We are at here! Star Trek Discovery ends its first season with very few questions un-answered and a few questions to ponder between now and Season 2, and a ton of discussion about the finer points and grander story. Join us as we talk about this episode and touch on our initial views of the first season of Star Trek Discovery.
My guests today:
Gary from Trekkerprise: https://www.youtube.com/trekkerprise
The one and only Ketwolski (Nick): https://www.youtube.com/ketwolski
Rob from the Trek Book Club on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrekBookClub
& Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://twitter.com/trekonthetube
Stamets was able to bring Discovery back to its universe but unfortunately he overshot in time by 9 months and in those nine months there has been a brutal and relentless effort by the various houses of the Klingon empire to bring the Federation to its Knees as updated maps show that nearly 20% of Federation space is now occupied. Captain Saru is faced with bringing the ship back to full operations and we get follow ups on everyone’s condition and state of mind especially Tyler who seems to be himself again and he decides to keep the Empress a secret for the time being. Just when things seem like they can’t get more interesting Admiral Cornwall beams aboard with an assault team to take the Discovery because as far as she was concerned the Discovery was destroyed 9 months ago. After a mind meld with Saru - Sarek succinctly sheds light on the situation and the crew get to work immediately with how they can turn the tide of the war but Admiral Cornwall fears its too late until the Federation is given a proposal by the Empress who seem to be setting up the pieces for some kind of grand chess game Its all too crazy and all too exciting and we still have one episode to go! My Guests today are Nick from https://www.youtube.com/ketwolski and Trekkie Rob!
Star Trek Discovery wraps up (mostly) its Mirror Universe story arc with a bang, in this episode we come to understand Lorca's plan and he successfully captures the throne for a moment before being gloriously defeated by Emperor Georgiou played by the fabulous Michelle Yoeh. Find out what we thought of this exciting episode and let us know your thoughts too! My guest today is Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://www.youtube.com/trekonthetube
Lorca is from the Mirror Universe and Kelpians taste really great. Find out what we thought of the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery: Vaulting Ambition! My Guests today: Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://www.youtube.com/trekonthetube Gary from Trekkerprise: https://www.youtube.com/trekkerprise Nick from Ketwolski: https://www.youtube.com/ketwolski Rob or @TrekkiRob + @trekbookclub on twitter
A nice follow up to Despite yourself with even more revelations to feast upon and the plot certainly thickens as Burnham has to keep up the illusion that she is a native to the Terran Empire. Find out what we think in our latest discussion. My guests today are Gary from Trekkerprise: https://www.youtube.com/trekkerprise and Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://www.youtube.com/trekonthetube
Jonathan Frakes, helms the discovery from behind the scenes into the Mirror Universe and we get what is possibly the most Star Trek feeling episode of Discovery yet. Find out what the Starfleet Boy crew think of this exciting episode and remember Spoilers ahead.
In anticipation of Star Trek Discovery, Chapter 2 Ketwolski, Trek on the Tube, Trekkerprise and I get together to hash out a discussion about what we think lays ahead for us. It goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. Tune in and let us know what you think as well!
Trekkerprise, Trek On the Tube and Starfleetboy join forces to recap and share our thoughts about "Chapter 1" of Star Trek Discovery. Tune in to our discussion and we look forward to hearing what you think about the show and the topics we discuss here.
After the mission at Pahvo proves to be a failure, Starfleet orders Captain Lorca to bring the discovery into the safety of Federation space even though that means the Pahvans will surely meet their doom at the hands of the Klingons, so instead, Captain Lorca feigns problems with his spore drive to buy the crew time to come up with a solution. The solution the come up with is quite complex but its the best they've got and so they get right to it, hoping their efforts will end the war by disabling the one advantage the Klingons have over the Federation, a cloaking screen. The crew are successful and they even manage to recover Admiral Cornwall and manage to capture the Klingon L'Rell along the way, but it comes at great cost to poor Commander Tyler and just when we think they'll get a rest, the Discovery jumps to an unknown place that is not registering on any star charts. Is she in another dimension, or universe, perhaps the mirror Universe, perhaps the prime timeline? We'll have to wait till January 7th to find out but you can find out what we thought of this episode of Star Trek Discovery by tuning in.
We come to it at last, the mid season finale of Star Trek Discovery or the end of Chapter 1 as the show would have us call it. Everything starts off routine as the Discovery desperately tries to save the Gagarin from destruction and fails in a not so bad battle except for the wrongness of the ships. All of a sudden out of nowhere the federation realize that a giant naturally occurring antenna on a planet called Pahvo is the answer to all their problems with the Klingons. If the transmitter can be re-configured to send out a different frequency it can act like sonar revealing the position of every cloaked ship in the entire quadrant. Burnham, Saru and Tyler are dispatched to complete this mission when they discover that Pahvo is not uninhabited by an advanced as previously thought, the Pahvans who exist in an non-corporeal state are quite friendly, or so it seems and even try to help poor Saru who is going mad from the constant sounds emanated by the planet and the naturally occurring transmitter. Unfortunately this leads to Saru flipping out completely and endangering the mission the away team set out on. Fortunately Burnham and Tyler have their eye on the ball and concoct a plan to distract Saru and it almost worked except that crazy lying Saru decides to meld with tyler through an emerald that is conveniently given to him by the Pahvans. In a race to the finish, Saru attempts to destroy the signal augmentation that Burnham puts in place but not before the Pahvans intervene and ask Saru to quit with the paranoia. The pahvans, who are probably weirded out completely repair the transmitter allowing the away team to make contact with the discovery but its not as we thought, after the crew beam away the Pahavans start broadcasting a message to the Klingons forcing a conflict with the Discovery.
In this episode, we are presented with a Michael Burnham who has settled into some kind of routine on the Discovery and it is revealed that the Federation is winning the war against the Klingons because of this singularly extraordinary ship. Then, what seems like an unusual but routine spotting of an endangered species, called a Gormegander (space Whale) triggers a bizarre series of events involving none other than Harry Mudd, who has obtained a device that uses time crystals to repeat 30 minutes over and over again so that he can unlock the secrets of the the Discovery’s spore drive and sell it to the Klingons. Fortunately for the crew Lt. Stamets is immune to the effects because of his melding with the Tardigrade and after many attempts is able to help the crew (through Michael Burnham) thwart Harry Mudd’s plan. Find out what we think about this Episode of Star Trek Discovery! Joining me today is Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQF... And Gary from Trekkerprise: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMke...
Sarek is badly injured when a diplomatic mission is sabotaged by a Vulcan extremist and Micheal Burnham's unique link to him through his Katra allows her to become aware of his peril. The discovery rushes to his aide and in the meantime Captain Lorca is faced with some tough situations when he's forced to confront his problems by his friend, Admiral Cornwell In the end Sarek is safe and Burnham discovers a secret he's been holding on to for many years simultaneously endearing him to her further and threatening more alienation. But she's fine with it. Find out what we think of this episode of Star Trek Discovery and let us know what you think as well. Joining me today is Sean from Trek on the Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQF... And Gary from Trekkerprise: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMke...
Poor Ripper, the reluctant mycelial network navigator is showing signs of depression and stress and Michael Burnham is very concerned about him. Meanwhile Starfleet command is building more spore-drives and they want more Tardigrades to power the fleet with instant travel. Captain Lorca is ordered to reign in the use of the drive to prevent its secrets falling into the hands of the dreaded Klingons. Which is reasonable considering how bad Starfleet security seems to be at the moment because Captain Lorca is easily captured by the Klingons as he’s shuttling back to his ship from a meeting with top brass at a Starbase. Of course the captain’s abduction means that the discovery now has to jump multiple times further harming ripper and setting Burnham and acting captain Saru on a trajectory of disagreement which leads to lots of difficulty and strife. Enter Harry Mudd, who is witty and banal all at once, and seemingly working with the Klingons to get secrets out of Lorca. on the D7 prison ship, we also meet Ash Tyler, a mysterious but sympathetic lieutenant who lost his captain and crew in the battle at the binary stars and has somehow managed to survive over 6 months of Klingon torgure. Everyone has to choose their pain in this episode of Star Trek Discovery and ultimately we find Lorca escaping with Ash tyler and through some fancy thinking on Saru’s behalf, back on the discovery with his new sidekick. L’rell is deformed and Harry Mudd promises to return. The highlight of the episode comes in a very Star Trek inspired moment when Saru surrenders to Burnham’s logic/requests (once he’s rescued his captain) and they release the Tardigrade, only after she gives him Captain Georgiou telescope, of course. And we end on a very strange and spooky note after Stamets and Culbert have an endearing moment as a couple. Is it Mirror Mirror, more Alice in Wonderland Stuff? What are your thoughts?
The Dilithium Mining operation on Corovan II is under attack by the Klingons and Discovery hasn’t long to get its Displacement Activated Spore Hub Drive or DASH drive operational. While this eludes the crew, we also find Voq and L’Rell and the crew of T’Kuvma’s ship starving and adrift for 6 months in Federation space (completely vulnerable but also completely safe somehow) Suddenly Kol the leader of another house appears and uses his charms and food to take over the ship and obtain cloaking technology To motivate the crew Captain Lorca takes some extreme measures and it works, but at a cost, we see some of the crew making rash decisions but ultimately it leads to success and the Discovery defeats the threat. The episode ends with Voq abandoned in disgrace with nothing left to loose and suddenly he finds himself taking a dubious offer by L’rell and Burnham gets an unexpected visit from her former captain in the form of a death note.
6 months after the incident that plummeted the federation into a war with the Klingons, we find Michael Burnham (now a prisoner) on her way to a dilithium mine as part of a prison labor force. After a mishap aboard her shuttle we find her and fellow prisoners rescued by the U.S.S. Discovery and so our adventure begins on board the show's namesake. Find out what we think about this strange (second pilot) episode of Star Trek Discovery. Spoilers ahead!
It has been 12 years since a Star Trek series has graced our lives and after a very long wait we are introduced to a new crew and new adventures set 10 years before Star Trek the Original Series. While the show's writing is promising, there are many things about it which raise a Vulcan eyebrow so to speak. Find out what we think about the first two episodes in our discussion with Gary, from Trekkerprise and let us know what you thought of the premiere episodes of Star Trek Discovery.