Redshirts & Runabouts

RR36: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Best Pulaski

RR36: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Best Pulaski
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We continue our Star Trek: The Next Generation series of Mek’ba challenges with the Best Pulaski episodes of Season 2! Show co-host Greg defends his episode, “Unnatural Selection”, while our guest, Timothy Jackson, defends his pick, “Up the Long Ladder”. We also discuss the results of last week’s listener poll for our Best Riker of TNG Season 2 Mek’ba which saw “Measure of a Man” go up against “The Icarus Factor”.

Be sure to check out @RedshirtsPod on Twitter after listening to this episode so you can vote in the poll before it closes and make your opinion heard!

What do you think of our two episodes? Which one is the best Pulaski episode of TNG Season 2? Do you think there is a better episode we missed? What are some future topics you’d like us to have in our Mek’ba for future TNG seasons and other Trek series?

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

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Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Special Guest
Timothy Jackson

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR36: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Best Pulaski

RR35: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Best Riker

This week we warp into Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 with another Mek’ba! In our Best Riker of TNG Season 2 episode, Jeremy and Derreck go head-to-head with the episodes they think are the best of Riker for the season. Jeremy brings “The Icarus Factor”, an episode that showcases double the Riker. Meanwhile, Derreck brings “Measure of a Man”, an episode iconic for its Data story line. Before the Mek’ba begins, we discuss a bit of Trek news including the results from the Saturn Awards plus the rumors swirling around the return of Picard.

Finally, break down the Twitter poll results from last week’s match for the Best Alien Encounter of TNG Season 1 which saw “Where No One Has Gone Before” going up against “The Neutral Zone”. Find out the winner, catch this week’s match-up, and then vote in the Twitter poll! 

What do you think of our two episodes? Which one is the best Riker episode of TNG Season 2? Do you think there is a better episode we missed? What are some future topics you’d like us to have in our Mek’ba for Season 2 or beyond?

Comment below or hit us up @RedshirtsPod on Twitter!

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A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR35: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Best Riker

RR34: TNG Mek’ba Season 1 Best Alien Encounter

Join us as we end our Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 journey with the Best Alien Encounter Mek’ba! We’re joined by special guest, Angie from KC Geeks! She enters the Mek’ba defending “Where No One Has Gone Before” while Greg brings in “The Neutral Zone”! Which episode will Derreck pick? You’ll have to listen in to find out! We also discuss Star Trek: Discovery news, specifically the changes coming to the show runner position for Season 2. Finally, break down the Twitter poll results from last week’s match for the Best Romance of the season which saw “Haven” going up against “We’ll Always Have Paris”. Find out the winner, catch this week’s match-up, and then vote in the Twitter poll! 

What do you think of our two episodes? Which one is the best Alien Encounter episode of TNG Season 1? Do you think there is a better episode we missed? What are some future topics you’d like us to have in our Mek’ba for Season 2 or beyond?

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Special Guest
Angie Pedersen of KC Geeks

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR34: TNG Mek’ba Season 1 Best Alien Encounter

RR33: TNG Mek’ba Season 1 Best Romance

Our journey on the Enterprise D continues with this week’s Mek’ba! Jeremy and Derreck must bring two different episodes to the table in an epic debate for the best Romance of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1! Jeremy bring “We’ll Always Have Paris” to the Mek’ba while Derreck’s pick for best Romance is “Haven”. We also discuss the Twitter poll results from last week’s match for the Best of Wesley Crusher which saw “Coming of Age” go up against “The Naked Now”. Find out the winner, catch this week’s match-up, and then vote in the Twitter poll! 

What do you think of our two episodes? Which one is the best Romance episode of TNG Season 1? Do you think there is a better episode we missed?

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Join our three-man crew for a journey that will span decades, every episode, every series, every movie, and every possible timeline no matter how small.

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR33: TNG Mek’ba Season 1 Best Romance

RR32: TNG Mek’ba Season 1 Best of Wes

This week we jump ahead to The Next Generation and introduce a new format we’re calling the Mek’ba! Each week, two of us will go head-to-head, making our case for why a particular episode is the best of a given topic. The third host will need to determine the winning episode. First up, we’re tackling TNG Season 1 with the next three episodes. Our maiden voyage finds us looking into the best Wesley Crusher episode of TNG Season 1. Greg has picked Episode 2 “The Naked Now” and Derreck has picked Episode 19 “Coming of Age”. Next week, we’ll rotate and it will be Jeremy and Derreck with Greg being our judge for the best Romance episode of TNG Season 1. Don’t miss it!

What do you think of our two episodes? Which one is the best Wesley Crusher episode? Do you think Wesley shines in another one from Season 1?

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR32: TNG Mek’ba Season 1 Best of Wes

RR31: Khan and Miri Make Star Trek

It’s time to finish up our Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 journey with “Miri”, “Space Seed”, and a special guest! We promise not to bonk you on the head but we will certainly talk about the significance of Khan’s first appearance in the franchise that led to The Wrath of Khan saving the franchise.

Next week we move forward in time to TNG with a brand new episode format! You don’t want to miss it.

How do you feel about “Space Seed”? Does it hold up to time? Do you think it gets a bump because of The Wrath of Khan? Is “Miri” really that bad?

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Special Guest
Eric Collins

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR31: Khan and Miri Make Star Trek

RR30: Charlie and the Horta

For our big episode 30 “Charlie and the Horta”, we bring on our show’s first guest (if you don’t count our convention floor interview with Doug Jones)! Hearth Barker of The Tricorder Transmissions network joins us to talk about two classic TOS episodes, “Charlie X” and “The Devil in the Dark”! Just like we’ve been doing, we tackle one low rated episode and one highly rated one. “Charlie X” is rated quite low, usually due to how is handles sexual harassment and the male ego. “The Devil in the Dark”, on the other hand, shows us the first Vulcan mind meld and a side of Spock we aren’t used to seeing.

Next week we review “Miri” and “Space Seed” (we swapped episodes, sorry about that)! Don’t miss it.

How do you feel about “The Devil in the Dark”? Does it hold up to time? Do you like the horta? Is “Charlie X” really that bad? Yes. Yes it is.

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Special Guest
Heather Barker

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Mid-Roll Music
Five Year Mission

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR30: Charlie and the Horta

RR29: Mudd’s Terror

Jeremy and Derreck tackle the first appearance of Harry Mudd in “Mudd’s Women” along with Mark Leonard’s first appearance in “Balance of Terror”. While Harry Mudd is one of the more iconic recurring characters from Star Trek: The Original Series, he only appears in two live action episodes plus an episode of The Animated Series. Also, while Mark Leonard first appears as a Romulan in this Cold War era episode, he is later cast of Spock’s father. There’s a lot to unpack, so set course and engage!

Next week we review “Miri” and “Space Seed”! Don’t miss it.

How do you feel about “Balance of Terror”? Is it the best episode of Star Trek? Is “Mudd’s Women” really that bad?

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Join our three-man crew for a journey that will span decades, every episode, every series, every movie, and every possible timeline no matter how small.

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR28: The Edge of Forever Factor

Paramount announces two new Star Trek movies are in development, CBS releases some behind-the-scenes footage from Discovery’s Season 2 production, and we talk about two episode of The Original Series! We take a look at the episode largely considered to be the greatest episode ever made, “The City on the Edge of Forever”, along with a not so great episode, “The Alternative Factor”. Join us for our TOS Season 1 discussions.

Next week we review “Balance of Terror” and “Mudd’s Women”! Don’t miss it.

How do you feel about “The City on the Edge of Forever”? Is it the best episode of Star Trek? Is “The Alternative Factor” really that bad?

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Join our three-man crew for a journey that will span decades, every episode, every series, every movie, and every possible timeline no matter how small.

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR28: The Edge of Forever Factor

RR27: Where Gary Mitchell Has Gone Before

Let’s be honest, a lot of podcasts have talked about Star Trek’s second pilot “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. But don’t worry! We’ve got our own fresh take on the classic Gary Mitchell episode, especially since this is Jeremy’s first viewing! We also announce our new format going forward that will make covering classic Trek a little smoother and hopefully more fun.

Join us next week for our first episode in the all new format when we review City on the Edge of Forever and The Alternative Factor!

How do you feel about “Where No Man Has Gone Before”? Do you think Gary Mitchell makes a solid antagonist?

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Join our three-man crew for a journey that will span decades, every episode, every series, every movie, and every possible timeline no matter how small.

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR27: Where Gary Mitchell Has Gone Before

RR26: Captain Pike & The Cage

We kick off our TOS watch with the very first episode of Star Trek ever made, The Cage. This episode, which did not air in its full form until the 1980s, includes a different Captain, a different First Officer, a different doctor, and a fairly different tone when compared to the test of The Original Series. We are introduced to Captain Pike, played by the late Jeffrey Hunter, who leads this crew of the USS Enterprise. The Cage stands as a monument to what Gene Roddenberry initially wanted Star Trek to become and this week, we talk about it in all of its glory and failings.

If The Cage and Captain Pike are not your thing, join us next week for the second pilot, Where No Man Has Gone Before!

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Join our three-man crew for a journey that will span decades, every episode, every series, every movie, and every possible timeline no matter how small.

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR26: Captain Pike & The Cage

RR25: Section 31, Obsidian Order, and Tal Shiar

With all three hosts back in the studio for the first time in over month, Greg, Jeremy, and Derreck sit down to talk about Star Trek’s most secret and covert organizations, Section 31, the Obsidian Order, and the Tal Shiar. Who are these organizations? Well, three of the galaxy’s biggest groups, the Federation, Cardassian Union, and Romulan Empire each created a convert special forces organization that works, sometimes, completely outside their own laws in an attempt to sway the fates to their people. We dive into the details, when these organizations first formed, their appearances in TV and film, and some of what Section 31 is doing on Star Trek: Discovery.

Plus, we talk about some of the Star Trek: Discovery casting including the man who will step into the role of Captain Pike in Season 2.

Comment below or hit us up @HeroesPodcasts on Twitter or Facebook!

Join our three-man crew for a journey that will span decades, every episode, every series, every movie, and every possible timeline no matter how small.

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Redshirts & Runabouts Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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RR25: Section 31, Obsidian Order, and Tal Shiar