The last two installments of All Good Things: A Star Trek podcast have celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s third season.
This is the season when Next Generation came into its own and helped the franchise soar to new heights. It also has the greatest cliffhanger in television history capping off the season. (“Mr. Worf..fire!”)
To discuss this season it took Barry and I two episodes. We discuss each episode and give you our top three episodes from the season. We did put “Yesterday’s Enterprise” and “Best of Both Worlds, Part One” into the Hall of Fame and took them off the table because, quite frankly, we’d rank them one and two and then have to do lots of honorable mentions.
So tune in to Episode 53 and Episode 54
and find out why we love this season so much.
It’s been a while since I posted the latest installment of the All Good Things Star Trek Podcast. Part of it is a hiatus we took due to real-world stuff interfering with recording.
This week, Barry and I look at kids on Star Trek. This shouldn’t be confused with one of our earliest podcasts when we examined having kids on the Next Generation Enterprise. This time out we look at some of kids and teens who graced our screens over the nearly fifty year run of Star Trek. Of course, we’ll get into Wesley Crusher (with shout-outs to Wil Wheaton, in case he wants to either comment on the show or maybe be a celebrity interview on a future installment), Alexander, Jake Sisko, Nog, Naomi Wildman and the Borg kids.
So if you want to get back in touch with your inner child, give this week’s installment a listen. You can listen and/or download it HERE or try listening directly below.
On the latest installment of of All Good Things, Barry sits back and lets Michael rant about the recently completed comic book mini-series Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive.
We also have some news and commentary about the upcoming Trek holiday ornaments.
Then we jump into a conversation about conventions. We share memories of going to cons, celebrities we’ve met and the dealer rooms we’ve browsed.
So why not pull up a comfortable chair and enjoy our latest episode? You can download the episode HERE or listen via the player below.
This week, Barry and I celebrate our podcast’s first birthday wishing we could have a nice slice of cellular pep-tide cake. After we discuss this week’s news, we delve into our main topic — medical ethics in Star Trek.
Star Trek has predicated a lot of technological advances and while I still wish they’d come up with a hypospray for getting shots, there are some interesting questions raised by all five series about medicine.
You can listen to the installment below or download it HERE.
The only thing that confuses Commander Riker is why it took us so long to do an episode focused on him.
“Mr Worf, fire.”
It’s been twenty-five years since those words were first spoken and the music swelled to a conclusion, ending the third season of Next Generation.
In celebration of that pivotal moment in Trek history, Barry and I turn the character spotlight onto Commander William T. Riker, also known as Number One, from Star Trek: The Next Generation. What makes Riker tick and just what makes him such a memorable part of the Trek universe? Also, we may delve into the pattern that begins to emerge for Riker-centered stories with the poor guy having to question his sanity a lot.
We also discuss the passing of the late, great James Horner and his contribution to the musical landscape of Trek (and other movies).
As always, you can tune in below or follow the link to download HERE. You can also subscribe in iTunes or via your favorite podcast feeder so you’ll never miss an episode!
If you listen to this week’s installment, this picture will make a LOT more sense.
On this week’s installment of the All Good Things podcast, Barry and I put each other on the spot. We each ask the other three questions — from the sublime to the absurd — and then try to provide a reasonable, intelligent discord on the subject at hand (even Barry’s last question, which I will leave for you to listen and find out just how wacky and fun it is).
We also discuss news of the week and avoid a long rant by me on the Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover (keep tuning in! It’s coming).
You can tune in below (assuming the embed code works like it says it will) or you can listen and/or download it HERE.
All Good Things: A Star Trek Podcast reaches middle age with episode forty!
Our conversation about the new Kickstarter campaign for a movie about Captain Pike inspired us to ponder what other types of limited run Star Trek series we might like to see. Once we get past the absurd ones (aka a series in which Porthos reacts to his time on the Enterprise), we delve into some of the hidden corners of Star Trek that might be fun to explore. Will we cover your favorite area or did we completely overlook it? You’ll just have to listen and find out!
Jonathan Archer — water polo champion, explorer, captain of the first warp five Starfleet vessel. In this installment, Barry and discuss the pros and cons of Jonathan Archer and his place within the Star Trek canon. We even delve a bit into whether or not actor Scott Bakula was the right guy to play Archer.
Skype wasn’t our friend during this recording, so you can play the “where did Skype cut off their conversation mid-thought?” game if you’re so inclined.
You can listen below or head over to the All Good Things site to download the episode directly.
On this installment of the All Good Things, A Star Trek Podcast, Barry and I take the moment to look at a couple of recently published tie-ins to the final frontier.
We look at the second collection of New Visions comics, the latest rebooted Trek-verse crossover The Q Gambit and the novel Takedown.
What do we think of them all? You’ll have to listen to find out!
And a word of warning — yes, there are SPOILERs for all of these contained within!
If you listen to the latest episode of AGT, you’ll understand why I chose this image for this post.
It’s time for episode 37 of the All Good Things podcast! This week, Barry and I discuss the trio at the center of classic Star Trek and (in my opinion) the whole Trek-verse. Yes, we’re talking about Kirk, Spock and McCoy.
We delve into the logic, the emotion and the man of action (or as I called it the Totally Awesome) in great detail. And yes, my love for Captain James T. Kirk is on full display in this episode…so you have been warned.
You can listen below or go to the link above to download it directly. You can also subscribe in iTunes and get all our episodes as they’re hot of the podcasting presses.