Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast

Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast

Excited about a new Star Trek series appearing on the horizon after 12 long years? So were wildly dissimilar Star Trek fans Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Aster, until they actually sat down and watched the show. Listen to them crack wise every Monday about new episodes of Star Trek Discovery, the latest entry in the long-running franchise. The hosts dissect everything from Vulcan hair decrees to Tribble stunt casting, and try to come up with a compelling reason why the Klingons can’t stay the same from one series to the next. Week by week, Anita will try to sneak in an attempt to convince Ebony to reassess her ranking of Voyager as the 4th most interesting Star Trek property, while Ebony gets distracted by Discovery’s many shiny surfaces. Subscribe today!

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    Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP04: "An Obol for Charon"

    Anita is back and just in time for all the wild antics of Episode 4: An Obol for Charon (which apparently is pronounced karon and what even is an obol-- spoilers: we will not be answering any of these questions). But we will dive into what this episode gets so right and what it bumbles around on. Who can resist a dying civilization? And a dying best friend? And oh god the waterworks. Ebony asks what is up with Burnham's wig and Anita is thankful for Tilly's hair which is the gift that keeps on giving.

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    Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP03: "Point of Light"

    The Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast brings you a gift from the Mirror Universe this week: a special guest! Ebony is joined by an old friend and fellow Trekkie as she attempts to navigate the treacherous currents of this week's episode without Anita there to offer snarky comments from the brig. Join Ebony and Francine, a self-identified "slightly delusional Star Trek fangirl" for a conversation about nostalgia, omnipotent aliens, and why those Party City Klingon wigs have got to go.

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    Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP02: "New Eden"

    Anita and Ebony are back on bridge duty this week with Feminist Frequency Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, deciphering narrative arcs, giving hair reports, steering through the highly illogical, and generally questioning what keeps us watching other than Tilly.

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    Star Trek Discovery | S02, EP01: "Brother"

    It's here! The long-awaited return of the not-at-all inconveniently named Feminist Frequency Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast! Anita and Ebony are back on bridge duty, deciphering narrative arcs, steering through plot[worm]holes, and generally questioning what lead them to start this podast in the first place.

    In this week's show, we share our reactions to the first episode of Discovery's second season and unpack what worked for us [some stuff]; what didn't work [quite a bit more stuff]; and our utter confusion about who is going to be doing Baby Burnham's hair on Vulcan. Listen, rate, review, and subscribe so you don't miss a single episode!

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    Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP15: "Will You Take My Hand?"

    Anita and Ebony bid a fond farewell to Star Trek Discovery on this final episode of the Recap FREQcast (well, until DISCO returns in 2019). Tune in and find out how often Anita was overcome with genuine human emotion by the cheesiest things; why Ebony couldn't grade Burnham's hair this week; and speculation over whether Saru will get passed over for the captain's job in favor of a less-qualified white dude. Don't forget to show your support by rating & reviewing the show! And hey: if you feel lost without Anita and Ebony's hijinks in your life, catch them over on Feminist Frequency Radio every week: d.rip/femfreq!

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    BONUS: The Unbearable Wrongness of Mycelium Science

    As we bid adieu to the first season of Star Trek Discovery, the Recap FREQcast has something special for our dedicated (and long-suffering) audience: a bonus rant from game industry pro and Star Trek fan, Emily Taylor! Emily has an advanced academic background in plant pathology, and if you were wondering "Is Star Trek getting its mycelium science right?" -- Emily is here to confirm that they are very much not. Tune in to this fascinating exploration of ST's "sciencey-wiency" language and a mind-blowing reveal about the character of Paul Stamets.

    Emily has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Plant Pathology (i.e. plant diseases, specializing in mycology), although these days she works in the computer game industry. She can be found on twitter posting lots of cat and food photos @pentapod.

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    Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP14: "The War Without, The War Within"

    With only 1 more episode to go after tonight's emotion-filled warp back into the prime universe, Anita admits that questions about show logic are useless and she should just enjoy the ride. Ebony feels put out by Saru getting booted from the captain's chair TWICE, and both Anita and Ebony wonder: why is Ash Tyler? Just...why? Subscribe today and stay tuned for an upcoming special bonus rant from a listener on Star Trek science!

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    Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP13: "What's Past Is Prologue"

    In this week's episode, Ebony reveals that a significant portion of her enjoyment of DISCO springs from the knowledge that Anita is somewhere suffering through all the gaping plot holes, ill-conceived mayhem, and occasionally terrible set design. Anita shares some good Stamets dialogue, while Ebony has to admit that she didn't absolutely love Burnham's hair this week. It was an episode packed with inspirational Saru, badass Giorgiou, and a leering Jason Isaacs -- and we had stuff to say about all of it. Tune in and subscribe so you don't miss a single episode!

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    Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP12: "Vaulting Ambition"

    This epsisode of the Star Trek Discovery Recap FREQcast, Anita discovers to her horror that her trusty co-host has been replaced by a 2 finga ring-sporting clone from the Mirror Universe. Mirror-Ebony proclaims her love for space minivans and futuristic pajama talk between a loving Culber and Stamets; while Anita takes a sip from her tall glass of haterade and asks a lot of questions about the Emperor, Lorca,and simple physics that the Discovery scriptwriters probably won't answer. Plus: Ebony reveals a startling new plan during this week's Hair Report. Tune in and subscribe today!

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    Star Trek Discovery | S01 EP11: "The Wolf Inside"

    In this episode, our intrepid hosts continue to coast on impulse power through the mirror universe with the crew of Discovery, trying and failing to muster any interest in what's happening after last week's uncharacteristic goodness! Ebony expresses her surprise at Burnham's excellent hair situation given the lack of satin sleep bonnets on ship; Anita finds the revelation of the Emperor's identity to be less of a thrill than it could have been; and audiences everywhere yell in frustration when basic plot logic takes a holiday. Tune in and subscribe today!

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