The Gorn are on their way to becoming a classic Star Trek villain. But what are they up to? These don’t seem to be the same Gorn La’an encountered. Grab a lizard fighting weapon and sound the horn of Cayuga, the crew is riding into battle in this season finale.
Hari Seldon’s actions are increasingly suspicious. Psychohistory doesn’t care about love. People are going on conflicting missions. We find out more about the Prime Radiant, but still don’t understand what our solar system is doing here. And Jim and A.Ron are really hoping that Adam Savage is watching this show because he needs to make some of these props.
It’s a musical episode that is out of this world, literally! A.Ron loved it, Jim hated it. But both agree that Pelia is annoying. Jim and A.Ron had some predictions on which cast members would make good singers…find out if they were right! And somebody please stop Spock from taking a red pill.
What makes for a satisfying ending? In “ABQ” we meet Mike Ehrmentraut when he gets a devastated Jesse prepared to call in Jane’s death, Walt gets his tumor removed before Skyler confronts him and asks him to leave, and Donald mourns the loss of his daughter before we see where all of those black and white teasers were heading when Wayfarer 515 crashes above the White household. The finale works as a conclusion that ties up so much of what the season has asked us to think about while setting things up for the future. The satisfaction it provides feels like a reward for paying attention.
It’s hard to tell what is real and what is an elaborate hologram. What is going on with Hari Seldon? First he’s not leaving footprints (very cool effects), and later found unconscious. And we have a reunion that isn’t as joyous as one might think. But reality is hard to trust here. Listen to the podcast, this is what the Prime Radiant requires.
It is a right of passage for each sci-fi series to do a “war” episode. Ortegas is not happy about the ship’s new guest, the guest being the Klingon war criminal Rah. Known as the “Butcher”, Rah’s presence on the Enterprise triggers PTSD in Dr. M’Benga. Get to know more of M’Benga’s backstory in this excellently written episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
It’s the Star Trek: Lower Decks crossover that we needed! After a selfie activates a portal, Boimler and Mariner find themselves on the Enterprise. There’s been a lot of time travel in ST: SNW, so everyone should know the rules, right? Well, the USS Cerritos crew members are having trouble keeping “future-stuff” to themselves. Put a little madcap in your Star Trek with this episode!
Are there any episodes that you dread rewatching? Your hosts break down one of the most heartbreaking episodes in the whole series, “Phoenix.” Walt makes the deal at the cost of missing Holly’s birth, is deeply offended by the concept of charity, gets blackmailed by Jane, has a highly coincidental meeting at a bar, and then watches Jane die. Y’know, a typical week in the life of a meth kingpin. But how responsible is Walt for Jane’s death? Is it really Jesse’s fault that Walt misses Holly’s birth? Why do Walt and Donald “other” Jesse’s “little junkie girlfriend” and Jane’s “scumbag” boyfriend, respectively? Join Pete and Courtney as they unpack the penultimate episode of season 2.
Are you someone who’s read the books, and yet you’re still confused? Don’t worry, you’re in good company. Get the breakdown that you need from Jim and A.Ron as they discuss the rebrand of the Foundation. The Empire is in decline. The Foundation has taken on the role of a religion. What do the beautiful blue eyes mean? Are we going to see a Tywin-like play for the throne?
Uhura encounters a mysterious message. She is soon haunted by zombies and nightmares. Kirk and Spock finally meet. And turns out you can sift through someone’s personal logs whenever you want…so long as they’re dead. With the looming threat of space madness, the crew may be dealing with a menace they don’t understand. Listen to the episode, you space hippie!