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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

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

Episode 27 – Unification (Parts 1 & 2) - Beginning the Trek

3/28/2018
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In our final exploration of TNG, Andy and Jessica talk: The last of our TNG trek! The virtual-ality and entertainment in Star Trek All the characters feeling a bit off Sarek and Picard moments The plot just doesn't feel genuine Spock's hope and grassroot movements and revolutions That guy who is in everything Practical effects vs. […] The post Episode 27 – Unification (Parts 1 & 2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:04:12

Episode 26 – The Inner Light - Beginning the Trek

3/21/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk, or gush, about: how this was an ok episode, I guess the moment when you lose it and just start crying the moment when Picard isn't Picard love for Picard, his hair, his flute, and his costumes the many mind trips of Picard hey, where is Troi? oh, and we heart […] The post Episode 26 – The Inner Light appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:26:45

Episode 25 – The Wounded - Beginning the Trek

3/14/2018
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Andy and Jessica talk: BDSM helmets and Cardassian makeup Action vs. meetings Clunkiness between O’Brien and Keiko Singing in Star Trek Everyman characters Proving you are right being more important than taking lives Specism. Or xenophobia. Or something. War. It messes soldiers up. Maxwell did it all wrong. Would Picard have done it better? Iconic […] The post Episode 25 – The Wounded appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:42:56

Episode 24 – Best of Both Worlds (Part 2) - Beginning the Trek

3/7/2018
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In this second parter, Andy and Jessica talk: The deaths and destruction of the other ships may not have been given the weight they deserve The silly borg arm that Locutus wears Annnnd we’re back to Riker. And sexism. And emotional laziness. Shelby didn’t die! Why was Shelby chosen, instead of Worf as #1? Or […] The post Episode 24 – Best of Both Worlds (Part 2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:01:22:09

Episode 23 – Best of Both Worlds (Part 1) - Beginning the Trek

2/28/2018
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Best of Both Worlds - Part 1 This week, Andy and Jessica discuss… Lt Commander Shelby, Jessica’s new favorite Guest Star and her relationship to Riker How poorly Riker acts toward Shelby Why Riker acts like a total butt-faced, crabby-pants jerk to Shelby We talk about those pesky Borg too! Jessica has a theory: The […] The post Episode 23 – Best of Both Worlds (Part 1) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:47:50

Episode 22 – Sins of the Father - Beginning the Trek

2/21/2018
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Sins of the Father In this Worf centric episode, Andy and Jessica talk: Face prosthetics make aliens extra hard to relate to Finding out who Worf is Finding out who Klingons are Jessica’s hatred of bureaucratic bad guys Worf’s shame – is it really going to change him? The storylines that are sparked from this […] The post Episode 22 – Sins of the Father appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:27:04

Episode 21 – Yesterday’s Enterprise - Beginning the Trek

2/14/2018
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Yesterday's Enterprise Andy and Jessica talk: Tasha Yar’s decision to die: meaningful or no? Believing in Guinan Confusion from the ships and new timeline Real and actual relationships on the Enterprise We dig Other Picard Where is Worf? Guinan and her brain More Tasha Yar spoilers All of the mind-bending time travel Jessica’s Rating 4 […] The post Episode 21 – Yesterday’s Enterprise appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:19:33

Episode 20 – Peak Performance - Beginning the Trek

2/7/2018
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Peak Performance Andy and Jessica talk: Games! Strategema, role playing, real time, war games, etc. Wesley Crusher is sneaky, but thank god he was given horrible guard Captain Riker The Ferengi Shoulda roped off the war games… and other plot holes Starfleet and military-ness Polaski, Data and Kolrami Wil Wheaton, Geek and Sundry and other […] The post Episode 20 – Peak Performance appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:43:13

Episode 19 – Q-Who - Beginning the Trek

1/31/2018
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Q-Who Andy and Jessica talk: The Borg! Best bad guys ever? The development of Q Yes, for the love of God, Q is an ass and we’re changing our rating. Relationship between Picard and Q Q and Guinan Finding the great ladies in Star Trek Jessica’s Rating 3 of 5 Borg Cube Ships Andy’s Suggestions […] The post Episode 19 – Q-Who appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:27:16

Episode 18 – The Measure of a Man - Beginning the Trek

1/23/2018
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Measure of a Man Andy and Jessica talk about AI and twisting your brain around rights of robots, after Jessica backpedals on a previous statement: Data in love makes Jessica misty Captain Picard and Phillipa Louvois’ relationship Louvois decision and what it means to the federation Riker’s heartbreak moments Human attachments to … everything! Data […] The post Episode 18 – The Measure of a Man appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:04:01:22

Episode 17 – Elementary, Dear Data - Beginning the Trek

1/17/2018
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Elementary, Dear Data Your hosts Jessica Ray and Andy M. Goldberg discuss many things, including: Being new to Star Trek and what BTT is all about Costumes from Durinda Wood! So good! Friendships and non-friendships aboard the Enterprise Andy’s bald shiny head Data, AI and the ship Moriarty as a sentient being and a character […] The post Episode 17 – Elementary, Dear Data appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:23:06

Episode 16 – Symbiosys - Beginning the Trek

1/9/2018
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Symbiosis In our 2nd episode of the Next Generation, Andy and Jessica talk: The Prime Directive More Prime Directive Even more Prime Directive Solar flares 8 minutes of not rescuing the ship The Prime Directive Learning all about Picard and other characters. Some of whom are awesome and some Jessica thinks suck. Medicine vs. drugs. […] The post Episode 16 – Symbiosys appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:25:26

Episode 15 – Encounter at Farpoint - Beginning the Trek

1/2/2018
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Encounter at Farpoint Andy and Jessica talk: All the changes from the Original Series to this new crew Who is Data? Fan service of having McCoy and Data enteract The new transporter sounds Q – Jessica thinks he’s a pbbbbbbt All the new characters! Jessica’s Rating 2 of 5 fuzzy semi-sexual tentacles Andy’s Suggestions The […] The post Episode 15 – Encounter at Farpoint appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:43:15

Bonus - Star Trek VI - Undiscovered Country with John Champion - Beginning the Trek

12/26/2017
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An extra, extra special bonus not just because we talk about Undiscovered Country, but also because we were joined with John Champion from Mission Log Podcast! Buckle up, it’s a long one as John Champion, Andy Goldberg and Jessica Ray talk a lot of movie and a little bit of Trek. The post Bonus – Undiscovered Country with John Champion appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:05:33:37

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

12/20/2017
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An extra bonus episode for one of the greatest Star Trek movies of all time (definitely for those of us who have only seen the one so far!), Wrath of Khan. We’ll begin The Next Generation saga in the new year. In the meantime, Andy and Jessica will talk Khan, getting old and how we […] The post Bonus Episode – Wrath of Khan appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:02:47:55

Episode 14 – The Animated Series - Beginning the Trek

12/13/2017
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The Animated Series Let's talk Spoilers Not much except the actual episodes. These two are short and sweet and easy to follow. Let's Talk Episode In this cartoon filled episode of Star Trek, Andy and Jessica go over both Yesteryear: The time travel doesn't really make sense, but oh well End of life discussions for […] The post Episode 14 – The Animated Series appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:15:02

Episode 13 – Space Seed - Beginning the Trek

12/6/2017
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Space Seed We have a new format! Let’s Talk Spoilers The show is so big, Jessica needed 11 sentences for her synopsis Ok, not much spoilers for this episode but there will be tons when we get to The Next Generation Let’s Talk Episode Khan!!!! Does Jessica love or hate the episode. She still can’t […] The post Episode 13 – Space Seed appeared first on Beginning the Trek.

Duration:03:40:04

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