The Galileo Seven


Spock commands a stranded away team when their shuttlecraft is stranded on a planet with hostile natives.

In this week’s podcast, it’s Spock’s first crack at command and not everything is hunky dory on the Galileo.  Giant apemen are throwing giant spears and rocks at the ship and Kirk is battling a “jobs worth” up on the Enterprise.

Heath also thinks he’s a better manager than Spock…

As always let us know what you think!

Shore Leave


On shore leave, the crew’s thoughts come to life.

It’s a weird episode for this podcast, ambitious in many ways but maybe too ambitious for its own good?  This episode features giant rabbits, a gun-toting Sulu and the most hideously annoying character from Kirk’s past.

Lee and Heath also question the morality around conjuring up “people” from your past just so you can go ummmm “picnic” with them…

Let us know what you think!

Also just an FYI, I don’t write the synopsis, they come from Stan and some of them are amazingly underwhelming!  

Balance of Terror


After attacking an outpost, Romulans battle the Enterprise.

A much more sedate podcast after last week’s frivolity as this week we introduce Heath to the Romulans.

As always please let us know what you think, if you agree or disagree.

The Conscience of the King


Kirk is one of the last survivors who can identify a mass killer, who lurks among a Shakespearean troupe aboard the Enterprise.

This week we’re back top reviewing original series episodes and frankly this might be the finest Star Trek review you will ever hear.

Of course it may be the silliest as well, time shall be the judge.

Star Trek Beyond


The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Oh wow in this week’s podcast it’s a first watch for both Heath AND Lee!!!  A rare event of late though next year is shaping up as Trek friendly on the small screen.

Heath and Lee discuss the latest Star Trek film and also touch on nerd rage and what’s becoming of geek culture.

Star Trek Into Darkness


After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Not only do we discuss the second film set in the Kelvin universe: Star Trek Into Darkness we also discuss the wonder that is cheese toastie makers, the misery of child labour around the world and Pokemon Go (yes we are hip and with it!).

Let us know what you think!

The Menagerie


Spock hijacks the Enterprise to return an injured Captain Pike to Talos IV.

This week we watched The Menagerie parts one and two, it’s the only two part original Star Trek episode and features footage from the unaired pilot The Cage.

Lee also gives interview tips to Heath which he should NEVER follow!!

As always let us know what you think 🖖

Star Trek (2009)


Aboard the USS Enterprise, the most-sophisticated starship ever built, a novice crew embarks on its maiden voyage. Their path takes them on a collision course with Nero, a Romulan commander whose mission of vengeance threatens all mankind. If humanity would survive, a rebellious young officer named James T. Kirk and a coolly logical Vulcan named Spock must move beyond their rivalry and find a way to defeat Nero before it is too late.

It’s with a heavy heart that I upload this week’s podcast, with the news of Anton Yelchin who of course inherited the role of Pavel Chekov for the new series of Star Trek films.

Anton Yelchin as Chekov in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond
Anton Yelchin as Chekov in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond

We recorded this podcast two weeks ago and I was originally going to edit out a large chunk towards the end as Heath and I discussed the passing of celebrities and the reality of the sheer volume of them that we now have to face.  It’s a little derivative from discussing the film and Heath and I had decided to keep on topic, but I’ve decided to leave the conversation in.

Not that it relates to this, from all accounts Yelchin’s death is an absolutely tragic accident well before his time and it is a shame that we won’t be able to see the future performances he had to offer.

The one piece of consolation is that Yelchin will now forever be part of the Star Trek community and has a place in cultural history.

The Corbomite Maneuver


Kirk bluffs his way past what appears to be a powerful alien.

Universal praise for an episode of Star Trek from both Lee and Heath as we review The Corbomite Maneuver.

Find out why we loved this episode so much!

We also discuss whether or not we should watch the 2009 Star Trek film in preparation for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond.  As this was recorded a couple of weeks ago the spoiler is that next week we will definitely be reviewing Star Trek (2009).

Apologies for the delay in podcasts we’ve been doing some behind the scenes stuff but should be back on track now!

Dagger of the Mind


Kirk investigates an experimental facility for holding prisoners and finds a sinister scheme.

Well we’re becoming more regular in an irregular fashion as this week Heath and I tackle the episode Dagger of the Mind.

To be honest I can’t say that this episode really moves me all that much, I asked over on Twitter if it was anyone’s actual favourite episode, it wasn’t.

Have a listen and let us know what you think!!!