SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast Show 203 “A Truly Original Mystery”
“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,however improbable, must be the truth?”
In two episodes (perhaps three), Data embraces the criminal detection methods of one Sherlock Holmes. Throughout Star Trek: The Next Generation’s run, we see Data at work solving mysteries. In “Elementary, Dear Data,” Geordi makes an incredible mistake that nearly destroys the Enterprise. In “Ship in a Bottle,” that mistake comes back to bite Picard, Data, and Barclay in the ass.
SHIP TO SHIP: A Star Trek Podcast Show 202 “You’re Out Of Order!”
We look at “The Cage,” the first sanctioned pilot of Star Trek: The Original Series, and it’s sister episode, the cobbled-together flashback ditty, “The Menagerie.” “The Menagerie” is listed as one of Gene Roddenberry’s top ten favorites episodes of the original run. In “Court Martial,” Kirk is, without credible evidence, tried for the murder of Ben Finney and prosecuted by his ex-girlfriend. Data’s rights as a sentient life-form with free-will come into question in “The Measure of a Man,” one of the first great episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.