Klingon Great Houses and the Black Fleet.
Welcome to Notes from The Edge, Trek.fm’s show in which we deep dive into connections between Star Trek: Discovery and the broader Star Trek universe—on screen and in print. In the premiere episode, Trek.fm creator and publisher C Bryan Jones shares his thoughts on “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars,” and then explores the concept of Klingon great houses, Klingon mummification, and the Black Fleet. How many great houses have we heard of prior to Discovery? Is the Black Fleet something the writers invented for T’Kumva? Open the notebook with us and find out.
Thoughts: The Premise (00:05:02)
Thoughts: Film Style (00:08:27)
Thoughts: Characters (00:12:50)
Thoughts: The Klingons (00:19:19)
Notes: The Black Fleet (00:25:53)
Notes: 24 Great Houses (00:41:59)
C Bryan Jones
C Bryan Jones (Editor and 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 Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
More Themes in Discovery. We discuss more elements from the first nine episodes—including diversity, IDIC, social progression, guilt and regret—and how we connect with them on a personal level.
Easter Eggs in Discovery. We discuss our favorite hidden references to past Star Trek that can be found in the first nine episodes of Discovery.
Themes in Discovery. We discuss themes found in the first nine episodes—including power and manipulation, logic vs. emotion, and fear vs. safety—and how we connect with them on a personal level.
Season One, Part One Recap. We reflect on the first nine episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, including spore drive, spinning saucers, characters, and much more.
Parallel Universes. As we deep-dive into “Into the Forest I Go,” we speculate on the true nature of Star Trek: Discovery and why we may have been watching something different than we thought.
Into the Forest I Go. We’re joined by Sarah Buck to discuss the ninth episode of Star Trek: Discovery, and Max Hegel to compare the midseason cliffhanger with those of past Star Trek.
Fan Response to “Into the Forest I Go.” 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 ninth episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
Live Reaction Show: Into the Forest I Go. Join us for immediate reactions to the ninth episode of Star Trek: Discovery as the story unfolds!
General Order 1. As we deep-dive into “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” we explore stardates, Latin titles, the Prime Directive, and more.