Vulcan Hello (Star Trek Discovery, Picard, Short Treks)

Vulcan Hello (Star Trek Discovery, Picard, Short Treks)
Scott McNulty and Jason Snell discuss brand-new Star Trek as it happens, including “Discovery”, “Picard”, “Short Treks”, and whatever is next.

1: Short Treks #7: “Ask Not”
Nov 14 • 25 min
Same old Scott and Jason, new numbering system. Are we living in a Star Trek golden age, and how long can it last? Vulcan Hello returns to ponder the big questions of TV’s platinum age and also to discuss November’s Short Trek, “Ask Not”, in which a young…
Short Treks #6 Review: “The Trouble With Edward” (TeeVee 582)
Oct 18 • 35 min
Vulcan Hello returns to discuss Tribbles, uniforms, retcons, hiding bad offices in Starfleet, and Death By Tribble. It’s all about “The Trouble With Edward” and why we’re happy the new Star Trek office is taking risks and doing things like silly comedy…
Star Trek: Short Treks #5 Review: “Q&A” (TeeVee 578)
Oct 9 • 46 min
Scott and Jason return to discuss the latest Short Trek, “Q&A”, which features Spock, Number One, and a malfunctioning elevator that may be bigger on the inside. Also we analyze the “Star Trek: Discovery” season three teaser and the third “Star Trek:…
S2E14 Review: “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” (TeeVee 557)
Apr 19 • 67 min
So it’s come to this. It’s the big finale of season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery”, as the producers’ grand plan is revealed and continuity is changed forever. (Or not changed, as the case may be.) We break down the action-packed episode and ponder just what…
S2E13 Review: “Such Sweet Sorrow” (TeeVee 554)
Apr 11 • 52 min
Goodnight, Discovery crew! Parting is… well, you know. On the penultimate episode of season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery” there are a lot of goodbyes. They’re beautiful and heartfelt and mostly earned, but what about the impending battle? Don’t you have…
S2E12 Review: “Through The Valley of Shadows” (TeeVee 552)
Apr 4 • 50 min
Special guest Dan Moren joins Scott and Jason to discuss an action-packed episode, where Reno dispenses relationship advice, Section 31 counts its ships, Spock is a little slow with the magnetizing, and Pike gets a scary vision of his future from a…
S2E11 Review: “Perpetual Infinity” (TeeVee 550)
Mar 28 • 52 min
We’re gearing up as we head toward the season finale: The Red Angel is revealed, and it’s literally been Michael Burnham’s guardian angel across many timelines! An enemy takes the form of a different enemy! Pike’s fate foretold! Foreboding holograms! And…
S2E10 Review: “The Red Angel” (TeeVee 546)
Mar 21 • 44 min
This week the Red Angel’s identity is revealed. Jason and Scott feel mixed about this episode, which featured some good character scenes and a very exciting climax, but also some questionable plot points. And while it turns out that “time crystals” are a…
S2E9 Review: “Project Daedalus” (TeeVee 543)
Mar 15 • 40 min
Last week’s episode was a hard one to follow, but this week we’ve got a killer half-robutt, Spock ruining Burnham’s 3-D chess set, and a bunch of suspicious space mines. Also, Scott chides Jason for being speciesist, and Jason has more wacky plot…
S2E8 Review: “If Memory Serves” (TeeVee 541)
Mar 7 • 64 min
Previously, on Star Trek… “Discovery” goes where “Star Trek” hasn’t been in more than 50 years, as Burnham returns Spock to Talos IV to cure his insanity and get a sense of what is going on with the Red Angel. We discuss singing plants, creepy telepaths,…
S2E7 Review: “Light and Shadows” (TeeVee 539)
Feb 28 • 49 min
Vulcan Hello returns, but one of our favorite recurring segments ends when we finally find who we’ve been looking for! Plus, get ready for some frickin’ time rifts, Sarek’s sweet shuttlecraft pad, Michelle Yeoh’s kicks, and a shocking final revelation.…
S2E6 review: “The Sound of Thunder” (TeeVee 537)
Feb 21 • 49 min
The hovering murder cylinder is on the other foot now, Ba’ul! In this episode we explore Saru’s new perspective on the Prime Directive, Pike’s measured responses to creepy voice-only hails, and the transformation of the Red Murderball into something…
S2E5 Review: “Saints of Imperfection” (TeeVee 535)
Feb 18 • 37 min
This week Section 31 collides with the Discovery, and the Discovery collides with the mycelial network. A lost soul is found! Jason does a victory lap at the mention of tachyons! And still no Spock. Host Scott McNulty and Jason Snell.
S2E4 Review: “An Obol for Charon” (TeeVee 532)
Feb 7 • 42 min
This week the Discovery is waylaid by a red murderball, Saru learns what his threat ganglia are really for, all of engineering gets high on mushrooms, and Number One orders a hamburger. Scott and Jason break down this (overly?) busy episode. Host Scott…
Star Trek Discovery S2E3: “Point of Light” (TeeVee 529)
Jan 31 • 44 min
A very different kind of episode this week, as “Star Trek: Discovery” beams in three different plots. Do we really need more Klingons? What’s happening in the search for Spock? And is Tilly’s friend a friendly ghost or a dangerous alien spore blob? It’s…
S2E2 Review: “New Eden” (TeeVee 525)
Jan 24 • 34 min
This week the Discovery takes a spore jump to a mysterious human colony deep in the Beta Quadrant, Pike and Burnham joust about science and religion, Tilly drinks too much espresso and tries to replace Stamets with a space rock, and Saru gets a chance to…
S2E1 Review: “Brother” (TeeVee 520)
Jan 17 • 43 min
“Star Trek: Discovery” is back and so are Scott and Jason. We discuss Captain Pike and his uniform, Tilly’s chatter, Burnham’s family issues, the decor of Spock’s quarters, and much more! Host Scott McNulty and Jason Snell.
Short Treks #4 Review: “The Escape Artist” (TeeVee 516)
Jan 4 • 19 min
There are only two weeks until season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery” commences, but in the meantime we’ve got our favorite of the four “Short Trek” films to discuss. Rainn Wilson returns as Harry Mudd(s)! We learn why rich people wear caps, that the path to…
Short Treks #3 Review: “The Brightest Star” (TeeVee 513)
Dec 18, 2018 • 27 min
Scott and Jason return to discuss the third “Short Trek” preceding the return of “Star Trek: Discovery,” in which we learn Saru’s origin and why Kelpiens are not commonly seen in Starfleet. Along the way we discuss hovering murder cylinders, food courts…
Short Treks #2 Review: “Calypso” (TeeVee 493)
Nov 12, 2018 • 28 min
Is it Taco Tuesday yet? Scott and Jason return to discuss CBS’s plan for endless “Star Trek” and the latest “Short Trek”, a delightful retelling of a part of “The Odyssey”—or is it “Wall-E”?—with an injured spaceman and a lonely artificial intelligence…
Short Treks #1 Review: “Runaway” (TeeVee 474)
Oct 11, 2018 • 36 min
The Vulcan Hello podcast returns with a dissection of the first of four “short films”—didn’t we used to call these Webisodes?—running up to second season of “Star Trek: Discovery.” In “Runaway,” Tilly—we love Tilly!—discovers a mysterious and dangerous…
S1E15 Review: “Will You Take My Hand” (TeeVee 392)
Feb 11, 2018 • 66 min
So we reach the end! We say a Vulcan Goodbye to this first season of “Star Trek: Discovery” with a look at a shocking final scene, a rushed ending, a surprising conversion by Admiral Cornwell, some abrupt goodbyes, and Tilly’s “just say no” moment. Host…
S1E14 Review: “The War Without, The War Within” (TeeVee 385)
Feb 4, 2018 • 54 min
The penultimate episode has arrived, and with it, we discover the fall-out — tactically and emotionally — of the Discovery’s return to the Klingon-Federation War. Ash Tyler grapples with his security wristband and identity crisis! Tilly shows her human…
S1E13 Review: “What’s Past is Prologue” (TeeVee 380)
Jan 29, 2018 • 61 min
This week wave goodbye to the mirror universe and… certain… characters… as we ride a mycelial shockwave back to somewhere near our point of origin. Joining Scott and Jason on the ride this time are two representatives of Scotland. We discuss why Burnham…
S1E12 Review: “Vaulting Ambition” (TeeVee 375)
Jan 21, 2018 • 41 min
The conspiracy closet has blown wide open! Our wildest speculations come to pass in this episode, which sees a mycelial mind-meld, the most dangerous Golden Snitch ever, some Klingon laser-finger surgery, disturbing Terran Empire cuisine, fast thinking by…
S1E11 Review: “The Wolf Inside” (TeeVee 372)
Jan 15, 2018 • 44 min
The U.S.S. Discovery is still in the Mirror Universe and we meet more counterparts to people we know. Burnham agonizes over major ethical questions while Lorca is agonized. A lot. Plus what happens when a not so secret Klingon meets himself? Nothing good!…
S1E10 Review: “Despite Yourself” (TeeVee 368)
Jan 7, 2018 • 65 min
The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery has returned to our screens, but they find themselves in a different universe. In this episode we revisit the Vulcan Hello, open the porous door that once separated us from the Conspiracy Closet, express excitement about…
S1E9 Review: “Into the Forest I Go” (TeeVee 344)
Nov 12, 2017 • 60 min
Grab your phaser — it’s time for the fall finale of “Star Trek: Discovery!” Jason and Scott break down the Klingon action, the drama back on the Discovery, and venture behind the Gorn skeleton once again as we enter Conspiracy Corner. Into the forest we…
S1E8 Review: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” (TeeVee 338)
Nov 5, 2017 • 69 min
Brush up on your Latin, put on your running shoes, and scream for the guard outside the door! It’s time for our report on the latest episode of “Star Trek: Discovery”, in which a landing party comes into an unexpected contact with spore aliens, the…
S1E7 Review: “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” (TeeVee 329)
Oct 30, 2017 • 52 min
This week Scott is joined by David Loehr, perhaps not for the first time, to discuss twists in time and in the plot of this week’s episode of “Star Trek: Discovery.” (Yes, we know, there are issues with Scott’s audio. He was caught in a time loop during…
S1E6 Review: “Lethe” (TeeVee 325)
Oct 22, 2017 • 64 min
This week Sarek returns and gets a Vulcan goodbye from a logic extremist, Burnham learns a surprising secret about her past and how she ended up in Starfleet, Lorca proves himself an adept manager and an unstable sleeping companion, and Tilly has a run-in…
S1E5 Review: “Choose Your Pain” (TeeVee 316)
Oct 16, 2017 • 51 min
Harry Mudd appears and hard choices must be made! Breaking down this week’s new episode of “Star Trek: Discovery” is only logical. Host Scott McNulty with Jean MacDonald.
S1E4 Review: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry” (TeeVee 313)
Oct 9, 2017 • 49 min
Dan Moren joins Scott to discuss an episode featuring a surprise death at the hand of a not-so-monstrous monster, a whole lot more Klingon dialogue, a Special Guest Hologram, and the series’ first successful spore-enabled jump. Host Scott McNulty with Dan…
S1E3 Review: “Context is for Kings” (TeeVee 306)
Oct 2, 2017 • 58 min
This week Scott is joined by two Scots to discuss Michael Burnham’s arrival on the USS Discovery. Vulcan martial arts! Gorn skeletons! The horrors of creepy alien monsters and perky roommates! This episode has it all… even a zipper and a Tribble. Host…
S1E2 Review: “Battle at the Binary Stars” (TeeVee 302)
Sep 25, 2017 • 51 min
We’re back to discuss the second episode of “Star Trek: Discovery!” Burnham has to deal with her mutinous actions. We get too many Klingons, including a flashback. Ensign Head Wound meets a confused end. Sarek sends a long-distance mental pep talk. And…
S1E1 Review: “The Vulcan Hello” (TeeVee 301)
Sep 24, 2017 • 61 min
Hello, humans! A new Star Trek series has appeared and in this episode we review the one hour premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery.” We discuss the comportment of bridge officers, the “Star Trek: Shenzhou” prequel series we never saw, the appearance of the…