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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Jun 29, 2018


One of the first moments of Star Trek: Discovery is the introduction of Captain Philippa Georgiou. We meet her during an away mission with Michael Burnham, and her wisdom is quickly evident. She asks Burnham to trust her as they seemingly meander through the desert. We soon discover that the route was not random; rather it created a landmark with which the Shenzhouto could locate them. Georgiou leaves us early, killed while attempting to capture the Klingon T’Kuvma, but this won’t be the last we see of her. She turns up again in the Mirror Universe as Emperor Georgiou. Though ruthless and uncaring, the Emperor—like her Prime Universe counterpart—has a soft spot for Burnham.

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin are joined by Clara Cook of Primitive Cultureto discuss Philippa Georgiou. We discuss her command style in both the Prime and Mirror Universes, similarities in character, what role Mirror Georgiou may play in the Prime Universe … and what Section 31 may have to do with it.

Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts (00:02:30)  
Captain of the USS Shenzhou (00:05:41)  
Emperor Georgiou (00:19:45)  
Mentor and Mother (00:28:23)  
The Multiverse Theory (00:30:21)  
Try and Be Good (00:40:10)  
Bad Ideas (00:48:57)  
Self-fulfilling Prophecy (00:53:34)  
Section 31 (00:56:12)  
Spore Drive (00:58:56)  
Never Heard of Discovery (01:03:21) 
Final Thoughts (01:07:47)  
Closing (01:11:18)

Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin

Clara Cook

Amy Nelson (Editor) Patrick Devlin (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)