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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

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 Culture to discuss historical connections found in Star Trek: Discovery. We discuss parallels between T’Kuvma’s actions and those of Hitler in World War II, Moby-Dick, hidden memories, why Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There may be important to the mirror-universe plot, and much more!

Intro (00:00:00)
“The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars” (00:02:48)
“Context Is for Kings” (00:12:23)
“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” and “Choose Your Pain” (00:19:57)
“Lethe” (00:31:37)
“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” (00:43:47)
“Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum” (00:49:16)
“Into the Forest I Go” (00:59:57)
Final Thoughts (01:06:07)
Closing (01:11:37)

Mike Schindler

Duncan Barrett

Mike 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) Thomas Puleo (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)