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

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“That Which Survives” (TOS) with Geraldine DeRuiter

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Geraldine DeRuiter, writer, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “That Which Survives” (TOS S3E14). Topics include how chill everyone is about mysterious appearing women, how rude Spock and Kirk are to everyone, navel covering costume panels, and the troubling thing that Capt. Kirk thinks survives.

Scott McNulty with Geraldine DeRuiter


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“The Loss” (TNG) with Lisa Schmeiser

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Lisa Schmeiser, podcaster, columnist, and editor, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The Loss” (TNG S4E10). Topics include how dreamy Capt. Picard is, why Deanna thinks so poorly of her own abilities (we blame the writers), and we pitch our new show, “Star Trek: HR.” CBS, you can just send us a ton of money right now.

Scott McNulty with Lisa Schmeiser


170

“Favor the Bold” with Moisés Chiullán

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Moisés Chiullán, writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Favor The Bold” (S6E5). Topics include Scott not realizing this episode is the first half of a two parter (though it does stand alone), Dukat’s management style, and Odo’s stamina.

Scott McNulty with Moisés Chiullan


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“Demon” (VOY) with Anže Tomić

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Anže Tomić, podcaster, radio show host, and writer, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “Demon” (VOY S4E24) which Scott thinks should have been called “Silver Blood.” Topics include volunteering your DNA, sleepytime Neelix, and a more confident Harry Kim.

Scott McNulty with Anže Tomić


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“The Thaw” (VOY) with Seth Heasley

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Seth Heasley, host of The Hugos There podcast, joins Scott to discuss Voyager’s “The Thaw” (VOY S2E23). Harry Kim isn’t the only clown on this episode. Topics include questioning the central premise of this episode (we recommend not doing this, the episode is better without too much thought), Voyager’s poor sound dampening, and the things that scare us all.

Scott McNulty with Seth Heasley


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“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” with Moisés Chiullán, David J. Loehr, and Jean MacDonald

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38 years ago today the Human Adventure began with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and it continues. Topics include those uniforms and if you can hide a phaser in them, the wonderful score, and if this movie has a plot. Also, this podcast features several long sequences of the participants staring off into the distance.

Scott McNulty with Moisés Chiullan, David J. Loehr and Jean MacDonald


166

“Affliction” and “Divergence” (ENT) with David J. Loehr

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David J. Loehr, writer and compulsive Incomparable podcaster, joins Scott to discuss a rare ENT two-parter: “Affliction” (S4E15) and “Divergence” (S4E16). Topics include why did this need to be two episodes, the ever changing look of Klingons, and the debate over which Enterprise character is least memorable (is it that one guy with the accent? Or the other dude who is a pilot or something?).

Scott McNulty with David J. Loehr


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“Prototype” (VOY) with Gavia Baker Whitelaw

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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, staff writer at the Daily Dot and co-host of Overinvested Podcast, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Prototype” (S2E13). Topics include the perils of picking up random robots in space, Star Trek: Discovery, and B’Elanna.

Scott McNulty with Gavia Baker Whitelaw


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“Future Tense” (ENT) with Marisa McClellan

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Marisa McClellan, canning expert and one half of Local Mouthful joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Future Tense” (S2E16). Topics include odd firing stances, the Temporal Cold War, and the many ways this episode could have been improved.

Scott McNulty with Marisa McClellan


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“Rascals” (TNG) with Husani Oakley

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Husani Oakley, CTO, speaker, and thinker, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Rascals” (S6E07). Topics include child actors, Riker being the best dad, and how non-threatening Ferengi are even when they are threatening to murder children.

Scott McNulty with Husani Oakley


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“Defiant” (DS9) with Aleen Simms

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Aleen Simms, podcaster and App Launcher, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “ Defiant” (S3E09). Topics include how pretty William T. Riker is, why Kira needs to solve everyone’s problems, and Scott’s continual failure to pronounce names correctly.

Be sure to check out the Star Trek: Discovery Flashcast.

Scott McNulty with Aleen Simms


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