San Diego Comic-Con.
On July 22, the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery gathered at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) to share what they have been working on for more than a year. The Edge’s own Aaron Harvey had a front-row seat to the highly anticipated event.
In this episode of The Edge, Aaron is joined by co-host Amy Nelson and Standard Orbit’s Zach Moore for an in-depth look at all of SDCC’s Discovery events. They discuss the gallery of props and costumes, the panel, and the trailer that was revealed at the con. They also share their thoughts on Michael Burnham’s backstory.
The Off-Site Gallery (00:03:00)
The Panel (00:13:57)
The Trailer (00:30:43)
The Characters (00:46:32)
Final Thoughts (01:02:17)
Amy Nelson and Aaron Harvey
Amy Nelson (Editor) Mike Schindler (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) 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.