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IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD.

You’ll have to excuse the audio. Derek and I started this conversation over a friendly game of Stellaris and the topic of Tarantino’s Trek came up and we started recording…without headphones. Both of us. Sorry.

We’re finally done with Season Two and while I feel really good about Season 3–yes, Riker gets his redemption–I would like to do something like Season One’s Skreliosis or Season Two’s marathon. I’m open to suggestions. We’d even be willing to have some guests.

I also wanna say that–and maybe it’s because I’m listening to the Enterprise intro for no reason–we’ve been doing this for three years and it’s been great.

Thanks for listening.

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Just like all the emotional parts of my relationships, my only contribution is, “Let’s get this over with.”

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It’s a pretty good one? Don’t have much to say, but I do apologize if I got angry about Riker’s strategies, but there are well-documented flaws with his approach to combat.

I was referencing Augustine there, not Aquinas. My bad. For the record, I think it’s weird that, despite the loss of prestige their works have suffered in the past 800 to 1800 years, the Catholic Church rank and file aren’t more familiar with them. But then, my upbringing was protestant. Weird protestant. And there aren’t too many authoritative writings by folks who list “speaking in tongues” as a second language on their resumes.

Also, submarine sails aren’t built to break ice; they just have the ability to break some ice. There have been about a half-dozen SCICEX missions where subs worked on scientific missions. There are also incidental scientific missions which occur during other ice exercises (ICEX). I was aware of these missions in general when I was in the Navy, but the specifics here are from a general internet search. I would love to hear from guys who have a more in-depth knowledge.

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It is kind of disappointing that women only get important missions when they’re destined to be a love interest and that other women only get good moments when they have other women to speak to, but I’ll take what I can get. The transition from “Manhunt” to “The Emissary” is a sharp turn in quality that probably–more than the upcoming Season 3 opener–marks the show’s change in quality.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence those episodes aired on either side of the abysmal Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Pulaski had that straight, but I admit; that flourish was 100% Spiner.

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I swear you guys, this was all recorded before the accusations against Harvey Weinstein came out. It’s apropos though. I guess it’s…always apropos though.

I really wanted to make Worf’s Tumblr a thing, but since I can’t really top Riker Googling (@RikerGoogling), I don’t know if it’d be worth it.

Is Lwaxanna’s harassment of Picard over the line? Is it okay? Is it in good fun? I don’t like it, but then I’m not objective, I don’t like folks messing with Papa Picard.

I’m going to be doubling up on the episodes for a while to burn through a respectable queue we’ve got built up. 17 to 01’s “The Final Frontier” is going up Friday morning.

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One day, we will stop fencing over the nature of Riker and Troi’s relationship. Today is not that day. Also, the Hellghast are from the Killzone video game.

It’s hard to say, “I’d rather watch a 40-minute anti-abortion allegory than watch this episode,” but I’d mean it. Every time. How many other, actually productive, directions could this thing have gone into?

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Man, this is a great episode about Picard and Wesley and NOTHING ELSE. My experiences with handed-down wisdom probably aren’t singular, but they aren’t universal either. Ah, being Southern.

*Sigh*

Will Riker continues being a bit disappointing. He’s getting offered commands left and right and episodes like this make him seem not ready at all for them. Not at all. I wonder if there’s another Will Riker around that they keep recommending for commands and the offers keep ending up in this Will Riker’s mailbox or something.

I don’t know if it’s conceited that I want “I live an alternative lifestyle of austere bachelorhood” on a t-shirt.

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I’m holding onto this “Q is a benign, albeit adversarial, guide for humanity” idea for as long as I can.

Sometime in Season 3 if I remember correctly.

I think I was wrong about the number of Borg episodes in The Next Generation. I think it’s six, including this one. The Borg cast a big shadow over the series though, especially season three. I knock Voyager for running them into the ground, but what could have been a better villain for Voyager? Could you have made anything as iconic as the Borg when Voyager was on the air?

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At long last we reach the end of our marathon. It was a lot of fun, put pretty demanding. Star Trek usually has some principles behind its characters actions. I’ve been frustrated at times when Voyager, Enterprise, and The Orville have moments where the rationale of the crew is based entirely on irrational, emotional drives and this is one of those frustrating times when the TNG crew ventures into that territory.

Oh well, I’ll just be over here imagining stories where Tryla Scott solves all of these problems in one third of the time.

Also, I’m sorry about the doorbell and dogs in the audio here. It’s a danger of the format and not paying for time in a recording studio every week.

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OH MY GOD. The Melbourne WAS a punk-ass extra ship! I mean, spoilers, but Derek called the USS Melbourne’s fate.

In other news Star Trek is full of daddy issues and Derek’s pulling me over to the “Story arc or no, Pulaski is a dick” camp.

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