Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.
When the crew of the USS Discovery face off against the Klingons and their new invisibility screen, they begin to realize that the spore drive may not be the ultimate weapon they think. Meanwhile, Saru, Burnham, and Tyler are on an away mission in the hopes of finding a way to penetrate the Klingon’s new technology. While on the planet Pahvo, they encounter aliens that have an extreme effect on Saru.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Amy Nelson are joined by Tony Robinson of Continuing Mission and Justin Oser of Earl Grey to discuss the eighth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.”
In our news segment, Mike Schindler and Max Hegel discuss the announcement that CBS All Access will be producing a new version of The Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access (00:01:05)
“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” (00:21:34)
L’Rell and Admiral Cornwell (00:24:12)
Invisibility Screen (00:41:04)
Saru, Burnham, and Tyler (00:49:48)
Final Thoughts (01:07:45)
Brandon-Shea Mutala, Amy Nelson, and Mike Schindler
Tony Robinson, Justin Oser, and Max Hegel
Mike Schindler (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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Captain Lorca. We discuss this unique Star Trek captain, his command style, ulterior motives, and relationships with Cornwell and Burnham. We also consider how our view changed after learning he is from the Mirror Universe.
Ash Tyler. We discuss one of the most intriguing characters from Discovery’s first season, how those with mental disorders are seen by society, and whether they should be held responsible for actions carried out under a different personality.
Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018. We’re joined by Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson of Literary Treks and Patrick Devlin of Warp Five to talk about the new comic that explores the origin of the mycelial network.
Drastic Measures. We discuss Dayton Ward’s Star Trek: Discovery novel, tying it in to “The Conscience of the King” and how Prime Lorca may be a lot more similar to Mirror Lorca than we realized.
Season One Wrap-up. We discuss the back half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season, including the writing, Tilly, mirror characters, and the recently revealed deleted scene.
Season Two Captains. We debate the importance of a captain on a show that claims to be a “lower decks” and who might lead Discovery in its second season.
Themes. We discuss being caught between two worlds, conservation, fate vs. self-destiny, and the needs of the many vs. the needs of the few-or the one-and how we see all of these in our personal lives.
Molor. We deep-dive into “Will You Take My Hand?” to examine why expectations are key to fan reaction. We also explore Betazed, Ceti eels, darseks, and Kahless’s rival Molor.
Fan Predictions for Discovery Season Two. We discuss potential plots, whether the Klingons or the Vulcans should take the lead, and the many character-development possibilities.
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.