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 & 2, episodes 3 & 4, episodes 5 & 6, episodes 7 & 8 , episode 9, and episode 10 & 11.
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.
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.
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 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.