Trek Geeks #210: Embracing the Suck: Threshold


Last week we looked at one of Star Trek: Voyager’s best episodes and now the pendulum must swing the other direction.

It’s probably one of the most maligned Voyager episodes of all time, and this week, we’re going to look at it a little differently.

Join us as we kick off a new series which looks at some episodes that aren’t as popular and finds a reason to love them! It’s “Embracing the Suck,” and in this episode we’ll examine Voyager’s “Threshold” in our first installment.

Even Brannon Braga calls it terrible, but we’ll look at the reasons why you should love it and why it might not be as bad as nearly everyone thinks.

Plus news, an update on our first-ever live show, and your weekly FanSets discount on The Flagship!


Every note of music you hear on Trek Geeks is the amazing work of the band Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of Star Trek–and we are HUGE fans!

They even have a rather eponymously named podcast here on the Trek Geeks Network! This week, their kids take to the mic to tell us what they’ve learned about Star Trek from dudes in a Star Trek band! Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you download podcasts!

5YM, of course, is every note of music you hear on Rewind, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Go get yourself a copy of all their CDs: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Spock’s Brain, and The Trouble With Tribbles. It’s easy–head on over to RIGHT NOW and get that physical media in your hands! We just KNOW you’ll become huge fans of the band and their music!