The Greatest Discovery Ep 23: Fuckboi Emperor

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When the Terran Empire is discovered to have a Fuckboi as a leader, Mirror Universe Michael Burnham must try and take her rightful place as heir to the throne. But when Alexander finds out what Burnham is up to, he’s none too pleased.

Will Michael become Emperor? Is Airiam still angry? How much arch can you get on a mirror universe loogie?

It’s the episode that accurately represents its characters, but in a universe that is foreign to us!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 22: Chris Black

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When Star Trek Inc. sets its news updates to stun it’s time for Ben and Adam to compile, dissect, and discuss. But when Enterprise writer Chris Black stops by the Uxbridge-Shimoda studios it’s time to embrace some historical Star Trek facts. Have we seen the last of Picard? Will the new Trek properties be cartoons? How long until there’s a movie based on Masks?

It’s the episode that looks at the hand that’s dealt but knows if you gotta win you gotta hit.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 21: Manu Saadia (Sexual Cousteau)

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When there’s a shakeup behind the scenes of Star Trek Discovery, it’s time for Ben and Adam to grip the mics and share the news. But when emotions get hot our hosts pivot to a chat with fellow Trek fan Manu Saadia about his thoughts on the current era of Sci-Fi and his fantastic book "Trekonomics."

Is season 2 still a go? Who’s driving the Disco now? Does Manu drop any economics spoilers?

It’s the episode that brings the heat but cools off with democratic socialism.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 20: Mirror Universe Mr. DNA

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When Star Trek Discovery fan-fic presents itself as less than worthy, Adam and Ben seek out some new Discovery stories that are canon. But when the Comixology app downloads a tale from the Mirror Universe, it's time for the boys to grow some goatees and swipe some panels. Will the pages of Succession help with the Star Trek fix? Do our hosts wear white gloves while reading comics? How many copies of Heavy Metal Magazine do Adam and Ben now own?

It's the episode that flips the pages but doesn't crease the spine!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 19: Anti-Cumberbatch

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Upon return from the Lone Star State, Adam and Ben decide to kick up their feet and relax. But unfortunately neither of our hosts can mellow-out after seeing what Disco Klingons look like with TNG-style hair. Was the Vulture Festival panel full of spoilers? Who’s the new Spock? Are Viacom and CBS fighting?

It’s the episode that’s full of opinions and Texas BBQ leftovers!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 18: Nip Woke

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When floating in the between-seasons ether, Adam and Ben find solace in the fact that Star Trek Discovery released a promo for season 2. But when it’s confirmed that there won’t be another episode until 2019 it’s time to read the trades and comb the web. Will there be additions to the cast? Are Pike’s recordings OG Trek? Where did the bull-nips subreddit go? It’s the episode that reveals *just* enough Trek.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 17: Danielle Radford

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When it's the second week of the 2018 #MaxFunDrive Adam and Ben pull no punches. So when Danielle Radford, of the Tights and Fights podcast, joins the episode, it's time to start talking Trek origins, #boco, and Michael Burnham. Where will Disco go next? Are there Federation wrestlers? Who will face off in the squared circle?

It's the episode that puts you into submission while giving you a dusty finish.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 16: Ben Fritz

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When Star Trek Discovery is in-between seasons it’s up to Ben and Adam to come up with new Greatest Discovery episodes. So when Ben Fritz—author of “The Big Picture”—is invited on the show, it’s only a matter of time before the guys talk Discovery and the film industry. Do we get to hear more about the Disco Premiere? Was the deleted emperor scene truly deleted? Will we get a Disco movie?

It’s the episode that reflects on the film biz, and is hopeful for a Disco future!

The Greatest Discovery Season One Wrap Up

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With mere hours left before auto-renewal updates the CBS All Access spore drive, The Greatest Discovery hosts binge the entire first season. But when Adam and Ben record a new episode, we find out what moments lit the beacon and what segments should have guarded their neck. Were the ships easy to identify? Where did the black badges go? When is Tilly going to be a Star Fleet Captain?

It’s the season that takes you for a ride before reuniting you with an old friend.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 15: 21 Jump Streeting Qo'noS

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When Georgiou assembles a rag-tag team of main characters to visit Qo’noS it’s time to throw on some leather jackets and eat some space-whale popsicles. But when Tilly smokes some dank volcano nugs she learns that the team’s mission is more dangerous than they originally thought. Has Burnham learned that it’s ok to love? What adventures will the Emperor get into next? Klingons have two dongs.

It’s the season finale that brings fringe to a phaser fight!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 14: Head to the Penthouse for the Party

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When settling back into their own universe, Burhnham and Co. are struggling with how to defeat the Klingon street toughs. But when Admiral Bob agrees to the Emperor’s idea to invade Qo'noS, it’s up to Stamets and Tilly to grow some spores and everyone else to have some intense conversations. Will Tyler come to terms with his identity? Can Bob set her phaser to golden-brown? How come we haven’t seen that green spot again?

It’s the episode that asks the important questions while cruising at maximum warp!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 13: Half Apple and a Pancake

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When Lorca thaws his cronies with plans to move forward with a coup, Burnham has to vent to save herself. But when Tilly and Stamets figure out how to destroy the Charon and get home in one maneuver, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and hug Pippa. Is the lesser of two evils still evil? How many soliloquies is too many? Is Stamets a Wyld Stallyns fan?

It’s the episode that kicks you in the face then gives you a ride home.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 12: Gremlins In The Microwave

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When Burnham and Lorca take a proto-Previa to the ISS Charon, their backstory ends up being a real mouthful. But when Culber’s ghost helps Stamets simultaneously come down and wake up, it may only be the start of his trip. Will Lorca develop any new scars? Do L’Rell’s gloves come in different colors? Is it the farmed or the fresh ganglia that taste the best? It’s the episode that tells the truth as a last resort.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 11: That’s Going All the Way In

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When our undercover team discovers the rebel base, it’s time for Burnham and Tyler to break bread with Firewolf, Son of None. But when Tyler acquiesces to Kahless it’s time to crack skulls and bust out the Mek’leths. Does Burnham have the strength to carry on? Will Stamets make his way through the forest? Is Lorca’s sense of humor a tad rude?

It’s the episode that lays on the exposition but keeps up with the expedition.

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The Greatest Discovery Ep 10: Giant Barrel of Goo Gone

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When the Discovery team realizes they are in an alternate universe, it’s up to Burnham to take the lead and for Tilly to take the ship. But when L’Rell recites ancient Klingon poetry to Tyler, there’s nowhere safe on or off the I.S.S. Discovery. Can Lorca survive the Shenzhou? Has Stamets seen enough? Is Tyler Voq?
It’s the episode that sides with the empire, but dreams of the resistance.

The Greatest Discovery Mid Season Bonus

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When the CBS Spore Drive paywall is re-activated, Adam and Ben re-watch the entire first half of Star Trek Discovery. But when they binge the entire show in a span of 24 hours, have their forearm implants become infected? Are they still fans of Tilly? Is Captain Lorca really *that* bad? How much Mudd is too much? It’s the episode that binges the past and discos into the future!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 9: Mek'leths at Dawn

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When Starfleet asks for the U.S.S. Discovery to stand down at Pahvo, Lorca decides that instead he'll have his crew crack T'Kuvma's math. But when Burhnam and Tyler sneak around the Klingon death ship, Ash finds himself trapped by P.S.T.D. Can Bob help them escape? Why doesn't L'Rell wear safety glasses? Can Stamets survive 133 live Phish songs?

It's the episode that solves one universal problem, while cloaking another.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 8: Kool-Aid Sneeze

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When the U.S.S. Discovery is tasked with a mission to planet Pahvo, it's time for Burnham, Tyler, and Saru to have an experiential Outward Bound camping trip. Light years away L'Rell convinces Admiral Bob to escape and take her into custody. But when Saru gets too in touch with nature and L'Rell overpowers Bob, we're left with more Klingons than answers. Can Burnham stop the crystal? Will Tilly help Stamets kick his habit? Voulez vous coucher a-Voq moi? It's the episode that gives you crystals, but doesn't let you heal with them.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 7: Bridal Train Level Threat Ganglia

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When the lower decks decide to throw a synth-kegger, Burnham and Tyler share a moment. But when a giant space fish spits Harry Mudd onto the ship, The USS Discovery becomes trapped in a half-hour loop. It's now up to Stamets to float on a fourth dimensional mushroom to help save the day. Will the time-loop continue? How good is Tilly at beer pong? Ash and Michael, will they? won't they? It’s the episode where they didn’t call the Beastie Boys *or* French Stewart.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 6: She's All Up in that Butt with the Katra

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When Sarek seeks Burnham's help with regression therapy, she's soon partnered up with Tilly and Tyler to reverse engineer a mind meld. But when Admiral Bob questions Lorca's tactics she ends up the only Starfleet member on a Klingon Ship who retains their head. Will Lorca's secret be found out? How important is breakfast? When will we hear from Majel Barrett?

It's the episode that starts with a conspiracy theory and ends with a questionable trap.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 5: Curved Like A Bat'leth

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When Captain Lorca is heading back from the Admiral's club, he's soon kidnapped by Klingons and becomes a prisoner of war. At the same time Burnham feels a deep connection to Ripper's nipples. It's time for Lorca to get back to the Discovery, and for the science team to chart a new map with human DNA. Will the spore drive continue to work? Will Tilly continue her profane rants? How has oral hygiene improved in the future?
It's the episode that gives you Mudd in a prison, and BDSM in the laboratory.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 4: All It Took Was a Buffet

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When Captain Lorca assigns Burnham to study the newest member of Team Discovery's biology for weapons purposes, she finds the missing link to spore tripping. But when Starfleet orders Discovery to relieve the dilithium mining colony Corvan II from Klingon atttack, it's up to Burnham and Stamets to test their mushroom theory, and successfully jump to conclusions. Will they get there in time? Is Tilly still drooling? Are the writers of Star Trek Discovery sending Ben and Adam messages? It's the episode that shoots first, and replicates later.

The Greatest Discovery Ep: 3 Push Triangle to Talk to Captain Lorca

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When Michael Burnham unexpectedly finds herself on the USS Discovery, she's tasked by Captain Lorca to assist with a secret scientific assignment. But when an experiment on Discovery's sister ship the USS Glenn kills its entire crew, it's now up to Burnham and co. to investigate, and truly become a team. Will spores help calm the voices? How many Drunk Shimodas fit in one episode? Do space breathalyzers work? It's the episode that winks at you at the beginning but keeps you guessing at the end.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 2: The Georgiou Rule

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When T’Kuvma’s pitch sesh to the heads of the 24 houses is falling apart, the Federation gives him a big assist by sending an armada of ships to back up the Shenzhou. But Michael Burnham is stuck in the brig with only the ship’s computer as her adversary. What’s wrong with the Klingon’s hololenses? Is Michael a part of Picard because of these mind-melds? Did the Klingons bring a boat to space? It’s the episode where we’re both trying to make the case for our position.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 1: Oopsie-Daisy Murder

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When a precursor to the Argus Array gets a hole poked in it, the Federation sends its B-team: the USS SHEzhou. But when executive officer Michael Burnham pokes a hole in a nearby Klingon, the situation escalates quickly. Is Sarek the only Vulcan teacher? Has Georgiou given Burnham too much latitude? Is Saru the COB of this episode? It’s the episode that lights a beacon that can be seen across the galaxy.

The Greatest Discovery Episode 0: A Nightmare to Produce

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When the world's most reluctant Star Trek podcasters announce their new show, The Greatest Discovery, one of them goes for a dick joke and can't quite stick the landing. Everybody knows the #GreatestGen is only good because of nostalgia, but what this new series presupposes is, maybe it isn't? What will the show schedule be? What are our hopes, fears and wants from the first new Trek series in over a decade? Where we are w/r/t Big Rod’s notorious pocket? It's the episode where we double down on the embarrassment.