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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

May 18, 2018

Captain Lorca.

We first meet Captain Gabriel Lorca in “Context Is for Kings,” the third episode of Star Trek: Discovery, and quickly learn that his command and leadership style is vastly different from that of any captain we’ve seen before. He is flippant, abrasive, and obsessed with winning the war against the Klingons. And, as we later learn, he has ulterior motives.

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin are joined by Ken Tripp of Standard Orbit to discuss the intricacies of Lorca’s command style and his varied interactions with his crew. We discuss his autocratic approach to leadership and how the crew responds. We also examine the appropriateness of his relationships with Admiral Cornwell and Michael Burnham, and consider how our view of this complex character changed after learning that he is from the Mirror Universe.

Intro (00:00:00)
Initial Thoughts (00:01:51)
Lorca the Leader (00:03:42)
Lorca the Manipulator (00:19:53)
Lorca and Cornwell (00:27:37)
Lorca and Burnham (00:35:58)
Final Thoughts (00:56:16)
Closing (01:00:34)

Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin

Ken Tripp

Patrick Devlin (Editor) Amy Nelson (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) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)