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


“The Collaborator” (DS) with Glenn Fleishman

rt161.jpg Glenn Fleishman, the original Unsolicited Pundit, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “The Collaborator” (S2E24). Topics include how awesome DS9 is, why all Bajorans seem to vote for the Kai, and Vedek Winn’s hat.

Scott McNulty with Glenn Fleishman

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“Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy” (VOY) with Helene Wecker


Helene Wecker, author of “The Golem and the Jinni”, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy” (S6E4). Topics include the reasons not to project someone’s fantasies in the holodeck, Harry Kim being the worst, and dramatically appearing pips.

Scott McNulty with Helene Wecker


“What Are Little Girls Made Of?” (TOS) with John Moltz


John Moltz, freelance writer and podcaster (tech here, parenting here), joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” (S1E9). Topics include strange rock formations, why you should never trust anyone who claims to own an android, and Capt. Kirk’s magic kisses.

Scott McNulty with John Moltz


“The Most Toys” (TNG) with Kathy Campbell


Kathy Campbell, Unicorn, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Most Toys” (S3E22). Topics include Scott’s amazing ability to remember the names of Star Trek series, the lack of any Data nudity in this episode, and shooting at poisoned water.

Scott McNulty with Kathy Campbell


“A Matter of Honor” (TNG) with Don Melton


Don Melton, Incomparable panelist and guy enjoying retirement, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “A Matter of Honor” (S2E8). Klingons do the wackiest things! And have poorly constructed ships. Also, Riker just likes doing things first.

Scott McNulty with Don Melton


“Q Who?” (TNG) with Jason Kottke


Jason Kottke, purveyor of Fine Hypertext Products, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Q Who” (S2E16). Another Q episode! Topics include Sonya Gomez, Guinan’s super powers, and if the Borg are truly happy.

Scott McNulty with Jason Kottke


“Q-Less” (DS9) with Angelica Jade Bastién


Angelica Bastién, essayist and writer, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Q-Less” (S1E7). Topics include how the Klingons have had enough time in the limelight, Ezri Dax (not appearing this in episode), and how terrible Wesley Crusher is (who also doesn’t appear in this episode). Fair warning, this episode of Random Trek features some red alerts. You’ve been warned.

Scott McNulty with Angelica Jade Bastién


“The Lights of Zetar” (TOS) with Clint Ecker


Clint Ecker, programmer and snazzy dresser, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The Lights of Zetar” (S3E18). Topics include sexism IN SPACE, Scotty’s loneliness, and Shari Lewis.

Scott McNulty with Clint Ecker


“Where No One Has Gone Before” (TNG) with Katie Mack


Katie Mack, astrophysicist, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Where No One Has Gone Before” (S1E6). Topics include Wesley’s sweaters, the secrets of the universe (and why you shouldn’t email your theories to Katie), and jerky engineers with no ranks or communicators.

Scott McNulty with Katie Mack


“Trials and Tribble-ations” (DS9) with Jean MacDonald


Jean MacDonald, community manager at Micro.blog and founder of AppCamp4Girls, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Trials Tribble-ations” (S5E6). Topics include how great this episode is, Scott’s favorite parts, and if this is a good episode to introduce Deep Space Nine to your non-Star Trek interested friends.

Scott McNulty with Jean MacDonald


“Assignment: Earth” (TOS) with Melissa Bright


Melissa Bright, Star Trek fan and cat enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “Assignment: Earth” (S2E26). Topics include comic books, cats, the liberal usage of rocket footage, and blasé time travel.

Scott McNulty with Melissa Bright

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