It's a Star Trek cliche in the 24th Century - the Holodeck breaks down, threatening our favorite Starfleet crew members, and hijinx ensue. However, the concept of the Holodeck means more than just using it for off-hour recreational purposes. The use of holographic technology changes the way the crew of the NCC-1701-D approach their work and the way they view their lives. Darren, Daniel, and Phillip dissect The Next Generation's use of the Holodeck as a tool in the workplace.
The Federation flagship, like the modern office, must conduct employee training - but instead of tedious PowerPoint presentations, officers take tests in the Holodeck for promotion ("Thine Own Self"). Instead of researching documents on LexisNexis, crewmembers can call up holographic recreations of facilities and people who can directly give needed information ("Booby Trap"). Groups who need to reconstruct people's memories or eyewitness accounts can congregate in the Holodeck to see if they can create the same picture ("Schisms"/"A Matter of Perspective"). Join Earl Grey as they outline the many non-fantasy uses of the Holodeck.
Troi - Officers Exam Main Engineering (Thine Own Self) 7/16 (00:03:17)
Geordi - Utopia Planitia (Booby Trap) 3/6 (00:12:13)
Nikolai - Scenery and Caves (Homeward) 7/13 (00:16:19)
Geordi - Away Mission (Identity Crisis) 4/18 (00:21:38)
Enterprise - Train to New Vertiform City Simulation (Emergence) 7/23 (00:25:23)
Barcly - Interface Chair (The Nth Degree) 4/19 (00:31:16)
Picard - Covert Mission Training (Chain of Command) 6/10 (00:33:01)
Riker - Table Making (Schisms) 6/5 (00:35:00)
Picard - Science Station (A Matter of Perspective) 3/14 (00:37:17)
Daniel's Soap Box (00:42:00)
Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser
Darren Moser (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Ron Saarna (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
The Lost Episodes, Part 2. Discussion on two more never-produced episodes of The Next Generation.
Star Trek Las Vegas 2018. We provide tips for the upcoming Star Trek Las Vegas convention and share stories of our past experiences.
Favorite Character Moments Season 6. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
K'Ehleyr. Discussion on K'Ehleyr's appearances on The Next Generation and her importance to the show.
"Suspicions" Commentary. We provide a watch along commentary for the season six episode "Suspicions."
Fathers on TNG. Discussion on fathers on The Next Generation.
Favorite Character Moments Season 5. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
The Wounded. Discussion on the powerful and important episode that introduced the Cardassians.
Trek Movie Madness, Part 2. Part 2 of a crossover with Standard Orbit in which we discuss The Final Frontier and Nemesis.
Mothers on TNG. Discussion on mothers and mother figures on The Next Generation.
The Lost Episodes, Part 1. Discussion on two never-produced episodes of The Next Generation.
Romantic Relationships on TNG, Part 2. Discussion of more romances on The Next Generation.
Favorite Character Moments Season 4. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
Schisms. Discussion on the scary and funny elements of the episode Schisms.
Dwight Schultz Interview. Interview with Dwight Schultz, who played Lt. Barclay on The Next Generation and Voyager.
James L. Conway Interview. The director of eighteen episodes of Star Trek from 1987 to 2005 across four series is interviewed.
Trek Madness. Part 2 of a crossover with Standard Orbit comparing TNG Season 7 and TOS Season 3.
Games, Sports, and Hobbies on TNG. Discussion on the activities that the crew engages in on their free time.
Favorite Badass Picard Moments. We discuss our favorite moments showing Picard as a tough and uncompromising leader.
People from the Past Permanently in the Future. Discussion on episodes of The Next Generation where people from the past end up stuck in the 24th century.
Favorite Character Moments Season 3. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
Romantic Relationships on TNG. Valentine's Day episode on romances on The Next Generation.
Elizabeth Dennehy Interview. Interview with the actress who played Commander Shelby in "The Best of Both Worlds."
Gowron. Discussion on Gowron's appearances in The Next Generation and his importance to the show.
Favorite Character Moments Season 2. Each host brings their list of favorite character moments and why those moments are important to a specific character's development.
Loud As A Whisper. Discussion on the themes of communication, conflict, and disability brought up by the episode Loud As A Whisper.
Courtroom Dramas, Part 2. The conclusion of a two-part series about legal dramas onThe Next Generation.
Admiral Nechayev. Discussion on Nechayev's appearances and how her character develops over time.
Courtroom Dramas, Part 1. The start of a two-part series about legal dramas on The Next Generation.
Melinda Snodgrass Interview. Interview with the writer of "The Measure of a Man," Melinda Snodgrass.