TGE Ep 54 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale!

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TGE Ep 54 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Finale!

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, season one wrapped 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,  episode 10 & 11 and 12 & 13.

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.

This show takes place 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

Dante and I have been part of the Disco conversations since the start of the series but joining us for the last two episodes are Liam Dynes and our very own GoT fan, Nicole Tanner. Nicole has never enjoyed a Star Trek series but she really enjoyed what Discovery had to offer. We touch a bit on the entire season to catch up on Nicole’s perspective. Among her favorite features of the show is the single character focus on Michael Burnham. Then we do a quick recap of episodes 14 and 15 before we debunk our predictions from the last episode. Highlights include a discussion of Burnham as the imperfect heroine. As well as the slow burn of the season finale, and our excitement about this continuing story. However, my favorite line is a critique of Star Trek in its entirety. “The mind meld is the first invisibility cloak.”

Looking into the next season, we are curious about the <huge spoiler> at the end of the episode. But we are cautious about seeing more actors attempting to imitate some of the Original Series characters.

As always, we would love to hear what you think. Let us know in the comments.

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

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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.

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