The Edge 13: Orange is the New Trek / by Trek fm

The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars.


Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes 47 seconds
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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.


Intro (00:00:00)
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)
Saru (00:51:27)
Voq, the Albino (00:56:55)
Editing (01:02:23)
Visuals (01:06:38)
Klingon Red (01:11:48)
Final Thoughts (01:14:08)
Closing (01:20:59)


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)