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After more than a decade, Star Trek returns to television! The seventh small-screen voyage of Gene Roddenberry’s creation takes us to a time before Kirk and Spock for a mission on the edge of Federation space. The Edge, Trek.fm’s dedicated Star Trek: Discovery podcast, explores the creative and cultural history of the legendary franchise each week, and charts the development of this new adventure leading up to the launch of the CBS All Access / Netflix show. Once the ship leaves spacedock on September 24, The Edge will bring you commentary, analysis, and fun throughout the week!

The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast Trek.fm

    • TV & Film
    • 4.0, 20 Ratings

After more than a decade, Star Trek returns to television! The seventh small-screen voyage of Gene Roddenberry’s creation takes us to a time before Kirk and Spock for a mission on the edge of Federation space. The Edge, Trek.fm’s dedicated Star Trek: Discovery podcast, explores the creative and cultural history of the legendary franchise each week, and charts the development of this new adventure leading up to the launch of the CBS All Access / Netflix show. Once the ship leaves spacedock on September 24, The Edge will bring you commentary, analysis, and fun throughout the week!

    95: Drop Your Necks!

    95: Drop Your Necks!

    Tilly.
    Ensign Sylvia Tilly is a special character, like few we have seen in Star Trek before. She is human, but there are many aspects of her humanity that have not often been part of the officers seen in past series. It’s a testament to the writers and creators of the show that they could so successfully introduce such a wonderfully crafted young engineer.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart and Brandi Jackola, who identifies most with Tilly of all characters in the franchise, discuss all things Ensign Sylvia Tilly and share some exciting and sad news.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Announcement (00:05:38)
    Tilly (00:12:53)
    Closing (01:01:31)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart and Brandi Jackola
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola (Producer) Nick Collins (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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 7 min
    94: Daddy Pike

    94: Daddy Pike

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
    It’s the show that everybody has been asked for since Anson Mount took the screen as Captain Christopher Pike in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. At last, the powers that be have heard the collective cries of fandom and announced the return of Mount as Pike along with Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One in a spin-off series entitled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson discuss their hopes and dreams for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, what they would like to see from Pike, Spock, and Number One, plus some other characters that could pop up in the series.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Pike (00:15:02)
    Spock (00:28:06)
    Number One (00:34:16)
    Cadet Thira Sidhu (00:41:45)
    Others (00:47:03)
    Closing (01:10:47)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola (Producer) Nick Collins (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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    93: Nipple Pants

    93: Nipple Pants

    Discovery Season 1 Special Features.
    Creating a new show is never easy. Creating a science fiction show and a brand-new universe would be daunting. And doing so within the framework of Star Trek universe would be utterly terrifying. Yet all the departments working on Star Trek: Discovery, from make-up to set design, did a fabulous job of crafting a new take on a familiar world from the ground up.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson discuss the three hours of special features from the Season 1 Blu-ray set that honor the work of these creatives.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    News (00:02:28)
    Special Features (00:06:36)
    Interesting Feedback (01:07:22)
    Closing (01:13:03)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola and Nick Collins (Producers) 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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    92: Klingon Tuning Fork

    92: Klingon Tuning Fork

    Disco Klingons.

    Honor! Glory! Death in battle! Klingons have been a part of Star Trek since the beginning. The Original Series saw smooth-headed Klingons, the movies introduced forehead ridges, and we learned more about their culture during the franchise’s so-called golden years of the 1990s. More than two decades later, Star Trek: Discovery once again changed—or reimagined—the look of one of the show’s staple aliens species.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson go full Klingon as they talk about the reimagined look of the species first brought to like through Koloth, Kor, and Kang, including the women of the Empire and Klingon culture.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Klingon History (00:08:10)
    The Look (00:12:22)
    Language (00:27:10)
    Lady Chancellor (00:31:36)
    Sets and Culture (00:42:38)
    Closing (00:55:29)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola (Producers), Nick Collins (Producers), 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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    91: Logic Rave!

    91: Logic Rave!

    Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.

    The majority of Star Trek—from The Original Series through to Enterprise—has followed an episode-of-the-week format. Sure, Deep Space Nine had its overall Dominion arc and Enterprise tackled the Xindi in its third season, but it took until Discovery for Star Trek to hit a fully serialized format. “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” Discovery’s seventh episode, is the only standalone installment so far in Discovery’s two-season run.

    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson chat about “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” Harry Mudd, and bring up some “news” about Season 3.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    “News” (00:04:36)
    Initial Thoughts (00:12:08)
    Best Bit (00:18:40)
    The Episode (00:27:10)
    Worst Bit (01:02:45)
    Closing (01:12:31)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola and Nick Collins (Producers) 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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 22 min
    90: Saurian Brandi

    90: Saurian Brandi

    Discovery: The Missing Story, Part I.
    Star Trek: Discovery followed two main storylines in its first season: the Klingon War and Lorca’s journey back to the Mirror Universe. When the NCC-1031 paid its visit to the Terran Empire, the Klingon War in the Prime Universe continued without them. Months passed before Discovery returned home, and when it did we saw that the Klingons had almost decimated the Federation. But how?
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson begin writing the missing story of what happened while the USS Discovery was away in the Mirror Universe—beginning with a new ship and crew.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Feedback! (00:04:49)
    Let Us Begin (00:12:50)
    Closing (01:12:57)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola and Nick Collins (Producers) 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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

trek chris ,

Great disco pod casts

Love the shows! I have been listening from the start, But only recently got an apple device. Hosts are great and very knowledgable of Star Trek! Pointing out parts that link to previous episodes and shows that I seem to miss. Missed some of their casts at the beginning of season 2 so has been very interesting matching there predictions to what has actually happened on the show! Keep up the good work!!!

15jules🤔 ,

New hosts ☹️

Used to be awesome, but the new hosts are terrible...

Rob Vaughan ,

Postcards from the Edge

Great to have this podcast back keep up the good work. A must have companion with Discovery that mixes great guests and conversation to give us listeners all angles of the discussion. A big shout out to the hosts on all the shows especially Postcards from the Edge.

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