The Pensky Podcast
Scavengers

Scavengers

November 20, 2020

After receiving a message from Book, Burnham and Georgiou embark on a rogue mission to find him, leaving Saru to pick up the pieces with Admiral Vance. Meanwhile, Stamets forms an unexpected bond with Adira.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Scavengers" and why Star Trek: Discovery writes bad love songs. Plus! The guys talk about Saru getting in trouble, 32nd century communicators, and tinkering with the Spore Drive.

Cease Fire

Cease Fire

November 17, 2020

Archer is called in to mediate a territorial dispute between the Vulcans and the Andorians. 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Cease Fire" and the continuing hostilities between the Andorians and the Vulcans. Plus! The guys talk about disagreements between two ill-defined groups, Rick Berman's inspiration for the character of Tarah, and why Soval is the worst Vulcan of all time.

Die Trying

Die Trying

November 13, 2020

After reuniting with what remains of Starfleet and the Federation, the USS Discovery and its crew must prove that a 930 year old crew and starship are exactly what this new future needs. 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Die Trying" and the sweet relief of finally finding the Federation. Plus! The guys talk about the incoherence of Michael Burnham, Culber abdicating his responsibility, and the fact that the Federation seems unimpressed by the Spore Drive.

REC - RHPS

REC - RHPS

November 11, 2020
Stigma

Stigma

November 10, 2020

T'Pol's position on Enterprise is jeopardized when the Vulcans discover that she has contracted a mind-affecting disease. Meanwhile, one of Phlox's wives comes aboard and expresses a romantic interest in Tucker, much to his discomfort. 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Stigma" and curious timing of an AIDS allegory in 2003. Plus! The guys talk about it definitely NOT being T'Pol's fault, the whimsy of Mrs. Phlox, and the confusing Vulcans of Enterprise.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

November 7, 2020

Burnham and Adira visit the Trill homeworld while Saru's efforts on the Discovery to help the crew reconnect yield surprises.

In this podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Forget Me Not" and whether or not it's possible to look beyond the flaws of Discovery. Plus! The guys discuss the newly religious Trill, emotional fragility, and the pointless sidekick that is Michael Burnham.

ENT: Dawn

ENT: Dawn

November 3, 2020

While in a shuttlepod performing tests, Tucker is attacked by a hostile alien and forced to crash-land on a desolate moon.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "Dawn" and why shade from the sun is overrated. Plus! The guys talk about re-doing superior episodes, the direction of Roxann Dawson, and the upcoming US Presidential election (just to date the podcast even more quickly).

People of Earth

People of Earth

October 31, 2020

Reunited with Burnham, Discovery heads to Earth to find out what has happened to the Federation in the last thousand years. 

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "People of Earth" and debate how much your hair can grow in a single year. Plus! The guys talk about endless platitudes, Earth in the 32nd century, and the return of the Trill to Star Trek.

Fright Night - RHPS

Fright Night - RHPS

October 28, 2020
The Catwalk

The Catwalk

October 27, 2020

When a deadly neutronic storm threatens the ship, the crew must take refuge for eight days inside the maintenance shafts of the warp nacelles.

In this episode of the podcast, Wes and Clay discuss "The Catwalk" and the template that all Star Trek: Enterprise episodes must follow. Plus! The guys discuss travel by air, Archer watching "water polo" on his iPhone, and Reed's short fuse.

 

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