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The Edge: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast

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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!

Latest Episodes

P41: Gettin’ Freaky

Fan Response to Q&A The new Short Treks are here! After watching “Q&A,” fans had much to talk about. In this episode of Postcards from The Edge, host Christopher D. Littlefield is joined by Amy Nelson to discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners—both positive and negative. And be sure to listen all the way past the closing music! Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Initial Thoughts (00:03:46) Fan Response (00:08:54) Questions and Concerns (00:48:12) Final Thoughts (01:05:58) Closing (01:12:21) Host Christopher D. Littlefield Guest Amy Nelson Production Christopher D. Littlefield (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)

45 MIN5 days ago
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P41: Gettin’ Freaky

L34: The Trouble with Edward (Live Show)

Live Reaction Show. In this episode of Live from The Edge, hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson discuss their initial thoughts and feelings about “The Trouble with Edward,” the second episode of the second season of Star Trek: Short Treks. Hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson Production Bruce Gibson (Editor) 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)

58 MIN5 days ago
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L34: The Trouble with Edward (Live Show)

L33: Q&A (Live Show)

Live Reaction Show. In this episode of Live from The Edge, hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson discuss their initial thoughts and feelings about “Q&A,” the first episode of the second season of Star Trek: Short Treks. Hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson Production Bruce Gibson (Editor) 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)

63 MIN1 weeks ago
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L33: Q&A (Live Show)

False Advertising

Time Crystals. Star Trek has long used time travel as an element of storytelling, usually to get our characters to another place in time. While the methods may seem farfetched—slingshot around the sun, jumping through a gateway—they somehow have always felt appropriate for Star Trek’s scientific underpinning. But in Discovery, a more magical method was employed—time crystals—and were used not to move a character through time but to offer a glimpse of what is to come. In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin are joined by Liam Smart to discuss time crystals and how they would affect different captains. We debate how each captain might react, whether they would take the crystal if they saw a future they did not like, and how they would deal with the consequences of their actions even before the action took place. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Initial Thoughts (00:05:40) Myth vs. Fate (00:13:07) Kirk (00:21:38) Picard (00:29:53) Sisko (00:44:18) Janeway (00:53:27) Archer (00:59:04) Final Thoughts (01:07:04) Closing (01:12:44) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Guest Liam Smart Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) 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)

8 MINSEP 14
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False Advertising

Look, Here’s a Bomb! Call Me Mom!

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of L’Rell. From humble beginnings as a follower of T’Kuvma, L’Rell comes to support Voq, the Torchbearer, with whom she develops a relationship that proves beneficial. But when Kol uses her to captain a ship in his fleet—only to find that she has conspired with Admiral Cornwell—the trust she has earned is lost. Then, with hope seemingly gone, a hydro bomb lands in her lap—compliments of the Federation. With the power to destroy Qo’nos now in her hands, L’Rell rises again, ascending to the role of Chancellor—or Mother—of the Klingon Empire. In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss L’Rell’s journey from follower to leader. What are her motivations? Do they change throughout the first two seasons? Was she really a believer of T’Kuvma’s teaching? Is she searching for unlimited power over her people? Does she truly want to unite the Klingon houses as one family? Yeah, we have a lot of questions … and maybe a few answers. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Follower of T’Kuvma (00:08:41) Was L’Rell a True Believer (00:17:40) Turning on Voq (00:24:36) Arrested on Discovery (00:32:06) L’Rell with the Bomb (00:36:34) The Baby (00:55:45) Final Thoughts (00:59:38) Closing (01:04:38) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Production 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)

73 MINAUG 30
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Look, Here’s a Bomb! Call Me Mom!

Too Jarring

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 to satisfy fans’ appetite for more Trek until Discovery returned? In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss the Short Treks that were released between the first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery. Having taken in the Red Angel saga, we re-rank “Runaway,” “Calypso,” “The Brightest Star,” and “The Escape Artist” by how important we believe they are to the plot of Season Two. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Retrospective (00:02:13) Runaway (00:04:22) Calypso (00:15:42) The Brightest Star (00:21:31) The Escape Artist (00:24:27) Order Matters (00:28:00) New Rankings (00:32:08) Closing (00:35:01) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) 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)

45 MINAUG 18
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Too Jarring

The First Thing I Think Of

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 the story rather than at the center. Each captain we’ve seen during the first two seasons has had different interpersonal skills and their own approach to diplomacy and strategic planning. This makes comparing them am interesting task. In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss nine leadership styles and explore how each captain seen on Star Trek: Discovery fits, paring them with a style of command. From the Philippa Georgiou to Gabriel Lorca to Christopher Pike, we reflect on memorable moments and discuss their lasting impact on Star Trek history. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Initial Thoughts (00:06:22) What Kind of Leader Are You? (00:11:29) Georgiou (00:14:30) Mirror Georgiou (00:22:43) Lorca (00:26:56) Pike (00:36:20) Leland (00:43:48) Saru (00:50:20) Final Thoughts (00:58:28) Closing (01:01:12) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Production 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)

70 MINJUL 27
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The First Thing I Think Of

Sarek’s Responsibility

Sarek, Amanda, and Spock’s Family. We discuss the dynamics of the multicultural family and Sarek’s great experiment of raising half-human children to become perfect Vulcans.

56 MINJUL 13
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Sarek’s Responsibility

That’s Only Evolution in the Pokémon Sense

Biology in Discovery. We delve into the mycelial network and its inhabitants, the JahSepp, the yeel tree and the mycelium itself. We also explore the tardigrade, the gormagander, and the Kelpiens.

78 MINJUL 6
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That’s Only Evolution in the Pokémon Sense

A Hint of TOS

Captain Pike. We explore the surprise gem of Star Trek: Discovery season two and why Anson Mount’s portrayal made the little-known predecessor to James T. Kirk a fan favorite.

51 MINJUN 15
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A Hint of TOS

Latest Episodes

P41: Gettin’ Freaky

Fan Response to Q&A The new Short Treks are here! After watching “Q&A,” fans had much to talk about. In this episode of Postcards from The Edge, host Christopher D. Littlefield is joined by Amy Nelson to discuss all the feedback we’ve received from listeners—both positive and negative. And be sure to listen all the way past the closing music! Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Initial Thoughts (00:03:46) Fan Response (00:08:54) Questions and Concerns (00:48:12) Final Thoughts (01:05:58) Closing (01:12:21) Host Christopher D. Littlefield Guest Amy Nelson Production Christopher D. Littlefield (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)

45 MIN5 days ago
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P41: Gettin’ Freaky

L34: The Trouble with Edward (Live Show)

Live Reaction Show. In this episode of Live from The Edge, hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson discuss their initial thoughts and feelings about “The Trouble with Edward,” the second episode of the second season of Star Trek: Short Treks. Hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson Production Bruce Gibson (Editor) 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)

58 MIN5 days ago
Comments
L34: The Trouble with Edward (Live Show)

L33: Q&A (Live Show)

Live Reaction Show. In this episode of Live from The Edge, hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson discuss their initial thoughts and feelings about “Q&A,” the first episode of the second season of Star Trek: Short Treks. Hosts Brandi Jackola and Bruce Gibson Production Bruce Gibson (Editor) 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)

63 MIN1 weeks ago
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L33: Q&A (Live Show)

False Advertising

Time Crystals. Star Trek has long used time travel as an element of storytelling, usually to get our characters to another place in time. While the methods may seem farfetched—slingshot around the sun, jumping through a gateway—they somehow have always felt appropriate for Star Trek’s scientific underpinning. But in Discovery, a more magical method was employed—time crystals—and were used not to move a character through time but to offer a glimpse of what is to come. In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin are joined by Liam Smart to discuss time crystals and how they would affect different captains. We debate how each captain might react, whether they would take the crystal if they saw a future they did not like, and how they would deal with the consequences of their actions even before the action took place. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Initial Thoughts (00:05:40) Myth vs. Fate (00:13:07) Kirk (00:21:38) Picard (00:29:53) Sisko (00:44:18) Janeway (00:53:27) Archer (00:59:04) Final Thoughts (01:07:04) Closing (01:12:44) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Guest Liam Smart Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) 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)

8 MINSEP 14
Comments
False Advertising

Look, Here’s a Bomb! Call Me Mom!

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of L’Rell. From humble beginnings as a follower of T’Kuvma, L’Rell comes to support Voq, the Torchbearer, with whom she develops a relationship that proves beneficial. But when Kol uses her to captain a ship in his fleet—only to find that she has conspired with Admiral Cornwell—the trust she has earned is lost. Then, with hope seemingly gone, a hydro bomb lands in her lap—compliments of the Federation. With the power to destroy Qo’nos now in her hands, L’Rell rises again, ascending to the role of Chancellor—or Mother—of the Klingon Empire. In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss L’Rell’s journey from follower to leader. What are her motivations? Do they change throughout the first two seasons? Was she really a believer of T’Kuvma’s teaching? Is she searching for unlimited power over her people? Does she truly want to unite the Klingon houses as one family? Yeah, we have a lot of questions … and maybe a few answers. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Follower of T’Kuvma (00:08:41) Was L’Rell a True Believer (00:17:40) Turning on Voq (00:24:36) Arrested on Discovery (00:32:06) L’Rell with the Bomb (00:36:34) The Baby (00:55:45) Final Thoughts (00:59:38) Closing (01:04:38) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Production 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)

73 MINAUG 30
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Look, Here’s a Bomb! Call Me Mom!

Too Jarring

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 to satisfy fans’ appetite for more Trek until Discovery returned? In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss the Short Treks that were released between the first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery. Having taken in the Red Angel saga, we re-rank “Runaway,” “Calypso,” “The Brightest Star,” and “The Escape Artist” by how important we believe they are to the plot of Season Two. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Retrospective (00:02:13) Runaway (00:04:22) Calypso (00:15:42) The Brightest Star (00:21:31) The Escape Artist (00:24:27) Order Matters (00:28:00) New Rankings (00:32:08) Closing (00:35:01) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Production Amy Nelson (Editor and Producer) 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)

45 MINAUG 18
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Too Jarring

The First Thing I Think Of

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 the story rather than at the center. Each captain we’ve seen during the first two seasons has had different interpersonal skills and their own approach to diplomacy and strategic planning. This makes comparing them am interesting task. In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss nine leadership styles and explore how each captain seen on Star Trek: Discovery fits, paring them with a style of command. From the Philippa Georgiou to Gabriel Lorca to Christopher Pike, we reflect on memorable moments and discuss their lasting impact on Star Trek history. Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Initial Thoughts (00:06:22) What Kind of Leader Are You? (00:11:29) Georgiou (00:14:30) Mirror Georgiou (00:22:43) Lorca (00:26:56) Pike (00:36:20) Leland (00:43:48) Saru (00:50:20) Final Thoughts (00:58:28) Closing (01:01:12) Hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin Production 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)

70 MINJUL 27
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The First Thing I Think Of

Sarek’s Responsibility

Sarek, Amanda, and Spock’s Family. We discuss the dynamics of the multicultural family and Sarek’s great experiment of raising half-human children to become perfect Vulcans.

56 MINJUL 13
Comments
Sarek’s Responsibility

That’s Only Evolution in the Pokémon Sense

Biology in Discovery. We delve into the mycelial network and its inhabitants, the JahSepp, the yeel tree and the mycelium itself. We also explore the tardigrade, the gormagander, and the Kelpiens.

78 MINJUL 6
Comments
That’s Only Evolution in the Pokémon Sense

A Hint of TOS

Captain Pike. We explore the surprise gem of Star Trek: Discovery season two and why Anson Mount’s portrayal made the little-known predecessor to James T. Kirk a fan favorite.

51 MINJUN 15
Comments
A Hint of TOS