The Naked Now

The crew of the Enterprise is infected with a virus that causes them to behave as though they were intoxicated.

Boldly going where the original Enterprise has gone before, we watch The Naked Now to see what this “next generation” does in the grip of polywater intoxication which was first encountered by Kirk’s Enterprise at Psi 2000.

We discuss how the episode was probably too soon in the new series for it to be truly effective and Heath’s first impressions of this new crew in a “normal” episode.

Let us know what you think!

Next episode will be The Last Outpost.

Encounter at Farpoint

On the maiden mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), an omnipotent being known as Q challenges the crew to discover the secret of a mysterious base in an advanced and civilized fashion.

We’re back after a brief break and you may have noticed we’ve jumped forward around 100 years or so.  After some discussion and reviewing our last unpublished podcast Heath and I decided that it was unfair to review Star Trek Discovery’s individual episodes, that the the purpose of the show is to tell a larger story in context and without that context it was too easy to be negative.

We will after the last episode of the season do a review of the first season as a whole.

That all works out just fine as we head off to the 24th Century and join Captain Picard for his first adventure commanding the Enterprise D and of course Heath’s first introduction (apart from brief sneaky peeks).

How well does Farpoint hold up?  Why does Lee keep calling it Fairpoint?!?

Find out in this week’s podcast!

Battle at the Binary Stars


Escaping from the brig while the ship is under attack, Burnham joins the captain in an audacious plan to end a battle rapidly escalating into war.

We discuss the news that Tarantino is keen to make a Star Trek film as well as discuss the second episode of Star Trek Discovery and what makes it so disappointing (don’t worry we have positive reviews coming up!!!)

Let us know what you think here, over on Facebook or on Twitter –Heath / Lee.

The Vulcan Hello


While patrolling Federation space, the U.S.S. Shenzhou encounters an object of unknown origin, putting First Officer Michael Burnham to her greatest test yet.

Yes we are back and instead of jumping into TNG we’ve decided to check out the latest series of Star Trek, Discovery.  Each week we’ll be rewatching the first nine episodes and giving a trekkie and non trekkie’s take on the whole show.

This week is a little rocky as a lot is said (by Lee) about the overall impressions of “new Trek” and this may not be the most glowing of reviews but stick with us, we’re sure to really love some of these episodes!

Let us know what you think either here or over on Facebook or even on Twitter –Heath / Lee

Star Trek III The Search For Spock


Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock’s body.

Last week we attempted to record but were thwarted by technology now this week Heath and Lee take a fresh look at the third instalment of the original films.

Does Star Trek III live up to the theory that all odd numbered Trek films are bad or is that just stupid?

Let us know what you think either here or over on Facebook.

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan


With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

We return to Ceti Alpha V to see what the Space Seed has grown and Heath get’s to see what all the fuss about Wrath of Khan is!

Remember Heath wasn’t a massive fan of Khan’s first appearance so what does he think of the arguably most loved of the Star Trek films?

As always let us know what you think!!


What episodes of Star Trek TNG Season 1 should we watch?

Our next season of Star Trek First Watch is headed to Season One of The Next Generation and we want your help in deciding which episodes to review!

Vote below for the five episodes you think are must see in TNG Season 1 to give Heath an overall impression of the show.  Pick the best, the worst and any episodes you think are important to watch.

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Operation – Annihilate!


The Enterprise crew attempts to stop a plague of amoeba-like creatures from possessing human hosts and spreading throughout the galaxy.

Here we are at the end of the first season of Star Trek, does the season finish with a bang or a whimper?  Lee and Heath also discuss the first season as a whole.  Did it impress Heath?  How did Lee find revisiting it?

Let us know what you thought!!!

The City on the Edge of Forever


When a temporarily insane Dr. McCoy accidentally changes history and destroys his time, Kirk and Spock follow him to prevent the disaster, but the price to do so is high.

This is the episode considered by many fans to be the best episode of all of Star Trek.  What will Heath make of it and is it as good as Lee remembers?

The Alternative Factor


Kirk and Spock encounter a mysterious alien named Lazarus who claims to be hunting a ruthless maniacal creature.

That sounds like a great episode right?

Well it’s not.

It’s a horrible episode, it makes no sense and no one appears to want to be there.  Spock may have a cold.

If this is your first episode of Star Trek ever please don’t watch this episode!