The Ash Tyler Theory.
The first five episodes of Star Trek: Discovery have been littered with references to past series and the literary universe—and “Choose Your Pain” delivers many more. Some of these connections may also be clues about where the story is headed, and a chance meeting aboard a Klingon prison ship might just be the harbinger of a major plot twist.
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 “Choose Your Pain”—including Tilly’s colorful metaphor, the reveal of Stamets and Culber as a couple, and Saru’s time in the captain’s chair—and breaks down the evidence for a popular theory about the newest addition to the Discovery crew: Lieutenant Ash Tyler.
Thoughts: Tardigrade Desiccation (00:02:59)
Thoughts: Tilly (00:03:50)
Thoughts: Stamets and Culber (00:05:53)
Thoughts: Saru in Command (00:07:48)
Notes: The Mempa System (00:12:36)
Notes: Iowa (00:15:30)
Notes: Benzar (00:17:34)
Notes: Ash Tyler (00:20:07)
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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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.
The War Without, The War Within. We discuss the discuss Project Genesis, forced mind-melds, astronomical units, and more with sociology professors and Star Trek experts John and Maria Jose Tenuto.
Fan Response to “The War Without, The War Within.” 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 fourteenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery.