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Episode 91: Amy Imhoff

In this episode we speak with Star Trek fan Amy Imhoff. She’s known for her panels and long time involvement in the fandom.

Amy Imhoff


  • Getting pulled in
  • The Sister Act effect
  • Star Trek books at a young age
  • The Nerd Friends
  • Watching Dawson’s Creek under protest
  • Prequel Concerns
  • Office Trick or Treat
  • Tanglewood
  • Who’s your Batman?
  • STLV in 2011
  • Open The Fridge
  • Ashley Eckstein
  • JJ Abrams & Stuart Baird discussion
  • My guest enjoys the RDM and Fuller episodes
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – my guest says “Nope”
  • The collectibles problem – which characters?
  • Captain Janeway EXO-6
  • Working for Kate
  • Burham, Worf, and my guest walk into a bar…
  • Adoptions in Star Trek
  • The women of TNG
  • The Bechdel test
  • Klingons love fruit juices
  • Monster Maroon considerations
  • The many faces of Guinan
  • Nana appreciation and love
  • Jadzia & Nog is a buddy comedy
  • TNG Season 7 has too many “Special Family Episodes”
  • Sitting in the Big Chair
  • Frank White
  • Beige Hell
  • Sian Proctor
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • My guest talks about going “No Contact” with the parents
  • Troi as a model for emotional health
  • The Trek Profiles episode with Stephanie Gerk
  • Sir Pat gives advice…
  • Costuming
  • Major Kira hair observations
  • Vomit Comets
  • Voyager and how it applies to the recent pandemic
  • Star Trek and COVID-19
  • “We are Borg”
  • Filler episodes are the best ones and the most creative, my guest says
  • Making it “less Star Trek” sets off the guest
  • Space battle tactics
  • The guest opines on the “best episode of modern Star Trek”
  • DaVinci simulation analysis
  • An AI evaluation scale
  • Reflections on Tilly
  • Honorary Star Trek Title Awarded: Admissions Counselor at Starfleet Academy

Episodes Discussed

  • Yesterday’s Enterprise TNG S3E15
  • The Darkness and the Light DS9 S5E11
  • Thine Own Self TNG S7E16
  • Macrocosm VOY S3E12
  • Scorpion VOY S3E26 & S4E01
  • Data’s Day TNG S4E11
  • Scientific Method VOY S4E07



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Some portions of the Kobayashi Maru lightning round questions in this episode were written by listener Adam Saunders. If you’d like to submit questions for possible inclusion on the show, you can send me a message via Twitter or email me. I give some suggestions on good questions here.

Background photo by Christopher Luther on Unsplash