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Discussing Trek: A Star Trek Podcast

Discussing Trek: A Star Trek Podcast is an unofficial podcast covering all Star Trek Paramount+ series (The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, Star Trek Picard, Lower Decks, Prodigy, Strange New Worlds). We review each episode in somewhat excessive detail, in addition to talking all things trek.

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Star Trek: Discovery “Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad” Review

Groundhog Day is among us! DISCO is hitting all cylinders as we get a Mudd-filled time-loop episode! Join us as we review Star Trek Discovery “Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad”.

57mins

3 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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Star Trek: Short Treks “The Brightest Star” Review

In this episode, we are back for another review of Star Trek Discovery's Short Treks, with "The Brightest Star", featuring Doug Jones as Saru.

39mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Discussing Who Reviews “Star Trek Beyond”

In this episode, we are doing things a bit differently! While the normal crew takes a bit of a break after covering the fall half of Star Trek: Discovery season one, we go to the Discussing Who archives for a review of the 2016 movie Star Trek Beyond! Join in as Kyle Jones, Lee Shackleford and Clarence Brown give their thoughts on the third Star Trek movie based in the Kelvin-universe!

38mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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IDW’s Picard Countdown Issues #1 and #2 Review

In this episode, we cover issues #1 and #2 of IDW’s Star Trek Picard Countdown prequel. As always, we give the issues the deep-dive, but not before relaying some final thoughts on the return of Jean-Luc Picard and our “Discussing Picard” series.

1hr 3mins

18 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Best of Both Worlds” Review

Captain Picard is forced to act as the liaison for the Borg invasion of Sector 001! In “The Best of Both Worlds”, we review a pivotal moment in Picard’s journey, as he becomes Locutus of Borg. Like always, we are here for the deep-dive, reflecting on how Commander Riker and crew fair in his absence, and how Picard is shaped going forward.

1hr 9mins

20 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Star Trek: The Next Generation “All Good Things…” Review

Our "Discussing Picard" series comes to a close, finishing things off with the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "All Good Things...". Join in as we discuss Picard's continued test for the existence of humanity.

57mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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Star Trek: The Next Generation “Conspiracy” Review

Join in as we kick-off our “Discussing the Best of Picard” series! We start the series with episode twenty-five of season one of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled, “Conspiracy”. We give the deets on Picard’s quest to uncover a secret invasion at the top levels of Starfleet. Also, we give our thoughts on San Diego Comic Con 2019, discussing the Star Trek Universe Panel and what’s in store for Picard, Discovery, and Lower Decks!

59mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Star Trek: Short Treks “Q&A” and “The Trouble with Edward” Review

We take a brief departure from our Discussing Picard series to talk about season two of Star Trek: Short Treks. We take a look at Spock's first day on the Enterprise, as well as the origins of the troublesome tribbles. Join in as we review "Q&A" and "The Trouble with Edward".

56mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Star Trek: Discovery “Season Two” Review

We sit down around the virtual table to talk all about our thoughts on "season two" of Star Trek Discovery. Join in on the fun as the Discussing Trek crew reflects on the highs and lows of what we felt was an excellent season!

1hr 9mins

7 May 2019

Rank #9

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Star Trek: Discovery “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars” Review

Discovery has finally aired and we have a lot to unpack! We briefly talk about additional thoughts on CBS All-Access before diving head-first into our review of “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars”. We finish up the show with a follow up poll on Star Trek theme songs and listener feedback.

1hr 13mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Star Trek: Picard “Remembrance” Review

Star Trek: Picard is finally here! Join in on all the fun as we enter a new era in the Star Trek Universe. We discuss all the details as Picard attempts to gain all that he has lost, and uncover the mystery surrounding a strange new visitor to the Picard-homestead.

1hr 13mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Star Trek: Discovery “Fear Itself” Review

In this episode, we take a look at the third Star Trek Discovery novel, "Fear Itself", written by James Swallow.

38mins

1 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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Star Trek: Picard “The End is the Beginning” Review

In episode three of Star Trek: Picard "The End is the Beginning", the plot thickens! With the help of a former first officer, Picard puts together his rag-tag group of misfits! Meanwhile on the Artifact, we dive deeper into the Borg reclamation. Beware of the Destroyer, but join in on the fun!

1hr 6mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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Star Trek: Discovery “Into the Forest I Go” Review

The first-half of season one is in the books, and it ended with quite the bang. As Stamets sacrifices his well-being for the success of the mission, Burnham and Tyler infiltrate the sarcophagus ship to complete the second leg of an equally dangerous and complicated plan to crack the Klingon cloak. Stay tuned as we unpack this action-packed ground-breaking episode of Star Trek Discovery.

1hr 3mins

14 Nov 2017

Rank #14

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Star Trek: The Next Generation “Family” Review

As the Enterprise receives some much needed care after its encounter with the Borg, family takes center focus: Worf gets a visit from his parents, Wesley gets a message from Jack, and Jean-Luc visits the Picard homestead. Join in as we explore one of the BEST episodes of the TNG-run, "Family".

1hr 5mins

4 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Star Trek: The Next Generation “Tapestry” Review

We continue to round out our "Discussing Picard" series with a look at Picard's brush with death as a young and cocky ensign. Join in as we discuss yet another pivotal moment in Picard's journey, in "The Next Generation" episode "Tapestry".

1hr 3mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Star Trek: Picard “Maps and Legends” Review

In episode two of Star Trek: Picard “Maps and Legends”, Jean-Luc Picard aims to get reinstated into Starfleet to uncover the mystery around Dahj and the appearance of the Zhat Vash on federation soil. Meanwhile, Narak and Asha get even closer, as more details about the Artifact emerge. Join in as we talk about all the details in the latest episode of Discussing Trek.

1hr 4mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Star Trek: Picard “Broken Pieces” Review

Truths are told and mysteries are uncovered as "Broken Pieces" makes an attempt to cope with it all. Rios has to face his past, Dr. Jurati has to face her actions, and Soji has to face her existence. As always, we give this one the deep-dive on the latest episode of Discussing Trek!

1hr 14mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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Star Trek: Discovery “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” Review

Lorca wants a weapon, but he gets something much better -- a working spore drive. Burnham sciences the crap out of this one. Join us as we review the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry”. No humans were eaten in the making of this podcast.

1hr

13 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Star Trek: Discovery “Context Is For Kings” Review

Mutiny, roommates, old-friends, black alerts, spores, and a scary captain — sound like Star Trek to you? We are here to unpack it all, as the show attempts to set the table for what continues to feel like a fresh take on Star Trek. Universal law is for lackeys, context is for kings!

1hr 7mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #20