I Just Want To Talk About Star Trek

137 EpisodesProduced by Mike McCafferty

Mixing the deep dive facts with absurd comedy, Mike McCafferty is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek with super fans, people who have worked on a series, or just a random person he meets on the street. Q’plah!

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138: Deep Dive - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock!

June 12th, 2019

1:35:32
Summer of Movie Deep Dives! Mike continues his grand assessments of the Star Trek movies with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock!

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137: Deep Dive: Star Trek: The Motion Picture!

May 31st, 2019

1:16:34
40 years after he first saw it in theaters, Mike revisits the first feature film of the Star Trek franchise. It's much maligned, but is it deserved? Mike will tell you!

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136: DS9 Documentary - "What we Left Behind" - Mini review!

May 14th, 2019

16:52

Mike takes his son (Kiernan) to the one night only screening of the Deep Space Nine documentary "What we Left Behind." On the way home (Car sounds included for free!) they give their quick thoughts of the movie!

135: Star Trek (2009) - Mike travels to the past!

May 9th, 2019

48:32

It's the 10 year anniversary of Star Trek (2009) and Mike decides to relive the night he went to go see it. So he calls up his buddy Travis Greer and the two talk about the night they saw it, along with life and improv. 

134: Are Shields a Good Thing in Star Trek? - A Mike Rant©!

May 2nd, 2019

35:52

Mike goes on a solo rant about the uses and misuses of shields in all the Trek series. Bonus! His bird weights in!

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133: Disco Recap - "Such Sweet Sorrow"

April 23rd, 2019

34:34

The idea was to rescue Airiam stand-in Aaron Moles and get about 5 good minutes of his thoughts on the Disco season 2 finale "Such Sweet Sorrow." But …

132: Star Trek and Fate

April 16th, 2019

23:29

Using the Disco episode "The Valley of Shadows" as a springboard, Mike mulls over the concept of fate versus free will in the Star Trek universe.

131: Deep Dive: "The Doomsday Machine"

April 2nd, 2019

56:25

Longing for the days when Star Trek told single, self-contained stories, Mike digs into one of his favorite TOS episodes "The Doomsday Machine."

130: Star Trek and Families - A Trek RANT!

March 27th, 2019

20:56

Mike drives the I-5 and takes a moment to unload his thoughts about parents and parenting in the Star Trek universe. 

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129: Disco Recap - "Project Daedalus" Vrrp. Vrrrp. Vrrrrrrrrp!

March 20th, 2019

1:01:02

When is a robot not a robot? When it's a PLOT DEVICE! Mike, The Doctor and Chief Engineer Jason dive into episode 9 of Discovery's season 2, "Project …

128: Disco recap - "If Memory Serves"

March 13th, 2019

58:03

Mike, The Doctor and Chief Engineer Jason decide what's real and what's illusion in the new Disco episode "If Memory Serves." 

Plus! Mike goes off the rails about robots cleaning mess halls.

And! A deep dive into a …

127: Disco recap (sorta) - The Sounds of Blunder

March 13th, 2019

19:58

Well, what can we say? When Mike and The Doctor try to pull off an impromptu (and late) review of Discovery episode "The Sounds of Thunder," Matt …

126: He did TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT! Eric Pierpoint Interview!!

March 6th, 2019

59:40

Mike auditioned exactly once for Star Trek in his career and lost to this guy. But in finally talking to Eric Pierpoint, he discovers that he not …

125: Respect your Vulcan Elders!

March 2nd, 2019

13:31

On set for a pilot, Mike has a very quiet (ASMR!) chat with Irene Roseen, who played the Vulcan Elder in the 2009 Star Trek movie!

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124: All Hands! A Star Trek Deep Dive into Picard's Hands!!

February 25th, 2019

15:41

A short pod! We answer the one question bothering NO ONE! Is that Picard's hands playing the flute in TNG's "Lessons"???

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123: Disco recap "Obol of Charon"! PLUS Prime vs. Canon!

February 12th, 2019

50:02

Mike and Chief Engineer Jason do a brief, slightly disjointed recap of Disco episode 4, "Obol of Charon." THEN, they dive into Midnight's Edge's long …

122: Disco Relapse - "Point of Light."

February 3rd, 2019

1:26:30

Mike, The Doctor and Chief Engineer Makiaris take on episode three  of the Star Trek: Discovery, "Point of Light." Ghosts! Red Angels!  Baby heads! This one has it all!  Right?  RIGHT?!!

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121: CBS All Access vs. Hot Streets Creator Brian Wysol!

January 30th, 2019

57:14

Role play!  A little bit! Mike drinks red wine with Hot Streets creator friend and friend of the pod, Brian Wysol! We talk about second season of Hot …

120: Disco recap - "New Eden"

January 27th, 2019

1:17:05

Has Discovery found its own new Eden with the second series? Mike, The Doctor and Chief Makiaris breakdown the episode "New Eden," as well as discuss Killing Eve, internet speeds, iTunes and even TILLY!  

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119: Disco recap "Brother"

January 20th, 2019

1:27:37

Disco (STD!) is back! Mike and The Doctor dig deep into the episode! Did the  team finally like a Star Trek: Discovery episode?

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118: Nuclear Wessels...in Alameda!

January 14th, 2019

12:08

Short pod. Mike talks about his epic trip to Alameda. 

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117: Orville Reviews! Plus DS9! ENT! TNG!

January 6th, 2019

57:02

Mike is joined by his son (TNG) so they can break down and discuss the two new Orville episodes "Ja'loja" and "Primal Urges."

PLUS! They talk about the DS9 episode "Badda Bing, Badda Bang!" comparing it to The …

116: Deep Dive - The Trouble with Tribbles!

December 23rd, 2018

57:02

Mike digs into the hilarious and iconic episode "The Trouble with Tribbles!" 

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115: 2018 Trek Year in Review!

December 21st, 2018

38:11

It's been a year of ups and downs for Star Trek. Mike, The Doctor and Chief Engineer Jason sit in a business center of an airport hotel and dissect that very year for your amusement!

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114: Short Treks, Long Drive! Our review of the Short Treks!

December 8th, 2018

24:03

Mike (@Mikemccafferty), The Doctor (@Flibadip), Chief Makiaris (@JasonMakiaris) and Matt "Stompie" Thompson load up in a shuttlecraft (The Doctor's Lexus) and drive back from Mike's birthday celebration in the Final …

113: The Final Frontier(sman)!

December 6th, 2018

1:10:14

For his birthday, Mike is joined by The Doctor (@Flibadip), Jason, Tony and Matt (Stompie) Thompson at The Frontiersman AirBnB in Yosemite National Park. They play TNG poker during the pod and talk about Star Trek V: …

112: ARMIN SHIMERMAN (QUARK) INTERVIEW!

November 17th, 2018

1:33:19

Quark is in the house! 18 years ago Mike worked with the amazing and kind Armin Shimerman. On this ep, they reunite!  It's a fabulous, far reaching …

111: Go Climb a (Vasquez) Rock!

November 8th, 2018

16:21

In this short ep, Mike climbs Vasquez Rocks, location of many, many Star Trek episodes, and one of our podcasts. It's on the climb that he relates some disturbing news and perhaps gains...insight?

110: DS9 vs. VOYAGER! Smackdown!!!

October 19th, 2018

1:30:27

Friend of the Pod David Mikalson drops by to help Mike and Kiernan with an epic Versus battle between the crew of DS9 and Voyager. Tuvok or Odo?! Bashir or The Doctor?! JANEWAY OR SISKO?!!! WE FINALLY ANSWER THESE …

109: Review of DISCO Short Trek - Runaway. PLUS! Drunk night recap!

October 7th, 2018

49:06

Discovery is back with the first in the series of short episodes. Mike, The Doctor (@flibadip) and Jason breakdown the episode and tell you if it's any good. 

PLUS! We visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Star Trek IV …

108: Cold Takes with George!

October 3rd, 2018

50:19

Star Trek does not wait for babies!  It's been almost 2 years and 70 episodes since we last checked in with friend of pod George Edelman. Not our …

107: The one TAS episode you HAVE to watch - Yesteryear

September 12th, 2018

35:29

Mike does a deep dive on arguably the best episodes in the  animated series, "Yesteryear."

106: DS9 - "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" - A Father and son experience!

September 8th, 2018

42:49

Kiernan gets Mike to rewatch the seventh season DS9 epsiode "Take Me Out to the Holosuite." Mike had mixed feelings about it 25 years ago, but …

105: Voyager - "Scorpion" Part 1 - BUT WE'RE ALL SCORPIONS!!

August 27th, 2018

1:07:11

Mike is haunted by the parable of the Frog (Fox?) and the Scorpion that he heard years ago in the third season episode of Star Trek: Voyager. But as he watches the episode and researches the parable (fable), his world …

104: The Drumhead - A Deep Dive

August 14th, 2018

46:03

Mike's concern with present day issues sparks him to rewatch the classic episode The Drumhead. He finds both troubling and encouraging similarities …

103: Jean-Luc Picard is BACK!

August 7th, 2018

48:35

The biggest news in a long time dropped this weekend at the Star Trek Convention in Vegas. Mike, The Doctor and Jason discus Patrick Stewart's epic …

102: 2018 Comic-Con wrap up DISCO, Orville and Klingon Lifestyles!

July 27th, 2018

1:27:51

The Doctor and Mike go over everything Star Trek at the 2018 San Diego Comic-con. Included are Discovery's trailer and panel, The Orville trailer, the Klingon Lifestyle show and Mike dressed as a Star Trek dinosaur for …

101: All Good Things Must End...in WINE!

July 9th, 2018

43:12

Mike, The Doctor (@Flibadip) and Kiernan (kiki.mccafe) travel down to Callaway Winery, film location for the TNG finale "All Good Things" We visit the exact spots (see our FB page for pics), and talk about vineyards in …

100: Our 100th Episode EXTRAVAGANZA!

June 26th, 2018

1:14:32

Extra hosts! Special guests! Cavernous recording location! For the 100th episode, Mike is joined by The Doctor (@flibadip), Jason, Abed Geith, Kiernan McCafferty and returning TOS guest Karl Held ("Return of the …

99: Time's Arrow - KIM HATES MARK TWAIN!

June 15th, 2018

1:35:38

This week we tackle the second part of the TNG episode Time's Arrow. Don't worry, you didn't miss part one, Mike just didn't want to talk about that episode. The good news is that The Doctor (Kim Miller) is so irritated …

98: 98 - The Wrath of Son!

June 6th, 2018

57:22

Mike's back! This time he welcomes back his son to talk about his experience of watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! On the eve of Father's Day, it's a pretty moving episode (for Mike) as Mike unwraps the TWoK …

97: 97 - Trek Movie Theme Music- Are Which Ones are the Right Ones?!

May 15th, 2018

42:22

Flying (not Han) solo this episode, Mike examines the theme music from each Trek movie. He then tells you if that theme matches up with the tone of …

96 - It's Been a Long Road...to talk about ENTERPRISE!

April 21st, 2018

1:30:40

You know, if you've been a diehard fan of Star Trek: Enterprise, waiting patiently for us to talk about the series...WAIT NO MORE! Mike, The Doctor …

95 - Rhianna's Sledgehammer - An Unnecessarily Deep Dive into the Star Trek Music Video

April 9th, 2018

53:18

Mike has rediscovered the lost episode that is Rhianna's song and video "Sledgehammer" that is in the closing credits of Star Trek: Beyond. From there, Mike presents several theories to The Doctor (@Flibadip) and …

94 - How Star Trek 2 RUINED the Hollywood Blockbuster!

March 22nd, 2018

18:24

This is a short BONUS episode that Mike recorded almost 18 months ago, BUT YOU CAN HEAR IT! Mike sets forth an intriguing premise as to how the much loved Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is some ways hurt storytelling …

91 - Stealing the Enterprise - A Deep Dive on Star Trek III!

February 26th, 2018

48:35

Mike flies solo on a deep dive episode! Mike looks a pivotal sequence in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock where the crew is forced to steal their …

90 - DISCO finale! Wait, Klingons have two of...WHAT?!!

February 16th, 2018

1:41:25

Okay, the first season of the first new Star Trek in 15 years has come to a close! Was it any good? Mike (@mikemccafferty), The Doctor (@Flibadip) and Jason (@Jasonmakiaris) parse through episode #15, "Will you Take my …

89 - Disco and Killer Kevin! - We talk penultimate ST:D and TNG episode!

February 10th, 2018

1:19:17

One more episode of first season Discovery left! Mike and The Doctor (Kim Miller) talk about Star Trek Discovery's episode #14, including that bonkers ending! PLUS Mike slides into a quick review of the TNG season 3 …

88 - Moon Door! - Dissecting DISCO episode 13!

February 2nd, 2018

1:03:46

Fighting jet lag and mirror universe guards, Mike, The Doctor ( Kim Miller) and Jason peel apart Discovery's episode 13, "The Past is Prologue." It's …

86 - V'oq Yourself - DISCOVERY EP #11

January 18th, 2018

1:12:19

ANGER ALERT! Mike has a full head of steam toward this episode of ST:D, "The Wolf Inside." While The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Evil Jason (Jason …

85 - Despite Mycelium - ST:D episode #10 "Despite Yourself!"

January 10th, 2018

1:09:00

Discovery is back! Mike is Joined by The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Crewman Jason to discuss episode #10 - "Despite Yourself." PLUS! A deep dive on the practicality of neck snapping. AND! A shameless plug for a new series …

84 - A deep dive on the TNG episode "Q Who"

January 2nd, 2018

54:06

Mike takes a close look at the first appearance of the Federation's greatest foe: The Borg (sorry Dominion). Diving into "Q Who," Mike analyzes the strengths and weakness of the episode, as well as why the Borg are such …

83 - The Next Generation - Mike talks to his son about TNG!

December 28th, 2017

30:48

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82 - "Directed by Quentin Tarintino?" Plus! Orville season finale!

December 12th, 2017

52:28

Is Quentin Tarintino writing and directing the next Star Trek movie? Mike and the Doctor (Kim Miller) react to the latest news about this strange story. PLUS! We review the last two episodes of The Orville! AND! Kim is …

81 - A Deep Dive on Discovery with Jon Stern!

November 27th, 2017

1:27:25

After teasing his appearance on the pod for months, Jon Stern (Founder of Abominable Pictures - Children's Hospital, Wet Hot American Summer, Mystery Science Theater 3000.) Mike finally joins him at his house on a …

80 - The Mike of Gideon - Plus the Orville!

November 20th, 2017

45:29

With Discovery on hiatus and his gang of friends deserting him, Mike decides to podcast alone. The madness that ensues ranges from discussions about garage sales, to The Orville's latest episode to the TOS episode "The …

79 - Discovery Fall Finale...now with nudes! PLUS Orville!

November 13th, 2017

1:18:08

This episode we look at Discovery's ninth episode, "Into the Woods I go!" We talk over the episode, as well as take a bigger look at what we liked and didn't about the first 2/3rds of the season. PLUS! We chat about The …

78 - Discovery ep #8 "In Scripto Confusem" PLUS Orville!

November 6th, 2017

1:24:17

Mike and Kim tackle the penultimate Discovery episode "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum," and come to the conclusion that the title is just as confusing as …

77 - Discover ep 7 - "The Magic that Drives Mike Mad!"

October 30th, 2017

1:12:54

Mudd's back! Mudd's Back! Mudd's back! This episode Mike, The Doctor and Jason tackle episode 7 of ST:D "The Magic that Drive Sane Men Mad." It's a …

76 - Discovery Ep 6 - "Hey, Lethe!"

October 23rd, 2017

1:18:51

As we move deep into the forest of episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, Mike, Kim and Jason run across the "Lethe" river. Does the episode hold up or …

75 - Discovery Episode "Choose Your Pain" PLUS! Orville #6 and Mike's run!

October 16th, 2017

1:29:21

Lots going on! First, Mike tells Jason about his epic 5k run at Vasquez Rocks, including racing 2009 Kirk! Then (13:00) they dive into the latest ST:D episode "Choose your pain," discussing Harry Mudd, Lorca and …

Discovery Episode 4 - "Something, Something Crying Lambs!" (Plus Orville!)

October 9th, 2017

1:10:48

Okay it's actually called, "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry," and Mike actually likes it! But that doesn't mean there's not a lot of weird, nonsensical things that he and The Doctor (Kim Miller) can …

Discovery Episode 3 "Context is for Kings" (PLUS Orville ep 4!)

October 2nd, 2017

1:16:42

Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Midshipman Makiaris (Jason) do a hot take podcast on episode three of Discovery: "Context is for Kings" It's a soft second pilot for the series and Mike and company talk about what …

STAR TREK DISCOVERY IS HERE!

September 25th, 2017

1:03:58

After 12 years WE HAVE NEW TV STAR TREK! Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Mid-Shipman Jason (Makiaris) watched the pilot and second episode and give their rapid reactions. PLUS! Orville fans, we compare and contrast …

I Just Want to Talk About...The Orville?

September 18th, 2017

38:49

This podcast has a fairly narrow scope of which shows it likes to talk about. But with the release of Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville," a homage to TNG, Mike and Jason decide to leave the Trek universe and check out the …

A Star Trek DISCOVERY that makes Mike PISSED!

September 9th, 2017

24:56

Mike is in prime rant mode as he finally puts together a major fact of Star Trek: Discovery that he believes CBS is hiding. Listen to him get FIRED UP!

Self-Destruct Podcast!

September 6th, 2017

47:58

Mike (@MikeMcCafferty) ropes The Doctor (@flibadip) into a podcast where he has no topic or agenda! The results are a free-wheeling episode that …

"Evolution" of an Eclipse - We talk about the TNG stellar episode and Mike's lunar experience!

August 25th, 2017

1:12:29

Mike traveled to Oregon to see the eclipse, so The Doctor (Kim Miller) suggested they talk about the TNG season three premier episode "Evolution." …

The Chase: Mike's theory on how life evolved on Earth...WHICH IS 100% CORRECT!

August 7th, 2017

1:13:01

Completing the connection from the TOS episode (and our podcast on) "The Paradise Syndrome," Mike and The Doctor look at the super fun TNG episode "The Chase." We break down the Federation's misuse of the flagship, …

The Comic-Con Musical Extravaganza!

July 26th, 2017

1:01:19

Singing! Guests! Discovery! XYLOPHONES! The whole IJWTTAST team travels to San Diego to check out Comic-con. We review the new footage of Star Trek: …

Dances with Kirks - we tackle "The Paradise Syndrome"

July 13th, 2017

1:00:04

Jason has been watching all the TOS episode for the first time and has hit the dreaded 3rd season. So he and Mike break down the episode "The Paradise Syndrome," and try to find something good about Kirk thinking he's a …

We get loud about the DS9 episode - "Whispers" (feat. Abed and Kali)!

July 6th, 2017

1:07:37

Abed Geith and Kali Fontecchio stop by and discuss the excellent Deep Space 9 (nine?) "Whispers." Unlike the tautly written episode, this podcast rides the raging waters of Abed's stream of conscious insights and Kali's …

Drinking in Star Trek! A Star Trek Investigation!

June 28th, 2017

56:22

Star Trek has a LOT of drinking in it! So in an attempt to truly understand the 23rd and 24th centuries, Mike and The Doctor (Kim Miller) traveled to …

Wrath of Khan: Part 2 - at the 35th Anniversary Screening!

June 20th, 2017

1:00:15

Mike, The Doctor (Kim Miller) and Jason went to the special screening of TWoK for its 35th anniversary. They talk about Space Seed (which screened …

Star Trek goes YACHT ROCK! The songs of Shatner, Nimoy and others reviewed by special guest JD Ryznar!

June 12th, 2017

1:13:30

For some reason, Star trek actors have felt the need to record albums both during and after their tenure on the series. With the help of JD Ryznar from sister podcast Beyond Yacht Rock, Mike, Kim and Matt "Stompie" …

The Wrath of Khan: Part 1 - The first time Mike saw the movie.

June 6th, 2017

1:00:06

It's the 35th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Mike is launching a multi-part exploration of this, the best movie of the franchise. …

The City on the Edge of Forever - a Star Trek Deep Dive

May 25th, 2017

1:13:31

Mike takes a deep look at one of the greatest Star Trek episodes of all time (pun?) when breaks down "The City on the Edge of Forever." It's a detailed examination if why it set the standard for time travel stories, …

We gotta new ST:D trailer!

May 18th, 2017

1:10:11

CBS finally released a trailer for Star Trek: Discovery, a series that is over 9 months behind schedule. Mike, Kim and Jason break the trailer down …

Mike Interviews Composer Gerald Fried about ONE SINGLE NOTE!

May 1st, 2017

1:00:09

Mike is mystified about a single note in a song from the TOS episode "Shore Leave." So he goes down the rabbit hole (!) and ends up interviewing …

Yea, Brother! - That time Star Trek did HIPPIES!

April 23rd, 2017

1:33:45

The Way to Eden is one of the "Best worst" TOS episodes. It's a space hippie musical with lots of songs, plot holes and a dude with the worst ears in …

The Royale Battle!

April 12th, 2017

1:09:01

Doctors hate this! Mike went to Reno over the weekend and wanted to talk about gambling, so he picked the 2nd season TNG episode "The Royale." Too bad "The Doctor" (Kim Miller) hates this episode! But you'll love it …

Kirk Busters!

April 3rd, 2017

13:32

Well, what can we say? Mike's been bothered by this for 33 years and tonight he went ALL IN on a single line of Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock. Backing his central thesis with audio clips and research, it's either a …

A Piece of the Action!

March 26th, 2017

1:35:01

Mike, The Doctor and Red Shirt Jason have way too much fun taking on the original episode "A Piece of the Action" that has way too much fun. They …

Celebrating Lawrence: A Replay of Lawrence Montaigne's Interview

March 20th, 2017

44:44

Lawrence Montaigne passed away today. He was a great Romulan (Decius, The Balance of Terror), Vulcan (Stonn, Amok Time) and IJWTTAST guest. We …

Kirk is a JERK! "The Practical Joker" animated episode!

March 15th, 2017

1:01:45

Boy, the animated episode "The Practical Joker" is so bad, it's almost a troll on the audience. BUT it does feature the first appearance of an …

The Court Martial of Captain McCafferty!

March 8th, 2017

56:20

It's our 50th episode! But Mike feels as though he hasn't podcast enough recently, so he puts himself on trial! The Doctor (Kim Miller) serves as judge and jury, listening to his sleep deprived ramblings until she …

A Triskellion of Fools!

February 20th, 2017

56:53

Mike is joined in studio (read: in his garage) by Kim "The Doctor" Miller and Jason Makiaris. It seems like a dream team of Trek talk but by minute 40 they're talking about Mike's angry letter he sent to Calvin Klein …

Star Trek SMACKDOWN! Who's the Best Historical Guest Stars?!

February 6th, 2017

58:54

Ameila Earhart vs. Genghis Khan! Einstein vs. Gandhi! Isaac Newton Vs. Freud! Star Trek has had a ton of historical characters as guest stars over the years, but who's the best? Mike and The Doctor assemble a "Sweet …

That first episode with Minuet - "11001001"

January 28th, 2017

1:02:00

Mike starts off with Jason and The Doctor (Kim Miller) talking about the TNG first season episode "11001001," but in true Binar form, we lose one of them 5 minutes into the podcast! Our binary couple continue on, …

Is 'Move Along Home' really that bad? A DS9 investigation!!

January 17th, 2017

1:09:09

A while back Mike mentioned the DS9 episode "Move Along Home" as one of the worst of the franchise. But to give the episode a fair shake after 24 years he watches it and then discusses it in depth with DS9 gurus Kali …

Interview with Lev Mailer - RED HOUR GUY!

January 12th, 2017

34:05

Mike's mania for the TOS episode "The Return of the Archons" has reached it's logical conclusion when he tracks down and talks to Lev Mailer (Ralph …

2016 Star Trek Year in Review

January 1st, 2017

1:04:02

Mike is joined by The Doctor (Kim Miller @flibadip) and Crewman Jason (@JasonMakiaris) to discuss the highs and lows for Star Trek in 2016. Plus! Mike has a hastily assembled list of the top 7 Star Trek things for the …

43 - Star Trek Generations - The Christmas Special?

December 20th, 2016

52:07

Star Trek: Generations is about as close to a Christmas movie as we'll ever get from the franchises. Mike calls up friend of the pod and TNG aficionado Ryan Nagata to talk about the rather unusual 6 minute scene in the …

42 - The West Worlds of Star Trek!

December 12th, 2016

1:25:25

Mike's not a big fan of the HBO series Westworld. BUT! He uses that pent up anger to look at the two Star Trek western episodes, "Spectre of the …

41 - He Stole Shatner's Girl! An Interview with actor Karl Held!

December 5th, 2016

1:10:52

"Return of the Archons" is one of IJWTTAST's fave episodes. It's weird and ridiculous and has one of the best line readings of all time. Mike talks …

40 - Star Trek Deep Dive! "The Lonely Gods" of Star Trek!!

November 24th, 2016

50:50

Mike goes solo on Thanksgiving Eve to do an in-depth pod about the 'lonely gods' that inhabit Star Trek! He talks about Q, General Trelane …

39 - Star Trek and the Electoral College Planet!

November 14th, 2016

39:45

Mike goes solo for the first half of the podcast to talk a bit about the 2016 US election through the eyes of Star Trek. THEN! He's joined by Matt …

38 - Should Disney buy Star Trek?

November 3rd, 2016

1:00:59

With the departure Brian Fuller from the CBS Star Trek: Discovery series, Mike contemplates the unthinkable - would Star Trek be better off if it was …

37 - Star Trek Toys? Let's Play!

October 24th, 2016

1:28:17

Mike brings in old friend and Star Trek toy hoarder Scott Hensel to talk about the history of Star Trek toys. Starting with the Mego TOS series, to …

36 - Catspaw! The Halloween Episode. No, Seriously!

October 17th, 2016

1:27:36

The original series decided they wanted to do a Halloween episode. They put castles, skeletons, witches and black cats into the episode, but took …

Frame of George! We talk about George's Star Trek Dream!

October 9th, 2016

1:18:59

George Edelman, friend of the Pod had a dream like the TNG episode, "Frame of Mind," with Mike in it! Mike calls him, fully intent on a rousing …

34 - "Assignment: Earth!" - The Star Trek Episode that wasn't about Star Trek!

October 3rd, 2016

1:05:10

Gary Seven, Audience: Zero! Mike calls "The Doctor" (Kim Miller @Flibadip) to vent his frustrations over the TOS season 2 finale, "Assignment: Earth!" Fair warning, he's coming in hot on this one and has some real …

Cat! Woman! Interview with Lee Meriwether (Losira, TOS; Catwoman, Batman)!!

September 30th, 2016

1:09:10

Mike grabs a great interview with Lee Meriwether. In addition to playing the hauntingly tragic Losira in "That Which Survives" in Trek, she was Miss America 1955, Catwoman, in Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones (!) and a …

32 - Mike's pissed off (and you should be too!)

September 19th, 2016

47:36

Mike goes on a rant about the lack of effort from CBS and Paramount to make the 50th anniversary something special. He's joined by "The Doctor" Kim Miller, who tries to talk him off the ledge. PLUS! Mike talks about …

Today IS a Good Day to Interview Chancellor Gowron (Robert O' Reilly)!

September 12th, 2016

1:05:02

Robert O' Reilly redefined what it meant to be a Klingon with his amazing performance as Gowron in TNG and later DS9. Mike chats with him about how …

31 - Live from Vasquez Rocks! The 50th Anniversary Special!

September 9th, 2016

1:11:24

For the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Mike climbs the Vasquez Rocks, site of multiple Star Trek episodes, and with nine good friends celebrates the …

30 Star Trek's Lost Series - Reanimated!

September 5th, 2016

35:36

Ever heard of the animated series? Made in the early 70s with the creator, writers and cast of the original series? Nope, that's because CBS and Paramount really didn't want to talk about it. BUT WE DOI! Mike is …

28 - Amok Time: How to have Sex on/with Vulcan!

September 1st, 2016

1:20:26

Ever wonder how Vulcans mate? Yes. You. Do! Mike is joined by The Doctor (Kim) and Ensign Jason to talk about the first episode to ever show …

27 - Deep. Space. Nine.

August 21st, 2016

1:20:25

We're finally getting to the show that broke the mold! Mike crews the pod with DS9 experts "Major" Kali Fontechhio and "Barkeep" David Mikalson. …

We got STD!

August 12th, 2016

1:01:41

Mike, Kim and Jason break down the Star Trek: Discovery news from Bryan Fuller at the TCA. PLUS! Mike continues to recap his adventures at the …

Vegas Convention Report: Booze! Khan! Pinball!

August 7th, 2016

39:50

It's a podcast from the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention! Mike, Ryan and George break down all the things they saw on Thursday and Friday at the con, including meeting a Khan, post accident Pike, shirtless Kirk and a …

Beyond the Beyond Review

August 4th, 2016

55:04

Mike does a solo, deep dive review on the new Star Trek movie: Beyond. He plays piano, kills a bug and talks about that girl with the weird fingers …

Crystalline Entity Slayer! An interview with Ellen Geer, Dr. Kila Marr, from "The Silicon Avatar!"

July 27th, 2016

43:27

Mike talks to Ellen Geer, the accomplished stage and screen actresses who played the grief-stricken, vengeance-bent Dr. Kila Marr in the TNG episode "The Silicon Avatar" (S05E04). They talk about working with the TNG …

22 Comic-con wrap-up: I Just Want to get some Sleep!

July 25th, 2016

52:06

Mike and Kim recount their epic four days at the 2016 comic-con. Including the Star Trek: Beyond premiere, bumping into Bryan Fuller and the Klingon …

21 Comic-con Preview!

July 18th, 2016

39:35

Mike is joined by Kim Miller and Jason Makiaris for an ill advised STAR TREK PARTY©! They talk about the upcoming release of Star Trek: Beyond and then deep dive into all the amazing panels at the San Diego Comic Con. …

20 Q-uiz! - The Wrath of Trivia Contests!

July 10th, 2016

45:50

Mike and his crew take a Trek to Long Beach to compete in a Star Trek trivia contest. He's searching for redemption after the pasting he took in …

19 Shades of Gray - The show that almost killed TNG!!

July 3rd, 2016

36:09

Oh, hell no! Are we really gonna talk about the WORST episode of TNG? Yep, because it was at a pivotal moment in the franchise and because....RISK …

18 - Live from Riverside, Iowa: TREK FEST 2016!

June 26th, 2016

54:00

Mike makes it to Riverside Iowa, the (future) birthplace of James Kirk to check out the Trek Fest. He podcasts from The Voyage Home Museum and talks to curator about the museum and why the animated series scares Mike.

16 - NEXT TIME, ON STAR TREK! - Interview with Ryan Nagata and George Edelman

June 22nd, 2016

58:13

Mike visits the 3F Studios to talk with Ryan Nagata and George Edelman (Amigo Undead) about making Star Trek props, the insane TOS and TNG promos that they used to run and a deep dive into the wardrobe choices in Star …

THE RED SHIRT WHO WOULD NOT DIE! An interview with Eddie Paskey (Mr. Leslie)

June 16th, 2016

51:40

Eddie Paskey appeared in 59 episodes of the original series. He played multiple roles, in multiple colored shirts, and in real life was the stand …

14 - "We the (Star Trek) People!" Captain Kirk Reads the U.S. Constitution! Seriously!

June 10th, 2016

53:03

As the US elections loom, Mike and Kim Miller discuss "The Omega Glory," a TOS episode that goes off the rails but features Shatner going full …

What Does God Need with a Sybok?

June 8th, 2016

1:14:42

Mike talks with Laurence Luckinbill, who played Spock's half-brother Sybok in Star Trek V. They discuss how he landed the role, working with Shatner …

Screen Junkies' Dan Murrell and the Triskellion of Choice!

June 2nd, 2016

1:17:25

Mike welcomes Screen Junkies mega geek Dan Murrell to the show to discuss Star Trek's three different paths of movies, TV and fan films.

11 - "Glorious! Glorious!" An Interview with Lawerence Montainge

June 1st, 2016

1:22:42

Mike takes a deep dive into the classic episode "The Balance of Terror," and describes why it was such an important episodes to the series and to science fiction in general. Then he puts a call into TOS actor Lawrence …

10 - The Voyage Home Museum

June 1st, 2016

33:16

Mike talks to Wendee McCracken, the President of the Riverside, Iowa The Voyage Home Museum, dedicated to all things Star Trek. He walks to her about the Trek Fest, pitches his show idea, learns about Star Trek plates …

9 - The Nacho Incident

June 1st, 2016

19:28

Mike, travels to Los Angeles restaurant Mexlcali with Matt and Jason to consume nachos and talk Star Trek and Shakespeare. But their server, Cassidy, proves to provide far more insight and improv than they bargained …

8 - "Admiral! There be Podcasts Here!"

June 1st, 2016

35:29

Mike calls up the Monterey Bay Aquarium and talks to the VP of communications Hank Armstrong about his memories of when Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home filmed at the aquarium in 1986.

7 - "The Mike Trap" (featuring Tony Caselli)

June 1st, 2016

27:30

Mike talks about the first aired episode, "The Man Trap," then calls his friend Tony to discuss their aging and the relevance of TOS.

6 - Star Trek: The Concert Version

June 1st, 2016

53:06

Mike and The Doctor go to The Star Trek Ultimate Voyage Concert in Los Angeles and might have bumped into the cast of the new Star Trek series. Plus! We talk to composer Ryan Elder about the music of Star Trek!

5 - "Where No Gardener has Gone Before"

June 1st, 2016

25:12

Mike makes a deep dive into the second pilot "Where no Man, has Gone Before." After a scheduling mishap with his guest, Mike talks to his gardener, …

4 - "Tina the Gorn" (Feat. Matt "Stompie" Thompson)

May 27th, 2016

21:51

Mike takes a sojourn to San Diego to meet his good friend and former fellow Sea World employee, Matt Thompson. They discuss how they met as well as Matt's love for the JJ Abram movies. Also! they improvise a third …

3 - "It's Been a Long Road..." (feat. Nate Pierson)

May 27th, 2016

24:02

Mike McCafferty travels to San Diego to talk to Nate Peirson about his love for Star Trek: Enterprise. PLUS - Kim Miller relates a dream she had about Mike as a Star trek character and through outstanding improv, they …

2 - The Cage (with Abed Gheith)

May 26th, 2016

54:49

Mike is on Talos 4, doing a deep dive into the failed first pilot of the series, "The Cage." Later, he calls Abed Gheith, who talks about his …

1 - The State of Trek!

May 26th, 2016

41:52

Mike looks at the current, fractured state of the Star Trek franchise with Kim and Jason. Later, they call Vegas mentalist, Paul Draper, who shares …

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