What’s Past Is Prologue.
As Lorca makes a play for control of the Terran Empire, Emperor Georgiou takes shelter after failing to stop his advance on the throne room. Back aboard Discovery, acting Captain Saru inspires the crew to lead a direct assault on the mycelium orb that powers the ISS Charon-a plan that sends Stamets on a trip through the forest.
In this episode of The Edge, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Patrick Devlin of Warp Five and Richard Marquez of Earl Grey to discuss the thirteenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “What’s Past Is Prologue.” We discuss the characters, the Mirror Universe, Spock, the mycelial network, and more.
Go to the Brig! (00:02:40)
Stamets and the Mycelial Weapon (00:08:08)
Lorca’s Story (00:16:24)
Intense Battles (00:22:42)
By the Power of Greyskull! (00:32:00)
Saru: Greatest Captain Ever? (00:34:28)
High Stakes (00:39:10)
Nine Months in the Future? (00:43:32)
Final Thoughts and Predictions (00:48:20)
Patrick Devlin and Richard Marquez
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) Cornelia Reutnoer (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
The Cast, Part 2. We continue our discussion of the actors who bring Star Trek: Discovery to life and their overall Star Trek experience thus far.
The Cast, Part 1. We discuss the actors of Star Trek: Discovery, how they bring the characters we love to life, and their interactions with fandom through social media, interviews, and conventions.
Burnham. We discuss her mutiny, redemption, and why nature vs. nurture is so important to the lead character of Star Trek: Discovery.
Tilly. We discuss Discovery’s fiery cadet, how she helped Stamets with the spore drive, her interactions with the crew, and her short-lived command stint as Captain Killy in the Mirror Universe.
Fan Response to the Season-Two Trailer. We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Culber. We discuss this compassionate member of the USS Discovery medical team, his role aboard the ship, his relationship with Paul Stamets, and his possible existence within the mycelium network.
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.