Captain Christopher Pike

STDP 046 – Ask Not (Short Treks S2E3)

Ruthie and Brian discuss the third of six Season 2 Short Treks, this time covering Ask Not, written by Kalinda Vazquez and directed by Sanji Senaka. A cadet has been ordered to guard Pike, who has been arrested for treasonThis one’s a tense story, but a short one, even for a Short Trek.

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STDP 046 – Ask Not (Short Treks S2E3)
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STDP 045 – The Trouble with Edward (Short Treks S2E2)

We’re back! Ruthie and Brian are back with the second of six Season 2 Short Treks, this time covering The Trouble with Edward. This one’s part Tribble origin story, part farce, and all funny. Despite it being a Short Trek, we had a LOT to say!!! We both loved it but Brian let his new alter-ego character onto the podcast again, Nitpicking Brian, to speak about all the things the nitpicking side of him had issues with. He fights with Ruthie and regular Brian about why they think it was a great episode but he doesn’t.

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STDP 045 – The Trouble with Edward (Short Treks S2E2)
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STDP 044 – Q&A (Short Treks S2E1)

We’re finally back! Ruthie and Brian are back with The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, with the first of six mini-episodes, covering the Short Treks. We discuss the Season 3 trailer that was released at New York Comic Con, and the first Short Trek of Season 2, with a focus on Ensign Spock and his first day on board the USS Enterprise, titled Q&A. We both loved it but Brian felt like it had a few minor issues, as he unleashes a new character onto the podcast. We also talk about the issues that we are currently having with Facebook.

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STDP 044 – Q&A (Short Treks S2E1)
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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 040 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 2 of 3)
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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 038 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1 (S2E13)
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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 037 – Through the Valley of Shadows (S2E12)
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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 036 – Perpetual Infinity (S2E11)
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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 035 – The Red Angel (S2E10)
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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 034 – Project Daedalus (S2E9)
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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 033 – If Memory Serves (S2E8)
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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 032 – Light and Shadows (S2E7)
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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 031 – The Sound of Thunder (S2E6)
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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 030 – Saints of Imperfection (S2E5)
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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 029 – An Obol for Charon (S2E4)
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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 028 – Point of Light (S2E3)
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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 027 – New Eden (S2E2)
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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 026 – Brother (S2E1)
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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 025 – Season 2 Preview and Other News Roundtable
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