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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Sep 14, 2019

Time Crystals.

Star Trek has long used time travel as an element of storytelling, usually to get our characters to another place in time. While the methods may seem farfetched—slingshot around the sun, jumping through a gateway—they somehow have always felt appropriate for Star Trek’s scientific underpinning. But...


Aug 30, 2019

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of L’Rell.

From humble beginnings as a follower of T’Kuvma, L’Rell comes to support Voq, the Torchbearer, with whom she develops a relationship that proves beneficial. But when Kol uses her to captain a ship in his fleet—only to find that she has conspired with Admiral Cornwell—the...


Jul 27, 2019

From Kirk to Archer, captains have always been the focus of Star Trek. But this is not true of Discovery. Captains have the responsibility to set the tone and efficiency of the ship so that the crew can complete its mission successfully. Because Michael Burnham is not a captain, these tasks happen on the edges of...


Jul 13, 2019

Sarek, Amanda, and Spock’s Family.

Spock and his family have always been an important part of Star Trek. For half a century, the writers have delved into Sarek’s role in helping the Federation, Spock’s upbringing, and even the diplomatic contributions of both father and son. But Star Trek: Discovery added immense...


Jun 15, 2019

Captain Pike.

It seems as if Christopher Pike can do no wrong. We are told that he is Starfleet’s finest, but why is Captain Pike the best of the best? From his command decisions to his personal connection with the crew, Kirk’s predecessor gives hope and optimism to Star Trek: Discovery season two.

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