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Episode 64: Daniel Fried


Episode 64: Daniel Fried


In this episode we speak with Daniel Fried, better known as @MrEarlG on Twitter

Dan Fried & Tilly the cat!


  • The fandom waxes and wanes in Dan’s life
  • How the pandemic affected Dan’s interaction with Star Trek fans
  • Opinions on Trek Twitter
  • Moving from Political Twitter to Trek Twitter
  • Setting your VCR for Star Trek
  • Canadian Star Trek viewing
  • Keeping the Trek out of the workplace
  • The First Flight podcast
  • Chekov’s Ear – Walking out of the movie
  • A frank discussion about mental health and well-being
  • Commentary on suicidal ideations and depression
  • Some episodes have a relevance at the time of original broadcast that some viewers may not be able to appreciate
  • When do the characters take the wrong ethical turn?
  • The concept of Star Trek is aspirational
  • Section 31 show concerns
  • Seeing the show in a different order can change some interpretations
  • The applicability of Star Trek to today
  • Should we reconsider Admiral Satie?
  • Art by accident on episode drop dates
  • The original teleplay for City on the Edge of Forever was wildly different
  • Honorary Star Trek title awarded: Starboard photon torpedo bay watch officer on the Enterprise C
Dan’s favorite mug!

Episodes Discussed

  • Crisis Point LWD S1E09
  • The Wrath of Khan (Movie)
  • Mortal Coil VOY S4E12
  • The Expanse ENT S2E24
  • Dear Doctor ENT S1E13
  • In the Pale Moonlight DS9 S6E19
  • Best of Both Worlds TNG S3E26 & S4E01
  • That Hope is You, Part 1 DSC S3E01
  • City on the Edge of Forever TOS S1E28



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