Welcome to the Lou Trek Show

A Weekly podcast talking about Star Trek. We will do movie and series reviews and frequent round table discussions where you can be part of the show.


By Lou Costanzo

https://www.trekmate.org.uk

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Chain of Command Part II, S6E11 Review, The Battle Bridge.

August 02, 2019

Captain Picard’s secret mission fails, leading to him being captured by Cardassians. As he is tortured by his captors, Captain Jellico and the Enterprise attempt to prevent war with the Cardassian Union. Today James and Lou discuss (Chain of Command,

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Chain of Command Part I, S6E10 Review, The Battle Bridge.

July 26, 2019

Picard, Worf, and Dr. Crusher are reassigned from the Enterprise to a secret mission. Meanwhile, the Enterprise is under the command of Captain Edward Jellico, who immediately starts making changes, much to the dismay of the crew.

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The Quality of Life, TNG S6 E09 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 13, 2019

Data discovers a group of robots that he believes qualify as lifeforms. Tiny little lifeforms…Precious little lifeforms…. - Today James and Lou discuss (The Quality of Life) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Matthew Degear.

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The Quality of Life, TNG S6 E09 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 13, 2019

Data discovers a group of robots that he believes qualify as lifeforms. Tiny little lifeforms…Precious little lifeforms…. Today James and Lou discuss (The Quality of Life) and what we think of it, with tonight’s guest host Matthew Degear.

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A Fistful of Datas, TNG S6 E08 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 06, 2019

After a computer malfunction, Worf, his son Alexander Rozhenko, and Counselor Deanna Troi are trapped in an Old West holodeck program wherein the interactive characters physically resemble and have the same enhanced abilities as Data. -

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A Fistful of Datas, TNG S6 E08 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 06, 2019

After a computer malfunction, Worf, his son Alexander Rozhenko, and Counselor Deanna Troi are trapped in an Old West holodeck program wherein the interactive characters physically resemble and have the same enhanced abilities as Data.

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Rascals, TNG S6 E07 Review, The Battle Bridge

May 30, 2019

Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Guinan, and Keiko O'Brien are regressed physiologically to age 12 by a transporter accident, but retain their adult memories, resulting in different reactions from each. When rogue Ferengi hijack the Enterprise,

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Rascals, TNG S6 E07 Review, The Battle Bridge

May 30, 2019

Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Guinan, and Keiko O’Brien are regressed physiologically to age 12 by a transporter accident, but retain their adult memories, resulting in different reactions from each. When rogue Ferengi hijack the Enterprise,

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True Q, TNG S6 E06 Review, The Battle Bridge

May 23, 2019

Q once again graces the Enterprise with a visit, claiming that a young intern aboard is really a Q. - Today James and Lou discuss (True Q) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Matthew Degear.

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True Q, TNG S6 E06 Review, The Battle Bridge

May 23, 2019

I have my new permanent schedule, so I’m hoping to get some consistency in this show.  So please hang on with us as we get into a rhythm, one that includes me working an overnight shift…zzzzZZZZzzzzz.  On to the show.

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Schisms, TNG S6 E5 Review, The Battle Bridge

March 30, 2019

Enterprise crew members report that they go to sleep but wake up exhausted; a mysterious subspace pocket forms inside a cargo bay. Today James and Lou discuss (Schisms) and what we think of it, with tonight’s guest host Colin Higgins.

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Schisms, TNG S6 E5 Review, The Battle Bridge

March 30, 2019

Enterprise crew members report that they go to sleep but wake up exhausted; a mysterious subspace pocket forms inside a cargo bay. - Today James and Lou discuss (Schizims) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Colin Higgins.

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Relics, TNG S6 E04 Review, The Battle Bridge

November 30, 2018

The Enterprise discovers a ship that crashed on a Dyson sphere more than seventy-five years prior with a single survivor suspended in the transporter buffer: Captain Montgomery Scott. Today James and Lou discuss (Relics) and what we think of it,

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Relics, TNG S6 E04 Review, The Battle Bridge

November 30, 2018

The Enterprise discovers a ship that crashed on a Dyson sphere more than seventy-five years prior with a single survivor suspended in the transporter buffer: Captain Montgomery Scott. - Today James and Lou discuss (Relics) and what we think of it,

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Man of the People, TNG S6 E03 Review, The Battle Bridge

November 23, 2018

As an ambassador mediates peace talks to end a fierce civil war, Deanna Troi begins to act erratically after spending some time with him. - Today James and Lou discuss (Man of the People) and what we think of it,

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Man of the People, TNG S6 E03 Review, The Battle Bridge

November 23, 2018

As an ambassador mediates peace talks to end a fierce civil war, Deanna Troi begins to act erratically after spending some time with him. Today James and Lou discuss (Man of the People) and what we think of it,

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Realm of Fear, TNG S6 E2 Review, The Battle Bridge

October 09, 2018

Lieutenant Barclay faces his fear of transporting, but now he thinks that he's being attacked by a creature inside the transporter beam. - Today James and Lou discuss (Realm of Fear) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Matt Degear.

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Realm of Fear, TNG S6 E2 Review, The Battle Bridge

October 09, 2018

Lieutenant Barclay faces his fear of transporting, but now he thinks that he’s being attacked by a creature inside the transporter beam. Today James and Lou discuss (Realm of Fear) and what we think of it, with tonight’s guest host Matt Degear.

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Movie Review, The Battle Bridge

August 02, 2018

When a renegade Vulcan captures the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan ambassadors on Nimbus III, “the planet of galactic peace”, it can only mean one thing: the vacation is over; Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the new Starship Enterprise-A are pr...

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Movie Review, The Battle Bridge

August 02, 2018

When a renegade Vulcan captures the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan ambassadors on Nimbus III, “the planet of galactic peace”, it can only mean one thing: the vacation is over; Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the new Starship Enterprise-A are pr...

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Times Arrow Part 2, The Battle Bridge, TNG S6 E1 Review

July 12, 2018

Trapped in 19th century San Francisco, the crew of the Enterprise must locate Data and prevent his death while stopping the Devidians from destroying Earth's history. (Season 6 premiere) - Today James and Lou discuss (Times Arrow Part 2) and what we t...

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Times Arrow Part 2, The Battle Bridge, TNG S6 E1 Review

July 12, 2018

Trapped in 19th century San Francisco, the crew of the Enterprise must locate Data and prevent his death while stopping the Devidians from destroying Earth’s history. (Season 6 premiere) Today James and Lou discuss (Times Arrow Part 2) and what we thin...

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Times Arrow, TNG S5 E26 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 06, 2018

An engineering team finds evidence of an alien presence on Earth in 19th century San Francisco: Data’s severed head, buried five hundred years ago. (Season 5 finale) Today James and Lou discuss (Times Arrow) and what we think of it,

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The Inner Light, TNG S5 E25 Episode Review, The Battle Bridge

April 22, 2018

An alien probe controls and disables Captain Picard, who wakes up as "Kamin," a resident of the planet Kataan. While the crew of the Enterprise tries to jar the probe's influence, "Kamin" lives through the final,

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The Next Phase, TNG S5 E24 Review, The Battle Bridge

March 27, 2018

Geordi La Forge and Ensign Ro are believed dead after a transporter malfunction. However, they soon discover that their state may not actually be "death". - Today James and Lou discuss (The Next Phase) and what we think of it,

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I Borg, TNG S5 E23 Review, The Battle Bridge

March 09, 2018

The discovery of an injured adolescent Borg brings to the surface hard feelings for both Captain Picard and Guinan for what the Borg Collective had done to them. Matters are complicated when plans to use the young Borg to destroy his people are halted ...

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Imaginary Friend, TNG S5 E22 Review, The Battle Bridge

March 01, 2018

As the Enterprise explores a nebula, a little girl's imaginary friend becomes terrifyingly real. - Today James and Lou discuss (Imaginary Friend) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Paul (Not a director) Finch.

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The Perfect Mate, TNG S5 E21 Review, The Battle Bridge

February 22, 2018

Picard serves as host for a peace treaty between two warring planets, but he may be unable to resist the reconciliation "gift" – a beautiful empathic metamorph who is to be presented by one leader as the other's wife. -

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Cost of Living, TNG S5 E20 Review, The Battle Bridge

January 30, 2018

Lwaxana Troi is on board the Enterprise-D to hold her wedding ceremony, and she also takes an interest in Worf's son Alexander, encouraging him to adopt her carefree ways. - Today James and Lou discuss (Cost of Living) and what we think of it,

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The First Duty, TNG S5 E19, The Battle Bridge

January 19, 2018

Sorry we recorded this show but it was lost. We couldn't get together to record it again until today. Going up as is, mistakes and all. - Following an accident during an Academy training exercise that leads to the death of one of his friends,

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Cause and Effect, TNG S5 E18 Review, The Battle Bridge

November 24, 2017

The destruction of the Enterprise near a distortion in the space-time continuum causes a temporal causality loop to form, trapping the ship and crew in time and forcing them to relive the events that led to their deaths. -

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Ethics, TNG S5 E16 Review, The Battle Bridge

November 18, 2017

After Worf is paralyzed by a freak accident, his only hope may be a visiting doctor with questionable medical ethics. - Today James and Lou discuss (Ethics) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Colin Higgins.

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Power Play (no for real this time), TNG S5 E15 Review, The Battle Bridge

November 09, 2017

Alien entities take over the minds of Data, Troi, and Miles O'Brien. And maybe Lou as well. - Today James and Lou discuss (Power Play) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Matthew Degear, who by the way I want to thank for catching the ...

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The Outcast, TNG S5 E17 Review, The Battle Bridge – OOPS posted out of order.

October 27, 2017

Alien entities take over the minds of Data, Troi, and Miles O'Brien. - Today James and Lou discuss (Power Play) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Matthew Degear. Somewhere in this episode is a belch.

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Conundrum, TNG S5 E14 Review, The Battle Bridge

October 03, 2017

After the crew's memories are mysteriously erased, the computer records indicate that the Federation is at war with the Lysians, and that the Enterprise has been ordered to attack their command center. - Today James and Lou discuss (Conundrum) and wha...

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The Masterpiece Society, TNG S5 E13 Review, The Battle Bridge

September 26, 2017

The Enterprise tries to save a "perfect" colony from destruction, but the assistance causes damage of its own. - Today James and Lou discuss (The MasterPIECE Society) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Chris “The Teacher” Johnson.

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Violations, TNG S5 E12 Review, The Battle Bridge

September 21, 2017

Several crew members suffer violent hallucinations and comas as alien researchers visit the ship. - Today James and Lou discuss (Violations) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Chris “Not The Rock” Johnson.

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Hero Worship, TNG S5 E11 Review, The Battle Bridge

September 01, 2017

Data helps the only survivor of a wrecked ship, a child, cope with the loss of his parents. Meanwhile, the crew investigates the cause of the wreck. - Today James and Lou discuss (Hero Worship) and what we think of it,

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New Ground, TNG S5 E10 Review, The Battle Bridge

August 25, 2017

Worf's son Alexander comes to live on the Enterprise; the crew helps guide a test vehicle for a revolutionary new form of interstellar travel. - Today James and Lou discuss (New Ground) and what we think of it, as well as feedback,

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A Matter of Time, TNG S5 E9 Review, The Battle Bridge

August 09, 2017

A time traveler claiming to be from the 26th century arrives to witness an attempt to save a doomed planet. - Today James and Lou discuss (Episode Name) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Shawn, from the Rusted Robot.

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Unification II, TNG S5 E8 Review, The Battle Bridge

July 23, 2017

Sorry guys... Work hours changed and things in the family happened that kept me busy. Work hours are still not where they should be but are getting better. In fact, I'm 45 minutes away from punching the clock. Be back to normal soon. -

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Unification, TNG S5 E7 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 29, 2017

To the Federation's surprise, Ambassador Spock has traveled to Romulus. Fearing he has defected, they send Captain Picard and some of his officers on a covert mission to determine why. - Today James and Lou discuss (Unification) and what we think of i...

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The Game, TNG S5 E6 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 21, 2017

Wesley Crusher visits the Enterprise only to see everyone behaving strangely on account of an addictive, mind-controlling game. - Today James and Lou discuss (The Game) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Chris Johnson.

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Disaster, TNG S5 E5 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 13, 2017

A quantum filament disables the Enterprise, leaving Counselor Troi in command on the bridge, and various groups on different parts of the ship facing perils alone. - Today James and Lou discuss (Disaster) and what we think of it,

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Silicon Avatar, TNG S5 E4 Review, The Battle Bridge

June 06, 2017

The Enterprise gives chase to the Crystalline Entity after it destroys a Federation colony. A xenologist, who has a motivation all her own with respect to the Crystalline Entity, is assigned to the Enterprise to assist in the investigations. -

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Ensign Ro, TNG S5 E3 Review, The Battle Bridge

May 26, 2017

The Enterprise takes on Ensign Ro Laren to help track down Bajoran terrorists who attacked a Federation colony. - Today James and Lou discuss (Ensign Ro) and what we think of it, with tonight's guest host Matthew Degear.

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Darmok, TNG S5 E2 Review, The Battle Bridge.

May 10, 2017

Picard is captured, then trapped on a planet with an alien captain who speaks a metaphorical language incompatible with the universal translator. They must learn to communicate with each other before a deadly planetary beast overwhelms them. -

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Movie Review, The Battle Bridge

May 01, 2017

Admiral James T. Kirk is prepared to take the consequences for rescuing Spock and stealing and then losing the starship Enterprise, but a new danger has put Earth itself in jeopardy. Kirk and his crew must travel back in time in an old Klingon Bird-of-...

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Redemption, Part 2, TNG S5 E01, The Battle Bridge

April 13, 2017

As the House of Duras is nearing victory over Worf and the forces of Gowron, Starfleet, led by Picard; works to expose Romulan interference in the Klingon Civil War. (Season Premiere) - Today James and Lou discuss (Redemption Part 2) and what we think...

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Redemption Part 1, TNG S4 E26 Review, The Battle Bridge

April 07, 2017

Picard balances his Federation and Klingon duties as new Klingon Chancellor Gowron faces a civil war. Worf and his brother Kurn fight to regain their father's honor. (Season Finale) - Today James and Lou discuss (Redemption Part 1) and what we think o...

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