Episode 109 - Encounter at Farpoint - Part 2
The Warped crew returns for the exciting two-part kickoff to Star Trek: The Next Generation. We're relieved to find out that Erin is sufficiently entertained by this new iteration of the sci-fi saga and has no immediate plans to leave the show. Plus, as a bonus, she gives us a review of the latest series of Forensic Files. LeVar Burton does what he does best by making a new friend and winning over our hearts. We pour one out in memory of Ike, and also our respect for Minh's calendar awareness.
Inside Picard - Season 1, Episode 9
In the penultimate episode of Inside Picard's first season, we wax lexicographical and think back on our own time in Arcadia. Matt has some very hot takes when it comes to the writing for this episode, so take appropriate burn precautions. People's feelings towards Jean-Luc turn from undisguised hatred to outright betrayal, and we respond in kind. Our recap may not be as good as some episodes of Inside Picard, because we're clearly putting in a lot of work to setup the season finale.
Episode 108 - Encounter at Farpoint - Part 1
Season 1, Ep. 108
The Warped crew emerges from FTL and finally arrives at the good stuff. Witness our very first commentary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. We recall the days of being young and innocent, when we thought The Animated Series was going to be our deliverance. Ah, the halcyon days of yesteryear. While building a bridge between generations, we manage to prove our value as Trek lore educators. Who mourns for werewoof? Probably all the poor cables that got ripped out in the greatest catastrophe to ever befall Warped Studios! Oh yeah, and Erin who tripped over said cables. She's fine, though. Probably. I don't know; I have a lot on my plate right now. I mean... our poor cables! Pray for them! And so begins our endless love affair with Patrick Stewart's head shape. P.S. Minh has a special reward on offer for anybody leaving a review of the show.
Inside Picard - Season 1, Episode 8
Amid pandemic fears and social distancing, the Warped crew's very own Unholy Triumvirate once again convene to recap the latest episode of Star Trek: Picard. The episode is "Broken Pieces" and it, being a truly excellent piece of streaming television, prompts us to navigate the murky waters of our collective podcasting psyche. In a moment of clarity, a shimmering fragment of eternity is glimpsed from the corner of the mind's eye. All is made clear as the realities of truth, love, and mortality bring us closer together, binding us to a common cause of purpose and reason. Then we refresh our beverages and blather on for over 100 minutes about shirtless Elnor, BJ's, and F-Bombs. So buckle up, Buttercup. It's going to be a bumpy transwarp drive.
Inside Picard - Season 1, Episode 7
It's two guys, a girl, and pizza in space! And we would watch that for as long as the good people in the TV are willing to show it to us. Despite all our cumulative Trek knowledge, we still must ask the question, "Can a Romulan do a mind meld-type thingy?" Elnor confirms his status as future death Roomba. The cry count goes way up on this one, and our discussion is so in-depth that we hit upon the secret message of the entire show.
Episode 107 - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Part 2)
Season 1, Ep. 107
We ignore Shawn's muffled cries from the closet so we can bear down, finish this flick, and enjoy the generation of Star Trek that we so richly deserve. We join Kirk for a dinner with some terrible breadsticks. The most important lesson from this half of the film: stop dating guys who live at the park. Serious red flag. We express our gratitude that someone has taken it upon themselves to up Chekov's outfit game. Erin gets really, really comfy for Corrections Corner. We revisit Heaven's Gate, Abraham Lincoln, Paw Paw, and various fictitious Edens. Don't skimp out on our meat!
Inside Picard - Season 1, Episode 6
Do androids dream of positronic sheep? This week on Inside Picard we delve into Soji's created memories, and create a few memories of our own. Shawn breaks form and jumps around almost as much as the show's flashback narrative structure. Matt out-cries everyone on the crew, breaking Shawn's winning streak. This week's Digression Corner gives us a peak at an impossible burger and an unrelated parasite. Warning: the crew gets a bit critical of some of the writing decisions made on this episode. Let the sensitive be warned!