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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Apr 3, 2019

Perpetual Infinity.

Finally, Dr. Gabrielle Burnham and her time suit have been captured. However, a larger question remains. Despite being the Red Angel, Dr. Burnham is unaware of the seven signals. Now the crew of the USS Discovery must decide what to do about them. To complicate matters, Captain Leland has been taken over by Control and is after the data collected from the sphere encountered in “An Obol for Charon.” How much of the sphere’s data on artificial intelligence is necessary for Control to become sentient? Was Leland able to obtain it?

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss the character of Dr. Gabrielle Burnham and 950-plus personal logs that reveal the early family life of the Burnhams. We also contemplate the existence of Control within Leland, how the sphere data can lead to a sentient AI., and the fate of that data.

Intro (00:00:00)
Initial Thoughts (00:03:22)
Dr. Burnham (00:04:37)
Leland, Control, and AI (00:22:38)
Sphere Data (00:38:33)
Why We Loved It (00:46:59)
Final Thoughts (01:01:06)
Closing (01:05:42)

Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin

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)