The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars.
On September 24, 2017, after twelve long years, the fallow times of Star Trek ended. The long-awaited seventh installment in the television franchise—Star Trek: Discovery—arrived and brought with it a whirlwind of emotions. Finally, two years’ worth of speculation has been laid to rest.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Amy Nelson, Aaron Harvey, and Mike Schindler discuss their reactions to the first two episodes, “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” We discuss the characters, special effects, editing, Klingons, and the sense of camaraderie among the characters. We also speculate on what is to come in the next thirteen episodes.
Initial Thoughts (00:06:06)
Starting Positive (00:16:55)
Seven Year Family (00:31:29)
Philippa Georgiou (00:41:11)
Michael Burnham (00:44:55)
Voq, the Albino (00:56:55)
Klingon Red (01:11:48)
Final Thoughts (01:14:08)
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Amy Nelson, Aaron Harvey, and Mike Schindler
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Tom Puleo (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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!