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.

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The DISCOVERY DEBRIEF panel — 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) — reunite to review and react to WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND, the new documentary film about the creation and impact of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE!

In addition to giving us a look at what could be from a hypothetical eighth season of the show, WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND is an emotional journey through the STAR TREK franchise's belatedly-appreciated third live-action TV series. Listen as the DEBRIEF panelists recount their experience of watching the film, and the feelings it inspired in forcing us to reflect not just on what we left behind, but what we found by giving DS9 a chance.

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The DISCOVERY DEBRIEF panel — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — reunite to discuss the highly-awaited and surprising second two-part season finale for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY!

After a bit of a tangent discussing a galaxy far, far away, listen in on this episode starting at the 16:45 mark to learn about which DISCOVERY cast member endorses DISCOVERY DEBRIEF!

We've come to the end of a long journey, and our panel has a lot to say concerning the way that this show's second season ended. This finale has teed up a lot of possibilities for the STAR TREK franchise going forward, with a wholly new status quo awaiting DISCOVERY season 3, a SECTION 31 series that we know is coming, the PICARD-focused show premiering later this year, and potentially...1701? Listen as we all come to terms with what took place in the two-part finale, and listen to our predictions for STAR TREK in the future!

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April 10, 2019

40 | Choosing Damnation

The DISCOVERY DEBRIEF panel — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — is back at full strength, bringing the final two episodes we needed to catch up on as we prepare to take in season two's penultimate episode!

In this recording, the panel tackles episodes 11-12 of season two, “Perpetual Infinity” and “Through the Valley of Shadows,” and discusses everything from CONTROL's potential connection to the BORG, to CAPTAIN PIKE's decisive moment in choosing the direction of his fate. The canonical ramifications of these two episodes seem to be very high, and further add to the larger narrative that encompasses the STAR TREK franchise's original Captain. Plus, we discuss the developing relationship dynamics between HUGH CULBER and PAUL STAMETS, MICHAEL BURNHAM and SPOCK, the identity of the RED ANGEL, and more!

Plus, we go on a MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE tangent in the early going, and catch up with ZAKI on what he's been up to!

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