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STDP 053 – Scavengers (S3E6)

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STDP 053 - Scavengers (S3E6)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 Episode 6 – Scavengers

We’re back!!! Ruthie and Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 Episode 6, titled Scavengers. This episode’s teleplay was by Anne Cofell Saunders, and it was directed by Doug Aarniokoski.


If you haven’t seen this episode of Star Trek: Discovery, stop right now!!! Go watch it, then come back!!! We’ll be here for you!


I don’t get it. They replaced almost every piece of the Enterprise NCC-1701, but it didn’t get the A. That was called a refit. This is called a retrofit. Why does it get the A?

The All-in-One Communicator/Transporter/PADD/Tricorders… we don’t like them!

Let me specifically say why I don’t like them. We can’t see enough detail in them to see how many pips there are, and the color changes aren’t varied enough to be seen very well.

Burnham and Saru…

We both had issues with Burnham and Saru in this episode. It leaked into practically every section of this podcast. Specifically, we don’t like the direction they are taking her character. We also think that Saru could have stopped it from happening before it started!

Messy Chapters this week…

You will notice, if you’re the type of listener that uses our chapters, they’re a bit sloppy this week. Ruthie and I delved into Burnham and Saru’s actions in this episode during our Yeses, and they are clearly Nos. Rather than try to edit them to all be together with the rest of the Nos, it felt more authentic to leave them as they were.


00:00:00 STDP 053 – Scavengers (S3E6)
00:00:17 Intro
00:01:09 Feedback from Previous Episodes
00:03:47 About Scavengers
00:05:13 Ratings
00:08:58 Yeses, Part 1
00:18:56 Burnham/Saru No, Part 1
00:25:47 Yeses, Part 2
00:28:30 Burnham/Saru No, Part 2
00:29:44 Yeses, Part 3
00:43:20 Burnham/Saru No, Part 3
00:44:53 Nos
01:03:00 Hold Your Horses
01:34:06 Listener Feedback
01:59:31 Our Notes
02:09:16 Shipwide Announcements
02:15:20 Wrap Up

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