68 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
Bonus – Wrap Up with John, Bill and Dan
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 into the crazy world of Star Trek. Jessica’s still quietly lurking Trek things on Twitter @beginthetrek and Andy still checks out the Facebook posts and messages. You can still email us at email@example.com. And you should still click that donate button and put a dollar or five or fifty in. You know you’ve given much more support to much worse *cough*crappy coffee*cough*. The post Bonus – Wrap Up with John, Bill and Dan appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
60 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
Episode 52 – All Good Things
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 big idea--laying down your life for your friend. Or humanity. caring about each other! Jessica's Rating 4 of 5 poker cards Andy’s Suggestions All of the Star Treks! Support Us All Good Things (1&2) Tweet #btt Next Up: Wrapping Up We are going to geek out with a bunch of guests who talk about Star Trek on the regular. Bill and Dan from TrekGeeks AND John Champion and Ken Ray (no relation guys) of Mission Log. We are going to geek. out. The post Episode 52 – All Good Things appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
64 minutes | Sep 26, 2018
Episode 51 – In a Mirror, Darkly (1&2)
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 coward? Gorn hunting and grav plating Jessica explains what Mirror Porthos should have been Phlox is creepy and awesome in any universe Who were we supposed to be rooting for? Why the episode seemed a little flat. AND AS PROMISED, Andy spoils the series finale of Enterprise. And much, much much more. Jessica's Rating 3 of 5 T'Pol belly rings Andy’s Suggestions ENT: (season 4, episode 20-21) - Demons and Terra Prime TNG: (season 1, episode 19) - DataLore TNG: (season 9, episode 12) - The Pegasus Support Us In a Mirror, Darkly Tweet #btt Next Up: All Good Things Our very last episode for this trek. Are you ready? We're going back to TNG's final episode. Jessica predicts it will be a multitude of Picard's all sharing different experiences from different time periods. Also, there will be a farm. The post Episode 51 – In a Mirror, Darkly (1&2) appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
53 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
Episode 50 – Bound
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 things don't even matter. Andy’s Suggestions The Forge, Awakening, Kir’Shara (season 4, episodes 7-9) - Opens with an act of terrorism at an embassy on Vulcan and we see Vulcan Terrorists, a Savior’s soul, and a lot happens with T’Pol The Tholian Web (TOS season 3, episode 9) - For next week, find out about who they are referring to when they say the Defiant and who are the Tholians? Arena (TOS season 1, episode 19) - What is a Gorn? Support Us Next Up: In a Mirror Darkly Imagine YOU lived in the Mirror Universe and you wanted to watch Enterprise. It might look like this. The post Episode 50 – Bound appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
56 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
Episode 49 – Similitude
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 bad guy What the Xindi storyline means Jessica's Rating 4 of 5 T'Pol pajama crop shirts Andy’s Extra Helping of Episodes Home (season 4, episode 03) - The Enterprise returns to Earth (with a quick drop off of T’Pol and Tripp on Vulcan) and Archer deals with his mission not being what he was hoping for and his anger. Also Phlox deals with xenophobic humans. Borderland / Cold Station 12 / The Augments (season 4, episode 4-6) - Remember Khan? These guys are part of that bygone era of genetic augments. Oh, and they have a father, Dr. Arik Soong, played by Brent Spiner (Data) Whom Gods Destroy (TOS throwback! season 3, episode 16) - You can meet Marta, the Orion Girl played by Yvonne Craig. Maybe not the best version of Orion, considering she is criminally insane... Support Us Similitude Tweet #btt Next Up: Bound Andy's gone crazy and has decided to get to the 17th episode of the 4th season where they retcon the Orion slave girls. Jessica's prediction is Enterprise is going to run into the (twist!) madames who actually own the slave girls. Archer's definitely going to get kissed. The post Episode 49 – Similitude appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
56 minutes | Sep 5, 2018
Episode 48 – The Xindi
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 captains at the right time Jessica's Rating 3 of 5 insectoid heads Andy’s Suggestions Anomaly (season 3, episode 2) - Our first adventure in learning how to live in the Delphic Expanse Impulse (season 3, episode 5) - Enterprise responds to a distress call from a Vulcan ship lost in the Delphic Expanse Hatchery (season 3, episode 17) - Enterprise finds a crashed Xindi Insectoid ship, leaving behind some rather precious cargo Support Us The Xindi Tweet #btt Next Up: Similitude Some good old-fashioned Star Trekkiness. Jessica's prediction: Trip ends up with a clone and start to question whether the other Trip has a soul. The post Episode 48 – The Xindi appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
50 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Episode 47 – The Andorian Incident
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 at the end Jessica's Rating 3 of 5 ancient dead vulcans Andy’s Suggestions Carbon Creek (season 2, episode 2) - Jolene Blalock in a dual role as T’Pol and her Great Grandmother Horizon (season 2, episode 20 ) - Features Travis Mayweather (Because Andy knows Jessica likes him) The Expanse (season 2, episode 26) - You're going to need to watch this because next week it's a two-parter and we're watching the second part. So watch them together. Support Us The Andorian Incident Tweet #btt Next Up: The Xindi Jessica's Prediction We're going to meet the Xindi in real time and they won't know what actually happened with the Xindi from the future, but in our anger we're going to take them out and Archer will have to deal with the morals of that. The post Episode 47 – The Andorian Incident appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
60 minutes | Aug 15, 2018
Bonus – Convention Spectacular
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.
57 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Episode 45 – Equinox
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 6, episode 3) - We meet B'Elanna's mom Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy (Season 6, episode 4) - The Doctor's daydreams are intercepted by aliens Virtuoso (Season 6, episode 3) - The Doctor sings some opera and becomes a bit of a rock star Equinox Tweet #btt Next Up: Convention Spectacular We're going to wrap up our trip through Voyager AND get some stories from the Las Vegas convention in 2018. Couldn't make it? Tell us your story in an email. We may use it in the future when we talk more Trek. The post Episode 45 – Equinox appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
57 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Episode 44 – Extreme Risk
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 of connection to the episode B'Elanna's moment of getting better Get better people. Connect to other Star Trek fans. We're here. B'Elanna's episode arc can be found here. Andy's Rating 4 of 5 HALO jumpsuits Andy AND Jessica’s Suggestions Let's see some stars! A few notable guest stars can be found on: Think Tank (season 5, episode 20) - Jason Alexander plays a character offering a lot, but the price is high Tsunkatse (season 6, episode 15) - The Rock faces off against Seven of Nine And as Jessica mentioned, Faces (season 1, episode 14) - No guest stars, she just really loved this episode Extreme Risk Tweet #btt Next Up: Equinox Jessica predicts that we're going to run into a Federation ship. We're so excited and then it's going to turn out they are bad guys! The post Episode 44 – Extreme Risk appeared first on Beginning the Trek.
57 minutes | Jul 25, 2018
Episode 43 – Bride of Chaotica
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.
55 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
Episode 42 – Year of Hell (1&2)
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.
55 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Episode 41 – The Gift
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.
54 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Episode 40 – Scorpion (1&2)
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.
52 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
Episode 39 – Alliances
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.
57 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
Episode 38 – Phage
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.
62 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
Episode 37 – Caretaker (1&2)
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.
55 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
Episode 36 – Trials and Tribble-ations
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.
63 minutes | May 30, 2018
Episode 35 – Way of the Warrior
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.
62 minutes | May 23, 2018
Episode 34 – Jem’Hadar
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.