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.

October 2, 2019

46 | V’Ger Resurgent

While our panel isn't quite at full-strength this time, three of our bold STAR TREK franchise explorers — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — return to discuss the experience of watching the film that started it all, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, on the big screen for the first time courtesy of a 40th anniversary Fathom Event. Plus, the panel catches up on the progress of their various STAR TREK franchise re-watches, and pay tribute to the late ARON EISENBERG.

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August 30, 2019

45 | Pre-Season Pike

For fans of STAR TREK at-large and DISCOVERY specifically, it's natural to wonder: what exactly was the USS ENTERPRISE under the command of CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER PIKE up to during the events of the show's first season? We now have an idea with the publication of new tie-in novel STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - THE ENTERPRISE WAR!

Three members of our bold panel of STAR TREK franchise explorers — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate) and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — are joined by none other than the author himself, the prolific JOHN JACKSON MILLER, about the events of the book!

We also touch on some of the other universes he's written for, what helps set STAR TREK apart from the multitude of other (boundless?) universes he's written for, and what it was like to not only tell a compelling story, but to fit it in seamlessly with where we pick up with the ENTERPRISE in the closing moments of the show's first season finale!

Find details on the book and how you can order it for yourself: bit.ly/EnterpriseWar

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August 8, 2019

44 | IDIC Incarnate

Readings indicate that our panel's strength is at 100%!

For the first time since we saw the excellent DS9 documentary WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND, our bold panel of STAR TREK franchise explorers — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — is back to talk about all the news that dropped at the biggest TREK event of the year: STAR TREK LAS VEGAS 2019.

Listen to us unpack news surrounding STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, lost novels from the Kelvin Timeline, the return of STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE to movie theaters, the legacy of STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and even PRIME LORCA! It's good to be back. Won't you join us?

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The time to prepare for a new future of STAR TREK is NOW! Three-quarters of our panel — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate) and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — return from shore leave to react to all the news that dropped for the TREK franchise at Comic-Con International in San Diego! To help us out, we're joined by previous DEBRIEF guest and author of the upcoming STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - DEAD ENDLESS novel DAVE GALANTER!

Listen as we unpack the latest concerning new SHORT TREKS, DISCOVERY SEASON 3, the LOWER DECKS animated series, and the mind-blowing trailer for 2020's STAR TREK: PICARD which featured a whole lot of surprises.

Music by Bensound.com. STAR TREK trademarks and related elements are owned by CBS Studios Inc., and are used expressly under "fair use" guidelines.

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