Season 2 of Old v. Gold moves, with Spockly logic, to Season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. First up: “Q Who,” which, besides serving up big scoops (a word Worf should never say) of the title character, also introduces us to those lovable scamps, the Borg. Our discussion covers the notion of episode structure vs. series structure and the difficulties of predicting technology in science fiction. And this time, Troi is one of the few characters we don’t mock.
Q’s like, you bitches ain’t prepared.
Podcasters: Robert, Tim, Danny, Jack, Sam
- 00:00 Intro and Memories
- 14:47 Rapid Recap
- 19:26 Second First Impressions
- 24:38 Story Structure, Part 1
- 32:55 About the Borg
- 36:08 The Crew and Q
- 41:10 Story Structure, Part 2
- 44:52 The Borg Social Network
- 48:42 The Vote
Next Week’s Assignment
Join Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn as James Cameron leads them into The Abyss.