The Greatest Discovery

The Greatest Discovery is a special series about Star Trek: Discovery from the hosts of MaximumFun.org’s hit Star Trek podcast The Greatest Generation. Each Tuesday after a new episode of Discovery, Adam and Ben will recap and review the first new Trek show in over a decade. Its the unofficial, irreverent and filthy aftershow Discovery didn’t know it needed.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 20: Mirror Universe Mr. DNA

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When Star Trek Discovery fan-fic presents itself as less than worthy, Adam and Ben seek out some new Discovery stories that are canon. But when the Comixology app downloads a tale from the Mirror Universe, it's time for the boys to grow some goatees and swipe some panels. Will the pages of Succession help with the Star Trek fix? Do our hosts wear white gloves while reading comics? How many copies of Heavy Metal Magazine do Adam and Ben now own?

It's the episode that flips the pages but doesn't crease the spine!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 19: Anti-Cumberbatch

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Upon return from the Lone Star State, Adam and Ben decide to kick up their feet and relax. But unfortunately neither of our hosts can mellow-out after seeing what Disco Klingons look like with TNG-style hair. Was the Vulture Festival panel full of spoilers? Who’s the new Spock? Are Viacom and CBS fighting?

It’s the episode that’s full of opinions and Texas BBQ leftovers!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 18: Nip Woke

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When floating in the between-seasons ether, Adam and Ben find solace in the fact that Star Trek Discovery released a promo for season 2. But when it’s confirmed that there won’t be another episode until 2019 it’s time to read the trades and comb the web. Will there be additions to the cast? Are Pike’s recordings OG Trek? Where did the bull-nips subreddit go? It’s the episode that reveals *just* enough Trek.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 17: Danielle Radford

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When it's the second week of the 2018 #MaxFunDrive Adam and Ben pull no punches. So when Danielle Radford, of the Tights and Fights podcast, joins the episode, it's time to start talking Trek origins, #boco, and Michael Burnham. Where will Disco go next? Are there Federation wrestlers? Who will face off in the squared circle?

It's the episode that puts you into submission while giving you a dusty finish.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 16: Ben Fritz

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When Star Trek Discovery is in-between seasons it’s up to Ben and Adam to come up with new Greatest Discovery episodes. So when Ben Fritz—author of “The Big Picture”—is invited on the show, it’s only a matter of time before the guys talk Discovery and the film industry. Do we get to hear more about the Disco Premiere? Was the deleted emperor scene truly deleted? Will we get a Disco movie?

It’s the episode that reflects on the film biz, and is hopeful for a Disco future!

The Greatest Discovery Season One Wrap Up

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With mere hours left before auto-renewal updates the CBS All Access spore drive, The Greatest Discovery hosts binge the entire first season. But when Adam and Ben record a new episode, we find out what moments lit the beacon and what segments should have guarded their neck. Were the ships easy to identify? Where did the black badges go? When is Tilly going to be a Star Fleet Captain?

It’s the season that takes you for a ride before reuniting you with an old friend.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 15: 21 Jump Streeting Qo'noS

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When Georgiou assembles a rag-tag team of main characters to visit Qo’noS it’s time to throw on some leather jackets and eat some space-whale popsicles. But when Tilly smokes some dank volcano nugs she learns that the team’s mission is more dangerous than they originally thought. Has Burnham learned that it’s ok to love? What adventures will the Emperor get into next? Klingons have two dongs.

It’s the season finale that brings fringe to a phaser fight!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 14: Head to the Penthouse for the Party

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When settling back into their own universe, Burhnham and Co. are struggling with how to defeat the Klingon street toughs. But when Admiral Bob agrees to the Emperor’s idea to invade Qo'noS, it’s up to Stamets and Tilly to grow some spores and everyone else to have some intense conversations. Will Tyler come to terms with his identity? Can Bob set her phaser to golden-brown? How come we haven’t seen that green spot again?

It’s the episode that asks the important questions while cruising at maximum warp!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 13: Half Apple and a Pancake

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When Lorca thaws his cronies with plans to move forward with a coup, Burnham has to vent to save herself. But when Tilly and Stamets figure out how to destroy the Charon and get home in one maneuver, it’s time to throw caution to the wind and hug Pippa. Is the lesser of two evils still evil? How many soliloquies is too many? Is Stamets a Wyld Stallyns fan?

It’s the episode that kicks you in the face then gives you a ride home.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 12: Gremlins In The Microwave

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When Burnham and Lorca take a proto-Previa to the ISS Charon, their backstory ends up being a real mouthful. But when Culber’s ghost helps Stamets simultaneously come down and wake up, it may only be the start of his trip. Will Lorca develop any new scars? Do L’Rell’s gloves come in different colors? Is it the farmed or the fresh ganglia that taste the best? It’s the episode that tells the truth as a last resort.