TGE Ep 53 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Episodes 12-13

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TGE Ep 53 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Episodes 12-13

The Geek Embassy cannot contain its enthusiasm about the newest Star Trek series. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, episodes premiere every Sunday night in the US. The second half of the season began again in early January and wraps at the end of February. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing episodes 1 & 2episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6,  episodes 7 & 8 episode 9, and episode 10 & 11.

Star Trek: Discovery

From CBS All Access:

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.

Our Discussion

Joining us for this episode is a very special guest, Liam Dynes. Liam and I connected through an online writers group and have been talking about ST:D since it first aired. He shared many of the fan theories that turned out to be true this season (including mirror Lorca and his attempts to return to the mirror universe). So it seemed only appropriate to bring him on the show and have him geek out with us. Warning: he is a fan so the three of us get pretty excited talking about these two action-packed episodes. We are seeing some speedy resolution to the highly intricate and ambitious plot we’ve seen here.

We touch a bit on the complaints we’ve all heard that Disco is not “Star Trek enough. Including, the talk that another sci-fi show is following Gene Roddenberry’s legacy much more closely. Dante talks in-depth about the issue of over-ownership of fandoms in his recent article, Your Fandom Does Not Belong to You. Make sure to give that a read.

To Discuss

This feels like it’s always my question about this show but OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED? AND THAT?

Until next time, get your Disco on!
Regina & Dante & Liam

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Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.

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