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Episode 47 - Shades of Gray (S2, E22)

We've hit the Season 2 finale! And like all the great season finales, we brought on a special guest for a quick interview...DENISE CROSBY! Yup, we really opened up the budget on this season finale! But as I would soon learn, this was the exact opposite course of action of a certain beloved space-themed show. Riker gets stuck by a mysterious virus/infection on an away mission and the Enterprise crew must manipulate his memories to fight it. That means...TNG gives us a clip show for the season...


Episode 46 - Peak Performance (S2, E21)

Strap in and as Hailing Frequencies returns to take you to level 1000 of Strategema! Starfleet sends over a war-game strategist to test the Enterprise crew's readiness in combat. But this is more than just picking sides for a softball team! The crew is put to the ultimate test when the war-game exercise is interrupted by a deadly foe. Meanwhile, Data deals with an existential crisis when he learns you can't win them all. So attach those capacitors to your fingertips and join Lt Cmdrs. Becca,...


Episode 45 - The Emissary (S2, E20)

A blast from Worf's past is back to stir up some trouble on the Enterprise this week on Hailing Frequencies! The Enterprise is tasked with trying to come up with a solution for intercepting a ship full of Klingons! As part of the mission, Starfleet sends an Emissary to guide the Enterprise crew through this tricky diplomatic situation. But when the Emissary is someone with previous connections to Worf, there may be a greater need for diplomacy on the bridge! Join Ensign Harry, Lt. Cmdr....


Episode 44 - Manhunt (S2, E19)

Ensigns on the bridge! This week, Ensign Harry is joined by Ensign Lindsay as they take the Enterprise on a spin to deliver Antedian dignitaries to a Federation conference. Troi's mother, Lwaxana, hitches a ride as the Betazed Ambassador for the conference, but she is going through "The Phase" and has Picard locked in her sights! Plus, we learn lessons in prejudice from Worf, the return of THE WESLEY CRUSHER MOMENT OF THE WEEK and a surprise Dixon Hill swerve, as this episode takes all kinds...


BONUS Episode - Live from Cape Con 2018!

Welcome to a very special LIVE edition of Hailing Frequencies! We were invited to Cape Con 2018 at the Sea Isle City Library in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Ensign Harry brought his microphone along to do some interviews with the attendees and talk some Trek! Ensign Harry asks attendees to name their favorite Trek series and THE RESULTS MAY SURPRISE YOU! Plus, Super Hard Trekspert Trivia! Thank you to all the guests who joined me to talk Star Trek, and to the organizers of Cape Con for...


Episode 43 - Up The Long Ladder

Woof. There is good campiness and then there is BAD campiness. This episode definitely falls in the bad campiness...er...camp. But first, Ensign Harry and Look-Who-Has-A-New-Title Gregg cover the latest Star Trek news, including BRAND NEW Picard adventures?! Someone at Star Trek HQ just never wants this podcast to end! So the episode itself - yeah this one was rough. The crew answer a distress signal from some colonists whose planet is in danger of being obliterated by solar flares. The...


Episode 42 - Samaritan Snare

Geordi is held hostage and Picard goes under the knife/laser guns on this episode of Hailing Frequencies! When they encounter an SOS from the aloof Pakleds with a mechanical issue to their ship, the Enterprise sends over their Chief Engineer to deal with the problem. But the Pakleds refuse to give him back! They must listen to our show and realize what wonders he's done for the Engineering Department this season. Meanwhile, Picard and Wesley have some quality bonding time en route to a...


Episode 41 - Q Who (S2, E16)

Q is BACK! But when Picard turns down his offer to join the crew, Q catapults the Enterprise where no one has gone before! At long last, we meet the mysterious, persistent, (and creepy!) Borg! Will the Enterprise escape in time? Will Ensign Harry find any answers to the endless questions surrounding the Borg? What happened to those 18 people sucked up by the Borg!?! Plus more Star Trek Discovery, and The Next Generation pinball talk! Join Ensign Harry, Replicator Gregg, and Transporter Chief...


Episode 40 - Pen Pals (S2, E15)

Hailing Frequencies hits Episode 40! This week, the Enterprise faces a moral dilemma when a nearby planet is in danger of explosion due to geological disturbances. Data makes contact with one of the inhabitants, and the Enterprise has the means to save the day, but the Prime Directive dictates otherwise. Meanwhile, Wesley gets his first taste of command! PLUS - We need your help, dear listeners, to set the rules of our Earl Grey Tea counter! Join Ensign Harry and Ambassador Matt H. as they...


Episode 39 - The Icarus Factor (S2, E14)

How do we even begin to cover the pure awesomeness that is Anbo-jyutsu? When Riker is offered his own command of a starship, Riker's estranged father, Kyle, pops up on the Enterprise to give him the briefing. Though it seems that Kyle arrives with good intentions, Riker still has some issues to work out over why his father abandoned him so long ago. Meanwhile, Wesley tries to figure out what is eating Worf - and hoodwinks Data and Geordi to help him out. The Worf screams return as Engineer...


BONUS Episode - 1 Year Anniversary

It's our 1st birthday! Ensign Harry wanted to record a special mini-episode giving his Five Fast Thoughts on Star Trek from the past year plus some heartfelt thank you's! Thank you to everyone who has listened to the show, appeared on the show, interacted with us, and welcome Ensign Harry to the Trekkie fandom!! Here's to many more years of Hailing Frequencies! "Ensign" Harry - @HSJIII Hailing Frequencies - @HailFrequencies WRITE-IN - HailFrequencies@gmail.com


Episode 38 - Time Squared (S2, E13)

We're seeing double on this episode of Hailing Frequencies! When the Enterprise encounters a stranded shuttlecraft, they are shocked to find a confused and disoriented Captain Picard inside! They are even more shocked and confused when the original Captain Picard is still on the bridge! The new Picard is from 6 hours in the future, but how did he get here and why are there two Picards?! Plus Riker the Chef!? Join Chief Engineer Mike as he tries to explain Star Trek time travel to Ensign...


Episode 37 - The Royale (S2, E12)

What do you call a hotel simulation in a second-rate novel? A Royale with cheese. And boy do we have plenty of cheese. When the Enterprise finds a piece of an Earth spacecraft from the late 21st century, they set off to a nearby planet to investigate. However, when the away team discovers a hotel casino on the planet, they soon learn that things are not what they seem. We've got Texans, Mickey D, Canadian tuxedos, incorrect American flags, and more in one of the most enjoyable episodes to...


Episode 36 - Contagion (S2, E11)

The Enterprise is falling apart this week on Hailing Frequencies! When the crew dives into the Neutral Zone to assist its sister ship, the USS Yamato, which is having system failures, the mission goes south when the Yamato explodes before their eyes! But when the Enterprise begins to investigate the Yamato's demise, it begins to suffer the same ship-wide system failures! Can the crew figure out the issue before they meet the same fiery fate!? We also cover the latest in Trek news, and Acting...


Episode 35 - The Dauphin (S2, E10)

This week on MTV's Catfish...er...I mean Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wesley Crusher falls head over heels for a future ruler who may not be who (or what) she appears to be! Meanwhile, her overbearing guardian may pose a security risk for the Enterprise! Plus we get a Riker/Guinan flirt-off for the ages! So grab your copy of "the Birds and the Bees" and join Ensign Harry, Lt. Cmdr. Gregg, and the debut of Security Chief Erik as they meet "the Dauphin" covering Season 2, Episode 10 of Star...


Episode 34 - The Measure of a Man (S2, E9)

Data Defense League: ASSEMBLE! When Starfleet decides it wants to reclaim Data as property to mass-manufacture more androids, Data's very existence is put on trial! Luckily Captain Picard is up to the task to serve as Data's defense attorney. But Starfleet has a capable attorney as well...Ryker! Court is in session as Lt Cmdrs. Penelope and Justin join Ensign Harry in "The Measure of a Man" covering Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2, Episode 9! Enjoy! DON'T MISS the Farpoint Toys Toy...


Episode 33 - A Matter of Honor (S2, E8)

Riker joins the Klingons in this week's Hailing Frequencies! As part of the Federation officer exchange program, Riker volunteers to take on an assignment with a nearby Klingon ship to learn their ways. But when the Klingon Captain wants to go to war with the Enterprise, Riker is caught between honoring his oath to serve his new captain and his oath to Starfleet! Meanwhile, we learn firsthand what it would be like to have Worf as a boss when the Enterprise crew deals with a new young ensign...


Episode 32 - Unnatural Selection (S2, E7)

It's time for everybody's favorite Chief Medical Officer to take center stage this week on Hailing Frequencies! When the Enterprise encounters a Federation ship where everyone on board has died of old age, they investigate at a nearby genetic engineering facility! The facility is in crisis, leading Picard and Dr. Pulaski to butt heads over the proper course of action for evacuating the young children in the lab. But when Dr. Pulaski decides to go to any lengths to figure out the source of...


Episode 31 - The Schizoid Man (S2, E6)

Data meets his Grandpa this week on Hailing Frequencies! Ah, Grandpas. They're always good for chats about life and death, singing songs from the Wizard of Oz, and pouring their consciousness into your body against your will! We also question Starfleet procedures in leaving a young assistant with a very creepy octogenarian. Finally, we learn what happens when you confuse a Klingon with a Romulan - it ain't pretty! So grab your Targ and join Lt Cmdrs. Becca and Brian and Ensign Harry as they...


Episode 30 - Loud as a Whisper (S2, E5)

Diplomacy is front and center in this week's Hailing Frequencies! When the Enterprise is tasked with escorting a negotiator to a war-torn planet, everything is going pretty well - until all chaos breaks out when the negotiator's translators are vaporized in the goriest display since Conspiracy! Plus we get the most pointless Pulaski scene yet! And the BEST Picard line of the series so far. We talk a little more Discovery plus Star Trek-esque bridge simulators, and the Wil Wheaton (Not...