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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Nov 19, 2017

Parallel Universes.

Ever since Jonathan Frakes said that Discovery would be doing a Mirror Universe episode, fans have been anticipating a trip to that famous place where the Starfleet is bad and goatees are cool. And at the end of “Into the Forest I Go,” Lorca and his crew appear to have jumped there. But did they? Could there be another explanation that might reconcile all fan complaints about the series?

In this episode of Notes from The Edge, in which we deep-dive into connections between Star Trek: Discovery and the broader Star Trek universe, host C Bryan Jones shares his theory about what we’ve really been watching for the past nine weeks, how the role parallel universes might play in Discovery isn’t the one most fans expect, and why there might be a lot more to those Alice in Wonderland references than simply connecting Burnham to Amanda and Spock.

Intro (00:00:00)
The Mirror Universe (00:03:30)
The Theory (00:06:09)
Uniforms (00:09:02)
Holographic Communication (00:11:11)
Spore Drive and the Mycelium Network (00:12:49)
Burnham and Sarek (00:19:51)
Mindmelds at a Distance (00:20:54)
Ship Design (00:21:50)
Klingons, Mudd, and Robots (00:23:45)
The Starfleet Emblem and All Those Mistakes (00:25:17)
The Theory Recap (00:30:27)
Alice in Wonderland Expanded (00:32:12)
Parallel Universes (00:38:41)
Closing (00:45:17)

C Bryan Jones

C Bryan Jones (Editor and 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)