Episode 21 – Yesterday’s Enterprise

Yesterday's Enterprise

Andy and Jessica talk:

  • Tasha Yar’s decision to die: meaningful or no?
  • Believing in Guinan
  • Confusion from the ships and new timeline
  • Real and actual relationships on the Enterprise
  • We dig Other Picard
  • Where is Worf?
  • Guinan and her brain
  • More Tasha Yar spoilers
  • All of the mind-bending time travel

Jessica’s Rating

4 of 5 Warrior Prune Juice Drinks


Andy’s Suggestions

Recommended for Time Travel Aficionados!
Cause and Effect: A temporal causality loop and half a dozen exploding Enterprises are fun enough, but a Cameo by Kelsey Grammar tops off a fun and exciting episode.
Tapestry: Q Provides Picard with a chance to go back and re-live a pivotal moment in his life, but he may not like the man he becomes.
And Time’s Arrow 1&2: Data’s head is found in a cave under San Fransisco, hidden for centuries and the crew travels back to try to avert his death. Plus, Guinean meets Picard for the first time.

Next Up: Sins of the Father

Jessica’s Prediction

Much like meeting Spock’s father, we’re going to see Worf confront his father in a traditional conflict and prove his loyalty to Starfleet.

Peak Performance

Episode 20 – Peak Performance

Peak Performance

Andy and Jessica talk:
  • Games! Strategema, role playing, real time, war games, etc.
  • Wesley Crusher is sneaky, but thank god he was given horrible guard
  • Captain Riker
  • The Ferengi
  • Shoulda roped off the war games… and other plot holes
  • Starfleet and military-ness
  • Polaski, Data and Kolrami
  • Wil Wheaton, Geek and Sundry and other nerdliness

And because we said we’d show the awkward bend at the waist so that everyone could fit into the shot…
Worf sits next to Riker while a woman bends awkwardly to fit her face into the frame


Jessica’s Rating

4 of 5 Strategema Finger Nubs
4 out of 5 rating


Andy’s Suggestions

For Wesley Crusher (or really Wil Wheaton) fans, let’s watch him do the things in Final Mission, season 4 episode 9, and pair with Ashley Judd in season 5, episode 6, The Game.

Yesterday'd Enterprise

Next Up: Yesterday’s Enterprise

Jessica’s Prediction

The Enterprise is going to go through a series of backwards forced time jumps through history, picking up an old friend along the way.

Measure of a Man

Episode 18 – The Measure of a Man

Measure of a Man

Andy and Jessica talk about AI and twisting your brain around rights of robots, after Jessica backpedals on a previous statement:
  • Data in love makes Jessica misty
  • Captain Picard and Phillipa Louvois’ relationship
  • Louvois decision and what it means to the federation
  • Riker’s heartbreak moments
  • Human attachments to … everything!
  • Data and emotions
  • Gainan and all that she is, plus Whoopi Goldberg (she’s so popular!)
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass

Links that were mentioned:
Whoopi Goldberg Panel at STLV50 and Whoopi and Nichelle Nichols together.


Jessica’s Rating

5 of 5 Data Poker Visors
5 of 5 Poker Visors


Andy’s Suggestions

From TOS, Season 1, Ep 20: Court Martial. (More courtroom drama and how can you resist Kirk on trial?) TNG, Season 2, Ep 15: Pen Pals (Also written by Melinda Snodgrass) and TNG, Season 3, Ep 24: Menage A Troi (Also Also)

Q-Who Preview

Next Up: Q-Who

Jessica’s Prediction

Q is going to show up in disguise and cause trouble as someone who they already know.

Episode 17 – Elementary, Dear Data

Elementary, Dear Data

Your hosts Jessica Ray and Andy M. Goldberg discuss many things, including:

  • Being new to Star Trek and what BTT is all about
  • Costumes from Durinda Wood! So good!
  • Friendships and non-friendships aboard the Enterprise
  • Andy’s bald shiny head
  • Data, AI and the ship
  • Moriarty as a sentient being and a character
  • Gates McFadden
  • Picard giving the “bad guy” exactly what he wants? Let’s do more of that.

Jessica’s Rating

4 of 5 Deerstalker Caps
4 of 5 rating


Andy’s Suggestions

If you want to find out more about Moriarty, 4 years later we’ll bust him out again in Ship in a Bottle, Season 6, Episode 12.

Measure of a Man Preview

Next Up: The Measure of a Man

Jessica’s Prediction

Data deals with a birthday party that goes wrong and that leads to expectations of emotions: courage from Riker, love from Natasha Yar, etc.