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Set Phasers to Fun!

Set Phasers to Fun!

By Charlie Fonville & Megan Gogerty
A podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation for some reason
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Episode 40 - Behold My Complicated Knife!
This is 40! We strive to bring you consistently compelling and timely content, but this is what you get. At the behest of an Admiral's Club member, we talk spin-off ideas, midlife crises for our main characters, and of course, corn status.
March 03, 2021
Episode 39 - Monsanto? More Like Mon-Forgetto
We're back! This time we set our phasers to Picard! 
August 25, 2020
Episode 38 - An Android, Puffy and Painting
Megan and Charlie are back to put a bow on our TNG-centric format (for now). We wrap up all unfinished Next Gen business and boldly look forward to the January 23rd premiere of Picard. All that plus a TON of nonsense when you Set Phasers to Fun!
January 08, 2020
Episode 37 - Trade Your Bones For Dollars, Kids!
Megan and Charlie are back, just like Jean-Luc Picard. In this already outdated episode, your hosts discuss the Picard teaser trailer, but we recorded well before the newest trailer dropped. We sort of discuss the trailer, and so much more. All that and more corn nonsense from Megan when you Set Phasers to Fun!
July 23, 2019
Episode 36 - Igloo Iguana, Random Coincidence
Megan and Charlie return to the podwaves with another extremely well-informed, insightful, and elegant episode. Get your classic 3 C's of entertainment: childbirth, character arcs, and corn, only when you Set Phasers to Fun!
February 16, 2019
Episode 35 - Your Inner Super Nerd, Being Super Nerdy
After a bit of a break, your humble hosts return with a lot of cutting insights into mothers, yoga, nerds, Wesley Crusher, and a lot of other things. You might learn something about Star Trek the Next Generation, but you will definitely learn something about yourself when you Set Phasers to Fun!
December 13, 2018
Episode 34 - Picard and Riker, Hot & Husky
August 07, 2018
Episode 33 - The Enterprise: A Big Circle with a Porch
After a little break, your hosts are back in action and ready to entertain you, sort of. We get to hear a new episode of TNG thanks to the good folks at Botnik, we talk about deaths on the show, and Megan really ups the corn smut quotient on this episode's Corn Report. All that, listener mail, and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
June 12, 2018
Episode 32 - Hal Holbrook, Asking For More Money.
We're back with a ton of surprises in store, including a distinct lack of ear-splitting Megan-cackles. We follow up on some unifinished Riker/Riker/Trombone Business, answer questions from the Admirals Club, and debut a new piece of fan art. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
February 09, 2018
Episode 31 - Deanna, with a Yak Trimmed Djembe Drum
We're back with very special guest and SPTF composer Tony Thaxton. We talk about music on TNG. If you'd like an indication of how this episode went, there's a six minute monologue about Mike Oldfield's prog rock masterpiece Amarok on the cutting room floor.
January 18, 2018
Episode 30 - Admiral Softpants, Gnawing on a Turkey Leg
We're back with the most disjointed and production value heavy epsiode yet! Our old pal Tony Thaxton has some surprises in store for us this week as we dive into corn bobbing, listener mail, and the Admiral's Club. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!   @megangogerty on Twitter @charliefonville on Twitter & Instagram @setphaserspod on Twitter @tonythaxton on Twitter
November 05, 2017
Episode 29 - Rhea, getting gum from the kitchen
This week on Set Phasers to Fun, we welcome comedian and actor Rhea Butcher to the show! We talk about Tasha, Spock, how gum helped her avoid embarrassment as a child, and so much more.  Rhea and her wife Cameron Esposito are on a nationwide comedy tour RIGHT THIS SECOND so visit her website for tickets. @RheaButcher on Twitter & Instagram and @megangogerty on Twitter @charliefonville on Twitter & Instagram @setphaserspod on Twitter
September 28, 2017
Episode 28 - A Sex Ghost, covered in corn.
We are BACK with an all-new episode. This time we crown some new superlisteners, answer listener mail, and tackle one of the most controversial episodes of the whole series.  In honor of Megan's trip to Scotland, this week is all about "Sub Rosa." Desires will be revealed. Alliances will be tested. Corn will be discussed.  All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
September 07, 2017
Episode 27 - Jehophesat, With a Parasite
Aaaaand we're back! This time around, Megan and Charlie discuss your Borg song puns, answer questions from a pair of would-be superlisteners, and Megan rants about food. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
July 10, 2017
Episode 26 - Your Hosts, Their Voices Unfurled in Glory
Can you believe it! It's our second anniversary here at Set Phasers to Fun! Who knew such a humble podcast could stay so humble for 104 weeks? This week, we talk season-ending cliffhangers, open up the ol' listener mailbag, and take you on a musical journey through the stars. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun! On a serious note, we really do appreciate everyone who listens. We will endeavour to keep churnin' out the gold.
April 22, 2017
Episode 25 - A Television Show, Becoming Good
Set Phasers to Fun returns with a guide to Season 3! Will the crew remember that they have replicators and don't need to trade anything? Will anyone ever be able to outsmart Picard? The answer is no, but you should still listen because we're so delightful! All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
March 31, 2017
Episode 24 - Remember that Time We Boned All Those Planetary Ladies?
Megan and Charlie break their long hiatus with this almost comprehensive guide to Season 2. Will Dr. Pulaski be blown out of the airlock? Will Worf get over his galootness and get down with K'Ehleyr? Will there be any ladies on the Enterprise who are able to resist the charms of the quadrant's most mulleted rogue? Learn the answers to all these and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
January 17, 2017
Episode 23 - An Actor, His Shoes Hurled in Anger
We've made Set Phasers to Fun history! We're back with a very special guest, actor John Shull. John played Molor in the episode "Firstborn," and has also appeared on Deep Space Nine and Voyager.  He was kind enough to regale us with tales from the trenches of acting in TNG and the rest of the Trekiverse. As an added bonus, this episode is 50% longer, yet comes to you at NO additional cost.  We'll be recording Episode 24 very soon, so send your episode topic suggestions, questions, comments, and concerns to
October 28, 2016
Episode 22 - Geordi, Alone with His Racket Game
We're back! After a little summer hiatus, your hosts have returned with an episode guide to Season one, some games that don't go anywhere, and a lot of general nonsense. We get some gifts and we try to fire up the ol' comedy machine once again. All that and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
September 27, 2016
Episode 21 - A Fainting Honor Goat
Megan and Charlie are back with more ThinkGeek bashing, a discussion of appropriate fan attire, and "Rascals." We also answer listener mail, and do a smidge of Off-Topic Breezin'™. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
June 06, 2016
Episode 20 - For Science, Let's Bathe Each Other
No one said we could do it, but Set Phasers to Fun celebrates our first anniversary, and this episode is a real humdinger. Megan & Charlie open up the ol' listener mailbag, talk "Relics," and conjure up some disturbing imagery. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun! We'd also like to offer a sincere Thank You to all our listeners. We would say that without you none of this would be possible, but that's not really the case. But still, thank you.
April 22, 2016
Episode 19 - Of Mirror Towels and Sweater Nanite Colonies
It's a real grab bag this episode as Megan and Charlie answer superlistener mail, talk Nanites, Ensign Sonya Gomez, some Trek news, and sexy space towels. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
March 03, 2016
Episode 18 - Space Eggers!
Megan and Charlie storm into 2016 with an all new episode. Listener mail, lying in the 24th Century, Making a Murder, and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
February 01, 2016
Episode 17 - To Boldy Go, if it's Not Too Much Trouble
BREAKING NEWS EDITION! A new Trek series has been announced at CBS and Megan & Charlie have all the inside dirt. Actually they have none of the inside dirt but they have a lot of dumb ideas!
November 13, 2015
Episode 16 - Beck, His Pants Ill-Fitting
Is the "Darmok" episode a Shaka when the walls fell or a Zena and Anzo at Lunga? What does superlistener Jena have to look forward to in Season 3? We get to the bottom of this, do some Off-Topic-Breezin™, and more, all when you Set Phasers to Fun!
November 06, 2015
Episode 15 - Bellydancing at Khitomer
Megan and Charlie tackle the galaxy's only known knife-fight based culture, The Klingon Empire. K'Ehleyr sings us songs of Klingon and Earthly love, Worf's life choices are examined, and Gowron's eyeballs are celebrated. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!You learn all about K'Ehleyr herself, Suzie Plakson, on her website,, and you can get her album hereK'plah!
October 08, 2015
Episode 14 - Color Guard in a Goth Marching Band
This week, Megan and Charlie talk faith in the 24th century. Where do Klingons shop for shoes? Could a religion be founded on wanting to kill Wesley? All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
September 21, 2015
Episode 13 - A Summer House in Serious Nerddom
This week: Megan and Charlie are both exhausted, Alice Mae Fonville chimes in from time to time, and one of Megan's lifelong dreams is fulfilled. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
September 10, 2015
Episode 12 - Off-Topic Breezin' with Megan & Charlie
It's a free-for-all this week, as we answer listener mail, tweets, and make a special announcement. Megan gives us a peek into her post-scarcity existence, and we do quite a bit of off-topic breezin'. All this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!Also here's that link:
August 17, 2015
Episode 11 - Kids in SPAAAAAAAACE
Your hosts are back, but now sleep deprived from newborn invasions and play rehearsals. What better topic to discuss than Wesley and the other annoying kids on the Enterprise, both real and imagined. We tackle this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
August 10, 2015
Episode 10 - Space Jazz Court is Now in Session
We all know weirdness goes down in space. Sometimes that weirdness leads to you staring yourself in the face, then you yelling at yourself for vague reasons. This week on Set Phasers to Fun, Megan and Charlie delve into the myriad of doppelgängers who torment the crew. They also propose a radical solution to fixing our criminal justice system. All that, listener mail, and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
July 12, 2015
Episode 9 - Crusher? I hardly know her.
It's all things Crusher this week at Set Phasers to Fun. Is Wesley really the worst? Is Bev the best? Is it ok if we call her Bev? Also: Troi, Q, new Star Trek TNG spinoff show ideas, and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
June 30, 2015
Episode 8 - Hey, we found someone worse than Piscopo!
Charlie & Megan discuss fans' picks for rebooting the show, try to figure out which celebrities are Star Trek fans, and finally crack The Piscopo Conundrum. All this and more can be yours when you SET PHASERS TO FUN!
June 23, 2015
Episode 7 - Reboot!
This week Megan and Charlie are rebooting TNG and announcing their casting picks. You will not believe how many roles go to one particular actor. All that, listener mail, and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
June 11, 2015
Episode 6 - Deep Cut Nerd
Larry Pontius, an old Star Trek-loving friend of your hosts, pops in with a misguided assertion that the original series is better than TNG. Megan reveals what part Riker played in her journey to womanhood, and we try to figure out the story for the next TNG movie.
June 08, 2015
Episode 5 - A Warrior's Drink
This week, Megan and Charlie wander on down to Ten Forward for happy hour. Also we answer some listener mail, struggle to remember things from the show, and play a game of FMK. This episode is a triple threat!Also, a warning for the easily excitable: carpeting is discussed.
May 28, 2015
Episode 4 - #FMK
This week we open the viewer mailbag for some hard hitting, real questions, we play a game of FMK, and of course, Piscopo rears his ugly head. Megan and Charlie get to the bottom of these pressing issues and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
May 21, 2015
Episode 3 - #WesleysDirtyLegos
The holodeck is a transformative piece of technology that allows people to stay fit, to witness long-dead cultures first hand, to train for vital missions. And also to get next level weird in a downstairs way. Megan and Charlie get to the bottom of this and more when you Set Phasers to Fun!
May 15, 2015
Episode 2 - #AnybodyButPiscopo
Megan & Charlie are back by popular demand. What starts out as a freewheeling discussion on notable guest stars turns down a dark path. A path fraught with Piscopo.
April 30, 2015
Episode 1 - Meet the Enthusiasts
Each week, your hosts Megan Gogerty and Charlie Fonville regale you with their limited knowledge and enthusiastic insight into Star Trek: The Next Generation. In this, the first episode, get to know Megan & Charlie, and why they like TNG so much.
April 22, 2015