TNG Introductions.

Occasionally it becomes necessary to introduce new people to the world of Star Trek, whether they are friends, family, or the occasionally first date. There have been many discussions about the best way to do this, but in this episode of Earl Grey the focus is on how to bring new Next Generation fans into the fold. To help us do this, the regular Earl Grey crew of Phillip GIlfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx are joined by Mrs. Sci-fi herself, Maureen Moser.

Direct download: eg-011.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Earl Grey 10: Drinking the Syntha-Kool-Aid

Ensign Ro Commentary.

During TNG's fifth season the decision was made to shake up the show with the introduction of a new character. Ensign Ro Laren was a feisty Bajoran who would become an important part of the crew and someone we'd get to know for the next couple of years. In fact, she almost ended up on Deep Space Nine. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx provide their first commentary track as they take you through her namesake episode, "Ensign Ro." Along the way we discuss the introduction of the Bajorans, their conflict with the Cardassians, badmirals, the lack of blue shirts on TNG, Guinan, and how we feel about Ro as a character.

Direct download: eg-010.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Earl Grey 9: Triker, Crushard & Torf

Romance on TNG.

The Next Generation started out strong with the coupling of Commander Riker and Counselor Troi, and kept going strong for the  rest of the series. Between Picard and Beverly, the two Imzatis, and a host of others, TNG had its fair share of relationships. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx talk all things romantic on TNG. Which relationships worked? Which were mere distractions? Which should have never been attempted? We discuss these questions as well as some of the inconsistencies seen throughout the show, and even touch on some of the relationships that weren’t utilized as much. 

Direct download: eg-009.mp3
Category:Romance -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Huston Huddleston: The New Starship Interview.

It’s one of the most iconic settings in all of science fiction—the bridge of the 1701-D. And when The Next Generation wrapped and the ship crashed on Veridian III, we thought that hallowed ground was gone forever. Thankfully fate didn’t count on Huston Huddleston, whose ‘Save the Starship’ campaign has resurrected Picard’s old stomping ground for those of us in the past. Don’t you just love temporal mechanics? In this episode of Earl Grey we bring you our first interview as Huddleston sits down with hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx for an overview of the project, how it’s doing currently, and a little bit about what is coming next. We also get in some general TNG talk, including favorite episodes and celebrity encounters. 

Direct download: eg-008.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 8:00pm MST






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