Patrick O'Rourke loves Star Trek: The Next Generation. Patrick Winegar has never seen it. As Pat O. introduces Pat W. to the series episode by episode, they discuss the good and the bad of Star Trek, and the strange universe that surrounds it.

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    S04 E17: Identity Crisis

    Lindsay joins the Pats once again to talk about another Geordi episode, the physics of invisibility in Predator, and why you should never trust a man with a pencil-thin mustache.

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    SE 2: Holograms from the Past

    The security of Stemmos Station continue their search for Glaxxom after he was lost in a horrific transporter accident. Will the best ensigns in Starfleet be able to find him? Or is he forever scattered across the Beta Quadrant?

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    S04E16: Galaxy's Child

    Grant joins the Pats once again for the sequel to his previous appearance. In Galaxy's Child, the Enterprise crew encounters a mutant ravioli from space, while Geordie meets the living human version of the hologram he developed an unhealthy attachment to.

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    S04E15: First Contact

    Pat and Pat talk First Contact (the episode, not the movie), where Riker's espionage mission to a pre-warp culture is exposed, and Picard must negotiate with an alien leader who sounds a lot like Unsolved Mysteries' Robert Stack.

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    Bonus: Starfleet Engage

    Today is a very important day, because today two things of note are happening...

    First, I get to meet our newest security team. They sound like upstanding young ensigns, and I can not wait to meet them.

    Second, I have been awaiting the arrival of Glaxxom, an Ambassador from Zadhira. We must talk soon for the stability of the entire region depends us reaching an understanding about his planet's history.

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    S04E14: Clues

    The Enterprise finds itself in a mystery of lost time, forcing Data to keep a secret from his captain against all odds, and the Pats to talk about beard growth measurement for several minutes.

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    S04 E 13: Devil's Due

    When the Enterprise answers a scrambled distress call, they unearth a planet in apocalyptic crisis, and a godlike flim-flammer, or "con artist", to use a more obscure term.

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    S4E12: The Wounded

    The Pats discuss The Wounded, where O'Brien comes to term with past trauma, the Federation chases down a war criminal from their own fleet, and Picard preserves a shaky peace with an alien race that we apparently should have known about.

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    S4E11: Data's Day

    This week, the Pats discuss Data's Day: an in-depth look of how Data navigates human relationships, deals with human customs, and avoids plunging the galaxy into years of war.

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    S4E10: The Loss

    In this episode, the Enterprise must navigate away from a dangerous anomaly in space, and Troi experiences a momentary loss of her powers, thanks to a heavy handed metaphor outside the ship.

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