The Beige and The Bold

I do kinda wanna see monthly issues of “Time and Bull****” now. I’d expect articles like, ‘This Android Just Disproved Scientific Consensus…Again,’ ‘Telepathy: What the Hell, Man?’ and ‘Lecture Series – Would You Rather: Jim Kirk’s Career or Introductory Temporal Mechanics.’

There’s a single diamond in this rough that’s a flaw in Picard’s self-image and this episode could not care less about it. I’m furious about a missed opportunity to deconstruct Jean-Luc Picard.

The fencing thing Derek is referencing is–I think–Choi vs Baldini in 2012.

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.

Unedited, slightly incoherent, and mostly redundant, The Beige and The Bold Solo Sessions are practice sessions where I run through an episode without Derek. Solo Sessions are published when production difficulties prevent the posting of a new, original episode on Mondays.

I  think I use the phrase “good work” a million times in this one. I got waylaid Sunday night so it’s another solo session. Sorry folks.

Unedited, slightly incoherent, and mostly redundant, The Beige and The Bold Solo Sessions are practice sessions where I run through an episode without Derek. Solo Sessions are published when production difficulties prevent the posting of a new, original episode on Mondays.

This one has a dog in it! (Not the episode, the podcast.)

Skreliosis is something a little bit different for this week. I hope you all enjoy it.

As something that’s far, far, far outside of the norm for us, I’d encourage feedback of any kind. It will encourage (or discourage) stuff like this in the future.

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.

Underneath it all, “Skin of Evil” is a pretty straightforward episode. Again, I don’t know if authorial intent can be used to condemn a story that plays well, especially when it’s presaging internet phenomena in the earliest days of the Internet. Literally, the late eighties and early nineties were the years that the Internet was transitioning from research/military networks to public, commercial networks.

And Derek was right about the IRC thing. I don’t know why I thought it was “IIRC” and not “IRC.” Also, the Charles Bronson films I was thinking of were the “Death Wish” series. Marina Sirtis was in the third one. I mentioned “The Executioner” or something which is a book series. The mix-up was because my dad loves both.

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.

We largely gloss over the conflation of junkies with addicts, the characterization of the Onarian culture, Frakes’ electrocuted acting, and the Picard/Crusher Prime Directive Elevator Ride of Logic-Bro Condescension. So much to unpack and we focused on the Brekkian’s slit-condom chic.

Also, the guy from Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman was Horace, not Lowell. Don’t wanna get the Quinnhead fandom mad at me.

“Symbiosis” is good for it’s time, but it feels a bit lacking. Deep Space Nine–coin drop–covered this all pretty well in “The Wire.” Were there other drug episodes in Star Trek that cover this better?

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Our talk about tropes, blocking, and narrative foibles is all pretty pedestrian for an extraordinary episode. Also Beverly Crusher’s credit score.

We do gloss over the dangers of shortsighted capitalism and militarism that underlie this whole thing. We also skip the arbitrary disdain the audience is supposed to feel about the folks of Minos dealing arms to both sides in a war. Am I supposed to be outraged that they’re not taking sides in a war? I mean, I watch this show about the Prime Directive…

Also, we’ve been gone for a while because of Things. We’re back on top of stuff and I’m going to be putting some time aside for solo sessions in the near future for schedule padding.

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.

This episode was cursed. We had to record it twice and we still had recording issues. Ironic that it’s one of–if not the–best episode of Season One. Thanks for bearing with us, y’all.

It’s Antares, not Ares. Antares is butts. I apologize for forgetting that, crew of the Ares.

When I was a kid the Klingon death yell was cringey has heck. As I grew up and it was revisited over time, it faded into the background of Klingon culture. Is it the open, bare showing of emotion that makes it cringey? The whole-hearted dedication to something weird? I dunno.

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.

 

This one is really great about the strong ingroup/outgroup perspective of television and how it feeds an action/methodical work paradigm that eventually makes the main characters the infallible, victory-through-action doers of things that are morally flawless and beset by inferiors.

But certainly, there’s no cultural consequence of that being pumped over the airwaves for decades.

Certainly.

Apparently, Denise Crosby is Bing Crosby’s granddaughter, but that’s a whole capital-“T” Thing. Night Court did not have a spin-off, though it shared two characters–Bailiff “Bull” Shannon and Judge Margaret W. Wilbur (played by Florence Stanley)–with “My Two Dads.”

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT. Mostly. Sometimes it updates a month later because the forgotten episodes fit into the gaps in the posting schedule.

Home Soil

This episode is average, but in Season 1 it’s top-notch. It’s also our first look at the Federation scientist who’s willing to do terrible things for their science. I like that idea and I’m always glad when it’s revisited. Derek and I talk for the first time about Stellaris and the “Space Sl*t Bang Collective.” Forgive us. This will continue until we all get tired of Stellaris again.

FYI. The crystal aliens should be called Velarians, Starfleet did NOT put a man on the Moon, I did accidentally quote Jurassic Park, and I’m 80% sure the Snorks suck.

Our topical reference was Susan J. Fowler’s blog about working at Uber. It’s worth a Google and read.

The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Monday mornings at 2:00 AM ET / 1:00 CT.