Podcast: All Access Breens Out On “Erigah” With Commentary From Elias Toufexis Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

[Discovery 507 review starts at 24:00]

Laurie is still away on vacation, so once again Shuttle Pod’s Matt Wright joins Anthony to talk about the Trek news of the week, and again we start with the chaos at Paramount Global as they continue talks with Skydance and Sony/Apollo, with our analysis of what this all could mean for Star Trek’s future. In better news, the Star Trek franchise just won a Peabody Award. We then catch up with the latest from some Kirks: Chris Pine wondering why Star Trek 4 needs yet another screenwriter, and William Shatner pondering the possibility of returning to Trek through the magic of CGI de-aging.

Turning to Star Trek: Discovery, they get an update from Doug Jones explaining his mid-season absence (he took time off to promote Hocus Pocus 2) before rolling in some audio from Tony’s new interview with actor Elias Toufexis, including what it was like for him to perform as L’ak in “Erigah” in full makeup in a bed for the whole episode. The avowed Star Trek fan also took on a nitpicky question about the Breen from “Erigah” as well. We then rolled in our previously recorded review with Laurie for “Erigah” where she and Tony agreed it was a strong fast-paced episode that got a lot done for the season plot and the characters, with a lot of fun from Reno and more.

Matt sticks around for bits of the week, where we take a look at Michelle Yeoh’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a recently unearthed film from one of the fist Star Trek conventions in the 1970s.


Chances Of Skydance Takeover Of Paramount Fades; Competing Sony Deal Reportedly Unlikely Too

Star Trek Franchise Wins Peabody Award

Alex Kurtzman Says There’s An Infinite Number Of Star Trek Stories To Tell, But New Shows Must Be “Authentic”

Chris Pine Talks “Big F-ing Deal” Landing Kirk Role; Surprised ‘Star Trek 4’ Has Another New Screenwriter

William Shatner Calls Return To Star Trek “Intriguing Idea,” Suggests Digital De-Aging To Play Kirk Again

Crowdfunded ‘Space Command: Redemption’ Released, Features Star Trek’s Doug Jones, Robert Picardo & More

Doug Jones Explains His Recent Absence From ‘Star Trek: Discovery’… And Confirms Saru’s Return

NOTE: Look for the full new Elias Toufexis interview on the site soon


Anthony:  Michelle Yeoh Receives Presidential Medal Of Freedom and Yeoh To Star In ‘Blade Runner 2099’ Series

Matt: Star Trek 1970s convention video with TOS cast

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I don’t mean to offend the talented actors playing Mall and Laak, but they aren’t necessary to tell this story. I’d have much rather they’d have reached out to Discovery for asylum and that they could help Burnham and crew find the clues. The drama could have been created by Rayner and Vance, who do not trust the Breen. (Think Star Trek VI)
I’m happy Trek won the Peabody Award.
Well deserved…

Why was Book, named as a security risk by Nhan, once more present for a private, ranking officers’ meeting?!

My guess is that it’s being set up for him to betray Michael again and go it alone. That was the feeling I got when I had the same question.

I agree with Tony about Burnham coming up with deductions with so little information. I find this has been going on since the beginning of the season. Maybe not always Michael, but often you have crew members tying to figure out where the next clue is and after a few minutes of meaningless gobbledegook brainstorming assumptions with almost nothing to go by, they miraculously find where to go for the next clue… it’s like the writers have no clue how to write sci-fi or just don’t care. But this has been Discovery since season 1 so it is what it is. I actually find this season good and will be sorry to see it end…

Now I feel compelled to give credit to Tony on his sense of humour. Never the in your face kind of thing, mostly subtle… case in point “gelatinous mustache”. Enough said.

I was actually wearing an arrow through my head, but I guess that doesn’t come through in the audio.

Something you guys were talking about that occurred to me during the episode.. Burnham saying ‘Black Alert’ right before the fanfare and fade to black at the end was perfect. Much better tagline than ‘Let’s Fly.. it has emerged here at the end.. which is really the best way.