At the end of September 2017, a new Star Trek era began. Star Trek: Discovery has been just the starting gun, to so much more. As much Star Trek as there may have ever been. The two podcasters from the Discovery Panel couldn’t really have guessed that when they launched their heart’s project at the same time as Star Trek: Discovery kicked off.
Since then, Andreas and Sebastian accompany week after week, not uncritically, but always appreciatively, entertainingly, from the perspective of two fans, all that is new to discover from the Star Trek universe. And if there’s nothing new to discuss, their “favorite episodes” go back to one of the old series, but always with an eye on the future.
In the meantime, they have become a permanent institution among the Star Trek podcasts in Germany. Not least because of actions like the “Discovery Panel Advent Calendar”, where there are almost traditionally 24 Christmas podcast doors to open, or the “Quarantine Qast”, where they podcasted daily for weeks during the first lockdown in the Corona pandemic and for which they were awarded the “Golden Blogger”.
On FedCon 29, what belongs together comes together. The Discovery Panel will podcast LIVE in their usual eloquent mix of philosophical depth, bad puns and great Star Trek love.
Andreas Dohm is a teacher in the beautiful Bergisches Land in NRW and wrote his thesis about Star Trek during his studies. Sebastian Sonntag is a journalist, radio host, podcast host and producer from Cologne for and at Deutschlandfunk Nova, WDR 5 and WDR Quarks, among others, and grew up with Captain Picard.