In this VERY SPECIAL episode of Discovery Debrief, we're joined by KYLE SULLIVAN of the video essay series TREKSPERTISE to discuss his latest essay comparing STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the original Disney+ STAR WARS series THE MANDALORIAN, and we break down thoughts and reactions to the two-part pilot episode of STAR TREK: PRODIGY!

October 29, 2021

62 | News, News, News

Three of our panelists – Chris Clow, Rachael Clow and Cicero Holmes – offer thoughts about the current state of the STAR TREK franchise, the potential audience for PRODIGY and thoughts about recent components of news related to STRANGE NEW WORLDS and DISCOVERY!

Three members of our bold panel of Star Trek franchise explorers – Chris Clow, Rachael Clow and Cicero Holmes – unite to discuss the ins and outs of LOWER DECKS season 2 ahead of the as-yet unaired season finale, and look ahead to components of TREK to come!

In this episode, two members of the DEBRIEF crew — Chris Clow (The Comic Binge) and Cicero Holmes (The 90's First) — go over the first two episodes of the second season of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, and also recount the greatness of STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME after Chris attended a 35th anniversary Fathom Events screening.

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In this episode featuring special guest DAN DECKER, the whole DEBRIEF crew — Rachael Clow (Biology PhD), Chris Clow (The Comic Binge), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Rivals of Waterdeep) — discuss some recent hot topics of STAR TREK conversation including thoughts on a key character from the 2009 film directed by J.J. Abrams. The word of the day is "gratuitous."

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It's true, everybody's here! 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, 90's First) – catches up with Zaki and then dives into the fact that Cicero has just watched the final two NEXT GENERATION feature films – STAR TREK: INSURRECTION and STAR TREK NEMESIS – for the first time.

Listen as Cicero recounts his thoughts while the panel also explores their own, and then pay attention as Zaki expounds on the discussion about the scheduled 2023 STAR TREK film to (supposedly) be produced by J.J. ABRAMS!

April 30, 2021

57 | Here We Are Again

Sorry to surprise you...next time we'll call ahead!

DISCOVERY DEBRIEF returns with an apology, some catching up with three of our four regular panelists, and a deep dive into a whole host of STAR TREK franchise news including the production of STRANGE NEW WORLDS, the eroding barrier between STAR TREK film and TV projects, as well as that release date in 2023 that Paramount Pictures says is reserved for the next cinematic outing into the final frontier!

Or...is it? Cicero and Rachael give Chris a schooling on what they think could be a sensor mirage. Listen in, and welcome back!

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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