Discovery – Season 2

Hello lovely listeners, welcome to the latest 10Backward. With the recent conclusion of the second season of Discovery, we decided to be up to date and relevant for once and record a reaction episode. In fact, we recorded the day after the finale dropped on Netflix in the UK. And, because it’s a pretty big deal, we are joined in this endeavour by the awesome Rob Chapman, the amazing Dr Jen Howse and the wonderful Ian Howse. We discuss our highlights and lowlights of an ambitious season.

Prime Directive 2 – Put things back where you found them!

Hello, welcome back to 10Backward. Do come in, though wipe your feet. Have a seat, I like your shirt, is it new?

So we’re talking more Prime Directive, this time we’re focussing on the efforts to maintain and uphold the Prime Directive. We hope you enjoy. If you need to go back to part 1, it’s right here!

Prime Directive – Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Hello! Welcome to another episode of 10Backward, a Star Trek podcast from merry old England.

This episode we decide to take an in depth look at the Prime Directive. One of Trek’s mainstays and the motive for many a good story, this subject is a biggie! So we decided to do 2 parts! This is part one, where we look at times the Prime Directive was not a barrier or even that big a concern! Hence the title! We hope you enjoy this episode and return for part 2!

The Counselor is in

Welcome to another episode of 10Backward. This episode, we are talking about the role of the Counselor on Star Trek. We’re joined by Dr Alice Turland, as we examine three episodes, Hollow Pursuits, Hero Worship and Afterimage to see how the approaches taken by Troi and Ezri Dax compare to the real world techniques.


Here at 10Backward, we like to tackle the meaty issues. The really deep subjects. We get experts on to discuss the scientific principles. We examine the cost of war. We talk about pets!

So this episode… well, we all picked some characters and played a big game of ‘Who would win in a fight?’. Ok, it’s not the most intellectual fare, but you know, we got to discuss some characters from a whole new perspective! So here it is, hope you enjoy!


Romance in the Delta Quadrant

Hello, welcome to another new episode of 10Backward! This episode, released in the month of Valentines Day, we decided to take a look at the romances onboard Voyager! We have a discussion of each pairing and give it a thumbs up or down!

Is he really in your basement?

Hello! Welcome to a new episode of 10Backward! This episode we are joined by the amazing Andrea of Team Basement to discuss Captain Gabriel Lorca. Hope you enjoy!

Andrea is @Vintage1983V on twitter

Fans Together is @together_fans

And Andrea’s Prime Lorca fan fiction isĀ // and is pretty flipping funny! (especially if you are familar with the north of England!)

And Porthos saved the ship! – Pets in Star Trek

Hello! Welcome to another episode of 10Backward. This episode, we are discussing the pets we see in Star Trek. What does it say about a character to keep a pet? Should pets go on deep space missions? Whatever happened to that spider O’Brien had? These important questions are all raised and pondered!

Quick Drink -Brother

Welcome to a ‘quick drink’ in 10Backward, a special episode extra to our usuals, where we discuss something we just can’t wait for!

In this case it’s the premiere of season 2 of Discovery! This was a pretty big deal to Disco fans and we thought we’d share some immediate thoughts. Did we like it? Loathe it? Indifferent? Find out here!


Hello and Happy New Year! Our first new episode of 2019 is a fantastic interview we did with a real life Astrobiologist! Professor Charles (not Xavier!) Cockell joins us to talk about life on other worlds, Star Trek’s depiction of alien life and the best place to watch The Thing!