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)
Tilly. We discuss Discovery’s fiery cadet, 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.
Fan Response to the Season-Two Trailer. We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Culber. We discuss this compassionate member of the USS Discovery medical team, his role aboard the ship, his relationship with Paul Stamets, and his possible existence within the mycelium network.
Stamets. We discuss spore drive, the relationship between Stamets and Culber, Mirror vs. Prime characters, as well as the mycelial network and the incredible sacrifice Stamets made to save it.
Georgiou. We discuss the Prime Universe captain and Mirror Universe emperor, their similarities, and what role Emperor Georgiou might play in the Prime Universe now that Section 31 may be involved.
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.