November 11, 2020

56 | Federation Lost?

In a special, fully-packed edition of DISCOVERY DEBRIEF, three members of our bold panel of STAR TREK franchise explorers — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge) and Cicero Holmes (Unlocked) — are joined by friend of the show SHAREEF JACKSON (Rivals of Waterdeep) to discuss three episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's third season: "Far From Home," "People of Earth" and "Forget Me Not!"

The crew of DISCOVERY have arrived in their new home in the year 3189, and being so far away from everything that they know and understand has been traumatic and debilitating. The Federation is lost, the galaxy engulfed in chaos, but hope persists and the unique technology aboard the now-antiquated vessel may give Starfleet a new chance at survival. Listen in as our panel unpacks all of the major events of these three episodes including crew trauma, the ship's new captain, a key new addition to the ensemble and a new conception of the STAR TREK universe!

Plus, stay tuned to the very end for a special message from a VERY surprise guest, thanks to Cicero and the Cameo service: Mr. DOUG JONES himself!

October 21, 2020

55 | Keep it Alive

The show that brought our bold panel of STAR TREK franchise explorers together in the first place has finally returned!

The full panel – Rachael Clow (Biology PhD), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) – unites for the first part of the show, before CADET EZRI CLOW had to take the now DOCTOR Rachael to more important things. Then, the remaining three discuss "That Hope is You, Part 1," the third season premiere for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.

The show has taken the franchise further than ever seen on a regular basis in the canon before, and with the new position in the year 3188 comes a Federation in tatters and a galaxy in anarchy. Listen in as we break down the new status quo, and what hope could still come in the future with the Discovery at the helm!

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October 15, 2020

54 | Warp 5-6-7-8

Returning albeit at half-strength, two members of our DEBRIEF panel — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles) and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — unite to talk over the remainder of the first season of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS! Does the animated comedy show really count as "true" STAR TREK? What does that even mean? We're pretty sure Mariner would find that phrase and take a Bat'leth to it, anyways...

Listen in to their impressions of what this first season of the series could mean for both its future and the future of the STAR TREK franchise, right on time to welcome STAR TREK: DISCOVERY back for a third season!

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Our full panel — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD Candidate), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) with a special appearance from EZRI CLOW — returns from the ether to discuss the first two episodes of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS.

"Second Contact" and "Envoys" paint a picture of a very different kind of STAR TREK TV series, but which has the full backing of CBS and the TREK canon. What do our four longtime franchise fans make of this new series? Listen in to find out!

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August 13, 2020

52 | The Human Family

The world may have changed and there may be a whole bout of craziness that has come with it, but the impending promise of new STAR TREK has reunited the crew of Discovery Debrief!

After a long hiatus, all the members of our bold panel of STAR TREK franchise explorers — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD Candidate), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) with a special appearance from EZRI CLOW — give an update on what they've been up to over the course of the global pandemic. Then, the crew barrels forward to give a review of the first full season of STAR TREK: PICARD, followed by a look ahead to paired up reactions to the first season of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS!

We're so pleased to welcome you back aboard to Discovery Debrief!

June 3, 2020

51 | Question & Edward

In our very own "lost episode," Discovery Debrief returns to bring to you a pre-Picard discussion surrounding two episodes of SHORT TREKS — "Q&A" and "The Trouble With Edward" — just in time for the release of SHORT TREKS on Blu-ray! Listen in as co-hosts Rachael Clow, Chris Clow, Cicero Holmes and special guest SHAREEF JACKSON examine what these two very different shorts tell us about the 23rd century and some of its most familiar faces...or shapeless hairballs.

Plus, listen to a newly-recorded intro from Cicero discussing where we've been, when we hope to bring more Debrief to you, and why STAR TREK is more important than ever in these uncertain times.

#BlackLivesMatter

February 27, 2020

50 | Have a Little Hope

For our milestone 50th episode, we're doing...nothing special! Just an episode discussion for TWO entries in STAR TREK: PICARD's first season: "Absolute Candor," and "Stardust City Rag."

Three of our four panelists — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD Candidate), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — break down the monumental string of events these two episodes brought to the table, including the arrival of an awesome Romulan ninja nun and the return of our favorite former Borg drone.

February 15, 2020

49 | Engage

The full Debrief panel — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD Candidate), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — is back to discuss the events of Star Trek: Picard episode 3, "The End is the Beginning!" The journey truly begins, so there's only one thing to say: ENGAGE!

February 5, 2020

48 | No Longer Your House

Another new episode, another new discussion! The full Debrief panel — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD Candidate), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — returns to discuss the events of Star Trek: Picard episode 2, "Maps and Legends." As Jean-Luc Picard walks back into the institution that he helped define for the 24th century, he is greeted with little more than disdain and skepticism. Seeing our hero have to go through this inspired a lot of emotions from our panel, and that's before we even touch all the new information related to the new, more malevolent and surreptitious ROMULAN organization!

Listen in as we get ready to witness the beginning of the former captain's journey to learn the truth behind a new component of DATA's legacy!

SIDE NOTE: Chris and Rachael's audio in this episode was accidentally pumped through a low fidelity microphone, so we apologize for the oversight.

Welcome back to your Debrief! Obviously this isn't specifically a Discovery Debrief, but the whole panel — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD Candidate), Chris Clow (Movies.com, The Comic Binge), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — has returned from an extended absence to catch up and discuss "Remembrance," the first episode of STAR TREK: PICARD.

The venerable Jean-Luc Picard has been through quite a lot since we last saw him in 2002's STAR TREK: NEMESIS, so listen as our panel catches up and goes through the plot of this first episode point by point.

We love you, John.

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