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Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP14: Such Sweet Sorrow Pt 2

The season two finale is upon us and Ebony and Anita prepare for all the emotional hurdles this show throws our way. But let’s be real, a season finale on the scale that only Discovery can provide begs A LOT OF QUESTIONS. We have so many questions that we will never have answers for. But Ebony does get a resolution to the one question that has been haunting her for years. Join our podcast community at:


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP13: "Such Sweet Sorrow"

We're so close to the end of Star Trek Discovery's second season, but before we press the self-destruct button on the Recap FREQcast, let's race through some space corridors and figure out what happened in this week's episode! Anita is off taking time suit flying lessons, so Ebony was joined in the Keanu Reeves Memorial Studio by psychologist and Star Trek cheerleader, Ali Mattu for a rundown of all the fist-pumping moments "Such Sweet Sorrow" gave us.


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP12: "Valley of Shadows"

As your intrepid hosts race ever closer to the end of Star Trek Discovery's second season and an explanation for the source of the mysterious seven signals, they take a moment to enjoy the growing closeness of Michael and Spock; the peek into Captain Pike's future; and those amazing Disco space suits. Joining Anita and Ebony on the bridge again is video producer, podcaster, and all-around great guy Steve Shives. Listen, rate, and review and keep the Star Trek malarkey coming!


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP11: "Perpetual Infinity"

Anita manages to overcome sickness and adversity this week to lounge in the captain's chair for a rip-roaring* discussion of the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery! This week we discuss the resilience of the powerful mother trope; the developing sibling relationship between Spock and Burnham; and when to just stop asking questions about the technobabble and embrace the timey-wimey loopiness. Tune in, subscribe, rate, and review!


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP10: "Red Angel"

This week’s episode is a wild hayride of emotion for your two intrepid hosts (just kidding, we keep it pretty chill)! Joining us on the pod is writer, video producer, and Star Trek fan Steve Shives, who does a pretty good job of keeping things rational and coherent. Tune in and listen to Anita introduce a new segment (“The Costume Corner”); nod along as Ebony vibes to Spock and Burnham’s sibling snark; and clap vigorously as Steve confirms that DS9 is amazing, the end, no arguments. Check...


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP09: "Project Daedalus"

On this week's episode, Anita and Ebony spend about 47 minutes marvelling at some absolutely stunning fan art: With the time they have left, they discuss their joy at FINALLY getting some backstory on Airiam, only to have her **spoiler**. Fuzzy Spock is growing on both of us (just like his beard is taking over his face) and Captain Pike reminds us all that he can be talked into absolutely anything. Shout out to @barez_mardukhi for his...


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP08: "If Memory Serves"

In this week's episode, Ebony is joined again by "slightly delusional Star Trek fangirl" Francine Crockett, aka Spock Jones. Rather than make more easily-googleable errors about TOS continuity, Ebony decided it was better to bring back an actual Trek expert (a "trek-xpert," if you will) to break down for us all the ins-and-outs of this week's journey to Talos IV. Join us as we break down our reactions to this episode's deeply emotional moments; the welcome upgrades to the Talosians and...


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP07: "Light and Shadows"

Anita gets a little too excited when her one night stand (Tyler) and her future husband (Pike) are on an away mission together. We finally meet Disco Spock and well, that just sort of happened. There are some weird gender roles happening on Vulcan that we ain’t to happy about. Plus Ebony is not having any of baby vulcan hair.


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP06: "Sounds of Thunder"

In this weeks episode of the Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, Ebony and Anita are joined in Ten Forward by overly enthusiastic Star Trek fan, Sarah Gulde. Guided by her expertise, your two feckless hosts attempt to step up their game and discuss their reactions to this week's episode in a coherent, informed manner [spoiler alert: they are unable to sustain it]. Tune in for a conversation about the compelling emotive work of Doug Jones as Saru, what first contact would actually be like,...


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP05: "Saints of Imperfection"

Ebony has fallen out an airlock this week, so Anita is holding down the fort for Star Trek Discovery's S02E05 "Saints of Imperfection". Joining her is special guest Jarrah Hodge, co-host of the Women at Warp podcast. Listen in while we lament all the Bad Science nonsense, grapple with the direction of season two and hear a very sad attempt by Anita to hold up the hair report. Like and subscribe and rate and all that fun stuff! Become a podcast backer at


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP04: "An Obol for Charon"

Anita is back and just in time for all the wild antics of Episode 4: An Obol for Charon (which apparently is pronounced karon and what even is an obol-- spoilers: we will not be answering any of these questions). But we will dive into what this episode gets so right and what it bumbles around on. Who can resist a dying civilization? And a dying best friend? And oh god the waterworks. Ebony asks what is up with Burnham's wig and Anita is thankful for Tilly's hair which is the gift that keeps...


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP03: "Point of Light"

The Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast brings you a gift from the Mirror Universe this week: a special guest! Ebony is joined by an old friend and fellow Trekkie as she attempts to navigate the treacherous currents of this week's episode without Anita there to offer snarky comments from the brig. Join Ebony and Francine, a self-identified "slightly delusional Star Trek fangirl" for a conversation about nostalgia, omnipotent aliens, and why those Party City Klingon wigs have got to go.


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP02: "New Eden"

Anita and Ebony are back on bridge duty this week with Feminist Frequency Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, deciphering narrative arcs, giving hair reports, steering through the highly illogical, and generally questioning what keeps us watching other than Tilly.


Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP01: "Brother"

It's here! The long-awaited return of the not-at-all inconveniently named Feminist Frequency Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast! Anita and Ebony are back on bridge duty, deciphering narrative arcs, steering through plot[worm]holes, and generally questioning what lead them to start this podast in the first place. In this week's show, we share our reactions to the first episode of Discovery's second season and unpack what worked for us [some stuff]; what didn't work [quite a bit more stuff];...


Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP15: "Will You Take My Hand?"

Anita and Ebony bid a fond farewell to Star Trek Discovery on this final episode of the Recap FREQcast (well, until DISCO returns in 2019). Tune in and find out how often Anita was overcome with genuine human emotion by the cheesiest things; why Ebony couldn't grade Burnham's hair this week; and speculation over whether Saru will get passed over for the captain's job in favor of a less-qualified white dude. Don't forget to show your support by rating & reviewing the show! And hey: if you...


BONUS: The Unbearable Wrongness of Mycelium Science

As we bid adieu to the first season of Star Trek Discovery, the Recap FREQcast has something special for our dedicated (and long-suffering) audience: a bonus rant from game industry pro and Star Trek fan, Emily Taylor! Emily has an advanced academic background in plant pathology, and if you were wondering "Is Star Trek getting its mycelium science right?" -- Emily is here to confirm that they are very much not. Tune in to this fascinating exploration of ST's "sciencey-wiency" language and a...


Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP14: "The War Without, The War Within"

With only 1 more episode to go after tonight's emotion-filled warp back into the prime universe, Anita admits that questions about show logic are useless and she should just enjoy the ride. Ebony feels put out by Saru getting booted from the captain's chair TWICE, and both Anita and Ebony wonder: why is Ash Tyler? Just...why? Subscribe today and stay tuned for an upcoming special bonus rant from a listener on Star Trek science!


Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP13: "What's Past Is Prologue"

In this week's episode, Ebony reveals that a significant portion of her enjoyment of DISCO springs from the knowledge that Anita is somewhere suffering through all the gaping plot holes, ill-conceived mayhem, and occasionally terrible set design. Anita shares some good Stamets dialogue, while Ebony has to admit that she didn't absolutely love Burnham's hair this week. It was an episode packed with inspirational Saru, badass Giorgiou, and a leering Jason Isaacs -- and we had stuff to say...


Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP12: "Vaulting Ambition"

This epsisode of the Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, Anita discovers to her horror that her trusty co-host has been replaced by a 2 finga ring-sporting clone from the Mirror Universe. Mirror-Ebony proclaims her love for space minivans and futuristic pajama talk between a loving Culber and Stamets; while Anita takes a sip from her tall glass of haterade and asks a lot of questions about the Emperor, Lorca,and simple physics that the Discovery scriptwriters probably won't answer. Plus:...


Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP11: "The Wolf Inside"

In this episode, our intrepid hosts continue to coast on impulse power through the mirror universe with the crew of Discovery, trying and failing to muster any interest in what's happening after last week's uncharacteristic goodness! Ebony expresses her surprise at Burnham's excellent hair situation given the lack of satin sleep bonnets on ship; Anita finds the revelation of the Emperor's identity to be less of a thrill than it could have been; and audiences everywhere yell in frustration...