The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 7

Drunk Factor: 8

We finish up this dark “Plucky Kids” month with an actually light and whimsical episode, “Rascals”! Captain Picard, Ensign Ro, Keiko O’Brien, and Guinan all get turned into children, but with all of their memories intact. They choose to reject this gift and age themselves back to their actual ages, depriving themselves of decades of additional life in the process. DID THEY NOT THINK THIS THROUGH?! Plus, there’s some Ferengi stuff.

The Original Series: Season 3, Episode 4

Drunk Factor: 6

The increasingly inaccurately named “Plucky Kid” month continues! At this point, we should probably just rename it “Childhood Trauma” month, as this episode features five recently-orphaned, super-powered children who take over the Enterprise. It’s kind of a rehash of Charlie X, but with five ill-adjusted children instead of one and 100% less Shatner dick. We may end up crossing a line this month, you’ll have to listen to find out!

Voyager: Season 5, Episode 5

Drunk Factor: 3

Our “Plucky Kid” month continues with a very special Naomi Wildman episode of Voyager, “Once Upon a Time”! Through the antics of Flotter T Flotter Water III, we discover that children’s entertainment of the future is a dark, dark place.

Deep Space Nine: Season 6, Episode 22

Drunk Factor: Impulse

Drunk Trek Host Chris has a terrible pet peeve for movies and TV shows, the “plucky kid”. He can’t stand them. So without further ado, here’s “Plucky Kid” month! We explore episodes where kids take front and center! But if you think that this will be a delightful romp, think again; this week we watch the unfortunate consequences of groupthink and megalomania. Fun!

 

The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 5

Drunk Factor: 9

Happy New Year! We were having so much fun with our block of silly episodes, that we drunkenly decided to do a bonus episode! So here’s our first ever Drunk Trek take on the Animated Series! We discover that the animated series is really bizarre and copious amounts of booze will serve you well when watching!

Enterprise: Season 1, Episode 25

Drunk Factor: 7

Silly month concludes with a particularly pointless Enterprise episode “Two Days and Two Nights”! We finally get to see the oft-mentioned, but never-before-seen Risa, the pleasure planet! In an episode with no less than four disparate plots we learn that the perils of perusing the planet of pleasure!

The Original Series: Season 1, Episode 15

Drunk Factor: 3

Our month of silliness continues with a perhaps the silliest episode yet, “Shore Leave”! The crew of the Enterprise beams down to a planet where all sorts of weird desires come to life. Come for the absurd Irish stereotypes and stay for the weird ovapositor talk!

Deep Space Nine: Season 4, Episode 7

Drunk Factor: Impulse

Look, November was pretty rough on all of us here at Drunk Trek and we couldn’t bring ourselves to do another serious month. So, this month we’ve picked four light, happy, and silly episodes to bring a little joy to our hearts. We start off with a Deep Space Nine episode that has been on our list for a while now, “Little Green Men”! Pop open a bottle and give this episode a listen; it features time travel, cold war mixups, and all the ear sex you could ever want!