The Greatest Discovery

The Greatest Discovery is a special series about Star Trek: Discovery from the hosts of MaximumFun.org’s hit Star Trek podcast The Greatest Generation. Each Tuesday after a new episode of Discovery, Adam and Ben will recap and review the first new Trek show in over a decade. Its the unofficial, irreverent and filthy aftershow Discovery didn’t know it needed.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 38: It Tastes Human

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When Amanda Grayson arrives on the Disco with illegal Spock files, Captian Pike orders Burnham to break the encryption and learn about her brother's whereabouts. But when these files lead to deep family secrets, it's time for mom and daughter to have honesty-time. On Q'onoS there's a new baby, and you'll never guess who's it is! Will the red angel really be a red devil? Can Spock come home yet? Do people trust Burnham?

It's the episode that gives you split-screen without the TV lightning bolt!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 37: New Weeden (S2E2)

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When old Eden becomes a bore, the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery follow a stellar signal and jump to a new planet with a radiation problem. But when humans are also found to be on new Eden, It's time for Pike, Burnham, and Owosekun to beam down and investigate. Will (s)Tilly stop the acid rain? Has Burnham learned to tell the truth? Can someone dim the lights in this church?

It's the episode that let's you jump, but only if the authorities give you the ok.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 36: The Tight Stuff (S2E1)

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When Captain Pike boards the U.S.S. Discovery he promptly begins to rally his team around some red flags. But when the away team finds an old federation ship it's time to grab some samples and save some lives. Why didn't Spock need his bells? Is there still a green dot on Tilly's shoulder? Is Airiam, Airiam?

It's the episode that gives you a new boss, who's too concerned with being your buddy.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 35: Repping Breen

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When Harcourt Fenton Mudd is sold to Wilbur the bounty hunter it seems as if Harry's time were up. But when we're shown multiple Mudd captures we're led to believe that Mr. Mudd can escape anything. Does Harcourt have an ace up his sleeve? Will there be more disco music in Disco? Was there a Pulp Fiction character in this Short Trek?

It's the episode that slings a lot of Mudd, but promises to clean up the bots!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 34: Leaned Into the Scruff

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When Christmas 2018 falls on the same day The Greatest Discovery releases a new episode, it's time to tear open gifts and use your new headphones to listen to Adam & Ben. But when it's revealed that this ep is Season 2 trailer-talk, and the second-half review of the Star Trek Discovery Annual comic book—it's time to gather your friends and family and share the pod around the fireplace. Will Spock's smile stay? Is Stamets jawline still defined? Where are the black toothbrushes?

It's the episode you open in front of your family and have to explain to your grandparents!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 33: We're Lucky to Have Him

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When a young Saru is jonesin' for outer space, his father quickly gives him a stern talking-to. But when a piece of a ship comes into Saru's possession, it's time to buckle-down and write some strongly worded emails. Will Saru get the answer's he's looking for? Will the balance be upset? Does anyone really know what happens when the monolith absorbs you?

It's the episode that takes you from a sandy beach and into the brightest of skies!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 32: Big Doggin' the Bar

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When there's still a month to go before another Short Trek, Adam and Ben look for solace in the warm pages of the 2018 Star Trek Discovery Annual. But when our hosts realize this comic reveals secrets more voluminous than Klingon hair— it's time to read, record, and navigate the mycelial network. Was Stamets always grumpy? Will Culber continue to hum? Can you really define a Rapp jaw line?

It's the episode that sets Stamets up for success, but only he may deliver the goods.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 31: When the Crew is Away the Zora will Play

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When Craft wakes up alone on a Starship 1000 years after the sweet-spore adventures of the Discovery, he soon realized he is a long way from home and could be in danger. But when Zora, a highly evolved Nest thermostat, interacts with him beyond navigational purposes, friendship blossoms and feelings grow. Can Craft survive this far from home? Do all starship computers evolve? Is Betty Boop used as a torture device?

It's the episode that tugs at your heart, but still makes a funny face!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 30: Ornately Carved Zippo

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When Voq's feelings about T'kuvma are wavering, L'Rell sits him down to brunch and gives context to why they shaved their heads. But when the back story opens up historical records and Klingon lore, it's time to flip more pages and figure out which dead bodies will be nailed to this ship. Does L'Rell finish the story? Will Voq come to terms with his past? Can any old piece of wood be a beacon?

It's the episode that gives you exactly what you need before starting Star Trek Discovery!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 29: How to Fix Your Butt

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Upon landing at their space stations Ben and Adam view "Runaway" the first of CBS All Access’ “Short Treks.” But when they realize a new Discovery season 2 trailer has also been released, it’s time to log in and make first contact with the couch. Can Po keep a secret? Are red angels really that calming? How many cups of coffee can one ensign ingest?

It’s the episode that’s a quarter of the time, but raises 4 times the questions!