The Edge 64: I’ll Take the Better Relationship, You Get the Dining Room Table / by Trek fm

If Memory Serves.


Running Time: 1 hour 13 minutes 23 seconds
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Our past defines our future. But how do we live with choices that negatively affect our relationships with others? In “If Memory Serves,” we learn finally learn what created the rift between Michael Burnham and her brother Spock. While Burnham was merely trying to protect him and their family, her hurtful words had a powerful impact the young Vulcan. For Spock, the moment became a catalyst for his pursuit of pure Vulcan logic. For Burnham, it created a burden with which she has lived for years.

In this episode of The Edge, hosts Amy Nelson and Patrick Devlin discuss memory and heartbreak as seen in the characters of Spock, Burnham, Culber, Stamets, and Tyler, as well as how it is not only our choices, but also the consequences of those choices, that define our lives. We also discuss the seamless transition between old and new, and how Discovery is honoring the series that started it all.


Intro (00:00:00)
The Beginning of the Cage (00:02:09)
Themes (00:08:13)
Michael and Spock (00:11:04)
Pike and Vina (00:24:06)
Culber’s Relationships (00:32:09)
Nitpicks (00:49:01)
Some Quotes (00:59:17)
Final Thoughts (01:03:50)
Closing (01:06:36)


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) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)