Episode 19 – Q-Who

Q-Who

Andy and Jessica talk:

  • The Borg! Best bad guys ever?
  • The development of Q
  • Yes, for the love of God, Q is an ass and we’re changing our rating.
  • Relationship between Picard and Q
  • Q and Guinan
  • Finding the great ladies in Star Trek

Jessica’s Rating

3 of 5 Borg Cube Ships
3 out of 5 borg ships


Andy’s Suggestions

For the sake of seeing a male behave a little needy and klutzy just like Sonya Gomez, give a watch to Lower Decks, season 7, episode 15. Also, if you want to see a great female character that is not on our list, watch Wesley Crusher save the day with guest star Ashley Judd in The Game, season 5, episode 6.

peak performance preview

Next Up: Peak Performance

Jessica’s Prediction

Starfleet has developed a pill called Vitamin Craziness that will bring out the super soldiers in the cast, but will also cause a Naked Time effect.

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.

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.