Behind the scenes of cast and crew.
When the first new Star Trek show in more than a decade was announced, the first question many people asked was who would be responsible for bringing the franchise back to television. Over the past year, that question has been answered as a roster of top-tier talent was introduced bit by bit, both behind and in front of the camera. This crew covers the creative spectrum from veterans who have worked on all aspects of Trek’s past to rookies who have grown up with the franchise as fans but never worked on it.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Mike Schindler and Aaron Harvey are joined by guests Sarah Buck and Brandi Jackola for a look at who is working behind the scenes on Star Trek: Discovery. We discuss the past work of the cast and crew, and what we can expect them to bring to the franchise.
Mike Schindler and Aaron Harvey
Sarah Buck and Brandi Jackola
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) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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.
Themes. We discuss being caught between two worlds, conservation, fate vs. self-destiny, and the needs of the many vs. the needs of the few-or the one-and how we see all of these in our personal lives.
Molor. We deep-dive into “Will You Take My Hand?” to examine why expectations are key to fan reaction. We also explore Betazed, Ceti eels, darseks, and Kahless’s rival Molor.