Star Trek returned to television in 2017 with the first season of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery and spoiler alert: we loved it! This week's TrekRanks Podcast dissects our Top 5 Discovery Season 1 Moments as TrekRanks regulars Alex Perry and Bill Mann join host Jim Moorhouse for a conversation that spore jumps straight into the core of Discovery's strengths.
The show opens with a Level One Diagnostic breaking down the five distinct categories used to analyze Discovery's premiere season. In order, this week's panelists reveal their picks in the following categories: Production Design, Performer, Wildcard Pick, Character and Episode! While production design, character and episode are pretty clear categories, the Round 4 topic of Top Performer is focused on the actor who connected with Trek both on and off the screen. And the Round 3 Wildcard Pick is basically the Dabo Round!
After a quick Prime Directive to detail how each host approached their lists, the crew jumps in to The Order of Things to reveal their picks (all featuring the usual "Five Word Summary and a Hashtag" summary.
After going through a few Secondary Systems picks and Regeneration Cycle breakdown, the episode winds down with a Harry Mudd-led jump into a Temporal Causality Loop to go through the amazing feedback from our Top 5 Doppelgangers, Duplicates & Doubles episode. As always, this week's Causality Loop includes a number of great deep cut selections. If you have your own picks, please make sure to hail us here on our website by leaving a voicemail and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Discovery Season 1 Moments. Your comments might be used via a Temporal Causality Loop in an upcoming episode.