Episodes

April 27, 2020

First Contact

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.  Plus its just...

April 19, 2020

Reunion

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 "The Emissary" this week as...

April 14, 2020

Brothers

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 the specs and diagrams at...

April 07, 2020

Family

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 finds himself in a pit...

March 30, 2020

Best of Both Worlds Part 2

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 us, the next episode...

March 24, 2020

The Best of Both Worlds

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 episode for the very...

March 17, 2020

Hollow Pursuits

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 watching with us, the next...

March 09, 2020

Sins of the Father

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 Pursuits.   If you want...

March 02, 2020

The Offspring

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 with us, the next episode...

February 24, 2020

Yesterday's Enterprise

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 redo something that...

February 22, 2020

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

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, @TrekGeeksBill to discuss the...

February 19, 2020

Manhunt

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 episode that...

February 14, 2020

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

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 time Trek Fan...

February 10, 2020

Q Who

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 episode- the one where we...

February 03, 2020

The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man is perhaps THE seminal episode of season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  It's the one where Data goes on trial to determine his status as a living being.  It's an episode that has repercussions even to today. ...

January 31, 2020

Supplemental - Picard Ep 2: Maps and Legends, with guest @BatlethBabe

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 Heather Rae, aka @BatlethBabe of @TrekGivesBack to discuss the second...

January 28, 2020

A Matter of Honor

Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek.  Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times. Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is...

January 23, 2020

Supplemental - Picard Ep 1: Remembrance

Today, as we record this, the brand new series, Star Trek Picard debuted on CBS All Access.   Matt isn't quite ready to watch the series just yet, but Brent was overflowing with excitement.  So in this episode, Brent flies solo to have...

January 20, 2020

The Child

Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek.  Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times. Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is...

January 15, 2020

The Neutral Zone

Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek.  Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times. Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is...

January 07, 2020

Datalore

Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek.  Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times. Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is...

December 29, 2019

Where No One Has Gone Before

Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek.  Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times. Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is...

December 23, 2019

Encounter at Farpoint, Part 1 & 2

Matt doesn't know anything about Star Trek.  Brent has been a Trekkie for over 20 years, having watched every episode and movie multiple times. Join Matt as he explores for the first time why is Trek the Cultural Phenomenon that it is...

December 19, 2019

Answering the Hails 3

We didn't think it come so soon, but you guys, our listeners, have been sending in your thoughts, so this show is all about you!  We will answer the Hails you've been sending our way.   Some of the topics we cover: - Fan's response to...