Loud As A Whisper. 
 
In the season two The Next Generation episode "Loud As A Whisper," the Enterprise-D transports a renowned mediator named Riva to help end a planet's centuries-old civil war. Riva is deaf and has an unusual method of communication through a chorus representing different aspects of his personality.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser discuss "Loud As a Whisper." They talk about the significance of Riva's Chorus, the nature of conflict, and what the episode says about disability. The hosts also reflect on their personal experiences in the context of the questions brought up by the episode.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:26)   
Feedback from Babel Conference (00:02:04) 
Synopsis (00:06:55) 
Chorus (00:10:41) 
Passion (00:12:35) 
Harmony (00:13:25) 
Conflict (00:24:32) 
Mediator (00:34:03) 
Disability (00:43:55) 
Final Thoughts (00:51:11) 

Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes 15 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-211.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Courtroom Dramas, Part 2
 
Star Trek has a long history of episodes with courtroom dramas, going back to the first season episode "Court Martial" in The Original Series. The Next Generation continued that tradition with no fewer than nine examples of trials, hearings, or some sort of legal proceeding, with many of those episodes putting an unusual twist on the idea of the courtroom drama. 

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser conclude a two-part series about courtroom dramas on The Next Generation.Episodes covered in Part 2 are "Devil's Due," "The Drumhead, "The First Duty," and "All Good Things..."

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
iTunes Contest Winner (00:02:15) 
Listener Feedback (00:02:58) 
Courtroom Dramas Overview (00:07:56)
"Devil's Due" (00:09:54) 
"The Drumhead" (00:22:29) 
"The First Duty" (00:31:47) 
"All Good Things..." (00:46:11) 
Final Thoughts (00:54:52)   
Closing (01:01:30)   

Runtime: 1 hour, 5 minutes, and 58 seconds.
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, 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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-210.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Admiral Nechayev.
 
Admiral Alynna Nechayev appears in four episodes of seasons 6 and 7 of The Next Generation and two episodes of seasons 2 and 3 of Deep Space Nine. One of the most prominent female admirals in Star Trek, Nechayev is a strong and memorable character who is often seen clashing with Captain Picard. 
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Richard Marquez are joined by special guest Brandi Jackola of Live from the Edge to discuss their impressions and thoughts on Admiral Nechayev's appearances and how her character develops over time. The Next Generation episodes discussed are "Chain of Command, Part I," "Descent," "Journey's End," and "Preemptive Strike." 

Chapters
Intro (00:01:20) 
Feedback from Babel Conference (00:02:00) 
Special Guest (00:04:02) 
Initial thoughts of Admiral Nechayev (00:08:24) 
Chain of Command Part 1 (00:12:48) 
Descent Part 1 (00:25:42) 
Journey’s End (00:38:40) 
DS9 Appearances (00:54:10) 
Preemptive Strike (01:09:38) 
The Search Part 2 (01:16:30)  
Final Thoughts (01:25:05) 
Closing (01:30:17) 

Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes 36 seconds
 
Host
Justin Oser, Richard Marquez
 
Guest
Brandi Jackola
 
Production
Richard Marquez (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-209.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Courtroom Dramas, Part 1
 
Star Trek has a long history of episodes with courtroom dramas, going back to the first season episode "Court Martial" in The Original Series. The Next Generation continued that tradition with no fewer than nine examples of trials, hearings, or some sort of legal proceeding, with many of those episodes putting an unusual twist on the idea of the courtroom drama. 

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser start a two-part series about courtroom dramas on The Next Generation. Episodes covered in Part 1 are "Encounter at Farpoint," "Justice, "The Measure of a Man," "A Matter of Perspective," and "Sins of the Father."

Chapters
Intro (00:01:18)  
Comments from Babel Conference (00:02:18)  
Courtroom Dramas (00:06:48)  
Encounter at Farpoint (00:07:14)  
Justice (00:19:56)  
Measure of a Man (00:33:35)  
A Matter of Perspective (00:44:50)  
Sins of the Father (00:51:29)  
Final Thoughts (01:01:28)   

Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes 16 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, Justin Oser
 
Production
Richard Marquez (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-208.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am MST

Melinda Snodgrass Interview.
 
Melinda Snodgrass is the writer of one of the most acclaimed episodes in the entire Star Trek franchise, "The Measure of a Man." This was her first experience writing for television and her background as a lawyer informed one of Star Trek's most famous legal dramas. The episode also landed Snodgrass a spot on The Next Generationwriting staff in seasons two and three of the show and helped to launch a successful career as a writer for television and novels.
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser interview writer Melinda Snodgrass about writing "The Measure of a Man," her experience on the writing staff in seasons two and three of The Next Generation, and her novels and upcoming projects. There are fascinating stories and behind-the-scenes insights into the writing process and the making of The Next Generationthroughout the interview.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome, Melinda! (00:02:05) 
Writing Career Start (00:02:27) 
"The Measure of a Man" (00:05:40) 
Other TNG Episodes and Characters (00:18:06) 
24th Century Storytelling (00:25:48) 
After TNG (00:31:40) 
"The Tears of the Singers" Novel (00:35:35) 
Other Interests and Novels (00:38:01) 
Technobabble (00:44:27) 
Conventions (00:47:46) 
RPGs and Wild Cards  (00:50:51) 
Current and Upcoming Projects (00:54:32)
Final Thoughts from the Hosts (00:56:51) 
Closing (01:01:36) 

Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes 57 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson

Guest
Melinda Snodgrass

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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-207.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Favorite Character Moments Season 1.
 
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 one. 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) 
First Choices (00:02:56) 
Second Choices (00:11:11) 
Third Choices (00:27:35) 
Honorable Mentions (00:42:33) 
Final Thoughts (00:58:39) 
Closing (01:04:48) 

Runtime 1 hour 9 minutes 54 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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Actors Who Got Their Starts on TNG, Part 2
 
Star Trek has helped to launch many acting careers in its 51-year history. The Next Generation is no exception with a number of actors appearing on the show and in the movies in one of their first roles in film or television. 

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser conclude a two-part series on actors who got their starts on The Next Generation.Actors covered in this episode are Ashley Judd, Famke Janssen, Kirsten Dunst, Terry O’Quinn, Adam Scott, Bryan Singer, and Tom Hardy.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:20) 
Babel Conference Comments (00:02:50) 
Ashley Judd (00:09:03) 
Famke Janssen (00:18:26) 
Kirsten Dunst (00:26:03) 
Terry O’Quinn (00:37:10)   
Adam Scott (00:46:37)   
Bryan Singer (00:50:20)   
Tom Hardy (00:53:30)   
Final Thoughts (01:07:40)   
Closing (01:10:19) 

Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes 41 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-205.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Actors Who Got Their Starts on TNG, Part 1
 
Star Trek has helped to launch many acting careers in its 51-year history. The Next Generation is no exception with a number of actors appearing on the show and in the movies in one of their first roles in film or television.
 
In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser start a two-part series on actors who got their starts on The Next Generation. Actors covered in this episode are Teri Hatcher, Michelle Forbes, Ken Jenkins, Robert Knepper, Brenda Strong, Nikki Cox, and Pamela Adlon.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:20) 
Emails (00:02:28) 
Comments from Babel (00:07:22) 
Contest (00:10:09) 
Robert Knepper (00:11:51) 
Brenda Strong (00:18:33) 
Teri Hatcher (00:23:15) 
Nikki Cox (00:28:56) 
Ken Jenkins (00:32:23) 
Pamela Segall Adlon (00:38:30) 
Michelle Forbes (00:44:40) 
Final Thoughts (00:54:40)  
Closing (00:57:28)
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, and Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-204.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

The Next Generation has a number of episodes exploring the definition of life and the rights of different types of life forms. A memorable example of this type of episode is "The Quality of Life," in which versatile machines called exocomps demonstrate the ability for self-awareness and making decisions that affect their survival.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Richard Marquez are joined by Patrick Devlin of The Briar Patch to provide a commentary for the episode "The Quality of Life" from season six of The Next Generation. They discuss cute exocomps, orbital mining platforms, the definition of life, and why rocks seem to be everywhere.

Chapters
Intro (00:01:20) 
Listener Feedback (00:01:57) 
Commentary (00:06:16) 
Final Thoughts (00:51:10) 
Closing (00:57:23) 
 
Hosts
Justin Oser and Richard Marquez

Guest
Patrick Devlin
 
Production
Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-203.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST

Unsung Episodes Season 7.
 
Every season of The Next Generation has episodes that get overlooked or ignored. Well, not here and not today.  Most fans will quickly identify "Parallels" and "All Good Things..." as being their favorite episodes from season seven. So, if we set those episodes aside, which other episodes should we celebrate and recognize from this season?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three unsung episodes from season seven. Each host puts up a good defense on why their chosen episodes should be among the fan favorites or at least viewed with a fresh perspective devoid of preconceived perceptions.

Unsung Episodes is a series that will continue through 2017 highlighting each season in honor of the thirty-year anniversary of TNG.


Chapters
Intro (00:01:20) 
Email (00:02:26) 
Comments from Babel (00:05:45) 
Contest (00:07:56) 
First Choice (00:11:38) 
Second Choice (00:21:30) 
Third Choice (00:34:53) 
Honorable Mentions (00:47:47) 
Final Thoughts (00:54:45) 
Closing (00:58:44) 

Runtime 1 hours 6 minutes 10 seconds
 
Hosts
Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson
 
Production
Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (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) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: eg-202.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MST



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