A QUALITY BALANCE OF MERCY & TERROR: This week, our hosts discuss the simply incredible finale for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “A Quality of Mercy.” They discuss the merits of the episode on its own and as a finale for a new Trek show, but they also cover how it intersects with the original series’ first season episode, “Balance of Terror.”
- (00:00) Intro – Stop with the fireworks already
- (01:53) First season finale to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
- (42:37) Outro – Dan talks about Thor: Love & Thunder (end credit music spoilers, no story spoilers)
- (45:23) Outtakes
- “The Effect of Randomosity” (21 November 2014): Where our hosts talk about an alternative reality in the original Star Trek series called “Mirror, Mirror.”
- “Starfleet First” (31 January 2020): Where Andrew reflects on the premiere episode of Star Trek: Picard.
- “The Spicy Circle” (13 May 2022): Where our hosts cover the premiere episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds first season.
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