Notes from The Edge 2: Demons of Air and Darkness / by Trek fm

Spore Drive.


Running Time: 27 minutes 55 seconds
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Strange things are afoot aboard the USS Discovery, and one of the strangest may be fungal research. Burnham’s suspicions that a biological weapon is under development are put away when Captain Lorca tells her that they aren’t creating a new way to kill, but rather a new way to fly … using mushroom spores. Fascinating.

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 “Context Is for Kings” and the possible inspirations for spore drive—both in-universe and in real life.


Intro (00:00:00)
Thoughts: Tone (00:02:09)
Thoughts: New Characters (00:03:35)
Thoughts: Saru (00:05:53)
Thoughts: Overall (00:06:50)
Notes: Section 31, Martial Arts, and Awards (00:07:34)
Notes: Lewis Carroll and The Animated Series (00:10:13)
Notes: Spore Drive and Iconian Gateways (00:12:25)
Closing (00:25:30)


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)