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Earl Grey: A Star Trek The Next Generation Podcast

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Earl Grey is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Not an episode review show, Earl Grey explores specific elements of TNG with hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx.

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Episodes

195: Are We Going to Cure Riker?

9/19/2017
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"Shades of Gray" Rewrite. The second season finale of The Next Generation, "Shades of Gray," is often considered to be one of the worst episodes of the show, if not one of the worst episodes in all of Star Trek. A writers' strike, a strained budget at the end of the season, and a showrunner on his way out combined for an episode notorious for being Star Trek's only clip show. In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guests Brandon-Shea Mutala (of Melodic...

Duration: 01:03:54


195: Are We Going to Cure Riker?

9/19/2017
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"Shades of Gray" Rewrite. The second season finale of The Next Generation, "Shades of Gray," is often considered to be one of the worst episodes of the show, if not one of the worst episodes in all of Star Trek. A writers' strike, a strained budget at the end of the season, and a showrunner on his way out combined for an episode notorious for being Star Trek's only clip show. In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guests Brandon-Shea Mutala (of Melodic...

Duration: 01:03:54


194: Drunk Troi

9/12/2017
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Funniest Moments. Star Trek is well-known for its great storylines and character development, but the interplay between the characters can be just as important. At times, they are witty and downright hilarious. Although Star Trek is classified as sci-fi and not comedy, there are countless scenes that are very humorous. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser pick some of their favorite funniest moments of The Next Generation. We recount the...

Duration: 00:58:43


194: Drunk Troi

9/12/2017
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Funniest Moments. Star Trek is well-known for its great storylines and character development, but the interplay between the characters can be just as important. At times, they are witty and downright hilarious. Although Star Trek is classified as sci-fi and not comedy, there are countless scenes that are very humorous. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser pick some of their favorite funniest moments of The Next Generation. We recount the...

Duration: 00:58:43


193: Consciousness On Demand

9/5/2017
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Professor Moriarty. The character of Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-enemy, appears in two episodes of The Next Generation - "Elementary, Dear Data" and "Ship in a Bottle." The character is only a holographic representation of Moriarty and yet is among the most memorable and well-liked recurring characters in Star Trek. In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guest Lee Hutchison to discuss their impressions and thoughts on Professor Moriarty in...

Duration: 00:41:46


193: Consciousness On Demand

9/5/2017
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Professor Moriarty. The character of Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' arch-enemy, appears in two episodes of The Next Generation - "Elementary, Dear Data" and "Ship in a Bottle." The character is only a holographic representation of Moriarty and yet is among the most memorable and well-liked recurring characters in Star Trek. In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guest Lee Hutchison to discuss their impressions and thoughts on Professor Moriarty in...

Duration: 00:41:46


192: Bouncing Plastic Barrels

8/29/2017
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Realistic and Unrealistic. Have you ever watched The Next Generation and thought that a scene showed exactly how things will work in the future? Or have you ever watched The Next Generation and wondered what the writers were thinking when they wrote a certain element into the script? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, and Amy Nelson choose their top 3 picks for both realistic and unrealistic elements in The Next Generation. Their choices include...

Duration: 01:15:35


191: Mud Bath

8/22/2017
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Unsung Episodes Season 5. Every season of The Next Generation has episodes that get overlooked or ignored. Well, not here and not today! Most fans will quickly identify "Darmok", "Cause and Effect", and "The Inner Light" as being their favorite episodes from season five. So, if we set those episodes aside, which other episodes should we celebrate and recognize from this season? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three unsung...

Duration: 00:59:01


191: Mud Bath

8/22/2017
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Unsung Episodes Season 5. Every season of The Next Generation has episodes that get overlooked or ignored. Well, not here and not today! Most fans will quickly identify "Darmok", "Cause and Effect", and "The Inner Light" as being their favorite episodes from season five. So, if we set those episodes aside, which other episodes should we celebrate and recognize from this season? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three unsung...

Duration: 00:59:01


190: Put on Your Starfleet Uniform

8/15/2017
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Star Trek Las Vegas. For the past 16 years, thousands of fans have converged on Las Vegas every summer to see Star Trek actors and creatives, meet other fans, and celebrate what they love about the franchise. This is the largest Star Trek convention in the United States and is eagerly anticipated year after year. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by Bruce Gibson of Literary Treks to talk about their experiences at this year’s gathering. The...

Duration: 01:10:38


189: Sculpt Music

8/8/2017
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Joe Menosky Episodes. One of the most influential figures in 24th century Star Trek, Joe Menosky wrote or co-wrote 67 episodes of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, including a number of fan favorites. Menosky was also a producer on Season 5 of The Next Generation and Seasons 3-6 of Voyager. He is currently a writer on the newest Star Trek series, Discovery. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Richard Marquez, and Amy Nelson each pick their three favorite...

Duration: 01:09:09


189: Sculpt Music

8/8/2017
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Joe Menosky Episodes. One of the most influential figures in 24th century Star Trek, Joe Menosky wrote or co-wrote 67 episodes of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, including a number of fan favorites. Menosky was also a producer on Season 5 of The Next Generation and Seasons 3-6 of Voyager. He is currently a writer on the newest Star Trek series, Discovery. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Richard Marquez, and Amy Nelson each pick their three favorite...

Duration: 01:09:09


188: Milk and Cookies

8/1/2017
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Yar and Vasquez Comparison. Gene Roddenberry held a special screening of Aliens with his staff to show a different sci-fi that was currently being released. The effects of that viewing can be seen in the character of chief security officer Tasha Yar. Even though Yar only appeared in season one of The Next Generation, her presence is felt throughout the series. Her character was strong and impulsive as we would expect the head of security to be. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Lee...

Duration: 00:54:42


187: Shut Up Wesley

7/25/2017
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Wesley Crusher. Wesley Crusher is an interesting character being the only teenager we see on the bridge of the Enterprise D. He is known for being a know-it-all and has been said to be very annoying. Yet he has quite the character arc throughout the seven seasons. We first learn of Wesley as Beverly's son who lost his father under Picard's command. He is anxious to please and tries to fit into the Starfleet mold. We see him training to be an officer and he eventually enters into...

Duration: 00:42:52


186: Titan Love Boat

7/18/2017
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5th TNG Movie. Captain Picard and his crew of the Enterprise E shall never be forgotten and hopes for another Next Generation movie seems to be desired by many fans. But what would this movie look like? The actors themselves have gotten older - can they do another movie justice? With Data dying in Nemesis, would he not appear in the next movie or does B4 return? Which alien species would they be fighting with and what is the conflict they must resolve? In this episode of Earl Grey,...

Duration: 00:57:10


185: Grandmaster of Space Invaders

7/11/2017
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Peak Performance. Games have a tendency to bring out the best or worst behaviors in players. Competition is innate to human nature and challenges are difficult to resist. Riker challenges Kolrami, a grandmaster of Strategema, knowing he has no chance of winning. We see the USS Hathaway's hand picked crew led by Commander Riker take on the seasoned Captain Picard in a battle simulation to prepare them for the Borg. The strategies used range from predicable to unexpected, especially when...

Duration: 01:01:31


184: Slytherin

6/27/2017
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Every season of The Next Generation has episodes that get overlooked or ignored. Well, not here and not today. Most fans will quickly identify "Best of Both Worlds Part II", "Family", and "Redemption Part I" as being their favorite episodes from season four. So, if we set those episodes aside, which other episodes should we celebrate and recognize from this season? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Lee Hutchison list their three unsung episodes from...

Duration: 00:58:11


183: Dirty Jokes

6/20/2017
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Is it possible to follow the council given to not trust anyone? Isn't this the exact type of phrase given to breed mistrust? Friendship is built on trust and how can you take risks for your friends if you don't trust them? Picard takes a very calculated move to trust his crew and find evidence of this conspiracy within Starfleet Command. But his decisions nearly get his crew under the control of the alien invaders. In this episode of Earl Grey, host Amy Nelson with special guest Justin...

Duration: 01:02:15


182: Admiral Satie Death March

6/13/2017
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The Drumhead. In any organization, it is good to fix what is broken. But what if nothing is broken and you are still looking for a problem? Captain Picard must find the saboteur after an explosion in engineering and information leaks to the Romulans. Starfleet sends in Admiral Satie to assist Picard. Her determination is relentless. She continues her search even after the resolution of the problems have been found and ends up calling Captain Picard a traitor to the Federation. In this...

Duration: 00:53:28


181: Missing Nacelles

6/6/2017
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Ensign Ro. Ensign Ro Laren was introduced in season 5 of The Next Generation and was a recurring role until the end of the series. She came on in part to replace Wesley Crusher at the conn station, but also to be at odds with the main characters. Her character definitely pushed the envelope with each of the main characters and she proves to be an irreplaceable character. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez and Amy Nelson with special guest Justin Oser discuss Ensign...

Duration: 01:21:50

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