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)
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.
Runaway. We explore the first episode of Trek Shorts, including the elements we enjoyed, the ones we felt could have delivered more, and how this short story develops a character we love.