TNG 30

Episode 123: All Good Things…

TNG’s SERIES FINALE

This week, we wrap up our year-long retrospective of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a look at the series finale, “All Good Things…”

Airing in 1994, it was the first true finale for a Star Trek series getting a chance to do something that TOS never did. Some have called it the best finale of all the Treks, and others the best finale of all time!

Bill and Dan will look at the episode and what makes it so great and see if it still holds up when compared to the other series finales.

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 FIVE YEAR MISSION

We 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, they’re wrapping up Year 4 right now!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

Episode 120: Encounter at Farpoint

GREAT JOY AND GRATITUDE!

This week, we travel back to 1987 and the episode that ushered in a brand new era for Star Trek fans!

“Encounter at Farpoint” was the first brand new Star Trek on television in almost twenty years and, we didn’t know it at the time, but it was the beginning of 25 straight seasons of television across four different shows.

We’ll look at this first episode of TNG as part of our TNG30 celebration. We’ll tell you what we enjoy about this episode, as well as what we might have done differently.

Let’s see what’s out there in this 120th episode of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

Five Year Mission

We 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, they’re wrapping up Year 4 right now!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

Episode 117: See-It or Skip-It: TNG S6

THE FAN FAVORITE MAKES A COMEBACK

One of or most-requested episodes are our “See-It or Skip-It” installments where we rank each episode, and this week we continue the year-long celebration of TNG30 with Season 6 of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

Joining us to referee the chaos is our friend, Ashley Victoria Robinson, from The Red Shirt Diaries and the Geek History Lesson Podcast! Plus, we’ll have the rankings and comments from our Official Facebook Group, Camp Khitomer, for every episode of TNG’s penultimate season!

FIVE YEAR MISSION

FIVE YEAR MISSION

We 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, they’re wrapping up Year 4 right now!

Please show them some support and download all their music!

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 89: TNG 30

A YEAR-LONG CELEBRATION!

TNG 30This year mark’s the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and kicking off our celebration early!

We’ll talk about the launch of the second Trek series–our initial thoughts when it was announced, our concerns, and we’ll even confess to thinking the show would be a huge failure…

We’ve never been so glad to be wrong in our lives–especially considering that NextGen ran for 178 episodes!

Plus, we’ll talk about our favorite and least favorite episodes as well as when we think TNG achieved legendary, must-see status!

Don’t forget, there’s news to talk about, too!  There’s a new interview with Star Trek: Discovery’s Doug Jones!

We’ll have a lot of TNG related content this year to honor this milestone anniversary and this look back is just the beginning.

FIVE YEAR MISSION

Five Year MissionWe can never thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough for allowing us to use their music in our podcast each and every week. Please do check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Set a course for their website at FiveYearMission.net and check out all of their amazing 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! Even more 5YM!

We definitely want to see them back as the House Band for this year’s Star Trek convention in Las Vegas because it’s not STLV without 5YM!! Don’t forget to let Creation Entertainment know you’d like to see them, too! Tweet them, Facebook them, email them…and be sure to use the hashtag #5YMSTLV2017!

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
Awful Lot of Trouble – [Track 4] – Spock’s Brain
Court Martial – [Track 2] – Year Two

LISTEN NOW

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