Notes from The Edge 4: Ash Voqler Lives! / by Trek fm

The Ash Tyler Theory.


Running Time: 37 minutes 39 seconds
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The first five episodes of Star Trek: Discovery have been littered with references to past series and the literary universe—and “Choose Your Pain” delivers many more. Some of these connections may also be clues about where the story is headed, and a chance meeting aboard a Klingon prison ship might just be the harbinger of a major plot twist.

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 “Choose Your Pain”—including Tilly’s colorful metaphor, the reveal of Stamets and Culber as a couple, and Saru’s time in the captain’s chair—and breaks down the evidence for a popular theory about the newest addition to the Discovery crew: Lieutenant Ash Tyler.


Intro (00:00:00)
Thoughts: Tardigrade Desiccation (00:02:59)
Thoughts: Tilly (00:03:50)
Thoughts: Stamets and Culber (00:05:53)
Thoughts: Saru in Command (00:07:48)
Notes: The Mempa System (00:12:36)
Notes: Iowa (00:15:30)
Notes: Benzar (00:17:34)
Notes: Ash Tyler (00:20:07)
Closing (00:31:27)


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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)