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


“Final Mission” (TNG) with Guy English


Guy English, Star Trek fan and Incomparable man about podcasting, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Final Mission” (S4E9). Topics include how Wesley can be right and yet still annoying, why you should really just listen to Capt. Picard, and Starfleet Academy’s strict admission requirements.

Scott McNulty with Guy English

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“Hollow Pursuits” (TNG) with Glenn Fleishman


Glenn Fleishman, journalist and type enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “Hollow Pursuits” (S3E21). Topics include how the Enterprise crew reactions to someone not as confident as they are, troubling HIPAA violations, and the ethics of making holodeck programs featuring your crewmates.

Don’t forget to back Glenn’s Tiny Type Museum!

Scott McNulty with Glenn Fleishman


“Valiant” (DS9) with James Thomson


James Thomson, indie developer of PCalc and occasional Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Valiant” (S6E22). Topics include the always winning combo of children and Ferengi, where DS9 actors are now, troubling Starfleet HR practices, and whether or not Aron Eisenberg has a podcast (it seems like Scott just made that up. He’s tricky like that).

Scott McNulty with James Thomson


“Human Error” (VOY) with Gerry Canavan


Gerry Canavan, Professor of 20th- and 21st-Century Literature at Marquette University, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Human Error” (S7E18).Topics include the ethics of using the Holodeck to generate simulations of your crewmates, what happens when you sleep in the Holodeck, and lots more Holodeck talk.

Scott McNulty with Gerry Canavan


“Emanations” (VOY) with Kennelly


Kennelley, Updates Editor at Wirecutter, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Emanations” (S1E09). We have many questions about the science of this episode, question why Harry Kim is so excited to crack open some corpses, and how Neelix waits for us all in Heaven.

Scott McNulty with Kennelly


“Fortunate Son” (ENT) with Clint Ecker


Clint Ecker, man about town and Enterprise fan, joins Scott to discuss ENT’s “Fortunate Son” (S1E10). Clint and Scott attempt to remember the names of the characters in Enterprise, shirtless captains, the space freighter lifestyle, and the finer points of space law.

Scott McNulty with Clint Ecker


“In Theory” (TNG) with Jacqui Cheng


Jacqui Cheng, self-described “local artist”, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s In Theory (S4E25). Topics include: is replicated chocolate cake good for you, the proper response to someone offering to organize your closet, and who on the Enterprise one should ask for relationship advice.

Also, fair warning: this episode includes some salty language.

Scott McNulty with Jacqui Cheng


“Nemesis” (VOY) with Tony Sindelar


Tony Sindelar, noted DM and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss VOY’s “Nemesis” (S4E4). Topics include: Scott appreciating listener Kyle, fathoming the language used in this episode, and what kind of Klingons Scott and Tony would be.

Check out TPK Shocktober 2018 for some good D&D fun.

Scott McNulty with Tony Sindelar


“The First Duty” (TNG) with John Moltz


John Moltz, writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “The First Duty” (S5E19). Topics include: when is Tom Paris not Tom Paris? How old is Capt. Picard in this episode? And why isn’t anyone creeped out by the groundskeeper?

Scott McNulty with John Moltz


“Tomorrow is Yesterday” (TOS) with Lawrence M. Schoen


Lawrence M. Schoen, author, psychologist, and Klingon speaker, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “Tomorrow is Yesterday” (S1E21). Topics include the Klingons (of course), the importance of the Original Series, and how you should probably just watch Yesterday’s Enterprise instead.

Scott McNulty with Lawrence M. Schoen


“Afterimage” (DS9) with Eric Vilas-Boas


Eric Vilas-Boas, writer and editor, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Afterimage” (DS9 S7E3). Topics include why we love DS9 so much, what’s the deal with Ezri, and how problematic of a character Ezri is for our favorite character’s lives when you think about it.

Scott McNulty with Eric Vilas-Boas

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