Re:Engage TNG

8
Aug

Sarek - s3e23

Who's got worse daddy issues than an aging Vulcan? Sarek does! Mark Lenard returns to go toe-to-toe with Patrick Stewart and it's illogical (ILLOGICAL! ILLOGICAL!) to assume anything other than a throw-down master class in acting is about to occur. Ambassador Sarek is onboard with his wife to complete a 97-year diplomatic mission, but he's so old that he's psycho-actively making the crew of the Enterprise collectively lose their tempers. Beverly beats Wesley, science officers beat up Riker, Worf and O'Brien and Geordi says some shit he can't take back. But a mindmeld fever dream scene straight out of Star Trek Acid Party is all we need to make everything status quo again.

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter

Panel: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG), Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e24 "Ménage à Troi" hosted by Kate featuring special guest and long time Re:Engage listener Shelly Donohue!

1
Aug

The Most Toys - s3e22

Perhaps the creepiest portrayal of an abusive relationship on Star Trek. Saul Rubinek gets called in to guest star with aplomb and embodies an evil that's all too real. Data gets captured by malicious trader Kivas Fahjo, and put on display in his collection of unique items. At least 50% of the artifacts are from Earth, except for the knock-off Salacious Crumb. Data pulls the trigger on his Chekhov's varon-T disuptor and escapes with another captive, but there's always another Varria. Fahjo should receive more praise as a Star Trek villain, which special guest Susan Arendt (@susanarendt on Twitter) makes sure to point out!

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG

Special Guest: Susan Arendt (@susanarendt on Twitter)!

Panel: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG), Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e23 "Sarek" hosted by Jimmie!

29
Jun

Hollow Pursuits - s3e21

One of the best portrayals of social anxiety before we even had a term for it. Lt. Barclay is, um, well, you see, one of the engineering crew of the Enterprise. Or IS HE? Special Guest Lucian Khan comes on to explain his insightful theory that this entire episode is on a holodeck WITHIN a holodeck, and honestly we're all kind of sold on the idea once you factor in some of Barclay's forthcoming appearances in Star Trek Voyager. This is a thinky one about the nature of reality, so put a sock on the holodeck door and come Re:Engage with us!

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG

Special Guest: Lucian Kahn (Necromancy on Ichh.io)

Panel: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG), Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e22 "The Most Toys" hosted by Greg featuring special guest Susan Arendt (@susanarendt on Twitter)!

21
Jun

Tin Man - s3e20

A personal favorite episode for Erik. We've got Romulans chasing after a living ship, and a telepath that puts Troi's abilities to shame. Tam Elbrun played by Harry Groener does annoying parlor tricks of reading Picard's mind, and Riker hates him for it, as well as for getting his friend's killed in some kind of massacre. Data bonds with Tam, because he has no mind to be read, but Tam's love and empathy teaches Data something too: How to get Troi to give him a backhug.

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG)  

Panel: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG) , Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e21 "Hollow Pursuits" hosted by Greg featuring special guest Lucian Kahn!

14
Jun

Captain’s Holiday - s3e19

There's only so many horgons to go around. Upon request from Patrick Stewart, Captain Picard goes on a vacation to Indiana Jones Country by way of the Romancing the Stone Express. Vorgons travel back in time to mess up his plans for relaxation, as does a Ferengi named Stankowski, we think. But it's really Riker's shit-eating grin that serves as the backbone of this episode, and not the gratuitous shots of copious butts covered in the most transparent raincoats you've ever seen!

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG)  

Panel: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG) , Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e20 "Tin Man" hosted by Erik!

6
Jun

Allegiance - s3e18

Come hang out in the No Exit room with all your buddies. Doppelganger Picard is a little more impressive as a gregarious host in Ten Forward and a lot more randy with Dr. Crusher, while the real Jean-Luc Picard (please stand up!) is eating prison Apgar jelly. It's all a grand scheme to test the boundaries of authority by Jay Leno aliens, but at least Greg gets to mention Star Trek Acid Party three times in a single episode. Oh, and Irish from Red Dead Redemption (aka voice actor Kaius Harrison) gets beamed in fashionably late to make the panel laugh while dishing out some vocal impressions ranging from Colombo to our very own Kate Jeager. 

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter

Special Guest: Kaius Harrison

Panel: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG) , Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e19 "Captain's Holiday" hosted by Kate!

31
May

Sins of the Father - s3e17

There's more to these Klingons than meets the eye! Tony Todd drops in and drops a major bombshell - he's Worf's brother and their father Mogh was a traitor to the Empire. Maybe. Picard does some Kilngon Shakespeare on the home planet, including bad stunts as Worf's Cha Deech (cha'DIch if you nasty.) But the real star of the show was the matte painting and the fat-shaming. Still this episode is excellent from the top to the quiet, tragic close. One of the best of the series.

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG

Panel: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG) , Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter)

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e18 "Allegiance" hosted by Jimmie with special guest Kaius Harrison!

23
May

The Offspring - s3e16

Data has a baby girl! And ReEngage returns with another special guest star, video game enthusiast Shams Jorjani to wax poetic on fatherhood and the "memnoir" by Brent Spiner heavily referencing this episode. Admiral Asshole wants to take Data's daughter Lal away from him after the crew has grown to love her. (Perhaps in Riker's case, a little too much.) Guinan has a significant part to play, as does Picard, but the episode is stolen by Spiner's Data and Hallie Todd's performance as Lal. This is a landmark episode too launching the careers of writer René Echevarria and Jonathan Frakes' as a director. Sorry, this discussion is a doozy, but that's only because there was so much great conversation.

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG

Panel: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG), Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter), and special guest Shams Jorjani (@shamsjorjani on Twitter)

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e17 "Sins of the Father" hosted by Erik!

26
Apr

Yesterday’s Enterprise - s3e15

Fantasy and sci-fi illustrator and artist Tyler Jacobson joins us to talk about this truly great episode of Star Trek. From the cinematic blue lighting to the Emmy-award winning sound design to Guinan's courage and Wesley's head, everything pops in this one! A temporal rift brings the Enterprise C forward 22 years and changes the timeline to keep Tasha Yar alive and well at tactical - which they need because the Federation is fighting the Klingons in a devastating decades-long war. Wartime Picard listens to his only friend Guinan and sends "Mild Texas Accent Shooter" McGavin back through the rift, with Denise Crosby as Yar, to fix it all. We spend an extra 30 minutes discussing this episode than our normal episodes, but that's just because the Enterprise C moves so slowly getting back into the rift. Re:Enjoy!

Note: Re:Engage will be taking a short break from posting new episodes before hitting the back half of season three. We'll return with s3e16 "The Offspring" soon.

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG

Panel: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG), Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG), Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter), and special guest Tyler Jacobson (@jacobsontyler on Twitter and @tylerjacobsonart on IG)

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e16 "The Offspring" hosted by Greg with special guest Shams Jorjani!

19
Apr

A Matter of Perspective - s3e14

Three characters tell three very different stories when Boom goes the space station. Commander William T. "Harp Porn" Riker doesn't look good in this episode, no matter who you believe. Even Troi thinks he was up to something stanky with the doctors wife. The science dream team of Data, Geordi and Wesley save the day with some holodeck tomfoolery, but the real star of this episode is the truth. You can't handle it!

Get in touch with us on Twitter @ReEngageTNG!

 

Host: Kate Jaeger (@jaegerlicious on Twitter and IG

Panel: Erik Gratton (@erikfallsdown on Twitter & IG), Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG), and Jimmie G (@thejimmieg on IG & Twitter

Audio Editor: Greg Tito (@gregtito on Twitter@greg_tito on IG)

Logo artwork: @mojojojo_97 on Twittermojo97.com

Theme music: Ryan Marth

 

Next up is the s3e15 "Yesterday's Enterprise" hosted by Greg with special guest Tyler Jacobson (@jacobsontyler on Twitter)!

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