After eight weeks of speculation, the answers are finally here! Trapped in an unknown region of space, the USS Discovery is attacked by a Vulcan ship. The crew soon learns they have jumped to a parallel universe in which the Federation has been replaced by a sinister organization known as the Terran Empire. Meanwhile, in sickbay, Stamets is recovering from the effects of his last spore jump and Ash Tyler is concerned that the Klingons may have done something more to him than physical torture.
In this episode of The Edge, host Brandon-Shea Mutala is joined by Guinevere Liberty Nell of The Briar Patch and Suzanne Williamson of To The Journey to discuss the first episode in chapter two of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season. We also discuss writing tropes, the Mirror Universe, Jonathan Frakes, and Captain Killy.
In news, Mike Schindler is joined by John Mills of Stage Nine to discuss Aaron Harberts’s statement about what is to come in season two.
Season Two (00:01:05)
Despite Yourself (00:13:26)
Spoiled Before It Started (00:18:24)
Captain Killy (00:50:17)
Threat Ganglia (00:54:14)
Jonathan Frakes (00:57:47)
Final Thoughts (01:00:01)
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Mike Schindler
Guinevere Liberty Nell, Suzanne Williamson, and John Mills
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) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
The Terran Empire. We deep-dive into “The Wolf Inside” and the conflicting origin stories of the Terran Empire found on screen and in the literature.
The Wolf Inside. We discuss Burnham’s dilemma, Ash Voqler and Mirror Voq, beards, mushrooms, and more as we delve into the eleventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
Fan Response to “The Wolf Inside.” 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 eleventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
Live Reaction Show: The Wolf Inside. Join us for immediate reactions to the eleventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery as the story unfolds!
The Mirror Universe. We deep-dive into connections from “Despite Yourself” and explore how the Mirror Universe of Discovery does—and maybe doesn’t—tie in to what we’ve seen before.
Despite Yourself. We discuss the first episode in chapter two of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season, as well as writing tropes, the Mirror Universe, Jonathan Frakes, Captain Killy, and what’s to come in season two.
Fan Response to “Despite Yourself.” 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 tenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
Live Reaction Show: Despite Yourself. Join us for immediate reactions to the tenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery as the story unfolds!