Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

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Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek. Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, each week our hosts, Ken Ray and John Champion, will tackle a single episode, delving into the most historical and hysterical science fiction that Star Trek has to offer. Along with a variety of guests and interviews, Mission Log will attempt to reach Star Trek’s ethical subtext, understand it’s complex metaphors and finally figure out what was the trouble with those tribbles. Explore strange new details. Seek out new perspectives; deeper understandings. Boldly go where so many of us love to go, again and again. Join us for Mission Log!

Episodes

231 - Tapestry  

Captain Picard is mortally wounded while on a mission, but when he walks toward the light, it's Q on the other side! If he had it all to do over again, would a simpler, less dangerous life be a better fit for Picard? Can Q convince him to change the mistakes of his youth? Pulling the threads of life's Tapestry on the next Mission Log.   Send us your comments! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

230 - Face of the Enemy  

What are those bumps on Counselor Troi’s forehead? Wait! That IS her forehead! She’s been kidnapped. And yet, she is in command of a Romulan ship because - as far as anyone knows - she is a Romulan! Meanwhile a wayward ensign returns to the Federation, having defected decades ago. Now he has a message from - hang onto your hats - Ambassador Spock! Intrigue abounds as we put Face of the Enemy in the Mission Log.   Send us your comments! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

229 - Aquiel  

Lt. Aquiel Uhnari works at a communications relay station way out in the middle of nowhere. She might be dead, she might be a killer, or she might be a pile of coalescent microorganisms. Doesn't matter: either way, Geordi has got the hots for her. This week, Aquiel goes into the Mission Log.   Send us your comments! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

228 - Ship in a Bottle  

He's suave, dangerous, brilliant and Data's favorite holodeck challenge. He also happens to have consciousness, and he wants a life out there in the real universe. Moriarty is back! It's elementary - Ship in a Bottle on this week's Mission Log.   Do you think you have a comment? Then you are encouraged to get in touch: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

227 - Chain of Command, Parts I & II  

Captain Picard is on a secret mission and command of the Enterprise is turned over to Captain Edward Jellico. The Enterprise crew finds Jellico's abrasive style hard to handle. Still, he may be leading them into battle. Meanwhile, Picard is captured and tortured by Gul Madred, a Cardassian interrogator. The pain could stop at any time. All Picard has to do is give the wrong answer. How many messages are there? Find out when we put Chain of Command, Parts I and II, into the Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

226 - The Quality of Life  

The Quality of Life Exobots are great for helping out around the workplace: they can float, they make their own tools, they can be programmed for a variety of tasks. They also learn. In fact, they're learning so much that they might actually be alive. Data sizes up the measure of a 'bot when we put The Quality of Life into the Mission Log.     Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

225 - A Fistful of Datas  

The Enterprise has nowhere to go for 48 hours. But even sitting in stationary orbit with nothing to do, the crew can find trouble. The holodeck has gone haywire! Data is turning into a cowpoke! Dr. Crusher has lost a play! Also, Alexander! What will ship and crew do? Find out when we put A Fistful of Datas in the Mission Log.   Git in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

224 - Rascals  

Picard is shorter and has more hair than usual. In fact, he's a 12 year old kid, and so are Keiko, Guinan and Ensign Ro. Are they still themselves even after a physical transformation? Can they still do their jobs, and do they have what it takes to defeat Ferengi invaders? Rascals on this week’s Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

Supplemental 32 _ The One with Adam Nimoy  

We're sitting down with Adam Nimoy to discuss his work on Star Trek, his documentary "For the Love of Spock," and celebrate the life of Leonard Nimoy who we lost two years ago. Adam also sets the stage for his upcoming project, an epic Deep Space Nine documentary, "What We Left Behind." Check out the site for "What We Left Behind" at DS9Documentary.com   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

223 - True Q  

Meet Amanda Rogers. She is young, smart, driven, and possibly some sort of mage. She can make puppies appear and disappear. She can change the direction of falling objects. She can contain a warp core explosion with her will. Turns out, her biological parents were Q. But is she? And what will happen if she is not? Find out when we put True Q in the Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

222 - Schisms  

Do you have trouble concentrating at work? Do you have problems sleeping at night? Are you feeling anxious and snapping at the people who care about you? Maybe you need a good night's sleep. Or maybe that's when the aliens from another dimension abduct you and carry out gruesome experiments on your body. Sleep tight! Schisms goes into this week's Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

221 - Relics  

An old ship, an older engineer, and a structure that’s older than anyone knows. Old things, but not useless things. It is part flashback, part after school special. Say hello again to Montgomery Scott when we put Relics in the Mission Log.   Sponsored this week by Burn Everything Gaming. Follow a completely original Star Trek story told in the style of an RPG at BurnEverythingGaming.com/missionlog   Blue Apron - A better way to cook. Check out this week’s menu and get your first three meals free - with free shipping - by going to BlueApron.com/missionlog.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

220 - Man of the People  

Ambassador Alkar is a guest aboard the Enterprise while en route to negotiate a peace treaty. When he shows up, Deanna Troi starts doing things she doesn't normally do: showing a bit more skin, lashing out in a jealous rage, and stabbing Captain Picard. Could this all be related? Man of the People joins us this week on Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

219 - Realm of Fear  

Reginald Barclay learns there's nothing to fear about the transporter except when that fear is completely legitimized by the appearance of the giant quasi-energy microbes that attack him. It's Realm of Fear on this week's Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

218 - Time's Arrow I & II  

Whatever happens to Data’s head in the future is going to happen in the past... which hasn’t happened yet. It’s time travel in search of neural vampires, plus Mark Twain in search of a decent cigar. Time’s Arrow and Time’s Arrow, Part II go into the Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

217 - The Inner Light  

The Inner Light Remember that time Picard had a wife and kids and mastered playing the flute? Except it wasn't Picard - it was the entirety of Kamin's life, played out on the dying planet Kataan. Find out what lessons Picard learns from walking a lifetime in someone else's shoes when we put The Inner Light into this week's Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

216 - The Next Phase  

When Ensign Ro and Geordi LaForge are beamed back from a damaged Romulan ship, a transporter accident leaves them missing and presumed dead. The rest of the crew are organizing a memorial service, but Ro and Geordi are trapped out of phase and desperate to get back among the living. They may need a lot more memorials, though. The Romulans are planning to blow up the Enterprise! New wave, dance craze, anyways, "The Next Phase" is next on Mission Log. Sing us a song… or contact us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

Supplemental 31 - John and Ken's Rocking New Year Q&A  

This week, John and Ken field many questions from @ScottyBonner and a few other people. - Why is the computer not listed as a co-host? - When will we go back to the movies? - What other podcasts should you listen to? These questions and several others WILL BE ANSWERED!   Have fun! Pose your own questions! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com   We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

215 - I Borg  

Meet Hugh. Hugh is Borg. Injured, Hugh has been healed on the Enterprise. Now, Gerodi has a job: turn Hugh into a good, old fashioned bit of 20th century malware that will destroy the Borg completely. As in kill them. There is a problem though. Hugh is Dr. Crusher’s patient and Gerodi’s friend. Can others see Hugh as anything other than a killing machine? Find out when we put I Borg in the Mission Log. Resistance is futile. You will contact us: On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

214 - Imaginary Friend  

Imagine living on a starship. Now imagine you have an imaginary friend on that starship. Now imagine that imaginary friend is real and is threatening to kill you! Now imagine… you are not imagining. Actually, you do not have to imagine that last part. This week, John and Ken put Imaginary Friend in the Mission Log. Imagine how much fun you would have contacting us:   On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the phone: (323) 522-5641 Online: missionlogpodcast.com We may use your comments on a future episode of Mission Log.

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