In contrast to the first two series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was to be set on a space station instead of a starship. In another twist, the main character would be a commander, not a captain; and the show would run concurrently with The Next Generation. How did fans react to this news and the January 1993 premiere?
In this episode of Postcards from The Edge, host Amy Nelson is joined by Brandi Jackola to discuss the announcement of DS9 and hear from listeners about their memories of the lead-up and debut. We share fan thoughts on Avery Brooks as lead, a station instead of starship, the fact that—for the first time—there would be two Star Trek series sharing the airwaves, and why the development of DS9 shares some important parallels with that of Discovery.
DS9 Story (00:02:09)
Avery Brooks (00:04:04)
Immobile Space Station (00:05:26)
TNG Characters on DS9 (00:07:56)
Fan Response (00:09:04)
Babylon 5 (00:13:03)
Title Issues (00:21:28)
TNG Affection (00:23:55)
DS9 Current Thoughts (00:28:55)
Thoughts from The Orb (00:30:06)
Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Tony Robinson (Associate Producer) Lisa Slack (Associate Producer) Tom Puleo (Associate Producer) Shoaib Mirza (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Commentary Track. Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for the eleventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
Live Reaction Show: The Wolf Inside. Join us for immediate reactions to the eleventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery as the story unfolds!
The Mirror Universe. We deep-dive into connections from “Despite Yourself” and explore how the Mirror Universe of Discovery does—and maybe doesn’t—tie in to what we’ve seen before.
Despite Yourself. We discuss the first episode in chapter two of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season, as well as writing tropes, the Mirror Universe, Jonathan Frakes, Captain Killy, and what’s to come in season two.
Fan Response to “Despite Yourself.” 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 tenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery.
Live Reaction Show: Despite Yourself. Join us for immediate reactions to the tenth episode of Star Trek: Discovery as the story unfolds!
Final Predictions for Season One, Part II. We discuss what we may see in the final six episodes of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season based solely on the episode titles.
Midseason Stellar Grab Bag. Is it true that the writer’s of Discovery are rewriting Klingon history? Not if you connect the dots on your star chart. We explore seven locations that are a bridge to past Star Trek.
Historical Connections. We discuss historical connections found in Star Trek: Discovery, including T’Kuvma’s actions and those of Hitler in World War II, Moby-Dick, hidden memories, Through the Looking Glass, and more.