STDP 038 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E13 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

STDP 038 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E13 – Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

It’s episode 38 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E13, which is titled Such Sweet Sorrow. This episode was written by Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, and it is directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. We finally get to see the bridge of the Enterprise, as an armada of Section 31 ships, close in, and Burnham and a skeleton crew prepare to send Discovery into the future. We both loved this episode, even with its flaws. It’s a shining example of an episode being greater than the sum of its parts.Read more…

STDP 037 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E12 – Through the Valley of Shadows

STDP 037 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E12 – Through the Valley of Shadows

It’s episode 37 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E12, which is titled Through the Valley of Shadows. This episode was written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt, and it is directed by Douglas Aarniokoski. Burnham and Spock investigate a rogue Section 31 ship, a fourth signal appears on Boreth, where Pike meets Baby Voq and his future, while trying to get a time crystal.Read more…

STDP 036 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E11 – Perpetual Infinity

STDP 036 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E11 – Perpetual Infinity

It’s episode 36 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E11, which is titled Perpetual Infinity. This episode was written by Alan McElroy & Brandon Schultz, and it is directed by Maja Vrvilo. Michael Burnham reunites with her mom, and Leland’s taken a very disturbing turn.Read more…

STDP 035 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E10 – The Red Angel

STDP 035 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E10 – The Red Angel

It’s episode 35 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, and Ruthie and Brian analyze and discuss your feedback for Star Trek: Discovery – S2E10, which is titled The Red Angel. This episode was written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville, and it is directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper, who has been announced as the director of the first two episodes of the new Picard series. We learn a lot this episode, like who the Red Angel is, who developed Project Daedalus, and how Leland was involved in Burnham’s parents’ death. Read more…

STDP 034 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E9 – Project Daedalus

STDP 034 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E9 – Project Daedalus

For this supersized episode 34 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E9, which is titled, Project Daedalus. This episode was written by the new co-showrunner for Season 3, Michelle Paradise, and it is directed by Jonathan Frakes, whose name you might recognize. :-) Pike and Cornwell rendezvous to infiltrate Section 31 Headquarters, only to encounter some unexpected results. We finally get to know Airiam, but is it too late? Read more…

STDP 033 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E8 – If Memory Serves

STDP 033 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E8 – If Memory Serves

For episode 33 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E8, which is titled, If Memory Serves. This episode was written by Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie, and it is directed by TJ Scott. We see a link between The Original Series and Discovery as Spock and Burnham arrive at Talos IV! Back on the ship, we see Culber feeling disconnected to his prior life with Stamets and how it was cut short by Tyler/Voq, and we have Pike taking the crew to Talos IV after the Talosians initiate contact between Vina and him! Read more…

STDP 032 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E7 – Light and Shadows

STDP 032 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E7 – Light and Shadows

For episode 32 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E7, which is titled, Light and Shadows. This episode’s teleplay is by Ted Sullivan, from a story by Ted Sullivan & Vaun Wilmott, and it is directed by Marta Cunningham. Burnham takes leave and heads to Vulcan to continue to search for Spock, and she succeeds! However, Spock is not himself. After Burnham leaves Discovery, which is still orbiting Kaminar, the ship encounters an anomaly where past, present, and future all exist at once that Pike and Tyler investigate in a shuttlecraft, only to be attacked by the probe they launched. Like all Ted Sullivan episodes, it seems, this was a great one! Read more…

STDP 031 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E6 – The Sound of Thunder

STDP 031 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E6 – The Sound of Thunder

For episode 31 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and Brian discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E6, which is titled, The Sound of Thunder. This episode is written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt, and directed by Douglas Aarniokoski. This episode continues the search for the seven red signals, right to Saru’s home planet of Kaminar. Culber is having trouble adjusting to his new reality. This episode was a fun one to do, and we think it’ll be fun to listen to! Read more…

STDP 030 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E5 – Saints of Imperfection

STDP 030 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E5 – Saints of Imperfection

For episode 30 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie is back, as we discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E5, which is titled, Saints of Imperfection. This episode is written by Kirsten Beyer, and directed by David Barrett. This episode continues the search for Spock (no pun intended), but comes up with a dead end, as Georgiou and Section 31 appear. Stamets and Burnham enter the network to rescue Tilly but end up finding another long lost character, too. By the way, we LOVED it!!! Read more…

STDP 029 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E4 – An Obol for Charon

STDP 029 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E4 – An Obol for Charon

For episode 29 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie is out sick, but we have special guest co-host Wes Huntington of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast to co-host in her place, as we discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E4, which is titled, An Obol for Charon. The episode’s teleplay is by Adam McElroy and Andrew Colville. The episode’s story is by Jordon Nardino & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts. It is directed by Lee Rose. The search for Spock (no pun intended) hits a snag, as the Discovery encounters a big entity in space, the size of a small moon. The entity seems to bring on vaharai, the final cycle of life for Saru’s species, or so we think. Meanwhile, Tilly, Stamets and Reno work in Engineering, as May has retaliates. Read more…

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