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Why the Trek: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

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...


Oct 23, 2017

A Tale of Two ‘Fathers.’ Episode 6, “Lethe” takes us on a journey into the depths of the psyches of Captain Lorca and Sarek. David is unhappy about using the intergalactic mind meld as a plot device, again, but admits the insight gained into the Sarek-Michael-Spock dynamic is worth it. Zach is seeing the...


Oct 17, 2017

Episode five, “Choose Your Pain” starts out brutally...with a bludgeoning message of interspecies morality that Zach almost cannot stand. It’s David’s turn this week to mess up not just one, but three names (apologies to Admiral Cornwell, Michelle Forbes, and Michelle Pfeiffer). In the midst of an episode chock...


Oct 11, 2017

Tardigrades, on a spaceship! It’s a new episode which means a new character with an “L” name that Zach struggles to remember (L’Rell). They correct David’s mistake about warp speed from last week in what is certain to be the first of many “corrections” segments. Zach isn’t buying the biological nature of...


Oct 2, 2017

This week David and Zach both begrudgingly admit that there may be some advantages to DSC being broadcast on CBS All Access. They unravel some of the mysteries of the USS Discovery and a new crew with some familiar faces, including our pal Saru, the enigmatic Captain Lorca and security chief, um… Landry, right. Zach...