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Trekking Thru the Past and Future of Star Trek

Jun 16, 2021

We LOVE Star Trek Lower Decks!  And we want to talk about how amazing it is! 

Paramount+ team is deep into post production on Season 2- and they've even started recording Season 3!  So it's time to get caught up with Season 1! 

Mar 21, 2021

Take a trip back in time with us to the future.  Wait... wrong franchise.  In today's episode we watch "Time Squared" to see how Captain Picard deals with encountering himself from the future.  It gets weird.  Enjoy! 

Jan 27, 2021

You know those old spy movies where there's also a classy casino filled with wealthy but shady characters?  Everyone is in a tuxedo or a cocktail dress drinking dry martinis and oozing out sexual tension?  Well, that's not what this is.  

In this entry, our hosts take another look at the season 2 episode of Star Trek TNG, The Royale and find the good, the bad, and the poorly written.  It's an amusing chat with nerdy friends! 

Jan 13, 2021

Still more spandex!!!  This is part 2 of our detailed look at the costumes from TNG's first two seasons- the good, the bad & the ugly. So slip into a comfy orange sweater or full body jump suit with cleavage and settle in for a listen. :)

Dec 30, 2020

Soo much spandex!!!  In this episode, our hosts take a long and detailed look at a number of the costumes from TNG's first two seasons- the good, the bad & the ugly.  This conversation was so big- it's split between 2 episodes!


Dec 23, 2020

Did you ever ask Santa for some Star Trek action figures?  Did you wake up to find a model of the USS Enterprise under the Christmas tree one year?   I bet you did! 

Go on a walk down memory lane with us as we take a look at all the toys of Star Trek Christmas past. :) 

Nov 18, 2020

The term "contagion" might not be a very welcomed one in 2020 but back in 1989 it was referring to a pretty cool episode of Star Trek The Next Generation.  

Come and watch this classic along with us! 

Nov 4, 2020

Every boy remembers his first love and Wesley Crusher will never forget the young... person... that he fell for back in year 2 of the Enterprise's mission!  In this episode we invite you to watch along with us as we enjoy "The Dauphin".  


Oct 24, 2020

It's that spooky time of year and you know what that means!  There are ghosts about!  And one of them is in love with the good Doctor, Beverly.  Bu not just her-- he's loved all the women in her family back generations.  

Would you light my candle?  

Oct 7, 2020

We're finally up to one of the all time best episodes of Star Trek!  Measure of a Man is a great Data episode with a solid sci-fi premise.  It's also required viewing before you watch Star Trek Picard.  :) 

Sep 23, 2020

Join the HFO crew as we watch Riker partake in the Officer Exchange Program and serve on a Klingon ship.  Back on the Enterprise, a new Benzite ensign has problems adjusting to life on the Flagship.  Fire up your CBSAllAccess (or Paramount+, whatever it's being called now) and laugh along with us! 

Sep 9, 2020

If you could snap your fingers like Q and make any fictional technology from the Star Trek universe a real thing, what would you choose?  In this episode, our hosts sit down and compare their lists of 5 top Trek Tech wishes! 

Aug 26, 2020

In this episode we talk a lot about Ben's favorite Starfleet medical officer (NOT!), Kate Pulaski!  The Enterprise encounters a ship of 30 year olds who died of old age and are sent on an investigation that may end the good Doctor's life!   

Watch this episode along with Mike, Erin & Ben for fun and insightful comentary. :) 

Aug 12, 2020

Once again, Data takes a step forward in his quest to become more human.  First he tries out some now facial hair (who hasn't during this quarentine, am I right?) and then he unwillingly takes on the entire human personality of a dead guy!!  Ira Graves has found a way to become inmortal- but it comes at too high a cost.  In this episode our hosts do a watch-a-long with this TNG epsidode, so fire up your CBS All Access or Netflix and watch some Star Trek with us! 

Jul 29, 2020

With the news of the 2 upcoming animated Star Trek shows, we take a moment to look back at the Animated Series from the 70's and discuss the possabilities for the future. 

Jul 15, 2020

Grab your DVD, CBS All Access or Netflix log in and watch along as we discuss the season 2 episode "Loud As A Whisper".  Mike, Ben & Erin will act as your chorus- unless we get vaporized early in the episode (sorry- spoilers!).  

Jul 5, 2020

Schedule update: New episodes now coming twice a month!  

We now have a Patreon with specail perks! 

Jun 30, 2020

We try something a little different and watch an episode of Star Trek TNG while recording a "watchalong" comentary track.  So settle in with your Netflix/DVD/Bluray copy of Star Trek The Next Generation, Season 2, Episode 4: The Outrageous Okana and join the conversation by tweeting us @hailingfreqopen. 

What do you get when you cross Riker and Han Solo with The Rocketeer?  Okana!!  This episode even has a Bond girl!  What's not to love? 

Jun 16, 2020

Are you stuck spending a lot of time at home now because of social distancing, working from home, unemployment, etc?  Sad that it's Summer and all your favorite shows are on hiatus?  Why not watch Star Trek!  Now is the perfect time to enjoy your favorite Sci Fi franchise and our hosts dive into why they think that is. :) Enjoy! 

Sep 28, 2019

Everybody loves a little roleplay, right?  Data and Geordi do!  But they should have picked a safeword because things get out of hand in "Elementary, Dear Data"!

Aug 13, 2019

Are you excited about the return of Captain Picard?!?!  We are!!  Do you have a friend/spouse/pet who might need a little refresher course on who this Picard guy is and what the heck is going on with these Borg people?  Well, we put together a list of episodes to watch while you're waiting.  Think of it as a little Star Trek Picard primer based on what we know so far about the show. You have a few months to get ready but if you don’t want to marathon all of TNG & Voyager, this watch list should help. 

First-- the basics. You’ll be introduced to Captain Picard, Data, and the Borg. 
- Star Trek TNG - S1. E13. Datalore
- Star Trek TNG - S2. E9. Measure of a Man. 
- Star Trek TNG - S3. E26. & S4. E1. Best of Both Worlds (parts 1 & 2)
- Star Trek TNG - S4. E2. Family
- Star Trek TNG - S4. E3. Brothers
- Star Trek TNG - S5. E23. I Borg
- Star Trek TNG - S5. E25. The Inner Light
- Star Trek TNG - S6. E15. Tapestry 
- Star Trek TNG - S6. E26. & S7. E1. Descent (parts 1 & 2)
- Star Trek TNG- S7. E25 & 26. All Good Things (parts 1 & 2)
- Star Trek: Generations 
- Star Trek: First Contact

Then you’ll want to know who Seven on Nine is! 
- Star Trek VOY - S3. E26. & S4. E1. Scorpion (parts 1 & 2)
- Star Trek VOY - S4. E2. The Gift
- Star Trek VOY - S6. E16. Collective 
- Star Trek VOY - S7. E18 Human Error 
- Star Trek VOY - S7. E 25 & 26. Endgame (pats 1 & 2)

Then wrap up the Picard & Data story
- Star Trek: Nemesis

Finally, I think the 24th-century events in this film will matter a lot-- specifically what happens to the planet Romulus. 
- Star Trek (2009)

Jul 30, 2019

In today's episode, we're sucked into a hole in space and forced to watch "Where Silence Has Lease"!  Mike, Erin & Ben have some laughs at this weak episode and totally 'ship Riker & Worf #Rorf  "ONE RIKER ONE BRIDGE"

Jul 16, 2019

It's a whole new season!!  Welcome to season TWO of our TNG Re-watch Project.  Counselor Troi is having a miracle baby, there's a new Doctor on board, the Enterprise has been redecorated and there's finally a bar in the neighborhood!!  Let's watch "The Child"together, shall we? :) 

Jun 25, 2019

Riker growing his beardWe finally reach the end of Season One of Star Trek The Next Generation. But before we wrap up this season we need to discuss The Neutral Zone! What would happen if you took some people from the 20th century and dump them onto the USS Enterprise D??   

Apr 28, 2019

The gang is all back together!!  Mike, Erin & Ben are conspiring about something alright.  Or have they just been taken over my symbiotic aliens bent on galactic domination??  Pull up a bowl of worms and tune in to find out!  

Caution: May cause your head to explode.  

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