Strange things are afoot aboard the USS Discovery, and one of the strangest may be fungal research. Burnham’s suspicions that a biological weapon is under development are put away when Captain Lorca tells her that they aren’t creating a new way to kill, but rather a new way to fly … using mushroom spores. Fascinating.
In this episode of Notes from The Edge, in which we deep-dive into connections between Star Trek: Discovery and the broader Star Trek universe, host C Bryan Jones shares his thoughts on “Context Is for Kings” and the possible inspirations for spore drive—both in-universe and in real life.
Thoughts: Tone (00:02:09)
Thoughts: New Characters (00:03:35)
Thoughts: Saru (00:05:53)
Thoughts: Overall (00:06:50)
Notes: Section 31, Martial Arts, and Awards (00:07:34)
Notes: Lewis Carroll and The Animated Series (00:10:13)
Notes: Spore Drive and Iconian Gateways (00:12:25)
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.