The Ready Room 82: A Squint Away From Success / by Trek fm

Second Chances.

What could possibly be better than Riker? Two Rikers, of course! Regardless of the scientifically questionable accident that created two copies of the nautical-bearded one, the discovery of a William Riker from eight years in the past set up a surprisingly deep story that challenged Troi’s faith in her decisions. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by our Managing Editor Charlynn Schmiedt, Literary Treks host Matthew Rushing, and Riker-disciple Michael Fisher to discuss “Second Chances,” how the passage of time changes people and their paths, romanticising the past, and why nothing can stack up to Riker’s vibe.  

In news we discuss possible Blu-ray plans for The Animated Series, a new book about the story of Filmation, Creation’s TNG reunion and grand slam, new toys from Diamond Select, and we share our thoughts on the surprising story found in the first issue of Countdown to Darkness.

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Running Time 2 hours 2 minutes



Feature: Second Chances

Double the Riker, Double the Pleasure
Weird Science
Other Crew Duplicates
Michael’s Scavenger Hunt
Troi Bares Her Soul
Frakes’s Nuanced Performance
Romanticising the Past
Final Thoughts


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