Star Trek may have started without much fanfare, but its popularity has increased exponentially. As demonstrated by this podcast, the launch of a new Star Trek series is now an event. But how has that manifested itself over the years?
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Aaron Harvey and Mike Schindler are joined by Lee Hutchison and Zach Moore to recount their personal experiences leading up to the release of each modern Star Trek. Was there resistance to The Next Generation? How was Deep Space Nine different? Did Voyager live up to its promise? And did the lead-ups differ from Discovery?
The Next Generation (00:06:16)
Deep Space Nine (00:19:48)
Aaron Harvey and Mike Schindler
Lee Hutchison and Zach Moore
Mike Schindler (Editor) 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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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.
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.