Ken and Sabriel review three episodes of Lower Decks: “We’ll Always Have Tom Paris”; “Mugato, Gumato”; and “An Embarrassment of Dooplers”, before getting excited for Star Trek Day’s Prodigy, Picard, and Strange New Worlds trailers. Videos Prodigy opening Prodigy trailer Picard Season 2 Strange New Worlds casting announcement Links Sabriel’s gay agenda Fanfare for the …
Robb Pearlman is an author and editor of dozens of books on pop-culture phenomena, ranging from Bob Ross to Alien to Rick and Morty. His latest book, Star Trek: Starfleet Is…, depicts the many qualities of Starfleet and the heroes who manifest them, spanning the centuries and series of Star Trek. A portion of the …
Lower Decks is back for season 2! Ken and Bri catch up on Star Trek news of the last four months before diving into the return of the USS Cerritos and its many inside jokes, from Ransom going all Gary Mitchell to a Tamarian ensign being caught by a Collector.
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First Contact Day 2021 saw the arrival of teasers and trailers for three new seasons of Star Trek: Lower Decks (Season 2), Discovery (Season 4), and Picard (Season 2), featuring the return of John de Lancie as Q. Ken and Bri share their analyses and predictions for what the future holds for our favorite series, including the June 9, 2023 release of the next Star Trek movie.(more…)
Commander Susan Arendt returns to Transporter Lock as we look back at the entirety of Discovery‘s third season. How well did the show handle the far future, the loss of the Federation, a new nemesis, and a revolving captain’s chair? Does this season hold up to the previous ones? How do the Short Treks tie in? And should we be watching The Orville instead? Join us for this recap before we take hiatus until more Trek airs!
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Part two of the Discovery‘s third season premiere is also the conclusion of the three-part season finale and a three-season arc — did you follow that? Ken and Bri review the episode’s glut of action and some curious command decisions while considering what the conclusion means for the next season.
Burnham goes full-on Die Hard to recapture Discovery, Osyraa pursues an unexpected ambition, Vance breaks his rank’s stereotype, and Tilly stands up to an old foe. Captain of Engineering Neil A. Beardsley of Blue Bag Red Bag joins us to review the season’s penultimate episode, formerly known as “The Good of the People”!
A child being raised in a holodeck — where have we seen this before? Have we truly found the source of the Burn? How well did Tilly perform as captain? What unthinkable crime did Book commit? And how will the crew reunite in the next episode? Ken and Bri are joined by Starfleet Academy librarian Kay Savetz, who’s warping into Discovery midway through the third season without having seen what comes before. How accessible is this new Star Trek to an old fan? Tune in to find out as we review “Su’Kal”, formerly known as “The Citadel”!
Georgiou emerges from her native Mirror Universe a changed person, only to face the judgment of Carl, who needs his own Star Trek spinoff. Ken and Bri are joined by Archivist Amanda to discuss character evolution, the nuances of torture, and the editing of Terra Firma‘s conclusion.