Revisiting The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars.
For some, the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery are a prelude to the real story. They introduce the characters, establish the time period, and set up the war with the Klingons, that classic Star Trek foe that plays an important part in Discovery’s first season. And at the forefront of Klingon antagonism is T’Kuvma: a strong leader who seeks to unite the Empire brings a new political order to the Alpha Quadrant.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin are joined by Joe Keegan to discuss the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery: “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” Hindsight, it is said, is 20/20, and 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 as we examine Voq, L’Rell, and T’Kuvma and wonder whether or not they will achieve their goal of political unification.
Rewatch Thoughts (00:08:29)
The USS Shenzhou (00:14:30)
When the Klingons Decloak (00:24:34)
Opening Sequence (00:28:34)
Unpopular Opinion (00:32:28)
Dialogue Errors (00:41:39)
Did T'Kuvma Do What He Set Out To Do? (00:47:23)
The Federation Had No Idea (01:03:00)
Federation or Starfleet (01:11:35)
T'Kuvma Speech (01:20:48)
Final Thoughts (01:25:37)
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)