Series: The Star Trek Picard Cast

The Star Trek Picard Cast is an in-depth, long-form, community-driven episode discussion of Star Trek: Picard, the new series shown on CBS All Access in the US, CTV Sci-Fi Channel & Crave TV in Canada and Amazon Prime everywhere else. We’re Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink; we’re two long-time Star Trek fans, especially of Star Trek: The Next Generation. We cover the story, characters, and the show’s placement both within the Trek universe and the continuation of the life of legendary Federation Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Together with our listeners, we rate each episode, discuss the highs, lows, and share other thoughts. Thanks for listening!

STPC 017 – Patreon Call-in 5/16/2020 – The Last Best Hope & Strange New Worlds

For Patreon call-in show #5, Brian and Ruthie are joined by Kim Voegele, Laurence Todd, James Robbins, Brian Shiro, and Jim Matthews. We discuss Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope and the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds announcement.

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STPC 017 – Patreon Call-in 5/16/2020 – The Last Best Hope & Strange New Worlds
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STPC 016 – Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope – Una McCormack

Ruthie & Brian sit down with Uma McCormack, author of Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope and discuss writing the novel, finding the characters’ voices, and other story details from the novel. If you haven’t read the novel but are planning to, you may want to read it first. There are spoilers in this episode!

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STPC 016 – Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope – Una McCormack
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STPC 015 – Patreon Call-in Show – 04/18/2020

We’re back for Episode 15 with our latest Patreon call-in show, which we are bringing to our regular listeners later than Patreon subscribers got it. This was recorded on April 18, 2020. Joining Brian and Ruthie are Kim Voegele, Laurence Todd (AKA LT from NC), Leigh Radtke (AKA Cybermam), Wes Huntington, Arend Mayes, and Mark Boaldin. We discuss Picard Season 1, Discovery Season 3, and the new Rebinge DS9 and Let’s Talk Through podcasts.

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STPC 015 – Patreon Call-in Show – 04/18/2020
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LTT 001 – Galaxy Quest and Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

Kyle, Mark, Ruthie and Lara discuss Sci-fi, Cons, Pop Culture influences that the movie Galaxy Quest beautifully portrayed and the behind the scenes shown in Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary.

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LTT 001 – Galaxy Quest and Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary
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RBDS9 001 – Emissary (S1E1)

James and Kim dive into Season 1 Episode 1 of DS9: Emissary. They discuss PTSD and debate rampant ear touching.

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RBDS9 001 – Emissary (S1E1)
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RBDS9 000 – Intro to Rebinge DS9 Podcast (S1E0)

James and Kim introduce themselves and kick off their rebinge of Star Trek DS9. Come along for the ride!

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RBDS9 000 – Intro to Rebinge DS9 Podcast (S1E0)
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STPC 014 – Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2 (S1E10)

For episode 14 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 10 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2. This episode’s teleplay was by Michael Chabon, its story was by Michael Chabon & Akiva Goldsman. It was directed by Akiva Goldsman. This was better than the previous episode, though not as good as it could have been.

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STPC 014 – Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2 (S1E10)
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STPC 013 – Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1 (S1E9)

For episode 13 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 9 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1. This episode’s teleplay was by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman, its story was by Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman & Akiva Goldsman. It was directed by Akiva Goldsman. The short version: We didn’t like this one very much.

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STPC 013 – Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1 (S1E9)
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STPC 012 – Broken Pieces (S1E8)

For episode 12 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 8 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Broken Pieces. This written by Michael Chabon, and directed by Maja Vrvilo.

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STPC 012 – Broken Pieces (S1E8)
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STPC 011 – Nepenthe (S1E7)

For episode 11 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 7 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Nepenthe. This written by Samantha Humphrey and Michael Chabon, and directed by Doug Aarniokoski.

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STPC 011 – Nepenthe (S1E7)
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STPC 010 – The Impossible Box (S1E6)

For episode 10 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 6 of Star Trek: Picard, titled The Impossible Box. This written by Nick Zayas, and directed by Maja Vrvilo.

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STPC 010 – The Impossible Box (S1E6)
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STPC 009 – Stardust City Rag (S1E5)

For episode 9 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 5 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Stardust City Rag. This episode was written by Kirsten Beyer, and it was directed again by Jean-Luc Picard’s former Number One, Jonathan Frakes.

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STPC 009 – Stardust City Rag (S1E5)
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STPC 008 – Absolute Candor (S1E4)

For episode 8 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 4 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Absolute Candor. This one has us meet someone we’ve been waiting for, and someone else Picard left behind.

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STPC 008 – Absolute Candor (S1E4)
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STPC 007 – The End is the Beginning (S1E3)

For episode 7 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through your feedback on Season 1, Episode 3 of Star Trek: Picard, titled The End is the Beginning. We’re finally in space! It was a decent episode, but Brian took some issue with the cold open. And then, there’s the long-standing issue with the Federation economy… but we got to see Hugh! We also respond to some feedback we have gotten back from our listeners about the acting. And we had to talk about Commodore Oh’s ears, which you’ll see in our blog post!

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STPC 007 – The End is the Beginning (S1E3)
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STPC 006 – Maps and Legends (S1E2)

For episode 6 of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie talk through Season 1, Episode 2 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Maps and Legends. Another great episode, although this one was a lot more exposition than the premiere.

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STPC 006 – Maps and Legends (S1E2)
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STPC 005 – Remembrance (S1E1)

Brian and Ruthie are so happy to give you super-sized talk through of S1E1 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Remembrance. As usual, we received have tons of feedback for the episode, and we bring it all to you, along with our reaction to it, and add our own thoughts and reactions. TLDR: We both loved it… a lot!

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STPC 005 – Remembrance (S1E1)
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STPC 004 – Picard Pre-Season 1 Roundtable

Brian and Ruthie are joined by Dr. Trek, Larry Nemecek from The Trek Files podcast on the Roddenberry Podcast Network, Portal47.net, and Trekland Tuesdays Live on Facebook, Mark Kirkman of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Fear the Walking Dead Talk Through, and the Panels to Pixels Podcast, and Patrons Fred Petrij (AKA Fred from The Netherlands), James Robbins (James the Augmented Sailor), and Laurence Todd (LT from NC) as we discuss a topic submitted as a Patreon perk by LT: What makes Picard such a compelling character? After going a couple of rounds around the roundtable on that topic, we give our thoughts about this show just a few days before it debuts! We give our impressions, hopes, and fears for what is the biggest event in Star Trek fandom since Discovery premiered!

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STPC 004 – Picard Pre-Season 1 Roundtable
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STPC 003 – Children of Mars (Short Treks S2E6)

Ruthie and Brian discuss the finale of the Season 2 Short Treks, Children of Mars, written by Kirsten Beyer & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, and directed by Mark Pellington. This Short Trek is categorized as an episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast because it has ties to Star Trek: Picard. We both loved it, Brian probably more than Ruthie.

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STPC 003 – Children of Mars (Short Treks S2E6)
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STPC 002 – Other Characters Returning in Star Trek: Picard

For the second episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Brian and Ruthie focus on the other Star Trek characters that are returning for Picard that aren’t Picard. We speculate on what they might be doing on the show. We also speculate on what other characters we think might also return to Picard, and what other characters we’d like to see return.

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STPC 002 – Other Characters Returning in Star Trek: Picard
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STPC 001 – Introduction to The Star Trek Picard Cast

Welcome to the first episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast! We bring you this introduction to us, Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink, if you don’t know us already from The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and details everything we know so far about Star Trek: Picard!

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STPC 001 – Introduction to The Star Trek Picard Cast
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