Episodes

Episode 12 – City on the Edge of Forever

City on the Edge of Forever Andy and Jessica talk: McCoy’s gross “sick” makeup - Over the top OR way over the top? Starting out with a full cast in the landing party and ending up with a Kirk/Spock episode. George Takei’s documentary, To Be Takei, chronicling World War II Internment Camps. Andy’s belief that […]

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Bonus Episode – Talking Thanksgiving & Trek

Beginning the Trek bonus episode! Andy and Jessica talk about extra episodes from the Original Series and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

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Episode 11 – Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror In this episode of Beginning the Trek Andy and Jessica discuss: Classic Star Trek! Sexy, evil clothes are more flattering Evil Sulu’s scar and his interest in Uhura Evil Spock is really Regular Spock Spock and Kirk’s relationship. Soulmates? Mirror Universes, parallel, dimensions in sci-fi shows Technology in the 60s. Turns out computers […]

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Episode 10 – Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

Let That Be Your Last Battlefield For this slow moving episode, Andy and Jessica discuss: Just how subtle can Star Trek be Super powerful aliens who don't make sense Feels like batman from the 70s Art directors, producers and hollywood 101 When you make avatars of your war Jessica realizing that Star Trek looking all […]

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Episode 09 – The Enterprise Incident

The Enterprise Incident Andy and Jessica talk Enterprise Incident, which includes: Was the romance between Lady Romulan Commander and Mr. Spock real? Lady Romulan Commander's agenda (part 1) This episodes special effects Captain Kirk was the bad guy! Did you know? Captain Kirk's glammin' it up as a Romulan How naive was the Romulan Commander? […]

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Episode 08 – Journey to Babel

Journey to Babel In this episode of Beginning the Trek Andy and Jessica discuss: A check-in with Andy about this journey, and what we like and dislike and where we're going from here Wardrobe loves their unitards and shiny, shiny outfits All the alien races and extreme alien-ness Jessica doesn't care about whatever vote was […]

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Episode 07 – Trouble with Tribbles

Trouble with Tribbles Wherein Andy and Jessica talk: The snappiness of the episode—it’s fun! Jessica’s absolute favorite moment of Star Trek so far: watching Shatner get bombarded with Tribbles! Spock and McCoy insulting each other and that whole relationship The joy of Scotty and his accent and character and starting the fight The bar fight […]

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Episode 06 – Errand of Mercy

Errand of Mercy I lovedie-loved-loved this episode. Listen as Andy and I talk mostly actors and spot-on acting in this one. Also: The hand gestures of the Organians Captain Kirk’s reaction to the Organians and moment of shame in Errand of Mercy Commander Kor and Kirk's relationship - are they basically the same character? The […]

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Episode 05 – The Cage

The Cage This one was a long one! Lots and lots for Jessica and Andy to talk about, such as: Spock’s skin color How challenging it is to accept the old technology and lack of sophistication in effects The new Star Trek Discovery show and how Trekkies handle every version of Star Trek that comes […]

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