Su’Kal/There Is A Tide: The trio is back for a new year of Trek! This month means the closing of season three of “Star Trek: Discovery.” The finale is billed as a three-part adventure, so we look at two of those parts about the cause of The Burn, the Emerald Chain’s diplomatic skills, and what this future Federation is all about. Let us know what you are looking forward to in Trek in 2021!
It's the 200th episode of Ceti Alpha 3!
Darren, Daniel, and Phillip take a moment to celebrate in the spirit of the season - by creating three different Star Trek holiday specials, spread across the age of the franchise!
A Klingon Kristmas - Darren takes us to 1986 and The Original Series crew, as Captain Kruge encounters some issues in his plan to attack the Enterprise-A. Will Scotty be able to decorate the tree in time? Will a certain musical group with the same name as a certain super secret planet-making project appear? Will any of the sets look convincing?
A Christmas Q-rol - Daniel beams us to 2005, right before the last episode of "Star Trek: Enterprise." Season Greetings have arrived to the 22nd Century, and they have Ambassador Soval questioning whether human holiday traditions are compatible with a federation of planets. Before Captain Archer can soothe his fears, Q shows up! From there, Soval and Archer travel (not leap!) thru time, looking at all the human/Vulcan relationships, from Janeway/Tuvok, Kirk/Spock, and an infamous baseball game in the Deep Space Nine holosuite.
Zoom into Charity - Phillip returns us to the present day with a socially-distanced charity special, co-hosted by "Lower Decks" co-stars Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid. Celebrities and musicians will provide some Trek-tainment, along with some special appearances by actors from "Picard," "Discovery," and the Kelvin-verse films. Stay tuned for an exciting teaser of "Star Trek: Strange, New Worlds" at the end!
Bonus: But wait, there's more! There is also a bonus holiday special featuring a certain Ferengi, his attempt to "steal" Christmas, er, the Gratitude Festival from the Bajorans and his ill-fated escape to the Gamma Quadrant to sell all the toys.
DSC S03 EP09 | Into the mirror we fall again ... well, a door actually. Next to Carl. Look, it’s complicated ... The trio looks at the newest episode that begins with a quest to find a cure for Georgiou and takes a hard right in returning to the Mirror Universe. What’s going on in this journey through time and space? Are we saying goodbye to Georgiou before she leaves for spin-off land?
DSC S03 EP08 | It's finally time to see the home planet of Cleveland "Book" Booker. While Michael and company only get a brief tour of his home, it turns out to be a memorable trip with angry empathic "brother," alien tree-eating sea monkeys, and an angry Orion pirate. We also delve more into Lt. Detmer's recovery, Georgiou's mysterious illness, and Adira coming to terms with their identity. The trio looks to where the trail of The Burn investigation is heading and what awaits this crew for the rest of the season.
DSC S03 EP07 | There's nothing that Star Trek loves more than a trial! In this case, it's a "logic trial" called by Michael Burnham that pits Vulcans, Romulans, and the Federation against each other, along with science, politics, and ... (record scratch) ... her mom? "Discovery" is a series known for its emotional tugs, so Lindsay joins the trio to look at how Michael's romance and frustration with her place in the universe affects this season. We also talk about a surprise/non-surprise promotion to fill the open XO spot on the starship Discovery-A. Let us know your guesses about how the great Burn mystery will be solved!