The Geek Embassy returns talking about the newest Star Trek series for TGE Watches. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, this series releases every Sunday night. The second half of the season began again in early January. We start our discussion with episodes 10 and 11 and will continue to discuss episodes every other week until the first season ends in March. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing the pilot movie, episodes 1 & 2, episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6, episodes 7 & 8 and episode 9.
Star Trek: Discovery
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Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered, with Star Trek: Discovery. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24 on CBS All Access.
Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
Clearly, Dante and I are far more excited about Discovery’s direction than Isabela. We discuss the unexpected plot twists and feeling on edge throughout the show. The impossible internet theory came true to everyone’s surprise. I have a pretty wild take on that as well… we will see if it pans out! Catch our predictions at the end of the episode.
After we finished recording I mentioned this might be my favorite Trek. This is saying a lot since I have a long history of loving Star Trek series. This series puts me on edge. I care about and worry for the characters. Everyone feels at risk in a very real way. The gripping and unpredictable story keeps me, a plot guesser, on my toes.
What are you thinking about the series? How about that wild theory being true?
Until next time, get your Disco on!
Regina, Dante, and Isabela
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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.