Super BridgeMates STLV.
Star Trek. 50th Anniversary. Las Vegas. A once-in-a-lifetime gathering.
Phillip, Daniel, and Darren share their experiences of meeting each other for the first time -- in real life! -- and what it was like to celebrate Trek's 50th Birthday with several thousand fellow fans at the Rio Hotel/Casino/Convention Center, off the Las Vegas Strip.
The trio talks about meeting other trek.fm cohosts, Earl Grey listeners, celebrities, and even R2-D2. They describe how their hotel suite served as a "Ten Forward" (their room number was literally 17001) for the week, hosting a meetup for all Trek.fm hosts and listeners, as well as providing the ultimate gaming experience with "Star Trek: Scene-It?" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive VCR Board Game: A Klingon Challenge." Las Vegas is the ultimate place to experience Biij ... and Darren even gets the official endorsement from not-Gowron himself.
Their STLV experience also includes attending TNG-themed celebrity panels - Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), in her first Star Trek convention appearance, as well as Jonathan Frakes (Willam T. Riker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi, a previous Earl Grey special guest star!), and Michael Dorn (Worf). The Earl Grey team took up many photo opportunities dressed in their Next Gen uniforms, Daniel met Q, and Darren was excited to find a copy of a certain TNG novel, "Ship of the Line."
The highlight of the Earl Grey STLV experience is, of course, Super BridgeMates - recorded live at the #Roddenberry Stage at Quark's Bar. Phillip hosted the three teams of Free Enterprise (Daniel and Darren), Team Lizard Babies (Charlynn Schmiedt and Tristan Riddell) and the Council of Mistresses (Andi Vanderkolk and Jarrah Hodge). Listeners get to experience what happens when three teams must answer random Trek trivia questions, guess episodes/movies as they are acted out by audience members, and stumble around with cosplayers. Phillip does warn listeners that there was a hiccup on his part that may leave the answer of who won this epic showdown entirely up to the listeners' decisions. Earl Grey thanks everyone who made this fun-filled panel possible.
Join Earl Grey as they drink a James Tea Kirk from the Rio Masquarade Bar, drop a few coins in the penny slot machines, and sing their hearts out at Klingon Karaoke, as they share their experience at Star Trek Las Vegas.
Phillip, Darren, and Daniel wish to announce that this is their penultimate episode of Earl Grey - this bridge crew has decided now is the time to move on to another continuing mission. The next episode of Earl Grey will be their last episode - listeners are encouraged to share their favorite EG moments with the crew before the trio sits down for their last poker game. Earl Grey will soon continue with a new crew and new adventures, celebrating all things Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek Las Vegas (00:00:41)
Super Bridgemates (00:41:03)
Daniel Proulx, Phillip Gilfus, & Darren Moser
Darren Moser (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Stephen Boyd (Associate Producer) Ron Saarna (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)
First Contact Retrospective. November 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of First Contact, and the new Earl Grey team reflects on their experiences with the movie in 1996, and examine its legacy is in 2016.
Crew Finale. Daniel, Darren, and Phillip disembark from Earl Grey in their last episode, recounting memorable moments from three years of adventures. They give thanks to listeners and those who made the show possible, as well as sending best wishes to the next hosts to take their stations.
Super BridgeMates STLV. Phillip, Daniel, and Darren recount their adventures at Star Trek Las Vegas - 50th Anniversary Convention. This includes the much-anticipated #SuperBridgeMates, featuring Team Free Enterprise, Team Lizard Babies, and the Council of Mistresses.
Elementary Dear Data Rewrite. Live together at Star Trek Las Vegas in room 17001 Daniel, Darren & Phillip are joined by Charlynn and Tristan to rewrite the episode Elementary Dear Data to take place on the holodeck of the USS Voyager.
Enduring Popularity of TNG. For three years, Earl Grey has discussed their love for Next Gen; in this episode Phillip, Darren, and Daniel do a roundtable discussion about why this series has endured for almost 30 years.
Timescape Commentary. Darren, Daniel, and Phillip celebrate their 150th episode of Earl Grey with a commentary of TNG's 150th episode from the sixth season, "Timescape."
Essential Trek Season 3. Darren, Phillip, and Daniel pick out the "must-see" essential episodes from the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Trek Switch Season 2. Phillip, Daniel, and Darren discuss which episodes from TNG's season two would fit easily into the other four Trek television series.
STLV Survival Guide. Star Trek Las Vegas convention expert Amy Mayrhofer Imhoff joins Darren, Daniel, and Phillip to explain the "ins and outs" of the upcoming 50th anniversary con.
Religion in TNG. Phillip, Daniel, and Darren tackle the "hot topic" of how Next Gen treated religions and personal beliefs for human and aliens in the 24th Century.
Essential Trek Season 2. Daniel, Phillip, and Darren sort through TNG's sophomore season and determine which episodes should be considered "essential."
Holodeck Tools. Next Gen features many "broken holodeck" stories, but Darren, Daniel and Phillip discuss how the show uses the Holodeck as a tool in the workplace and changes how people live in the 24th Century.
La Forge Character Moments. Phillip, Daniel, and Darren examine the episodes and scenes in TNG that best spotlight the Enterprise-D's chief engineer.
Tracee Lee Cocco. Daniel, Darren, and Phillip chat with Lt. Jae herself, actress/model/stuntwoman Tracee Lee Cocco, about her career, time on TNG, and experiences at fan conventions.
BridgeMates - Women at Warp. Phillip hosts a BridgeMates game show that pits Daniel and Darren against Jarrah Hodge and Andi VanderKolk.
Essential Trek Season 1. Daniel, Darren and Phillip begin a journey through Star Trek: The Next Generation to determine which Season 1 episodes are "Essential" to the Trek viewing experience.
Earl Grey AMA. Darren, Daniel, and Phillip answer listener submitted questions, ranging from the origins of the podcast to the hosts' favorite hobbies to what Lt. Cmdr. Flipper is up to.
Mirror Episode Part 2.
Darren, Daniel and Phillip finish writing the story they began in Earl Grey 135, their original written "mirror" episode of TNG.
Panel Show. Phillip hosts a trivia TNG panel show with Daniel and Darren as team captains, featuring Charlynn Schmiedt, Aaron Harvey, Sue Kisenwether, and Amy Imhoff.
First Time Generations. Daniel, Phillip, and Darren are joined by @FirstTimeTrek Andi VanderKolk, who discusses her reactions after watching Star Trek: Generations for the first time.
Mirror Episode Part 1.
Darren, Daniel and Phillip rewrite "Parallels" to become the TNG chapter of the Mirror Universe.
TNG Two Parters. The Best of Both Worlds was one of the most pivotal cliff-hanger stories in Star Trek: The Next Generation. This week Darren, Daniel and Phillip discuss all 8 two part episodes and compare their strong half to weak half ratios.
TNG Fan Film. Fan productions have focused on TOS, ENT, & post-VOY/NEM, but none have been set during the seven-year season of TNG. Phillip, Daniel, and Darren explore this "missing link" in Trek fan films.
Supernatural Elements. Darren, Daniel, and Phillip go through the most "awesome" characters in TNG, as seen by their worshipers, followers, and those affected by them.
TNG Season Zero Prequel. Daniel, Darren, and Phillip imagine prequel stories for our favorite characters before "Encounter at Farpoint." The trio creates episodes (in comic book form) that fill in back stories and lead up to everyone joining the Enterprise-D.
"Never Happened" Episodes. Next Gen features several episodes outside of "normal" reality or which "reset" everything at the end. Phillip, Daniel, and Darren debate the idea of stories that "never happened."
"The Chase" Rewrite. Darren, Daniel, and Phillip tackle a re-write of the sixth season ep "The Chase" with the twist of including a memorable encounter with the Enterprise-B.
The Animated Next Generation. The Earl Grey crew is joined by Aaron Harvey from Saturday Morning Trek. Laugh along with a roundtable pitch session for the Star Trek: The Next Generation Animated Series. Only on UPN Kids.
Starfleet Career Path, Part 2. Earl Grey continues their discussion about life in Starfleet, focusing on the career paths of engineering/operations and security officers, as well as enlisted members.
Lwaxana Troi. Majel Barrett Roddenberry was a constant presence in Star Trek, especially as Counselor Troi's mother. Earl Grey looks at the funny and serious sides of this TNG character.