Since the beginning Star Trek has been a central part of RSBANDBUpdate! It has informed references made and has even made its way into show titles numerous times. Star Trek is very important to many around RSBANDBUpdate! As such for this month’s Monthly Bit we’ll be talking Star Trek!
A note on Discovery: Since Discovery is the newest series, Shane and Trekkie have only watched the series once and want to watch again before making concrete opinions about the show. Reid has not yet watched Discovery.
Hosts: Shane, Reid, Trekkie
Why do we like Star Trek?
- How we got into Star Trek
- Tackles modern issues (societal, political, cultural) through the lens of other cultures.
- Prioritizes diplomacy, problem solving, and working together over blasting through doors and killing everyone.
- The best episodes are done in such a way that 50, 30, or 20 years later they are still relevant today.
The Most Important Episodes
- The Original Series: The Cage/The Menagerie; Mirror, Mirror; Space Seed; The City on the Edge of Forever; The Tholian Web
- The Next Generation: Measure of a Man, Best of Both Worlds, Data’s Day, The Drumhead, The Inner Light, All Good Things...
- Deep Space Nine: Duet, Past Tense, Homefront / Paradise Lost, Waltz, Far Beyond the Stars, In the Pale Moonlight
- Voyager: Tuvix, Distant Origin (mention TNG: The Chase), Timeless, Equinox, Critical Care, Author Author, Nemesis
- Enterprise: Stigma, Cogenitor, Anomaly, Chosen Realm (mention TNG: The High Ground), Demons/Terra Prime, The Augments
Our Top 5 Favourite Episodes
- A Fistful of Datas
- The Jem’Hadar / The Search
- The Reckoning
- Future Tense (Also, Schisms)
- The Omega Glory
- Assignment: Earth
- Who Mourns for Adonias?
- Our Man Bashir
- Little Green Men
- Civil Defense(!!)
- His Way/Badda-Bing Badda-Bang/It’s Only a Paper Moon
- Bashir Section 31 episodes (Inquisition, Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges, Extreme Measures)
- The Omega Directive, I guess
- Anything with Shran (The Andorian Incident, Shadows of P’Jem, Cease Fire, Proving Ground, Zero Hour, Babel One, United, The Aenar)
- TOS: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
- TNG: Family
- DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations
- VOY: Pathfinder
- ENT: Similitude
Our Favourite Movie
- Trekkie: First Contact (mention ENT: Regeneration)
- Shane: The Undiscovered Country
- Reid: they’re all bad