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Hailing Frequencies Open is a little blog dedicated to all things Star Trek.  Below you can read our most recent blog entries.  If you want jump into episode reviews, click on the TNG Re-Watch Episode List link.  You can also use the Tag cloud to the right to navigate the archive of older entries.   Make sure you like our Facebook Page as well! Have fun!  –  @themikejones

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HFO Podcast Ep. #18 – The Klingons!

This week we take a little departure from our TNG rewatch project to discuss everyone’s favorite antagonist species, the Klingons!   Once written as a stand-in for the Communist powers of Russia & China, they have evolved over the past 50 years, gained an honor code, a rich culture, and a language– all to represent our fears once again in Discovery.

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HFO Podcast Ep. #17 – TNG Rewatch: When The Bough Breaks

I believe the children are our future.  And so do the Aldeans but sadly, they have destroyed their ozone and the radiation has made them all infertile.  But wait- Radue has a plan!  Why not just kidnap some kids from a passing starship?!  Enter the USS Enterprise who’s just curious enough to follow a trail of breadcrumbs (odd sensor readings) and fall into the trap.  What will Captain Picard do?  Will he let the children go in exchange for a wealth of knowledge or will he rescue them from their math free future??  The HFO crew dive in to find out!

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HFO Podcast Ep. #16 – TNG Rewatch: Too Short A Season

 Frustrated with getting old?  Wish you could jump into the same job you did 40 years ago?  Try some magic fountain of youth pills!   Want them to work fast?  Just take a lot of them at once!  What could go wrong??

Answer- Much.  In fact, it’ll kill you.

There. That’s the whole episode. 😉

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HFO Podcast Ep. #15 – TNG Rewatch: 11001001

The HFO crew is back but our computer is need of an upgrade (well, maybe just Ben’s computer).  Luckily the bynars are here to help us!!  Or… are they here to help themselves?  If you haven’t guessed yet, in this episode we dive into the TNG season 1 episode “11001001″ and meet Minuet, Riker’s dream woman.  We also get rather distracted talking about dolphins… lol.  Have fun!

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HFO Podcast Ep. #14 – TNG Rewatch: Angel One

tng-angelone3This week the intrepid crew of the HFO beam down a planet ran by… WOMEN??  Mike & Tim slip into something more comfortable with a plunging neckline while Erin straps on a pair of shoulder pads as they take an in depth look at what was an attempt a groundbreaking episode that took on gender roles and misogyny back in 1988.  How does it hold up today?  Have a listen to find out!

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HFO Podcast Ep. #13 – TNG Rewatch: Datalore

 

Are you looking at my butt?

Are you looking at my butt?

Evil twins, a secret underground lab, a giant world killing snowflake and more await us in “Datalore”! This week the  HFO crew are short a crew member because Ben is busy with duties belowdeck.  However, we’re lucky enough to have Tim join us again!  When the Enterprise visits Data’s home world, they get more than they bargained for and awaken his evil twin brother who- get this- helped a giant evil snowflake kill 411 people!  Crazy, right?  Come check it out with us. 🙂

 

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HFO Podcast Ep. #12 – TNG Rewatch: The Big Goodbye

thebiggoodbye_hd_361This week, our intrepid HFO crew tangle with the ever-increasing intricacies of the Holodeck (*tm, I’m sure). In this episode, we see the first appearance of Capt. Picard’s alter-ego, Dixon Hill. “Dix” is a film-noir-esque detective from 1930s San Francisco (the city destined to become the headquarters of Starfleet… coincidence? I THINK NOT!) Like everything on the Holodeck (*tm *c *r) things go horribly awry and we question the very nature of our existence. Get ready to boldly go into this weeks episode – THE BIG GOODBYE!!!

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Discovering Discovery

star-trek-discoveryHello everyone!  Mike here.  Just in case you’ve been living in a cave: STAR TREK DISCOVERY HAS PREMIERED!!! I watched both episodes of the series “pilot” and I LOVED IT!  Here are some random thoughts:

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HFO Podcast Ep. #11 – TNG Rewatch: Haven

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Sorry, ladies. Duty calls.

Arranged marriages, galactic plagues, and the Hall of Wyatts… Oh My! In this week’s episode, the Hailing Frequencies Open crew tackles the season 1 epidsode: Haven! We explore the deep cultural heritage of the Betazoids and their practice of arranging… and forgetting about arranging… marriages. But nobody puts Troi in a corner, not even her mom! And of course, things heat up between the families aboard for the joyous occasion. Mix in the space plague, and we’ve got ourselves an episode! Boldly go!

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HFO Podcast Ep. #10 – TNG Rewatch: Hide & Q

86f6f-crushercompareQ is back and better than ever! In this episode, the HFO crew gets ready to have all the powers of the Q continuum and we will abuse the crap out of it! When Riker is presented with a choice from Q, will he choose phenomenal cosmic powers or stay with the Enterprise crew? A short description for an episode that speaks for itself! Boldly go!

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