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Trekking thru the past and future of Star Trek.
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Trekking Thru the Past and Future of Star Trek

Dec 31, 2017

This week the intrepid crew of the HFO beam down a planet ran by... WOMEN??  Mike & Tim slip into something more comfortable with a plunging neckline while Erin straps on a pair of shoulder pads as they take an in depth look at what was an attempt a groundbreaking episode that took on gender roles and misogyny back in 1988.  How does it hold up today?  Have a listen to find out! 

Nov 21, 2017

Are you looking at my butt?

Evil twins, a secret underground lab, a giant world killing snowflake and more await us in "Datalore"! This week the  HFO crew are short a crew member because Ben is busy with duties belowdeck.  However, we're lucky enough to have Tim join us again!  When the Enterprise visits Data's home world, they get more than they bargained for and awaken his evil twin brother who- get this- helped a giant evil snowflake kill 411 people!  Crazy, right?  Come check it out with us. :) 

Oct 29, 2017

This week, our intrepid HFO crew tangle with the ever-increasing intricacies of the Holodeck (*tm, I'm sure). In this episode, we see the first appearance of Capt. Picard's alter-ego, Dixon Hill. "Dix" is a film-noir-esque detective from 1930s San Francisco (the city destined to become the headquarters of Starfleet... coincidence? I THINK NOT!) Like everything on the Holodeck (*tm *c *r) things go horribly awry and we question the very nature of our existence. Get ready to boldly go into this weeks episode - THE BIG GOODBYE!!!

Sep 17, 2017

Arranged marriages, galactic plagues, and the Hall of Wyatts... Oh My! In this week's episode, the Hailing Frequencies Open crew tackles the season 1 epidsode: Haven! We explore the deep cultural heritage of the Betazoids and their practice of arranging... and forgetting about arranging... marriages. But nobody puts Troi in a corner, not even her mom! And of course, things heat up between the families aboard for the joyous occasion. Mix in the space plague, and we've got ourselves an episode! Boldly go!

Aug 8, 2017

Q is back and better than ever! In this episode, the HFO crew gets ready to have all the powers of the Q continuum and we will abuse the crap out of it! When Riker is presented with a choice from Q, will he choose phenomenal cosmic powers or stay with the Enterprise crew? A short description for an episode that speaks for itself! Boldly go!

Jul 24, 2017

Back from a brief away mission, this week the HFO crew are tackling the next episode in the season one trek - THE BATTLE! We find the Enterprise crew reliving some of Picard's early days in Starlet - whether he wants to or not! Featuring ANOTHER attempt at making the Ferengi the main antagonist, a mind control beach-ball shows up and starts making Picard think he's going crazy. Well, he DOES have a headache after all. If everyone decides to listen to Wesley for once, then everything would be fine, right? BOLDLY GO!!!

May 30, 2017

Buckle up kiddos! We're going to Sexy Fun Time Planet! This week, the HFO crew is joined by Tim O'Donnell to talk about "Justice". The Edo are a fun-loving race of child-like horn dogs who make love at the drop of a hat... ANY hat. But beneath this veneer of sensual utopia, there is a dangerous system of law keeping it all in balance. When Wesley gets involved, you KNOW there's going to be trouble. And with the Prime Directive being more of a guideline at this point in the series, the Enterprise crew may have a few tricks up their sleeves to figure this one out! Boldly Go!

May 8, 2017

ENGINEERING REPORT: Due to interference from a temporal anomaly, this episode is being released on the wrong star date. Back to our regularly scheduled hailing frequency patterns next time!

This Episode finds the HFO crew examining what it truly means to be lonely. If being lonely means awesome blue lightning effects, count us in! In LONELY AMONG US, the Enterprise is visited by a strange entity as it passes through a strange nebula on an urgent delegation mission. The crew is possessed one after the other, and one of the crew is accidentally killed? No worries, with a secondary plot line that far outshines the main plot (I mean, werewolf-dog-monkeys chasing down snake people through the decks of the Enterprise?!? C'mon! That's gold!) this episode is ripe for the picking, our the intrepid crew of Hailing Frequencies Open will do their best to guide you through, with or without blue lightning!

Apr 23, 2017

This week, the HFO crew boldly go where no one has gone before... because, well, that's the title of this episode. We find our intrepid crew performing some "upgrades" to the warp drive. Wesley meets the Traveler, and d-bag Kosinski eats a heaping helping of humble pie. Will the Enterprise make it back from the far reaches of space in time for Picard to tell Wesley to ride shotgun on the bridge? Will the Traveler ever return? Will Kosinski ever shut up? All this and more on this episode of HAILING FREQUENCIES OPEN!

Apr 9, 2017

This week the HFO crew is all about finding the Ferengi! As the Enterprise-D crew is in pursuit of a Ferengi ship with stolen Federation goods, they encounter an energy-draining planet from a long-dead empire. Suspicions arise from both Starfleet and Ferengi sides, until an unexpected guest arrives and confronts the away teams who are already at each others throats, quite literally. What will the HFO crew have to say about this particular mission report? Mostly stuff about space dildos and bad makeup.

Mar 26, 2017

The HFO crew has one of their toughest missions yet! Season 1 Episode 3 - Code of Honor is largely regarded as one of the worst TNG episodes of the series... Will our intrepid crew manage to wade through the not-so-subtle racist overtones and anti-feminist tropes around every corner? Will they laugh in the face of danger? Will they tell dad jokes? Will they impersonate Picard quite poorly? Find out and boldly go!

Mar 12, 2017

The crew of HFO are back and more naked than ever! In Episode 2, they encounter S1E2: THE NAKED NOW, and its going to their heads. While the Enterprise is observing a collapsing star, the away team encounters a science vessel where things have gone horribly and inexplicably wrong. Eventually the crew begins to show signs of a strange intoxication and Wesley has control of the ship? Relevant to the TOS episode: THE NAKED TIME, the crew examine the relationship between these two episodes and the ideas behind them. Let's boldly go!

Feb 23, 2017

The crew of Hailing Frequencies Open take on their first mission with the very first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation! Encounter at Farpoint is special to all of us, but mainly because of the appearance of the skant (men in skirt-pants)! Let's boldly go!

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