Mary Wiseman

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 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 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 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 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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