Discovering Trek

Discovering Trek: Grounded

LOWER DECKS: SEASON 3, EPISODE 1 This week on the season premiere of Star Trek: Lower Decks, Captain Freeman is on trial for the destruction of Pakled Planet, and Mariner is not going to sit by and watch her mom go down without a fight.  The Cerritos is in a secure location and the gang…

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Discovering Trek: A Quality of Mercy

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 10 It’s the explosive finale of Strange New Worlds! The future of the alpha quadrant balances on the terror of Pike’s foreseen future as we revisit a classic TOS episode with a twist. And who is that commanding the Farragut? Is that…Captain Kirk? Is this musical captain’s chairs? What…

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Discovering Trek: All Those Who Wander

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 9 The crew comes face-to-face this time with the terrifying enemy of this first season of Strange New Worlds, the Gorn. But the enemy might be much closer than it appears when survivors of a marooned ship are rescued by the Enterprise. Between La’an’s past trauma and Spock releasing…

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Discovering Trek: The Elysian Kingdom

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 8 The crew are transformed into the characters of the Elysian Kingdom, a book M’Benga has been reading to his daughter Rukiya who has also suddenly disappeared. M’Benga, and Hemmer, the only two crew members unaffected, must discover if there is a fairy behind this fairy tale, or is…

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Discovering Trek: The Serene Squall

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 7 Yeaaargh! Pirates sighted in this episode of Strange New Worlds as the Enterprise is lured outside Federation territory in a ruse to capture the ship! A potential ally turns out to be an enemy though to they do engage Spock in a fascinating conversation about false binaries he…

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Discovering Trek: Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 6 “Lift us Where Suffering Cannot Reach” has the Enterprise intervening in a world that is outside of Federation territory. While the ship and crew have no jurisdiction here, will Pike follow his heart and violate General Order One to save a child, a civilization, and his love’s soul?…

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Discovering Trek: Spock Amok

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 5 This week on Discovering Trek, Mike, Yvette, Matthew, and guest Jamie Rogers discuss the Strange New Worlds episode, “Spock Amok.” The crew brings the funny in this episode with swapped identities and Enterprise BINGO. Plus we find out that Una is not, “where fun goes to die,” because…

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Discovering Trek: Memento Mori

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 4 This week guest host Kasey Shafsky, Yvette, and Matthew discuss the next episode of Strange New Worlds, “Memento Mori.” You’re going to learn more than you knew before about brown dwarfs and their significance in song. Starfleet also celebrates their version of Memorial Day, which has a deeper…

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Discovering Trek: Ghosts of Illyria

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 3 This week Mike, Yvette, Matthew, and guest Mike Thurlow discuss the next episode of Strange New Worlds, “Ghosts of Illyria.” Everyone on the Enterprise is loving on light, except for Una. She’s got a secret that keeps her safe but can save everybody else as well. Meanwhile, Pike…

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Discovering Trek: Children of the Comet

STRANGE NEW WORLDS: SEASON 1, EPISODE 2 This week Mike, Yvette, and Matthew, discuss the next episode of Strange New Worlds, “Children of the Comet.” Captain Pike invites members of the crew to his quarters for dinner, and the party includes Cadet Uhura. We learn a lot about her background, including that she’s not sure…

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