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Why the Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Dec 13, 2017

Still treading water in the Discovery midseason break, Zach and David review the TNG episode “Sarek.” This episode gives a window into the mind of Sarek, and what we see is all the more poignant and/or tragic given what DSC season 1 has revealed about his character. David and Zach also dive deep into the differences...


Nov 27, 2017

David and Zach go back to the Original Series to understand the Mirror Universe by reviewing the episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Despite the classic (or some may say, “dated”) visuals and cheesy 60’s style fight scenes, Zach enjoyed the episode a lot. David points out the theme of “noninterference” throughout...


Nov 14, 2017

Into the mid-season break, we go. David and Zach reflect fondly on the Chapter 1 finale with discussions about the role of Kol as a cartoon villain, L’rell’s intentions now that she is aboard the Discovery, and the possibility of the spore drive to access other universes. The show is on break, but Why The Trek is...


Nov 6, 2017

Episode 8, “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” weaves together an A-plot on the surface of the planet Pahvo with B-plot following L’rell’s activities on The Death Ship. David loved the prime-directive implications of the planetary story but had trouble getting into the L’rell scenes. Zach remained lukewarm on the...


Oct 31, 2017

Episode 7: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.” Zach’s sanity is not in question, but this episode definitely made him mad. David tries to explain time crystals, which are a real thing, but actually have nothing to do with manipulating time...yet. Time travel episodes are tough to write well, and this one had a...