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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Sorry for the delay! This is one of TWO new Debriefs you'll get this week, doubling up on episodes to talk about!

3/4 of the DISCOVERY DEBRIEF panel — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — double up to discuss both "PROJECT DAEDALUS" and "THE RED ANGEL" in a single podcast episode!

These two episodes represent two highly turbulent emotional experiences. From the establishment of a character likely not seen since TNG's "LOWER DECKS," to the ultimate revelation of the RED ANGEL's true identity, these two episodes were not to be missed in weaving the narrative of DISCOVERY season two. Beyond the core relationships on display, we also saw powerful development in the dynamics between STAMETS and CULBER, BURNHAM and SPOCK, and even greater context for why the ENTERPRISE was (deliberately?!) kept out of the FEDERATION-KLINGON WAR from season one. We debrief these moments and more for you!

Plus, a tangential conversation starts us off telling you what we've been up to, and we share our opinions of recent superhero films CAPTAIN MARVEL and SHAZAM!

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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) — is playing catch-up once again, doubling up to discuss both "LIGHT AND SHADOWS" and "IF MEMORY SERVES" in a single podcast episode!

STAR TREK's lineage is one that goes back to 1964, when the original pilot episode, "THE CAGE" starring Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike, was first produced. That episode has largely been left alone as a standalone tale in the long-running half-century long canon of the series...until now. Not only do these two DISCOVERY episodes build on the threads they've been weaving all season, but they work up to a story that is 55 years in the making, by taking us back to the first strange new world ever explored by the USS ENTERPRISE on television. To say that our panel have a variety of thoughts on this and a whole lot more is putting it mildly.

Beyond that, we react to the identity crisis of HUGH CULBER, the family dynamics in the House of SAREK, the event that split apart SPOCK and MICHAEL BURNHAM, and the ongoing saga of SECTION 31 in the 23rd century!

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Our 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 (Spawn On Me Cast) — returns to talk about the confrontation between the Kelpiens and the oppressive Ba'ul! But...who has actually oppressed who? We discuss "The Sounds of Thunder," episode 6 of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's second season!

Plus, the panel discusses the renewal of DISCOVERY for a third season, and continues to speculate on the identity of the mysterious Red Angel!

Next time, the panel will double up to talk about one of the most canonically significant set of stories to come along in the STAR TREK franchise since...1964!

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February 24, 2019

36 | Happy Rebirthday

Our full 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 (Spawn On Me Cast) — returns to discuss the re-emergence of a major series character to the cast of the show, while also diving deeper into the 23rd century machinations of Stafleet's covert intelligence agency, Section 31! In addition to all the issues surrounding the mycelial network coming to a head, Section 31 takes its most active role yet in the affairs of the Discovery and the Federation in the second season's fifth episode, "Saints of Imperfection!"

Plus, the panel discusses some of the latest STAR TREK franchise news, including new nuggets of information concerning the return of JEAN-LUC PICARD, as well as whether or not we could be seeing the fabled ROMULAN STAR EMPIRE either in DISCOVERY itself, or the Picard series.

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After a bit of a hiatus, DISCOVERY DEBRIEF is playing some catch-up this week by releasing a podcast that discusses TWO episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY!

Join regular DEBRIEF panelists Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate) and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) as we break down "Point of Light" and "An Obol for Charon" with a very special guest sitting in our fourth panel spot: talented STAR TREK novelist and super-fan, DAVE GALANTER!

Listen to some differing and intriguing perspectives on new Klingon intrigue, the more fully-fledged arrival of SECTION 31, what new revelations could mean for SPOCK and MICHAEL BURNHAM, and how recent events could come to a head for SARU! It's all in episode 35, so be sure to listen now! On top of all of this, listen how YOU can get up to $60 worth of in-game items for the browser-based game STAR TREK ALIEN DOMAIN: INCURSION!

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