Episodes

Star Trek: The Next Generation | Descent 1&2

Sept. 21, 2020

Lore is back and this time Data has gone over to his brother's side to assist in his conquest of organics and bring about the rise of the machines! It's the season 6/7 cliffhanger that Matt watches for the first time. Join u…

In the Hands of the Prophets

Sept. 14, 2020

Vedeks Winn and Bariel make their debuts on DS9, and it's probably the most Roddenberry esque #StarTrek episode from #DS9 that we've watched. But does our first time watcher like it? Has he rethought his position on Duet? Fi…

Duet from Deep Space Nine

Sept. 8, 2020

Kira comes face to face with the Butcher of Galitep...or does she? It's a fan favorite episode, but do you remember your response the very first time you watched it? Matt has one you might not be ready for in this episode of…

Battle Lines from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Sept. 2, 2020

The Kai is dead. Until she isn't anymore, but that doesn't mean she can go home. But that doesn't stop Kira from having to come to terms with her past. This may not be the greatest episode, but it one with lots of repercussi…

Supplemental - Choosing the Episodes - DS9 Season 2

Aug. 28, 2020

Have you ever wondered how Brent decides which episodes to watch and which ones to skip? Have you ever wondered how much he really debates over certain episodes? Well, we thought it might be fun to let you in on that process…

Tapestry from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Aug. 22, 2020

Picard is dead and Q is God, and Q gives Picard a chance to correct one of his life's biggest regrets, but in doing so, Picard gets an even bigger regret - not becoming the man he was meant to become. Star Trek does It's A W…

Past Prologue

Aug. 12, 2020

Brent and Matt watch the second episode from Deep Space Nine and get a sense of what life will be like on board the station. Plus, there's simply someone Matt has to meet- plain, simple Garak. What does our first time watche…

Emissary

Aug. 4, 2020

This is a longer episode than normal, but that's really just because along with the plot of the episode, we have a lot of new characters, a new setting, a new tone, and more to discuss.  We promise, next week we're back to o…

Chain of Command 1&2

July 27, 2020

THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS! It's that Episode!  Trekkies know the one we're talking.  Picard is relieved of command and sent on a secret mission where he is captured and tortured by the Cardassians.  Meanwhile, back on the Enterp…

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…