TrekRanks Episode 116: Trek Minutiae

Originally released on July 29, 2021

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On this week's TrekRanks we get into a deep-dive conversation on "Trek Minutiae," which is best defined as the small, precise and trivial details of any specific topic. Which for us means: Star Trek. This episode has a little bit of everything for the Trek connoisseur - in-universe picks, production picks, character specific picks, episode specific picks. Our panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guest Adam Drosin have a fun time breaking down those tiny details (some mundane, some profound) that you'll find throughout Trek!

Episode Rundown:

• Prime Directive: We jump straight into our Prime Directives to figure out exactly how our panel decided to tackle a broad topic like "minutiae."

• The Order of Things: Everyone reveals their picks with the usual "Five words and a hashtag" summary, along with one episode that helps frame their choice.

o Secondary Systems: We rattle off a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists!

• Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and we try and make some sense of it all with a few interesting statistical anomalies that always seem to arise in our picks.

• Temporal Distortion: We flashback to Episode 112 and a very popular topic on TrekRanks; the Top 5 One-Off Klingons. For this Temporal Distortion we play a great voicemail from one of our listeners.

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your picks for Trek Minutiae. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used in a Temporal Distortion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too).

And don't 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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Adam Drosin
Our Paramount connection, friend of the show, and fellow STLV attendee.