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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Feb 19, 2019

Saints of Imperfection.

Storytelling is a living thing in and of itself. Guided by the writer, characters take actions and events unfold; but sometimes the outcome leads the writer to a fork in the road. Go one way and fans love it. Go another and they don’t. In either case, reaction will not be universal—and that’s what makes the fan community great. In Star Trek: Discovery, one such path began with the death of Doctor Hugh Culber and has led us here, to “Saints of Imperfection.” Can the destination calm the cries of foul play caused by the journey?

In this episode of The Edge, host Patrick Devlin and is joined by Brandon-Shea Mutala of Melodic Treks to discuss the implications of death in storytelling and the decision to kill off beloved characters (and later bring them back). We also discuss Section 31 and how the group’s portrayal in Discovery ties in to the upcoming spinoff series starring Michelle Yeoh.

Intro (00:00:00)
Initial Thoughts (00:05:35)
Culber Walking around the Ship (00:07:06)
Rant (00:09:02)
Spock (00:16:27)
Tilly and the Mycelial Network (00:17:33)
The Science (00:35:43)
The Payoff Matters (00:39:47)
Section 31 (00:43:53)
The Incomplete Jump (00:57:54)
Final Thoughts (00:59:57)
Closing (01:05:15)

Patrick Devlin

Brandon-Shea Mutala

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)