222: Dig Your Own Time Crystals State Park

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Looking Back at Discovery Season Two.

It never happened. Or so they say. But we watched it with our own eyes, and so talk about it we must. The second season of Star Trek: Discovery started off with a decidedly old-school flavor before taking us on a search for Spock and a mind-bending trip through time.

In this episode of The Ready Room, hosts C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek look back at Star Trek: Discovery’s sophomore mission as we discuss everything from the Burnham-centric nature of the universe and the use of Section 31 to the power of Pike and the fan–writer feedback loop; and, of course, the battle for attention among magical rocks.

Chapters Intro (00:00:00) First Impressions (00:04:55) Name That Episode! (00:10:10) Too Many Arcs? (00:11:53) Season 1 vs. 2 (00:16:14) Can Every Season Be About Burnham? (00:24:25) Unintended Pike Spike? (00:33:56) The Not-So-Secret Section 31 (00:42:51) The Production–Consumption Gap (00:50:42) Fast, Old-School Start … and Then … (00:54:09) Alien Nation (00:57:49) Other Strong Moments (01:01:17) But Time Crystals Are Real! (01:04:46) I’ll Raise You a Katra Stone (01:09:16) Spocklight and Shadows (01:12:49) Adding True Texture to Spock’s Story? (01:16:42) Mum’s the Word! (01:26:34) Spore Drive Misjumps (01:30:10) Who’s That Airiam? (01:46:08) Production Bits and Writers’ Room Churn (01:53:10) Final Thoughts … Lots of Them! (02:05:56) Closing (02:23:34)

Hosts C Bryan Jones and Larry Nemecek

Production C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Renee Roberts (Associate Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Associate Producer) Sam Piassick (Associate Producer) Kay Elizabeth Shaw (Associate Producer) Tim Robertson (Associate Producer) David Shuford (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

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