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Why the Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Feb 28, 2019

This is a long one, sorry, we have a lot to get off our chests. Did the Baul do nothing wrong? That's not a joke, Zach and David seriously consider the question. Zach asks: how can the Disco crew mess up the prime directive when they debated it at length in episode 2? David shares his crazy theory about what the Red...

Feb 21, 2019

Did this episode have a HUGH reveal or a HUGE reveal?

Roger joins the podcast again to discuss all of the flaws and features of episode five. Roger points out some uncomfortable similarities between Star Trek and Scientology. David fixes some of the more frustrating science in this episode with the transporter. We...

Feb 15, 2019

Derek joins us once again as co-host.

To get started on the right foot, David immediately pronounces "Charon" wrong. We dive deep on what we learn about the Ja'Sepp and the mycelial network, speculating about the future of the spore drive. Finally, Derek points out: without fear, Saru is faster, stronger, and has...

Feb 14, 2019

Special guest host Derek joins David to discuss this Short Trek.

Derek points out the similarities between the Baul and Hirogen. We wonder if Baul technology is like Legos, or if Saru is some kind of savant.  Finally, we acknowledge how "empty" the ending left us, and hope for a follow-up in the future!

Feb 13, 2019

Big thanks to deputy assistant back-up host, Roger, for helping with this episode!

Discovery takes a backseat to the Empire this week. First, we discuss family counseling in the 23rd century and then move onto the logistics of Klingon combat (Ash looked magnificent)! David points out a suspicious coincidence between...