277: A Nice Afterschool Special

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"Gambit." "Gambit, Parts I and II" are episodes toward the beginning of season 7 of The Next Generation that were unlike anything previously aired in a Star Trek series. After a nearly 30-year ban by Gene Roddenberry on episodes focusing on space pirates, here were two episodes that largely take place on a mercenary ship engaged in piracy. The space pirate ship, however, is really a means to explore how a number of the main characters deal with different roles and situations than we're used to seeing. In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Amy Nelson and Justin Oser are joined by Chris Tribuzio, Associate Producer of Earl Grey, to talk about the two-part "Gambit" episode. The discussion includes Picard's initial absence, space pirates, the Picard/Riker and Worf/Data dynamics, Robin Curtis as Tallera, and much more! Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Listener Feedback (00:02:37) Welcome, Chris! (00:05:50) Initial Thoughts on "Gambit" (00:06:55) Picard's Absence (00:10:18) Space Pirates (00:15:47) Picard/Riker Dynamic (00:24:19) Data/Worf Dynamic (00:31:29) Robin Curtis as Tallera (00:38:48) Psionic Resonator (00:43:45) Final Thoughts (00:50:02) Closing (00:58:49) Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes 5 seconds Hosts Justin Oser Amy Nelson GuestChris Tribuzio Production Justin Oser (Editor and Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Joe Keegan (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

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