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Transporter Lock - A Star Trek: Discovery podcast

60 EpisodesProduced by Ken Gagne & Sabriel MastinWebsite

Weekly reviews of the continuing mission of the USS Discovery

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Picard Season 1 review

April 5th, 2020


Susan Arendt of the Continue Podcast returns to the show to join Ken and Bri in reviewing the first season of Picard. We loved some of the new characters and were meh about others. Familiar faces were welcome, though is …

Picard S1E10: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part II

March 28th, 2020


Ken & Bri jump right to the heartwrenching end of Picard’s first season finale, as familiar characters say their goodbyes — we didn’t want the game to end! Some of our predictions from part one were correct, but …

Picard S1E09: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part I

March 22nd, 2020


Ambassador Josh of the Federation Diplomatic Corps joins Ken and Bri to review the penultimate episode of Picard‘s first season. We finally arrive on …

Picard S1E08: Broken Pieces

March 15th, 2020


Charlynn Schmiedt of the Star Trek podcasts To the Journey and and Punch It joins Bri and Ken to discuss the antepenultimate episode of Picard‘s …

Picard S1E07: Nepenthe

March 12th, 2020


So many feels! Jean-Luc is reunited with some of his old crew, providing a temporary safe haven as he and Soji plot their next move. This family has …

Picard S1E06: The Impossible Box

March 5th, 2020


Picard, Soji, and Hugh finally cross paths in what Ken and Bri consider the best episode of the season so far. But the closer we get to the synth homeworld, the more questions and more theories we have! We sit down in …

Picard S1E05: Stardust City Rag

February 25th, 2020


Seven of Nine returns in an episode that should’ve opened with a content warning. Ken and Bri debate Seven’s motivations, what’s happened to her …

Picard S1E04: Absolute Candor

February 16th, 2020


Even those whom Jean-Luc Picard has wronged recognize a worthy, if lost, cause when they see it. Our beloved captain continues to assemble his party as Ken, Bri, and Amanda — appearing together for the first time! — …

Picard S1E03: The End Is the Beginning

February 10th, 2020


Captain Sabriel returns, as does Chief Archivist Amanda, to review the third-ever episode of Picard. As things heat up at the château, Jean-Luc assembles a crew to help him track down Soji and Maddox. Engage!

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Picard S1E02: Maps and Legends

February 2nd, 2020


The second episode of Picard introduces new characters and intrigue, rapidly advancing the plot while still not putting Jean-Luc on a starship. Ken …

Picard S1E01: Remembrance

January 26th, 2020


Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard in “Remembrance”, the pilot episode of Star Trek: Picard. Bri and Ken react to the return of this iconic character, how he’s changed over the last twenty years, and his ability …

Short Treks: Children of Mars

January 13th, 2020


The second season of Short Treks ends with "Children of Mars", giving Ken and Bri plenty to talk about! We examine the Starfleet educational system; …

Short Treks: Ephraim and Dot & The Girl Who Made the Stars

January 8th, 2020


For the first time in 45 years, Star Trek ventures into the frontier of animation! "Ephraim and Dot" is a comedic documentary about a tardigrade’s reproductive cycle, and "The Girl Who Made the Stars" is a tale of …

Short Treks: Ask Not

November 17th, 2019


When a decorated but dishonored Starfleet captain puts Cadet Thira Sidhu in an impossible situation, she must choose a side with lives on the line. To be or not to be? That is the question Sabriel and Ken pose to our …

Short Treks: The Trouble with Edward

October 21st, 2019


What would Star Trek look like if it were a comedy series? We don’t need to wait for the debut of Lower Decks, as the Short Treks episode "The …

Short Treks: Q&A

October 20th, 2019


New York Comic-Con featured the surprise debut of "Q&A", the first in a new season of Short Treks. The premiere episode does not in fact feature the return of John de Lancie’s recurring villain; instead, it’s a …

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

August 21st, 2019


On the cusp of the new Picard series and a third season of Discovery, Ken and Sabriel pause to reflect on the best Star Trek series ever, as seen in Ira Steven Behr’s documentary, What We Left Behind: Looking Back at …

Season 2 Recap

April 28th, 2019


Susan Arendt of the Continue podcast joins us to review the second season of Star Trek: Discovery! We swoon over Anson Mount, relate to the Spock/Burnham dynamic, consider Tilly’s character development, grow nostalgic …

S2E14: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

April 21st, 2019


The second season finale of Discovery has finally landed, offering plenty of space battles and fisticuffs that didn’t live up to their potential. The episode also tied up plenty of loose threads, but it left few hanging …

S2E13: Such Sweet Sorrow

April 14th, 2019


The second season’s penultimate episode is a long, drawn-out affair with many ponderous, redundant speeches and reflections — making it one of Ken’s …

S2E12: Through the Valley of Shadows

April 7th, 2019


Ken & Bri are joined by Jessica Janiuk to discuss the antepenultimate episode of Discovery’s second season. Anson Mount elevates himself to "Best

S2E11: Perpetual Infinity

April 3rd, 2019


Dr. Burnham is alive! The possibility of having back a lost parent struck Ken, making this a difficult episode for not just Michael. But can Georgiou …

S2E10: The Red Angel

March 24th, 2019


Before finally learning the identity of the Red Angel, we have some difficult scenes to get through. Burnham’s decision reminds Ken of his own …

S2E09: Project Daedalus

March 17th, 2019


Does anyone else need a hug? Michael and Spock fight over chess, and though he doesn’t finish his stratagem, the argument hit close to home with Ken but missed the mark with only-child Bri. The minefield brought back …

S2E08: If Memory Serves

March 13th, 2019


Burnham is caged in the menagerie of Spock’s mind! The Talosians stand in for us viewers, conveniently wanting to learn how these two siblings became estranged. Airiam and Section 31 are pitted against Discovery and the …

S2E07: Light and Shadows

March 6th, 2019


A probe from the future that threatens humanity? That’s V’ger. A temporal visitor changing the past? That’s the Temporal Cold War. Burnham knocking …

S2E06: The Sounds of Thunder

February 26th, 2019


The USS Discovery violates an alien homeworld, circumvents the ruling government, and conducts an unauthorized medical experiment on a pre-warp …

S2E05: Saints of Imperfection

February 17th, 2019


Tilly is kidnapped into the mycelial network, where a crewman thought lost is very much alive. But how does it all work?! This episode’s pacing …

S2E04: An Obol for Charon

February 10th, 2019


A living sphere ensnares Discovery and forces its dying memories on it, causing Saru to enter his own death throes and Tilly to become possessed by a …

S2E03: Point of Light

February 8th, 2019


It’s three — three — three plots in one! The third episode of the season has Michael and Lady Amanda on the search for Spock; Ensign Tilly is …

S2E02: New Eden

January 26th, 2019


Discovery is trapped in a giant video game, where they must acquire an item at one red pulse to solve the puzzle at the next! Can they recruit Kratos …

S2E01: Brother

January 20th, 2019


Season 2 of Discovery debuts! Captain Pike assumes control of the ship to investigate a new interstellar threat — but where’s his damn red thing? And …

Short Treks: The Escape Artist

January 5th, 2019


After escaping Discovery in Season 1, Harry Mudd is back! While en route to be handed over to Starfleet authorities by a Tellarite bounty hunter, Mudd tries every con in the book and experiences a few flashbacks that …

Short Treks: The Brightest Star

December 13th, 2018


A young Saru makes his way off his pre-warp home planet in this uneventful, nondescript Short Treks. It’s not that it left us wanting more so much as …

Short Treks: Calypso

November 11th, 2018


Star Trek Discovery offers a 33rd-century retelling of the Greek myth of Odysseus and Calypso in this serving of Short Treks. In this week’s podcast, Ken and Sabriel confuse Funny Face with Funny Girl, discuss the …

Short Treks: Runaway

October 12th, 2018


Tilly and Po are runaways in the debut of Short Treks! This episode features the Discovery‘s ensign encountering a teenage alien from the planet Xahea. They meet, bond, and part as efficiently as the 15-minute episode …

Short Treks, Picard’s Return & Star Trek Beyond

October 3rd, 2018


Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS All Access this week with Short Treks, a series of four monthly mini-episodes! What characters will star in these short films, with what new writers making their scripting debuts? …

Season 2 Trailer

August 2nd, 2018


We got our first look at season 2 of Discovery at last month’s San Diego Comic Con, and we can’t wait for more! With four short episodes coming out …

Star Trek Online with Al Rivera

May 17th, 2018


Al Rivera, aka Captain Geko, is the Principal Lead Designer at Cryptic Studios, developer of Star Trek Online, a massively multiplayer online …

S1 Post-Season Reflections

February 23rd, 2018


The first season of Star Trek: Discovery has concluded. Having already reviewed the season finale, this week we take a step back and consider the …

S1E15: Will You Take My Hand?

February 13th, 2018


It’s the season one finale of Discovery, featuring an anticlimactic takedown of Terran Emperor Georgiou, a welcome end to the Burnham/Tyler/Voq love triangle, and a surprise cliffhanger appearance that left us in tears. …

S1E14: The War Without, The War Within

February 7th, 2018


The Discovery, back in the Prime Universe, finds itself at war with the Klingons and with a veritable rogues gallery aboard: Voq, L’rell, and Emperor Georgiou. A broken Admiral Cornwell makes some terrible decisions, …

S1E13: What’s Past Is Prologue

February 2nd, 2018


Things come to a head in the Mirror Universe as Michael Burnham must choose between two evil, racist, xenophobic, tyrannical despots, each of whom has been her captain. Bri and Ken suspect we haven’t seen the last of …

S1E12: Vaulting Ambition

January 26th, 2018


In the Mirror Universe, not everyone is what they appear to be… just like back home in the Prime Universe! Burnham discovers that Saru is delicious …

S1E11: The Wolf Inside

January 17th, 2018


As captain of the ISS Shenzhou, Michael Burnham discovers what a small cast of characters the Mirror Universe has, every goateed rebel or sadistic …

S1E10: Despite Yourself

January 12th, 2018


Susan Arendt of the Continue podcast and Genii Online fills in for Sabriel as Discovery returns to the airwaves. Are we surprised that our heroes have found themselves in the Mirror Universe, or that hot tortured guy …

Crossovers We’d Like to See

December 27th, 2017


Set 90 years after Enterprise and 10 years before The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery has the potential to cross over with familiar characters …

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

December 14th, 2017


Humanity may have evolved beyond materialistic needs by the 24th century… but here in 2017, all we want are Star Trek books, toys, and DVDs! For the …

Character Analysis: Harry Mudd

November 28th, 2017


Harcourt Fenton Mudd: scoundrel, con-man, forger, misogynist, thief, sociopath. When Captain Kirk’s recurring villain was reinvented for Discovery, his list of crimes expanded to include murder. Previously a harmless …

S1 Mid-Season Questions

November 21st, 2017


Star Trek: Discovery is off the air for the next two months, and its mid-season finale has left us with many questions. In this episode of Transporter Lock, Bri and Ken offer answers and fan theories to listener …

S1E9: Into the Forest I Go

November 14th, 2017


The first half of Star Trek: Discovery‘s first season ends with a bang: Mutiny! Klingons! Mêlée! Rescues! Kisses! Explosions! Sabriel and Ken wrap up “Into the Forest I Go”, in which villains fall, traitors rise, and …

S1E8: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

November 8th, 2017


In their quest to adapt a crystalline tower to a giant sonar used to detect cloaked Klingon ships, Saru finds the peace he has sought his whole life …

S1E7: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

October 31st, 2017


It’s Groundhog Day aboard the USS Discovery and on the Transporter Lock podcast, and we’re stuck in a time loop reviewing this rom-com Star Trek episode. Is this episode repeating not just itself, but also TNG’s "Cause …

S1E6: Lethe

October 24th, 2017


Remember the TNG episode "Dark Page", where Deanna Troi projects herself into Lwaxana’s mind to learn a dark secret and relieve her parent’s guilt? Burnham and Sarek are doing their best reenactment in this week’s …

S1E5: Choose Your Pain

October 17th, 2017


The crew of the U.S.S. Discovery has trust issues. Acting Captain Saru doesn’t trust Burnham; the kidnapped Captain Lorca doesn’t trust Harry Mudd; and the poor tardigrade doesn’t know who to trust. Can everyone put …

S1E4: The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry

October 9th, 2017


The USS Discovery must perfect its mycelium warp drive if the crew is to save the mining facility at Corvan II — and Michael Burnham may hold the …

S1E3: Context Is for Kings

October 3rd, 2017


Six months after the Battle at the Binary Stars, Michael Burnham arrives on the USS Discovery, where Captain Lorca is engaged in "Black Alert" field tests. Is the NCC-1031 a scientific vessel — or a Section 31 outpost? …

S1E2: Battle at the Binary Stars

September 27th, 2017


The second episode of Star Trek: Discovery and the first to be exclusive to CBS All Access finds a united Klingon Empire facing off against a squadron of Starfleet vessels. With plenty of callbacks to Star Trek lore, …

S1E1: The Vulcan Hello

September 26th, 2017


Star Trek: Discovery has debuted, and Bri and Ken want more! Commander Michael Burnham discovers the Klingons are lighting a beacon as a call to war. Can she convince Captain Georgiou of the USS Shenzhou to strike …

Launch Sequence Activated

September 22nd, 2017


Welcome to the premier episode of Transporter Lock, the weekly Star Trek: Discovery podcast! The first new Star Trek TV show in 12 years debuts on CBS All Access and Netflix on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Set ten years …

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