Star Trek Resignation: A Discovery Home Companion

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It's a brand new season and a new start for Disco.   Do we like Star Trek Discovery now? Are we off brand? Total hypocrites?  We're done being reflexively unsupportive. 
Has Lower Decks pulls off the show everyone thought it should be?  What themes is this show pulling off that Trek hasn't dealt with? What can we expect from the next season? What did we hate?  Does a Rick and Morty structure work here? What is going on? Status Repot never ended.  
Wade has become what he hates.  The worst kind of Star Trek fan.  Sean is there to put us in his place.  Glen is the same kind of fan he’s been.  In Status Report, everybody gets along. Kinda.
Is there even such thing as good improv?  Is this more Star Trek or contrived gags?  A discussion of what do we want from our guest cameos and crossovers? Status Report incites more anger than usual when Glen steps out of line.
What time is it? What does "Much Ado About Boimler" even mean as a title?  Who do we count as our best compatriot?  We have some favorites in this ep.   What satire or commentary did Lower Decks miss or not go far enough with this week? We love The Dog!
Is this a Star Trek Cartoon or a Tim Robinson sketch?  Why not both?  Lots of guest stars in this one.  Well, not the podcast. Joanie left.  Is Lower Decks making its own lore?  
Wade invited a woman named Joanie onto the show and things got weird.  Just how many of the jokes on Lower Decks are references to other Trek, and how much does that even matter?   Has "Cupid's Errant Arrow" struck?  Somebody on this episode is excited for Status Report.  References are made.  
Under the Bridge this week starts with a peek at the mess under the hood of the podcast before getting all into "Moist Vessel."  All the pedantry you expect from a Star Trek podcast, and the outrage of a host mistakenly calling it "Star Wars."
Benny's here for Temporal Edict.  Who's Benny?  Someone who knows less about Star Trek than Sean.  Are the dumb jokes starting to wear thin?  If Glen keeps saying the C-word we're going to have to yell at him.  
Envoys is the episode we watched. Are we still on board with Lower Decks?  References, guys!
Wade, Glen, and Sean are watching Star Trek: Lower Decks.  We've spent so much time disliking these new Trek show... Does this one finally win us over?  
If you missed out on Can't Picardly Wait. Here's a supercut of us being mean to Glen.  He put this together. Don't get mad at us.
The end has come!  The apocalypse has been averted. Just what happened here?  We have a freewheeling discussion with guests Lane Bowen and Courtney Bowen.  A very special Status Report. It's the best the podcast has ever been. So listen now while you can.  
Picard gets eaten by a flower and talks to some synths. Back in NYC and Jersey, your hosts podcast to keep from going crazy while isolated at home. Heed the Admonition and maintain social distance. What that harkened back to classic Trek did Wade and Glen like in this episode, and what is Sean so mad about?  
Something awful happened that had a MASSive EFFECT on us.  We try to put the pieces together in this ep.  We've got Kristin (@kristinMuh) back. We got Sean back. Benny didn't watch the ep so he's gone.  Glen changed his twitter handle @narnendraug
Losses are suffered.  Things get DARK. But we have pretty nice things to say about the Riker/Troi storyline of Star Trek: Picard this week.  We just have to survive the rest.  
Does Star Trek: Picard put itself in an impossible situation? How much of past Trek is necessary just to know what's going on, and does the show provide any of what older fans want from their Star Trek? Picard revisits a Borg cube and we're revisited by figures from our past.  Does this podcast do the same? Providing what its creators want, but not what the fans crave? Oh well. A full crew complement! Benny Scheckner and Kristin from Montreal (formerly from Toronto) join the podcast this week.  Finally, another person who knows Trek, and a person who somehow knows less than even Sean. What the heck, Benny?
This episode caused a lot of commotion. Is this the 7 of 9 show or Picard?   Who is Icheb and does it matter to anyone who wasn't a fan of Voyager?  Is the opening a bad thing to watch with your mom?  Easter eggs are discussed. Glen has some questions about the economics of Borg reclamation, and Sean is having none of it.  
Picard needs to make amends with some battle nuns and a boy he left behind.  We don't hold anything back in our feelings about the show.   
I, Borg?  This whole podcast is Borg!  Sean doesn't really know anything about the Borg, so this episode was a little... confusing for him.   Wade is in the goldilocks zone of liking this episode. Glen is still on a journey of discovery, but not Discovery. Just Trek. 
Breaking down the episode or having a breakdown?  Wade doesn't want to get caught up in being a fan, yet gets mad at minutiae.  Sean doesn't know to get mad at anything. So he doesn't.  Glen is really committed to being the ultimate Star Trek fan and getting his percentages up.
In this confusing IP obsessed media landscape - where it's hard to get definitive answers regarding the peculiarities of art - Wade Bowen, Sean Perrotta, Glen Hall, and Benny Scheckner give you the correct nuanced opinions on whether Star Trek: Picard is a good show, as based on the first episode. Benny is asking you to troll him, please:  instead of: Thanks again to Sean and Chris Galluci for the theme song, and apologies to The Replacements.
May it be that Disco Home Season 2 is finally over? Lane and Courtney are nervous. Will Discovery stay in the future?  Let’s talk about the romance.  This show’s characters can’t even talk between themselves about their relationships without one being in a coma.  Dream plots and Klingon gods.  And finally, Wade receives final thoughts on Discovery Season 2 from Stefan in the Netherlands. And two guys who didn't watch the show have a few questions.   To hear more Kickers of Elves check out the patreon at or check out our DS9 pod, The Rules of Acquisition
With Discovery fading into the past, and flying into the future, we ask important questions such as: What kind of drug is each Star Trek series, and what was it like to binge all of Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery within a convenient trial size period of time? Wade is once again joined by two guest companions. This time it's journalist Ryan Britt (@ryancbritt on twitter), and an entirely new voice to Disco Home Season 2, Adam P. Newton (@dryvetyme).    
Wade sat down with two companions, Kristin from Toronto and Arthur (also known as BuckyWTGoodHair on twitter) to get their opinions now that we've been a week without Star Trek Discovery.  What did we like about Season 2, what did we dislike, and what are we looking forward to in Season 3.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Wade Bowen
Podcast Status
Aug 25th, 2017
Latest Episode
Oct 23rd, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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