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)
Sarek, Amanda, and Spock’s Family. We discuss the dynamics of the multicultural family and Sarek’s great experiment of raising half-human children to become perfect Vulcans.
Biology in Discovery. We delve into the mycelial network and its inhabitants, the JahSepp, the yeel tree and the mycelium itself. We also explore the tardigrade, the gormagander, and the Kelpiens.
Captain Pike. We explore the surprise gem of Star Trek: Discovery season two and why Anson Mount’s portrayal made the little-known predecessor to James T. Kirk a fan favorite.
Season Two Recap. Looking back at Discovery’s sophomore outing as a whole, we discuss the arc of the Red Angel, what it means for the timeline, and try to clarify the purpose of the time jumps.
Fan Response to Season Two 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 Star Trek: Discovery season-two finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II.
Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II. We discuss the season-two finale, including the battle with Leland, closing the time loop, and the seventh red signal. Plus, we share a few predictions for season three.
Fan Response to “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II. Join us for immediate reactions to the Star Trek: Discovery season-two finale!
Such Sweet Sorrow, Part I. We discuss the possibility of Star Trek: Discovery continuing without Michael and the relationships that have been built on screen.