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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

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. What other themes can be found in the first half of Discovery’s freshman season?

In this episode of The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined by Brandi Jackola and Heather Barker to discuss themes found in Discovery and how they connect to our personal lives. We highlight power and manipulation, logic vs. emotion, making sacrifices for your passions, and fear vs. peace and safety. We also look at characters and how we relate to them on a personal level.

Intro (00:01:05)
Logic vs. Emotion (00:05:57)
Power and Manipulation (00:19:28)
Fear vs. Peace and Safety (00:43:14)
Sacrifice for Your Passion (01:11:32)
Final Thoughts (01:28:40)
Closing (01:39:11)

Amy Nelson

Brandi Jackola and Heather Barker

Michael Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Tom Puleo (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)