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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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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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 069 - All In (S4E8)
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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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 068 - ...But to Connect (S4E7)
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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 and Lower Decks
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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 066 - The Examples (S4E5)
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STDP 065 – All Is Possible (S4E4)

Ruthie & Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery S4E4, titled All Is Possible. Tilly and Adira take some cadets out on a mission that goes bad; Burnham and Saru get involved in Ni’Var/Federation negotiations, and Culber helps Book deal with his trauma.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 065 - All Is Possible (S4E4)
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STDP 064 – Choose to Live (S4E3)

Ruthie & Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery S4E3, titled Choose to Live. We take a bit of a break from the anomaly story to go after a rogue Qowat Milat who has killed a Starfleet officer. It’s up to Burnham, Burnham’s mom, and Tilly to bring her in.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 064 - Choose to Live (S4E3)
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STDP 063 – Anomaly (S4E2)

Ruthie & Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery S4E2, titled Anomaly. The crew of Discovery try to figure out this anomaly (a.k.a. space tornado) that could strike anywhere! Book tries to deal with his grief.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 063 - Anomaly (S4E2)
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STDP 062 – Kobayashi Maru (S4E1)

Discovery is back! Ruthie’s back! Ruthie and Brian are here to talk through the season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, S4E1 titled Kobayashi Maru. They both liked this one a lot! It’s a very good start for this season.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 062 - Kobayashi Maru (S4E1)
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STDP 061 – Patreon Call-in 2/6/2021 – Discovery Season 3

Ruthie & Brian talk through S3E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled There Is A Tide… Osyraa arrives at Federation Headquarters and has a surprising deal to offer Vance: Peace. Burnham and Tilly work separately to take back Discovery.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 061 - Patreon Call-in 2/6/2021 – Discovery Season 3
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STDP 060 – That Hope Is You, Part 2 (S3E13)

Ruthie & Brian talk through S3E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled There Is A Tide… Osyraa arrives at Federation Headquarters and has a surprising deal to offer Vance: Peace. Burnham and Tilly work separately to take back Discovery.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 060 - That Hope Is You, Part 2 (S3E13)
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STDP 059 – There Is A Tide… (S3E12)

Ruthie & Brian talk through S3E12 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled There Is A Tide… Osyraa arrives at Federation Headquarters and has a surprising deal to offer Vance: Peace. Burnham and Tilly work separately to take back Discovery.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 059 - There Is A Tide... (S3E12)
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STDP 058 – Su’Kal (S3E11)

Ruthie & Brian talk through S3E11 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled Su’Kal. Discovery finds the source of The Burn, and Osyraa finds them.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 058 - Su'Kal (S3E11)
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STDP 057 – Terra Firma, Part 2 (S3E10)

Ruthie and Brian talk through S3E10 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled Terra Firma, Part 2. Georgiou is back in the Mirror Universe but determined to rule things differently than before, trying to get Mirror Burnham back in the fold, saving herself in the process.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 057 - Terra Firma, Part 2 (S3E10)
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STDP 056 – Terra Firma, Part 1 (S3E9)

Ruthie and Brian talk through S3E9 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled Terra Firma, Part 1. Georgiou’s condition worsens and the Discovery computer sends them to a distant planet for a remote chance for a cure. What happens there may surprise you.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 056 - Terra Firma, Part 1 (S3E9)
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STDP 055 – The Sanctuary (S3E8)

Ruthie and Brian talk through S3E8 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled The Sanctuary. The USS Discovery arrives at Kwejian, Booker’s home planet, where they are threatened by Osyraa and the Emerald Chain.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 055 - The Sanctuary (S3E8)
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STDP 054 – Unification III (S3E7)

Ruthie and Brian talk through S3E7 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled Unification III. The USS Discovery arrives on Vulcan, but it’s now called Ni’Var, and the Vulcans share the planet with Romulans, who have unified just as Spock had wished for centuries ago. They hold data for The Burn, but getting it from them turns into a process that may begin to tear them apart.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 054 - Unification III (S3E7)
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STDP 053 – Scavengers (S3E6)

Ruthie and Brian talk through S3E6 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled Scavengers. Burnham and Georgiou go on an unsanctioned mission to rescue Book and get a Black Box. Burnham and Saru deal with the reprecussions of that decision. We talk A LOT about that.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 053 - Scavengers (S3E6)
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STDP 052 – Die Trying (S3E5)

Ruthie is back, as she and Brian talk through S3E5 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled Die Trying. Sorry for the lateness of this episode but it’s a good one!

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 052 - Die Trying (S3E5)
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STDP 051 – Forget Me Not (S3E4)

Ruthie couldn’t join us again this week, so Brian and guest host LT from The Walking Dead Talk Through talk through S3E4 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled Forget Me Not. We enjoyed this expositional Trill episode combined with an old-fashioned dysfunctional Thanksgiving dinner. All in all, this was a very enjoyable episode.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 051 - Forget Me Not (S3E4)
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STDP 050 – People of Earth (S3E3)

Ruthie couldn’t join us this week, so Brian had guests LT from The Walking Dead Talk Through and long-time listener James the Augmented Sailor join him to talk through S3E3 of Star Trek: Discovery, titled People of Earth. We enjoyed this expositional episode, but not as much as the first two. Earth has gone through a lot of changes since 2258, but it’s strangely more like modern-day Earth than the one we see in the 23rd Century.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 050 - People of Earth (S3E3)
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STDP 049 – Far From Home (S3E2)

Brian, and Ruthie talk through Star Trek: Discovery S3E2, titled Far From Home. The USS Discovery has arrived in the 32nd Century, and not everything has gone well. They land on a very inhospitable world, nowhere near where they planned, and don’t know when they are. This episode was another good one.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 049 - Far From Home (S3E2)
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STDP 048 – That Hope Is You, Part 1 (S3E1)

Brian, and Ruthie talk through the season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery S3E1, titled That Hope Is You, Part 1. Burnham arrives in the future, and everything has changed.

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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 048 - That Hope Is You, Part 1 (S3E1)
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STPC 018 – Patreon Call-in 8/1/2020

This is our August Patreon call-in show, recorded on August 1, 2020. Joining Ruthie and me are Kyle McAdams, who you may know from The Walking Dead Talk Through, Kim Voegle from Rebinge DS9, Lawrence Todd, Arend Mayes, Geoff Gentry, and Jim Matthews.

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Star Trek Picard Cast
Star Trek Picard Cast
STPC 018 - Patreon Call-in 8/1/2020
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STPC 017 – Patreon Call-in 5/16/2020 – The Last Best Hope & Strange New Worlds

For Patreon call-in show #5, Brian and Ruthie are joined by Kim Voegele, Laurence Todd, James Robbins, Brian Shiro, and Jim Matthews. We discuss Star Trek: Picard – The Last Best Hope and the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds announcement.

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Star Trek Picard Cast
STPC 017 - Patreon Call-in 5/16/2020 - The Last Best Hope & Strange New Worlds
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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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 043 - Season 2 Roundtable
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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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 041 - Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 3 of 3)
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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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Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks
STDP 039 - Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (S2E14, 1 of 3)
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