Notes from The Edge 10: Long Live the Empire / by Trek fm

The Mirror Universe.


Running Time: 56 minutes 9 seconds
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When we last saw Discovery, a spore drive malfunction had thrown the ship to an unknown region of space—at least it was unknown if you had not been paying attention to the many clues leading us there and had never seen Star Trek before. The second half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season opens, unsurprisingly, in the Mirror Universe—or at least in a mirror universe.

In this episode of Notes from The Edge, in which we deep-dive into connections between Star Trek: Discovery and the broader Star Trek universe, host C Bryan Jones shares his thoughts on this turn of events and characters developments, delves into some of the connections to the greater franchise—including a rather obscure one—and explores the Mirror Universe and how “Despite Yourself” connects to what we’ve seen before (and how maybe it doesn’t).


Intro (00:00:00)
Initial Thoughts (00:02:55)
Is Our Lorca Mirror Lorca? (00:11:42)
Captain Killy (00:18:01)
Ash Voqler Lives (00:19:33)
The Culber Matter (00:25:15)
Who Is the Emperor? (00:30:31)
Organia (00:32:10)
Isik (00:36:06)
USS Defiant (00:37:47)
The Mirror Universe (00:43:28)
Closing (00:50:52)


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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)