Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Hosted ByBrian Meloche & Ruthie Rink

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STDP 019 – Season 1 Roundtable

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STDP 019 - Season 1 Roundtable

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Roundtable!

It’s finally time for us to bring you our long-awaited Season 1 Roundtable!!! Recorded on March 30th, Ruthie and I were joined by my former co-host Adam, of The Nerfherder Council Podcast and Steve of the Panels to Pixels Podcast. Unfortunately, our stellar feedback contributor Mark, from Solo Talk Media, was sick on this night. Steve was able to fill the fourth seat, on short notice, and he was great! We also learn about his… well… let’s say Steve REALLY loves Denise Crosby! 🙂

Starting with the season as a whole…

We had some discussion as to whether the serialized format of the show led to us not being able to highlight specific episodes. We had a split vote.

The Mirror Universe!

When we had our first roundtable, we hadn’t gone to the Mirror Universe yet, so we talk about the Mirror Universe in detail, and its impact on the season.

You can’t talk about the Mirror Universe without talking about Lorca!!!

Jason Isaacs was incredible in the role of Captain Gabriel Lorca, a Federation Captain with a different way of doing things. Many were complaining that he did not act like a Starfleet captain. We later learn why… he’s from the Mirror Universe!

Mirror Georgiou is an interesting character…

The Mirror Georgiou, former emperor of the Terran Empire, now stranded in the Prime Universe, we all agreed is a very interesting character, and we hope that we’ll get to see a lot of her next season. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the bonus scene that was shown at WonderCon a few weeks ago, with Georgiou and a representative from an organization you may have heard of! I said the last episode that I wondered if Georgiou would become an agent of Section 31, or running the whole thing. After watching that scene, it seems that I may have been right!

Yeah, Tyler, Voq, the Klingons in general and the war…

We’re all a bit underwhelmed by the Tyler/Voq story and how little we got to see of the war. Of course, we can’t go an episode without talking about how much we dislike the Klingons… big shock there.

All the rest

We go a long way into this episode before we really talk much about Burnham at all. Tilly’s character we all love, and we also discuss Saru and Stamets. We hope to see more of the bridge crew next season, which is why I picked this image for the episode!


We had this roundtable before the recent announcement of Anson Mount taking the role of Captain Pike of the Enterprise in Season 2. We still wonder who will take the Discovery’s captain’s chair. It could be Pike’s Number One (as seen in the TOS pilot episode The Cage), Saru, or someone else, even a not dead Prime Lorca. We’ll still have to guess. We still wonder how much the Enterprise will play into Season 2, as well as how well the show will fit into canon. So that’s it… and remember to pour one out to Lieutenant Yar for Steve! 🙂

I could use your help…

We last talk about whether or not we are dropping CBS All Access. The vote was 2 dropping, 1 keeping, and 1 abstention. Unfortunately, though I would love to keep watching the show, I had to drop my subscription, due to financial reasons. You see, over the hiatus, I’ve had a bit of a financial issue occur. Please check out my GoFundMe campaign at If you enjoy this podcast or my other podcast, The Walking Dead Talk Through, please consider contributing. This campaign was originally to fund a hard drive I purchased last year, but I now could use your help with a lot more than a hard drive, due to my situation. If you listen to the episode, it’s all explained there. This episode was a bit of a challenge to edit. You may notice the quality dip for a few seconds here and there, specifically when more than one person is talking, and a bit of reverb or echo in places, but those dips are short and the rest of it sounds great. Even when it doesn’t sound as great, it’s still good.

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