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Captain’s Holiday

7/16/2018
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We compare Riker vacations to Picard vacations, gush about Vash, and also there some time travel there…just because? Vash seems like such an outside-of-the box perfect fit for Picard. I’d be curious about other such fits for members of the crew. I would not put K’Ehylar in that place for Worf. They have dynamite chemistry, but […]

Duration:00:48:27

Allegiance

7/8/2018
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This one’s got Libertarian jokes and pacifist jokes in it because we are both fair and balanced and neither Libertarians nor pacifists. “Allegiance” isn’t bad; it just fails to be inspiring and is another in a long line of episodes that are about Picard, but don’t need to be. I also have to apologize because it […]

Duration:00:48:51

Sins of the Father

6/24/2018
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Weeeeeeeaaaaaabbbbb. It’s good to see Worf successfully engaging with his heritage in a way that his progenitor character, Spock, never did. It’s weird that, in retrospect, Worf is the number three or number four character for development and storylines in this series. I approve. Also, Riker should have been the cha’DIch. The Beige and The […]

Duration:00:47:39

The Offspring

6/18/2018
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That Andorian looks like The Great friggin’ Gazoo. Data is a great dad. Beverly in grade school was whatever Mean Girls look like in the 24th Century. Where are we on Worf needing a permission slip to give birth to Klingon Jesus? Also, I swear we recorded this over a month before any actual famous […]

Duration:00:49:08

Yesterday’s Enterprise

6/4/2018
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I miss Yar as much as the next guy. I don’t know if we had to jump up and down on the space/time continuum to get her back. Still, it’s a good, high-concept episode with plenty of action and drama. Not the Yar/McGavin relationship. I don’t hate it, but I see how it’s the strongest […]

Duration:00:50:56

A Matter of Perspective

5/28/2018
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So we’re a bit offended here and maybe just bored enough to make up a B-plot where Worf and Geordi are trying to complete space’s most insane scavenger hunt. Roshamon was directed by Kurosawa, but I was only correct because I was an idiot. It’s a classic example of answer by accident. I am a […]

Duration:00:57:30

Deja Q

5/21/2018
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I can’t believe this episode has a moral after all. The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting platforms. It updates Sunday nights at 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 PM CT.

Duration:00:47:37

The High Ground

5/14/2018
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Unspoken emotions in a relationship we don’t ship, a stock villain with one quirk and a paper-thin idea behind him, relevant technology we’ll never see again, and a sociopolitical conflict that gets The Federation’s fingers slick with blood just by touching it that we never see or hear from again. This episode has everything. I […]

Duration:00:47:24

The Hunted

4/30/2018
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We talk about Angosian architecture, re-using actors, and how everyone expects the Picard Speech to support them until it doesn’t. Also, we bemoan the lack of kids these days being unable to artfully turn an authoritarian invocation of the Prime Directive. There’s so much to unpack with the Angosian leadership wanting Danar to put their […]

Duration:00:49:54

Solo Session: Yesterday’s Enterprise

4/23/2018
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It’s weird for me to say right out of the box that something is overrated and then to laud it for forty minutes, but there we are. If nothing else, it’s a satisfying episode, like a Saturday afternoon earned after a particularly hard week. It’s a lot of reward, not for anything unpleasant, but it’s […]

Duration:00:40:37

The Defector

4/16/2018
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There have been good episodes of TNG up until now. But I strongly feel like The Defector is our first Hot Damn episode of TNG. It’s not ‘every frame a painting’ good, but it’s a lean 45 minutes of television and it’s gripping. There’s no personal tsuris about–I don’t know–Troi grappling with drug use or […]

Duration:00:45:56

The Vengeance Factor

4/8/2018
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I would have liked a musical cooking montage where Riker bonds with Yuta. This episode needs an additional Riker/Yuta scene and improvements on the ones its already got. I like the dimensions of Acamarian society, but it comes at a cost of the heart of this episode, which IS Yuta. The idea of having Riker’s […]

Duration:00:48:14

The Price

4/2/2018
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50 Shades of Grey (1989) I’m still stuck in this thing where I’m kinda obsessed with how aware the writers were of the size of Devinoni Ral’s terribleness. I feel like they wanted us to think of him as appealing and then suddenly realize he’s terrible for reasons they couldn’t articulate, but I have a […]

Duration:00:48:33

Half a Life

3/12/2018
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We’re jumping ahead because it seemed like a good time to cover this episode right after David Ogden Stiers passed instead of interjecting, a “remember when this guy died a year ago?” when we actually got to the episode. Especially given the nature of the episode, it seemed apropos to jump around. I don’t expect […]

Duration:00:48:55

Booby Trap

3/5/2018
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I feel like this episode has really lost itself, despite having Guinan pitch the lesson across the plate in the first fifteen minutes. I complain about Star Trek fans not getting Star Trek, but this seems like an episode where even Star Trek doesn’t get the message that it’s saying. I hope you all like […]

Duration:00:49:19

The Bonding

2/26/2018
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It’s a ghost-powered plot. I understand the ghosts are necessary, but I wish the team had had the time/skill to think of something better. Derek and I definitely get into the bickering, and of all things we could have chosen, it was how similar Troi’s psychological techniques are to those of the real world. Honestly, […]

Duration:00:45:58

Who Watches the Watchers

2/19/2018
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I think it’s silly that we assume a whole culture is at risk from a single incident. You figure that’d be sucked up by cultural background radiation of bullshit stories. I didn’t express it well in the episode, but after Ira Graves, I don’t think people in Star Trek are mortal any longer. I guess […]

Duration:00:45:30

The Survivors

2/5/2018
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We like this. It’s a good one. The sidelining of Troi is at least an acknowledgement of how useful she could–hypothetically be. As depressing as it is, it’s something. It’s also notable for using Worf a little more than we’ve come to expect. I do kinda want, “When you least expect it, the Breen will […]

Duration:00:45:48

Evolution

1/22/2018
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Good Wesley episode? Good Wesley episode? Good Wesley episode? Aaah, I’m sure it is. Sadly, I think this marks a dropoff in the number of eccentric Great Man Scientists we see in Star Trek. They still come around, but they’re more rare. I’ll miss all you lil’ Rick Sanchezes. I’ll miss all y’all. We’ll get […]

Duration:00:50:12

The Beige and The Bold Season Two Supplemental

1/19/2018
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IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD. You’ll have to excuse the audio. Derek and I started this conversation over a friendly game of Stellaris and the topic of Tarantino’s Trek came up and we started recording…without headphones. Both of us. Sorry. We’re finally done with Season Two and while I feel really good about Season 3–yes, […]

Duration:00:48:15