Midseason Stellar Grab Bag.
Some fans feel that the writers of Discovery don’t know their Star Trek, and that they are rewriting Klingon history. But is that true? Not if you connect the dots. Listen to dialogue and pay attention to tactical displays and star charts and you’ll find that the flash points of the Discovery story are the same ones we’ve visited time and again.
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 uses the midseason break as an opportunity to explore a map of Klingon space and visit seven locales that connect this chapter of Star Trek with those that have come before.
The Archanis Sector (00:03:31)
The Azure Nebula (00:07:44)
Donatu V (00:10:38)
Gamma Hydra (00:14:37)
The Hromi Cluster (00:19:28)
The Morska System (00:21:04)
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)
Drastic Measures. We discuss Dayton Ward’s Star Trek: Discovery novel, tying it in to “The Conscience of the King” and how Prime Lorca may be a lot more similar to Mirror Lorca than we realized.
Season One Wrap-up. We discuss the back half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season, including the writing, Tilly, mirror characters, and the recently revealed deleted scene.
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!