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

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“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


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“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


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“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


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“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


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“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


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“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


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“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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“Sons and Daughters” (DS9) with Dan Moren

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Dan Moren, novelist and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Sons and Daughters” (DS9 S6E03). Topics include Klingon culture, Worf’s parenting skills (or lack thereof), and being surprised by the ending of an episode we’ve both seen both.

Scott McNulty with Dan Moren


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“Infinite Regress” (VOY) with David J. Loehr

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David J. Loehr, a man of many talents joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Infinite Regress” (S5E07). We spend a lot of time talking about what we don’t like about this episode only to reveal, shockingly, that we liked it overall. Worth the price of admission to see all the characters Jeri Ryan does! Plus Harry Kim is almost not in the episode.

Scott McNulty with David J. Loehr


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“Profit and Loss” (DS9) with Lynne M. Thomas

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Lynne M Thomas, librarian, geek, and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Profit and Loss (DS9S2E18). We talk about a Kickstarter that has been completed (Support Uncanny Magazine!), Dr Who, Cardassians, and Cybermen.

Scott McNulty with Lynne Thomas


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