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STDP 046 – Ask Not (Short Treks S2E3)

STDP 046 – Ask Not (Short Treks S2E3)
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STDP 046 – Ask Not (Short Treks S2E3)

Star Trek: Discovery – Short Treks, Season 2 Episode 3: Ask Not

We’re back! Ruthie and I are back with an episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast! This time, we’re covering the third of six Short Treks before Star Trek: Picard premieres in January. This time, we talk through Ask Not, which was written by Kalinda Vazquez, and directed by Sanji Senaka.

We can't get to the brig. - STDP 046 - Ask Not - Short Treks S2E3 (00:49)
We can’t get to the brig. – STDP 046 – Ask Not – Short Treks S2E3 (00:49)

Fred’s Pics, mixed with our own!

We are using some pics collected by Fred from The Netherlands, but we are also using some pics I grabbed, including the cover image. We let the pics do a lot of the talking for us!

Cadet Thira Sidhu. - STDP 046 - Ask Not - Short Treks S2E3 (00:52)
Cadet Thira Sidhu. – STDP 046 – Ask Not – Short Treks S2E3 (00:52)
Taking the mask off. - STDP 046 - Ask Not - Short Treks S2E3 (01:08)
Taking the mask off. – STDP 046 – Ask Not – Short Treks S2E3 (01:08)
Pike: "We're in the middle of a situation." - STDP 046 - Ask Not - Short Treks S2E3 (01:48)
Pike: “We’re in the middle of a situation.” – STDP 046 – Ask Not – Short Treks S2E3 (01:48)

A coming of age?

This reminded us both of the first season TNG episode, Coming of Age, where Wesley is being tested to enter Starfleet Academy. It also reminded me of the story of a young Ensign Riker who defended his Captain Pressman on the Pegasus, choosing very differently than the cadet does here.

Now, sit down, sir. - STDP 046 - Ask Not - Short Treks S2E3 (04:53)
Now, sit down, sir. – STDP 046 – Ask Not – Short Treks S2E3 (04:53)

No post-credits scene this time…

The credits started with a couple of minutes left, so I thought we’d get an announcement of a Pike show at the end. I was disappointed.

That's not the Enterprise engineering room that I remember! - STDP 046 - Ask Not - Short Treks S2E3 (07:04)
That’s not the Enterprise engineering room that I remember! – STDP 046 – Short Treks S2E3 (07:04)

That’s it for Ask Not!

So, that’s it for this episode! The next two Short Treks will be released on the same day. We’re not sure if we will be releasing individual episodes or as a single episode. Stay tuned for that coming soon.

Number One and Spock greet Pike and Cadet Sidhu aboard. - STDP 046 - Ask Not - Short Treks S2E3 (06:46)
Number One and Spock greet Pike and Cadet Sidhu aboard. – STDP 046 – Short Treks S2E3 (06:46)

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No mercy from Number One. - STDP 046 - Short Treks S2E3 (06:49)
No mercy from Number One. – STDP 046 – Short Treks S2E3 (06:49)
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