Easter Eggs in Discovery.
Star Trek fans love callbacks to events and people previously mentioned in the franchise. With the focus of both film and television voyages shifting toward an extended universe, fans were wondering what references the new writers might make to previous Trek.
In this episode of The Edge, host Mike Schindler is joined by Star Trek expert John Tenuto to discuss their favorite examples of Easter eggs—those hidden references that delight the über fan—in the first nine episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.
And in our opening segment, Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Michael Wong, a graduate student in planetary science at the California Institute of Technology and the host of Strange New Worlds: A Science & Star Trek, to talk about the mycelium network and whether it is a plausible science fiction premise.
Spore Drive (00:01:05)
Welcome John Tenuto (00:17:58)
Easter Eggs (00:26:45)
Final Thoughts (01:02:45)
Mike Schindler and Brandon-Shea Mutala
John Tenuto and Michael Wong
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) James Muldrow (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.