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Join Ken Gagne of Gamebits and Sabriel Mastin of Pulse Bomb Ready each week as we review the latest episodes of Star Trek: Discovery! Airing exclusively on CBS All Access and Netflix, Discovery is first new Star Trek television series in over a decade and the seventh series and 31st season of Star Trek — and we've seen them all. We'll be analyzing how the ongoing mission of the USS Discovery fits into Gene Roddenberry's universe and where we hope its enterprising voyages take us next.

Join Ken Gagne of Gamebits and Sabriel Mastin of Pulse Bomb Ready each week as we review the latest episodes of Star Trek: Discovery! Airing exclusively on CBS All Access and Netflix, Discovery is first new Star Trek television series in over a decade and the seventh series and 31st season of Star Trek — and we've seen them all. We'll be analyzing how the ongoing mission of the USS Discovery fits into Gene Roddenberry's universe and where we hope its enterprising voyages take us next.
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Join Ken Gagne of Gamebits and Sabriel Mastin of Pulse Bomb Ready each week as we review the latest episodes of Star Trek: Discovery! Airing exclusively on CBS All Access and Netflix, Discovery is first new Star Trek television series in over a decade and the seventh series and 31st season of Star Trek — and we've seen them all. We'll be analyzing how the ongoing mission of the USS Discovery fits into Gene Roddenberry's universe and where we hope its enterprising voyages take us next.

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Episodes

Star Trek Online with Al Rivera

5/17/2018
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Al Rivera, aka Captain Geko, is the Principal Lead Designer at Cryptic Studios, developer of Star Trek Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set 30 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. The debut of Star Trek: Discovery marks the first time in the MMO’s eight-year history that it has a current …

Duration:00:39:09

S1 Post-Season Reflections

2/22/2018
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The first season of Star Trek: Discovery has concluded. Having already reviewed the season finale, this week we take a step back and consider the entire 15-episode season as a whole. What was our favorite episode? Why isn’t Discovery set post-Voyager? Why couldn’t Sarek have been just another Vulcan, and what will his role be …

Duration:00:43:15

S1E15: Will You Take My Hand?

2/13/2018
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It’s the season one finale of Discovery, featuring an anticlimactic takedown of Terran Emperor Georgiou, a welcome end to the Burnham/Tyler/Voq love triangle, and a surprise appearance by a familiar Federation flagship that left us in tears. Did you spot all the callbacks to Trek lore in the Orion outpost? Or on the Klingon map? …

Duration:00:59:45

S1E14: The War Without, The War Within

2/6/2018
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The Discovery, back in the Prime Universe, finds itself at war with the Klingons and with a veritable rogues gallery aboard: Voq, L’rell, and Emperor Georgiou. A broken Admiral Cornwell makes some terrible decisions, while nobody gives a crap about the feelings of Burnham, recently out of an abusive relationship. Why is everyone such a …

Duration:00:48:39

S1E13: What’s Past Is Prologue

2/1/2018
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Things come to a head in the Mirror Universe as Michael Burnham must choose between two evil, racist, xenophobic, tyrannical despots, each of whom has been her captain. Bri and Ken suspect we haven’t seen the last of this dynamic trio, and we ponder how they’ll be reunited, what reactions they’ll have to living in …

Duration:00:48:29

S1E12: Vaulting Ambition

1/26/2018
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In the Mirror Universe, not everyone is what they appear to be… just like back home in the Prime Universe! Burnham discovers that Saru is delicious and that Emperor Georgiou is a cold-hearted murderer — but may be the Discovery‘s only way home. Stamets finds himself in the Mushroom Kingdom, where he gets one last chance …

Duration:00:45:48

S1E11: The Wolf Inside

1/17/2018
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As captain of the ISS Shenzhou, Michael Burnham discovers what a small cast of characters the Mirror Universe has, every goateed rebel or sadistic ruler being someone she’s loved or killed back in the Prime Universe. Did some not-so-shocking revelations warrant a season-long buildup? Sabriel and Ken still question Lorca’s motives, Tyler’s future, what role …

Duration:00:43:12

S1E10: Despite Yourself

1/12/2018
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Susan Arendt of the Continue podcast and Genii Online fills in for Sabriel as Discovery returns to the airwaves. Are we surprised that our heroes have found themselves in the Mirror Universe, or that hot tortured guy may be a Klingon? We gush over Captain Killy and Jonathan Frakes’ directing, puzzle over Lorca’s origin and …

Duration:00:52:48

Crossovers We’d Like to See

12/26/2017
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Set 90 years after Enterprise and 10 years before The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery has the potential to cross over with familiar characters new and old. Who would we like to see appear as guests on Discovery? Sabriel and Ken brainstorm everything from specific Klingons to Mirror Universe doppelgängers to Kelvin Universe cast members …

Duration:00:43:21

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

12/13/2017
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Humanity may have evolved beyond materialistic needs by the 24th century… but here in 2017, all we want are Star Trek books, toys, and DVDs! For the Trekkie or Trekker in your life, or maybe just for yourself, Sabriel and Ken share their wish lists of the best Star Trek merchandise available this Christmas / …

Duration:00:38:46

Character Analysis: Harry Mudd

11/27/2017
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Harcourt Fenton Mudd: scoundrel, con-man, forger, misogynist, thief, sociopath. When Captain Kirk’s recurring villain was reinvented for Discovery, his list of crimes expanded to include murder. Previously a harmless ne’er-do-well, Harry Mudd, portrayed on The Original Series and The Animated Series by Roger C. Carmel, became more than a thorn in Captain Lorca’s side when …

Duration:00:48:24

S1 Mid-Season Questions

11/20/2017
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Star Trek: Discovery is off the air for the next two months, and its mid-season finale has left us with many questions. In this episode of Transporter Lock, Bri and Ken offer answers and fan theories to listener questions, submitted via email and reddit: How does Discovery align with Gene Roddenberry’s vision for humanity’s future? …

Duration:00:46:54

S1E9: Into the Forest I Go

11/14/2017
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The first half of Star Trek: Discovery‘s first season ends with a bang: Mutiny! Klingons! Mêlée! Rescues! Kisses! Explosions! Sabriel and Ken wrap up “Into the Forest I Go”, in which villains fall, traitors rise, and Stamets crashes. Is Starfleet’s war with the Klingons coming to a close? Is the USS Discovery‘s next voyage within …

Duration:01:09:42

S1E8: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

11/8/2017
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In their quest to adapt a crystalline tower to a giant sonar used to detect cloaked Klingon ships, Saru finds the peace he has sought his whole life — and he’s willing to abandon his mission, kill his crewmates, and derail the war effort to keep it. What a jerk! Or is he a tragic hero …

Duration:01:13:49

S1E7: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

10/31/2017
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It’s Groundhog Day aboard the USS Discovery and on the Transporter Lock podcast, and we’re stuck in a time loop reviewing this rom-com Star Trek episode. Is this episode repeating not just itself, but also TNG’s "Cause and Effect"? Is the crew’s after-hours party a chance for us to see them as people, or just …

Duration:01:04:34

S1E6: Lethe

10/23/2017
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Remember the TNG episode "Dark Page", where Deanna Troi projects herself into Lwaxana’s mind to learn a dark secret and relieve her parent’s guilt? Burnham and Sarek are doing their best reenactment in this week’s episode, "Lethe". Meanwhile, Lorca whips out the vodka and the sleaze to distract Admiral Cornwell, who’s all too receptive. Will …

Duration:01:08:10

S1E5: Choose Your Pain

10/16/2017
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The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery has trust issues. Acting Captain Saru doesn’t trust Burnham; the kidnapped Captain Lorca doesn’t trust Harry Mudd; and the poor tardigrade doesn’t know who to trust. Can everyone put aside their differences long enough to escape the Klingons and use the spore warp drive for a rescue mission? Sabriel …

Duration:01:08:24

S1E4: The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry

10/9/2017
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The USS Discovery must perfect its mycelium warp drive if the crew is to save the mining facility at Corvan II — and Michael Burnham may hold the key. Will she pull an Equinox and help Captain Lorca weaponize an organism? Will Landry pull a Tasha Yar and leave a vacancy in security? And will …

Duration:00:50:39

S1E3: Context Is for Kings

10/3/2017
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Six months after the Battle at the Binary Stars, Michael Burnham arrives on the USS Discovery, where Captain Lorca is engaged in "Black Alert" field tests. Is the NCC-1031 a scientific vessel — or a Section 31 outpost? Why does the crew hate Burnham for a war with the Klingons we don’t think she started? …

Duration:00:49:39

S1E2: Battle at the Binary Stars

9/26/2017
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The second episode of Star Trek: Discovery and the first to be exclusive to CBS All Access finds a united Klingon Empire facing off against a squadron of Starfleet vessels. With plenty of callbacks to Star Trek lore, "Battle at the Binary Stars" cements itself in the franchise’s history while making some important deviations in …

Duration:00:47:29