iBUG Trekkie Talk

Since many iBUGgers are also Trekkies or Trekkie wanna-be's, we have created a discussion group to watch audio described episodes (when available) of Star Trek and then meet together via conference call to discuss the episodes.  We review the episodes on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 8:00 PM (CT).  The iBUG Trekkie Talk discussion group is facilitated by Wes Ferrell.  Everyone (even if they are not a member of iBUG) is welcome to participate.

We have completed the audio described episodes of Star Trek, The Original Series.  Discussion of The Next Generation series starts on February 2019.  We will discuss 2 episodes per discussion group. The episodes (non-audio described) of Star Trek are avail from several sources including Netflix, Amazon Prime movies, Hulu+, Youtube and CBS All Access.  The Trekkie Talk group discussion recordings are provided at the end of each episode listing.  Scripts of all Star Trek TV series and movies may be found at Star Trek Script


To connect to the Trekkie Talk conference call, we recommend using the FCC Dialer app (search for Free Conference Call in the App Store) on your iDevice to connect to the conference call using your Wi-Fi internet connection.  Otherwise, you may use the dial-in number listed below.  Note that this is not a Toll-Freee call, so it is best to use your cell phone or VOIP line to avoid long distance charges.

Conference Dial-in Number:  (605) 468-8002

Participant Access Code:  154497# (i.e., enter # sign after entering access code)


The Trekkie Talk schedule for the next several months is as follows (8:00 PM CT):  (Each entry includes Trekkie Talk date, link to audio described MP3 file episode, season#, episode#, air date, and short synopsis) 


July 25, 2019: 

The Arsenal of Freedom, S1 Ep20 (Apr 9, 1988)

The Enterprise encounters a planet long dead, but technical equipment still functions for the purpose of selling off its arsenal, along with self sufficiency.

 Symbiosis, S1 Ep21 (Apr 16, 1988)

The Enterprise encounters two neighboring cultures, one suffering from a plague, the other marketing a cure, and learns that nothing is as simple as it seems.

 Trekkie Talk #99


July 11, 2019: 

Coming of Age, S1 Ep18 (Mar 12, 1988)

Picard finds himself facing a strenuous test of his loyalty to Starfleet, one which the other members of the crew are struggling to cope with, whilst Wesley faces an equally challenging entrance exam at Starfleet Academy.

 Heart of Glory, S1 Ep19 (Mar 19, 1988)

The Enterprise searches for answers as to why three Klingon warriors were the only survivors aboard a freighter just inside the Neutral Zone which was seemingly attacked by a Ferengi ship.

 Trekkie Talk #98

June 20, 2019: 
When the Bough Breeaks, S1 Ep16 (Feb 13, 1988)
 A planet that was able to cloak itself for thousands of years suddenly reveals itself, with its inhabitants proposing peace. But, after initial negotiations, children of the Enterprise are kidnapped due to the infertility of the inhabitants.
Home Soil, S1 Ep17 (Feb 20, 1988)
On Velara III, Geordi and Data discover a microscopic life form responsible for the death of an engineer stationed on the base.
Trekkie Talk #97


June 6, 2019: 

11001001, S1 Ep14 (Jan 30, 1988)

The Enterprise docks at a starbase for repairs where it is commandeered by a race of technologically-linked aliens intent on using the vessel for their own purposes.

Too Short a Season, S1 Ep15 (Feb 6, 1988)

The Enterprise transports an elderly Starfleet Admiral to negotiate a hostage crisis. When the Admiral takes a de-aging drug, he endangers both his life and the mission.

Trekkie Talk #96


May 16, 2019: 

Datalore, S1 Ep12 (Jan 16, 1988)

The Enterprise visits the planet where Data was created and discovers another android like him, but when he's assembled, he's not EXACTLY like him.

Angel One, S1 Ep13 (Jan 23, 1988)

Riker, Troi, Data and Yar beam down to a planet ruled by a matriarchal government in the hopes of locating a missing freighter crew.

Trekkie Talk #95


May 2, 2019: 

Haven, S1 Ep10 (Nov 28, 1987)

While on a mission to a planet called Haven, Counselor Troi meets her husband to be, a marriage arranged by her father years before, as the Enterprise encounters a ship far deadlier than any combat could provide.

The Big Goodbye, S1 Ep11 (Jan 9, 1988)

 Captain Picard and some of his crew are caught in a deadly trap in the holodeck as the result of a ship-wide scan from an alien race.

Trekkie Talk #94


April 18, 2019: 

The Battle, S1 Ep8 (Nov 14, 1987)

Beware Ferengi bearing gifts. Capt. Picard receives the Stargazer, a ship considered lost that he once commanded.

Hide and Q, S1 Ep9 (Nov 21, 1987)

The Enterprise encounters Q again, and he tempts Riker by endowing him with the powers of the Q.

Trekkie Talk #93 




April 4, 2019: 

Lonely Among Us, S1 Ep6 (Oct 31, 1987)

While distracted by two antithetical races applying for Federation membership, the Enterprise picks up a sentient entity that can alternately possess either man or machinery.

Justice, S1 Ep7 (Nov 7, 1987)

On an alien planet, young Wesley Crusher commits a transgression - small by our standards but mandatorily punishable by death in theirs.

Trekkie Talk #92


March 21, 2019: 

The Last Outpost, S1 Ep4 (Oct 17, 1987)

The Enterprise makes a confrontational first contact with the piratical Ferengi race as their two ships are ensnared by a presumed dead planet ready to judge them. 

Where No One Has Gone Before, S1 Ep5 (Oct 24, 1987)

Everyone accurately pegs a visiting propulsion scientist as a charlatan, but only Wesley Crusher recognizes his alien assistant as the real deal.

Trekkie Talk #91


March 7, 2019: 

The Naked Now, S1 Ep2 (Oct 3, 1987)

The crew of the Enterprise is infected with a virus that causes them to behave as though they were intoxicated.

Code of Honor, S1 Ep3 (Oct 10, 1987)

When the leader of an alien culture takes a romantic interest in Lt. Yar, he claims her for his own, to the dismay of his own wife, who, in turn, challenges Tasha in a fight to the death.

Trekkie Talk #90


February 7, 2019:  Encounter at Farpoint, S1 Ep1 (Sep 26, 1987)

On the maiden mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D), an omnipotent being known as Q challenges the crew to discover the secret of a mysterious base in an advanced and civilized fashion.

Trekkie Talk #89


January 17, 2019:  Star Trek VII: Generations (1994)

With the help of long presumed dead Captain Kirk, Captain Picard must stop a renegade scientist willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter a space matrix.

Trekkie Talk #88


January 3, 2019:  Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Trekkie Talk #87

December 6, 2018:  Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

Trekkie Talk #86


November 15, 2018:  Turnabout Intruder  S3, Ep24 (Jun 3, 1969)

Captain Kirk's insane ex-lover Dr. Janice Lester forcibly switches bodies with him in order to take command of the Enterprise.

Trekkie Talk #85


October 18, 2018:  All Our Yesterdays  S3, Ep23 (Mar 14, 1969)

When Kirk, Spock and McCoy investigate the disappearance of a doomed planet's population, they find themselves trapped in different periods of that world's past.

Trekkie Talk #84

October 4, 2018:  The Savage Curtain  S3, Ep22 (Mar 7, 1969)

Kirk, Spock, Abraham Lincoln and Vulcan legend Surak are pitted in battle against notorious villains from history for the purpose of helping a conscious rock creature's understanding of a concept he does not understand, "good vs. evil".

Trekkie Talk #83


September 20, 2018:  The Cloudminders  S3, Ep21 (Feb 28, 1969)

Kirk and Spock are caught up in a revolution on a planet where intellectuals and artists live on a utopian city in the sky while the rest of the population toils in mines on the barren surface below.

Trekkie Talk #82


September 6, 2018:  The Way to Eden  S3, Ep20 (Feb 21, 1969)

A group of idealistic hippies, led by an irrational leader, come aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Trekkie Talk #81

August 16, 2018:  The Requiem for Methuselah  S3, Ep19 (Feb 14, 1969)

On a planet, looking for an urgent medicinal cure, Kirk, Spock and McCoy come across a dignified recluse living privately but in splendor with his sheltered ward and a very protective robot servant.

Trekkie Talk #80


August 2, 2018:  The Lights of Zetar  S3, Ep18 (Jan 31, 1969)

Amysterious, twinkling mass of sapient energy ravages an important archive and Scotty's new girlfriend may be linked to it.

 Trekkie Talk #79


July 19, 2018: That Which Survives   S3, Ep17 (Jan 24, 1969)

After the Enterprise landing party beams down to investigate a geologically interesting planet, their ship is hurled across the galaxy. Kirk and company find a deserted outpost guarded by the deadly image of a beautiful woman. 


Past Trekkie Talks

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