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Tread Perilously — The Spirit (1987)

Tread Perilously begins a month of TV Movies with the ill-fated 1987 pilot film for The Spirit. When Armfet, Oregon police officer Denny Colt (Flash Gordon‘s Sam Jones) comes to Central City to investigate the death of his mentor (Philip … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Star Trek: Spock’s Brain

Tread Perilously rings in 2018 by getting back to basics: bad episodes of good television. And few episodes of Star Trek are as bad as “Spock’s Brain.” When an ill-conceived civilization’s central processing unit — the Controller — begins to … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Star Trek TNG: Masks

Tread Perilously returns to the 24th Century for “Masks,” a late-series episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. When the Enterprise encounters an 85 million-year-old comet, Data begins having visions of an ancient, vaguely meso-American culture. Soon the data center … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Star Trek TNG: Sub Rosa

Tread Perilously boards the Enterprise bound for Space Scotland for an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called “Sub Rosa.” On the occasion of her grandmother’s death, Dr. Beverly Crusher visits Space Scotland where the weather modification system is … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Star Trek TNG: Code of Honor

Tread Perilously continues its 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek with one of the worst regarded episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation: “Code of Honor.” The Enterprise goes to Ligon II to open trade with its inhabitants and secure … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Star Trek TNG: Genesis

Tread Perilously responds to its first listener request! Back when Erik and Justin took on the second season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Royale,” several Bleeding Cool readers suggested the late seventh season episode “Genesis.” Boy, did it … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Star Trek TNG: The Royale

Erik and Justin divert back to the 24th Century to look at “The Royale,” a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that apologizes for itself at every turn. Riker, Data and Worf beam down to a world of giant ammonia … Continue reading

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