Sabriel and Ken are visited by returning guest Commander Jessica Janiuk, aka Punder Woman, to review Discovery‘s adventure on the planet Kwejian and their faceoff with Emerald Chain leader Osyrra. While the main plot focused on estranged brothers, sea locusts, and Orions, we were more enamored of Detmer and Tilly taking charge, and Stamets and Culber in the roles of Space Dads.
Discovery is finally reunited with the Federation — but, like on Earth, the reception is frosty. Nonetheless, Bri and Ken drool over our first look at Starfleet vessels of the 32nd century, catching all the references and Easter eggs to familiar characters and civilizations. We also have a working theory of what "The Burn" was — tune in to hear our idea!
Star Trek returns to the Trill homeworld in this powerful, touching episode about love that defies binary genders, while the rest of the crew cope with PTSD and learn that it’s okay to not be okay — something Ken and Bri really needed to hear during a difficult Election Week. ❤️
Discovery and Michael, reunited, return to Earth, only to receive a frosty reception. In this special Halloween episode of Transporter Lock, Sabriel and Ken are fans of the show’s character development, we wonder about Michael Burnham’s and Cleveland Booker’s relationship, we contemplate how we’d feel to know our loved ones had been gone for centuries — and we want to see more Earth, please!
Ken & Bri are joined by First Officer Tiffany Bridge to review the second episode of Discovery‘s third season. From the Old West tropes and Georgiou being a force to be reckoned with to Stamets’ and Reno’s witty repartee and tie-ins to the Short Treks episode “Calypso“, we are here with theories and enthusiasm.
Discovery returns for its third season! Michael Burnham arrives 930 years in the future, where she’s more impressed with the technology than Ken and Bri are. We ponder the fate of the Federation, gripe about Andorians, and map out the inevitable reunion of Michael and her crew.
Ken and Bri review the first ten-episode season of the animated adventures of Beckett Mariner, Brad Boimler, D’Vana Tendi, and Sam Rutherford aboard the USS Cerritos (NCC-75567). Who is Lower Decks for? When was it at its best? And what do we want from a second season? We share our takes!
Star Trek: Lower Decks has debuted, and Transporter Lock returns to the air to review this new animated series! This half-hour comedy is faithful to Star Trek lore, but Ken and Bri find its humor falls flat. Lt. Commander Joe Strosnider of Joe’s Computer Museum joins the podcast crew as a special guest, lending his engineering insights into the premiere episode as we debate our favorite characters, most believable moments, unique applications of the holodeck, similarity to The Orville and A.C. Spahn’s The Endurance novels, and what it would look like to produce a Star Trek version of the Star Wars Minute podcast.