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Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes

Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the USS Enterprise. While he might not be everyone’s favorite Captain, it’s hard to argue with the impact he’s had on the Star Trek franchise and fandom. After 7 years on television followed by 4 feature films, Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard set off into the sunset. The end of Star Trek: Nemesis saw our Captain walking through the halls of the Enterprise E, seemingly with a fresh sense of purpose and hope. His loyal First Office had finally become Captain himself. He and the crew saved Earth, the Federation, and even the Romulan Empire. And B4 might just get his own personality from Data’s memory dump. Things were looking up but it was that generation’s final journey. Right? I mean, that was the tagline for the film, after all.

It turns out that many of us were wrong. Picard is returning. The new series, Star Trek: Picard is slated for a 2019 premiere and that gives us just enough time to get our ducks in a row and prepare for his return. So here we go…

The Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes for those #Prepping4Picard (in chronological order).

Want to know why I picked these episodes? No problem. Check out Episode 72 of the Redshirts & Runabouts podcast, “Quintessential Picard” for a detailed discussion.

Select an episode below to hear our review on Redshirts & Runabouts as we Trek through our own Prepping 4 Picard series.

Please note that episode numbers were derived from Wikipedia.

Season 1, Episode 1 & 2: Encounter at Farpoint
Season 1, Episode 25: Conspiracy
Season 2, Episode 9: The Measure of a Man
Season 3, Episode 15: Yesterday’s Enterprise
Season 3, Episode 19: Captain’s Holiday
Season 3, Episode 23: Sarek
Season 3, Episode 26 & Season 4 Episode 1: Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 & 2
Season 4, Episode 2: Family
Season 4, Episode 21: The Drumhead
Season 5, Episode 2: Darmok
Season 5, Episodes 7 & 8: Unification Parts 1 & 2
Season 5, Episode 25: The Inner Light
Season 5, Episode 26 & Season 6, Episode 1: Time’s Arrow Parts 1 & 2
Season 6, Episode 10 & 11: Chain of Command Parts 1 & 2
Season 6, Episode 15: Tapestry
Season 6, Episode 18: Starship Mine
Season 6, Episode 19: Lessons
Season 6, Episode 20: The Chase
Season 7, Episode 4 & 5: Gambit Parts 1 & 2
Season 7, Episode 25 & 26: All Good Things…

What do you think of our list of the Top 20 Quintessential Picard episodes? Did we leave something off the list? Did we include something you think doesn’t belong? Listen to our discussions and then let us know your thoughts.

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Top 20 Quintessential Picard Episodes

Prepping 4 Picard #1: Encounter at Farpoint

Prepping 4 Picard begins this week with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s pilot episode, “Encounter at Farpoint” and the first episode on our Top 20 Quintessential Picard episodes! Derreck & Rae discuss the introduction to Picard, the new Enterprise, the new crew, and Q.

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Prepping 4 Picard #1: Encounter at Farpoint

Quintessential Picard

Star Trek: Picard is slated to boldly go later in 2019. With that in mind, we put together a list of the Top 20 Quintessential Picard episodes from The Next Generation. In this week’s episode, Derreck is joined by recurring guest host, Rae, to talk through all 20 episodes and why they made the cut on must-see Picard episodes.

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Quintessential Picard

RR47: Star Trek Nemesis Review

We conclude our TNG film era reviews with one of the more controversial Star Trek movies, Nemesis. Nemesis is the fourth TNG cast film and the tenth Star Trek movie, the last in the Prime timeline. Rae and Zach join Derreck for this movie review continuation. We discuss budgeting differences between the TNG era films, overall plot, how Nemesis might have the best space battle of the Star Trek movies, and so much more!

Join us next week as we cross into the Kelvin timeline for our review of Star Trek (2009)!

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RR47: Star Trek Nemesis Review

RR44: Star Trek Generations Review

We’re back! We’ve been away for a bit but return with two special guests to review the first of the TNG era Star Trek films, Star Trek Generations. Now, Greg is still on his away mission, so Derreck takes the reigns with two Heroes Podcast Network veterans, Rae and Zach. We also talk a little Trek news including Discovery Season 2 premieres and details on the Short Treks.

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Special Guests
Rae Stewart
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Derreck Mayer

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RR44: Star Trek Generations Review

RR43: Wizard World Tulsa Ultimate Star Trek Crew

We are doing something a little different this week on Redshirts & Runabouts. First off, Derreck talks a bit about how the show will go for the next few weeks with some things up in the air. Then, it’s a recap discussion of the special Ultimate Star Trek Crew panel from Wizard World Tulsa.

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Greg Bosko
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Derreck Mayer

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Flying Killer Robots

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RR43: Wizard World Tulsa Ultimate Star Trek Crew

RR42: TNG Mek’ba Season 3 Guest Appearance

We return to our TNG Mek’ba series as we enter Season 3 of The Next Generation. This week, we are joined by returning guest Zach for the Best Guest Appearance of TNG Season 3. Zach picked the introduction to Barclay who would go on to guest star on Voyager and even the First Contact film. Derreck picked the return of Spock’s father, Sarek, in the episode of the same name. Greg must decide which episode is the Best Guest Appearance of TNG Season 3! But first, we have a lovely conversation about two fantastic episodes.

At the beginning of the episode, we also talk a bit about Star Trek merchandise including the expensive Picard computer and the first spotting of the new Kirk & Picard action figures!

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What do you think of our two episodes? Which one is the best guest appearance of TNG Season 3? 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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RR42: TNG Mek’ba Season 3 Guest Appearance

RR40: Picard’s Return & STLV 2018

As you might have heard by now, Patrick Stewart announced his return to the Star Trek franchise at Star Trek Las Vegas. The return of Jean-Luc Picard is something that ignited a lot of emotion, conversation, and analysis… so we’re here to join in on the Trek fun! Greg and Derreck discuss their thoughts on the return of Picard, what the show might bring, setting some expectations, and more. What do you think about the return of Picard? What do you want to see? Do you think it’s a bad idea? Comment below or hit us up @RedshirtsPod on Twitter! Don’t forget to subscribe to Redshirts & Runabouts! The links are below!

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Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

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Derreck Mayer

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RR40: Picard’s Return & STLV 2018

RR37: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Silver Linings

We conclude our Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 Mek’ba challenges with our favorite note so great episodes that have silver linings! Show co-host Derreck defends his episode, “The Royale”, while our guest, Zach Story, defends his pick, “Pen Pals”. We also discuss the results of last week’s listener poll for our Best Pulaski of TNG Season 2 Mek’ba which saw “Unnatural Selection” go up against Up the Long Ladderr”. We also cover some Star Trek news including information from SDCC.

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What do you think of our two episodes? Which one is the best not so great 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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Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
Jeremy Monken

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Zach Story

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RR37: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Silver Linings

RR36: TNG Mek’ba Season 2 Best Pulaski

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”.

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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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Greg Bosko
Derreck Mayer
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Timothy Jackson

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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?

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Jeremy Monken

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Derreck Mayer

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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?

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

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Angie Pedersen of KC Geeks

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RR34: TNG Mek’ba Season 1 Best Alien Encounter