Introducing New Hosts
 
Usually, when one hosts leaves it's common for another host to be auditioned and recruited to share the vital tasks of editing and producing a professional sounding show. With Justin Oser leaving as host recently, we thought we'd shake things up and do something unique, so we've invited 3 new hosts to join us. They are Ria Papageorgiou, Kevin Scharf and Pierre LaRocco and this episode is their introduction.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson introduce not one, not two but three new hosts to join us and talk about all things TNG. Topics include introducing Ria Papageorgiou, Kevin Scharf and Pierre LaRocco, the new host's favorite things about Star Trek and a Scottish Lockdown Quiz with some wandering into a discussion on flags.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Introducing Kevin Scharf! (00:06:28)     
Introducing Pierre LaRocco (00:07:57)
Introducing Ria Papageorgiou (00:09:12)
New Host Favorite Things (00:12:26) 
Why You? (00:35:13)
Scottish Lockdown Quiz (00:40:39)l
Final Thoughts (00:52:18) 
Closing (00:57:35)

Running time: 1 hour 2 minutes 27 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, Ria Papageorgiou, Pierre La Rocco, Kevin Scharf

Guests
N/A

Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Ria Papageorgiou (Producer) Pierre La Rocco (Producer) Kevin Scharf (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-326.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am MDT

Jack Crusher.
 
Best friend to Captain Jean-Luc Picard, husband to Dr Beverly Crusher and father to Wesley Crusher. We only get to see Jack Crusher in a few short appearances; in one of which he's a hologram, another he's an hallucination and in the third he's dead. In "Family" we see a holographic Jack Crusher with a message for Wesley from when he was a baby. Then, in "Violations" we see Beverly's painful memory of visiting Jack in the morgue after Captain Picard had return his body to Earth. Finally, Wesley receives another message in the form of an hallucination in "Journey's End."

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson discuss the character of Jack Crusher. The discussion includes his role as father, husband and best friend and we try to piece together the facts we have about him to give us an idea of what kind of man he was.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:16)
Feedback (00:03:25)
Jack Crusher (00:07:26)
Jack's Death (00:12:41)
Husband (00:18:44)
Father (00:36:51) 
Friend (00:51:10)   
Final Thoughts (00:57:10) 
Closing (00:59:56)

Total Run Time (01:12:35)

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson

Guests
N/A
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-325.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am MDT

Aging and Death.
 
Death is a natural part of life and an unavoidable consequence of aging, even in the 24th century. As time marches on, so must we. We have seen many characters prematurely age due to outside influences or grow old gracefully. We see one alien culture declare old age as a burden and set rituals for death while Klingons send their fallen warriors to the great Sto'Vo'Kor.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson have the pleasure of welcoming Ria Papageorgiou to discuss the idea of aging and death as perceived in the 24th century. We share our personal stories to growing older and our perceptions of death.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:05:03)
Welcome, Ria! (00:09:10)
Death and Aging (00:14:40)
Aging in TNG (00:23:08)
Death in TNG (00:44:03) 
Final Thoughts (01:01:54) 
Closing (01:07:27)

Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes 27 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson

Guests
Ria Papageorgiou

Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-324.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am MDT

Borg Collective Set.
 
"We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile." These immortals words were spoken by one of the Enterprise crews most relentless enemies - The Borg. We cover the topics of the evolution of the Borg from Q's first introduction in "Q Who" to Lore's mini-collective in "Descent" and continue the conversation on the next episode of To The Journey.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson are joined by TrekFM's To The Journey hosts Liam Smart and Zachary Fruhling to discuss the Borg episodes from The Next Generation and Voyager included in the Borg Fan Collective set. The episodes discussed include, Enterprise's "Regeneration" and TNG's "Q Who," "Best of Both Worlds," "I, Borg," and "Descent."

Chapters
Intro (00:01:12)
TTJ Intro (00:05:44)
"Regeneration" (00:09:41)
"Q Who" (00:22:28)
"Best of Both Worlds" (00:31:01)
"I, Borg" (00:46:01) 
"Descent" (00:55:05) 
Final Thoughts (00:59:46) 
Preview (01:07:35) 
Closing (01:10:19)

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson

Guests
Zachary Fruhling, Liam Smart

Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-323.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Season 6 Deleted Scenes.
 
Scenes that were filmed, but not seen by the audience in the final aired productions are available for every season and movies of The Next Generation. These deleted scenes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, including some scenes that would have had a far-reaching impact on the show and the films.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson talk about deleted scenes from The Next Generation season 6 episodes "Time's Arrow Part II", "Relics", "True Q", "Ship in a Bottle", "Face of the Enemy", "Tapestry", "Birthright Part I", "Birthright Part II", "The Chase", and "Rightful Heir". All the deleted scenes that are discussed can be found on the season 6 Blu-Ray release.

Deleted Scenes is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:05:07)
"Time's Arrow Part II" (00:11:11)
"Relics" (00:14:42)
"True Q" (00:19:00)
"Ship in a Bottle" (00:21:34)    
"Face of the Enemy" (00:24:56) 
"Tapestry" (00:27:55)   
"Birthright Part II" (00:34:06) 
"The Chase" (00:51:43) 
"Rightful Heir" (00:54:01)   
Final Thoughts (01:04:21) 
Closing (01:07:34)

Total Run Time 1 hour 17 minutes 40 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan  
Amy Nelson

Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-322.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

Trivia with Jim McMahon

Throughout Star Trek's history, human and alien competitive games have featured, including parrises squares, stratagema, tri-dimensional chess, hover ball, poker, dom-jot, kal toh and dabo. One thing we didn't see on screen was a good old fashioned quiz night, so we're giving you one on Earl Grey. Topics include TNG guest stars and Picard's history among others. Who wins?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Joe Keegan are joined by guest and quizmaster Jim McMahon.  Amy and Joe are pitted against each other in a titanic battle that tests the depths of their Next Generation knowledge.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:14)
Trivia Intro (00:05:37)
Round 1 (00:09:39)
Round 2 (00:16:03)
Round 3 (00:21:51)
Round 4 (00:27:51) 
Bonus Round (00:36:42) 
Final Score (00:43:27)   
Closing (00:45:40)

Running Time (00:52:51)

Hosts
Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson

Guests
Jim McMahon

Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-321.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

"Birthright Part I and II"
 
Worf and Data are both in search of their father in the season six episode "Birthright Part I and Part II". Data learns that his father created a dreaming program in hopes that he will learn more about humanity. Worf learns how to be a teacher of Klingon culture to a new generation of Klingons captured by Romulans from the Khitomer attack.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson are joined by special guest Pierre LaRocco to discuss the parallel storylines of Worf and Data in search of their fathers. Both characters must learn about themselves in order to bring closure to their own father's life. We discuss the importance of dreams and our own personal family histories.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:05:46)
Welcome, Pierre! (00:09:43)
"Birthright" (00:10:55)   
Data's Experience (00:12:04)
Worf's News (00:19:40)   
Worf & Data's Interaction (00:24:22) 
Final Thoughts (00:50:27)   
Closing (00:54:52)

Running Time 1 hour 0 minutes 2 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan. 

Amy Nelson

Guests
Pierre LaRocco

Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Wesley's Starfleet.
 
Ever since we met Wesley Crusher, he has always wanted to join Starfleet and become an officer. What is it about Starfleet that has Wesley so enamored? With the number of tests to enter the academy and the peer pressure of doing well, does this discourage Wesley to leave Starfleet before graduating?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Joe Keegan, and Amy Nelson are joined with Kevin Scharf to discuss the testing procedures and courses taken at Starfleet Academy. The mere entrance exams of written, oral, and psych tests are enough to sway the faint of heart but Welsey endures only to drop out before his graduation.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:19)
Starfleet Academy (00:07:56)
Entrance Exams (00:12:36)
Attending the Academy (00:36:52)
Disciplinary Actions (00:49:04) 
Leaving Starfleet (00:58:04)   
Final Thoughts (01:09:50) 
Closing (01:17:03)

Hosts
Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson

Guests
Kevin Scharf

Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Time Travel Fan Set.
 
As Deanna Troi says best in First Contact, "Timeline? This is no time to talk about time. We don't have the time!" Well, we do have the time and we do talk about the selected episodes from the Fan Collective Set covering The Next Generation episodes. We discuss time loops, going back in time, alternate-reality timelines and many other things including hot dogs.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson discuss "Cause and Effect", "Time's Arrow", " and "All Good Things". These three episodes were highlighted in the Fan Collective Set for The Next Generation and all deal with the concept of time travel.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:03:30)
The Scots Language Section (00:05:19)
Time Travel Fan Collective (00:10:26)
"Cause and Effect" (00:10:56)
"Time's Arrow" (00:22:04) 
All Good Things (00:35:35) 
Final Thoughts (00:43:42) 
Closing (00:48:45)

Runtime  1 hour 0 minutes and 32 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson

Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Badass Guinan Moments.

Guinan first appeared at the start of the second season of The Next Generation and she quickly became a fan favorite character. Through appearances in twenty-eight episodes and two movies, Guinan dispensed important wisdom as Ten Forward's bartender while keeping the history of her long life mostly a mystery. With Guinan set to appear in the second season of Star Trek: Picard, we thought it was the perfect time to choose her most badass moments that we've seen so far. We also have an important announcement after the discussion.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser list their three favorite badass Guinan moments from The Next Generation. Each choice is discussed and highlights Guinan as tough and uncompromising.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:01:15) 
First Picks (00:16:33) 
Second Picks (00:33:47) 
Third Picks (00:47:11) 
Honorable Mentions (01:03:09) 
Final Thoughts (01:12:08) 
Announcement (01:16:56) 
Closing (01:27:30)  
 
Runtime: 01:41:28
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
  
Production 
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-317.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Favorite Exoplanets in TNG.
 
Exoplanets are planets outside Earth's solar system and they have been very important to Star Trek from the first time that the crew of the Enterprise on The Original Series startedexploring strange new worlds. There have been many exoplanets depicted in every series, from familiar M-class planets like Vulcan and Betazed to gas giants to even more exotic planets. Over the course of seven seasons and four movies, The Next Generation introduced us to many amazing exoplanets that have been fueling our imaginations for more than three decades.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Justin Oser are joined by guest Mike Wong of the Strange New Worlds: A Science and Star Trek Podcast to list their three favorite exoplanets on The Next Generation. Each participant talks about why the exoplanets they have chosen are meaningful to them and important to The Next Generation.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Mike! (00:02:42)
Exoplanets (00:04:24)
First Picks (00:19:12)
Second Picks (00:38:14)
Third Picks (00:59:29)
Honorable Mentions (01:13:48)
Closing (01:28:10) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes 24 seconds
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser
 
Guest
Mike Wong
  
Production 
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

 

Direct download: eg-316.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Picard's Best Partner.

Over the course of seven seasons and four movies, Captain Picard has his share of love interests, from the romantic tension with Dr. Beverly Crusher that begins in the very first episode to his love affair with Anij in Insurrection. How should we judge who would make the best partner for Picard and what does that say about how we see his character?
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Joe Keegan are joined by guest Rob Chapman, who runs the Trek Book Club on Twitter, to discuss who they think is the best romantic partner for Picard in The Next Generation. The partners discussed include Dr. Beverly Crusher, Vash, Kamala, Lt. Commander Nella Daren, and Anij.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Listener Feedback (00:03:14) 
Welcome, Rob! (00:11:30) 
Beverly Crusher (00:13:18)
Vash (00:21:59)
Kamala (00:29:16)
Nella Daren (00:37:57)
Anij (00:48:54)
Final Thoughts (00:56:35) 
Closing (01:57:58) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 47 seconds

Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser

Guest
Rob Chapman
  
Production 
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-315.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

"Balance of Terror" and "The Neutral Zone."
 
The Romulans are one of the most important and recognizable species in Star Trek. They were introduced in the classic season 1 episode of The Original Series "Balance of Terror" on December 15, 1966. We learn in the episode that the Romulans have re-appeared on the galactic stage after more than a century of isolation that followed a war with Earth. On May 16, 1988, the Romulans made their first appearance on The Next Generation in the season 1 finale episode, "The Neutral Zone." We see an echo of "Balance of Terror" as we learn that the Romulans have once again isolated themselves (this time for 53 years) and have returned again to exert their influence on events in the galaxy.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Joe Keegan are joined by guest Tim Robertson, Associate Producer of Standard Orbit and host of the Observers Notebook podcast to discuss the introduction of the Romulans in The Original Series and The Next Generation. We talk about the striking similarities and differences between the season 1 episodes "Balance of Terror" and "The Neutral Zone."

Chapters
Intro (00:01:15) 
Listener Feedback (00:03:30) 
Episode Summaries (00:07:41) 
Submarine-like (00:19:11) 
Strategies of War (00:24:25) 
Warbirds (00:28:48) 
Stereotypes (00:36:42) 
Final Thoughts (00:47:41) 
Closing (00:53:37)
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson
Joe Keegan
 
Guest
Tim Robertson
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-314.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

AI in TNG.

Humanity in the 21st century is embarking on a path that includes more and more uses of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance our lives. In The Next Generation, we see examples in the 24th century of many different kinds of advanced artificial intelligence that can help us to examine where our current AI journey is taking us.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Joe Keegan are joined by guest Jenn Tifft of the Snap Trek podcast to discuss artificial intelligence in The Next Generation. The discussion includes Data and his android family as well as the episodes "Elementary, Dear Data," "Evolution," "The Quality of Life," "Emergence," and "11001001."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:02:09)
Welcome, Jenn! (00:07:32)
Data and his family (00:09:09)
"Elementary, Dear Data" (00:31:15)
"Evolution" (00:44:42)
"The Quality of Life" (00:54:22)
"Emergence" (01:03:19)
"11001001" (01:12:06)
Final Thoughts (01:17:15)  
Closing (01:24:15)
 
Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes, 23 seconds

Hosts
Justin Oser, Joe Keegan
 
Guest
Jenn Tifft
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer)  Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-313.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 9.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Justin Oser, and Joe Keegan are joined by guest Brian Meloche to discuss the scripts he submitted and story ideas he pitched to Paramount for The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Listener Feedback (00:04:01) 
Welcome, Brian! (00:06:46) 
Scripts and Pitches for Star Trek (00:07:47) 
Closing (01:01:33)

Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes 31 seconds
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer), Amy Nelson (Producer), Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-312.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Science in TNG, with Dr. Erin MacDonald.
 
Dr Erin Macdonald is an astrophysicist, aerospace engineer, and host of the online series "Dr Erin Explains the Universe." She's also a huge Star Trek fan who was recently announced as a science consultant for the Star Trek franchise.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser are joined by Dr. Erin MacDonald to talk about the science in Star Trek and her work as a scientist, an engineer, a science fiction consultant, and a science communicator. The discussion includes the excitement of being a Star Trek science consultant, our favorite science moments in TNG, which advanced Star Trek technology (replicators, transporters, or warp drives) we're most likely to see within a hundred years, and much more!

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Chapters
Intro (00:01:14)
Listener Feedback (00:02:55) 
Welcome, Erin! (00:06:55) 
Speed Round (00:17:40) 
Class M Planets (00:21:14) 
Betelgeuse (00:25:08) 
Replicators Coming (00:32:51)
Phaser Rifles (00:38:18) 
Spore Drive (00:41:35) 
Science Fails (00:48:26) 
Science in TV (00:54:17) 
Favorite Science in TNG (01:03:53)  
New Discoveries (01:09:49)   
Final Thoughts (01:13:33) 
Closing (01:19:30) 

Runtime: 01:30:22

Hosts
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser

Guest
Dr. Erin MacDonald

Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-311.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

"The Most Toys.”
 
"The Most Toys" is a season three episode of The Next Generation which shows Data's death being faked in a shuttlecraft explosion and Data being kidnapped by Zibalian trader Kivas Fajo. Quirkily and malevolently played by Saul Rubinek, Fajo collects unique items from across the galaxy and wants to add Data to his collection.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Justin Oser, and Amy Nelson discuss "The Most Toys," an episode in season three of The Next Generation in which Data is kidnapped by a nefarious collector of unique items, Kivas Fajo. The discussion includes the character of Kivas Fajo, ruling by fear, Geordi's quest for the truth, and the question of whether Data pulled the trigger.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:06:45)
Initial Thoughts (00:12:01)
Kivas Fajo (00:16:16) 
Ruling By Fear (00:25:27)
Geordi (00:34:17)
Did Data Do It? (00:42:44)
Final Thoughts (00:53:46) 
Closing (01:02:33)
 
Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer)  Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-310.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm MDT

Favorite Badass Data Moments.

Data is a fan favorite character on The Next Generation and now Star Trek: Picard. He's known for being the operations officer and second officer on the Federation flagship, for his limitless curiosity, and for being an android on a quest to understand what it means to be human. However, we think that Data also has his share of badass moments throughout the course of The Next Generation episodes and movies. 
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser list their three favorite badass Data moments from The Next Generation. Each choice is discussed and highlights Data as tough and uncompromising.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:01:12) 
First Picks (00:09:00) 
Second Picks (00:21:07) 
Third Picks (00:32:55) 
Honorable Mentions (00:49:27) 
Final Thoughts (00:55:32) 
Closing (00:59:18) 
 
Runtime: 01:16:58
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
  
Production 
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

 

Direct download: eg-309.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Deleted Scenes, Season 5.
 
Scenes that were filmed, but not seen by the audience in the final aired productions are available for every season and movies of The Next Generation. These deleted scenes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, including some scenes that would have had a far-reaching impact on the show and the films.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, and Justin Oser talk about  deleted scenes from The Next Generation season 5 episodes "New Ground,” "Ethics,” "The Outcast,” The First Duty,” "Cost of Living,” The Perfect Mate,” and "The Inner Light.” All the deleted scenes that are discussed can be found on the season 5 Blu-ray release.

Deleted Scenes is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters
Intro (00:0:00)   
Listener Feedback (00:06:50) 
Season 5 Deleted Scenes (00:15:21) 
"New Ground" (00:18:34) 
"Ethics" (00:24:39)
"The Outcast" (00:27:27)
"The First Duty" (00:33:51)
"Cost of Living" (00:44:53)
"The Perfect Mate" (00:55:20)
"The Inner Light" (01:02:57)
Final Thoughts (01:21:34)
Closing (01:32:31)

Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes 29 seconds
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan and Justin Oser
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-308.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Genetically Designed People.
 
Genetic engineering has been a thread throughout Star Trek ever since the classic first season episode of The Original Series, "Space Seed," which introduced Khan Noonien Singh. The Next Generation has its own share of thought-provoking episodes that focus on genetic engineering and genetically designed people.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Joe Keegan, and Amy Nelson talk about episodes of The Next Generation featuring genetically designed people and what their portrayal tells us about the show's perspective on different types of genetic engineering. The episodes discussed include "Unnatural Selection," "Up the Long Ladder," "The Hunted," and "The Masterpiece Society."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:58)
Genetically Designed People (00:08:17)
"Unnatural Selection" (00:09:54)
"Up the Long Ladder" (00:19:29)
"The Hunted" (00:29:02)
"The Masterpiece Society" (00:40:32)
"Loud As a Whisper" (00:54:02)
"The Perfect Mate" (00:56:54)
Final Thoughts (01:04:15) 
Closing (01:12:34)

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-307.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

High Culture in TNG.
 
When The Next Generation had a cultural reference or an artistic performance, it was often part of what would be called high culture, such as Shakespeare, classical music, or painting. Although cultural references and performances considered to be among the highest accomplishments of Earth culture go back as far as the first season of The Original Series, The Next Generation seems to bring this type of culture into the lives of its characters more than any other Star Trek series.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson are joined by guest Duncan Barrett of Primitive Culture to discuss high culture in The Next Generation and its effect on the show. The topics discussed include literature, the performing arts (including classical music and poetry), and the visual arts (including painting and pottery).

Chapters
Intro (00:01:13) 
High Culture in TNG (00:17:23) 
Shakespeare Influences (00:23:50) 
Visual Arts (00:43:45) 
Performing Arts (00:50:40) 
Great Literature (00:58:00) 
The Most Utopian (01:09:06) 
Final Thoughts (01:22:55) 
Closing (01:30:49)
 
Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson
 
Guest
Duncan Barrett
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-306.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm MDT

"Half A Life.”
 
"Half A Life" is a season four episode of The Next Generation which beautifully and painfully portrays the love story between Lwaxana Troi and Dr. Timicin of the planet Kaelon II, shortly before his society requires him to die at the age of 60. There's lots to talk about in this episode including the themes of commitment, aging, the right to die, and much more.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson are joined by guest Christian Alonzo to discuss "Half A Life,” an episode in season four of The Next Generationin which Lwaxana Troi falls in love with someone whose society mandates that he commit suicide. The discussion includes the episode’s unusual format, the love story between Lwaxana and Timicin, aging and the right to die, and the Prime Directive.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome, Christian! (00:03:15)
Christian's Star Trek Story (00:04:25)
Why Lwaxana and "Half a Life?” (00:08:29) 
Initial Thoughts (00:12:45)   
Unusual Format (00:18:32)
Lwaxana and Timicin (00:19:43)
Aging and The Right To Die (00:25:28)
Prime Directive (00:43:52)
Did We Just Destroy a Star? (00:49:22)
Final Thoughts (00:53:27)  
Closing (01:05:07)
 
Running time: 1 hour, 13 minutes, 51 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson
 
Guests
Christian Alonzo
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer)  Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-305.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MDT

Serialized TNG: Q Episodes.

Starting in 2006, a series of DVD collections were released under the name Star Trek: Fan Collective. These included episodes from across all the live-action Star Trek series that had aired up to then and focused on themes such as the Klingons, Q, and the Borg.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Joe Keegan, and Amy Nelson continue our series about the Star Trek: Fan Collective DVD sets with a look at the eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation that were part of the Q installment and how they play into serialized storytelling on TNG.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:06:43)
“Encounter at Farpoint” (00:19:54)
“Hide and Q” (00:27:43)
“Q Who” (00:36:28)
“Déjà Q” (00:44:44)
“Qpid” (00:53:51)
“True Q” (01:00:24)
“Tapestry” (01:08:43)
“All Good Things…” (01:14:45)
Final Thoughts (01:22:20)
Closing (01:27:28)

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Justin Oser, and Amy Nelson

Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Direct download: eg-304.mp3
Category:Collections -- posted at: 9:02am MDT

Science in TNG, Part 5.
 
Science is an essential part of Star Trek that has inspired generations of fans to learn more about science, to become scientists, and to make influential discoveries. The Next Generation is no exception and includes many episodes that showcase new inventions, the application of existing science, and important scientific questions.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser talk about more science in season 7 of The Next Generation. The discussion topics include the multiverse, quantum tunneling, and the origin of life. Science in TNG is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Remembering D.C. Fontana (00:03:04)  
Listener Feedback (00:05:48)  
The Multiverse (00:17:14)  
Quantum Tunneling, Part 2 (00:30:16)  
Rock, Fire, Sky, and Water (00:38:17)  
The Origin of Life, Part 2 (00:50:54)  
Final Thoughts (00:56:57)  
Closing (01:04:39)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 2 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser

Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-303.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

First Contacts in TNG.

To communicate with new life and new civilizations through first contact is one of the primary missions of a Starfleet crew and the crews of the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E are no exception. The first contacts that we see rarely seem to be easy, whether with space-faring jellyfish, subspace aliens kidnapping the crew, or the malevolent collective consciousness of the Borg, but it does make for a great discussion topic.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Justin Oser are joined by guest April Taylor to talk about first contacts in The Next Generation and what they tell us about one of Starfleet's most important missions. The discussion includes the episodes "Encounter at Farpoint," "Pen Pals," "Q Who," "Who Watches The Watchers," "First Contact," "Schisms," and "Phantasms" as well as the movie First Contact.

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Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Listener Feedback (00:02:51)  
Welcome, April! (00:07:06)  
April’s Star Trek Story (00:07:46)  
"Encounter at Farpoint" (00:12:25)  
"Pen Pals" (00:30:07) 
“Who Watches The Watchers” (00:42:10)
“First Contact” (episode) (00:46:57)
“Q Who” (00:55:24)
“Schisms” (01:02:18)
“Phantasms” (01:09:24)
First Contact (movie) (01:14:32)
Final Thoughts (01:22:28)
Closing (01:31:18)
 
Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes 37 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan, Justin Oser

Guest
April Taylor
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-302.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

"Booby Trap."
 
"Booby Trap" is a season three episode of The Next Generation that is probably best-known for showing Geordi La Forge falling in love with a holographic version of engineer Leah Brahms. However, there's a lot more going on in this episode that can lead to conversations about war's long-lasting effects, how to solve an engineering problem, when people are needed instead of computers, and much more.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Justin Oser are joined by guest Shoaib Mirza, Associate Producer of The Edge, to talk about the season three episode of The Next Generation, "Booby Trap." The discussion includes Geordi's love life, an ancient war, Picard's childhood hobbies, and the human element in problem-solving.

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Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:02:02) 
Initial Thoughts (00:12:22) 
Geordi's Love Life (00:16:40) 
An Ancient War (00:24:02) 
Picard's Childhood Hobbies (00:32:06) 
Solving Engineering Problems (00:38:47) 
The Human Element (00:50:19) 
Final Thoughts (01:12:24) 
Closing (01:19:50)

Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes 47 seconds
 
Hosts
Joe Keegan, Justin Oser

Guest
Shoaib Mirza
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-301.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Robin Curtis Interview.
 
Robin Curtis is well-known to fans for playing Lieutenant Saavik in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. She also played Tallera, a Vulcan posing as a Romulan, in "Gambit, Part I" and "Gambit, Part II" in season seven of The Next Generation.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Justin Oser celebrate the 300th episode of the show by interviewing Robin Curtis about her roles as Saavik in Star Trek IIIand Star Trek IV and as Tallera on The Next Generation. The discussion includes the challenges of playing a Vulcan character, what it was like to work with the cast of The Original Series and to be directed by Leonard Nimoy, her experience working with Patrick Stewart in the "Gambit" two-parter, and much more!

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Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:03:01)
Robin's Acting Career Start (00:07:49)
Watching Star Trek (00:14:05)
Star Trek III and Star Trek IV (00:19:53)
Possible Return for Saavik in Star Trek VI (00:37:20)
Playing Tallera in the "Gambit" 2-Parter (00:45:27)
A Fan of the Fans (01:00:37)
Robin's One-Woman Show (01:00:37)
Favorite Real Estate Sale (01:06:22)
The Scottish Connection (01:08:56)
Final Thoughts (01:16:26)
Closing (01:24:12)

Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes 12 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser

Guest
Robin Curtis

Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-300.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Badass Riker Moments.

Will Riker is known for being the first officer of the Federation flagship, Captain Picard's right-hand man, and Deanna Troi's beloved Imzadi. However, we think that Will has his share of badass moments throughout the course of The Next Generation episodes and movies. Beard or no beard, Riker's badassery knows no bounds.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser list their three favorite badass Riker moments from The Next Generation. Each choice is discussed and highlights Will Riker as tough and uncompromising.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Listener Feedback (00:03:19)
First Picks (00:13:41)
Second Picks (00:28:45)
Third Picks (00:39:36) 
Honorable Mentions and Final Thoughts (00:56:29)
Closing (01:10:07) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 20 seconds
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
  
Production 
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

 

Direct download: eg-299.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am MDT

Keiko O'Brien.
 
Keiko O'Brien first appears in "Data's Day," a season four episode of The Next Generation in which she marries Miles O'Brien. Over the course of the 8 episodes of The Next Generation and 19 episodes of Deep Space Nine in which she appears, we see Keiko as a wife, a mother, a botanist, and a primary school teacher and we even learn a little bit about her family history. Keiko is far from a fan favorite, but what do we think about her when discussing the episodes she appears in and the arc of her character?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by Jenn Tifft of the Snap Trek podcast to talk about Keiko O'Brien. The discussion includes Keiko's relationship with her husband, Miles O'Brien, on both The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, her work as a botanist and school teacher, Keiko as a mother to her two children, what we think of her character overall in episodes spanning 10 seasons of Star Trek, and much more!

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Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:01:20) 
Initial Thoughts (00:09:11) 
Keiko as a Wife (00:17:34) 
Keiko as a Mother (00:25:52) 
Keiko's History (00:31:38) 
Keiko's Career (00:35:40) 
Keiko and Kira (00:43:13) 
Book References (00:47:01) 
Final Thoughts (00:49:41) 
Closing (00:59:35)
 
Hosts
Justin Oser  
Amy Nelson

Guest
Jenn Tifft
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-298.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Jennifer Gatti Interview.
 
Jennifer Gatti played the half-Klingon, half-Romulan character of Ba'el in "Birthright, Part I" and "Birthright, Part II" on The Next Generation as well as Harry Kim's girlfriend, Libby, in the Voyager episode "Non Sequitur." She also has many other acting credits, including roles on Doogie Howser, M.D., Cheers, ER, The Young and the Restless, NCIS, Vice Principals, Swamp Thing, and The Resident.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, and Justin Oser interview Jennifer Gatti about her role as Ba'el in two episodes of The Next Generation - "Birthright, Part I" and "Birthright, Part II" - and as Libby in the Voyager episode "Non Sequitur." The discussion includes what it was like playing the first half-Klingon, half-Romulan character in Star Trek, the welcoming atmosphere on The Next Generation, how she almost landed the role of Kes in Voyager, and much more!

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Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:03:26)
Welcome, Jennifer! (00:09:37)
Starting a Career in Acting (00:09:53)
Jennifer's Star Trek Story (00:12:36)
Playing Ba'el in "Birthright, Parts I and II" (00:13:43)
Trek Character Would Like to Play (00:36:59)
Auditioning for Kes on Voyager (00:40:11)
Playing Libby in Voyager's "Non Sequitur" (00:43:13)
Work Outside of Star Trek (00:50:04)
Conventions, Hobbies, and Interests (01:00:37)
The Scottish Connection (01:08:45)
Final Thoughts (01:18:21)
Closing (01:24:12)

Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes 47 seconds

Hosts
Amy Nelson
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser

Guests
Jennifer Gatti

Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-297.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Science in TNG, Part 4.
 
Science is an essential part of Star Trek that has inspired generations of fans to learn more about science, to become scientists, and to make influential discoveries. The Next Generation is no exception and includes many episodes that showcase new inventions, the application of existing science, and important scientific questions.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser talk about science in season 7 of The Next Generation. The discussion includes virtual reality, climate change, and robots. Science in TNG is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Listener Feedback (00:03:04)  
Virtual Reality (00:14:26)  
Climate Change (00:30:49)  
Robots (00:39:50)  
Final Thoughts (01:01:22)  
Closing (01:09:38)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes 11 seconds

Hosts
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-296.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Picard Inspirational Speeches.
 
In The Next Generation, Jean-Luc Picard is a captain, a diplomat, and an explorer, but he is also an inspiration to his crew, to many characters that we meet during the show and the movies, and to multiple generations of Star Trek fans. Picard's power and influence for good flows just as much from his words as from his actions.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, and Justin Oser list their three favorite Picard inspirational speeches from The Next Generation. Each host talks about why their picks are meaningful to them and important to The Next Generation and its millions of fans.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:01:14) 
Listener Feedback (00:04:01) 
First Picks (00:21:41) 
Second Picks (00:34:30) 
Third Picks (00:52:26) 
Speed Round (01:09:03) 
Final Thoughts (01:13:45) 
Closing (01:17:18) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes 10 seconds
 
Hosts 
Amy Nelson
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser
  
Production 
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-295.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Non-human Species in TNG.
 
Non-human species have been important to Star Trek since its very beginning when viewers first saw the half-Vulcan Mr. Spock. There have been many non-human characters depicted in every series, from those that can be called humanoid to those that look and behave very differently from humans. Over the course of seven seasons and four movies, The Next Generation introduced us to both new non-human species that would become important across 24th century Star Trek as well as memorable non-human species that were only seen once.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by guest Nicholas Paul Collinson to list their three favorite non-human species on The Next Generation. Each participant talks about why the species they have chosen are meaningful to them and important to The Next Generation.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Remembering Aron Eisenberg (00:01:37)
Listener Feedback (00:03:01)
Welcome, Nick! (00:06:39)
Nick's Star Trek and Science Story (00:09:11)
Favorite Non-human Species in TNG (00:11:27)
First Picks (00:12:51)
Second Picks (00:33:22)
Third Picks (00:51:20) 
Honorable Mentions and Final Thoughts (01:08:40)
Closing (01:16:44) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 5 seconds
 
Hosts 
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
 
Guest
Nicholas Paul Collinson
  
Production 
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

 

Direct download: eg-294.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Deleted Scenes, Part 3.
 
Scenes that were filmed, but not seen by the audience in the final aired productions are available for every season and movies of The Next Generation. These deleted scenes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, including some scenes that would have had a far-reaching impact on the show and the films.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser talk about  deleted scenes from The Next Generation season 4 episodes "Best of Both Worlds, Part II," "Family," "Brothers," "Final Mission," and "The Wounded." All the deleted scenes that are discussed can be found on the season 4 Blu-ray release.

Deleted Scenes is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters
Intro (00:0:00) 
iTunes Reviews (00:02:53)   
Babel Conference Feedback (00:06:51)   
"Best of Both Worlds, Part II" (00:15:19) 
"Family" (00:21:11)
"Brothers" (00:29:57)
"Final Mission" (00:33:43)
"The Wounded" (00:37:34)
Final Thoughts (00:57:46)
Closing (01:04:12)

Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes 13 seconds
 
Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Zach Moore (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-293.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Clyde Kusatsu Interview.
 
Clyde Kusatsu played Admiral Nakamura on three episodes of The Next Generation - "The Measure of a Man," "Phantasms," and "All Good Things..." He also has over 300 acting credits since the early 1970s, including Kung Fu, All in the Family, M*A*S*H, In the Line of Fire, America Pie, Boston Legal, and NCIS.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, and Justin Oser interview Clyde Kusatsu about his role as Admiral Nakamura in three episodes of The Next Generation. The discussion includes his experience starting out as an Asian-American actor in the 1960s and 1970s, what it was like playing an Admiral on some of the most important episodes in Star Trek, stories from his long acting career (including playing three different roles on M*A*S*H), and much more!

Chapters
Intro (00:01:16) 
iTunes Winner (00:02:56) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:05:07) 
Interview (00:12:52) 
Final Thoughts (01:10:52) 
Closing (01:13:45)
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser
 
Guests
Clyde Kusatsu
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)
Direct download: eg-292.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

The Power of Words in TNG.
 
Star Trek has never shied away from taking advantage of the power of words, from Shakespeare to technobabble to inspirational speeches, and The Next generation is no exception. There have been many moments and episodes that have pushed our vocabulary, introduced us to works of literature, and taught us something new in the process.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Justin Oser are joined by guest Shoaib Mirza, Associate Producer of The Edge, to list their three favorite uses of words, language, and communication on The Next Generation. Each participant talks about why the moments discussed are meaningful to them and important to The Next Generation.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:06)
Welcome, Shoaib! (00:09:58)
First Picks (00:12:21)
Second Picks (00:35:19)
Third Picks (00:58:45) 
Honorable Mentions and Final Thoughts (01:21:28)
Closing (01:32:58) 
 
Runtime:  1 hour 41 minutes 5 seconds
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser
 
Guest
Shoaib Mirza
  
Production 
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

 

Direct download: eg-291.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Undercover Missions.
 
Whilst Star Trek has always shown us a positive vision of the future, there have been times when stealth and disguise have been required. Through various planned and forced undercover missions, our heroes have deftly and secretly gone where no Romulan, Cardassian, Mintakan, or Malcorian has gone before - sometimes with mixed results.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Justin Oser are joined by guest Christos Giannaris to discuss some of the undercover missions in The Next Generation. The episodes discussed are “Who Watches the Watchers,” “First Contact,” “Unification I and II,” “Chain of Command, Parts 1 and 2,” and “Face of the Enemy."
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:06)
Welcome, Christos! (00:05:34)
“Who Watches the Watchers” (00:10:36)
“First Contact” (00:25:15)
“Unification I and II”(00:38:10) 
“Chain of Command, Parts 1 and 2”(00:51:31) 
“Face of the Enemy” (01:04:07)
Final Thoughts (01:14:38)
Closing (01:19:34) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes 16 seconds   
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Justin Oser
 
Guest
Christos Giannaris
  
Production 
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-290.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

TNG Episodes In The Alternate Realities Collective.

"Star Trek Fan Collectives" were a series of DVD collections released in the 2000s that featured episodes from across all the series that shared a common theme. Join the crews of Standard Orbit and Earl Grey as we have a great time discussing the episodes from The Next Generation that are included in the Alternate Realities collection.

In this episode of Earl Grey, join Amy Nelson, Zach Moore, Justin Oser, Ken Tripp, Joe Keegan, and Hayley Stoddart as we discuss four episodes of The Next Generation that were included on the Alternate Realities DVD collection. Enjoy part one on Standard Orbit 282, which released on Monday, September 2 and enjoy the conclusion here as we talk about "Yesterday's Enterprise," "The Inner Light," "Frame of Mind," and "Parallels!"
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Welcome, Ken, Zach, and Hayley!  (00:03:21)  
Alternate Realities Crossover (00:04:51)  
"Yesterday's Enterprise" (00:05:26)  
"The Inner Light" (00:25:38)  
"Frame of Mind" (00:46:27)   
"Parallels" (00:59:49)  
Final Thoughts (01:15:38)  
Closing (01:21:02)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes 40 seconds
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser

Guests
Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, Hayley Stoddart
  
Production 
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-289.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Villains
 
Since its beginning in 1966, Star Trek has always had a wealth of villainous characters confronting our heroes. The Next Generation is no different, with its plethora of scallywags and scoundrels that try to do harm to the crew.
  
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser list their three favorite villains in The Next Generation. Each host talks about why the villains discussed are great foils for our beloved characters and how their appearances impact The Next Generation.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:05:24)
Defining Villains (00:05:43)
Villainy Round 1 (00:12:55)
Villainy Round 2 (00:24:10)
Villainy Round 3 (00:39.51) 
(Dis)Honorable Mentions (00:59:30) 
Final Thoughts (01:06:12)
Closing (01:13:55) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 58 seconds   
 
Hosts 
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
  
Production 
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-288.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Science in TNG, Part 3.
 
Science is an essential part of Star Trek that has inspired generations of fans to learn more about science, to become scientists, and to make influential discoveries. The Next Generation is no exception and includes many episodes that showcase new inventions, the application of existing science, and important scientific questions.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser talk about science in season 6 of The Next Generation. The discussion includes the origin of life, super shields, and cloning. Science in TNG is a series that will cover all seven seasons of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:06:21)  
The Origins of Life (00:20:10)
Super Shields (00:31:15)
Dolly the Riker (00:36:25)
Final Thoughts (00:52:26)  
Closing (00:58:52) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes 14 seconds   

Hosts
Joe Keegan
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-287.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm MDT

Trek.fm Host Roundtable Discussion.

It's that time of year again, Star Trek Las Vegas! Several hosts from the network made the annual pilgrimage to STLV 2019: Ken Tripp and Zach Moore from Standard Orbit, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser and Joe Keegan from Earl Grey (plus The Edge for Amy and The Linefor Justin), and Mike Schindler from The Edge and The Line. This week on Earl Grey, we share our Trek.fm host roundtable discussion where we discuss our convention likes, dislikes and experiences! But stay tuned as we wrap up Sunday's panels and as a special treat, Joe Keegan brought some Scottish snacks for us to try. 

What were some of our favorite panels? Which show will come next from CBS All Access? Is the Section 31 series still going to happen? Who made those amazing Discovery skant costumes you might've seen at this year's STLV? All this and much more, boldly listen!

Chapters 
Welcome to Earl Grey (00:01:27)
Trek.fm Hosts Roundtable Discussion (00:03:09)
Remembering El Paso (00:05:51)
Picard Panel (00:07:20)
Favorite Panels (00:11:05)
Picard Exhibit (00:15:55)
Upcoming Series, CBS/Paramount Merger (00:23:33)
Teaching Trek Panels (00:39:05)
Final Thoughts, Hopes For Future Conventions (00:42:58)
Sunday Panel Discussion (00:54:46)
Scottish Food Review (01:10:43)
Closing (01:25:50) 

Hosts
Ken Tripp
Zach Moore
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
Joe Keegan
Mike Schindler

Production
Zach Moore (Editor & Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-286.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm MDT

Kurn.

In "Sins of the Father," we're introduced to Kurn, a stern Klingon exchange officer boarding the Enterprise-D to temporarily serve as first officer. We find out in the course of the episode that Kurn is actually Worf's brother and has brought news of a judgment by the Klingon High Council that will change both of their lives forever. In the course of three episodes of The Next Generation and one episode of Deep Space Nine, Kurn is tested again and again by the dramatic events happening within the Klingon Empire and between the sons of Mogh.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Joe Keegan are joined by guest Pierre LaRocco to discuss the character of Worf's brother Kurn. The discussion includes his developing relationship to Worf, his changing place in Klingon society, and his development as a recurring character. Each participant talks about Kurn's four appearances with a view to having a deeper appreciation of the character and Klingon society in general.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:06:06) 
Welcome, Pierre! (00:11:52) 
Kurn (00:13:04) 
“Sins of the Father” (00:16:36)
“Redemption I & II” (00:25:27)
“Sons of Mogh” (00:35:13)
Final Thoughts (00:53:29) 
Closing (01:05:06)

Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes 59 seconds   

Hosts 
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser    
 
Guest
Pierre LaRocco
 
Production
Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-285.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MDT

Deleted Scenes, Part 2.
 
Scenes that were filmed, but not seen by the audience in the final aired productions are available for every season and movies of The Next Generation. These deleted scenes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, including some scenes that would have had a far-reaching impact on the show and the films.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, and Justin Oser talk about 11 deleted scenes from "Evolution," the season 3 opener of The Next Generation. Links to these deleted scenes (none of which are available on the Blu-rays) are included below.

Deleted Scenes is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Video of first 6 deleted scenes from "Evolution": https://bit.ly/2XOcUD6
Video of 5 more deleted scenes from "Evolution": https://bit.ly/2LRGWDz

Chapters
Intro (00:01:12) 
Initial Thoughts (00:13:17)   
Part One (00:16:54)   
Part Two (00:39:49)     
Final Thoughts (00:54:50) 
Closing (01:01:44)

Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 30 seconds
 
Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-284.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Favorite Star Trek Memorabilia. 
  
Star Trek memorabilia is almost as old as Star Trek itself. Over the last nearly 53 years, there has been a huge variety of Star Trek items collected by fans the world over, from action figures to photos to collectible cards to screen-used props and costumes and everything in between.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser talk about their three favorite pieces of Star Trek memorabilia that they own. Joe also introduces a new segment on Earl Grey, the Scottish Language Lesson, and the hosts then each choose a piece of Star Trek memorabilia that is tacky or tasteless.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:05:44) 
Star Trek Memorabilia (00:09:45) 
First Picks (00:10:40) 
Second Picks (00:21:09) 
Third Picks (00:30:31) 
Scottish Language Lesson (00:48:01) 
Fourth Picks (00:49:07) 
Final Thoughts (01:02:36) 
Closing (01:08:14)

Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 4 seconds
 
Hosts
Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-283.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 8.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Justin Oser, and Joe Keegan discuss the never-produced season 1 episode "Genius Is Pain" by Tracy Tormé and a never-produced version of Generations by Maurice Hurley. The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:12) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:03:08) 
"Genius Is Pain" (00:10:52) 
Generations: Take One (00:45:04) 
Closing (01:00:08)

Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes 42 seconds
 
Hosts
Joe Keegan, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-282.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Serialized TNG, Part 1.
 
Starting in 2006, a series of DVD collections were released under the name Star Trek: Fan Collective. These collections included episodes across all live action Star Trek series that had aired up to that time, centered around themes like Klingons, Q, and the Borg. We're starting a new series on Earl Grey to discuss episodes of The Next Generation included on these collections and to look at them as if they were serialized story arcs.
 
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Justin Oser, and Joe Keegan, talk about four episodes of The Next Generation that were part of the Klingon-centered release of the Star Trek: Fan Collective DVD collections. The episodes discussed are "A Matter of Honor," "Sins of the Father," "Redemption," and "Redemption II." This is part of a continuing series on Earl Grey to talk about episodes from the Star Trek: Fan Collectiveand how we see those as part of a serialized storyline.
 
Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
iTunes Giveaway (00:01:47) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:03:25) 
Serialized TNG (00:06:31) 
"A Matter of Honor" (00:13:50) 
"Sins of the Father" (00:23:28) 
"Reunion" Not Included (00:31:58) 
"Redemption" and "Redemption II" (00:33:22)
Final Thoughts (00:45:00) 
Closing (00:53:46)

Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes 54 seconds
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
Joe Keegan
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-281.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Enterprise-D Blueprints.
 
Four months before the release of the movie First Contact and the introduction of a new Enterprise, Star Trek: The Next Generation USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Blueprints was released. Featuring 13 beautifully detailed, large poster-sized blueprints covering all 42 decks, fans were delighted to finally see many of the spaces on their beloved Enterprise-D about which they had always wondered.
 
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Justin Oser, and new host Joe Keegan, take an in-depth look at the amazing labor of love that is the Enterprise-D blueprints, which were released in 1996. The discussion includes the appeal of seeing blueprints, how the usage of space shows the ship is made for comfort, the incredible contributors to the blueprints and design of the Enterprise-D, and our excitement for seeing Cetacean Ops and so many more wonderful places!
 
Chapters
Intro (00:01:12) 
Initial Thoughts (00:09:28) 
Appeal of Blueprints (00:16:35) 
Hyatt Regency (00:26:30) 
The Contributors (00:39:00) 
Observations (00:46:21) 
Final Thoughts (00:52:27) 
Closing (00:57:22)

Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes 38 seconds
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson
Justin Oser
Joe Keegan
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-280.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Favorite Conflict Resolution Moments in TNG.
 
Conflicts and how those conflicts are resolved are an essential part of storytelling. Gene Roddenberry famously said that in The Next Generation, there should be no conflict among the characters that we follow. The writers often expressed that this was a challenge in creating stories for the show. However, we do see plenty of conflicts with outside forces and even some between the characters on the Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E. How those conflicts are resolved within the episodes and movies of The Next Generation are an important aspect of the show's enduring appeal.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by Shoaib Mirza, Associate Producer of The Edge, to list their three favorite conflict resolution moments from The Next Generation. Each participant talks about why the moments discussed are meaningful to them and important to understanding the characters on The Next Generation.
Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:34)   
Shoaib's Star Trek Story (00:05:35) 
Favorite Conflict Resolution Moments (00:07:41) 
First Picks (00:09:48) 
Second Picks (00:28:04) 
Third Picks (00:48:29) 
Final Thoughts (01:09:08)   
Closing (01:18:20)

Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes 1 second
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson  
Justin Oser
 
Guest
Shoaib Mirza
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-279.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Riker's Command Offers.
 
William T. Riker serves as first officer on the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E for a total of 15 years during seven seasons of The Next Generation and four movies. In that time, he is offered command of a Starfleet ship three times and declines each time before finally accepting command of the USS Titan. Why does Riker keep turning down command offers and what do the times we do see him in command say about what he would be like in command of his own ship?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by Brian Meloche, Associate Producer of The Edge, to talk about Riker's command offers. The discussion includes talking about why he declines offers to command three different Starfleet ships, why he accepts command of the USS Titan, and the different times that we see Riker in command of the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:11) 
Brian's Trek Story (00:09:05)   
USS Drake (00:16:46) 
USS Aires (00:22:38) 
USS Melbourne (00:33:08) 
USS Voyager (00:40:09) 
Captain Riker Style (00:45:12) 
USS Titan (00:53:38) 
Final Thoughts (00:57:11)   
Closing (01:02:44)

Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes 43 seconds
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson and Justin Oser
 
Guest
Brian Meloche
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-278.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

"Gambit."
 
"Gambit, Parts I and II" are episodes toward the beginning of season 7 of The Next Generation that were unlike anything previously aired in a Star Trek series. After a nearly 30-year ban by Gene Roddenberry on episodes focusing on space pirates, here were two episodes that largely take place on a mercenary ship engaged in piracy. The space pirate ship, however, is really a means to explore how a number of the main characters deal with different roles and situations than we're used to seeing.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by Chris Tribuzio, Associate Producer of Earl Grey, to talk about the two-part "Gambit" episode. The discussion includes Picard's initial absence, space pirates, the Picard/Riker and Worf/Data dynamics, Robin Curtis as Tallera, and much more!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:02:37) 
Welcome, Chris! (00:05:50)
Initial Thoughts on "Gambit" (00:06:55) 
Picard's Absence (00:10:18) 
Space Pirates (00:15:47) 
Picard/Riker Dynamic (00:24:19) 
Data/Worf Dynamic (00:31:29) 
Robin Curtis as Tallera (00:38:48)
Psionic Resonator (00:43:45)
Final Thoughts (00:50:02) 
Closing (00:58:49)

Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes 5 seconds

Hosts
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson

Guest
Chris Tribuzio
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: eg-277.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm MDT

TNG Roleplaying Game, Part 2.
 
Previously on Earl Grey: Richard served as gamemaster for Justin and Amy's first roleplaying game (RPG) and it was an exciting mission from The Next Generation era of Star Trek Adventures! Now Richard has brought a new Star Trek RPG along with two special guests and it's an epic continuation of the previous adventure!

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser play a new mission based on the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game. This episode continues the previous roleplaying game that Amy and Justin played with Richard as gamemaster, but this time there are two special guests to help them with their quest. Find out how well they do and if their characters can accomplish their mission and survive once again!

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:16)  
Special Guests (00:03:14)  
Earl Grey 250 Recap (00:04:41)  
Adventure Begins (00:06:53)  
Final Thoughts (02:12:16) 
 
Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes 56 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson

Guests
Nathan Marquez
Alvin Schaff
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-276.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Science in TNG, Part 2.
 
Science is an essential part of Star Trek that has inspired generations of fans to learn more about science, to become scientists, and to make influential discoveries. The Next Generation is no exception and includes many episodes that showcase new inventions, the application of existing science, and important scientific questions.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by science teacher Joe Keegan, Associate Producer of Earl Grey, to talk about science in seasons 4 and 5 of The Next Generation. The discussion includes cybernetics, dark matter, gene editing, 3D printing, and much more! Science in TNG is a series that will cover all seven seasons of The Next Generation.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:13)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:09) 
Welcome, Joe! (00:05:33) 
Devil's Due (00:06:48) 
Galaxy's Child (00:16:10) 
In Theory (00:23:06) 
Silicon Avatar (00:29:59) 
Disaster (00:36:24) 
Masterpiece Society (00:41:45) 
Ethics (00:51:28) 
Final Thoughts (00:56:56) 
Closing (01:01:10)

Runtime:  1 hour 8 minutes 46 seconds

Hosts
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson

Guest
Joe Keegan
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: eg-275.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

Dennis Madalone Interview.
 
Dennis Madalone was the stunt coordinator for seasons 3 through 7 of The Next Generation and all of Deep Space Nine and Voyager. He also did stunts and played many characters from the first season of The Next Generation all the way to the final season of Voyager. Dennis Madalone's work on episodes that required stunts had an important influence on hundreds of Star Trek episodes from 1987 to 2001. 

In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser interviews Dennis Madalone about his role as the stunt coordinator for 19 seasons of Star Trek, including 5 seasons of The Next Generation, all 7 seasons of Deep Space Nine and all 7 seasons of Voyager, as well as the many stunts and acting roles that he did on Star Trek from 1987 to 2001. The discussion includes his lifelong love of stunts, stories from the hundreds of Star Trek episodes that he worked on, which alien makeup that he wore was the greatest challenge, and much more!

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:29)  
Welcome, Dennis! (00:04:39)  
Starting A Career in Stunts (00:05:29)  
Meeting James Cagney (00:07:43)  
Coordinating Stunts on Star Trek (00:11:38)
Acting Roles in Star Trek (00:29:34)
Conventions (00:33:39)
The Journey Continues (00:35:16)
Hobbies and Interests (00:38:25)
Current and Upcoming Work (00:39:39)
Stunts in TV vs. Films (00:41:37)
Final Thoughts (00:45:42)  
Closing (00:48:20)  
 
Total Run Time: 51 minutes 5 seconds
 
Host
Justin Oser

Guest
Dennis Madalone
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-274.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 7.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the never-produced season 5 episode "I.Q. Test" by Herb Wright. The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:10)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:45)  
Lost Episode Guesses (00:05:27)  
IQ Test (00:11:04)  
Development of IQ Test (00:33:24)  
Q Makes Two (00:36:58)  
Q Goes Insane Story (00:40:41)  
Quantum Leap Q Story (00:42:48)  
Final Thoughts (00:45:24)  
Preview (00:49:34)  
Closing (00:50:02)  
 
Total Run Time: 57 minutes 9 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-273.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Favorite Badass Beverly Crusher Moments.
 
Beverly Crusher is known for being a Starfleet doctor dedicated to saving lives and avoiding harm for her patients and fellow crew. However, we think that Beverly does have her share of badass moments throughout the course of The Next Generation episodes and movies. 

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser list their three favorite badass Beverly Crusher moments from The Next Generation. Each choice is discussed and highlights Beverly as tough and uncompromising.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Listener Feedback (00:02:48)
First Picks (00:09:48)
Second Picks (00:19:41) 
Third Picks (00:28:14)
Honorable Mentions (00:35:48) 
Final Thoughts (00:46:37) 
Closing (00:52:21) 

Runtime: 1 hour 52 seconds
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson, Justin Oser
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-272.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MDT

Deleted Scenes, Part 1.
 
Scenes that were filmed, but not seen by the audience in the final aired productions are available for every season and movie of The Next Generation. These deleted scenes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, including some scenes that would have had a far-reaching impact on the show and the films.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser talk about the deleted scenes from seasons 1 and 2 of The Next Generation. A total of 19 deleted scenes are discussed from the following episodes: "Coming of Age," "The Child," "The Measure of a Man," "The Icarus Factor," and "Up the Long Ladder." Links to scripts and videos of deleted scenes not available on the Blu-rays are included below.

Deleted Scenes is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Script of deleted scene from "Coming of Age": https://bit.ly/2WTiHHF
Video of deleted scenes from "The Child": https://bit.ly/2G3HPFR


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:18)
Deleted Scenes Series (00:05:59)
"Coming of Age" (00:06:58)
"The Child" (00:16:54)
"The Measure of a Man" (00:33:12)
"The Icarus Factor" (01:09:06)
"Up the Long Ladder" (01:11:06)
Final Thoughts (01:23:29)
Closing (01:29:03)

Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes 6 seconds

Hosts
Amy Nelson
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-271.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

Favorite Friendships in TNG.
 
From the very beginning, the friendships that we see in Star Trek have been a significant part of the show's appeal and The Next Generation is no exception. Over the course of seven seasons and four movies, we see many different moments that highlight the value of friendships and reveal important aspects of the characters.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser list their three favorite friendships from The Next Generation. Each host talks about why the friendships discussed are meaningful to them and to the development of the characters on The Next Generation.


Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:01:50) 
First Picks (00:11:24)
Second Picks (00:20:40)
Third Picks (00:28:34)
Honorable Mentions (00:36:43)
Toxic Friendships (00:41:19)
Final Thoughts (00:44:04)   
Closing (00:50:28) 

Runtime: 59 minutes 4 seconds

Hosts
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-270.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Science in TNG, Part 1.
 
Science is an essential part of Star Trek that has inspired generations of fans to learn more about science, to become scientists, and to make influential discoveries. The Next Generation is no exception and includes many episodes that include new inventions, the application of existing science, and important scientific questions.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by science teacher Joe Keegan to talk about science in seasons 1 through 3 of The Next Generation. The discussion includes holography, the definition of life, the special theory of relativity, premature aging syndromes, nanotechnology, and much more! Science in TNG is a series that will cover all seven seasons of The Next Generation.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:52) 
Welcome, Joe! (00:04:50)
Holography (00:06:59)
How Do We Define Life? (00:12:38)
Special Theory of Relativity (00:17:09)
Premature Aging Syndromes (00:22:27)
Neutronium (00:27:03)
Nanotechnology (00:30:19)
Technological Implants (00:32:36)
Spaceborne Lifeforms (00:37:19)
The Periodic Table (00:41:41)
Final Thoughts (00:47:47)   
Closing (00:57:38) 

Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes 27 seconds

Hosts
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson

Guest
Joe Keegan
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: eg-269.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm MDT

Section 31 in TNG.
 
Section 31 first appeared in the Deep Space Nine season 6 episode "Inquisition," which aired in April 1998. Section 31 appeared in 2 more episodes of Deep Space Nine, 4 episodes of Enterprise, the movie Into Darkness, and 5 episodes of Discovery (so far).
What would Section 31 have looked like if it had been introduced on The Next Generation instead of Deep Space Nine? In the episodes and movies of The Next Generation that we did get, are there hints of Section 31 that we can find?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss Section 31 and what it may have looked like on The Next Generation. Topics discussed include our thoughts on how Section 31 has been portrayed in Star Trek, how Section 31 might have been different if it were first introduced on The Next Generation, and the clues that we see in several episodes and movies that we think may point to Section 31's involvement.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:24)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:17)  
Section 31 (00:06:49)  
Face of the Enemy (00:28:05)  
The Pegasus (00:33:14)  
Insurrection (00:41:56)  
The Drumhead (00:48:33)  
Reunification (00:53:02)  
Yesterdays Enterprise (00:54:39)  
The Maquis (00:56:33)  
Final Thoughts (01:10:52)   
 

Total Run Time: 1 hour 21 minutes 51 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-268.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am MDT

Death in TNG.
 
Although we don't see deaths on The Next Generation very often, when a character does die, it can have a profound impact on the viewer. How are the effects of death portrayed on the show and what does it mean in our own lives?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss death on The Next Generation. Topics discussed include how religion and death are shown, how mourning is depicted, deaths we wish hadn't happened, and how the age and importance of the character who dies may affect how we feel about it.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:53)  
What is Death? (00:05:24)  
Religion and Death in TNG (00:08:37)
Mourning in TNG (00:26:46)
Deaths We Wish Hadn't Happened (00:33:09)
"Lower Decks" (00:41:34)
The Impact of Command Decisions (00:44:30)
Cheating Death (00:47:35)
Age's Effect on How We View Death (00:50:51)
Not of Equal Importance? (00:53:13)
Final Thoughts (00:55:53)  
Closing (01:04:17)
 

Total Run Time: 1 hour 14 minutes 56 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-267.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 6.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the never-produced episodes "Ferengi Gold" by Gene Roddenbery, “See Spot Run" by Michael Halperin and “The Legacy" by Paul Aratow. The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:11)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:16)  
Lost Episode “See Spot Run” Guesses (00:04:31)  
Lost Episode “See Spot Run” (00:12:36)  
Lost Episode “The Legacy” (00:27:06)  
Lost Episode “Ferengi Gold” (00:35:29)  
Preview for Next Week (00:51:07)  
Closing (00:52:06)
 

Total Run Time: 1 hour 4 minutes 2 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-266.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm MDT

"Masks."
 
The season seven episode "Masks" is often seen as one of the worst episodes of The Next Generation, but it does have its fans that love its unorthodox storytelling style.  Written by Joe Menosky, who is well-known for his frequently unusual Star Trek episodes, "Masks" has a lot of layers and interpretations to explore.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by guest Christopher D. Littlefield to talk about The Next Generation episode "Masks." The discussion includes talking about Joe Menosky's original concept, Data as a conduit for multiple characters, how we interpret the story being told, whether the episode is actually like a video game, and much more! This is an in-depth conversation and we think you'll enjoy the discussion, whether or not you're a fan of "Masks."
 
Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:01:57) 
Welcome, Chris! (00:07:17)
Chris' Star Trek Story (00:07:41)
Initial Thoughts on "Masks" (00:09:37)
Joe Menosky and the Original Concept (00:14:37)
Very Old Archive (00:20:44)
Ship Transformation (00:24:43)
Data as a Character Conduit (00:29:27)
The Story Being Played Out (00:33:33)
Video Games, Picard, Troi, and Art Classes (00:40:34)
The Masks That We Wear (00:51:20)
Final Thoughts (00:58:41)   
Closing (01:07:28) 

Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes 6 seconds

Hosts
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson

Guest
Christopher D. Littlefield
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: eg-265.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Troi's Dishonor.
 
Star Trek never shies away from an issue - usually tackling things such as racism, sexism, the evils of war, and human rights violations, with assault and rape being no exception. The way Counselor Troi's assaults were portrayed on The Next Generation as a psychic rape instead of a physical rape brings the issue to the forefront of conversation of the issue.

In this episode of Earl Grey, host Amy Nelson is joined by Zach Moore of Standard Orbit to discuss the character of Troi and her violations within specific episodes as well as the movie Nemesis. We debate the issues of consent and intent of a perpetrator. We also consider if Troi's empathic ability is a vulnerability or disadvantage which therefore makes her a victim. 

Chapters
Intro (00:01:14) 
Cleavage Character (00:05:31) 
"Hollow Pursuits" (00:10:25) 
"The Survivors" (00:15:02) 
"The Loss" (00:21:27) 
"Man of the People" (00:24:24) 
Definition of Rape (00:29:37) 
"The Child" (00:34:07) 
"Violations" (00:43:07) 
Nemesis (00:48:47) 
Final Thoughts(00:58:41) 
Closing (01:03:40)


Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 15 seconds
 
Host
Amy Nelson
 
Guest
Zach Moore
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-264.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Durinda Wood Interview.
 
Durinda Wood was the costume designer for the second season of The Next Generation, a pivotal season that saw the introduction of Guinan and the Borg (among a number of other changes) and a huge range of costumes for the 22 episodes of the season. Durinda Wood is an award-winning costumer designer who was also nominated for an Emmy for Best Costume Design for the episode "Elementary Dear Data."

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, and Richard Marquez interview Durinda Wood about her role as the costume designer for the second season of The Next Generation. The discussion includes the process of designing costumes for Guinan, the Borg, K'Ehleyr, and the episode "Elementary Dear Data" as well as re-designing Worf's sash, and much more!

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:07) 
Welcome, Durinda! (00:06:41)  
Starting in Costume Design (00:07:34) 
Designing TNG Costumes (00:11:39) 
The Work Schedule (00:13:28) 
Designing The Borg (00:15:01)
Creative Control and Worf's Sash (00:20:28)
Uniforms, Cast, and Crew (00:23:37)
Guinan (00:29:51)
Conventions (00:33:26)
Deanna Troi (00:35:08)
"Elementary Dear Data" (00:37:14)
Seeing the Episodes Now (00:40:43)
K'Ehleyr (00:42:49)
Chris Guest Movies (00:46:06)
Leaving Star Trek and Bob Blackman (00:47:57)
Hobbies and Interests (00:51:03)
Final Thoughts (00:57:21) 
Closing (01:04:08) 
 

Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes 50 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez

Guest
Durinda Wood

Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-263.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Best and Worst Will Riker Moments.
 
For 15 years, Will Riker is Captain Picard's loyal first officer before being promoted to captain of the Titan in Nemesis. Throughout that long association as part of the crew of the Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E on The Next Generation, we see Riker being part of many of the best moments of the show as well as some of the worst moments.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by guest Wes Huntington of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd podcast to list their picks for the three best and three worst Will Riker moments. Each participant discusses their choices and the reasons why the selected moments show Riker in a favorable or unfavorable light.
 
Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Listener Feedback (00:02:13) 
Welcome, Wes! (00:05:22)
The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast (00:05:56) 
Wes' Star Trek Story (00:07:09)
The Concept and How We Chose (00:08:20)
First Best Moments Picks (00:10:37)
First Worst Moments Picks (00:15:20)
Second Best Moments Picks (00:20:16)
Second Worst Moments Picks (00:25:43)
Third Best Moments Picks (00:31:37)
Third Worst Moments Picks (00:37:50)
Honorable Mentions (00:44:03)
Final Thoughts (00:52:25)   
Closing (00:58:43) 

Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes 23 seconds

Hosts
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson

Guest
Wes Huntington
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-262.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Character Moments from Nemesis.
 
The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.  

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from Nemesis. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation.

Favorite character moments is a series that has covered all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.
 
Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:58)
First Picks (00:04:39)
Second Picks (00:19:14) 
Third Picks (00:35:19)   
Honorable Mentions (00:51:49) 
Final Thoughts (01:05:05)   
Closing (01:14:26)

Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes 53 seconds

Hosts
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11am MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 5.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the never-produced episode "Blood and Fire" by David Gerrold, which would have aired in season one. The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:12) 
Feedback (00:02:37) 
Blood and Fire Synopsis (00:05:50) 
Thoughts and Comments (00:39:07) 
David Gerrold Comments (00:44:05) 
Herb Wright Comments (00:58:05) 
Final Thoughts (01:00:36) 
Preview (01:02:54) 
Closing (01:05:34)

Total Run Time: 1 hour 15 minutes 34 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-260.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Weapons of TNG, Part 2.
 
The primary mission of the crew of The Next Generation is one of exploration. However, they need the means to defend themselves from any danger or combat situations that they encounter. Just about every species that they interact with also has weapons of various kinds at their disposal. What kinds of weapons do we see and what do the types and abilities of those weapons say about both Federation and non-Federations species?
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the various weapons that are seen in the episodes and movies of The Next Generation and what insights we can gain from comparing Federation and non-Federation weapons. This episode focuses on ship weapons, including phasers, photon torpedoes, disruptors, and bombs. This is Part 2 in a two part series - Part 1 covered hand weapons on Earl Grey 257.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:21)  
Picard News (00:04:30)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:10:13)  
Phasers and Photon Torpedoes (00:20:30)  
Federation vs Non (00:30:36)  
Favorite Weapons (00:37:15)  
Tractor Beam a weapon? (00:39:28)  
Weapon placements (00:41:45)  
Bombs/Mines (00:48:32)  
Final Thoughts (00:56:20)
Runtime:  1 hour 11 minutes 50 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-259.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Captain Jellico.
 
Captain Edward Jellico comes in like a whirlwind in the season 6 "Chain of Command" two-parter of The Next Generation to take command of the Enterprise-D during an important confrontation with the Cardassians. Jellico moves to implement a number of changes very quickly that leads to conflict with the crew, especially Commander Riker. What do we think of Jellico's command style, his effectiveness, and how the crew reacts to him?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez and Justin Oser are joined by guest Ken Tripp of Standard Orbit to talk about their thoughts on Captain Jellico and his appearances in The Next Generation episodes "Chain of Command: Part I" and "Chain of Command: Part II." Topics discussed include a comparison between the command styles of Captain Jellico and Captain Picard, Jellico's effectiveness, the resistance that he receives from the crew,  and his working relationship with his two first officer, Riker and Data.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Ken! (00:01:50) 
Ken's Star Trek Story (00:02:42) 
Initial Thoughts on Jellico (00:04:24) 
Jellico's Command Style (00:09:20) 
What If the Roles Were Reversed? (00:19:09) 
Resistance from the Crew (00:26:15) 
Jellico's Effectiveness (00:29:05) 
Preparing Us for Sisko? (00:40:11) 
Jellico's First Officers (00:45:53)
Final Thoughts (00:58:35) 
Closing (01:08:10) 

Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 51 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser

Guest
Ken Tripp
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-258.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Weapons of TNG, Part 1.
 
The primary mission of the crew of The Next Generation is one of exploration. However, they need the means to defend themselves from any danger or combat situations that they encounter. Just about every species that they interact with also has weapons of various kinds at their disposal. What kinds of weapons do we see and what do the types and abilities of those weapons say about both Federation and non-Federations species?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the various weapons that are seen in the episodes and movies of The Next Generation and what insights we can gain from comparing Federation and non-Federation weapons. This episode focuses on hand weapons, including phasers, disruptors, and Klingon bladed weapons. There will be a second part in a future episode that discusses ship-based weapons.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:14)  
The Big News (00:02:26)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:06:18)  
Weapons of TNG (00:12:00)  
Non-Federation Weapons (00:29:34)  
Ferengi Whip (00:39:10)  
Bladed Weapons (00:41:20)  
Closing (00:48:15)
 
Runtime: 56 minutes 2 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-257.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm MDT

Favorite Character Moments from Insurrection.
 
The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.  

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from Insurrection. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation.

Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.
 
Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (01:51:00)
First Picks (00:04:33)
Second Picks (00:25:03)
Third Picks (00:35:25) 
Honorable Mentions (00:39:33)
Final Thoughts (00:53:55)   
Closing (01:04:02) 

Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds

Hosts
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am MDT

Favorite Badass Troi Moments.
 
Deanna Troi is often thought of for her counseling abilities and her empathy and not as often for her toughness in the different aspects of her character. However, Troi does have her share of badass moments throughout the course of The Next Generation episodes and movies. 

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite badass Deanna Troi moments from The Next Generation. Each choice is discussed and highlights Troi as tough and uncompromising.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:16) 
Listener Feedback (00:02:14) 
First Picks (00:10:55)
Second Picks (00:22:07) 
Third Picks (00:33:13) 
Honorable Mentions (00:53:08)
Final Thoughts (01:04:30)
Closing (01:11:41) 

Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes 35 seconds
 
Hosts
Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, Justin Oser
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 4.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the never-produced episode "The Crystal Skull," which would have aired in season one. The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:22)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:03:15)  
Email (00:13:19)  
Crystal Skull  Guesses (00:16:09)  
Lost Episode: Crystal Skull (00:21:07)  
Thoughts? (00:47:55)  
Final Thoughts (01:00:23)  
 
1 hour 14 minutes 16 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-254.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Pets of TNG.
 
Pets are an important part of many people's lives in the 21st century here on Earth, but how important are they to the characters of The Next Generation in the 24th century?Many Star Trek fans would name Data's cat Spot, but there are a lot more pets on the show that also make appearances and have an impact on the characters of The Next Generation.
In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guests Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson of Literary Treks to talk about the pets of The Next Generation. This is a fun discussion that includes talking about Data's cat Spot, Picard's fish Livingston, Troi's childhood dog, Kirk's dog Butler, Lwaxana's pet vine, O'Brien's tarantula Christina, Worf's targ, and a number of other pets.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Welcome, Dan and Bruce! (00:01:31)  
Pets Named for Trek Characters (00:02:39)  
Pets of TNG (00:04:38)  
Spot (00:05:56)  
Data's Cats in All Good Things... (00:20:39)
Livingston (00:24:48)  
Dogs (00:34:50)
Lwaxana's Pet Vine (00:42:31)  
O'Brien's Tarantula Christina (00:46:06)  
Worf's Targ (00:49:55) 
Jil Orra's Wompat (00:53:29)
Jeremy Astor's Cat Patches (00:58:30)
Other Pets on Screen (01:00:27)
Pets in the Novels and Comics (01:04:00)
Final Thoughts (01:12:22)
Closing (01:23:11)
 
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes 39 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser

Guests
Dan Gunther
Bruce Gibson

Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

Favorite Character Moments from First Contact.
 
The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.  

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from First Contact. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation.

Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.
 
Chapters
Intro (00:01:14) 
Initial Thoughts (00:08:07) 
First Picks (00:13:11) 
Second Picks (00:29:07) 
Third Picks (00:42:50) 
Honorable Mentions (00:52:52) 
Final Thoughts (01:05:52)   
Preview of Next Week (01:12:43) 
Closing (01:13:59)

Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes 34 seconds

Hosts
Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Badass Geordi Moments.
 
Geordi La Forge is often thought of primarily as the brilliant chief engineer of the Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E who was born blind but can see with the help of his advanced VISOR. Geordi is also frequently remembered for his difficulty with romantic relationships. However, we think that Geordi does have his share of badass moments throughout the course of The Next Generation episodes and movies. 

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez and Justin Oser are joined by guest Hayley Stoddart of Standard Orbit to list their three favorite badass Geordi moments from The Next Generation. Each choice is discussed and highlights Geordi as tough and uncompromising.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:51)
Trekdocs Feedback (00:07:29)
Welcome, Hayley! (00:08:46) 
Hayley's Star Trek Story (00:09:27) 
Thoughts on Geordi (00:11:56) 
First Picks (00:18:11) 
Second Picks (00:31:28) 
Third Picks (00:42:55) 
Honorable Mentions (01:00:44) 
Final Thoughts (01:05:36) 
Closing (01:15:16) 

Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes 33 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser

Guest
Hayley Stoddart
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-251.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

TNG Roleplaying Game.
 
The first official Star Trek roleplaying game (RPG), Star Trek: Adventure Gaming in the Final Frontier, was released in 1978 and there have been a number of official Star Trek RPGs since that time. The latest entry in this long tradition is Star Trek Adventures, which includes missions in the eras of The Original Series and The Next Generation.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser play a mission from The Next Generation era from the new Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game. Richard serves the role of gamemaster while Amy and Justin have created their own characters for the game. Richard has played many roleplaying games, but this is the first roleplaying game Amy and Justin have ever played. Find out how well they do and if their characters can survive the mission!

Chapters 
ntro (00:01:25)  
Encounter at Shuttlecraft (00:21:09)  
Planetside (00:33:30)  
Romulans! (00:46:45)  
Bug Bites (00:53:15)  
Villagers (01:06:00)  
Spelunking (01:21:55)  
Sitrep (01:33:52)  
Closing (01:41:21)  
 
1 hour 53 minutes 34 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 3.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss two never-produced episodes of seasons one and two of The Next Generation. The script outlines discussed are "Return to Forever" (featuring two Spocks and the return of the Guardian of Forever!) and "The Immunity Syndrome" (not to be confused with The Original Series episode of the same name). The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:12)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:03)  
Email Feedback (00:10:56)  
Lost Episodes (00:17:14)  
Return to Forever (00:18:00)  
Discovery Talk (00:20:15)  
Immunity Syndrome (00:44:10)  
Final Thoughts (01:15:54)  
Closing (01:19:40)  

Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes 53 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

Favorite Character Moments from Generations.
 
The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.  

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from Generations. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation.

Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)
Pick One (00:09:44)
Pick Two (00:24:40)
Pick Three (00:34:21)
Honorable Mentions (00:49:38)
Final Thoughts (00:56:52)
Closing (01:05:00)
 
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes 2 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-248.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

"Lessons."
 
In the sixth season episode "Lessons," we're introduced to the head of Stellar Sciences on the Enterprise-D, Lieutenant Commander Nella Daren. In the course of this episode of The Next Generation, Picard and Daren fall in love, Picard shares with her the importance of his music from his experience in "The Inner Light," and the relationship eventually doesn't work out because of the worry of losing someone to the dangers of serving on a starship.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson are joined by special guest Rob Chapman, who runs the Trek Book Club on Twitter, to talk about The Next Generation episode "Lessons." The discussion includes talking about what we love about Nella Daren and the Picard-Daren relationship, the possible perils of workplace romance, what Picard's music means to him, and the various scenes and moments in the episode that we enjoy.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:03)  
Welcome, Rob! (00:02:22)  
Trek Book Club (00:07:33)  
Initial Thoughts on "Lessons" (00:10:19)  
Workplace Romance (00:14:47)  
Music (00:27:40)  
Crusher and Daren (00:38:29)  
Other Scenes We Enjoy (00:41:40)  
Dangerous Situation (00:45:45)  
Math Moment! (00:49:41)  
A Daren What If (00:51:46) 
Final Thoughts (00:54:41)
Closing (01:06:34)
 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes 32 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez

Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-247.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Jennifer Edwards Interview.
 
Jennifer Edwards appeared as Alexander's teacher, Ms. Kyle, in the fifth season episode of The Next Generation "New Ground." Even though Ms. Kyle only appears in a few scenes in the episode, she makes a very memorable impression as a realistically portrayed teacher navigating the difficulties of a troubled student, Alexander, and his stern father, Worf.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, and Richard Marquez interview Jennifer Edwards about her role as the teacher Ms. Kyle in The Next Generation episode "New Ground." The discussion includes what it was like working on the set of a Star Trek show, talking about her father, writer-director-producer-actor Blake Edwards, and discussing how her character has been an inspiration to teachers.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:24)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:22)  
Interview (00:03:49)  
Closing (00:46:17)
 
Runtime: 58 minutes 18 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez

Guest
Jennifer Edwards

Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Zach Moore (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-246.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm MDT

Picard's Family.
 
In the acclaimed fourth season episode of The Next Generation entitled "Family," we finally get to meet members of Jean-Luc Picard's family in the form of his brother Robert, his sister-in-law Marie, and his nephew Rene on the Picard family vineyard in La Barre, France. What does this encounter tell us about Picard's upbringing and what family means to him? How do the other references to his family and the illusory family that we see throughout the series and in the movie Generations shed light on Picard's experiences and his hopes for family relationships?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson are joined by special guest Joe Keegan to talk about the family (real and imaginary) of Jean Luc-Picard. Characters discussed include Robert Picard, Rene Picard, Marie Picard, Maurice Picard, Yvtette Picard, Picard's ancestors, Picard's Nexus family, Kamin's family, Beverly Picard from "All Good Things...," and Shinzon. We also touch upon what we would like to see of Picard's family in the new Picard series and what exactly defines family.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Listener Feedback (00:01:47)  
Welcome, Joe! (00:05:17)    
Joe's Star Trek Story (00:05:47)  
Joe's Experience at STLV (00:07:39)  
Robert (00:09:12)  
Rene (00:23:47)  
Marie (00:28:39)  
Maurice (00:32:40)  
Yvette (00:37:44)
Picard's Ancestors (00:42:44)
Kamin's Family (00:49:16)
Beverly in All Good Things... (00:55:08) 
Shinzon (00:56:09) 
Family in the Picard Series (01:01:46) 
Final Thoughts (01:07:42)  
Closing (01:19:09) 

Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes 6 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guest
Joe Keegan
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-245.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Tim DeZarn Interview.
 
Tim deZarn appeared as four different aliens across three different Star Trek series from 1993 to 2001. He appeared on The Next Generation episode "Starship Mine" as the alien mercenary Satler, in the Deep Space Nine episode "Wrongs Darker than Death or Night" as a Bajoran, in the Voyager episode "Initiations" as Haliz (leader of the Kazon-Ogla), and in the Voyager episode "Repentance" as the Nygean prison warden Yediq.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, and Richard Marquez interview actor Tim deZarn about his roles playing four alien species on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. The discussion includes talking about his experience on those four episodes, his extensive acting work outside of Star Trek, and what it was like working with Patrick Stewart on The Next Generation and Blunt Talk, Kate Mulgrew on Voyager, and Scott Bakula on Quantum Leap and NCIS: New Orleans.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:10)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:14)  
E-mail (00:06:44)  
Interview (00:08:35)  
Closing (01:08:43)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 36 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez

Guest
Tim deZarn

Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-244.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm MDT

Remember Me.
 
The fourth season episode "Remember Me" is a very memorable entry of The Next Generation. Beverly Crusher is trapped in a warp bubble and faced with the traumatic situation of people on the Enterprise-D gradually disappearing until she's the only one left on the ship and the warp bubble universe is collapsing around her. "Remember Me" is one of a handful of episodes to focus on Beverly Crusher and it showcases an amazing performance by Gates McFadden.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson are joined by special guest Shashank Avvaru of the PoliTreks podcast to talk about The Next Generation episode "Remember Me." Topics discussed include Beverly Crusher as the focus of the episode, how she handles the difficult challenges presented to her, and how Beverly Crusher's experience trying to get attention for what she's going through relates to the #MeToo movement.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:46)  
Welcome, Shashank! (00:04:48)   
PoliTreks (00:06:18)  
Shashank's Star Trek Story (00:08:31)  
Initial Thoughts on "Remember Me" (00:12:05)  
Beverly Crusher as the Focus (00:17:27)  
More Thoughts on the Episode (00:24:39)  
The Traveler (00:30:53)  
Remember #MeToo (00:33:32)  
Final Thoughts (00:50:05)  
Closing (01:03:03) 

Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes 18 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guest
Shashank Avvaru
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-243.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MDT

Favorite Character Moments Season 7.
 
The Next Generationhas a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.  

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from season seven. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation.

Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:10)  
Pick One (00:03:00)  
Pick Two (00:17:44)  
Pick Three (00:39:33)  
Honorable Mentions (00:56:01)  
Closing (01:08:33)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes 29 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-242.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Creatures and Monsters of TNG.
 
The Next Generation includes a number of episodes that have exotic species and unusual entities. These lifeforms that can be called creatures and monsters have the ability to bring out our sympathy or to frighten us, but they also often provide great storytelling opportunities.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson discuss the creatures and monsters of The Next Generation. Lifeforms discussed include Gagh, Targs, the parasites from "Conspiracy," the Space Jellyfish, the spaceborne species from "Galaxy's Child," Gomtuu from "Tin Man," Armus from "Skin of Evil," the Microbrain from "Home Soil," Nanites, the lifeforms from "Identity Crisis," the lifeforms from "Schisms," the Crystalline Entity, and the de-evolved crew in "Genesis."

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:25)  
Creatures and Monsters of TNG (00:11:32)  
Gagh (00:12:50)  
Targs (00:15:27)  
Parasites from "Conspiracy" (00:18:14)    
Space Jellyfish (00:21:19)    
Spaceborne Species from "Galaxy's Child" (00:25:54)   
Gomtuu from "Tin Man" (00:29:48)   
Armus from "Skin of Evil" (00:33:54)
Microbrain from "Home Soil" (00:39:47)  
Nanites (00:43:49)   
Lifeforms from "Identity Crisis" (00:47:52)   
Lifeforms from "Schisms" (00:51:05)  
Crystalline Entity (00:54:22)  
De-evolved crew in "Genesis" (00:58:03)  
Final Thoughts (01:02:09)  
Closing (01:12:31)  

Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 47 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-241.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

TNG Characters Who Play Music.
 
Music is an important element to the experience of watching episodes of The Next Generation, but there are also a number of characters on the show that play musical instruments themselves. What motivates them to play music and how might they use their talents as part of a music group?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson are joined by special guest Tony Robinson of Continuing Mission and Melodic Treks (Tony also creates the wonderful show art for Earl Grey) to talk about characters on The Next Generation that play music and the bands they might join or form. Characters discussed include Jean-Luc Picard, Will Riker, Data, Geordi La Forge, Miles O'Brien, Q, Keiko O'Brien, Nella Daren, and Jenna D'Sora.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:11)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:10)  
Special Guest (00:04:51)  
Music (00:08:49)  
Riker (00:10:55)  
Picard (00:18:50)  
Data (00:25:36)  
O’Brien (00:31:46)  
Q (00:37:39)  
Geordi (00:42:50)  
Keiko (00:46:36)  
Jenna D’Sora (00:52:12)  
Nella Daren (00:55:43)  
Final Thoughts (01:02:01)  

Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes 48 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guest
Tony Robinson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-240.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

New Picard Series.
 
On August 4, 2018, Patrick Stewart made a surprise appearance on the main stage at Star Trek Las Vegas to announce that Jean-Luc Picard will be returning in a new series set 20 years after Star Trek: Nemesis. Only a few other details have so far been given on the new series, but the reaction inside the hall during the announcement and throughout social media in the short time since has been one of incredible excitement and enthusiasm.
 
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson are joined by special guests Zach Moore and Hayley Stoddart of Standard Orbit, Brandon-Shea Mutala of Warp Five and Melodic Treks, Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther of Literary Treks, and Mike Schindler to give their reactions and thoughts on the big news that Patrick Stewart will be reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard. This is an in-depth discussion on a very momentous announcement for Star Trek!

Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes 3 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guests
Zach Moore, Hayley Stoddart, Brandon-Shea Mutala, Bruce Gibson, Dan Gunther, Mike Schindler
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Zach Moore (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-239.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm MDT

Romulans in "The Enemy" and "The Defector."
 
The third season episodes "The Enemy" and "The Defector" aired within a few months of each other and provided the first episodes of The Next Generation to show Romulan characters in such depth. The Romulans appeared in The Next Generation in more episodes than in any other Star Trek series, but how much do we really know about this iconic species? 
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Amy Nelson, and Richard Marquez are joined by special guest John Krikorian of the Trek Profiles podcast to talk about "The Enemy" and "The Defector" to uncover what we learn about the Romulans from these episodes. Topics discussed include why the Romulans seem to prefer deception and elaborate plotting, what the range of characters we see in the episodes tell us about Romulan behavior under different circumstances, and what we may be able to determine about Romulan culture.

Chapters 
Introduction (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:45)
Welcome, John! (00:06:23)
Trek Profiles (00:08:04)
John's Star Trek Story (00:10:24)
Thoughts About Romulans (00:13:51)
"The Enemy" (00:17:29)
"The Defector" (00:41:54) 
Final Thoughts (01:01:50) 
Closing (01:16:36)

Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes 50 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guest
John Krikorian
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-238.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

"The Chase" and Panspermia.
 
"The Chase" is a sixth season episode of The Next Generation that answered a question many fans had wondered about over the years - why do so many of the species that we see in Star Trek look so similar? This question is answered when the pieces of a puzzle spanning many worlds and billions of years is revealed. A progenitor species found themselves alone in the galaxy four billions years ago and decided to seed many planets with life in the hope that the resulting intelligent species would one day connect and understand each other.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Richard Marquez are joined by special guests Mike Wong and Elise Cutts of the Strange New Worlds: A Science and Star Trek Podcast to discuss "The Chase" and the science behind the idea of panspermia presented in the episode. Panspermia is the theory that life can be introduced in different environments because it was seeded from outer space, whether through natural objects (such as asteroids and comets) or through artificial means. We discuss the science behind panspermia, whether the idea presented in "The Chase" works from a scientific or a storytelling perspective, and how we could know if life on Earth was introduced from space.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:09)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:32)  
Strange New Worlds Podcast (00:04:02)  
The Chase (00:11:45)  
Panspermia (00:18:11)  
Evolution (00:29:03)  
DNA (00:35:34)  
Time (00:45:52)  
Outside Our Solar System (00:57:00)  
Final Thoughts (01:05:04)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes 10 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser

Guest
Mike Wong, Elise Cutts
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-237.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm MDT

The Lost Episodes, Part 2.
 
There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what characters and concepts ended up being modified and used later, and into the behind-the-scenes writing process.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss two more never-produced episodes of season one of The Next Generation. The script outlines discussed are "The Neutral Zone" (featuring a different concept than the season one episode of the same name) and "Somewhen." The Lost Episodes is a continuing series that will cover many unfilmed episodes and movie concepts over the course of the seven seasons and four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Introduction (00:00:00)  
Babel Conference Feedback (02:11:00)  
"The Neutral Zone" (00:05:43)   
"Somewhen"  (00:36:15)   
Final Thoughts  (00:57:50)    
Closing (01:05:27)

Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes 8 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-236.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:11am MDT

Star Trek Las Vegas 2018.
 
For the past 17 years, thousands of fans have converged on Las Vegas every summer to see Star Trek actors and creatives, meet other fans, and celebrate what they love about the franchise. This is the largest Star Trek convention in the United States and is eagerly anticipated year after year.
 
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser provide tips and insights for attendees and share stories of their past Star Trek Las Vegas experiences as the convention approaches. The discussion includes ticket and hotel options, guests and panels (with an emphasis on The Next Generation), events and parties, the vendor room, food, and more!

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:10)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:24)  
E-mail Feedback (00:04:21)  
STLV (00:06:49)  
Ticket Options (00:13:30)  
Autographs/Photo Ops (00:20:49)  
Hotels (00:25:16)  
Panels/ Vendor Room/ Events (00:29:14)  
Displays (00:43:23)  
Food (00:51:00)  
Tips (00:59:50)  
Final Thoughts (01:09:21)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes 15 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-235.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Favorite Character Moments Season 6.
 
The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.  

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from season six. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation.

Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Listener Feedback (00:03:10)  
First Picks (00:09:00)  
Second Picks (00:28:17)  
Third Picks (00:44:14)    
Honorable Mentions (01:02:17)  
Final Thoughts (01:12:01)
Closing (01:19:05) 
 
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 6 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

K'Ehleyr.
 
K'Ehleyr only appeared in the episodes "The Emissary" and "Reunion" on The Next Generation, but her half-Klingon, half-human character left an indelible impression for many Star Trek fans. With her strength of character, her sense of humor, and her diplomatic skills, K'Ehleyr is a unique and beloved character.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by special guest Bruce Gibson of Literary Treks to discuss their impressions and thoughts on K'Ehleyr's two appearances in The Next Generation and the importance of her character to the show. They talk about her service in Starfleet, what it's like for her to be caught between human and Klingon cultures, her relationship with Worf and Alexander, and her untimely death.
Chapters 
Intro (00:01:10)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:50)  
Email (00:06:22)  
Special Guest (00:07:28)  
K'Ehleyr (00:09:00)  
Service in Starfleet (00:13:57)  
Family (00:23:35)  
Relationship with Worf (00:33:50)  
Death of K’Ehleyr (00:45:49)  
Final Thoughts (01:03:08)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 39 seconds
 
Hosts
Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guest
Bruce Gibson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-233.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

"Suspicions" Commentary.
 
Dr. Beverly Crusher has an interest in a new shielding technology developed by a Ferengi scientist and convenes a demonstration for other scientists aboard the Enterprise-D. However, what starts as an exchange of information turns into a murder mystery in the episode "Suspicions."

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Richard Marquez are joined by special guest Patrick Devlin of Warp Five and The Edge to provide a commentary for the episode "Suspicions" from season six of The Next Generation. They discuss Beverly Crusher, metaphasic shielding, the unusual Takaran species, shuttle carpeting, and much more.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Patrick's Thoughts on Beverly Crusher (00:02:40)  
Commentary (00:05:01)    
Final Thoughts (00:49:00)  
Closing (00:55:50)  

Runtime: 59 minutes 50 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Fathers on TNG.
 
The characters on The Next Generation, whether regular characters or guest stars are shaped by the important people in their lives, including their parents. On the show, we see a number of different fathers. Their interactions with their children and the crew help to reveal important aspects of their lives that we might not otherwise see and of parenting in the 24th century.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser take the opportunity as Father's Day approaches in the United States to discuss the important fathers on The Next Generation and the impact that they have on their children and the show. The characters discussed are Kyle Riker, Data, Noonian Soong, Worf, Sergey Rozhenko, Ian Troi, Edward La Forge, Jack Crusher, and Gul Madred.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Listener Feedback (00:02:22)  
Kyle Riker (00:07:30)  
Data (00:21:37)  
Noonian Soong (00:28:51)  
Worf (00:34:17)  
Sergey Rozhenko (00:47:24)  
Ian Troi (00:49:13)    
Edward La Forge (00:51:30)  
Jack Crusher (00:53:33)    
Gul Madred (00:57:52)  
Final Thoughts (01:07:06)  
Closing (01:17:42)  

Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes 13 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-231.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.  

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from season five. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation.

Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:19)  
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:07)  
First Pick (00:06:12)  
Second Pick (00:22:12)  
Third Pick (00:45:40)  
Honorable Mentions (01:02:20)  
Final Thoughts (01:13:15)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes 28 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-230.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

"The Wounded"

In the season four The Next Generation episode "The Wounded," we're introduced to the Cardassians, a species that has until recently been at war with the Federation and which will become very important in Deep Space Nine. Captain Benjamin Maxwell of the Phoenix has ordered his ship to carry out attacks inside Cardassian space and the Enterprise-D, along with Cardassian military observers on board the ship, pursue the Phoenix. We also learn more about Chief O'Brien's background and his involvement in the Cardassian War as he tries to deal with what he went through during a traumatic time.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the powerful and important episode "The Wounded." We talk about our thoughts on the look of the Cardassian ships, uniforms, and the Cardassians themselves, O'Brien's struggle with his feelings toward a former enemy, and whether Maxwell is more motivated by exposing what the Cardassians are doing or by what happened to his family. We also discuss the theme of racism in the episode and what we learn about Picard's history and his diplomatic skills.

Chapters 
Introduction (00:01:23)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:07)  
The Wounded (00:06:56)  
Three Points of View (00:10:45)  
O’Brien (00:17:26)  
Diplomat (00:24:22)  
Maxwell Coming to Peace (00:31:12)  
Maxwell’s Mindset (00:40:39)  
Picard (00:45:41)  
Racism (00:52:12)  
Random Thoughts (01:10:50)  
Final Thoughts (01:13:46)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 7 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-229.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Final Frontier vs. Nemesis.

Trek Madness is back by popular demand and here we bring you the second part of Trek Movie Madness! Join the crews of Standard Orbit and Earl Grey as we debate the generally accepted worst of the TOS and TNG movies: The Final Frontier vs. Nemesis! Most Trek fans would agree that these two films are the worst of their respective film franchises, so how does do these two movies measure up against each other?

In this episode of Earl Grey, join Amy Nelson, Zach Moore, Justin Oser, Ken Tripp, Richard Marquez, and Hayley Stoddart as we discuss both what we like and what we don't like about The Final Frontier and Nemesis. Enjoy part one on Standard Orbit 221, which released on Monday, May 14 and enjoy the conclusion of Trek Movie Madness on Earl Grey!

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00)  
Welcome, Ken, Zach, and Hayley!  (00:01:48)  
Initial Thoughts (00:03:20)  
What we love about Nemesis (00:12:59)  
What we love about The Final Frontier (00:21:58)
The Stories (00:29:40)  
Missed Opportunities (00:49:56)  
Other Thoughts on the Movies (01:02:09)  
Which is Worse/Final Thoughts (00:58:52)  
Closing (01:42:08)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes 30 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guests
Ken Tripp, Zach Moore, Hayley Stoddart
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Mothers on TNG.
 
The characters on The Next Generation, whether regular characters or guest stars are shaped by the important people in their lives, including their parents. On the show, we see a number of different mothers and mother figures. Their interactions with their children and the crew help to reveal important aspects of their lives that we might not otherwise see and of parenting in the 24th century.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser take the opportunity as Mother's Day approaches in the United States to discuss the important mothers on The Next Generation and the impact that they have on their children and the show. The characters discussed are Lwaxana Troi, Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, Helena Rozhenko, Julianna Tainer, K’Ehleyr, Keiko O'Brien, Silva La Forge, and Guinan.

Chapters 
Intro (00:01:14)  
Babel Conference Comments (00:02:05)  
Lwaxana Troi (00:13:23)  
Deanna Troi (00:23:51)  
Beverly Crusher (00:30:21)
Helena Rozhenko (00:38:58)  
K’Ehleyr (00:45:45)  
Julianna Tainer (00:53:47)  
Keiko O'Brien (00:58:52)  
Silva La Forge (01:02:38)  
Guinan (01:08:13)
Closing (01:20:47)  
 
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes 36 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am MDT



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