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)
Season Two Captains. We debate the importance of a captain on a show that claims to be a “lower decks” and who might lead Discovery in its second season.
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!