Vulcan Hello

Hosted by Scott McNulty and Jason Snell

Scott McNulty and Jason Snell discuss brand-new Star Trek as it happens, including episode-by-episode coverage of “Discovery”, “Picard”, and “Strange New Worlds”, along with occasional check-ins about what’s going on with animated Star Trek series.

Latest Episode: April 20, 2023

71 “The Last Generation” (Picard S3E10)

It’s all over! Scott and Jason break down the big finale, as we say farewell (again) to classic Star Trek characters. But it’s not a goodbye, of course, but a passing of the torch to… the next generation. How did the episode and season make us feel? How much do we care about the details of the plot? Who else might have been a changeling?

We’ll see you back here in mid-June for “Strange New Worlds” season two.

Previous Episodes

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    April 13, 2023
    70 “Võx” (Picard S3E9)

    Jack Crusher’s secret has been revealed! And while it’s not that much of a surprise, we think it works thematically and admire the broad, audacious plan that sets up the series’ final episode next week. Meanwhile, the nostalgia trip we thought we were taking turns out to be a much more thorough and detailed nostalgia trip than we could have ever expected. And while we’re all out of conspiracy theories, Scott saves some time at the end to ask Jason some surprising questions about what the final episode of “Star Trek: Picard” might bring.

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    April 6, 2023
    69 “Surrender” (Picard S3E8)

    The final season of “Star Trek: Picard” creeps ever closer to its climax in this episode, which features Riker family grief struggles, Data giving away his Data memorabilia, Jack Crusher making an important decision, Shaw regressing into being a bit of a Bad Captain, and Vadic’s henchmen being of questionable value. Jason has some theories about how this plot will finally be resolved, but we all have to wait until next week to begin finding out!

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    March 30, 2023
    68 “Dominion” (Picard S3E7)

    Action takes a bit of a pause this week, as Picard and company deploy their plan and Vadic reveals hers. We also react to the “Strange New Worlds” and “Starfleet Academy” news.

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    March 23, 2023
    67 “The Bounty” (Picard S3E6)

    We cover an episode that’s busy pivoting the plot of “Picard” season 3 but manages to also throw in fan service, plot twists, surprising character development, and the first appearance of one classic TNG character! But why is Lucille Ball’s body being stored in a Paramount warehouse?

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    March 16, 2023
    66 “Imposters” (Picard S3E5)

    Scott and Jason are back—or are they diabolical duplicates?—to discuss an episode of “Picard” that featured surprising guest stars, the ratcheting up of the mystery of Jack Crusher, the continuing education of Captain Shaw, and Worf and Raffi’s encounter with a very logical Vulcan mob boss.

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    March 9, 2023
    65 “No Win Scenario” (Picard S3E4)

    Jason’s back just in time for the USS Titan to spiral into the abyss. But on the way down, there will be lots of glorious character moments! We sing the praises of Todd Stashwick as Captain Shaw—he’s not wrong, he’s just a jerk—and break down the rest of this tense hour of holodecks, Space Babies, and recriminations.

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    March 3, 2023
    64 “Seventeen Seconds” (Picard S3E3)

    Scott plunges deeper into the nebula with Moisés Chiullán. Fathers are everywhere, all things are not what they seem, and if Beverly Crusher offers you her hypospray, you darn well better take her up on it!

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    February 24, 2023
    63 “Disengage” (Picard S3E2)

    Text your spy handler and get yourself out of that med pod; Star Trek: Picard Season 3 episode 2 is here. Scott is joined by Joe Rosensteel to talk about their feelings about Picard in general and what works for them in this episode (a lot of it works!).

    What makes an ideal Starfleet captain? Who keeps a head handy for dramatic reveals? Find out!

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    February 16, 2023
    62 “The Next Generation” (Picard S3E1)

    “Star Trek: Picard” is back and so are Jason and Scott with our review of the final-season premiere, “The Next Generation.” (Hmmmmm.) We discuss themes (musical and otherwise), try to understand why hitching a ride on a Starfleet ship counts as “no Starfleet,” and praise the art of being a truly bad “Star Trek” admiral or captain.

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    February 9, 2023
    61 “Prodigy” S1.5, “Lower Decks” S3, and “Picard” S3 anticipation

    They gave her back to us, Scotty! Jason and Scott prime the pump for next week’s “Star Trek: Picard” premiere by discussing the completed animated seasons of “Lower Decks” and “Prodigy.”

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