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 63: A Very Thick Ankylosaur (Short Treks: The Trouble with Edward)

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When Capt. Lynne Lucero takes command of the USS. Cabot she’s ready to take the universe by ion-storm. But after an introductory round table meeting, she learns one of her science officers—Edward Larkin—may be less of a scientist and more of a ball of meat. Will Larkin’s Tribble theory help feed the hungry? Do we ever find out who’s dumb? Can we please get some Trek PJs in the online store?

It’s the episode that gives you two Benjamins and a hell of a lot of Atoms.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 62: Suppress Your Freaky

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When Spock boldly beams onto Pike's enterprise as an ensign he's met by Number 1, an iPad, and a task to ask lots of questions. But when a turbolift malfunction traps the two for what seems like hours, it's time to take a seat then sing some songs. Will Spock and Number 1 drive each other mad? Does the turbolift tune-up get rid of the handle? Where are the cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse?

It's the episode that traps you in a box and then gives you a sense of awe.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 61: Stepping on a Ketchup Packet (TOS S2E13)

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When Kirk & co. are headed to Deep Space K-7 to help with a disputed planet, the calm crew don't have a care in the universe. But when the politics get a little dirty, they must break bread—and fists—with Klingons. Is Arne Darvin who he claims to be? Will the Tribbles continue to thrive? Do creature prices vary by size?

It's the episode that fluxes temporally while battling internally.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 60: Hard Pipin' It (#AskTGD)

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When episode 60 of The Greatest Discovery approaches, Ben and Adam are at a loss for what to do. But when a Hashtag opens the communication spore drive, it's time to spin the wheel and gear up for a black alert. Will there be dog questions? Are Game of Butt-Holes spoilers cannon in TGD? Who's the Anson Mount of this podcast?

It's the episode that answers your questions, but on a trial basis.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 59: One Chop Chump (TOS S2E12)

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When a hunky new crewman reroutes the current path, the Enterprise recalculate the logic of their mission. But when it turns out Harry Mudd and his army of Robo-people are behind this, it's time to stand-up to temptation and throw out some insane requests. Will Mudd ever feel like settling down? Are there more glowing orbs on the ship? Will Discovery season three provide androids like this?

It's the episode that gives us Mudd, and leaves us searching for more.

The Greatest Discover Ep 58: Structure Brings Freedom with Anson Mount

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When faced with a crucial dilemma—another hoof or find Nechayev's table— Adam and Ben split up at Star Trek Las Vegas. But when producer extraordinaire Robs presents a third option, your hosts bee-line it to the production area and take a quick break with an actor who knows his craft. Can Anson Mount answer the questions with no prep time? Do time crystals come into play? How many other Trek actors were listening in on this interview?

It's the episode that takes you behind the scenes, and behind the convention!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 57: Ketracel Thicc with J.K. Woodward

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When Ben and Adam take a trip to the city of sin to infiltrate Big Rod's Star Trek Vegas, they only have a small idea of what was in store for them. But when greeted almost immediately by the talented J.K. Woodward it's time to grab a hoof and record some pod. What updates to the Mirror Universe can J.K. tell us? How many Vulcans fit in a swimming pool? Is anyone in the building participating in jamaharon or just craps?

It's the episode that keeps the lights on 24 hours a day!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 56: Deus Ex Mendez (TOS S1E13)

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When #SDCC falls in the middle of the TGD recap of The Menagerie, it's time to switch things up and mind-control the release dates. Picard, Lower Decks, Short Treks and Disco season 3 in the near future it's time to talk trek, both old and new. Did Adam receive insider info while in San Diego? Can one podcast feed fit three shows? Where is Admiral Mendez now?

It's the episode that releases the info to the masses!

The Greatest Discovery Ep 55: Streisand-Effecting the Planet (TOS S1E12)

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When a private sub-space message is "delivered" to the Enterprise, Kirk and Co. make their way to Star Base 11. But when Spock takes this opportunity to abduct captain Pike and the ship, there's no TAL-ing what can happen. Is this Spock from an alternate Trek timeline? Will Bones address the elephant on the bridge? Can Pike scratch that itch?

It's the episode that doesn't say "fire" but leaves it's finger on the button.

The Greatest Discovery Ep 54: Hot Bunkin' It (TOS 001)

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When in recovery mode after a battle on Rigel VII, Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise try to avoid the 18 year-old distress call from the Talos Region. But when Spock interrupts a martini meeting between Pike and Boyce it's time to gather a team and Time-Warp again! Will Pike survive the thoughts of Talosians? Will Vina be there if Pike returns? Despite all his rage, is Pike just a rat in a cage?

It's the episode that gives you a beginning, but not before showing you the end!