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Why the Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Mar 21, 2019

We discuss how Airiam was misused in this episode as a one-off character, from her backstory through her apparent demise. Zach points out how this episode raises good questions about simulation and realistic fakes, and the challenges to understanding what is true in the world. David salutes Nhan, the one character who...


Mar 14, 2019

Zach complained and his wish was granted: an episode free of spore magic! David discusses the tragic, but beautiful ending to Pike's arc, as illuminated by this episode. We wonder if all might not be as it seems vis-a-vis the Squid Robots vs Red Angels, similar to the Kelpians and Baul. We loved the finale to this episode!


Mar 7, 2019

Zach wonders if Paul Stamets and the Spore Drive have become too powerful, like a Golden Gun for Star Trek storytelling. We really like Ethan Peck's Spock so far, and we're excited for more, but the decision his family makes has us wondering: is the Federation justice system complete garbage? Finally, David predicts...


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...