The Naked Time – Episode 5

This week, Rachel and Chris involuntarily release their inhibitions while discussing The Naked Time!

In this episode, a space disease makes people act drunk and hijinks ensue!

Special thanks to Chad Fifer for our theme tune and to Greig Johnson for his vocal stylings!

Next episode: The Enemy Within!

23 thoughts on “The Naked Time – Episode 5”

    1. We’re hoping to expand this summer. Looking into Patreon to maybe get support and make this a long-term, regular weekly show.

      1. I would be happy to back a weekly show on Patreon, and these fine fellows agree:

        “I would wager fifteen quatloos on this podcast!!!” – Provider 2 of Triskelion

        “They want to launch a Patreon to go weekly?!? Make it so!!!” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard

        “Rule of acquisition 49 says ‘Old age and greed will always overcome youth and talent’ – so this Chris Lackey hu-man should be a good bet” – Quark

          1. I’m sure you’ll get to them all in due course! You’ll reach Provider 2 first (Gamesters of Triskelion in TOS Season 2).

            Chris pointed out a number of things that debuted in this episode that became bigger elements of Trek like Vulcan repressed emotions, the Vulcan nerve pinch, time travel, slash fiction… In fact, this episode inspired an actual sequel – though it’ll be a while until you get to that one (The Naked Now in TNG Season 1).

  1. When I saw this episode pop up on my phone, I dropped everything to listen to it. Great episode as always, Rachel and Chris!

  2. I think Lt. Tormolen’s death has to be a candidate for the most ignominious in Star Trek history. How did that particular call to the next of kin go?

    CAPTAIN KIRK: Mrs Tormolen, I’m sorry to tell you that your son sadly perished in the line of duty.
    MA TORMOLEN: Oh no! Not my little Joey!!! Please, can you tell me how it happened? Did he die saving his fellow crewmen from vicious Klingons? Did he bravely enter the warp core to shut it down and save the ship, dying from radiation poisoning?
    KIRK : He fell on a butter knife…
    MA: I’m sorry, I didn’t catch that.
    KIRK: I said he was eaten by a Gorn.

  3. Another great show. This is one of my favorite episodes but not for the same reason as Takei. I also agree that Riley was a great character but I think the Actor got a break on another show.

      1. It’s a bit confused by Spock saying “We have three days to live over again,” which makes it sound like everything’s been rewound, but I think it’s actually meant to be the entire ship has been thrown back in time (so there are two Enterprises in the same timeframe) – like Chris says, going back to Psi 2000 may cause a paradox… so what can you do with three days to kill?

        Only one possible answer… everyone to the bowling alley, time for dancing and ice cream!

        It’s what Joey would gave wanted.

  4. You two, and especially Rachel, have the most attractive voices I’ve ever heard.

    And this is the best podcast in my feed alongside The HPLLP, Hardcore History, Night Vale and The Memory Palace.

    Just keep talking!

    1. Not sure, I do tend to gravitate to episodes that center on the Ship and not off world activities. Stories that center in a isolated locations are my favorite. Probably why “The Thing”, “Alien”, and “The Shinning” are some of my favorite films.

      I also like it when they lose control of the ship. But I don’t want to give away any spoilers.

      Wouldn’t Riley have been a great Entertainment Director on board!

  5. So you can’t lock the door on your personal quarters, but you can lock the door so no one can get to the engines.

  6. I really think you should do a Galaxy Quest episode in the future as it parodies Star Trek and fandom perfectly.

  7. While Kirk hopes reliving the last 3 days is nothing like what they have already experienced, Spock comments that they now know a way to travel back through time.

  8. love naked time a mix action and humor sulu chasing crewman,riley singing,spock crying great episode live long and prosper

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