Notes from The Edge 6: We Literally Trying to Stay Alive / by Trek fm

Time Loops.


Running Time: 40 minutes 19 seconds
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Ever have the feeling something has happened before? Maybe 54 times? Ever get the urge to throw on some Bee Gees and dance the night away … only to be interrupted by a fish? Yeah, neither have we. But it did happen to the crew of the USS Discovery—again and again—and to stay alive they had to con a con man.

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 “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”—particularly how it compares to “Cause and Effect” and other past time loop stories—and explores the music of the episode and previous instances of popular tunes in Star Trek.


Intro (00:00:00)
Thoughts: Initial Reactions (00:02:10)
Thoughts: What's the Magic? (00:04:07)
Thoughts: The Looping (00:05:17)
Thoughts: Completely Star Trek (00:14:32)
Notes: Stella (00:17:10)
Notes: Anicium and Yurium (00:18:18)
Notes: Music (00:20:09)
Notes: Time Loops (00:28:47)
Closing (00:35:56)


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)