When we first met Discovery’s fiery cadet, Sylvia Tilly, she was a bright-eyed but socially awkward character serving in engineering. But she quickly befriends Michael Burnham and the two develop a mutually beneficial relationship, one that nurtures her goal of becoming a captain. At the end of the first season, she is promoted to ensign and sets out on the command track that could lead her to the captain's chair.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin are joined by Brandi Jackola of Warp Five to discuss Sylvia Tilly, 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.
Tilly Introduction (00:02:10)
First Impressions (00:03:37)
Social Awkwardness (00:10:42)
Contributions to Engineering (00:15:17)
Captain Killy (00:35:09)
The Last Episode (00:42:56)
Ode to Silvia Tilly (00:52:03)
Final Thoughts (00:55:41)
Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin
Patrick Devlin (Editor) Amy Nelson (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)
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