The Inner Light

Oft considered one of TNG’s finest outings, we decided to take a look at The Inner Light shortly after we heard about the new Picard series. After all, this is a Picard episode so why not? Does it live up to it’s reputation? Well… not all of us think so!

The 50th Episode! Patreon roundtable on Beyond!

50 Episodes! (not counting special eps we’ve done) We are so very pleased to have done 50 editions of 10Backward and especially pleased that people have enjoyed it. We’ve had wonderful feedback from so many lovely listeners and it makes us very happy that you’ve enjoyed our ramblings! To mark this milestone, we asked our belived patrons to join us to discuss Star Treks own 50th anniversary celebration, Star Trek Beyond. We had a fantastic time recording this and if you’re a patron, head over to our Patreon page for the extended cut! 

Mad about Mudd

Harcourt Fenton Mudd..  Beloved rogue or evil murderer? Delightful conman or human trafficker? Mudd has been portrayed differently and we wonder if his actions have always merited the lovable scoundrel style he’s been viewed as. Discovery shows us a very different take on the character after all..  But is it all that different? Join us as we examine some Mudd!

Destination Star Trek – Day 2

Destination Star Trek is a 3 day event, so naturally we recorded a second podcast to get more detail in! Rick, Will and Rick are joined by Rob Chapman (@TrekkieRob) and Kevin Stanley (@freelancekevin) to recap their experiences for day 2 of DST, which include a Horta, meeting cosplayers and much more.

Destination Star Trek 2018, Day 1

3 of us from 10Backward visited the UK trek convention known as Destination Star Trek over the 19th to 21st October 2018. Here we discuss our experiences and thoughts of Day 1, including Doug Jones being dubbed, Walter Koenig forgetting the Psycorps, roadside picnics, car park undressing and much more! We are joined by special guests, Rob Chapman (@TrekkieRob on twitter), Nick Loven (@nrloven) and Kevin Stanley (@freelancekevin)

Toxic Fandom

Welcome to the latest episode of 10Backward. This episode is a change to our usual fare, we discuss the phenomenon of ‘Toxic Fandom’ and associated ideas around gatekeepers and trolls on the internet and social media. We are joined for this dicussion by Ben Berwick of

Space Doughnut stuck on the History Channel

In the latest 10Backward, we take a look at the classic episode, The City on the Edge of Forever. As well as discussing the episode, we also consider Harlan Ellison’s original story and the changes made between page and screen.

And we wander off on tangents and discuss talking time doughnuts… Because us.

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Dax! Or Daxes? Or Daxii…?

This episode we are talking about one of our favourite Trill symbionts, Dax!  (We are Trill-seekers at 10Backward!) Join us as we discuss the time of two Dax (Daxes, Daxs??) on Deep Space Nine.

Fungi, Mycelium and Amok Time

Welcome to the  latest episode of 10Backward. This is a very special episode, where we interview John Holladay, Director of Marketing at Fungi Perfecti, the company set up by the real life Paul Stamets. We talk to John about real Stamets and Discovery Stamets, the possibilities of mycelium both in the real world and Star Trek and a lot of other stuff in between. John is a big Trek fan, so this was a fun talk for all of us. Hope you all enjoy it!

Section 31

Welcome listeners, to the latest episode of 10Backward, where we discuss Section 31. Are they the Federation’s secret saviours or secret shame? We analyse the ideas behind them, the real world inspirations and what this says about the utopian vision of the future.