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Star Trek The Next Conversation

Podcast… the final frontier! "Star Trek: The Next Generation" devotee and authority Matt Mira leads Next Gen skeptic Andrew Secunda into the deepest reaches of the series episode by episode. Listen as they discuss, debate, and enjoy all the legendary show's strengths, failings, and innovations. Email us! STTNCPOD@gmail.comTwitter: @StarTrekTNCWeb: startrektnc.com

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109 "A Matter Of Time" (TNG S5 E9)

Matt and Andy return from the 26th century to be bad con-men. We're back and less professional than ever! Episode discussion begins around 40:00

2hr 25mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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73: "The Best of Both Worlds Part 1" (TNG S3 E26)

Matt and Andy have finally engaged the Borg. It's the episode we have been waiting for since we started this show. Does it live up to the hype? Does Andy have any theories? Does Shelby know how to use a communicator? Episode Discussion starts at 28:00


3 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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110 "New Ground" (TNG S5E9)

Matt and Andy break new ground by trying to figure out what makes this character heavy episode of TNG so hard to watch. Episode discussion begins around 34:00

2hr 1min

1 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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111 "Hero Worship" (TNG S5E11)

Why would they put so two episodes about children right next to each other in the season? We don't know. We still had to talk about it.Episode discussion begins around 33:00

1hr 50mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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75 "The Best Of Both Worlds Part 2" (TNG S4, E1)

Andy is excited about epic space battles and Matt is mostly excited about Riker's temporary promotion.

2hr 26mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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3 - "Code of Honor" (S1, E4)

Stardate 41235.25. Mira and Secunda kick around the bizarre racism and crazy characterizations of the third episode, while trying to answer the question, "Why is Dr. Crusher wearing an old-timey analog watch?"

1hr 20mins

23 Jan 2017

Rank #6

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62. "Yesterday's Enterprise" (TNG S3, E15)

Andy finally lays his eyes on one of the GREAT episodes of TNG. But what is is reaction?! Well, we talk about it for a full two hours. Episode discussion begins at 33:00

2hr 35mins

18 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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41 "Q Who" (TNG S2 E16)

Andy and Matt have engaged the Borg.

1hr 31mins

6 Nov 2017

Rank #8

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4 - "The Last Outpost" (S1, E5)

Mira goes sound effects crazy as Secunda asks the age old question, "Are those supposed to be Space Jews?" about the TNG episode which gave us the Ferengi.

1hr 29mins

30 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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53 "Booby Trap" (TNG S3, E6)

It's one of Matt's favorite episodes and It proves one of Andy's oldest theories!

1hr 34mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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69 "The Most Toys" (TNG S3 E22)

Matt and Andy talk a lot about toys, and about Andy's theory that Data has emotion... He's just not telling anyone. Episode discussion begins at 55:45 (sorry/notsorry)

2hr 43mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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55 "The Price" (TNG S3, E8)

Matt and Andy almost get lost in the Delta quadrant. Which would be a better outcome than having to watch this episode again. Even though we get a lot of Troi and a man who is supposed to be wooing her but is just negotiating for a useless wormhole. Episode Discussion begins at 46:00... yes it took that long.

2hr 6mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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94 "Q Pid" (TNG S4 E20)

Matt and Andy desperately search for a plot while being trapped in Nottingham. Andy achieves his goal of getting our instagram up to date and Data is put to no use. Episode discussion begins at 30:00

2hr 13mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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TNC: Picard Episode 8: Broken Pieces

Matt and Andy are quarantined. And luckily they have some Picard to discuss. Episode discussion begins at 41:30

2hr 14mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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102 "Darmok" (TNG S5 E2)

Matt and Andy when the pod starts. Matt his ears open. Andy his acting, specific. Episode discussion begins around 48:00

1hr 51mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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TNC: Picard Episode 10: Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2

So many loose ends to tie up neatly in a bow. Can it happen? Find out along with Matt and Andy.Episode discussion begins at the 30 minute mark.

2hr 4mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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35 "The Dauphin" (TNG S2 E10)

Wesley makes out with a werewolf, Matt and Andy get jobs on 1701-D, the hails dig deep into legal analysis of "Measure of a Man," and Matt obsesses over a little-known historical scream.Episode discussion at 38:00

2hr 5mins

18 Sep 2017

Rank #17

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85 "Data's Day" (TNG S4 E 11)

Matt and Andy finally get the answer to the age old question.. What does Worf get people for wedding presents? Episode Discussion starts at the 38:00 mark

2hr 6mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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90 "Galaxy's Child" (TNG S4 E16)

Matt and Andy dive right in to the awkwardness of Geordi meeting the real version of the Holodeck creation he fell in love with last season. In a script by penned by the great Coo Coo Bird of trek, Maurice Hurley there is much to discuss! Episode discussion at 21:55

2hr 29mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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105 "Disaster" (TNG S5 E5)

Matt and Andy kick the rust off. Will this episode be a disaster? Probably. But hey, we're back!Episode Discussion begins at 31:00

2hr 34mins

28 Jun 2019

Rank #20