Scott McNulty discusses a randomly selected episode of “Star Trek” — all series, all seasons — with a non-random guest.
"The Alternative Factor" (TOS) with Jason Snell
Jason Snell, the man behind Six Colors, The Incomparable, and co-host of Vulcan Hello, joins Scott to discuss TOS’s “The Alternative Factor” (S1E20). Topics include: how bad this episode is, how the premise is actually good, wacky film filters, and surprise time travel....
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" with Shelly Brisbin, Moisés Chiullan, and Joe Rosensteel
It is Undiscovered Country week on the Incomparable network! Following up on the Incomparable episode covering Star Trek VI Scott has assembled a crackerjack crew to discuss the final TOS movie. This is a movie all the panelists love, despite what our conversation may lead you to believe. But nothing is without flaws, and we talk about those for awhile....
"A Matter of Time" (TNG) with Joe Rosensteel
Joe Rosensteel, podcaster, and Incomparable panelist, joins Scott to discuss TNG’s “A Matter of Time” (S5E9). Topics include: time travel, original castings for this episode, and the puzzling reasons why Capt. Picard just trusts this random dude....
"Chrysalis" (DS9) with James Thomson
James Thomson, developer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Chrysalis” (S7E7). Topics include: the complex and problematic nature of this episode, Wait Wait… Don’t tell me!, and Dr. Bashir’s love life....
"Once More Unto the Breach" with Jean MacDonald
Jean MacDonald, podcaster and community manager, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Once More Unto the Breach” (S7E7). Topics include: bookstores, getting older, and the wonders of Klingon society....
"Rapture" (DS9) with John Siracusa
John Siracusa , programmer and podcaster, joins Scott to discuss DS9’s “Rapture” (S53E10). Topics include: John’s lack of experience with DS9, his surprising choice for the most annoying DS9 character, and the magic of reflective surfaces....
Makes my day
Love the format, the guests, and especially the host. Thank you.
I love the interplay between Scott and his guests. Makes even bad episodes of Star Trek (of which there are many) fun to listen to.
Great and interesting show
I enjoy when background information is brought in and there ad hoc discussions about other issues from Star Trek.
Two small items that annoy me is Scott’s laughing at his own jokes and the “spoiler alert” warning. I think it is safe to say that your listeners have viewed the episode being discussed and if they haven’t watched it, then they should not be listening to that particular episode.
Otherwise I try not to miss an episode.
Something I never realized is how rude Kirk was to his fellow crew members early on in TOS.