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Episode 53: Alexandria Elnadouri

Here is another in our continuing series of new Star Trek fans. Alexandria has been in many fandoms but only recently discovered Star Trek in December 2020! Let’s talk about how she discovered Trek and where she is in her journey.



  • On discovering Star Trek for the first time
  • All of the Star Trek to watch can be intimidating. Where to start?
  • The D&D group decided to start playing Star Trek Adventures
  • Watch-through status
  • Intentionally not collecting the Funko Pops
  • Star Trek Mission Chicago
  • Spock is her favorite
  • The ethical conundrum of family versus duty
  • The needs of the many and the needs of the one in Measure of a Man
  • Anti-utopianism in TOS
  • Alex is angry at former guest Jimmy McShane from episode 48
  • My guest recommends Lower Decks as the place to start with Star Trek
  • John thinks Mariner is terrible
  • Deciding to go public as a Star Trek fan
  • Putting Star Trek decals on the car
  • Being welcomed into the fandom
  • Contrasting experiences versus the lifers
  • Mellowing on Q
  • Reinterpreting Galaxy Quest

Episodes Discussed

  • Conspiracy TNG S1E25
  • Journey to Babel TOS S2E10
  • Measure of a Man TNG S2E9
  • No Small Parts LDS S1E10
  • Deja Q TNG S3E13
  • This Side of Paradise TOS S1E25
  • The Forge/Awakening/Kir’Shara ENT S4E7-9
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Cogenitor ENT S2E22


Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Port Nacelle Watch Officer

Background photo by: Cara Willenbrock