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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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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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Who are these people? All the podcasts that I used to listen to have been hijacked by Big Bang Theory people..

Earl Grey ❤️❤️❤️

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Earl Grey has to be my favorite Trek fm podcast. Amy and Justin are a great team. So perfect together. This podcast is the reason I started to enjoy TNG again. Thank you for all of your dedication to making a great podcast

iTunes Ratings

149 Ratings
Average Ratings
130
7
4
3
5

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By Edro76 - Mar 04 2020
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Who are these people? All the podcasts that I used to listen to have been hijacked by Big Bang Theory people..

Earl Grey ❤️❤️❤️

By Trekkie Jim - Feb 04 2020
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Earl Grey has to be my favorite Trek fm podcast. Amy and Justin are a great team. So perfect together. This podcast is the reason I started to enjoy TNG again. Thank you for all of your dedication to making a great podcast
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Earl Grey: A Star Trek The Next Generation Podcast

Latest release on May 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 298: Pulaski Syndrome

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Keiko O'Brien.   Keiko O'Brien first appears in "Data's Day," a season four episode of The Next Generation in which she marries Miles O'Brien. Over the course of the 8 episodes of The Next Generation and 19 episodes of Deep Space Nine in which she appears, we see Keiko as a wife, a mother, a botanist, and a primary school teacher and we even learn a little bit about her family history. Keiko is far from a fan favorite, but what do we think about her when discussing the episodes she appears in and the arc of her character? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by Jenn Tifft of the Snap Trek podcast to talk about Keiko O'Brien. The discussion includes Keiko's relationship with her husband, Miles O'Brien, on both The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, her work as a botanist and school teacher, Keiko as a mother to her two children, what we think of her character overall in episodes spanning 10 seasons of Star Trek, and much more! Listen/subscribe via: http://itunes.com/trekfm http://www.trek.fm/earl-grey/298 http://earlgrey.trekfm.libsynpro.com/rss Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Listener Feedback (00:01:20)  Initial Thoughts (00:09:11)  Keiko as a Wife (00:17:34)  Keiko as a Mother (00:25:52)  Keiko's History (00:31:38)  Keiko's Career (00:35:40)  Keiko and Kira (00:43:13)  Book References (00:47:01)  Final Thoughts (00:49:41)  Closing (00:59:35)   Hosts Justin Oser   Amy Nelson GuestJenn Tifft   Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Nov 05 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #2: 319: Tests and More Tests

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Wesley's Starfleet.   Ever since we met Wesley Crusher, he has always wanted to join Starfleet and become an officer. What is it about Starfleet that has Wesley so enamored? With the number of tests to enter the academy and the peer pressure of doing well, does this discourage Wesley to leave Starfleet before graduating? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Joe Keegan, and Amy Nelson are joined with Kevin Scharf to discuss the testing procedures and courses taken at Starfleet Academy. The mere entrance exams of written, oral, and psych tests are enough to sway the faint of heart but Welsey endures only to drop out before his graduation. Chapters Intro (00:01:19) Starfleet Academy (00:07:56) Entrance Exams (00:12:36) Attending the Academy (00:36:52) Disciplinary Actions (00:49:04)  Leaving Starfleet (00:58:04)    Final Thoughts (01:09:50)  Closing (01:17:03) Hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson Guests Kevin Scharf Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Apr 07 2020

1hr 27mins

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Rank #3: 302: Click Click Click Click

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First Contacts in TNG. To communicate with new life and new civilizations through first contact is one of the primary missions of a Starfleet crew and the crews of the Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E are no exception. The first contacts that we see rarely seem to be easy, whether with space-faring jellyfish, subspace aliens kidnapping the crew, or the malevolent collective consciousness of the Borg, but it does make for a great discussion topic. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Justin Oser are joined by guest April Taylor to talk about first contacts in The Next Generation and what they tell us about one of Starfleet's most important missions. The discussion includes the episodes "Encounter at Farpoint," "Pen Pals," "Q Who," "Who Watches The Watchers," "First Contact," "Schisms," and "Phantasms" as well as the movie First Contact. Listen/subscribe via: http://itunes.com/trekfm http://www.trek.fm/earl-grey/302 http://earlgrey.trekfm.libsynpro.com/rss Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)   Listener Feedback (00:02:51)   Welcome, April! (00:07:06)   April’s Star Trek Story (00:07:46)   "Encounter at Farpoint" (00:12:25)   "Pen Pals" (00:30:07)  “Who Watches The Watchers” (00:42:10) “First Contact” (episode) (00:46:57) “Q Who” (00:55:24) “Schisms” (01:02:18) “Phantasms” (01:09:24) First Contact (movie) (01:14:32) Final Thoughts (01:22:28) Closing (01:31:18)   Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes 37 seconds Hosts Joe Keegan, Justin Oser GuestApril Taylor   Production Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Dec 10 2019

1hr 39mins

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Rank #4: 295: J'Overload

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Favorite Picard Inspirational Speeches.   In The Next Generation, Jean-Luc Picard is a captain, a diplomat, and an explorer, but he is also an inspiration to his crew, to many characters that we meet during the show and the movies, and to multiple generations of Star Trek fans. Picard's power and influence for good flows just as much from his words as from his actions.    In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, and Justin Oser list their three favorite Picard inspirational speeches from The Next Generation. Each host talks about why their picks are meaningful to them and important to The Next Generation and its millions of fans.   Chapters  Intro (00:01:14)  Listener Feedback (00:04:01)  First Picks (00:21:41)  Second Picks (00:34:30)  Third Picks (00:52:26)  Speed Round (01:09:03)  Final Thoughts (01:13:45)  Closing (01:17:18)    Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes 10 seconds   Hosts  Amy Nelson Joe Keegan Justin Oser    Production  Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Oct 15 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: 268: Agent Troi

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Section 31 in TNG.   Section 31 first appeared in the Deep Space Nine season 6 episode "Inquisition," which aired in April 1998. Section 31 appeared in 2 more episodes of Deep Space Nine, 4 episodes of Enterprise, the movie Into Darkness, and 5 episodes of Discovery (so far). What would Section 31 have looked like if it had been introduced on The Next Generation instead of Deep Space Nine? In the episodes and movies of The Next Generation that we did get, are there hints of Section 31 that we can find? In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss Section 31 and what it may have looked like on The Next Generation. Topics discussed include our thoughts on how Section 31 has been portrayed in Star Trek, how Section 31 might have been different if it were first introduced on The Next Generation, and the clues that we see in several episodes and movies that we think may point to Section 31's involvement. Chapters  Intro (00:01:24)   Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:17)   Section 31 (00:06:49)   Face of the Enemy (00:28:05)   The Pegasus (00:33:14)   Insurrection (00:41:56)   The Drumhead (00:48:33)   Reunification (00:53:02)   Yesterdays Enterprise (00:54:39)   The Maquis (00:56:33)   Final Thoughts (01:10:52)      Total Run Time: 1 hour 21 minutes 51 seconds   Hosts Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson   Production Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Mar 12 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #6: 304: The Mind-Expanding Drug

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Serialized TNG: Q Episodes. Starting in 2006, a series of DVD collections were released under the name Star Trek: Fan Collective. These included episodes from across all the live-action Star Trek series that had aired up to then and focused on themes such as the Klingons, Q, and the Borg.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser, Joe Keegan, and Amy Nelson continue our series about the Star Trek: Fan Collective DVD sets with a look at the eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation that were part of the Q installment and how they play into serialized storytelling on TNG.

Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Babel Conference Feedback (00:06:43) “Encounter at Farpoint” (00:19:54) “Hide and Q” (00:27:43) “Q Who” (00:36:28) “Déjà Q” (00:44:44) “Qpid” (00:53:51) “True Q” (01:00:24) “Tapestry” (01:08:43) “All Good Things…” (01:14:45) Final Thoughts (01:22:20) Closing (01:27:28) Hosts Joe Keegan, Justin Oser, and Amy Nelson Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Dec 26 2019

1hr 45mins

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Rank #7: 270: All Q Wants Is To Be Picard's Friend

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Favorite Friendships in TNG.   From the very beginning, the friendships that we see in Star Trek have been a significant part of the show's appeal and The Next Generation is no exception. Over the course of seven seasons and four movies, we see many different moments that highlight the value of friendships and reveal important aspects of the characters. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser list their three favorite friendships from The Next Generation. Each host talks about why the friendships discussed are meaningful to them and to the development of the characters on The Next Generation. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Listener Feedback (00:01:50)  First Picks (00:11:24) Second Picks (00:20:40) Third Picks (00:28:34) Honorable Mentions (00:36:43) Toxic Friendships (00:41:19) Final Thoughts (00:44:04)    Closing (00:50:28)  Runtime: 59 minutes 4 seconds Hosts Justin Oser Amy Nelson   Production Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Apr 02 2019

59mins

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Rank #8: Earl Grey 62: Armrest Cheat Sheet

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Season Four Overview.

Viewers flocked to the season-four premiere of The Next Generation to see if the Enterprise-D would survive the Borg attack and whether Locutus of Borg versus Captain William T. Riker would mean the end of Jean-Luc Picard. The rest of the season introduced the family members of our crew ("Family," "Brothers," "Reunion"), saw Chief O'Brien get married ("Data's Day"), and Wesley Crusher finally moved on from the Federation flagship ("Final Mission").

In this episode of Earl Grey, Daniel, Phillip, and Darren discuss the introduction of the Cardassians, the expansion of the Klingon civil war arc (featuring Daniel's favorite shadowy Romulan), and what episodes made us laugh, think, and cry the most during the season that fully established TNG as a Star Trek incarnation with its own identity and success.

Hosts

Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, and Darren Moser

Editor and Producer

Darren Moser

Associate Producer

Will Nguyen

Chapters

The Best of Both Worlds (2:03)

Family (5:51)

Passing TOS (11:03)

Family Season? (16:51)

Wesley Leaving (21:03)

O'Brien (30:25)

Highlights of Season Four (33:37) 

Fun with Titles (38:58)

Q (44:20)

Final Thoughts (47:00)

Closing (52:03)

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Nov 18 2014

1hr 1min

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Rank #9: 241: This One Freaks Me Out

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Creatures and Monsters of TNG.   The Next Generation includes a number of episodes that have exotic species and unusual entities. These lifeforms that can be called creatures and monsters have the ability to bring out our sympathy or to frighten us, but they also often provide great storytelling opportunities. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson discuss the creatures and monsters of The Next Generation. Lifeforms discussed include Gagh, Targs, the parasites from "Conspiracy," the Space Jellyfish, the spaceborne species from "Galaxy's Child," Gomtuu from "Tin Man," Armus from "Skin of Evil," the Microbrain from "Home Soil," Nanites, the lifeforms from "Identity Crisis," the lifeforms from "Schisms," the Crystalline Entity, and the de-evolved crew in "Genesis." Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)   Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:25)   Creatures and Monsters of TNG (00:11:32)   Gagh (00:12:50)   Targs (00:15:27)   Parasites from "Conspiracy" (00:18:14)     Space Jellyfish (00:21:19)     Spaceborne Species from "Galaxy's Child" (00:25:54)    Gomtuu from "Tin Man" (00:29:48)    Armus from "Skin of Evil" (00:33:54) Microbrain from "Home Soil" (00:39:47)   Nanites (00:43:49)    Lifeforms from "Identity Crisis" (00:47:52)    Lifeforms from "Schisms" (00:51:05)   Crystalline Entity (00:54:22)   De-evolved crew in "Genesis" (00:58:03)   Final Thoughts (01:02:09)   Closing (01:12:31)   Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 47 seconds   Hosts Justin Oser, Amy Nelson   Production Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Aug 21 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #10: 242: Expert Level

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Favorite Character Moments Season 7.   The Next Generationhas a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.   In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from season seven. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation. Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation. Chapters  Intro (00:01:10)   Pick One (00:03:00)   Pick Two (00:17:44)   Pick Three (00:39:33)   Honorable Mentions (00:56:01)   Closing (01:08:33)     Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes 29 seconds   Hosts Richard Marquez, Justin Oser, Amy Nelson   Production Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Aug 28 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #11: 305: Bird in the Wig

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"Half A Life.”   "Half A Life" is a season four episode of The Next Generation which beautifully and painfully portrays the love story between Lwaxana Troi and Dr. Timicin of the planet Kaelon II, shortly before his society requires him to die at the age of 60. There's lots to talk about in this episode including the themes of commitment, aging, the right to die, and much more. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson are joined by guest Christian Alonzo to discuss "Half A Life,” an episode in season four of The Next Generationin which Lwaxana Troi falls in love with someone whose society mandates that he commit suicide. The discussion includes the episode’s unusual format, the love story between Lwaxana and Timicin, aging and the right to die, and the Prime Directive. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Welcome, Christian! (00:03:15) Christian's Star Trek Story (00:04:25) Why Lwaxana and "Half a Life?” (00:08:29)  Initial Thoughts (00:12:45)    Unusual Format (00:18:32) Lwaxana and Timicin (00:19:43) Aging and The Right To Die (00:25:28) Prime Directive (00:43:52) Did We Just Destroy a Star? (00:49:22) Final Thoughts (00:53:27)   Closing (01:05:07)   Running time: 1 hour, 13 minutes, 51 seconds Hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson   Guests Christian Alonzo   Production Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Justin Oser (Producer)  Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Dec 31 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #12: 256: It Definitely Exists

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Favorite Character Moments from Insurrection.   The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.   In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from Insurrection. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation. Favorite character moments is a series that will cover all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Babel Conference Feedback (01:51:00) First Picks (00:04:33) Second Picks (00:25:03) Third Picks (00:35:25)  Honorable Mentions (00:39:33) Final Thoughts (00:53:55)    Closing (01:04:02)  Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds Hosts Richard Marquez Justin Oser Amy Nelson   Production Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Dec 11 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: Earl Grey 14: Two Bridges Too Many

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Ships of TNG.

The Next Generation brought us a variety of ship designs. From the workhorse of the fleet—the Excelsior class—to our beloved Galaxy class, all the way through to something radically different like the Olympic class, these ships were used for different purposes and expanded the Star Trek universe. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx discuss a few of the ship designs that we saw throughout the series, the positives and negatives of each, and ship design in Star Trek in general.

Dec 17 2013

57mins

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Rank #14: Earl Grey 100: All Ships Are Big Shuttles

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EGTNGRPG.Earl Grey celebrates 100 consistent weekly episodes of dissecting, celebrating, and laughing about Star Trek: The Next Generation with a role-playing game, "Earl Grey: The Next Generation Role-Playing Game" (EGTNGRPG). Phillip, aka The Narrator, serves as the Game Master (GM) for Darren (a.k.a., Bolian operations officer Hegg) and Daniel (a.k.a., Andorian science officer Thovin) as they play through an original episode of TNG. The story is set during the middle of the 100th episode of Next Gen ("Redemption, Parts 1 and 2"), and includes special appearances by recognizable members of theNCC-1701-D, as well as new characters onboard the Federation's flagship. Daniel and Darren must use their assigned skills and specializations, along with some dice rolls, to make it through a harrowing away mission that features a mysterious Romulan ship near the Klingon border. Along the way, they encounter familiar voices from other Trek.fm podcasts. So get your character sheet ready, have a d6 handy, and join in the 100th episode of Earl Grey with a fun-filled role-playing game. HostsDaniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren MoserGuestsDrew StewartCharlynn SchmiedtTristan RiddellChristopher JonesColin HigginsMike SchindlerAndi VanderkolkEditor / ProducerDarren MoserExecutive ProducersNorman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, & C Bryan Jones

Production Manager
Richard Marquez
 
Content Manager

Will Nguyen

ChaptersThe Characters (00:01:41)Last Time on Star Trek: The Next Generation (00:04:06)Captains Log (00:16:43)Beaming Over (00:24:48)1 to 3 Odds (00:38:17)Time is of the Essence (00:49:30)Wrong Button (01:04:28)Wrap Up (01:10:30)Thank You For 100 Episodes (01:19:19)
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Aug 11 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #15: Earl Grey 53: A Cellular Peptide Cake

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Top Five Favorite Episodes.Whenever fans of The Next Generation gather together, there is an inevitable discussion about which are the best episodes. Earl Grey marks their one-year anniversary by discussing each of the co-hosts five personal favorite episodes. The discussion includes fan favorites such as "Tapestry," the two-parter "The Best of Both Worlds," and the series finale "All Good Things..." as well as "Family," "Gambit, Parts 1 & 2," and "Lower Decks." Daniel Proulx, Darren Moser, and Phillip Gilfus celebrate their favorite Star Trek series and why they continue to spend every week discussing all things TNG.

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Chapters

Fifth Favorite

Darren: The Quality of Life (7:12)

Phillip: In Theory (11:17)

Daniel: Sarek (15:00)

Fourth Favorite

Darren: Starship Mine (21:00)

Phillip: Disaster (25:50)

Daniel: Tapestry (30:26)

Third Favorite

Darren: The Pegasus (35:10)

Phillip: Rascals (41:03)

Daniel: All Good Things... (43:52)

Second Favorite

Darren: Gambit (47:44)

Phillip: Deja Q (54:20)

Daniel: The Best of Both Worlds (56:52)

First Favorite

Darren: Yesterdays Enterprise (1:04:03)

Phillip: Family (1:11:07)

Daniel: Lower Decks (1:18:00)

Sep 16 2014

1hr 33mins

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Rank #16: 315: And Mrs. Picard Is...

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Picard's Best Partner. Over the course of seven seasons and four movies, Captain Picard has his share of love interests, from the romantic tension with Dr. Beverly Crusher that begins in the very first episode to his love affair with Anij in Insurrection. How should we judge who would make the best partner for Picard and what does that say about how we see his character?    In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Joe Keegan are joined by guest Rob Chapman, who runs the Trek Book Club on Twitter, to discuss who they think is the best romantic partner for Picard in The Next Generation. The partners discussed include Dr. Beverly Crusher, Vash, Kamala, Lt. Commander Nella Daren, and Anij.   Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)  Listener Feedback (00:03:14)  Welcome, Rob! (00:11:30)  Beverly Crusher (00:13:18) Vash (00:21:59) Kamala (00:29:16) Nella Daren (00:37:57) Anij (00:48:54) Final Thoughts (00:56:35)  Closing (01:57:58)    Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 47 seconds Hosts  Joe Keegan Justin Oser GuestRob Chapman    Production  Joe Keegan (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Mar 10 2020

1hr 16mins

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Rank #17: 261: If They Say Move, You Move Immediately

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Favorite Character Moments from Nemesis.   The Next Generation has a mostly episodic format, but over the course of the show and the movies, there are many great character moments. Those moments, both great and small, can enhance our experience of the show and lead to a new understanding of both regular and recurring characters.   In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson, Richard Marquez, and Justin Oser list their three favorite character moments from Nemesis. Each host discusses why their chosen moments are important to them and to the development of characters on The Next Generation. Favorite character moments is a series that has covered all seven seasons and the four movies of The Next Generation.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Babel Conference Feedback (00:01:58) First Picks (00:04:39) Second Picks (00:19:14)  Third Picks (00:35:19)    Honorable Mentions (00:51:49)  Final Thoughts (01:05:05)    Closing (01:14:26) Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes 53 seconds Hosts Richard Marquez Justin Oser Amy Nelson   Production Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Jan 15 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: 306: We Haven't Forgotten Our Past

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High Culture in TNG.   When The Next Generation had a cultural reference or an artistic performance, it was often part of what would be called high culture, such as Shakespeare, classical music, or painting. Although cultural references and performances considered to be among the highest accomplishments of Earth culture go back as far as the first season of The Original Series, The Next Generation seems to bring this type of culture into the lives of its characters more than any other Star Trek series. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Joe Keegan and Amy Nelson are joined by guest Duncan Barrett of Primitive Culture to discuss high culture in The Next Generation and its effect on the show. The topics discussed include literature, the performing arts (including classical music and poetry), and the visual arts (including painting and pottery). Chapters Intro (00:01:13)  High Culture in TNG (00:17:23)  Shakespeare Influences (00:23:50)  Visual Arts (00:43:45)  Performing Arts (00:50:40)  Great Literature (00:58:00)  The Most Utopian (01:09:06)  Final Thoughts (01:22:55)  Closing (01:30:49)   Hosts Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson   Guest Duncan Barrett   Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Joe Keegan (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

Jan 07 2020

1hr 44mins

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Rank #19: Earl Grey 9: Triker, Crushard & Torf

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Romance on TNG.

The Next Generation started out strong with the coupling of Commander Riker and Counselor Troi, and kept going strong for the  rest of the series. Between Picard and Beverly, the two Imzatis, and a host of others, TNG had its fair share of relationships. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx talk all things romantic on TNG. Which relationships worked? Which were mere distractions? Which should have never been attempted? We discuss these questions as well as some of the inconsistencies seen throughout the show, and even touch on some of the relationships that weren’t utilized as much. 

Nov 12 2013

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: 262: Just Say No and Go

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Best and Worst Will Riker Moments.   For 15 years, Will Riker is Captain Picard's loyal first officer before being promoted to captain of the Titan in Nemesis. Throughout that long association as part of the crew of the Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E on The Next Generation, we see Riker being part of many of the best moments of the show as well as some of the worst moments. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by guest Wes Huntington of The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd podcast to list their picks for the three best and three worst Will Riker moments. Each participant discusses their choices and the reasons why the selected moments show Riker in a favorable or unfavorable light.   Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Listener Feedback (00:02:13)  Welcome, Wes! (00:05:22) The Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast (00:05:56)  Wes' Star Trek Story (00:07:09) The Concept and How We Chose (00:08:20) First Best Moments Picks (00:10:37) First Worst Moments Picks (00:15:20) Second Best Moments Picks (00:20:16) Second Worst Moments Picks (00:25:43) Third Best Moments Picks (00:31:37) Third Worst Moments Picks (00:37:50) Honorable Mentions (00:44:03) Final Thoughts (00:52:25)    Closing (00:58:43)  Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes 23 seconds Hosts Justin Oser Amy Nelson GuestWes Huntington   Production Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Jan 29 2019

1hr 3mins

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