Star Trek: DISCOVERY
Calypso. We discuss the second episode of Star Trek: Short Treks, questioning the reality of an AI, her compassion, the moral issues of a relationship, and whether this story can really be considered Star Trek.
Fan Response to “Calypso.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: Calypso Join us for immediate reactions to the second episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
Revisiting “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” We take a new look at these episodes with the advantage of knowing the whole story. Along the way, we find that the Klingon storyline is that much more relevant.
Runaway. We explore the first episode of Trek Shorts, including the elements we enjoyed, the ones we felt could have delivered more, and how this short story develops a character we love.
Runaways, birds, and reptiles. We deep-dive into the first episode of Trek Shorts, “Runaway”, to explore what it does for the character of Tilly, and we also meet sentient avian and reptilian species from past Star Trek.
Fan Response to “Runaway.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the first episode of Star Trek Shorts, “Runaway.”
Live Reaction Show: Runaway Join us for immediate reactions to the first episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
The Cast, Part 2. We continue our discussion of the actors who bring Star Trek: Discovery to life and their overall Star Trek experience thus far.
The Cast, Part 1. We discuss the actors of Star Trek: Discovery, how they bring the characters we love to life, and their interactions with fandom through social media, interviews, and conventions.
Burnham. We discuss her mutiny, redemption, and why nature vs. nurture is so important to the lead character of Star Trek: Discovery.
Tilly. We discuss Discovery’s fiery cadet, how she helped Stamets with the spore drive, her interactions with the crew, and her short-lived command stint as Captain Killy in the Mirror Universe.
Fan Response to the Season-Two Trailer. We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Culber. We discuss this compassionate member of the USS Discovery medical team, his role aboard the ship, his relationship with Paul Stamets, and his possible existence within the mycelium network.
Stamets. We discuss spore drive, the relationship between Stamets and Culber, Mirror vs. Prime characters, as well as the mycelial network and the incredible sacrifice Stamets made to save it.
Georgiou. We discuss the Prime Universe captain and Mirror Universe emperor, their similarities, and what role Emperor Georgiou might play in the Prime Universe now that Section 31 may be involved.
Saru. We discuss the first Kelpien to serve in Starfleet, what we learn aboiut his species, his relationship with Michael Burnham, how he lives in continual fear, and his competency to be captain.
L’Rell. We discuss the character, actress Mary Chieffo, the complex relationship with Voq/Tyler, her role in season two, and more.
Captain Lorca. We discuss this unique Star Trek captain, his command style, ulterior motives, and relationships with Cornwell and Burnham. We also consider how our view changed after learning he is from the Mirror Universe.
Ash Tyler. We discuss one of the most intriguing characters from Discovery’s first season, how those with mental disorders are seen by society, and whether they should be held responsible for actions carried out under a different personality.
Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018. We’re joined by Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson of Literary Treks and Patrick Devlin of Warp Five to talk about the new comic that explores the origin of the mycelial network.
Drastic Measures. We discuss Dayton Ward’s Star Trek: Discovery novel, tying it in to “The Conscience of the King” and how Prime Lorca may be a lot more similar to Mirror Lorca than we realized.
Season One Wrap-up. We discuss the back half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season, including the writing, Tilly, mirror characters, and the recently revealed deleted scene.
Season Two Captains. We debate the importance of a captain on a show that claims to be a “lower decks” and who might lead Discovery in its second season.
Themes. We discuss being caught between two worlds, conservation, fate vs. self-destiny, and the needs of the many vs. the needs of the few-or the one-and how we see all of these in our personal lives.
Molor. We deep-dive into “Will You Take My Hand?” to examine why expectations are key to fan reaction. We also explore Betazed, Ceti eels, darseks, and Kahless’s rival Molor.
Fan Predictions for Discovery Season Two. We discuss potential plots, whether the Klingons or the Vulcans should take the lead, and the many character-development possibilities.
Hanelle M. Culpepper Interview. We’re joined by Hanelle M. Culpepper, director of the Star Trek: Discovery episode “Vaulting Ambition,” to talk about her film work, directing philosophy, and more.
Fan Response to Season One. We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge about the full season of Discovery—both positive and negative!