Transporter Lock - A Star Trek: Discovery podcast

Transporter Lock - A Star Trek: Discovery podcast

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Weekly reviews of the continuing mission of the USS Discovery
Star Trek Online with Al Rivera
May 17 • 39 min
Al Rivera, aka Captain Geko, is the Principal Lead Designer at Cryptic Studios, developer of Star Trek Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set 30 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. The debut of Star Trek: Discovery…
S1 Post-Season Reflections
Feb 22 • 43 min
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery has concluded. Having already reviewed the season finale, this week we take a step back and consider the entire 15-episode season as a whole. What was our favorite episode? Why isn’t Discovery set post-Voyager? Why…
S1E15: Will You Take My Hand?
Feb 13 • 59 min
It’s the season one finale of Discovery, featuring an anticlimactic takedown of Terran Emperor Georgiou, a welcome end to the Burnham/Tyler/Voq love triangle, and a surprise cliffhanger appearance that left us in tears. Did you spot all the callbacks to…
S1E14: The War Without, The War Within
Feb 6 • 48 min
The Discovery, back in the Prime Universe, finds itself at war with the Klingons and with a veritable rogues gallery aboard: Voq, L’rell, and Emperor Georgiou. A broken Admiral Cornwell makes some terrible decisions, while nobody gives a crap about the…
S1E13: What’s Past Is Prologue
Feb 1 • 48 min
Things come to a head in the Mirror Universe as Michael Burnham must choose between two evil, racist, xenophobic, tyrannical despots, each of whom has been her captain. Bri and Ken suspect we haven’t seen the last of this dynamic trio, and we ponder how…
S1E12: Vaulting Ambition
Jan 26 • 45 min
In the Mirror Universe, not everyone is what they appear to be… just like back home in the Prime Universe! Burnham discovers that Saru is delicious and that Emperor Georgiou is a cold-hearted murderer — but may be the Discovery‘s only way home. Stamets…
S1E11: The Wolf Inside
Jan 17 • 43 min
As captain of the ISS Shenzhou, Michael Burnham discovers what a small cast of characters the Mirror Universe has, every goateed rebel or sadistic ruler being someone she’s loved or killed back in the Prime Universe. Did some not-so-shocking revelations…
S1E10: Despite Yourself
Jan 12 • 52 min
Susan Arendt of the Continue podcast and Genii Online fills in for Sabriel as Discovery returns to the airwaves. Are we surprised that our heroes have found themselves in the Mirror Universe, or that hot tortured guy may be a Klingon? We gush over Captain…
Crossovers We’d Like to See
Dec 26, 2017 • 43 min
Set 90 years after Enterprise and 10 years before The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery has the potential to cross over with familiar characters new and old. Who would we like to see appear as guests on Discovery? Sabriel and Ken brainstorm everything…
Holiday Gift Guide 2017
Dec 13, 2017 • 38 min
Humanity may have evolved beyond materialistic needs by the 24th century… but here in 2017, all we want are Star Trek books, toys, and DVDs! For the Trekkie or Trekker in your life, or maybe just for yourself, Sabriel and Ken share their wish lists of the…
Character Analysis: Harry Mudd
Nov 27, 2017 • 48 min
Harcourt Fenton Mudd: scoundrel, con-man, forger, misogynist, thief, sociopath. When Captain Kirk’s recurring villain was reinvented for Discovery, his list of crimes expanded to include murder. Previously a harmless ne’er-do-well, Harry Mudd, portrayed…
S1 Mid-Season Questions
Nov 20, 2017 • 47 min
Star Trek: Discovery is off the air for the next two months, and its mid-season finale has left us with many questions. In this episode of Transporter Lock, Bri and Ken offer answers and fan theories to listener questions, submitted via email and reddit:…
S1E9: Into the Forest I Go
Nov 14, 2017 • 69 min
The first half of Star Trek: Discovery‘s first season ends with a bang: Mutiny! Klingons! Mêlée! Rescues! Kisses! Explosions! Sabriel and Ken wrap up “Into the Forest I Go”, in which villains fall, traitors rise, and Stamets crashes. Is Starfleet’s war…
S1E8: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
Nov 8, 2017 • 73 min
In their quest to adapt a crystalline tower to a giant sonar used to detect cloaked Klingon ships, Saru finds the peace he has sought his whole life — and he’s willing to abandon his mission, kill his crewmates, and derail the war effort to keep it. What…
S1E7: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad
Oct 31, 2017 • 64 min
It’s Groundhog Day aboard the USS Discovery and on the Transporter Lock podcast, and we’re stuck in a time loop reviewing this rom-com Star Trek episode. Is this episode repeating not just itself, but also TNG’s “Cause and Effect”? Is the crew’s…
S1E6: Lethe
Oct 23, 2017 • 67 min
Remember the TNG episode “Dark Page”, where Deanna Troi projects herself into Lwaxana’s mind to learn a dark secret and relieve her parent’s guilt? Burnham and Sarek are doing their best reenactment in this week’s episode, “Lethe”. Meanwhile, Lorca whips…
S1E5: Choose Your Pain
Oct 16, 2017 • 68 min
The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery has trust issues. Acting Captain Saru doesn’t trust Burnham; the kidnapped Captain Lorca doesn’t trust Harry Mudd; and the poor tardigrade doesn’t know who to trust. Can everyone put aside their differences long enough to…
S1E4: The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry
Oct 9, 2017 • 50 min
The USS Discovery must perfect its mycelium warp drive if the crew is to save the mining facility at Corvan II — and Michael Burnham may hold the key. Will she pull an Equinox and help Captain Lorca weaponize an organism? Will Landry pull a Tasha Yar and…
S1E3: Context Is for Kings
Oct 3, 2017 • 49 min
Six months after the Battle at the Binary Stars, Michael Burnham arrives on the USS Discovery, where Captain Lorca is engaged in “Black Alert” field tests. Is the NCC-1031 a scientific vessel — or a Section 31 outpost? Why does the crew hate Burnham for a…
S1E2: Battle at the Binary Stars
Sep 26, 2017 • 47 min
The second episode of Star Trek: Discovery and the first to be exclusive to CBS All Access finds a united Klingon Empire facing off against a squadron of Starfleet vessels. With plenty of callbacks to Star Trek lore, “Battle at the Binary Stars” cements…
S1E1: The Vulcan Hello
Sep 25, 2017 • 46 min
Star Trek: Discovery has debuted, and Bri and Ken want more! Commander Michael Burnham discovers the Klingons are lighting a beacon as a call to war. Can she convince Captain Georgiou of the USS Shenzhou to strike first? Where have the Klingons been for…
Launch Sequence Activated
Sep 22, 2017 • 28 min
Welcome to the premier episode of Transporter Lock, the weekly Star Trek: Discovery podcast! The first new Star Trek TV show in 12 years debuts on CBS All Access and Netflix on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Set ten years before Captain Kirk helmed the…