We fill in some much needed Sarek and Michael backstory with Star Trek: Discovery
We have stayed away from writing or rewriting Star Trek: Discovery for obvious reasons. It is currently ongoing, we don't know the characters that well, and so much is not known that will most likely come about. So we tried to find an area to explore and develop that wouldn't contradict anything.
In this week's episode, the plan was to focus on Michael Burnham. Instead, we used her as a focal point to explore her relationships with her family, mainly Sarek. When did Sarek discover he had a mental connection with Michael and how did it make him feel?
Why don't we see Denobulan's in other iterations of Star Trek?
The real world reason is obvious; Denobulans weren't created until Star Trek: Enterprise came around and they were an original species. But where is the fun in that? We as Star Trek fans love creating and theorizing in-universe reason for mistakes, retcons, and absences all the time. So why don't we see Denobula or Denobulans in the 23rd and 24th century?
In this episode, we do a "what if" scenario featuring Phlox's home planet as well as a lightning round of "what if" possibilities on a vast array of Star Trek topics, all submitted by listeners like you.
We look at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Brothers" at a different angle
Whenever we rewrite an episode, we have a rule: it won't be a horrible episode, it won't be a great episode. Right down the middle is where we operate; thus "punch up". However, we decided to let an app choose an episode at random for us and Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Brothers" is what popped up.
Now, this is not an all-time great but it is a solid episode where Spiner plays three characters. That alone makes it impressive. This week, we try to keep the themes while at the same time try to come up with a new perspective on how the story could have gone down.
There was a lot of coupling in Star Trek but was there a lot of romance and was it well written? Star Trek isn't exactly known for its romance and has in fact been criticized for its lack of believability or motivation within a relationship. But is this a fair criticism?
Char and Tristan take a look at all of Star Trek and try to cover as many couples as they can and figure out if they are well written, believable, as well as necessary.
What are some of your favorite Star Trek couples?
What if Voyager didn't make it back home in Endgame?
This fantastic listener suggestion posed the question of what would happen if the Voyager crew remained in the Delta Quadrant at the end of the series finale: Endgame. Now, Endgame is a divisive episode, to say the least, with some loving it and some hating it but a very common thread is everyone wishing they could have seen more of an epilogue. We are giving that epilogue but just not in the way you think.
How would the 8th season of Star Trek: Voyager look in the Delta Quadrant? Listen and find out.