All Access Star Trek Collects Their Thoughts On ‘Lower Decks’ Episode 202

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[Lower Decks episode 202 review starts at 34:28]

Tony and Laurie discuss the news from The 55-Year Mission Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, covering Strange New Worlds, Discovery, Picard, Prodigy, and the Voyager documentary. (We’ll have more on the convention itself on the Shuttle Pod podcast.) They also get a quick update on the production of The Orville, ViacomCBS’ new European partnerships, and the remastered Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan soundtrack. Then they jump into their review of Lower Decks’ second episode of season 2, “Kayshon, His Eyes Open.” They wrap up with a look at some Star Trek ukulele music and Tig Notaro’s advice podcast.

Links to news topics discussed in the pod:

Rainn Wilson Trying To Get Harry Mudd Into ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’

Another ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Star Reveals ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Appearance

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Not Done Yet: Actress Tara Rosling Recalled To Toronto For More Filming

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast Talks Surprising, Emotional Season 4 Being Made Under Challenging Conditions

Michelle Hurd Talks Raffi’s New Confidence And Love For Seven In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2

La-La Land Releases Expanded, Remastered ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’ Soundtrack

Additional mentions:

2022 ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Novel Could Bridge The Gap Between Seasons 1 And 2

USS Titan on Memory Beta

Neil Shurley’s Star Trekking newsletter


Tony: Theme From Star Trek – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Laurie: Don’t Ask Tig podcast (LeVar Burton episode)

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I just finished listening to the podcast on Spotify and finally found some kind of bug. there are 20 minutes of silence.
still excellent as always

thanks. That was a bug. There wasn’t 20m of bonus material, it was just 20m of silence. Or perhaps it was our way of giving listeners a moment of quiet to reflect on the pod, and the meaning of life.


LOL. Thank you, always, for keeping the fans up to date with the latest on Star Trek!

Great podcast as always. Really enjoyed listening to it. I have a couple of thoughts on what you guys covered.

Star trek musical: Does it have to be a musical episode? What about “Inner light” the musical on Broadway? Or even “Chaos on the bridge” the musical? It will never happen but a man can dream.

Titan crew die hard attitude: it may have been just me but I took it as a subtle call for taking trek back to its core. Less pew pew and more thoughtfulness. Canon wise I think the crews attitude makes sense. A lot of them must have fought in the dominion war. Its not surprising that some officers have lost their idealism.

I think it was definitely a commentary on the state of Trek. It takes me back to our Tarantino argument, really… I don’t think he and I see Trek the same way. I took my 17-year-old son to see Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in a theater last week and he was really impressed that there was no villain and no violence and the movie didn’t suffer for it one bit. Obviously this isn’t how all stories can be told, we need villains, but it doesn’t always have to be about shooting and battles.

Thanks both for all the news and glad you made it out of Vegas. Totally with you on the Voyager documentary. The producers need to do the day job and not divert resources onto filming cast members at astronaut school or learning to skydive etc. Loved the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain segment. Who ever said that my fellow Brits were eccentric!

Yep, Tony nailed it… he’s completely right about what would be bloat vs. what we want to see in the Voyager doc. Since you’re a regular listener… anything else you’d like us to do on the podcast that we’re not doing?