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This week we recap the season that nearly killed Star Trek, and us.  Some episodes were better than than we remembered, some were so much worse.  Season 3 is ahead, and we are in for some legitimately excellent television.  It’s been a long road… but we did it.

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If you survive this episode – your reward is Star Trek: The Next Generation at it’s absolute best.  It’s always darkest before the dawn.  Paul and Jason somehow find things to discuss about this absolute dumpster fire of an episode.  This is it folks – if you can watch this, you can watch anything.

 

Life signs detected.  Podcast status: Operational.  Apologies set to maximum.  It’s Thanksgiving in the United States – and we’re back.

Here’s the preview for next week’s episode, where we discuss an episode so bad it could have killed Star Trek (again), and it almost killed our podcast.  Full episode will be posted on November 30th!

Q’s back – even though he said he wouldn’t be.  And this is the FIRST time he claims he wants to join the crew (he’ll use that old trick again).  But Q’s not just here to mess with the crew… he has an introduction to make.  Jacob Rosdail from the “Filmcast Without A Cause” joins us to discuss all things Q, The Borg, and Sonya Gomez.

The prime directive means that sometimes you let kids die, unless you can hear them beg for help on the radio.  Also, after you help the kid (and her whole planet) you have to make it right with ethically questionable surgery.  The Federation is messed up, man.

Paul and Jason talk over the episode TNG episode “Pen Pals” with guest host Dean, this week.

The Worf stuff in this episode is really good – it should be the main focus.  It’s not.  BUT – we manage to have fun with an episode that doesn’t really know what to do with Riker and his Dad, but manages to expand the character of Worf considerably with only 10 minutes of screentime.  “Other Jason” guest hosts.

So there’s this hotel, but it’s not real.  But it kind of is.  It’s on a planet, but this planet is colder than absolute zero.  Also, there’s a love story happening and all of the characters are based off of cheesy novel characters I guess?  Oh, and there’s this guy named Tex and he’s the best.

-A recap of the plot of this episode by anyone who has ever watched it.