Episodes

Dec. 17, 2021

"The Examples" Review

Join Brittany, Giraffe, and Julian this week as they review Episode 405 of Star Trek Discovery, "The Examples." What happens when a shocking discovery is made about the DMA? Does it send shockwaves through the Federation? Doe...

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Dec. 10, 2021

"All is Possible" Review With The Duras Sisters Podcast

The ASNP crew are joined this week by Rhianna and Ashlyn from The Duras Sisters Podcast , who help break down this week's episode of Star Trek Discovery, "All is Possible." What happens when final negotiations between the Fe...

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Dec. 3, 2021

Bonnie Gordon + "Choose to Live" Review

ASNP is joined by a very special guest this week, as Bonnie Gordon, the voice of the USS Protostar on Star Trek Prodigy reveals how she went about getting the role, her friendship with our co-host Erin, and her time at Star T...

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Nov. 25, 2021

"Anomaly" Review

Join the ASNP crew on this Thanksgiving edition of the pod as the team reviews Star Trek Discovery's second episode of season four, "Anomaly." On episode 402, Saru returns to help the U.S.S. Discovery uncover the mystery of a...

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Nov. 19, 2021

"Kobayashi Maru" + "Terror Firma" Reviews

For the first time in 22 years, two separate Star Trek series debuted new episodes on the same day. This week, the crew reviews Star Trek Prodigy's first mid-season finale, "Terror Firma." How did the episode wrap up the firs...

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Nov. 12, 2021

Aaron Waltke + "Dreamcatcher" Review

On this very special edition of A Strange New Pod, the crew welcomes the co-executive producer and writer of Star Trek Prodigy, Aaron Waltke to the show. Aaron talks all things Prodigy including the show's second season renew...

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Nov. 5, 2021

"Starstruck" Review

After a stunning two-part series premiere, Star Trek Prodigy returned this week with it's third episode, "Starstruck." Also returning? Ensign Admiral Erin! "Even with the guidance of their hologram advisor Janeway, the crew o...

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Oct. 29, 2021

Star Trek Prodigy Premiere: "Lost & Found" Review

It's an exciting time for Trek fans as the latest series in the franchise, Star Trek Prodigy, has made its series debut. Prodigy is the first show in the franchise geared towards kids and what better way to review the show th...

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Oct. 22, 2021

The Autobiographies of Kathryn Janeway & Mr. Spock

Join Julian and Erin as they welcome New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dr. Una McCormack back to the show to talk about not one, but two of her recent novels. How was it writing for two very complex characters? ...

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Oct. 15, 2021

"First First Contact" Review + Season Two Wrap-Up

Star Trek Lower Decks sophomore season wrapped up an incredible run this past Thursday and the ASNP crew are at their stations as they review the finale, "First First Contact." Joining the show once again is David Majors from...

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Oct. 8, 2021

"wej Duj" Review + Trivia Night!

It's the 50th episode of A Strange New Pod! Join the crew for this very special edition of the podcast. First, it's trivia night as Girafe, Brittany, Hawk, and Erik get asked 13 Trek questions each by Julian as they play for ...

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Oct. 1, 2021

"I Excretus" Review

Join Julian, Brittany, and Hawk this week as another episode of Lower Decks warps into the system. On this week's episode, it's training day! Ensigns are Captains and Captains are Ensigns. We have easter eggs galore, and some...

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Sept. 24, 2021

"Where Pleasant Fountains Lie" Review

Season two of Lower Decks warps right along as the ASNP crew reviews episode seven, "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie." This week, we found out that Billups is royalty, probably ace, and his mom is a Queen who lives on a ren fair...

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Sept. 17, 2021

"The Spy Humongous" Review

Star Trek Lower Decks season two has officially reached its back half! On this week's episode of ASNP, we're joined by special guest David Majors from the Promenade Merchants Podcast! David joins Julian, Brittany, and Hawk a...

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Sept. 10, 2021

"An Embarrassment of Dooplers" Review

We've hit the midway point of Lower Decks season 2, and the ASNP crew are here with their review of "An Embarrassment of Dooplers." This week is all about growth. Boimler and Mariner finally have it out over his sudden promot...

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Sept. 9, 2021

Star Trek Day Wrap-up & Reaction

Join the ASNP crew as they wrap up what ended up being one of the best Star Trek Days in recent memory. From the Prodigy trailer to Cadet Uhura being played by Celia Rose Gooding in Strange New Worlds; Hawk asks, "how do they...

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Sept. 3, 2021

"Mugato, Gumato" Review

This week on ASNP, CBS and Paramount dropped some big Star Trek Prodigy and Picard news! The crew reacts to the beautiful new opening credits for Prodigy, composed by Michael Giacchino. Plus, Annie Wersching has been cast as ...

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Aug. 30, 2021

The John Jackson Miller Interview - Star Trek Picard: Rogue Elements

On this bonus edition of A Strange New Pod, the ASNP Book Club sit down with New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller to talk about his latest novel, Star Trek Picard: Rogue Elements. From Simon and Schuster: Sta...

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Aug. 27, 2021

"We'll Always Have Tom Paris" Review

This week on ASNP, the crew review the aptly titled third episode of Lower Decks season 2, "We'll Always Have Tom Paris." How much Tom Paris did we get, and was it enough? How did Mariner and Tendi's girl trip turn out? And f...

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Aug. 20, 2021

"Kayshon, His Eyes Open" Review

Lower Decks season two rolls along with its second episode of the season, with stories this week onboard both the Cerritos and Titan. What happens when Mariner, Rutherford, and Tendi beam down to a station full of Trek easter...

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Aug. 13, 2021

"Strange Energies" Review

Star Trek Lower Decks is back for its second season and the ASNP bridge crew is here to review the season premiere! Three months after the events of "No Small Parts," The Cerritos is on a second contact mission where, as Mari...

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Aug. 6, 2021

The Cardassian Reunion

On this edition of A Strange New Pod, the team wraps up the "Best Of" Cardassians series as they head over to Deep Space Nine. From "Duet" to "The Maquis," Brittany, Hawk, and Erin break down one of the more powerful Star Tre...

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July 30, 2021

Animation For the Next Generation

Join the crew of A Strange New Pod this week as they break down the trailers for both the first season of Star Trek Prodigy and Star Trek Lower Decks Season 2. The team also talks about what they expect from both series, as w...

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July 23, 2021

Warping Into Representation

On this edition of A Strange New Pod, the team welcomes back Spotted Giraffe as a co-host, as they tackle and talk about the evolution and history of representation in Star Trek. Julian, Brittany, Hawk, and Giraffe cover a wi...

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