Episodes

The Inner Light

July 20, 2020

The one where Picard live another man's life for 45 years. In doing so, he gets to experience the one thing he never has in his own life - a family. It's a Road Not Taken story, and one of the best of Star Trek: The Next Gen…

I, Borg

July 13, 2020

It's HUGH! Everyone knows Hugh. But most importantly, this is the episode that fundamentally changed our understanding of the Borg forever. There as never a time when this episode wasn't on the list and here it is. If you're…

The First Duty

July 6, 2020

Wesley Crusher is BACK! And Matt couldn't be more excited!And Tom Paris may have a thing or two to say about this episode, but that's for another time. Plus we meet the Infamous Boothby.  Hear all about Matt's heart stopping…

The Outcast

June 29, 2020

In the vein of experiencing the timeless nature of #StarTrek, this week we happen to be watching The Outcast, an episode that quite possibly speaks more to our day now than to the day it was created in.  Find out what Brent …

Unification 1 and 2

June 21, 2020

In this episode, Old Trek touches New Trek, as Spock goes on the lamb and Picard is off to find out what he's up to. But there's a lot more going on in this episode than just a cool guest star. Listen in and find out everyth…

Ensign Ro

June 15, 2020

A little late is better than never. Here's our watch of Ensign Ro. Brent debated for a long time whether or not to include this, but in the end, it felt like a disservice to not introduce Matt to this character. Plus we get …

Darmok

June 8, 2020

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. Kirk and the Gorn in Vasquez Rocks. Brent and Matt on the Mic. Socrates and Plato on the Lyceum. Kids on Saturday Morning. If you're watching with us, the next episode will be Ensign Ro.   If yo…

Redemption 1& 2

May 25, 2020

Worf's discommendation story comes to an end in this episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation....finally.  How does Matt handle the end of this story arc?  Plus, we finally get to meet the Duras sister, and a new baddie sho…

Half a Life

May 18, 2020

Surprise!!! It's a Lwaxana episode.  And Matt has feels about Lwaxana episodes.  But on the heels of Drumhead comes another hard hitter, showing once again why the world needs Star Trek.  Plus we are treated to great perform…

The Drumhead

May 11, 2020

We have a saying on this show: The World Needs to Sit Down and Watch Star Trek Together. And this week's episode is THE perfect example of why. But what does our First Timer pull from this episode? Listen in and find out. If…

First Contact

April 27, 2020

This episode fits the bill due to it's discussion of the Prime Directive and what can happen when it all goes wrong.  Riker is missing, and the emergent race is hostile to the idea that they aren't the center of the universe…

Reunion

April 19, 2020

In this episode, we revisit an old flame of Worf's. The only trouble is, we skipped that first episode. No worries, Brent's got it covered as Matt reacts kinda like Worf did to the big surprise. For our Patrons, Matt viewed …

Brothers

April 14, 2020

This week on Beam Me Up, we dive into the episode Brothers. Lore is back, we finally meet Dr. Soong, and we introduce the emotion chip! Plus, we get to meet Worf's adoptive parents, the incomparable Rozhenko's, who has all t…

Family

April 7, 2020

In this week's episode, we wrap up the Best of Both Worlds trilogy with the episode "Family."  We meet a lot of families, but mostly, we journey with Jean Luc Picard as he mentally recovers from his borg assimilation, and fi…

Best of Both Worlds Part 2

March 30, 2020

It's the exciting to conclusion to the best cliffhanger of all time, and our episode reviewing it is just as exciting. Find out how Matt reacts to end of the story on this week's Beam Me Up Podcast.   If you're watching with…

The Best of Both Worlds

March 24, 2020

There's absolutely no way you can do a "best of Star Trek" podcast and not do this episode. This is Matt's first time watching this episode, and we are here for every moment of it.  Relive all the great moments from this epi…

Hollow Pursuits

March 17, 2020

Matt has one more character he has to meet before we get out of season 3 of #StarTrekTNG, Reginald Barclay. Lots to discuss with disorders and addiction, and even bullying, plus we get to meet Reg! It's Reg!   If you're watc…

Sins of the Father

March 9, 2020

Worf finds out he's not the sole survivor of his family. Picard is a cha'dich, Klingons are everywhere, and Matt watches Sins of the Father for the first time. If you're watching with us, the next episode will be Hollow Purs…

The Offspring

March 2, 2020

Data becomes a Daddy, and @asamatterofmatt goes on the same journey that Captain Picard does in this episode. The Offspring, an episode more important than we realized, is now playing at Beam Me Up Pod. If you're watching wi…

Yesterday's Enterprise

Feb. 24, 2020

Tasha Yar is back...or is she? The Enterprise D comes in contact with a blast from the past, the Enterprise C. It's a thought provoking episode and Matt has questions.  And we discuss what you do when you have the chance to …

Supplemental - Picard Ep 5: Stardust City Rag, with guest @TrekGeeksBill

Feb. 22, 2020

Supplemental - When there's new Trek on TV and you have a Star Trek podcast, you can't NOT talk about the new Trek.  But Matt isn't quite there yet, so Brent brings in co-founder of the Trek Geeks Podcast Network, @TrekGeeks…

Manhunt

Feb. 19, 2020

Admittedly, it is a bit jarring to go from Q Who to Lwaxana Troi, but come on, it's Lwaxana, and Matt just had to meet her.  Besides being played by the First Lady of Star Trek, there are some clearly comical moments in this…

Supplemental - Picard Ep 4: Absolute Candor, with guest @Ren_Daxt

Feb. 14, 2020

Supplemental - When there's new Trek on TV and you have a Star Trek podcast, you can't NOT talk about the new Trek.  But Matt isn't quite there yet, so Brent brings in his long-time co-host on The PewterCast podcast and long…

Q Who

Feb. 10, 2020

When CBS decided to release Star Trek: The Next Generation, they celebrated each season's release by showing two episodes from each season in the theaters.  For season 2, it was The Measure of a Man, and of course, this epis…