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Episode 38: Jim Moorhouse

In this one, I’m joined by the Star Trek podcaster and fan Jim Moorhouse. We talked about his love of Trek, his podcasting, and of course, his appearance on the show.

Jim Moorhouse as the Relief Tactical Officer


  • Watching Star Trek in syndication versus streaming
  • Young Jim was opposed to TNG as not “real Star Trek”
  • The pain of missing a show in original broadcast
  • How Jim decides what Trek to watch
  • John challenges Jim when he says “He loves [all Star Trek]”
  • A surprise Trek Ranks preview
  • John makes a confession about a gag on Jim
  • Reflections on Picard after season 1 of the Picard show
  • Jim gets caught in a web of lies at Burger King
  • Going to San Diego Comic-Con back in the 1970’s
  • Jim’s Dr Nichols cosplay (Scroll down for video)
  • Here is the Memory Alpha article on Zefram Cochrane
  • Roga Danar from TNG “The Hunted”
  • Deciding to become a Star Trek podcaster
  • Jim’s social media philosophy
  • Subtweeting
  • What is the commercial value of Pergium?
  • Animal Conservation
  • The absence of the Enterprise in Voyage Home
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Hush episode
  • What We Left Behind DS9 documentary
  • Revisionist Trek-Ranking?
  • John’s Spock ranking philosophy
  • Religion vs Faith in DS9
  • Jim’s beliefs about the pursuit of knowledge
  • Appearing as an extra on the show
  • The challenge of trying to rank a show when one appears in it
  • Star Trek as modern mythology

Episodes Discussed

  • Devil’s Due TNG S4E13
  • The Drumhead TNG S4E21
  • The Menagerie TOS S01E15 & S01E16
  • The Cage TOS (Pilot)
  • The Devil in the Dark TOS S01E26
  • The Voyage Home (Movie, 1986)
  • Who Watches the Watchers? TNG S03E04
  • Destiny DS9 S03E15
  • Measure of a Man TNG S2E09
  • Blink of an Eye VOY S06E12
  • New Eden DSC S02E02
  • Awakening ENT S04E08
  • Precious Cargo ENT S02E11
Jim at the STLV Spelling Bee in 2018


Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Manager of Subspace Communications for the Federation Ministry of Sport

Background photo by Owen Lystrup on Unsplash