Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast

Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast

Weekly reviews of Star Trek Discovery, Picard & Lower Decks on CBS All Access... Show More

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January 16, 2021 88 min

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 …

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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. Stream the audio edition of Transporter …

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January 3, 2021 73 min

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”! Stream the …

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December 26, 2020 61 min

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 …

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December 19, 2020 76 min

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. Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above …

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December 13, 2020 62 min

Georgiou returns to her element thanks to Carl the Guardian! Bri and Ken are enamored of both the Mirror Universe and TOS, so this week’s episode gave us a lot to analyze and squee over. Join us for this review of the first half of “Terra Firma”! Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above …

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December 6, 2020 68 min

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 …

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November 28, 2020 60 min

Michael Burnham must defend her thesis to her Romulan & Vulcan advisors! Bri and Ken revel in this week’s scientific nerd-off while quoting Kay Savetz and performing a dramatic reading of Susan Arendt‘s Twitter thread. Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Overcast, Pandora, …

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November 22, 2020 48 min

Discovery gets new tech, new romance, and new insights into the Burn! Ken and Sabriel invite guest Dana Ross to join us in celebrating the return of Grudge, a cat who clearly needs her own Star Trek series. Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon …

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November 14, 2020 63 min

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 …

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November 8, 2020 64 min

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. ❤️ Stream the audio edition …

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November 1, 2020 56 min

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 …

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October 24, 2020 62 min

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. Stream …

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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. Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above …

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October 10, 2020 43 min

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! Stream the audio edition …

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August 8, 2020 43 min

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 …

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April 5, 2020 74 min

Susan Arendt of the Continue Podcast returns to the show to join Ken and Bri in reviewing the first season of Picard. We loved some of the new characters and were meh about others. Familiar faces were welcome, though is there such a thing as too much Seven of Nine? And was the season finale …

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Ken & Bri jump right to the heartwrenching end of Picard’s first season finale, as familiar characters say their goodbyes — we didn’t want the game to end! Some of our predictions from part one were correct, but most were not, leaving us utterly unprepared for these gut punches. We remain hopeful of seeing more …

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Ambassador Josh of the Federation Diplomatic Corps joins Ken and Bri to review the penultimate episode of Picard‘s first season. We finally arrive on the synth homeworld, where we find Data’s look-alike, Lore’s spiritual successor, a deteriorating admiral, and a blank android ready to host one lucky recipient. We have suspicions about who’s really who …

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March 15, 2020 68 min

Charlynn Schmiedt of the Star Trek podcasts To the Journey and and Punch It joins Bri and Ken to discuss the antepenultimate episode of Picard‘s first season. The origin of the Zhat Vash is revealed, Seven of Nine takes on a new role, and Raffi tries to put Rios back together again as all the …

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