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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Dec 30, 2017

Midseason Stellar Grab Bag.

Some fans feel that the writers of Discovery don’t know their Star Trek, and that they are rewriting Klingon history. But is that true? Not if you connect the dots. Listen to dialogue and pay attention to tactical displays and star charts and you’ll find that the flash points of the...

Dec 22, 2017

Historical Connections.

A notable aspect of Star Trek is how it connects to history, philosophy, and literature. The use of these elements provides the viewer with a familiar context in which the writers can explore new ideas.

In this episode of The Edge, host Mike Schindler is joined by Duncan Barrett of Primitive...

Dec 15, 2017

More Themes in Discovery.

Star Trek has been a beacon of progress for more than 50 years, but on Discovery’s crew we find more diversity and representation than in any past series. In this episode of The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined with Brandi Jackola and Heather Barker to discuss more themes found in Star Trek:...

Dec 8, 2017

Easter Eggs in Discovery.

Star Trek fans love callbacks to events and people previously mentioned in the franchise. With the focus of both film and television voyages shifting toward an extended universe, fans were wondering what references the new writers might make to previous Trek.

In this episode of The Edge, host...

Dec 1, 2017

Themes in Discovery.

Spock is one of the most recognizable characters in Star Trek and represents the clash between logic and emotion. In Discovery, Michael Burnham carries forward this theme that has been part of the franchise from the start as she struggles to balance the need for both emotion and logic in her life....