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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

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 trust she has earned is lost. Then, with hope seemingly gone, a hydro bomb lands in her lap—compliments of the Federation. With the power to destroy Qo’nos now in her hands, L’Rell rises again, ascending to the role of Chancellor—or Mother—of the Klingon Empire.

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss L’Rell’s journey from follower to leader. What are her motivations? Do they change throughout the first two seasons? Was she really a believer of T’Kuvma’s teaching? Is she searching for unlimited power over her people? Does she truly want to unite the Klingon houses as one family? Yeah, we have a lot of questions … and maybe a few answers.

Intro (00:00:00)
Follower of T’Kuvma (00:08:41)
Was L’Rell a True Believer (00:17:40)
Turning on Voq (00:24:36)
Arrested on Discovery (00:32:06)
L’Rell with the Bomb (00:36:34)
The Baby (00:55:45)
Final Thoughts (00:59:38)
Closing (01:04:38)

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)