S02E18 Up the Long Ladder


The Enterprise discovers two threatened colonies which must cooperate to survive.

Bringloidi_on_transporter_platform

Eh, can someone check the transporter settings? It doesn’t normally beam up the ground cover.

First Broadcast:  22nd May 1989.

Quote:  “William Riker, you’re a mess!

Score: 5

MP3 can be downloaded here. More episode info on IMDBMemory Alpha, and Wikipedia

9 thoughts on “S02E18 Up the Long Ladder

  1. Another great episode! I can’t wait till I hear your take on TNG’s Scottish planet in the episode “Sub Rosa” (it’s the one about Bev and her grandmother’s symbiotic ghost boyfriend).

  2. I didn’t mind the Irish component of this episode so much. I figured the original colonists created a social stigma around technology and other developments as escaping technology was their apparent aim in the first place. I do agree on the resolution of the episode being disappointing and obvious. I really enjoyed the simple character development of the tea ceremony Worf shares with Pulaski.

  3. I always assumed the use of the word “Terran” in Sci-Fi to describe earthlings came from the Latin word “Terra”, meaning Earth.

  4. So is the podcast now over? First there was a long break in the spring and now heres another long break. It would be nice if you at least relesed a short podcast episode to tell us whats up, rumours are buzzing that you’ve given up and there wont be anymore shows

  5. Disappointingly there isn’t a Star Wars reference in this episode: I double checked by pausing the scene from the blu-ray release on my 1080p projector: it clearly says “Diplomatic mission to Aldebaran” not Alderaan, sadly!

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