The Edge 18: Maybe Next Loop / by Trek fm

Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.


Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes 47 seconds
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While the crew of the USS Discovery has a party to let off steam, Harry Mudd boards the ship in an attempt to sell it and the spore drive technology to the Klingons. To give himself time to figure out Discovery’s secrets, he uses a time crystal to initiate a temporal causality loop, repeating the same 30 minutes over and over. But he doesn’t anticipate the perceptiveness of one crewmember—Lieutenant Paul Stamets—who, due to his recent brush with tardigrade DNA, exists outside the normal timeline.

In this episode of The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined by Ken Tripp of Standard Orbit to discuss the seventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.”

In our news segment, Mike Schindler and Brandon-Shea Mutala explore Into the Unknown the new EP by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country composer Cliff Eidelman.


Intro (00:00:00)
News: Into the Unknown (00:01:05)
“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” (00:21:44)
Money (00:24:28)
Mudd (00:30:40)
Burnham’s Vulnerability (00:36:42)
Ash Tyler Is a Cutie (00:39:58)
Lorca (44:15)
Shipping Burnham and Tyler (00:49:50)
Disco Party (00:53:17)
Final Thoughts (00:57:44)
Closing (01:01:19)


Mike Schindler, Brandon-Shea Mutala, and Amy Nelson


Ken Tripp


Michael Schindler (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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)