The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

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,’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!


episode 79: The Trouble with Patrick!

Q&A and The Trouble with Edward.

The first two Short Treks of Season Two offer a glimpse into what we all hope will be a new Captain Pike series. In “Q&A,” we see Ensign Spock’s transfer to the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and the first meeting of the legendary science officer and Number One. In “The Trouble with Edward,” we meet a newly promoted captain trying to contain Tribbles in a very comical way. Although not a direct tie-in to Discovery, these short stories add richness to what we know about the 23rd century.

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss “Q&A” and “The Trouble with Edward.” What worked for us and made us laugh out loud? How do these Short Treks relate to Season Two of Discovery? We compare and contrast these stories with those of last season’s Short Treks to discover the general direction of the Star Trek universe.

Intro (00:00:00)
Q&A (00:05:00)
The Trouble with Edward (00:29:25)
Final Thoughts (00:53:40)
Closing (00:54:13)

Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin

Patrick Devlin (Editor) Amy Nelson (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)


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