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)
The Brightest Star. We discuss Saru, the Kelpiens, and the beautiful themes of compassion, hope, and curiosity found in the third episode of Star Trek: Short Treks.
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the third episode of Star Trek Shorts, “The Brightest Star.”
Fan Response to “The Brightest Star.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: The Brightest Star Join us for immediate reactions to the third episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
Laz Marquez Interview. We discuss the posters artist Laz Marquez has created for each episode of Star Trek: Discovery and explore his inspiration and creative process.
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the second episode of Star Trek Shorts, “Calypso.”
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.