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Episode 97: TNG: Our Top 10

ENGAGE!

Well, as the 30th anniversary of Star Trek the Next Generation continues to ramp up, we thought it would be fun to have another great “which is the best of the best” discussion.  With 178 episodes of TNG to choose from, we figured there will be a great mix of expected episodes, and possibly a few surprises!

But that’s not all!  Since we are doing another “ranking episode,”  it only makes sense to bring back is Mr. TrekRanks himself – yeah, yeah, the man who actually fired the phasers on the good ole NX-01, Mr EnterpriseExtra, Jim Moorhouse and we are thrilled he is joining us again for our TNG discussion.

As with our previous TOS rankings, we have followed Jim’s lead from his website and listed our episode, followed by a short 5 word description, and then an ultimate hashtag comment for each choice.  Below are the choices of Dan and Bill for their Ultimate Top 10, and you can see Jim’s TNG rankings at www.trekranks.com/tng-ranks!:

 

Dan Bill
10 Fistful of Datas
Good Ancient West Holodeck Fun
#EnterpriseRidingOffIntoTheSunset
All Good Things…
Wonderful bookend to Farpoint pilot
#GeneWouldHaveLovedIt
 9 Future Imperfect
16 year Riker memory gap
#DidntSeeTheMinuetTwistComing

Thine Own Self
Data’s amnesia causes big problems #Radioactive

8 Starship Mine
Barion Sweep cleans AND kills
#BarionFieldCanCauseSkinIrritation
Darmok
Communication is essential to success
#TembaHisArmsWide
7 The Wounded
Great Intro to Cardassian baddies
#DanLovesTheSpoonheads
Unification
Spock. Spock. Spock. Spock. Spock.
#Spock
6 Q Who
The Federation’s Greatest Threat Arrives
#They’reCarvingUsUpLikeARoast
The Drumhead
Salem Witch Trials in 2368
#IveBroughtDownBiggerMenThanYouPicard
5 The Pegasus
Cloaking Device Experiment Gone Wrong
#DontTellMeWhatICantDo
 The Pegasus
Riker’s loyalty gets completely divided #PointThePhaserAtPressman
4 All Good Things…
Picard must save humanity – again
#Great-WeAllCameFromAPuddleOfGooInFrance
 The Inner Light
The life Picard never had
#ThatDamnedFlute
3 Best of Both Worlds
Borg assimilate Picard – ‘nuff said
#BestCliffhangerInTelevesionHistory
Family
Perfect follow-up to Borg aftermath
#BrokenPicard
2 Chain of Command
Cardassian torture & Enterprise chaos
#HeyRikerGetTheFrickinDeltaShiftStarted
Best of Both Worlds
When it finally came together
#BestCliffhangerEver
1 The Inner Light
The best Picard episode ever
#PutYourShoesAway
#NowWillNeverComeAgain
Chain of Command
Stewart’s best performance as Picard.
#GetItDoneWill

 

Plus:  news on the a new “autobiography” coming out regarding our favorite follicly-challenged Captain, a Star Trek: Discovery cast photo emerges (kind of), several Trek alums are up for Emmy Awards, and yet another amazing update on the DS9 Doc!  It’s all in Episode 97 of “Your Independent Star Trek Podcast” and we hope you’ll join us!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

We love FIVE YEAR MISSION and we can’t thank them enough for allowing us to use their music on Trek Geeks each and every episode. We’re huge fans and we hope you’ll become one, too–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Warp on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out each and every one of their incredible albums! You can hear them all: Year One, Year Two, Year Three, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain!  Plus, don’t forget that they are working on Year Four right now!

These are the Five Year Mission songs you’ll hear in this episode of Trek Geeks!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Amok Time – [Track 15] – Year Two
Metamorphosis – [Track 7] – Year Three

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Episode 85: TOS – Our Top 10

RANK DOES HAVE ITS PRIVILEGES!

ep-85-tos-top-10Well, as the 50th anniversary of the phenomenon known as Star Trek starts to wind down, we thought it would be a great idea to jump onto the “which is the best of the best” bandwagon.  So, as our special tribute to the series that started it all, this week we rank our top 10 Original Series episodes!

But that’s not all.  Here to help us with this special episode, is Mr. TrekRanks himself – the man who actually fired the torpedoes on the good ole NX-01, Mr EnterpriseExtra, Jim Moorhouse!  You can see his awesome rankings of all the Star Trek series at www.trekranks.com, and we are thrilled he is joining us for this TOS spectacular.

For this special discussion, we have followed Jim’s lead from his website and listed our episode, followed by a short 5 word description, and then an ultimate hashtag comment for each choice.  Below are the choices of Dan and Bill for their Ultimate Top 10!:

 

Dan Bill
10 The Man Trap
Um, just give it salt!
#WarpThoseHandsAroundMeBaby!
 The Trouble With Tribbles
Fun and furry lighthearted episode. #NoTribbleAtAll
 9 The Trouble With Tribbles
…and tribbles are not dangerous!
#StorageCompartmentsStorageCompartments

Mirror, Mirror
Alternate universe with evil twins. #IShallConsiderIt

8 Errand Of Mercy
The embodiment of true Klingons.
#ByYourCommandImperiousLeader
 Errand Of Mercy
First Appearance of the Klingons.
#TooHotToHold
7 The Tholian Web
Great McCoy / Spock conflict episode.
#LockedInMortalCombat
 Arena
Worst slow motion fight ever.
#StyrofoamRocks
6 Gamesters of Triskelion
Kirk gettin with Lady Gaga.
#ItIsLessPainfulThanTheCollar
 The Devil In The Dark
Shaggy carpet attacks dilithium miners.
#NoKillI
5 Mirror, Mirror
I want an agonizer, BAD!
#InThatEventBillIAmOrderedToKillYouAnd
ProceedAgainstTheHalkaansAsTheNew
CaptainOfTheEnterprise
 Space Seed
Most Dangerous Adversary is thawed. #GoOrStayButDoItBecauseItIsWhatYouWISHToDo
4 Arena
I have heard every word.
#ThisPlanetIsAMinerologistsDream
 The Doomsday Machine
There was but not anymore!
#MobyDick
3 The Doomsday Machine
General Mills Bugle destroys planets.
#We’reStrongerWithYouThanWithoutYou
 Amok Time
I have killed my Captain.
#KROYKAH
2 Balance of Terror
Ultimate space cat and mouse.
#HeIsASorcerorThatOneHeReadsTheThoughts
InMyBrain
 Balance of Terror
Classic submarine battle in space. #TheyLookLikeVulcans?!
1 The Corbormite Maneuver
Enterprise fights over-sized Epcot ball.
#BaileyYou’reRelieved
 The Corbomite Maneuver
Who we say we are.
#Tranya

 

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Keep an eye on all of our Social Media Pages on Tuesday 11/22/16 for the big announcement of the winner!

For more details and official rules, go to http://trekgeeks.com/beyond!

SPECIAL THANKS

Five Year MissionWe can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of  the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Warp on over to their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out all of their fantastic albums!  You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain!  Plus, here is a little secret…they are working on Year 4 right now!

Here’s a rundown of the Five Year Mission songs you’ll hear in this episode!

Themes
The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year Two
Catspaw – [Track 5] – Year Three

LISTEN NOW

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