The Edge 16: He is One with the Mushrooms / by Trek fm

Choose Your Pain.


Running Time: 1 hour 23 minutes 52 seconds
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Captain Lorca is abducted on his way home from a meeting at which Starfleet expressed concerned that the Klingons are aware of Discovery’s unique propulsion system. He finds himself in a Klingon jail with a Starfleet prisoner of war named Tyler Ash and the infamous Harcourt Fenton Mudd. Meanwhile, back on Discovery, Saru butts heads with Burnham over the tardigrade, and Stamets makes a sacrifice which places him in a reflective situation.

In this episode of The Edge, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Kay Elizabeth Shaw of To The Journey and Heather Barker to discuss the fifth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Choose Your Pain.” We debate Saru’s command decisions, foul language, Harry Mudd, and that crazy mirror scene while concocting plenty of theories for the plot of upcoming episodes.

In our news segment, Mike Schindler and Bruce Gibson discuss the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery novel Drastic Measures, by Dayton Ward.


Intro (00:00:00)
Drastic Measures (00:01:05)
“Choose Your Pain” (00:15:45)
Watch Your Language! (00:17:18)
Structure of the Season (00:22:13)
Saru and Burnham (00:26:42)
Stamets (00:37:36)
Stamets and Culber (00:49:44)
Lorca, Mudd, the Klingons, and Ash (00:52:54)
Final Thoughts (01:16:42)
Closing (01:21:10)


Brandon-Shea Mutala and Mike Schindler


Kay Elizabeth Shaw, Heather Barker, and Bruce Gibson


Mike Schindler (Editor) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Thomas Puleo (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)