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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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