Scott McNulty discusses a randomly selected episode of “Star Trek” — all series, all seasons — with a non-random guest.

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“Masks” (TNG) with Gerry Canavan

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Gerry Canavan, Professor of 20th- and 21st-Century Literature at Marquette University, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Masks” (S7E17). Topics include Brent Spiner’s relishing of his various roles, Capt. Picard’s leap of faith, and the fact that Star Trek writers really don’t know how computers work. Plus, this episode includes the return of everyone’s favorite segment: Pope Talk!

Scott McNulty with Gerry Canavan


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237

“Battle Lines” (DS9) with Guy English

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Guy English, the best Biff! co-host, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Battle Lines” (S1E13). Topics include introduction of our brand new segment, “Pope Talk,” exiling fight-y people, and how we will never speak of Kai Opaka again.

Scott McNulty with Guy English


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“The Defector” (TNG) with Moisés Chiullán

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Moisés Chiullán, a man of many talents with an Electric Shadow, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Defector” (S3E10). Topics include: our favorite Trek movies, Romulans in vineyards, and surprise Klingons.

You can also listen to Scott and Moisés discuss Star Trek VI, if you dare!

Scott McNulty with Moisés Chiullan


235

“The Alternative Factor” (TOS) with Jason Snell

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Jason Snell, the man behind Six Colors, The Incomparable, and co-host of Vulcan Hello, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The Alternative Factor” (S1E20). Topics include: how bad this episode is, how the premise is actually good, wacky film filters, and surprise time travel.

Scott McNulty with Jason Snell


234

“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” with Shelly Brisbin, Moisés Chiullan, and Joe Rosensteel

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It is Undiscovered Country week on the Incomparable network! Following up on the Incomparable episode covering Star Trek VI Scott has assembled a crackerjack crew to discuss the final TOS movie.

This is a movie all the panelists love, despite what our conversation may lead you to believe. But nothing is without flaws, and we talk about those for awhile.

Scott McNulty with Moisés Chiullan, Joe Rosensteel and Shelly Brisbin


233

“A Matter of Time” (TNG) with Joe Rosensteel

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Joe Rosensteel, podcaster, and Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “A Matter of Time” (S5E9). Topics include: time travel, original castings for this episode, and the puzzling reasons why Capt. Picard just trusts this random dude.

Scott McNulty with Joe Rosensteel


232

“Chrysalis” (DS9) with James Thomson

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James Thomson, developer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Chrysalis” (S7E7). Topics include: the complex and problematic nature of this episode, Wait Wait… Don’t tell me!, and Dr. Bashir’s love life.

Scott McNulty with James Thomson


231

“Once More Unto the Breach” with Jean MacDonald

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Jean MacDonald, podcaster and community manager, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Once More Unto the Breach” (S7E7). Topics include: bookstores, getting older, and the wonders of Klingon society.

Scott McNulty with Jean MacDonald


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“Rapture” (DS9) with John Siracusa

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John Siracusa , programmer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Rapture” (S53E10). Topics include: John’s lack of experience with DS9, his surprising choice for the most annoying DS9 character, and the magic of reflective surfaces.

Scott McNulty with John Siracusa


229

“The Survivors” (TNG) with Steven Schapansky

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Steven Schapansky, podcaster and producer, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Survivors” (S3E3). Topics include: Star Trek: The CCG (specifically the Kevin Uxbridge and Husnock Ship), how TNG is a warm blanket, and what the heck is happening to Troi.

Scott McNulty with Steven Schapansky


228

“The Ultimate Computer” (TOS) with John Moltz

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John Moltz, writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The Ultimate Computer” (S2E24). Topics include: Capt. Kirk’s job security, the mysteries of the M5’s interface, the episode’s surprisingly high death rate.

Scott McNulty with John Moltz


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