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As a “self proclaimed Nerd Girl”, Jessica Ray is no stranger to SciFi. A fan of Stargate, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica, she is overflowing with nerd-cred. Even so, she somehow completely missed Star Trek in all of it’s forms. It’s a good thing she met Andy. Andy Goldberg is an old school a Trekkie who watched the original generation back when it was just called “Star Trek”. A lifetime of conventions, trivia contest wins, and cosplay costumes, Andy is a Power-Trekker to the extreme. New viewers will partner with Jessica, seeing the show for the first time. Long-time Trek fans relive all the classic moments, this time through Jessica’s “New Eyes”. And Andy guides the way, pointing out all the sights and sounds as we go.

As a “self proclaimed Nerd Girl”, Jessica Ray is no stranger to SciFi. A fan of Stargate, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica, she is overflowing with nerd-cred. Even so, she somehow completely missed Star Trek in all of it’s forms. It’s a good thing she met Andy. Andy Goldberg is an old school a Trekkie who watched the original generation back when it was just called “Star Trek”. A lifetime of conventions, trivia contest wins, and cosplay costumes, Andy is a Power-Trekker to the extreme. New viewers will partner with Jessica, seeing the show for the first time. Long-time Trek fans relive all the classic moments, this time through Jessica’s “New Eyes”. And Andy guides the way, pointing out all the sights and sounds as we go.
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As a “self proclaimed Nerd Girl”, Jessica Ray is no stranger to SciFi. A fan of Stargate, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica, she is overflowing with nerd-cred. Even so, she somehow completely missed Star Trek in all of it’s forms. It’s a good thing she met Andy. Andy Goldberg is an old school a Trekkie who watched the original generation back when it was just called “Star Trek”. A lifetime of conventions, trivia contest wins, and cosplay costumes, Andy is a Power-Trekker to the extreme. New viewers will partner with Jessica, seeing the show for the first time. Long-time Trek fans relive all the classic moments, this time through Jessica’s “New Eyes”. And Andy guides the way, pointing out all the sights and sounds as we go.

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English

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310-902-1420


Episodes

Bonus – Wrap Up with John, Bill and Dan

10/12/2018
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And that’s a wrap! A wonderful bonus wrap up episode for Jessica and Andy’s last posting for Beginning the Trek. Huge thanks to our guests, Bill and Dan of TrekGeeks podcast and John Champion of Mission Log. And a big thanks to you, for joining us on our journey to get just a little dabble […] The post Bonus – Wrap Up with John, Bill and Dan appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:57:59

Episode 52 – All Good Things

10/3/2018
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In this, the final episode, Andy and Jessica have a great discussion on: how it's Saturday night and Jessica has had a couple of drinks this episode being quintessential TNG Q and how Jessica has changed her mind crazy people not being crazy time travel, we're so getting over it Andreas Katsulas Captain Crusher! the […] The post Episode 52 – All Good Things appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:31:27

Episode 51 – In a Mirror, Darkly (1&2)

9/26/2018
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Andy;s favorite Beginning the Trek episode has him and Jessica going over: MU Everything and Everything MU Chewing scenery at an epic level Continuity Porn, Andy’s hooked! Telerites are always guilty of something. Race hatred played out in the Mirror Linda Park can act, and she puts the Ho in Hoshi! Mirror Archer is a […] The post Episode 51 – In a Mirror, Darkly (1&2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:51:17

Episode 50 – Bound

9/20/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk a lot, but this kind of sums it up. So instead of ranting, I created a thing. Clearly, we’re not all on the same page about what makes Star Trek worth watching. This sums up my feels about #Bound. pic.twitter.com/VUXaKLja6V— beginningthetrek (@beginthetrek) September 17, 2018 Jessica's Rating 1 of 5 things. […] The post Episode 50 – Bound appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:10:53

Episode 49 – Similitude

9/12/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Really good old fashioned Star Trek story Trip has died! The acting has gotten much better. Thanks, LeVar! What could they have explored?! Archer dealing with the order to make him and kill him Designer babies and My Sister's Keeper. Phlox. Awwww. The 3rd season's aggressiveness and willingness to play the […] The post Episode 49 – Similitude appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:20:51

Episode 48 – The Xindi

9/5/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Enterprise is starting to be serialized! The Xindi - all 5 of them, weird The militaristic vibe and dealing with 9/11 Malcolm v unchecked aggression Trip's trips to planets The foreman is gross Those uncomfortable scenes with Trip in T'Pol Phlox How to call the different Xindi We get the right […] The post Episode 48 – The Xindi appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:19:30

Episode 47 – The Andorian Incident

8/29/2018
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Andy and Jessica get all 47: Help us out, donate! All this time on the hostage, zero wrap up! Transporters and tech is getting better Where's Hoshi?! T'Pol (and all of us) recognizing the ugly of her people What exactly is this curtained off spy equipment FOR? Andorian antennae Archer's decision to hand over the info […] The post Episode 47 – The Andorian Incident appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:02:59:11

Bonus – Convention Spectacular

8/15/2018
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A spectacular bonus episode for Jessica’s first time at Star Trek: Las Vegas! Some first impressions there and some interviews with other fans who were gracious enough to talk with us about how they happened to start their trek. Stay tuned for next time when we’ll start on Enterprise’s Broken Bow. The post Bonus – Convention Spectacular appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:26:43

Episode 45 – Equinox

8/8/2018
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The last episode we watch from Voyager, Andy and Jessica get into: Jekyll and Hyde episode! Big epic, stuff Jessica didn't like The EMH switch Janeway has broken Prime Directive Ransom's motivation BLT and Turkey Platter What makes Janeway bring the crazy? Jessica's Rating 5 of 5 Voyager Plaques Andy’s Suggestions Barge of the Dead (Season […] The post Episode 45 – Equinox appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:22:30

Episode 44 – Extreme Risk

8/1/2018
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In this emotional episode Andy and Jessica discussing: May not be suitable for kids - we talk about depression in this one The A plot is a little forgettable, especially compared to Roxanne Dawson's performance These all-important probes B'Elanna is the most brilliant of all engineers Andy's moment of connection to this episode Jessica's moment […] The post Episode 44 – Extreme Risk appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:21:42

Episode 43 – Bride of Chaotica

7/25/2018
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Begin podcast! (trumpets) Light & fluffy but we can get deep with these themes 7 of 9 and Satan's Robot Everything is mimicked so beautifully Janeway chewing scenery Retrosexism First contact and technobabble We glossed over all those photonic life forms! Threshold. WOW. Too far and yet fun and yet so gross. Nostalgia, Trek hysteristalgia (TM!), […] The post Episode 43 – Bride of Chaotica appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:23:21

Episode 42 – Year of Hell (1&2)

7/18/2018
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In Andy's favorite Voyager episode, he and Jessica discuss: Andy's favorite because he loves timey-wimey, but Janeway does not This is an epic adventure where nothing happens Character moments from Tuvok, 7 of 9 and crew 47! Paris being the voice of reason and Chakotay going off the rails Annorax's problem is himself The reset. *Sigh* The […] The post Episode 42 – Year of Hell (1&2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:18:20

Episode 41 – The Gift

7/11/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: The two storylines in this episode Janeway "allowing" (or not) both situations Who 7 of 9 is and how deep the character can go, even beyond heels and cat suits! 7 of 9 is alone and she is becoming an individual Kes is becoming... everything? Kes' goodbye tour and how cheap […] The post Episode 41 – The Gift appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:18:19

Episode 40 – Scorpion (1&2)

7/4/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Janeway and DaVinci - a fascinating choice of mentor Borg Stampedes and Alliances Species 8472 - The Borg’s Borg The Scorpion parable - Chakotay! Just who is the scorpion here, anyway? Tiptoeing between two giants 7 of 9 - What we think (so far) The Borg Queen and where do The […] The post Episode 40 – Scorpion (1&2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:14:52

Episode 39 – Alliances

6/27/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Those funny trumpets can be found here Space battle! Janeway's slippery slope Delta Quadrant is the wild west The Prime Directive means nothing? Keeping ourselves kind is Star Trek Math jokes from strippers Remember Jadzia? Jessica has more to say about her. Jessica's Rating 4 of 5 grafted orchids Andy’s Suggestions Flashback […] The post Episode 39 – Alliances appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:11:56

Episode 38 – Phage

6/20/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Phage. Faj-uh. Phhhhhaaaayzzzz. Vidiians are creepy, gross, super interesting and really awful If you pull the strings, this episode just falls apart The transporters are magical immortal machines that we don’t use The Dr. is the last to know anything! Kes is a child. So Neelix is… EW. Janeway’s decision to […] The post Episode 38 – Phage appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:24:37

Episode 37 – Caretaker (1&2)

6/13/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: The moments vs the plots Jeri Taylor Star Trek fostering careers First impressions of Captain Janeway, Tuvok and Chakotay (Chakotay!) Indian? Native? Indigenous? The new doctor and holosuites, holodecks and holoships Neelix & Kes The Caretaker. Oh, that crazy evil Caretaker. Wouldn't be a pilot without the Prime Directive DS9 & […] The post Episode 37 – Caretaker (1&2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:39:49

Episode 36 – Trials and Tribble-ations

6/6/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Sisko and Dax are the ones pelting Kirk with tribbles! You can see TOS and DS9 comparison on youtube here. Beautiful retcons all the way around The bar fight is still going on? Another side by side comparison of the original and this episode. Sisko giving rules that he breaks The story […] The post Episode 36 – Trials and Tribble-ations appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:15:13

Episode 35 – Way of the Warrior

5/30/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Woo hoo DS9! Everything has changed but mostly Odo The Klingon's motivations We have arrived. Worf as a character Dax & Kira's holosuite adventures Space battles! All the extra amazing episodes Jessica's Rating 4 of 5 root beers Way of the Warrior (1&2) Tweet #btt The post Episode 35 – Way of the Warrior appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:44:15

Episode 34 – Jem’Hadar

5/23/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Watch The Search! The little great moments throughout this episode Runabout. Not Roundabout. Sisko. And Quark. And frustration. Where are the fail-safes for the runabout?! Quark calling out the hewmans. Bigotry. Ours, Sisko’s and even the cast at the time. Jem’Hadar, tech, motives and new things! And everything The Search, everything […] The post Episode 34 – Jem’Hadar appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:42:06