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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Feb 27, 2019

The Sound of Thunder.

The quest for the Red Angel continues as we witness another appearance of the mysterious entity, this time through the ultra-sensitive eyes of Saru. The encounter takes place on Kaminar, Saru’s homeward first seen in the Star Trek: Short Treks episode “The Brightest Star.” Once again we meet Saru’s sister, Siranna, but a new face also appears: that of the menacing Ba’ul. In an unexpected twist, we learn that the Kelpiens were once the dominant species on Kaminar, the predators that nearly caused the extinction of the Ba’ul. Can these two species co-exist peacefully and find a new Great Balance?

In this episode of The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined by Christopher D. Littlefield to discuss the transformations of Saru, Culber, and Tyler. Each must decide who they will be their “new” life. We also question Pike’s decision to activate Vahar’ai in all Kelpiens and whether the desire to save them from imminent destruction outweighs the violation of Starfleet’s highest order.

Intro (00:00:00)
Transformation in Saru (00:03:53)
Seeding (00:15:43)
Moral Implications (00:24:36)
Nitpicks (00:34:24)
Culber’s Transformation (00:39:14)
Tyler’s Transformation (00:48:06)
Random Thoughts (00:51:20)
Final Thoughts (00:52:11)
Closing (00:59:00)

Amy Nelson

Christopher D. Littlefield

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) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)