Vulcan Hello (Star Trek Discovery, Picard, Strange New Worlds)


Scott McNulty and Jason Snell discuss brand-new Star Trek as it happens, including episode-by-episode coverage of “Discovery”, “Picard”, and “Strange New Worlds”, along with occasional check-ins about what’s going on with animated Star Trek series.

Recent Episodes
  • 90: "Lagrange Point" (Discovery S5E9)
    May 24, 2024 – 32:10
  • 89: "Labyrinth" (Discovery S5E8)
    May 17, 2024 – 35:38
  • 88: "Erigah" (Discovery S5E7)
    May 10, 2024 – 41:02
  • 87: "Whistlespeak" (Discovery S5E6)
    May 3, 2024 – 40:48
  • 86: "Mirrors" (Discovery S5E5)
    Apr 28, 2024 – 35:29
  • 85: "Face the Strange" (Discovery S5E4)
    Apr 19, 2024 – 42:59
  • 84: "Jinaal" (Discovery S5E3)
    Apr 12, 2024 – 47:59
  • 83: "Red Directive" and "Under the Twin Moons" (Discovery S5E1-2)
    Apr 5, 2024 – 1:12:18
  • 82: "Strange New Worlds" S2 wrap-up panel
    Sep 1, 2023 – 1:59:14
  • 81: "Hegemony" (SNW S2E10)
    Aug 11, 2023 – 51:46
  • 80: "Subspace Rhapsody" (SNW S2E9)
    Aug 8, 2023 – 46:43
  • 79: "Under the Cloak of War" (SNW S2E8)
    Jul 27, 2023 – 25:21
  • 78: "Those Old Scientists" (SNW S2E7)
    Jul 25, 2023 – 36:52
  • 77: "Lost in Translation" (SNW S2E6)
    Jul 23, 2023 – 27:13
  • 76: "Charades" (SNW S2E5)
    Jul 15, 2023 – 35:26
  • 75: "Among the Lotus Eaters" (SNW S2E4)
    Jul 7, 2023 – 34:33
  • 74: "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" (SNW S2E3)
    Jun 30, 2023 – 40:32
  • 73: "Ad Astra Per Aspera" (SNW S2E2)
    Jun 23, 2023 – 41:13
  • 72: "The Broken Circle" (SNW S2E1)
    Jun 16, 2023 – 27:22
  • 71: "The Last Generation" (Picard S3E10)
    Apr 21, 2023 – 1:02:39
  • 70: "Võx" (Picard S3E9)
    Apr 14, 2023 – 45:20
  • 69: "Surrender" (Picard S3E8)
    Apr 7, 2023 – 48:59
  • 68: "Dominion" (Picard S3E7)
    Mar 31, 2023 – 44:31
  • 67: "The Bounty" (Picard S3E6)
    Mar 24, 2023 – 39:24
  • 66: "Imposters" (Picard S3E5)
    Mar 17, 2023 – 47:04
  • 65: "No Win Scenario" (Picard S3E4)
    Mar 10, 2023 – 44:36
  • 64: "Seventeen Seconds" (Picard S3E3)
    Mar 3, 2023 – 47:30
  • 63: "Disengage" (Picard S3E2)
    Feb 24, 2023 – 1:09:42
  • 62: "The Next Generation" (Picard S3E1)
    Feb 17, 2023 – 40:54
  • 61: "Prodigy" S1.5, "Lower Decks" S3, and "Picard" S3 anticipation
    Feb 10, 2023 – 32:38
  • 60: "A Quality of Mercy" (SNW S1E10)
    Jul 8, 2022 – 59:57
  • 59: "All Those Who Wander" (SNW S1E9)
    Jul 1, 2022 – 43:16
  • 58: "The Elysian Kingdom" (SNW S1E8)
    Jun 24, 2022 – 34:47
  • 57: "The Serene Squall" (SNW S1E7)
    Jun 17, 2022 – 42:04
  • 56: "Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach" (SNW S1E6)
    Jun 10, 2022 – 46:51
  • 55: "Spock Amok" (SNW S1E5)
    Jun 3, 2022 – 34:41
  • 54: "Memento Mori" (SNW S1E4)
    May 27, 2022 – 51:27
  • 53: "Ghosts of Illyria" (SNW S1E3)
    May 20, 2022 – 45:29
  • 52: "Children of the Comet" (SNW S1E2)
    May 13, 2022 – 34:10
  • 51: "Farewell" (Picard S2E10) and "Strange New Worlds" (S1E1)
    May 6, 2022 – 56:56
  • 50: Picard S2E9: "Hide and Seek"
    Apr 29, 2022 – 45:38
  • 49: Picard S2E8: "Mercy"
    Apr 22, 2022 – 37:40
  • 48: Picard S2E7: "Monsters"
    Apr 15, 2022 – 24:16
  • 47: Picard S2E6: "Two of One"
    Apr 8, 2022 – 40:07
  • 46: Picard S2E5: "Fly Me to the Moon"
    Apr 1, 2022 – 37:47
  • 45: Picard S2E4: "Watcher"
    Mar 25, 2022 – 42:47
  • 44: Discovery S4E13: "Coming Home" and Picard S2E3: "Assimilation"
    Mar 18, 2022 – 43:04
  • 43: Discovery S4E12: "Species 10-C" and Picard S2E2: "Penance"
    Mar 11, 2022 – 49:05
  • 42: Discovery S4E11: "Rosetta" and Picard S2E1: "The Star Gazer"
    Mar 4, 2022 – 50:49
  • 41: Discovery S4E10: "The Galactic Barrier"
    Feb 25, 2022 – 55:24
Recent Reviews
  • fecklar
    Great insights and love for Star Trek
    Jason and Scott love and understand Star Trek and give really insightful and interesting comments on Star Trek. I look forward to each show. Thanks!!
  • Skyvoid
    Perfect Trek podcast
    Scott McNulty has a great approach to Trek: casual, funny, not overly serious—all qualities he carries over from my favorite Trek podcast, Random Trek. He has great chemistry with Jason here. Even when I don’t entirely agree with them, I enjoy listening to them discuss episodes. Keep up the great work!
  • 829ElmSt
    Solid recap podcast
    Very confused by some of the negative reviews. This is high-production-value podcast by smart people, and they appreciate and analyze the latest Star Trek episodes. That is all.
  • univex
    Rare Talent!
    Look. Writing Star Trek is hard! Turns out very few humans have the genius, skill, and wisdom to script compelling episodes of TV’s most august science fiction franchise. In fact, there are only two such people, and unfortunately, they chose to do this podcast instead of doing the kind of thing that gets you an IMDB page and a Screenwriters Guild card. Alas! My favorite thing about this podcast is the release schedule. Probably a soothing listen if frustrated English majors are your thing.
  • Ashley J2049
    Funny duo with insightful recaps
    Their reviews are funny, and they give just enough Star Trek history to enhance their discussion of Discovery. I’d recommend for seasoned Trekkies and newbies
  • Patrickzumba
    Good podcast
    I like this podcast especially because they are always quick after the episode and I generally agree with most their takes. They are generally pretty positive about discovery. I dont understand their criticism of discovery’s story arcs and pacing which ia my favorite part of the show. I love that I never know if a discovery plot will wrap up in an episode or go on all season. This adds so much unpredictability to the show.
  • keech120
    One host understands how to amplify his voice, is funny and interesting; the other is a vocal fry machine and literally whispers to the point that I can’t hear or understand him. Please get that dude some voice lessons or something. Use your voice, or otherwise animate it please? Otherwise a good show.
  • Marian2020*
    Genuinely enjoyable!
    I absolutely enjoy listening to these guys. Just started listening to this podcast. Listened to a few episodes on Discovery Seadon 1 and most for season 3. I really enjoy them and their positive love and fair criticism of Star Trek❤️❤️❤️
  • Alek
    Great StarTrek podcast; skip Season 1 wrap-up episode
    I really like this podcast and Scott and Jason. In addition to the Greatest Generation/Discovery, this is the only other Star Trek podcast that I regularly listen to. One thing I really appreciate is both their positive attitudes towards the shows & Star Trek and their constructive criticism. I was really disappointed in the Season 1 Wrap-Up episode because the guest panelists devolved into the all-too-frequent trope of Star Trek podcasts: incessant complaining and nitpicking. I know that this is how a lot of fans do StarTrek, but I found it off-brand for The Vulcan Hello.
  • ScarletTartlet
    Best Star Trek Podcast
    I don’t know what some folks are on about. Y’all are hilarious! Keep it up!
  • abridge683
    Give this one a pass
    Snotty is the best word I can use to describe this podcast. Normally I like Jason Snell but when he hooks up with McNulty the chemistry is snarky. This is one to avoid.
  • Strekster
    Pure silliness.
    If you like to listen to people who can't stop giggling and snorting about how clever they are, then this podcast is for you. Talk about taking themselves too seriously!
  • CrassMallarky
    Like being trapped on a plane with an annoying person who discovers you both like Star Trek.
    This show is everything you're afraid your friends will think when you tell them you're a Star Trek fan. I can tolerate a lot in a podcast host, but the combination of smarmy arrogance and surprising ignorance about both the real world and Star Trek itself makes this show terribly frustrating. (If you can't even be bothered to attempt to pronounce the two or three few-syllable names of major characters in the show about which you're producing a multi-hour podcast, you probably ought to find another job.) That said, some of the guests have interesting things to say. I just wish they had a better forum in which to say it.
  • Trek Mum
    Where are the trekkers?
    This podcast should be narrated by real Star Trek fans who take it seriously. Many of us have been watching this franchise for 30+ years. It’s like an old friend. Treated with respect.
  • Cortanaya
    Great conversation and insightful recap!
    Really enjoy listening to the folks in the podcast go over the show. I'm watching Discovery overseas and it's nice to hear other people's perspective on the show since I don't know anyone else here watching with me. It's nice to hear people embrace some of the new takes in the show instead of echoing Trekkies that think the only Trek show worthy is the one they grew up with. I appreciate the positive perspective and the absence of trolling. Look forward to more of these as I binge through the show!
  • satoauto
    Too disorganzed
    Lots of room for improvement. Some podcasts are too structured with planned bits with jingles etc. but this one drifts too far in the other direction. Open an IMDB page, take some notes... anything to create a better flow through the show. Please STOP issuing spoiler alerts throughout the show. We get it, there will be spoilers if you haven't seen the episode. Spend a few minutes recapping the episode, then discuss. It seems like the recap takes the whole show, then discussion is hampered because you don't want to risk a spoiler on speculation for fan theories.
  • Kingtiv
    Not Impressed
    If you’re passionate enough about Star Trek to make a podcast please do your homework and remember details. Misremembering character names was just an example of what I felt was a lack of depth to your overall universe knowledge. I wanted to scream at my podcast at times when the comments made were clearly incorrect. There are so many quality Star Trek podcasts out there; unfortunately, this one needs a lot of work to get there.
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