Astrobiology

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!

A Very Star Trek Christmas

Welcome to our special Christmas episode, where we talk about all those Trek Christmas specials. Wait… Trek almost never even mentions Christmas! What’s that about? We examine this and talk about an episode that is very similar to a popular Christmas movie. Yule love it! (sorry… Not sorry!)

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! 

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.

One Little Ship

The 10Backward crew, (with the oddest feeling that something is missing) gather to discuss what could be considered DS9’s most daring efforts, the little ship… that took a little trip.

In Defence of Insurrection

We are joined again by Rob Chapman and Rick and Rob load up with 7 tons of itritium explosives and bazookas to save an innocent, peace loving film from the evil attacks of Will and Richard. But are they so dead set on attacking Insurrection? Can Rick and Rob truly muster any defence of this film? It’s much maligned, is this fair or unfair?

All Good Things

It’s the 30th Anniversary year of Star Trek: The Next Generation! We recently examined the pilot, Encounter at Farpoint and felt it was only right to follow up with a look at the series finale, All Good Things.

Sorry about the cockney accent.

And sorry about Picard’s pyjamas…

Just sorry.

Enterprise Season 1 Retrospective – Part 3

The third and final part of the 10Backward trip down memory lane into the first season of Enterprise. Has it been a long road, getting from there to here? Sorry… couldn’t resist! We wrap up the season with our lowpoints, our thoughts on the temporal cold war and our final thoughts.

Enterprise Season 1 Retrospective – Part 1

The 10Backward crew have a fondness for exploring the more maligned aspects of Trek and Enterprise has certainly come in for it’s share of criticism over the years. So in finest 10Backward tradition and with the approach of the first new Star Trek series in over a decade, we go back to the beginning of our Trek through the stars and have a look at Enterprise’s first season.

It will come as no shock that we had so much to say that this is

episode 1 of 3 of this Enterprise retrospective. Here we discuss the pilot, Broken Bow and begin looking at the characters.