Podcast: Star Trek Discovery Podcast - Featuring Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks

The Star Trek: Discovery Podcast is an in-depth discussion about Star Trek: Discovery, shown weekly on Paramount Plus in the U.S.; CTV Sci-Fi Channel and Crave TV in Canada; and Netflix everywhere else. We will also have Star Trek Picard Cast and Star Trek: Lower Decks episodes in this feed. We’re Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink, two long-time Star Trek fans, and in 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!

RBVOY 007 – Ex Post Facto (S1E8)

Welcome to Rebinge Star Trek Voyager S1E8: Ex Post Facto where Tom is accused of murder and Tuvok tries to unravel the mystery.

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RBVOY 006 – Eye of the Needle (S1E7)

Welcome to Rebinge Star Trek Voyager S1E7: Eye of the Needle where we think we’ve found a way home but it’s only season 1.

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RBVOY 006 - Eye of the Needle (S1E7)
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RBVOY 005 – The Cloud (S1E6)

Welcome to Rebinge Star Trek Voyager S1E6: The Cloud where we search for coffee in a nebula and Neelix somehow gets even more annoying.

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RBVOY 005 - The Cloud (S1E6)
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RBVOY 004 – Phage (S1E5)

Welcome to Rebinge Star Trek Voyager S1E5: Phage where our quest for resources once again does more harm than good.

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RBVOY 004 - Phage (S1E5)
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RBVOY 003 – Time and Again (S1E4)

Welcome to Rebinge Star Trek Voyager S1E4: Time and Again where Janeway and Paris are trapped in a doomed time conundrum.

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RBVOY 003 - Time and Again (S1E4)
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RBVOY 002 – Parallax (S1E3)

Welcome to Rebinge Star Trek Voyager S1E3: Parallax where Voyager gets trapped in the event horizon of a dying star.

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RBVOY 002 - Parallax (S1E3)
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RBVOY 001 – Caretaker (S1E1)

Welcome to Rebinge Star Trek Voyager S1E1: Caretaker where we meet the Voyager crew and travel 70,000 light years away from home with them.

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RBVOY 001 - Caretaker (S1E1)
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RBVOY 000 – Introducing Rebinge Star Trek Voyager (S1E00)

Introducing Rebinge Star Trek Voyager! We are going to go deep into Captain Janeway and her crew as they try to find their way back home.

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RBVOY 000 - Introducing Rebinge Star Trek Voyager (S1E00)
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STSNWTT 013 – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (S2E3)

Brian here! We’re back for Strange New Worlds! This time out, LT and I talk through Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S2E3 titled Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. This episode was written by David Reed and directed by Amanda Row. Overall, though we liked the episode, we both rated it the lowest episode so far. We both had some issues with the problematic aspects of the implications to the timeline. Enjoy!

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STSNWTT 013 - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (S2E3)
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STSNWTT 012 – Ad Astra Per Aspera (S2E2)

Brian here! We’re back for Strange New Worlds! LT and I talk through Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S2E2 titled Ad Astra Per Aspera. This episode was written by Dana Horgan and directed by Valerie Weiss. Overall, LT rated it the lowest episode so far, and the first sub-9.0 rating for the series, while I liked it a little more than LT.

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STSNWTT 012 - Ad Astra Per Aspera (S2E2)
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STSNWTT 011 – The Broken Circle (S2E1)

Brian here! We’re back for Strange New Worlds! LT and I talk through the season premiere of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S2E1 titled The Broken Circle. While we both enjoyed it, LT gave it his lowest rating of the series so far. I liked it a little more than he did but still thought it disappointing because there was not enough of Pike in the episode.

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STSNWTT 011 - The Broken Circle (S2E1)
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STPR 020 – Season 1 Wrap Up (S1E21)

Welcome to our Star Trek Prodigy Season 1 Wrap up where we sum up season 1 and guess what might be coming in season 2.

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STPR 020 - Season 1 Wrap Up (S1E21)
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STPR 019 – Supernova Part II (S1E20)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E20 Supernova, Part II where Hologram Janeway teaches the crew one more important lesson.

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STPR 019 - Supernova Part II (S1E20)
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STPR 018 – Supernova Part I (S1E19)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E19 Supernova, Part I where the Vindicator unleashes the living construct on Starfleet.

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STPR 018 - Supernova Part I (S1E19)
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STPR 017 – Mindwalk (S1E18)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E18: Mindwalk where Vice Admiral Janeway and Dal have a Freaky Friday moment and it’s not to be missed.

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STPR 017 - Mindwalk (S1E18)
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STPR 016 – Ghost in the Machine (S1E17)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E17: Ghost in the Machine where the crew is stuck in the holodeck and we discover a saboteur on board!

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STPR 016 - Ghost in the Machine (S1E17)
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STPR 015 – Preludes (S1E16)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E16: Preludes where we learn a bit more backstory for some of our characters and we meet The Vindicator.

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STPR 015 - Preludes (S1E16)
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STPR 014 – Masquerade (S1E15)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E15: Masquerade. In this episode, we find more than one secret hiding behind a mask!

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STPR 014 - Masquerade (S1E15)
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STPR 013 – Crossroads (S1E14)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E14: Crossroads where the Prodigy crew crosses path with the Dauntless crew. And Murf gets legs.

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STPR 013 - Crossroads (S1E14)
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STPR 012 – All the World’s a Stage (S1E13)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E13: All the World’s a Stage where the Prodigy crew bumps into a very peculiar group of people who seem to be out of Starfleet’s past.

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STPR 012 - All the World's a Stage (S1E13)
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STPR 011 – Let Sleeping Borg Lie (S1E12)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E12: Let Sleeping Borg Lie where the crew encounters one of the most terrifying enemies in Trek history.

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STPR 011 - Let Sleeping Borg Lie (S1E12)
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STSNWTT 010 – A Quality of Mercy (S1E10)

Brian and LT finally talk through the season finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S1E10, titled A Quality of Mercy. We thought it was one of the best episodes of this great season of Trek!

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STSNWTT 010 - A Quality of Mercy (S1E10)
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STPR 010 – Asylum (S1E11)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E11: Asylum where the crew seeks out Starfleet without knowing the dangerous secret of their ship.

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STPR 010 - Asylum (S1E11)
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STSNWTT 009 – All Those Who Wander (S1E9) – Re-post #2

Brian, LT, and Kim talk through Strange New Worlds S1E9, titled All Those Who Wander. We all enjoyed it immensely.

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STSNWTT 009 - All Those Who Wander (S1E9) - Re-post #2
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STSNWTT 008 – The Elysian Kingdom (S1E8)

Brian and LT are joined by Trey as they talk through Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S1E8 titled The Elysian Kingdom. We all enjoyed this episode a lot, and it’s Trey’s favorite!

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STSNWTT 008 - The Elysian Kingdom (S1E8)
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STSNWTT 007 – The Serene Squall (S1E7)

Brian and LT are finally back with an episode recorded in June, covering Strange New Worlds S1E7 The Serene Squall. Although we both considered it a good episode, we also found it our least favorite episode in an outstanding season.

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STSNWTT 007 - The Serene Squall (S1E7)
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STSNWTT 006 – Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach (S1E6)

Brian and LT are joined by Rebinge Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Prodigy by RebingeIt co-host James Rowan, as they talk through S1E6 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, titled Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach. Brian and LT didn’t like this one as much as the last five episodes but it still got a high rating (9.5). James loved it.

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STSNWTT 006 - Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach (S1E6)
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STSNWTT 005 – Spock Amok (S1E5)

Brian & LT are joined by Wes Huntington, co-host of the Twin Cities Trekkies Podcast as they talk through Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S1E5 titled Spock Amok. This episode was written by co-executive producer Henry Alonso Myers & Robin Wasserman, and Rachel Leiterman directed it. This episode had a great homage to Amok Time, while also being a good character-based romantic comedy. They all loved it, but Brian a little less, he thought probably due to a poor viewing experience.

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Star Trek Strange New Worlds Talk Through
STSNWTT 005 - Spock Amok (S1E5)
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STSNWTT 004 – Memento Mori (S1E4)

Brian & LT are joined by James the Augmented Sailor as they talk through Strange New Worlds S1E4, titled Memento Mori. This episode was written by Davy Perez & Beau DeMayo and Dan Liu directed it. In this episode, the Enterprise gets ambushed by a new enemy that we only see a little of in TOS. This was a great episode, definitely one of the best so far!!!

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STSNWTT 004 - Memento Mori (S1E4)
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STPC 022 – Watcher (S2E4)

Brian and Kim talk through Season 2 Episode 4 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Watcher. This episode was written by Juliana James and Jane Maggs and was directed by Lea Thompson. With time running out to save the future, Picard takes matters into his own hands.

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Star Trek Picard Talk Through
Star Trek Picard Talk Through
STPC 022 - Watcher (S2E4)
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STSNWTT 003 – Ghosts of Illyria (S1E3) – Repost

Brian, LT, and Kim from Rebinge Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Prodigy by RebingeIt talk through Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S1E3 titled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. This episode was written by co-executive producer Akela Cooper & Bill Wolkoff, and it was directed by Leslie Hope. We get to see more of Number One in this episode, as a light contagion affects the crew. We all LOVED this episode. Kim enjoyed it more than the first two, while LT and I enjoyed it less, but only by a fraction.

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STSNWTT 003 - Ghosts of Illyria (S1E3) - Repost
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STSNWTT 002 – Children of the Comet (S1E2)

Brian & LT talk through Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S1E2 titled Children of the Comet. This episode was written by co-showrunner Henry Alonso Myers & Sarah Tarkoff, and it was directed by Maja Vrvilo. We get to see Cadet Uhura in action in this episode. We LOVED this episode even more than the first one!

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STSNWTT 002 - Children of the Comet (S1E2)
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STSNWTT 001 – Strange New Worlds (S1E1)

For the inaugural episode of the Star Trek Strange New Worlds Talk Through, LT and I talk through Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Season 1 Episode 1, simply titled Strange New Worlds. This episode’s teleplay was by Akiva Goldsman, the story was by Akiva Goldsman & Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet, and it was directed by Akiva Goldsman. Overall, we LOVED this first episode and have high hopes for this show. Brian and LT will be two of the three hosts doing this podcast. We’re still looking for a third co-host. If you’re interested in being a guest or a full-time co-host, please let us know.

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STSNWTT 001 - Strange New Worlds (S1E1)
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STPC 021 – Assimilation (S2E3)

Ruthie and Brian talk through Season 2 Episode 3 of Star Trek: Picard, titled Assimilation. This episode was written by Kiley Rossetter & Christopher Monfette and was directed by Lea Thompson. Picard and group time travel back to 2024 to fix the timeline.

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Star Trek Picard Talk Through
STPC 021 - Assimilation (S2E3)
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STPC 020 – Penance (S2E2)

We are finally back to covering episodes of Star Trek: Picard, and on this episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast, Ruthie and I talk through Star Trek: Picard, Season 2 Episode 2, titled Penance. This episode’s teleplay is by Akiva Goldsman & Terry Matalas and Christopher Monfette (in other words, Akiva and Terry wrote as a team, and handed it off to Christopher who finished it), based on a story by Michael Chabon and Akiva Goldsman & Terry Matalas and Christopher Monfette, and it was directed by Doug Aarniokoski. Picard and the gang end up in a very dark alternate 2400, thanks to Picard’s old nemesis Q.

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STPC 020 - Penance (S2E2)
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STDP 074 – Coming Home (S4E13)

Ruthie & Brian discuss the season finale of Star Trek: Discovery S4E13, titled Coming Home. The DMA approaches Earth and Ni’Var. Discovery makes a final attempt to stop it. It was written by showrunner Michelle Paradise and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. We both liked this finale. It was probably our second favorite of the four season finales of Discovery, behind Season 2.

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STDP 074 - Coming Home (S4E13)
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STDP 073 – Species Ten-C (S4E12)

It’s taken a while for us to get back to Disco and to finally get this episode out, but here’s our take on the penultimate episode of Season 4, S4E12 titled Species Ten-C. It was written by Kyle Jarrow and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Discovery makes first contact with the very alien species and needs to find a new way to communicate with them. We both liked this episode.

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STDP 073 - Species Ten-C (S4E12)
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STPC 019 – The Star Gazer (S2E1)

Ruthie & Brian are back and they discuss Star Trek: Picard S2E1, titled The Star Gazer. This episode was written by Akiva Goldsman & Terry Matalas and it was directed by Doug Aarniokoski. Picard is summoned by a species he knows too well, only to be greeted by another foe from his past.

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STPC 019 - The Star Gazer (S2E1)
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STDP 072 – Rosetta (S4E11)

Ruthie & Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery S4E11, titled Rosetta. This episode was written by Terri Hughes Burton and directed by Jeff Byrd & Jen McGowan. Discovery finds Species 10C’s original planet. Book & Tarka sneak onboard Discovery.

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STDP 072 - Rosetta (S4E11)
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STDP 071 – The Galactic Barrier (S4E10)

Ruthie & Brian discuss Discovery S4E10, titled The Galactic Barrier. This episode was written by Anne Cofell Saunders and directed by Deborah Kampmeier. Discovery tries to get through the Galactic Barrier, while Book learns more about Tarka’s past.

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STDP 071 - The Galactic Barrier (S4E10)
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STDP 070 – Rubicon (S4E9)

Ruthie and Brian discuss Discovery S4E9, titled Rubicon. This episode was written by Alan B. McElroy and directed by Andi Armaganian. Captain Burnham and the crew of the Discovery try to stop Book and Tarka from destroying the DMA.

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STDP 070 - Rubicon (S4E9)
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STDP 069 – All In (S4E8)

Ruthie & Brian discuss Discovery S4E8, titled All In. This episode was written by Sean Cochran and directed by Christopher J. Byrne & Jen McGowan. Captain Burnham tracks Book down and gets drawn into a high-stakes competition for the weapon that will be used to stop the DMA.

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STDP 069 - All In (S4E8)
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STPR 009 – A Moral Star, Part 2 (S1E10)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E10: A Moral Star, Part 2. In this episode the crew tries to take back their ship while the Diviner divides Gwyn’s loyalties.

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STPR 009 - A Moral Star, Part 2 (S1E10)
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STPR 008 – A Moral Star, Part 1 (S1E9)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E9: A Moral Star. In this episode the crew heads to Tars Lamora to make a deal with the devil (or the diviner).

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STPR 008 - A Moral Star, Part 1 (S1E9)
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STPR 007 – Time Amok (S1E8)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E8: Time Amok. In this episode the crew is torn apart and must find a way to trust each other across oscillating time!

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STPR 007 - Time Amok (S1E8)
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STPR 006 – First Con-tact (S1E7)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E7: First Con-tact. Dal and crew make first contact with an alien species and they run into Dal’s “mom.”

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STPR 006 - First Con-tact (S1E7)
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STDP 068 – …But to Connect (S4E7)

Ruthie & Brian discuss Disco S4E7, titled …But to Connect. Burnham and Booker take opposing sides concerning what to do about the DMA. Zora’s new emotions make Starfleet and the Discovery crew raise some difficult questions about her future.

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STDP 068 - ...But to Connect (S4E7)
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STPR 005 – Kobayashi (S1E6)

Welcome to Star Trek Prodigy S1E6: Kobayashi. We knew we were in for a treat with that title, but we had no idea how much of a treat!

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STPR 005 - Kobayashi (S1E6)
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STDP 067 – Stormy Weather (S4E6)

Ruthie & Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery S4E6, titled Stormy Weather. Discovery goes into a subspace void left by the DMA and must get out before it collapses. Meanwhile, Zora has trouble dealing with her new emotions and Gray helps her deal with them as the ship and crew try to get through this crisis.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds
STDP 067 - Stormy Weather (S4E6)
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STDP 066 – The Examples (S4E5)

Ruthie & Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery S4E5, titled The Examples. Stamets collaborates with a brilliant scientist with an even bigger ego than his, and Burnham and Booker attempt to rescue prisoners from an Akaali colony with the DMA approaching.

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STDP 066 - The Examples (S4E5)
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