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…

STDP 028 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E3 – Point of Light

STDP 028 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E3 – Point of Light

For this supersized episode 28 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E3, which is titled, Point of Light. This episode is written by Andrew Colville, and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. This episode continues the search for Spock (no pun intended), Tilly’s new imaginary friend takes a wrong turn, we return to find L’Rell’s being challenged as Chancellor, reveals a secret to Tyler, and an unexpected ally comes to her rescue, as we get a taste of another Star Trek series! Read more…

STDP 027 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E2 – New Eden

STDP 027 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E2 – New Eden

For episode 27 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss Star Trek: Discovery – S2E2, which is titled, New Eden. The teleplay is by Vaun Wilmott & Sean Cochran, and story by Akiva Goldsman & Sean Cochran. It was directed by none other than Picard’s Number One, Jonathan Frakes, who of course played Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He masterfully directs this nearly standalone story that still fits in the arc, yet feels like classic Star Trek! Read more…

STDP 026 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E1 – Brother

STDP 026 – Star Trek Discovery – S2E1 – Brother

We love Captain Pike! For episode 26 of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast, Ruthie and I discuss the Season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery – S2E1, which is titled, Brother. It was written by Ted Sullivan & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts (the latter two were the showrunners at the time this was filmed), and it was directed by the current showrunner and co-creator, Alex Kurtzman. We both loved this supersized movie-like premiere! If you haven’t given Discovery a try, this epic episode is one you can jump right in! Read more…

STDP 025 – Star Trek Discovery – Season 2 Preview and Other News Roundtable

STDP 025 – Star Trek Discovery – Season 2 Preview and Other News Roundtable

As we get ready for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, we sat down for a marathon session with repeat panelists Steve Brown of the Panels to Pixels Podcast, Wes Huntington of the Minnesota Star Trek Nerd Podcast, and new panelists John McGrail of GSM’s Maid of Steel Podcast and Martin Donison of GSM’s Arrow Squad Podcast, Tomorrow’s Legends (@tomorowslegendsFacebook Group), and Sibercast (@Sibercast and Facebook Group) to discuss the Short Treks, news about the Picard series and Lower Decks, discuss other possible shows (including one that has since been announced) and then discuss what we expect for Season 2. Read more…

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