Star Trek: Discovery has brought us new characters, ships, and stories, yet remained authentic to Star Trek’s ideals and philosophy. Amazing and universal themes that cross boundaries and cultures are found in its stories, and viewers continue to identify with each character on different levels, adding to the complexity of the show.
In this episode of The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined with Brandi Jackola of Warp Five and Heather Barker for our third installment on 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 all along the way, once again, we recognize these themes in our personal lives.
Caught Between Two Worlds (00:03:07)
Fate vs. Self-Destiny (00:41:24)
The Needs of the Many (00:57:43)
Final Thoughts (01:17:45)
Brandi Jackola and Heather Barker
Amy Nelson (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) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Calypso. We discuss the second episode of Star Trek: Short Treks, questioning the reality of an AI, her compassion, the moral issues of a relationship, and whether this story can really be considered Star Trek.
Fan Response to “Calypso.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: Calypso Join us for immediate reactions to the second episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
Revisiting “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” We take a new look at these episodes with the advantage of knowing the whole story. Along the way, we find that the Klingon storyline is that much more relevant.
Runaway. We explore the first episode of Trek Shorts, including the elements we enjoyed, the ones we felt could have delivered more, and how this short story develops a character we love.
Runaways, birds, and reptiles. We deep-dive into the first episode of Trek Shorts, “Runaway”, to explore what it does for the character of Tilly, and we also meet sentient avian and reptilian species from past Star Trek.
Fan Response to “Runaway.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the first episode of Star Trek Shorts, “Runaway.”
Live Reaction Show: Runaway Join us for immediate reactions to the first episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
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.