The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars.
On September 24, 2017, after twelve long years, the fallow times of Star Trek ended. The long-awaited seventh installment in the television franchise—Star Trek: Discovery—arrived and brought with it a whirlwind of emotions. Finally, two years’ worth of speculation has been laid to rest.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala, Amy Nelson, Aaron Harvey, and Mike Schindler discuss their reactions to the first two episodes, “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars.” We discuss the characters, special effects, editing, Klingons, and the sense of camaraderie among the characters. We also speculate on what is to come in the next thirteen episodes.
Initial Thoughts (00:06:06)
Starting Positive (00:16:55)
Seven Year Family (00:31:29)
Philippa Georgiou (00:41:11)
Michael Burnham (00:44:55)
Voq, the Albino (00:56:55)
Klingon Red (01:11:48)
Final Thoughts (01:14:08)
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Amy Nelson, Aaron Harvey, and Mike Schindler
Amy Nelson (Editor and 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 Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Hanelle M. Culpepper Interview. We’re joined by Hanelle M. Culpepper, director of the Star Trek: Discovery episode “Vaulting Ambition,” to talk about her film work, directing philosophy, and more.
Fan Response to Season One. We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge about the full season of Discovery—both positive and negative!
Will You Take My Hand? We discuss the season-one finale of Star Trek: Discovery, Clint Howard, and predictions for season two.
Fan Response to “Will You Take My Hand?” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the first-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, “Will You Take My Hand?”.
Live Reaction Show: Will You Take My Hand? Join us for immediate reactions to the first-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery!
Starbases and the USS Saratoga. We deep-dive into “The War Without, The War Within” and explore past appearances by some of the ships and bases that have been destroyed in the war.
The War Without, The War Within. We discuss the discuss Project Genesis, forced mind-melds, astronomical units, and more with sociology professors and Star Trek experts John and Maria Jose Tenuto.
Fan Response to “The War Without, The War Within.” We discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners of The Edge—both positive and negative!
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the fourteenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery.