Weekly reviews of Star Trek Discovery, Picard & Lower Decks on CBS All Access
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, …The post First Contact Day 2021 teasers & trailers predictions first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podc...
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 …The post Discovery Season 3 review first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E13: That Hope Is You, Part 2 first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star...
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 …The post Discovery S3E12: There Is a Tide… first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E11: Su’Kal first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E10: Terra Firma, Part 2 first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podc...
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 …The post Discovery S3E09: Terra Firma, Part 1 first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E08: The Sanctuary first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Tre...
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, …The post Discovery S3E07: Unification III first appeared on Transp...
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 …The post Discovery S3E06: Scavengers first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E05: Die Trying first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E04: Forget Me Not first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E03: People of Earth first appeared on Transporter Lock - ...
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 …The post Discovery S3E02: Far From Home first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Discovery S3E01: That Hope Is You, Part 1 first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek pod...
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 …The post Lower Decks Season 1 review first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Lower Decks S1E01: Second Contact first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Picard Season 1 review first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Picard S1E10: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part II first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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 …The post Picard S1E09: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part I first appeared on Transporter ...
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