Do you love Star Trek but hate recaps? Do you love recaps, but you’re unsure about Star Trek? This is the podcast for you. No snark here, no mic hogging – just recaps from the heart with a sprinkling of trivia and the strain of trying to pull it altogether (you may be able to hear the cogs turning). Short, sharp and fun is our aim! Tune in each week for episodes released on Tuesday mornings and REDISCOVER with Carla Donnelly and Ben McKenzie.

Your hosts

Carla Donnelly in blue and gold Discovery-era Starfleet captain's uniform.
Captain Donnelly

Carla Donnelly is an award-winning podcaster, theatre critic and passionate fan. Her work seeks to cover all of her obsessions – hence after making a performing arts criticism podcast (Across the Aisle) and a podcast about the films of Steven Soderbergh (Club Soderbergh) she has finally made it to her first true love – Star Trek. Carla’s favourite thing about Star Trek is the “pon farr” (the Vulcan mating ritual).  

Ben McKenzie in blue and silver Discovery-era Starfleet science division uniform.
Science Officer McKenzie

Ben McKenzie is a comedian, writer and game designer. A founding member of Splendid Chaps Productions, Ben was co-host of the Doctor Who celebration podcast Splendid Chaps and writer, producer and co-star of the time travel audio comedy Night Terrace. He currently hosts the monthly Terry Pratchett book club podcast Pratchat with Elizabeth Flux. Ben’s favourite thing about Star Trek is that everyone in the future is a big ol’ science nerd.


Theme music by
David Ashton of Sample & Hold Studios

Host portraits by
Alex Clark

re:Discovery is a Splendid Chaps Production.