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Vulcan Hello (Star Trek Discovery, Picard, Short Treks)

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Scott McNulty and Jason Snell discuss brand-new Star Trek as it happens, including “Discovery”, “Picard”, “Short Treks”, and whatever is next.“I appreciate the positive perspective and the absence of trolling.” — Apple Podcasts reviewer“Pure silliness… talk about taking yourself too seriously!” — Confused Apple Podcasts reviewer

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Scott McNulty and Jason Snell discuss brand-new Star Trek as it happens, including “Discovery”, “Picard”, “Short Treks”, and whatever is next.“I appreciate the positive perspective and the absence of trolling.” — Apple Podcasts reviewer“Pure silliness… talk about taking yourself too seriously!” — Confused Apple Podcasts reviewer

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34 Ratings
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Best Star Trek Podcast

By ScarletTartlet - Mar 15 2020
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I don’t know what some folks are on about. Y’all are hilarious! Keep it up!

Scott rules

By squalamack - Jan 22 2018
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I love Scott’s hosting style. People who nitpick over canon take the fun out of Star Trek,

iTunes Ratings

34 Ratings
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27
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Best Star Trek Podcast

By ScarletTartlet - Mar 15 2020
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I don’t know what some folks are on about. Y’all are hilarious! Keep it up!

Scott rules

By squalamack - Jan 22 2018
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I love Scott’s hosting style. People who nitpick over canon take the fun out of Star Trek,
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Vulcan Hello (Star Trek Discovery, Picard, Short Treks)

Latest release on Aug 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 10: Picard S1E7: "Nepenthe"

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A lot of emotion, both expected and unexpected, comes out of this first true “Next Generation” reunion episode of “Star Trek: Picard.” David J. Loehr joins us as we talk about our feelings, make pizza, eat tomatoes, skin bunnicorns, eat cake with chocolate milk, and don’t even throw up once.

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Mar 06 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: 4: Star Trek: Picard S1E1: "Remembrance"

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Jean-Luc Picard is back! Your Vulcan Hello crew will be here every week to talk through all ten episodes of “Star Trek: Picard” right away. This week, we ponder the twists and turns of Data’s story, admire Picard’s need to always be surrounded by people he can give orders to, question the use of the canine Number One as a way to decide if drifters are welcome at Chateau Picard, and a whole lot more.

Scott McNulty and Jason Snell

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Jan 24 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: 9: Picard S1E6: "The Impossible Box"

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There are a lot of mystery boxes in this episode, full of people, androids, secrets, murder, and surprise figurines! The crew arrives at the Artifact at last. Picard is overwhelmed by his status as the OG XB. Is Narek as straightforward as he seems, or is there room for some interesting betrayal? Why is Narek’s sister so boring? Why do the Borg have a Stargate? Also, Agnes is deeply upset and seeks solace in the arms of a spaceship captain, as so often happens. And Raffi shows just how high functioning an alcoholic (and snake plant addict) she really is.

Scott McNulty and Jason Snell

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Random Trek: "Prime Factors" (VOY)


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Feb 28 2020

57mins

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Rank #4: 5: Picard S1E2: "Maps and Legends"

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From the halls of Starfleet Command to the creepy gray zone of the Borg Artifact, it’s time to reconvene to discuss the latest episode of “Star Trek: Picard” with Scott, Jason, and special guest Brianna Wu. We accumulate more lore about secretive Romulans! We learn a bit more back story about Dahj and Soji! Picard expresses a dislike of Science Fiction and then rides in a taxi! This podcast has gone 5843 days without an assimilation, but the night is still young!

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Jan 31 2020

57mins

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Rank #5: Star Trek: Discovery S2E9 Review: "Project Daedalus" (TeeVee 543)

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Last week’s episode was a hard one to follow, but this week we’ve got a killer half-robutt, Spock ruining Burnham’s 3-D chess set, and a bunch of suspicious space mines. Also, Scott chides Jason for being speciesist, and Jason has more wacky plot theories.

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Mar 15 2019

40mins

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Rank #6: Star Trek: Discovery S1E9 Review: "Into the Forest I Go" (TeeVee 344)

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Grab your phaser — it’s time for the fall finale of “Star Trek: Discovery!” Jason and Scott break down the Klingon action, the drama back on the Discovery, and venture behind the Gorn skeleton once again as we enter Conspiracy Corner. Into the forest we go!

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La Boheme, you say?

Nov 13 2017

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Rank #7: Star Trek: Discovery S2E14 Review: "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2" (TeeVee 557)

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So it’s come to this. It’s the big finale of season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery”, as the producers’ grand plan is revealed and continuity is changed forever. (Or not changed, as the case may be.) We break down the action-packed episode and ponder just what show this episode expects us to want to see next.

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Apr 19 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: Star Trek: Discovery S2E1 Review: "Brother" (TeeVee 520)

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“Star Trek: Discovery” is back and so are Scott and Jason. We discuss Captain Pike and his uniform, Tilly’s chatter, Burnham’s family issues, the decor of Spock’s quarters, and much more!

Host Scott McNulty and Jason Snell

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Jan 18 2019

43mins

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Rank #9: Star Trek: Discovery S2E7 Review: "Light and Shadows" (TeeVee 539)

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Vulcan Hello returns, but one of our favorite recurring segments ends when we finally find who we’ve been looking for! Plus, get ready for some frickin’ time rifts, Sarek’s sweet shuttlecraft pad, Michelle Yeoh’s kicks, and a shocking final revelation. Aleen Simms joins us to break down this week’s episode while we sit in the corner and mumble passages from “Alice in Wonderland”.

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Mar 01 2019

49mins

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Rank #10: Star Trek: Discovery S2E6 review: "The Sound of Thunder" (TeeVee 537)

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The hovering murder cylinder is on the other foot now, Ba’ul! In this episode we explore Saru’s new perspective on the Prime Directive, Pike’s measured responses to creepy voice-only hails, and the transformation of the Red Murderball into something that’s posthumously useful! Also, we get a closer look at the Red Angel (Jason’s feeling confident), and we have to debate whether the trailer for next week’s episode fits our Spotting Spock criteria.

Host Scott McNulty and Jason Snell

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Feb 22 2019

49mins

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Rank #11: Star Trek: Discovery S1E11 Review: "The Wolf Inside" (TeeVee 372)

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The U.S.S. Discovery is still in the Mirror Universe and we meet more counterparts to people we know. Burnham agonizes over major ethical questions while Lorca is agonized. A lot. Plus what happens when a not so secret Klingon meets himself? Nothing good!

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Jan 15 2018

44mins

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Rank #12: Star Trek Discovery S2E3: "Point of Light" (TeeVee 529)

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A very different kind of episode this week, as “Star Trek: Discovery” beams in three different plots. Do we really need more Klingons? What’s happening in the search for Spock? And is Tilly’s friend a friendly ghost or a dangerous alien spore blob? It’s also time to bring back the conspiracy corner segment, because Jason has some theories about the Red Angel.

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Feb 01 2019

44mins

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Rank #13: Star Trek: Discovery S2E5 Review: "Saints of Imperfection" (TeeVee 535)

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This week Section 31 collides with the Discovery, and the Discovery collides with the mycelial network. A lost soul is found! Jason does a victory lap at the mention of tachyons! And still no Spock.

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Feb 19 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: Star Trek: Discovery S1E15 Review: "Will You Take My Hand" (TeeVee 392)

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So we reach the end! We say a Vulcan Goodbye to this first season of “Star Trek: Discovery” with a look at a shocking final scene, a rushed ending, a surprising conversion by Admiral Cornwell, some abrupt goodbyes, and Tilly’s “just say no” moment.

Host Scott McNulty with Joe Rosensteel and Jason Snell

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Feb 12 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: Star Trek: Discovery S1E10 Review: "Despite Yourself" (TeeVee 368)

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The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery has returned to our screens, but they find themselves in a different universe. In this episode we revisit the Vulcan Hello, open the porous door that once separated us from the Conspiracy Closet, express excitement about numerous references to previous Star Trek series, and bid farewell (or do we? it’s “Star Trek”) to a recurring character in a moment with a lot of dramatic impact but some unfortunate resonances to some modern TV tropes.

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Discovery showrunners on that shocking death


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TV writers need to stop...


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Jan 08 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: Star Trek: Discovery S1E5 Review: "Choose Your Pain" (TeeVee 316)

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Harry Mudd appears and hard choices must be made! Breaking down this week’s new episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” is only logical.

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Oct 16 2017

51mins

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Rank #17: Star Trek: Discovery S2E4 Review: "An Obol for Charon" (TeeVee 532)

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This week the Discovery is waylaid by a red murderball, Saru learns what his threat ganglia are really for, all of engineering gets high on mushrooms, and Number One orders a hamburger. Scott and Jason break down this (overly?) busy episode.

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Feb 08 2019

42mins

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Rank #18: Star Trek: Discovery S2E2 Review: "New Eden" (TeeVee 525)

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This week the Discovery takes a spore jump to a mysterious human colony deep in the Beta Quadrant, Pike and Burnham joust about science and religion, Tilly drinks too much espresso and tries to replace Stamets with a space rock, and Saru gets a chance to practice his “Glare ‘n’ Care” management philosophy. And on our podcast, Scott introduces a new segment that somehow we didn’t call “The Search for Spock,” even though we probably should have.

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Jan 25 2019

34mins

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Rank #19: Star Trek: Discovery S1E3 Review: "Context is for Kings" (TeeVee 306)

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This week Scott is joined by two Scots to discuss Michael Burnham’s arrival on the USS Discovery. Vulcan martial arts! Gorn skeletons! The horrors of creepy alien monsters and perky roommates! This episode has it all… even a zipper and a Tribble.

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Oct 02 2017

58mins

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Rank #20: Star Trek: Discovery S1E6 Review: "Lethe" (TeeVee 325)

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This week Sarek returns and gets a Vulcan goodbye from a logic extremist, Burnham learns a surprising secret about her past and how she ended up in Starfleet, Lorca proves himself an adept manager and an unstable sleeping companion, and Tilly has a run-in with a snide food replicator. Scott mispronounces names and we try to correct him. Also, we inaugurate a new segment of the show, the Conspiracy Phaser! (If you don’t want to hear our wild spoilery speculation about where the show is going plot-wise, we will give you full warning so you can bail out.)

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Oct 23 2017

1hr 4mins

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