The Greatest Discovery: New Star Trek Reviewed

The Greatest Discovery: New Star Trek Reviewed

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A Star Trek Discovery podcast by two guys who are a little bit embarrassed to have a second Star Trek podcast.


Federation News Network (Short Treks: Children of Mars)
Jan 14 • 44 min
Lil and Kima are having trouble adapting to each other’s company at school, and are constantly getting into trouble. But when a synth attack hits both of their families the children put their differences aside in hope for a better future. Do Adam and Ben…
Anachronistic Poop Emoji (Picard: Countdown 2)
Dec 31, 2019 • 49 min
When the new Picard series is mere weeks away, your hosts Adam and Ben continue the prologue with the Star Trek Picard: Countdown comics. But what happens when the end of the countdown comes after the beginning of TV show? Will there be more story to…
Into what you insert Dot (Short Treks: “The Girl Who Made the Stars” & “Ephraim and Dot”)
Dec 17, 2019 • 42 min
When two new Short Treks episodes are released it’s time for Adam and Ben to watch, take notes, and repeat. But when a new style of storytelling enters the Trek universe, once again our hosts must think outside the tube. Do the animation styles play a…
Fear of a Blond Romulan (Discovery: Aftermath & Picard: Countdown)
Dec 3, 2019 • 62 min
It’s December and your hosts have comics to read—like Star Trek Discovery: Aftermath Part 3. But what happens when Adam and Ben can’t get to the bottom of Star Trek Discovery: Aftermath part 4? They read the first issue of Star Trek Picard: Countdown, of…
Geodesic Gimp Mask (Short Treks: Ask Not)
Nov 19, 2019 • 35 min
When the shortest of Short Treks explodes on impact, it’s time for cadets to trust their guts. But when Thira Sidhu has a choice to trust her Captain or her gut; She must take 5 minutes to raise a phaser or unlock the shackles. Will the tests be more…
Greatest Hot Chicken
Nov 5, 2019 • 56 min
When Adam and Ben are between short treks—and between cities—they must venture into a vaguely familiar universe to continue the Disco Story. But when your hosts find out that Star Trek: Discovery: Aftermath is in 3 parts, it’s time to put on the white…
A Very Thick Ankylosaur (Short Treks: The Trouble with Edward)
Oct 22, 2019 • 40 min
When Capt. Lynne Lucero takes command of the USS. Cabot she’s ready to take the universe by ion-storm. But after an introductory round table meeting, she learns one of her science officers—Edward Larkin—may be less of a scientist and more of a ball of…
Suppress Your Freaky (Short Treks: Q&A)
Oct 15, 2019 • 40 min
When Spock boldly beams onto Pike’s enterprise as an ensign he’s met by Number 1, an iPad, and a task to ask lots of questions. But when a turbolift malfunction traps the two for what seems like hours, it’s time to take a seat then sing some songs. Will…
Stepping on a Ketchup Packet (TOS S2E13)
Oct 1, 2019 • 46 min
When Kirk & co. are headed to Deep Space K-7 to help with a disputed planet, the calm crew don’t have a care in the universe. But when the politics get a little dirty, they must break bread—and fists—with Klingons. Is Arne Darvin who he claims to be? Will…
Hard Pipin’ It (#AskTGD)
Sep 17, 2019 • 67 min
When episode 60 of The Greatest Discovery approaches, Ben and Adam are at a loss for what to do. But when a Hashtag opens the communication spore drive, it’s time to spin the wheel and gear up for a black alert. Will there be dog questions? Are Game of…
One Chop Chump (TOS S2E12)
Sep 3, 2019 • 42 min
When a hunky new crewman reroutes the current path, the Enterprise recalculate the logic of their mission. But when it turns out Harry Mudd and his army of Robo-people are behind this, it’s time to stand-up to temptation and throw out some insane…
Structure Brings Freedom with Anson Mount
Aug 20, 2019 • 29 min
When faced with a crucial dilemma—another hoof or find Nechayev’s table— Adam and Ben split up at Star Trek Las Vegas. But when producer extraordinaire Robs presents a third option, your hosts bee-line it to the production area and take a quick break with…
Ketracel Thicc with J.K. Woodward
Aug 6, 2019 • 43 min
When Ben and Adam take a trip to the city of sin to infiltrate Big Rod’s Star Trek Vegas, they only have a small idea of what was in store for them. But when greeted almost immediately by the talented J.K. Woodward it’s time to grab a hoof and record some…
Deus Ex Mendez (TOS S1E13)
Jul 23, 2019 • 51 min
When #SDCC falls in the middle of the TGD recap of The Menagerie, it’s time to switch things up and mind-control the release dates. Picard, Lower Decks, Short Treks and Disco season 3 in the near future it’s time to talk trek, both old and new. Did Adam…
Streisand-Effecting the Planet (TOS S1E12)
Jul 16, 2019 • 43 min
When a private sub-space message is delivered to the Enterprise, Kirk and Co. make their way to Star Base 11. But when Spock takes this opportunity to abduct captain Pike and the ship, there’s no TAL-ing what can happen. Is this Spock from an alternate…
Hot Bunkin’ It (TOS 001)
Jul 2, 2019 • 56 min
When in recovery mode after a battle on Rigel VII, Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise try to avoid the 18 year-old distress call from the Talos Region. But when Spock interrupts a martini meeting between Pike and Boyce it’s time to gather a team…
Arching Piece of Wood (A Tale of Two Cities - TNG Fan Edit)
Jun 18, 2019 • 49 min
When the crew of the Entrepreneur find a hidden casket containing what seems to Tasha Yar, everyone immediately puts their guard up. But when it’s discovered that this may not be the Yar-iginal, it’s time to make the bed and figure out why this porno…
Like a Doggy on a Couch (Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2019: Captain Saru Part 2)
Jun 4, 2019 • 36 min
When the crew is in distress and there doesn’t seem to be any solutions it’s time for our Discovery team to think outside the cell. But when Saru sneaks around in the shadows, some heads get knocked and some heroes are saved. Will Saru ever be permanent…
Anus Tar Trek (Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2019: Captain Saru)
May 21, 2019 • 38 min
When the Discovery receives a distress call. It’s up to Ganglia-full Saru to lead a crew against a surprising threat. But when Tilly comes in with a warning message, it’s time to beam-down and investigate. Are Ba’ul lurking behind the corners? Did Michael…
Spock Teased (Season 2 Wrap-up)
May 7, 2019 • 57 min
With mere hours left before auto-renewal updates the CBS All Access Red Angel suit, The Greatest Discovery hosts binge the entire second season. But when Adam and Ben record a new episode, we find out what moments grabbed the time crystal and what…
Travel Poops (S2E14)
Apr 23, 2019 • 70 min
When the Disco is back to back with The Entrepreneur, they may be outnumbered by more than 31 ships. But when Burnham gets the angel-suit working, it’s time for her and Spock to connect the dots and start season 2. How far into the future did Disco leap?…
Big Science Energy (S2E13)
Apr 16, 2019 • 63 min
While mid-evacuation, Michael Burnham decides to break the cardinal rule of time crystals. But when the evacuation fails, it’s time to seek out the knowledge of the Short Treks. What does the future hold? Will the last beacon reveal itself? Does this new…
Time Cuck (S2E12)
Apr 9, 2019 • 62 min
When Pike visits a planet where time is fluid, a flashy crystal catches his eye and he must make the ultimate Starfleet business expense. But when Burnham and Spock team up on a search mission, it’s time to remember old friends and meet new enemies. Will…
Contreland (S2E11)
Apr 2, 2019 • 75 min
When an unplanned family reunion is forced upon Michael, she learns that watching home movies can be just as good. But when Ash and Georgiou’s control sense begins to tingle around Leland, it’s time to open up a big red hole and destroy some info. Will…
Taint on Taint (S2E10)
Mar 26, 2019 • 66 min
When an unsettling secret is revealed to Burnham, she serves up some two-fisted justice. But when Michael is also found to have a link to the Red Angel, it’s time to take the satellites out of the Shenzhou’s backyard and re-direct them on Michael’s death.…
Star Trek Canasta (S2E9)
Mar 19, 2019 • 54 min
When Discovery pays a visit to Section 31, we find out there’s more than 31 flavors and definitely more than 31 mines. But when Airiam tags along on an away team it’s time for the space suits to really kick into gear. Will Spock and Michael come to an…
lowercase t (S2E8)
Mar 12, 2019 • 71 min
When Spock and Michael travel to Talos IV, they’re met by new-age therapists who promise to heal Spock. But when things start malfunctioning on the DISCO, we’re met with both relationship and personal struggles. Will Culber and Tyler become pals? Have we…
Scramble Spock’s Egg (S2E7)
Mar 5, 2019 • 61 min
While chilling outside Kaminar the crew of the DISCO send Pike and Tyler to experience the blue wave of temporal displacement. But when Burnham visits the fam it’s not long until an argument erupts, and she and Spock high-tail it out of there. Will Keanu…
Pink Note (S2E6)
Feb 26, 2019 • 66 min
When the Red Angel’s Red Signals take the Disco to Kaminar it’s time for Burnham and post-ganglia-Saru to head to the beach and break bread with a priest. But when Saru threatens to fold the Ba’ul like laundry it’s time for the crew to take a big bite of…
Butt-Dial Georgiou (S2E5)
Feb 19, 2019 • 54 min
When Tilly is sucked into the upside down, it’s time for Burnham and the crew to take a nosedive. But when Section 31 shows up in ultra-fashionable outfits, our team must steady the ship and reexamine relationships. Will Culber grow the beard—again? Is…
H.R. Goo-ger (S2E4)
Feb 12, 2019 • 52 min
When the Disco is stopped by a mysterious sphere, a virus attacks the ship putting the whole crew in danger—especially Saru. But the fun doesn’t stop there, May also threatens the status of the the ship and more specifically Tilly. Does the crew have the…
It Tastes Human (S2E3)
Feb 5, 2019 • 50 min
When Amanda Grayson arrives on the Disco with illegal Spock files, Captian Pike orders Burnham to break the encryption and learn about her brother’s whereabouts. But when these files lead to deep family secrets, it’s time for mom and daughter to have…
New Weeden (S2E2)
Jan 29, 2019 • 53 min
When old Eden becomes a bore, the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery follow a stellar signal and jump to a new planet with a radiation problem. But when humans are also found to be on new Eden, It’s time for Pike, Burnham, and Owosekun to beam down and…
The Tight Stuff (S2E1)
Jan 22, 2019 • 48 min
When Captain Pike boards the U.S.S. Discovery he promptly begins to rally his team around some red flags. But when the away team finds an old federation ship it’s time to grab some samples and save some lives. Why didn’t Spock need his bells? Is there…
Repping Breen
Jan 8, 2019 • 39 min
When Harcourt Fenton Mudd is sold to Wilbur the bounty hunter it seems as if Harry’s time were up. But when we’re shown multiple Mudd captures we’re led to believe that Mr. Mudd can escape anything. Does Harcourt have an ace up his sleeve? Will there be…
Leaned Into the Scruff
Dec 25, 2018 • 45 min
When Christmas 2018 falls on the same day The Greatest Discovery releases a new episode, it’s time to tear open gifts and use your new headphones to listen to Adam & Ben. But when it’s revealed that this ep is Season 2 trailer-talk, and the second-half…
We’re Lucky to Have Him
Dec 11, 2018 • 33 min
When a young Saru is jonesin’ for outer space, his father quickly gives him a stern talking-to. But when a piece of a ship comes into Saru’s possession, it’s time to buckle-down and write some strongly worded emails. Will Saru get the answer’s he’s…
Big Doggin’ the Bar
Nov 27, 2018 • 37 min
When there’s still a month to go before another Short Trek, Adam and Ben look for solace in the warm pages of the 2018 Star Trek Discovery Annual. But when our hosts realize this comic reveals secrets more voluminous than Klingon hair— it’s time to read,…
When the Crew is Away the Zora will Play
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
When Craft wakes up alone on a Starship 1000 years after the sweet-spore adventures of the Discovery, he soon realized he is a long way from home and could be in danger. But when Zora, a highly evolved Nest thermostat, interacts with him beyond…
Ornately Carved Zippo
Oct 23, 2018 • 53 min
When Voq’s feelings about T’kuvma are wavering, L’Rell sits him down to brunch and gives context to why they shaved their heads. But when the back story opens up historical records and Klingon lore, it’s time to flip more pages and figure out which dead…
How to Fix Your Butt
Oct 9, 2018 • 42 min
Upon landing at their space stations Ben and Adam view “Runaway” the first of CBS All Access’ “Short Treks.” But when they realize a new Discovery season 2 trailer has also been released, it’s time to log in and make first contact with the couch. Can Po…
What A Couple of Dicks
Sep 25, 2018 • 53 min
When new episodes of Star Trek Discovery are only weeks away, Adam and Ben decide to talk Trek news. But when our hosts realize they can read more comic books, it’s time to bust out the Bics and illuminate their way to Issues 1 & 2 of The Light of…
A Mamet of Double-Crosses
Sep 11, 2018 • 35 min
When ride shares are taken to their limit, television becomes a priority. But when Adam and Ben decide to take a break from rides, they both turn towards the written word—and image, of Star Trek: Discovery - Succession, Issue 4. What’s new with Fuckboi…
J.K. Woodward
Aug 28, 2018 • 36 min
When Adam and Ben return from Risa Vegas they’re filled to the brim with Trek topics. But when comic book artist J.K. Woodward shows up to the studio it’s time to perform a post-mortem on Star Trek Vegas and move on to the art of J.L.’s Pipes. What’s next…
House Jumbo’s Clown Room
Aug 14, 2018 • 39 min
When Adam and Ben come back from Las Vegas there’s lots of Trek news to discuss. But when Lenny Kravitz splits their opinions on the Discovery season 2 trailer it’s time to talk JL Pipes and the future canon of Big Rod. Will the Worf Chronicles still…
Legendarily Horny
Jul 31, 2018 • 52 min
When Kirk & Co. pick up an untrustworthy businessman named Harvey Mudd and his women associates, the men on the Enterprise are overtaken by a spell. But when Mudd turns out to be making deals behind Kirk’s back it’s finally time to pry off this annoying…
Fuckboi Emperor
Jul 17, 2018 • 52 min
When the Terran empire is discovered to have a Fuckboi as a leader, Mirror Universe Michael Burnham must try and take her rightful place as heir to the throne. But when Alexander finds out what Burnham is up to, he’s none too pleased. Will Michael become…
Chris Black
Jul 3, 2018 • 53 min
When Star Trek Inc. sets its news updates to stun it’s time for Ben and Adam to compile, dissect, and discuss. But when Enterprise writer Chris Black stops by the Uxbridge-Shimoda studios it’s time to embrace some historical Star Trek facts. Have we seen…
Manu Saadia (Sexual Cousteau)
Jun 19, 2018 • 66 min
When there’s a shakeup behind the scenes of Star Trek Discovery, it’s time for Ben and Adam to grip the mics and share the news. But when emotions get hot our hosts pivot to a chat with fellow Trek fan Manu Saadia about his thoughts on the current era of…
Mirror Universe Mr. DNA
Jun 5, 2018 • 46 min
When Star Trek Discovery fan-fic presents itself as less than worthy, Adam and Ben seek out some new Discovery stories that are canon. But when the Comixology app downloads a tale from the Mirror Universe, it’s time for the boys to grow some goatees and…
Anti-Cumberbatch
May 22, 2018 • 29 min
Upon return from the Lone Star State, Adam and Ben decide to kick up their feet and relax. But unfortunately neither of our hosts can mellow-out after seeing what Disco Klingons look like with TNG-style hair. Was the Vulture Festival panel full of…
Nip Woke
May 1, 2018 • 24 min
When floating in the between-seasons ether, Adam and Ben find solace in the fact that Star Trek Discovery released a promo for season 2. But when it’s confirmed that there won’t be another episode until 2019 it’s time to read the trades and comb the web.…
Danielle Radford
Apr 10, 2018 • 49 min
When it’s the second week of the 2018 #MaxFunDrive Adam and Ben pull no punches. So when Danielle Radford, of the Tights and Fights podcast joins the episode, it’s time to start talking Trek origins, #boco, and Michael Burnham. Where will Disco go next?…
Ben Fritz
Apr 3, 2018 • 58 min
When Star Trek Discovery is in-between seasons it’s up to Ben and Adam to come up with new Greatest Discovery episodes. So when Ben Fritz—author of “The Big Picture”—is invited on the show, it’s only a matter of time before the guys talk Discovery and the…
Season One Wrap-up
Feb 27, 2018 • 60 min
With mere hours left before auto-renewal updates the CBS All Access spore drive, The Greatest Discovery hosts binge the entire first season. But when Adam and Ben record a new episode, we find out what moments lit the beacon and what segments should have…
21 Jump Streeting Qo’noS (S1E15)
Feb 13, 2018 • 69 min
When Georgiou assembles a rag-tag team of main characters to visit Qo’noS it’s time to throw on some leather jackets and eat some space-whale popsicles. But when Tilly smokes some dank volcano nugs she learns that the team’s mission is more dangerous than…
Head to the Penthouse for the Party (S1E14)
Feb 6, 2018 • 69 min
When settling back into their own universe, Burhnham and Co. are struggling with how to defeat the Klingon street toughs. But when Admiral Bob agrees to the Emperor’s idea to invade Qo’noS, it’s up to Stamets and Tilly to grow some spores and everyone…
Half Apple and a Pancake (S1E13)
Jan 30, 2018 • 56 min
When Lorca thaws his cronies with plans to move forward with a coup, Burnham has to vent to save herself. But when Tilly and Stamets figure out how to destroy the Charon and get home in one maneuver, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and hug Pippa.…
Gremlins In The Microwave (S1E12)
Jan 23, 2018 • 65 min
When Burnham and Lorca take a proto-Previa to the ISS Charon, their backstory ends up being a real mouthful. But when Culber’s ghost helps Stamets simultaneously come down and wake up, it may only be the start of his trip. Will Lorca develop any new…
That’s Going All the Way In (S1E11)
Jan 16, 2018 • 64 min
When our undercover team discovers the rebel base, it’s time for Burnham and Tyler to break bread with Firewolf, Son of None. But when Tyler acquiesces to Kahless it’s time to crack skulls and bust out the Mek’leths. Does Burnham have the strength to…
Giant Barrel of Goo Gone (S1E10)
Jan 9, 2018 • 54 min
When the Discovery team realizes they are in an alternate universe, it’s up to Burnham to take the lead and for Tilly to take the ship. But when L’Rell recites ancient Klingon poetry to Tyler, there’s nowhere safe on or off the I.S.S. Discovery. Can Lorca…
Mid Season Bonus
Jan 4, 2018 • 34 min
When the CBS Spore Drive paywall is re-activated, Adam and Ben re-watch the entire first half of Star Trek Discovery. But when they binge the entire show in a span of 24 hours, have their forearm implants become infected? Are they still fans of Tilly? Is…
Mek’leths at Dawn (S1E9)
Nov 14, 2017 • 54 min
When Starfleet asks for the U.S.S. Discovery to stand down at Pahvo, Lorca decides that instead he’ll have his crew crack T’Kuvma’s math. But when Burhnam and Tyler sneak around the Klingon death ship, Ash finds himself trapped by P.S.T.D. Can Bob help…
Kool-Aid Sneeze (S1E8)
Nov 7, 2017 • 48 min
When the U.S.S. Discovery is tasked with a mission to planet Pahvo, it’s time for Burnham, Tyler, and Saru to have an experiential Outward Bound camping trip. Light years away L’Rell convinces Admiral Bob to escape and take her into custody. But when Saru…
Bridal Train Level Threat Ganglia (S1E7)
Oct 31, 2017 • 50 min
When the lower decks decide to throw a synth-kegger, Burnham and Tyler share a moment. But when a giant space fish spits Harry Mudd onto the ship, The USS Discovery becomes trapped in a half-hour loop. It’s now up to Stamets to float on a fourth…
She’s All Up in that Butt with the Katra (S1E6)
Oct 24, 2017 • 50 min
When Sarek seeks Burnham’s help with regression therapy, she’s soon partnered up with Tilly and Tyler to reverse engineer a mind meld. But when Admiral Bob questions Lorca’s tactics she ends up the only Starfleet member on a Klingon Ship who retains their…
Curved Like A Bat’leth (S1E5)
Oct 17, 2017 • 50 min
When Captain Lorca is heading back from the Admiral’s club, he’s soon kidnapped by Klingons and becomes a prisoner of war. At the same time Burnham feels a deep connection to Ripper’s nipples. It’s time for Lorca to get back to the Discovery, and for the…
All It Took Was a Buffet (S1E4)
Oct 10, 2017 • 43 min
When Captain Lorca assigns Burnham to study the newest member of Team Discovery’s biology for weapons purposes, she finds the missing link to spore tripping. But when Starfleet orders Discovery to relieve the dilithium mining colony Corvan II from Klingon…
Push Triangle to Talk to Captain Lorca (S1E3)
Oct 3, 2017 • 45 min
When Michael Burnham unexpectedly finds herself on the USS Discovery, she’s tasked by Captain Lorca to assist with a secret scientific assignment. But when an experiment on Discovery’s sister ship the USS Glenn kills its entire crew, it’s now up to…
The Georgiou Rule (S1E2)
Sep 26, 2017 • 32 min
When T’Kuvma’s pitch sesh to the heads of the 24 houses is falling apart, the Federation gives him a big assist by sending an armada of ships to back up the Shenzhou. But Michael Burnham is stuck in the brig with only the ship’s computer as her adversary.…
Oopsie-Daisy Murder (S1E1)
Sep 26, 2017 • 43 min
When a precursor to the Argus Array gets a hole poked in it, the Federation sends its B-team: the USS SHEzhou. But when executive officer Michael Burnham pokes a hole in a nearby Klingon, the situation escalates quickly. Is Sarek the only Vulcan teacher?…
A Nightmare to Produce
Sep 21, 2017 • 7 min
When the world’s most reluctant Star Trek podcasters announce their new show, The Greatest Discovery, one of them goes for a dick joke and can’t quite stick the landing. Everybody knows the #GreatestGen is only good because of nostalgia, but what this new…