Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

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Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television byjourneying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explo… read more

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Supplemental 48 - The One with Gersha Phillips

March 7th, 2019

43:43

This week, we’re happy to be joined by Gersha Phillips, costume designer on Star Trek: Discovery. How has technology changed the field? Were the …

Supplemental 47 - Where Did Mission Log Go?

February 28th, 2019

55:43

The Mission Log hiatus means John and Ken dip into the mailbag, responding to your comments while the computer works on her tan. What's on our minds? DS9, Section 31, thoughts on Paradise - plus an interview with Trek …

311 - The Jem'Hadar

February 14th, 2019

1:03:57

Commander Sisko leads an educational camping trip in the Gamma Quadrant for Jake and Nog. Quark comes along just to make it super uncomfortable, but maybe he'll find some time to bond with Ben too - especially if it …

310 - Tribunal

February 7th, 2019

1:06:32

It’s a very merry unvacation for the O’Briens. A romantic getaway for Keiko and Miles shifts quickly to Miles being sentenced to death on Cardassia Prime. All that’s left now is the trial. A verdict that’s already …

309 - The Collaborator

January 31st, 2019

55:08

The time has come for Bajor to name a new Kai. Bareil looks like a shoe-in, though past ghosts may stand in his way. Actions taken by a few Bajorans during the Cardassian occupation may close the door on Bareil’s …

308 - Crossover

January 24th, 2019

54:51

Major Kira and Doctor Bashir find themselves on DS9, but everything's a bit different. Cardassians are working with Klingons, humans are used for slave labor, and Kira is in charge! Not our Kira, the other Kira. Meet …

307 - The Wire

January 17th, 2019

57:55

Fun Fact: The repetitive epic is the most elegant form in Cardassian literature. Also, Dr. Bashir is having lunch with plain, simple Garak. But things with Garak are not as simple as they seem. Kind of like the last …

306 - The Maquis, Part I and Part II

January 10th, 2019

1:16:59

After the Cardassians and the Federation formally ended hostilities, a number of colonists from both sides were left in limbo. A skirmish here, an …

305 - Blood Oath

January 3rd, 2019

1:04:52

Three Klingons bound by a blood oath drop by Deep Space Nine and find their old friend Dax. Though it's a new Dax, and she's not necessarily bound by …

304 - Profit and Loss

December 20th, 2018

1:00:02

An old flame of Quark’s happens by DS9. She’s a Cardassian, but not just any Cardassian. She’s teacher to a couple of students with radical ideas. …

303 - Playing God

December 13th, 2018

1:10:24

O’Brien is playing God to a bunch of Cardassian voles. Dax is playing God to a Trill initiate. Sisko is playing God to two whole universes. Who isn’t …

302 - Shadowplay

December 6th, 2018

1:11:27

Odo and Dax stumble upon an idyllic little village where some of the residents have been disappearing. Where have they gone? And were they really 'there' in the first place? Plus Kira's got a date and Jake's got a job. …

301 - Paradise

November 29th, 2018

1:01:17

Ben Sisko and Miles O’Brien are surveying planets for future colonies. They find one that seems to have a colony already. A human colony. But there’s …

Supplemental 46 - Inside Star Trek

November 15th, 2018

1:06:00

Join John, Ken, Rod and Mission Log listeners inside the Sansar VR experience as we listen to tracks from the 1976 album "Inside Star Trek." What were Gene's thoughts on censorship, religion, sexuality... provocative …

300 - Whispers

November 8th, 2018

57:19

Miles O’Brien is back from a mission and things are really weird. His wife Keiko is even more annoyed than usual with the engineer. His daughter …

299 - Armageddon Game

November 1st, 2018

1:00:12

Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien help the warring T'Lani and Kelleruns get rid of their most dangerous weapon, but they find themselves the target of a …

298 - The Alternate

October 25th, 2018

1:05:24

Odo’s dad shows up on Deep Space Nine. Well, his foster dad. Okay, the scientist who studied him from his days as an unrecognizable puddle. Their …

297 - Rivals

October 18th, 2018

1:00:04

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - 297 - Rivals   On the Promenade, Quark has met his match. There’s a new con man on DS9, and he’s opened a gambling hall directly across from Quark’s. On the racketball …

296 - Sanctuary

October 11th, 2018

1:04:25

The Skreeans are escaping oppression in the Gamma Quadrant and find themselves at DS9. If only they could settle on Bajor and get back to farming, …

295 - Second Sight

October 4th, 2018

1:14:11

295 - Second Sight Gideon Seyetik is bigger than life, about to take on the biggest challenge he’s ever faced: reigniting a dead star. Commander Sisko is up against a big, depressing anniversary. But there’s something …

Supplemental 45 - Doug Drexler is Caught in the Nexus

October 1st, 2018

1:02:36

This week, Academy Award wining makeup artist and Star Trek journeyman Doug Drexler joins a group of people in the Roddenberry Nexus in Sansar to talk about his moves from makeup to art department to computer graphics …

294 - Necessary Evil

September 27th, 2018

1:09:30

Quark gets recruited by a dangerous dame for a box job that almost leaves him a stiff. Can a gumshoe like Odo solve that and a years old murder …

293 - Rules of Acquisition

September 20th, 2018

56:33

Pel isn't like your average Ferengi. He's loyal, smart, trustworthy, and has a serious crush on Quark. Pel also happens to be a female posing as a male since Ferengi only allow males to do things like business, reading, …

292 - Melora

September 13th, 2018

1:11:21

There's a visitor on DS9 - Ensign Melora Pazlar. She comes from a low-gravity planet which means she's got some physical disadvantages in the space station's environment, but everyone there is glad to help her out. …

291 - Cardassians

September 6th, 2018

1:03:38

Plain, simple Garak is back, though there is nothing plain nor simple about the young Cardassian he’s spotted on DS9. The kid’s name is Rugal and he was raised on Bajor, as a Bajoran. Things get even less simple when …

290 - Invasive Procedures

August 30th, 2018

1:03:08

Verad is one of the 9-in-10 Trill who doesn't have a symbiont living inside him. He can't seem to get over it, though, and he's got his eyes on what Jadzia has... Dax. Can he steal the symbiont from her and escape to …

289 - The Circle and The Siege

August 23rd, 2018

1:13:00

Major Kira must suddenly deal with feeling useless, while Li Nalas has to learn to be the hero everyone thinks he is. Quark ends up on the right side of the law, while Sisko steps outside of Starfleet orders. War is …

288 - The Homecoming

August 16th, 2018

57:37

Li Nalas - famed Bajoran resitance leader - is alive!  Sisko gives Major Kira the green light to head to Cardassia IV to retrieve him. The people are happy to have Li back. Maybe he can bring peace to Bajor. Not …

Supplemental 44 - But, is it Star Trek? Or, Yet another one from the Rio

August 9th, 2018

1:05:18

Incendiary for six-years running, John and Ken pose the age old question, “But, is it Star Trek?” Spoiler alert: Yes. And, no? Yet another one from …

Supplemental 43 - The One with the Roddenberry Podcast Network

August 7th, 2018

54:49

From Las Vegas, Nevada - Sue and Grace from Women at Warp, Elijah and Kenna from Priority One, Dr. Trek from The Trek Files, and John and Ken from Mission Log talk fandom and podcasts and the return of Picard on this …

287 - In the Hands of the Prophets

August 2nd, 2018

1:17:58

A Bajoran spiritual leader takes issue with classes taught to schoolchildren on Deep Space Nine. But is it religious conviction or ruthless ambition …

Supplemental 42 - Divisions at San Diego Comic Con 2018

July 26th, 2018

55:54

From the eye of the storm, John and Ken are happy to bring you Star Trek: A Fandom Divided? A panel from SDCC 2018, featuring Aaron Harvey of Saturday Morning Trek, Alison “Kenna” Pitt of Priority One: A Roddenberry …

286 - Duet

July 19th, 2018

1:04:37

Major Kira suspects that the Cardassian bookkeeper on board DS9 is guilty of war crimes. Is Marritza who he claims to be, or is he the other, more notorious person he claims to be? Can Kira see past her need for …

285 - Dramatis Personae

July 12th, 2018

56:10

Things are tense on Deep Space Nine. Everyone is talking about choosing sides between Commander Sisko and Major Kira. Meanwhile, they are actually leading opposing sides! The only ones acting normal are Odo and Quark. …

284 - The Forsaken

June 28th, 2018

1:00:42

Deep Space Nine is overrun with unwanted lifeforms. There are ambassadors. There is a sort of sentient computer puppy. Also, Lwaxana Troi is here - trying to get close to Odo, who is just trying to keep himself …

283 - If Wishes Were Horses

June 21st, 2018

58:08

Stop us if you've heard this one: Rumplestiltskin, a libidinous Trill and a long-dead baseball player walk into a space station... What happens next is anyone's guess when the crew of DS9 find their imaginations …

282 - Progress

June 14th, 2018

58:33

Major Kira works to avert a crisis, while Nog and Jake pursue an opportunity. Kira trades the stubbornness of the past for her chosen path, while Nog …

281 - The Storyteller

June 7th, 2018

58:21

The Sirah is the one person who can prevent a terrifying sky-monster from destroying a quiet Bajoran village, but he's dying. Enter the man who would …

280 - Battle Lines

May 31st, 2018

1:11:59

The Ennis and the Nol-Ennis hate each other. Really hate each other. They've hated each other for so long, their people can't even remember why they …

279 - Vortex

May 24th, 2018

1:10:24

A heist gone bad may be good news for Odo. The accused in the case says he has met other Changelings like Odo. He can even take Odo to them! Of course, the guy is a criminal - and he seems to do quite a bit of …

278 - The Nagus

May 17th, 2018

1:04:35

While the Ferengi are usually out for themselves, there is one Ferengi who rules them all. He is the Nagus and he is at Quark’s. What does he want? …

277 - Move Along Home

May 10th, 2018

1:03:51

Imagine a game where some of the people are players and some of the people are pieces, but none of the people know about the other people. It is First Contact meets I, Mudd meets A Piece of the Action when we put Move …

276 - The Passenger

May 3rd, 2018

1:12:18

It is a well known and established scientific fact that humanoids use about one one-millionth of their brains, leaving plenty of room for someone’s consciousness to hitch a lift, if they had a mind to. A criminal …

275 - Dax

April 26th, 2018

1:09:34

Dax is charged with treason and murder. But should Jadzia Dax do the time if Curzon Dax did the crime? And do we even know that Curzon DID do the …

274 - Q Less

April 19th, 2018

1:03:26

Q: How did Vash get to the Gamma Quadrant without going through the wormhole? A: Q. The troublesome twosome from TNG is back on the small screen, …

Supplemental 41 - Star Trek Saves a Life

April 16th, 2018

26:20

There are Trek geeks, then there are the Trek Geeks. On this supplemental edition of Mission Log, Dan Davidson of the podcast Trek Geeks joins us to talk about when and how the Deep Space Nine episode Captive Pursuit …

273 - Captive Pursuit

April 12th, 2018

1:05:46

Say hello to our first visitor from the Gamma Quadrant. He is Tosk... and that's about all we know until a group of heavily-armed aliens show up looking for him. They say Tosk was born to be hunted, but O'Brien says …

272 - Babel

April 5th, 2018

1:10:19

Fire up the custard, there’s Barney in the station when everything’s infected, down to the loop and the Rosy. O’Brien’s the first to go Pat, and he’s off his plates for good. Then Quark’s got to help his china Odo …

271 - A Man Alone

March 29th, 2018

1:10:57

A shifty Bajoran and a shapeshifting lawman lock horns. Sounds simple… but the angry mob is on the Bajoran’s side. Odo is A Man Alone in this week’s Mission Log. Get in touch with us! On Facebook: …

270 - Past Prologue

March 22nd, 2018

1:08:25

An old friend of Kira’s from her militant days seeks asylum on DS9. But is he seeking asylum? Or is he looking for a way to strike a blow for Bajor? …

269 - Emissary

March 15th, 2018

1:28:39

Moving can be tough, especially when the military force that used to occupy your home wrecks it before leaving. Plus they’re still hanging around causing trouble. Plus nobody really wants you here. Plus you’re not sure …

Supplemental 40 - The One with Gates McFadden

March 8th, 2018

1:11:58

Mission Log needs a check up so who better to welcome this week to reflect on The Next Generation than Dr. Crusher herself, Gates McFadden. In this candid interview, we cover turning down, then accepting, then getting …

Supplemental 39 - TNG Recap No. 2

March 1st, 2018

1:22:22

Lt. Jae speaks! This week, John and Ken continue their look back at Star Trek: The Next Generation and welcome special guests: "True Q" story writer Matthew Corey and Lt. Jae herself, Tracee Lee Cocco. Plus, we'll count …

Supplemental 38 - TNG Recap No. 1

February 22nd, 2018

1:03:39

This week, John and Ken take a first pass at a last look at Star Trek: The Next Generation. Topics include: - Favorite Villains - Cinematic Episodes - A Self Loathing Riker - More! More! More!   Get in touch with us! On …

268 - Star Trek: Nemesis

February 15th, 2018

1:22:55

Are two Jean Luc Picards better than one? Not when one is a clone raised under the Romulan whip, now determined to kill the original Picard, violate …

267 - Star Trek: Insurrection

February 8th, 2018

1:36:34

The Ba'ku live an idyllic life on their planet: creative, fun and peaceful and hardly aging a day. What's their secret? Wouldn't the Son'a and at …

266 - Star Trek: First Contact

February 1st, 2018

1:32:52

It’s the return of the Borg! You remember them! And the return of the Borg Queen! You remember her! No? Well, Picard does. He and the newly …

265 - Star Trek: Generations

January 25th, 2018

1:31:05

Picard and crew have landed on the big screen, and they’ve brought some history with them. There are the Duras sisters, and Guinan, and - holy cow! …

264 - All Good Things...

January 18th, 2018

1:23:27

Captain Picard is moving back and forth through time. That’s the quickest way to get to the beginning. It is seven-years ago, and mankind is being put on trial by Q - not again, but still. Once again, Picard has to save …

263 - Preemptive Strike

January 11th, 2018

1:04:49

Ro Laren is back from Advanced Tactical Training, and just in time. Starfleet wants her to go undercover and infiltrate the Maquis. The Maquis have taken to attacking the Cardassians. Yes, the same Cardassians that …

262 - Emergence

January 4th, 2018

1:09:03

Something has taken over the Enterprise, and that something is - the Enterprise. The ship is alive and trying to create life, too. But Picard and …

Supplemental 37 - Holiday Feedback Fun!

December 28th, 2017

41:53

It is a holiday supplemental edition of Mission Log, and John and Ken are getting the presents! Presents in this case are comments from you, which …

261 - Bloodlines

December 21st, 2017

53:49

Completing week three of season seven’s three sons, we say hello to an old enemy and a new offspring. The Ferengi Bok is back to take revenge on …

260 - Firstborn

December 14th, 2017

1:01:59

Alexander is back, as is Alexander. Worf’s son has come from the future to convince his younger self to down his prune juice and follow the way of …

259 - Journey's_End

December 7th, 2017

1:15:50

Wesley Crusher comes back to the Enterprise for a visit, but he's not the young man the others expect him to be. Meanwhile on Dorvan V, the Native …

258 - Genesis

November 30th, 2017

1:00:05

Everybody seems edgy. Well, except for the people who seem to be groggy and forgetful. And the ones turning into frogs and lemurs and whatever Worf …

257 - Eye of the Beholder

November 16th, 2017

58:56

A shocking suicide on the Enterprise leads Deanna Troi on a psychic journey into a killer's memories. It's part Columbo, part Sixth Sense and more …

256 - Masks

November 9th, 2017

55:52

What do Masaka, Ihat, an old man, and a frightened child have in common? Many things. They are all a part of some ancient, unknown pantheon. They are …

255 - Thine Own Self

November 2nd, 2017

1:01:28

Data's mission to retrieve radioactive material from a pre-industrial world goes haywire when he forgets who he is. He doesn't forget science though, which means he might be able to clean up the mess he accidentally …

254 - Lower Decks

October 26th, 2017

1:12:02

Ever wondered about all of those OTHER people on the Enterprise? This week, they get names! And plot lines! Meet the one that annoys Riker! The one …

253 - Sub Rosa

October 19th, 2017

1:12:52

Beverly’s recently deceased, 100-year-old grandmother had a 34-year-old boyfriend. It is cool though. He was actually 800-years-old. It is not cool …

252 - Homeward

October 12th, 2017

1:08:06

Worf's adopted-brother has been quietly studying the people of Borall II until it looks like the whole planet is about to be destroyed. With the help …

251 - The Pegasus

October 5th, 2017

1:10:55

Riker gets a visit from his old commanding officer, the pugnacious Admiral Pressman, who has his sights set on retrieving their old ship, the USS …

250 - Parallels

September 28th, 2017

56:46

What is weirder than a lauging Vulcan and his dog? How about Lieutenant Wesley Crusher? Or a blue eyed Data? Or Worf’s wife, Deanna Troi? Everything …

Supplemental 36 - Discovering Discovery Live

September 27th, 2017

57:10

In our very first episode of Mission Log Live, we have a spoiler-filled conversation with our listeners about Star Trek Discovery's debut episodes: …

249 - Inheritance

September 21st, 2017

1:07:53

Did you know Data has a mom? Yeah, neither did Data. She is aboard the Enterprise, looking to share with him and make up for lost time. But the two of them have more in common than even she realizes. Also, a planet is …

248 - Force of Nature

September 14th, 2017

1:00:15

Some people say you can't train a cat, but that doesn't stop Data from trying to outwit Spot. Some people also say that warp drive is destroying a little stretch of the galaxy while others are saying "unh unh, prove …

247 - Attached

September 7th, 2017

57:14

Welcome to Kesprytt III, home to the Kes and the Prytt. The Kes seem nice, but they’re actually a little too paranoid and devious for the Federation. The Prytt seem sort of xenophobic, but they’re actually incredibly …

246 - Dark Page

August 31st, 2017

57:10

The Cairn are a telepathic race looking to join the Federation, and helping them to learn spoken language is Lwaxana Troi. When she opens their minds, her own secrets start to come to the surface forcing her to relive …

245 - Phantasms

August 24th, 2017

1:00:29

Data is a simple android with simple dreams. He dreams of drinks from the head of a commanding officer, robocidal workers from the early 20th …

244 - Gambit: Part I and Gambit: Part II

August 17th, 2017

1:14:19

Picard is dead until he's "Galen." Riker has gone rogue. Then there's the Romulan who's not, and they're all in search of an artifact that isn't what …

Supplemental 35 - Another Show from the Rio

August 10th, 2017

55:58

The friends! The Costumes! The Cocktails! John and Ken have hit the Rio again for Star Trek Las Vegas 2017! Listen in as they - and Mission Log Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry - talk TNG 30: Trek in Transition!   Get …

Supplemental 34 - The One at San Diego Comic Con

August 3rd, 2017

55:11

It's convention season, and with John and Ken on the road we bring you the fun from the stage. This week: "live" from San Diego Comic Con 2017, host Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek covers the state of Trek podcasting with …

243 - Interface

July 27th, 2017

1:06:54

Description intentionally left blank. Find out why when we put Interface in the Mission Log. Get in touch with us! On Facebook: facebook.com/missionlogpod On Twitter: @missionlogpod On Skype: missionlogpod On the …

242 - Liaisons

July 20th, 2017

56:45

The Enterprise crew is taking part in a cultural exchange. Two Iyaarans will visit the ship, while Picard visits their homeworld. The Iyaarans on the …

241 - Descent

July 13th, 2017

1:24:52

The Borg are acting weird, but they are not the only ones. Their erratic behavior may have rubbed off on Data. He's showing anger and, seemingly, enjoying it. When the Enterprise pursues the Borg, they find Hugh's …

240 - Timescape

June 29th, 2017

1:00:45

A rift in the space-time continuum freezes the Enterprise and a Romulan warbird in battle... or so it looks to Picard, Data, Troi and LaForge from …

239 - Second Chances

June 22nd, 2017

53:56

Riker adores a jazz quartet, the holodeck, and has Troi regret... and so does the other Riker. This week, Will meets Thomas, and considers the road …

238 - Rightful Heir

June 15th, 2017

1:10:57

He's been gone for 15 centuries, but Kahless, the spiritual leader of the Klingons is back! He's ready to lead his people back to peace and glory, and he wants Worf's help to do it. Only he might not be Kahless, and …

237 - Suspicions

June 8th, 2017

55:20

Dr. Reyga, a Ferengi scientist, has invented a type of shielding which could allow a spacecraft to safely enter a star's corona. Testing it on board …

Supplemental 33 - Roddenberry Podcast Network at the Disco

June 1st, 2017

54:22

On this supplemental edition of Mission Log, John and Ken formally introduce you to Women at Warp and Priority One - founding members of the Roddenberry Podcast Network. Plus everybody goes to the Disco, which Ken …

236 - Frame of Mind

May 25th, 2017

58:54

Commander Riker is having a bad week. He may have gone insane! He may have killed a guy! He may have sided with his captors against Worf and Data! Or none of this may have happened. Take a spin with us as we put Frame …

235 - The Chase

May 18th, 2017

1:08:06

Captain Picard is visited by his old archaeology professor with an intriguing proposal: leave the Enterprise and come with him to uncover one of the …

234 - Lessons

May 11th, 2017

57:09

Romance is in the air when Captain Picard finds himself falling for a certain strong willed, highly-professional redhead on the crew. Nope, not that one. This one is Lt. Cdr. Nella Daren, and Picard may have just sent …

233 - Starship Mine

May 4th, 2017

1:00:55

Starship Mine The Enterprise is due for a baryon sweep which means it's the perfect time for the crew to get a little R&R. With no one minding the ship, it's also the perfect time for a group of terrorists to steal …

232 - Birthright Parts I & II

April 27th, 2017

1:25:21

Worf hears the worst news he could imagine: that his father is alive and well on a Romulan prison planet. He sets off to investigate what became of …

231 - Tapestry

April 20th, 2017

1:05:13

Captain Picard is mortally wounded while on a mission, but when he walks toward the light, it's Q on the other side! If he had it all to do over …

230 - Face of the Enemy

April 13th, 2017

1:13:25

What are those bumps on Counselor Troi’s forehead? Wait! That IS her forehead! She’s been kidnapped. And yet, she is in command of a Romulan ship …

229 - Aquiel

April 6th, 2017

59:16

Lt. Aquiel Uhnari works at a communications relay station way out in the middle of nowhere. She might be dead, she might be a killer, or she might be a pile of coalescent microorganisms. Doesn't matter: either way, …

228 - Ship in a Bottle

March 30th, 2017

1:04:45

He's suave, dangerous, brilliant and Data's favorite holodeck challenge. He also happens to have consciousness, and he wants a life out there in the …

227 - Chain of Command, Parts I & II

March 23rd, 2017

1:18:12

Captain Picard is on a secret mission and command of the Enterprise is turned over to Captain Edward Jellico. The Enterprise crew finds Jellico's abrasive style hard to handle. Still, he may be leading them into battle. …

226 - The Quality of Life

March 16th, 2017

1:02:23

The Quality of Life Exobots are great for helping out around the workplace: they can float, they make their own tools, they can be programmed for a …

225 - A Fistful of Datas

March 9th, 2017

1:00:19

The Enterprise has nowhere to go for 48 hours. But even sitting in stationary orbit with nothing to do, the crew can find trouble. The holodeck has …

224 - Rascals

March 2nd, 2017

1:03:05

Picard is shorter and has more hair than usual. In fact, he's a 12 year old kid, and so are Keiko, Guinan and Ensign Ro. Are they still themselves …

Supplemental 32 _ The One with Adam Nimoy

February 27th, 2017

1:02:19

We're sitting down with Adam Nimoy to discuss his work on Star Trek, his documentary "For the Love of Spock," and celebrate the life of Leonard Nimoy who we lost two years ago. Adam also sets the stage for his upcoming …

223 - True Q

February 23rd, 2017

1:06:10

Meet Amanda Rogers. She is young, smart, driven, and possibly some sort of mage. She can make puppies appear and disappear. She can change the direction of falling objects. She can contain a warp core explosion with her …

222 - Schisms

February 16th, 2017

57:26

Do you have trouble concentrating at work? Do you have problems sleeping at night? Are you feeling anxious and snapping at the people who care about you? Maybe you need a good night's sleep. Or maybe that's when the …

221 - Relics

February 9th, 2017

1:03:33

An old ship, an older engineer, and a structure that’s older than anyone knows. Old things, but not useless things. It is part flashback, part after …

220 - Man of the People

February 2nd, 2017

1:04:27

Ambassador Alkar is a guest aboard the Enterprise while en route to negotiate a peace treaty. When he shows up, Deanna Troi starts doing things she doesn't normally do: showing a bit more skin, lashing out in a jealous …

219 - Realm of Fear

January 26th, 2017

54:44

Reginald Barclay learns there's nothing to fear about the transporter except when that fear is completely legitimized by the appearance of the giant quasi-energy microbes that attack him. It's Realm of Fear on this …

218 - Time's Arrow I & II

January 19th, 2017

1:18:38

Whatever happens to Data’s head in the future is going to happen in the past... which hasn’t happened yet. It’s time travel in search of neural vampires, plus Mark Twain in search of a decent cigar. Time’s Arrow and …

217 - The Inner Light

January 12th, 2017

1:13:41

The Inner Light Remember that time Picard had a wife and kids and mastered playing the flute? Except it wasn't Picard - it was the entirety of Kamin's life, played out on the dying planet Kataan. Find out what lessons …

216 - The Next Phase

January 5th, 2017

55:24

When Ensign Ro and Geordi LaForge are beamed back from a damaged Romulan ship, a transporter accident leaves them missing and presumed dead. The rest …

Supplemental 31 - John and Ken's Rocking New Year Q&A

December 29th, 2016

42:18

This week, John and Ken field many questions from @ScottyBonner and a few other people. - Why is the computer not listed as a co-host? - When will we …

215 - I Borg

December 22nd, 2016

1:07:10

Meet Hugh. Hugh is Borg. Injured, Hugh has been healed on the Enterprise. Now, Gerodi has a job: turn Hugh into a good, old fashioned bit of 20th …

214 - Imaginary Friend

December 15th, 2016

1:02:11

Imagine living on a starship. Now imagine you have an imaginary friend on that starship. Now imagine that imaginary friend is real and is threatening to kill you! Now imagine… you are not imagining. Actually, you do not …

213 - The Perfect Mate

December 8th, 2016

1:14:52

Captain Picard meets his ideal woman: she's brilliant, bold, adventurous, independent. Of course she is, because Kamala is a metamorph who becomes …

212 - Cost of Living

December 1st, 2016

1:02:18

Alexander, Lwaxana and the whimsiest whimsies that ever whimsied give us life lessons. Also, there is a B-plot. See it all in its glittery glory when we put Cost of Living in the Mission Log.   Get in touch with us: On …

211 - The First Duty

November 17th, 2016

1:08:51

Wesley Crusher is a pilot on an elite team of flyers. Yeah. We are not sure when that happened either. Tragedy has hit the team though. A crash has led to the death of a member of Nova Squadron. They say it was an …

210 - Cause and Effect

November 10th, 2016

1:04:49

The Enterprise explodes. Then it explodes again. And again. And again. Eventually, it does not explode. This week we follow Cause and Effect into the …

209 - The Outcast

November 3rd, 2016

1:28:55

The J’naii are a race that have sworn off gender. No males. No females. Just J’naii. But there is one J’naii that loves the way Riker moves her. Yes, …

208 - Ethics

October 27th, 2016

1:18:24

Is it better to die, or live a life that is less than one’s ideal? Is it better to follow the rules, or cut corners to potentially save lives? Is it …

207 - Power Play

October 20th, 2016

1:08:30

It's business as usual on the Enterprise until Troi, Data and O'Brien start taking hostages in Ten Forward. Could it be the "ghosts" of a long lost …

206 - Conundrum

October 13th, 2016

1:21:33

The crew of the Enterprise is struck with amnesia. Worf commands! Picard leads! Data makes drinks! And MacDuff sounds the charge to carry out their mission, and destroy the Lysian Central Command. But who are these …

205 - The Masterpiece Society

October 6th, 2016

1:22:21

The colonists on Moab IV live in perfect balance with their world. They have to - they were genetically bred to do so. When a stellar core fragment …

204 - Violations

September 29th, 2016

1:16:11

The Ullians who are visiting the Enterprise have a unique talent for helping people retrieve lost memories. When that power is exploited, though, it's a dangerous and invasive procedure that leaves Deanna Troi, Dr. …

203 - Hero Worship

September 22nd, 2016

1:07:00

A Federation starship has been destroyed, and it is all the fault of one little boy. At least the one little boy thinks so. His judgement should be …

202 - New Ground

September 15th, 2016

1:02:46

The Enterprise is going on a surfing safari, following a test ship riding a soliton wave warp speed. Also, Alexander Rozhenko - son of son of Mogh - …

201 - A Matter of Time

September 8th, 2016

1:04:10

Professor Berlinghoff Rasmussen is a blast from the future. He is here to study his history in its natural habitat: back in time. He has picked a boring mission to study though. It is just a run of the mill "save …

200 - Unification I and Unification II

September 1st, 2016

1:28:21

Part I: Q: Where’s Spock? A: He’s on Romulus.” Part II: Q: Will the Romulans and Vulcans get back together? A: No. All of that and a lesson on design …

199 - The Game

August 25th, 2016

1:08:31

Wesley Crusher is back on the Enterprise, though there is very little time for him. Everyone is playing this great new game! The only one with a real interest in Wes is Robin, a fetching young ensign in engineering. She …

Supplemental 30 - Gene Roddenberry Versus Star Trek

August 18th, 2016

1:13:19

John, Ken, and Mission Log Executive Producer Rod Roddenberry talk over Star Trek with and without its creator - Gene Roddenberry. Plus questions from panel attendees. Once more from the Rio, we put Gene Roddenberry …

Supplemental 29 - Ten Essential TOS from STLV50

August 11th, 2016

1:01:28

Ken and John return to the Rio. From the Roddenberry Interactive Stage and Lounge, Mission Log presents the 10 to 20 best or essential episodes of Star Trek: TOS, plus a few episodes of the animated series and one …

198 - Disaster

August 4th, 2016

58:35

Everything is going so well, right until it does not. A student tour turns into a deadly turbo lift ride! A chair on the bridge turns into a hot seat! An impromptu audition turns into a radioactive fire! And there is …

197 - Silicon Avatar

July 28th, 2016

1:20:58

The Enterprise says “hello” to an old enemy. Or tries to say “hello.” And tries to figure out whether it is an enemy. Along to help is Dr. Kila Marr. …

196 - Ensign Ro

July 21st, 2016

1:12:45

A Bajoran terrorist attack on a Federation colony has got everyone a little jumpy. Enter Ensign Ro Laren, Starfleet officer and Bajoran herself, who …

Supplemental 28 - Another One with Your Questions

July 18th, 2016

1:08:50

Mission Log gets caught up on current events: the passing of Anton Yelchin, the buzz around Star Trek Beyond plus Star Trek 2017. Then we tackle listener questions about fan "gatekeeping," religion in Star Trek and much …

195 - Darmok

July 14th, 2016

1:08:28

Listeners, waiting, their ears unfurled. The Enterprise makes rendezvous with a race known as the Children of Tama. No one has understood them for 100-years and it looks like the Tamarian captain wants to fight. But …

194 - Redemption and Redemption II

July 7th, 2016

1:26:03

The Klingon empire is on the verge of civil war! Gowron is set to take command of the Klingon High Council, though he is challenged by a surprise son …

193 - In Theory

June 30th, 2016

1:08:28

Deep and mysterious is the Mar Oscura nebula. Almost as deep as the human heart. And the robotic heart. This week, Data becomes the ultimate …

192 - The Mind's Eye

June 23rd, 2016

1:00:05

From the people who brought you the Star Trek edition of Monopoly and the Star Trek edition of Risk, it is the Star Trek edition of The Manchurian …

191 - The Host

June 16th, 2016

1:06:19

Beverly Crusher is in love with a new guy. He is a sensitive soul with a body to match, until he moves into another body - the one usually inhabited …

190 - Half a Life

June 9th, 2016

1:13:44

Dr. Timicin’s attempt to save his planet’s dying star has failed. Now, he has to kill himself. That has nothing to do with the failed science experiment. It’s just his time. You see, Timicin is turning 60. On his …

189 - The Drumhead

June 2nd, 2016

54:57

A Klingon spy on board the Enterprise has been passing secrets to the Romulans, and that invites a deep inquiry from Starfleet. But when Admiral …

188 - Qpid

May 26th, 2016

1:09:02

Captain Picard is keyed up. He has to give a speech to a bunch of archeologists and he is nervous. But his old flame Vash is on the ship and he finds …

187 - The Nth Degree

May 19th, 2016

1:08:12

Reg Barclay is back on the holodeck, but he’s not up to his old tricks. He’s up to new ones, including bending space, teaching Einstein a thing or …

186 - Identity Crisis

May 12th, 2016

1:04:37

Susanna, an old friend of Geordi’s, is on the Enterprise because other friends of theirs are disappearing. They were all members of an away mission …

185 - Night Terrors

May 5th, 2016

1:01:16

You would think that being trapped immobile in space would be the biggest problem facing the Enterprise. It is not. The biggest problem is that …

184 - Galaxy's Child

April 28th, 2016

1:07:23

There is a baby space something attached to the Enterprise,
feeding on its energy, and jeopardizing the lives of everyone on
the ship. But Geordi has bigger problems: his real life crush just
found out about the …

183 - First Contact

April 21st, 2016

1:00:27

When on Malcor, do as the Malcorians do. That’s what Commander Riker does when he pretends to be one of the locals while the Federation learns what they can about this pre-warp society. Things get complicated when Riker …

182 - Clues

April 14th, 2016

1:10:34

Clues Something strange has happened to the Enterprise. It has gone through a wormhole. But that is just the beginning of the strangeness. A planet …

181 - Devil's Due

April 7th, 2016

1:08:27

The population of Ventax II is losing its collective mind. That's because Ardra, the deity that brought 1,000 years of peace to the planet, is coming …

180 - The Wounded

March 31st, 2016

1:01:55

The Federation and the Cardassians enjoy a tenuous peace. But that peace is thrown into jeopardy when Captain Benjamin Maxwell takes his ship into Cardassian space and starts blowing things up. Things with Cardassians …

179 - Data's Day

March 24th, 2016

59:50

Which of these is the least important?
A - A wedding that may not happenB - Feeding a catC - A standoff with the RomulansD - Learning to dance
Find out …

178 - The Loss

March 17th, 2016

1:05:55

The Enterprise is being dragged to its doom by two-dimensional creatures headed to a destructive cosmic string. Time with Counselor Troi might help us deal, but she has her own problems. She has lost her Betazoid …

177 - Final Mission

March 10th, 2016

56:40

Wesley Crusher is headed to Starfleet Academy. He just needs to run a quick errand, survive a shuttle crash, solve a logic problem, and save the life …

176 - Future Imperfect

March 3rd, 2016

1:05:24

You think Wesley Crusher is amazing? Will Riker gets married, has a kid, becomes captain of the Enterprise, and makes peace with the Romulans - all …

175 - Reunion

February 25th, 2016

1:03:56

Worf + one love interest + one child + one leader - one leader + two would be leaders - one love interest - one would be leader - one child = Reunion.

174 - Legacy

February 18th, 2016

1:01:25

The Enterprise is on a rescue mission. Two Starfleet officers have ended up on Turkana IV - failed Earth colony and birthplace of former Enterprise …

173 - Remember Me

February 11th, 2016

59:28

Everyone is disappearing from the Enterprise… or is it just one person who has disappeared? Honestly, we cannot remember. See if you can when we put Remember Me in the… oh… what is that thing called again?
Got something …

172 - Suddenly Human

February 4th, 2016

1:01:49

Jono is a teenage Talarian warrior in training. Before that though, he was Jeremiah - a little boy from a Federation colony that was destroyed by the …

171 - Brothers

January 28th, 2016

1:13:28

Jake and Willie Potts are like any brothers: practical jokes and hurt feelings followed by forgiveness. Data and Lore are like brothers too: built-in …

170 - Family

January 21st, 2016

1:11:03

The time of Locutus has passed, though it is still taking its toll on Captain Picard. With the Enterprise getting repairs in Earth’s orbit, Jean Luc …

169 - The Best of Both Worlds

January 14th, 2016

1:24:27

Remember the Borg? They're like the neighborhood association. They just want to raise the quality of life for all species. Did you have other plans? Locutus of Borg (formerly Captain Jean Luc Picard) makes it clear that …

168 - Transfigurations

January 7th, 2016

56:39

It is a long slow period of star charting for the Enterprise, and good thing too. The ship has picked up a potentially troubling alien. He seems nice enough, and he can heal people with a touch. There is just one …

167 - Menage a Troi

December 31st, 2015

1:02:01

All Lwaxana Troi wants is for her daughter, Deanna, to settle down and raise a family. Or that is all she wanted before she, Deanna and Commander …

166 - Sarek

December 24th, 2015

50:47

An old friend returns to the Star Trek universe. The 1701-D will play host to a series of negotiations to be directed by Ambassador Sarek. However, …

165 - The Most Toys

December 17th, 2015

1:01:27

A seemingly routine mission ends with the loss of Lt. Commander Data. Only (spoiler alert) he is not dead. He has been added to a collection of …

164 - Hollow Pursuits

December 10th, 2015

59:51

Not fitting in is hard enough. Not fitting in to the extent that it's hurting your career while you escape into a holodeck fantasy needs some serious …

163 - Tin Man

December 3rd, 2015

1:01:45

A lonely alien, an insufferable telepath, and the least consequential Romulans ever faced. There is peril! There is learning! There are …

Supplemental 27 - Another one from Star Trek Las Vegas 2015

November 26th, 2015

48:54

Your Star Trek Pals would like to introduce you to some of their Star Trek Pals from the 2015 Creation Convention in Las Vegas. You'll meet …

162 - Captain's Holiday

November 19th, 2015

1:00:35

Time off from work means curling up with a good book, sitting by the pool and maybe meeting someone special. If you're Captain Picard, it might also …

161 - Allegiance

November 12th, 2015

1:01:38

A tale of two Picards - one is trapped in a cell with three strangers, the other tries to spark a romance with Dr. Crusher. Will the real Picard make it back to the Enterprise before the imposter can break into song …

Supplemental 26 - The One with Your Star Trek Pals

November 9th, 2015

31:44

John and Ken - your Star Trek Pals - have a 10-minute conversation about the upcoming Star Trek series on CBS All Access. And it only takes 31-minutes! We know nothing, and we are glad to talk about it.
Do you have …

160 - Sins of the Father

November 5th, 2015

1:04:03

The Klingon/Starfleet cross-cultural exchange program continues with Commander Kurn of the Klingon Defense Force serving a short stint as first …

159 - The Offspring

October 29th, 2015

1:08:40

The Enterprise is a family ship, and today we welcome the newest addition: a five-foot android with heuristic learning systems and the strength of …

158 - Yesterday's Enterprise

October 22nd, 2015

1:10:12

Be sure to listen to this podcast today. If you listen today, it's Yesterday's Enterprise. If you listen yesterday, it will be Today's Enterprise. If …

157 - A Matter of Perspective

October 15th, 2015

1:04:22

Commander Riker is on trial for murder. He tells his story, but the widow of the dead man tells a different story that tears holes in the story told …

156 - Deja Q

October 8th, 2015

1:00:51

Is Q still Q without the power of Q? Find out when we put Deja Q into the Mission Log. Is Q still Q without the power of Q? Find out when we put Deja …

155 - The High Ground

October 1st, 2015

1:09:33

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - 155 - The High Ground Ansata separatists and the government of Rutia IV have been fighting for 70 years. Of course, the Federation does not take sides. It just gives …

154 - The Hunted

September 24th, 2015

59:05

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast - 154 - The Hunted Imagine giving someone the escape artistry of a Harry Houdini and the killing ability of everyone else. Now, imagine trying to keep that person from …

153 - The Defector

September 17th, 2015

1:05:37

The Enterprise is tasked with stopping a galactic war between the Federation and the Romulan Empire. But are they actually being tricked into …

152 - The Vengeance Factor

September 10th, 2015

1:01:18

The Acamarians have survived centuries of blood feuds. On the road to a more peaceful future, there is still one band of Acamarians - the Gatherers - …

151 - The Price

September 3rd, 2015

1:13:55

There is a seemingly stable wormhole and control of it is up for negotiation. Counselor Troi is taken with one of the negotiators, though he is …

150 - The Enemy

August 27th, 2015

1:03:21

The Enterprise answers a distress call from an unidentified ship at Galorndon Core. Turns out the ship was Romulan, and the one Romulan survivor is …

Supplemental 25 - Another one from the Rio

August 20th, 2015

53:02

In Vegas, you can see Wayne Newton, showgirls and Celine Dion. If you go to the Rio when Creation's Star Trek convention is in town, you'll catch John Ray and Ken Champion. If you're really lucky, you might even catch …

149 - Booby Trap

August 13th, 2015

1:00:25

The Enterprise stumbles upon a ship with a one-thousand-year-old mystery. While mysteries can be fun, this one is killing the crew of the Enterprise. …

148 - The Bonding

August 6th, 2015

1:02:18

A young boy aboard the Enterprise is orphaned when his mother dies on a mission led by Lt. Worf. Now it is up to Counselor Troi to take care of the boy. Or is it up to Lt. Worf? Or maybe it is up to the alien …

147 - Who Watches the Watchers

July 30th, 2015

1:14:07

Think of the worst game of hide-and-seek you have ever had. Now quintuple it. Yours may have ended with name calling and hurt feelings. This one is derailing the development of a civilization and reigniting a belief in …

146 - The Survivors

July 23rd, 2015

1:06:02

Welcome to Rana IV - population 11,000. Scratch that - population 2. Scratch that? Hmmm. A devastating attack destroys everything on the planet …

Supplemental 024 - The One With George Takei

July 20th, 2015

1:11:40

Some people say it's George's world, we're just living in it. George Takei may be best known as Hikaru Sulu, but we were excited to tackle a range of …

145 - The Ensigns of Command

July 16th, 2015

1:06:30

Tau Cygna V has got it all: a thriving community, strong leadership and plenty of water. The only problem is the Sheliak Corporate who are coming to …

144 - Evolution

July 9th, 2015

58:04

Doctor Paul Stubbs is on the verge of completing the work of his life - an experiment on which he has worked for 20 years. It is also an experiment …

Supplemental 23 - The One with Marina Sirtis

July 2nd, 2015

58:56

Between seasons two and three of The Next Generation, we thought it would be a good time to check in with Marina Sirtis who played Counselor Deanna …

143 - Shades of Gray

June 25th, 2015

51:19

Riker gets stung. Then Riker has flashbacks. Was it poison or acid in that thorn? Interestingly, it was actually a sort of parasitic or symbiotic life form that… WHO CARES? IT IS A CLIP SHOW! William T. Riker, this is …

142 - Peak Performance

June 18th, 2015

57:49

It is war-games a go-go when the Enterprise faces off against the Hathaway, a derelict ship commanded for the games by William T. Riker. Shooting, bobbing, weaving. It is all in good fun, until the Ferengi come in …

141 - The Emissary

June 11th, 2015

56:54

This week, a couple of blasts from the past. First, an old flame of Worf’s shows up. Then, a ship full of Klingons - frozen for 75 years and looking …

140 - Manhunt

June 4th, 2015

56:20

It is the return of Lwaxana Troi. Ostensibly on an ambassadorial mission, she is in fact a woman on the prowl. Lwaxana is going through “The Phase,” a time in the life of a Betazed woman that ratchets her sex drive to …

139 - Up The Long Ladder

May 28th, 2015

1:11:52

Meet the Bringloidi: Danilo, Brenna and the colonists. Their interests include farming, washing and drinking. Also meet the Mariposans: Granger, …

138 - Samaritan Snare

May 21st, 2015

1:05:16

They are smiley. They are pudgy. They are incredibly deadly. The Enterprise comes across a benign seeming race known as Pakleds. They have much …

Supplemental 22 - The One with Wil Wheaton

May 18th, 2015

1:45:32

On today's Mission Log, the inevitable interview with Wil Wheaton. Wil talks to us about a range of topics from early TOS fandom to leaving TNG, from religion to how not to be a jerk on the internet. Plus we reveal more …

137 - Q Who

May 14th, 2015

1:16:35

Our old friend Q is back. And he is taking the Enterprise to meet some new friends. They are not very friendly though. They destroyed Guinan’s planet …

136 - Pen Pals

May 7th, 2015

1:13:24

How long has it been since we broke the Prime Directive. Like REALLY broke the Prime Directive. Well get ready. The Enterprise is studying a system of planets, every one of which is literally falling apart. One planet …

Supplemental 21 - Another One with David Gerrold

May 4th, 2015

1:39:52

We know that as a writer David Gerrold has always got at least one more interesting story to tell. For his return to Mission Log, we dig deep into …

135 - The Icarus Factor

April 30th, 2015

1:03:37

Riker is sad because his dad is on the Enterprise. Worf is sad because he has no dad to watch him get beaten ritualistically. Troi is sad because Riker is leaving the Enterprise. And Wesley… is just so Wesley. …

134 - Time Squared

April 23rd, 2015

1:00:54

Captain Picard returns to the Enterprise in shuttle number five. Now they will have a matching set since there are already a Captain Picard and a shuttle number five onboard. The new ones are from the future. Six hours …

133 - The Royale

April 16th, 2015

1:07:28

Investigating the wreckage of a 300-year-old spaceship from Earth, the Enterprise finds a building capable of supporting life in a very unlikely …

132 - Contagion

April 9th, 2015

1:13:35

The Enterprise has a rendezvous with its ailing sister ship, the Yamato. Sadly, it explodes and Picard takes up its mission. But the Enterprise starts suffering some of the same symptoms of the Yamato - pre-explosion. …

131 - The Dauphin

April 2nd, 2015

1:03:39

Wesley is in love. With a girl. Maybe. Most of the time she is a girl. The rest of the time, she is not even human. Puppy love! Shape shifting! Planet saving! It is just another day on the Enterprise when we put The …

130 - The Measure of a Man

March 26th, 2015

1:03:08

An old foil wants to take Data apart in an effort to study him and make more Datas. Data says there is a problem though, that might kill him. But the …

129 - A Matter of Honor

March 19th, 2015

58:21

Did you know Starfleet has an exchange program? Well it does. And Commander Riker is away on a Klingon ship. For a very short time. Because the Klingon ship is about to be destroyed by a subatomic something that’s …

128 - Unnatural Selection

March 12th, 2015

59:04

Get to know Dr. Katherine Pulaski! When a mysterious illness starts making people very old very quickly, Dr. Pulaski wants to know why. Also, she …

127 - The Schizoid Man

March 5th, 2015

1:08:19

Dr. Ira Graves is a genius with an ingenious idea: transfer his consciousness into a computer. What could possibly go wrong? Well, he has this idea …

Supplemental 020 - Remembering Leonard Nimoy

March 2nd, 2015

52:27

Star Trek fans are heartbroken with the loss of Leonard Nimoy. We'll share our own thoughts on the legacy of Spock and share some of the comments we've received from Mission Log listeners as well as our chat with Rod …

126 - Loud as a Whisper

February 26th, 2015

1:06:16

The Enterprise is taking the negotiator Riva to Solais V to negotiate an end to their 15-century civil war. Things are going great until someone …

125 - The Outrageous Okona

February 19th, 2015

1:02:29

The Enterprise encounters a freighter in distress. But Captain Okona is a captivating guy. All the guys want to know home while the ladies want to KNOW him. There is a problem though. Okona is being pursued by families …

124 - Elementary, Dear Data

February 12th, 2015

1:08:18

Geordi La Forge has an idea: Pit Data as Sherlock Holmes against a foe on the holodeck. But the foe has ideas of his own. Seriously. He is thinking. …

123 - Where Silence Has Lease

February 5th, 2015

1:06:08

Charting a previously unexplored section of the galaxy, the Enterprise is trapped in an inky blackness. An even inkier blackness than the void of space through which she normally cruises. It is governed by a being who …

122 - The Child

January 29th, 2015

1:09:05

The birth of season two sees the birth of a baby. Counselor Troi is suddenly pregnant. Very suddenly. Within a day, she gives birth. A day later, the …

121 - The Neutral Zone

January 22nd, 2015

1:07:46

The end of season one of TNG is a blast from the past. Actually it is a few blasts. Three people from the 20th century end up on the Enterprise. Plus …

120 - Conspiracy

January 15th, 2015

55:19

This is Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers on Star Trek, plus or minus a few features and points. Friends of Picard think Starfleet officers are being replaced by people that look just …

119 - We'll Always Have Paris

January 8th, 2015

1:08:01

A lost love of Captain Picard’s ends up on the Enterprise. It could be a chance for Picard to correct an old wrong, though there are a couple of …

118 - Skin of Evil

January 1st, 2015

1:00:36

It is the La Brea tar pits meets Doomsday! It is Star Trek: The Next Generation meets The Blob! It is Tasha Yar meets her demise! It is Skin of Evil meets Mission Log!
 
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117 - Symbiosis

December 18th, 2014

1:03:10

The Enterprise comes across two races: one suffering from a plague and another with the medicine to keep the plague at bay. But it does not take long to realize this is not a sick person/healer relationship. It is a …

116 - The Arsenal of Freedom

December 11th, 2014

1:00:31

In search of a missing ship, the Enterprise arrives at a dead planet filled with live ammunition. The automated sales system would like to give them …

115 - Heart of Glory

December 4th, 2014

1:15:46

The Enterprise picks up three Klingons from a ship in distress in the Neutral Zone. No sooner are they aboard than they start working on Worf to throw off his allegiance to Starfleet, help them take over the Enterprise, …

114 - Coming of Age

November 27th, 2014

58:39

Wes is off to take the Starfleet Academy entrance exams. Making friends and facing fears are the order of the day, but does he have what it takes to …

113 - Home Soil

November 20th, 2014

1:02:35

The Enterprise pays a visit to a group of terraformers. There’s just one problem: that terra may not be theirs to form. There’s something going on on the planet, and all signs point to aline life. Except for the life …

112 - When the Bough Breaks

November 13th, 2014

57:53

The imaginary planet of Aldea turns out to be real - and it has a real problem. Its inhabitants can no longer reproduce. Their solution: kidnap kids …

111 - Too Short a Season

November 6th, 2014

1:00:38

Admiral Jameson is called out of retirement to negotiate with a people he last saw 45-years ago. His frail body may not be up to the challenge. Good thing he has a wonder-drug that will literally make him younger. But …

110 - 11001001

October 30th, 2014

1:19:24

Get ready to fall in love with the holodeck all over again. But really this time. In love. Commander Riker meets the girl of his dreams and he’s not …

109 - Angel One

October 23rd, 2014

1:10:09

Angel One - a lovely, peaceful planet. At least it was until four off-worlder men landed there and started thinking that men and women should be …

108 - Datalore

October 16th, 2014

1:07:48

What does it mean to be alive? What does it mean to find out that you are not exactly one of a kind? Can Data find a new sense of being now that he has a brother? Or will the TV curse of the evil twin prevail? Find out …

107 - The Big Goodbye

October 9th, 2014

1:14:59

Captain Picard has some time to kill, but there is trouble. A malfunction may turn his trip to the holodeck from some time to kill, to kill or be …

106 - Haven

October 2nd, 2014

55:36

The Enterprise is on its way to an almost magical planet for a little rest and relaxation. But there is no rest for Counselor Troi. Her mother is coming and she is bringing the man Deanna is to wed, along with his …

105 - Hide and Q

September 25th, 2014

1:15:38

Will there ever be another Q? Yes. And for at least a little while, his name is William Riker. Riker is given the powers of the Q so the Q he knows can better study humanity. Or maybe he is just doing it for fun. …

104 - The Battle

September 18th, 2014

1:01:51

This episode marks the return of the Ferengi, both to TNG and to the life of Jean Luc Picard. It turns out his first time meeting the Ferengi was long before The Last Outpost. And now, he is forced to remember it and …

103 - Justice

September 11th, 2014

1:25:46

The Enterprise happens on a planet of sex and violence, minus the violence. Unless you step on the flowers, in which case punishment is both swift …

102 - Lonely Among Us

September 4th, 2014

1:07:27

The Enterprise is carrying delegations from two warring races to a neutral planet for negotiations. They may as well not be there though. The REAL story is that energy cloud the Enterprise skimmed along the way. What …

101 - Where No One Has Gone Before

August 28th, 2014

1:13:27

The Enterprise is a ship of exploration. It does a lot of traveling. So how can a guy who calls himself The Traveler shake up everything the Enterprise crew knows? And who’s the jerk he’s riding around with? Find out …

Supplemental 019 - The One from Star Trek Las Vegas 2014

August 26th, 2014

46:20

Ken and John talk to attendees of Star Trek Las Vegas 2014 from the floor of Star Trek Las Vegas 2014. Plus an inside look at Roddenberry Entertainment - what it is and what it does today.

100 - The Last Outpost

August 21st, 2014

1:16:21

The Enterprise is chasing a Ferengi vessel. What is a Ferengi? Exactly. Small and scheming or big and bad? Find out when we put The Last Outpost in the Mission Log.
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099 - Code of Honor

August 14th, 2014

1:14:39

The Enterprise is sent to negotiate with a lower-tech planet for a life-saving vaccine. Sounds harmless right? Wait until you see it. This week, John and Ken put Code of Honor into the Mission Log.
By what code do you …

098 - The Naked Now

August 7th, 2014

58:40

The new crew of the new Enterprise goes on a really old mission. Did you see “The Naked Time?” Luckily so did Commander Riker. Kind of. That helps …

097 - Encounter at Farpoint

July 31st, 2014

1:14:57

Meet the Enterprise and her crew for the first time. Again. For the first time. This is NCC 1701-D with Captain Picard, First Officer Riker and - you get the idea: New ship, new crew. All of that and Q, too! What new …

Supplemental 018 - More with Mike and Denise Okuda

July 24th, 2014

1:27:13

On this supplemental edition, John and Ken revisit The Final Frontier, revisit The Undiscovered Country, and - believe it or not - revisit This Side of Paradise. Ken was dragged to that last one. Also a bigger …

096 - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

July 17th, 2014

1:23:11

The last flight of the original crew is full of deep topics and high adventure. The Klingon Empire is collapsing. Some want to let it, though it …

095 - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

July 10th, 2014

1:24:07

In Star Trek II we found Khan. In Star Trek III we found Spock. In Star Trek IV we found whales. What is bigger than all of that? One of us is looking for God. And - surprise! We find Spock’s brother! And we weren’t …

094 - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

July 3rd, 2014

1:25:00

Saving Spock was relatively simple. How will the crew of the stolen Klingon vessel save the whales when the whales have been dead for over 200 years? …

093 - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

June 26th, 2014

1:13:04

Finding Spock proves easier than finding a way to find Spock. But Kirk, McCoy, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu and Chekov will not be dissuaded. Commandeer a …

Supplemental 017 - The One with a Little Bit of Everything

June 23rd, 2014

58:42

Upcoming business - listener email - listener voicemail - a snippet of an interview - this episode has... a little bit of everything.
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092 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

June 19th, 2014

1:19:18

This is it. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Seriously. What else is there to say? Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

091 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture

June 12th, 2014

1:18:04

Ten years after the original series and five years after the animated series, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the Enterprise head to the cinema - and just in time, too! Something is headed to Earth, killing …

Supplemental 016 - The one with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

June 5th, 2014

55:34

In the last supplemental before heading to the movies, Ken and John are joined by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. They wrote the book on Star …

Supplemental 015 - Nerds and Nerd Royalty Talk Trek

May 29th, 2014

58:19

Curtis Armstrong, host and creator of King of the Nerds, and Kayla LaFrance, winner of King of the Nerds: Season Two, join John and Ken to talk Trek, …

090 - Saturday Morning Number Eleven

May 22nd, 2014

1:05:16

He’s not Apollo, he’s not the devil but he is another incredibly powerful creature demanding praise. Find out whether Kirk and crew give in this time …

089 - Saturday Mornings Number 10

May 15th, 2014

57:38

It is no laughing matter for Kirk and crew when the Enterprise becomes The Practical Joker. Then McCoy stands accused of genocide in Albatross. 
 
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088 - Saturday Morning Number Nine

May 8th, 2014

1:11:32

The Enterprise comes across some Orions - DRESSED AS ORIONS! But they are actually The Pirates of Orion. Then lizards, a god-like being and a bug eyed monster are just some of the things we tackle in Bem. 
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087 - Saturday Morning Number Eight

May 1st, 2014

1:14:59

Kirk, Spock and McCoy take a trip to the zoo. But the zookeepers think it’s a one-way trip for the men. See what happens in The Eye of The Beholder. …

086 - Saturday Morning Number Seven

April 24th, 2014

1:03:08

Kirk and Spock feel like fish out of water - even aboard the Enterprise. Find out why in The Ambergris Element. Then, Spock, Uhura and Sulu venture …

085 - Saturday Morning Number Six

April 17th, 2014

1:09:43

The crew of the Enterprise finds out that it’s wild to get small in The Terratin Incident. Then it’s Enterprise in the corner pocket as they follow a …

084 - Saturday Morning Number Five

April 10th, 2014

1:05:22

The animated series looks back to the original series. This week, John and Ken revisit Shore Leave in Once Upon a Planet. Then they say hello to one …

083 - Saturday Mornings Number Four

April 3rd, 2014

58:04

No school today, just a cartoon edition of Mission Log. First, how many Spocks is too many? Find out in The Infinite Vulcan. Then science and magic …

082 - Saturday Morning Number Three

March 27th, 2014

53:08

Time for another Saturday morning edition of Mission Log. First, it's a cartoon sequel to an original series episode: More Tribbles, More Troubles. Then, life's tough for a space squid with serious empathy. Find out …

081 - Saturday Morning Number Two

March 20th, 2014

53:08

Grab your cereal bowl and your favorite action figure. This week, Ken and John tackle “One of Our Planets is Missing” and “The Lorelei Signal” from Star Trek: The Animated Series
 
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080 - Saturday Morning Number One

March 13th, 2014

1:02:56

Join John and Ken as they boldly go into Star Trek: The Animated Series. This week, the loneliness found "Beyond the Farthest Star" and growing up is …

Mission Log Supplemental 014 - The One with Richard Arnold

March 10th, 2014

1:14:20

Outspoken, sometimes controversial, a wealth of Star Trek knowledge - these are some of the words used to describe Richard Arnold, the man who was …

Supplemental 013 - The One with Almost Everyone

March 6th, 2014

2:09:46

Wrapping up the TOS wrap-up shows with a host of guests. Joining John and Ken today, Mike and Denise Okuda, Vic Mignogna of Star Trek Continues, and Phil Plait - AKA The Bad Astronomer. Plus conversations with four …

Supplemental 012 - Recapping TOS with Rod Roddenberry

February 27th, 2014

1:13:28

Mission Log creator Rod Roddenberry joins John and Ken as part of the wrap-up of Star Trek: The Original Series.
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Supplemental 011 - The one with Nichelle Nichols

February 20th, 2014

1:22:32

John and Ken have the honor of speaking with Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek: The Original Series
 
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079 - Turnabout Intruder

February 13th, 2014

1:07:29

It’s Star Trek meets Victor, Victoria (kind of). Captain Kirk is a man trapped in a woman’s body in a man’s world. Or galaxy. Or Federation. Boldly …

078 - All Our Yesterdays

February 6th, 2014

1:07:05

Kirk, Spock and McCoy are trapped in the past. But different pasts! On an alien planet! But they’ve got bigger problems than that. Spock is reverting …

077 - The Savage Curtain

January 30th, 2014

1:11:09

Four of the worst villains in history square off against Kirk, Spock, Surak the Vulcan and Abraham Lincoln in the - theoretically - ultimate battle …

076 - The Cloud Minders

January 23rd, 2014

1:03:11

Kirk and Spock discover - then take part in - a fight between tradition and progress, between prejudice and civil rights, between the haves and have-nots. You’ll climb from the deepest depths and soar the highest …

075 - The Way to Eden

January 16th, 2014

The Enterprise catches a few hippies hot roddin’ in a stolen spaceship. Turns out they’re not just punks, though. They’re highly intelligent people …

074 - Requiem For Methuselah

January 9th, 2014

1:08:51

Kirk’s in love, which is nothing new. For an added twist, this week he’s in love with a robot. A robot built by someone who is seemingly immortal. Things get sticky, though, when we find out that he’s in love with his …

073 - The Lights of Zetar

January 2nd, 2014

57:47

Two people with god-like powers pursue each other for thousands of years across the galaxy. What drives their hatred? It's almost too silly to say. But say we will when we put Let That Be Your Last Battlefield in the …

072 - That Which Survives

December 26th, 2013

55:24

From Gideon - a planet of almost countless people - to a barren rock with one inhabitant. She doesn't want to hurt you. She just wants to touch you. Sadly, that will kill you. Also, she's knocked the Enterprise half way …

071 - The Mark Of Gideon

December 19th, 2013

54:30

Gideon is a paradise seeking admission into the Federation. Well, it used to be a paradise. Today it has a problem: too many Gideons. But they have a …

070 - Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

December 12th, 2013

1:06:51

Two people with god-like powers pursue each other for thousands of years across the galaxy. What drives their hatred? It's almost too silly to say. But say we will when we put Let That Be Your Last Battlefield in the …

069 - Whom Gods Destroy

December 5th, 2013

52:53

Kirk and Spock are on a medical mission to deliver sanity saving drugs to an institute for the incorrigibly criminally insane. Bad news though; one's a homicidal, master-strategist shape-shifter. He takes over the …

068 - Elaan of Troyius

November 21st, 2013

59:02

Kirk and crew are playing taxi to Elaan from Elas and an ambassador from Troyius. Their mission: get everyone safely from point A to point B. Sounds easy, right? Now add in Elaan's near-barbarism, a bit of sabotage, and …

067 - The Empath

November 14th, 2013

56:34

Gem is - by definition - empathetic. But is she empathetic enough to make her planet worth saving in the eyes of the Vians? It seems likely that …

066 - Wink of an Eye

November 7th, 2013

1:04:36

Faster than you can say anything, the Enterprise is overtaken by the people of Scalos. Captain Kirk seems to have disappeared, but he's really just …

065 - Plato's Stepchildren

October 31st, 2013

1:05:46

They're the least platonic friends the Federation has ever encountered. This week, we press Plato's Stepchildren between the virtual pages of the Mission Log.

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064 - The Tholian Web

October 24th, 2013

58:25

The Enterprise encounters a ghost ship, and Kirk gets caught on it. It's up to Spock and McCoy to get him back, but can they conquer their own differences first? Plus, madness is hitting the crew and the Enterprise is …

063 - For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

October 17th, 2013

1:06:32

McCoy is dying. And he's in love! And he's getting married to a woman who lives on a spaceship set to crash into a planet. Lots happening as we put …

062 - Day of the Dove

October 10th, 2013

51:19

St. Elmo's fire forces a fight between a ship of Klingons and the crew of the Enterprise. St. Emlmo's fire as in a ball of lightning, not the movie …

061 - Spectre of the Gun

October 3rd, 2013

56:43

It's “Tombstone” meets “Forbidden Planet.” It's “My Darling Clementine” meets “This Island Earth.” William Shatner plays Captain Kirk playing Ike Clanton against his will. All he wanted to do was talk. Instead, he has …

060 - Is There In Truth No Beauty

September 26th, 2013

57:36

 
The ugliest thing almost no one has ever seen - a Medusan - is brought aboard the Enterprise. His handler is gorgeous, and not just a little nutty. Smiling Spock makes an appearance, and we know things won't go totally …

059 - And the Children Shall Lead

September 19th, 2013

51:44

Kids! An evil non corporeal being! Space swords! How does one explain an episode that defies explanation? Summon John and Ken to find out as they put "And the Children Shall Lead" in the Mission Log.
 
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Supplemental 010 - Star Trek Into Bob Orci

September 16th, 2013

1:49:34

Today, John and Ken take an extensive look at Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, the fandom and the work of screenwriter Bob Orci.
 
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058 - The Paradise Syndrome

September 12th, 2013

1:01:25

Amnesia! Ancient technology! Asteroids! Hardly sounds tranquil, but it's everything a forgetful Jim Kirk could ever want. Find out why when we put …

057 - The Enterprise Incident

September 5th, 2013

50:06

The Romulans have a new bit of technology called a "cloaking device" (just go with it). Kirk pretends to be crazy, then pretends to be a Romulan to …

056 - Spock's Brain

August 29th, 2013

56:51

This week in the Mission Log, two words: Spcok's Brain. Three more words: Remote control Spock. Oh yes. This is that time.
 
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Supplemental 009 - John and Ken Play a Room at the Rio

August 26th, 2013

35:22

The voices of Mission Log hosted a panel at Star Trek Las Vegas 2013, moderated by Star Trek author, interviewer, editor, commentator, producer, and event wrangler Larry Nemecek. This is that thing.
 
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055 - Assignment_ Earth

August 22nd, 2013

1:05:33

The Enterprise goes back in time to 1968 to find out how the Earth avoided a particular disaster. But will Gary Seven - the futuristic man they meet …

054 - Bread and Circuses

August 15th, 2013

1:04:21

54Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #054 - Bread and Circuses
 
Kirk, Spock and McCoy trace the lost spaceship The Beagle to a planet a lot like Earth. But on this planet, the Roman Empire never …

Supplemental 008 - The one from Las Vegas with Connor Trinneer and Anthony Montgomery

August 9th, 2013

35:05

From the heart of Star Trek Las Vegas, interviews with Connor Trinneer and Anthony Montgomery of Enterprise

053 - The Ultimate Computer

August 8th, 2013

56:31

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #053 - The Ultimate Computer

When control of the Enterprise is handed over to a computer, what …

052 - The Omega Glory

August 1st, 2013

0:04

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #052 - The Omega Glory
 
It's the Stars and Stripes forever, even on a planet far, far away from Earth with no contact with Earth before. Who are the good guys? Who …

051 - By Any Other Name

July 25th, 2013

49:41

Beings from theAndromeda galaxy take human form, then take over the Enterprise for the 300-year journey home. But has being human changed them. Are they still Andromedans? Find out as we put By Any Other Name in the …

050 - Patterns of Force

July 18th, 2013

1:02:24

Kirk drops in on an old history professor. He's a kind and brilliant man, who just happens to have set himself up as the fuhrer of a new Nazi party …

Supplemental 007 - The One with David Gerrold

July 15th, 2013

1:36:00

David Gerrold joins us to talk tribbles, troubles and Trek. Plus listener feedback and a look ahead to Star Trek Las Vegas 2013
 
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049 - Return to Tomorrow

July 11th, 2013

56:52

Kirk lends his body to a half-a-million-year-old being. He just wants to walk around, breathe, kiss his wife and build himself a robot body. But the …

048 - A Private Little War

July 4th, 2013

54:22

What do you get when you add the hill people + the Enterprise + Klingons + the Village People? It is a complicated equation. Work through it with us as we put A Private Little War in the Mission Log.
 
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047 - The Immunity Syndrome

June 27th, 2013

49:34

The Enterprise is on the hunt for a single cell organism. Won't be hard to find - it's 11,000 miles long. Sure it's alive, but can the Enterprise kill it? Find out when we put The Immunity Syndrome into the Mission Log.
 

046 - A Piece of the Action

June 20th, 2013

55:32

Kirk, Spock and McCoy land on a planet of 1920s Chicago gangsters. But it was an old encounter with people from Earth that made them that way. Can …

045 - The Gamesters of Triskelion

June 13th, 2013

52:28

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #045 - “The Gamesters of Triskelion”
 
Kirk, Uhura and Chekov fight for their lives on a planet run entirely for the amusement of three brains under glass. Lay your …

044 - The Trouble with Tribbles

June 6th, 2013

46:24

One of the most persistent species throughout the Star Trek universe makes its debut. Say your first hello to your furry friend who's fun to be around (for a little while) as we put The Trouble with Tribbles in the …

043 - Wolf in the Fold

May 30th, 2013

45:07

People are being murdered. They all have two things in common: each is a woman and Scotty is standing over each body. He cannot be the killer can he? …

042 - Obsession

May 23rd, 2013

47:22

Kirk and the crew come a across a cloud that he swears he has seen before. It has to be stopped, but at what cost? Find out when we put Obsession in the Mission Log.
 
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041- The Deadly years

May 16th, 2013

51:28

We all hope we'll grow old gracefully. But what if we were forced to grow old in 72 hours or less? Kirk and his crew find out when we put "The Deadly …

040 - Friday's Child

May 9th, 2013

1:00:06

Kirk, Spock and McCoy head to a planet peopled by a warrior race to negotiate mining rights. But there are Klingons about, luring the Enterprise away and leaving our landing party in peril. What's to be learned on …

Supplemental 006 - The One with Scott Mantz

May 6th, 2013

1:12:12

Access Hollywood movie critic Scott Mantz stops in to talk about his love of Star Trek and to re-argue "This Side of Paradise." Plus your feedback to …

039 - Journey to Babel

May 2nd, 2013

58:01

Spock's dad has a war to stop. Spock has to save his dad's life. But he also has to command the Enterprise. Plus there's sabotage afoot! So much happens as we put "Journey to Babel" in the Mission Log.
 
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038 - Metamorphosis

April 25th, 2013

57:09

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast -  Episode #038 - “Metamorphosis”
 
It’s the usual story: energy being meets boy meets girl. What has to change to turn this unlikely trio into the perfect couple? Find out …

037 - I, Mudd

April 18th, 2013

58:54

The entire crew of the Enterprise is stranded on a planet populated by 200,000 androids controlled by an old nemesis, Harry Mudd. But who is really …

036 - Catspaw

April 11th, 2013

56:21

Members of the Enterprise crew end up in a castle run by a couple of interesting people. But is it a castle? And are they people? We're through the funhouse mirror as we put "Catspaw" in the Mission Log.
 
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035 - The Doomsday Machine

April 4th, 2013

53:22

The Enterprise encounters an obsessed commodore and a planet eating device. It's a cornucopia of destruction when we put "The Doomsday Machine" in the Mission Log.
 
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Supplemental 005 - Another One with Rod Roddenberry

April 1st, 2013

53:13

John talks with Rod Roddenberry about "Devil in the Dark" and "The City on the Edge of Forever" as well as more general thoughts on Star Trek. Then Ken and John address some listener feedback.
 
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034 - The Apple

March 28th, 2013

54:08

How are things for the people of Vaal? Well they seem good, but not good enough for Captain Kirk. Hitting up another side of “This Side of Paradise,” we’re putting “The Apple” in the Mission Log.
 
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033 - Mirror, Mirror.mp3

March 21st, 2013

1:01:48

Beaming up from peaceful negotiations, Kirk, McCoy, Uhura and Scotty find themselves on a militaristic Enterprise in a less than peaceful alternate …

032 - The Changeling

March 14th, 2013

50:24

The Enterprise encounters Earth's first deep space probe, but something is different. Instead of discovering new life, it wants to wipe all wipe out all imperfect life. How will Kirk and crew escape? Find out when "The …

031 - Who Mourns for Adonais

March 7th, 2013

1:05:22

The Enterprise confronts its most powerful super-being so far. Can getting away be as simple as choosing to not believe in it? Find out as Mission …

030 - Amok Time

February 28th, 2013

44:03

Pulling a "The Cage/The Menagerie" play, John and Ken cut the first episode they ever recorded into the 30th episode of Mission Log. Spock's gotta …

029 - Operation: Annihilate!

February 21st, 2013

46:47

Madness is sweeping the galaxy. Or - more accurately - madness is drawing a straight line through the galaxy. Can Kirk, Spock and McCoy stop it without killing a million people? Find out when we put "Operation: …

Supplemental 004 - The One with Mark Altman

February 18th, 2013

50:54

John and Ken talk with Mark Altman about his movie “Free Enterprise,” his time with William Shatner, and why he loves Star Trek. Then they re-argue the TOS episode “This Side of Paradise.”

028 - The City on the Edge of Forever

February 14th, 2013

45:13

Kirk faces an ethical and moral dilemma: Let the woman he loves die? Or let the Nazis win World War II? It's a hard knock life in The City on the Edge of Forever.

027 - The Alternative Factor

February 7th, 2013

56:29

When the Enterprise finds one guy who may be two guys (or two guys who may be one guy) on an uninhabited planet along with an undetectable source of radiation, it's up to Kirk, Spock and McCoy to figure out the …

Supplemental 003- The One With Bobby Clark

February 4th, 2013

54:43

John and Ken talk with Bobby Clark - AKA “The Gorn” - about his times on Star Trek. Plus listener feedback! It’s a festival!

026 - Errand of Mercy.mp3

January 31st, 2013

1:06:06

War is brewing between the Federation and the Klingons, and the fate of an undeveloped race - the Organians - hangs in the balance. But there's more to the Organians than meets the eye, as the Enterprise learns in …

025 - The Devil In The Dark

January 24th, 2013

52:00

The Enterprise comes to the aid of a group of miners being hounded by a monster deep under ground. But - in true Star Trek fashion - we are left to wonder whether there is a monster at all when we put The Devil in the …

024 - This Side of Paradise.mp3

January 17th, 2013

1:00:12

Spock's in love, the plants are in bloom, and everybody is happy. But nothing lasts forever this side of paradise.
 
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023 - A Taste Of Armageddon

January 10th, 2013

57:47

Is war without the mess proper for any society? Kirk takes upon himself to decide when we put “A Taste of Armageddon” in the Mission Log.
 
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022 - Space Seed

January 3rd, 2013

57:30

Before there was the wrath of Khan, there was Khan. Discussion of eugenics, tyranny and abusive relationships: so much grows when we plant "Space Seed" in the Mission Log.
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021 - The Return of the Archons

December 27th, 2012

1:07:23

Are you of the body? Are you here for Festival? Is this technology run amok or order so stringent, it's killing the society it was set up to protect? …

020 - Court Martial

December 20th, 2012

58:34

Trips to Starbase 11 always seem to involve legal troubles. Last time it was Spock on trial. This time, Captain James T. Kirk Faces "Court Martial."

Supplemental 002 - The One With Robert J. Sawyer

December 17th, 2012

1:08:13

Robert J. Sawyer joins John and Ken to talk why Star Trek matters to him, his thoughts on "Balance of Terror," and the job of Science Fiction. Plus: Listener feedback and thoughts on the Science Lab Christmas party.

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019 - Tomorrow Is Yesterday

December 13th, 2012

52:33

A twentieth-century man is trapped on a twenty-third-century ship that is trapped in the twentieth-century. Can everybody get back to their own time without wrecking time for everybody? Find out as we put “Tomorrow Is …

018 - Arena

December 6th, 2012

57:14

When combat is ship to ship with an unseen enemy, Captain Kirk is ready to kill. But would he make the same decision face to face? Find out as we put …

Supplemental 001 - The One with Rod Roddenberry

December 3rd, 2012

49:37

Rod Roddenberry joins John and Ken to talk his history with Star Trek, thoughts on his father and creating the Mission Log podcast. Plus: Hypnosis or Mind Meld? A listener wants to know!

017 - The Squire of Gothos

November 29th, 2012

58:25

The crew of the Enterprise endures forced hospitality on an inhospitable planet. Is their host a military genius, a god, or a five-year-old? Find out …

016 - The Galileo Seven

November 22nd, 2012

48:39

After well over a decade in Starfleet Spock is given his first command. Spoiler alert: leading is about more than logic, as evidenced by the fate of “The Galileo Seven.”

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015 - Shore Leave

November 15th, 2012

56:05

What would happen if all of your dreams came true? And what if some of those dreams were nightmares? The crew of the Enterprise finds out as the …

014 - Balance of Terror

November 8th, 2012

55:48

After over 100 years, the Romulans are back to their warrior ways. The crew of the Enterprise faces an old enemy, a seemingly unstoppable weapon and …

013 - The Conscience of the King

November 1st, 2012

57:00

Is Kirk watching MacBeth? Or is he seeing a war criminal, believed to be dead for the past 20 years? The Mission Log's the thing wherein we'll examine "The Conscience of the King."

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012 - The Menagerie Part 1&2

October 25th, 2012

52:41

The cast of Star Trek watches the original pilot for Star Trek. Loyalty, compassion and what might have been are examined as "The Menagerie" goes into the Mission Log.

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011 - The Corbomite Maneuver

October 18th, 2012

59:09

A scary looking alien gives the Enterprise a lot of grief, but Kirk has a way out. Going into the Mission Log, it's "The Corbomite Maneuver".

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010 - Dagger of the Mind

October 11th, 2012

1:01:02

Sometimes memories light the corners of the mind. Other times lights steal memories. This Mission Log finds the Enterprise running into another mad scientist wielding a "Dagger of the Mind".

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009 - Miri

October 4th, 2012

58:05

Start with a planet, a plague and a group of 300 year old truants. Throw in an Enterprise away team and what have you got? You've got "Miri" on this …

008 - What are Little Girls Made of?

September 27th, 2012

54:49

Ancient robot technology and a brilliant but misguided scientist leave Kirk, Chapel and the crew of the Enterprise in a lurch. "What are Little Girls …

007 - Mudd’s Women

September 20th, 2012

48:38

Chicanery. Bureaucracy. Misogyny. It's just another day on the 23rd Century frontier. This week, the Mission Log tracks the adventures of "Mudd's Women."

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006 - The Enemy Within

September 13th, 2012

42:13

Everyone's got a dark side, except for Kirk. He's got a living, breathing dark alter-ego. So does this episodes's special guest, a dog in a unicorn costume. This week in the Mission Log, it's "The Enemy Within"

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005 - The Naked Time

September 6th, 2012

36:21

Breaking a sweat leads to multiple breakdowns on the Enterprise. Singing! Swordplay! Kirk is torn between two lovers! This week, we're putting "The …

004 - Where No Man Has Gone Before

August 30th, 2012

47:19

TML004: Where No Man Has Gone Before - (Re)Meet the crew of the Enterprise, and meet a couple of people who are quick to develop a God complex! The third broadcast episode and second Star Trek pilot is the subject of …

003 - Charlie X

August 23rd, 2012

48:02

Working an equation where X = an adolescent male who's never seen another living person. Throw in superhuman powers and there's a real problem to …

002 - The Man Trap

August 16th, 2012

49:05

Get ready for a salty look at Star Trek’s first broadcast episode and your introduction to the last of a dying breed. Enjoy a cast of redshirts …

001 - The Cage

August 8th, 2012

1:02:43

Is there anything better than sitting in a cave and watching TV? If it means giving up a large portion of your freedom, then according to Captain Christopher Pike of the starship Enterprise, you’re damn right there is! …

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