Trek Geeks #94: Chain of Command


This week we take a look at the two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “Chain of Command!”

Picard is captured and tortured by the Cardassians?
Riker is relieved of his duties?
Troi has to wear a standard uniform?
Data wears Command red?

This is perhaps one of TNG’s darkest episodes, and we’ll dive in and discuss all the aspects.  Could this be a look inside the Obsidian Order?

We’ll examine the central questions of this episode, too: We’ll discuss whether Edward Jellico was a bad Captain, whether Riker conducted himself like a Starfleet Officer, and whether or not this is Patrick Stewart’s best turn as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Plus–news on the DS9 Documentary, news on Star Trek Continues’ 8th episodes (and the road to their series finale, new pins from our friends at FanSets, and a new premiere date for Discovery?? (Maybe the third time will be the charm!)  “It’s all in Episode 94 of Your Independent Star Trek Podcast” and we hope you’ll join us!


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 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!

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

Bumper Music
Return of the Archons – [Track 6] – Year 2
A Taste of Armageddon – [Track 8] – Year 2


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