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Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast

Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast

Author: Ken Gagne & Sabriel Mastin

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Join Ken Gagne and Sabriel Mastin each week as we review the latest episodes of Star Trek! From Discovery and Picard to Lower Decks and beyond, we analyze how the ongoing missions into Gene Roddenberry's universe fit into a half-century of Trek history and lore.
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Ken & Bri are joined by First Officer Tiffany Bridge to review the second episode of Discovery‘s third season. From the Old West tropes and Georgiou being a force to be reckoned with to Stamets’ and Reno’s witty repartee and tie-ins to the Short Treks episode “Calypso“, we are here with theories and enthusiasm. Stream … The post Discovery S3E02: Far From Home first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Discovery returns for its third season! Michael Burnham arrives 930 years in the future, where she’s more impressed with the technology than Ken and Bri are. We ponder the fate of the Federation, gripe about Andorians, and map out the inevitable reunion of Michael and her crew. Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above … The post Discovery S3E01: That Hope Is You, Part 1 first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Ken and Bri review the first ten-episode season of the animated adventures of Beckett Mariner, Brad Boimler, D’Vana Tendi, and Sam Rutherford aboard the USS Cerritos (NCC-75567). Who is Lower Decks for? When was it at its best? And what do we want from a second season? We share our takes! Stream the audio edition … The post Lower Decks Season 1 review first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Star Trek: Lower Decks has debuted, and Transporter Lock returns to the air to review this new animated series! This half-hour comedy is faithful to Star Trek lore, but Ken and Bri find its humor falls flat. Lt. Commander Joe Strosnider of Joe’s Computer Museum joins the podcast crew as a special guest, lending his … The post Lower Decks S1E01: Second Contact first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Picard Season 1 review

Picard Season 1 review

2020-04-0501:14:35

Susan Arendt of the Continue Podcast returns to the show to join Ken and Bri in reviewing the first season of Picard. We loved some of the new characters and were meh about others. Familiar faces were welcome, though is there such a thing as too much Seven of Nine? And was the season finale … The post Picard Season 1 review first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Ken & Bri jump right to the heartwrenching end of Picard’s first season finale, as familiar characters say their goodbyes — we didn’t want the game to end! Some of our predictions from part one were correct, but most were not, leaving us utterly unprepared for these gut punches. We remain hopeful of seeing more … The post Picard S1E10: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part II first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Ambassador Josh of the Federation Diplomatic Corps joins Ken and Bri to review the penultimate episode of Picard‘s first season. We finally arrive on the synth homeworld, where we find Data’s look-alike, Lore’s spiritual successor, a deteriorating admiral, and a blank android ready to host one lucky recipient. We have suspicions about who’s really who … The post Picard S1E09: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part I first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Picard S1E08: Broken Pieces

Picard S1E08: Broken Pieces

2020-03-1501:08:26

Charlynn Schmiedt of the Star Trek podcasts To the Journey and and Punch It joins Bri and Ken to discuss the antepenultimate episode of Picard‘s first season. The origin of the Zhat Vash is revealed, Seven of Nine takes on a new role, and Raffi tries to put Rios back together again as all the … The post Picard S1E08: Broken Pieces first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Picard S1E07: Nepenthe

Picard S1E07: Nepenthe

2020-03-1252:19

So many feels! Jean-Luc is reunited with some of his old crew, providing a temporary safe haven as he and Soji plot their next move. This family has seen its share of pain, but they’re stronger together, bringing Bri and Ken to tears — we didn’t want this episode to end. ❤️ Stream the audio … The post Picard S1E07: Nepenthe first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Picard, Soji, and Hugh finally cross paths in what Ken and Bri consider the best episode of the season so far. But the closer we get to the synth homeworld, the more questions and more theories we have! We sit down in person to connect the dots from TNG episodes “Descent”, “I, Borg”, and even … The post Picard S1E06: The Impossible Box first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Seven of Nine returns in an episode that should’ve opened with a content warning. Ken and Bri debate Seven’s motivations, what’s happened to her since Voyager returned to the Alpha Quadrant, and whether we’ve seen the last of this character. Meanwhile, two different characters bid adieu to their sons this episode, and Agnes is all … The post Picard S1E05: Stardust City Rag first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Even those whom Jean-Luc Picard has wronged recognize a worthy, if lost, cause when they see it. Our beloved captain continues to assemble his party as Ken, Bri, and Amanda — appearing together for the first time! — admire Romulan warrior nuns, roll their eyes at ancient Borg rituals, and get hyped for a reunion of liberated Borg, … The post Picard S1E04: Absolute Candor first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Captain Sabriel returns, as does Chief Archivist Amanda, to review the third-ever episode of Picard. As things heat up at the château, Jean-Luc assembles a crew to help him track down Soji and Maddox. Engage! Stream the audio edition of Transporter Lock above or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Mixcloud, Amazon Music, Overcast, acast, … The post Picard S1E03: The End Is the Beginning first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
The second episode of Picard introduces new characters and intrigue, rapidly advancing the plot while still not putting Jean-Luc on a starship. Ken and guest co-host Amanda are okay with this as we pull apart the threads of the Romulan’s Tal Shiar and Zhat Vash, our empathy (or lack thereof) for synthetic lifeforms, the integration … The post Picard S1E02: Maps and Legends first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in “Remembrance”, the pilot episode of Star Trek: Picard. Bri and Ken react to the return of this iconic character, how he’s changed over the last twenty years, and his ability to be the action star of this new series. We also puzzle over the connection between synthetics, Borg, … The post Picard S1E01: Remembrance first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
The second season of Short Treks ends with "Children of Mars", giving Ken and Bri plenty to talk about! We examine the Starfleet educational system; the prevalence of shuttlecraft, bullying, and physical books; how labor laws and vacation time work; and how First Contact Day is observed. More important, we piece together how this episode … The post Short Treks: Children of Mars first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
For the first time in 45 years, Star Trek ventures into the frontier of animation! "Ephraim and Dot" is a comedic documentary about a tardigrade’s reproductive cycle, and "The Girl Who Made the Stars" is a tale of conquering one’s fear of the unknown. Ken and Bri review these two animated Short Treks, their place … The post Short Treks: Ephraim and Dot & The Girl Who Made the Stars first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Short Treks: Ask Not

Short Treks: Ask Not

2019-11-1740:46

When a decorated but dishonored Starfleet captain puts Cadet Thira Sidhu in an impossible situation, she must choose a side with lives on the line. To be or not to be? That is the question Sabriel and Ken pose to our guest, Dori Robinson, Boston theatre director and co-host of Shakespearean podcast The Mousetrap. Was … The post Short Treks: Ask Not first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
What would Star Trek look like if it were a comedy series? We don’t need to wait for the debut of Lower Decks, as the Short Treks episode "The Trouble with Edward" features both tribbles and the comedic talents of H. Jon Benjamin (Archer) and Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel). Ken and Bri ponder the … The post Short Treks: The Trouble with Edward first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
Short Treks: Q&A

Short Treks: Q&A

2019-10-2022:28

New York Comic-Con featured the surprise debut of "Q&A", the first in a new season of Short Treks. The premiere episode does not in fact feature the return of John de Lancie’s recurring villain; instead, it’s a blast from the past as Ensign Spock arrives for his first day of duty aboard the USS Enterprise. … The post Short Treks: Q&A first appeared on Transporter Lock - A Star Trek podcast.
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