Shimoda plays with isolinear chips

Drunk Shimoda is a reference to TNG episode 2, "The Naked Now," where engineer Jim Shimoda is so inebriated by a virus that he removes all the isolinear chips from the engineering systems. Like a drunk baby, he is so oblivious to the consequences of his actions that he playfully stacks them while the ship counts down to destruction. This sublime state of delirious self-expression was so touching to Adam and Ben that they created a designation honoring each episode's character who most embodied his spirit.

For the purposes of scoring, half points are awarded to characters who only share one of the hosts' distinction for that episode.

Deep Space Nine Edit

The DS9 crew (as of S3E07):

  • 7 - Dr. Bashir
  • 7 - Garak
  • 6 - Quark
  • 6 - Odo
  • 6 - Kira
  • 6 - Sisko
  • 4 - Morn
  • 4 - Jadzia Dax
  • 4 - O'Brien
  • 3 - Calvin Hudson
  • 2 - Bareil
  • 1.5 - Rom
  • 1.5 - Jake Sisko
  • 1.5 - Nog
  • 1 - Gowron
  • 1 - Gul Evek
Ep. Name Ben's DS Reason Adam's DS Reason
Season One
179 Wormhole Ambergris (S1E01) Thief who throws a mace For how slowly he steals while Nog runs point Sisko For his crazy acid-trip delusion experiences
180 A Real Meet Scary Garak For smarmy charisma Nana Visitor (or Kira) For successfully leveraging her part into having a shorter haircut
181 The Red Bucket The Angry Mob For collectively seeing reason so quickly Dr. Bashir For continuing to walk into a wall with Dax
182 Nurk Goatse Nurse Anne Gillespe For acting surprised *every* time someone shows up in sickbay with aphasia Quark For his weird head-grab as the ship blows up at the end
183 Puts the Chew on the Other Ass Tosk For the level of incredulity he maintains while its revealed how multiple people are hunting him Tosk For his "crack shot" at the other hunters that somehow hits multiple people
184 Achilles' Ear Extra behind Vash At 28:26, as Vash leaves, being unable to contain his excitement to be on Star Trek Six-fingered-bidder during auction For being the "hastily-puddied on" sixth finger during the auction scene
185 Rura Penthe™ Brand Gavel Trill Witness For being there despite not wanting to answer questions. Jadzia Dax For not taking any action or perspective on her own life
186 A Choice of Incompetence Ty At 26:10, for leaving, and then having no idea where to go Sisko For shooting Bashir
187 Vaguely Nutcrackery Kira For her look when having to do the "____ count to four" routine Jake Sisko For the look of embarrassment on his face at 17:07 for ogling Bajoran girls
188 Heavy Lies the Lampshade (S1E10) The Episode Writers At the beginning, Nog says his essay was stolen by Vulcans, but then having it revealed that he's illiterate. Inconsistent excuses. Wallace Shawn For going through so much make up, but still being amazing as an actor
189 Hesher Emeritus Croden For terrible backstory Croden --
190 A Box that Does the Work Kai Opaka At 10:20, Opaka licks her lips in anticipation of the imminent crash Lady reacting to Kai Opaka At 40:30, woman in background strongly rejects Opaka's offer of help
191 A Troubling Amount of Knuck Petit Sirah At 26:26, maintaining eye-contact as he leaves the frame Dr. Bashir After ~5 min on the planet, Bashir becomes quippy despite his responsibilities (and basically being the It's Always Sunny Mac)
192 Bajoran Gothic Old Farmhand At 25:09, for his visible dejection about his struggle Middle-aged woman looking at Jake raising his arm At 14:10, Jake fist pumps by himself next to a woman drinking alone
193 Consensual Mornhammer Kira For taking her time during the revelation that what she sees on the screen isn't fully correct Kira For her expression describing "space oscillations"
194 Cotten Candy Thundercloud Lwaxana For the over the pants dick grab around 13:30 O'Brien For talking about puppies to people who don't know what puppies are
195 Pins & Limp Thread Jadzia Dax Because her character is just generally silly despite being caught up in a conspiracy Quark For his overly-injured performance in the neck brace
196 Loaf is on the Pillow [Same] -- Guy at bar during stabbing For taking a drink afterwards to try to establish his innocence
197 Space Butthole Curriculum Guy in crowd during assassination scene at the end For pointing at himself as if to say "I was there!" Morn For eagerly shaking hands with Vedek Bareil as he boards the station as if he cares about Bajoan spiritual leaders
Season Two
198 Irish Wank Cardassian Guard For his very silly strut going down the hill Odo For being oblivious in the face of danger (graffito & why are there no cameras on the Promenade?)
199 A Lotion For Everything and Everything in its Lotion The Circle guy wearing no-sleeves during the fight For knowing how cool he'd look for not skipping Arm Day Bareil For his creepy/funny seduction techniques (like showing women the box)
200 Limp Swagger Jadzia Dax For worrying about her robes while significant political change is occuring Morn For being confused about how to get off the station in the crowd scene
201 We Get Worse in Both Directions Dr. Bashir For how he hyposprayed the Klingon Odo Because if he cared about security, Quark would be in prison, and has not put up cameras
202 Lennying it to Death Garak For waking Bashir up by just *being* in his room Garak For the orphanage scene
203 Chekhov's Nose Dr. Bashir For his reaction to Melora talking about turning the gravity down, in an erotic way Kira For only uttering five words in the episode
204 Slickback Emeritus Morn [same] Morn For sleeping at a bench at the beginning of the episode to get into the bar as soon as it opens
205 The Canoe Has Ridges Rom & Bajoran Murderer For the same reason as Adam, and for the other guy, they way he plans out the murder Rom For when he says "Oo the Ironies!" and his car-alarm scream
206 They Went to Jake Clips Mott the barber For having been underappreciated when the guys reviewed TNG Prof. Seyetik For going out in a blaze of glory
207 One Horn Player Does Not Make an Artist Community Nog Doing pranks, doing bits, running around and being nuts Quark For growling, getting Nog out of jail, and generally acting really big
208 Knuck Spanx Quark For doing the play-by-play himself Dr. Bashir For his growing frustration with the empty sauces
209 We're Really Luxuriating in this Maron ? Moment Shimoda for them not showing Jake & Nog when it pans to the upper walkway Sisko For being able to do a lot with little time
210 Apropos of Nothing (But Sort of What We Were Talking About) Sisko For his order at Quark's The End of the Episode The fact that they just cut to Keiko gasping and cutting to the exterior of the ship
211 Act-Drunk Adjacent Replicant O'Brien For his face when told that he and his wife are at home alone that night Sisko For holding off on telling Jake that O'Brien is a replicant
212 The Crystal Direction O'Brien For just punching the phaser button without caring what it's pointed at Lady in purple at 40:53 For showing up in multiple shots in a way that breaks continuity
213 A Real Haranguing or Banging Conundrum Jadzia Dax Despite a long memory of how diplomacy works, simply telling all these people that they are holographic simulations Colyus For being a town bumpkin sheriff who says 'that was my favorite cloak' when they are demonstrating that they are holograms
214 A Really Remarkable Sign Bolian olds at 15:20 For feeding each other at the Klingon restaurant Anyone choosing not to destroy the universe It's universe vs. universe
215 The Sooner We End This Episode The Sooner I Can Stop Looking At You Garak For biting a thread with his teeth Engineer in cargo bay wide shot carrying coffee offering [--]
216 The Loaf Forgives All Albino's assistant For being pointless during the fight scene Kor Knocking heads together, having a bunch of ladies together, enjoying the rest of his life
217 But Enough About My Butt Gul Evek When he has to wait outside with the body for the entire scene Calvin Hudson For his crushing turn at the end
218 Little Beef, Little Pork Calvin Hudson For being a foil for Sisko Calvin Hudson Because he deserves to have more than one Drunk Shimoda
219 20 mg Gummies Throughout Quark Because the security shutters are flimsy Garak For getting the drunkest
220 Conspiracy (Plus Ten Years) The arm/hand coming into the frame at 27m to do double-Kira hands For having big man-hands like the Seinfeld episode The arm/hand coming into the frame at 27m to do double-Kira hands [no explanation necessary]
221 Orb Refractory Period Winn's purple old dudes For existing Bariel For being contractually shirtless
222 Anachronistic Mustache O'Brien For taking a moment to consider a threesome Boone For being a chaos agent despite not really doing much
223 It's Like Her Hair Is A Cookie Jake and Nog Pulling out isolinear chips in the style of the original Shimoda Captain Keogh Terrible strategic thinking


224 Perplexing Volume Odo For not telling anyone about what was going on inside him Odo For being unpredictable
225 Remmick Levels of Intensity Dr. Bashir For not healing O'Brien's very treatable injury Kira For being a third wheel
226 Secret Silk Gowron For throwing his pad away Scene with Quark's financial presentation to the Klingons For being a genuinely funny, well earned joke
227 Be The Industrial Mixer You Want To See In The World Odo For being a fish-out-of-water when whisking Sisko For threatening to destroy Trill culture
228 She Puts the Beige in Bajor O'Brien For taking a break by not really being in the episode Garak For taking it upon himself to kill a person whilst being a guest on an away mission
229 You Can Kill Them With Embarrassment Quark For being suckered into buying salvage through ear touching Odo Smiling
230 Pubescent Combadge Dr. Bashir For not thinking about grabbing a phaser until the death rays started back up Garak Unnecessarily accusing Dukat of having a crush on Kira

The Next Generation Edit


Announcement of Worf's Shimoda triumph in the Greatest Generation Facebook group (09-27-17)


Shimoda Power Rankings over the course of The Greatest Generation, as compiled by @colindinsmore

Worf was the overall winner of Drunk Shimoda awards over the course of the series. Riker and Picard came in second and third, respectively. Each of the top 3 characters led the rankings at one time in the course of the podcast. 

  • 31.5 - Worf
  • 28.5 - Riker
  • 27.5 - Picard
  • 21 - Data
  • 10.5 - Dr. Crusher
  • 10.5 - Geordi LaForge
  • 7.5 - Troi
  • 6.5 - Chief O'Brien
  • 4 - Jonathan Frakes
  • 3.5 - Wesley
  • 3.5 - Dr. Pulaski
  • 3 - Brent Spiner
  • 2.5 - Ben
  • 2.5 - Tasha Yar
  • 2 - Jim Shimoda
  • 2 - Patrick Stewart
  • 1 - Marina Sirtis
  • 0.5 - Adam
Ep. Name Ben's DS Reason Adam's DS Reason
Season One
1 I Don't Feel Comfortable With Children -- -- -- --
2 Drunk Shimoda Jim Shimoda Jim Shimoda
3 Gagh.biz1 Troi For having no motivation Hagon For yelling during the fight
4 The A-Team of Away Teams Portal Character For being ridiculous Tasha Yar For confidently getting into a 1-3 standoff w/ Ferengis
5 Generally Human Random crew member in hallway of fire For having to "put the flame out in your thoughts!" Ben For re-naming himself "Wesley" at summer camp
6 Fish vs. Dog Alien Delegates For acting childish Tasha Yar For not doing anything to stop Picard from acting crazy or the aliens from killing each other
7 Rockin' Knuck Dr. Crusher For injecting emotion into decisions Lead Edo guy For talking about rules for swinging
8 You're Welcome, Ladies Picard [Hon. Mention: Wesley] For obliviousness to his mind control [For saying "You're welcome, ladies"] Dr. Crusher For not relieving Picard from command
9 Who's The Big Dog Now? -- -- Riker For turning down the power of Q
10 The Bayless Connection Mr. Homn For actually being drunk and not talking until he says "Thank you for the drinks" to Picard Mr. Homn [Same]
11 The Ultimate Redshirt Geordi LaForge For not doing anything to get the crew out of the holodeck Data [Half-Shomoda: Picard] For not picking up social cues [for not saying anything to Data]
12 The Legend of Argyle Picard For ignoring the security threat posed by Lore Wesley For not stopping himself from yelling at the Captain
13 This Isn't A Plot, This Is A Holodeck Program! Tasha Yar/Troi For giggling at Riker for his revealing outfit Riker For confidence and pretending he's not going to sleep with the leader of Angel One
14 Going Number Three Data For saying he should never take time off work Leader of Starbase For letting the Enterprise be stolen
15 Soft Food and Laxatives Admiral Jameson For ridiculous makeup and acting [No one] Because no one has fun in this episode
16 Horn of Plenty Radue, Aldean leader For coming up with the plan to steal children assuming that the Enterprise would be ok with it Ron Jones (score composer) For writing a treacly score that sounds like an electro ice cream truck
17 The Takeover The Microbrain For belligerence despite being totally powerless Old Lady Ensign in Engineering For starting her career over again later in life
18 Chaotic Bro Remmick For requesting an Enterprise assignment from Picard after being a dick to everyone onboard Remmick [Same reason]
19 A Warrior Is Coming Data For walking through a hot, radioactive corridor Korris For not doing the warrior yell when Konmel died
20 The Clearasil of Freedom Holographic Salesman For being excited that he got the sale Picard For being happy that he could go on an away mission
21 Interplanetary Rubberband Men The Scene where Wesley asks why people do drugs -- [Same] --
22 Metamucil and Printer Ink Leland T. Lynch For constantly repeating his full name [Too distraught to find a Shimoda] --
23 The Riker Collection Picard For ghosting on Jenice Jenice For not being upset that Picard ghosted on her
24 Effectively Gross The Random yellowshirt Lieutenant who eats bugs with the admirals For perhaps just trying to suck up to them Picard For confidence beaming down to Starfleet w/ no weapon or plan
25 Five Dollar Carnival Sonny Clemonds For wanting to party while the Romulans threaten the ship Sonny Clemonds For wanting to drink as soon as he's thawed out
Season Two
26 Worf Don't Preach Hester Dealt For never being very worried about the containment Worf For lack of subtlety in suggesting Troi have an abortion, and for having chest hair puffs
27 The Inbred Q Data For calmly absorbing Pulaski's brazen bigotry Haskell the Redshirt For dying after one line
28 A Long Walk for a Dick Joke Dr. Pulaski For taking no action after being captured Geordi LaForge For extreme mood swings
29 No Joke Is Getting Out Alive The Group Therapy Scene For weird dialogue and bad blocking Data For trying too hard
30 Dick Valet Picard For saying "Cluck cluck cluck. You're being a mother hen." The Dick Valet For getting hired to be a dick valet
31 A Case of the Spaceys Riker For randomly/falsely telling Data he wrestled a targ while blacked out Graves For wanting immortality only so he could fuck his assistant
32 Space Mengele Picard For saying "extraordinary" when hearing that Pulaski had admired him Chief O'Brien For his technobabble speech
33 2 Chaotic 2 Bro Mendon For awkwardness Riker For going full Klingon
34 Data's Reproductive Rights Admiral Nakamura For appearing in the beginning and then ghosting when controversy arises Captain Louvois For being "on the prowl" for Picard
35 Wesley's Chick Magnet Riker For his "flirting" scene with Guinan Guinan For her "flirting" scene with Riker
36 Fleet of Dorks Data For the way he throws Geordi off of the electrical force Data Sticking his arm through the gateway
37 Pajama Bottom Dumpy Worf For trying to push through a wall Col. Richey For staying alive so long
38 Malibu Picard Chief O'Brien For showing up in the shuttlebay at the end and having no lines for 3 minutes Dr. Pulaski For bringing booze to "breakfast"
39 Klingon Bar Mitzvah Chief O'Brien For being up for anything in Ten-Forward Kyle Riker For showing up to surprise his estranged son
40 An Appropriate Mount Worf For getting lippy with Data Sarjenka's parents For not noticing their daughters conversations with Data
41 Karate Stance Bean Flickin' Ensign Gomez For spilling a drink on Picard and hanging out in engineering like Shimoda did Riker For (in Adam's mind) checking whether any of the Borg babies were his
42 USS Dumpy Surgeon For wild overconfidence followed by panix Wesley For saying "where women are concerned I'm in complete control"
43 Diminished in Ways We Can't Even Imagine Dr. Pulaski For trying to bang Worf w/ the tea ceremony Dr. Pulaski/ Producers who still think this was a good episode --
44 Covered in a Fish Picard For calling Data to get him out of the date with Lwaxana Mick Fleetwood For playing an anonymous Antedean in fish costume to get a special credit on Star Trek
45 Level 69 Worf For losing his cool during the meeting Worf For actually getting command of the Enterprise for his charade (1/2 Shimoda to Picard for giving it)
46 A Tat for Every Tit Ensign Burke For letting Wesley steal antimatter Worf For his continuing gambling problem
47 Terrible, Terrible Clip Show Ben & Adam For not realizing how self-congratulutory the podcast would be for this one Rob Bowman For not crediting himself as Alan Smithee
Season Three
48 Thinking About Baseball The Bridge Crew For getting gassed w/o saying anything Dr. Crusher For taking time to have a heart-to-heart about Wesley in the middle of a crisis
49 One Terrible Element Riker For telling Data to use his "fancy electronic brain" to solve his problems Ben For putting this episode (Ensigns of Command, S3E02) in his Top 10
50 Space Weasel Rishon Uxbridge For lack of concern about how she survived an attack that killed everything else on her planet Redshirt Extra For some unphysical space work during a space battle
51 Hella Conservative Chief Anthropologist For wanting them to hand down religious commandments and leave Picard For beaming up Nuria to the Enterprise--where everything looks like magic
52 Ghost Mom The Aliens who created the ghost mom For having no real plan Worf For breaking news of his mother's death to the kid at his school while covered in blood
53 Slathered in Middler Riker For belatedly mentioning to Picard all the problems he missed Picard For assigning only Geordi to work on saving the ship
54 Secretly Jacked Worf For not halping the dying Romulan Worf [Same reason]
55 Speaking of Feet Episode itself For being terrible Episode itself [Same reason]
56 Pre-Enlightenment French Nobility-Type Poison Fears Yuta For acting too subservient to sleep w/ Riker Troi For momentarily considering 3-way w/ Riker and Yuta (in Adam's imagination)
57 Cuban Missile Crisis in Space Jarok For talking shit to Worf while on an enemy ship Data For immediately abandoning his mission to make a record of what led up to war with the Romulans
58 The Supersoldiers Have Come Home to Roost Farmer Hoggett (Nayrok) For never covering up for his planet's behavior Guy on table in engineering For being sprawled out on a table in engineering
59 Wet Jerky Worf For not being ready with a phaser and doing nothing Finn For choosing a weird time to show his art to people
60 XXXL Merkin Bre-el Scientists For doing almost nothing to prevent their planet being hit by a moon Corbin Bernsen For appearing in an uncredited role
61 I Hate Manure Data For his review of Picard's painting The concept that Riker would kill someone for a woman when he could clearly find someone else to sleep with --
62 Sinister Turtlenecks Lt. Castillo For transparently wanting to die in battle with Yar Lt. Castillo For not caring that Yar has years of future experience over him when he becomes captain
63 Android Splash Jonathan Frakes [Same] Jonathan Frakes For his performance when kissed by Lal
64 Backyard Benihana Kahlest For living in obscurity while knowing many prominent Klingons Picard For the hubris to walk through Klingon slums
65 So, This Monica Lewinski Picard's Doppelganger For acting weird despite seemingly knowing much about the ship and crew Patrick Stewart For the fun he has playing the Captain's doppelganger
66 Captain's Knuck Picard For looking at a lady's butt Patrick Stewart For being game for acting ridiculous
67 Space Pinecone Data For painting a space butthole Riker & Picard For spinning instead of being thrown around during a banger shot
68 Magazine in the Woods [Same] -- Dwight Schultz For his excellent performance
69 Nice Data For trying to imitate Mona Lisa's smile Data For saying "loolooloo" while feeding a hand-puppet bird
70 Kool-Aid Jacuzzi Sakkath For trying to be sneaky in conversation despite being a Vulcan The moment where Geordi talks to a kid at the Ten-Forward bar For being inexplicable (19 min)
71 Yub Yub [Shimodas withheld due to terribleness of episode] -- -- --
72 Mount Knuckmore Worf For bragging about teaching Geordi how to talk to women Wolf [Same reason]
73 Nice Implants Dr. Crusher For marveling at the pyramid devices on the Borg ship Picard For sitting with his legs crossed during a battle
Season Four
74 The Hammer Loop Wesley For giving Riker an incredulous look when ordered to ram the cube Jonathan Frakes For showing that he could have been a decent captain
75 No Pathos in a Bowl Cut French Mayor For wanting to give Picard the key to the city after he had been Locutus French Mayor [Same reason]
76 You Never Go Full Clipshow Worf For reacting angrily to having his security clearance blocked Noonian Soong For acting drunk and having a giant cocktail shaker
77 The Gordian Sock Capt. Endar For having a long rat-tail The scene where Jono and Endar are re-united For having Picard and Troi just walk to the other side of the room and turn around
78 The Most Suggestive Instrument Picard For not reacting when Wesley and the Traveller use magic Picard --
79 It's That Tight The Kidnapped Crewmember For being in a generic kidnapping video The Scene where Ishara and Data talk on the bridge For having Worf just stare intensely at them
80 The P'tachlin Group The Extra in the Gowron-Duras fight scene For not knowing how to hold a phaser (at 24:23) Security Officer For being tricked by Duras's goon's "look over there!" trick
81 The Fart Cave Ferengi Helmsman For spending all that time in makeup without having a line Jonathan Frakes Pronunciation of 'charade'
82 A Smattering of Loaf Geordi LaForge For letting Dirgo's ship pass inspection Capt. Dirgo For dying predictably
83 A Hat Big Enough For The Occasion The Deceased Husband of Troi's Patient For having a creepy music box as his last possession left on the ship The Wasted Opportunity to Develop Wes's Replacement For giving her a bunch of lines and then (probably) never using her again
84 Chiaroscuro, All The Way Down Data's Hairline For moving about an inch as his expression changes (3m) Boob Tea The scene where Troi makes tea, for being shot very suggestively
85 A Honda Del Sol-Type Starship Chief O'Brien For having a career trajectory where he goes from tactical officer to transporter chief Riker For staring intently at Picard as O'Brien explains his transporter plan (37m)
86 Rotten with Ziggurats Ventaxian President For believing anyone with a forceful point of view Picard For doing a "boner lean" to obscure the boner Ardra gave him
87 Buffalo Troi Voice Worf For trying to run up to possessed Troi to stun her instead of just shooting her from across the room Security officer escort For attempting to guard against Data even though there is nothing she'd be able to do to subdue him
88 It's Why You Join Starfleet Riker For trying to pretend he wasn't trying to throw a bench through a window Lanel the horny nurse For managing to fuck an alien
89 So Zesty Worf For rolling his eyes when Picard *now* wants to put up the shields Leah Brahms For not going to Starfleet HR about Geordi's creep show
90 It Isn't Quite Spooky But It Is Upsetting Data For cutting off Dr. Crusher to quickly re-explain what she is trying to say The moment when Guinan shoots a rifle at the ceiling For having a weird glitter effect and raising questions about why Guinan has an alien rifle
91 Pretty Chill for Assimilating Aliens Lt. Cmdr. Susanna Leijten For her hilarious collapse in engineering The moment when they abruptly abandon hope for rescuing the other humans-turned-alien-mutants --
92 A Special, Weird Kind of Losing Worf For ordering a security officer to take a run at Barkley's force field Lack of security measures/Troi --/For asking Barkley out after he changes
93 Duke Gingersnap Worf For being rude when Riker introduces Vash to him on the bridge The idea of giving the female characters potted plants instead of weapons --
94 More Labial Than Chihuly Admiral Henry For meaningfully leaving the trial without saying a word Admiral Henry [Same]
95 Not Quite as Boob-y Picard For sheepishly exiting a turbolift, on the lookout for Lwaxana Dara (Michelle Forbes) For out-acting her hair
96 Confiding in a Blender Dr. Crusher For feeling that it was necessary to lie to Data about the fact that she and Odan were about to bone The Pan Flute Music whenever the Trill speaks For condescending spirituality
97 That's How You Grow Creepy Chickens Geordi LaForge For having a tiki drink in his shuttle in the morning Fake Geordi For looking nothing like his counterpart
98 Canadian Cute O'Brien & Keiko For immediately fighting with each other when sitting with Data & Jenna in Ten Forward Riker For talking loud over the communicator like an old person using the phone
99 Love Those Puffs Toral For nearly being late to challenge Gowron’s installation as chancellor Picard For insisting on speaking Klingon, badly, at every opportunity
Season Five
100 The Phoenix Problem The Romulan guard left behind at the Duras house on Qo'nos after all the other Romulans have fled -- Hobson For not standing up to Data
101 Hiding the Judd Picard For shooting a mean look at O’Brien after being beamed up for the first attempted beam-up in the middle of the fight Riker For guessing with no evidence that the Tamarians wouldn’t destroy a shuttle sent down to the planet
BONUS: Prop Department For giving Patrick Stewart the action jacket
102 The Shelby Treatment The actor playing Admiral Kennelly For making a silly expression in his last shot Whoever distributes phasers For sending Troi down to a hostile planet as the only one without a phaser
103 The Pudding Button Riker Folding his phaser so it looked like an erection in profile Riker For being off-balance responding to Carmen’s intense flirtation with him/handling her flirtation like an Akido master
104 A Tour of Bangers Guy attempting to put chess game back together during attack [Recurs in ep. 114] Riker For getting consent to use Data's body to absorb electricity
105 Werebear PTSD Worf For scene when he crawls through the Jeffrey's tube Worf For the show not giving him the scene where he succumbs to the game
106 Fractionally Loafier Data For scene where he stands awake as Picard attempts to sleep Picard For big-dogging Capt. K'Vada as he attempts to describe how unpleasant the Klingon ship should be for humans
107 A Pun Hiding in Plain Sight Data For deadpanning "perhaps you would be happier in another job" to Rom-Yar-lan Riker For marching into the space cantina in uniform and grabbing a drink off of a waiter's tray
108 A Big Fan of Scarcity Rick Berman (episode writer) For forgetting major aspects of how the crew acts Rasmussen's racist remark Tells Asian kid to "keep your eyes wide" [Shimoda gross, not funny]
109 Male Pattern Loaf Troi For telling Worf "I'm not here to approve or disapprove of how you raise your son" despite doing just that the whole ep Riker For unconvincing tumble during a banger
110 Thrift Store Data Timothy For falling asleep during heart-to-heart with Data Troi For encapsulating her character with a line about getting out of the way of the action
111 Hundred Proof Star Trek Riker For being disgusted by Tarmin's lack of interest in consent (thus retroactively justifying Greatest Gen's running joke) Geordi LaForge For talking into a butt
112 Alt Biosphere Hannah For saying "would you ever live in a ship in a bottle, captain?" unknowingly to a captain who loves ships in bottles Crickets For existing in a perfectly-engineered biosphere
113 Lipizzaner Stallions All the Way Down Worf For his look of confusion when hearing their real ranks/his worfeyes when McDuff suggests a mutiny Picard For the way that he gradually increases shields as danger increases
114 The Polar Region Worf For saying "you have no idea" to Data when being praised for his restraint for not hurting Data The civilian evacuating 10-Forward in Bugle Boy pants [same as Ben's chess Shimoda in ep. 104]
115 Didn't Even Consider the Bangers Nurse Ogawa For the parsimonious distribution of her lines in this episode in observation of union rules Back surgery prop? Dr. Russell? Unknown. [Discussion devolves into conversation about anal play without resolution]
116 The Husk Shot is Verboten The Poker Scene For bad characterization (Worf's inexplicable misogyny) Riker For referencing the "starboard manhole thruster"
117 A Previa Dealership Picard / Dr. Crusher For being 3 whiskeys deep in his ready-room / For having a tank of Barbicide in her quarters This Chair How do you sit in this thing?
118 Resting Grief Face Satelk (the Vulcan Captain) For his "aww, yeah!" face when Wesley confesses The Cargo Pants worn by Starfleet cadets --
119 Mud Bath Nightmare Mr. Homn For the approving look he gives Lwaxana The Costumers For leaving one of Picard's rank pip's off his collar in the turbolift scene
120 No More Lead in the Pencil Kamala For casually mentioning that she plays all musical instruments Riker For his genuine embarrassment at being seduced by Kamala and having to take a "cold shower" on the holodeck
121 Queen of the Slickbacks Troi For her dagger eyes when Guinan tries to usurp her counselor duties Worf For seeming proud of himself when he sends the kids back to their quarters
122 You Don't Name The Cow Hugh For having stubble on his face in his scene with the captain Security officer in the brig For wearing high dad pants
123 Grief Procrastination Geordi For his dopey Han Solo look while confused Worf For winkingly making sure that they give the Romulans a shitty older computer instead of a new one
124 You Do Not Want to Get the Creams Confused The Probe’s Plan to keep the memory of these people alive Because when Picard dies, the memory of these people die! Guy from Central Government For completely squandering any chance to save the planet
125 The Manure is the Only Thing That's Missing Mark Twain For eavesdropping on people he is 5 ft from, while smoking a cigar Data For not knowing when to conceal his future/android identity
Season Six
126 Mad Pleating Chief O’Brien For only existing in this episode through use of his name Worf For his (sadly never seen) days in command of the ship, as Captain Worf
127 Legit Fangoria Worf For saying “a mouth?” in disgust) Chief O'Brien For having to act like he’s been woken up to speak w/ Barclay and showing him his spider
128 A Funereal Disease "The Hands of the Dead” For freezing in place after the “old” woman dies, and after Alkar transforms The Turbolift Ensign For sleeping with Troi and then sheepishly leaving her quarters as Riker shows up
129 The Good Chills Ensign Hospitality For his role in Starfleet being basically hotel duty Scotty For getting shithouse drunk with Picard and having a wicked hangover
130 Munch Longevity Woman at Poetry Reading For the camera lingering at her very long despite having no lines Khaki Pants Guy For lurking around the background of the reading
131 The Deep End of the Pool Foreground Extra For not being able to fully rush into the scene when an accident happens (like an AI character with a repetitive pattern of movement) Riker For falling into a room around 21 min and playing it off
132 Captain Potter Ferengi Guarding the Transporter Room For bending over to closely inspect the remote control car sent to distract him Data For being uncharacteristically slow to respond to attacks
133 Back to the Future-Level Breast Loaf Brent Spiner For incredible scene-chewing in all his additional roles Brent Spiner For his Nicolas Cage impression while shuffling cards & and having surprisingly hairy forearms
134 Business Casual Station The random guy who swoops in to gather up the exocomp after it comes out of the tunnel with exploding rocks For coming out of nowhere [Same] --
135 A Reverence for the D Worf For standing silently over Crusher's shoulder as she seductively manipulates the Ferengi captain Ronnie Cox (as Jellico) For swooping in out of nowhere to take over the show
136 No Stranger to Terrible Implants Gul Madred For being defied/embarrassed a few times and selling it Capt. Jellico For lack of self-awareness and saying "maybe a little better" about the state of the ship as he gives it back to Picard
137 He's A Real Evil Boy To the security guy testing multiple parts of the force field For his powerful mime work [Same] --
138 Pretty Rough for a First Timer Worf For accusing the Klingon Governor of being a "lo'Be Vos" Riker For assigning Geordi to the investigation
139 Li'lest Breadbox Troi For (as Tromulan) reaching for her giant empty gun holster as if she couldn't tell it was empty Marina Sirtis For getting to finally be all over an episode and do a bunch of fun acting stuff
140 The Bell Curve of Mountain to Armus Background character in bar scene For appearing to have been dressed from the middle ages Cory For the way he says "he was controlling the balls!"
141 He's Not My Android Dr. Bashir For wearing white hospital shoes Wobbly Ten-Forward table For wobbling out of fear to what happened to the glass table in Worf's quarters
142 LoJack Worf Toq For saying "the hunt? we have replicators!" Gi'ral (Tokath's Wife) for having a pink Klingon bathrobe
143 A Man, A Plan, A Barion Sweep - Entrepreneur! Brent Spiner For his incredibly hammy acting in his "small talk" scenes Riker For choosing "getting beaten up" as a method of distraction
144 Planet Scorcher Troi For slickly being onto Picard's affair, especially in the background of the concert Engineer in Engineering For wordlessly dismissing the sound of music which can be hearing through the Jeffrey's Tubes
145 You'll Know We've Reached the Bottom Klingon Guzman (Nu'Daq) For immediately challenging (and losing) a contest of strength to Data Klingon Guzman (Nu'Daq) For that and general hamminess
146 (A Man With) Very Suspicious Loaf Suna For leaving the unconscious Riker alone with a knife, his communicator and no shackles Riker For being proud that his mental strength saved him
147 Aggressively Flavorless Dr. Crusher For being surprised Guinan would come give her advice under a false pretense Jo'bril For a preposterous fall in the shuttlecraft fight scene
148 Just For Mensign Dee Giffin Scott (uncredited Klingon Pilgrim) For her (clearly self-written) IMDb bio Old Ensign For being unable to act in scenes where people are talking about him
149 A Throbbing, Turgid McGuffin Geordi For not caring that someone left a note on the warp core Geordi For even letting Thomas Riker into engineering so he could leave it
150 Trucker Hand Picard For his weird temporal narcosis moment in Engineering Picard [Same]
151 Be Quiet, Grampa Eric Estrada Security Guard At 26 min, the security guard, for immediately replacing his dead comrade out of nowhere Picard For making many terrible decisions in a row
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152 A Fun Face For Science Fiction Lt. Barnaby For acting annoyed when Taitt's strategy blows up the Borgs ship Geordi For stopping Data from destroying the emotion chip
153 Botany Babe Data For gleefully insulting Worf without realizing it Troi For being put upon while having to shepherd around the overly enthusiastic diplomat
154 A Hat Under a Hat Data For letting Geordi attempt suicide, just as he always does Geordi For not considering how “illogical” his mom’s reasons would be for having him risk his life
155 Foam Stone Holocaust Ensign Giusti For (as a charity Shimoda which is the opposite of the usual distinction of having fun) having to thanklessly narrate what should have been a scene of starships doing things Geordi For mirroring Riker’s “put his leg up on a rock” maneuver
156 Perfect Warburton Data For Dad-joking, when Riker is stunned, that he is “experiencing a similar sensation” Koral For slowly pouring his Klingon blood wine on the floor
157 A Murder Weapon Waiting to Happen Worf For everything he does while interacting with Data's cat Worf Because all he does in the episode is talk about watching a cat and eat a cake
158 All Plenty, No Horn The Props Department For splashing out on an incredibly lavish horn of plenty (seen at 16:05) [NONE] This episode is joyless
159 Prick For Prick Ambassador Mauric For playing a weird middle point between self-assuredness, officiousness, paranoia, and desperation Dr. Crusher For pushing PIcard through the portal even though they're psychically connected and they'll both instantly become nauseous for hours
160 A Very Pronounced Headmouth The Writers For telegraphing the meaning of the episode with lines like "Our climate is changing" Serova For overly theatrically appearing to "think" when addressed
161 The Symphony of My Life is Flatulance Dr. Juliana Tainer For spending decades without reaching out to Data Lady wearing a birthday hat in Ten Forward For wearing a weird birthday hat thing during a solumn recital
162 Friends of DeSoto Riker For letting nervous Worf walk into a surprise party with a bunch of sharp objects Dr. Crusher For nodding thoughtfully along in McLaughlan group where Data explains bonkers quantum many-worlds scenario like it isn't bonkers
163 Spit Roast Big Dogging Riker For his Captain Picard Day antics at the beginning of the episode Riker [Same]
164 Any Pixel in a Storm The Hair Department In the scene where the Chronicle-r goes to Ten Forward, for giving multiple women bonkers curly hair (28 min) The Old Guy For trying to marry his daughter to Worf
165 Leotard Conversation Dr. Crusher For reading "a particularly erotic chapter" of her grandmother's journal Dr. Crusher [Same]
166 A Greek Chorus Noxzema Commercial Kids Sam Lavelle For making the post-Sito-death hang in Ten Forward all about himself Sam Lavelle For thrusting himself into an awkward conversation with Riker to suck up to him
167 Gruffness Quotient Riker For the hammy trombone scene Talur, the healer For having the "leech confidence" of a pre-science doctor
168 Emphatically Vaginal Picard For geeking out over ancient alien artifacts while the ship is in great danger Geordi and Worf For beaming away from a fire in Engineering and making no effort to put it out
169 Taking It Out on the Wall Lt. Kwan For supposedly being excited to be assigned to the nacelle of the ship Data For his condescending speech about not committing suicide
170 Four Octaves of Intelligence Range The Episode For resembling a good version of The Naked Now, origin of the Drunk Shimoda The Episode [Same]
171 Warp Salieri Worf For his "we're doing this for your own good!" attitude while blasting phasers around the settlement during the fight with the Cardassians Troi For inexplicably knowing all about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 in order to deliver emotionless exposition
172 Butter Knife Bat'leth Picard For zinging Worf about maybe re-calibrating the weapons systems (that caused the torpedo to go off-course in 'Genesis', thus eventually saving the whole crew) Lursa & B'Etor For being broad and just the right amount of cheesy
173 Young Liza Minnelli & Old Billy Eichner The Crew of the Ferengi Ship For never questioning whether Daimon Bok is a real captain Jason's floppy dick For flopping around visibly through his pants as he writhes around on the ground during his seizure
174 Pizza Place Tough Guy Worf After being told to "distract" people on the train, sits down and gets involved in a puzzle Worf For his defeated face when ordered to go shovel holographic coal
175 It's Like They Skinned Rowlf Guy who gets to smooch Ro in the bar For getting to smooch Ro in the bar Santos For taking cover behind a single branch during a phaser attack
176 Greatest Generation Forever Bent iPad Why were you bent?! Officer in future timeline on a date in Ten-Forward who rolls his eyes and gets up and leaves when Picard is ranting For wanting the 'Picard' table to shut up
178* Vermeer as a Brand (TGG Retrospective)

1Inaugural Shimoda (pronounced "Shinoda" on this occasion)

Bonus Episodes Edit

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Discovery Edit

Ep. Name Ben's DS Reason Adam's DS Reason
1D Oopsie-Daisy Murder Burnham For hot-rodding through the asteroid field Capt. Georgiou For making the Starfleet insignia in the sand
2D* The Georgiou Rule Heads of the Klingon Houses For being extremely convincible by T'Kuvma Ben & Adam For having forgetten to do Drunk Shimodas in this episode
3D Push Triangle to Talk to Captain Lorca The Klingon who hushes the Starfleet officers on the Glenn For being incongruous as a Klingon, like he was in a horror movie Tilly For her nervous energy**
4D All It Took Was a Buffet Lt. Stamets For trusting Burnham that he should transport the tardigrade into engineering, but not trusting her enough not to hold a phaser at it Tilly For trusting that the tardigrade won't kill her, with absolutely no evidence
5D Curved Like a Bat'leth Lt. Stamets For lying to the captain that he'll hurt the tardigrade in front of his boyfriend Lt. Stamets [Same]
6D She's All Up in that Butt with the Katra Admiral Bob (Cornwall) For not anticipating the trap she's getting into by going to meet the Klingons The Food Replicator For how great it would be to start the day with a lovely convo with a food replicator
6D She's All Up in that Butt with the Katra Adam For his comments about the Food Replicator The Food Replicator For how great it would be to start the day with a lovely convo with a food replicator
7D Bridal Level Threat Ganglia Lorca For initially being the most chill and then acting the most incongruously (e.g. calling the whale a 'fish' but having his own lab onboard) Tilly For actually being drunk while she examines the Gormagander in her party clothes and high-heels
8D Kool-Aid Sneeze Saru For looking crazy while he runs (in sped-up footage) Saru Because his 'convinced' state resembles the original Shimoda in completely going along with the Pahvo
9D Mek'leths at Dawn Lt. Stamets For his expression of indignation for having to submit himself for a physical Tilly For not being able to stop talking when Culber shows up prior to the jump scene
10D Giant Barrel of Goo Gone Helmsman of the Shenzhou For not being confident in his salute Tilly For the scenes "getting into character" and her whole "hold your horses" dialogue part
11D That's Going All the Way In Seru For his cockiness after beaming Ash Tyler aboard Lorca For smirking when Burnham doesn't salute the Empress immediately
12D Gremlins in the Microwave Dr. Culber For there being an abrupt "jump scare" cut to Culber brushing his teeth Guy who witnesses the throwing star massacre For being left alive and told he'll get a promotion for cleaning it up
13D Half Apple and a Pancake Guy in grey jumpsuit during fight For staying out of the action, particularly around 32 min mark, in the hopes of living "Reaction shot salad" (production technique) For going around the horn showing everyone on the bridge at the points when Lorca's secret is revealed, and when the date of their return is discovered
14D Head to the Penthouse for the Party Admiral Bob (Cornwall) For phasering Lorca's fortune cookies Admiral Bob (Cornwall) For phasering the cookies, panicking at Starbase 1, and giving Georgiou command
15D 21 Jump Streeting Qo'nos Clint Howard For saying "I'm Orion" when caught trying to steal hear nuclear football suitcase Tilly For eating whale, getting high, being pumped about the future

*Ben & Adam completely forgot to do this segment in this episode. Their choices are retrospective as of episode 3.

**Adam predicts she will be the first character to cry on the series