Themes in Discovery.
Spock is one of the most recognizable characters in Star Trek and represents the clash between logic and emotion. In Discovery, Michael Burnham carries forward this theme that has been part of the franchise from the start as she struggles to balance the need for both emotion and logic in her life. What other themes can be found in the first half of Discovery’s freshman season?
In this episode of The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined by Brandi Jackola and Heather Barker to discuss themes found in Discovery and how they connect to our personal lives. We highlight power and manipulation, logic vs. emotion, making sacrifices for your passions, and fear vs. peace and safety. We also look at characters and how we relate to them on a personal level.
Logic vs. Emotion (00:05:57)
Power and Manipulation (00:19:28)
Fear vs. Peace and Safety (00:43:14)
Sacrifice for Your Passion (01:11:32)
Final Thoughts (01:28:40)
Brandi Jackola and Heather Barker
Michael 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)
Easter Eggs in Discovery. We discuss our favorite hidden references to past Star Trek that can be found in the first nine episodes of Discovery.
Themes in Discovery. We discuss themes found in the first nine episodes—including power and manipulation, logic vs. emotion, and fear vs. safety—and how we connect with them on a personal level.
Season One, Part One Recap. We reflect on the first nine episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, including spore drive, spinning saucers, characters, and much more.
Parallel Universes. As we deep-dive into “Into the Forest I Go,” we speculate on the true nature of Star Trek: Discovery and why we may have been watching something different than we thought.
Into the Forest I Go. We’re joined by Sarah Buck to discuss the ninth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, and Max Hegel to compare the midseason cliffhanger with those of past Star Trek.
Fan Response to “Into the Forest I Go.” 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 ninth episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
Live Reaction Show: Into the Forest I Go. Join us for immediate reactions to the ninth episode of Star Trek: Discovery as the story unfolds!
General Order 1. As we deep-dive into “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” we explore stardates, Latin titles, the Prime Directive, and more.
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. We discuss the eighth episode of Star Trek: Discovery and the announcement of a new version of The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access.