TrekRanks Episode 101: Trek 101

Originally released on December 31, 2020

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On this week's unique TrekRanks, there is no topic. Instead, our guests define their picks based on their own personal Prime Directive to come up with a special Trek 101 lesson that serves as an educational deep dive into Trek for newcomers and veterans alike! It's all about what makes Star Trek personal for you, and our panelists, including host Jim Moorhouse and guests Abby Sommer and Thad Hait, discuss the episodes that have shaped their fandom and professional lives.

The show begins with a Diagnostic Cycle that reinforces exactly what we mean by Trek 101. The episode then moves into the very important Prime Directive section of the show, where each guest defines their specific topic and why they chose it.

Jim, Abby and Thad then jump into The Order of Things to discuss each of their five picks and why they fit into their Trek 101 lesson. Of course, the choices are all accompanied by "Five Words and a Hashtag Summaries" and an episode that best showcases why it made their lists. The picks cover just about every corner and series of Trek, and we tack on a few extra lessons with some Secondary Systems selections.

After a quick recap of all the picks in the Regeneration Cycle, the episode concludes with a Temporal Distortion as we flash all the way back to a voicemail from Debbie Moltisanti relaying her picks for the Top 5 Meta Trek References (from our Episode 71).

As always, make sure to hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your picks for Abstract H. Your comments might be used via a Temporal Causality Loop in an upcoming episode. And your recording might also be considered as an audition as a future TrekRanks' guest host.

And do not forget to check out for our entire back catalog of episodes and a detailed rundown on every episode of Star Trek ever.


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Jim Moorhouse
Sat on the bridge of the NX-01, Star Trek trivia master and host of the TrekRanks podcast.
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Thad Hait
DiscoTrek guest and friend of the network!
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Abby Sommar
TrekRanks guest and Trek fan!