Jack Quaid

STLDP 020 – First First Contact (S2E10)

Brian, Kyle, and LT talk through the Lower Decks season finale, S2E10 titled First First Contact. Like last season, the last three episodes ended up being the best of the season, and these were even better than last season. We see an old acquaintance from the Enterprise-D now make it to captain, and the Cerritos saves the day, but not without some twists and turns and an unexpected ending. We can’t wait for Season 3!

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 020 - First First Contact (S2E10)
/

STLDP 019 – wej Duj (S2E9)

Brian and LT talk through Lower Decks S2E9 titled wej Duj. Showing the Lower Decks of some of the other ships, this was one of the best episodes of the series. The crew gets some downtime before the biomatter hits the plasma manifolds.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 019 - wej Duj (S2E9)
/

STLDP 018 – I, Excretus (S2E8)

Brian, Kyle, and LT talk through Lower Decks S2E8, titled I, Excretus. This may be the best episode yet of Lower Decks, as the Cerritos Lower Decks and senior officers switch roles and go through the situations of the past!

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 018 - I, Excretus (S2E8)
/

STLDP 017 – Where Pleasant Fountains Lie (S2E7)

Brian, Kyle, and LT talk through Lower Decks S2E7, titled Where Pleasant Fountains Lie. Boimler and Mariner have to take an evil computer voiced by Star Trek legend Jeffrey Combs to the Daystrom Institute but crash land on a planet, while Chief Engineer Billups is tricked into a good time by his mom, the Queen. We’re not going to explain that one.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 017 - Where Pleasant Fountains Lie (S2E7)
/

STLDP 016 – The Spy Humongous (S2E6)

Kyle and Brian are joined later in the podcast by LT and the three of them talk through Lower Decks S2E6 The Spy Humongous. This one was good, though it suffers a bit from the issue that is the Pakleds. They are funny, as long as you don’t overthink them. Once you do, they don’t make a lot of sense.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 016 - The Spy Humongous (S2E6)
/

STLDP 015 – An Embarrassment of Dooplers (S2E5)

Brian and Kyle talk through Star Trek: Lower Decks S2E5, titled An Embarrassment of Dooplers. The Cerritos escorts a diplomat with a very weird quirk to a conference at Starbase 25, Boimler and Mariner try to crash a big Starfleet party, while Tendi and Rutherford play with model starships.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 015 - An Embarrassment of Dooplers (S2E5)
/

STLDP 014 – Mugato, Gumato (S2E4)

Brian and LT talk through Star Trek: Lower Decks S2E4, titled Mugato, Gumato. The Mugato are back, maybe too much.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 014 - Mugato, Gumato (S2E4)
/

STLDP 013 – We’ll Always Have Tom Paris (S2E3)

Brian and Kyle talk through Star Trek: Lower Decks S2E3, titled We’ll Always Have Tom Paris. Tendi takes Mariner on a mission, Rutherford is haunted by a mystery, and Boimler’s having security issues. And, oh yeah, Tom Paris shows up on the ship!

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 013 - We'll Always Have Tom Paris (S2E3)
/

STLDP 012 – Kayshon, His Eyes Open (S2E2)

Brian and Kyle talk through Star Trek: Lower Decks S2E2, titled Kayshon, His Eyes Open. Boimler’s got his hands full on the Titan, while Mariner, Rutherford, and Tendi go on an away mission to dispose of dangerous materials belonging to a dead collector.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 012 - Kayshon, His Eyes Open (S2E2)
/

STLDP 011 – Strange Energies (S2E1)

Brian, Kyle, and LT talk through the season premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks S2E1, titled Strange Energies. While Mariner and Freeman work on their working relationship, Ransom gets the Gary Mitchell treatment. Rutherford likes pears and goes on a third date with Barnes, and Tendi thinks he may have a condition and will stop at nothing to prove it.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 011 - Strange Energies (S2E1)
/

STLDP 010 – No Small Parts (S1E10)

Brian, and Kyle talk through the season finale of Star Trek: Lower Decks S1E10, titled No Small Parts. Now that Boimler knows Mariner’s secret, it doesn’t take long for the rest of the crew to know, too. With the last several episodes being outstanding, we had some trepidation about this episode. Would Mike McMahan and crew stick the landing? We think YES!!! THEY DID!!!

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 010 - No Small Parts (S1E10)
/

STLDP 009 – Crisis Point (S1E9)

Brian, Kyle, and special guest LT talk through Star Trek: Lower Decks S1E9, titled Crisis Point. Mariner turns Boimler’s holodeck crew simulation into a movie. We all thought this was the best episode of the series.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 009 - Crisis Point (S1E9)
/

STLDP 008 – Veritas (S1E8)

Brian & Kyle discuss Star Trek: Lower Decks S1E8, titled Veritas. A departure from previous episodes, we thought it was the best of the season. Our ensigns are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 008 - Veritas (S1E8)
/

STLDP 007 – Much Ado About Boimler (S1E7)

Brian & Kyle discuss Lower Decks S1E7, titled Much Ado About Boimler. From the title, you may think this was a Boimler episode, but his character was very much a part of the B story this week. Instead, the Cerritos gets a substitute Captain, and it’s an Academy classmate of Mariner’s, Captain Adira Ramsey.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 007 - Much Ado About Boimler (S1E7)
/

STLDP 006 – Terminal Provocations (S1E6)

Brian & Kyle discuss Lower Decks S1E6, titled Terminal Provocations. Lovable but awkward Ensign Fletcher makes it difficult for Mariner & Boimler. Rutherford introduces Tendi to his new holodeck training program and its new assistant, Badgey. The Cerritos & The Drookmani fight over Starfleet salvage.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 006 - Terminal Provocations (S1E6)
/

STLDP 005 – Cupid’s Errant Arrow (S1E5)

Brian & Kyle talk through S1E5 of Lower Decks, titled Cupid’s Errant Arrow. The USS Cerritos and the USS Vancouver team up to implode a moon but the natives are not happy. Boimler meets up with his girlfriend on the Vancouver and Mariner thinks she can’t be real. Tendi and Rutherford compete to keep a new device.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 005 - Cupid's Errant Arrow (S1E5)
/

STLDP 004 – Moist Vessel (S1E4)

Brian & Kyle talk through S1E4 of Lower Decks, titled Moist Vessel. The USS Cerritos and the USS Merced team up to tow a generational ship in when things go awry. Captain Freeman and Mariner team up to get them out of distress. Tendi helps an ascension.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 004 - Moist Vessel (S1E4)
/

STLDP 003 – Temporal Edict (S1E3)

Brian and Kyle talk through the third episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, titled Temporal Edict. The end of Buffer Time on the USS Cerritos brings a frazzled crew; a second contact for Ransom & Mariner goes badly and leads to deadly combat with a new Federation world. We both enjoyed this one, maybe a little less than the last but still good and we’re getting used to the show as a whole.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 003 - Temporal Edict (S1E3)
/

STLDP 002 – Envoys (S1E2)

We are unfortunately several days late this week, but we talk through the second episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, titled Envoys. We both liked this one a lot better than the first episode. It had some real laugh out loud moments and some interesting character development. We’re enjoying the series so far and look forward to the next one.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 002 - Envoys (S1E2)
/

STLDP 001 – Second Contact (S1E1)

My TWDTT/FTWDTT co-host Kyle McAdams and I bring you this new animated show on CBS All Access. Ruthie will be back for Discovery in October. This episode, we talk through the first episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks, titled Second Contact. This one was pretty much a split vote. I loved it and thought it was very respectful to the TNG era of the 1990’s. Kyle had a lot of issues with it, especially the pacing and format.

Read More
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
Star Trek Lower Decks Podcast
STLDP 001 - Second Contact (S1E1)
/