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? Did Star Trek introduce a character on the spectrum with Cadet Sylvia Tilly? And can Paul Stamets’ mushrooms save the world? Find out on this week’s episode of Transporter Lock!
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 battle tactics and Vulcan mythology. Ken and Sabriel offer their takes and analyses in this episode of the Transporter Lock podcast.
Star Trek: Discovery has debuted, and Bri and Ken want more! Commander Michael Burnham discovers the Klingons are lighting a beacon as a call to war. Can she convince Captain Georgiou of the USS Shenzhou to strike first? Where have the Klingons been for the past hundred years? Is this technology canon? How is Burnham like Worf and the beacon like Tin Man? We have thoughts!
Welcome to the premier episode of Transporter Lock, the weekly Star Trek: Discovery podcast! The first new Star Trek TV show in 12 years debuts on CBS All Access and Netflix on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Set ten years before Captain Kirk helmed the Enterprise, Discovery will be unlike any Trek before it — and we’re here to put it in context. Every week, Ken Gagne and Sabriel Mastin will be providing recaps, reviews, and analysis of each new episode.
In this launch episode, we await the upcoming launch of Discovery by sharing our love for all the Star Treks that have come before — television and movies, live-action and animated. We’ve cosplayed, been to conferences, and gotten celebrity autographs. But for all we know about the past, there’s still much we don’t know about Discovery. We look at what teasers are out there and conjecture where Discovery will go that no Star Trek has gone before.