Earl Grey: A Star Trek The Next Generation Podcast

Earl Grey is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Not an episode review show, Earl Grey explores specific elements of TNG with hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser.

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      episode 203: There's Rocks Everywhere!


      The Next Generation has a number of episodes exploring the definition of life and the rights of different types of life forms. A memorable example of this type of episode is "The Quality of Life," in which versatile machines called exocomps demonstrate the ability for self-awareness and making decisions that affect their survival. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Richard Marquez are joined by special guest Patrick Devlin of The Briar Patch to provide a commentary for the...


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      episode 202: Neon Party Straws


      Unsung Episodes Season 7.   Every season of The Next Generation has episodes that get overlooked or ignored. Well, not here and not today.  Most fans will quickly identify "Parallels" and "All Good Things..." as being their favorite episodes from season seven. So, if we set those episodes aside, which other episodes should we celebrate and recognize from this season? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three unsung episodes from season ...


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      episode 201: Like He's Going Into a Pizza Oven


      Spooky Scenes.   Star Trek has had some very spooky moments and episodes throughout its 51 year history. The Next Generation has been no exception, ranging from entire episodes of gradually building psychological terror to brief but frightening scenes that seem to come out of nowhere. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Richard Marquez, and Amy Nelson discuss their top three scary scenes from The Next Generation. On this spooky Halloween, we are frightened by dead bodies ...


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      episode 200: Some Kind of Wolf Pattern


      Qpid.   In the season four The Next Generation episode "Qpid," Q makes an appearance on the Enterprise-D for the first time since having his powers taken away and then restored in the season three episode "Déjà Q." Picard's love interest from "Captain's Holiday," Vash, is also on the ship and Q decides to transport Picard, the crew, and Vash into a Robin Hood adventure. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser celebrate Earl Grey's two hundredth ep...


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      episode 199: The Movie That Does Not Exist


      Michael Piller, Part 2.   One of the most important contributors to the Star Trek franchise, Michael Piller was the showrunner for The Next Generation from seasons three to five and many credit him with helping to improve the overall quality of the show after a rocky first two seasons. Michael Piller was also a co-creator of Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Piller capped off his career with Star Trek by co-writing "Insurrection" and sadly passed away from cancer in November 2005. In this episode ...


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       2017-10-17

      episode 198: I Love Lucy Is On


      Michael Piller, Part 1.   One of the most important contributors to the Star Trek franchise, Michael Piller was the showrunner for The Next Generation from seasons three to five and many credit him with helping to improve the overall quality of the show after a rocky first two seasons. During that period, Piller is probably most famous for writing "The Best of Both Worlds" two-parter, a hugely influential set of episodes that took the show's popularity to new heights. Michael Piller was ...


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       2017-10-17

      episode 197: Who Is This Goo?


      Unsung Episodes Season 6.   Every season of The Next Generation has episodes that get overlooked or ignored. Well, not here and not today.  Most fans will quickly identify "Chain of Command Part I and II," "Face of the Enemy," and "Tapestry" as being their favorite episodes from season six. So, if we set those episodes aside, which other episodes should we celebrate and recognize from this season? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their t...


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       2017-10-03

      episode 196: Love Letters to TNG


      The Next Generation's 30th Anniversary.   On September 28, 1987, a new Star Trek show premiered in the United States. The Next Generation featured a new crew and a new ship boldly going on adventures in a new century. Although met with some initial resistance, The Next Generation would become a huge hit, helping to keep Star Trek on TV for 18 straight seasons and spawning multiple spin-off series and four feature films. The show also introduced a whole new generation of fans to Star Trek and ...


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       2017-09-26

      episode 195: Are We Going to Cure Riker?


      "Shades of Gray" Rewrite.   The second season finale of The Next Generation, "Shades of Gray," is often considered to be one of the worst episodes of the show, if not one of the worst episodes in all of Star Trek. A writers' strike, a strained budget at the end of the season, and a showrunner on his way out combined for an episode notorious for being Star Trek's only clip show. In this episode of Earl Grey, host Justin Oser is joined by special guests Brandon-Shea Mutala (of Melodic Treks, ...


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      1h3m
       2017-09-20

      episode 194: Drunk Troi


      Funniest Moments.     Star Trek is well-known for its great storylines and character development, but the interplay between the characters can be just as important. At times, they are witty and downright hilarious. Although Star Trek is classified as sci-fi and not comedy, there are countless scenes that are very humorous. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser pick some of their favorite funniest moments of The Next Generation. We recount the simple ...


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       2017-09-12