporter accident has been [TS]

01:19:56   duplicated [TS]

01:19:57   and another Will Riker has been staying [TS]

01:19:59   stranded on a planet for eight years [TS]

01:20:01   second chances is a weird one but kind [TS]

01:20:05   of a great idea essentially the premise [TS]

01:20:07   of this next generation episode is that [TS]

01:20:09   eight years ago Riker was a lieutenant [TS]

01:20:13   and he was helping evacuate a station [TS]

01:20:16   and so the modern-day enterprise goes [TS]

01:20:19   back because they have an opportunity to [TS]

01:20:21   sort of check out the data logs from the [TS]

01:20:22   station which they really want they [TS]

01:20:24   beamed down and they find that [TS]

01:20:25   lieutenant Riker from eight years ago [TS]

01:20:27   was stuck there and so essentially there [TS]

01:20:30   are two Rikers one is is the Riker who [TS]

01:20:33   was left behind after this and has sort [TS]

01:20:36   of survived on his own like castaway [TS]

01:20:38   style in the station for eight years [TS]

01:20:40   he's all bedraggled and everything and [TS]

01:20:42   the other is the Will Riker we we know [TS]

01:20:44   and maybe love and so this entire [TS]

01:20:46   episode is kind of a showcase for [TS]

01:20:48   Jonathan Frakes to play these two [TS]

01:20:50   characters off of each other because [TS]

01:20:52   they are the same person you know very [TS]

01:20:54   fun early on fundamentally we learned [TS]

01:20:56   that these are there not just like it's [TS]

01:20:58   not just like eating clones right like [TS]

01:20:59   they are fundamentally the same person [TS]

01:21:01   who not so much took a different choice [TS]

01:21:03   but took two different paths their lives [TS]

01:21:05   branch at a point and so you know we'll [TS]

01:21:08   went on and got his promotion and he [TS]

01:21:10   broke up with Deanna and you know he [TS]

01:21:13   makes commander and he decides to say on [TS]

01:21:15   the enterprise instead of getting his [TS]

01:21:16   own command and Thomas Riker is you know [TS]

01:21:19   was kind of still this brat even though [TS]

01:21:22   they're the same age he's kind of still [TS]

01:21:23   this young more brash more reckless [TS]

01:21:25   version of record who hasn't had to take [TS]

01:21:28   on all that responsibility and so we [TS]

01:21:30   kind of see them class throughout this [TS]

01:21:32   episode and really the plot is is window [TS]

01:21:34   dressing here this is really about the [TS]

01:21:36   choices we make and how that impacts our [TS]

01:21:39   lives and so we see you know the younger [TS]

01:21:42   or the lieutenant Riker get involved [TS]

01:21:44   with Deanna again still have all the [TS]

01:21:46   feelings because he's been thinking [TS]

01:21:47   about her for eight years while he's [TS]

01:21:49   been trapped on this station and he's a [TS]

01:21:51   little more reckless he's used to doing [TS]

01:21:53   things his own way and he and Riker [TS]

01:21:55   clash a whole bunch because you know [TS]

01:21:58   Will Riker has grown up and become the [TS]

01:22:00   first officer and is part of the chain [TS]

01:22:02   of command and used to giving orders and [TS]

01:22:04   all that stuff and and Thomas Riker has [TS]

01:22:06   been used to doing things on his own and [TS]

01:22:08   so I really enjoyed these two facets [TS]

01:22:10   this same character and Riker is a [TS]

01:22:13   charming likeable guy I think and so [TS]

01:22:16   having a second version of him is it [TS]

01:22:20   makes for a really interesting dynamic [TS]

01:22:22   especially when the commander Riker has [TS]

01:22:24   to order him around and he sort of takes [TS]

01:22:26   umbrage at that but what I think is [TS]

01:22:28   really well done here is that you know [TS]

01:22:31   you compare it with some of like I think [TS]

01:22:33   about classic Trek episodes um there's [TS]

01:22:35   was it I remember which episode there's [TS]

01:22:37   at least there's some episodes where [TS]

01:22:39   there's transport accidents and you get [TS]

01:22:40   like duplicates of people so we have the [TS]

01:22:42   episode where there's like evil Kirk and [TS]

01:22:44   good kirk and it's like that would have [TS]

01:22:45   been the cop out right is like have some [TS]

01:22:48   of this be like evil Riker and you know [TS]

01:22:50   the fact that they're both essentially [TS]

01:22:52   still Will Riker and they're both good [TS]

01:22:54   people makes it far more interesting and [TS]

01:22:57   you know at the moment we just sort of [TS]

01:23:00   the climax of the episode where they're [TS]

01:23:02   crossing this bridge and the lieutenant [TS]

01:23:05   Riker it gives way lieutenant Riker is [TS]

01:23:07   like falling down he's holding on and [TS]

01:23:09   and Commander Riker has to pull him up [TS]

01:23:11   and and Lieutenant records like now I'll [TS]

01:23:12   just let go you know one of us has to [TS]

01:23:14   get through and do this mission and you [TS]

01:23:17   know commander Riker is is he not [TS]

01:23:19   willing to leave his crew member behind [TS]

01:23:21   even though he he doesn't really like [TS]

01:23:24   him you know the lieutenant Riker [TS]

01:23:26   version himself he still you know he's [TS]

01:23:29   not a bad guy he's gonna save him and so [TS]

01:23:32   it's really an illuminating look at the [TS]

01:23:34   character of Riker I think you know we [TS]

01:23:36   have a brief aside with data and Worf [TS]

01:23:38   where Worf talks about how the reason [TS]

01:23:41   they might not get along is that you see [TS]

01:23:46   something in yourself that you don't [TS]

01:23:48   really like about yourself and that you [TS]

01:23:50   know that's clear here even though I [TS]

01:23:51   think part of commander Rikers you know [TS]

01:23:55   commander Rikers regret here is that he [TS]

01:23:59   is not still that sort of more [TS]

01:24:02   uninhibited fellow I think he also sort [TS]

01:24:07   of a you know takes what he has and in [TS]

01:24:10   sort of embraces his own you know that [TS]

01:24:13   the experience he's he's had since then [TS]

01:24:14   so I think it's a great episode it's [TS]

01:24:17   another really great like Prem here's a [TS]

01:24:19   great premise let's just sort of explore [TS]

01:24:21   what this happens and I and I [TS]

01:24:23   and as with the cause in fact I like the [TS]

01:24:25   idea that these guys are just like [TS]

01:24:27   Thomas Riker as he eventually dubs [TS]

01:24:29   himself just goes off into the world [TS]

01:24:31   here and we see him briefly reemerge on [TS]

01:24:34   ds9 where he takes some choices that are [TS]

01:24:37   very unwilling or like and that's kind [TS]

01:24:39   of a fun exploration of that character [TS]

01:24:41   as well so yeah this one gets a thumbs [TS]

01:24:44   up that's a fun episode it is fun good [TS]

01:24:47   job Robo Dan those are those are fine [TS]

01:24:49   upsets nah but like they're not the die [TS]

01:24:51   is cast no they're not he's still on the [TS]

01:24:54   board they haven't skyped you yet Justin [TS]

01:24:56   if you want to take two rounds to pick [TS]

01:24:57   both parts otherwise maybe not well lit [TS]

01:25:01   let us enter the fifth round oh is this [TS]

01:25:06   the crazy round Scott what did you think [TS]

01:25:08   I was gonna say I don't I was excited we [TS]

01:25:10   would sound very dramatic but well this [TS]

01:25:12   may be our last round oh I know David [TS]

01:25:17   what do you have well I'm gonna save a [TS]

01:25:19   lot of good ones for the lightning round [TS]

01:25:21   yeah and I'm gonna pick what I think is [TS]

01:25:24   the second best q episode all good [TS]

01:25:27   things it's it's a very very tricky time [TS]

01:25:32   travel paradox it is told in through at [TS]

01:25:36   least three time periods the past the [TS]

01:25:38   present the far future it has a slight [TS]

01:25:42   hiccup at the end that doesn't quite [TS]

01:25:45   make sense but i forgive it because it's [TS]

01:25:48   just such a damn good story and it's fun [TS]

01:25:50   to see sort of the before Farpoint and [TS]

01:25:54   then the present day and then the future [TS]

01:25:56   where everybody supposedly winds up and [TS]

01:25:58   how how their lives have all changed and [TS]

01:26:02   they're coming coming back together and [TS]

01:26:04   it has you know it's the series finale [TS]

01:26:06   it has grace notes from all different [TS]

01:26:09   episodes and has a little touch of [TS]

01:26:11   family which is what one of my favorite [TS]

01:26:13   episodes it has touches of the early the [TS]

01:26:18   early seasons and you can you get to see [TS]

01:26:19   Tasha Yar again which is nice to do in [TS]

01:26:22   your series finale right Ron Moore and [TS]

01:26:24   brannon braga had been working on the [TS]

01:26:26   script for Star Trek generations for [TS]

01:26:28   like almost that whole year while doing [TS]

01:26:31   the show yeah and I mean [TS]

01:26:35   l they get the assignment to write the [TS]

01:26:37   finale they bang that thing out and [TS]

01:26:40   about what two weeks or something and [TS]

01:26:42   that is a brilliant episode followed by [TS]

01:26:46   this movie that they worked on that is [TS]

01:26:49   kind of okay hey not right but it's got [TS]

01:26:54   that's the example of like it's all the [TS]

01:26:56   pressure and we gotta get William [TS]

01:26:57   Shatner in here in the original cast and [TS]

01:26:59   it's going to feature and they kind of [TS]

01:27:00   whereas when they were unencumbered by [TS]

01:27:02   all of that oversight and concern and [TS]

01:27:04   could just knock out the TNG episode [TS]

01:27:06   they did a great one and it's just fun [TS]

01:27:10   right it's a rip snortin adventure it [TS]

01:27:13   touches all the right the notes to of [TS]

01:27:15   for a series finale series finales are [TS]

01:27:17   hard to do right and this one does a [TS]

01:27:19   great job it calls back to the first [TS]

01:27:20   episode it tells you what might be a [TS]

01:27:22   future for all of them and then it makes [TS]

01:27:25   you feel that that last scene where [TS]

01:27:26   where card comes to the poker game is so [TS]

01:27:29   well done so good yes and another nice [TS]

01:27:33   touch is that in each era as he as [TS]

01:27:37   Picard is flashing from era to era it's [TS]

01:27:40   not it's not the entire cast in every [TS]

01:27:42   year right you get a little bit of the [TS]

01:27:45   cast here a little bit of the cast there [TS]

01:27:47   a little bit of the cast there and it's [TS]

01:27:49   you know it's it's a very nicely [TS]

01:27:51   balanced you find out that Picard and [TS]

01:27:53   crusher got married and then got [TS]

01:27:54   divorced which was a nice touch yep but [TS]

01:27:58   yeah it's it's my favorite time travel [TS]

01:28:00   adventure in next generation and my [TS]

01:28:03   second favorite q episode which is also [TS]

01:28:05   i mean it is kind of a quantum leap e [TS]

01:28:07   episode 2 so maybe maybe they should [TS]

01:28:10   just should have done that with q i [TS]

01:28:11   don't know yeah it's a solid episode [TS]

01:28:13   because scott data and he's alive in the [TS]

01:28:15   future just like he definitely is alive [TS]

01:28:17   in the feud yep that's right like death [TS]

01:28:20   why was the reason why he wouldn't be [TS]

01:28:22   exactly yeah he's a backup brand and [TS]

01:28:25   there's positronic androids out there [TS]

01:28:27   you just get a get your dune buggy drive [TS]

01:28:29   around you'll find one Justin hmm what [TS]

01:28:32   do you have well this is a tough one [TS]

01:28:35   since it's the last official round [TS]

01:28:37   perhaps so I've got to go with a Voyager [TS]

01:28:42   episode and it's a Voyager episode [TS]

01:28:45   that's a bit unlike most other voyager [TS]

01:28:48   episodes [TS]

01:28:48   his flashback the one in which who [TS]

01:28:51   Janeway enters to vox mind and they're [TS]

01:28:56   trying to do something but something [TS]

01:28:58   goes wrong and they go into his memories [TS]

01:29:00   of serving as an incident or lieutenant [TS]

01:29:03   on the Excelsior with Captain Sulu and [TS]

01:29:07   George Takei to kaiser and most of the [TS]

01:29:09   cast that was on the bridge with him [TS]

01:29:12   during the undiscovered country yes they [TS]

01:29:15   return they are on the set that is [TS]

01:29:17   incredible I mean it's not the same set [TS]

01:29:20   they actually had to build this set in [TS]

01:29:23   two weeks whereas the original excelsior [TS]

01:29:25   bridge took like 12 weeks and much more [TS]

01:29:28   money to build and it looks fantastic [TS]

01:29:30   and they pull all of it off like it's [TS]

01:29:33   it's just like it's just like there's [TS]

01:29:36   this other series in another parallel [TS]

01:29:38   universe where they decided to just [TS]

01:29:41   follow the adventures of the Excelsior [TS]

01:29:43   with Sulu as the captain and they just [TS]

01:29:44   plucked an episode out and just plopped [TS]

01:29:46   it down into are universally like here [TS]

01:29:48   you go and it's wonderful it's [TS]

01:29:50   absolutely wonderful because it works [TS]

01:29:52   and there's a battle with some Klingons [TS]

01:29:54   and and it's just it's just a delight [TS]

01:29:56   aleem what do you have all right well [TS]

01:29:59   I'm gonna go with the one that I didn't [TS]

01:30:00   pick last round the die is cast crap i [TS]

01:30:04   don't even have this one written down i [TS]

01:30:08   didn't look on Memory Alpha because I [TS]

01:30:11   thought someone would take it in like [TS]

01:30:12   around one or two and I was just like [TS]

01:30:15   I'm not even going to try to fight for [TS]

01:30:16   it but nobody's picked it yet I don't [TS]

01:30:19   know what's wrong with all of us but the [TS]

01:30:20   measure of him oh it was on my list [TS]

01:30:25   from the next generation and and in [TS]

01:30:28   which the personhood a datos personhood [TS]

01:30:32   is up for debate and it becomes a trial [TS]

01:30:35   and Riker has to argue and to the court [TS]

01:30:40   that data is not a person and is [TS]

01:30:44   property and it's a wonderful episode [TS]

01:30:47   it's it's it's so well done and it's one [TS]

01:30:50   of those really deeply thought-provoking [TS]

01:30:53   episodes and which sometimes sometimes [TS]

01:30:58   Star Trek doesn't get quite right it got [TS]

01:31:00   it right this is a season 2 episode it [TS]

01:31:02   is perhaps the first great good [TS]

01:31:05   generation yes yeah absolutely [TS]

01:31:07   absolutely and Melinda Snodgrass wrote [TS]

01:31:10   it as a spec script and not only did [TS]

01:31:13   they make it but they hired her so yeah [TS]

01:31:16   good script yeah and we learned that [TS]

01:31:18   it's easier to turn data off than it is [TS]

01:31:20   to turn off my iPhone well you don't [TS]

01:31:25   have to hold the button as long it's no [TS]

01:31:28   doubt we just tap it lays off yep which [TS]

01:31:32   is a great moment but you should really [TS]

01:31:34   have to like hold down the thing on his [TS]

01:31:36   back and then like rub the top of his [TS]

01:31:38   head to shut him right like turned his [TS]

01:31:39   head a couple of degrees or so in your [TS]

01:31:42   lobe leoch that's why he doesn't do the [TS]

01:31:46   carol burnett sign off because he would [TS]

01:31:48   turn yourself off indeed oh that's a [TS]

01:31:50   great episode yeah one thing I want to [TS]

01:31:51   call out about this episode is the [TS]

01:31:53   performance that Jonathan Franks gives [TS]

01:31:55   because he's tasked with you know yeah [TS]

01:31:58   through through ridiculous ridiculous [TS]

01:32:00   script match imaginations of well yeah [TS]

01:32:03   the next highest ranking must be the [TS]

01:32:05   prosecutor like all right but still [TS]

01:32:07   agree he has to process he has to prove [TS]

01:32:09   adversarial situation he has to prove [TS]

01:32:11   the data is not alive even though he [TS]

01:32:14   doesn't believe that and he does a good [TS]

01:32:16   job he has to prove he has to do his [TS]

01:32:17   best work yeah and he's ordered to do a [TS]

01:32:20   good job because she's like if I don't [TS]

01:32:21   believe you're doing the best job you [TS]

01:32:23   can i'll just call this whole thing off [TS]

01:32:24   yeah and like the the premise about that [TS]

01:32:28   is absolutely nonsensical and absurd and [TS]

01:32:31   whatever but it leads to such a [TS]

01:32:33   wonderful performance by him in it [TS]

01:32:36   because you can see like he's [TS]

01:32:39   doing this cuz he has to do it more or [TS]

01:32:42   everything's gonna fall apart but he [TS]

01:32:44   hates doing it and that comes across so [TS]

01:32:46   so well I love it it's a great episode [TS]

01:32:49   yep it is and at the end I actually kind [TS]

01:32:53   of like the the bad guy in that episode [TS]

01:32:55   is Bruce Maddox who is the researcher [TS]

01:32:59   and he's a complicated character he [TS]

01:33:02   wants to study data and doesn't think [TS]

01:33:04   that data is alive but you know he is [TS]

01:33:08   trying to understand data and data [TS]

01:33:10   doesn't hate him so much just think he's [TS]

01:33:12   misguided and at the end there's that [TS]

01:33:14   nice moment where he refers to data as [TS]

01:33:15   he instead of it and he gets called on [TS]

01:33:18   it and because he says he's remarkable [TS]

01:33:20   is me and and data says if you further [TS]

01:33:23   your research I will be happy to help [TS]

01:33:25   you like he's not you know you did to me [TS]

01:33:27   jerk like no I'll help you yeah you just [TS]

01:33:30   aren't you you don't put me at risk for [TS]

01:33:33   your research right you've learned and I [TS]

01:33:35   will stay in touch email me yeah and [TS]

01:33:37   later in the series like way way later [TS]

01:33:39   data actually is seen recording log [TS]

01:33:42   entries to send to to Maddox yeah and [TS]

01:33:45   it's just this super subtle thing that [TS]

01:33:47   ties that together like several seasons [TS]

01:33:50   later it's really yeah yeah they were [TS]

01:33:52   they were getting really good at that on [TS]

01:33:53   that show yeah Scott what's your last [TS]

01:33:57   pic i will pick an episode that tells [TS]

01:34:02   the classic story of boy meets Gorn it [TS]

01:34:07   is arena series [TS]

01:34:11   captain kirk and gore and beamed down to [TS]

01:34:14   a planet to enter one shall leave my [TS]

01:34:19   money's on Kirk and even I love this [TS]

01:34:22   episode it's just an iconic original [TS]

01:34:24   series episode the Gorn is lumbering and [TS]

01:34:26   ridiculous a Captain Kirk's solution to [TS]

01:34:30   make a cannon out of diamonds and sulfur [TS]

01:34:32   coal it's just crazy asst cold that's [TS]

01:34:35   right Anna bamboo to yep hmm it doesn't [TS]

01:34:39   make much sense but i like it so much [TS]

01:34:42   and even better when they redid all of [TS]

01:34:46   the effects for the blu-ray release they [TS]

01:34:50   went to the trouble of making the Gorn [TS]

01:34:52   blink it's fantastic yeah yep and and [TS]

01:34:57   the rest of the crew gets to watch TV [TS]

01:34:59   from half a just watch it on TV just [TS]

01:35:01   like us let me do my impression of the [TS]

01:35:03   Gorn that's it spot on also ass least a [TS]

01:35:09   foreign land land of lost basically the [TS]

01:35:12   same thing um yeah that's a fun that's a [TS]

01:35:15   fun episode it's I like the constraint [TS]

01:35:17   of it it's just like you know the setup [TS]

01:35:20   is just we're gonna we don't want your [TS]

01:35:22   spaceships to fight so we're gonna let [TS]

01:35:23   your two captains fight it out and we [TS]

01:35:25   basically they put the solutions in the [TS]

01:35:29   in the field they're at Vasquez rocks [TS]

01:35:31   and Kirk figures it out which leads to [TS]

01:35:34   Spock having to explain the science to [TS]

01:35:35   us he oh yes if there was only a small [TS]

01:35:38   quantity of coal he says to McCoy [TS]

01:35:41   because the Spock narrates most of it [TS]

01:35:43   it's pretty funny look look dr. a bamboo [TS]

01:35:46   to yeah it's great it's great it's like [TS]

01:35:50   Darmok only with more cannons and and [TS]

01:35:54   and and red shirts yeah he whips his [TS]

01:35:56   shirt okay I am going to pick again I'm [TS]

01:36:00   really kind of overcorrecting here but [TS]

01:36:02   I'm literally just picking the next one [TS]

01:36:03   on my list overcorrecting for scotch [TS]

01:36:05   chastising me for not picking original [TS]

01:36:07   series episodes I'm gonna pick another [TS]

01:36:08   original series episode even though I've [TS]

01:36:11   got a Voyager a deep space nine and i [TS]

01:36:12   had an enterprise on my list the next [TS]

01:36:14   one down your heart Jason I did get the [TS]

01:36:17   inner light with sniped for me I didn't [TS]

01:36:18   get to pick that but I am going to pick [TS]

01:36:19   balance of terror yeah which is a [TS]

01:36:23   classic submarine [TS]

01:36:25   a story basically where the Romulans are [TS]

01:36:28   in one ship and the enterprise's in the [TS]

01:36:30   other it's it's claustrophobic mark [TS]

01:36:34   leonard is the captain of the Romulan [TS]

01:36:36   ship it is i watch this not too long ago [TS]

01:36:39   with my family as like this is a good [TS]

01:36:41   episode and we watched it and it's like [TS]

01:36:43   it's so good it's so tense and you [TS]

01:36:46   really feel for mark leonard he is the [TS]

01:36:48   bad guy because he's the enemy captain [TS]

01:36:50   but it's like it's it's a cold war [TS]

01:36:53   situation that you know and he says at [TS]

01:36:56   the end i think in another universe I [TS]

01:36:57   could have called you friend to Kirk but [TS]

01:36:59   and that they try to outwit each other [TS]

01:37:01   and there's drama and there's some [TS]

01:37:03   personal drama in it and it is it's such [TS]

01:37:08   a great episode it is it is wonderfully [TS]

01:37:10   done yeah that was on my list too yeah [TS]

01:37:13   it's just it's such a good episode and [TS]

01:37:15   and the reveal when they show what [TS]

01:37:17   Romulans look like and the crew is like [TS]

01:37:19   wow there's a racism because they think [TS]

01:37:20   it's marcus style there's the racist [TS]

01:37:23   crewman right and then and then of [TS]

01:37:24   course the what happens in the end is [TS]

01:37:26   that spock races into the phasor control [TS]

01:37:29   room and saves the racist crew man who [TS]

01:37:31   hates him because he's got pointed ears [TS]

01:37:33   and then of course there's also the [TS]

01:37:35   tragic bookends which is it the episode [TS]

01:37:37   begins with a wedding that gets called [TS]

01:37:39   off because of Red Alert and at the end [TS]

01:37:41   we discovered that there has been one [TS]

01:37:42   fatality during the battle and it is the [TS]

01:37:45   the groom and Kirk has to go to the [TS]

01:37:48   chapel and console the bride it is ah [TS]

01:37:50   and uh and he was just about to retire [TS]

01:37:53   the next day yeah I'm sure he was yeah [TS]

01:37:56   oh it's so great it's a very good [TS]

01:37:59   episode alright we have we have two [TS]

01:38:01   robotic picks left Joe's Robo pic is a [TS]

01:38:05   Voyager episode interesting message in a [TS]

01:38:09   bottle ah sure that's good one it's good [TS]

01:38:14   one message in a bottle is another fun [TS]

01:38:16   episode of voyager it is a very light [TS]

01:38:18   and tone it does have some serious plot [TS]

01:38:20   elements that they use to move things [TS]

01:38:22   forwards the corrosion network is used [TS]

01:38:25   to reach across from the Delta Quadrant [TS]

01:38:29   to the Alpha Quadrant and for the first [TS]

01:38:32   time reconnect with a federation ship [TS]

01:38:35   the message that they send is too [TS]

01:38:37   garbled they have to send [TS]

01:38:38   gram for reasons that are dumb but they [TS]

01:38:41   use that to justify sending the doctor [TS]

01:38:44   across space to a federation ship that [TS]

01:38:48   they detect on the very edge of this [TS]

01:38:50   network and that is the prometheus a [TS]

01:38:51   special fancy prototype which has been [TS]

01:38:55   taken over by Romulans and that's not so [TS]

01:38:58   great now this is an interesting episode [TS]

01:39:01   because the doctor has to play off of [TS]

01:39:03   the ship Sony mhm played by Andy Dick [TS]

01:39:05   back when used to could still cast Andy [TS]

01:39:06   Dick and things and they have to work [TS]

01:39:09   together with the doctor being the more [TS]

01:39:10   experienced of the two and the the Andy [TS]

01:39:13   Dick character being much more like the [TS]

01:39:15   original doctor was when he was [TS]

01:39:17   activated in and admiring Robert Picardo [TS]

01:39:21   doctor and his abilities from being in [TS]

01:39:24   the Delta Quadrant now they do of course [TS]

01:39:27   managed to successfully take the ship [TS]

01:39:28   back over and reconnect with the [TS]

01:39:30   Federation and the doctor is sent back [TS]

01:39:32   with some additional information and [TS]

01:39:34   that that it's fun it's fun it's just [TS]

01:39:37   fun just enjoy it whatever it's not a [TS]

01:39:40   big deal thanks Joe and Dan's robo pic [TS]

01:39:44   is an interesting choice it is well I [TS]

01:39:52   remember my thoughts when I watched this [TS]

01:39:54   episode but dan has chosen the TNG [TS]

01:39:58   episode disaster the last episode I [TS]

01:40:01   picked this kind of an oddball one [TS]

01:40:02   though I guess you could argue they've [TS]

01:40:04   all been sort of oddball disaster is [TS]

01:40:06   season 5 episode 5 of the next [TS]

01:40:08   generation and it's kind of an homage to [TS]

01:40:10   disaster movies basically the enterprise [TS]

01:40:13   is incapacitated by a MacGuffin quantum [TS]

01:40:17   filament but it's a MacGuffin and a [TS]

01:40:19   whole bunch of characters are sort of [TS]

01:40:21   separated and isolated in various parts [TS]

01:40:24   of the ship and what is what I enjoy [TS]

01:40:27   about this and this was one of the other [TS]

01:40:29   first episodes I ever saw along with [TS]

01:40:31   cause and effect but what I enjoy about [TS]

01:40:33   this is that it's a heavily [TS]

01:40:34   character-driven episode where we get to [TS]

01:40:38   see pairings that we don't often see [TS]

01:40:40   throughout the rest of the show and [TS]

01:40:42   characters are put into different [TS]

01:40:43   situations so for example Geordi and dr. [TS]

01:40:48   crusher are stuck in a cargo bay and [TS]

01:40:50   need to engineer / [TS]

01:40:52   ash medical their way out of a problem [TS]

01:40:54   Troy is the ranking officer on the [TS]

01:40:59   bridge along with O'Brien and Edson row [TS]

01:41:01   and we have Worf is in ten-forward and [TS]

01:41:06   ends up having to deliver miles and [TS]

01:41:09   caicos baby and Picard is stuck in a [TS]

01:41:13   turbolift with a bunch of kids and this [TS]

01:41:15   is a lot of fun because all of these [TS]

01:41:17   people are kind of out of their element [TS]

01:41:18   here Picard doesn't like kids Worf is [TS]

01:41:21   only taking a emergency medical class [TS]

01:41:23   Troy does not have command skills even [TS]

01:41:26   though she is the ranking officer and so [TS]

01:41:29   it's a lot of fun to kind of watch these [TS]

01:41:30   characters deal with situations that are [TS]

01:41:33   out of the everyday i think that there's [TS]

01:41:36   a lot of good seed sown here for future [TS]

01:41:38   development of these characters [TS]

01:41:40   including Troy eventually taking on [TS]

01:41:41   command responsibility and there's a the [TS]

01:41:46   wharf and delivering Molly O'Brien bit [TS]

01:41:48   in particular is wonderful and it's [TS]

01:41:50   referenced in a ds9 episode which I [TS]

01:41:52   actually did an episode of random check [TS]

01:41:54   on with Scott in that O'Brien hearing [TS]

01:41:57   the second baby O'Brien baby is our war [TS]

01:41:59   fearing the second O'Brien baby's on its [TS]

01:42:02   way announces that he will take a [TS]

01:42:04   vacation ever so he is not present when [TS]

01:42:06   it is born and yeah it this is not like [TS]

01:42:10   a particularly memorable episode in [TS]

01:42:12   terms of plot or what have you but [TS]

01:42:14   having these various characters in weird [TS]

01:42:19   situations is kind of delightful and I [TS]

01:42:21   will never forget Worf announcing to [TS]

01:42:23   Keiko you are now fully dilated and may [TS]

01:42:26   now give birth that line gets bandied [TS]

01:42:28   about in my family way too much [TS]

01:42:31   counselor Troi takes command of the [TS]

01:42:34   bridge yeah and this is like her first [TS]

01:42:37   taste of command and it has a profound [TS]

01:42:39   impact on her throughout the rest of [TS]

01:42:41   like the series in the movies so thumbs [TS]

01:42:45   up damn right yeah it's a good episode [TS]

01:42:46   and Picard's trapped in the turbolift [TS]

01:42:49   with the kids and yeah crew with all [TS]

01:42:52   this well I mean see your when Alan [TS]

01:42:53   disaster movie is what it is it's it's a [TS]

01:42:56   very smart use of all those troops and a [TS]

01:42:58   very smart use of each of the characters [TS]

01:43:00   that way cmi memory of this episode is [TS]

01:43:03   that I watched it and said yeah that was [TS]

01:43:04   a disaster but [TS]

01:43:05   that's me thank you Dan and thanks [TS]

01:43:12   everybody else that is five rounds so [TS]

01:43:15   that is a lot of episodes so if you're [TS]

01:43:17   looking to do like a big binge of Star [TS]

01:43:21   Trek episodes we just have picked 35 but [TS]

01:43:23   we are not done yet because now I'm [TS]

01:43:26   gonna ask everybody to tell me what's [TS]

01:43:28   left on your list that you didn't pick [TS]

01:43:29   David all right the crazy Rand space [TS]

01:43:33   seed come on yep space seed dagger of [TS]

01:43:37   the mind where we we get kind of an [TS]

01:43:39   interesting story but we also get one of [TS]

01:43:41   the few reasonably intelligent human [TS]

01:43:45   being female characters from the [TS]

01:43:47   enterprise dealing with Kirk which is [TS]

01:43:49   kind of nice conscience of the king [TS]

01:43:51   because I just you know it's theatrical [TS]

01:43:53   oh yeah devil in the dark which is a [TS]

01:43:56   beautiful twist on a monster story where [TS]

01:43:59   we are looking at the monsters yeah I [TS]

01:44:01   love that one that was on my list a [TS]

01:44:02   doomsday machine because there are few [TS]

01:44:05   things more entertaining than watching [TS]

01:44:06   William Windham go insane yep yesteryear [TS]

01:44:11   from the animated series we only [TS]

01:44:13   animated series episode I'd consider it [TS]

01:44:16   is not good because I was famous trained [TS]

01:44:18   I was trying to find one from each one [TS]

01:44:20   in DC Fontana wrote it come on well that [TS]

01:44:22   just means good well knew it's true from [TS]

01:44:24   next generation Sarek wow yeah partly [TS]

01:44:28   because it's a wonderful conceit first [TS]

01:44:31   story a wonderful reason to have him [TS]

01:44:32   there and a wonderful mind meld sequence [TS]

01:44:36   with with Picard keeping Sarek's sanity [TS]

01:44:40   together again one one of the best [TS]

01:44:42   moments of Stewart yesterday's [TS]

01:44:45   enterprise yeah really good alternate [TS]

01:44:47   universe thing captain's holiday which I [TS]

01:44:50   just enjoy because it's it's Picard gets [TS]

01:44:52   to do kind of a little raiders of the [TS]

01:44:54   lost ark bit a little bit family relics [TS]

01:45:00   which has they find Montgomery Scott [TS]

01:45:03   yeah and it's it's not so much that it's [TS]

01:45:06   a great plot it's a fine plot but it's a [TS]

01:45:09   wonderful meditation on heroes and [TS]

01:45:12   mortality and and he does a lovely job [TS]

01:45:15   and they recreate the bridge of the [TS]

01:45:16   enterprise [TS]

01:45:17   and then because I like fun episodes of [TS]

01:45:20   Fistful of datas which is ridiculous but [TS]

01:45:22   I love it starship mine where Picard [TS]

01:45:26   gets to do die hard on a spaceship with [TS]

01:45:29   with a nice twist that instead of just [TS]

01:45:32   you know the danger of the terrorists [TS]

01:45:34   trying to steal the enterprise while [TS]

01:45:36   it's empty there's also a cleaning [TS]

01:45:38   process that if he's not careful we'll [TS]

01:45:40   kill him spaceclaim which is great it's [TS]

01:45:42   a nice twist it's good to see the Tuvok [TS]

01:45:44   gave up that life of crime Deep Space [TS]

01:45:48   nine Deep Space nine I could just pick [TS]

01:45:50   the whole damn series the serialization [TS]

01:45:52   was brilliant but if I had the only two [TS]

01:45:54   that are left that I actually like [TS]

01:45:56   identified through the looking glass [TS]

01:45:58   because that's the first trip back to [TS]

01:46:01   the mirror universe and because i love [TS]

01:46:04   60s spy TV our man Bashir which is a [TS]

01:46:08   holodeck adventure goes go on horribly [TS]

01:46:11   wrong and and avery brooks getting to be [TS]

01:46:14   the super mad Bond villain which I think [TS]

01:46:17   that's just beautiful and I didn't have [TS]

01:46:21   any Enterprise episodes left but my the [TS]

01:46:24   only 2 i'd left from Voyager tuvok's and [TS]

01:46:27   Neelix's lungs now um flat flashback and [TS]

01:46:31   again this will not surprise anyone [TS]

01:46:33   bride of kaotica sure huh cuz you know [TS]

01:46:37   forties Pope adventure Justin what about [TS]

01:46:40   you the die is chaos so the die is cast [TS]

01:46:42   we'll come back to that let's start with [TS]

01:46:46   the next generation so one of my my last [TS]

01:46:49   topic that I didn't get from the next [TS]

01:46:51   generation was schisms now because it's [TS]

01:46:53   a very good episode but because it [TS]

01:46:55   starts with data reading his poetry and [TS]

01:46:57   I just I just know the data's poetry Oh [TS]

01:46:59   two spots so good so the deal is [TS]

01:47:02   countess I love spotty taxonomic [TS]

01:47:04   nomenclature an endothermic quad redhead [TS]

01:47:07   corn fritters by Nature yeah I could [TS]

01:47:10   read the whole thing but well maybe [TS]

01:47:12   later like like you yesterday's [TS]

01:47:16   enterprise a solid solid episode I love [TS]

01:47:20   brothers because brent Spiner gives us [TS]

01:47:22   three great performances in the one [TS]

01:47:24   episode that's always fun yeah Devil's [TS]

01:47:27   Due is a lot of fun because space con [TS]

01:47:29   tracks nope so much politics also just [TS]

01:47:38   re reused 70s Star Trek script because [TS]

01:47:41   there was a writer strike but yeah [TS]

01:47:43   that's the backstory and oh wow it works [TS]

01:47:46   though time's arrow is just a fun little [TS]

01:47:49   dance head in the past yeah with Sam [TS]

01:47:51   Clemens and oh so good yeah yeah and [TS]

01:47:54   it's not the actual EDM good Mark Twain [TS]

01:47:56   enter yeah yeah really good yeah very [TS]

01:47:59   hardened go go Jerry okay yeah Deep [TS]

01:48:02   Space nine basically the whole series [TS]

01:48:04   but ascetically in Purgatory's shadow [TS]

01:48:07   and buy-in foreign infernos light [TS]

01:48:10   another two-parter that is definitely a [TS]

01:48:12   two-parter despite the fact that the two [TS]

01:48:14   parts of the two-parter have separate [TS]

01:48:16   nation that's a great two-parter which [TS]

01:48:19   is a single item on my list another one [TS]

01:48:22   is the ship yeah another one is the ship [TS]

01:48:25   which is the one where the Dominion ship [TS]

01:48:29   crashes on the planet and they find it [TS]

01:48:32   and then the Dominion wants it back and [TS]

01:48:34   there they won't storm the ship because [TS]

01:48:35   there's a changeling on board and it's [TS]

01:48:37   like well what in the changeling just [TS]

01:48:39   kill everyone on the ship whatever it's [TS]

01:48:41   fine it works out it's a great show [TS]

01:48:42   rejoined is another one that made my [TS]

01:48:44   list that's the one where someone from [TS]

01:48:48   Dax's past comes who is also a joined [TS]

01:48:51   trill and in the past her symbian and [TS]

01:48:55   her daksa symbian their previous hosts [TS]

01:48:59   were married and they flirt with [TS]

01:49:02   rekindling the relationship there and [TS]

01:49:04   that was very bold at the time because [TS]

01:49:06   the two hosts in that episode were both [TS]

01:49:09   female and what I love about that [TS]

01:49:11   episode more than anything else is that [TS]

01:49:13   in the in that future not a single [TS]

01:49:15   person anywhere so much as bats an [TS]

01:49:18   eyelash at two ladies being romantically [TS]

01:49:21   involved there's a lot of talk about the [TS]

01:49:23   taboo about the troll society angle and [TS]

01:49:25   everything but literally nothing is even [TS]

01:49:29   said about the fact that they're both [TS]

01:49:31   ladies in fact Kira at one point is like [TS]

01:49:34   hey like I don't see what's the problem [TS]

01:49:37   like the like the they used to be in [TS]

01:49:40   love and they're both here so why can't [TS]

01:49:41   they just pick up where [TS]

01:49:42   left off and it's like everyone is just [TS]

01:49:44   so incredibly tolerant and like they [TS]

01:49:47   don't even think of it as a thing and I [TS]

01:49:49   love the way that that episode was put [TS]

01:49:50   together for that reason the other deep [TS]

01:49:53   space nine one that I want to mention is [TS]

01:49:54   who mourns for more because mourns [TS]

01:49:57   awesome yeah you know and like like more [TS]

01:50:00   than just sits there and he never says [TS]

01:50:01   anything and then you learn all this [TS]

01:50:02   stuff about morn in this episode with [TS]

01:50:04   all his treachery and his deceit and his [TS]

01:50:07   little criminal enterprises and his old [TS]

01:50:09   running buddies and he still doesn't say [TS]

01:50:11   a word and it works and they pull it off [TS]

01:50:13   and it's fantastic it's in from rate [TS]

01:50:15   caper episode yeah yeah yeahs from [TS]

01:50:18   Voyager dark frontier because it's a [TS]

01:50:21   space Safari and it's exciting and it's [TS]

01:50:23   in venturing you can see some civilians [TS]

01:50:25   on a ship tracking the board because [TS]

01:50:27   they're batshit crazy but whatever and [TS]

01:50:31   you know it's like you chase the boar [TS]

01:50:33   good luck with that but it's it's a lot [TS]

01:50:35   of fun and those flashbacks are great [TS]

01:50:36   the other the other Voyager one that I [TS]

01:50:38   want to call out is drone because [TS]

01:50:40   believe it or not I that episode moves [TS]

01:50:43   me emotionally in that final scene where [TS]

01:50:45   he refuses to let them save his life [TS]

01:50:48   because he knows the Borg will just [TS]

01:50:50   relentlessly chased them and the effect [TS]

01:50:52   that has on seven is just it gets me it [TS]

01:50:55   gets me every time and then the [TS]

01:50:59   enterprise episode was definitely in a [TS]

01:51:01   mirror darkly at some honorable mentions [TS]

01:51:03   just because enterprises and getting a [TS]

01:51:05   lot of love this time the Andorian [TS]

01:51:07   incident which has not evil consented [TS]

01:51:09   were lying about their weather situation [TS]

01:51:12   carbon Creek is a lot of fun where it's [TS]

01:51:14   a Paul tells the story of her ancestor [TS]

01:51:16   who spent a good deal of her time on [TS]

01:51:18   earth and made a lot of money by saying [TS]

01:51:21   here's some velcro so Vulcans invented [TS]

01:51:25   velcro why nots volcra you're thinking [TS]

01:51:27   of both and then the other one I really [TS]

01:51:31   liked his dead stop where the [TS]

01:51:34   enterprise's damaged heavily in that [TS]

01:51:35   minefield and they come across this [TS]

01:51:37   repair station and they dock and the [TS]

01:51:39   thing repairs like everything including [TS]

01:51:42   like injuries to the crew and all this [TS]

01:51:44   stuff and they they give them their warp [TS]

01:51:46   plasma as payment and the station's [TS]

01:51:48   automated but lo and behold the station [TS]

01:51:51   actually kidnaps one of the crew to be [TS]

01:51:52   part of the computer in the back which [TS]

01:51:54   is brain [TS]

01:51:55   and like you know overcharging for [TS]

01:51:58   repairs is the theme of that episode but [TS]

01:52:00   it's a lot of fun and it's it's like [TS]

01:52:02   Spock's brain done right yeah kinda sir [TS]

01:52:04   all right um aleem what do you have left [TS]

01:52:08   that you didn't get to pick all right so [TS]

01:52:10   the one I was going to pick and next was [TS]

01:52:14   a bright of kaotica it's just it's fun I [TS]

01:52:18   like holodeck episodes I know that's [TS]

01:52:20   also an opinion up for dispute and it's [TS]

01:52:24   a Bryan Fuller episode it is yeah yeah I [TS]

01:52:27   love it um and they have fun with it [TS]

01:52:29   it's another one where it's like you can [TS]

01:52:30   tell that that if they weren't having [TS]

01:52:33   fun they at least acted like they had [TS]

01:52:34   fun really well so that's nice um I have [TS]

01:52:40   thine own self from the next generation [TS]

01:52:43   a treachery faith in the great river [TS]

01:52:47   yeah from deep space 9 the reason I love [TS]

01:52:51   this so much is it's another nog [TS]

01:52:52   enterprise episode and he's like a [TS]

01:52:55   O'Brien needs a part I can't remember [TS]

01:53:01   what it is and Nagas like oh yeah can [TS]

01:53:03   get that for you and he like does all of [TS]

01:53:05   these trades um in the Ferengi fashion [TS]

01:53:08   to get this part for O'Brien and a [TS]

01:53:11   brands like everything's gonna go like [TS]

01:53:13   I'm dead and because nog trades like [TS]

01:53:16   Cisco's desk and I'm in the end it all [TS]

01:53:19   works out just fine and it's also got a [TS]

01:53:22   humanizing thing with with way in and [TS]

01:53:25   odo getting to know one another which [TS]

01:53:29   which is kind of cool i also had who [TS]

01:53:31   mourns for more'n just because i think [TS]

01:53:33   you know we have this stoic and moving a [TS]

01:53:36   character throughout the series and then [TS]

01:53:38   we find out he's got this rich backstory [TS]

01:53:40   and is apparently the life of the party [TS]

01:53:42   and I have the last one I have on my [TS]

01:53:46   list because I had a pretty short list [TS]

01:53:47   compared to everybody else I'm is dead [TS]

01:53:49   lock from Voyager and which is kind of [TS]

01:53:52   an attitude that's that's ah that's also [TS]

01:53:57   on my leftover list that is my favorite [TS]

01:53:59   Voyager episode it is it's really great [TS]

01:54:02   it is it is the reset button episode [TS]

01:54:06   that doesn't cheat with the reset button [TS]

01:54:09   yeah it kills Harry Kim which is always [TS]

01:54:11   fun to see that's your favorite thing I [TS]

01:54:15   love that episode so much because it [TS]

01:54:17   takes so many turns and you think you [TS]

01:54:19   know where it's going and then it turns [TS]

01:54:20   again and you think you know where it's [TS]

01:54:22   going and then you don't it's yeah I [TS]

01:54:25   love I legitimately love that episode [TS]

01:54:27   that is a wonderful episode Scott what [TS]

01:54:29   did you have laughs I have three [TS]

01:54:32   original series episodes of one of which [TS]

01:54:34   is already mentioned the devil of the [TS]

01:54:35   dark I love q & Q's the root of Q is the [TS]

01:54:42   squire of gothos is a rly mullen episode [TS]

01:54:47   where you know Q the the squire of [TS]

01:54:50   gothos gets scolded by his parents which [TS]

01:54:52   so it's fun the corbomite maneuver yeah [TS]

01:54:55   that was not in which Kirk is his [TS]

01:54:57   kircheis no we see a puppet and that's [TS]

01:55:01   always great and Clint Howard Oviatt we [TS]

01:55:03   see a baby who runs a puppet who runs a [TS]

01:55:06   giant airship it's good and and we get [TS]

01:55:09   to have some Tran yes I hope you really [TS]

01:55:12   should as much as I and I love the the [TS]

01:55:16   way his ship looks fantastic that's [TS]

01:55:19   great episode uh David mentioned [TS]

01:55:21   yesterday's enterprise I think yep did [TS]

01:55:25   you have a good oh yeah he certainly [TS]

01:55:27   mentioned relics which I love this [TS]

01:55:29   Scotty appears and there's a Dyson [TS]

01:55:31   Sphere always one d Space nine Episode [TS]

01:55:33   blood oath also has so yeah original [TS]

01:55:38   series roots in that three Klingon [TS]

01:55:40   characters that appeared in the original [TS]

01:55:42   series appear in blood oath and they go [TS]

01:55:46   on adventure against the Alpine oh and a [TS]

01:55:50   Voyager episode rounded out author [TS]

01:55:52   author which is very much like measure [TS]

01:55:55   of a man in which the doctor writes a [TS]

01:55:58   hollow novel loosely based on the [TS]

01:56:00   characters of Voyager doesn't portray [TS]

01:56:04   them in a particularly good light and [TS]

01:56:05   his novel is stolen by an unscrupulous [TS]

01:56:09   publisher who sells at all because he's [TS]

01:56:13   hologram and he has no rights and that [TS]

01:56:16   makes him sad my leftover list also the [TS]

01:56:20   corbomite maneuver I do love that [TS]

01:56:21   episode [TS]

01:56:23   it is it is Kirk a discourteous you got [TS]

01:56:25   it he's just making things up and [TS]

01:56:27   totally works and we also have a a [TS]

01:56:29   problematic crew member in that episode [TS]

01:56:31   who they have to deal with mr. Bailey [TS]

01:56:33   and yes Clint Howard isn't it he's great [TS]

01:56:35   deadlock from Voyager like I said my [TS]

01:56:38   favorite Voyager episode devil in the [TS]

01:56:40   dark love me the Horta oh the Horta best [TS]

01:56:44   vessel culture best silicon-based [TS]

01:56:46   life-form you can find I'm a doctor data [TS]

01:56:48   brick oh man parallels from the next [TS]

01:56:52   generation which is the parallel [TS]

01:56:53   universes work Worf is never more [TS]

01:56:55   flummoxed than in that episode where he [TS]

01:56:57   suddenly finds himself married to Troy [TS]

01:56:59   and his trophy keeps changing the [TS]

01:57:05   painting on the wall changes it's so fun [TS]

01:57:08   I love it bets that's worth it is best [TS]

01:57:11   and my deep space 9 choice was necessary [TS]

01:57:14   evil from the second season of jeep [TS]

01:57:16   space 9 which is kind of a odo nor story [TS]

01:57:21   and it he's investigating a crime and it [TS]

01:57:24   has its roots in the occupation of deep [TS]

01:57:27   space 9 back when it was Terok Nor and [TS]

01:57:29   when Kira was a terrorist and he [TS]

01:57:32   uncovers facts at seen in flashback of [TS]

01:57:35   the things that Kira was doing back then [TS]

01:57:39   and I and that that along with the [TS]

01:57:42   episode that was already picked duet I [TS]

01:57:46   love both of those episodes of early [TS]

01:57:48   deep space 9 they're both really good [TS]

01:57:50   Kira and in this case and odo two [TS]

01:57:53   episodes so that's my flashback to when [TS]

01:57:57   Kira and odo were back on the island 45 [TS]

01:57:59   exactly right exactly right it's just [TS]

01:58:01   it's a that's a good episode Joe had [TS]

01:58:03   nothing left on his robo list so I'm [TS]

01:58:05   glad we stopped when we did it all got [TS]

01:58:08   picked or was sniped and Dan had a few [TS]

01:58:11   left he had the search from deep space 9 [TS]

01:58:13   which is when they get the Defiant and [TS]

01:58:15   then have to go into the into the the [TS]

01:58:18   Gamma Quadrant future imperfect from TNG [TS]

01:58:23   which is that's the that's the creepy [TS]

01:58:27   episode where Ryker wakes up in the [TS]

01:58:29   future but it's all mm-hmm a fake [TS]

01:58:33   but it's cool because it's that it's [TS]

01:58:37   that what would it be like in the future [TS]

01:58:39   and it's a surprising future that he [TS]

01:58:40   wakes up in and relics with scotty and [TS]

01:58:44   and the there's a great reference to the [TS]

01:58:49   episode with the kelvans from the [TS]

01:58:50   original series where where data acting [TS]

01:58:53   as Scotty's bartender pulls out the the [TS]

01:58:56   glass of or the giant jug of booze and [TS]

01:58:59   it's it is green which is good Ian and [TS]

01:59:02   it and it's revealed what that is that's [TS]

01:59:05   Aldebaran whiskey because Picard gave it [TS]

01:59:08   to Guinan and Scotty basically drinks [TS]

01:59:10   the whole bottle as is it right so [TS]

01:59:14   that's a lot of Star Trek episodes there [TS]

01:59:16   I have one thing before we wrap it up [TS]

01:59:18   which is although he couldn't be here [TS]

01:59:20   tonight our good friend philip Michaels [TS]

01:59:21   did also make his list of what episodes [TS]

01:59:24   you wanted so just to go over Phil's [TS]

01:59:27   list number one Kirk beds an alien chick [TS]

01:59:29   number two data learns what it's like to [TS]

01:59:32   be human fair enough number three enough [TS]

01:59:34   of your damned antics q I endorse this [TS]

01:59:37   number four is something the prime [TS]

01:59:39   directive something number five will [TS]

01:59:42   Rikers holodeck sex party not canon no [TS]

01:59:47   that's headcanon number six enough of [TS]

01:59:49   your antics cork sort of a follow-on and [TS]

01:59:55   number seven city on the edge of forever [TS]

01:59:57   anyway there you go [TS]

01:59:57   anyway there you go [TS]

02:00:00   pick he sniped me on the Kirk beds neely [TS]

02:00:03   yeah that's that's which but I thought [TS]

02:00:05   we couldn't pick multiple I know and [TS]

02:00:07   data learns what it's like to be human [TS]

02:00:08   also that's about 20 episodes so also [TS]

02:00:10   enough of your antics q pretty much yeah [TS]

02:00:13   he's boiled it down to the key episodes [TS]

02:00:15   all right let's wrap it up now I want to [TS]

02:00:18   thank my guests for picking many many [TS]

02:00:19   Star Trek episodes this was a lot of fun [TS]

02:00:21   Justin Michael thank you so much it's [TS]

02:00:23   been great to be here I'm really glad [TS]

02:00:25   this podcast worked out better than the [TS]

02:00:27   Voyager episode course oblivion David [TS]

02:00:31   lore thank you I am NOT a merry man [TS]

02:00:35   that's why I like that that's the only [TS]

02:00:38   reason I'm so bad I love worldly I do [TS]

02:00:44   love Worf I do not like that episode of [TS]

02:00:46   liens tips thank you I love Worf Scott [TS]

02:00:50   McNulty thank you I ripped my pants now [TS]

02:00:58   we got it all it comes back together [TS]

02:01:01   acknowledged thank you to robo Joe and [TS]

02:01:04   robo Dan who could not be here tonight [TS]

02:01:05   but picked episodes any of somehow and [TS]

02:01:08   thanks to everybody out there for [TS]

02:01:10   listening to this episode being [TS]

02:01:12   comfortable we'll see you next time bye [TS]

02:01:14   [Music] [TS]

02:01:19   you [TS]