Brothers, TNG S4 E3 Review, The Battle Bridge

My latest podcast can be found http://www.trekmate.org.uk/brothers-tng-s4-e3-review-the-battle-bridge/ and feedback can be left on the trekmate forums http://forum.trekmatefamily.com/2016/05/brothers-tng-s4-e3-review-the-battle-bridge/

Data jeopardizes an emergency mission to save an ill child when he gets a signal from his creator.

Today James and Lou discuss (Brothers) and what we think of it, with tonight’s guest host Simon Foster, Funky Si.

Credit: Main Title Theme (TV Edit) was arranged by Dennis McCarthy and composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage

You can download the MP3 version of this show by clicking here. (might have to right click, save as.)

Star Trek is back (in 2017)

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As you have probably heard Star Trek is coming back to TV. I recently joined with the Sci Fi Waffle podcast to discuss.

Sci Fi Waffle: Episode 12 – STAR TREK IS BACK!!

In this episode we discuss the great news that Star Trek IS BACK!!.

Shawn and I are joined again by James Roberts and TrekMates News feed Editor Simon Foster to speculate about the announcement of a new Star Trek TV series due to debut in January 2017.

James can be found on our sister podcast The Battle Bridge and Simon can be found on Twitter @funkysi1701

To listen go http://www.trekmate.org.uk/sci-fi-waffle-episode-11-star-trek-is-back/, to leave feedback go http://forum.trekmatefamily.com/

The Hunted, TNG S3 E11, The Battle Bridge

My latest podcast can be found http://www.trekmate.org.uk/the-hunted-tng-s3-e11-the-battle-bridge/ and feedback can be left on the trekmate forums http://forum.trekmatefamily.com/2015/10/the-hunted-tng-s3-e11-review-the-battle-bridge/

While the Enterprise-D is reviewing a seemingly idyllic planet’s application for Federation membership, an escaped prisoner leads its crew to discover an ugly secret: the government’s shameful treatment of its war veterans.

Today James and Lou discuss (The Hunted) and what we think of it and much more as well as listener feedback with tonight’s guest host Simon.

Credit: Main Title Theme (TV Edit) was arranged by Dennis McCarthy and composed by Gerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage

You can download the MP3 version of this show by clicking here.

Upper Pylon 2 – 1 x 09: The Passenger

I recorded another podcast the other week it can be found http://www.trekmate.org.uk/upper-pylon-2-1-x-09-the-passenger/ and feedback about it can be left on the trekmate forums http://forum.trekmatefamily.com/2015/07/thoughts-on-up2s-the-passenger-or-vantika-x-33/

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This week on Upper Pylon 2, we are joined by our first UK guest, Simon (aka funkysi1701) as we take a look at the Bashir-centric “mystery” episode, “The Passenger.”

When a former prisioner, Rao Vantika (a name you’ll hear COUNTLESS times throughout the episode) is killed, his pursuer believes that the late murderer is not really dead, and continues her investigation at DS9 while an important shipment is scheduled to arrive. Will Vantika reappear, and if so, who will he appear as? Well, if you’ve seen the opening of the episode, it really isn’t all that hard to deduce. But join the UP2 crew as we dissect this little caper.

As always, be sure to leave us your feedback about the episode!

Ten Forward Episode #135 – Anti Firbob is Back or Simon’s Desert Island Trek

The podcast I recorded the other week has been released, why not have a listen by heading over to http://www.trekmate.org.uk/ten-forward-episode-135-anti-firbob-is-back-or-simons-desert-island-trek/ and comment on their forums http://forum.trekmatefamily.com/2015/02/ten-forward-135-antifirbob-is-back-or-simons-desert-island-trek/

This week Sina, Chris and Paul welcome Simon Foster, Trek Mate’s News Editor, to do discuss his Desert Island Trek choices.  Paul becomes Firbob, or AntiFirbob, or…something like that.  Boo hiss Firbob.  Every one listen and decide – Simon or Firbob?

You can reach Simon here:

@funkysi1701

Complaints to @firbob1

You can reach the rest of the gang here:

@queenkatblue, @chriscantfly, trekmatetenforward@gmail.com or facebook.com/TenForwardPod

 

Podcasts

For a while now I have been listening to podcasts. For those that don’t know a podcast is an audio file that you can download and listen to, usually about a topic you are interested in. The topics that interest me are obviously Star Trek, Science and Technology and IT stuff. I mainly listen to them in the car when I am driving, but sometimes it will be at home when doing jobs around the house.

I think the first podcast I listened to was Trekmate. Trekmate as the name suggests is about Star Trek, it’s a few guys talking about Star Trek. It’s very similar to those conversations you have in the pub with your mates. Trekmate do lots of podcasts, one for almost every flavour of Star Trek out there, I don’t keep up with all of them, but the ones I listen to I really enjoy.

My favourite podcast that is work related to RunAs Radio. If you are a SysAdmin or have an interest in servers or IT you should listen to this. The host Richard Campbell interviews IT experts about a particular piece of technology, one week it will be Exchange, the next Security, and then SQL Server. Often I will learn something that I will want to try out, some weeks I won’t learn something specific but will give be an insight into which way IT for businesses is going. I think it was probably only after listening to RunAs Radio that are started having more of a long term plan for my IT infrastructure at work.

As I have blogged about before I am learning Development so obviously I listen to .NET Rocks. This is hosted by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell (yes the same guy that does RunAs Radio) who talk to developers about code, learning and IT from a more Developer point of view. This is released 3 times a week so is a bit hit and miss sometimes, but most weeks there will be something relevant to me or worth listening to.

A few days ago I am did something for the first time, I was a guest on one of the Trekmate pods, TenForward. I reviewed 5 Star Trek episodes. This was a bit of a leap for me as an introvert I don’t like to be the center of attention and I certainly don’t like how my voice sounds recorded. Hopefully when released people will like it and I will do lots more of these in the future. Once it has been released I will put a link up here so you can all have a listen.