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 33: We're Lucky to Have Him

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When a young Saru is jonesin' for outer space, his father quickly gives him a stern talking-to. But when a piece of a ship comes into Saru's possession, it's time to buckle-down and write some strongly worded emails. Will Saru get the answer's he's looking for? Will the balance be upset? Does anyone really know what happens when the monolith absorbs you?

It's the episode that takes you from a sandy beach and into the brightest of skies!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 32: Big Doggin' the Bar

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When there's still a month to go before another Short Trek, Adam and Ben look for solace in the warm pages of the 2018 Star Trek Discovery Annual. But when our hosts realize this comic reveals secrets more voluminous than Klingon hair— it's time to read, record, and navigate the mycelial network. Was Stamets always grumpy? Will Culber continue to hum? Can you really define a Rapp jaw line?

It's the episode that sets Stamets up for success, but only he may deliver the goods.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 31: When the Crew is Away the Zora will Play

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When Craft wakes up alone on a Starship 1000 years after the sweet-spore adventures of the Discovery, he soon realized he is a long way from home and could be in danger. But when Zora, a highly evolved Nest thermostat, interacts with him beyond navigational purposes, friendship blossoms and feelings grow. Can Craft survive this far from home? Do all starship computers evolve? Is Betty Boop used as a torture device?

It's the episode that tugs at your heart, but still makes a funny face!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 30: Ornately Carved Zippo

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When Voq's feelings about T'kuvma are wavering, L'Rell sits him down to brunch and gives context to why they shaved their heads. But when the back story opens up historical records and Klingon lore, it's time to flip more pages and figure out which dead bodies will be nailed to this ship. Does L'Rell finish the story? Will Voq come to terms with his past? Can any old piece of wood be a beacon?

It's the episode that gives you exactly what you need before starting Star Trek Discovery!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 29: How to Fix Your Butt

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Upon landing at their space stations Ben and Adam view "Runaway" the first of CBS All Access’ “Short Treks.” But when they realize a new Discovery season 2 trailer has also been released, it’s time to log in and make first contact with the couch. Can Po keep a secret? Are red angels really that calming? How many cups of coffee can one ensign ingest?

It’s the episode that’s a quarter of the time, but raises 4 times the questions!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 28: What A Couple of Dicks

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When new episodes of Star Trek Discovery are only weeks away, Adam and Ben decide to talk Trek news. But when our hosts realize they can read more comic books, it's time to bust out the Bics and illuminate their way to Issues 1 & 2 of The Light of Kahless.

Will the color pallet be vivid enough? How graceful does T'Kuvma age? Are two comics better than one?

It's the episode that continues the discovery while taking a trip to the past!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 27: A Mamet of Double-Crosses

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When ride shares are taken to their limit, television becomes a priority. But when Adam and Ben decide to take a break from rides they both turn towards the written word—and image, of Star Trek: Discovery - Succession, Issue 4. What's new with Fuckboi Emperor? Can you trust anyone in the mirror universe? How's that gas treating you?

It's the episode that finishes one arc but opens the elevator on another.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 26: J.K. Woodward

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When Adam and Ben return from Risa Vegas they're filled to the brim with Trek topics. But when comic book artist J.K. Woodward shows up to the studio it's time to perform a post-mortem on Star Trek Vegas and move on to the art of J.L.'s Pipes.

What's next for Trek? Does J.K. know more about Discovery than he lets on? Is there such a thing as a bad panel?

It's the episode that comes home from vacation, but is still operating on island time.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 25: House Jumbo's Clown Room

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When Adam and Ben come back from Las Vegas there's lots of Trek news to discuss. But when Lenny Kravitz splits their opinions on the Discovery season 2 trailer it's time to talk JL Pipes and the future canon of Big Rod. Will the Worf Chronicles still happen? At what point will the Klingons gain hair? How many questions at a con are more *observations*?

It's the episode that's full of news, but the scripts are still in the works.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 24: Legendarily Horny

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When Kirk & Co. pick up an untrustworthy businessman named Harvey Mudd and his women associates, the men on the Enterprise are overtaken by a spell. But when Mudd turns out to be making deals behind Kirk's back it’s finally time to pry off this annoying barnacle. Will Kirk be able to withstand the spell? How much slink can you get in one episode? What’s with the groovy Spock?

It’s the episode Big Rod wrote after watching a Nancy Sinatra music video!