Final Predictions for Season One, Part II.
On January 7, the second half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season will begin with the episode titled “Despite Yourself.” In the grand tradition of Star Trek fans worldwide, we take a look at what little information we’ve been given and try to predict what will happen next.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Amy Nelson are joined by Justin Oser of Earl Grey to make final predictions on what we might see in the final six episodes based solely on the episode titles.
In our news segment, Justin Oser provides an overview of the Star Trek: Discovery soundtrack digital release, and we discuss the Star Trek-inspired episode of Black Mirror, “USS Callister.”
Star Trek: Discovery Soundtrack (00:01:05)
Black Mirror and “USS Callister” (00:07:32)
The Upcoming Episodes (00:18:05)
“Despite Yourself” (00:20:01)
“The Wolf Inside” (00:23:18)
“Vaulting Ambition” (00:33:42)
“What’s Past is Prologue” (00:39:00)
“The War Without, The War Within” (00:45:29)
“Will You Take My Hand?” (00:49:35)
Final Thoughts (00:53:23)
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Amy Nelson
Mike 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) Thomas Puleo (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Stamets. We discuss spore drive, the relationship between Stamets and Culber, Mirror vs. Prime characters, as well as the mycelial network and the incredible sacrifice Stamets made to save it.
Georgiou. We discuss the Prime Universe captain and Mirror Universe emperor, their similarities, and what role Emperor Georgiou might play in the Prime Universe now that Section 31 may be involved.
Saru. We discuss the first Kelpien to serve in Starfleet, what we learn aboiut his species, his relationship with Michael Burnham, how he lives in continual fear, and his competency to be captain.
L’Rell. We discuss the character, actress Mary Chieffo, the complex relationship with Voq/Tyler, her role in season two, and more.
Captain Lorca. We discuss this unique Star Trek captain, his command style, ulterior motives, and relationships with Cornwell and Burnham. We also consider how our view changed after learning he is from the Mirror Universe.
Ash Tyler. We discuss one of the most intriguing characters from Discovery’s first season, how those with mental disorders are seen by society, and whether they should be held responsible for actions carried out under a different personality.
Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018. We’re joined by Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson of Literary Treks and Patrick Devlin of Warp Five to talk about the new comic that explores the origin of the mycelial network.
Drastic Measures. We discuss Dayton Ward’s Star Trek: Discovery novel, tying it in to “The Conscience of the King” and how Prime Lorca may be a lot more similar to Mirror Lorca than we realized.
Season One Wrap-up. We discuss the back half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season, including the writing, Tilly, mirror characters, and the recently revealed deleted scene.
Season Two Captains. We debate the importance of a captain on a show that claims to be a “lower decks” and who might lead Discovery in its second season.