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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!

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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!

    Hairy Warthogs

    Hairy Warthogs

    Discovery and the Mirror Universe.
    Star Trek first took us to the Mirror Universe during the second season of The Original Series. It would take 27 years for another crossover—in the aptly named second-season episode of Deep Space Nine—and the show would bring us three more outings. Enterprise continued the theme with the two-part “In a Mirror, Darkly” before Discovery made the the Terran Empire a key part of its first season.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart and Brandi Jackola discuss the USS Discovery’s trip to the Mirror Universe, a trip made possible by Mirror Lorca and his mushroom train.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Mirror Universe … Go! (00:02:21)
    Closing (00:50:56)
    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)

    • 58 min
    Drop Your Necks!

    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
    Daddy Pike

    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
    Nipple Pants

    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
    Klingon Tuning Fork

    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
    Logic Rave!

    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

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