Scott McNulty discusses a randomly selected episode of “Star Trek” — all series, all seasons — with a non-random guest.
"Day of the Dove" (TOS) with Jason Snell
Jason Snell, Random Trek’s most frequent guest, joins Scott to discuss “Day of the Dove” (TOS S3E11). Topics include our favorite Klingons, whatever the deal is with these energy aliens, and the “hidden” message of this episode. Watch “Day of the Dove” for yourself: Amazon Instant Video Paramount+ Blu-Rays...
"Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night" (DS9) with Claire L. Evans
Claire L. Evans, writer and musician, joins Scott to discuss “Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night” (DS9 S6E17). Topics include how great Dax is, war crimes, and the ease of time travel when you’re a Bajoran. Just a warning -given the content of this episode, we talk about some mature topics. On a lighter note, read Claire’s history of the corporate presentation. Watch Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night for yourself: Amazon Instant Video Paramount Plus DVDs...
"The Voyager Conspiracy" (VOY) with Erika Ensign
Erika Ensign, podcaster and trivia enthusiast, joins Scott to discuss “The Voyager Conspiracy” (S6E9). Topics include conspiracy theories, the many possible loves of Capt. Janeway, and the complete lack of Reginald Barclay in this episode. Watch “The Voyager Conspiracy” for yourself: Amazon Instant Video Paramount Plus DVDs...
"Our Man Bashir" (DS9) with Jean MacDonald
Jean MacDonald, Micro.blog community manager and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss “Our Man Bashir” (DS9 S4E10). Topics include Jean’s conversion to a DS9 fan, whether or not Bashir is the Tom Paris of DS9, and just how much fun all the actors seem to be having in this episode. Watch Our Man Bashir for yourself: Amazon Instant Video Paramount Plus DVDs...
"A Matter of Perspective" (TNG) with Antony Johnston
Antony Johnston, writer, podcaster, and snappy dresser, joins Scott to discuss “A Matter of Perspective)” (TNG S3/E14). Topics include Law and Order, who volunteers to be a nude model on the Enterprise, and how clever (or not) the mystery in this episode is. Get yourself a copy of Antony’s The Dog Sitter Detective, you won’t regret it! Watch “A Matter of Perspective” for yourself: Amazon Instant Video Paramount Plus Blu-Ray...
"The Savage Curtain" (TOS) with Dan Moren
Dan Moren, writer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss "The Savage Curtain" (TOS S3E22). Topics include Dan's Gene Roddenberry impersonation, Kirk's quick acceptance of space Lincoln, and the perplexing moral of this episode (is there one?!). Want more details about TOS Season 3? Check out Marc Cushman's "These Are the Voyages - TOS: Season Three" and find out more than you ever wanted to know. Watch "The Savage Curtain" for yourself: Amazon Instant Video Paramount+ Blu-ray...
Still My Favorite Sleep Podcast
I decided I should go ahead and upgrade my original review to five stars.
I say this was absolutely every intention of a compliment: This podcast is perfect for helping me sleep. Whether I’ve hurt my back and need to focus on something other than pain, or I’m just full of anxiety about work, this podcast has been a stalwart companion helping me get through the night. I’m serious when I say that I’m on at least my seventh listen through of the entire playlist, and there’s only about two episodes I’ve heard the entirety of.
There is something incredibly soothing about the host’s voice. And he reads his sponsor ads at the same volume in the same voice, unlike other “official” sleep-aid podcasts I’ve tried. I find it very comforting to fall asleep to him asking various cohosts about how they feel about Neelix, and then wake up just long enough to hear everyone complain about Archer or gushing about Janeway. I learn things about bananas, then I’m asleep again. There are no episode clips or jingles, just soft discussions about Star Trek.
My only complaints are that sometimes the sound isn’t balanced super well. If I want to hear both hosts, in one episode one might be significantly louder than the other. And the red-alert bleep for the swearing can be jarring, especially if the guest host is prone to swearing frequently. But hey, this isn’t a podcast specifically designed for helping the listener sleep, so I can’t exactly fault anybody for those issues.
In conclusion, I know it’s probably not the thing most people making a podcast want to hear, that they are great for sleeping to. But from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love Random Trek. I’m so glad it’s back to naming the occasional episode!
Makes my day
Love the format, the guests, and especially the host. Thank you.
Scott why do you HATE Enterprise
Though every other episodes are pretty good