At The Disco 2: “Context Is For Kings”

Kayla and Jared jump on the Shuttle Pod for a look back at the newest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Context Is For Kings.”

Star Trek: Discovery Season 1, Episode 3 – Debuted Sunday October 1st

Written by Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts & Craig Sweeny
Story Bryan Fuller & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts
Directed by Akiva Goldsman

With the third episode of Discovery now out there, in the wild, it feels like we are finally settling into our new home. I’m talking, of course, about the USS Discovery. The two-part pilot episode, which we talked about on the podcast last week, felt more like the prologue to our story. In a traditional sense, episode 3 was our real pilot. We are introduced to the characters (the ones that will be sticking around for the rest of the season), we are shown our new home (The Discovery), and we learn about the story arc that will carry us through the remainder of the season.

It’s still very early days for Discovery, and despite the episode’s title, it feels like we are missing the context necessary to really get our teeth around what this story will evolve into. But, that’s part of the mystery and intrigue isn’t it?

Listen below as Kayla and Jared break down the episode and discuss what worked, what didn’t, and how Discovery is taking its place within Star Trek canon.