Starbases and the USS Saratoga.
As Discovery’s first season winds down and the war against the Klingons reaches its climax, Admiral Cornwell is all about the numbers. There’s a twenty here, a twelve there, a nineteen and a one. What does it all mean, and have these numerical locales played a role in past Star Trek?
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 key character moments, the status of the way, and the magical spore plan. We also explore appearances in past Star Trek by the USS Saratoga, Starbase Twelve (there are more than you think) and Starbase One (not so much).
Status of the War (00:02:26)
Tyler and Burnham (00:04:52)
The Spore Plan (00:11:25)
The Return of Georgiou (00:13:41)
Sarek and Burnham (00:16:58)
USS Saratoga (00:19:53)
Starbase Twelve (00:27:06)
Starbase One (00:35:33)
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)
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.