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The Star Trek: Discovery Podcast is an in-depth discussion about Star Trek: Discovery, shown weekly on CBS All Access in the U.S., Space in Canada and Netflix everywhere else. We're Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink, two long-time Star Trek fans, and each episode we analyze the story, characters, and the show’s placement in the Star Trek universe. Our listeners are very important to us, and your feedback is an essential part of this podcast. Thanks for listening!

STDP 050 – People of Earth (S3E3)

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STDP 050 - People of Earth (S3E3)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 Episode 3 – People of Earth

We’re back but not all of us. Unfortunately, Ruthie cannot join us this week, so Brian is joined by and Ruthie talk through Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 Episode 2, titled Far From Home. Unlike the premiere and the second episode, this episode was written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.


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Earth ain’t what it used to be…

The USS Discovery has arrived at Earth to find what’s left of the Federation and Starfleet, only to find that both have left Earth. Earth has turned into an insular, xenophobic world. This episode suffered from needed exposition but it was needed this week. It’s a classic trope for Star Trek to show that two enemies aren’t really enemies. Wen turned out not to be an enemy but a human. We enjoyed this episode but not as much as the first two,

Spot the References…

Again, there were a lot of references this week, more than last week. I used this Den of Geek article to help find them.


00:00:00 STDP 050 – People of Earth (Star Trek: Discovery S3E3)
00:00:17 Intro
00:04:17 Feedback for Prior Episodes
00:23:10 About People of Earth
00:24:31 Ratings
00:28:38 Yeses
00:42:48 Nos
01:27:39 Hold Your Horses
01:51:58 Listener Feedback
02:02:56 Our Notes
02:04:25 Spot the References/47
02:13:43 Shipwide Announcements
02:19:40 Wrap Up

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