Klingon Great Houses and the Black Fleet.
Welcome to Notes from The Edge, Trek.fm’s show in which we deep dive into connections between Star Trek: Discovery and the broader Star Trek universe—on screen and in print. In the premiere episode, Trek.fm creator and publisher C Bryan Jones shares his thoughts on “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars,” and then explores the concept of Klingon great houses, Klingon mummification, and the Black Fleet. How many great houses have we heard of prior to Discovery? Is the Black Fleet something the writers invented for T’Kumva? Open the notebook with us and find out.
Thoughts: The Premise (00:05:02)
Thoughts: Film Style (00:08:27)
Thoughts: Characters (00:12:50)
Thoughts: The Klingons (00:19:19)
Notes: The Black Fleet (00:25:53)
Notes: 24 Great Houses (00:41:59)
C Bryan Jones
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Thomas Puleo (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the third episode of Star Trek Shorts, “The Brightest Star.”
Fan Response to “The Brightest Star.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: The Brightest Star Join us for immediate reactions to the third episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
Laz Marquez Interview. We discuss the posters artist Laz Marquez has created for each episode of Star Trek: Discovery and explore his inspiration and creative process.
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the second episode of Star Trek Shorts, “Calypso.”
Calypso. We discuss the second episode of Star Trek: Short Treks, questioning the reality of an AI, her compassion, the moral issues of a relationship, and whether this story can really be considered Star Trek.
Fan Response to “Calypso.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Live Reaction Show: Calypso Join us for immediate reactions to the second episode of Star Trek: Short Treks!
Revisiting “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” 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.