Earl Grey: A Star Trek The Next Generation Podcast

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Favorite Badass Beverly Crusher Moments.   Beverly Crusher is known for being a Starfleet doctor dedicated to saving lives and avoiding harm for her patients and fellow crew. However, we think that Beverly does have her share of badass moments thro…
Deleted Scenes, Part 1.   Scenes that were filmed, but not seen by the audience in the final aired productions are available for every season and movie of The Next Generation. These deleted scenes can provide a fascinating window into what might ha…
Favorite Friendships in TNG.   From the very beginning, the friendships that we see in Star Trek have been a significant part of the show's appeal and The Next Generation is no exception. Over the course of seven seasons and four movies, we see man…
Science in TNG, Part 1.   Science is an essential part of Star Trek that has inspired generations of fans to learn more about science, to become scientists, and to make influential discoveries. The Next Generation is no exception and includes many …
Section 31 in TNG.   Section 31 first appeared in the Deep Space Nine season 6 episode "Inquisition," which aired in April 1998. Section 31 appeared in 2 more episodes of Deep Space Nine, 4 episodes of Enterprise, the movie Into Darkness, and 5 epi…
Death in TNG.   Although we don't see deaths on The Next Generation very often, when a character does die, it can have a profound impact on the viewer. How are the effects of death portrayed on the show and what does it mean in our own lives? In t…
The Lost Episodes, Part 6.   There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what cha…
"Masks."   The season seven episode "Masks" is often seen as one of the worst episodes of The Next Generation, but it does have its fans that love its unorthodox storytelling style.  Written by Joe Menosky, who is well-known for his frequently unus…
Troi's Dishonor.   Star Trek never shies away from an issue - usually tackling things such as racism, sexism, the evils of war, and human rights violations, with assault and rape being no exception. The way Counselor Troi's assaults were portrayed …
Durinda Wood Interview.   Durinda Wood was the costume designer for the second season of The Next Generation, a pivotal season that saw the introduction of Guinan and the Borg (among a number of other changes) and a huge range of costumes for the 2…
Best and Worst Will Riker Moments.   For 15 years, Will Riker is Captain Picard's loyal first officer before being promoted to captain of the Titan in Nemesis. Throughout that long association as part of the crew of the Enterprise-D and the Enterpr…
Favorite Character Moments from Nemesis.   The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of …
The Lost Episodes, Part 5.   There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what cha…
Weapons of TNG, Part 2.   The primary mission of the crew of The Next Generation is one of exploration. However, they need the means to defend themselves from any danger or combat situations that they encounter. Just about every species that they i…
Captain Jellico.   Captain Edward Jellico comes in like a whirlwind in the season 6 "Chain of Command" two-parter of The Next Generation to take command of the Enterprise-D during an important confrontation with the Cardassians. Jellico moves to im…
Weapons of TNG, Part 1.   The primary mission of the crew of The Next Generation is one of exploration. However, they need the means to defend themselves from any danger or combat situations that they encounter. Just about every species that they i…
Favorite Character Moments from Insurrection.   The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experienc…
Favorite Badass Troi Moments.   Deanna Troi is often thought of for her counseling abilities and her empathy and not as often for her toughness in the different aspects of her character. However, Troi does have her share of badass moments throughou…
The Lost Episodes, Part 4.   There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what cha…
Pets of TNG.   Pets are an important part of many people's lives in the 21st century here on Earth, but how important are they to the characters of The Next Generation in the 24th century?Many Star Trek fans would name Data's cat Spot, but there ar…
Favorite Character Moments from First Contact.   The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experien…
Favorite Badass Geordi Moments.   Geordi La Forge is often thought of primarily as the brilliant chief engineer of the Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E who was born blind but can see with the help of his advanced VISOR. Geordi is also frequently r…
TNG Roleplaying Game.   The first official Star Trek roleplaying game (RPG), Star Trek: Adventure Gaming in the Final Frontier, was released in 1978 and there have been a number of official Star Trek RPGs since that time. The latest entry in this l…
The Lost Episodes, Part 3.   There are many scripts, script outlines, and episode and movie concepts that never made it onto the screen on The Next Generation. These lost episodes can provide a fascinating window into what might have been, what cha…
Favorite Character Moments from Generations.   The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience…
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Started
Sep 17th, 2013
Latest Episode
Apr 23rd, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
272
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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