Earl Grey 241: This One Freaks Me Out / by Richard Marquez

Creatures and Monsters of TNG.


Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes 47 seconds

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The Next Generation includes a number of episodes that have exotic species and unusual entities. These lifeforms that can be called creatures and monsters have the ability to bring out our sympathy or to frighten us, but they also often provide great storytelling opportunities.

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Justin Oser and Amy Nelson discuss the creatures and monsters of The Next Generation. Lifeforms discussed include Gagh, Targs, the parasites from "Conspiracy," the Space Jellyfish, the spaceborne species from "Galaxy's Child," Gomtuu from "Tin Man," Armus from "Skin of Evil," the Microbrain from "Home Soil," Nanites, the lifeforms from "Identity Crisis," the lifeforms from "Schisms," the Crystalline Entity, and the de-evolved crew in "Genesis."


Intro (00:00:00)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:02:25)
Creatures and Monsters of TNG (00:11:32)
Gagh (00:12:50)
Targs (00:15:27)
Parasites from "Conspiracy" (00:18:14)
Space Jellyfish (00:21:19)
Spaceborne Species from "Galaxy's Child" (00:25:54)
Gomtuu from "Tin Man" (00:29:48)
Armus from "Skin of Evil" (00:33:54) Microbrain from "Home Soil" (00:39:47)
Nanites (00:43:49)
Lifeforms from "Identity Crisis" (00:47:52)
Lifeforms from "Schisms" (00:51:05)
Crystalline Entity (00:54:22)
De-evolved crew in "Genesis" (00:58:03)
Final Thoughts (01:02:09)
Closing (01:12:31)


Justin Oser and Amy Nelson


Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Richard Marquez (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)