Star Trek: Discovery S4, E1 – “Kobayashi Maru”

With this additional weekly episode, we’re breaking down “Kobayashi Maru,” the Season Four premiere episode of Star Trek: Discovery.

In the episode we see an emboldened Federation rebuilding itself. The President is taking on a more public profile following the elimination of the threat from Emerald Chain, Starfleet Academy graduates its first class of cadets in more than a century, and Captain Michael Burnham and her Discovery crew are sent on a mission to recruit former Federation members back into the fold. But there is an unforeseen danger cutting a path of destruction through the galaxy like a hot knife through butter. Our heroes will be confronted by a mysterious space anomaly that destroys everything in its path.

As usual, we’ll summarize the plot, share our reactions and discuss our analysis of the episode. Following all of that, we’ll end with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery S4, E1 – “Kobayashi Maru”

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E13 – “That Hope is You, Pt. 2″ & Season Three Overview

Today on Star Trek: Age of Discovery, we dive into the season finale of Season 3, “That Hope is You, Part 2,” as well as provide an overall assessment of the third season. Then, we’ll end our podcast with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E13 – “That Hope is You, Pt. 2″ & Season Three Overview

Depictions of Disabilities in Star Trek

In honor of Kenneth Mitchell and how both he and his character Aurelio managed living with a genetic defect, I wanted to take a look at how Star Trek has addressed special needs throughout the various tv series. The depictions have changed depending upon the prevailing attitude at the times. You can chart the changes in how society has addressed the subject by how the subject has been addressed in Star Trek. Continue reading Depictions of Disabilities in Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E11 – “Su’Kal”

Today on Star Trek: Age of Discovery we dive into “Su’Kal,” the eleventh episode of Season 3.

Synopsis:” Discovery travels to the Verubin Nebula, where a scientific Federation starship was lost over 125 years ago. Saru, Dr. Culber, and Michael beam down to retrieve a life form and investigate the origin of The Burn.”

We’ll summarize the plot and then discuss our impressions of the show. We’ll end our podcast with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E11 – “Su’Kal”

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E10 – “Terra Firma, Part 2”

Today on Star Trek: Age of Discovery we dive into “Terra Firma, Part 2,” the tenth episode of Season 3.

“Georgiou’s attempt to rehabilitate her adopted daughter, Michael Burnham, to learn how to expand the concept of her own humanity beyond the “dog-eat-dog” mentality she had assumed for most of her life.”

We’ll summarize the plot and then discuss our impressions of the show. We’ll end our podcast with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 E10 – “Terra Firma, Part 2”

Star Trek: Discovery, S3 Ep. 8 – “The Sanctuary”

Today on Star Trek: Age of Discovery we dive into “The Sanctuary,” episode eight for Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.

“The Sanctuary” takes the Discovery crew to Book’s homeworld of Kwejian to help rescue it from Osyraa, the intimidating leader of the Emerald Chain. Meanwhile, Stamets and Adira continue their search for valuable information on the origin of The Burn. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery, S3 Ep. 8 – “The Sanctuary”