Runaways, birds, and reptiles.
While we wait for the premier of Star Trek: Discovery season two, currently slated for January 17, 2019, the writers have put together a set of four vignettes to tide us over. Called Trek Shorts, these bite-sized installments promise to flesh out characters we came to know through the first 15 episodes—and introduce us to some new ones.
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 the first episode of Trek Shorts, “Runaway,” and what it does for the character of Tilly. We also explore sentient avian and reptilian species seen in past Star Trek.
Thoughts: The Story (00:03:18)
Thoughts: The Social Message (00:08:44)
Thoughts: The Creative (00:11:57)
Notes: Sentient Avian Species (00:17:57)
Notes: Sentient Reptilian Species (00:23:16)
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) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Tom Puleo (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Short Treks Retrospective. We discuss the importance and impact of “Runaway,” “Calypso,” “The Brightest Star,” and “The Escape Artist” by how important we believe they are to the plot of Star Trek: Discovery Season Two.
Captains of Discovery. We discuss the leadership and command styles of each captain we have seen during the first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery.
Sarek, Amanda, and Spock’s Family. We discuss the dynamics of the multicultural family and Sarek’s great experiment of raising half-human children to become perfect Vulcans.
Biology in Discovery. We delve into the mycelial network and its inhabitants, the JahSepp, the yeel tree and the mycelium itself. We also explore the tardigrade, the gormagander, and the Kelpiens.
Captain Pike. We explore the surprise gem of Star Trek: Discovery season two and why Anson Mount’s portrayal made the little-known predecessor to James T. Kirk a fan favorite.
Season Two Recap. Looking back at Discovery’s sophomore outing as a whole, we discuss the arc of the Red Angel, what it means for the timeline, and try to clarify the purpose of the time jumps.
Fan Response to Season Two We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the Star Trek: Discovery season-two finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II.
Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II. We discuss the season-two finale, including the battle with Leland, closing the time loop, and the seventh red signal. Plus, we share a few predictions for season three.
Fan Response to “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part II.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!