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.
This week Aaron and David discuss the comings and goings of Picard’s favorite Holodeck character Dixon Hill! We were surprised to only find four times where Picard steps into the role of Dixon Hill. The first and most substantial appearance of the character was in The Next Generation season one episode “The Big Goodbye”. Dixon Hill also shows up in the season two episode “Manhunt” the season four episode “Clues” and probably makes the most memorable appearance in the film Star Trek First Contact.
Dixon Hill is a fun character to see Picard play and he is so memorable we could of swore he came up in TNG more often. Be sure to put your drinks on Dixon’s tab at Rex’s Bar, 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.
This week we dive back into Star Trek the Next Generation with justice for all in the episode Justice! This is probably no one’s favorite Star Trek episode so Aaron and David tackle it together. Justice is a not bad episode but it is a fairly silly episode with lots of barely dressed beautiful people who’s only punishment for being naughty isn’t a spanking it’s death! The prime directive gets evoked quite a bit in Justice so once we finish talking about the episode we discus the prime directive itself and why they shouldn’t of ever visited the Edo world in the first place. Is there a special drink or cocktail that gets you in the mood? You know the mood I’m talking about! Well fix yourself a glass because it’s time for your weekly shot of Star Trek!