22 episodes

Informative and entertaining discussion of our guest's favorite Star Trek episodes, why they make the grade, and what makes them TrekFavorites.

TrekFavorites Chuck Joiner

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Informative and entertaining discussion of our guest's favorite Star Trek episodes, why they make the grade, and what makes them TrekFavorites.

    TrekFavorites 022: ST: Discovery - 'If Memory Serves' with Jeff Gamet

    TrekFavorites 022: ST: Discovery - 'If Memory Serves' with Jeff Gamet

    Jeff Gamet brings us back from the holiday hiatus with a look at Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, Episode 8, If Memory Serves. Jeff and Chuck dig deep into this pivotal episode that mixes classic Trek characters, themes, and planets with new. The many layers and complexities of both the plot and those involved are under the microscope, as is Georgiou’s motivations, the evolution of two crew members, and the return to Vulcan’s Forge.

    • 49 min
    TrekFavorites 021: ST: Voyager - 'Counterpoint' with Jean MacDonald

    TrekFavorites 021: ST: Voyager - 'Counterpoint' with Jean MacDonald

    Jean MacDonald hosts Voyager Revisited, so it was no surprise that she picked an episode from that series as her first TrekFavorite. Counterpoint, Season 5, Episode 10, is not only the “perfect Janeway” episode according to Jean, but is also Kate Mulgrew’s favorite. Find out how it balances tension, romance, and finds Janeway at her best as Jean takes us through it all.

    • 41 min
    TrekFavorites 020: ST:TOS - 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield' with Bryan Chaffin

    TrekFavorites 020: ST:TOS - 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield' with Bryan Chaffin

    Bryan Chaffin talks about the profound effect that his selected TrekFavorite had on his family and his life. Star Trek: The Original Series Season 3, Episode 15, “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” features both overt and covert messages that are at least as important if not more so today than when it was broadcast, over fifty years ago. Bryan and Chuck discuss their favorite moments and the cinematic feel of the episode.

    • 47 min
    TrekFavorites 019: ST:DS9 - 'Far Beyond The Stars' with Barry DeFord

    TrekFavorites 019: ST:DS9 - 'Far Beyond The Stars' with Barry DeFord

    Barry DeFord of PoliTreks selected Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 6, Episode 13, Far Beyond The Stars, as not only his first TrekFavorite, but his favorite of Star Trek…all series, all seasons. Barry digs deep into both the story as well as the acting of this powerful episode, finding reflections of society at the time of broadcast, and of society today.

    • 48 min
    TrekFavorites 018: ST:TNG - 'Family' with David Sparks

    TrekFavorites 018: ST:TNG - 'Family' with David Sparks

    We get back to Star Trek: The Next Generation in a discussion with David Sparks about Season 4, Episode 2, Family. Picard’s recovery from his Borg captivity, Worf’s visit with his parents, and Wesley’s encounter with the recording of his father make for an episode that can’t help but elicit an emotional reaction from the viewer.

    • 34 min
    TrekFavorites 017: ST: Enterprise - 'First Flight' with Brett Terpstra

    TrekFavorites 017: ST: Enterprise - 'First Flight' with Brett Terpstra

    Brett Terpstra decided on Star Trek: Enterprise Season 2, Episode 24 as his first TrekFavorite, an episode that covers a lot of ground in Trek history. Brett discusses the first warp 2 flight, obstructionist Vulcans, spaceship design, and dealing with the loss of a friend as we look at events that shaped the career and command style of Captain Jonathan Archer.

    • 43 min

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ElleNewman ,

My Favorite!

Chuck Joiner is, as always, a charming podcast host. He asks thoughtful questions and skillful takes conversations to ever deeper levels. I was thrilled to learn he was hosting a Star Trek podcast and this has quickly become my favorite Star Trek podcast.

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