Many things from Star Trek have become familiar even to those with little or no knowledge of the show. The Enterprise, Spock, and the Vulcan hand salute are a few examples. When it comes to aliens, the Klingons are one of the most recognized. A staple of the franchise since the first season of The Original Series, these natives of Qo’noS have seen their culture, history, and politics revealed through half a century of stories. The Klingon language, developed by linguist Marc Okrand, has even gained an academic following and can be learned and used just like any earthly one.
In this episode of The Edge, hosts Brandon-Shea Mutala and Aaron Harvey are joined by Richard Marquez and Tim Robertson for a general discussion of the Klingons, including how their design has changed over the past 50 years, how their culture has evolved, why they are a favorite of cosplayers, and what we think we can expect from them in Star Trek: Discovery.
Klingon Controversy (00:03:16)
TOS and TAS (00:04:35)
Films and TNG (00:11:57)
Discovery (00:21:30) Comments (00:29:00)
Final Thoughts (00:38:19)
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Aaron Harvey
Richard Marquez and Tim Robertson
Brandon-Shea Mutala (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) Tom Puleo (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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!
Final Predictions for Season One, Part II. We discuss what we may see in the final six episodes of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season based solely on the episode titles.
Midseason Stellar Grab Bag. Is it true that the writer’s of Discovery are rewriting Klingon history? Not if you connect the dots on your star chart. We explore seven locations that are a bridge to past Star Trek.
Historical Connections. We discuss historical connections found in Star Trek: Discovery, including T’Kuvma’s actions and those of Hitler in World War II, Moby-Dick, hidden memories, Through the Looking Glass, and more.