www.trekaboutshow.com A persuasive Trekkie somehow convinces a series virgin to go on a seven-year-mission to watch every episode of every Star Trek series. Can someone fall in love with The Original Series 50 years after airing? Is Dr. Pulaski a better character than Dr. Crusher? What's the deal with Geordi and Wesley, anyway? The answers to these questions and more can be found every Tuesday.
Trekabout Special 9: Bros/American Horror Story: NYC
Surprise! Richard and Eric have so far survived the pandemic and are back to podcast both the most underwhelming gay romcom and the most surprising season of television of 2022.
Trekabout Episode 323: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1
The first season of Star Trek: Picard is over, and what better way to celebrate it than for Eric and Richard to sit down and discuss what they thought of it? Plus! A bonus discussion of Jewish mysticism. Yes, this is indeed an episode of Trekabout.
Trekabout Patron Special 34: Rosemary’s Baby
On this, the last ever patron special, we sat down to discuss the 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby. (First released October 2018.)
Trekabout Patron Special 33: The Return of Picard
On this patron special, we sat down to discuss the then-breaking news that Patrick Stewart would return to play Jean-Luc Picard. (First released September 2018.)
Trekabout Patron Special 32: Q-in-Law by Peter David
This week on the third-to-last patron special, we sat down to discuss the 1991 TNG novel Q-in-Law. You’re welcome. (First released August 2018.)
Trekabout Patron Special 31: JFK
Richard managed to talk Eric into covering the 1991 film Oliver Stone film JFK. (First released July 2018.) What happened to the 30th patron special, you may ask? The finished episode has somehow been lost. We still have the raw audio, but Eric is too lazy to reedit it. Every great work of art has a lost piece–Trekabout is no exception.
Gone before its time, still worth it
I came to Trekabout in their coverage of DS9 and immediately loved their insider/outsider approach to discussing the episodes. They always had thoughtful, or at least honest, feedback. Of special delight was their personal critical lenses for seeing the franchise.
Besides their nerdy take, they also gave occasional insight as gay men. It’s a valuable perspective that is lacking among my circle of Trekkie friends. I listened religiously, looking forward to every week’s release and was deeply saddened when the slog through Voyager ultimately ended their run.
I’m delighted that they’ve returned these last few weeks in some form by posting their Patreon specials. It’s good to hear them again and have these weekly postings, even if only for a while.
Couple of commies
I can appreciate the premise of this podcast in which two friends (one self proclaimed Trekkie and one not) watch every single episode of Star Trek. Most of the time they are picking apart our beloved show pointing out all of its faults through character analysis while poking legitimate holes in the plot. That I guess I can get on board with. While these two gentlemen are no doubt intelligent, I can’t imagine how or why they feel the need to go rogue every few episodes and start preaching their self righteous leftist views.
At first I was watching every single episode right along with them, but I had to take a break because of their anti-trump rants. We get it. You hate the orange guy and can’t understand how Star fleet could possibly exist in the same universe as capitalism, individual thought, or competitive innovation. It’s unfortunate, because I enjoy their friendly banter, their snotty politics, not so much.
I've tried a lot of Star Trek podcasts, and Trekabout is the only one that's ever consistently held my attention. Unreservedly pointing out as many flaws as joys, listening to Richard and Eric is like discussing Trek with old friends long after your real friends have gotten sick of listening to you speculate about Bolian physiology. Thanks, guys. I'll miss you.