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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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United States

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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 – Convention Spectacular - Beginning the Trek

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 - Beginning the Trek

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 - Beginning the Trek

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 - Beginning the Trek

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) - Beginning the Trek

7/18/2018
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In Andy's and Jessica talk: 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 series in their […] The post Episode 42 – Year of Hell (1&2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:18:20

Episode 41 – The Gift - Beginning the Trek

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) - Beginning the Trek

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 - Beginning the Trek

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 - Beginning the Trek

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) - Beginning the Trek

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 - Beginning the Trek

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 - Beginning the Trek

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 Next Up: Trials & Tribble-ations Jessica's Prediction […] The post Episode 35 – Way of the Warrior appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:44:15

Episode 34 – Jem’Hadar - Beginning the Trek

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

Episode 33 – Crossover - Beginning the Trek

5/16/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Campiness: TOS and now Letting go of plot holes We're coining the term "DS9'ed that" The MU and the difference in characters It ain’t all we’re good/they’re evil anymore What would your mirror act like? The death of Odo. Watch it over and over here. Jessica's Rating 4 of 5 Kira's […] The post Episode 33 – Crossover appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:14:46

Episode 32 – Blood Oath - Beginning the Trek

5/9/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Odo & Quark moments Dahar masters How the old gunslingers made Klingon history Killing the Albino or murdering the Albino? Stage play DRAMA Worf and the bat'leth It's a good day to die Where's the death chant? Jessica's Rating 3 of 5 bat'leths Andy’s Suggestions Playing God (Season 2, Episode 17) […] The post Episode 32 – Blood Oath appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:23:59

Episode 31 – Rules of Acquisition - Beginning the Trek

5/2/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Brian Thompson The Ferengi Armin Shimerman Dosi face paint More Brian Thompson Sexism. Yea. How could we not? Rule 33 Ear hair combing. Ew. What's your Ferengi rule to live by? His name is Morn What is the Federation doing out here? Jessica's Rating 3 of 5 Dosi helmets Andy’s Suggestions […] The post Episode 31 – Rules of Acquisition appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:22:38

Episode 30 – Duet - Beginning the Trek

4/25/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk about Duet, including: This one isn't all that funny There's the magical mix of Star Trek in this episode Marritza’s journey Cardassians are dramatic Should Marritza have gone to jail anyway? At what point would you say “I’m willing to die to not let you do this." Odo, Odo, Odo. Beef […] The post Episode 30 – Duet appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:16:57

Episode 29 – Progress - Beginning the Trek

4/18/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: Apologies for some podcast mess ups 1st impressions are never right Styles of captainship Kira, Andy's new Spock Mullibok, the actor who plays him (Brian Kieth), and the character himself Real life comparison vs the hope of Star Trek vs DS9 Where is Kira’s line? What won’t she do? Jake and […] The post Episode 29 – Progress appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:02:55:10

Episode 29 – Progress - Beginning the Trek

4/11/2018
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Titke Andy and Jessica talk: This is a whole new thing and we aren't moving on every week Long story arcs All the new characters. And O'Brien. The command structure on the station The way Star Trek actors know how to bump and shake Sisko's a lot darker than the previous captains We're not sure […] The post Episode 29 – Progress appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:44:26

Bonus - Star Trek II - Wrath of Khan - Beginning the Trek

4/4/2018
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A bonus episode for one of the most watched Star Trek series of all time. Next week we’ll start in on Deep Space Nine, but until then, enjoy the episodes we watched, what we have yet to see and … what’s that one robots name … the silver-skinned one … you know. The post Bonus Episode – TNG Wrap Up appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:14:16