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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!

    85: Space Love Boat

    85: Space Love Boat

    Ships of Discovery, Part 1.

    Some starships look like cruise ships. Others look like warehouses with nacelles. Either way, Star Trek would not be the same without the myriad vessels shown over the past 50-plus years. Star Trek: Discovery has given us great new designs and updated one of the franchise’s most iconic ones: the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson discuss the hero ships of Star Trek: Discovery, including the Constitution (USS Enterprise), Crossfield (USS Discovery and USS Glenn), Nimitz (USS Europa), and Walker (USS Shenzhou) classes.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Space Boat (00:03:48)
    Discovery (00:10:00)
    Glenn (00:21:12)
    Shenzhou (00:32:57)
    Enterprise (00:40:36)
    Europa (00:52:14)
    Closing (00:59:19)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor and Producer) 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 10 min
    84: The Old Astronomer

    84: The Old Astronomer

    Animated Short Treks.
    It’s been more than 45 years since the airing of “The Counter-Clock Incident,” the final episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series. All Star Trek since has been live action—until now! “The Girl Who Made the Stars” and “Ephraim and Dot” represent a new chapter in Star Trek’s second golden age. With the franchise venturing into adult animation with Star Trek: Lower Decks, these animated Short Treks offer something for the younger audience.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson share their thoughts on the two animated Short Treks, how Star Trek has previously represented mythical storylines, and the many Original Series Easter eggs.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Initial Thoughts (00:07:26)
    The Girl Who Made the Stars (00:11:50)
    Ephraim and Dot (00:31:35)
    Final Thoughts (00:57:56)
    Closing (01:02:02)
    Coda (01:09:39)
    Hosts
    Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola (Producer) Nick Collinson (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) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    T38: Ephraim and Dot

    T38: Ephraim and Dot

    Commentary Track.
    In this episode of Tracks from The Edge, Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for “Ephraim and Dot,” the fifth episode of the second season of Star Trek: Short Treks.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Commentary (00:04:56)
    Closing (00:15:58)
    Hosts
    Mike Schindler and Max Hegel
    Production
    Mike Schindler (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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 23 min
    T37: The Girl Who Made the Stars

    T37: The Girl Who Made the Stars

    Commentary Track.
    In this episode of Tracks from The Edge, Mike Schindler is joined by Max Hegel to bring you a commentary for “The Girl Who Made the Stars,” the fourth episode of the second season of Star Trek: Short Treks.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Commentary (00:04:18)
    Closing (00:11:27)
    Hosts
    Mike Schindler and Max Hegel
    Production
    Mike Schindler (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 Rutledge (Associate Producer) James Muldrow (Associate Producer) Cornelia Reutner (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 22 min
    83: Forty-Seven Legs

    83: Forty-Seven Legs

    Star Trek: Discovery: A New Host Review.

    With two full seasons under its belt—and a third to be released later this year—Star Trek: Discovery has given us some great new Star Trek stories and allowed older ones to grow. Through the Klingon War, Section 31, and the Mirror Universe, Discovery expanded upon the culture of the Klingons and the goings on of the Terran Empire while also giving us a new way to fly! Now, some time-traveling shenanigans have set up what could be a dramatic Season 3.
    In this episode of The Edge, new hosts Liam Smart, Brandi Jackola, and Nick Collinson discuss what they thought of Seasons 1 and 2, the reimagined Klingons, hopes for Season 3, and more.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    How Did You Get into Podcasting? (00:06:17)
    Seasons 1 and 2 (00:14:20)
    Klingon Redesign (00:29:16)
    Hopes for Season Three (00:34:15)
    Federation Collapse (00:41:22)
    Uh Oh … Canon! (00:45:28)
    Final Thoughts (00:55:01)
    Closing (00:55:40)
    Hosts
    Nick Collinson, Brandi Jackola, and Liam Smart
    Production
    Liam Smart (Editor) Brandi Jackola (Producer) Nick Collinson (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) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    82: This Might Be Alright

    82: This Might Be Alright

    Goodbye and Hello.
    Each season of Star Trek: Discovery has brought us a different captain: Lorca in the first and Pike in the second. Who will take the center seat in the third? And just as each season of the series has told a fascinating story before the crew moves on to something new, so it is with this podcast.
    In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin are joined by Liam Smart, Nicholas Paul Collinson, and Brandi Jackola for a changing of the guard as they say their goodbyes and welcome the new crew. Liam, Nick, and Brandi introduce themselves and share their Star Trek stories. We discuss the future of The Edge and how we will continue the in-depth discussion of differing topics and season-three episodes.
    Chapters
    Intro (00:00:00)
    Meet the New Hosts (00:08:11)
    General Impressions of Discovery (00:22:50)
    Future of The Edge (01:03:31)
    Final Thoughts (01:08:25)
    Closing (01:18:16)
    Hosts
    Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin
    Guests
    Liam Smart, Nicholas Paul Collinson, and Brandi Jackola
    Production
    Amy Nelson (Editor) Patrick Devlin (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) Brian Meloche (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art)

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

Jupiter-Pete ,

Great podcast ruined by one of the hosts

Generally love the podcast. It’s funny and informative and perfectly geeky. However for some reason they have decided to bring on a host who clearly doesn’t like the show or any star trek show it seems. He is being sarcastic, arrogant and just generally really unpleasant. He constantly down talks the show calling it stupid and stuff like that.
I would have given it five stars because it really is that good, but this guy is in maybe 1/3 of the episodes and those ruin my mood.

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