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december 2020

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Continuing our Quality Check series, Ria and Amy find the good qualities in the lowest rated episodes of season four (according to IMDB) of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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In the sixth of our ongoing Bat’leth Battle series, we pit Man of the People (6×03) vs. Frame of Mind (6×21). Amy, Joe and Ria debate the these two episodes of TNG! How close can a battle like this be? Will the hosts fly off on different tangents?

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The holidays are a special time to spend with family and friends, and while this year might be quite different we can still imagine what we’d put under the Ten Forward Christmas tree for our friends on the crew. Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson and Ria Papageorgiou discuss the gift they’d give to each member of the Enterprise-D’s bridge crew.

november 2020

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Half-Betazed and-half human, Deanna Troi makes for a very special counselor to Captain Picard and his crew. Although we know the writers had a difficult time finding Troi’s role and voice with the crew and stories, we love her and know her to be a valuable member of the Enterprise-D. Joe Keegan, Amy Nelson and Ria Papageorgiou continue the character profile of Counselor Deanna Troi started in Episode 10 of Galaxy Class.

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Joe Keegan, Kevin Scharf and Ria Papageorgiou continue the Galaxy Class Character Profile series and discuss our favorite chief engineer, Lt. Cmdr. Geordi LaForge!

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In the fifth of our ongoing Bat’leth Battle series, we pit Conspiracy (1×25) vs. All Good Things (7×25). Kevin, Joe and Ria debate the these two episodes…but how close can a battle like this be? Kevin relates the story of watching the finale at the Skydome in Toronto, but he underestimated the size of the crowd by 10,000 people. 

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Throughout Star Trek’s history, human and alien competitive games have featured parrises squares, strategema, tri-dimensional chess, and poker, to name a few. One thing we didn’t see on screen was a good old fashioned quiz night, so we’re giving you one on Galaxy Class. Amy Nelson, Ria Papageorgiou, and Kevin Scharf are joined by guest and quizmaster Jim McMahon to test their Star Trek trivia knowledge. Categories include: Riker’s Angels: The Romances of William Riker, To Betazed or Not to Betazed, Lower Decks: TNG Edition, The Badmirals, Honorable Mentions: The Klingons of TNG, and Subcommander Hitchcocks: The Warbirds.

october 2020

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In our continuing Bat’leth Battle series, we pit Final Mission (4×9) vs. Cause and Effect (5×18). Joe, Amy and Kevin debate the highlights and not-so-highlights of these two episodes to determine which one will advance to the next round.

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A brain attack is an abrupt non-psychogenic change in mental status, and one can say Picard has had multiple such attacks throughout TNG’s seven seasons. Amy Nelson and Joe Keegan discuss these incidents in “The Battle,” “Sarek,” “The Inner Light,” and “Attached.”

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In our continuing Bat’leth Battle series, we pit Shades of Grey (2×22) vs. Cost of Living (5×20). Joe, Pierre and Kevin debate the highlights and not-so-highlights of these two episodes to determine which one will advance to the next round.

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Half-Betazed and half-human, Deanna Troi makes for a very special counselor to Captain Picard and his crew. Although we know the writers had a difficult time finding Troi’s role and voice with the crew and stories, we love her and know her to be a valuable member of the Enterprise-D. Amy, Kevin, and Joe discuss all things Counselor Deanna Troi; her achievements, memorable moments, and favorite quotes. However, we have so much to say, that we will have to continue this discussion at a later date…

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In a return to a series started on a previous podcast, Ria, Amy and Joe find the good qualities in the lowest rated episodes of season three of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

SEPTEMBER 2020

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What If? It’s a question we all have fun asking as Star Trek fans, and in this series we look at the many “what ifs” that the writers may have considered and discuss how other stories would have changed accordingly. Ria, Amy, and Pierre contemplate Worf’s death in “Ethics”, Wesley’s imprisonment in “Justice”, and Hugh’s acceptance and inclusion as a member of the crew in “I, Borg”.

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In the sixth of our ongoing Bat’leth Battle series, we pit Man of the People (6×03) vs. Frame of Mind (6×21). Amy, Joe and Ria debate the these two episodes of TNG! How close can a battle like this be? Will the hosts fly off on different tangents?

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In a return to a series started on a previous podcast, Kevin, Ria and Joe find the good qualities in the lowest rated episodes of season two of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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We first met William T. Riker in 1987, in “Encounter at Farpoint”. In the 33 years since, he has grown from a babyfaced first officer to a bearded Starfleet legend. What motivated this man’s rise through the ranks? What is important in his life? What makes him tick? Kevin, Pierre, and Ria discuss the man, the myth, and the legend that is William T. Riker.

august 2020

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The battles have begun! In our first Bat’leth Battle, Kevin Scharf, Amy Nelson and Joe Keegan tackle the first entry in our tournament bracket and definitively decide which episode is better: The Emissary (2×20) or Symbiosis (1×21).

To see the complete tournament, visit: https://challonge.com/nv2jefy8

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Jean-Luc Picard has been with us since his debut in 1987 and after 33 years, we think we know the man. In this episode, Amy, Joe, and Ria discuss his importance to the Federation and highlight some of his personality traits that we admire.

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Galaxy Class makes its debut and embarks on a new adventure! Hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, Kevin Scharf, Pierre LaRocco, and Ria Papageorgiou introduce themselves, tell their Star Trek stories, share their hopes for this podcasting voyage, and invite you to listen to their ongoing mission of discussing Star Trek: The Next Generation!

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Galaxy Class makes its debut and embarks on a new adventure! Hosts Amy Nelson, Joe Keegan, Kevin Scharf, Pierre LaRocco, and Ria Papageorgiou introduce themselves, tell their Star Trek stories, share their hopes for this podcasting voyage, and invite you to listen to their ongoing mission of discussing Star Trek: The Next Generation!

 

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Over the years there have been many TNG/DS9 crossovers on screen, but many more offscreen in novels and comic books! In this week’s Galaxy Class, Amy, Kevin and Pierre discuss one such crossover in WildStorm Comic’s four-issue miniseries Divided We Fall!