Hailing Frequencies Open Podcast
Trekking thru the past and future of Star Trek.
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #33 TNG Rewatch: Elementary, Dear Data 09/28/2019
HFO Podcast Ep. #33 TNG Rewatch: Elementary, Dear Data Everybody loves a little roleplay, right? Data and Geordi do! But they should have picked a safeword because things get out of hand in "Elementary, Dear Data"!
info_outline Getting Ready For Star Trek Picard 08/13/2019
Getting Ready For Star Trek Picard Are you excited about the return of Captain Picard?!?! We are!! Do you have a friend/spouse/pet who might need a little refresher course on who this Picard guy is and what the heck is going on with these Borg people? Well, we put together a list of episodes to watch while you're waiting. Think of it as a little Star Trek Picard primer based on what we know so far about the show. You have a few months to get ready but if you don’t want to marathon all of TNG & Voyager, this watch list should help. :) First-- the basics. You’ll be introduced to Captain Picard, Data, and the Borg. - Star Trek TNG - S1. E13. Datalore - Star Trek TNG - S2. E9. Measure of a Man. - Star Trek TNG - S3. E26. & S4. E1. Best of Both Worlds (parts 1 & 2) - Star Trek TNG - S4. E2. Family - Star Trek TNG - S4. E3. Brothers - Star Trek TNG - S5. E23. I Borg - Star Trek TNG - S5. E25. The Inner Light - Star Trek TNG - S6. E15. Tapestry - Star Trek TNG - S6. E26. & S7. E1. Descent (parts 1 & 2) - Star Trek TNG- S7. E25 & 26. All Good Things (parts 1 & 2) - Star Trek: Generations - Star Trek: First Contact Then you’ll want to know who Seven on Nine is! - Star Trek VOY - S3. E26. & S4. E1. Scorpion (parts 1 & 2) - Star Trek VOY - S4. E2. The Gift - Star Trek VOY - S6. E16. Collective - Star Trek VOY - S7. E18 Human Error - Star Trek VOY - S7. E 25 & 26. Endgame (pats 1 & 2) Then wrap up the Picard & Data story - Star Trek: Nemesis Finally, I think the 24th-century events in this film will matter a lot-- specifically what happens to the planet Romulus. - Star Trek (2009)
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #31 TNG Rewatch: Where Silence Has Lease 07/30/2019
HFO Podcast Ep. #31 TNG Rewatch: Where Silence Has Lease In today's episode, we're sucked into a hole in space and forced to watch "Where Silence Has Lease"! Mike, Erin & Ben have some laughs at this weak episode and totally 'ship Riker & Worf #Rorf "ONE RIKER ONE BRIDGE"
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #30 TNG Rewatch: The Child 07/16/2019
HFO Podcast Ep. #30 TNG Rewatch: The Child It's a whole new season!! Welcome to season TWO of our TNG Re-watch Project. Counselor Troi is having a miracle baby, there's a new Doctor on board, the Enterprise has been redecorated and there's finally a bar in the neighborhood!! Let's watch "The Child"together, shall we? :)
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep #29 TNG Rewatch: The Neutral Zone 06/25/2019
HFO Podcast Ep #29 TNG Rewatch: The Neutral Zone We finally reach the end of Season One of Star Trek The Next Generation. But before we wrap up this season we need to discuss The Neutral Zone! What would happen if you took some people from the 20th century and dump them onto the USS Enterprise D??
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep #28 TNG Rewatch: Conspiracy 04/28/2019
HFO Podcast Ep #28 TNG Rewatch: Conspiracy The gang is all back together!! Mike, Erin & Ben are conspiring about something alright. Or have they just been taken over my symbiotic aliens bent on galactic domination?? Pull up a bowl of worms and tune in to find out!
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #27 TNG Rewatch: We'll Always Have Paris 02/19/2019
HFO Podcast Ep. #27 TNG Rewatch: We'll Always Have Paris Mike and Ben step into a holodeck recreation of a cafe in Paris this week to take a look at this season one episode where instead of looking at the fascinating possibilities of the multiverse, we spend an hour talking about one of Picard's lost loves. Is that a guy slowly stroking test tubes in the corner??
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #26 TNG Rewatch: Skin of Evil 02/01/2019
HFO Podcast Ep. #26 TNG Rewatch: Skin of Evil Well, we all knew we'd get there one day. It's finally time to talk about Tasha's death by oil slick. It's might not be the best way to go but you can't deny that it's a very "Star Trek" way for a security guard on a landing party to die.
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #25 - A Star Trek Holiday Special 12/12/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #25 - A Star Trek Holiday Special It's that time of year again! Unlike our friends over in the Star Wars fandom, we don't have a Holiday Special to watch. We're left searching for some hint of Christmas (or Life Day) in Trek. There are a few times our characters acknowledge Christmas and one time they had a full-out office holiday party! Ok, that only happens in the comic book but still-- it happened!!
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #24 - TNG Rewatch: Symbiosis 11/20/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #24 - TNG Rewatch: Symbiosis We're back and we're on drugs! Well, Mike is at least. He was high on DayQuil when the gang recorded this "very special episode". But cold medicine isn't exactly what the gang on the Enterprise encounter in "Symbiosis". It's a treatment for the plague! Or is it just a narcotic! Spoiler- it's just a narcotic.
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #23 Voyager: Parallax 08/23/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #23 Voyager: Parallax The first episode of Voyager was so much fun we came back for seconds!! Today Mike & Ben jump into episode #2: Parallax. Will the Starfleet and Maquis crews get along? Could Tores, a rebel Maquis engineer handle the big job on Voyager? Most importantly, is she ready to be Captain Janeway's best friend?! Find out!
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #22 – TNG Rewatch: The Arsenal of Freedom 07/24/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #22 – TNG Rewatch: The Arsenal of Freedom This week is full of ACTION!! In fact, Minos has seen so much action that there's... well, there's no one left. The entire population has been eradicated by highly advanced weapons that the Minoseans themselves developed in the pursuit of profit. Heavy, isn't it? Well we don't have time to stop and talk about that because WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!!
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #21 – Star Trek Voyager's Pilot: The Caretaker 07/11/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #21 – Star Trek Voyager's Pilot: The Caretaker We're taking a break from season 1 of TNG and skipping ahead a few years to introduce Erin to Captain Kathryn Janeway!! That's right- in this episode, the crew takes a look at the pilot episode of Star Trek Voyager: The Caretaker! We meet Captain Kathryn Janeway and her intrepid crew as they face their greatest challenge-- being stranded over 70,000 lightyears from home by a powerful alien.
info_outline Episode #18: The Klingons! 05/22/2018
Episode #18: The Klingons! This week we take a little departure from our TNG rewatch project to discuss everyone's favorite antagonist species, the Klingons! Once written as a stand-in for the Communist powers of Russia & China, they have evolved over the past 50 years, gained an honor code, a rich culture, and a language-- all to represent our fears once again in Discovery.
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #17 – TNG Rewatch: When The Bough Breaks 02/21/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #17 – TNG Rewatch: When The Bough Breaks I believe the children are our future. And so do the Aldeans but sadly, they have destroyed their ozone and the radiation has made them all infertile. But wait- Radue has a plan!
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #16 – TNG Rewatch: Too Short A Season 02/07/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #16 – TNG Rewatch: Too Short A Season Frustrated with getting old? Wish you could jump into the same job you did 40 years ago? Try some magic fountain of youth pills! Want them to work fast? Just take a lot of them at once! What could go wrong??
info_outline HFO Podcast Ep. #15 – TNG Rewatch: 11001001 01/29/2018
HFO Podcast Ep. #15 – TNG Rewatch: 11001001 The HFO crew is back but our computer is need of an upgrade (well, maybe just Ben's computer). Luckily the bynars are here to help us!! Or... are they here to help themselves? If you haven't guessed yet, in this episode we dive into the TNG season 1 episode "11001001" and meet Minuet, Riker's dream woman. We also get rather distracted talking about dolphins... lol. Have fun!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast – Episode 14 Angel One 12/31/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast – Episode 14 Angel One This week the intrepid crew of the HFO beam down a planet ran by... WOMEN?? Mike & Tim slip into something more comfortable with a plunging neckline while Erin straps on a pair of shoulder pads as they take an in depth look at what was an attempt a groundbreaking episode that took on gender roles and misogyny back in 1988. How does it hold up today? Have a listen to find out!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast – Episode 13 11/21/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast – Episode 13 Evil twins, a secret underground lab, a giant world killing snowflake and more await us in "Datalore"! This week the HFO crew are short a crew member because Ben is busy with duties belowdeck. However, we're lucky enough to have Tim join us again! When the Enterprise visits Data's home world, they get more than they bargained for and awaken his evil twin brother who- get this- helped a giant evil snowflake kill 411 people! Crazy, right? Come check it out with us. :)
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast 10/29/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast This week, our intrepid HFO crew tangle with the ever-increasing intricacies of the Holodeck (*tm, I'm sure). In this episode, we see the first appearance of Capt. Picard's alter-ego, Dixon Hill. "Dix" is a film-noir-esque detective from 1930s San Francisco (the city destined to become the headquarters of Starfleet... coincidence? I THINK NOT!) Like everything on the Holodeck (*tm *c *r) things go horribly awry and we question the very nature of our existence. Get ready to boldly go into this weeks episode - THE BIG GOODBYE!!!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast 09/17/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast Arranged marriages, galactic plagues, and the Hall of Wyatts... Oh My! In this week's episode, the Hailing Frequencies Open crew tackles the season 1 epidsode: Haven! We explore the deep cultural heritage of the Betazoids and their practice of arranging... and forgetting about arranging... marriages. But nobody puts Troi in a corner, not even her mom! And of course, things heat up between the families aboard for the joyous occasion. Mix in the space plague, and we've got ourselves an episode! Boldly go!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 10 08/08/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 10 Q is back and better than ever! In this episode, the HFO crew gets ready to have all the powers of the Q continuum and we will abuse the crap out of it! When Riker is presented with a choice from Q, will he choose phenomenal cosmic powers or stay with the Enterprise crew? A short description for an episode that speaks for itself! Boldly go!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 9 07/24/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 9 Back from a brief away mission, this week the HFO crew are tackling the next episode in the season one trek - THE BATTLE! We find the Enterprise crew reliving some of Picard's early days in Starlet - whether he wants to or not! Featuring ANOTHER attempt at making the Ferengi the main antagonist, a mind control beach-ball shows up and starts making Picard think he's going crazy. Well, he DOES have a headache after all. If everyone decides to listen to Wesley for once, then everything would be fine, right? BOLDLY GO!!!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 7 05/30/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 7 Buckle up kiddos! We're going to Sexy Fun Time Planet! This week, the HFO crew is joined by Tim O'Donnell to talk about "Justice". The Edo are a fun-loving race of child-like horn dogs who make love at the drop of a hat... ANY hat. But beneath this veneer of sensual utopia, there is a dangerous system of law keeping it all in balance. When Wesley gets involved, you KNOW there's going to be trouble. And with the Prime Directive being more of a guideline at this point in the series, the Enterprise crew may have a few tricks up their sleeves to figure this one out! Boldly Go!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 6 05/08/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 6 ENGINEERING REPORT: Due to interference from a temporal anomaly, this episode is being released on the wrong star date. Back to our regularly scheduled hailing frequency patterns next time! This Episode finds the HFO crew examining what it truly means to be lonely. If being lonely means awesome blue lightning effects, count us in! In LONELY AMONG US, the Enterprise is visited by a strange entity as it passes through a strange nebula on an urgent delegation mission. The crew is possessed one after the other, and one of the crew is accidentally killed? No worries, with a secondary plot line that far outshines the main plot (I mean, werewolf-dog-monkeys chasing down snake people through the decks of the Enterprise?!? C'mon! That's gold!) this episode is ripe for the picking, our the intrepid crew of Hailing Frequencies Open will do their best to guide you through, with or without blue lightning!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 5 04/23/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 5 This week, the HFO crew boldly go where no one has gone before... because, well, that's the title of this episode. We find our intrepid crew performing some "upgrades" to the warp drive. Wesley meets the Traveler, and d-bag Kosinski eats a heaping helping of humble pie. Will the Enterprise make it back from the far reaches of space in time for Picard to tell Wesley to ride shotgun on the bridge? Will the Traveler ever return? Will Kosinski ever shut up? All this and more on this episode of HAILING FREQUENCIES OPEN!
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 4 04/09/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 4 This week the HFO crew is all about finding the Ferengi! As the Enterprise-D crew is in pursuit of a Ferengi ship with stolen Federation goods, they encounter an energy-draining planet from a long-dead empire. Suspicions arise from both Starfleet and Ferengi sides, until an unexpected guest arrives and confronts the away teams who are already at each others throats, quite literally. What will the HFO crew have to say about this particular mission report? Mostly stuff about space dildos and bad makeup.
info_outline Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 3 03/26/2017
Hailing Frequencies Open: A Star Trek Podcast - Episode 3 The HFO crew has one of their toughest missions yet! Season 1 Episode 3 - Code of Honor is largely regarded as one of the worst TNG episodes of the series... Will our intrepid crew manage to wade through the not-so-subtle racist overtones and anti-feminist tropes around every corner? Will they laugh in the face of danger? Will they tell dad jokes? Will they impersonate Picard quite poorly? Find out and boldly go!