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Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of his Enterprise faced many villains including demi-god aliens, self-aware holodeck characters, and Data’s cat, Spot. But one of the reoccurring “baddies” of The Next Generation were those fashionistas of the 24th century: Starfleet admirals. Which begs the question: Do you sell your soul once you get promoted above that fourth pip? In this Captain's Log Phillip Gilfus takes us through the history of Starfleet's belt buckle-wearing top brass and how they've made life hard for our heroes. That's right. "Badmirals" are reporting for duty.

Direct download: cl-028.mp3
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With Microsoft recently developing a basic “holo-desk” program that allows users to manipulate 3-D computer-generated objects, a second look has been given to Star Trek holodeck programs and their uses.  Whether holodecks were used for training, medical programs, sports and recreation, the re-creation of real-life characters, novels, childrens’ entertainment and learning, or even sex, the programs filled a need in starship crews’ lives. In this Captain’s Log we take a look at the those times when the holodeck was used well, those times when it wasn’t, and those moments that simply left you shaking your head.

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When Voyager premiered in January 1995 it brought with it a bold new approach to Star Trek. By tossing aside the familiar surroundings and races of the Alpha Quadrant, the writers could unchain themselves from the 300+ hours of Star Trek that had come before. It was to be an opportunity to explore strange new worlds in a way not seen since the original five-year mission of Kirk and Spock. But something happened along the way, and where we ended up isn’t exactly where we thought we were going. In this Captain’s Log, Christopher Jones takes a critical look back at the series from the perspective of “Endgame.”

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The first season of Voyager brought us a wide variety of stories as Janeway and her crew learned to deal with life in the Delta Quadrant. Some were hits and some were misses. In this Captain’s Log, Trek.fm Voyager Editor Charlynn Schmiedt takes a look at how the overall ratings stack up for Voyager’s initial outing.

Direct download: cl-025.mp3
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