Episodes

Sept. 18, 2020

BONUS POD: "Much Ado About Boimler" Review

This week on Lower Decks, Boimler gets transported out of phase, Tendi makes a dog, and Mariner's best friend from the Academy guest Captains aboard the Cerritos. Joining us to help review this week's episode is Erin Coplan f...

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Sept. 11, 2020

Welcome to the Future

This week on ASNP, we’re covering some of the bigger pieces of news to come out of Star Trek Day. First, we’ll be breaking down what we saw in the Season 3 trailer for Star Trek: Discovery . Also, though there wasn’t a lot of...

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Sept. 4, 2020

Once an Ensign

Every starship Captain needs a crew that they can trust and rely on, and throughout the decades of Star Trek, there's always been a trusty Ensign that doesn't get the credit he or she deserves. From the ship not being blown u...

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Sept. 4, 2020

BONUS POD: "Cupid's Errant Arrow" Review

Two star-crossed lovers...literally! On this week's episode of Lower Decks, we meet Boimler's girlfriend. Is she a founder? An android? Maybe a parasite? Meanwhile, aboard the U.S.S Vancouver, Tendi and Rutherford are in awe ...

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Aug. 28, 2020

BONUS POD: Lower Decks "Moist Vessel" Review

This week on our Lower Decks Bonus Pod, we finally, maybe unwillingly, find out what the holodeck is really used for. Also, mother and daughter finally have to work together despite Captain Freeman's attempts to sabotage her ...

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Aug. 21, 2020

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Why is Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country held in such high regard among fans? We answer that question in our deep dive into Kirk and crew's send-off film. We also left our hailing frequencies open and received a nice mai...

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Aug. 21, 2020

BONUS POD: Lower Decks "Temporal Edict" Review

No buffer time on this show, as the ASNP crew are back for another Bonus Edition as they review Lower Decks Episode 3, "Temporal Edict." This week, Julian, Erik, Brittany, and Hawk are joined by friend of the show, Simon Stag...

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Aug. 14, 2020

BONUS POD: Lower Decks "Envoys" Review

Another week, another new episode of Star Trek Lower Decks! On this bonus edition of the pod, you've seen her awesome Lower Decks avatars for Trek fans all over Instagram and Twitter, Marcie London beams onto ASNP as our spec...

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Aug. 7, 2020

Spock's Socks

From Captain to Commander, ASNP switches focus this week over to the man, the myth, the legend...Mr. Spock. In perhaps A Strange New Pod's most polarizing episode yet, Brittany, Erik, Hawk, and Julian cover every iteration of...

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Aug. 7, 2020

BONUS POD: Lower Decks "Second Contact" Review

Star Trek: Lower Decks is finally here, and the ASNP crew are ready to transport to the U.S.S. Cerritos! In this bonus pod hosted by Erik, the team gives their thoughts on the show's first episode, and the potential it has mo...

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July 24, 2020

Pike's Place

This week, we open up Captain Christopher Pike's personnel file from the Starfleet Archives! Julian, Erik, Brittany, and Hawk go over the character's three different portrayals in television and film, from Jeffrey Hunter's or...

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July 10, 2020

The Menagerie of the Mind

This week on the A Strange New Pod, Hawk takes the Captain's Chair as the crew discuss their hopes and fears for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Also this week, it's a trip back in time as Hawk, Erik, Brittany, and Julian take a look...

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June 26, 2020

Unlocking the Cage

In February 1965, Gene Roddenberry tested the original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," for NBC. The network ultimately would pass on "The Cage" and Captain Pike, but would order a new Pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before." The r...

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June 19, 2020

Season of Hell?

On this special edition of A Strange New Pod, Erik takes the captain's chair as Julian and Brittany join him to discuss the classic Voyager two-parter, "Year of Hell." The crew also talk about the recent comments made by Brya...

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May 29, 2020

All Decks Report Ready

On the maiden voyage of A Strange New Pod, Julian, Erik, Brittany, and Hawk talk the timeline of Strange New Worlds, when they think it will take place, and time periods the show should avoid. Later, the crew talk about Capta...

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