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.

Symbiosis

Episode 16 – Symbiosys

Symbiosis

In our 2nd episode of the Next Generation, Andy and Jessica talk:

  • The Prime Directive
  • More Prime Directive
  • Even more Prime Directive
  • Solar flares
  • 8 minutes of not rescuing the ship
  • The Prime Directive
  • Learning all about Picard and other characters. Some of whom are awesome and some Jessica thinks suck.
  • Medicine vs. drugs. Is there a lesson here? Or are we just spouting drug dealers are bad?

Jessica’s Rating

2 of 5 Eletcric Hands
2 of 5 electric hands


Andy’s Suggestions

Based on what Jessica originally thought was going to happen in this episode (Data will get duplicated), if that storyline interests you, check out Datalore. Season 1, episode 13.

Elementary, Dear Data

Next Up: Elementary, Dear Data

Jessica’s Prediction

Data is going to the holodeck and becoming Sherlock Holmes, so of course the holodeck is going to become Moriarty. Or possibly Sherlock’s brother–whose name we just can’t remember. (It’s Mycroft, guys.)

Encounter at Farpoint

Episode 15 – Encounter at Farpoint

Encounter at Farpoint

Andy and Jessica talk:

  • All the changes from the Original Series to this new crew
  • Who is Data?
  • Fan service of having McCoy and Data enteract
  • The new transporter sounds
  • Q – Jessica thinks he’s a pbbbbbbt
  • All the new characters!

Jessica’s Rating

2 of 5 fuzzy semi-sexual tentacles
2 of 5 rating


Andy’s Suggestions

The Squire of Gothos is an Original Series episode (season 1, ep 17) that also deals with a character much like Q, who believes he is like a god and has god-like abilities.

Symbiosis preview

Next Up: Symbiosis

Jessica’s Prediction

Data is going to be split into two and the crew is going to have to come up with a way of making him come together again.