Some things happen in “Cathexis” and actors perform lines, and that’s about all we can say about whatever the hell that was. Then, in “Faces”, Star Trek: Voyager gives us a character study of B’Elanna Torres, complete with body horror.
Surprise! It’s the fourth Trekabout special! This time, we’re joined by Wes Teasdale, creator and host of The Pensky Podcast. We compare notes on our different approaches to Star Trek, discuss whether television has gotten better over time or worse, and spoil the fuck out of Breaking Bad. So, beware of that, we guess.
The Kazon return in “State of Flux”, as the crew tries to solve the mystery of why everyone on a Kazon ship is dead. Then, in “Heroes and Demons”, the Doctor finally gets his moment in the limelight. Shame about the rest of the episode.
We learn a bit more about Ensign Kim in “Emanations”, as he accidentally gets stuck in a first contact situation. Then, the show gives us its best episode yet, “Prime Factors”, which lays bear exactly how precarious their position in the Delta Quadrant really is.
The Voyager crew stumbles across its best chance yet to get home, but all is not quite what it seems, in “Eye of the Needle”. Then, in “Ex Post Facto”, nothing about what happened to Paris is quite what it seems. Plus! Richard is a little disappointed by Tuvok.
The U.S.S. Voyager continues ignoring the main story in favor of sidequests: in “Phage”, Neelix loses something and the crew struggles to find it, and in “The Cloud”, Captain Janeway really wants some coffee and puts the ship in danger to get it. We’re with you, Janeway.
The first two regular episodes of Star Trek: Voyager both feature time travel–in “Parallax”, an angry B’ellana Torres works to convince Captain Janeway that she can handle being chief engineer, as they try to rescue a ship. Then, in “Time and Again”, Janeway and Paris get stranded on a doomed planet two days before worldwide disaster. Plus! Is Neelix just the creepiest, or what?
Well, Trekabout has finally made it to Star Trek: Voyager. In the pilot “Caretaker”, we meet a lot of new characters, some of whom don’t make it to the end of the episode. We meet new but strangely familiar alien species. But most importantly–Richard finally meets Tuvok. Now that that’s out of the way, we can never talk about Tuvok ever again. Plus! Trekabout’s final word on straight people.
After the wildly-successful but maybe not wildly-good Star Trek: First Contact, the Next Generation crew returns in Star Trek: Insurrection. Telling a very classic morality play style of Star Trek story, it simultaneously frustrates and delights us. Plus! What the hell are they doing with Doctor Crusher and Counselor Troi?
Hey folks! Did you know that we have another podcast called Tuning In? Well, we do–and we’re starting The X-Files. If you enjoy it, subscribe over at http://tuninginshow.com and get subsequent episodes every Thursday!
Yep, you read that right: Eric Brasure and Richard Goodness are doing The X-Files! Eric is a longtime fan, and Richard has only ever seen a handful of episodes. Hmm… that sounds familiar. Will Richard appreciate the show on its level? Will Eric be able to hold it together during mythology episodes? Is… the truth out there?