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Episode 39: Scott Hardy

In this episode we speak with Scott Hardy, a Star Trek fan from the UK who talks about his growing up with Trek in abusive home and how he reclaimed Trek for himself as he grew older.

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Scott Hardy


  • Watching Star Trek on VHS in the UK in the 1980’s
  • The modern streaming era of Trek
  • Interest in Star Trek Lower Decks
  • The transition between the Berman era and the Modern era of Trek
  • How Scott ended up on the show: The Contact Form
  • How Scott turned Star Trek from a negative in his life into a positive
  • Scott’s reaction to the Enterprise theme when Broken Bow premiered
  • The evergreen Enterprise theme debate
  • Scott is not a big collector
  • Going to Conventions
    • Scott’s first convention experience
  • Scott’s embarrassing convention moment with Bobby Clark, Suzie Plakson, & Don Marshall
  • Galile-Os Breakfast Cereal
    • Image of Galile-Os Breakfast Cereal
  • How seeing TMP on the big screen changes the movie
  • Comparing TMP and 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Peace de-escalation of conflict as embodied by Picard
  • Comparing Berman-era Picard versus the modern Picard
  • Worf as the “missing piece” of DS9
  • Where the heck is Shelby?
  • “Time loop” episodes are the cheeseburger of Star Trek
  • In Star Trek II, everyone has a role
  • The various extended and alternate cuts of Star Trek II
  • Region-Locked discs
  • Scott opines on “What Voyager should have been.”
  • A brief and non-controversial discussion of Tuvix
  • The Voyager Photon Torpedo Count video
  • O’Brien creeps Scott out
  • Mr Adventure” from Star Trek III
Scott at home

Episodes Discussed

  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • These are the Voyages ENT S4E22
  • Broken Bow ENT S1E01
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • The Ensigns of Command TNG S3E02
  • The Way of the Warrior DS9 S4E01 and S4E02
  • Best of Both Worlds TNG S3E26 and S4E01
  • Cause and Effect TNG S5E18
  • Yesterday’s Enterprise TNG S3E15
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Qpid TNG S4E20
  • Year of Hell VOY S4E08
  • Tuvix VOY S2E24
  • Star Trek VIII: First Contact
  • A Call to Arms DS9 S5E26
  • From the Bonus Material
    • SpyHards Podcast
    • James Bond
    • Daniel Craig in Knives Out
    • Scott’s take on the best and worst Bond films
    • The Man from UNCLE
    • Scott issues a challenge on his spy film opinions


Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Third assistant grounds keeper at Starfleet Academy

Background Photo by Shannon Tremaine on Unsplash