We look at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Brothers" at a different angle
Whenever we rewrite an episode, we have a rule: it won't be a horrible episode, it won't be a great episode. Right down the middle is where we operate; thus "punch up". However, we decided to let an app choose an episode at random for us and Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Brothers" is what popped up.
Now, this is not an all-time great but it is a solid episode where Spiner plays three characters. That alone makes it impressive. This week, we try to keep the themes while at the same time try to come up with a new perspective on how the story could have gone down.
There was a lot of coupling in Star Trek but was there a lot of romance and was it well written? Star Trek isn't exactly known for its romance and has in fact been criticized for its lack of believability or motivation within a relationship. But is this a fair criticism?
Char and Tristan take a look at all of Star Trek and try to cover as many couples as they can and figure out if they are well written, believable, as well as necessary.
What are some of your favorite Star Trek couples?
What if Voyager didn't make it back home in Endgame?
This fantastic listener suggestion posed the question of what would happen if the Voyager crew remained in the Delta Quadrant at the end of the series finale: Endgame. Now, Endgame is a divisive episode, to say the least, with some loving it and some hating it but a very common thread is everyone wishing they could have seen more of an epilogue. We are giving that epilogue but just not in the way you think.
How would the 8th season of Star Trek: Voyager look in the Delta Quadrant? Listen and find out.
What if Janeway made the decision to not split Tuvix back to Tuvok and Neelix in Star Trek: Voyager?
Inspired by last week's episode asking about what if Tasha Yar lived, we continue this trend in the Star Trek: Voyager realm with Tuvix. Made famous over 20 years ago, Tuvix was the result of a transporter accident joining Tuvok and Neelix into one body and one personality. Weeks went by with no cure and he integrated himself into the crew. Then the Doctor found the way to bring Tuvok and Neelix back but Tuvix did "not want to die." Janeway made the tough call to save two lives over one. This decision has been debated, contested, and screamed over for the past 20 years.
This episode, we postulate what might have been if Tuvix did not "die" in that episode and in fact thrived on the U.S.S. Voyager. What would happen to him? Would he stay on board? What would Kes do? How would the crew react?
Listen to us discuss this and let us know what you think.
What if Tasha Yar survived Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1? What would that look like?
"What if?" is one of our favorite questions. This week we apply that to Tasha Yar. A fan favorite in the Riddell household and they never really let go of that anger of seeing Tasha die in season one. But what if she never died? What if she survived and thrived and stayed on for the entire seven-year run?
How would she grow? What would happen to Worf? Would Best of Both Worlds end differently? Where does that leave Yesterday's Enterprise?
We muse on all this and a whole lot more.