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Welcome to Enterprising Individuals, the podcast where we boldly go into excruciating detail about the series, characters, and stories of the Star Trek universe. On every episode, host Aaron Coker aka Ka1iban is joined by a special guest for an in-depth discussion of a selected episode from a Star Trek series. Enlist today for this fascinating mission!

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Welcome to Enterprising Individuals, the podcast where we boldly go into excruciating detail about the series, characters, and stories of the Star Trek universe. On every episode, host Aaron Coker aka Ka1iban is joined by a special guest for an in-depth discussion of a selected episode from a Star Trek series. Enlist today for this fascinating mission!

    Season 7, Episode 9.5 Trek News with Mikanhana

    Season 7, Episode 9.5 Trek News with Mikanhana

    This week, Mikanhana of the Just Enough Trope and Sailor Noob podcasts is back on the show to round up the latest Trek news! We've got updates on Star Trek 4, the DS9 sequel, and a little Trek v. Wars talk!

    #RIPLouiseFletcher

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    • 51 min
    Discoverage Lower Decks Season 3, Episode 5: “Reflections”

    Discoverage Lower Decks Season 3, Episode 5: “Reflections”

    We are talking LIVE about the #StarTrekLowerDecks episode “Reflections”! Tweet at @eistpod with the hashtag #discoverage to join our conversation currently in progress! #startrek

    • 34 min
    Discoverage Lower Decks Season 3, Episode 4: “Room For Growth”

    Discoverage Lower Decks Season 3, Episode 4: “Room For Growth”

    We are talking LIVE about the #StarTrekLowerDecks episode “Room For Growth”! Tweet at @eistpod with the hashtag #discoverage to join our conversation currently in progress! #startrek
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    • 39 min
    Discoverage Lower Decks Season 3, Episode 3: “Mining The Mind's Mines”

    Discoverage Lower Decks Season 3, Episode 3: “Mining The Mind's Mines”

    We are talking LIVE about the #StarTrekLowerDecks episode “Mining The Mind's Mines”! Tweet at @eistpod with the hashtag #discoverage to join our conversation currently in progress! #startrek
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    • 40 min
    Season 7, Episode 9 "Star Trek: Insurrection" with Sasha Wood of Casually Comics

    Season 7, Episode 9 "Star Trek: Insurrection" with Sasha Wood of Casually Comics

    We're experiencing a perfect moment in time this week as we slow down to enjoy the third TNG film: "Star Trek: Insurrection"!

    Sasha Wood of Casually Comics returns to the show this week to discuss Michael Piller's uneven but endearing contribution to the TNG film series. The Enterprise discovers a remote planet of enlightened but defenseless race who is being victimized by the cruel Son'a. When the Federation forbids Picard to interfere, the captain and his crew will have to weigh their responsibility to Starfleet against the Ba'ku's right to exist!

    The benevolence of the Federation and Starfleet are taken for granted in Star Trek storytelling, but it would be naïve to deny the parallels between Starfleet's mission of discovery and the adventurous (and often predatory) explorers of Earth's past. Coming on the heels of the action-packed "First Contact", "Insurrection" was an attempt to refocus the TNG film series on the complicated themes that made its television counterpart so engrossing, and even though it wasn't an unqualified success, the film continues Trek's tradition of holding a mirror up to human (and alien) nature. On this episode, we talk about the evolution of the character of the Federation, what we expect from Trek and Trek films, finding the right allusion, maintaining perspective in space, struggling to escape the "Roddenberry box", and the lengths that the powerful will go to to retain power.

    We also discuss Trek "humor", the pre-warp vest/shirt combo, Rogaine and story ideas, "Heart of Lightness", Movie Picard, cutting the kiss, making your own bread, kids watching kids, sci-fi Angie, apt song usage, "Activate Logitechnology", drug-dealing gun-running alien friends, "Dougherty out.", the sexiest Star Trek movie(?), and a Brazil's worth of face-stretching!

    Put that beard back on!

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Season 7, Episode 8.5 "Laura and Aquiel" with BackTrekking

    Season 7, Episode 8.5 "Laura and Aquiel" with BackTrekking

    It's a detour into mystery this week as we cross over with BackTrekking, our sister podcast where we examine the real-world inspirations behind your favorite Star Trek episodes!

    Love and murder are in the cards as we investigate the stories of two mononymous and mysterious women: the 1944 film noir classic "Laura" and the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Aquiel"!

    WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE FOR GROWN-UPS ON THIS EPISODE

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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Gooey Fame ,

YES

This is a definitive Star Trek podcast. Worth a listen if you are a fan of anything in the series. Great host with a well produced show!

James_Thurber ,

Hidden Gem of a Podcast

The host is always very well prepared (and has a great voice for podcasting, actually) to guide his guests through the complexities and background information about each episode. Really good source if you want to go in-depth into Star Trek.

Just Another Drunk Podcaster ,

Worth a Listen

Knowledgable and entertaining, but not as rigidly structured in ways I often appreciate (series order, level of focus on the specific topics within the episode). If you're fine jumping to random episodes here and there and occasionally going down rabbit holes that you have going back and listening to remember how the conversation got there (like conversations sometimes do), then this is well worth your time.

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