Notes from The Edge 7: Harmony to Discord / by Trek fm

General Order 1.


Running Time: 45 minutes 11 seconds
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In “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” Specialist Michael Burnham explains that “General Order 1 [the Prime Directive] restricts us from revealing ourselves to sentient beings that aren’t warp capable.” But is it really that simple? Starfleet’s non-interference directive is actually quite complex, and it plays an important—but very malleable—role in the Star Trek universe.

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 “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” and how it develops Saru’s story and other character arcs. We also look at stardates, play Latin trivia, and explore how the Prime Directive has been applied throughout Star Trek. Plus, an Ash Voqlar update.


Intro (00:00:00)
Thoughts: Initial Reactions (00:02:25)
Thoughts: Stamets and the Spore Drive (00:05:59)
Thoughts: Admiral Cornwell (00:07:04)
Thoughts: Why Do We Have Discovery Theories? (00:08:40)
Thoughts: Ash Voqlar Update (00:11:54)
Thoughts: Saru (00:18:18)
Notes: Latin Episode Titles (00:20:54)
Notes: Gagarin, Hoover, and Muroc (00:23:08)
Notes: Stardates (00:27:41)
Notes: General Order 1 (00:32:27)
Closing (00:40:51)


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)