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Trek to Trek

Trek to Trek - A New Podcast discussing/reviewing two eras of Star Trek Back to Back! Kirk vs Sisko. The Original Series and Deep Space Nine. Longtime Trek fans Bob Mitsch and Eric Gjerdingen review the merits and failings of both one episode at a time. TOS fan Bob watches Deep Space Nine for the first time in a decade or more and DS9 fan Eric watches the Original Series for the first time *ever*. The results should be.. fascinating.
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Nov 16, 2020

Episode 143 Precious Cargo / Waltz. We Begin with a strong two hander DS9 with Sisko and Dukat and we both endure a viewing of possibly the worst hour of Enterprise - Precious Cargo. Precious Cargo Ratings:  Bob 2.5, Eric 2. Waltz Ratings:  Bob 8, Eric 8.

Question: What is your favorite 2 hander episode of Star Trek (any series)?

Nov 9, 2020

Episode 142 Vanishing Point / The Magnificent Ferengi. We start with another adventure/comedy episode with the Ferengi on Deep Space Nine  and on Enterprise we have a Hoshi Episode involving Transporter phobia which is.. ok. Vanishing Point Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 6.5. The Magnificent Ferengi Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 7.

Question: What is something you have dreamt or realized in a dream that you never would have thought of in your waking life?

Nov 2, 2020

Episode 141 Star Trek Discovery Season 2.  Eric and I go through all 14 episodes of Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery, discuss our views on the Red Angel Arc, our love of Pike, our disagreements on Michael Burnham, as well as our highs and lows of the season from design, to music, to story and characters.  Discovery Season 2 overall Score: Bob 3, Eric 7.  

 

How would you rate Discovery Season 2?

Do you feel Michael Burnham is a good addition to the backstory of Spock?

Oct 31, 2020

Episode 140 Star Trek Lower Decks.  Eric and I discuss episodes of Season 1 of Star Trek Lower Decks, with emphasis on the finale, our thoughts overall and also discuss Star Trek Voyager. Lower Decks Season 1 overall Score: Bob 4, Eric 4.  

 

How would you rate Lower Decks Season 1?

Oct 4, 2020

Episode 139 Singularity / Statistical Probabilities. We dive into a Bashir story involving quirky side characters and some of the ramifications of Bashir's genetic enhancements on DS9.  On Enterprise, we get essentially a bunch of B plots with the crew's obsessive behavior cranked tot he max due to a spacial anomaly. Singularity Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 6.75. Statistical Probabilities Ratings:  Bob 8, Eric 7.5.

Question: How far is it ethical to manipulate the genetics of human beings?

Oct 3, 2020

Episode 138 The Communicator / Resurrection / What We Left Behind: The 2019 DS9 Documentary. We suffer through the weakest of the Mirror Universe episodes and the return of a Kira love interest on DS9 and on Enterprise we cover a basic problem that should have plagued this crew but in a very by the numbers fashion. The Communicator Ratings:  Bob 5.5, Eric 5. Resurrection Ratings:  Bob 4, Eric 4.5.

Stay tuned to the end of this episode as Eric and I finally discuss What We Left Behind, the DS9 2019 Restrospective Documentary. Bob and Eric- Thumbs Up.

Question: Would you consider dating someone from a parallel universe is physically identical to a great ex but behaves opposite to the person you knew? 

Oct 2, 2020

Episode 137 The Seventh / You Are Cordially Invited. We go through the famous wedding episode of DS9 which does exactly what it needs to and the T'Pol based story on Enterprise. The Seventh Ratings:  Bob 5.5, Eric 6.5. You Are Cordially Invited Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 7.

Question: Do listeners think Jadzia Dax did the right thing by apologizing at the end of this week's episode?

Oct 1, 2020

Episode 136 Marauders / Favor the Bold / Sacrifice of Angels. We welcome guest Travis Richey again to discuss some of the pivotal Season 6 DS9 episodes. Travis, Eric and myself wax lyrical on Favor the Bold and Sacrifice of Angels and we.... are left rather meh by this weeks Enterprise. Marauders Ratings: Travis 5, Bob 5, Eric 5. Favor the Bold & Sacrifice of Angels Ratings:  Travis 10, Bob 10, Eric 10.

You can find Travis on thetravisrichey on IG and Twitter

or at Youtube.com/TravisRichey

 

Sep 30, 2020

Episode 135 A Night in Sickbay / Behind the Lines. We are left cold by this week's Enterprise just as things are heating up on Deep Space Nine. A Night in Sickbay Ratings: Bob 2.5, Eric 3. Behind the Lines Ratings:  Bob 7, Eric 6.

Question: Do listeners absolve or disagree with Odo's actions in Behind the Lines?  or... Do Listerners think Archer did the right thing to bring Porthos on the mission that kicks doff the episode?

Jul 13, 2020

Episode 134 Mine Field / Dead Stop / Sons & Daughters. We take in not 1 but 2 great Enterprise episodes that feel like good TOS throwbacks and new NX-01 uniforms. And on DS9, we get a middle of the road Alexander and Garek episode. Mine Field Ratings: Bob 9, Eric 8.5. Dead Stop Ratings: Bob 10, Eric 10. Sons & Daughters Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 6.

 

Question: What Captain from Star Trek would you be most intimidated to have breakfast with and what would you try and talk about?

Jul 6, 2020

Episode 133 Carbon Creek / Rocks and Shoals. We take in a great character development episode on the tense DeepSpace Nine and a lightweight 50's set story on Enterprise. Carbon Creek Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 8. Rocks and Shoals Ratings:  Bob 9, Eric 9.

 

Question: What if someone you new for 6 months revealed they were an extra terrestrial and how would you react?

Jul 3, 2020

Episode 132 Shockwave 1 & 2 / A Time to Stand. We Begin Star Trek Enterprise as we continue onwards on Deep Space Nine as Eric enjoys Bermuda Triangle in Space story, Bob Loves it. Terra Nova Ratings: Bob, Eric. The Assignment Ratings:  Bob , Eric.

 

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Jun 30, 2020

Episode 131 Two Days and Two Nights / A Call to Arms. We suffer through a light filler Star Trek Enterprise story as we continue onwards on Deep Space Nine with a great build up to serious happenings in the Dominion War. 2 Days 2 Nights Ratings: Bob 4.5, Eric 1.5. A Call to Arms Ratings:  Bob 9, Eric 9.

Bob's Top Season 5 DS9 Picks:

Apcolapse Rising, A Call to Arms, Trials and Tribble-ations, Children of Time, Things Past, Rapture, Dr. Bashir I presume and For the Uniform.

Eric's Top Picks for Season 5 DS9 Picks:

Nor the Battle to the Strong, Let He Who is Without Sin, By Infernos Light, Business as Usual, Soldiers of the Empire, In Purgatories Shadow.

 Question: What is YOUR Favorite Deep Space Nine Season 5 Episode?

May 18, 2020

Episode 130 Desert Crossing / In the Cards. We dive into a survival story in the desert and what it means to make new friends(or enemies?) on Enterprise and on DS9 we follow Jake's quest to get a rare baseball card for his Sisko. Desert Crossing Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 5.75. In the Cards Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 6.5.

 

Question: Do you believe the Prime Directive does more good than harm? Or does it get in the way at times?

May 11, 2020

Episode 129 Fallen Hero / Empok Nor. We dive deep into Vulcan politics and a T'Pol story where you guessed it she faces a fallen hero.idol of hers on Enterprise.  And on DS9, We get to see another discard Cardassian station and a big face off for O'Brien and Garek.  We get the full Garek here! Fallen Hero Ratings: Bob 6.75, Eric 7.5.  Empok Nor Ratings:  Bob 7, Eric 7.

Question: Would Empok Nor been any better had Garek been facing Worf instead of O’Brien? Who would be the appropriate secondary character to follow Worf around?

May 1, 2020

Episode 128 Star Trek Picard.  Eric and I go through all 10 episodes of Season 1 of Star Trek Picard, discuss our history with The Next Generation, Picard/Riker/Troi/Seven of Nine as well as our highs and lows of the season from design, to music, to story and characters.  Picard Season 1 overall Score: Bob 3.5, Eric 6.75.  

 

How would you rate Picard Season 1?

Apr 2, 2020

Episode 127 Vox Sola / Blaze of Glory. We spend the first 15 minutes talking about the Fathom events anniversary screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We deep dive on a creepy monster story on Enterprise, nothing new but nothing terrible there. And on DS9 we have an Klingon episode where Worf has to help Martok get his command groove back. Vox Sola Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7.25. Blaze of Glory Ratings:  Bob 6.75, Eric 8.

 

Mar 31, 2020

Episode 126 Detained / Children of Time. We explore the prison break episode guest starring Dean Stockwell on Enterprise and the emotionally charged glimpse of the future generations on Deep Space Nine.  Detained Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7.5. Children of Time Ratings:  Bob 9, Eric 9.  At the end of our talk, Eric and I also take a hard sidestep on 90's nerdom and making a Quantum Leap fan film in 1992...

Question:  Do you think the DS9 crew did the right thing by leaving their future selves behind to essentially die?

Mar 31, 2020

Episode 125 Oasis / Soldiers of the Empire. We dive into a crashed ship (Ghost Ship?) story with DS9's Rene Auberjonias guest starring on Enterprise. And on DS9, we have a Klingon episode centering on Martok finding his mojo and Worf helping/challenging him as his 2nd in command. Oasis Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Soldiers of the Empire Ratings:  Bob 6.5, Eric 7.25.

Question:  What are your favorite 'Bottle' episodes?  And Do you feel the Bottle Episode is a thing of the past with he way TV is made today?

Mar 31, 2020

Episode 124 Acquistion / Ferengi Love Songs. We collide with a double ferengi helping with the one-off appearance on Acquisition on Enterprise and the amorous Ferengi Love Songs on DS9. And overall... we are both suitably entertained by this pairing. Acquisition Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 7. Ferengi Love Songs Ratings:  Bob 7, Eric 7.

 

 

Jan 31, 2020

Episode 123 Rogue Planet / Ties of Blood and Water. We are both let down by the lack of Rogue Planets in Rogue Planet and find good character drama in the Kira-Centric Ties of Blood and Water. Rogue Planet Ratings: Bob 2, Eric 3. Ties of Blood and Water Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 7.25.

 

Question: What would be your go to sympathetic form to become if you were a shape shifter? 

Dec 30, 2019

Episode 122 Fusion / Business as Usual. We continue in a T'Pol mind meld gone bad episode on Enterprise which Eric despises and a typical Ferengi episode Bob finds a step above the usual Ferengi tale. Fusion Ratings: Bob 5, Eric 2. Business as Usual Ratings:  Bob 7, Eric 7.15.

 

Question: What is the worst job you've ever had?

Dec 30, 2019

Episode 120 Shuttlepod One / A Simple Investigation. We have a pair of dead average Star Trek episodes which involve Trip and Malcom in a life and death situation stranded In a Shuttlepod and Odo getting a love story. Shuttlepod One Ratings: Bob 5, Eric 5. A Simple Investigation Ratings:  Bob 6, Eric 6.8.

Dec 30, 2019

Episode 119 Shadows of P'Jem / Doctor Bashir, I Presume? We continue on a a follow up story to The Andorian Incident with T'pol and Archer captured. And on Deep Space 9 Bashir is about to get a major character revision/reveal.  Shadows of P'Jem Ratings: Bob 5, Eric 4. Doctor Bashir I Presume? Ratings:  Bob 8.5, Eric 7.

 

Question: How far is too far for genetic enhancement?

Dec 1, 2019

Episode 119 Sleeping Dogs / In Purgatory's Shadow / By Inferno's Light. We find the Hoshi/Reed/TPol Story a little lacking this week.  But the 2 parter on DS9 with Garek, Bashir and Worf really delivers the goods. Sleeping Dogs Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 6.72. In Purgatory's Shadow / By Inferno's Light Ratings:  Bob 8, Eric 8.5.

 

Question: What is your favorite big reveal in a series?

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