11/30/12

Star Trek: Asterisk "Weekly Aftermath - The Outpost Where No One Has Honor"

Alright, I've replicated myself some cranberry sauce... What? Yes, I know that particular holiday was LAST week. But I just really like the stuff, OK? Besides, I need something with that extra bit of sugar in it so that I can get ready for a new episode of Star Trek: Asterisk!

Come along with us as we sit around the fire and chat about three more of the first season episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Code of Honor", "The Last Outpost", and "Where No One Has Gone Before". Grab your marshmallow and toast it right here.

Be sure to take a gander at the Officer's Lounge, for there is much funny stuff there. Also, you should have read Steve's written reviews a LONG time ago. ...because he's not as much of a slacker as I am. You've got questions? That's, uh... understandable. So call us and ask them! HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475). Finally, be sure to join us this and EVERY Friday at 6PM Eastern for the ever-so-wonderful live show. Now hurry up! There's a new show right around the corner!

Star Trek: Asterisk "Officer's Lounge - The Outpost Where No One Has Honor"

After successfully recovering from a turkey-induced coma, we're back! I know, I know, I'm late getting things to you guys, but don't fret - my additional duties will be done soon, and I'll have these out fresh every weekend after the show. Hey, I gotta advance in the ranks somehow, right? But for now, let's get on with it!

This week, Steve and I continue our new journey through The Next Generation with a trio of episodes from season 1: "Code of Honor", "The Last Outpost", and "Where No One Has Gone Before". Float on with us here.

Stay tuned for the Aftermath (soon, I promise!) and make sure you're brushed up on the previous week's episodes via Steve's written synopses. Finally, make sure you join us tonight at 6PM Eastern for the live show! Now be off with you - I've got a warp engine to tinker with!

11/24/12

Starfist Teaser

We interrupt your regularly scheduled posts to bring you this special presentation from 3rd Herd Films. Starfist is a production that I am proud to be a part of as a writer, and its teaser has just been made public. Stay tuned to find out more about it, and, in the meantime, Like it on Facebook!

11/21/12

Star Trek: Asterisk "Where No One Has Gone Before"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S01E06
Air Date: October 26, 2987
Written by: Diane Duane and Michael Reaves
Directed by: Rob Bowman

Premise
An arrogant warp field engineer screws up an engine test and ends up sending the Enterprise to a part of the universe where thought becomes reality.

Review
So, the Enterprise meets up with the Fearless to pick up Jerkface McGee, aka Kosinski. Jerkface has these new equations or something that are supposed to make warp engines go a whole lot faster, but Geordi ran the numbers in a simulator and didn't find any difference, so everyone is skeptical. But they have to let Jerkface test his theory on the Enterprise because reasons. He apparently had success on the Fearless, but no one can account for why. So, when he beams over he asks for the captain when met with Riker and basically jerks up the whole place on his way to engineering.

11/20/12

Star Trek: Asterisk "The Last Outpost"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S01E05
Air Date: October 9, 1987
Written by: Herbert Wright and Richard Krzemien
Directed by: Richard Colla

Premise
While chasing down some Ferengi, the Enterprise gets stuck over a dead planet and is forced to interact with the big-eared pirate gerbils.

Review
The Enterprise is playing cops and robbers, chasing down a Ferengi vessel suspected of stealing an energy converter from a UFP world, Gamma Tauri IV. It doesn't take long until the Ferengi get stuck. They drop to sub-light speeds and then turn around and fire on the Enterprise... she suffers minimal damage. Atta girl. Picard doesn't fire back 'cause he's all diplomatic and such, but soon the Enterprise also gets stuck and systems start going offline. Was it the Ferengi weapon that did this or what? Only one way to find out... open hailing frequencies.

11/19/12

Star Trek: Asterisk "Code of Honor"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S01E04
Air Date: October 12, 1987
Written by: Katharyn Powers & Michael Baron
Directed by: Russ Mayberry; Les Landau

Premise
An alien gang of black men kidnap Tasha Yar and expect for her to fight to the death to win her freedom.

Review
In an attempt to distinguish himself from Captain Kirk who was more of a warrior and tactician, Picard sets out on a sensitive diplomatic mission to negotiate the use of a vaccine that this relatively less advanced culture had and the Enterprise needed to get to a colony that was dying. The Ligonians are a race of people who hold to a strict code of honor. When they beam aboard, they roll out a red carpet for their leader, Lutan. They hand over a sample of the vaccine, but when Tasha insists on inspecting it first, she flips one of the men over on his back and Lutan is impressed.

11/16/12

Star Trek: Asterisk "Weekly Aftermath - The Naked Encounter"

We're starting off this season with a bang, and there's no better way to do that than with new EVERYTHING - a new series, a new captain (no, we haven't replaced Steve), and a new special guest host - Mr. Tom Hall! So stop wasting time - let's go!

This week, Steve, Tom, and I began a NEW trek by exploring the first three episodes of a new series, Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint", parts 1 and 2, and "The Naked Now". We invite you to analyze our initial findings.

Make sure you've spent some time in the Officer's Lounge, and check out Steve's written reviews from this past week. Also, HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN for any questions or comments at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475). Finally, be sure to check us out this and every FRIDAY at 6PM Eastern for the always awesome live show. Hurry - this week's show will start before you know it!

Star Trek: Asterisk "Officer's Lounge - The Naked Encounter"

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT SEASON 2 OF STAR TREK: ASTERISK. After a much needed hiatus, we're back, baby! This season promises to be bigger and better than ever, and we're starting it right with a new series and a special guest - the ever hilarious Tom Hall! So without further ado, LET'S DO THIS THING.

This week, Steve, Tom, and I set out on a new voyage aboard the starship Asterisk with our foray into the first three episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint", parts 1 and 2, and "The Naked Now". Celebrate our illustrious return here.

This past week's Aftermath is forthcoming, and as always, be sure to read Steve's written reviews of the episodes. Also, remember that HAILING FREQUENCIES ARE OPEN at 513-ASTRISK (513-278-7475) for any of your questions or comments. Finally, be sure to join us on our new night - Friday! As before, we'll start at 6PM Eastern and bring you the best live show this side of the Delta Quadrant. Hop to it - we've got another show coming up soon!

11/12/12

Star Trek: Asterisk "The Naked Now"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S01E03
Air Date: October 5, 1987
Written by: J. Michael Bingham and John D.F. Black
Directed by: Paul Lynch

Premise
The crew of the Enterprise is infected with a weird disease that makes them all drunk and horny.

Review
Assigned to investigate the loss of contact with the SS Tsiolkovsky, the Enterprise warps out to a dying star and finds the terribly designed starship floating around and they pick up a transmission from a female talking seductively and then blowing out an airlock. Naturally, this is not a normal thing for a ship's crew member to do, so a team beams over to dig deeper. They look around the Tsiolkovsky and find everyone dead. But apart from that, it looks like they were all involved in a party complete with orgies and alcohol. And the orgy room is frozen over.

11/11/12

Star Trek: Asterisk "Encounter at Farpoint"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S01E01&2
Air Date: September 28, 1987
Written by: D.C. Fontana & Gene Roddenberry
Directed by: Corey Allen

Premise
Captain Jean-Luc Picard takes the brand new Enterprise-D on her maiden voyage to check out Farpoint Station and is interrupted by Q.

Review
The newly commissioned USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D is all ready to seek out new life and new civilizations on their first mission: to uncover the mystery of the Farpoint station and try to get its builders to make more of them throughout Federation space. Besides that, they have to pick up some guy without a beard, the doctor and her kid. Turns out, though, that they're being followed. It doesn't take long for a Q-net to trap them and then Q randomly pops onto the bridge in medieval garb and accuses the human race of venturing out into the galaxy too far and being barbaric. Yet he is the one dropping in unannounced!