We watched Star Trek dubbed into German so you don’t have to

E and I have wanted to start a podcast for over a year now. We have several ideas, but this was the one that finally inspired us to sit down and record:

“What We Think Happened” is a show where we watch a piece of media in a language we don’t speak and then attempt to recap it. Hopefully, we’re funny about it.

For our inaugural episode, we watched the pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation dubbed into German, without subtitles. A month ago, we recorded an hour and a half of audio trying to make sense of this bizarre tv show. It’s taken us a while to finally edit it into something we’re ready to share. But here it is!

Please let us know what you think! Should we record more? Should we keep watching Next Gen? Is it fun to listen to even if you haven’t seen the media we’re talking about? Consider sharing it with any Star Trek: The Next Generation fans or German-speakers you know.

(The music we sample in the episode is “Scotty beam mich hoch” by Marteria.)

Emma Holliday is well-traveled. After 5 years in Boston, she and her husband upended their lives to move to Berlin where she is currently writing a (funny) book about travel and grief and attempting to learn German.

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