Earl Grey 35: Too Big To Fail / by Darren Moser

Saucer Separation.

One unique aspects of The Next Generation was a relic of The Original Series, though one we never saw. It was something Gene Roddenberry had wanted to show but couldn't—a separating ship. Finally, in TNG's pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint," we got to see just what it would look like for the Enterprise's saucer and hull to go their separate ways. In this episode of Earl Grey hosts Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx talk about one ship becoming two. We cover all instances where saucer separation was used or even just mentioned. So come enjoy your weekly dose of Earl Grey, this time in two smaller cups!

Running Time: 53 minutes 11 seconds

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Phillip Gilfus, Darren Moser, and Daniel Proulx


Opening Thoughts: Saucer Separation (00:02:17)
Tactical Function (00:05:55)
Emergency Escape (00:28:39)
Landing (00:34:57)
Other Starships with Separation (00:37:21)


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