The Syntaholics continue on in their quest to discover what may have lead Picard to leave Starfleet. A look into “The Defector” and “Offspring” may have proven useful, as they show a captain who both carefully contemplates federation rules and regulations while also challenging authority if he deems it necessary, and of course more Data. This week, continue the trek with Aaron and Holly, and for a more detailed discussion on The Offspring, look to Episode 119 of the Synthaholics Podcast featuring Michele Specht of Star Trek Continues.
The mission this week is to discuss two episodes from TNG that have already been discussed in the past, because we believe they may ready us for what is to come. “The Measure of a Man” and “Who Watches the Watchers” are episodes that deal with Picards moral standings, his integrity, his dedication to his crew, and shows that he is willing to go toe-to-toe with the Federation if he feels it necessary. This is the third episode in a series of investigations into Picard, in hopes of getting us inside Jean-Luc’s head before the much anticipated series airs in 2020…
For deeper discussions on these two episodes, enjoy Episode 143: The Measure of a Man with Kipleigh Brown, and Episode 174: Who Watches the Watchers with Robbie Palmer.
These are the Voyages of the Starship Synthahol. The second adventure in their new Mission:
To explore the inner psyche of one Jean-Luc Picard… To look to the past; To predict the future…
To inappropriately go where no one has gone before…
Hah! Sorry, it had to be done. This week the gang discusses another Picard episode in hopes to re familiarize themselves with Jean-Luc before the premiere of Star Trek: Picard! “Battle” shows us a time in Picards career where he had to abandon ship, and now he is reliving the event but he may not be coping well with it. Stand-by, and enjoy this week’s episode paired with a niiiiiiice parfait…
This week Aaron and Holly chase their tails, much like Captain Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise in Where Silence takes Lease. This episode has us thinking about the observation, treatment, and judgment of others- and a lot of side chat that hopefully we managed to tack onto the end of this episode.
Arron, Holly, and David are back this week to talk the TNG Episode Realm of Fear! No Star Trek news this week but the next Short Trek will be out before we record next week so we should of that to talk about next week. Realm of Fear is one of the Next Generation Episodes that features Dwight Schultz as Barclay! Barclay is one of our favorite recurring characters in Star Trek, so it’s about time we do an episode that is all about him.
In this episode we learn Barclay has an extreme and possibly irrational fear of being transported. Barclay must overcome his fears to help solve the mystery about what happened to the USS Yosemite. Because this episode focuses on his fear that seems to be on the irrational side we get into a discussion on what some of our irrational fears are! Pour yourself a drink that will help calm your nerves it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
Aaron has returned from his Section 31 outing and with all of us together again we discuss the Enterprise season two episode The Expanse. Aaron did gather some news on his away mission. It seems Michael Dorn is interested in joining the Picard series if his part is meaningful. Also the Midnight’s Edge youtube channel did an interview with Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer.
We have decided to tackle the Xindi Enterprise arc starting with this episode to examine is it really as bad or as good as some people remember. Do not fret this hasn’t just become an Enterprise podcast. We will keep our regular seemingly random selection of episodes until season two of Discovery airs. But each time we need to cover Enterprise will just move along the season one episode at a time! Grab your favorite drink to help you thought the Xindi arc it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
Aaron, Holly, and David are back this week to discuss the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode The Muse! It’s been a month but we are all back in the recording booth again. Due to technical difficulties our news segment and the beginning of the recap are missing. Luckily the majority of the show is intact and the important philosophical discussions about long life and moderate success vs short life and mind blowing success is all there. This episode surprised us as it was better then we remembered it being. The Muse is Majel Barrett final on screen performance as Lwaxana Troi and it is a very touching one with her side story with Odo. Pour yourself a tall drink it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
Aaron and David welcome Jeff Heller, of Film Dumpster, to the show to discuss the Star Trek TNG two parter Time’s Arrow. Before we get into the episode discussion Jeff talks to us about Film Dumpster and what they do there. San Diego Comic Con was this past week so we talk the trailers for Star Trek Discovery and The Orville season 2.
Jeff is a big fan of time travel so Time’s Arrow was a great episode to talk about. In this episode the crew of the enterprise go back in time to stop these soul sucking aliens and to find out why they found a 500 year old Data head. In this adventure they meet up with Ginun of the past, Jack London, and Mark Twain! Time to make yourself an Old Fashioned it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
Synthaholics Episode 123: All Good Things with Jerikandra Cosplay
Jerikandra Cosplay joins on this week to talk about the Star Trek The Next Generation series finale All Good Things. We introduce Jerikandra and talk a little bit about her cosplay and how she got started in cosplay.
We then get into our episode description of “All Good Things” Once that is wrapped up we reminisce about our memories of seeing this episode when it originally aired and our original thoughts on the episode. We have some fun musings turned rabbit holes about Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Star Trek Generations. You know what time it is! Break open the Romulan Ale it’s time for you weekly shot of Star Trek.