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21 11, 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole with Jeeg (Star Trek Edition)

By | 2017-11-14T23:05:16+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Down the Rabbit Hole|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Jeeg from "Nerd Lunch Prime" makes his Rabbit Hole debut and we boldly go into new territory with a three-man crew for the first time. We explore the Star Trek Wikia and try to get from Mintakan Leader Nuria to Data's evil brother Lore in less than seven pages. We also play some dom-jot along [...]

12 09, 2017

Nerd Lunch Podcast 284: Star Trek: The Next Generation “Drill Down”

By | 2017-09-14T19:59:11+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Nerd Lunchers welcome new Fourth Chair guest Zaki Hasan and the four of them do a pseudo-drill down on the series. There's a lot to cover and only so much time to do it. And we also got caught in a time [...]

29 07, 2016

Nerd Lunch Podcast 240: Q Are Cordially Invited to a Drilldown

By | 2017-05-06T15:33:25+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Continuing Star Trek Month, the nerds sit down with Michael May to discuss the character Q.  We discuss our first exposure to him, our thoughts on him as a plot device and what our favorite episodes are.  We even talk about whether we feel Q should be brought back for the new Trek show.

19 07, 2016

Nerd Lunch Podcast 239: Our Favorite Star Trek Things

By | 2017-05-06T15:39:52+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Star Trek month continues with Sean Kelley from the Improvised Star Trek podcast returning to the show as Fourth Chair. This week the nerds share some of their favorite minutiae from the Star Trek canon. And while favorite Captain or alien race might seem like minutiae to some, for Nerd Lunch it means geeking out [...]

31 12, 2014

Back of the Bridge: The Emergency Operations Officer

By | 2017-03-17T04:00:44+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Two weeks of Christmas vacation means more time to think about Star Trek.  Today, we’re following up our recent discussion of one of the unsung heroes of the Enterprise-D, the Environmental Systems Officer, with a purely fanon creation: the Emergency Operations Officer.As with many of our Back of the Bridge articles, we start with a [...]

29 12, 2014

Back of the Bridge: The Relief Bridge Officer

By | 2017-03-16T12:03:53+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We’ve been talking about some of the less celebrated position in Starfleet, specifically the consoles along the back of the bridge on the Enterprise-D — two Science stations, Environmental Systems, Mission Operations, and Engineering.  Although there are some good reasons to make some permanent assignments to these positions, even on a big ship like the [...]

27 12, 2014

Back of the Bridge: The Environmental Systems Officer

By | 2017-03-16T12:03:53+00:00 December 27th, 2014|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We’re taking a look at the back of the bridge on the Enterprise-D and the brave young men / women / others who perform semi-critical duties and throw their bodies between exploding work stations and the senior staff.  Let’s talk about Starfleet’s most consistent performers: the Environmental Systems Officers.Fun fact: that first season of ST: [...]

20 12, 2014

Back of the Bridge: The Mission Operations Officer

By | 2017-03-16T12:03:53+00:00 December 20th, 2014|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Star Trek fandom comes in many different varieties.  Me, I’ve never learned Klingon or dressed up as Kirk or played three-dimensional chess, but I’ve done a lot of digging into various semi-canonical sources just to try to get a better understanding of how life works in the 24th century, particularly ife in Starfleet.  Some out-of-print [...]

21 03, 2014

Starfleet Second Officers: Who Does Number Two Work For?

By | 2017-03-16T12:06:03+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Thinking about rank and chain-of-command issues on “Star Trek”is a quick way to make your head explode, but it’s what we do here at Nerd Lunch.  Today, we're talking about why every good starship should have a full-time Second Officer. Yeah, that’s kind of a head-scratcher in the reboot movie when Kirk goes straight from Cadet to Captain. [...]

4 03, 2014

Nerd Lunch Podcast 121: Fan Fic Reviews 4

By | 2017-08-04T10:35:36+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In this week's Nerd Lunch, we return to one of our favorite franchise topics... FAN FIC REVIEWS! Thrice before we've done this topic (18, 62, 95) and each time we've had a blast. For our fourth foray into fanfic (suddenly this has turned into narration from the Batman TV show…sheesh), we do something a bit special [...]