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The Star Trek Discovery Podcast is an in-depth, long-form, community-driven discussion about Star Trek: Discovery, shown weekly on CBS All Access in the U.S., CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada and Netflix everywhere else. We also cover Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks, and include episodes of The Star Trek Picard Cast in this feed. We’re Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink, two long-time Star Trek fans, and each episode we analyze the story, characters, and how the shows are placed in the Star Trek universe. For Lower Decks, Brian is joined by Kyle McAdams. Together with our listeners, we rate each episode, discuss the highs, lows, and share other thoughts. Thanks for listening!

Star Trek Discovery Podcast, featuring Picard and Lower Decks Golden Spiral Media

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    • 4.2 • 44 Ratings

The Star Trek Discovery Podcast is an in-depth, long-form, community-driven discussion about Star Trek: Discovery, shown weekly on CBS All Access in the U.S., CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada and Netflix everywhere else. We also cover Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks, and include episodes of The Star Trek Picard Cast in this feed. We’re Brian Meloche and Ruthie Rink, two long-time Star Trek fans, and each episode we analyze the story, characters, and how the shows are placed in the Star Trek universe. For Lower Decks, Brian is joined by Kyle McAdams. Together with our listeners, we rate each episode, discuss the highs, lows, and share other thoughts. Thanks for listening!

    STDP 061 - Patreon Call-in Show 2/6/2021 - Discovery Season 3

    STDP 061 - Patreon Call-in Show 2/6/2021 - Discovery Season 3

    Patreon Discovery Season 3 Wrap-Up!



    We’re back!!! We actually recorded this episode three weeks ago as a Patreon Discovery Season 3 call-in show, but now we bring it to the rest of our listeners. Recorded on February 6, 2021, this version has a few minor audio glitches in it. The audio is taken from Zoom, so the quality isn’t quite up to spec, but I don’t think you’ll really notice a big difference. There are a few sequences where you can tell that the conversation got misaligned a bit, but it’s only in a couple of places. We also had some audio interference in a few places as well but most of the recording sounds good otherwise.



    Listen to us discuss Discovery Season 3 with our Patrons!



    Joining Ruthie and me are patrons Laurence Todd (a.k.a. LT from NC, and co-host of The Walking Dead Talk Through), Kim Voegele (co-host of Re-binge DS9), Fred Petrij (a.k.a. Fred from the Netherlands), Geoff Gentry (Geoff XForce11), Jeff Baiocco, and Robert Kaiser. We mostly discuss Discovery Season 3, with a little bit of Lower Decks. We plan to go back to monthly Patreon episodes, so you should start seeing more content coming soon.



    Speaking of our Patreon…



    This was originally released to our Patreon supporters on February 10th (and this corrected version on February 11th). If you want to listen to it when it comes out, sign up for our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access as soon as they’re released AND can participate in call-in shows, like this one!



    Subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to catch our Discovery episodes!



    Make sure you have subscribed to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to get these episodes when they come unless you listen to us on the All-Inclusive feed, or on YouTube. Check the Facebook group for any updates. Your feedback is SO important to us!!!



    Links to us…



    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! You can do the same on Podchaser. You can leave us a review on several different platforms here. Also, you can leave us a review on the Talk Through Media Facebook page. And don’t forget to sign up for our Patreon to get access to our Patreon episodes.



    Sign up to CBS All Access! Help support the podcast! If you sign up from this link, you’ll help support the podcast, as CBS gives us a small referral fee, and it costs you nothing!



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    • 2 hr 18 min
    STDP 060 - That Hope Is You, Part 2

    STDP 060 - That Hope Is You, Part 2

    Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 Episode 13 – That Hope Is You, Part 2



    We’re back!!! Ruthie and Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 Episode 13, titled That Hope Is You, Part 2 This episode was written by co-showrunner Michelle Paradise, and it was directed by executive producer Olatunde Osunsanmi.



    Please forgive us for taking so long to get this one out. This one is our second longest recording and because we are releasing it as a single episode, our longest episode to date. I am glad to take several weeks off before podcasting again.



    SPOILERS AHEAD!!!



    If you haven’t seen this episode of Star Trek: Discovery, stop right now!!! Go watch it, then come back!!! We’ll be here for you!



    Like the last episode, we have another split vote. Brian loved it, and Ruthie didn’t like it very much.



    Chapters



    00:00:00 STDP 060 – That Hope Is You, Part 2 (Star Trek: Discovery S3E13)00:00:17 Intro00:01:15 Feedback on Previous Episodes00:14:48 About That Hope Is You, Part 200:16:22 Ratings00:20:37 Yeses00:50:01 Nos01:53:54 Hold Your Horses02:29:56 Listener Feedback03:37:16 Our Notes03:50:19 Shipwide Announcements03:59:13 Wrap Up



    Subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to catch our Discovery episodes!



    Make sure you have subscribed to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to get these episodes when they come unless you listen to us on the All-Inclusive feed, or on YouTube. Next, we will be discussing Season 3 Episode 13 of Star Trek: Discovery titled That Hope Is You, Part 2 (formerly believed to be titled Outside). The deadline for the rest of the season will be Saturday, 6 AM Eastern/5 AM Central. Check the Facebook group for any updates. Your feedback is SO important to us!!!



    Links to us…



    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! You can do the same on Podchaser. You can leave us a review on several different platforms here. Also, you can leave us a review on the Talk Through Media Facebook page. And don’t forget to sign up for our Patreon to get access to our Patreon episodes.



    Sign up to CBS All Access! Help support the podcast! If you sign up from this link, you’ll help support the podcast, as CBS gives us a small referral fee, and it costs you nothing!



    Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access! Click this banner to sign up, and you’ll help support the podcast!



    Speaking of our Patreon…



    We have released eight Patreon calls so far. We were hoping to schedule a Patreon this weekend, but we were unable to due to the power outage. If you want to listen to it when it comes out, sign up for our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access!



    Become a Patron!













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    • 4 hr 5 min
    STDP 059 - There Is A Tide...

    STDP 059 - There Is A Tide...

    Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 Episode 12 – There Is A Tide…



    We’re back!!! Ruthie and Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 Episode 12, titled There Is A Tide… This episode was written by Kenneth Lin, and it was directed by Jonathan Frakes. Osyraa arrives at Federation Headquarters and has a surprising deal to offer Vance: Peace. Burnham and Tilly individually work to take back Discovery..



    For the final four episodes, we are switching to a Saturday morning recording schedule due to the holiday season. Because of that, we are extending the deadlines to Saturday morning. Keep this in mind, especially for you European listeners. You have an extra 11 hours to get in your feedback to us! That may mean that the episodes may come out later than normal as well. Unfortunately, if I can’t get the episode’s editing completed by Sunday night, most weeks, it turns into a several night thing.



    SPOILERS AHEAD!!!



    If you haven’t seen this episode of Star Trek: Discovery, stop right now!!! Go watch it, then come back!!! We’ll be here for you!



    Like the last episode, we have another split vote. Brian loved it, and Ruthie didn’t like it very much.



    Chapters



    00:00:00 STDP 059 – There Is A Tide… (Star Trek: Discovery S3E12)00:00:17 Intro00:02:52 Feedback from Previous Episodes00:19:09 About There Is A Tide…00:21:01 Ratings00:25:31 Yeses00:51:17 Nos01:15:34 Hold Your Horses01:39:51 Listener Feedback01:59:43 Our Notes02:08:27 Shipwide Announcements02:16:16 Wrap Up



    Subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to catch our Discovery episodes!



    Make sure you have subscribed to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to get these episodes when they come unless you listen to us on the All-Inclusive feed, or on YouTube. Next, we will be discussing Season 3 Episode 13 of Star Trek: Discovery titled That Hope Is You, Part 2 (formerly believed to be titled Outside). The deadline for the rest of the season will be Saturday, 6 AM Eastern/5 AM Central. Check the Facebook group for any updates. Your feedback is SO important to us!!!



    Links to us…



    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! You can do the same on Podchaser. You can leave us a review on several different platforms here. Also, you can leave us a review on the Talk Through Media Facebook page. And don’t forget to sign up for our Patreon to get access to our Patreon episodes.



    Sign up to CBS All Access! Help support the podcast! If you sign up from this link, you’ll help support the podcast, as CBS gives us a small referral fee, and it costs you nothing!



    Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access! Click this banner to sign up, and you’ll help support the podcast!



    Speaking of our Patreon…



    We have released our eighth Patreon calls so far. We were hoping to schedule a Patreon this weekend, but we were unable to due to the power outage. If you want to listen to it when it comes out, sign up to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access!



    Become a Patron!













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    • 2 hr 23 min
    STDP 058 - Su'Kal

    STDP 058 - Su'Kal

    Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 Episode 11 – Su’Kal



    We’re back!!! Ruthie and Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 Episode 11, titled Su’Kal. This episode was written by Anne Cofell Saunders, and it was directed by Norma Bailey.



    For the final four episodes, we are switching to a Saturday morning recording schedule due to the holiday season. Because of that, we are extending the deadlines to Saturday morning. Keep this in mind, especially for you European listeners. You have an extra 11 hours to get in your feedback to us! That may mean that the episodes may come out later than normal as well. Unfortunately, if I can’t get the episode’s editing completed by Sunday night, most weeks, it turns into a several night thing.



    SPOILERS AHEAD!!!



    If you haven’t seen this episode of Star Trek: Discovery, stop right now!!! Go watch it, then come back!!! We’ll be here for you!



    Chapters



    00:00:00 STDP 058 – Su’Kal (Star Trek: Discovery S3E11)00:00:17 Intro00:01:08 Feedback for Previous Episodes00:18:22 About Su’Kal00:19:57 Ratings00:24:47 Yeses00:47:10 Nos01:16:47 Hold Your Horses01:35:59 Listener Feedback02:07:55 Our Notes02:11:41 Shipwide Announcements02:24:04 Wrap Up



    Subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to catch our Discovery episodes!



    Make sure you have subscribed to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to get these episodes when they come unless you listen to us on the All-Inclusive feed, or on YouTube. Next, we will be discussing Season 3 Episode 12 of Star Trek: Discovery titled There Is A Tide… (formerly believed to be The Good of the People). The deadline for the rest of the season will be Saturday, 6 AM Eastern/5 AM Central. Check the Facebook group for any updates. Your feedback is SO important to us!!!



    Links to us…



    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! You can do the same on Podchaser. You can leave us a review on several different platforms here. Also, you can leave us a review on the Talk Through Media Facebook page. And don’t forget to sign up for our Patreon to get access to our Patreon episodes.



    Sign up to CBS All Access! Help support the podcast! If you sign up from this link, you’ll help support the podcast, as CBS gives us a small referral fee, and it costs you nothing!



    Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access! Click this banner to sign up, and you’ll help support the podcast!



    Speaking of our Patreon…



    We have released our eighth Patreon calls so far. We were hoping to schedule a Patreon this weekend, but we were unable to due to the power outage. If you want to listen to it when it comes out, sign up to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access!



    Become a Patron!













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    • 2 hr 31 min
    STDP 057 - Terra Firma, Part 2

    STDP 057 - Terra Firma, Part 2

    Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 Episode 10 – Terra Firma, Part 2



    We’re back!!! Ruthie and Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 Episode 10, titled Terra Firma, Part 2. This episode’s teleplay was written by Kalinda Vazquez, with the story by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt & Alan McElroy, and it was directed by Chloe Domont.



    For the final four episodes, we are switching to a Saturday morning recording schedule due to the holiday season. Because of that, we are extending the deadlines to Saturday morning. Keep this in mind, especially for you European listeners. You have an extra 11 hours to get in your feedback to us! That may mean that the episodes may come out later than normal as well. Unfortunately, if I can’t get the episode’s editing completed by Sunday night, most weeks, it turns into a several night thing.



    SPOILERS AHEAD!!!



    If you haven’t seen this episode of Star Trek: Discovery, stop right now!!! Go watch it, then come back!!! We’ll be here for you!



    Chapters



    00:00:00 STDP 057 – Terra Firma, Part 2 (Star Trek: Discovery S3E10)00:00:17 Intro00:01:13 Feedback from Previous Episodes00:20:14 About Terra Firma, Part 200:22:29 Ratings00:27:51 Yeses01:03:17 Nos01:23:33 Hold Your Horses01:37:13 Listener Feedback02:01:57 Our Notes02:05:34 Shipwide Announcements02:14:12 Wrap Up



    Subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to catch our Discovery episodes!



    Make sure you have subscribed to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to get these episodes when they come unless you listen to us on the All-Inclusive feed, or on YouTube. Next, we will be discussing Season 3 Episode 11 of Star Trek: Discovery titled Su’Kal (formerly believed to be titled The Citadel). The deadline for the rest of the season will be Saturday, 6 AM Eastern/5 AM Central due to the holiday season. Check the Facebook group for any updates. Your feedback is SO important to us!!! Don’t forget! If you have been listening to us on the Star Trek Picard Cast feed, subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast to get the Discovery episodes. If you’re listening to us on the Talk Through Media All-Inclusive Feed, there’s nothing for you to do.



    Links to us…



    Want to participate? Join our Facebook group! And follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts! While you do, we’d appreciate it if you can leave us a review, hopefully, a 5-star! Or, if not, a rating will do!!! You can do the same on Podchaser. You can leave us a review on several different platforms here. Also, you can leave us a review on the Talk Through Media Facebook page. And don’t forget to sign up for our Patreon to get access to our Patreon episodes.



    Sign up to CBS All Access! Help support the podcast! If you sign up from this link, you’ll help support the podcast, as CBS gives us a small referral fee, and it costs you nothing!



    Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access! Click this banner to sign up, and you’ll help support the podcast!



    Speaking of our Patreon…



    We have released our eighth Patreon calls so far. We were hoping to schedule a Patreon this weekend, but we were unable to due to the power outage. If you want to listen to it when it comes out, sign up to our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/brianandruthie for as little as $1/month and you’ll get access!



    Become a Patron!













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    • 2 hr 19 min
    STDP 056 - Terra Firma, Part 1

    STDP 056 - Terra Firma, Part 1

    Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3 Episode 9 – Terra Firma, Part 1



    We’re back!!! On this supersized episode, Ruthie and Brian talk through Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 Episode 9, titled Terra Firma, Part 1. This episode’s teleplay was written by Alan McElroy, with the story by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt & Alan McElroy, and it was directed by Omar Madha.



    Sorry about the lateness this episode is in getting to you. Unfortunately, I had to work over the weekend and later into the week, so my editing time was compromised. That said, I got this episode released (mistitled, but I’ve since fixed it) on our YouTube Channel. Remember to smash that Subscribe button and ring the notification bell to get notified as soon as new episodes come out!



    For the final four episodes, we are switching to a Saturday morning recording schedule due to the holiday season. Because of that, we are extending the deadlines to Saturday morning. That may mean that the episodes may come out later than normal as well because we are switching to a Saturday morning recording schedule for the rest of the season. Keep this in mind, especially for you European listeners. You have an extra 11 hours to get in your feedback to us!



    SPOILERS AHEAD!!!



    If you haven’t seen this episode of Star Trek: Discovery, stop right now!!! Go watch it, then come back!!! We’ll be here for you!



    Shocked! Shocked I say!!!



    Georgiou’s condition worsens and the Discovery computer sends them to a distant planet for a remote chance for a cure. What happens there may surprise you. May surprise you??? I was DUMBFOUNDED!!! For the first time in more than 200 episodes of podcasting, I could not rate this episode!!! It was SO out of left field for me. I did not expect them to go to the Mirror Universe, though, in retrospect, I should have. Opinions were many and spirited for this episode. After re-watching it more than once (I only got to watch it once this week prior to recording), I can tell you that I appreciated the episode a LOT more after the shock of it wore off, but you’ll hear me talk about that a lot this week. All in all, I knew it was (mostly) a great episode this week, but I had so many questions about it, I had to defer my rating. Ruthie also had a lot of questions, but she gave it a rating. Going to the Mirror Universe now seems like it’s a natural thing to do, given Georgiou’s condition, but we questioned its place in the season, and it taking away from the main plot. Next week, I’ll bring something up about how it seems like a back door pilot and only placed here because they decided to bring Michelle Yeoh and Georgiou into Season 3.



    Chapters



    00:00:00 STDP 056 – Terra Firma, Part 1 (Star Trek: Discovery S3E9)00:00:17 Intro00:01:58 Feedback for Previous Episodes00:12:28 About Terra Firma, Part 100:14:19 Ratings00:27:47 Yeses01:02:11 Nos01:13:46 Hold Your Horses01:54:47 Listener Feedback02:22:42 Our Notes02:31:44 Shipwide Announcements02:41:42 Wrap Up



    Subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to catch our Discovery episodes!



    Make sure you have subscribed to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast feed to get these episodes when they come unless you listen to us on the All-Inclusive feed, or on YouTube. Next, we will be discussing Season 3 Episode 10 of Star Trek: Discovery titled Terra Firma, Part 2. The deadline for the rest of the season will be Saturday, 6 AM Eastern/5 AM Central due to the holiday season. Check the Facebook group for any updates. Your feedback is SO important to us!!! Don’t forget! If you have been listening to us on the Star Trek Picard Cast feed, subscribe to the Star Trek Discovery Podcast to get the Discovery episodes. If you’re listening to us on the Talk Through Media All-Inclusive Feed, there’s nothing for you to do.



    Links to us…



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    • 2 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

JDBaiocco ,

Great Star Trek Discovery Community

I adore the hosts Brian and Ruthie and their passion for this amazing series and franchise. Each weeks episode leaves no stone unturned and welcomes all fan feedback. I have learned so much Star Trek canon from the show and I love the chemistry between Brian & Ruthie and their often differing perspectives on the show. I never miss an episode.

Ron_Keith ,

Stat trek

Tray rap get yall a five star

Caken maken ,

For Star Trek Fans

Star Trek Discovery Podcast is a true gift for Star Trek fans every where. I enjoyed this podcast so much, I decided to go back and binge listened from 2017. I really enjoy hearing other Star Trek Discovery fans opinions/insights on the latest greatest episode on the podcast. If you love all Star Trek from TOS, Lower Decks, DS9, TNG, and Discovery then this podcast is for you. Hosted by Brian and Ruthie.

Will from SoCal.

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