Phage

Episode 38 – Phage

Andy and Jessica talk:

  • Phage. Faj-uh. Phhhhhaaaayzzzz.
  • Vidiians are creepy, gross, super interesting and really awful
  • If you pull the strings, this episode just falls apart
  • The transporters are magical immortal machines that we don’t use
  • The Dr. is the last to know anything!
  • Kes is a child. So Neelix is… EW.
  • Janeway’s decision to let them go
  • The Vidiians are serial killing zombies
  • Are we going to address the Maquis/Starfleet mix?
  • Dilithium crystals
  • The very cool video of comparing max warp speeds

Jessica's Rating

3 of 5 vVidiian medical scanners/organ thievers
3 out of 5 Vidiian tricorders


Andy’s Suggestions

  • Tattoo (Season 2, episode 9): For Chakotay's backstory
  • Dreadnaught (Season 2, episode 17): One of Andy’s faves, B’ellana is haunted by her past
  • Death Wish (Season 2,  episode 18): An immortal Q wants the right to stop living.
  • Tuvix (Season 2, episode 24): Those darn transporters merge Tuvok and Neelix together.

preview of alliances

Next Up: Alliances

Jessica's Prediction

Seska is going to have information on Voyager so the Nistrim is going to catch up with us, start a battle and then we’re going to be able to take over that ship! Don't mess with Voyager!

Caretaker

Episode 37 – Caretaker (1&2)

Andy and Jessica talk:

  • The moments vs the plots
  • Jeri Taylor
  • Star Trek fostering careers
  • First impressions of Captain Janeway, Tuvok and Chakotay (Chakotay!)
  • Indian? Native? Indigenous?
  • The new doctor and holosuites, holodecks and holoships
  • Neelix & Kes
  • The Caretaker. Oh, that crazy evil Caretaker.
  • Wouldn't be a pilot without the Prime Directive
  • DS9 & Voyager overlap
  • STLV! We'll be going in 2018 and hope to see you all there!

Jessica's Rating

3 of 5 Caretaker corpses
3 of 5 caretaker corpses


Andy’s Suggestions

  • Parallax (Season 1, episode 3): We assign some crew positions and see B'elanna become Chief Engineer.
  • Time & Again (Season 1, episode 4): What do we do when life simply stops on a planet and we might have the opportunity to save them?
  • Learning Curve (Season 1, episode 16): Tuvok sets up a Maquis training program and gets a lesson in leadership.

Phage preview

Next Up: Phage

Jessica's Prediction

Neelix gets an infection and is going to die but the new holographic doctor will save him!