Join Ken Gagne and Sabriel Mastin each week as we review the latest episodes of Star Trek! From Discovery and Picard to Lower Decks and beyond, we analyze how the ongoing missions into Gene Roddenberry's universe fit into a half-century of Trek history and lore.
Discovery Season 3 review
Commander Susan Arendt returns to Transporter Lock as we look back at the entirety of Discovery‘s third season. How well did the show handle the far future, the loss of the Federation, a new nemesis, and a revolving captain’s chair? Does this season hold up to the previous ones? How do the Short Treks tie …
Discovery S3E13: That Hope Is You, Part 2
Part two of the Discovery‘s third season premiere is also the conclusion of the three-part season finale and a three-season arc — did you follow that? Ken and Bri review the episode’s glut of action and some curious command decisions while considering what the conclusion means for the next season. Stream the audio edition of Transporter …
Discovery S3E12: There Is a Tide…
Burnham goes full-on Die Hard to recapture Discovery, Osyraa pursues an unexpected ambition, Vance breaks his rank’s stereotype, and Tilly stands up to an old foe. Captain of Engineering Neil A. Beardsley of Blue Bag Red Bag joins us to review the season’s penultimate episode, formerly known as “The Good of the People”! Stream the …
Discovery S3E11: Su’Kal
A child being raised in a holodeck — where have we seen this before? Have we truly found the source of the Burn? How well did Tilly perform as captain? What unthinkable crime did Book commit? And how will the crew reunite in the next episode? Ken and Bri are joined by Starfleet Academy librarian …
Discovery S3E10: Terra Firma, Part 2
Georgiou emerges from her native Mirror Universe a changed person, only to face the judgment of Carl, who needs his own Star Trek spinoff. Ken and Bri are joined by Archivist Amanda to discuss character evolution, the nuances of torture, and the editing of Terra Firma‘s conclusion. Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above …
Discovery S3E09: Terra Firma, Part 1
Georgiou returns to her element thanks to Carl the Guardian! Bri and Ken are enamored of both the Mirror Universe and TOS, so this week’s episode gave us a lot to analyze and squee over. Join us for this review of the first half of “Terra Firma”! Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above …
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Have you met Sabriel?
She's basically the Ravenclaw/Hermione ('T)rek friend you always wanted, Ken is Cedric or O. Wood; suddenly, you're a little more or less lonesome being a Slytherin or Gryffindor, Durmstrang or Beauxbatons student etc.
Excellent recaps and analysis
Ken and Sabriel do an incredible job of dissecting each episode of Star Trek: Discovery shortly after it's aired. You can tell they've done their homework when it comes to Trek history and all the connections the show is putting together because if you didn't catch something, never fear — Ken and Sabriel *did* catch it! Their analysis of the show is well thought out and fun. I listen to a few podcasts that talk about Discovery, but this one is by far the most informative and is my favorite.
There are two reasons I like this show. First, it's timely and hits my feed very soon after the episode aired. Also, Ken and Sabriel both bring insight that only two very long-term Trek fans can. The show is quick and sticks to the topic well which I appreciate with all the other shows I listen to. Subscribe!