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The Outrageous Okona

9/11/2017
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Okona is a mary sue, from the series that inspired the first mary sue. But through Derek’s eyes, even the most mundane second season episodes are exciting. At some point we’re going to get past the bizarre work schedules of Starfleet crew members and Troi’s usefulness, but today is not that day (and tomorrow isn’t […]

Duration: 00:48:09


Elementary Dear Data

9/4/2017
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This week we talk about actors and accents, the lost plot of Data’s sapience, and how Jean-Luc Picard would totally kill a guy. Is Picard a good leader right now? We make fun of his standing orders and how well the crew is trained, but are we being too hard on him? Was it just […]

Duration: 00:48:00


Where Silence Has Lease

8/28/2017
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The actual narrative is so short here, I wish for a better B-plot. I feel we learn nothing, the crew learns nothing, and nothing actually happens. It’s just a bunch of filmmakers asking if they’ve blown our minds yet. We’ve had worse stories, but nothing that’s really felt so amateurish. Speaking of amateurs, on […]

Duration: 00:48:14


The Child

8/21/2017
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I would love to visit spreadsheet planet. It would accomplish more than this episode. In this episode, I forgot what the name of this website is. Is it Kris.com? It’s not. I also mixed up “The Omen,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” and “Eraserhead.” But I did not mix up how much I love potatoes though. Also, shout-out to […]

Duration: 00:49:26


Season 1 Supplemental

8/14/2017
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Updates: I still love Community; I still hate Scrubs. Things to hope for in Season 2: Better use of Troi, more dimensions to Geordi, A Very Vagra II Christmas, Wesley’s Richard Stabone. Bonus Lesson: Growing Pain’s Boner was actually played by Andrew Koenig, son of Walter Koenig. The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, […]

Duration: 00:48:31


The Neutral Zone

8/7/2017
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I will apologize for post-production delaying this one for so long. I will NOT apologize for the singing. Regarding the heating in space. Apparently, black-body radiation can allow a medium to radiate heat from a space station into space. It’s a system used on–duh–the International Space Station; the real space station that’s in orbit right […]

Duration: 00:46:09


Solo Sessions: The Drumhead

7/10/2017
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Unedited, slightly incoherent, and mostly redundant, The Beige and The Bold Solo Sessions are practice sessions where I run through an episode without Derek. Solo Sessions are published when production difficulties prevent the posting of a new, original episode on Mondays. I’m not political. This isn’t political. Ask anyone; I’m the least. political. person. EVER. Period.

Duration: 00:47:49


Conspiracy

7/10/2017
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And so our journeys have brought you, poor listener, to discussion of the Shatnerverse. First, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens were the ghostwriters/collaborators/spinning-crap-into-clay-ers of the Shatnerverse. Michael Jan Friedman is one person who also wrote Star Trek books, but didn’t write these ASCII-compatible abortions so they’re in the clear. I apologize for besmirching your good name, […]

Duration: 00:49:15


Solo Session: The Child

7/3/2017
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Unedited, slightly incoherent, and mostly redundant, The Beige and The Bold Solo Sessions are practice sessions where I run through an episode without Derek. Solo Sessions are published when production difficulties prevent the posting of a new, original episode on Mondays. We’ve been in the doldrums lately so I made a new Solo Session. I apologize […]

Duration: 00:44:59


We’ll Always Have Paris

6/26/2017
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I do kinda wanna see monthly issues of “Time and Bull****” now. I’d expect articles like, ‘This Android Just Disproved Scientific Consensus…Again,’ ‘Telepathy: What the Hell, Man?’ and ‘Lecture Series – Would You Rather: Jim Kirk’s Career or Introductory Temporal Mechanics.’ There’s a single diamond in this rough that’s a flaw in Picard’s self-image and […]

Duration: 00:49:35


Solo Sessions: Datalore

6/19/2017
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Unedited, slightly incoherent, and mostly redundant, The Beige and The Bold Solo Sessions are practice sessions where I run through an episode without Derek. Solo Sessions are published when production difficulties prevent the posting of a new, original episode on Mondays. I think I use the phrase “good work” a million times in this one. I […]

Duration: 00:46:05


Solo Sessions: Hide and Q

6/12/2017
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Unedited, slightly incoherent, and mostly redundant, The Beige and The Bold Solo Sessions are practice sessions where I run through an episode without Derek. Solo Sessions are published when production difficulties prevent the posting of a new, original episode on Mondays. This one has a dog in it! (Not the episode, the podcast.)

Duration: 00:45:33


Skreliosis

6/5/2017
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Skreliosis is something a little bit different for this week. I hope you all enjoy it. As something that’s far, far, far outside of the norm for us, I’d encourage feedback of any kind. It will encourage (or discourage) stuff like this in the future. The Beige and The Bold is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and […]

Duration: 00:46:27


Skin of Evil

5/29/2017
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Underneath it all, “Skin of Evil” is a pretty straightforward episode. Again, I don’t know if authorial intent can be used to condemn a story that plays well, especially when it’s presaging internet phenomena in the earliest days of the Internet. Literally, the late eighties and early nineties were the years that the Internet was […]

Duration: 00:49:11


Symbiosis

5/22/2017
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We largely gloss over the conflation of junkies with addicts, the characterization of the Onarian culture, Frakes’ electrocuted acting, and the Picard/Crusher Prime Directive Elevator Ride of Logic-Bro Condescension. So much to unpack and we focused on the Brekkian’s slit-condom chic. Also, the guy from Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman was Horace, not Lowell. Don’t wanna […]

Duration: 00:49:22


The Arsenal of Freedom

5/8/2017
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Our talk about tropes, blocking, and narrative foibles is all pretty pedestrian for an extraordinary episode. Also Beverly Crusher’s credit score. We do gloss over the dangers of shortsighted capitalism and militarism that underlie this whole thing. We also skip the arbitrary disdain the audience is supposed to feel about the folks of Minos dealing […]

Duration: 00:49:11


Heart of Glory

4/10/2017
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This episode was cursed. We had to record it twice and we still had recording issues. Ironic that it’s one of–if not the–best episode of Season One. Thanks for bearing with us, y’all. It’s Antares, not Ares. Antares is butts. I apologize for forgetting that, crew of the Ares. When I was a kid the […]

Duration: 00:48:58


Home Soil

3/27/2017
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This episode is average, but in Season 1 it’s top-notch. It’s also our first look at the Federation scientist who’s willing to do terrible things for their science. I like that idea and I’m always glad when it’s revisited. Derek and I talk for the first time about Stellaris and the “Space Sl*t Bang Collective.” Forgive […]

Duration: 00:48:19


When the Bough Breaks

3/20/2017
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I said “Univac” instead of “Multivac” here. Univac is a real computer, but Multivac was a famous supercomputer from a series of short stories by Issac Asimov. Specifically, I was referencing “All the Troubles of the World.” I don’t know if I have to say this, but they’re good reads. The lack of Aldean culture […]

Duration: 00:50:11


Too Short a Season

3/13/2017
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PROFESSOR X IS NOT TELEKINETIC. I AM STRUGGLING ALONGSIDE YOU, LISTENER. Slavoj Žižek is Slovenian political commentator. And I was serious about June Shannon; you don’t see people from the Honey Boo Boo clan on television because television prefers to show them as figures to be laughed at. Women who are every bit as talented […]

Duration: 00:50:00

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