A notable aspect of Star Trek is how it connects to history, philosophy, and literature. The use of these elements provides the viewer with a familiar context in which the writers can explore new ideas.
In this episode of The Edge, host Mike Schindler is joined by Duncan Barrett of Primitive Culture to discuss historical connections found in Star Trek: Discovery. We discuss parallels between T’Kuvma’s actions and those of Hitler in World War II, Moby-Dick, hidden memories, why Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There may be important to the mirror-universe plot, and much more!
“The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars” (00:02:48)
“Context Is for Kings” (00:12:23)
“The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry” and “Choose Your Pain” (00:19:57)
“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” (00:43:47)
“Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum” (00:49:16)
“Into the Forest I Go” (00:59:57)
Final Thoughts (01:06:07)
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) Thomas Puleo (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) 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.