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


“If Wishes Were Horses” (DS9) with Andi


Andi from Women at Warp joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “If Wishes Were Horses” (S1E16). Topics include sex kitten Dax, why bad Trek is still fun trek, and the future of baseball.

Scott McNulty with Andi

Download (33 M) • Subscribe to Feed


Incomparable Memberships!: Sign up, help support this show, and get some fun bonus material including a Random Trek devoted to Star Trek: The Animated Series.

Previous Episodes


“The Omega Directive” (VOY) with Mikayla Micomonaco


Mikayla Micomonaco, co-host of The Web of Queer, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “The Omega Directive” (S4E21). Topics include Starfleet’s continuing, and shocking, lack of security, Janeway’s management style, and poor old Harry Kim.

Scott McNulty with Mikayla Micomonaco


“Maneuvers” (VOY) with Lisa Granshaw


Lisa Granshaw, freelance writer, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “Maneuvers” (S2E11). Topics include favorite captains (sorry, Archer), least favorite characters (I’m looking at you, Harry Kim), and Seska: awesome or not?

Scott McNulty with Lisa Granshaw


“Imperfection” (VOY) with L.M. Myles


L.M. Myles writer, podcaster, and Dr. Who fan, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “Imperfection” (S7E2). Topics include Romulans (who don’t appear in the episode), Klingons (who also do not appear in the episode), and strong woman characters (which do appear in this episode).

Here’s a link to Liz’s very impressive win of our Star Trek trivia game.

Scott McNulty with Liz Myles


“Civil Defense” (DS9) with Jess Fink


Jess Fink, illustrator and comic maker, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s Civil Defense (S3E7). Topics covered include the distinct lack of making out on Star Trek, Gul Dukat’s appeal (of course), Bashir and Garak’s lunches.

Just a note that this episode features some adult language and topics. Plus making out.

Scott McNulty with Jess Fink


“Power Play” (TNG) with Anne Zander


Anne Zander, actor, writer, and improviser, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Power Play (S5E15). On this episode we talk about how creepy it is for familiar characters to act very differently, we question Riker’s leg placement, a doorbell rings, and glittery convicts gather in a cylinder.

Scott McNulty with Anne Zander


“Transfigurations” (TNG) with Len Webb


Len Weeb, creator and producer of the Black Tribbles, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Transfigurations (S3E25). Geordi talks a woman, O’Brien kayaks, and another energy blob leaves the ship.

Special thanks to Radio Theater’s David J. Loehr for the use of his silky smooth radio guy voice.

Scott McNulty with Len Webb


“A Man Alone” (DS9) with Kennedy Allen


Kennedy Allen, producer of the Black Tribbles, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s A Man Alone (S1E4). We talk Voyager, going to Mars, and clone killing.

Scott McNulty with Kennedy Allen


“Faces” (VOY) with Duncan Barrett


Duncan Barrett, author and actor, joins Scott to talk about VOY’s Faces (S1E14). An early episode of Voyager means the bad guys are the Vidiians. Body horror, coming to grips with what makes you you, and that poor red shirt are all discussed

Scott McNulty with Duncan Barrett


“Emergence” (TNG) with Sue Kaye


Sue Kaye, co-host of Women at Warp and Anomaly Supplemental, joins Scott to talk about TNG’s Emergence (S7E23). One of the final episodes of TNG and it is a holodeck episode! Really? Really! Topics include trainers, Picard’s personal life, and Dr. Crusher.

Scott McNulty with Sue Kaye


“The Muse” (DS9) with Andrew Cunningham


Andrew Cunningham, Senior Products Editor/reviewer at ArsTechnica and co-host of Appointment Television! and Overdue, joins Scott to talk about DS9’s The Muse (S4E21). An inspiration vampire visits the station to make Jake write a novel and suck the novel juice out of his head. And the perfect side dish to this tale? Lwaxana Troi shows up preggers and asks Odo to help her get out of her marriage.

Scott McNulty with Andrew Cunningham

See more episodes...

Random Trek