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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

Aug 18, 2019

Short Treks Retrospective.

Now that Star Trek: Discovery’s sophomore season has come to an end, a look back at the Short Treks that preceded it is in order. How well did the those mini installments foreshadow what was to come? Do you need to watch them to fully understand Season Two? Were they just fun little stories...

Jul 27, 2019

From Kirk to Archer, captains have always been the focus of Star Trek. But this is not true of Discovery. Captains have the responsibility to set the tone and efficiency of the ship so that the crew can complete its mission successfully. Because Michael Burnham is not a captain, these tasks happen on the edges of...

Jul 13, 2019

Sarek, Amanda, and Spock’s Family.

Spock and his family have always been an important part of Star Trek. For half a century, the writers have delved into Sarek’s role in helping the Federation, Spock’s upbringing, and even the diplomatic contributions of both father and son. But Star Trek: Discovery added immense...

Jul 6, 2019

Biology in Discovery.

Star Trek has a long history of weird science and alien biology, and Discovery continues this tradition well. More so than previous series, Discovery is able to portray things that feel a bit more truly alien. It’s obvious that the writers have a love for weird biology and want to show something...

Jun 15, 2019

Captain Pike.

It seems as if Christopher Pike can do no wrong. We are told that he is Starfleet’s finest, but why is Captain Pike the best of the best? From his command decisions to his personal connection with the crew, Kirk’s predecessor gives hope and optimism to Star Trek: Discovery season two.

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