In Brief's 'Star Trek' Marathoner Beams Into 'Random Trek' Podcast

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A Tom's Guide senior writer appeared on a recent episode of the "Random Trek" podcast to talk about an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." (Image credit: "Random Trek" website)

Here's a quick news alert for all you "Star Trek" fans out there: Recently, we published an article by tech writer Marshall Honorof about his quest to watch every single "Star Trek" TV show and movie in existence. If you liked Marshall's article, you can now hear him talk more about the world of "Star Trek" on a recent episode of the "Random Trek" podcast

During each episode of "Random Trek," host Scott McNulty visits with a guest about a specific episode of "Star Trek." (The entire "Star Trek" TV catalogue is up for grabs, with the exception of "Star Trek: The Animated Series"). Guests are randomly assigned the episodes they will discuss, and are expected to watch the shows prior to recording the podcast. 

In episode 104 of "Random Trek," McNulty and Honorof discuss the episode "Elementary, Dear Data," from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." According to the podcast website, the two discussed topics that include "why Capt. Picard doesn't just shut down the holodeck, if Geordi sees everything upside down and [TV show] 'The Nanny.'"

Honorof is a senior writer for one of our sister sites, Tom's Guide, and very graciously acts as one of our resident Treksperts. (Yes, we have more than one.)

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Calla Cofield
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Calla Cofield joined's crew in October 2014. She enjoys writing about black holes, exploding stars, ripples in space-time, science in comic books, and all the mysteries of the cosmos. Prior to joining Calla worked as a freelance writer, with her work appearing in APS News, Symmetry magazine, Scientific American, Nature News, Physics World, and others. From 2010 to 2014 she was a producer for The Physics Central Podcast. Previously, Calla worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (hands down the best office building ever) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. Calla studied physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is originally from Sandy, Utah. In 2018, Calla left to join NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory media team where she oversees astronomy, physics, exoplanets and the Cold Atom Lab mission. She has been underground at three of the largest particle accelerators in the world and would really like to know what the heck dark matter is. Contact Calla via: E-Mail – Twitter