The Edge 60: Legacies / by Trek fm

An Obol for Charon.


Running Time: 1 hour 16 minutes 35 seconds
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In a return to Star Trek’s classic style of storytelling, “An Obol for Charon” mixes mystery and emotion with a bit of fun. While some of the season’s threads get a tug, a new development takes center stage and uses an intriguing science fiction element to deliver a wealth of character development and set up a moving moment between Michael Burnham and Saru.

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss the theme of legacies that weaves its way through each aspects of the story, from the ancient sphere to Saru to the mysterious May. We also explore how the pairings of Saru and Burnham as well as Tilly and Stamets lead to greater character depth and surface the true empathy these individuals feel for one another.


Intro (00:00:00)
Welcome Listeners (00:01:12)
Initial Thoughts (00:01:57)
Ancient Sphere (00:05:56)
Vahar’ai (00:25:54)
What about Engineering? (00:45:40)
Chasing Spock (01:01:56)
Final Thoughts (01:07:05)
Closing (01:09:23)


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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)