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Why the Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

May 2, 2019

David explains the effect Discovery Season 2 has had on his star trek fandom. Zach wants to know why Control was handled worse than Ultron. We discuss why season 2 feels like a badly written group project report in college.

Come back in a few weeks for our full season 2 recap roundtable!

Apr 18, 2019

David can't take it anymore, but Zach remains calm, cool, and critical. David defends Georgiou's supernova suggestion and rails against the hypocrites in the room (Cornwell). Zach reimagines the telling of this episode if the Spore Drive was damaged, and it makes a lot more sense.

Apr 11, 2019

David fears he's becoming a nitpicker, and Zach compares watching DSC to The Bachelor. Zach questions Saru's post-Vaharai competency as a leader and asks if his lack of fear hurts his ability to act rationally (Zach also pitches Free Solo as a comparison point to Saru). We get spun up on time travel storytelling and how...

Apr 3, 2019

Our disappointment, unfortunately, continues. Dave and Zach discuss why they feel this episode (and the season of late) are going down the wrong path. Everyone's a bit confused on the ever-expanding feature list of the Red Angel suit. Zach explains why the changes to Leland cheapen the character, and Dave pledges his...

Mar 26, 2019

This episode really didn't stick the landing for us. David wants to know why anthropologists are building time machines just to test their pet theories. Zach teaches a class on time travel paradoxes, complete with examples involving a German child in the early 20th century. Not to poke fun, but if we designed ocular...