Series: The Star Trek Discovery Podcast

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 and Crave TV 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 043 – Season 2 Roundtable

it’s finally time for our Post-Season 2 roundtable! We hope you will enjoy this Season 2 Roundtable episode, which was recorded on Saturday, June 22, 2019. We are joined by our man with the screen captures and voicemails, Fred from The Netherlands, as well as James (The Augmented Sailor) Robbins and Laurence Todd (LT from NC), who have all been contributing their feedback all through the season!

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STDP 043 – Season 2 Roundtable

STDP 042 – Nana Visitor at Soonercon

Ruthie interviews Nana Visitor, who played Major Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She also goes over her experiences attending Soonercon earlier this month. We also talk about the Picard teaser trailer and go over some recent iTunes reviews.

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STDP 041 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 3 of 3)

Ruthie and I complete our discussion of Season 2 Episode 14 of Star Trek: Discovery, Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2. This episode, our third of three, we go through voicemails and other general feedback, our notes, and news. We recommend you start our coverage of the season finale by listening to episode 39 and then listen to episode 40 if you haven’t already done so. In episode 39, we go over feedback from the previous episode, as well as ratings and Yeses. In episode 40, we cover Nos and Hold Your Horses.

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STDP 040 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 2 of 3)

It’s episode 40 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian continue their analysis and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E14, which is titled Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2; this time, focussing on No’s and Hold Your Horses. This episode was written by Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Like last week, this episode is a shining example of an episode being greater than the sum of its parts, but we isolate the parts that aren’t as good or at least make us question.

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STDP 039 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 1 of 3)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 14: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 For episode 39 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I conclude our discussion of Season 2 Episode 13 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Such Sweet Sorrow, and…

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STDP 039 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 1 of 3)

STDP 038 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1 (S2E13)

It’s episode 38 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E13, which is titled Such Sweet Sorrow. This episode was written by Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, and it is directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. We finally get to see the bridge of the Enterprise, as an armada of Section 31 ships, close in, and Burnham and a skeleton crew prepare to send Discovery into the future. We both loved this episode, even with its flaws. It’s a shining example of an episode being greater than the sum of its parts.

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STDP 037 – Through the Valley of Shadows (S2E12)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 12: Through the Valley of Shadows For episode 37 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 12 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Through the Valley of Shadows. This…

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STDP 036 – Perpetual Infinity (S2E11)

Ruthie and Brian discuss Season 2 Episode 11 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Perpetual Infinity. We both loved this episode that explored the relationship between Michael Burnham and her mother, and how it ties into Section 31 and the Red Angel.

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STDP 035 – The Red Angel (S2E10)

It’s episode 35 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E10, which is titled The Red Angel. This episode was written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville, and it is directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper, who has been announced as the director of the first two episodes of the new Picard series. We learn a lot this episode, like who the Red Angel is, who developed Project Daedalus, and how Leland was involved in Burnham’s parents’ death.

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STDP 034 – Project Daedalus (S2E9)

For this supersized episode 34 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E9, which is titled, Project Daedalus. This episode was written by the new co-showrunner for Season 3, Michelle Paradise, and it is directed by Jonathan Frakes, whose name you might recognize. 🙂 Pike and Cornwell rendezvous to infiltrate Section 31 Headquarters, only to encounter some unexpected results. We finally get to know Airiam, but is it too late?

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STDP 033 – If Memory Serves (S2E8)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 8: If Memory Serves For episode 33 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 8 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, If Memory Serves. This episode was written by Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie, and it was directed by TJ Scott….

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STDP 032 – Light and Shadows (S2E7)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 7: Light and Shadows For episode 32 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 7 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, Light and Shadows. This episode’s teleplay is by Ted…

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STDP 031 – The Sound of Thunder (S2E6)

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2, Episode 6: The Sound of Thunder For episode 31 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Season 2 Episode 6 of Star Trek: Discovery, which is titled, The Sound of Thunder. It was written by co-producers…

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STDP 030 – Saints of Imperfection (S2E5)

For episode 30 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie is back, as we discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E5, which is titled, Saints of Imperfection. This episode is written by Kirsten Beyer, and directed by David Barrett. This episode continues the search for Spock (no pun intended), but comes up with a dead end, as Georgiou and Section 31 appear. Stamets and Burnham enter the network to rescue Tilly but end up finding another long lost character, too. By the way, we LOVED it!!!

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STDP 029 – An Obol for Charon (S2E4)

For episode 29 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie is out sick, but we have special guest co-host Wes Huntington of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast to co-host in her place, as we discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E4, which is titled, An Obol for Charon. The episode’s teleplay is by Adam McElroy and Andrew Colville. The episode’s story is by Jordon Nardino & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts. It is directed by Lee Rose. The search for Spock (no pun intended) hits a snag, as the Discovery encounters a big entity in space, the size of a small moon. The entity seems to bring on vaharai, the final cycle of life for Saru’s species, or so we think. Meanwhile, Tilly, Stamets and Reno work in Engineering, as May has retaliates.

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STDP 028 – Point of Light (S2E3)

For this supersized episode 28 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E3, which is titled, Point of Light. This episode is written by Andrew Colville, and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. This episode continues the search for Spock (no pun intended), Tilly’s new imaginary friend takes a wrong turn, we return to find L’Rell’s being challenged as Chancellor, reveals a secret to Tyler, and an unexpected ally comes to her rescue, as we get a taste of another Star Trek series!

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STDP 027 – New Eden (S2E2)

For episode 27 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E2, which is titled, New Eden. The teleplay is by Vaun Wilmott & Sean Cochran, and story by Akiva Goldsman & Sean Cochran. It was directed by none other than Picard’s Number One, Jonathan Frakes, who of course played Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He masterfully directs this nearly standalone story that still fits in the arc, yet feels like classic Star Trek!

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STDP 026 – Brother (S2E1)

We love Captain Pike! For episode 26 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss the Season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery – S2E1, which is titled, Brother. It was written by Ted Sullivan & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts (the latter two were the showrunners at the time this was filmed), and it was directed by the current showrunner and co-creator, Alex Kurtzman. We both loved this supersized movie-like premiere! If you haven’t given Discovery a try, this epic episode is one you can jump right in!

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STDP 025 – Season 2 Preview and Other News Roundtable

As we get ready for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, we sat down for a marathon session with repeat panelists Steve Brown of the Panels to Pixels Podcast, Wes Huntington of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, and new panelists John McGrail of GSM’s Maid of Steel Podcast and Martin Donison of GSM’s Arrow Squad Podcast, Tomorrow’s Legends (@tomorowslegendsFacebook Group), and Sibercast (@Sibercast and Facebook Group) to discuss the Short Treks, news about the Picard series and Lower Decks, discuss other possible shows (including one that has since been announced) and then discuss what we expect for Season 2.

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STDP 024 – Short Treks Episode 4 – The Escape Artist

The Star Trek Discovery Podcast – STE4 – The Escape Artist

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STDP 023 – Short Treks Episode 3 – The Brightest Star

Star Trek: Discovery – Short Treks, Episode 3: The Brightest Star Ruthie and I are back with the third Short Trek! We recorded episodes for the first three Short Treks on Tuesday, December 18th in back to back to back fashion, and this is the final…

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STDP 022 – Short Treks Episode 2 – Calypso

Star Trek: Discovery – Short Treks, Episode 2: Calypso We’re finally back! Ruthie and I are back with the second Short Trek, titled Calypso!

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STDP 021 – Short Treks Episode 1 – Runaway

We’re finally back! Ruthie and I are back with The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, with the first of four mini-episodes, covering the Short Treks. We recorded the first three all on the same night, and we’ll be releasing them over the holidays. For this one, episode 21, we discuss the first Short Trek, with a focus on Ensign Sylvia Tilly, titled Runaway. Ruthie loved it, whereas I liked it but found a couple things to take issue with, one thing in particular.

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STDP 020 – Season 2 and Picard Show News Roundtable

After a five month hiatus, we finally bring you the long awaited roundtable episode, covering news about Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 and the Picard TV series! Joining Ruthie and I are Mark Steve from the Panels to Pixels podcast.

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STDP 019 – Season 1 Roundtable

After a hiatus, we finally bring you the long awaited Season 1 Roundtable episode for Star Trek: Discovery! Joining Ruthie and I are my former co-host from this show, Adam, whom you can still hear on The Nerfherder Council Podcast, and Steve of the Panels to Pixels Podcast. We learn about his… well… let’s say Steve REALLY loves Denise Crosby! 🙂

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STDP 018 – Will You Take My Hand? (S1E15)

There was a lot to say about the season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, S1E15, titled Will You Take My Hand? We also got more feedback about S1E14 The War Without, The War Within. Ruthie & I analyze the episode, discuss your feedback,

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STDP 017 – The War Without, The War Within (S1E14)

There was a lot to say about S1E14 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled The War Without, The War Within, and we also got a lot more feedback about S1E13 What’s Past Is Prologue. So, sit back, put on your favorite set of headphones or take your favorite driv…

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STDP 016 – What’s Past Is Prologue (S1E13)

A lot of BIG STUFF happened during S1E13 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled What’s Past Is Prologue, so if you haven’t watched the episode, Ruthie and I would suggest you stop reading this now and don’t listen to us until you do!!!

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STDP 015 – Vaulting Ambition (S1E12)

Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery S1E12, titled Vaulting Ambition. Our heroes continue to try to make it back home from the dog eat dog Mirror Universe, but get deeper and deeper. We both LOVED Vaulting Ambition!

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STDP 014 – The Wolf Inside (S1E11)

Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery S1E11, titled The Wolf Inside. Our heroes continue to try to make it back home from the dog eat dog Mirror Universe. We see new but familiar races, several alternate versions of people we know,

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STDP 013 – Despite Yourself (S1E10)

On this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, new co-host Ruthie and I discuss the mid-season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, S1E10, titled Despite Yourself. In the long standing tradition, Discovery travels to the Mirror Universe. Go Captain Killy!

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STDP 012 – Season 1A Roundtable

Star Trek Discovery returns on January 7th, but we return a bit early for a roundtable discussion on the first nine episodes of Season 1. Joining Adam and Brian are Mark Des Cotes of Solo Talk Media and my former co-host of The Walking Dead Talk Through, Ruthie Rink. With that, we have an important announcement.

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STDP 011 – Into the Forest I Go (S1E9)

On this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Adam and I discuss the mid-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, S1E9, titled Into the Forest I Go. I thought this was the best episode to date. Adam wasn’t as impressed, but also enjoyed the episode.

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STDP 010 – Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (S1E8)

Star Trek: Discovery – S1E8 – “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” On this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Adam and I discuss Season 1 Episode 8, titled “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”. Saru knows fear! This episode does a deeper (but in my opi

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STDP 009 – Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad (S1E7)

On this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Adam and I discuss Season 1 Episode 7, titled “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”. This episode marks the return of Harry Mudd, and a return to a classic Trek trope, a time loop!

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STDP 008 – Lethe (S1E6)

On this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Adam and I discuss Season 1 Episode 6, titled Lethe. This episode was a bit of a departure from the long story arc we have seen so far from this series.

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STDP 007 – Choose Your Pain (S1E5)

On this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Adam and I discuss Season 1 Episode 5, titled “Choose Your Pain”. We see our characters deal with the pain they are causing the tardigrade, Lorca be taken and then tortured by the Klingons,

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STDP 006 – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry (S1E4)

On this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Adam and I discuss Season 1 Episode 4, titled The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry. It was a long title, but a really good episode!

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STDP 006 – The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry (S1E4)

STDP 005 – Context is for Kings (S1E3)

In this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, we analyze Season 1 Episode 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled “Context is for Kings”. We finally get to see the USS Discovery, and many of the main cast we hadn’t met yet, including the Captain.

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STDP 004 – Battle at the Binary Stars (S1E2)

In this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, we analyze Season 1 Episode 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled “Battle at the Binary Stars”. We also discuss, after the first two episodes, our experiences so far with CBS All Access,

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STDP 003 – The Vulcan Hello (S1E1)

It’s been a long wait, but Star Trek: Discovery is finally here!!! For this episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Adam and I cover the pilot, Season 1 Episode 1, titled “The Vulcan Hello”. Overall, we’re cautiously optimistic,

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STDP 002 – A Deeper Dive into Star Trek: Discovery

The Star Trek Discovery Podcast does a deeper dive! Brian here, and, as I write this, we are only two short days away from the biggest event in the Star Trek fan universe in years, the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery! On this episode,

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STDP 001 – Introduction to The Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of the Star Trek: Discovery Podcast! It’s Brian here from The Walking Dead Talk Through, and I’m here with a brand new podcast! Join Adam and me as we begin our new podcast on Star Trek: Discovery! Read More…

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