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)
Live Reaction Show: Brother. Join us for immediate reactions to the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery season two!
The Escape Artist. We discuss the brilliance of Harry Mudd’s little adventure, debate the timeline compared with The Original Series, and rank the four episodes of Short Treks.
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the fourth episode of Star Trek Shorts, “The Escape Artist.”
Fan Response to “The Escape Artist.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: The Escape Artist. Join us for immediate reactions to the fourth episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
Revisiting Context Is for Kings. We discuss the third installment of Star Trek: Discovery and explore Burnham’s dedication to Starfleet, Landry’s obedience to Lorca, and the revelation of a new way to fly.
The Brightest Star. We discuss Saru, the Kelpiens, and the beautiful themes of compassion, hope, and curiosity found in the third episode of Star Trek: Short Treks.
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the third episode of Star Trek Shorts, “The Brightest Star.”
Fan Response to “The Brightest Star.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: The Brightest Star Join us for immediate reactions to the third episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!