General Order 1.
In “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum,” Specialist Michael Burnham explains that “General Order 1 [the Prime Directive] restricts us from revealing ourselves to sentient beings that aren’t warp capable.” But is it really that simple? Starfleet’s non-interference directive is actually quite complex, and it plays an important—but very malleable—role in the Star Trek universe.
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 “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” and how it develops Saru’s story and other character arcs. We also look at stardates, play Latin trivia, and explore how the Prime Directive has been applied throughout Star Trek. Plus, an Ash Voqlar update.
Thoughts: Initial Reactions (00:02:25)
Thoughts: Stamets and the Spore Drive (00:05:59)
Thoughts: Admiral Cornwell (00:07:04)
Thoughts: Why Do We Have Discovery Theories? (00:08:40)
Thoughts: Ash Voqlar Update (00:11:54)
Thoughts: Saru (00:18:18)
Notes: Latin Episode Titles (00:20:54)
Notes: Gagarin, Hoover, and Muroc (00:23:08)
Notes: Stardates (00:27:41)
Notes: General Order 1 (00:32:27)
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)
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.
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. We discuss the eighth episode of Star Trek: Discovery and the announcement of a new version of The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access.
Fan Response to “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.” 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 eighth episode of Star Trek: Discovery.