Star Trek Universe Podcast
Summary: Star Trek has always been our favorite Universe! We will break down past and present Star Trek, discuss the events of the day, and talk about our hopes and fears for the future!
Matt and Dave dive head-first into the murky, paradox prison of 'The Red Angel", and discuss our favorite quotes and trivia as well! CBS ALL ACCESS SUMMARY: Burnham is stunned when she learns her ties to Section 31 run deeper than she ever fathomed. Armed with the identity of the Red Angel, the USS Discovery goes to work on its most critical mission to date. Star Trek Universe Podcast #039 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x10 - "The Red Angel" Review
This episode we get a bit bogged down by some pretty big plot holes and missed opportunities. We hope we're wrong. Please, someone, if we're wrong, let us know! We also have a post-credits discussion about Paramount's alternate license, what that means for the Prime timeline, and what even is the Prime timeline! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: When the Discovery crew infiltrates Section 31’s headquarters, suspicions arise that the crew may have a traitor in their midst. Burnham tries to help Spock but her efforts don’t go as planned. Star Trek Universe Podcast #038 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x09 - "Project Daedalus" Review
We're following Michael and Spock back to a familiar place with a new spin: Talos IV, the setting of the original Star Trek pilot! Listen in as we discuss the updated aesthetic, our first real look at Ethan Peck's Spock, more Red Angel theories, favorite quotes, trivia, and an impromptu, spoiler-filled discussion of 'Captain Marvel'! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: Spock and Burnham head to Talos IV, where the process of healing Spock forces the siblings to confront their troubled past. Stamets desperately tries to reconnect with an increasingly disconnected Hugh, while Tyler struggles to shed the crew’s suspicions of him due to his past as Voq. Star Trek Universe Podcast #037 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x08 - "If Memory Serves" Review
The Prime Directive is tested in this thrilling (but divisive) episode! Join us for the moral quandary, the Red Angel theories, favorite quotes, and trivia! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: Burnham goes to Vulcan in search of Spock, where she unearths surprising family secrets. In researching what is left of the Red Angel’s signal over Kaminar, Pike and Tyler end up in battle with time itself. Georgiou has a few tricks up her sleeve for Leland and Section 31. Star Trek Universe Podcast #035 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x07 - "Light and Shadows" Review
The Prime Directive is tested in this thrilling (but divisive) episode! Join us for the moral quandary, the Red Angel theories, favorite quotes, and trivia! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: When a new signal appears over Saru's home planet, Burnham, Saru and the crew embark on a perilous mission that puts Saru in danger and raises questions about the Red Angel's intentions. Hugh struggles to come to terms with his new reality. Star Trek Universe Podcast #035 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x06 - "The Sounds of Thunder" Review
Matt digs this episode of 'Discovery', but Dave's not into it! Regardless, there's discussion, favorite quotes, and trivia! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: Burnham and the crew navigate a dangerous alien landscape in a race against time to save Tilly’s life, but Stamets is not at all prepared for what they find in the process. Section 31 is assigned to help track down Spock, much to Pike’s dismay. Star Trek Universe Podcast #034 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x05 - "Saints of Imperfection" Review
It's a feedback episode! Here's what we talk about: *Convincing others to give 'Discovery' a whirl, fun with puns, and Diane Duane's 'Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages' with Bill Reed! Novels discussed: 'My Enemy, My Ally', 'The Romulan Way', 'Swordhunt', 'Honor Blade', 'The Empty' Chair' by Diane Duane (collected as 'Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages'), 'Spock's World' and 'Dark Mirror' by Diane Duane, and 'Dwellers in the Crucible' by Margaret Wander Bonanno * How to head-canon Zephram Cochrane's metamorphosis from the film 'First Contact' to the TOS episode "Metamorphosis" with Randy Christopher! * A desire for more 'Star Trek: Enterprise' and a need to see a Romulan Wars mini-series with Dylan Diggs! *Update on our opinions of the technology in Discovery! --Star Trek Hologram History (Including Discovery): https://youtu.be/Ewjh0lPRQGI --STAR TREK: DISCOVERY EXPLAINS THE LOW-TECH '60S VIBE OF THE ORIGINAL SHOW WITH A WEIRD CANON TWIST: http://bit.ly/2TJxUJX * Asthmatic turtles, mermaids, and sloths with Bethany Roberson * The state of Jennifer Lien with Robert Butler * Instagram questions: Which ship is your favorite? Kirk vs Picard * Instagram listener @christinehoppe78 recommends "Space Team" by Barry J. Hutchison, "Paradox" and "Paradox 2" by Phillip P. Peterson | Dave recommends the "Q Continuum" trilogy by Greg Cox and "IQ" by Peter David and John de Lancie * Twitter's @MattVader74 and @yusuku13 recommends and questions if we cover books and comics, and Dave talks entirely too long about books and comics (as if we haven't talked about those enough this episode) * Twitter's @Nerdytastic and @ChuckCredoIV give us props Star Trek Universe Podcast #033 - Discovering 'Discovery' + Other Feedback
It's a gripping classic Trekian tale this week! We dive into "An Obol For Charon", our favorite quotes, and some trivia! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: A surprise visitor to the USS Discovery brings shocking news about Spock and dredges up past regrets for Burnham. Following the asteroid incident, Tilly struggles to keep a grip on her reality. L'Rell's authority on Qo'noS is threatened. Star Trek Universe Podcast #032 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x04 - "An Obol for Charon" Review
This episode we jump into a little news here on the Star Trek Universe podcast! News like: CBS All Access Has Record-Breaking Weekend Fueled By ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 Premiere | Picard and the Radically Altered Galaxy | Patrick Stewart Wants the Unexpected | Jonathan Frakes Talks Picard Series | Picard Series Will Be Like 10-Hour Movie | McAvoy Wants to Play Young Picard | Alex Kurtzman on Syncing Up With and Expanding Canon in 'Discovery' | 'Discovery' Is Still Serialized | Kurtzman Planning on 'Discovery' Season 3 | Jonathan Frakes on Roddenberry’s Vision and 'Discovery' | ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Now Available On Netflix Internationally | Michael Giacchino Will Direct Animated 'Short Trek' | Showrunner Assures 'Section 31' Series Will Not Abandon Star Trek Optimism | 'Section 31' Will Be an Ongoing Series | Kurtzman Talks ‘Lower Decks’ | 'Lower Decks' is Not 'Trek and Morty' | Kid-Friendly Star Trek Animated Series In Development | Animated ‘Short Treks’ Coming This Year | Kurtzman’s Star Trek Mandate | How Kurtzman is managing 'Discovery' and other shows | Star Trek Without Limits | Director S.J. Clarkson Has Moved on From ‘Star Trek 4’ | Paramount President Excitedly Mentions Tarantino Star Trek | Talk of CBS and Viacom Re-merging | A Star Trek cinematic universe? Star Trek Universe Podcast #031 - Picard's Radically Altered Galaxy + News
A gripping fan theory emerges as we review the Klingon telenovela that is "Point of Light"! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: A surprise visitor to the USS Discovery brings shocking news about Spock and dredges up past regrets for Burnham. Following the asteroid incident, Tilly struggles to keep a grip on her reality. L'Rell's authority on Qo'noS is threatened. Star Trek Universe Podcast #030 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x03 - "Point of Light" Review
We're talking the Frakes-directed "New Eden': what we loved, didn't love, our favorite quotes, and trivia! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: A new signal appears, prompting Stamets' emotional return to the mycelial network and leading Burnham, Pike and Owosekun to a pre-warp planet, where they face a complex ethical dilemma. Tilly's overeagerness lands her in trouble but when the planet - and Discovery's landing party - are threatened, her curiosity may be the one thing that can save them. Star Trek Universe Podcast #029 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x02 - "New Eden" Review
The second season of Discovery is finally here, and we get into everything we liked (and in Matt's case, everything we disliked) about this brand new entry of Star Trek! Get our review and Dave's favorite quotes! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: After answering a distress signal from the USS Enterprise, the USS Discovery welcomes aboard Captain Christopher Pike and begins a new mission to investigate the meaning behind seven mysterious red signals. Michael Burnham grapples with her past growing up on Vulcan with her foster parents and brother Spock. (Season premiere) Star Trek Universe Podcast #028 - 'Star Trek: Discovery' 2x01 - "Brother" Review
Will you take our hand and join us for our review, trivia, and favorite quotes? Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: With Mirror Georgiou at the helm of the plan to end the Klingon war once and for all, the USS Discovery crew struggles to fathom and tolerate her hostile tactics. Memories of past hardships are rekindled within Burnham. (Season finale) Star Trek Universe Podcast #027: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Review - 1x15 - "Will You Take My Hand?"
Our review plus trivia, favorite quotes, and spoiler talk regarding the rest of the season! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: Back on the USS Discovery, Michael Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons. Star Trek Universe Podcast #026: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Review - 1x14 - "The War Without, The War Within "
Our review plus trivia, favorite quotes, and spoiler talk regarding the rest of the season! Summary courtesy of CBS All Access: Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself but the USS Discovery. Star Trek Universe Podcast #025: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Review - 1x13 - "What's Past is Prologue"