The Greatest Discovery

The Greatest Discovery is a special series about Star Trek: Discovery from the hosts of’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 55: Streisand-Effecting the Planet (TOS S1E12)


When a private sub-space message is "delivered" to the Enterprise, Kirk and Co. make their way to Star Base 11. But when Spock takes this opportunity to abduct captain Pike and the ship, there's no TAL-ing what can happen. Is this Spock from an alternate Trek timeline? Will Bones address the elephant on the bridge? Can Pike scratch that itch?

It's the episode that doesn't say "fire" but leaves it's finger on the button.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 54: Hot Bunkin' It (TOS 001)


When in recovery mode after a battle on Rigel VII, Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise try to avoid the 18 year-old distress call from the Talos Region. But when Spock interrupts a martini meeting between Pike and Boyce it's time to gather a team and Time-Warp again! Will Pike survive the thoughts of Talosians? Will Vina be there if Pike returns? Despite all his rage, is Pike just a rat in a cage?

It's the episode that gives you a beginning, but not before showing you the end!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 53: Arching Piece of Wood (A Tale of Two Cities - TNG Fan Edit)


When the crew of the Entrepreneur find a hidden casket containing what seems to Tasha Yar, everyone immediately puts their guard up. But when it's discovered that this may not be the Yar-iginal, it's time to make the bed and figure out why this porno makes so much TNG sense! Are the beds that big on the original D? Have these actors continued to hone their craft? Will we ever get a sequel?

It's the episode that is way better than you'd expect!

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The Greatest Discovery Ep 52: Like a Doggy on a Couch (Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2019: Captain Saru Part 2)


When the crew is in distress and there doesn't seem to be any solutions, it's time for our Discovery team to think outside the cell. But when Saru sneaks around in the shadows, some heads get knocked and some heroes are saved. Will Saru ever be permanent captain? Did they stop by Risa before running into the Enterprise? What type of shoes does Saru wear?

It's the episode that comes but once a year!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 51: Anus Tar Trek (Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2019: Captain Saru)


When the Discovery receives a distress call. It’s up to Ganglia-full Saru to lead a crew against a surprising threat. But when Tilly comes in with a warning message, it's time to beam-down and investigate. Are Ba'ul lurking behind the corners? Did Michael secretly wish to be captain? Who's the mystery crew-person?

It's the episode that comes once a year, but not before having its blueberries.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 50: Spock Teased (Season 2 Wrap-up)


With mere hours left before auto-renewal updates the CBS All Access Red Angel suit, The Greatest Discovery hosts binge the entire second season. But when Adam and Ben record a new episode, we find out what moments grabbed the time crystal and what segments were lost with Airiam. Have we seen the last of May Ahearn? Will season three explain Calypso? What does spore-drive technology look like in the future?

It’s the season that reunites you with an old friend just before shooting you into the future!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 49: Travel Poops (S2E14)


When the Disco is back to back with The Entrepreneur, they may be outnumbered by more than 31 ships. But when Burnham gets the angel-suit working, it's time for her and Spock to connect the dots and start season 2. How far into the future did Disco leap? Is Number One a legal name? Will we see more Spock?

It's the episode that knows what we want, and offers it at a competitive subscription price!

The Greatest Discover Ep 48: Big Science Energy (S2E13)


While mid-evacuation, Michael Burnham decides to break the cardinal rule of time crystals. But when the evacuation fails, it's time to seek out the knowledge of the Short Treks. What does the future hold? Will the last beacon reveal itself? Does this new wormhole also have prophets?

It's the episode that takes a captain, but won't give you a new one!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 47: Time Cuck (S2E12)


When Pike visits a planet where time is fluid, a flashy crystal catches his eye and he must make the ultimate Starfleet business expense. But when Burnham and Spock team up on a search mission, it's time to remember old friends and meet new enemies. Will Michael Burnham connect the red dots? Has Spock let the beard go? Would you make a deal with Lisle Von Rhuman?

It's the episode that gives you more nanobots than you can shake a phaser at!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 46: Contreland (S2E11)


When an unplanned family reunion is forced upon Michael, she learns that watching home movies can be just as good. But when Ash and Georgiou's control sense begins to tingle around Leland, it's time to open up a big red hole and destroy some info. Will time win in the end? How many times has Dr. Burnham played this scene out? Do the replicators make sleeveless doctor's uniforms?

It's the episode that gives you the rock, but has you dunk it in the trashcan.