We've returned to duty! On this episode of DISCOVERY DEBRIEF, our panel of STAR TREK aficionados — 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) — examine the tenth episode of STAR TREK: DISCOERY's first season, and the beginning of its second chapter: "DESPITE YOURSELF." With the return to a beloved alternate reality in the STAR TREK universe, what does our panel think of how things will shake out for the crew of the USS Discovery? Listen here!

Plus, the panel discusses a wide-ranging and far-reaching Twitter discussion/argument that showed the wide variety of opinions that STAR TREK fans have about DISCOVERY, and how they perceive its place in the larger canon. Some solid insights from our panel as we get ready to venture deeper into the Final Frontier with the long-awaited return of our subject series!

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Special guest Kyle Sullivan (Trekspertise) returns to Discovery Debrief along with our regular panelists — 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) — as we take a cosmic detour from the Alpha Quadrant, and into a galaxy far, far away....

It's hard to ignore the biggest event to transpire as we await new episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, namely the arrival of writer-director Rian Johnson's highly anticipated entry in the ongoing "Skywalker Saga:" STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Join us for our final episode of the year as we break down this latest box office juggernaut from all our unique perspectives, as we take this brief galactic pit stop ahead of the return of our podcast's subject series!

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In a long-awaited episode, the DISCOVERY DEBRIEF panelists — 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) — return to break down every episode of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY between the introductory "The Vulcan Hello," and the cliffhanger "Into the Forest I Go!"

To help us out with having an in-depth conversation, joining the panelists is special guest KYLE SULLIVAN, creator of the terrific and acclaimed YouTube channel TREKSPERTISE to break down everything from the characters, to the plots, and even some conspiratorial guessing on where the show may pick things up in the new year.

PLUS: the panel reacts to the news that director QUENTIN TARANTINO may be the next cinematic steward of the STAR TREK franchise, and we break down what we feel this means for the franchise's future. You don't want to miss this one!

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In this episode of DISCOVERY DEBRIEF, panelists Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles) and Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate) go solo to discuss the very first step that DISCOVERY makes into the expanded universe of the franchise: novel STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - DESPERATE HOURS, by author David Mack!

Be sure to listen to our in-depth discussion including insight on the book's use of SPOCK, as well as other connections the story makes with characters featured in THE ORIGINAL SERIES' original pilot episode, "THE CAGE." Plus, more details on what's to follow as we continue to endure the mid-season lull!

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November 20, 2017

Episode 8 - One Last Jump

In a full, long and in-depth discussion about the finale of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's "chapter one," our panel of STAR TREK aficionados — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles, GeekPulse Radio), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — unpack where we stand as we head into the long, dark wait for new adventures for the crew of the Starship Discovery!

Plus, we answer your questions, and give a hint towards what we'll be up to in the mid-season lull. Be sure to download the latest episode of DISCOVERY DEBRIEF today!

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Sorry for the delay! After one of our co-hosts finally recovered from a bout of the Phage, our terrific panel of STAR TREK enthusiasts —  Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles, GeekPulse Radio), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — are back to dive into the pneultimate episode of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's Fall chapter! Does this relative return to a dmonstrably classic TREK form help or hurt this week's episode of the series?

Plus, we go over a couple of consequential news items relating to the franchise, and wind up to prepare for next week's Fall finale! You won't want to miss this!

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November 2, 2017

Episode 6 - Loop-de-loop

In this episode, the panel of devoted, longtime STAR TREK fans — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles, GeekPulse Radio), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — dive into the relative one-off season 1 episode of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad," a return to the classic "time loop" trope made famous by episodes like STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION's "Cause and Effect."

We also examine some of the latest STAR TREK franchise news, including the consequential revelations put forth by DISCOVERY actor Anthony Rapp, as well as a couple of smaller items dealing with the franchise at-large. Establish a sensor lock on this podcast and download now!

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The DISCOVERY DEBRIEF panel — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles, GeekPulse Radio), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — discusses the sixth episode of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's first season, "Lethe," with particular focus on the canonical ramifications we discover surrounding one of the STAR TREK franchise's most defining ORIGINAL SERIES icons.

PLUS: more investigation into the mystery surrounding a supporting character and a prime antagonist, as well as going over the latest news surrounding the world of STAR TREK. Get a lock on this episode, and energize it into your podcast feed!

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October 18, 2017

Episode 4 - Mudd-y Waters

This week, a character returns to the STAR TREK franchise for the first time since THE ORIGINAL SERIES, and our awesome panel — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles, GeekPulse Radio), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — unpacks a new plot of intrigue that surrounds Captain Lorca, Michael Burnham, and the Federation's war with the Klingon Empire.

PLUS: a secret revealed?! The panel has to go to RED ALERT to warn listeners about a possible secret the show is attempting to keep that was brought to our attention by Cicero, and it could lead to some very consequential occurrences on the show for our characters to contend with. Finally, some of the latest STAR TREK news and the discussion you've come to know and (hopefully) love!

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October 9, 2017

Episode 3 - Composer of War

Welcome back to the Final Frontier!

Discovery Debrief returns to talk the fourth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry." In addition to the usual pleasantries and Trek love from our four panelists — Chris Clow (Movies.com, Comics on Consoles, GeekPulse Radio), Rachael Clow (Biology PhD candidate), Zaki Hasan (Zaki's Corner, MovieFilm Podcast), and Cicero Holmes (Spawn On Me Cast) — we also give you an in-depth perspective that can only come from four longtime Star Trek franchise fans.

Plus: trouble ahead? We respond to a listener who wants something different from our show, but we also want to know what YOU think! Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @DSCDebrief, and be sure to like, comment, rate, subscribe, and just get in touch! Please continue boldly going with us in our ongoing mission to explore the latest series in the Star Trek franchise!

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